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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thank You For being A Friend




Got the tunes cranked up and I'm here, read to tell you about our new challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Why do I have my tunes cranked up, you ask? Well, because this fortnight, our challenge is a Song Inspiration challenge! Whoo Hoo! How fun it that?! I bet you;re already starting to think about your favorite songs and what kind of crafting project it inspires, aren't you?! Hopefully you are, because we'd love for you to create something and play along with us. Remember, you have two weeks to play along for your chance to be one of our DT favorites or even a winner of a fabulous prize from one of these generous sponsors:















Now, on to the details of my card. "Thank You For Being A Friend" is the song that inspired my card. I made this for an amazing friend, who needs some cheering up right now.  I hope she's surprised when she gets this card and some goodies in the mail! Anyway, I went with one of my favorite color combos - Black, White and Pink. My card layout uses the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. All papers are from my stash. I've used a fun mix of papers: Chevron, Polka Dots, Stars and Stripes. I've used the image, Little Monster, by Wonderstrange, hand colored with Promarkers.  I've used pink gemstones and black pearls, to embellish. I added extra sparkle by using a piece of pink glittered ribbon across the center. The image and hearts were mounted with foam tape, for added dimension.This would also make a great card for kids!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #264 Stars at Robyn's Fetish Challenge
Challenge #60 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #262 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Ribbon or Lace at Crafty Boots Challenge
Challenge #184 Chevrons at Use Your Stuff Challenge
Anything Goes at Scrap Creations Challenge
Challenge #297 No Sentiment at Passion For Promrkers
TTCRD Challenge 5/18-5/25 at Through The Craftroom Door
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #34 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #228 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
With A Heart at Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #107 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #301 Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Challenge #32 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #280 Kids at Crafty Catz Challenge
Challenge #79 Black And White +1 Color (Pink) at Left of Center Challenges
Challenge #86 Keep It Simple at Simply Create Too
Challenge #5 Anything Goes at Simply Papercraft Challenges
Challenge #154 Lots of Layers at Wags N Whiskers Challenge
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #87 Layer It up at The Cutie Pie Challenge
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Monthly Challenge
Anything Goes at Cards Galore Encore Challenge
Challenge #9 Girly In Pink at Cute As A Button Challenge
Anything Goes at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

To Have and Hold





Whoo Hoo! Happy Saturday! It's time for another new challenge at Open Minded Crafting. Our challenge them, this fortnight, is "Wedding or Anniversary" Perfect for summer approaching, isn't it?! Get busy crafting and creating and make up a wedding or anniversary card so you can join us! You have two weeks to play along with us, so don't miss out on linking up with us!

Of course, we always have lots of awesome prizes up for grabs, too, and this time is no exception! Create and link up with us, for your chance to win goodies from these oh so generous sponsors:


















Here are the details of my card.  I've used the image, Penny's Special Day, from Di's Digi Stamps, colored with Promarkers. My card layout uses the Sketch at Digi Sketch Challenge. I went with a mix of black, grey and white patterned papers from my stash. The top panel is wrapped with sparkly black ribbon, tied in a handmade bow, I embellished the top right and bottom left corners of the card with chevron printed gemstones.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:


Challenge #58 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #260 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Anything Goes at Clear It Out
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Digi Choosday
Challenge #150 Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #139 Photo Inspiration at PINspirational
TTCRD 5/5 - 5/11 at Through The Craftroom Door
Duo (Black and White, She and He) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #268 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
IIC#208 Embellishmets (Gems) at Inky Impressions
Challenge #32 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #226 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Let' Get Sentimental at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #182 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #105 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes at Crafty Ribbons
Challege #31 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #278 CAS at Crafty Catz Challenge
Challenge #77 Bling at Left of Center Challenge
Challenge #4 CAS at Simply Papercraft Challenge
Anything Goes With A Bow at Craft Dee Bowz Challenge
Challenge #82 Color An Image Whimsy Inspirations Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2015

An Easel Note Pad and Pen Holder For Mom



Good Morning! It's ABC Monday at Catch The Bug - That's right! Anything But A Card? Are you ready to see a fabulous group of projects - Anything But A Card? I hope so, because you will love what we have to show you today! Stop over at Catch The Bug and check them out! You're sure to be inspired!

