Monday, April 06, 2009

Monday Reveal

Good morning everyone! If you are looking for the Triple the Sketch Blog Hop scroll down a few posts! I am taking comments and projects until midnight PT tonight. I will draw for the RAK tomorrow morning, so check back here to see the winner!

365 Cards Monday - DIY

My Monday 365 Cards challenge was to make a DIY Sentiment...however when I saw the blog today it said the challenge was DIY - Decorate Chipboard. Well, I did BOTH on this card, so it works either way!

The papers are all October Afternoon from the February Apron Strings Designs kit.

I wrote the sentiment by hand, based on an old "country style" stamp I have in my stash. I like how the sentiment is positioned on the stamp, but the letters all have the "country dots" on each end, which is a look I don't care for. So I wrote the sentiment in a sort of sketchy manner to make it look more modern and "boyish." I used a Zig pen. Then I distressed the paper by dipping a scrap of cardstock into an ink pad and pressing lines across the sentiment.

I punched the star from some thin chipboard. I punched it twice to give it more dimension. Then I punched the star again from a scrap of paper to cover the chipboard. The buttons are tied together in a "stack" to give it some fun dimension.

Mac Mae Card Kits

Here are the rest of the cards I made with the April Mac Mae Card Kit. Make sure to check the Mac Mae site to see a reveal of the May kit - coming soon!

This is one of my favorites that I made with this kit. I just love using flowers! Some of these were in the kit and some were from my stash.

But those yummy Basic Grey brads....gotta love those! And you get a nice selection in the kit!

Here is a simple, manly looking card. And below are some tags and gift cards I made from the scraps.

Page Layouts

And here are some page layouts that are new.

This one follows the CropStop March sketch and uses paper and supplies from the Apron Strings February kit. I love that October Afternoon monster paper!

And this one follows a sketch from my LSS club. The paper is very pink My Mind's Eye! I also used a Cuttlebug paisley die. Too fun. And I am almost finished with 2003 photos!

Thanks for looking! Check back tomorrow for the winner of the TTS Blog Hop!


  1. I think that DIY sentiment is SO SO fabulous! It looks so much like a stamp. I am muy impressed. Love the chipboard too ; )

  2. I love the thank you card with all the flowers. I'm with you . . . love flowers.

  3. FAB 365 card Gloria! Lovin' the October Afernoon pp! Great job on all the mac mae cards and lo's!

  4. WOW - you've been busy! I love your DIY card. So bright and bold - love it! Your April kit cards are all great and I'm lovin' the LO's too!