Saturday, November 12, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 122, Turkeys

Good afternoon, how's the day treating you and hopefully you'll have a blessed weekend. Over at Simply Create Too we are checking out turkeys, not the human-kind..tee hee.

So here's my card, made with a Sizzix die set and matching  stamps, glitter paper and leaf punches. The itty bitty pie and sheaf of wheat is from a set by the Sassy Club, which is an on-line .com that produces calendar goodies. I did this card using a piece of transparency in the easel style. The base and mats are SU cs. I colored the turkey body with watercolor brushes. I hope my turkey will make someone smile. I'm headed over the challenge to see some creativity.



Hope you will have a chance to play along with us in the next two weeks.

Blessings,
Erica

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 122, Turkeys

Good afternoon, how's the day treating you and hopefully you're have a blessed weekend. Over at Simply Create Too we are checking out turkeys, not the human-kind..tee hee.

So here's my card, made done with a Sizzix dies and stamps, some glittering papers and leaf punches.



Hope you will have a chance to play along with us in the next two weeks.

Blessings,
EricA

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Simply Create Too challenge, No, 120

I know...it's been a while. And I have no excuse that makes sense to anyone except me.
Suffice it to say that life can be busy.
At Simply Create Too for our latest challenge, we celebrate  Halloween as I'm sure many challenge blogs are. Many people enjoy this prelude to the plethora of end of the year holidays.

I have all the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and I get a kick out of the accessories that go along with them. So here's my card for our challenge. I hope you'll get some time to join in on the fun soon.

The witche hat has loads of sparkle from  a clear Wink of Stella. I used watercolor paper and Ranger distress inkpads to sponge color on. Some sequins in silver rounded out the card.

I hope you'll get some time to join in on the fun soon. Our challenge ends on the 28th.

Blessings,
Erica


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 116, Use Feathers

Hi Stampers,

I hope you're having a fab weekend. We have clouds here in AZ, which is good, since it means rain...eventually. We certainly need it.

At Simply Create Too, we're tasked to make a card using feathers. I found this beautiful fall/leaf embossing folder at Tuesday Morning and it's 5x7, from Crafters Companion. The embossing is quite deep. I used SU old olive cs and a newly purchased die from Simon Says, by Impressions Obsession,  that I diecut with a coppery glittery paper. I attached it onto a piece of dsp from my stash, matted by black cs with a zigzag piece of black cs for interest, then placed the diecut feathers from heavy weight vellum  and tied a twine bow and placed it in the corner.

I'm also entering this card at the Linky Party #19 at Crop Stop Challenge,  I'm not using any of their products, but that's easily rectified. :D. A little on-line shopping tomorrow maybe.

For good measure...i.e., more comments. Shameless, I know. 4 Crafty Chicks challenge using leaves. These embossed leaves almost appear stenciled to me.



I hope you can find some time to play. At Simply Create Too, we always have two full weeks to join in.

Blessings,
EricaSimply Create Too

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 114, Lots of Sparkle

Hi Stampers,

I'm a bit late writing my blogpost for my card which is at Simply Create Too. But you, on the other hand have more than 10 days to post something with lots of sparkle.

I took the easy sparkly way out, but to be honest I do find shaker cards to be a bit of a bother. It's a good thing they have lots of WOW power, or I'd never be bothered with them. I will post a second one later in the week. For now, I hope you enjoy this birthday card made for a friend. It has already arrived at her home to liven up a 60ish birthday.


Blessings,
Erica

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Less Is More challenge week 285 Theme Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

Hi friends,

I'm heading to the Less Is More challenge. The divas are asking us to repeat, repeat and repeat some more. My family would rather I stop repeating myself, but that's another story for another day. So, I got busy and created this. I own many pairs of glasses, so that I can always have a pair at hand, so I thought the theme quite appropriate.

I got out several  stamp sets that had eyeglasses in them and the little Kawai smiley face for the images. I sponged a home-made stencil with some distress inks and stamped the sentiment in Memento sky blue. I used watercolor paper and stamped in Simon Says Stamp hybrid black ink. Then I used a black base.

And then because this was such a fun challenge, I made this one too. This card is specifically for Time Out Challenges No. 61, Inspired by Words. I had this block stamp of a single crayon and then I added a sentiment, I was fortunate to find that's a perfect match for it. The MISTI tool was invaluable to stamping the individual colored crayons onto a one-layer card.



There are a few days to play along with this challenge, so get a move on it.

Blessings,
Erica

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Crazy Bird for Cut It Up challenge

Hi friends,

I'm in love with the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps and accompanying add-ons. The fact that they can also be diecut just adds to the fun.

This card was made for the Less Is More challenge of last week -- or was it the week before? Any who, these birds are so much fun to color and find the appropriate sentiments for. I'm certain that I will get my money's worth from them. And that doesn't often happen when, "I just have to have that set."

Since I missed the LIM challenge, I'm linking my card up in the Cut It Up challenge, where they are celebrating their 100th anniverary with Anything Goes and that's the same challenge they started with


I stamped in Memento ink and colored in copics. The speech bubble diecut is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Maymay Made It.  

Blessings,
Erica