It's time to start another week and things have cooled down a little bit here in Iowa. I've started working on a few holiday/winter cards and lucky for me this weeks challenge at The Outlawz included 'Shine'
My card features a birch tree and deer die from Taylored Expressions. I love both of these dies and they make such an impact.
A very simple card that just required a few layers, a sentiment and a bow.
I hope you go over and visit The Outlawz blog and see what the DT's have shared on the Greetings Team.
This week also is an 'Anything Goes', so go for it!
This weeks challenge is HIMCR #121 - Use a Critter! This can be a stamped image, a digi image, a cut out image, any Critter! A cuddly critter, a crawly critter, a flying critter, any critter!
I got to use one of those favorite Critter stamps from Mo Manning. I love these images and this little guy was just what I needed for today's challenge. So is he a Porcupine or a Hedgehog? Not sure but he works!
I thought the sentiment was perfect.
You must stop over at HIMCR and check out the other projects from the talented Design Team.
You have until Saturday, November 2nd at 2AM Pacific time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR121.
The giveaway this week is a Wildlife Crciut Lite Cartridge!
I'm off to Craft with a group of ladies today at our Meet-Up group, so maybe I can post a few pictures later.
Have you ever looked at an image and you knew exactly how you wanted to color it?
Well, that's what happened to me when I saw this Kenny K girl. I knew she was going to have red hair, then I planned her clothes. I have some Washi Paper 12 X 12 sheets so that's what I used for the black and white background. I picked out a couple more DP and some bling to finish her off.
Well it's time for another Challenge at Hobbycutz and this week we want to see anything but a card . You can make a home decoration, scrapbook page, gift item, so that certainly opens it up for many things.
Today I decided to feature a gift bag that you can make using 2 pieces of double sided paper. I started with matching 12 X 12 sheets. I used a paper that would coordinate with my fun Snowman image.
I used 4 Hobbycutz pieces to make a frame for the image. I chose another paper to make a border for the top of the bag using a Martha Stewart punch. I added the paper bow, and it's ready for a gift.
Here are the instructions for each piece of paper
(if anyone wants these instructions please email me and I will send you the file. It keeps turning tot a black square!?!?)
Score each sheet as shown on diagram and make the cuts per instructions.
Fold along all scored lines.
Fold 2” flap along top in opposite direction.
Assemble bag by interlocking scored lines along
sides and bottom.
Adhere side flaps and
Punch holes on the side to add a ribbon handle, you can also use a paper handle or no handle at all.
Embellish and finish as desired.
This is my first post today, so be sure to check back a little later for round two!
Happy Saturday! We have a really fun challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room and another great giveaway for you this week!
Here is my card for the week. I love this Greeting Farm Image and this Graphic 45 paper I used. It has been designed on a step card base just to give some dimension. I have colored my image using Copic Markers, any surprise??
The challenge is HIMCR #120 - Color It! Time to get out those markers, Copics, color pencils, chalks, crayons, whatever!
The giveaway this week is going to be a Set of 3 Copic Markers - A Color Fusion Set! The winner will get to choose from set 1, 3, 5, or 6. These are great to either add to your collection or just getting started.
Hop on over to the HIMCR blog and read more about this great prize.
Well the chill has set in and it was a cold and dreary day here in Iowa. This is supposed to be the peak weekend to see the beautiful colors of the leaves in our area, so I'm sure the highways will be busy and the camera's will be snapping those pictures.
I put together a quick card to share using Tim Holtz blueprint stamps, it focuses on the leaves and acorns.
I colored with Copic Markers and then used several colors of Distress Inks to add shading.
Doing a little cleaning before I tackle this weeks projects and I started this card with a piece of paper I altered a couple of weeks ago. I started with a beige woodgrain paper from Amuse' Studios. Using a basic resist method I stamped the swirl background stamp with clear embossing compound then started layering Distress Inks to achieve the color I wanted. Having the black modern leaf and some border papers left from a project ,I just started putting it all together. Finally I added the black ribbon and the flowers.
A little bling in the middle from Frecked Fawn. The Dream sentiment is from black letter brads.
Very basic, simple card but I hope it inspires you to pick up a few pieces and see what you get.
Well I told you the other day that I've been working with my many HoneyPop stamps to see if I could find different ways to use them.
Well I pulled out this fun Squirrel set and started playing.
So this is the front of the card. I decided to make the Honey Comb Acorn the center of the card. Adding a few fun layers of scrap to the base. I stamped all the images from the set and stamped several extra small acorns. I took the opportunity to use several of my favorite Amuse' Studio papers and the large banner thats been in my stash for a few weeks.
I rarely do anything to the inside of my cards, as I like to keep them clean and simple. Well, this time I had several images left after I stamped and colored them all, so I added them to the inside.
I love this little squirrel. He would normally holding the Honey Comb acorn, but he works just fine holding the other one I colored.
This is my card for the week and I used the great striped buttons and the fabulous yellow metal flower from my goodie pack. I came up with my card by cleaning off my desk, I had 5 Design Team cards due in one week and I had a great stash on my desk. I must admit that it was a very MESSY stash, but GOOD. I picked the flower ribbon with the great colors and then just gathered several fun papers. I do have a problem with throwing stuff away, so I always have scraps laying around.
If you know me very well, and follow my blog. this challenge is right up my alley.
Love the way the card turned out and I hope you go over to the HIMCR blog and check out the fantastic projects from my fellow DT members. Very talented group.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend.
For some reason I have my weeks mixed up and I wasn't really supposed to have a DT project ready, but I guess I just wanted to get a head start on Christmas decorating.
So today I have a wire Christmas tree to show you.
My sister and I saw a tree something like this several years ago at CHA and I have been looking for the supplies to make it. The original tree was bigger and had a pre-made wire tree base. I have not been able to find anything close, so I decided to take a stab at making my own wire tree.
Well, it worked and I would make another one with a few modifications.
I hot glued the wool felt balls onto the wire base and then wired the little jingle bells to the tree. Not sure I would use the jingle bells again, but might consider some sequins?
Hope this inspires you to hop over to Creative Corner and see the other DT inspirations.
Join us this week with your 'Anything But' creation.
Ok, so I must say that I had a great time making this card. I have a drawer of Inky Antic HoneyPop stamps. I used to teach a class at my local scrapbook store until it closed. I used these stamps all the time for the HoneyPop classes and also for some basic Copic Marker instruction.
I have been trying to find various ways to use these products other than a normal card, so today I have a step card to offer.
Now since there's a pie on my card, I have a card recipe for you today
This morning our fearless leader at HIMCR posted the Design Team Introductions. We have returning members and new members on the team. I must admit when I read the news I was shocked to see that Laurie is offering a GREAT prize for those who make comments on our blogs.
She is such a giver and here's a snippet from her message:
All you have to do is
visit each of the DT blogs, leave a comment, and then go back here and post
ONE comment on this post letting me know you did!
How about a Cricut
The winner, chosen
randomly, will get to choose from:
Robot Party Events
Space Party Events
Paper Play Project
If we have enough
response I might even choose more than one winner! So be sure and tell your
friends and/or post about our little surprise blog hop!
You will have until next
Wednesday afternoon to get your commenting done and get entered! I will
announce the winner or winners Wednesday night, October 16th!
I always know that fall is right around the corner when I start seeing all the Lady Bugs. They start to hang around outside and even manage to make it inside. I think they are catching a ride with the dog.
Today I want to feature this Mo Manning image that reminds me of this time of year.
Now this little bug is way too cute and I love how the card turned out.
This is World 'SMILE' week and we want to share it with you over at The Outlawz.
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. - Unknown
A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose. - Tom Wilson
When I started to make this card I knew I wanted to use the Smile sentiment stamp, but needed to find just the right image. I decided to look at my digital files and came up with this image from Alicia.
The paper is from My Mind's Eye - 'Notable'
I have several images from Alicia and they are so much fun to work with.
Hop over to The Outlawz and see all the inspiration from the Design Team.
I wanted to share a Halloween card that I made. It was a lot of fun to make and I just pulled some scrap to make this card. It's a tri-fold type and overlaps a small amount in the middle. I used the Cuttlebug Haunted House embossing folder and then distressed the front with Ranger Distress Ink, finishing of with the Martha Stewart fence stamp. The tombstone sentiment is from Inkadinkado
When you open the card you see the mummy which is a die from Sizzix .It took many cuts and you will have a few left over parts, but it was worth all the work. I finished up the inside using some leftover stick-on sayings of "trick or treat" or "happy halloween".
I hope you enjoy the card and have a fun Halloween. ~
It's already October and I just don't know where my September went. I believe the weather has played a big part in my lack of realization that fall is here. I've still been picking tomatoes and wearing short in the 80 degree heat, but believe that will change this weekend.
I want to share a Zentangle pumpkin that I colored and then created a basic card for fall.
Just a reminder that this Saturday is World Card Making day and hopefully you will take part in some way.
I'm sure there will be many organized events and blog hops, so consider treating yourself to a crafting day.