October 28, 2013

CYP #186-Halloween

Good morning crafters!  This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is
Perfect week for that!

I love Halloween.  The cards always have bold graphics and bright colors-my two favorite things on cards.  And my card this week is no exception, topped off with a fun little devil image by our sponsor, Just Some Lines.

I can't get over his cute little bat wings!  So I had to add some batty paper by DCWV.  Be sure to leave some love for the rest of the DT's spooky projects at Craft Your Passion.

October 22, 2013

IWC #3-Anything Goes

Good morning!  It's the 2nd week of inspiration for Ike's World Challenges.  The challenge this week is 
Anything Goes
So grab your favorite image by Ike and get creating.

I used "Here's Kitty" for my card.  I've always hated Schrodinger and his stupid maybe dead, maybe alive box.  Glad that his cat finally gets its say-and I think it's safe to bet that Schrodinger isn't maybe going to not get scratched.

Kitty is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I used real cardboard that I inked with Distress Inks for the background.  I'm going to send this to my sister-in-law who majored in physics.  She'll find it really funny-she's always hated Schrodinger too.

Be sure to join the fun at Ike's World Challenges.

October 21, 2013

CYP #185-Think Pink

Happy Monday.  I've been dreading today.  It marks the end of fall break and means I'm headed back to school.  Sometimes, I think the teachers dread it more than the students do.  However, there's one great thing about Mondays-it's a new challenge at Craft Your Passion.  This week's challenge is so fun. The theme is
Think Pink
and it's sponsored by Dillybeans!  My card uses their super cute image, Cinnamon Circle Frame.

Supplies Used:  Embellishments-American Crafts, Image-Dillybeans, Paper-scrap pile YAY!, Coloring medium-Promarkers and Bic Mark Its

It was fun to get girly, I haven't in a while.  Be sure to join the party at Craft Your Passion.

October 8, 2013

Ike's World Challenge #2-Awareness

It's my first post for Ike's World.  I'm so lucky to be part of such a talented team.  Be sure to check out what the fantastic crafters did this week and last week with the challenge.  The challenge is "Awareness" and you can get the image for free at Ike's World's Challenge Blog.  If you haven't joined in, it's not too late-there's still a week to play.

Supplies Used: Image-Ike's World, Paper-Paper Studio, Stamps-Technique Tuesday, Embellishments-American Crafts

I love how much emotion is captured in this image.  It really portrays the beauty and courage of the women fighting cancer.  A crafty friend of mine won her fight a few years ago, but I also know other ladies who are still fighting.  May they all remember how truly beautiful and wonderful and unique they are.

Join the challenge at Ike's World.

October 7, 2013

CYP #183-Metallic

Happy Monday!  This weekend went far too fast.  It was fun though, especially with World Card Making Day.  But who needs a special day to get crafty?  You can get crafty every week with CYP's challenges.  This week's theme is
Use metal

I had a lot of fun with this challenge, especially when using such a playful image-Happy Dog by our sponsor Kenny K.

Supplies:  Metal-Making Memories, Image-Kenny K, Sticker-Provo Craft, Paper-Paper Studio

I tried to make the red strip look like a collar.  Not sure if that shows or not.  The "fencing" in the back is pretty fun, but it's also sharp, so I'm going to have to be careful about who I send this one too.  Maybe I'll line it with ribbon or paper strips to cover the ends.

Be sure to join the fun at Craft Your Passion!

October 5, 2013

WCMD Bloghop

 Thanks for dropping by!  Hopefully you are hopping along with OWH.  If not, you can go HERE to check out the fun bloghop.

The theme for the hop is thank you cards and OWH asked participants to use one of their fabulous sketches.  I chose Sketch #115:

Supplies Used:  Paper-SEI and Recollections, Stamps-Stampin' Up

Hope you have fun hoppin' along.  Head back to the bloghop for more inspiration, and hopefully you'll find some time to make some cards today too.  Happy World Card Making Day!

October 1, 2013

Change is Good

You might have noticed that my blog has undergone a make-over.  It's long overdue, but procrastinators like me sometimes need a kick in the pants to get a move on.

Last week, I posted a wedding card with the image of a groom getting the garter off his blushing bride. At least, that's what I thought the image was of.  Some people did not see something so innocent.  I am so sorry if the card offended you.  I assure you, that was never my intention and I was (and still am) so upset at the thought of my cards causing so much offense.

Even though I donate cards to OWH and am on some design teams, this blog is maintained by me.  Dear readers, if you are upset/offended by something you see on here, please let me know directly and I'll sort it out.  There is no need to contact anyone else because they have no control over what is on this blog.  This blog is maintained by me and only me.

Because of the drama caused by that wedding card, I decided to shorten the name of my blog to 104 Cards.  It's something I've considered doing for a while and am glad is done.  I also changed the header and background.  The flowers were far too girly and shabby chic for me, this is much cleaner but still fun.  I'm much more pleased by the look of my blog.  Hope you are too.

Another great change came my way.  I'm on the design team for Ike's World Challenges!

 I am a huge fan of Ike's art and am so glad she started selling her fabulous images.  Her realistic digis are astounding, and I'm amazed that she can convey so much emotion in her black and white images.  You'll see my first project for Ike's World next Tuesday, but you can get the stunning image that I'll be using, for free at the challenge blog, HERE!