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) 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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