Saturday, February 28, 2015

My March Project at Mema's Crafts

Hi Everyone
Do you believe it, we are rolling right into March. Hope that means warmer weather.

This month at Mema's Crafts the sponsor is - Kenny K. There are a whole host of digital images on his site, Click here to take a peek.

I decided upon a cute little fish digital for my March project. After much thought and changing my mind a few times as to what I wanted to do, I decided on a "card in a box".

Let me share this with you.

Please click here for more pictures and additional information on this card.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Altered Art Piece

Hi Everyone,
Did you miss me. Probably not so much. LOL 

And where have I been?? My muse decided to take a vacation and I just couldn't get my juices flowing. 

Well tonite I joined in on Terri Sproul's Tuesday nite live broadcast and wella, here is what I created. 

This is done on a canvas board, I started with a Tim Holtz tissue wrap base and I used Gelato's some iridescent medium, matte medium, light molding paste, a stencil, a stamped image, and some lovely flowers.I also added some Twinkling H2O's for more color.

This piece was so much fun to do, Hope you enjoy it as much as I did in making it.

I have a couple of posts that will be coming up around March 1, so stay tuned for those. I think you will like what I have coming.

Stamps: winged woman - Lost Coast
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS
Ink: India Ink
Accessories: Canvas Board, Iridescent Medium, Matte Medium, Light Molding Paste, Tim Holtz Tissue WrapGlowers, Trinkling H2O's, Gelato's, music sheet piece, flowers, stencil, IO Diecut pieces.

I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

  • All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#86)
  • Incy Wincy Designs -  Distressing (#9)
  • Love to Scrap - (Week 2) Anything Goes (#130)
  • My Craft Creations Always Anything Goes (#72)
  • Not Just Cards - - (Week 2) Always Anything Goes (#135)
  • Through the Purple Haze -  Anything Goes (#28)
  • Scribble and Scrap - #38 Always:  Anything Goes (#186)
  • Stamping Sensations - FEBRUARY:  Anything Goes (#300)
  • The Corrosive Challenges - #218 Things with Wings (#106)
  • Monday, February 9, 2015

    True Friends

    Hi Everyone

    Do you love those different step cards that are out there in blogland?? I know I do.

    I found a great card with the steps in the center. This design is known as a double sided step card.  I found this card quite easy for me to cut. Click Here for a great post with instructions in case you want to try this yourself.

    On the side panels, I used DP and over that I used some 5X7 HOTP Color Me Floral Card Toppers.
    They were too long for my side panels so I trimmed them so they would be just the right length.

    For the center area, I used a clear heavy transparent sheet for the back step. I attached the stamped oval with the sentiment stamped on the top and a lace die cut was used at the bottom of that piece..

    On the front step, I used another transparent sheet with that lace piece at the bottom and them I used a stamped butterfly on the top of that piece.

    The sentiment is a little hard to read, so here is what it says,
    "True friends grow seperately without growing apart."

    What a great sentiment

    Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - True Friends
    Paper/Card White CS, Pink CS, DP, HOTP - Color Me Floral Card Toppers
    Ink: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
    Accessories: Spectrum Noir Markers, heavy transparent sheets.

    I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping by today,

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    Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Announcing the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop winner

    Hi Everyone,
    Welcome back!!!  

    Craft-Dee BowZ just announced the winner of their February Blog Hop.

    The lucky lady is:


    Congratulations Leeann on being the winner!

    Head on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to obtain directions to claim your prize.

    The next Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop is scheduled for April 16 @ 10:00 p.m. et

    The theme will be Living on the Edge - using border dies

    Mark your calendars, save that date and plan on joining us for our next blog hop, 'cause that that one really sounds interesting, doesn't it.

    Thanks for dropping in for the announcement.
    See you soon.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Craft-Dee BowZ February Blog Hop

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to my blog, and I am the last stop on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Gail's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not and you want to become eligable to win our prize then you may want to start at the beginning, click here.

     I hope that you have seen some really interesting Valentine's cards along the way. You still have time to make your sweetie a card.

    Lately, I've been cutting a bunch of step cards so I decided to make one for the blog hop. 
    Let me share my card with you.

    Full front view

     Off to the side view

     Close-up of my multi-loop bow

    Here is a better view of my handmade flowers beneath the bow.

    If you are all thumbs when it comes to making bows then the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the one for you. Easy to use, and lots of videos to guide you thru the process. After you made one or two bows you will be a pro for sure.

    Please don't forget to leave a comment on each of the designers blogs and the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to put you in the running for the drawing for your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

    Here is the blog hop designers list just in case you get lost:
    Craft Dee BowZ (return here to leave your last comment)

    Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly - Garden Faire Sentiments
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Pink CS, White CS, DP
    Ink: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
    Dies/Punches Used: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Martha Stewart Frond Punch
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Just flutterin' by

    Hi Everyone,

    This month at Craft-Dee BowZ, the design team will be spotlighting projects using Fancy Folds. My card is just a few folds, some designer paper, handmade flowers, a doily and a few other embellishments.

    Here is my card folded shut

    Opened up

     Here are some of my handmade flowers.

    The Bow:
    I made this bow by stacking the purple and blue ribbon.and used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to made a double loop bow. After the bow was removed from the tool, I pulled the loops apart to give the bow a fluffy look.

    Time to get your Craft-Dee BowZ tool out and make a beautiful fluffy bow.

    Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is going on all month. 
    The theme is "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow."
    Hope to see your project entered.

    Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - Garden Faire Sentiments
    Paper/Card Stock
    : DP
    Ink: Memento - Sweet Plum
    Dies Used:  Sizzix, Cheerie Lynn,
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

    I am entering my card in the following challenges:

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    The Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge

    Hi Everyone
    It's February 1 and its time for the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. For this months challenge,my inspiration card is a swing card.

    Let me share it with you:

              Here is my swing card closed

    A close up of my handmade flowers

    My bow is a double loop bow 
     I just fluffed those loops out to make the bow really full.

    My swing card - opened

    We are looking for your project to be submitted in the challenge this month. As always, the theme is "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"

    Stamps:  My Favorite Things - Friend Request (sentiment); Hampton Arts Once Upon a Springtime (mushrooms)
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Blue CS, Cream CS, Purple CS
    Ink: Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
    Dies Used: Sizzix - Circle Flit-its, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Florals
    Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches; 3 in 1 Hydrangea, 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly; 
    Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

    I am entering my card in the following challenges: