Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mojo Monday 264

Here is another Christmas card for Mojo Monday! Even though I love using traditional Christmas colors, sometimes it is fun to mix it up and use different variations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Cards

I know this is a bit of a spoiler for some of my friends and family who will be getting Halloween cards later this month, but I have been saving the pictures and just decided to post them now - especially because I am going to be very busy making Christmas cards for the next couple of months.

Mojo Monday 263

So, I am planning on entering some craft shows this winter and selling some of the cards that I have been making. I am very excited about it, but a little nervous because I have so much work to do. With Christmas cards on my mind, I couldn't help but stay with the festive theme when I started on the Mojo Monday card for this week:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 261

This week for the Mojo Monday sketch, I had two major firsts. I used my first stamp and I made a card in the "shabby chic" style for the first time. Because it was my mom's birthday card, I wanted to wait to put it up until after I gave it to her this evening. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the challenge ended an hour ago. Even though I can't win the contest this time, I am still posting this card.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Card Challenges

One of the coolest things I have discovered since starting my blog is that there are TONS of different card making challenges out there. It is a way that stampers and crafters find to connect with other people throughout the world who enjoy the same hobby that they do. So, this morning I compiled a huge list of different card challenges.

There are actually challenges and competitions for every day of the week! They are generally sketch, color, or theme based. Sometimes they offer prizes and sometimes they are just for fun. I posted links to all of the challenges I have found so far for your convenience (and mine!).

Monday: Mojo Monday
Tuesday: CASology
Wednesday: Freshly Made Sketches, Frilly & Funkie (every other week)
Thursday: Play Date Cafe, Case Study
Friday: Clean&Simple (every other week), Cas-ual Fridays, Fab Friday, Viva la Verve
Saturday: Dynamic Duos, Retro Sketches, I{heart}2Stamp (once a month)
Sunday: Paper Players, Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

If you are looking for a little inspiration, check out a few of these blogs. You will surely find a lot of great ideas!