March 31, 2013

Week 11 (catchup): happy birthday to you!

This is it folks! Home stretch! I have 6 exams in 4 days and then I am free for one week on Friday. I'm hoping that I will have time to catch up on my cards, however like everyone else I have procrastinated a long list of things to do for that one week. There's more than 24 hours in a day right?!

I was very tempted to not make my card tonight, however this week was my birthday. In fact it was yesterday. And I must say that after making all these cards for others I really enjoy receiving handmade cards because I know how much time and work has gone into them. Thats why when I remembered another special someone's birthday I knew I couldn't skip out and not make a card. Pretty much all the supplies came from Creative Memories in a Cheerful Birthday Page Kit. The stamp is not mine so I don't know where it was from.


March 24, 2013

Week 10 (catchup): Kiss Kiss Kiss

Still working on the catch up but at least I'm not getting further behind. It was kind of nice tonight to have a challenge to do because I just couldn't bring myself to look at one more technique for removing secretions or another neuro pathway. 

This week is about LOVE. Maybe it's because of this red lipstick I am now wearing which has diffused into my bloodstream or perhaps its the endless number of Christmas cards or just maybe I need something to make me optimist about while I'm sitting among piles of lectures notes to be studied (figuratively... I take all my notes electronically). No matter the reason, we could call use a good loooooove now and then. Of course I used the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge again this week. When I saw the note popping out of the pocket it reminding me of the Bachelor episode where Catherine gave Sean the love note with the kiss on it. Once I thought it I decided I had to re-create it. 

I also used NO stamps this week, to fulfill the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The envelope and tag were cut out using my Cricut (General Shapes and Sweethearts cartridges). The "Kiss Kiss Kiss" I printed out from the computer. Then I just added some bling that I got on sale at Michaels in the states.

I could make another card tonight but I think instead I will actually go to bed on time for once!

* Please excuse anything that doesn't make sense as my brain is fried!

March 17, 2013

Week 9 (catchup): Mint Green Winter

So I lied! Not only did I not do two posts but I "forgot" to do one for a whole other week. I could have very easily just not done another one when we got home late again tonight. However all I could think about was being called out on Facebook for not posting last week. I made it! With an hour to spare... and only two weeks behind. I will get there at some point. Perhaps after finals in April but I'll get there. 

I wanted a nice simple design that I could do quickly. For the best CAS sketches I go to CAS(E) this Sketch! I always enjoy their sketches and I can usually put the card together in less than half an hour which is amazing for me. I love this colour (makes me think of some of my friends). Somewhat springy considering it is a winter card. 

PS. I'm trying to take better photos of my cards. Do it justice you know? What do you think?


March 1, 2013

Week 8: Happy Holidays...In March

So for those of you who have been keeping track last week was really my week 8 challenge, however I hosted my amazing Oscar party. It was a great success and the 3.5 hours seem to fly by. In fact my man won the "Oscar" or as one of our friends likes to call it "Choscar".

Anyways enough excuses! I promise to make two cards this weekend. I think I may be behind on Christmas cards already (I know that sounds ridiculous) so it will be a Christmas in March weekend. I started off easy to slowly progress my way back into it. Both the stickers (banners and santa) as well as the paper is from echo park paper co. I bought it from Scraps Arts off a Groupon a while back. I love finding old supplies I forgot about. Its like Christmas ... in March!