Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge #83

Good Evening,

Just dropping off a quick project that I did, in response to the current challenge over at Brown Sugar.  The challenge is a color challenge, using a range of blues and browns - one of my favorite color combinations.  Here's my entry, using an image that I got from The Stamping Chef - "AJ Playing on the Swing".  TFL.



Monday, March 3, 2014

Catching Up

Hello Family, Friends & Followers and Happy Snow Day!

Just posting a little something to get caught up on my blog, and to showcase some projects I completed over the last couple of weeks.  These projects were completed either as DT assignments or random challenges.  This year, I need to step up my crafting game; and although I may not make every challenge, my goal is to do more this year, and so on!  Thanks for stopping by my little slice of crafting paradise.  I appreciate your comments and blog love.

Entered in Outlawz Challenge:  GCC021714
Given as a birthday card to my Pastor, who loves anything safari

Entered in SOC Robert Jackson Wiz Relay Challenge #4.  Unfortunately, my relay ended with this image b/c I missed the submission deadline for Challenge #5!

My first card in a box (thanks to directions from Splitcoast Stampers)

TFL,  See you soon.


Monday, February 10, 2014

SOC - Wiz Relay Challenge #3

Greetings Family, Friends, and Followers,

In support of my 2014 Declaration to have a greater presence in the crafting world, I decided to take on a few more challenges this year!  As mentioned in previous posts, I'm taking part in a "relay" challenge over at Scraps of Color (SOC).  The image for Challenge #3 was the scarecrow (played by Michael Jackson) - and boy this was a challenge.  We had to include recycled or repurposed material and brick (wall) in our projects.  Well, the recycled/repurposed part was taken care of; but I was NOT prepared for the fight I endured with my Cameo's print & cut feature!!  Six scarecrows bit the dust, in order for at least 1 to survive!  I was almost ready to give up; but that inner voice urged me to give it one more try.  And the end result was a simple card, that met all the requirements! 

I reused the paper that stores use to wrap glass, and used it as "stuffing" for the scarecrow, and also for the quote.  The Einstein quote was from "brainy quotes".  I used my MS Scoreboard to make the "faux" brick wall, which is hard to see in this picture (sorry).  The image was provided by Robert Jackson; and was colored using Copic Sketch Markers.  The patterned paper is from my scrap stash (DCWV).

Thanks for visiting my blog, and letting me vent!  I hope you'll come back.  LOL.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Challenge #58 - Anything Goes or Create your Own Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Just dropping in to let you know that Team B @ 613 Avenue Create is hosting this week's challenge. The theme is "Anything Goes" with the option to "Create your Own Challenge".  If you choose to do the optional twist, see the chart below.  Be sure to use 1-3 items for each column.  Be sure to post your finished project over at "The Avenue" by 6:00 pm Saturday, February 15th.

Here's a little inspiration, using an image - Cupcake Kitten - from one of our sponsors, Aurora Wings.

Col 1 - Image, patterned paper, solid paper
Col 2 - sketch Mojo 322
Col 3 - Stickles
Col 4 - Buttons
Col 5 - Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gotta Get some Courage

Hello Family, Friends, and Followers!

The Wiz Relay is going strong and SOC; and we just finished Challenge #2 - with the "Mean ol' Lion"! For this challenge, we had to include the word "Courage" on the project.  The twist to the challenge was to use either burlap, dry embossing or jute.  I had fun with this challenge; and I'm looking forward to the next one.  Thanks for visiting my blog, and looking at my entry!

Friday, January 31, 2014

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"


I have lost track of my days!  This week has been full of crazy deadlines and trying to meet everyone else's schedule!  The challenge at 613 Avenue C this week was Anything Goes w/the optional twist of doing a gift set.  I had the pleasure of using a lovely digi from Kenny K - "Simone" - to make a card and gift bag set.  I was told by a wise young lady (Cassie) to always create 2 of each project, so I'll always have 1 as a reference.  Well, I haven't quite mastered that concept, but I'm getting there.

I decided to do 2 versions of the gift set (same color scheme), so I could use one for my DT assignment and the other for the blog hop at VSDSS (previous post).

Here's my DT entry.  TFL.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Wiz Relay - Challenge #1

Hello there!

Most people make resolutions at the beginning of each new year.  According to Webster's Dictionary, a resolution is the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.  I choose to make declarations, instead of resolutions.  LOL.  So, I declared that I would participate in more challenges this year, and get my name "out there".  With that said, I am dropping off a quick card I did for the Wiz Relay challenge on Scraps of Color - Robert Jackson Digi Group.  We had to use the "Tin Man" image created by Robert Jackson, along with either metal or silver embellishments, OTHER THAN glitter!  Darn it!  (I'm a Stickles fanatic!)  Let's ease on down... ease on down... LOL.  TFL.

Image provide by Robert Jackson, colored with Copic Markers
Foil and patterned paper by DCWV
Silver hearts and buttons painted using Liquid Pearls

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I can't wait to see what's coming for the next phase of this challenge.