November 22, 2015

Pile It On #96 - Fancy Folds

Hi ya'll!

I hope you're having a great weekend, filled with lots of indoor crafty time.  It snowed here on Friday, and we got about 10 inches.  What a great time to stay indoors! lol  My mom made a huge pot of veggie beef soup, and some homemade apple dumplings, while I put together a couple of crafty projects.  My daughter had to work yesterday, but the snow was already melting, and the roads were pretty clear.  She made it with no issue.  I'm glad to be moving back to Texas, before this stuff becomes more frequent, and permanent.  Whataburger, here I come too! lol

Since it's Sunday, there is a new Pile It On challenge posted.  This challenge is to create a project with fancy folds.  Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs, and the winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice. 

To be honest, I struggled a lot with this challenge.  None of the previous cards I created turned out well, at all.  After three attempts, here is the most decent of them all. 

And here are a couple more pics, so you can see the folds.

I know that the recipient of this card will enjoy it, but I think I need to create more cards with different folds, so that I'm more educated on making them.  I don't think I've ever made a card that wasn't traditional.  The addition of this adorable Fresh Brewed Designs digi, and those gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins were perfect.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to my pumpkin, for some additional sparkle.  In all, I think I did ok.  I'd like to submit my card for the following challenges.

Simon's Monday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving 
Addicted To Stamps #171:  Anything Goes
Color Throwdown #369:  Rusty Orange, Warm Burgundy & Pear-like Green (I tried to get as close as I could)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #145:  Anything Goes With A Sentiment
CAS-Ual Chic #5:  Precious Metals (I have gold sequins on my card)
The Friday Mashup #235:  Let's Be Thankful & Sketch (my loose interpretation)

I do hope you'll head over to the PIO blog, to see the other beautiful cards that are posted for you.  As always, they're pretty amazing!

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Paper:  SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Green, Kraft & Orange Cardstock, Bo Bunny Apple Cider Patterned Paper
Stamps:  Fresh Brewed Designs The Great Pumpkin, Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink, Clear Wink of Stella, Copics: YR12, YR15, G40, G43 & E74
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins, Spellbinders Large Smooth Circles & Large Big Scalloped Circles Dies, MFT Stitched Scalloped Edges Dies

November 7, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas November Challenge

Good day!

How's everyone doing?  I created this post a few days ago but rather than hit publish, I must have just saved it.  On top of that, I've been out of town, and didn't realize it until it was brought to my attention.  Sorry to my friends at CASE-ing Christmas for being late this time! 

This month we are CASE-ing a beautiful card made by Donna.  Check it out!

And here is the card I made.

I chose to keep the layout the same, but went with a different color combo.  And yep, you're seeing things correctly, I went with traditional red and green this time.  I love the simplicity of this design, and how the snow sparkles a bit, thanks to the Stickles I added to each snow drift.  It had been a LONG time since I'd added a bow to any of my cards.  I struggled a bit to get it perfect, but love how it turned out.

I do hope you'll head over to the challenge blog to see what my friends have created for you this month.  As always, they're all pretty fantastic.  Don't forget, you have until the 30th to play along, and there is a prize to be given away to one lucky participant.  Christmas is not that far away, so hopefully you'll get the chance to play along, and add another card to your stash.

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It:
Paper:  SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Dark & Light Green Cardstock (sorry I don't remember by who)
Stamps:  Verve Holiday Phrases
Ink:  MFT Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink
Accessories:  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies, MFT In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Dies, MFT Tree Lines Dies, Stardust Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh Red Chevron Twill Ribbon

November 1, 2015

House of Cards November Challenge: Stamped & Cut Window Technique

Good day!

How has your weekend been?  I hope you've been able to get some crafting done.  This weekend has been another crazy one around here.  Today my daughter turns 19, so we've been celebrating all weekend with a house full of teenage girls, tons of movies, a trip to the haunted house, and cupcakes (along with lot of other food). lol  I'm going to sleep SO well tonight!

I'm a bit late today.  I can't lie, I forgot to create my posting for today.  There's a new House of Cards challenge posted.  This month our challenge is a technique challenge called the stamped and cut window technique.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.

I wanted to keep this simple.  I stamped my focal panel and then die cute out the parts that would be added after I popped it up with dimensionals.  I added some twine and some gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and called it done.  I think I did ok with this technique.  I like how it turned out.  I think I'll try it again, to see if I can do a better job with it though.

I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #366:  Rust, Aqua & Gray
Simon's Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches #210:  Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks #270:  Anything Goes
Can You Case It #93:  Fall Edition (I chose fall colors)

So, that's all for me today.  I'm off to make waffles, which is what the birthday girl asked for, and then we're starting another movie marathon.  I do hope you'll head over to see what my friends have created for you this month.  As always, they're pretty fantastic.  You have until the 30th to play along.  That's a whole month to get your craft on! :)

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Paper:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, MFT Sno Cone Cardstock
Stamps:  CAS-ual Friday's Loving Thoughts, Hero Arts Graph Background Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, MFT Sno Cone Hybrid Ink, Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink, Wild Honey Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Small Smooth Squares Dies, Jillibean Soup Twine, Pretty Pink Posh Aquamarine Sequins