Friday, September 29, 2017

Frankl Loyd Wright

Hello crafty friends, 

My Sister-In-Law gave me this stamps set years ago.  I love it, but never really used it.  I displayed it in my office more as a design element.  The Cardz 4 Guyz - Architecture Challenge #179 is the perfect reason to dust it off and use it on a card... this card:

I kept the cards colors very soft and light, because I wanted all the building on it and knew it would be a busy card.  A little washi tape at the right top corner to cover a weird white space created by my panel placement was all the embellishment I added to this card. 

Here's the stamp set I used:

Thanks for stopping bye and wish me luck in the challenge :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #74

Hello crafty friends,

For Scrapy Land's Challenge #74,  I'm continuing my Halloween  2017 Series with this card:

Which was really quick and easy.  I started by sponging a 5x5 piece of card stock with distress oxide ink (orange) and then sponging on some distress ink (black) using a Tim Holtz spider web stencil.  I die cut a fishtail banner, inked it and stamped my caption.  Placed the banner on my card on foam tape for dimension.  Next I die cut those cute spiders (paper spiders are the only kind of spiders I like).  I die cut them from purple card stock first, but they like them on this background, so ended up die cutting them again from black card stock and just stacking them for a little extra dimension.   I hand drew their web string and added a dot of nuvo drop.   I mounted the panel onto a 5.5x5.5 card and using a black glitter marker went around the edge of the panel for extra interest.

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Until next time... take care.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Encouragement Squad - Sept 2017

Hello crafty friends,

I love the strong deep colors of our inspiration board for this month:

I reached for my go to flower stamp set, the Pretty Posies (I can't stop using this set) and with lots of masks (the dies makes creating masks soooo easy) on hand I started stamping the one of the flowers. I wanted two rows of each color (red, orange, yellow) and a little room at the bottom for my sentiment.  I also masked the edges of my card panel for a clean finished look.  I used zig brush markers to make the centers of the flowers bolder.  As a finishing touch I placed matching card stock behind my card front panel.

Thank you for stopping bye today.  Please consider submitting a card to this month's challenge.  Until next month... take care.  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Sept 2017

Hello craft friends,

It's time for your reminder from the CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement Squad to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for September's Encouragement Challenge!  Until tomorrow... take care. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Booyah Halloween Card #1

Hello crafty friends,

I finally broke the seal on my Lawn Fawn Booyah stamp set.  It just took a little prompting from some Facebook friends :)

I started with a Distress Ink Oxides "watercolored" card background panel onto which i stamped some of the smaller elements from the stamp set.  Next I die cut a spider web from a very old die Quickutz die.  I gave my ghosts (also colored with the same Distress Ink Oxides) witches hats and arrange them onto the spider web with dimensional tape.  I added Wink of Stella to the web and the ghost.

I now have stamped and colored several more ghosts for a couple of more cards with this set.  Until next time... take care.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #73

Hello crafty friends,

For Scrapy Land's Challenge #73, I created two Halloween tags.  I love Halloween and all things Fall, so I started playing with my Fall and Halloween stamps and dies last weekend.

Tag 1, started with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater die.  Don't be fooled by the name... this sweater die is not just for Christmas.  The die set comes with the small reindeer and snowflake dies that you can cut and embellish your sweater with, but when it comes to decorating your sweater your options are wide open.

This photo is hiding a secret... I made the sweater into a folded tag...

by placing my the fold of my folded black card stock just under the top cutting edge of the sweater die (the neck cuff), I was able to create a folded shaped tag.  I die cut a white sweater and trimmed off the arms and cuffs for a place to write my greeting.  I die cut another sweater from Halloween pattern paper for the front.  I glued the folded sweater tag to a couple offset tags, added some ribbons and Nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

Tag 2 will make you screen... I used Cheery Lynn's Whimsical Spider dies, die cutting them out of grey felt for added texture.

Once again I created a folded tag.  Placed five of the spiders on the front, and the widest spider on the inside.  The front of the tag I colored with distress oxide inks.  The green eyes on the spiders are Nuvo Drop Apple Green.

Thanks for stopping bye for a look at my Halloween tags.  Please join us for this challenge.  You have until Sept  to submit your projects.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tricks & Treats Halloween Jar Card

Hello crafty friends,

I hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend.  For us Labor Day weekend is already a fun one... I had a Labor Day (9/4) baby 17 years ago, so there's always a birthday party to look forward to.

Moving on to today's card... a Halloween one...

with a process video :)

Enjoy and thanks for stopping bye.