Monday, August 27, 2012

Tag, you're it....

I made this tag for a very special friend...hope she likes it!!!
I love black and white and when I saw a challenge featuring black and white + a color, I just had to do it.
My brain started creating it before I could even catch a breath. I love it when that happens because usually the project turns out pretty well. And tags are fun and easy. I really enjoy working with them.

I had the polka dot butterflies from a Heidi Swapp chipboard die-cuts that I found at a dollar store!!! Can you believe that? I bought three of those packages and knew that I would really enjoy using them.

Two new stamps were put to good use on the left side of the tag. You can't see it too much but these are going to be my favorites, for right now anyway. I love flourishes and the first stamp is about a 2" wide long strip with leafy vines and flourishes. Really pretty. And the second stamp is a large flourish that is very open, just the way like it.
I know I'll be using these stamps a lot!!!

I added a silver leaf, black ribbon, and white pearl flourishes.

Here's the challenges I entered this tag into: swirls and pearls...lots of those on this tag. using chipboard...mine is Heidi Swapp's

Thank you for stopping by,
Be blessed,


Monday, August 20, 2012

Another Twinchie...

Hello everyone,
It's August, can you believe it?
We had the hottest June and July...and now that it's August we started seeing some rain and much cooler temps. We were sure ready for some cooler weather and we surely need some rain...just seems weird to have this backward weather.

Lately, I have not been crafting nearly as much as I would like. I don't really know how time slips away without accomplishing much of anything...but it does. There are so many ideas I have floating around in my head...I want to get them out on paper!!!!

I am still very interested in "TWINCHIES"  But learning how to decorate them better is a process for me. So this card I made has a Twinchie on it. I am not very happy with it, but it's a beginning and I intend to just keep trying.

The picture did not come out too well. The twinchie stands out away from that doily in the back of it. Here it kind of looks like they just run in together.

The paper is a small 4x6 paper pack I picked up in a bargain bin by K&Company and I love it. Has very nice background paper.
The twinchie is cut from a packaging for a book I just bought for the library. I am always looking at the packaging for anything I buy. Some of it is pretty awesome.
I glued on a flower doily to the twinchie and on top of that I attached a stamped and watercolored Iris I had made a while ago.
The butterflies are Dazzles from Hot off the Press.
The bottom is a strip of navy blue cardstock with large very glittery circles.
The card itself is this moss green cardstock and I used a border punch that I got a bit ago.

So, of course I entered this in this challenge: . Their requirement this time is for a twinchie with a flower on it. requires using a die or a punch. The bottom of my card is cut with an edger punch. I have it partially covered with a ruler to show the measurement of the twinchie, but you can still see that it is there.

So, that's it for this day.
I have a couple other projects I want to get to...
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Be blessed,