Sunday, December 7, 2008

page plans and paper craft planet

Good morning friends! What a great day of stamping I had yesterday. I made two cards and some little candy baskets. FUN!

This first card is my card for this weeks Page Plans sketch (that you should see to the left and below). This week we were asked to use traditional Christmas colors which to me and green with maybe a little black. As you can see I simplified this sketch for my card but thought I'd have some fun with it and make a boy card.

I grabbed out my Winter Bright SSK from last year which uses Wild Wasabi and Real Red and used my Cool Dude stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. The rest is really self explanatory. Oh, except for the sentiment which I printed off my computer. So? Fun, huh?

Next is a cute little card that I made for today's Paper Craft Planet 12 Days of Christmas Contest. Today is 10 Lords A Leaping. The challenge is to make a card with a man or boy image. Premiering on my blog is Forgetful Sam from Sweet N Sassy Stamps...who, by the way, is sponsoring day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Contest. I just have to say that I wasn't real sure if I liked Forgetful Sam...until I got him into my house. I love him. This image is SO sweet. His eyes have so much expression and he is just such a boy. Korin did a great job of capturing his sweet "I'm sorry" expression. Anyway, I used some Basic Grey patterned paper (that I won from the SNSS Blog awhile back) called Offbeat and I must say that this paper truly is offbeat. I think I used the two most normal patterns in this pack but I'm looking forward to using the paper more! I colored Sam with COPIC markers and used some retired SU! ribbon to finish off the card. The sketch is from Verve's Holiday Release Sketch Challenges from back in November. I hope that if you aren't a PCP member you will join it...NOW! If you make a card for today's challenge please let me know...I'd love to see! Don't forget that if you upload your card to PCP you have a chance to win a prize from SNSS!

Just a couple of more things. First, next month officially starts my term as a Sweet N Sassy Stamps design team member. I'm excited to share the wonderful stamps and other DT members that SNSS has. The other thing would be...remember, if you become a follower of my Tastefully Simple blog you will get a chance (and I'm sure it is a great chance at this point) to receive a yummy Tastefully Simple sample. I'll probably send out more than one so maybe you should check it out. You can see that blog HERE. Remember to leave me a way to get a hold of you if you don't have a public profile for following blogs.

Wow this is super long but I hope that you enjoyed it! See you tomorrow!

6 comments that make my day!:

Dani said...

Two very cute boy cards! Fab job! I love the Offbeat paper. Love it. It just makes me happy! LOL!

Emily said...

These look great Lorie! Great layouts! Love that pattern paper! TFS!

Kristen said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love sports stamps you used. It's always hard to make a boy card and yours is perfect.

Chrissy D said...

Both of these are GREAT Lorie! Don't you just love the Copics? You did a marvelous job on the sketch too! Love the colors - perfect card too )(all I want for Christmas!)And your Sam is soooo sweet! TFS!

Kim said...

Love them both!
Hugs~ Kim

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Cute! That top card could even be a man card, not just a boy card! At least it would fit most of the men I know!