Monday, January 30, 2017

Design Team Call

Hey fellow crafters! I am starting a new challenge blog "Stinkin' Inkers". The themed challenges will be 1 month long and there will be Top Three Winners  and one Top Award Winner chosen by the Design Team.

If you would like to be a part of my Design Team, check out the qualifications at "Stinkin' Inkers"

Since there are no sponsors, you are not limited to the type of images you use on your projects. Just follow the guidelines for each month's theme and have fun.

I would like to have my team in place by the first of March and begin the first challenge the first Tuesday in April. The winners of each challenge will be announced the day before the next challenge is posted. 

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Simply Made

It is my turn once again to hostess the challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. My theme is "Simply Made". Create a single layer card without a lot of ribbon or embellishments.

For my project, I chose to use a Darice swirly frame embossing folder for the background and Stampin' Ups "Lotus Blossom" stamp set for the focal point. 

The lotus blossom and thank you were stamped using Stampin' Ups! Pale Plum ink pad. The ribbon is organdy edged with satin and gold tied in a bow.

I have entered this creation in the following challenges:
      Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes 
      Creative Moments Challenges - Anything Goes

Single layer cards are always a big challenge for me, so I need all the inspiration I can get. Would you help me out by sharing your projects at the Sisterhood Challenge Blog?

You have until 8pm Sunday February 5th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person. All of the rules for this challenge can be found on the Sisterhood of Crafters blog

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Acrylic Post-It-Note Holders

This year I plan on doing some craft shows with my younger daughter, Tanya. She has an Etsy shop to sell her handmade fairy jars, Christmas ornaments and other items. My focus will be post-it-note holders, note pads and other 3D paper crafts and cards.

Today I would like to share the acrylic post-it-note holders I have been working on. I have been seeing a lot of these on Pinterest and loved the idea. I also want to make horizontal ones too.

The background is from DCWV's Botanical Pad. I used my 1 3/4" scallop punch for the sentiment panel, and a 2" scallop punch for the striped panel.
Moss Green grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the top and adhered to the back with glue dots.

The designer paper used for the holder below is from DCWV's Mariposa Pad.
Burlap ribbon was adhered to the top and I found the bird and flower stickers in my stash. They are from K and Company. 
I used a 1" x 3 3/4" strip of designer paper to wrap around the ink barrel and then replaced it in the pen.

This is the perfect size to sit on a desk and always have the pen and note pad handy. I need to keep one for myself. I am always losing my pen's and note pads.

I hope you like my project for today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs from Northeast Ohio,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vintage Skater

It looks like Northeast Ohio will get a short break from the icy cold temperatures for the next few days. Going from 20 degrees and colder to 40 degrees with rain today and 50's through Thursday. Hopefully, I will have time to thaw out before the next Arctic Clipper hits.

Diane is our hostess for the first challenge of the New Year at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Your challenge is to use any of the themes/words mentioned below to create your project.
Growing up we would head to the nearest park to spend the day ice skating and sledding. Unfortunately, because of changes made to the lakes and ponds there isn't anywhere to skate now. 

For my project I chose this beautiful vintage picture of an ice skater for the focus.
DCWV snowflake designer paper was used fir the background. Next I cut a piece of red/white pine trees designer paper for one mat, then layered a piece of black card stock onto the red to mat the picture. The snowflake corner pieces were cut on my Silhouette Cameo and adhered with craft glue.
I found these beautiful blue snowflake gems at the local dollar store. Perfect for some added bling. Last I stamped the sentiment with Black India ink onto white card stock and matted with a strip of black. Pop dots were used to give dimension to the sentiment.

My talents for skating were limited to forward, backward and skating on one foot. Now being quite a few years older and a few pounds heavier, I doubt that I could even stand up on the ice in skates. I have a hard enough time standing upright in boots.

Why not head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects my sistahs have for you today? You have until 8pm Sunday, January 22nd to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by to visit with me.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year, New Challenges

Happy New Year, everyone! I know I haven't posted since November, but the time around the holidays is always so hectic. I was lucky to get my challenge commitments finished on time. Hopefully, everything is back to normal. 

Today begins the first challenge of the new year at Crafting With An Attitude. The image I chose from Bugaboo Stamps is called "Happy New Year to Ewe" and can be found here

The vintage background paper is by DCWV. I started with a strip of black card stock 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" adhered to the left side. The confetti, ribbon on the hat, the lamb's hooves and the gold line around the inside of the clock were colored with glitter gel pens. I used my Spectrum Noire colored pencils to color the lamb's face and legs. The image was matted with a red piece of card stock, then glued to a piece of black, then placed on the front. The sentiment (also from Bugaboo Stamps) is matted onto a piece of black card stock then onto red and adhered to the bottom of the card. I found these cute little red and green buttons in my stash to use for embellishment.

The challenges at Crafting With An Attitude are always "Anything Goes". Why not hop on over and check out the inspiration projects from my design team? You have until 8pm, Sunday, January 29th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Also, welcome my three new Design Team members. They have some fabulous projects to share with you.