Saturday, May 7, 2011

Guest Designer + Party Time!

Hello all my crafty friends!  I haven't posted in awhile because life has been busy, so I figured I needed to post a few cards before leaving for vacation tomorrow.  The hubby and I are headed to Kauai, Hawaii tomorrow morning for our honeymoon, Yay!  We are so excited, I have never been before.  I am not looking forward to the plane ride however, talk about a long trip!  Anyway, today I have a few cards to share so I will get right to it.

My first card is for Card Patterns Sketch 114.  I was very excited to be a guest designer for card patterns this week, also this is my first Guest Designer spot ever! I hope you all go and play along this week, I would love to see your creations when I return.  I finally used my Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely stamps for this one.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely
Paper: Echo Park Walk In the Park, Bazzil Basics Cardstock (Rain & French Vanilla)
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar & Chicken Feed
Other: DeNami Buttons, Brown embroidery Floss

The next card I want to share is my submission for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge #9 "Let's Party." If you haven't participated in a Lawnscaping Challenge yet you should really try it.  The Design team is fabulous and so sweet and there is always a fun challenge every other Monday.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Bake Me a Cake, Sophie's Sentiments, Hats off to you
Paper: Echo Park Walk in the Park Paper Pad, Bazzil Basics Cardstock (Rain & French Vanilla)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed & Lemon Drops (envelope), Distress Ink Wild Honey
Other: Zing White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Iridescent Gitter, Copics, Gloss Accents, Sheer Ribbon

And finally my Mom asked me to make a card for her to give my grandmother for Mother's Day.  I made some mini rolled roses with my new My Favorite Things die for this card and I really like how it turned out.  I am also submitting this to Wee Memories because it has elements of this week's challenge (color, floral, ribbon & stamps). 

Stamps: Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases, Lawn Fawn Harold's ABCs (inside sentiment "Happy Mother's Day), Envelope: Paper Smooches Falling for you, Stampendous Pattern Trio
Paper: October Afternoon Five & Dime Paper Pad
Ink: Distress Ink Worn Lipstick & Tea Dye, VersaMark, Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup & Chewing Gum (envelope)
Other: Zing White Embossing Powder, My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Roses Die, Liquid Pearls Buttercup

Whew, that was a lot to share, but I will be gone for a whole week so I wanted to share everything before I leave.  I will have much catching up to do when I get back to see all the craftiness you all have been up to while I am gone.    Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day and a fabulous week.  I will post pictures of our trip when I return!  Aloha!



Christiana said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful cards, Chari! I love all three. So glad you stopped in to share them before you left! Hope you have a fabulous trip!

Karen B. said...[Reply to comment]

Have fun on your vacation! Sheeh, where do I start with these fabulous-o creations? Love the colors and the rows of buttons on your Sew Lovey card. Congrats on the guest design spot! Love love love the mother's day card, so simple yet so effective. And the colors and the shading, etc. on the celebrate card-wowzer!

Tenia Nelson said...[Reply to comment]

These cards are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Robyn said...[Reply to comment]

All 3 are gorgeous Chari! Love them lots..especially the mother's day card!!
Hope you and DH have a WONDERFUL time!

Laurel Beard said...[Reply to comment]

Chari, Chari. Fabulous cards. All three of them! Congrats on your guest design spot girlie! Well deserved indeed and you rocked it....... :) Have fun in Hawaii (jealous here). I had a fabulous time when I was there a few months ago.... I KNOW you will too with your new hubbie! :) Sleep on the plane.... Because Hawaii is too pretty to sleep thru.... :)

donna mikasa said...[Reply to comment]

Love your cards, especially the paper pieced cake! Enjoy your honeymoon although it's raining now (I'm on Oahu). The weather should clear up after Mother's Day! Have fun on Kauai!

Marie said...[Reply to comment]

Such great cards! Thanks for sharing all of them =)

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

Excellent cards!!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Card Patterns!

Yainea said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors of your cards. You're very talented! :)

Lea L. said...[Reply to comment]

They are all fabulous!! I love how you've used the Lawn Fawn stamps and fun shapes on the first one!!

:: Samantha KT :: said...[Reply to comment]

I love all three cards! So bright and cheery!

Ann said...[Reply to comment]

Great cards! I love your sentiment & tiny flowers on the last one!

Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Winter said...[Reply to comment]

Love all of these cards! Thanks for joining us in the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

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