Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take Out Boxes


It's Twisted Thursday at the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge blog! It's our last Howl-o-ween challenge for the year so get out your ghosties and goblins and get inky or digi with them. This week the twist is "Trick or Treat". How easy peasy is that. Need inspiration, well click  this link and you'll be able to see all the fun creations the rest of the design team made. Every week they come up with fabulous projects.   SO, got your idea, go whip it up and be sure to link it up.  There'll be a prize for some lucky crafter.  It could be you.
For my project I made and decorated Chinese food boxes with S2G digital images "Be-Witched" and "Masked Dog" (to get an S2G image click here for the S2G store).   On one of my many walks around the craft store I found clear take out boxes and thought that they'd make good templates.  Well,
 they did.  You just have to pop the handle off and then they unfold.  The small box just fits on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock.  For the large box I used two sheets of 12 x 12 card stock and cut out sections.  I made sure each section had a portion of the bottom square so that I could piece it together in a place it wouldn't show.  If you don't have a ton of card stock to use up (it could happen, not to me or you but there could be someone out there who doesn't horde the stuff) you may want to just buy a pre-made one and use that.  BUT NO!  NOT ME!  I'M NO SLACKER,  I have to make my own and if you want to make one in an odd color then you too should go get yourself a clear box and take it apart to use as a template. 
The small box is holding candy corn and would be a really cute trick or treat item.  Yesterday as I was purchasing my third and fourth (they were selling two 4s - how could I resist) bag of candy corn the woman in line behind me told me she can't buy candy corn because she eats it.   I was wondering what she thought I did with it. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - S2G digi images "Be-Witched" and "Masked Dog
Ink - HP printer
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for images; boxes made with unidentifiable cs
Miscellaneous - stickles; Jolene's spider web sticker; Prima flowers; brad, copics; Stampin' Up circle and scalloped circle punches

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Halloween with twist of Trick or Treat
Creative Card Crew - Let's punch it (around the masked dog)
Tuesday Taggers - Deep Purple Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C60 - Halloween
Paper Playtime #22 - Halloween

Raise the Bar #41 - orange, black and purple
Stamp Something - Something digi
Cupcake Inspirations #82 - photo of cupcakes decorated as a ghost town
Corrosive #87 - Halloween (or orange/black)
Sweet Stampin' #49 - Anything but a Card
Cupcake Craft challenge #114 - Sweet Treats with a twist - Halloween (the sweet treats are inside the little orange container - if you look closely you can see one peeking out

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It Must Be Love

Do you know anyone who looks like this couple?  I don't mean that they look like pigs, I mean that look "so in love".  Does your honey inspire this kind of warm gushy feeling in you.  No?  Me neither. 
Are you thinking she's cheating on Kermit?  (remember - Easily Amused?  I can't stop myself)
These cute little piggies are a digital image from Robyn's Fetish.  That's this week's sponsor for the Cooking it Up with Katie challenge.  As usual Katie is dishing out a three part recipe, make it girly, lilac and add a bow.  OOOOOH, all three things that I like in my cards.  But for some reason I can't seem to edit my photos to show any shade of purple, and I've seen other people complain of this as well.   I hope to figure this out some day, cause you can't see the lovely shade of lilac in the dp, or that Ms. Piggy is wearing a lilac outfit.  For some reason the ribbon looks lilac (so why doesn't everything else?  inquiring minds Need to know). 
Why don't you hop on over to Katie's challenge and see what the rest of the design team has come up with, I know there are a couple other images from Robyn's Fetish that are being used.  I'm sure Katie has a link for you so you can shop over at Robyn's Fetish and there's a link for you to enter your card or project for a chance to win a prize.  If you have the time leave some love, we all enjoy reading your comments.

Here's the deets:
Stamp - Digital image courtesy of Robyn's Fetish
Ink - hp printer
Paper - (By odd coincidence) Piggy Tales (it's double sided and the dark mats are made from the reverse side); DCWV cs for base and mat (the base is actually a beautiful shade of sage green and the piggy mat is olive); Georgia Pacific cs for the image
Miscellaneous - copics, SU corner punch; sheer dotted Swiss ribbon; love charm; EK Success flowers

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #35 - recipe:  lilac, girly, bow
One Stop Craft Challenge - Photo Inspiration - I used the colors in the photo though you'd never know it from this photo (Robyn's Fetish is sponsoring this challenge as well)
Stamp Something - user something Digital
L'il Red Wagon - Hearts
Cute Card Thursday #135 - Sketch
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Love Paris...

...just the idea of Paris because I've not been fortunate enough to have visited.  I've got every intention of getting there someday but up to now my plans have been thwarted.  I am sure that the things that popped up happened for some cosmic or karmic reason.  Seriously, I do believe that everything happens for a reason, even if it's  a stupid reason.  If I'm supposed to get there I will get there.  For now I'll just dream about it, and of course I believe that dreams do come true.
Over at Splitcoast the October Fan Club Gallery is "Around the Compass".  They're travelling all over and sharing their cards and projects.  One small hitch, while Splitcoast is a fabulous site with tons of galleries to visit for free, and lots of challenges open to any member and membership is free, well the hitch is the Fan Club is not free. So you can see my card but you won't get to see the many other wonderful creations that are being posted unless you take the plunge and join.  I don't get anything if you do, I'm just telling you about it.
So here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls digi "Bon Voyage"
ink - hp printer; Ranger Pumice Stone sponged on edges
paper - Stampin' Up "Bella Birds" dp; DCWV cs mats; Studio G card base (from the $1 bin at Mikey's place)
miscellaneous - ribbon; SU circle and scalloped circle punch

Here's the challenges:
SCS Fan Club Central theme CT1010 - Around the compass
Creative Belli 102 - sketch (doesn't fit the challenge but I wanted to credit the sketch)
Stamp Something - October Digi Day Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown #22 - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid #8 - Pastels
Charisma Cardz #42 - Vintage (I think the luggage looks vintage and I hoped that the sponging on the edges would give it a vintage feel)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.

One down...

Many more to go!  I don't know where I'll be for the holidays so I'm not sure what to do.  If I drive north I can pack up the car.  If I stay in the south then everything will need to be packaged and shipped.  This is making me think a little harder than usual.  Can you smell that?  It smells like burnt hair, that's me thinking hard.  Did you see that?  That was a flash of light.  That's me getting an idea.  Jewelry.  Of course!  Jewelry fits in small packages and ships easily too.  Hmm.....
This is yummy gift bag is for a Baby's 1st Christmas.  It doesn't have to be that, it could be for an wintry occasion but this one was made for a particular baby and the back of the tag is addressed that way.  This is probably the first time I've tied this ribbon in a bow and didn't think it was too much.  It's so beautiful but it's so wide that it often looks like too much on a card, well at least to me when I tie it.  When I see it on other people's work it looks great to me, just can't see it in mine.  This close up is to help show the bling snowflakes.  I added a large one to the top of the one printed on the tag and smaller ones to the big pink brads.  They look so adorable all dressed up. 

So here's the deets:
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence - "Presents for You"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Tattered Rose
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Wonderful Winter" pad
Miscellaneous- copics, Spellbinder's nestibilities "Labels 8" for image and mat, inverted scalloped circles for snowflake; Elements large pink brads; Hero Arts gemstones for large sowflake bling on tag; Memory Box jewel stickers for smaller snowflake bling on large brads; Jei Bowlin Vintage Style Sew On buttons; Mays Arts wide pink and white ribbon; white damask ribbon through bow, twine through tag

Here's the challenges:
Sweet Stampin' #49 - Anything but a card
Bah Humbug #41- Elegance (I'm like the Supreme Court here, I can't define elegance [sic] but I know it when I see it)
Polka Doodles week 42 - Welcome New Baby
2 Sisters #10 - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid #8 - Pastels
Stampin' Royalty #42 - Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon
Going Grey Scrap Creations - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy #22 - Winter Wonderland
Allsorts week 75 - Spots and Stripes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meow in Three Part Harmony

Check out these happy kitty kats from Shirley's 2 Girls.  Isn't it a fun image.  Well that's a scene that used to be played out in my old neighborhood on many nights so I can say with certainty that I'm glad this card doesn't have sound!  When those cats started to wail it sounded like someone was beating a baby, but I digress...It's time for another Shirley's 2 Girls challenge!  wohoo!  That's right it's time for Twisted Thursday.  October is all about Halloween and this week the twist is to use spots and dots.  For my spots and dots I chose one of the S2G Halloween digi papers that you can get here.  You get 6 different designs that you can use over and over for just a couple dollars.  I do love spiders for Halloween.  In real life this paper is more purple than the blue you see here.  I never seem to be able to get purples in pictures to show correctly.  I'd love to hear about it if you know how to get that adjustment.  But again I digress...I'm here to ask you to play along with us at Shirley's 2 Girls.  Just make a Halloween themed card or project using spots and dots and link your creation up on the S2G blog.  Maybe you'll win a digi image.

