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Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Hummingbird Day!!

Happy First Day of September BUT more importantly . . . Happy National Hummingbird Day!!! Don't you just love hummingbirds - just buzzing about all day not knowing the words? Ok, enuf silliness. Some important facts about hummingbirds - 


  • they among the smallest of birds measuring 7.5 inches 
  • they are known as hummingbirds by the sound of their beating wings which beat at high frequencies audible to humans
  • they hover in mid-air wing flapping rate at 50 times per second
  • hummingbirds have the highest metabolism rate to conserve energy when food is scarce go into hibernation-like state
now, my hummingbird card is just a friendship card with an amazing vintage image that can you image a freebie from Create with TLC which has four (4) images available!!!



SUPPLIES:
  • peach Recollection cardstock cut 8.5 x 5.5 inches for a size A card
  • Recollection Fashionable Chic background cut 4 x 5.24 inches
  • DCWV The Four Seasons cut at 3.75 x 5 inches (love the shabby chic vintage look
  • Create with TLC Hummingbird Vintage 1 which was chalked around the oval edge
  • Create with TLC A Sweet Friendship sentiment had been a previous freebie was puff-dotted onto the card
  • Darice Dimensional Butterfly sticker added to upper right corner
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Raven Mad

IF you haven't subscribed to Create with TLC October Club - you are truly missing out on some "goodies". Not only does it start August 31st and runs until September 6th which means 6 days of goodies - she loves Halloween SEW much she is throwing in extra goodies and it's up to 9 DAYS!!!! NOW, Raven Mad can be purchased at the store OR you get it for free when you subscribe to her October Club - the choice is strictly YOURS!!!! I vote JOIN!



SUPPLIES:
  • black Recollection cardstock cut 8.5 x 5.5 inches for a size A card
  • DCWV The Spooky Time Stack background cut 4 x 5.24 inches
  • Create with TLC Raven Mad which had shading of Prisma Colored Pencils for the background, raven colored with Black Prisma Colored Pencil with gel highlights and then fussy-cut around the edges and puff-dotted onto the card
  • orange bakers twine wrapped around several times and tied in a bow on right side
  • Jolee's Boutique Skull Cameo upper right corner
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #44 for August 30th

This week at Suzy B's Blooming Challenge Blog our wonderful sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps. Of course it's Anything Goes!!!!! 

As a Design Team Member, I was remarking on a participant's, LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room, beautiful project that she had submitted for the challenge and came upon a unique item - a post-it-note holder which is super easy and I fell in love with it and just had to try to make one!!!!


For my post-it-note holder, I used Create with TLC Learned from Alice Mad Hatter and Miriam's Crafting Supplies Large Alice in Wonderland Charm and viola within 15 minutes, I had an adorable Post-it Note Holder!!!!

SUPPLIES:
  • one (1) sheet 8-1/2 x 11 sheet cardstock
  • one (1) image for front
  • one (1) 3 x 3 post-it-notes (Dollar Store Special) - counts as Office Supplies
  • one (1) small pen (I found 3 in a package at JoAnn Fabrics that were attached to a key ring which gave me the jump ring - counts as Office Supplies
  • one (1) charm (optional and only if pen has optional jump ring on cap
RECIPE:
  • I cut purple Recollection cardstock 7-3/8 x 3-1/4 inches and you can get 3 post-it-note holders from one sheet cardstock
  • score at 3-1/8 inch (this is the front), 3-1/2 inch, and 3-7/8 inches
  • fold at the 3-1/2 inch and make 2 small snips about 1/2-inch from the top and one from the bottom - this holds your pen
  • use sticky tape at the top and bottom on the back - this makes the pen holder pop out as you glue the 3-7/8 inch score to the back
  • use sticky tape to attach post-it-note-package to back
  • opposite of post-it-note, I got extra creative and used a scrap piece of hydrangea paper with Create with TLC Tea Hug in a Cup sentiment which was a previous freebie
  • Create with TLC Learned from Alice Mad Hatter was colored using Spectrum Noir markers with accents with gel pen (I got super creative here and scanned my finished Mad Hatter before I attached him to my post-it-note holder that I can print 4 on a sheet and make 4 more of these exact ones!)









I can't wait to make more now and thinking how great for Rosie's church craft table in November . . . . 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to showcase your project on Susy B's Blooming Challenge Blog this week to enter in the Challenge!!! It's anything goes with no size restrictions . . . . let your imagination run wild!!!! I can't wait to see your creations!

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Much love, hugs, and friendship