Friday, June 24, 2011

Robots, Owls, and Peaches Oh My!

It is just a few hours to the end of the week and start of the weekend! I have decided that tonight I'll make my Matty a happy hour brunch when he gets home from work - pancakes, bacon, baked/broiled eggs and toast, oh and of course I bought fancy orange juice and bubbly to have Mimosas :) What's a happy hour without a good drink?!

Yesterday I went on a card making spree and figured I'd fit them into some challenges so here goes!...

Matt's Father's Day card
First I wanted to share my hubby's Father's Day card that our puppy and guinea pig made for him :) They used the easy graphic-to-svg converter that I outlined here.  The bigger robot is Meeko and the smaller one is Peanut, and they used Lettering Delights funky robot graphics. They drew in the black wind marks and some stars. The inside reads "You are out of the world!" How talented are they?!

Now I have 3 cards I made for some challenges over at 365 Cards...

365 cards simple paper piece card

I made a tri-fold card for this challenge at 365 Cards, which was to keep things very simple and only include one some stamp or paper pieced cut.  This owl I stamped 3 times and cut and layered. The owl, the branch, and the leaves are each stamped and glued separately.  The inside fold has a simple stamped little owl. Stamps are from TPC Studios and corner punches are Sea Pearls from Fiskars. Inside reads "Hi There"

For 365 Cards Just Peachy challenge

This card was made for the Just Peachy challenge at 365 Cards. You had to keep the card summer-y and use mainly peach colors. Did you know, out of 23 paper stacks, I do not own a single peach paper?!? Even the neutral color stack had no peach! So I found a light orange and distressed it with pink ink to make it more peachy. I embossed the front with a folder from provocraft, added some birdie ribbon from the dollar section, and tied on some fun summer buttons! The inside is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp "Sending You Happy Everything!"

For 365 Card Sketch Challenge

The inspiration sketch
I know I know - why the hell did I make a card that looks like it belongs in November, when it's the beginning of summer! I was really drawn to these browns and golds and I just had to use them! The cut flower is left over from when I went on a crazy hand-cutting spree but it fit perfectly for the 365 Cards sketch challenge. 

card made for the sketch challenge at CardPatterns

Lastly I made this card for sketch 120 over at CardPatterns.  I mostly just reeeeally wanted to use some of the paper from my Hippie Chic DCWV paper stack, and this is was fun to make. The flower border is a plain white border die cut that I distress inked with brown and pink.

Have a wonderful weekend! What are your weekend plans? Is this your first real weekend off for summer? Woohoo!

<3 RWK
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  1. Beautiful cards thanks for playing with cardpatterns.

  2. Hi Rachel -- thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us at my T.G.I.F. Linking Party at Craft Junkie Too

  3. well check out all the awesome cards you made!!! love the one for the sketch :)

  4. way to go!!! your are rockin the cards.. LOVE all the browns on the 365 sketch card!!! looks great!!!

  5. Que maravillas de tarjetas!!
    Me encanta como ha jugado con el Sketch!
    Gracias por participar en 365 cards.

  6. Rachel landed here again from your link at MIM. Such beautiful cards!

  7. Love the owls - I wish I could make such cute cards! Great job, as always :)