Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Falling For You

Hi there and welcome back!!

I am so very excited to let you know that I have been selected to be on the DT for Crafty Creations Challenges. Their challenges are for a two week period, and I would love it if you would stop over and check out their site. It would be great if you would join in the fun and submit one of your creative projects as well. 
I will be looking for your submission. 

The sponsor for this bi-weekly challenge (challenge #299), is Stitchy Bear,
The lucky challenge winner will receive 3 stamps (max. value $10)
Stitchy Bear is where you can find the cutest digital images and they have a great selection of different categories. Something for everyone.

I would like to share my take on the CCC theme of Falling For You
I was thinking out of the box on this one,

The theme title made me think of the season, Fall, not the love theme that some may think of.
The Stitchy Bear image I selected to use is Baby Bee Enjoy the Fall

The digi includes the smaller pumpkins I used at the bottom. Perfect for a small border.
I perched this cute bee on top of a darling pumpkin die cut. It's a perfect fit.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the theme.

I will see you in two weeks for my next 
Crafty Creations Challenges  project.

Stamps:  Digital - Stitchy Bear - Baby Bee Enjoy the Fall
Paper/Card Stock
: Green, Orange, Brown CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Dies Used: Accucut - Pumpkin
Punches: Kreaxions Punch #910, Corner Rounder
AccessoriesRibbon,  Distress Markers, Spectrum Noir, Craft-Dee BowZ (Bow Maker)  tool

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#104)
  • Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas -  Things With Wings (#5)
  • Eureka Stamps -  Anything Goes +A DT Call (#26)
  • Karleigh Sue Challenge -  Anything but Square (#12)
  • Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (#184)
  • Make My Monday - Autumn Colours (#28)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#363)

  • Thanks for stopping by today.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    True Beauty

    Hi Everyone
    Thanks for dropping by today.

    I usually post for Craft-Dee BowZ on the 1st Tuesday of each month, However since September 1 is the day CDB announces the challenge winner and its also the day all us designers post our inspiration projects, I decided to post on another day. Since there are 5 Tuesdays in September, I pushed my post date to the 5th Tuesday of September, and that's today.And that means that tomorrow is the last day in September. I can't believe October will be here in 2 days, Holy Moly!!!

    Each month we designers have a theme for our posts and the theme for September has been Steampunk or Numbers. I chose Steampunk, of course, since its a fun theme. Because I knew this theme was coming up, I have been picking up a few things for this theme and setting them aside. So I finally pulled out all  my goodies and put together this 9"X12" panel. I decided on the layout and hot glued things down. I don't want anything falling off. LOL  Here is the end result.

    If you notice this time I didn't make a bow. I made a tassel instead. I thought it was a perfect fit for those keys. Tassels were grand  during the Victorian era. Since Steampunk is Victorian-esque, I thought the tassel would be a perfect fit for this theme.

    Here is a close-up of the tassel and it's right by those keys. I used seam binding instead of ribbon or bakers twine to make my tassel. After I finished making the tassel, I cut the dangly pieces in half because I felt they were too wide. I also aged the tassel to appear old and somewhat tattered.


    A tassel using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool??  Sure. With that bow maker you can make tassels as well. That tool is so versatile. Donna has a video that walks you thru making a tassel using the CDB tool. Click here to view the video, its only a little over 3 minutes long.

    This was a fun project to make and since it's a panel, it will make a nice display in my home.

    Background: Canvas Panel (9X12)
    Paint: Dina Wakley - Penny (Copper),Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint-  Sea Glass, Black
    Dies Used: Tim Holtz/Sizzix Weathered Clock, Sizzix Keys(Really old and out of production) 
    Bakers Twine, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, BoBunny Layered Chipboard - Penny Emporium, Jolee's Steampunk Gears,7 Gypsies Frame, Tim Holtz DP, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Embossing Folder - Riveted Metal; Metallic cogs and gears - unknown(In my stash).

    Well I hope you enjoyed my project and if you need to make a tassel, the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the perfect answer.

    I am submitting my project to the following challenges:
  • Come and Get It  Clear it Out...use a stash item (#42)
  • Eclectic Ellapu - - September - Pink Team ~ Anything Goes, (#165)  Purple Team  ~Use something in your stash that is 6 months or older (#65)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - E3 #18 Anything Goes  (#141)
  • That Craft Place - Mixed Media anything Goes (#10)
  • We Love 2 Create  -  #20 Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Creative  (#12)
  • Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers  -  p is for steampunk (#10)
  • Creative Artiste Challenge  September - Anything Goes (#66)
  • Fussy and Fancy -  No.148 -  Fantasy (#67)
  • Altered Eclectics Anything Goes (#85)

  • Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    It's Time for Trick or Treat

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for stopping in today.

    I have a project to share with you today. Pretty soon we will be celebrating Halloween and giving out candy to the Trick or Treaters. And maybe you decorate your house (inside) or have a Halloween party.Then this would be perfect for you to make and display.

