Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DCWV August Stackaholic Card Challenge

A quick he!!o to get my card entered for the DCWV Stackaholic Challenge.  I'm loving hexagons at the moment.  So I decided to carry the ones from the paper in the top part of the card into the tied tags.  They are popped with adhesive foam so they don't really dangle.  The sentiment is heat embossed and popped, too.  The white cardstock is from scraps.  The rest, the pretty stuff, is from DCWV's Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Stack.  I did get a Fiskars punch in there, too.  See it? 

Monday, July 29, 2013

DCWV July Stackaholic Challenge

     Antigoglin:  lopsided or at an angle.  I learned a new word!  (Thank you, Heather and Margit!) 
     I have a degree in natural science.  I've always been very left-brained, analytical, never artistic.  Somehow, I have found, or turned on, the right-side.  No one is more surprised than I that I can actually come up with some pretty creative cards and scrapbook pages!  But it has definitely been a process.
      At first everything had to be ever-so-straight and symmetrical.  My friend Pat drove me crazy with her lop-sided art!  I think she did it just to torture me.  Now that I'm getting older and my brain power is diminishing, maybe the left brain is fading faster allowing my right brain to flourish.  Oh, there I go. . .trying to figure it all out again!  Anyway, now I like lopsided!   Here's my entry for this month's stackaholic challenge.  I used DCWV's So-So Sweet matstack.    
     It is pretty CAS (Clean and Simple, for my non-crafting friends).  But it's more complicated than it looks.  I stamped the image three different times, fussy-cut and paper-pieced.  I sewed around the different layers, inked around the image, layered and popped it.  And it's antigoglin! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DCWV July Stackaholics Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

     This is actually a 2-page layout.  I used the DCWV sketch for the first page and made a second complimentary page for Fiskateers' Stars and Stripes Challenge.   I used DCWV Summer Dream Premium Stack on both pages.  I love embossing and sanding the white core paper for added texture, pattern and dimension.  I also love red, white and blue!
     If you're gonna see Gramma's house, you need to meet Gramma's boy!  This was taken when DGS Tiger was about 2 1/2.  He's now 15.  He probably wouldn't appreciate me posting this on the 'net, so I'm not going to tell him.  :o) 
And here's the two pages side-by-side.  This IS the way our grandchildren will remember Gramma and Papa's house.  No doubt!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

DCWV June Stackaholic Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

I made this page using DCWV Kidlet Stack!  I love this stack for the grandkids!  This is our Andrew before he was ours.  He is our daughter's stepson and is 12-years-old now.  We didn't get to know him as a baby, but are enjoying him now!  He just came to live with his dad, so we are looking forward to more fun times with him, Tiger and Sequoia, as Papa would say, "Our favorite grandkids living in Salinas!"

Friday, June 21, 2013

DCWV June Scrapaholics Sketch Challenge

I think sketch challenges are among my favorite.  I so enjoy seeing how others interpret the same sketch.  DCWV has a monthly Stackaholics challenge that I have entered several times.  I decided to give it a go again, but actually use my long-ignored blog to post.  Maybe I can make a habit of that.  :o)  This is for the June card sketch, using DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Stack. 
I love the way it turned out so much, I decided to use the same sketch to make a second card with some red, white and blue scraps.  #Fiskateers shape challenge for June is pinwheels.  I'm sure that's where the original idea in my head came from.  I die-cut the slightly wonky squares for the DCWV card, but used my Fiskars trimmer to cut squares for the red, white and blue.  Almost the same exact card, but so different with the different colors and patterns.  Such fun!  I do love paper and scissors and glue!

Friday, April 26, 2013

     Well, I haven't lived up to my plan to post regularly, but I couldn't pass on this one.  Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog is hosting a Mother's Day Challenge.  See it here:  http://cheerylynndesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/cheery-lynn-designs-challenge-77.html
     I don't expect to win the challenge.  I just want to share how easy it is to make fun favors when you have great tools. 
     I recently posted a comment on a FB page that Cheery Lynn's Flourish Leaf Strip is my all time favorite die.  So detailed!  Cuts several at once!  It's just way cool!  Anyway, I used it for the Mother's Day favors for church that I have been working on this week.  The first two pictures show ones on which I used Cheery Lynn Designs Cutie 2 for the roses.  Fantastic!

I made many more, and I did use the CLD leaves on all of them.  However, I made other flowers just for variety.  The tag is made with Fiskars XXL Tag punch and a computer generated sentiment.  I covered wrapped Twix bars with a 1/4 sheet of a handmade paper that Costco sold about 5 years ago.  I finished the ends using my Fiskars Crimper and Fiskars pinking shears.  I hope the ladies at church enjoy them.  They were made with love.