Friday, July 30, 2010

CCT (Still plugging away)

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday for this week was to use text.
I did that quite literally on this first card...I used "text talk"

This is similar to one I made last year (?) that a friend wanted to purchase...but I had already sold it.

Card orders are starting to roll in (slowly)...hurray!
Marie with a : )

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More 4 x 8 1/2 Cards

In case you are wondering why I'm making so many of my cards this size  - it's because I have gobs of envelopes and the clear envelopes (which I put all of my cards into to protect them) on hand!

Here are two from today:

I'm determined to stop hoarding my CTMH papers and use them up...I certainly have enough in stock!
I made these while getting beat by Joshua at Scrabble...again. *Sigh*  At least I got cards made...and got to spend time with the 21 year old son : )

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a : )

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mice, a Butterfly, a Dragonfly and an Owl...

More quick and easy cards...I think I'm only 25 cards away from my goal for the CARD SALE :

These mice are just too cute!

I've got a definite affinity for butterflies...this large one is one of my favorites.

I put a scripture in the inside, on the lower left hand corner.


Thanks for stopping by - let me know what you think.
Marie with a : )

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More Quick and Easy

Here's a few more quick and easy cards for the rapidly approaching card sale.  The card sale is to raise funds for Alyssa's mission trip, which you can read about it HERE.

I think after several late nights/early mornings my body is finally ready to call it a night while it's still night and not the wee hours of the morning. Hurray...I'm off to catch some zzzzzz's. Thanks for stopping by.
Marie with a : )

Saturday, July 24, 2010

219 and 220

Little time to craft today but here are cards #219 and #220.  May be as far as I get.  The third one is the one I posted yesterday - I wanted to see if darker cards photograph better with a white background.  Any thoughts?

This one wouldn't rotate for me : (

Well it's bedtime for me...we are going to an early church service tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a : )

Friday, July 23, 2010

CAS 100: It's all about speed

At least for the moment.  We have a date set (August 14th) for our card sale and there's lots going on between now and then.  The Clean and Simple Fall To Sketches really come to the rescue for quick cards.  Quick, but the design team's samples certainly don't lack quality - you should check them out. Here's my five minute card - which I think would have looked better with cream cardstock instead of the craft:
I'm lousy with ribbon and bows, so I used faux stitching and my sentiment at the top instead.

I've made quite a number of cards this week but I'm too tired to post them!  Here's one that I already made while playing Scrabble with my son last night.

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a : )

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mojo 148

You won't hear (or read) these words very often but...I LIKE THE WAY THIS TURNED OUT!
When I first saw the Mojo 148 Sketch I thought "uh oh, that looks too difficult."  But my twelve year old was spending some time in the craft room and wanted to try the sketch, so I gave it a whirl...and was surprisingly pleased with the results. (Remember I'm trying to keep things simple so I can make cards quickly for my upcoming card sale to raise support for my daughter's YWAM (Youth With A Mission) venture.)

Here's a couple more I made this evening:

Obviously these aren't the best photos...I can see my shadow!  The colors are much prettier IRL.

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie with a : )

Monday, July 19, 2010

Twisted Cards #16

I've been trying to crank out the cards for the upcoming card sale, which means that many of them aren't really detailed.  Which is why I love this sketch from Twisted Cards.   The "twist" to the sketch was to use metal.  I placed a metal heart in the center of one of my flowers.

I also used the sketch to make a couple more without the twist:

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie with a : )

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweet Sunday Challenge

My first time playing along with Sweet Sunday
I really like this sketch and will come back to it when I have more time!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday (and week!),
Marie with a : )