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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #116 Sweethearts

Evening bloggers just wanted to post a little box I made to enter in the challenge over at CLD this week . This week it's all about sweethearts&love. I've admired these little Origami Boxes for some time now so decided to try making one . I saw a video tutorial over on Sandi Mclean's blog  that she had made . I used K&C pattern papers(since I own tons of it) to create my box . It was pretty cool to see how this was created with just folding the paper. For my lid I used spellbinders scalloped square and then layered it with CLD Italian doily ,flowers were made with spellbinders blossoms one. I decorated the box with MS heart punch , CLD Sophia's Heart Border B333.I then finished it off with hearts cut from glitter c/s ,red gems and red organza ribbon . I will be getting this to someone special filled with candy on Valentines Day.

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #116

RRR Challenge#87 Valentine's Day /Love /Ribbon

Party Time Tuesday #156--Feature Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you find time to make something crafty.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge # 112 Color Inspiration

This is the first challenge for 2014 over at Just Rite Stamps and what a great challenge it is . The challenge is create a project using these 3 colors--Lipstick red,Puffy Peach and Blue Green. JRFC112

Here's what I put together .

Supplies used:
Paper : K&C pattern paper, Bazzil c/s
Stamps: JRS Blacked Eyed Susan
Inks: CTMH Twilight, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prima flowers, EK Success edge punch, spellbinders Decorative Labels 22, Cheery Lynn DesignLace Corner DecoE  B165, ribbon and perals from my stash.

I stamped and embossed the labels image and sentiment and then cut it out freehand since I didn't have the vintage labels 5 . 

Just Rite Friday Challenge #112

Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking a peek feel free to browse and leave a comment .

Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Tim's Tags

This is just going to be a quick post. My 3 sons got together and gave me a ipad mini for Christmas so tonight i decided to see if I could post to my blog with it . I had some scraps left from making my previous tag for Tim's 2014 Tags so decided to use them for another tag . Here's what I came up with.

Well couldn't figure out how to link my photo so now back to the computer LOL

The globe was cut from the Cricut Cart. Going Place ,background and plane was stamped with various stamps from TH stamp set --The Journey. The clock is a sticker which I layered on a silver scallop circle. I added a pleated fringe from tissue wrap along the bottom of my tag .

Entering this in :
12 Tags of 2014 (January)

Thanks for dropping by , please feel free to leave a comment I love reading them .

Thursday, January 9, 2014

WooHoo I won on Rogue Redheads Design

Just checked and saw I won in a random draw for my tag I entered on a challenge over at Rogue Redhead Design . You can see it HERE.  Thanks to Candy Colwell  for her inspiration .

Friday, January 3, 2014

Tim's Tags 2014 (January tag)

Well here I go again last year I started off with January's tag and intended to do all 12 but never did so this year I thought I'd try again . So here's my tag for January . Had to improvise a lot since I don't have many steampunk or clock works dies . So to make my clock face I used foil wrap that you would use for wrapping pipes or to seal around a heating system the backing peels off and it's quite sticky. I attached it to a piece of grunge board and them cut 2 different size circles , the center of the smaller circle I stamped  a clock face in black archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder since I didn't have a clock or gears embossing folder. I then sponged with black archival ink since I didn't have distress paint and I couldn't get the effect I wanted with the stains or black dabber acrylic paint.  The tag was sponged with Pumice Stone DI and spritzed with water . I discovered I did have the large clock masks that I'd had for years and  used for the background . The numbers along the edge where stamped in black and embossed with clear EP then sanded to rough them up a bit . I hand wrote the month and year for my charm tag and attached with jump ring and pin to a the ribbon . To complete my tag I attached 3 words from the chit chat words to the edge with Tim's stapler .
I really enjoyed making this tag but now realize that I need to invest in some of the distress paints .

Entering this in :

12 Tags of 2014 --January

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge --something new

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #113--Thank You

Well now that the festive celebrations are over it's time to get back creating again . First of all I would like to wish all my friends in blogland a Happy and Prosperous New Year . Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments I  appreciate each and every one of them . Now it's time to share a card I made for the challenge this week over at Cherry Lynn Designs . I recently won a set of stamps on a challenge with JR stamps so I was anxious to try them out so here's what I came up with .

Paper: Bazille c/s
Stamps: JR stamps-- Black Eyed Susan, SU sentiment
Inks: Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass DI
Accessories: CLD dies Polynesian  oval, Exotic Butterfies, Memory Box Birdcage, MB bird die, Spellbinders Banner Die, MS Lattice punch , Die'sire embossing folder Floral Frenzy, CB Swiss dots EF, Clear EP, Copic Markers , Bakers Twine, Prima flowers and Gems from my stash

Cherry Lynn Designs Challenge #113 --Thank You

Tuesday Morning Sketches #230 Anything Goes

Simons Says Wednesday Challenge --something new