Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sleep challenged and a couple challenge cards

Good morning to you all! It's Sunday, about 4:45 AM and I can't sleep again. I should be tired, but I'm not, so what's a girl to do. Get up and try to wear herself out stamping I guess. LOL!

I guess sleeplessness can have it's perks.

Here are a couple of the cards I made while trying to wear myself out.


This one is for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge and uses the Expressions stamp set (Inkadinkado)that I got for Christmas but has just now seen ink.

Papers: Caramel and Cranberry (SU),and Retro Mat Pack (DCWV). Inks: Basic Brown and Caramel. Extra: Punches(Scallop Circle, Scallop Border, Butterfly, Fern),Cuttlebug & Circles and Flowers Folder, Ribbon, Buttons, Stickles, Piercing Tool, Sponge.

After playing around with all the rich earthy tones, I decided I wanted to make something fun and bright.


This one is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. What? There's no cupcakes on this one?

I know, I started with full intentions of doing a cupcake image with these cute little bees standing on top. Try as I may, I just couldn't make it look right, so I ditched the cupcake and just stuck with the bees( I had spent a good bit of time cutting those suckers out, of course I wasn't going to ditch them). LOL! Anyway, Taylor's guidelines say you don't have to use cupcakes so it still fits the challenge. Yeah!!!!!

Isn't is nice and springy?


Stamps: Bee Trio (Stampendous), Expressions (Inkadinkado). Paper: Bright Punch Out Pack and Best Occasions Textured (Colorbok), White. Inks: Brilliance Graphite Black. Extras: Cuttlebug & Swiss Dot Folder, Copic Markers, Primas, Buttons, Ribbon, Slit Punch, Dimentionals.

I'm finally getting sleepy! Yeah! Stamp therapy was a terrific success. Who knew?

I think I might be able to sleep now. You all have a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by to see me! TTFN

18 comments:

tiggertastic said...

Sorry to hear you are not sleeping, i hope you get a better nights rest tonight.

The cards you have made are lovely, the 2nd is my favourite what a sweet image and the colours are so bright and fun

Sarah x

Tasha said...

Hey we should make a club of those who dont sleep. i was up till 4 this morning - not much fun.

These cards are lovely the friends one is so sos so cute he colours are so eyecatching and the image is to die for i love how you finish your cards off they always look so perfect love tasha xx

Yankee in England said...

I love the bug stamps! What a great job.

Tina said...

I too had insomnia...up at 4:00 this morning. I too was finishing up some cards...great minds think alike.
Both cards are lovely, but I adore those bees.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Can't sleep so you stamp... that is about right. hee hee Great cards, I love the first one with the butterfly. The Bees are vibrant and fun. Hugs..

AnnMarie said...

This card is gorgeous! Being sleep deprived must work for you! Your bee card is adorable, beeeeee sides....who needs cupcakes w-hen you have happy bees! : )

Lori said...

Both are great cards but I'm partial to the bees. The colors are just so cheerful...just perfect to brighten up a drab winter day.

Wishing you a good night's rest...

Olena said...

Beautiful cards!!! First is my favorite!!! Good job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I know you are losing sleep, but atleast you are making beautiful cards!!

spikescreativeside said...

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble sleeping. That's rough.

Great cards! I love the colours you chose for Mojo and the way you used the MS branch punch. I'm always looking for an excuse to use it.
The card for Taylor's is bright, fun and brought a smile to my face.

Better luck sleeping tonight.

Hugs

~Spike

Donna said...

LOVE your bee card! the flowers are so perfect-it's so cheerful!

Corie said...

Ah these are just FANTASTIC -- love them both.

Savitri said...

That is a fabulous card!!! LOVE the design, colors, and of course the butterfly!!!

LeAnne said...

I can sympathize with the not sleeping thing....I do the same thing, get up & stamp! These are cute cards, I love the brown one with the little punchy things....so sweet!
LeAnne

Catherine said...

Awesome cards, Becky!
Wishing you recooperative rest and sweet dreams! I had a terrible bout last month, but I'm happy to report it's over. Take care!
Left you a little something on my blog!
Hugs,
Catherine

Shirley said...

What a really cute little trio~! Love the colors, textures, and the embellishments too!

Shirley said...

I forgot about the beautiful warm card with the butterfly too~!

Meda said...

I love the first one with that gorgeous butterfly.

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