Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Modeling Paste Card

Today's card marks something totally new for me. I have been seeing beautiful cards made with different brands of embossing paste and stencils. I finally got some modeling paste from Michael's - made by Artist Loft (Michael's house brand). I decided to give it a try because it's a lot less expensive than the other brands around.  It comes in a tube rather than a jar. Also, it's off white rather than white. But I decided to give it a try anyway.

I was really happy with the results. I didn't get it totally even, but I think that adds to the charm. I layered two die cut flowers and added some hand cut leaves. I popped a sequin onto the flower and a placed a bit of glitter glue in the sequin's center. Then I stamped and heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on vellum - stamping on vellum is also new for me. I will come back later and enter some challenges.

Edited to enter these challenges:  Stamplorations August Challenge - Stamps/Die Cuts; PDE Linky Party #17 - Metal Dies or Punches; and The Cutting Edge #8 - I was inspired by the white background and flowers on Kay's card.

Monday, August 25, 2014

613 Avenue Create #86-Anything Goes-Option Post-It Notes

This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has a really fun option to our Anything Goes theme - create a Post-It Note holder!! The DT ladies have really outdone themselves. Be sure to check them out. Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps, All Dressed Up, and Di's Digi Stamps. Have a great day crafting :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pinwheel Time

Hi, there! I have another card today, and I'm so happy to be able to post it. Our house phone and internet were down for 4 days this week due to a lightning strike. I was lost without the internet. I am so glad things are back on track now. I made this card a few days ago.

The DP is from scraps from my stash. Using plain scrap cardstock, I hand cut a 4 inch (I think) square to make my pinwheel. Then I stamped the background on one side of the paper using a CTMH stamp. I cut towards the middle from each corner. When it came to gluing it down in the middle, I couldn't (and still can't) find my glue dots. Fortunately, I had some excellent liquid glue and got it done. I just hope those darn glue dots would show up soon...For some reason the sentiment (also CTMH) is showing as pink in the photo,but it's stamped in the same orange ink that I used on the pinwheel. Go figure...

I think pinwheels were a big rage a while back, but I never made one then. I can be slow to catch on to trends - LOL!

I'm entering these challenges:  Addicted to CAS #45- Geometric; Sister Act #71 - Anything Goes; and Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

613 Avenue Create #85 - Anything Goes

Hey, Crafty Friends! Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with no option. So just let your creativity take you anywhere it wants to go. We know you've got some amazing projects to show us. Stop by and check out winners from last week also. Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Sunshine

Hi, there. Today's card is representative of a sunny Summer day in Georgia, or anywhere, for that matter.

The clouds and sun are a Pink Paislee stamp that I won as blog candy from Mema's Crafts quite some time ago. The tree is CTMH. I fussy cut all the images and grounded the tree with some Baker's Twine.  All papers are from my stash. I think it's kind of cute and fun - quick and easy, too!

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Summer; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August; Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog - Summer Holidays or Create a Scene; and Mema's Craft's August Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Shape Card

I'm trying to stretch myself with my cardmaking so today I decided to make another shape card.  I looked at some of my Cricut cartridges to see what caught my eye. I decided on the CTMH Artiste cart and made this neat spool of thread shape card:

Everything is from my stash. The DP is from CTMH and so is the sentiment. I thought the DP sort of looked like multi-colored thread. I cut it twice at 5 inches and glued the two together at the top to make my card. It will fit into a standard A2 envelope. I'm not sure who will get it, but I have several friends and family members who sew...

I'm entering these challenges:  Brown Sugar #107 - Anything Goes; Sister Act Challenge #70 - Anything Goes; Virginia's View Challenge #6 - Shape Card; and Stamplorations August Challenge - Stamps and Die Cuts.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Boot Shape Card

A friend gave me the template for this boot card a while back. I traced it and hand cut it - quick and simple.

The picture is not the best, there are shadows because it's overcast today. Also, I did get a little crease at the top right somehow between making the card and taking the picture. This was the last of the gold paper I had so I didn't try to remake it. I like the texture of the paper. Everything is from my stash. I wouldn't mind owning a real boot like this - check the low heel - LOL!!

I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge - Shape Card; Mema's Crafts - August Challenge Anything Goes; and Sisters of Craft - August Challenge Anything Goes.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

613 Avenue Create #84-Anything Goes-Option Sights, Sounds, Smells or Tastes of Summer

 Good morning, Friends! Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create today is Anything Goes with the Option to show us the Sights, Sounds, Smells or Tastes of Summer.  What makes you think of summer - is it the smell of rain? The taste of sweet watermelon? The sight of a gorgeous sunset? The sound of children laughing and playing? We'd love to see your interpretation.

Click over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration - and to meet two new team members. You might also find out that you won last week.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

For Two Brothers

Hello, Friends. Sadly, I needed sympathy cards for two brothers - friends of my husband since their teen years. Their mother passed away. They live in different states so I created and sent them the same card.

The lighthouse stamp is from Our Daily Bread (Light of the World). I used a Nestie to cut it out. It's stamped in CTMH Chocolate ink. I sponged the image and the CTMH sentiment with ink, but I'm not sure which ink I used. All card stock is from my stash.

I'm entering a few challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; Word Art Wednesday #143- Anything Goes; Sister Act Challenge #68 - Anything Goes; Our Daily Bread - Sponging or Stencils; Mema's Craft - August - Anything Goes

I hope your day is a good one.