Wednesday, April 11, 2018

W2CB #52 - April's Promise

Welcome back to the Words 2 Craft By April challenge!  Our words this month are:
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SPRING!!  Such a wonderful promise.  
The flowers of spring in Ohio can come as early as crocuses in February, or s late as May.  I will take Spring flowers any time!!  Ellen Huston Bold Blossoms die cuts, stash washi tape made the polka dot layers, the hello from SU! Watercolor Wishes.  Please come join us at Words 2 Craft By for our April is a Promise challenge through May 2!

Sunday, April 1, 2018


The City Crafter Challenge is to make a tag.  I am a bit behind in making my Christmas tags (I give 100 or so as gifts throughout the year) so this is perfect!!
The silver snowflake is from Stamdendous, the tiny trees are hot fix from Crystal Eye Candy, stash ribbons and baker's twine.  Not many, but a good start!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stamped Background

Fall to Layout has a sketch challenge:
My interpretation:
SU! Delicate Doilies stamped in Worn Lipstick Oxide ink, layered on a grey mat and white card base.  I didn't have the right pink paper for the sentiment, so I inked a scrap of white with more Worn Lipstick, and highlighted it with Wink of Stella.  Last post of the day - I promise!

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Phenomenal Women challenge through April 4!!

Cardinal in Winter

I broke out my Inka Gold and colored an embossed image:
I heat embossed the Hampton Arts sentiment, rounded the corners, and mounted it on a black card base, leaving only a small edge showing.  Sharing this with Addicted to CAS #132 - Birds, hopefully it is CAS enough!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Phenomenal Woman challenge - it closes April 4. 

Chocolate Bunny

Try Stampin On Tuesday has an Easter sketch challenge:
Here is my version using a Gina Marie die and Simple Stories papers:
Also sharing with Shopping Our Stash Peter Cottontail challenge and the Creative With Stamps Bunny challenge.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Phenomenal Women challenge, ending April 4!

Defining Vintage

The Jingle Belles' challenge is Spirit of Christmas Past.  I am not really a shabby chic or traditional vintage person.  My favorite vintage period is the 1950s and 60s.  No one said vintage had to be a specific time frame!!
I layered the Hot Off The Press die cut on to some funky paper and popped it up with foam tape.  I fussy cut the sentiment and added a bit of Wink of Stella for depth.  The black ribbon is silk moire trimmed from an old wedding invitation liner.  I think this is my favorite Christmas card so far in 2018!!

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft by for our Phenomenal Women challenge, through April 4.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


This week's Color Throwdown looks like this:

Here is mine.  
Swirly Bird die cuts.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Phenomenal Women challenge.