Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DCWV October Stack-a-holic challenge

So happy to be getting back into a creative mode.  I played along with the DCWV October Stack-a-holic sketch challenge. Nothing like waiting till the last second, right?    Here's my take on the sketch:

I used the beautiful Primrose stack from DCWV.  So many pretty papers in this stack.  It's all DCWV except for the embroidered butterflies.  It's hard to see in the picture but I inked all the edges with my new Clearsnap cats eye inks!  LOVING those. 

I know it's too late to participate in October's challenge but check them out for November.  I always have fun with their stacks and their challenges.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a wonderful craft-filled day. 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Name Frame and Card

Wowsers...I've been gone a long time.  I've been super swamped with family life.  We are homeschooling our kids this year ( a first for us) and it's been a challenging start.  I'm happy to say that I think we've found a routine that's working and we are loving that the kids are at home.   The stress of getting things going and some other things left me with no creative mojo.  But I just won 14 totally awesome cats eye inks from Clearsnap from their World Card Making Day contest and I feel inspired to create again!  Yay for me.  Thanks Clearsnap!

So my project for today's post is a name frame that I made as a gift.  A couple from our small group at church just had a baby girl and I wanted her to have something personal and you can't get more personal than your name, right? So here it is:

I used my Cricut to cut the letters, the shaped layer and the butterfly.  I inked all the edges using my new Clearsnap inks!  It's hard to tell from the picture but I also stamped a flower pattern on the cream shaped layer using curry colored Clearsnap ink.   The frame was originally black but I spray painted it using Krylon ColorMaster paint in a watermelon color.   I'm so happy with how it turned out. I super glued the flowers on the outside and added some pretty gems to the inside to finish it off.

Here's the card I made to go along with the gift.   All the patterened papers are by s.e.i..  The shapes are cut from the Cricut and the hearts were embossed using the Texture Boutique.  Again I used my new Clearsnap inks for the edges and the sentiment.  I used Curry, Berrylicious & Arctic Deep inks.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
Hope you're having a wonderful craft-filled day. 

God Bless.