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Sunday, April 19, 2009

My cards this week...

There's always a silver lining to things. Mine this week was that being away from home and staying with my inlaws gave me some time to create. My mother-in-law was so nice to take the kids to the park on Friday afternoon. She wanted me to rest since I had work the night before and I had to go back to work that night. I know I really needed that time to take a nap but you know me, as soon as I have free time, I run straight to my papers.

Luckily, I had my GCD studios stuff with me at my inlaws. With all the fun goodies in there, it was all that I needed to be creative away from my space.

I made these cards.....
"Age is just a number" birthday card

this one was made for Cuttlebug's Inspire #27- numbers. I had this number border cut out from Cricut (graphically speaking cartridge) and knew I wanted to use that as my "number" element. I run it through cuttlebug with the swiss dot embossing folder and adhered it with pop up dots to create dimension.

The GCD papers from the "carnival ride" collection was a no brainer to pick for this card. I loved the texture of these papers, not too heavy nor too light. Plus did I mention they were double sided! Woohoo!

I wrote a simple handwritten note inside to finish off this card.

Grateful for you card

love the elegant look of this card? It all started with the flocked black and white paper in the background. That's from the Paris Nights Collection.

complete source list: Papers- Paris Night, GCD Studios; Ribbon- Rocket's red glare- GCD Studios; Sentiment rubons- Ravishing Reds, GCD Studios; Flowers- Flora Doodles, Petaloo; Brads- Source unknown; Border punch- Lace, Martha Stewart Crafts; Scroll block- Home decor cartridge, Cricut, Provo Craft

{heart} Baby card

Source list:
Cardstock- The Paper Company; Yellow dot pattern paper- # 271 Yellow Polka Dot - Canta Collection; blue pattern paper and journaling block- Chic Bebe, GCD Studios; Ribbons- Striped- Winter Wonderland, GCD studios; Plain- Offray; Rhinestones- Icons, Me and my big Ideas; baby buggy die cut- Cricut, Provo Craft

I have to say I'm very impressed at the designs of the "chic bebe" line. It's very cute for all those baby projects but it has that hint of sophistication that it would totally work for any other themed projects.

till next time,


Cassie said...

Fabulous!! They are all fabulous!! The number border is cute and the sentiment is oh so true!! Thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge this week! Good luck with our giveaway!!

p.s. that black and white card makes me swoon!!!

Mrs J said...

Wow, what a productive afternoon you had Grace, your cards are beautiful! I do love your numbers card, the embossed number border looks great, and beautiful papers too! Great take on this weeks challenge, thanks for playing along with us at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
Hugs Mrs Jx

Anonymous said...

That "grateful for you" card is just gorgeous..

Michele Brooks said...

Great cards, Grace! I also loved your magnets on the GCD Studios blog! Have a great week!

Leisha said...

These are great! I love the colors, shapes, flowers, bling... okay all of it! You inspire me!

Anonymous said...

Fab cards Grace:)♥

Amber said...

What beautiful cards Grace!!! Love your Cuttlebug card, perfect sentiment for this week's challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at CBC!

Nathalia Castellon said...

LOVE the numbered border on the Cuttlebug card Grace! And sigh, such pretty cards in your post!

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Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh wow, your cards are all just gorgeous! LOVE your clever numbers card!

itsabrt said...

What a fantastic cards, I'd love for you stop by Unscripted Sketches and have a try at a sketch! Hope to see you work posted soon! BR-T

Meda said...

Great cards!
Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Meda