So here's the rest of the deets:
Stamp - S2G digi "Ghoul Friends" 
Ink - hp printer for image; Ranger Pumice Stone sponged on edges
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for image; S2G digi paper on base; Stampin' Up Kraft cs for border and card base; scrap yellow cs for mat
Miscellaneous - Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safari Button Stickers; Martha Stewart Graveyard border punch; copics; TCP twine; cat charm

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Halloween the twist to use spots and dots
Sweet Sunday Sketch #SSD73 - sketch
Creative Cottage #25 - Halloween
Stamp with Fun #81 - Halloween
Creative Inspirations #45 - Halloween
Stamp Something - Halloween Somethings
Stampin' for the Weekend #49 - Halloween/Fall
OCC - Embellishments - the more the merrier (button stickers, twine, border punch, charm)
One Stop Craft Challenge #102 - Halloween
Crazy for Challenges C4C59 - Fall/Autumn
2 Sisters challenge 9 - Halloween
If the Shoe Fits FF#51 - a Holiday for the Holidays
Bee Crafty #40 - Halloween - use a digi image
Baby Bud 1st challenge - Halloween/Fall
Double Dutch DDC#54 - Boo to You!
Crafts and Me #15 - Halloween
Aly's Sunday Challenge ASC27 - Halloween

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Motherlode

If you're going to make a Halloween card for a challenge this is the week to do it.  I'll bet if you go over to the Pile It On site you can find another dozen to enter.
 
This was just for fun, I wanted to use this stamp for a long time and decided this was going to be the day.  I was happily amused all day between finding the stamp and picking the colors and papers and then going through the challenges, well I just couldn't have a better day. 
Here's the deets:
Stamp - Impression Obsession (it's an unmounted stamp and I didn't write the name anywhere)
Ink - image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, edges sponged with Ranger Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood and Stampin' Up Barely Banana (I almost didn't stop, that sponging can get under your skin)
Paper - image stamped on Georgia Pacific cs; Warsaw green cs; K & Co. Halloween Specialty pad dp
Miscellaneous - stickles; grave charm from acharmingplace.com; ribbon; button; copics; Taylor's tiny twinkles; Martha Stewart ghost border and corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Creative Cottage - Halloween
Crazy Challenge CCH37 - Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations #81 - photo inspiration yummy looking Halloweenie cupcakes
The Pink Elephant TPE86 - Brown & Orange - well I started that way but the purple and green just crept in
Stamp with Fun #81 - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #21 - Pumpkins or Spiders (I got both)
Creative Inspirations #45 - Halloween
Stamp Something - Halloween Somethings
Stampin' for the Weekend #49 - Halloween/Fall
OCC - Embellishments, the more the merrier (ribbon, charm, twine, tiny twinkles and if stickles is an embellishment, them too)
Sweet Stampin' #48 - Ribbon (I've been waiting since Spring to use this ribbon)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C59 - Fall/Autumn
One Stop Craft Challenge #102 - Halloween
2 Sisters challenge 9 - Halloween
Paper Cutz #63 - Anything goes
If the Shoe Fits FF#51 - A Holiday for the Holidays
Pile It On #41 - Kid themed Halloween (aren't we all big kids on Halloween and what kid wouldn't love to bite into one of these cupcakes)
Stampin' Royalty #41 - Spooky, Kooky AKA Halloween
L'il Red Wagon #50 - Something Old/Something New, the stamp is finally getting inked up and it's at least a year old, the punch was just purchase this week
Fussy and Fancy #21 - Halloween Projects
Let's Ink It Up #4 - Use Halloween Colors
Well I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and that you'll come back again.  Don't forget to click the pink ribbon before you go.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For the Boys

This week the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenge is "It's All About the Boys".  I don't know about you but my stash is sadly deficient of masculine cards so I'm game for this one.  I picked the "Who's that Geek Guy" stamp set because this guy could be my husband.  Mine might even have that t-shirt. 



