Sunday, January 31, 2016

Love makes the world go 'round - Tag

Hubby and I aren't too into Valentine's Day celebrations, our anniversary is in January and we've just never felt the need to do much for Valentine's Day so I really didn't need a card.  But, I love a challenge, and I've had this cute gear heart stamp from Technique Tuesday for quite a while and haven't had an occasion to use it much so I decided to try my hand at another tag.

I enjoyed the Tim Holtz January Tag Challenge so much that I wanted to try it again and it fits in perfectly with the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie: Enjoy Your Embossing I heat embossed the Heart with Versamark and Red Embossing Powder, then I embossed a Spellbinders Metal Sheet in a bronze color with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Frilly and Funkie-Enjoy Your Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tim Holtz 2016 January - Inspire Creativity

This is my first attempt for the Tim Holtz 'Tags' Challenges. In hindsight I would have added a little more detail to the 'chalked' portion of the tag, but I did enjoy experimenting with the techniques provided in this challenge.  I'm looking forward to the February challenge!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

A friend is...

"A friend is someone who sings your heart's song back to you when you have forgotten the words."

This post began as a challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Best FriendsI have a very dear friend who has faced many challenges the last couple of years and her birthday happens to be next week, so this is perfect for her.

When I chose the sentiment for this card I realized it would also fit in with the Frilly and Funkie Challenge-Sing.  Here is a shot of the entire card.

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You are my Sunshine

This is a slightly different take on the 'you are my sunshine' theme for Frilly and Funkie Sing, Sing, Sing Challenge.  This one is a little more funkie than the last.  It does, however, bring in the 'memories' concept since the song brings back memories of my childhood.  As I mentioned in my previous post, my mom used to stand me and my brother (2 years and 3 years) on the kitchen table and have us sing 'You are my Sunshine' when we would visit my grandparents at their Arkansas farm.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunshine Ombre Stencil Music

I really wanted to start playing with my new stencils, so I was excited for this challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, then I noticed the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
to use the Ombre effect. There is also a challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, (sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique ) and their challenge was to create a project related to music.

When I was a young child, my mother used to tell me about when I was two and my brother was three and they would stand us up on a table and have us sing 'You are my sunshine' which was quite popular way back then.

I had a stamp which I had not used (I've been quite the slacker lately) so I thought this would be a perfect combination.

I have one more card to post with the same challenges, but one has the sentiment on a ribbon instead of a stamp.

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