I made this card in response to a "Surprise Challenge" at Fresh Brewed Designs. If you email them, they will send you a "surprise" free digital image, which you then must use to enter their weekly challenge, using the sketch they provided. Of course I succumbed because one...it was a free "surprise" image so I was curious and two, I haven't entered a challenge or posted anything in quite a while and I thought maybe it would get me cracking again!! I have been creating family birthday cards, and am almost finished redoing my wedding album from 37 years ago (that was extremely tough!) but beyond that....nothing!! ANYWAY...here is the card I created for the challenge. The Free Surprise Image is the Coffee Shop you see in the center of the card....only it didn't have the title "Coffee Shoppe" on the image, nor did it have the words "cupcakes" and "bagels" on the window signs. I added them using Microsoft Word. I colored the image using Promarkers & Spectrum Noir markers. All the background papers are from my stash..as is the "just saying hi" sentiment stamp. I made the buttons by coloring white card stock with the same blue marker as I used for the color surrounding the shop. Then I punched them out using Epiphany Crafts button maker and used Primo Jute twine in the buttonholes. ! And this is the creation I ended up with... I had horrible lighting & shadows as I photographed this card so I hope it doesn't hurt the eyes any! Hope you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by!!
Mother of two girls, one boy. Grandmother to ten with #11 on the way. My daughter Elaine introduced me to scrapbooking through a Creative Memories party about 15 years ago, and somehow I became addicted!! Then from there I got interested in making greeting cards for family members. One of my New Years Resolution's this year was to create a blog and enter more cardmaking/scrapbooking challenges! So here I am!!!