Another challenge this card was made for is the Just Add Ink "Just Add Blue" challenge.  They want you to know that besides being Breast Cancer Awareness month October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month.  If you know someone is depressed don't shrug it off, encourage them to seek professional help.  Mental health problems such as depression are as real as physical ailments and often need to be treated by a physician to be cured. 

So here's the deets:
stamp - MFT "Who's That Geek Guy"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Stained Walnut
paper - Georgia Pacific cs for the image; Warsau cs blue mat and card base; Basic Grey "Skate Shoppe" collection dp
Miscellaneous - Queen and Co Grass Green pearls; copics; the Cat's Pajamas twine; computer charm from acharmingplace.com

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC10132010 -It's All About the Boys
Midnight Madness #75 - the sketch (how are you all, sorry I haven't been howling much lately- moving messed with my routine)
Just Add Ink #39 - Just Add Blue and optional send the card as a RAK to someone you care about so this will go out to my husband who has stayed behind while my daughter and I have moved.  He's missing us and we miss him.  Hopefully he'll be joining us soon.
Paper Cutz #63 - Anything Goes
Play Date Cafe #51 - colors pale blue, beige, pale mintish green
Simon Says - Easy no Cook Recipe Challenge, 3 embellishments (twine, charm and pearls), 2 dp, 1 image
L'il Red Wagon #50 - Something Old/Something New, the paper is old and the pearls are new
Papertake Weekly - 3 of a kind (the bars behind the image)
Tuesday Throwdown - Create a card with 3 elements - again the bars

Friday, October 15, 2010

Even More Pink

I may be hitting the pink wall.  Nah...I got a million pink cards in me.  But can you stand it?  This one is for the Cat's Pajamas.  This week the challenge is a photo inspiration.    The photo is of a lovely pink and white striped mug.  I picked this stamp of PJ serving up a piping hot drink to play up the mug aspect but instead of coloring the mug with stripes I opted to use a soft green for the mug and picked up the stripes with the Stampin' Up "Pink Pirouette" dp on the card base.  PJ's apron is pieced with a co-ordinating dp from the package which was also used for the square elements behind the image.  
The soft green looks so sweet with the pink, so I pulled a pastel green out of my stash (lord knows how I ever found it, and of course I already forgot where I put it away), and I pulled some green and white twine to tie the charm (I do know where my twine and charms are, I do love my charms and I love how they look tied with that twine).  I also used a variegated Sulky green thread to sew the dp to the card stock.  
So here's the deets:
Stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "A Cuppa"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black for the image; Ranger Weathered  Wood sponged around the edge of the image
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for the image; Warsau cs for the base and mats; Stampin' Up "Pink Pirouette" dp
Miscellaneous - copics; Heidi Swapp bling; clip; ribbon; the Cat's Pajamas twine; love charm; inverted scalloped nestibilities
Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas - photo inspiration (pink striped mug)
The Cat's Pajamas - Customer Blog Hop Challenge
Paper Cutz #63 - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage #40 - sketch and stitching
Simon Says - recipe 3 embellies (ribbon, charm and bling); 2 dp; 1 image
Fab 'n' Funky#44 - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (hot chocolate! and it's got some Peppermint Schnapps in it!)
Tuesday Throwdown #21 - create a card with three elements
Pile It On - Things in Threes (three bling in each square; three elements in the design)
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to click the pink ribbon on the sidebar before you leave.  I do hope you'll come back again.

Still Thiking Pink

FREE!!!!  Did I get your attention.  How would you like to be able to make this card for free.  OK, you do have to supply your own card stock.  Thanks to the girls at Shirley's 2 Girls you can get the bra image for free.  AND the ribbon template is also available for free on Design Team member Melissa's blog.  How great is that! 
I love the way this little card turned out.  I wanted to keep it simple but you could get all crazy with that bra.  Did you ever see the Vicotoria's Secret bra that was covered with real bling.  I saw it a couple years ago around Christmas time.  I cannot imagine anyone buying it or for that matter wearing it but it was something to behold.  I haven't bothered to do a search for it but I imagine you can find a picture of it on-line if you search a little.  But I digress...The girls have posted the image of the bra on the challenge blog (click here) for anyone to grab.  While you're grabbing the image don't forget to make a note of the e-mail location (thegirls@shirleys2girls.com) so you can send a pic of your card.  They are going to make a slide show of the cards they receive.  I can't wait to see what you all make.
Don't forget that if you use Melissa's template to give her credit.  Thanks Melissa, I love it.
Lastly, don't forget to click on the pink ribbon on my sidebar.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Bite

Usually when doggies bite it's not a good thing but when it's a vampire doggie on a card it's just dang cute.  This vamp is a digi image "First Bite" is from Shirley's 2 Girls where you can find lots of Halloween images.  And since they're digital you don't have to worry that you won't get them in time to use them for this Halloween.  They'll be in your e-mailbox in two shakes of a vampire doggie's tail.  You can get a start on your cards by making one for this week's S2G challenge.  The girls have given you a sketch and put the twist of "black and white" on it.  A little birdie (Georgia, I'd never rat you out) told me you can add a little color.  Thank goodness because there's a little bit of the inside of the doggie's cape showing and we all know that no self respecting vampire would own a cape that didn't have a red lining and I just have to make sure you see that it's red. 

Since you gotta get a little creepy when you're making Halloween cards I decided to make the circle element on the card a spider's web. I like to place charms on my card, for this card I took a bee charm and wrapped it up in black and white twine in the hopes of making it look like ithe bee was trapped in the web by a spider. The dp is a spider web, it's cut out with inverted circle scallops Nestibilities to look like a web.


This card was made on a black card stock base.  If you use a dark colored base you should take the time to finish the inside off with a lighter piece of card stock.   For this one I used an EK Success bat punch on the bottom, looks cute and goes with the bats in the image.
If you need some more inspiration hop over to the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge blog, the rest of the design team has been busy brewing up Halloween fun for you.  Don't forget to link up your project on the challenge page, you could win a S2G digi image. 

Here's the deets:

Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls digi "First Bite"
Ink - HP printer; Memento "London Fog" sponged around image
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for image; Basic Gray "Eerie" collection for dp
Miscellaeous - May's Ribbon; Blue Moon Tokens bee charm; Nestibilities; copics; the Cat's Pajama's twine

Here's the challeges:
Shirley'2  Girls - sketch, use black and white (a little color is OK)
Simon Says - Easy No Cook Recipe - 3 embellies (ribbon, charm, twine), 2 dp; 1 image
L'il Red Wagon #50 - Something Old (the paper is from last year, for that matter so is the ribbon and charm)/Something New (the image)
Wee Memories #26 - Halloween
Tuesday Taggers - More than 2 legs???
Going Gray GGSC30 - Make it 3D (the charm, and the image is popped up)
Cupcake Craft #112 - Scarey Creatures (he's very cute but he's a vampire!)

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your stay and will come back again.  Don't forget to click on the pink ribbon - breast cancer really is really scarey.  You can help wipe it out by a mere click.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Hazy Shade of Winter

Another two weeks have rolled around so it's time for a "Cooking It Up With Katie" challenge.  Katie always gives you a recipe.  This week it's embossing, sticker and leaf.  She'll have a jazzy way of saying those three items so you really have to go over to her site to check it out and while you're there you can see what the rest of the design team has created.  Their work is worth the visit. 
So for my card I dry embossed the brown layer.  It's a shame that you can't see the wood grain in the photo, in real life it's faint but it's just enough to add a nice touch. 
The base of this card was made with Bazzill card stock and instead of putting a ribbon through the slider sticker I used a piece of that card stock.  The word on the slider is "remember": 
Put your thinking cap on, grab a stamp and put something together.  You can link your project up on Katie's blog and if you're lucky you'll be the winner. 
One of the other challenges out there this week called for using a song title for inspiration.   That's the "A Hazy Shade of Winter".  The lyrics go " Time, time, time, see what's become of me, while I looked around for my possibilities, I was so hard to please...Look around, the leaves are brown and the sky is a hazy shade of winter" This stamp reminds me of that song and I had it playing in my head while I was making it (and while I'm posting it).  It seemed appropriate,and  it made me melancholy. A feeling that I associate with fall.   Maybe if I were living in a Northern state with a chill in the air the feeling would have lasted but going out into the bright sunshine and warm Florida temperature put me back into a "hot fun in the summertime" mood. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Fall Chair" digi image
ink - HP printer
paper - card base Bazzill cs; brown cs Nicole; orange cs Stampin' Up; image printed on Georgia Pacific cs
miscellaneous - Making Memories "5th Ave" colorboard stickers; Hero Arts Gem Stones; copics; stickles; EK Success border punch

