Tuesday, October 6, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - Silver

The OLCCC is always anything Christmas goes as long as it is a one layer card.  There is an optional twist you can use and for the new challenge the twist is to use silver on your one layer Christmas card.
Guess who does not have silver embossing powder in her stash?!  That's right...me!  So, I used Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder...it sure looks silver in the container.  Once I heat embossed it looks more like tarnished silver.  To add the look of silver to my card I used Ranger Brushed Pewter Spray Stain to create some silver splatter and to brush on the edges of the card.  The image is Stampabilities Ornament.
We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas cards with us at the OLCCC.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Hop to Stop ....

I created this card for The Hop to Stop domestic violence.  Purple is the color for Domestic Violence Awareness.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.  Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
More information about this "for a cause" hop can be found HERE.
And, for entering the hop, you will be entered to win one of the fabulous prizes being offered by the hop sponsors.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com Planner Stamp sets Release

Decorating your date book or planner has recently become an up and coming trend.  I used a Planner stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal.com to create some "planner candy" to use in my planner.
But, don't stop at just using these cute stamps in your planner!  You can also create some adorable tags and notecards using the stamps.
These cute little notecards could be used as lunchbox notes!  I created the card base for each card using and index card and Project Life cards and then stamped each card using stamps from the Planner stamp set.
You can find additional information also find links to the projects created by the design team using the planner stamp sets HERE.

Gruffies & Guests Challenge - Embossing, Wet or Dry

The Gruffies & Guests Challenge this month is to use wet or dry embossing.  The challenges are also anything goes as long as you use Gruffies, House Mouse, or Happy Hoppers stamps, decoupage, or images from the House Mouse CDs.
For my card, I used an image from a stamp set I purchased way back in 2006 that includes several House Mouse Halloween images and sentiments.  To meet the challenge I used a dotted embossing folder for the background of my card.
This month's sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps:
prize: 7 digi's
We hope you'll share your Gruffies, House Mouse, or Happy Hoppers cards with us this month.  You can find the Gruffies & Guests challenge HERE.
I'm also sharing my card with:
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #204 - Fall/Halloween Challenge

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #282 - Collage Stamping

This week's challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to create a card using the Collage Stamping Tutorial found on SpeedyTV.
For my card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Be Wild stamp set.  This was a fun tutorial!  We hope you'll follow the tutorial and share your collage stamped cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Altered Eclectics October Challenge

The October Altered Eclectics Challenge is always anything goes as long as it is something you've altered, upcycled, recycled, mixed media.  (No cards, scrapbook pages, tags, ATCs etc.)
For my project, I recycled an empty tin can!  I first painted the inside of the can using a foam brush and light green blackboard paint.  I then wrapped jute around the can and embellished with a wrap of ribbon, gems, lace, flower, MayArts leaves, and a lady bug button.
We hope you'll share your altered projects with as at the October Altered Eclectics Challenge.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Eclectic Ellapu October Challenge - For a Cause

The October challenge at Eclectic Ellapu was chosen by Becca.  The theme is "for a cause."
For my card, I used a custom stamp that was created for me by Jessica Lynn Mould of JessicaLynnOriginal.com 
As a two time survivor of breast cancer this cause is very near and dear to me.
We hope you'll share your "for a cause" cards and/or projects with us this month at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge.