Here's a picture of all the cards I made on Saturday!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
For the last challenge we were to find one of our 1st cards and then "remake" it with our current style. I have been scrapbooking since about Junior High. However, I wasn't introduced to stamping until around the birth of my DD and she turns 8 yo this fall. I believe that within the first year to 18months I tried my hand at card making. I started this blog in May 2008 and these are the first cards I posted. The only way I had to get it online was to scan it.
Extremely cringe worthy!
This is my remake.
I do believe I have improved and changed my style :). I am sure we ALL have, right?
Since knowing the details of SAF, I have looked forward to the 80's challenge more than any other. A special treat within each challenge has been music specifically within that time period. I have *LOVED* the music chosen for this time period! Also, we originally were told to pull out any 80's stickers if we had them. Well I did purge (a big one) about 3 years ago when setting up my craft room. However, those orange stripes... HELLO 1980's stickers!!! :)
I really enjoyed this one but I have no idea who I could give this card to in my life. I'll need to pay attention to some friends and decide who would really LOVE to get a "blingy" card :).
The papers, the stamps, the techniques in this one I really loved. I think besides the 80's I was looking forward to the 20's the most. (And I've loved the music too!).
This was definitely the *most* labor intensive challenge so far for me. I haven't cross-stitched since I got married (maybe?) which has been 17 years. I really enjoyed it but it took a long time. I knew what I was going to do once I watched the video (I had even picked my thread last night after looking over the colors in the kit!).
The Renaissance challenge was amazing. I did not choose a colored velvet material (it was close to Vintage Cream) so the Velvet Stamping technique didn't show up (even though it did work).
I loved this wax seal technique though and will enjoy showing it to the kids!
Our first "time travel" challenge was Ancient Rome. I chose the mosaic challenge first. The fresco challenge seemed too *challenging* this early in the morning. I was concerned I would damage my stamping surface/supplies because I am still pretty sleepy.
But I love this mosaic tile look! I chose her 3rd card to CASE with only a couple of changes. I used sponging and a different stamped image & sentiment. This was my favorite paper that came with the kit and it really reminded me of Lovely Layers so I knew if I could work that into a card together I was going to try!
Bright and early this morning our first challenge was to pick a color scheme & a sketch and make a card in 20 minutes (according to Nicole's blog this morning). I had prepicked (and sorted, cut card bases) my stamps all ahead of time. I was able to pick my choices out quick and easy and my card was done in well under 10 minutes. (That must be a record for me!) I used Maile's tip on folding up and using scrap printer paper which saved me because I wouldn't have known that the flower would take up the entire side and need to be overlapped as much. (Excellent tip Maile!).
This is the color scheme I chose:
This is the sketch I chose:
And here is my card:
Friday, August 22, 2014
I have my 2 boxes of supplies ready (not counting inks & blocks, etc). I put them in time order and already cut out the card stock & panels. Last year I felt like I was constantly gathering supplies around my craft room so I hope this makes things smoother & I'm able to make more cards and enjoy the videos and time spent crafting!