Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boring or Peaceful

Student coming over this afternoon to escape the din of the dorms - so I'm just wondering - how boring ARE we? She needs a mausoleum-type quiet and I can provide it. WOW! Guess that tells you about MY social life. Miss C is the RA on 'my adopted dorm floor' and is pre-med. LOTS of tests coming up - so she will be reading and highlighting textbooks and I'm forcing myself to read and comment on student re'sumes. (I think I'd rather study for her histology exam.)

Here is what I took time to make this morning - procrastinating the re'sume reviews as long as I can - so told myself to make two cards instead of one...

Autumnal Geometry
This is a combo of two card challenges Crazy 4 Challenges and Kraftin' Kimmie. I admit I was reluctant to participate in anything with the word or derivative of the word CRAFT. I keep telling myself, I don't do crafts, I don't do crafts, ..... But I have to admit the challenge was fun and I marked it on my card challenge calendar. (Yes, I have a card making calendar...go ahead...shake your head, laugh out loud, snort even!)

The C4C challenge was to use at least three geometric shapes. The Kraftin' Kimmie challenge was to use autumn colors. Mix them together - whatada' get? Autumnal Geometry!
~Base card - Paper Trey Ink Ripe Avocado cardstock
~Layer of DCWV Indian Summer matstock - over-stamped with Stampin' Up Geometric (clever use of this stamp - eh???)
~Horizontal rectangle: layer of dark brown cardstock, layer of Indian Summer (smudged with brown Distress Ink)
~Vertical rectangle: layer of green, layer of Indian Summer - edges darkened with brown ink
~Squares: deckle punched (rescued manila folder) (Transfer of CRAP from sister Gail) - stamped with oak and maple leaves and colored in using Copic markers. The deckle edges were smudged with Versacolor Sand Beige and the leaves were topped with Crackle Accents. The deckle punches were layered onto dark brown cardstock and attached using foam dimensionals.
~Circle punch - rust, brown, olive and topped with pumpkin stamp - colored with Copics and coated using Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
Now THIS is geometry I can get into! (No memorizing, no measuring, no math!)

Archived Mojo
The sketch for this one is from Mojo Monday. (MOJO 109)
~Base card - Paper Trey Ink Ocean Tides cardstock (not only my FAVORITE brand of cardstock - ALSO my FAVORITE color!)
~Edges of the base card smudge with Versmark
~Layer of BasicGrey Archive collection (used 2 designs)
~Strip of stitched ribbon
~Rectangle layer of Ocean Tides - edges smudged with SU! Really Rust, layer of BasicGrey Archive mottled solid - stamped with Peaceful Wishes from SU! using Versamark then embossed using Tim Holtz Distress Powder black soot.
~Circle (punched) of Ocean Tides and topped with ToC button cover (from guessed it....Sister Gail!) I popped the button hardware from the gold medallion...there you have it!

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

All good wishes,


  1. I love your cards, you did a fantastic job. Love the geometric shapes and the fall colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing Kimmie's Challenge,

  2. Great job with the fall colours...totally makes me think autumn!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge!!

  3. Great job with the cards! Found you through the Mojo 109 sketch site. I enjoyed looking through all your creations!!

  4. These are gorgeous! I love the circle elements & the texture on those leaves. Stunning!


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