Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gerda Steiner October Challenge

Rainy Days is the free image Gerda sent out to participants in her September Challenge.  I think it's so cute.  

The rain coat, rubbers and puddle have a good layer of liquid glass (CTMH) to make them look nice and shiny.  I printed, colored and popped a second umbrella for dimension. 
Thanks, Gerda, for another great digi image.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Love to Scrap Challenge Starts Today

Here's my DT card for Love to Scrap Challenge # 40:
I've used a digi image called Snow Fun from Dr. Digi, one of the
two awesome digital stamp companies sponsoring the Love to Scrap Challenge this week...

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Lacy Sunshine Stamps
and the theme is

Seeing Dots.

As usual my teamies have made some great projects to inspire you.  Please take a moment to look them over and leave the gals some love.   And be sure to check out the wonderful digis available at our sponsors' sites.  

I'll also be entering this card in these challenges: 
Allsorts Challenge Week #281 - Embossing (I've dry embossed the white background CS and heat embossed the sentiment.)
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #170 - Embossing 
Crafty Calendar October Bingo Challenge -  I'm using the diagonal elements - embossing, sentiment, and sparkle
Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #3 - twist: shimmer and sparkle
Aloha Friday Challenge #34 - Dies and or Punches (Both the snowflake and snowflake corner are dies.)
Country View October Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Country Craft Cottage Digi Challenge #11 - Digi/Glitter Power
Mema's October Tic Tac Toe Challenge -  I've used the last column in making this card - 

Words to Scrap By Challenge #10 - Paved with Paw Prints
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #102 - Animals

Since today is also Mojo Monday, I have a second card to share with you.
Combining the adorable image and sentiments from 
and the Mojo Monday Sketch, 
I've made this belated birthday card:

This card has been entered in these 2 challenges:
(Purchase the Thinking Spot set for only $1.25,
 make a card or other project using it, and next month's set is free!)
Note to DeeDee: Thanks for the fabulous free party favor set.  It's so nice of you to celebrate along with Outlawz this week and give everyone this Fun and Festive set.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Yesterday I actually had a few extra minutes and decided to draft the post for today.  And then my computer decided to do some editing and deleted the whole thing.  Don't you just love these machines?  So I begin again....

My brother's birthday is Wednesday.  I've used a freebie Pine Forest digi image from Beccy's Place to make him this card:
The papers, birthday stamp, frame stamp, colored wood trinkets, and ink are all CTMH products.

When we were kids, my dad planted 3 small pine trees in a triangle outside the back door.  At first we played "Jack be Nimble" and jumped the little trees.  As they and we grew, the trees became 1st, 2nd, and 3rd bases for our wiffle games.  One tree was lost in a storm a few years ago.  The two remaining trees are so huge they touch each other and have become wonderful bird sanctuaries.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Beccy's Place October Challenge - use any Beccy image 
Crafty Catz Challenge #251 - Black + one other color (green)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #117 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge # 90 - Use Freebies/Prizes  (The image is a freebie and I won the green CTMH paper in a raffle.)
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #33 - Anything Goes + Monochrome twist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gift Bag using Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 77

This week I thought I'd use the Atlantic Hearts Sketch and adapt it for use on a Birthday Gift Bag.

The papers are CTMH Huntington, a great fall paper pack with nice warm colors, and the stamps are also CTMH.   The tag was cricut cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. 
My mother made this beautiful crocheted necklace for inside. (That was before she broke her thumb! Long story!)

I am entering the gift bag in the following challenges:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77  (I've rotated the sketch 90 degrees.) *I've also missed the challenge deadline.  Oops!
All Crafts Challenge Oct/Nov - Anything But a Card 
My Craft Creations Oct 13-25 - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All in good time.... + CTMH cards 10/14/14

After my busy weekend at the stamping show in York, I was too exhausted to get right to crafting first thing Monday morning.  Hence, I am bringing your my card for Mojo Monday a few days late. 

The cute little penguins are from the freebie stamp set by Tiddly Inks that came with a recent issue of Quick Cards Magazine, as well as, the Merry Christmas embossing folder.  I picked up the paper over the weekend at the show from The Paper Cut.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Things that start with "g" (green paper and buttons)
Mojo Monday Challenge #367 - sketch
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #228 - Buttons and a sentiment
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids
We Do Doobadoo Challenge #16 - Christmas

Here are 3 of the four cards we made today at Joyce's using the CTMH October Stamp of the Month.

(inside of above card)

The 4th card was the Secret Message card that I posted here on my blog a bit ago and taught as a Make & Take at the show this week-end and again today to the gals at class.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Oh my.  This should have posted hours ago but I forgot to hit the "Publish" button.  My apologies if you've been looking for my Tuesday Throwdown DT card.  

The theme for Tueday Throwdown Challenge #217 is "Awareness" to coincide with October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  However, so many of us are touched by different cancers, diseases, and difficulties that the theme encompasses them all.  
Our wonderful sponsor this week, Bugaboo Digi Stamps,
has such a variety of wonderful digi images that the Tuesday Throwdown Design Team has been able to give you a lot of inspiration.  Please check out their projects.  You will be amazed.
I've used a digi image called Block Sentiments-Hope 

to make a more masculine card for three reasons.  
  • Men can and do get breast cancer.
  • It isn't easy for the men in our lives to watch their gals go through cancer and other difficult treatments. 
  • And, thirdly, John Wayne was my father's favorite actor.

This card is also entered in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #40 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #235 - Where There's Hope
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #125 - It's Only Words
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #153 - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Digi Stamp 4 Joy Progressive Christmas Challenge

This month's digi image for the Digi Stamp 4 Joy Progressive Christmas Challenge was this beautiful sentiment.  

I decided to keep it large and make it the main focus of the card front.  I used a small wood stamp and second generation stamping to add a nativity scene to the center.