Sunday, June 12, 2016

Father's Day

The Male Room Challenge this time around is Father's Day. 
McGill tag punch, older SU! alphabet, DCWV paper embossed with Sizzix Diamonds texture plate, the "Day" is a Sweet Stamps partial sentiment.  The grey suede strip was too thick for mailing, so I ran it through my Big Shot - problem solved!

Rainbow Die Cutting

I am playing along with the Rainbow Challenge via my Words 2 Craft By compatriot Sybrina.  I love the dies to cut rainbows, but one just isn't in the budget right now.  I started wondering, could I get the same effect with my circle dies?  It took a bit of trial and error, but I am happy with the results.  And the price was right!!!

My Spellbinder dies weren't quite large enough, so I used my slightly larger Sizzix set, and taped the circles together to cut the arches.  The rainbow isn't stitched, but I am happy with the result.  The clouds were cut on my KNK, and the clouds on the background were embossed with a Darice folder.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Color Throwdown 396

This the inspiration image and my version:

Darice Cake Layers, Unity sentiment heat embossed, DCWV patterned paper. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cards In Envy - No Girls Allowed

The current challenge over at Cards in Envy is "No Girls Allowed"
This is my first attempt at two color stamping with my home made CD case stamp positioner.  I am quite pleased with the results!  SU! Lovely as a Tree, Paper Studio patterned paper, We R Memory Keepers washi tape. 

Come play along with our New Beginnings challenge over at Words 2 Scrap By!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Words 2 Craft By June Challenge!!!!

This month at Words 2 Craft By, our inspiration phrase is:

This is the beginning, of anything you want.

Quite appropriate for my family, as we have FOUR (yes, 4!) graduations this spring!  Two nieces from Ohio State, our nephew from the University of Kentucky, and our son from high school.

I have been quite absent from card making and blogging, preparing for and celebrating all of these new beginnings.  But I have still been crafting - scrapping memories for our son.

I made an 8 x 8 album with just his first day of school and his school pictures.  This simple page is my favorite.  Wow.  I think I blinked.  My little boy is now a man!!

So what beginnings are you celebrating?  Share them with us at Words 2 Craft By through July 6! 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Red, White, and Blue

I have 3 friends and a brother with Flag Day birthdays.  Strange coincidence!!  I always make a flag themed card for my brother because he hates sharing HIS day LOL. 
Older EP paper die cut into circles, background embossed with Assorted Stars, Unity sentiment.  I am sharing this with the Can You CASE It Red White and Blue challenge. 

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for the latest Words 2 Craft By challenge!!!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards is a new-to-me challenge blog, and their newest challenge spoke to me. 
Here is my CAS response:
Embossing, die cut (negative space in the middle), and ribbon.  Add a button in for good measure!!!

The embossed layer is thanks to Diana for being such a good shop by phone friend.  A whole package of these in different colors for 50 cents!!!!  Way to shop!!  I am slowly getting back into cardmaking after track season and graduation.  Just a few more track meets this season (Ohio state meet Saturday 6/4).  Bittersweet, I love those kids and will miss these times.  No one tells you when your children graduate, you lose that connection to their teammates and their families.  :(

Check back with us on Wednesday for the latest Words 2 Craft By challenge!!

Baby You're a Firework!

The Shopping Our Stash challenge this week is to use one of the four elements - earth, wind, fire, air. 
I had this old scrap of DCWV paper, and wanted to play with some different embossing powders.  I used a Ranger embossing pen and embossed clear on the blue bursts, red on the red bursts, and silver on the white bursts.  I took the picture with a flash, so the shine would show. 

This Wednesday starts the new Words 2 Craft By challenge - be sure to play along with us!!