Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Rainbow Connection....

I have been seeing a video on Facebook and Pinterest about a rainbow Spirograph doodle.  When the Can You Case It Rainbow of Color Challenge came out Sunday, I knew I had to try it!!  I tried to post their inspiration image, but kept getting http errors.  Sorry CYCI!

I LOVE THIS!!!!  My dear friend Annette gifted me with her kids' old set, and I have had much fun playing with them.  Thanks, Annette!!  I used some fun Papermate gel pens to make the doodle.  I die cut and layered it on some embossed paper, added twill tape, a jewel, and done!  The blue paper is very glossy, and works well with the rhinestone center.  If you decide to play around with one of these, plan to either punch out the center, or add a jewel.  The ink will smear, and the centers never come out clean! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jingle Belles Christmas Bells

This week's challenge over at the jingle belles is Christmas Bells. 
While I love working with metallic paper, I hate photographing it!!  MFT letter dies, Sizzix bell.  Love the embossed snowflake paper with the shades of blue snowflakes, really sets off the letters and ribbon. 

Happy Fall!

I love fall, the football, the leaves, the evening chill.  I just try to forget that winter isn't far behind.  Cards In Envy is celebrating fall this week!
Darice Tree Trunks embossing folder with heavily sanded Core'dinations paper and TPC Studio sentiment. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Big B!

The Fusion challenge looks like this: 
Here's my version:
 I love this payout, and the colors were cool, too!  B for BDay or Bobbi, whatever you decide :)!  Paper Studio teal paper layered on a grey card base.  Same grey paper used in the horizontal element and the  monogram layering.  Gold letter cut in gold foil with my Zing.  Happy dance!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hospitality Pineapples

Always Playing with Paper has a photo inspiration this week:
I don't know about you, but pineapples always make me think about the warmth and generosity of visiting a friend. 
Painted Thanks and Friend from Catherine Pooler's Lovely Notes.  I layered the Paper Studio foiled paper with orange and metallic gold. 

One in a Million!

The Male Room Challenge #44 is Star Trek or Other Space Series
This sure doesn't look like much, but there is a lot going on here!  Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire inking, Garden Floral Stencil from Memory Box with Viva glitter-paste.  I'm sending this to my son, a college freshman needing a little encouragement. 

Butterfly with Stitched Flourishes

This week's code word at Addicted to Clean and Simple is STITCHED!

I used an old Bazzill Basics piercing template, and stitched the flourishes with twisted green twine.  The butterfly die cuts are from Spellbinders and the wings are popped up, the sentiment from Above Rubies Studio. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Die Cuts, No Stamping

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to create a project using die cuts, but not using any stamps.
Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Cuttlebug sentiment.  Check back on Wednesday for a new challenge from Words 2 Craft By!

Friday, September 16, 2016

What's That You Say?

This week's challenge from the Mod Squad is, What's That You Say?, to use a sentiment as your focal point.
 I love the soft grey ink, card base, and sequins.  Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky Distress Ink. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Dimension and Bling

I tried this one a few times, and am not entirely happy with the outcome, but I can live with it!  :)
I don't often make square cards, but this wreath panel screamed for one!  I stamped the Lovely Notes wreath in Venetian Orange and Sepia, then embellished with gold, silver, and copper nail heads.  I die cut the Thanks 3x in gold and pumpkin, edged the panel with gold leaf, and popped it up with dimensionals.  I added the rhinestone leaves to the corners for balance.

I'm sharing this one with CAS-ual Fridays!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem....

The Jingle Belles prompt is Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - use at least one building on the card.
Neat & Tangles Winter Wishes stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed in silver, and inked in Stormy Sky Distress Ink and CTMH Smoky Plum.  The snowflake paper is also heat embossed in clear.  The shaker is filled with silver and white beadies.