Saturday, September 15, 2018

Celebrate The Season

Hi there! 

I just looked at the calendar and got a shock. Did you know that it's just about 14 weeks til Christmas?  OK, I know I know - I can hear you saying "Don't remind me".  But  I'm just saying..............    LOL

Hey, it's time for the next challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends



The sponsor for this challenge is AMB Illustrations
Hope you check out their great selection of digi's



The prize will be  - 2 packs from their store

The theme is always Anything Goes


Let me share my project and I hope it gives you some inspiration. 

I decided to use Cute Reindeer.  
he's adorable, isn't he??

I imagined that this reindeer was out in a forest so I stamped a pine tree forest to look like a background and added some die cuts for additional interest. 


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps: DigitalAMBillustrations - cute reindeer stamp set; Rubber - Stampscapes - Pine Tree, Pines and Rocks, Hero Arts - Holiday Ribbons (old, old stamp set)
Paper/Card Stock
Blue CS, Dk. Green CS, Med. Green CS
Ink: Memento - Northern Pine
Dies Used: Sizzix - Large Pine Tree, Tim Holtz Sizzix- Woodlands
Accessories
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:


I hope you enjoyed my project.
Don't forget to submit your project in the challenge.
 I'd love to see what you've been working on. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, 
and I'll be back soon sharing another fun 
and creative project



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi there! How's your week going so far? 
                 Well the months are going by fast, aren't they??? 

Did you know, not only does Craft-Dee BowZ host a challenge, but they also post weekly inspiration projects each Tuesday?
Hope you will stop over at Craft-Dee BowZ and check out their inspiration posts. 



Since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to share an inspiration project. 
The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has already started and will be running until September 30

. I've been working on Christmas cards for a while., (I am preparing for a show in Cincinnati in November.) so I decided to take a break from Christmas and work on a birthday card. 

Let me share my inspiration piece 

and I hope it gives you some ideas to design a card or two.

This is my version of a clean and simple card.
And this is about as CAS as I can get.



On a white panel, I stamped the image in the center and without reinking,
 I huffed onto the stamp and stamped the image again to the left of the original image. 
Next, I huffed one more time and stamped again to the right of the original image. 

I used a stamp with dots on it to add some additional interest.

I mounted the stamped panel on a raspberry panel. 

I made my bow and attached it to the corner of this panel. 

Next, I cut a larger panel and used an embossing folder to add texture and attached the stamped panel on top. 

Finally, I attached all these panels to the front of the card.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

I used a 1/2" sheer ribbon. 

I actually made a single loop bow and then stacked a smaller single loop bow 
on top of the first bow
I then attached the stacked single loop bows onto the corner of the stamped panel. 

The sponsor for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month is Beccy's Place

The prize will be  1 digital set

Don't forget,
 the challenge theme is always 
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Real Fuchsia, Stamps by Judith - 04 Dots
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, Raspberry CS
Ink: Distress Ink-  Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry (used markers)
AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Mini Words Peel off's, Darice Embossing Folder - Dots

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you will submit your project in the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge. The challenge will close on September 30.  

I'd love to see what you've been working on. 
Your creative project could be our next monthly winner

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and I'll be back soon,
 sharing another fun and creative project. 



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Happy Holidays

Hi there! WOW!!! September has arrived and Fall will be here in a few weeks. I have been making Christmas cards and I have a darling one for you today. 

Since it's the 1st of September, it's time for the next challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ






The sponsor for this challenge is Beccy's Place




The prize will be
1 Digital Set 

The Craft-Dee BowZ theme is always 
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Let me share my project and I hope it gives you some holiday inspiration


My adorable penguin is from the
Finn's Scarf Digital set

He is perfect for a Christmas card or even a winter card.

Please visit Beccy's Place because she has a great selection of digital stamps. I'm sure you will find something that will be perfect for your project. 


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital - Beccy's Place Finn's Scarf, Rubber Stamp - Hero Arts Holiday Ribbons (Really old set)
Paper/Card StockBlue CS, White CS, Silver CS
Ink: Memento - Danube Blue, Summer Sky; Ranger Distress Ink - Picket Fence, 
Dies Used: Spellbinders - Pendents - Lattice, Scalloped Oval. 
Accessories
Ribbon, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Snowflake Brad, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Foam Ink Pods, Darice Embossing Folders - Snowflakes, Kreaxions Punch - #312


I am submitting my card in the following challenges: 

I hope you enjoyed my project and will submit your project in the challenge. The challenge will close on September 30.  I'd love to see what you've been working on. 
Your creative project could be our next monthly winner

 Well, that's it for today. I hope you stop back on Tuesday. 
I'll have another project for you to check out



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy As A Witch

Hi there! How's it going today!!


Hope you are having a super Saturday, (or a Sunday depending where you live or whatever day it is as you are reading this).  I am so amazed how fast this year has gone by so far. I am already getting projects ready for the Christmas holidays. I am working on cards, bag toppers, tags, dimensional flowers, gift card holders and some decor items. 
Whew, I sure hope I get this all done by my deadline.


Speaking of getting ready, it's time for the next challenge




The sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy



The prize -  3 images
The theme is always Anything Goes

Let me share my project and I hope it gives you some inspiration. 

I decided to get in the Halloween mode and this witch was really calling to me. As I was coloring her I decided to make her a broom, and you know, 
that is still the witch's main mode of transportation. 
She is called Little Witch (and she is just old enough to fly, LOL)

Her broom was super easy to make.  
Let me show you.

I started out with a strip of scrapbook paper 8" X 1 1/2".
 Next, I applied some yellowish ink,  in a direct to paper mode, using Scattered Straw.
Make sure to ink both sides of the paper.


Next, I snipped the paper to resemble straw. 
I left about 1/4" on the top (unsnipped) to use to place my tape. 
Make sure your snips are pretty close together. 
Apply double-sided tape to the unsnipped top area.
For the broom handle, I used a 6" bamboo skewer. I laid the skewer on the end of the snipped paper and rolled it til all the paper was attached. 


Since most straw brooms appear to be sewn at the top area, I used some thin gold thread to wrap around the top part of the paper. I trimmed the handle so it didn't appear to be too long.


And there you are, a broom.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps: Digital Image- Fabrika Digital Image - Little Witch, Rubber Image - Impression Obsession - Cover-a-Card Spider Web
Paper/Card StockYellowish scrapbook paper, Black CS, Orange CS, Purple CS, White CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, VersaMark
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals 
Accessories
White embossing powder, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - various colors, skewer.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:



I hope you enjoyed my project. It was fun making the witches broom.
I hope you will submit your project in the challenge.
 I'd love to see what you've been working on. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, 
and I'll be back soon sharing another fun and creative project.