Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #48

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. Our challenge this week is everyone's favorite - Anything Goes. The background of this card was made from my Gelli Plate. I just got it a few weeks ago and I've had so much fun experimenting with it. I used some Dina Wakely paints and Dylusions Christmas stencils on this background. For the words I used Dina Wakely White Paint and a Tim Holtz Stencil. Then I added some Prima Wire Thread with three little bells from Stampin' Up.

***Also, Christmas Card Challenges is holding a Design Team Call. Just add a link to your blog if you are interested. Click here for more details.***

I'm excited to see what you come up with this week for this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, October 23, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Winner!! (2 days late- oops)

I'm posting today to announce the winner of my prize from the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event. I was supposed to post Tuesday, but I completely forgot. It's been a busy week. My winner is Denise Bryant. Congrats to Denise for winning my Halloween crafty items and thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Curtain Call Challenge - Burlap Banner

I made this card for the current Curtain Call Challenge - Burlap Banner. Of course, I was inspired by the burlap banner and that orange color in the middle panel. I just cut some burlap into triangles, then cut some decorative paper into slightly bigger triangles and glued them together to make the banner, The green jute string is from Tim Holtz. The patterned papers are all from the Studio Calico - South of Market paper pad. I made the bird from a Media Mixage die. I outlined the card and the bird with an orange Stamper's Big Brush Pen. Finally I added the letters to the banner. It's a simple card, but it was really fun to make and I like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's my card.


Christmas Card Challenges #47

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a photo inspiration challenge. I was inspired by the snow globe and the colors. I used my new Papertrey Ink Snow Globe Shaker Die. The trees are foam stickers I had in my stash and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The snowflake dies came with the snow globe and I added round dots of Stickles around them to look like snow. I'm can't wait to see what you come up with this week for this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here's my card. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. I can't believe today is the last day!!

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


For my Day 7 Project I'm sharing a card I made using lots of fun supplies. The papers and corner chipboard stickers are from We-R-Memory Keepers. The graveyard and ghost dies are from Memory Box and the stitched letter template is from a We-R-Memory Keepers Holiday Sew Easy Template. I've really been wanting to use that stitching stencil and I finally got a chance. I used very think Friendship Bracelet Thread I bought at Wal-Mart. The ghosts were cut out of white glitter paper. I outlined the gravestones and edges of the paper with a Gray Faber Castell Stampers Big Brush Pen. Thanks for stopping by all week and be sure to check back November 15 for our Thanksgiving Inspiration Blog Hop and December 1 we'll kick off our 3rd Annual 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event. Be sure to leave comments on all our blogs for chances to win some awesome crafty prizes!!



Friday, October 17, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


For my Day 6 Project I'm sharing a card I made using the Unity Fashionista stamp called Tabitha. I stamped the image and fussy cut it. Then, I colored it with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. I found this Happy Halloween sticker in my stash and thought it matched this card pretty well so I used it for the sentiment. I also added some Stickles to the little starts that are in the moon. The sparkly green paper is from the DCWV Halloween Stack. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 7 our last day!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


For my Day 5 Project I'm sharing a card I made using the Unity Halloween Bottle Cap stamp set. The paper are all from DCWV Halloween stack. This was a quick, easy and fun card to make. I just stamped several of the bottle cap images and a cut the out with a circle punch. Then I layered purple and black circles behind the images. I layered some paper for the background. I loved the sparkly green and thought the circle would pop off that bright green. Also, you can't really tell in the picture, but I adhered 3 of the bottle cap images to the card with foam tape so it had more dimension in person Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 6!

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


For my Day 4 Project I'm sharing a tag I made for a Halloween Prima Doll Stamp Tag Swap. I used a Julie Nutting Stamp set for Prima called Little Miss Witchy Poo. I used Distress Stains for the background and Dylusions gray spray ink for the web stencil. Then I covered the tag with Sparkle Glitter. It's very shiny in person. I paper pieced her outfit the bats and the pumpkin. Then I added Prima orange trim on the bottom and Tim Holtz tinsel trim on the top of the tag. I adhered the bats and the sentiment with foam tape. The papers are all from DCWV.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 5!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 



For my Day 3 Project I made a banner that says SPOOKY. I cut the triangles from chipboard and colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Stain. The I alternated stamping the Dylusions birds on each one. Finally, inked the edges. To make the circles I die cut two sizes of Sizzix circles in Halloween Papers from An Eerie Tale. To make the letters I painted them with black Gesso (they were zebra striped, I found them on clearance at Hobby Lobby) and then I covered them with Sparkle Mod Podge. I cut holes in the triangles and put black tulle through the holes to hang the banner. It was really fun and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 4!
 Here's a close-up. You can see how sparkly the letters are.
Here's how it looks on my fireplace. 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects 2014 - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


For my Day 2 Project I made a mixed media piece on wood. I found the wood at a home under construction in my neighborhood. I used a Tim Holtz mask for the witch and some thick modeling paste for the "frame" of black on the sides. I saw Limor Webber do something like the modelling paste frame in one of her art journals. That's what inspired me to used the modeling paste on the sides. I took some pictures as I made this. Check the out below if you are interested in how this piece was created. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 3!
 
