Sunday, February 24, 2019

A Crafty Weekend!!

Hello everyone!! Happy Sunday!! I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. I have been crafting away, using a bunch of things from my stash that I have been wanting to play with for a while. I also have been using a bunch of SCRAPS from my patterned paper stash. I am trying to use it a bit more and this weekend I had a TON of success!!

The first two cards I created I used three challenges as my inspiration. I LOVE that I had time...and actual ideas (which don't always match up in my world!) to create these two cards.

I used a TON of patterned paper scraps, as well as some 6" by 6" paper to create this card. I even pulled out some stamp embellishments that I have had for YEARS to use on this card.

The sentiment was on one piece of the 6" by 6" pieces of paper. I had more then one piece so I cut it out and used foam adhesive to pop it up from the background. The stamps I used are the "Happy Thoughts," an older set from Simon Says Stamp.

The three challenges that inspired me were the photo from Inspired By..., the Time Out Challenge: Theme-Retro, and  Inkspirational Challenge: Use Your Stash.

Can you see where I was inspired by in the photo? I loved the fun frame and the use of the hanging letters!! I inked around the edges for a retro, vintage look.

I had so much fun with the first that I created a SECOND card using all three challenges!!

I had the panels already die cut from my stash and I used some extra envelopes I had left over from the first card.

This version has a little too much white space for me and I think I might have to go back and add a little something later. I do need thank you cards, though, so I might just use it!!

One thing I will admit, though, it was darn fun to get inky again. I used to ink up my cards all the time but haven't done it in a while. It was fun!!

If that was not enough, I created two more cards for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #337, which was a sketch.

Isn't this sketch so cute? I used a even more pattern paper scraps on the two cards I created for this challenge, as well as the same stamp set-"Foodie Friends"-from Simon Says Stamps.

Isn't that typewriter adorable? I masked the eyes on the paper to add a sentiment instead. The sentiment was from Memory Boxes "Best Life Typewriter Sentiments," which is now one of my new favorites.

I colored this typewriter in like the one I learned to type on. I added some Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss over the keys, the spacebar and the rollers.

I went through my scrap box to find papers that had some kind of type on them to compliment the image.

For my second card, I used the same image but I masked out the faces on both the paper and typewriter.

I was less picky about finding print paper and was too lazy to look through my large amount of 6" by 6" paper pads. Sometimes the card just needs to be created!!

For this typewriter, I looked up images on the internet to find a color scheme.

This came out cute but I think I like my first version better!!

Well, that is all from me tonight. I thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow I have another card to show using yet another challenge. Have a FABULOUS night!


Patti said...

Nora! you HAVE been busy and your cards are, as usual, amazing!! I love them all but the two with polka dots and a smiling typewriter?... I'm still smiling!!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, you were a busy girl! These are awesome! I knew immediately your first card was for the Inspire By challenge and I love it! And of course you know you had me with those polka dot cards, they're so darn CUTE!

Anita in France said...

Sounds (and looks!) as though you had a brilliant crafty time, Nora, using up different parts of your stash for this fabulous selection of cards! The little typewriter is adorable ... and those paper pieced letters are so cute ... love that first sentiment ... so true! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim S said...

You are totally right - time and ideas don't always match up. I see a challenge - have a brilliant idea - and never get to it. On the other hand, I have to make a card - have time to do it - and not an idea so it's stressful. Ugh!! I love the different ways you have arranged the envelope. And that typewriter is as cute as it gets. I love that you used it with and without the face.

Shauna said...

Wow... so many beautiful cards! I love the subtle color combo on the first two. That first card in particular is a real stunner! Your placement for all the embellishments and such is spot on! Love the bold green in the typewriter card. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my -- what's not to love about these four darling cards?! Love, love, love the letters themed ones and those typewriter cards are super cute! Thanks so much for linking up to the Retro Time Out Challenge where I'm guest designing this week!

danni reid said...

Your quote is an all time favorite for me and your design is gorgeous, love all your details! Your use of multiple challenges and the envelopes on the second are such great ideas! Love all your cards, so much creativity!

Jill Vickers said...

It looks like you had a very creative weekend :) All your cards are amazing and each one is "retro" in some way - but my absolute favourite is the second one. I love how you used up some of your scraps and patterned paper to make that pile of letters - the brown ink is perfect too - totally adds to the retro feel. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out :) Jill

Kimberly Skinner said...

I love your background! Great card! Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Terri Walker said...

Super cute cards - I love that typewriter image - that along with the bright colors make me happy inside. Thanks for sharing over at our Paper Craft Crew site this week!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness you really went to town! So much eye candy today! Loving all of them! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

Monika Reeck said...

First card I love with so many envelope looks so beautiful with green/teal frame there Nora
Second card I love the sponging brown it looks like Vintage card and old one but new red sentiment too..
Third card love the dots and the newspaper BG you added there cool typewriter card sweety...
the other DOTS paper is so lovely too Nora
love that stripes old school book paper you added too
so dilligent lady you are

LeAnne said...

I LOVE all of these...the typewriter ones are adorable, I love the colors, and the Inspired By letter-themed ones are just as cute! Very sweet and clever, so glad you played along!