Sunday, September 29, 2019

Halloween Invitation

As much as I enjoy making cards, sometimes email is more practical.  That's why I LOVE Paperless Post.  They make great looking electronic cards.  We are having a Halloween party, and plan to invite more than 100 people.  Making that many invitations and managing the attendees requires more time than I have to spare. 

Paperless Post emails super cute invitations, tracks RSVPs, and even provides direction to the venue!!!

The "envelope":
I could have customized the stamp, but I thought it looked like Poe's Raven!

Here is the invite we are sending for the party:
What a fun, easy way to invite guests and keep track of who is attending!!

Color Throwdown

Love this week's inspiration:
May favorite combo for the holidays!

One snowflake is my shaker filled with silver glitter, navy, black, and white sequins.

Breast Cancer Awareness

I friend asked few card baskets me to make up a few card baskets for a breast cancer research fundraiser.  Here is one of the cards:

I used the Concord & 9th Hope Label die cut as a mask, stenciled the card with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, and used a We R Memory Keepers chomper to notch the corners.  I rarely make one layer cards, but I think this one works!  Sharing this with Time Out:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Tall and Slim

Paper Players has a sketch challenge this week:
My fall version:
Iridescent embossed vellum base, burlap paper for the center strip.  The large leaf is from a Lia Griffin project stack other cut from Spellbinder dies in iridescent papers.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Masculine Birthday

The challenge over at The Male Room is to make a project with an embellishment.  Considering that most embellishments are girly, it took a bit of thinking.
I started with a piece of heavy mirror paper, and embossed it with a Sizzix diamond plate folder.  I used very old Scraps of Time Walnut Ink Crystals semi dissolved in alcohol blending solution.  Even though I wore gloves, I am shocked and surprised) that my hands are NOT stained with the ink!!  I am a bit of a sloppy creator :).  I attached the sentiment with brads (my embellishments). 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Elegant Reindeer

I love working with metallic papers, almost as much as I hate trying to photograph them!
The navy is shimmer paper, the strips are glitter, and the reindeer is mirror.  I used a older EK Success border punch for the stars, and topped it off with a knotted silver ribbon.  Sharing this with the Try Stampin' On Tuesday's sketch challenge:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Peggy's Birthday - Also Known as Talk Like a Pirate Day!!

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day - and Peggy of PegBoard Crafts birthday!  Fits in perfectly with the Words 2 Craft By Ahoy There! challenge.
Cut this cutie from an old Cricut cartidge, sentiment from Fiskars.  Click HERE to play along with us through October 2!!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Beautiful Butterflies

The Card Concept has the following inspiration:
Such pretty colors!  Here are my Clean and Layered versions:
Two different looks, same die cut butterfly, same patterned paper, same rhinestones, same sentiment!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Fall!!

Not so much here is southwestern Ohio.  It has been 90 degrees+ for the past week :).  Fusion has the following challenge:
I made a lot of pretty trash working on this challenge.  Still unsure of my color combination.
DCWV burlap paper, stash ribbon.   Be sure to stop by Words 2 Craft By for our Ahoy Matey challenge!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Twofer Critters

The current challenge at Twofer
I used a cute dog die to create these:
Pop by our latest challenge at Words 2 Craft By for our Pirate challenge!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

W2CB #69 - Ahoy Matey

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and this month's Words 2 Craft By challenge plays right along!
The sailboat is from the SU! Swirly Bird set, paper from Carta Bella Ahoy There pad.  Please join us for our challenge through October 2!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Splish Splash

Just Us Girls is having a Wild Card challenge this week, with the prompt plash Something on It.  
I love the look of "flicking" ink to create a multi color background.  Adds the look of dimension without the bulk:
Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, and Lemon Twist inks.  I tried adding a few flowers, then sequins.  Nope, I liked it best plain!

Corner Fold Card

Or should I have called this post Corner Fold Card FAIL?!?!?   I wanted to make a Mary Engelbreit like card for a friend:
Not exactly my favorite!  But I did manage to do well enough to join in the Color Throwdown this week: