Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WOYWW #281...What a Mess!

I was sitting here yesterday playing with the little floral box to the left and I was pulled away.  When I came back through this morning I couldn't believe I didn't come back and clear off a space.  So this morning, first things first, I took the photo and then started the process of putting things away.  I just received 4 rolls of Scor-Tape and the cute little Banner die and those went into the drawer first!  Next the scissors and the Scor-Pal tucked away in the proper place.  The black and white boxes sitting here will be decorated and used for an upcoming design team challenge; and so it goes.  You know the drill my friends.

So if you are wondering why I would show you my shame....the answer is...Julia made me do it! Julia hosts a world wide blog hop each and every Wednesday where you take a photo of  your desk and blog about what  you have going on and then link to Julia's blog.  You can take a quick visit and she has all the rules and regulations as well as instructions for linking listed there.  Thank you Julia for hosting this little get together where we can just go a little crazy and show each other the madness.  I have become quite addicted and don't know how I'd survive the Wednesdays in each week without her!

OK, I've shown you mine, now show us yours!  Come join us....we are quite friendly and totally crafty and totally harmless!  I'm off to visit as many blogs as I can before my schedule takes over today!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #18 .....

Good morning everyone and welcome to Challenge #18....Layer It!  I love me some layers!  One good way to use up some of your hoard is to use lots all at once.  So show us some layers!  We need to see at least THREE layers on your project.  (Ink, paint, embossing and mixed media products do count as layers.  Drag out that hoarded paper and those embossing folders that are way in the back of the drawer.  Use those stamps, dies and punches!  Show us the layers!

My card today is a Joy Fold card and I think I really love this quick and easy card.  Once you get the pieces cut and glued together, then all you have to do is layer and play, layer and play!  Did you notice no flowers today?  I used an old earring on the front to tuck the fold under and  it sort of serves as my flower.  I just wanted the other elements to come into play and I didn't think the card needed anything more to get in the way.

My card unfolded:

I used some pretty design paper and I embossed the Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet and then I cut out one of the poinsettia flowers and put on the ribbon.  The deer also has a metal nose! I also glittered his antlers.    I made a side pocket for one of the folds and created a cute tag for a sentiment.  Did I say I love me some layers?  I didn't count but I know there are more than three layers on my project and I used quite a bit of my hoard so I have accomplished what I set out to do!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Lindy's Stamp Ganga $30 Gift Certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang store!

Now get busy and show us your layers.  I can't wait to see what you create!  You have until Midnight PT on November 2 to enter.  Good luck to you all!

Just a quick reminder that our Sponsors for the month of October are:  Polly's Paper StudioLind's Stamp Gang and Add a Little Dazzle metal!

Design Team

Supply List:
Berry and Cream Cardstock
Hoarded Designer Paper
Hoarded Earring
Add a Little Dazzle Metal
Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (Hoarded)
Anna Griffin Poinsettia & Holly Embossing Folder
Memory Box Leaping Deer Die (Hoarded)
HCD 745 Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags Dies
Stampin Up A Cardinal Christmas - Retired and Hoarded
Scor Tape
Memento Ink
Clear Glue
White Glitter

Friday, October 17, 2014

Easy Peasy Birthday Card.....

Yesterday I felt behind all day and suddenly it was afternoon and I didn't finish my card for posting in the morning so I put my nose to the grindstone and used some of the bits and pieces left on my desk from another piece and here is what I came up with.

I purchased some new embossing folders to be used for just such an occasion and I had been playing with them on white cardstock just to see how they looked.  I thought this one was especially pretty and I'm sure you will see it often.  We are going to become old friends!  I paired it with purple card base and a Birthday sentiment, a little purple ribbon and a little blood, sweat and tears and here you go...not a handmade flower in sight.  I just let the pretty folder do the heavy lifting on this one.

I hope you enjoy this little card.  I really did enjoy making it, even if it was on the spur of the moment.  We are slipping right into the weekend.  Hope yours is a good one!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pearls, Glitter and Glue, Oh My.........

Good morning everyone and welcome to WOYWW  #280!  If you would like to have the details of this little event that happens every Wednesday just scoot over to Julia's blog (she is the creator and owner of this world wide get together).

I've been struggling with an ear ache and let me just say, I'm not a happy camper.  This morning I do feel better but I need to get it in high gear today.  I'm behind on a design team project and need to get crackin!  I took this photo over the weekend ... can you tell I was working with pearls and glitter?  If it were up to me everything would have glitter on it!  I don't feel like I've been creating unless I have glitter in my eyebrows!  The stamps you see are from Flourishes and there is a Saturated Canary image way over on the left.  Also an ATB in the background and glue everywhere.  And yes I do use a lot of different glues.  So far I haven't found one that does it all but I am trying to use up my "Hoard" and move on!

So now I'm off to visit as many of the blogs as I can.  I always enjoy seeing what everyone is doing!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Double Front Card.....

I love those special fold cards and think they are awesome, but I seldom get into that type of card because they just seem too fussy for me.  Every now and then I come across one that is not too difficult and I just  have to try it.  I found the instructions on Pinterest and just had to give it a try.  I wrote down all the dimensions as I watched the video and now I can make one anytime I want without trying to find the video again.  I needed a birthday card and I used this Double Front Card and I just love how it turned out.

 I used a Stampin Up set of retired stamps for the sentiments.  I love how elegant the lettering is and  had forgotten I had this set.  You know the old saying...Out of sight, Out of mind.....

This picture shows the second front part of the card.  I used the Anna Griffin embossing folder (Foundry) on this card and I love the look it gives.

Clean and simple inside of the card.  I always leave this part blank and I can write a message for the recipient.  It just gives the card the personal touch I think.

I really enjoyed making this card and will make more of these soon.  Hope you are ready for your weekend and that you get to do something you love.

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