I made this cute Note Pad and Pen Holder, as a Mother's Day Gift. I love that it is made totally from Carsdstock and patterned paper! So cute! The note pad holder is actually an easel that stands up, much like an easel card. You can see the easel fold in the side view pic, below.





This note pad and pen holder is now one of my favorite fancy fold projects!

I am Using the image, Spring Boot, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with  both Promarkers and Copics. All patterned papers are from my stash (Thanks to the Hot Buys at Michael's)! On the front of the Note Pad Pocket, I've used a scalloped oval border punch, to punch a border in black and white patterned paper, placed across the center.  I then trimmed the top of the scalloped paper with a strip of sheer red and white polka dot ribbon.  I actually made a handmade bow, too, but accidentally threw it away when I cleaned up my paper scraps - And the bow was made with my LAST piece of that ribbon! Don't you hate it when that happens! Grr!

I am entering this Mother's Day Gift project in the following challenges:

TTCRD Anything Goes 4/28-5/4 at Through The Craftroom Door
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Crafty Girlz Challenge
Chalenge #130 Anything Goes With Twist of Ribbon at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #86 Fancy Folds at Creative Card Crew
Mother's Day (Gift) at Scrap-Creations
Challenge #294 Easel Does It at Passion For Promarkers
May Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
May Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #288 Photo Inspiration (Layers of Squares and Rectangles) at Crafty Creations
For Mom (Gift) at Doubleclick Connections
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #244 Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes Wit Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
DTBST#279 Do What Makes you Happy at Sassy Studio Designs
Fancy Folds at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #90 Spring Has Sprung at Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge
R#224 Nature Inspired at Crafts4Eternity Challenge
For Mom at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #138 Lots Of Flowers at Fussy and Fancy Challenge
Challenge #76 Hearts and Flowers at Left of Center Challenges
Challenge #137 Mother's Day at QKR Stampede
Challenge #3 Lots of Layers at Simply Papercraft
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Challenge
May Flowers at Stamp and Create Challenge
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #82 Color An Image Whimsy Inspirations Challenge
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Crafting With Attitude Challenge
May Flowers at Karleigh Sue Challenge

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Topsy, Turvy, Flowery And Springy Valentine





Topsy Turvy Challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.

I've used the Image, Jenny Twistypuff Wisp, from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. My card layout uses the sketch at Digi Sketch and Stamp

Valentine's Day




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch and Theme (Flowers) at Digi Sketch and Stamp
Challenge #235 Girls/Daughters at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #155 Happy Mother's Day (Very Girly) at My Sheri Crafts
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Clean and Simple at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #137 Springtime Flowers at Fussy and Fancy Challenges
Challenge #152 Flowers at Wags n Whiskers Challenge
April Challenge - Flowers - at Kit and Klowder
Challenge #2 Freestyle/Fantasy at Crafting With Attitude
We Love Mom at Crafting By Designs
Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #16 Girls, Girls, Girls at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge
Challenge #37 Flowers at Paper Creator's Crafts
Challenge #66 Spring at Creative Moments Challenge
Spots and Dots at Digi Choosday Challenge
4/22 - 4/28 So Cute at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge
IIC#206 Punch It (Chevron Heart) at Inky Impressions Challenge
CMC#67 Flowers at Card Mania
4/1 - 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Throw On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #129 Spring at Artistic Inspirations Challenge
Challenge #56 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #258 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
F is For Flowers at Digi Sketch Challenge
Spring Flowers at Scrap Creations Challenge
Challenge #138 Anything Goes at PINspirational Challenges
TTCRD Challenge 4/21 - 4/27 at Through The Craftroom Door
R#223 Anything Goes at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #276 Things With Wings at Cratfy Catz Weekly Challenge
Challenge #308 Bring On The Bling (Gemstone and Pearls) at Allsorts Challenge
Challenge #84 Pretty Woman at Simply Create Too
Challenge #3 Lots of Layers at Simply Papercraft

