Saturday, November 30, 2013

Boy Card

Hi, there, folks!  Today I made a card for our grandson.  He lives so far away from us, and we miss him so much.  We send him cards regularly to let him know how proud we are of him and how much we love him. Here it is:

I used Recollections cardstock.  The kite images and sentiment are from Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill (gifted to me by Lesia of Mema's Crafts.) Ink:  Memento Danube Blue and Summer Sky.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I used my new Wink of Stella Clear Pen to add sparkle to the kites and their tails.  I popped up the sentiment.  The white cardstock was sponged with the Danube Blue ink to mimic the sky and add a little texture.  I debated putting on sequins, but rejected the idea because our grandson is not a fan of bling.

I'm entering these challenges:  Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes; Crafty Girls Challenges - #7 Anything Goes; and The Male Room - Little Boys and Babies.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Simple Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!  We have a lot to be grateful for as we celebrate with family and friends. Today I have a simple card, using a pre-made tag.  Everything is from my stash. The sentiment is CTMH. My husband and I sent this card to friends who had invited us to a lovely dinner in their home.  It was quick and easy.

I'm entering these challenges:  Crafty Creations Challenges #250 - Thank You; Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes; Make it Monday - Anything Goes.

Monday, November 25, 2013

613 Avenue Create #47 - Anything Goes - Option Create Your Own Challenge

Our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create is a fun one - Create Your Own Challenge using this chart:

Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used the cute Christmas Cupcake - Presents.  Here's my card:  I used Image, Paper Punch, Stickles (& Liquid Pearls), Sequins and Ribbon

I did quite a bit of paper piecing on this card. The cupcake wrapper and the frosting are paper pieced as are the two red bows on the green frosting and the red gift on the right side.  The ribbon on the cupcake wrapper has Christmas Red Stickles as do the bows on the frosting.  The sequins have Liquid Pearls in the centers.  I used a Fiskars Corner Punch for the decorative corners.  It's hard to see, but I also used a Jelly Roll pen to ad a bit of sparkle to the frosting and the ribbons on the presents on the cupcake.  The sentiment is from CTMH.

I'm entering these challenges:  Challenges 4 Everybody #34 - Anything Goes; Dream Valley Challenges #70 - CAS; and Brown Sugar Challenge #69 - Anything Goes.

We want to see what you make so come on over.  You can win 7 free digis from Bugaboo - how cool is that?!

Monday, November 18, 2013

For a Friend

Today I'm displaying a card I made for group I am in to present to a member.  I love this sentiment.  It's so uplifting.

Everything is from my stash.  The sentiment is from CTMH.  I'm entering these challenges:  The Paper Players - # 172 CAS with Leaves; Word Art Wednesday - #106 Anything Goes; Craftitude - #53 Anything Goes or Falling Leaves.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

613 Avenue Create #46-Anything Goes-World Peace Day

Today is World Peace Day so our Anything Goes Challenge option is to include the word peace or the peace symbol.  The DT has some great creations.  The fabulous  Rick St. Dennis is our sponsor this week.  And we are now on Facebook - how cool is that?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Anniversary Card

My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary.  This is the card I made him.  I tried something different, something I had never done before.  I made a background using Distress Inks.  I had everything I needed:  Distress Inks (various colors), blending tool and foam squares, and a craft mat.  Just ink up and blend, right?  Hold on, it was not as easy as the videos I had watched made it seem.  I threw away five attempts.  I wanted to evoke memories of our watching the sun set over the beach in Hawaii earlier this year.  My husband liked the card, and that's all that really matters.

I am entering these challenges:  Addicted to CAS - code word Anniversary; Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge - Got Ink; Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge - Keep it Clean and Simple.

I will have to try this technique again soon.  Hopefully, it won't be so hard next time.  And I do believe I need some new Distress Inks - LOL!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

613 Avenue Create #45-Anything Goes Optional Twist Holiday Thanks

Hi, Y'All!  Today's Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of Holiday Thanks - a Thank You or Hostess Gift.  Using our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, the DT has had fun creating some inspiration for you.  Enter the challenge and you could win 7 digis from Bugagoo! Here's my thank you card using AKV Turkey:

I colored this cute little turkey using Martha Stewart Markers.  Everything is from my stash.  I sponged Distress Tea Dye Ink around the image while it was still in the Nestabilities Oval die.  The sentiment is CTMH.  I used Martha Stewart Baker's Twine.

I'm entering these challenges:  My Sheri Crafts #123 - Fall/Thanksgiving; Brown Sugar Challenge #67 - Anything Goes; Craftitude #52- Anything Goes/Use Twine or String; Memas Crafts - Anything Goes - Option "Thanks".

Get crafty and make something!  We'd love it if you dropped off a project at our house.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge #44 - Anything Goes

Hi, Folks, today we have a plain old Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Just make whatever you want - no requirements.  This should be especially fun this time of the year - when you have lots of things to make and/or alter.  Our sponsor is the fab Rick St. Dennis.  Let your creative juices flow and get to work :)