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #33 - embossing, sticker and leaf
Paper Sundaes #39 - A change of seasons
Stamp Something - Something punched
Allsorts Week 73 - Inspiration from a song title (A Hazy Shade of Winter)
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo Inspiration - a yummy cupcake iced with fall colored flowers and a dragonfly on the top,
Stampin' B #79 - Fall card
Charisma Cardz #40 Autumn colors

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.
Click on the pink ribbon before you go, it's good for all of us.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Thinking Pink

I hope you like pink, I do, cause thinking pink is gonna keep coming at you this month.  I know I have a card or two more in me so keep coming back.  Just in case If you've been raised by wolves; recently revived from a coma; defrosted from an iceberg or for some other reason are unaware of what's happening in the world, here's an announcement you shouldn't miss.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I'm happy to see lots of people in blogland are getting the word out.   Alma over at the Cat's Pajamas is having a Think Pink Customer Blog Hop challenge.  You can click here to check out the details.  So I pulled out one of my favorite penguin images so I could participate.
 
Here's the deets:
Stamp - the Cat's Pajama's "Good Friends"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Scattered Straw
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for the image; Warsau cs for the card base; Basic Grey "Porcelain" collection for the dp
Miscellaneous - Recollections Pearl stickers; the Cat's Pajamas twine and buttons (there's three of them layered together); popcorn charm (there's a close up, cause they are so dang hard to see in the most photos); copics; scraps of ribbon and lace; Nesties
Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas - Think Pink Customer Blog Hop and challenge
Sweet Stop SSS77 - sketch
If the Shoe Fits FF#50 - Don't Stress - Distress
Raise the Bar #39 - Use pink
Stamptacular Sunday #80 - BFF (the penguins are BFF) Buttons, flowers (in the dp) and use the word "Friend" or "Friendship"
Pile It On #40 - Things in threes (3 dp; 3 buttons; 3 penguins; 3 fibers- ribbon, lace and twine)
Stamp Something- Something Punchy (nesties)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #104 - Distressing
Totally Papercrafts #37 - Buttons and Bows
Paper Playtime #19 - Ribbon, Buttons or Rhinestones
Just Add Ink #38 - Just add bling and pink

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Don't forget to click the pink button on the sidebar before you leave.

Friday, October 8, 2010

What Do You Hate?

Brussels sprouts, liver, modern art, the mean kid who said something hurtful to you or, God forbid, said it to your kid.  Without hate we couldn't have love.  Me, I can tolerate Brussels sprouts once a year on Thanksgiving, no thank you to liver, I like modern art, that kid who was mean to me I've forgiven and I was no angel, but as far as the one who was mean to my kid I hope there's a special place in hell for that little punk.  Hate is strong, and it's negative so I try to rid myself of hate, except for that punk, and I do a pretty good job of it except for one other thing.  I hate Cancer.  No matter what your race, religion or political beliefs are I think that's one thing on which we can all agree.  Let's hate cancer together and let's rid the world of it.  It's Breast Cancer Awareness month so spread the message and do whatever you can.  One very simple thing you can do is click on the pink ribbon on my sidebar.  When you get to the site put it in your favorites and click on it everyday.  The world will be a better place. 
We're all in this together.

So here's the deets:
Stamp -  MFT "Think Pink"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Pink Passion
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for image; DCWV cs for mats; Warsau pink cs stamped with the pink ribbon to make my own dp
Miscellaneous - Taylor's Tiny Twinkles; Martha Stewart Hydrangea border punch; copics, Marvy 3/4" circle punch; EK Success 1" circle punch; MFT ribbon
Here's the challenges:
Mojo Monday #159 - Sketch
Raise the Bar #39 - Raise the bra (use pink, cancer awareness)
Going Grey - Think Pink with tiddly inks

Thursday, October 7, 2010

BOO!

