Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Using a Product NOT Intended for Paper Crafts

I recently participated in Greta's-90-Minute Scramble-#94, over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group.
Greta asked us to use a product NOT intended for paper crafts.
I have saved (recycled) several items to use with my paper crafting.
On this card, I used a small empty bottle top and its cap to do some circle stamping.
90-Minutes sure seem to pass so quickly, when I'm creating.
Usually, I begin with one design, and then I completely change it.
Then, I literally "SCRAMBLE" to complete, photograph, & upload my creation,
in the remaining minutes.
(OH, but it's so much fun!)
Thankfully, the CAS(E) This Sketch #94, by Donna Mikasa, came to mind as I scrambled.

This photo shows the bottle top & bottle cap.

This photo shows my practice stamping with my first idea on the left.
Then, I decided to change one distress ink color, and practiced stamping my final design.

Hero Arts Stamps: Everyday Sayings, and Texture & Shape (Thanks, Jacqueline, for this set!)
The "Splatter" stamp is by Invoke Arts.
Remember eyelets?  I've used one of many that have sat unused for years. 


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

PTI-September 2014-Blog Hop

I was inspired by the lovely PTI inspiration photo to create my card.

This is the lovely PTI inspiration photo we were given.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Garden Variety, Garden Grace
Ink:  (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss; VersaMark; Wink of Stella
Dies:  (PTI)-Seed Packet Frame Die, Stitched Rectangles
Other:  Acetate, Embossing Powder:  Clear & White; Vellum, Button, Seam-Binding, Foam Adhesive

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Patterned Paper

Darnell sure knows how to throw a party!
She is having an online birthday party for Sweet Bev...(find Bev's blog at:  Happy Dance.)
Bev is one of the kindest ladies, so I knew I HAD to join the celebration!
And, since TAG-CARDs are my favorite to create, I thought I would make one for Bev.
I included some DOTS at the bottom (because I saw on her blog that she likes dots).
(Happy Birthday to you, Bev!)

- Darnell's - NBUS Challenge #2
  (I'm using a Graphic 45 patterned paper for the first time.)
  (Tags and TAG-CARDs are my favorite to create.)
  Techniques I've Used:
  -Clear-Emboss a Sentiment
  -Use a Tag to Create a "TAG-CARD"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini-Card With Watercoloring

I created a mini-card for the new fun challenge:  Simon Says Stamp - Flickr Challenge #1.
Since, Barb Engler-(the sweetest online friend), is hosting this challenge,
I knew I had to play along.
The heart is stacked 4-high and clear-embossed.

These are the lovely fall colors Barb chose for us to use.

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