Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dreamweaver: A Final Happy HallowThanksMas to You!



With five Thursdays this October, the Dream Team have enjoyed playing with our "Happy HallowThanksMas" challenge.  I thought that I'd squeeze one more Halloween card in for this year...

This card features our "Great Pumpkin" stencil, which I've paper-pieced from scraps left over from some of my favorite paper (not even sure that it's still available) over a machine-embossed panel. Everything has been distressed, and a very simple sentiment of Idea-ology Chit Chat from Tim Holtz completed this very simple card.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodware: Sketch 39 For a Hoppy Birthday


Welcome to the sketch 39 challenge for Woodware. I chose to turn it on it's side as I was determined to incorporate this cute Hoppy Frog image designed by Francois√© Read for Woodware. I think the circles in the design add to the "hoppy" effect, so I used Woodware circle punches with patterned paper and added them randomly in the background. My band across the center was also patterned paper (by the way, this  card is a great way to use up scrap paper), and added a border of buttons across the center, continuing the circle theme. The frog was stamped on striped paper twice, and cut out. A whole frog was adhered to the card, and a head portion adhered with the Action Wobble spring between the layers. Of course, I had to add "googley" eyes, and one of the cute sentiments from this stamp set.

We hope you'll take time to play along with the challenge, and link your own creations to the Woodware blog. Head over there for more details!




Stampendous: OWL Wish You a Happy Birthday!

This week on the Stampendous blog, the team are OWL posting their own creations with the various owl images that Stampendous carries. I chose to use the Literary Owl, 'cuz he's a bit bookish like I am. I even used a portion of a dictionary page for this occasion. The owl has been stamped on Core'dinations tan cardstock and distressed. A panel of Graphic 45 paper for the background, and I found a chipboard key to add as well. The tricky part was finding a sentiment to fit on the key! This skinny birthday message from the new Perfectly Clear Royal Heart Quotes was perfect! The end result is a masculine birthday card that OWL most likely be giving to my hubby sometime in the future.

Head over to the Stampendous blog to see WHOOOO else is playing today!


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