Friday, November 26, 2010

PaperCutz Challenge #69

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!  I'm not a Black Friday shopper - but if you are, happy hunting!  This week at Papercutz, it is anything goes!  This week my card uses stamps from Ippity which I get from Kim Bell.  This is a sweet set, I stamped the flowers twice and inked all the edges.  I also got the twine from Kim, I'm really enjoying using it - she has lots of colors to choose from.

Short post today!  Please visit Papercutz and post a link to your creation for a chance to win the monthly grand prize!  Let the holiday season commence!

Friday, November 19, 2010

PaperCutz Challenge #68

It's Friday again!  This week at PaperCutz the challenge is to make a Christmas project with lots of bling.  I chose glitter and Stickles as my bling of choice.  Just a side note, by the time I was done, my whole house was glittered, including Nugget!  I used the lint roller on her and I didn't get hair, just red and green glitter.

The stickers I used are from Stampendous and are red mirror pointsettias and green holly leaves.  I turned the stickers over and applied glitter to the adhesive.  After I sprinkled the glitter on, I covered the stickers with another piece of paper and used a brayer to insure even coverage.  When I use glitter like this, I always spray it with a clear acrylic sealer to keep the glitter on the card and not all over the recipient's house.  I'm able to keep more friends that way.  I've had the paper I used forever and don't know where its from, but it is red and green double sided.  I cut a narrow red frame from a piece, put it on the card and then turned it over and used the rest of the piece - it gives a nice border and I only needed one piece of paper for the card.  I used yellow Stickles for the middle of the flowers and as accent for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from HOTP and I used white embossing powder from Judikins.
It is very shiny in person and has a bit of dimension.  If you look real close, you can see one of Nugget's hairs on a pointsettia - I didn't notice until I uploaded the picture.  I'll make sure it isn't there before I mail it out.

We'd love to see what you come up with for the challenge!  Make sure you use Mr. Linky at the Papercutz site to be eligible for November's prize!

Not sure if I will get a chance to post before, so Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; may you have a safe and happy day!  If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving, I still hope you have a safe and happy day and I hope you spend it crafting.  Me, I'm cooking and then cleaning up for 12 and counting...

Friday, November 12, 2010

PaperCutz Challenge #67

Good morning!  Hard to believe 2 weeks have gone by since my last post.  I had a tough time last week with my health, so I took it off from the challenge.  This week at Papercutz the challenge is to make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using buttons and bows, and any colors you'd like. For my project I used a really cute template I got from Adela at PaperCraft Planet to make a chair.

I made the chair base from brown cardstock and then used HOTP papers to decorate.  I also used a Tonic punch to put two leaves in each side of the chair "skirt".  Nesties created the piece on the chair back and you can see the pop dots on the chair seat which is another square of the leaves paper.  These chairs are designed to open from the top or bottom, mine opens from the bottom to put a treat inside.  This one (and 12 others yet to be made) will be my placecards for Thanksgiving dinner, I'll add names in the oval.  I'm going to put after dinner mints in each one.

Please join us this week and if you are the winner you will be put into the drawing for the monthly grand prize!

I spent all of last Saturday at a crop in Gray, Maine to benefit an Equine Rescue group.  I was there to help Cheryl as she brought her store Inspired Designs to the crop.  I was able to finish a few Christmas cards, hopefully I can post pictures of them later today.