 
 1. I started with a scrap piece of wood

2. Then I painted it with 3 coats of black gesso.

3. Then I put the Tim Holtz witch mask on it and put a layer of gesso on top.

4. Then I painted the background with Tim Holtz Distress Paints and painted the moon with Tim Holtz crackle paint.


5. Then I added the black modeling paste to the edges to make a frame.

6. The only thing left to do was take off the mask.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects 2014 - Day 1



Welcome to Day 1 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 


On my card I used various Halloween dies from Papertrey Ink - Happy Spooky Halloween Stamp set and die, Candy Corn Collage Die, and Tricky Trio Die Collection. I used black Archival ink from Ranger and I colored the yellow pieces with a Yellow Copic Marker. The papers are all from Papertrey ink. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 2!
 





Christmas Card Challenges #46

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have another color challenge. To start I colored with my Neo Color Watercolor crayons and then blended the strokes with a water brush. I used an Brush Stroke Word dies from Papertrey ink for the sentiment with gold paper and the holly is a Martha Stewart Punch. I added Stickles to the berries. It was a quick and fun Christmas card! Check out the picture below for you color inspiration.  I'm excited to see what you come up with this week for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the inspiration photo:


Here's my card.




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Avery Elle Tag Challenge

I recently bought a few new stamp sets and dies from Avery Elle. I just love making fall items so this acorn and these leaves were perfect for me. I used inks and papers from Papertrey Ink, the tag die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the background of the tag was wiped up from one of my many spray ink projects. I used 2 Avery Elle stamps sets Thankful and Modern Leaves. I also used the Avery Elle Modern Leaves Elle-ments Dies. To make the ribbon I colored Tim Holtz trim with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and wrinkled it up. I'm entering this into the current Avery Elle Challenge #17 Tags. Thanks for stopping by!!




Sunday, October 5, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #45

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. Our challenge this week is to "Layer it Up" meaning to make a card with lots of layers. A while ago I bought this large Jolee embellishment on sale at Michaels. It has lots of layers that give it depth and dimension. To add a little more depth I layered the background papers and the sentiment panel. The sentiment words are EAD Stickers. I inked the edges of the sentiment panel with a chalk ink edger. The Kraft Paper is from Papertrey Ink and the green and red are Stampin' Up.  I can't wait to see what you come up with this week for this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair Friday

I made this card using a Unity stamp set called Halloween Greetings. To make the background I rubbed some Distress inks on a craft mat, sprayed with water and placed the paper on it. I cut out the witch and colored her with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. I stamped the witch on the panel and then adhered her on top of the stamp. Then I stamped the sentiment stamp beside her. I also inked the edges and mounted the card front to a black card base. I'm linking my card up today to the Unity FWF Friday Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 - Ribbon, Twine and Fibers



It's time for our 5th Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!1 This month our challenge is to use Ribbons, Twine or Fiber in your Mixed Media Project. Our sponsor is May Arts and they are generously offering 3 full spools of fall inspired ribbon to our lucky random winner. 

This month I made a Halloween canvas. I colored the background with different paints in halloween colors of orange, green, purple and black. I used some stencils and stamps and made sure to cover the sides. I used the spider web stencil designed by Mona Pendleton for My Favorite Things as a main accent. I sprayed adhesive and covered the web with black glitter. I used some gold glitter on the Time Holtz 31 silver numbers and attached them to the canvas with small black brads from Stampin' Up. I also stamped a Tim Holtz spider on the bottom of the "1" in Ranger archival black ink. 

I had a bag of glittered Halloween shapes from K&Company that I used for the haunted house, spiders, skulls and accents on the word tiles. I added some black ink and goggley eyes to the spider. To make the word tiles I painted some Tim Holtz grungeboard shapes with Distress Crackle paint in Peeled Paint and then rubbed Distress Stain in Tea Dye on the tiles. The letters are Tim Holtz grungeboard letters that I covered with a mixed purple blend of Stickles. On the bottom of the canvas I added a black web-like trim from May Arts and on top of it I added the gold mesh from May arts (see bottom picture for a close up). I love the texture these fibers add to the canvas. 

This canvas was so fun to make. I hope you are inspired to make something really cool this month. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!




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