Monday, September 30, 2013

PYC Challenge #5 - Fall

 Parade Your Crafts Blog Challenge #5..............FALL

Wow!!!  I can't believe that we are are at Challenge #5 already.   Time is just flying right by.  I know some parts of the country is still warm but here in Northern California the weather has been perfect.  We are expecting mid 70's all week.  The trees are already turning colors and it is really starting to feel like fall.  

In my package from The Paper Parade I receive the Autumn Harvest from Reminisce and a sheet of Autumn glitter paper.  This collection is full of deep fall colors.  

When I saw the paper I instantly though about our first trip to Apple Hill which is a fall tradition for many if you live anywhere near the Sacramento valley.   So, as you can see I am very far behind on scrapping my photos.  Maybe one day I will catch up.  

I choose two of the brown sheets.  The colors are different but I felt that they worked very well together to create a two page layout.  I used a total of 4 sheets of  paper to complete the layout.  I aslo used some of the coordinating stickers.  I love the tabs.  The leaves are cut using one of my older Sizzix dies.

With some of the scraps I created this card.  I really love the glitter sheet but I did not find a way to incorporate in to the layout.... but I found a spot of the card.  

I hope you find some time in the next two weeks to enter a project in our challenge.  

Thanks for stopping in.  


I will be entering this card in the following challenge

Simon Says stamp challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Penny Black

Click here ------->  for the Parade Your Crafts Challenge #3 post.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.  I sure needed that extra day to get some big household projects done.  And it was nice to have an extra day to relax after completing those projects.   I did not get a lot of crafting done but I did make one cute little card.

Penny Black has been one of my favorite designers.  Her little critters are adorable.  But with that being said, I only own a couple of her stamps.  Mostly, because they don't sell the "cute" ones at the stamping store that is in my neighborhood.  That is how the owner responded my request.  Needless to say.... to don't shop that store often.

With my recent trip to Arizona, I stopped in to a wonderful stamping store in Scottsdale and picked up this stamp to add to my collection.   I used my new Tim Holtz Distress markers to color in the image.  I like to put some of the ink on a block and then use my water brush to color in the image.  It give a wonderful watercolor effect.  I have just started using these markers, so I have a lot to learn.    I found the sentiment in one of my Lawn Fawn stamp sets.  I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card and not have the sentiment take away from the image.

Thanks for visiting.


I am entering this card in the following challenges

Less is More - week 135
Simon Say's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Monday, September 2, 2013

PYC Challenge #3 - Anything Goes

Welcome to the Parade Your Crafts Blog Challenge #3.

 This is one of my favorite challenges "Anything Goes"

This is where you get to bust out your creativity and make a project that you have
been day dreaming about all day.

Lisa at the Paper Parade sent me this beautiful paper from Authentique.  The collection is Remembrance.  Sometimes when I get double sided paper I really love one side but not the other.
Not with this collection.  I really could not decide which side I loved the most.  The collection comes with on side of sentiments that are wonderful for the making "Thinking of You" or Condolence cards.
 Lisa did provide me with one sheet that there was no way I would cut because it is too beautiful.
  I think I will save it to make a memorial page of my Mother.   

At first I thought about doing a layout.  I am a sucker for flowers and have many photograph of them.  After thinking about it, I decided to make a card.... that turned into two.  

I used two different sheets of the paper.  The Remembrance Two and Three.   I stamped the bottle using a new stamp I scored at a great price.  The stamp is from hero arts.  I added a couple of flower and a button.   

For the first card I used a little bit of the Platinum stickles give the flower a little sparkle.  
 I also rubbed some on the sentiment.    

For the second card I used some of the scraps from the other side.  
This way you cold see the beautiful papers in this collection.  

The only paper I did not use from this collection is that small piece of black card stock that framed the sentiment with.  I found that I did not need anything else to complete my card.

Now it is your chance to show us your stuff.  Link up your project to the PYC Challenge # 3.
And be sure to stop in with the other DT to see the beautiful projects they have created.


Materials Use:
Authentique - Remembrance  Sheet Two and Sheet Three
Authentique - Remembrance Enchantments
Card Stock - Black
Stamp from Hero Arts
Stephanie Barnard - Color Box Ink - Plum
Stickles - Platinum
Prima Frosted Flowers