Saturday, March 14, 2009

Toddler Free Saturday = Challenge Cards!

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Brady is still at my mom's so I had a fun day to myself!  I baked, watched some TV that didn't have cartoons on it, napped, chatted with some friends, and made some cards.  Yay me!

On the Greeting Farm blog, Marie issued a challenge to case a card.  You can see the challenge HERE.  I knew I wanted to make an Ian card.  I borrowed Joni's idea of having Anya in her underoos (Dress Me set from The Greeting Farm) actually be Anya in her bathing suit.  I applied this to Ian.  I also used Joni's clever trick about stamping them on tan paper instead of white so you don't have to color all the skin.  So, that's my lounging in the pool Ian card.  Maybe I should call him Swimming Ian.  Oh how I wish it was warm enough to swim!

My second card is for the sketch over at 2RedBananas.  They are going to start having a challenge every Sunday to play along with.  Isn't that fun?  This is my second try at this sketch.  I wasn't happy with how the first one turned out.  Here, I used Unity's Butterfly Beauty.  I painted Shimmerz which I got from 2RedBananas on my Primas and added some brads.  I did  little bit of doodling with some markers and this is what I ended up with.  This is also for SCS's Limited Supplies Challenge if you count each different kind of paper as a layer.


  1. oo Ashley I love these! I wish I was swimming like him! :) And the card with the butterfly is sooooo pretty!

  2. No swimming here...waaaaay too cold.

    The butterfly card is gorgeous. Drop dead gorgeous. Pink, shimmery, gorgeous.

  3. Great job with the Ian card! He looks so relaxed! Cute and pretty butterfly card!

  4. Oh how I wish I could have a day like that, although mine was close as I crafted most of the day.
    Love your cards but you know I totally {heart} the pink butterfly one! Awesome!

  5. Your cards are so cute and glad you had some ME time. Everyone needs some of that.

  6. Both are so cute! Love those blond highlights in Ian's hair!! LOVE your butterfly sketch card!! Gorgeous!!

  7. toddler free!! TV shows with NO CARTOONS - they still have those?!?!?!??!

    hahhahhhah!! glad you got to have a break! i adore both of your cards! GREAT ideas on the Ian and the shimmery goodness of your butterfly is FAB!

  8. These are both great! Ian makes me long for Summer. The butterfly card is beautiful.

    Glad you got a break and could spend some time taking care of YOU. >:0)

  9. EEEEEK! I love your card Ashley! I want to jump in with a pina colada and hang out with Ian. :D So happy you used the tan cardstock theory, it makes it so much easier to match darker skin tones if you don't have the right copics. haha! I love your butterfly card too, you do incredible cards Ashley!

  10. Love the cowabunga text! Great colours.

  11. Ashley,

    You did a great job on this challenge and I really love tan Ian, I would not have thought to do that!!! Great job and I love the swirls embossing folder as water too!!!

    Great job Ashley and the Butterfly card is very pretty as well!!!


  12. Ashley this is beautiful, love the butterfly, and this pink shimmery paper is awesome with this.