Friday, October 31, 2014

Friends with Flair

I was lucky enough to get this done in time to post with Friends with Flair from the Unity blog.

This is actually going into a craft show my sister in law has signed me up for.

This was made entirely from scraps out of my 'pile'!!

Thanks for stopping!


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!

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

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 I can avoid temptation ;-)

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


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 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!

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!