Thursday, October 22, 2009

Latest Basic Grey Challenge- A Color Combo


Hi all1!  I am a little late in posting the latest challenge at Basic Grey Challenges Blog.  I have a craft show coming up in a few weeks and I am scrambling to make things for it.

The challenge:  Use the following Color Combo to create your card.  Make sure to use some Basic Grey products on it too.






Here are a couple of cards I made for the color challenge.  I thought that the June Bug papers and embellishments would be perfect for this challenge.






Just very bright and colorful paper to use to make a card.  How fun!

Well sorry for the quick post!  I hope you all have a great rest of the week!




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Darth Vader Cards & an Awesome Clone Trooper cake!

I just wanted to make a quick post to share the Darth Vader thank you cards I made for the Star Wars themed birthday party we had last weekend.  My son and his friend Sam had a joint birthday party and it was a blast.  The weather was perfect and everything was just so wonderful and super fun!

First here is the most awesome Clone Trooper helmet cake ever made.  My friend Heidi (Sam's mom) is just so talented and she was so worried about make this cake since it was her first cake using fondant icing.  It turned out wonderfully!!!

 And it's Gluten Free!!!

If you want to see some more pictures from the party and the process it took to create this wonderful cake please check out her blog, Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom.  You can even see the pool noodle light sabers she made and the Death Star pinata she made as well.  She is AWESOME!


So onto my Darth Vader Thank You cards.  A super nice gal Theresa (aka Tebug) in the svg.com forum I am a member of sent me a jpeg of Darth Vader that worked perfectly into an SVG file to create these cards.

Here are the cards.





So if you would like the SVG file or the SCUT3 file for this card here are the links.

UPDATED 3/2/1012


To make the card base I just put 2 Darth Vader's on a page in SCAL.  The selected weld for both of them. The selected shadow blackout option for both. Then rotated and flipped one of them and lines them up to form the card.  I could fit 2 on a 12 x 12 page.

Well that is all for today.  Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Balloon Fiesta has begun & my Basic Grey challenge card

Hi everyone!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  Today is the official start of the Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We have 550 hot air balloons this year.  And they are just starting to go up this morning/  I am hoping the kids will wake up so we can drive down the road and watch them. 

There is a new challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges today.  The challenge is to use a wonderful sketch created by Martine, who is the owner of this wonderful blog.


So here is the sketch.




And here is my card based on the sketch.



Isn't he a cute puppy.  I ordered the June Bug card kit a while back and thought this would be the perfect time to open it.  The kits are very nice to have because you get a little bit of paper and embellishments, a sampling you could say, of the whole line.  It was fun to mae some cards with it.

Well that is all for now.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!