Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Color Challenge

Today is the 28ths (obviously) and time for our monthly Calendar Girl Challenge.

Our hostess is Barb and here is what she asked of us:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

A bit of clarification............. I had a question already about the limit of two colors. Does that mean just the image, or does it include card base, paper, embellishments, etc.?

Yes--it means everything on your card can only be one of two colors--Black and something else. Your image can be stamped or printed on white or ivory if you want and that base does not count as one of the two colors--unless you wanted to go Black and White only. So all of your cardstock and any designer paper and any/all embellishments need to be one of the two colors you choose. Yes, this is thinking out of the box and I am guessing our markers will not be used this month! That is why it is called a "Challenge"!

I went with BLACK and TEAL.
I used an older stamp from SU! and a die from Spellbinders.  Added a black ribbon, and a rhinestone each in black and teal.


I wish I had embossed my background to give my card a bit more dimension, but you know what they say about hindsight ��

Thanks for stopping!
Hugs,
April

Ps. If my photo doesn't enlarge, I apologize. I can't seem to change that setting.....lol

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eat, Drink or be Scary!

This month's Duel is on!
And, I am happy to say that I have a project done and am on time!!


From this month's hostess, Terry:

As Halloween approaches LJ and I decided to put together kits to celebrate the holiday! I know some of you do not celebrate Halloween, and I apologize for the theme, but for most of us it's a fun day to watch the kids in the neighborhood run house to house looking for the best candy!

In your blog post we would also like you to tell us what your favorite candy is. If you don't have a favorite, let us know what you like to eat....drink....or if you like to be scary at this time of year!

In your kit you will find the following:

Image - Haunted Forest (Stampin' Up!)

Papers - Boo! (Flair Designs), Jeepers Creepers (Heidi Grace Designs), Halloween Words (the Paper Studio), Sugar Rush (Heidi Grace Designs), Web (not sure)

Embellishments: Candi Dots (Craftworkcards), Ribbon (miscellaneous from Michaels), mini brads (Recollections)


I used the image, the ribbons and the brads.....and three of the designer papers!

Here is a close up of my colored image:


And, another of my ghosts made from coffee filters:


If I had filled my treat basket, it would have BUTTERFINGERS in it!  Yum!  And that is the whole reason it is empty.....so I can avoid temptation ;-)


Thanks for stopping and check out the rest of the Duel:


Hugs,
April

Friday, October 10, 2014

Calendar Girl Catch Up

This is it.....this puts me up to date!

June:  Deb asked us to use a month/date saying....like Black Friday or April Showers Bring May Flowers.
I chose "knee high by the Fourth of July"

My card would probably been different had I made it in June as intended, but this is what you get ;-)


July:  Linda wanted to celebrate with BUTTERFLIES:


August:  Paola loves punch art and wanted us to try our hands at that.....simple, but it is what I came up with.....will make a great card for my cousin who is getting married next year.


September:  Terry was in need of sympathy cards (and, unfortunately, me too)

Thanks for joining me tonight as I caught up on some of my responsibilities!
Hugs,
April

Dueling Catch Up

My friends are so very supportive of me.  

My lack of mojo this summer really upset me.  I just couldn't seem to get myself together.

Luckily, my fellow crafters are letting me make up the posts I missed.

So, here are the two Dueling cards I missed:

This was my July card....


And, this was August's card.....

I would love to give you deets, but I will ask you to forgive me for the lack there of.

Thanks for stopping!
Hugs,
April



Monday, September 15, 2014

Hi! Remember me?

I think I got lost this summer.  I didn't feel like crafting, or blogging if I did craft....
But, school is back in session. I only have kids in the morning and afternoon; and I have high hopes that my mojo will return!

Today I have a recipe card....the hostess for the current duel is Deb.  She lives about as far away from my as she can and still be in the states....lol
Maybe my banana muffin recipe will warm her up as winter approaches!

Her kit included:
Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip card stock 
Image:     MFT a la modes What's Cooking?
Maya Road What's Cookin Chipboard
Clips from Michaels or Joann's
Eyelets from Eyelet Outlet

I utilized quite a bit of it and added just a touch of dp from CTMH.


THANKS for stopping by!
I do appreciate it.... And, will do my best to be back on a more regular basis.
Hugs,
April

Saturday, August 9, 2014

COF

I am this month's hostess for our blog group -Crafters of Faith, and my theme was a no brainier.

Yesterday was my 16th wedding anniversary and I wanted everyone to celebrate love with me!

My words to this special group of ladies: Since we post the day after my wedding anniversary, I would like everyone to make a project based on one of the scriptures read at my wedding: 
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.your card doesn't need to be based on a spousal love, and as such, I would love to hear a story of one of your loves!


Here is my card:


I used a new fold I found on SCS. It was fun!  I try to use a new fold or technique for my husband the first time.  The DP and CS are from SU!, generic sequins, and Marvy punches.  The stamps are three different sets - the outside ones are from SU!, while the interior is from a|s.


I, of course, am going to say I love my husband.
But, I also love God, my entire family, many fantastic people I call friends, this group of crafters, the list goes on!

Since my card was for my husband, I will tell you about him. His personality is just about opposite of mine....  He is a quiet giant - 6'3 and doesn't talk to strangers (I will talk to anyone about anything); he also is a great provider, father, and a wonderful son.  

Thanks for stopping by!  
April

Monday, June 16, 2014

Help! I am late for the DUEL

The 15th was yesterday and that makes me sad....I missed posting a card I have had finished and waiting for this special day!
Time just got away from me!  It must be the added work I have been doing....watching four year olds is exhausting!

Without further ado, here is my card:

The themes is/was gardening and we were asked to share our favorite gardening tip....so, here is mine:
Have SOMEONE ELSE do it!!

I don't have a green thumb, and while I have an eye for what looks great, I leave the actual implementation to my husband!

Check out the other blog entries the DUELERS posted (on time) and leave them some luv!
The links are in my side bar :-)

Hugs,
April