Thursday, September 29, 2016


Well, yesterday was "hump day" as many people like to call it.  Luckily, I had a little bit of time last night to make a card.  While visiting some of my friends' blogs this week, I saw some challenges where I really wanted to play along, and now I'm happy to have a card to enter into these challenges.  It's nothing super fancy, but it's fun.  I have so many nieces and nephews, and not all of them are allowed to celebrate Halloween.  But for the ones who are allowed to celebrate and go trick-or-treating, I like to make up little treats to give them.  This one is for Mary Beth, my oldest niece.  She wants to be a mouse for Halloween.  She's so cute!
I made this card with a simple pattern paper, a digital Halloween image, a wooden piece that says BOO, and a big ribbon bow with a plaid fabric brad in its center.  As I said, it's a very simple card, but it's a fun one and it will do the job of allowing me to play along in some challenges.

Choux Choux Paper Arts - Halloween Challenge 2016 - I noticed that Lori likes the cute kind of spooky, and that's what I prefer as well, so that's the style I had in mind when I created this card.

CropStop Challenge Blog - Linky Party #20 - Anything Goes - I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Celebrate You

Well, school is back in session.  And for me, that means very little crafting time.  I am lucky to squeeze in a card here and there on the weekends with all the stacks of papers that need grading, and all the lesson plans I have to work on and schedule.  I'm feeling lucky to have some time this afternoon to create anything and get it posted.
I made this card following the sketch and color scheme over at Taylored Expressions Blog and here's a picture of the sketch and the colors I incorporated.  I have to admit that this is a very unusual color combination that I wouldn't have likely used on my own.  But it's nice to be inspired now and then.
I used some super old pattern papers from K & Company by Carolyn Gavin.  I also used kraft card stock to help recreate the Toffee color (along with some toffee colored felt in one of my flowers).  I cut a hot pink (Lollipop) doily using a die-cut.

Here's where I'm linking:

Taylored Expressions Blog - Share Joy Challenge #53 - Sketch & Color Challenge - I used some Taylored Expressions felt in my flowers and leaves (Lip Gloss and Split Pea).  I incorporated all of the colors as well as the sketch.  I'm "sharing the joy" with a co-worker who deserves to be celebrated.  She just returned to teaching this school year following her battle with breast cancer.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #248-249 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Anything Goes - I used a French Pastry Doily die-cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.

That's all.  I'm heading back to my desk to grade essays.  Have a great week, everyone!  Thanks for visiting, and please leave a comment.