Thursday, February 9, 2012

Flashback Friday 20.0! Black and White Cards!

They are celebrating big time over at
The prizes are big and the fun is huge!  This week, the challenge is to find and enter your first black and white card! WOW, I realized halfway through my old posts that I didn't get up the nerve to make and post a card that was primarily all black and white until late 2010! 

This one I made for a male freind who's birthday is September 18th!
You can bet I will never miss that birthday again!
I still have to say that I like the simple monochrome colors. (or lack thereof)

Do yourself a favor and checkout the challenge!
I have yet to win anything, but it's just too much fun!
It is so eye-opening to go through your old projects and see again what you were doing then verses what you are doing now! 
Some cards, I just shake my head; others like this one, I still like.



DYSU Challenge # 58 - Love is in the air!



It's February!



For this week we have two great sponsors:


1 year PDF subscription


Winner's Choice of 3 Digital Stamps

This week I had the opportunity to work with
this adorable little
"BIRDIE BROWN" image!

"Girl with a Rose"

I used the sketch over at Craft's Meow Stamps
They have such wonderful card sketches there!

This little gal was so much fun to paper piece, which has become my second favorite image treatment 
(second to coloring with my Copics,of course!)
The chipboard heart was inked red and heat embossed with clear powder three times to get that thick, rich color.


I was intimidated by the flower, so I simply glued on a Prima bloom that I had in my stash, and glittered it. 
It really added some great texture to the card and made it extra-cute!

This one is going to the Cancer Treatment Center, for sure!

Check out the rest of the Design Teams projects
at Do You Stack Up!
They are terrific!

And because of the special holiday nature of my card,
it was entered into the challenges at:
The Craft's Meow (Sketch)
Simon Says Stamp (Love and Prima product)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge (Valentine)
Delightful Challenges (Love)
Sarah Hurley Challenge (Love is all Around)
Divas by Design (Love)
Sentimental Sundays (Love)
Cupcake Craft Challenge (Red)