Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Busy Busy Busy

For my project for the Anything Goes challenge over at Love to Scrap click HERE.

Whew! The last two months have been extremely busy with craft projects and other things. I was asked to speak at my sister's church for their mother-daughter banquet. I thought she was crazy for that LOL. I was also asked to cut out flowers and hearts for decorations to be used at a ladies rally held on April 11th at the church I attend. On top of all of that, I was in charge of everything (and I mean everything except food) for our mother-daughter banquet. We call our banquet an All Daughter's Banquet so that no one feels left out or doesn't think they should attend. In the past women would say they didn't feel that they should come because they did not have daughters (only sons) or they did not have any children. This way every woman is included because every woman is a daughter.

I want to share pictures of the projects that I made:

I had to make 34 of these pots for our Ladies Day Rally on April 19th. The original pots had hearts with the word JOY glued on them instead of suns. I replaced the hearts with suns for the All Daughters Banquet. I cut everything out with my cricut-which means I cut out 8 triple-layered flowers per pot plus 6 hearts per pot along with 6 of each of the letters J-O-Y. Then I glued most of them together. I did have some ladies offer to glue the flowers together. The bad thing was I did not volunteer for this-it just got dumped on me. My sister was kind enough to put the pots together so "all" I did was cut everything out and do a lot of the gluing. I think it took about 3 weeks of late nights to get them done.


These are the table favors that I made for the All Daughter's Banquet. It was May 16th. After finishing the flower pots I had to write my presentation for my sister's banquet and make 85 luminaries for my banquet. These were made using the Tim Holtz Luminary Die. Yes I made all 85 by myself. The windows are vellum. I stamped one with part of a larger stamp from Hero Arts (I think). Then I put a rhinestone on the one flower and covered the little circle flowers with stickles. I topped the luminary with a pearl and clear faceted bead.

I got several compliments on my projects and presentation, but now I am suffering from burnout. My house is a disaster so now I have to get in gear and try to play catch up. My husband hated every minute of my crafting but he didn't say much since it was all for church activities.

My Luminary is going into the following challenges:

http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.gr/  Historic (I think these look like the old lanterns that were used in the old days)
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/ Inspirational photo challenge
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/  I couldn't find a theme so maybe Anything Goes?
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/  Anything Goes
http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/  May Flowers
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes


Monday, May 18, 2015

LTSCB Challenge 54 "Anything Goes"

I am a few hours late getting this card uploaded to blogland. It has been a very busy couple of months and I have struggled to find time to do my biweekly obligations. However, I got my card finished and was very pleased with how it turned out.

Normally for our Anything Goes challenges I like to do different types of things so that you can see just how versatile stamps and embellishments can be. This time though, I needed a get well card for the husband of a friend. He suffered a stroke a couple of weeks ago and has a very long road ahead of him. Our sponsors for this challenge are:

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Prize: 3 images to winner

On You Tube this card was called a step card. I have never made one before and wanted to try my hand at it. Here is what I made:

There doesn't seem to be much difference in the first two pictures, but the 2nd one is open and standing while the first one is laying flat. The image that I used is called Cabin in the Woods by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps. I do not have a lot of masculine images. This has a rustic feel and I thought of a hunting cabin. I only used dies to embellish and build the scene. The back layer is a Memory Box die. I cut off the houses and just left the trees. The front trees are Magnolia Doohickey firs. The deer are from the Wildlife Cricut cartridge and the sentiment is cut from a Lifestyle Crafts die which I inked with Evergreen Bow Distress Ink and stamped with brown Memento. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the smoke although you can't really tell from the pictures.
I am entering the following challeges:
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/  New Technique (mine is a new fold)
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com/  Anything Goes w/ option New Beginnings

Monday, May 4, 2015

LTSCB Challenge 53 "A Stitch in Time"

Hi. For this challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog, we want to see some kind of stitching (real or faux) on your project. Here are our sponsors:
Prize: 3 images of choice to winner

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Prize: 3 images of choice to winner

Since we are putting stitching on our project, I decided when I saw this image that it was perfect. She is called Daisy Mae Sewing from Angie's Digi Stamps. She is very cute. I am not that good at sewing straight lines but I guess that just gives it look all its own.

I knew that I had sewing themed paper. I searched through my supply and found it in my pack of Ideology by Tim Holtz. I then put my card together using the following supplies:

Paper: Tim Holtz Ideology and card stock
Image: Daisy Mae Sewing colored with copics
Stamps: KC Andrews unknown stamp set (Sentiment , needle, spool) and  Stampin’ Up unknown set (inside saying)
Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, and Peeled Paint; Memento Brown, Vibrance silver ink
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts  Nesting Lace circles and Label It Kits and Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks Trellis
Misc: Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon inked with Distress inks that I misted with water, Tim Holtz Trinket Pin, Buttons, Baker’s Twine, Gellyroll clear stardust pen, foam tape

I hope that this project will inspire you to head on over to the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and enter your creations. You have two weeks. Until next time: “Happy Crafting”!