I made this super simple card for 2 challenges today over at SCS. The first challenge TLC514 challenged us to make a standard size card with 1 ink color, 1 large bold stamp and a sentiment and 1 ribbon of same color tied along the edge. I also submitted the card in the CAS305 challenge to welcome the New Year. I really like the look of cherry cobbler ink on crumbcake cardstock.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I have joined a monthly Pinkeep Kit Club where I will receive the supplies to make a Pinkeep - just another name for a pincushion. The club is from Primitive Gatherings - a quilt shop in Wisconsin that I would love to visit some day. Here is the 1st pinkeep I made for January. I added the machine stitching at the bottom. They used a button that had a "J" on it and a black bow but I like the machine embroidery better. I filled it with crushed walnut shells- they are supposed to keep your needles sharp. This is a great way to display my hat pins.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Decided to make a Valentine's Day card - also could use an anniversary card using the weekly sketch at MFT. The year is almost over and I have done every weekly sketch and have posted at least once a week on this blog. Yea!!
Friday, December 12, 2014
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Here is my card for this week's sketch at My Favorite Things. The tie dye look paper is from my very large stash of paper. The embellishment is from a large goodie box I have from Prima Marketing - got it when they had a Garage sale. What a great box of goodies.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
My dear friend Lynn gave me these 2 metal file holder wall units. All they needed was a little soap and water and a new coat of glossy paint and VOILA! Ken painted them for me and we hung them in the little odd corner of my craft room that is too small and odd shaped to put any furniture. They hold extra packages of paper of which I have an abundance. I also found out that a small suction cups sticks well to the metal so I can hang a few cute baskets/boxes from the Dollar section of Target for additional storage.
It is time for the weekly sketch again over at My Favorite Things. Felt a bit awkward having the designer paper at an odd angle but tried to follow the sketch. Have a great week. I will be posting another post shortly of a redo hanging files for my craft room so be sure to check it out.
Friday, October 3, 2014
I cannot believe it is already October. Where has the year gone. I have actually been able to keep this blog up with at least 1 post a week AND I have been able to do each weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things. Here is the card I made for this week. The background is fabric . I added a white paper flower that I colored with ink and a crocheted flower I had in my stash. Have a great week.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
The challenge for this next 2 weeks for the CC3C - Compendium of Curiosities #3 Challenge 11 is Effect Powders from Tim Holtz. I needed a journal for an upcoming project and decided to cover this journal with Tim's fabric and added the burlap trim to cover up the raw edge. I die cut from grungepaper the mannequin from the sewing room die and used Old Paper distress powder then used some Tea Dye and Fired Brick distress inks. The metal flower embellishment fit perfectly at the waistline of the mannequin. The generous sponsor for this challenge ( $50 gift certificate) is Inspiration Emporium - why not check them out right now? I am so pleased with how my journal turned out and can't wait to show it off.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Here is the card I made for the weekly sketch over at the MFT Blog - MFTWSC192. I had an extra Hula Girl all cut out and colored with Copics from a stash I made last weekend for a friend at work who love Hawaii themed cards. Every few months she buys a stack from me and I always make a few extra to keep on hand.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Got to use some of my washi tape stash for this week's card challenge over at MFT. This is a super easy card to put together. I had to straighten out my flower a little but took the photo before I did that, Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Lynn and I spent the entire day yesterday participating in Papertrey Inks Stamp-a-Faire. What a wonderful crafting day going through all the various time periods in history. Here is what I have made so far.
Morning Timer Challenge
What a fun day!! Thank you Papertrey Ink.
Morning Timer Challenge
What a fun day!! Thank you Papertrey Ink.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This weeks CC3C challenge #9 is to use one of the Tim Holtz Alterations sets - stamp set and die combo set. I made another Christmas card using the Snowman Blueprint. Hard to think about Christmas - we just spent 3 days at the beach and have a sunburn :). I tied a scarf and red jingle bell around his neck. The sponsor for a great prize for this challenge is Inspiration Emporium. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I needed a quick gift tag so used the current challenge CC3C - #8 on page 58 of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curisioties #3". The challenge was to make something using the Faded Layers technique. My time is limited this week so made a very quick and easy gift tag. The sponsor for this week is Funkie Junkie .
Friday, August 8, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
The week just flew by and now it's time the weekly sketch again over the the MFT My Favorite Things blog. Lots of pretty rolled flowers on this one and used up some small pieces scrap ribbon. Tomorrow I am going to the MFT Boutique in Eustis with a friend to do some shopping :).
Friday, July 18, 2014
It's that time again- weekly sketch at the My Favorite Things blog. Here is my take on the MFTWSC185. I really like their new HAPPY die that layers so easily to make a 3 D embellishment. This cards HAPPY is 4 layers glued together.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I made a get well card for this CC3C challenge - Distress Watercoloring pg 39 of Tim Holtz's Book. Love his new spritzer tool. The sponsor for this week's challenge is Inspiration Emporium - thank you so much!
I am having so much fun trying each and every challenge and I am starting to build up my supply of cards and tags. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
I made this card for 2 MFT challenges - the Weekly sketch 180 and the monthly color palette challenge #6. Getitng a head start on Christmas cards :)
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I made 2 cards for the 4th challenge in the CC3C series. This challenge is Layering stencil/embossing paste. Can't decide which one I like the best. The sponsor for this week's challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This is the card I made for the 3rd challenge in the CC3 Challenge based on Tim Holtz's 3rd book - A Compendium of Curiosities This is the faux Tea Rose technique - making roses from the Tattered Pinecone die. I had a bright tag in my stash that I had made a while back so used it for the background. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Chalkboard Greetings Too stamp set. Such a bright card. I added a little glitter to the roses. This 3rd challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who is giving a $50 gift certificate to their online store for a random winner in this 3rd challenge, Hope I win :)
Friday, May 23, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
I had some denim like paper and lots of gold buttons to use up so made these cards. Simple coloring just the way I like it. I have plenty of paper to make more so I can get my card box restocked. I turned the design a little bit and made the 1st card for this week's sketch from MFT. I love this little sailor girl :)