Monday, July 30, 2012

I AM a cardmaker!

(She tells herself, a bit unconvincingly.)
  I never considered myself a cardmaker.  I don't make a lot of cards.  I struggle with them much more than with a scrapbook page.  I make them mostly to use up excess supplies.
However, I have made cards that are good enough to be published - three of them!  So, I decided to embrace calling myself a cardmaker.
With cards, I generally start out with a sketch, a challenge, or I lift a card I saw somewhere (but only if I am  just sending the card to someone - not if I am submitting it.)  Cards magazine has a sketch and a style challenge each month, so sometimes I create something for that.  The style challenge for January 2013 is:  the colors chartreuse, aqua, light grey, with the element tags.
I went through my stash of Crate papers because they always have the best chartreuse colored patterned papers.    I found a chartreuse and an aqua in the Pretty Party collection pack.  I had a great tag from an older Studio Calico kit that I knew that I wanted to use.  I cut two more tags out using my Slice and decorated the card with butterflies, a border sticker and my favorite embellishment - a mini clothespin.

I think it came out pretty cute!!
So, do you scrapbook and make cards?  Do you enjoy creating one more than the other?  Are you better at cardmaking or scrapbooking?  I'd love to know!
Have a great week everyone!


  1. That card is awesome! I am so not a cardmaker. I struggle SO much with cards - which makes no sense because theoretically it should be easier than a layout, right??

  2. Love that color combo and your card is adorable! I do both, but I enjoy scrapbooking more. I feel that I'm better at scrapbooking, just because I feel so held back by the small 4"x6" card size!

  3. GREAT job my friend!!!! You are an amazing card maker, who are you fooling?! AWESOME!!!!

  4. I haven't made cards in ages but I really need to get back into to use up my overflowing stash!
    Your card is great xxx

  5. I used to make more cards than I have for quite a while now. I hope to get back into it more someday. Congrats on your card getting published!