If you're like me and you just  love Halloween then you must be having a lot of fun walking through the stores.  I cannot believe how much is available for decorating, wearing and eating.  Used to be, you needed a lot of imagination and crafting abilities to have a big Halloween.  Now you can buy everything, but for crafty people it's still fun to make stuff.  I took a stroll through the big blue box this morning and just loved all the stuff I saw.  There were jars with marshmallow heads in them, they were a riot, trays of body parts, and plenty of creepy stuff. 
While I was browsing I was looking for something with a circle element for my Shirley's 2 Girls project.  What caught my eye was the Gummy Bear jar.  The lid is the perfect spot for the Masked Dog image (available here).  Since the image is digital I could make the image the correct size.  I also made a smaller version to hang as a gift tag (I just happen to know someone who just happens to love gummy bears).  The twist for this week's challenge is to use "boo".  One of my favorite punches is an EK Success "Boo" punch.  I used that to replace the brown ribbon around the lid.  Of course if you make one of these you can just put a matching ribbon on the jar.  All I had to do was print out the images, color them, and cut them out.  I used a variety of different colored stickles for the dots on the wreaths.  Put a purple eyelet on the small tag,and strung it with twine.  Punched out the boo border glued it to a small strip of card stock and glued that to the lid's edge. 
It's a quick and easy project and the jar looks so much better now that's it's been altered.

So that's my project for this week's Shirley's 2 Girls challenge, what will you make?  If you need a Halloween image you can pick one up at the S2G store, if you need some more inspiration then visit the site and see what the other design team members have made.  I got a preview and I can tell you, it's worth checking out.  Once you've finished it don't forget to link it up, you could win a fun digi image. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - S2G "Masked dog" digi
Ink - HP printer
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for image; Warsau cs for border
Miscellaneous - copics; stickles; the Cat's Pajama's twine; eyelet

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - use "Boo"
City Crafter week #25 - Hooray for the Holidays!
Paper Sundaes #38 - Something from Your Stash (the eyelet on the tag is ancient)
Fab 'n' Funky #43 - Use a digi image
Sweet Stampin' #46 - Punch It Out
Simon Says - Halloween

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lovin' from the Oven

It's time for the Guest Designer challenge at My Favorite Things. This month it's a color challenge to use Raspberry, Lime Green, Aqua and Yellow is optional.  For my entry I decided to make a recipe card holder. It's a pink acrylic clothes pin which I picked up in the dollar section at Target. You can use to hold other things like samples at card swaps, make a bunch and use them as place cards on a table. It would be a nice hostess gift at a pot luck if you included the recipe for the dish you bring.
For this image there is a lot of paper piecing using Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely" paper.  The only parts that are colored with copics are the background, flesh and wooden spoon.  And even though the flesh is colored the arms are paper pieced too.  The inside of the bowl is covered with glossy accents.  There Liquid Pearls around her neck and an applique flower to dress it up a little. 

All the deets and the challenge are already covered so for now I'll just remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Click the pink ribbon, it's free, fast and easy and will do some good for your karma.  If you have a blog why not add the ribbon to it. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Trick or Treat

Here's a quick post for the Wednesday Stamp Club on MFT.  This week the theme is Let's Play Dress Up.  I've been itching to inch up this little guy since it arrived in my mail box and finally got to it today.

I'm in a rush to get this posted because I am working with a new camera, a new computer and new to me software.  I am in a tizzy trying to figure out what I'm doing.   The only thing I can do with no problem is write this post so after I list the deets and the challenges I am off to try to learn me some stuff.

Here's the deets:
stamp - MFT Pure Innocence "Honey Bee"; Disney Alphabet for sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black for image; SU Pumpkin Pie for sentiment
Paper - card base unknown piece of reddish orange card stock; green cs Warsau; dps K & CO Halloween Specialty pad; MFT perfect panel cs for image
Miscellaneous - The Cat's Pajamas twine; MFT banner die; pumpkin charm; copics; stickles; buttons; cord elastique; Nellies Multi frames;

Here's the challenges:
MFT Wednesday Stamp Club -Let's Play Dress Up
Fussy and Fancy - sketch
L'il Red Wagon #48  - Make Your Own Embellies (not sure this counts - I made the banner)
Simon Says - It's Autumn
Pile It On - Cute and Charming
Paper Sundaes - #37 - Things with Wings
Paper Cutz #61 - Use 3 dps
Stampin' for the Weekend #48 - Autumn Inspiration
Let's Ink It Up #3 - Use your favorite stamp and use a charm
Stamptacular Sunday #78 - Season's Change use fall colors
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