Friday, January 16, 2009

Bloggers Challenge #82: Same But Different

Stamps: Kissing Edwin; Kissing Tilda both by Magnolia. Get yours at KL Stampin N Scrappin Store for 10% off and Free Shipping! Paper: All paper on this card, with the exception of the base, is from the Bittersweet 6x6 pad from Basic Grey. Get yours at KL Stampin N Scrappin Store for 10% off and Free Shipping!
Ink:
Memento Black; Copics

Other:
Martha Stewart Heart lace border punch, Kiss me Heart punch, Hearts Confetti punch; SU circle and scalloped circle punches; Prima Flowers; unknown Ribbon; Paper heart doily from Michael's; Antique copper brads

Card Measures 6x
6






I am a cheater. A big ol' cheater. Today's Blogger's Challenge was to make 2 cards. Two cards using the same layout but different stamps...or same stamps different layout or colors...etc... I only made one new card. The card below I had made last month. That's just the way the cookie crumbles for this challenge. :P I am a cheater and I admit it.

Did I go too punch crazy on this Valentines card? I feel like I got a little silly with this card. I just felt the need to use as many of my Valentine "thingys" as I could on it. Almost all my new MS punches sans the little scalloped heart....but I did try to make some of those work on there too! Doilys, flowers, ribbon....Oh My! :) The Copics shown are for the Valentine's card.

OK....so now I have some news that I want to share....Last Tuesday a friend who does design work for Inky Antics, (who shall remain nameless....because I don't want to put her in a position with others of why she didn't pass on their information) emailed me and said that someone from Inky Antics may contact me about doing some design work for them because my friend passed on my info to them. Inky Antics needed projects with new lines they are releasing at CHA. Like in a couple weeks! Well Jackie (founder and Art Director of Inky Antics) Emailed me and asked if I could do some design work for them! I was/am so excited!! I got to use images that they haven't even revealed yet! I am floored that a company wants to use stuff that I make at CHA to showcase their new stuff. And they are compensating me to boot! It has been hard to keep this a secret. I thought I was going to have to keep it until after CHA....but last night I had the pleasure of seeing one of my projects on the Inky Antics Blog! This is one of the projects I made for the Worldly Women collection. I made 6 in all for that collection. I will share the rest here in February. I still have to finish up another collection this weekend. I have been up all hours of the night making projects for IA and trying to keep up with my regular cards. A few times I have gone to bed just as my husband is getting up for work at 4:30 am. I am pooped! But happily so!

So that is my excuse for not having made 2 new cards for this weeks BC. :) Please forgive me for being a cheater! LOL!

I hope that you have a Warm and Sunny Weekend!!


55 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant make, love all the pretty hearts,so romantic and congratulations on the good news!

nicky w. said...

Your coloring is so good!!! Such a cute card!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Kerry!! Congrats on the gig with Inky Antics!!

Kathy W said...

great how you used same image but able to make a totally different occassion card- so many great layers here Kerry- work of art!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh what fantastic cards. Such totally sweet images, and I love this layout design. Fabulous job.

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

What great cards! And what happy news! Congrats to you!

Nikki Bond said...

These are soooo sweet! Love the layout you chose...gorgeous! {SMILES}

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the second; that background DP with the Baubles really sets off these cuties!

Lisa Bohler said...

You should call it a shortcut, not cheating! I love how you used that image so well for both holidays! Great cards!

Kristen said...

love, love, love it. your coloring is simply amazing!

Sally said...

Your cards are gorgeous and Congratulations on your news from Inky Antics.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh love this! Both cards are DELIGHTFUL - I love that image and have played with my first Tilda's this week - someone sent me some images!!! TFS!!!

Lisa said...

Looks like you are done with your Valentines! What sweet images...so innocent. Great job wtih the challenge.

mamichelle said...

Woohoo, Kerry! You rock!! Love the cards and that is great news. I'm not at all surprised they picked you though. ;-) (even if you are a cheater LOL, just kidding).

Robin Merriman said...

Such cuties! Your coloring is amazing and the image you chose is adorable. Great job!

njburk said...

Kerry---these sre so CUTE!

Nola

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...congratulations! You are the stampin' bomb girl!

Ida P. Krause said...

Adorable...That image is so sweet.
Loved the punched heart border.
WAY TO GO on your exciting news. I would be thrilled too if it happened to me.

Christina said...

These are amazing. Congrats on your news that is awesome!

Candy said...

I loved your Christmas card with this image when I saw it then and I still think it is stunning. Love the Valentine card as well. It is beautiful. I love all the hearts and I don't think you have over done it at all. Looked for that Martha Stewart Heart border but it isn't around here yet :o(
Big congratulations on your designer job for Inky Antics - wow that's big!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, I love these cards, they are just gorgeous! I especially love the valentines day card, it's stunning! :)
Hugs, Christine

Connie said...

WOW! That is awesome news, Kerry! Congrats! Would love to go to CHA one day. Love both your cards...you do awesome coloring. Great job with the challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

WHOO HOO - congrats Kerry on having your beautiful work displayed at CHA. Love your cards.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I so love how you color. I just brought a few copics and would love any tips you can give me... I am not doing very well with them.. (I what tip do you use??? Do you color in circles or like you are painting??? so many questions)
non2@sbcglobal.net...

Rachel Hope said...

CHEATER!!!!! LOL :)

Cute card though, so it is ok :)

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Kerry!

I have left you a little something on my blog!

Julie

jacque4u2c said...

How awesome is that! I love the differences, but can't decide at all which one that I like better. They are both awesome!

Beth said...

You know, the most important part of a Valentine is to make someone smile - and these really make me smile! I love them and they are totally NOT punch crazy...they are wonderful! TFS!!

deifen said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous -I particularly love the border punch and your colouring and attention to detail is impeccable!
Dei xx

Kim said...

These are both adorable! Love how you used the stamps for 2 different holidays! Super cute!
Hugs~ Kim

Sue said...

A very deserved honor...oh I can say I knew here when! I loe IA stamps so I am anxious to see your work...Wonderful cards Kerry!

nerllybird said...

Congrats on the Inky Antics, and I can't believe you, going to bed at 4.30! What are you, a teenager??

Mary C said...

Both cards are just so adorable. Congratulations on creating for Inky Antics, I am sure they will love everything that you create for CHA! They have just found out what we have known for years, you are one very talented lady.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These two little love birds make delightful cards for any holiday Kerry! You are really convincing me that I need to invest in some Copic markers!!! Oh dang! :D

Julie said...

When I saw that valentine card, I gasped. It is SOOO cute! Love your Christmas card as well. Congrats on the Inky Antics design work. You deserve it.

marsha said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Marsha

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are just darling!!! What an incredible image for Valentine's day!!

ScrapyCrafter said...

My goodness, these r simply so cute!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Kerry! And, congratulations on your big news--how exciting!

Dianne Adams said...

Really sweet cards. Love the jewels; a nice touch.

Pia said...

I am so happy for you! I think your valentine's card is perfect!

TheLittleFrog said...

Love yr Valentines card, especially the 2nd one!!! So cute and the coloring is amazing!

Peggy said...

Okay...I admit I was wrong about the heart punch. It looks so great on the 1st card. I love it.

Melissa said...

This is lovely! I already had your Christmas card in my favorites, this one will go with it!

Chris said...

Wonderful cards Kerry, I love those Magnolia images and your colouring is wonderful. Love the heart doily background, such a great idea.

Anna Banana said...

"Great Card" ... Yeah, I'm a smartie pants, but it really is a great card!!!
The couple is so sweet - and I just LOVE the mistletoe!! No one ever thinks of it after Christmas, but it would be perfect, and even more appropriate to hang in for Valentine's day!

XOXO
Anna Banana

PS- not too many punches - it looks like romance and old lace !

Jeannette Swain said...

Congrats on being a designer for Inky Antics! You are sooooo very deserving. I've always said that you're artwork was over the top. Way to go Chicka! We're all so proud of you! You must be beaming!

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS card,,,and no--I don't think your punchiness is overboard, lol. It's all so pretty together. I keep meaning to get to our dollar tree for some heart doilies. Not enough time in the day/s. Congrats on your tin!! :) Have a great weekend.

Elena said...

Wonderful news Kerry! I am so happy for you!

Paula's ponderings said...

what beautiful cards...I love them

StampingSelene said...

Fabulous Job! just wonderful! A wow for sure! I love your use of color!

karenraye said...

Your cards are beautiful and an inspiration to me to do more on my cards. Sometimes I try to do quick work but I know a really good work of art takes time and planning.

Susan said...

So cute! Don't you love those little cuties? Love the background and paper doilies behing them. Just very festive and adorable!

Elizabeth Velazquez said...

What an adorable card! You did a wonderful job!

Ashley Rv said...

I hust have to tell you that your cards are amazing, im convinced to get those stamps now. your amazing thanks so much for sharing!

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