    I taught a class last Saturday and this was the project the students went home with.

    This is a  9X12 panel and would look great as a display on an end table or somewhere else in your home.

    The ladies loved this and put their own spin on it with a few tweeks of their own. 

    Check out the students panels here.

    Paper/Card Stock: Black Handmade Paper (From My Stash).
    Paint:  Dina Wakley - Blackberry Violet (Acrylic Paint)
    Dies Used:(All of these dies are in my stash and are older than 6 mos.) Accucut - Pumpkins, Skyline, Sizzix - Weathered Clock, Mini  Bat & Skull Set
    Accessories: 9"X12" Artist Panel, Skeleton, 
    dimensional foam, Glitter - Lime Green, Orange, Purple

    I am submitting this project in the following challenges:

  • Come and Get It -Clear it Out...use a stash item (#31)
  • Eclectic Ellapu -  September - Pink Team ~ Anything Goes (#162), Purple Team ~Use something in your stash that is 6 months or older (#52)
  • Glitter n Sparkle -  #156 Add lots of Glitter n Sparkle/A Sparkly Charm (#14)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #18 Anything Goes  (#130)
  • We Love 2 Create  -  #20 Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Creative (#7)
  • Crafty Calendar M,1E  Sept - anything goes (#341)
  • Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E freestyle (#10)
  • The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (w1) c= creepy/autumn colours (#5)

  • Thanks for stopping in today and I will be back tomorrow with my Craft-Dee BowZ project for September.Hope to see you then.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Wishing You a Merry Christmas

    Hi there Everyone
    Whew, its good to be back in blog land today. I have been busy with behind the scenes things, teaching classes and life in general. And we all know how life gets in the way from time to time.

    Today I want to share a cute odd shaped Christmas card, and with Christmas getting closer, you will probably be seeing more Christmas cards from me. I know I have card classes slotted in October and November and the cards are Christmas themed.

    Isn't this the most unusual shape for a card. I love it. I decided to use a Christmas/Winter theme on it, Hey, check out those designer papers, they are not holiday oriented. But I think everything works great together anyway.

    This is a fun card and it certainly is a funky shape. When you open the card, the inside can house a gift card.This card shape can be perfect for anytime of the year,(gift card or not) but especially the upcoming holidays.

    Here is a view of the card opened.

    I love these odd looking card yet they are so so easy to make and it fits perfectly in an A2 envelope.You just have to love these kinds of cards

    Stamps:  Penny Black - Beauty of the Season 30-254
    Paper/Card Stock
    :White CS,  Green CS, DP's
    Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves
    Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals lg, S4-110, Ovals Scalloped S4-111
    Accessories:  Martha Stewart Punch - foliage, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots - Transparent(colored red), Glue Pen, Glitter

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Girls Creations  Always Anything Goes (#152)
  • 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (#91)
  • Card and Scrap - #103 Use Dies (#45)
  • Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (#171)
  • Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra -Anything goes as long as it is Christmas (#149)
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything goes with Patterned Paper (#316)
  • Noor! Designs UK #10 Shaped Cards (#21)
  • One Crazy Stamper Christmas/Halloween/Fall (no digital images allowed) (#23)
  • Sparkles Forum Christmas # 56 Oh! Christmas Tree (#38)
  • The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #9 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Oh! Christmas Tree (#38)
  • The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes (#145)
  • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (#77)
  • Your Scrapbook Place -Anything Goes  (#50)

  • Thanks for stopping in today. Hope to see you again soon

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015


    Hello Friends,

    Welcome to September 1 !!! I can't believe that fall will be here in 3 weeks. The temperature here has gotten a little cooler but this holiday weekend the weatherman is calling for hot weather, maybe it is summers last hooray but fall is definitely on its way.

    Since its the first of the month, the September challenge for Craft-Dee BowZ has gotten underway.The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.That make it easy to craft a submission, You will have til Sept 30 to submit.  I will be looking for your creative submission.

    In the meantime I would like to share  my inspiration piece with you.

    I used punches to make my flowers the branches and the leaves. 
    The bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. That tool is available here

    Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - "B" Sentiments set
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Yellow CS, Sage green CS, White CS, Brown CS, my Gelli Plate papers for the pinkish flowers
    Ink: India Ink
    Dies/Punches Used:Heartfelt Creations - Decorative Oval (HCD1-762;Martha Stewart Punches - Autumn Branch, Leaf, Hydrangea 3 in 1
    Accessories:Hug Snug 
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, charm

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Amusing -   Anything Goes (#14)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16 Anything Goes  (#176)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 161 - Make the sentiment BIG (#29)
  • Crafting-With-Friends -  (W1 of 2) Anything Goes (#96)
  • Artbymiran Challenge -  No.39 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#105)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 12  - Anything Goes (#87)

  • Thanks for stopping in today, I will be back soon.

    Have a great week and a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.