Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Card Patterns

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan decided to play along with Sketch 78 at the Card Patterns blog this week. The sketch was pretty simple this time and that suited me just fine because with only three weeks until my due date, energy seems to be at a premium! In fact, I've taken advantage of the boys' nap time the past couple of days to take a nap myself, and I'm not normally a nap girl. So, on to my card...

I used Your Mother, a digital kit collaboration between Pixel Gypsy & Dysfunctional Design, available at The Digichick for my patterned papers and sketchy flower image, printed on Red River Paper Polar Matte Double-Sided which is thick enough to be used as a card base. The cardstock matting is DCWV, the ribbon came from Michaels, the clear buttons are Autumn Leaves, backed with pieces printed from the digital kit, and the font is CK Noah.

Be sure to stop by the Hybrid Chick Caravan Facebook page tomorrow for all the rest of the girls' cards!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bit of Everything

Well, my friend Shen over at CatScrap talked me into trying my hand at a bit of hybrid design of my own, so you can now find my shop, Paper Crush Studio, there. You have no idea how I agonized over the name and logo!!

I think she's pretty cute; and she looks just like me (well, minus the eight-month pregnant baby belly anyway!!) There's a free sample in my shop, and I've started a design blog and am hosting a chance to win a gift certificate there, so please come check it out if you're so inclined!

Paper Crush Studio blog

That's been taking up a good bit of my available "craft" time the past couple of weeks, but I did find a bit of time to do some scrapping too. With Simon traveling for work this week, it's hard to go to bed at my normal hour so I tend to stay up too late!


and a couple of cards...

One last thing... there's a CatScrap blog hop tomorrow to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the shop, so make sure you stop by the CatScrap blog tomorrow to collect all the beautiful quickpages. I'll have a greeting card printable for my contribution, but I'll be hosting it on the other blog. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Making Some Cards

I seem to be in a card-making mood lately. In fact, I've probably put together more cards in the past three weeks than I have in months. Card making is really where this whole crafting addiction started, and I seem to be returning to my roots these days. In fact, I have a fun new venture that I'm embarking on this week... but more about that in another post!

Some of the girls over at The Digichick have put together a Facebook group called the Hybrid Chick Caravan and have invited me to play along. Basically it's just participating in various card sketches and challenges around the blog world using digital papers and elements from The Digichick shop, along with whatever traditional crafting supplies you happen to have. Pretty much right up my alley!!

This week I happened across a fun sketch on The Sweetest Thing blog and decided to play along. Here's the card I made:

I'm loving the excuse to pull out the colored pencils and play again!! I'm sure you'll be seeing more from me in the days to come!
What's in it?
papers and elements from Just a Girl collab by Sugarplum Paperie & Laura Banasiak
little girl stamp is by Gorjuss - Sent With Love
ribbon is Basic Grey
cardstock base is Bazzill
ink is Versafine
Prismacolor pencils & gamsol to blend
Glamour Dust glitter
sketch is SSSC80