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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bump in the Night

Hi There,
Welcome to October 1. Do you believe it. Another month has started. Unbelievable!!! This year is coming to a close very quickly.

Also since this is the 1st of the month, the October Craft-Dee BowZ challenge starts today. Join in the fun. The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. Submit a project, you never know, you may be the next winner of  25 yards is yummy ribbon.

Halloween will be here shortly and I have a few Halloween projects to share with you over the next week or so.

Craft-Dee BowZ will be having a blog hop starting on Thursday October 9-10, so join in and leave comments on the DT posts and you might win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Today's project is a card that is perfect for Halloween and would look great on the front of a bag as a panel instead of being made into a card.

I used 2 different Halloween themed papers and some others that complimented those papers.

The bow came about in kind of a funny way. When I received my ribbon for October I received 3 sheer ribbon colors  all layered together and wound up in a circle. Not on a spool or anything. As I looked at the ribbons and the 3 colors that were sent,  I decided to use the Craft-Dee BowZ tool with all three ribbons layered one on top of the other. I went with a 3 loop bow and since I was using 3 layers of ribbon that resulted in 18 loops. And if that wasn't enough, I felt I needed to add an orange-ish colored ribbon to the mix. So I made another 3 loop bow with long tails in that orange color. I positioned the sheer ribbon bow on top of the orange ribbon bow. Using the long tails from that orange bow, I tied the bows together and then just tied a small bow on the top to give it a finished look. I think I could have made 2 loop bows  and still have gotten a really fluffy bow.

Check out that silver bony hand reaching out from under the bow. It's the perfect embellishment for this card.


Well I will post another Halloween card on October 7, since its my regular monthly Craft-Dee BowZ post. It's another halloween card and I think you will like it as well.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Three Perfect Mushrooms

Hi Eveyone,

How are you all today??

Today I took the coolest class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps in Loveland, Ohio,  The Stylish Stylus, was one of two classes taught by Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company. This class taught us how to create fun patterns and add great borders with a stylus tool and colored pencils.This embossing technique really is a great way to embellish stamped images. I was so amazed at the results. Hmm... you may see more from me using this unique technique.

Here is the stamped image that I started with.
By the way, this stamped image is one from the many stamps available 
from Pink Ink Stamp Company. Check out Peggy's wonderful stamp selection. 


 Here is the same stamped image after I had finished embossing and coloring. 

See all the white lines and designs that appear on the mushrooms?? I added the designs using a stylus.After I drew in the designs the next step was coloring using colored pencils.After you color then your designs will become visible. Pretty cool!!

Let me share the completed card I made using the stamped image after it was embossed and colored.


If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from Peggy Jo Ackley, do so, you will not be sorry. I loved this class and am already looking forward to her next visit. 


I am adding this card in the following challenges:

That's it for today.

See you soon

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thank You

Hi Everyone,

Well it's Sunday nite and the new week has already started September seems to be on a rampage, going by so quickly. Last month was the annual stamp convention here in the Cincinnati area. I picked up a few new stamps at Stampaway this year, and here is one of those images.


I just fell in love with this winged diva. She is gorgeous isn't she.

I decided that those wings really needed some dimension so I stamped and colored another pair and popped them up with dimensional foam.  


I added some yummy lace behind the bottom of the stamped diva image 
however it is somewhat hidden behind the double bow 


That's it for now
Have a great week
Thanks for stopping in today.

SUPPLIES USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps: Lost Coast Designs - Winged Girls
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, DP, Gold CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper, Black Soot; Distress markers
Dies: Spellbinders - Ribbon Tags S4-323
Accessories:Hug Snug  Seam Binding Ribbon, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting this card to the following fabulous challenges:


Friday, September 12, 2014

Pumpkin Seeds

Hi everyone
Thanks for dropping in today.

I know that sowing seeds is generally a spring activity, however I decided to make this a fall retro image, especially since the seed packet label is for pumpkin seeds.

The bow probably looks familiar to you, well, I had made a few when I tried out the technique of making a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and using Washi Tape instead of ribbon. Yep, it works. Now I will be using my Washi tape more often. The purple in the dual colored bow is ribbon, but that dreamy orange sherbet stripped "ribbon" is the Washi Tape.And who would have have thought.

Want to see how this is done, (I know you are just dying to see how it is done).Click here and check out the video Donna Maligno has made.Washi Tape bows are easy and pretty, too.



 Just love this autumn stamp set from JustRite. They have some yummy stamps and this one was yelling at me to be used, so I did.

SUPPLIES USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  JustRite -Autumn Labels Twenty-Two, Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves (sentiment)
Paper/Card Stock
:Orange CS, Black CS, Cream CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, VersaMark
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two S4-346
Accessories: Washi Tape, Ribbon, Orange EP, Dimensional Foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, have a wonderful week, see you soon.