Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nautical Birthday

Good morning! Once again I am thrilled to be the hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme for this challenge is "Boys to Men".
My husband's birthday was July 20 and he loves the old sailing ships. So when I received my package of Anna Griffin card toppers for men, I knew this tall ship would be the perfect image for my card.

I began with a card base of cranberry card stock embossed with the Anna Griffing "Rope" folder. Next I added the silver holographic panel. The black card stock was embossed with the Anna Griffin "Herringbone" folder. The ship topper was a little to long for the black panel, so I simple folded the ends to the back of the  panel and then adhered it to the silver. Last, I punched 2 stars from gold paper and used pop dots to give them dimension. 

I think I will frame this card and give it to my husband as a belated birthday gift. He turns 70 this year and our basement TV room is all nautical. This should fit in perfectly.

If you are up to the challenge, head on over to the Sisterhood and enter your creation. Don't forget to check out my sistah's fabulous projects. You have until 8pm, Sunday August 6th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Buckeye State

Today's hostess for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge is Diane. The theme is "Where in the World?" (anything that represents the part of the world, country and/or state where you live.) 

Ohio is known as the Buckey State, home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The city of Alliance (where I live) is known as "Carnation City". President William McKinley was presented a carnation by Mr. Lamborn who owned Lamborn Greenhouse and grew carnations. President McKinley would always wear a carnation in his lapel. Each year in August we celebrate the Carnation Festival which includes a queen pageant, kid's parade, grand parade, food and music in the park, rib burn off and other activities.

I chose to use a map of Ohio and include the Ohio State emblem and a Carnation.
I started with a base of red card stock and added a panel of black. After fussy cutting around the map I printed from Pinterest, I added the carnation, Ohio State emblem, and the word "Ohio" using pop dots to create dimension. I added a red star over the city of Alliance where I was born and raised. Alliance is only 30 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cleveland home of the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians.

I would love to see your project focusing on your part of the world. Why not head on over to the Sisterhood and join in the fun? You have until 8pm, Sunday July 23rd to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jocelyn's Peacock

I am excited to show you my project for the Crafting With An Attitude challenge beginning to day. I chose this beautiful image from Lacy Sunshine as the focal piece. 

The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils then adhered to a panel of lavender card stock. I used my ticket notch punch on each corner and added a white pearl. To add dimension, I added pop dots and adhered to this beautiful lace designer paper by DCWV.

This image takes me back to my childhood and the love of riding the Carousel. Of course, the carousels back then only had horses. I hope this brings back wonderful memories for you.

Now, head on over to Crafting With An Attitude to see the inspiration projects my DT has for you. You may enter up to 3 projects.

The challenge ends 7pm, Sunday July 30th and winners will be announced on Wednesday,  August 2nd.

Have a great day,