I made Home Page Artist at the Gingersnap blog!

A big thanks to the Gingersnaps blog for making me Artist of the Week! I had fun with this challenge, and this was unlike anything I have made before! Go check out their blog for the Ginger Gems too! Thanks again, as I am most shocked right now!:)http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/


CCC Double Distress

Here is my double distress entry at Linda’s Studio L3 blog. Click here to enter and see all the other entries! All stamps used are Stampin Up! I should use Tim’s stamps since these challenges are from his book, but I don’t have any! I just started to use his products this summer, so I’m slowly starting to build up my stash. I used tattered rose powder, and distress inks in tattered rose, forrest moss, and vintage photo. I tried different papers for this technique, and decided on the patterned paper. I turned it into a book mark, I’m at bit burned out on Christmas cards already!!! 

Ginersnaps Blog Stitches Challenge

You have to encorporate stitches into your project for this challenge. Click here for the details and to enter! I decided to use real stitching, so I got my sewing machine out. Wow, was it dusty, and buried! So, I cleaned it all off and got my scrap paper ready to adjust the zig zag stitches. I turned it on and the noise it made was awful! I thought it was froze up from not being used in so long! After a few hand cranks of the wheel, she was off and running! I actually got the stitching done in one try! I’m glad my sewing machine and I are still friends! I decided to use this snowman stamp because it is stitched all around. That worked well! Also my new Unity sentiment stamp also has a touch of stitching to it! Why doesn’t every project come together like this!:) The blue twill tape around the snowman is a new technique I tried, and it looks fairly well. I like the ruffled look. I wanted layers on this card, so I embossed the white cardstock before stitching it to the brown, then the ruffled snowman, and I put thick pop dots on the ticket for more dimension. I had alot of fun with this one, but it did take me an hour and a half to do!! I needed a break from making Christmas cards, and I enjoy winter cards more! Sorry for rambling on, now go check out the other entries!

CCC Alcohol Ink Splatter

Here is my entry this week at Linda’s blog http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ This technique is fun to do, because you always get a different effect. I chose not to use it as a background, but send it through the tattered florals die. I made a card, and used the new music texture fade. The letters are cut from my sizzix also, and sprayed with green glimmer mist. I love sparkle! The colors of alcohol inks I used were, lettuce, eggplant, stonewashed, and cranberry.

Gingersnaps Haute Couture-My glamour Gal!

Here is my entry for the challenge over at the Gingersnaps blog. http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/

It’s all about fashion. I have never made anything like this before, but it was quite fun! I felt like I was in a Claudine Hellmuth class! I dug out some of my sewing supplies to jazz up my catwalk. I suppose anything is possible when doing a collage! And yes, she’s armless on purpose!! Check out their blog to join in! A thank you goes out to Linda for posting this on her Studio L3 blog! Or I wouldn’t have had so much fun making this!!

Drunken Stampers Challenge Entry

I am entering the challenge this week at the drunken stampers blog. You have to use your paper punches!

http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/ This one was fun and easy for me. When I started making cards, I used alot of my punches, and sizzix dies. They have been neglected I must say lately. This was good for me to get them out and make this card. I used five different punches on this, and an embossing folder! The ink on the edges is colorbox chestnut, I think that’s it’s name 🙂  And the stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. It was actually a freebie that comes with this months Paper Crafts Magazine! Cool huh?! I love using the light blue and brown for winter cards and layouts!