Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Triple Tuesday

Hope you all had a beautiful Easter weekend.  We were surprised by a visit from my nephew who we haven't seen in 14 years.  I am thrilled to say he is a wonderful young man and we were so blessed by his visit.  He spent a couple of nights and went to church with us.  It was fun to have a young man to feed once again!   :-)

I've got two cards today...I can tell my age is beginning to take it's toll.  I had mounds of laundry and cleaning to do and was just too tired to post yesterday.  Hope you'll forgive me.

Here's the card I created for the SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS116)  this week.  We were to use the Rule of Thirds.   It's a rule of composition for photography or art.  The link gives a grid and description.

I used the Alpha Blocks die from Papertrey Ink to cut my little rectangles, popped them up on dimensionals, then added my sentiment.  (PTI Train Tracks).  Super easy, super simple.  I have a problem lining things up due to a brain injury so I won't tell you how many times I had to move those little shapes!

Paper - Neenah Paper (base), SU Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories - Alpha-Blocks die (Papertrey Ink), dimensionals

Next up is the Teapot Tuesday (MMTPT143) Challenge.  This week's card destination is a fun one.  We can choose to send the card to the person who uploads to the left of us, if they're participating in the challenge! 

I used the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday 188  Sketch Challenge.  They've given us two options...round or square.  I chose one of my most favorite shaped card templates from The Cutting Cafe - the Scalloped Circle!  This month's inspiration challenge from TCC is shaped cards.  

Here's the inspiration teapot although, if you choose to play, it's an anything goes challenge.

I used one of my oldie but goody sets from Stamps by Judith called Early Bird.  I also used the same DCWV adhesive backed paper that I used on this card.  I think I'm addicted to it.  No taping, no gluing...awesome colors!   The sentiment panel is popped on dimensionals.  I cut the backs off the brads and adhered them with glue dots.

Paper - Black base (PTI), DP (DCWV Adhestive back Pattern Stack)
Card Templates - The Cutting Cafe - Scalloped Circle Shaped Card and Circles
Ink - Memento, Copic markers
Stamps - Stamps by Judith Early Bird
Accessories - sewing machine, dimensionals, brads, white marker (tool alert!  The BEST white marker is the Sailor White Writer rolling ball pen)

Shopping alert - There's a 20% off entire purchase coupon for Michael's link on the SCS link!  Not sure how long it's going to be there so go pick it up....quick!

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Shirley said...

The first one is 'simply' bright, cheerful, and pretty too!

The second is lovely! I have that one down to simulate I hope!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous cards! Love that CAS card and your little birdhouse card is adorable. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great cards Charlene. I know what you mean about lining things up...I am very "particular" about that as I know you are as well. Love those bright colors on the first...nice CAS and the round card is a great version of the sketch challenge!

Regina Easter said...

FANTASTIC CARDS girl. You rock. Hugs

jen said...

both are fab- and I'd never have guessed you struggled lining those up- they look great! :)

Shelly K. said...

Your card is adorable!!!