Monday, September 19, 2016

Dragonfly Wings



I made this birthday card for my daughter in law based on the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie - Things With Wings.

 
 I am a big fan of dragonflies...and of bronze embossing powder...and of my new Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils Set 3 (Brick) which was one of my recent choices over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of Frilly and Funkie Blog Challenge, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as a random winner of one of their challenge gift certificates.  The Dragonfly Vine is from Stampendous, but may have unfortunately been discontinued.  The 'leaves' are from Prima and I've had them FOREVER, so they may be discontinued as well.  I've got to use up all my old stash so I can buy more!

Anyhow, I hope she likes her card...her birthday is the first of October and she loves Halloween so last year the card was totally Halloween inspired, hopefully this will have enough fall flair for her to enjoy!

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Know you're gettin' old...



This is a birthday card I made to go with the challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp 'At The Movies'.


When I read the theme, I immediately thought of the cute Charlie Chaplin stamp I purchased several years ago from Stampers Best.  The product showcased with this weeks theme is Spellbinders.  I thought about trying to make some gears look like an old film tin, then I thought of using the Deckled Rectangle die to imitate an old photograph. Then I began to think of a card I could use with that theme.  My oldest son is having a birthday soon and he's a non-traditional sort of guy...usually I try to add a Steampunk flair...but he does like black and he did purchase a vintage car at one point! So, I added the antique car from the Tim Holtz set, Visual Artistry, The Journey and the funny sentiment from Skipping Stones Design, You Know You're Gettin' Old Birthday set.  I hope he will enjoy his card and appreciate the time and thought that went into creating it...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - September


I wasn't quite sure how to approach this month's tag, I didn't have all of the supplies listed for the new technique, so my challenge was to reach a similar effect with what I had on hand.  I've also been trying recently to include what's been going on in my life each month with the 'theme' of my tag...Alaska cruise, wedding, eyes (cataracts)...so when hubby went fishing on Sunday I had a free day to play in my craft room and found myself thinking of 9/11.  So this is what I came up with for the 12 Tags of 2016 - September challenge.


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Monday, August 29, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - August


Well, it's hard to believe that August has come and gone so quickly.  We took a family trip to Alaska at the end of July into the first week in August, then a quick turn-a-round trip to Las Vegas where my son was married at the Chapel in the Clouds at the top of the Stratosphere.  So I decided to use the wedding as my theme for the Tim Holtz-12 Tags of 2016-August Challenge.

The wedding colors were red, black, and white...the wedding party wore black Converse tennis shoes (even the bridesmaids in their red dresses) and the bride and groom wore red Converse tennis shoes. I originally wanted to use light gray for my background, but found I didn't have any gray stain...so my red background looks slightly pink!

The Technique Remix challenge this month was to use a brayered stain background and a frameworks technique with various textures inside the die cut frame.  I reached way back into my stash (about 12 years maybe?) to use the metal tag about marriage...I knew I'd find the perfect use for it one day ( #craft hoarder!)

Anyhow, thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Reading your comments makes my day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Small World- Halloween Book




As I mentioned in my previous post, the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is to make or alter something small in a Shabby Chic or Vintage way.  At first when I thought of altering this little book, I was hesitant to use a Halloween theme since it is still 2 months away; but at the same time I was excited to use my new Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2, purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



The images in this set are small (about 1 1/2 x 2") so I gathered some old Halloween stamps to incorporate into my little book.  Halloween is actually one of the few holidays I decorate for and I now have an 'art niche' which the little book will fit into nicely in the little vignette.  I picked up the little blank book about 4 years ago in a dollar bin (had to search for it since the recent move!), and I'm embarrassed to say how little I've used some of these old stamps...a couple of the packages had not even been opened after about 5 years.



So, I made up 8 little 'pages' to start with and added them to the little blank book.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Small World-Small Gift




It's a Small, Small World over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is to make or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage way...this one isn't too vintage or shabby chic, so I started another project which I'll post later; but it was small so I decided to share anyhow.  I was recently given a wine stopper and the paper insert wasn't covered with any type of sealant so I decided to alter it as a gift for my neighbor who mentioned she needed a wine stopper!

 

  So I searched my stash for some 'small' stamp images to fit inside the 1 1/4" circle. 


I came up with a few oldies and was going to use the little hummingbird image (my neighbor does NOT like hummingbirds...in her previous neighborhood they were rampant and she always felt like she was being 'dive bombed' when she went out on her deck...insert me being sarcastic!)  Anyhow, my hubby liked the 'Enjoy' since after all it is intended for use as a wine stopper!  So I decided to use the hummingbird, attached to a Tim Holtz Fragments Charm, as a gift tag...and I was able to use my new Tim Holtz Mini Stencil to decorate the gift box... I was so happy with it I think I'll search for more wine stopper blanks to make as gifts!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

All Lined Up - Birthday


It's been a busy year for my middle son...engagement, wedding, new baby, and his birthday in about 10 days...so I thought this piece of old scrapbook paper would fit perfectly for his birthday card this year as well as for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie - All Lined Up.


This challenge is to 'think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids'.  As always the Frilly and Funkie Team has some awesome inspiration for the challenge...pop on over for a visit.