Happy Birthday - Birthday Stencil

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I have a birthday card to share with you today.  The front of this card is a Poppystamps die, which is called "Happy Birthday background'. This is a really cool die, you can cut the die out using a cuttlebug or a big shot, the die cuts pretty good, but I used a shim.  I used scraps of paper, cut them in pieces and put them in the back of the words.  After I  put the paper in the back of the words,  I put a border around the stencil and added it to the card.  I added a few sequins on the card.  This is a great die to have, check out the Poppystamps site if you like this die.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back soon, I will have another creation soon.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 - Sketch with a Twist

Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome bloggers to Challenge #6 of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and was able to spend time with family.  I had a wonderful day with my family, we all went to Sunrise service and spent the rest of the day enjoying each other. 

Challenge 6 is to use this sketch below to make your project.  It does not have to be a layout, you can rotate it or resize it to make a layout, a card or canvas, whatever your heart desires.

I have created a frame by Kaisercraft, the frame is the shape of a Polaroid.  The picture on my project is my mother with several generations of her grandchildren.  The two smallest girls in the picture are my mother's great-grandchildren and my grandchildren.  I loved creating this project, I stuck with the theme of a polariod picture and used several embellishments mostly by fancy pants-Ephemera Pack that I had been hoarding for a while.  The paper I used to cover the frame is Stampin Up's - DSP "I am Me".  I covered the edges with washi tape by Stampin Up "Epic Day This & That".  So, let's see what you can create using this sketch.  I don't know about you, I love creating projects from sketches.  Some are more challenging than others, but they are fun!  Get out your hoard and start working on something.  

This is a side view of the frame.

Below is the list of design team members.  Check out their blogs to see their beautiful projects.They are very talented and do beautiful work.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.

I forgot to mention one talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Hampton Art! The GoGo Crafter Rolling Tote is collapsible, allowing it to be shipped and stored flat. It comes with two wheels and a sturdy retractable handle for transporting. It also has interior dividers that are adjustable and removable, two interior pockets, three exterior side pockets for supplies, and a zippered front area. This tote can hold enough items for an evening crop or be a helpful "companion" at trade shows or expos. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great week.  Get busy and post your project at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  

How You Doin'? - Avery Elle Challenge #4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

How you doin' Bloggers,

I am back again today to share a card I made for the AEI♥U (Avery Elle) Challenge .  The challenge is to make a card using  water color.  I used their "Simply Said Hello Die" and the "Simply Said Hello Stamp Set".  How many of you watch Wendy Williams talk show?  I do and when she comes out she says, "How you doin'!"  So when I saw this saying I just had to use it.  Maybe I will mail it to her!

Thanks again for stopping by.  I will be back soon with something creative!

Challenge 4

Stamps: Avery Elle Simply Said Hello Stamp
Ink: Versafine, SU Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Paper: SU Certainly Celery and watercolor paper
80 and110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn sequins, Tim Holtz water brush

Get Well Soon - Newton's Nook Designs Challenge

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I hope you enjoyed today!  It was a beautiful 79 degrees here today and we are expecting a beautiful weekend, by Sunday it will be in the 80's.  

I am playing along with Newton's Nook Designs - Inky Paws Challenge #8 sketch challenge.  I am just under the wire in joining, but I wanted to share my card.  I used the Spring Showers stamp set.  It is so versatile, I used the stamp set as a get well card, but you can use it for a baby shower or even thank you card.  

Thanks for stopping by, if you like my card, please leave a comment, if you enjoy my blog, please follow me.  Come back again soon!

Here is my take on the Inky Paws Challenge:

 (inside of the card)

Stamps: Newton's Nook Design Spring Shower
Ink:  Momento and copic
Paper:  Fancy Pants "Be You" 6x6 pad
110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  MFT Circles

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #5 - Pick a Stamp

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #5.   This month Hampton Art is our sponsor.  Hampton Art was founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit their Website.

This months challenge is to use a stamp as your focal image/word art.  Go into your hoard and start stamping something and share it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  One lucky winner will win this craft bag to put all your hoard in!  Please note, the items in the bag are NOT included.  You have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge closes April 20th at midnight PT.

Here is my creation for this challenge.  

I am crossing my fingers that Spring has finally gotten here.  Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back soon to visit.   Make sure you visit the Design Team below and check out what they have to share!  Please leave some love if you love their creations.   

Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
Ginny Nemchak

Stamps: Hamption Art - "Love and Joy"
Ink:  VersMark and Detail Black embossing powder
Paper:  G45 Little Darlings, SU Boarding Blue, 
110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  Spellbinder Labels 9, SU butterfly punch,
Want2 scrap nestablings, Hampton Art glitter brads and sequins

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