Friday, June 28, 2013

Heather's Card

I posted this image large, so you can see all the details. I only make these gushy fancy cards  for very special people.  It's not a go-to design for me. After it was completed, I sat back and saw that I needed more contrasting papers. I was concentrating so hard on matching the dp, so it all came from one dp package. But I should have included other papers I now see. Ah well, I'm no Becca Feeken. I'm told by the recipient that a friend of hers who also makes card did admire it, so that's good enough for me.

So almost except the base and first mat layer are diecuts from Spellbinders. Flowers and leaves and pearls I picked up from the LA California garment district. Fun place, but quite crowded, to visit.
Lots of distressing and a little dry embossing. The sentiment is from a long ago retired SU set. The little butterfly is a Cherry Lyn die cut.

Will be uploading my mid-post DT submission for the Challenge at Simply Create Too
Hope you're getting ready to have a fun weekend. It's getting mighty warm in my neck of the woods.


I just discovered a most fab blog thing. I found out how to put links into my posts much faster if they're in the sidebars of my blog. Hmmm, what else might I discover if I would only just stop oogling other blogs and concentrate upon my own?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cheap DSP and the Mojo Monday Challenge

A few weeks ago, when I knew I had less than $5.00 left in my monthly craft budget, I dared to stop by Jo-Ann's. I was determined to get something for less than $6.00 to 7.00 and then subtract my 40% coupon which would result in my staying well within my budget.

What a find. Studio"G" Paper Packs by Hampton Arts. They are rather odd in their weight...sorta between cardstock and heavy-weight paper. The packets contain 15 sheets single sided 6" x 6" pieces.
Each pack is all of one hue. Here I used the green one. I loved the patterns (15). And I bought them in pink, blue, purple and the green. They were $1.50 each. Well, what fun, right, except, I could only use the coupon on one package. Not much of a savings, but I walked out of Michael's spending what I planned to and I like what I got...mission accomplished....this time.

So following the MoJo sketch challenge, here's my card.

Lots of die cuts used, an SU die cut too from a new set called Secret Garden Framelits. Some Studio G stamps, and a bit of bling (used to cover a tiny mistake I made). The card is a 5 x 5, since the challenge says square or round.

Hope you're having a Blessed week.
Stay tuned, I have a tiny haul from Walmart I picked up today. It was just over $15.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Simply Create Too Challenge...Use your country's flag colors

Happy Friday stamping community. Well, a traditionally fun month for the USA is coming up. It's usually warm throughout the continental states now, so we can break out the grills if we haven't already done so. Here, it is likely to be 110 or so. We've begun our monsoon season as well, so it could end up being dusty and raining.
Wherever you live, I hope you have the best of holidays. And if you hail from another country, please play along with our challenge so we here at Simply Create Too can broaden our horizons.

Red, white and blue are my colors. Easy peasy to combine. I used SU's real red for my base, SU's night of navy and a scrap of white.
I embossed the white banner made with a banner die from DieNamics using a Cuttlebug folder. Then I die cut the blue mat with a Spellbinders die. My musical sheet image from Stampendous is stamped using Memento Paris dusk. This image doesn't have words so it's quite useful.  The Sentiment was in a grab bag from Hampton Arts purchased long ago. I stamped in SU's pigment whisper white and embossed with detail embossing powder in whit. My embellies are glittering stars from my stash and SU night of navy ribbon.

I hope you can find some time to play in our challenge no. 40, and show your patriotism if you'd like.