Sunday, March 15, 2015

grad card for retrosketches #156

So on one hand I have thoroughly enjoyed having my daughter home on spring break this past week but on the other hand I finally found my long lost mojo and was working on projects for two challenges, only to miss the deadline for both by mere minutes.  However, the deadline for one was extended due to pc difficulties (my sympathies, Arielle!!!) so here is my take on the current sketch at RetroSketches.

details:  All products are from CTMH.  Both designer paper are opposite sides of the same paper from the  Chalk It Up pack and the banner is in Lagoon CS.  I used silver shimmer trim and silver glitter paper for the stars.   I used the Doodled Designs stamp set in Lagoon for the drawn-looking circle and the graduation cap, diploma, and sentiment are from a new set, "Diploma Day" from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog available 4/1/15.

Happy crafting!  Annette

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Color My Heart challenge

I have had a lot going on and on my mind of late, which can make it hard to feel creative.  However, I continue to follow my favorite challenge blogs and even refer new people to them.  Anyway, even though inspiration came at the last minute and I *just* missed the deadline for posting this, I wanted to share it.  It's a fairly CAS card, which I thought was fitting as this week's challenge at Color My Heart called for using black and white with Whisper, the lighter of the 2 grays that CTMH has in our palette.  This particular stamp (Aspire) is retired but I have never inked it until now, despite good intentions.

Anyway, if you have never checked out this challenge blog, I hope you will do so.  You will undoubtedly find inspiration from this great group of crafters!

Happy crafting!