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Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's the Tiny Blessings . . . .

I was sew very proud of myself as I finally started a challenge of a technique which had thoroughly intimidated me AND thought I had finished my DT project and challenge but NO!!!!! Silly me, I needed to add an image from the sponsor - oh well, with that being said, I still feel this is a beautiful card and I'm very proud to share it with you today:

  • Recollection turquoise cardstock for the A2 card 
  • white Recollection cardstock was embossed using paisley Cuttlebug Embossing folder
  • ombre technique was used on the background - did a search and found all versions of this technique on Pinterest
  • Create with TLC has a beautiful sentiment, "It's the tiny Blessings that help us see past how lovely Life can be", is from Create with TLC Blessed Digi Image and Word Art Set 
  • butterflies were cut using Cricut Stamping Cartridge at .75, 1., and 1.25 inches in black Recollection cardstock with the antennae added with black gen pen and then Stitckles added for the "flutter" and one side of the butterfly
  • Darice Satin Edged Organza is on the left side with an additional tied tied into a bow
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monster Love All Shook Up - Another A Step in the Dark Challenge

Are you ready to take A Step in the Dark with me???? It's a new challenge at A Step in the Dark Challenge Blog with our wonderful sponsor Dilly Beans!

For my project, I chose Monster Love for a card for my sweetie for Valentine's Day!

  • Recollection purple cardstock for a size A2 card with scraps for background
  • Monster Love was colored using Spectrum Noir and Whisper Stroke Markers with gel pen accents and then made into a shaker card just to shake things up a bit
  • shaker card has scraps from Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch, pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, and confetti
  • hand-written sentiment on front, "I'm all shook up" was chalked around the edges
  • felt Valentine with rhinestone
  • XOXO was from Create with TLC February Club
  • black lace on bottom of the card
  • Darice brown eyelash ribbon around shaker card and tied into a bow
  • inside sentiment, "Groovy kind of LOVE" is from Create with TLC Love is in the Air Vintage Image and Word Art Transfer Set with my own added little twist - "We've got a" which was chalked around the edges, mounted on scraps of paper from the front and the Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch 

  • Conversational Hearts are stickers
Now, it's your turn to take A Step in the Dark and see what you create for the challenge - I can't wait to see your creations!!!!

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this was entered in the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #108 - Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge - using image (Monster Love), sentiment (I'm all shook up!), solid color paper (size A2 card - purple), stitching (around the felt heart), ribbon (around the shaker card)

Brown Sugar Challenge #130 - Valentines

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge: Try Something New!!!! Exercise is a Dirty Word . . .

Welcome to Crafty Gals Corner's challenge with the theme of Try Something New!!! We have two (2) fabulous sponsors for our challenge: Stamp and Create ($20 Gift Certificate) and Bugaboo Stamps (7 digital images)!!!!

With my New Year's Resolution to take better care of myself by going to the gym not only for water aerobics for arthritis but I have now started with a personal trainer this image was the purrfect image for me to play with - Ruby Chocolate . . . Dirty Word and for my trying something new - a side step card!!!

NOW, let's talk about this card - it most definitely got a vocabulary lesson and several pieces of chocolate were inhaled in this process!!!!!!!! I followed the tutorial on Splitcoasters to make this edible card!!!

  • brown Recollection card stock for the base with the background being DCWV The Snack Stack which had this edible paper!!!
  • Ruby Chocolate - Dirty Word was colored using Whisper Strokes and Spectrum Noir Markers with gel pen accents
  • lollipop was cut using Cricut Mini Monsters Cartridge with Stickles accents
  • individual pieces of the chocolate were cut and added to the card for dimensional
I tried something new as this is the very first side-step card I have made and I will make another one but I have learned the following: DO NOT EMBOSS BEFORE FOLDING OR USE CARDSTOCK THAT HAS BEEN EMBOSSED!!!!!!

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to enter your project(s) at Crafty Gals Corner where the theme is Try Something New!!!! I can't wait to see your creations! 

There is a wonderfully talented group of ladies at Crafty Gals Corner and I hope you stop and visit each one and give some bloggy love! 

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