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Let's Attempt Shabby Chic



Open Minded Crafting Challenge Blog Shabby Chic Challenge

uses an image from Ppinky Dolls Art, colored with Copics



Challenges:

Challenge #120 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #102 Girly But No Pink at Addicted To Stamps Challenge
Things That Start With B (Bow, Birthday) at Come And Get It Challenge
Make A Card at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #306 (Grape, Amythest, Flowers) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #235 Girls/Daughters at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #65 Flowers at Pile It On
Challenge #155 Happy Mother's Day (Very Girly) at My Sheri Crafts
Birthday Fun For Kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge
4/22 - 4/28 So Cute at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #89 Use A Diecut at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges
Clean and Simple at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #113 Ribbon And/Or Lace at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #100 Milestone Celebrations (Birthday) at Crafting For All Seasons
Spots and Dots at Digi Choosday Challenge
Challenge #287 Seeing Spots at Crafty Creations Challenge
Challenge #16 Girls, Girls, Girls at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge
IIC#206 Punch It at Inky Impressions Challenge
Challenge #224 Use A Spooled Item at Penny's Paper Crafty
4/1 - 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #180 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #8 Anything Goes as Cute As A Button
Use A Die or Punch at Mema's Crafts Challenge
Dies or Punches at Mema's Crafts April Challenge
Add A Sentiment at Crafty Calender April Challenge
April Challenge - Flowers - at Kit and Klowder
Challeng #29 Fibre-Licious at The East Wind Challenge
Challenge #129 Spring at Artistic Inspirations Challenge
Challenge #56 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #258 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
F is For Flowers (Pattterned Papers) at Digi Sketch Challenge
2 Or More Designer Papers at Melonheadz Friends
Challenge #138 Anything Goes at PINspirational Challenges
Due Date at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Challenge #180 Anything Goes at use Your Stuff
Challenge #85 Use A Sentiment at Creative Card Crew 
TTCRD Challenge 4/21 - 4/27 at Through The Craftroom Door
R#223 Anything Goes at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #46 Girly Cards at Kitty Bee Designs Challenge
Challenge #308 Bring On The Bling (Pearls) at Allsorts Challenge
Challenge #3 Lots of Layers at Simply Papercraft

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Baby Is A Blessing



Freebie Friday at Catch The Bug

For this card, I've used the Freebie Friday Image, Bugaboo Baby, colored with Copics,  (Yes, yes, I am starting to experiment and use my Copics more.  Can you tell the difference? Especially in how the skin is colored? Am I getting better?! LOL) My card layout uses the sketch at Sketch Saturday. All papers are from my stash.  I used a mix of hearts and polka dots.  The flowers were handmade and hand cut from another patterned paper that I found to have an interesting pattern. I thought this paper would be great cut into the shape of slowers, so I thought, what the heck - Let's give it a try!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #357 Sketch at Sketch Saturday
Challenge #120 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Things That Start With B (Baby) at Come And Get It Challenge
Challenge #65 Flowers at Pile It On
HIMCR #196 Freestyle at Hiding In My Craft Room
Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #180 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #142 Spring (Colors) Is In The Air at A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #307 Quick and Simple Does It at Allsorts
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Clean and Simple at Simon Says Stamp
We Love Mom (New Mommy)  at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #100 Milestone Celebrations (New Baby) at Crafting For All Seasons
4/1 - 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
4/22 - 4/28 So Cute at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #56 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #258 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Due Date at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Challenge #180 Anything Goes at use Your Stuff
Challenge #85 Use A Sentiment at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #138 Anything Goes at PINspirational Challenges
R#223 Anything Goes at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #116 Now Or Never at Fairytale Challenge