Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beef stroganoff, spicy shrimp and papercraft vomit

Here are a few more of my Mingle creations. The first one was from my selection of Beef Stroganoff from the menu. When I received the challenge, it was to use at least 4 stripes. The designer series paper made that fairly easy. I love these colors.

My second menu selection today was Spicy Shrimp with Ginger-Garlic Long Beans. The challenge was to make a long card. That wasn't too hard. I used the Crumb Cake, black, and cherry cobbler again.

Then there is this last card. This is the Cobb salad inspired challenge. It was supposed to be a green base, red texture, choice of third color (yellow, white, black, or green), and the use of a product I shall not name. They made a very generous donation to the Mingle. I see people do fabulous things with this unnamed product. I, however, opened it and blurted out to my friend that I could not do anything with this challenge. I said and I quote, "This is going to look like papercraft vomit!" And the idea was born.

All but the unnamed product are SU! If you have specific product questions, leave a comment or shoot me an email. I'm happy to answer.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Mojito

Here are a few more cards I made over the weekend for the foodie challenges. My menu selections were Chicken Noodle Soup and a mojito. Two of my favorites! Maybe not together...

For the mojito challenge, we were instructed to make a white card with a splash of green. This is what I came up with for that one.

Up next is my Chicken Noodle Soup card. The instructions were to use a cream or off white base in the vintage style. This card also gives you a sneak peek at Stampin' Up's stamp set that will go on sale in May to raise funds for breast cancer. Sorry, the pic is a bit lopsided.

That's all I've got for today. Tomorrow I'll have a few more for you. Maybe even a look at what happens when you just cannot make it work. Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thing 2

These are flashbacks of my little guy. He has always kept me on my toes, but he brightens every day with his joyful soul and insures no day is boring. I used Stampin' Up's Celebrations line of products on these. These fun products made these pages go together lickity split. The pages are pretty basic; but I think they are fun, and I tried to keep the focus on the pictures.

In these he is enjoying an apple. He used to swipe them off of the counter and then stash the cores throughout the house. That was motivation to regularly clean under the couch! I added a few buttons, some ribbon, and letters from the Timeless Type Alphabet.

This second layout highlights a bit more of life with Luke. Look at his face in these pictures. I was searching for him in a mild panic. I thought maybe Caleb locked him outside, except I had been playing with Caleb and Luke was supposed to be napping. Maybe we were being a bit too loud. He found a quiet spot. The dryer!

The left page and his, "You're going to make me get out." face.

This is the right side. That is Luke right before he pulled, "These are not the droids you're looking for." on me. I want to get mad at him, but I just can't do it. Darn Jedi mind tricks.

Some of the circles are stickers, some are punched. I also cut some of the arrows from the Celebrations DSP.

I enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. Thanks for coming along! Later in the week, we'll flashback with Thing 1.