Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I made this card for my mom's 91st birthday and also for our DT reveal for Just Image Crafts
I used the Kreaxions #903 punch and punched the corners and then filled the corner in with the negative from the punch. I used the star pattern to make the circle and backed with green cardstock to make the flowers pop.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's raining outside, but I am dry

This is my first project with Kreaxions DT. I used the circle cutter to cut my circle and then used the 903 punch to go around the the circle. Then I folded the circle in half and then folded it in half the other way and just kept folding until I had 8 folds. I glued toothpicks in each of the folds and then put a bead on the end. The center are 2 toothpicks glued together to make the handle longer. When I make this again, I would use white florist tape to wrap the handle. Also, at the very top of the handle I rolled a strip of paper around the top so that it didn't slide out. The size for this is up to you, mine is a 1/4 wide. Then I just added bows to finish it off. You could use color toothpicks instead of the natural ones and have an entirely different look. I love this circle cutter, it is just an awesome and easy tool to use. If you have never tried it I suggest you give it a chance.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This was Shelly's challenge at Kitchen Keepsake:

1. Scrap a page about your "sister" relationship, could be your own sister, someone else's sister relationship (kids, grandkids, etc) your very best friend or group of friends, your online sisterhood of scrappers, or your sisterhood with an inanimate object or activity that you think of as your friend (coffee, tea, ice cream, books, exercise, cooking - what makes you complete? the sky's the limit!)
2. Sisterhood is about "bonds and bonding" You MUST some type of metal fastener on your project (think staples, paperclips, binder clips, eyelets, brads, hinges, etc - - use that stash!)
3. Use something that you can "tie" - twine, ribbon, etc (the ties that bind!)
4. Lastly, add some sister love - - add a hidden heart somewhere on your layout (think of the hidden Mickeys all around Disneyland and DisneyWorld - - tuck a tiny heart somewhere on your layout and let us all see if we can find it!

Here is my take on it. I used the Kreaxions circle cutter and punch to make the big circle, Silhouette for the horse silhouette and the other embellishments are things I have had in my stash for years.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Candy Bingo

For a challenge at Gecko Galz you needed to create something using the 4 Bingo cards they provided free.

I wanted to do something with my grandsons so I create a Candy Bingo. I cut a paper bag in 1/2 and put the bingo cards around the bag and then ran 2 of each one out and then bought a bag of fall M&Ms. I called out the numbers and Tyler helped Riley find the numbers and put the M&Ms on the card. Once they got a bingo they could eat the M&Ms. They seemed to really enjoy the game, but wouldn't you if you got some M&Ms to eat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New card sketch challenge

This year is flying by so quickly and it is already time for the September card challenge at Stick it Down blog

Here is the sketch:

my take on the sketch

Why not come over and give the sketch a try, who knows you could be the guest DT for the next month.

Monday, September 1, 2014

New recipe & card challenge for Kitchen Keepsakes

I can't believe September is here already, where has the summer gone. It is time for new challenges at Kitchen Keepsake. I hope you will stop over and see all the challenges.

My card challenge is to use embossing powder on your card. I used an embossing folder and then cut out the Christmas trees, added the embossing powder and I wanted to make sure some of the green of the trees showed through. I hope you will give this a try.

The recipe challenge this month is to make your own background paper. I made mine using a shape that I made from the hot glue gun. Once the glue is dry you pick it up and use it on anything you like and you will always have a shape to continue to use time and time again. You can be so creative with this technique.