Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Heartwarming Vintage 3D Project


I absolutely fell in love with these shadowbox diecuts when I saw the first post from CHA back in January! So when Jan posted this 3D Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage challenge on Papercraft Planet, I had to jump on it! Jan sent me this gorgeous gold sheen diecut and I went to town. All of the gold pieces shown are part of the diecut kits. These diecuts can be decorated on both sides and closed to mail or hand deliver. But I did mine as a diorama, so it will remain open, and the backside is not decorated. The Crafty Secrets "Love" image on the left panel was embossed with gold EP onto ivory vellum then attached over a piece of CS from DCWV Luxury stack. The frame around it and behind it were stamped with Crafty Secrets Flourishes using Distress Ink. Ditto for the right panel. The center image from this site was printed from my computer, then image was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels 10 and attached on foam tape. The sentiments were printed from my computer, cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels 10 and Fancy Tags dies, then sponged. Both were attached on foam tape. Embellishments on left panel: Prima roses misted with Glimmer Mist, punched leaves, Spellbinders Renaissance Heart charm with Stickles. Center panel: More Prima roses, punched leaves, Spellbinders Doodleparts swirl with rhinestone, cameo charm, Liquid Pearls on scallop. Right panel: Yep, another Prima rose, punched leaves, and flat back pearls.

Celebrating With Blog Candy!!!!!!! EXTENDING DEADLINE

Start date for blog candy is 3/14/10. This post will stay at the top until it ends 3/31. ETA 3/28: I will be extending the end-date for this blog candy to 4/5, with winner chosen 4/6. I completely forgot I will be out of town from 3/31 to 4/4. Will be in Houston to be a bridesmaid (isn't there an age limit on bridemaids? hee hee) in a friends wedding. I didn't forget the wedding, just when I was supposed to be over there. So there will be more chances to enter with comments on new posted cards - I will have them on scheduled posts - so leave some comments! : ) I have also added another item, link in the list below.

Last February I had offered some blog candy in conjunction with another event that was going on. This time around I decided to offer some blog candy as a celebration. This past Thursday I had my second annual PET CT scan. As with last year, this scan was free of any signs of recurrent cancer, making this my third year to be cancer free! [Doing the happy dance]. So to celebrate...CANDY!!!

Here are the rules:
  1. Become a follower of my blog and post this blog candy on your blog, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done both, so that I can verify and put your name in the basket. If you are already a follower, post the candy on your blog and let me know, and you're entered.
  2. The blog candy will run until 3/31/10 at midnight CST. If you come back and leave comments on any subsequent posts after this starts and up to the deadline, you will be entered for another chance to win for each post you comment on (one comment per individual post, please). I plan to get back into the action and remember to post what I've made. I've been forgetting to do that. :(
  3. The winner will be chosen by random draw on 4/1/10 and will be posted on my blog that day. Please check back that day to see if you are the winner, and if you are you will have 72 hours to respond via e-mail with your address so I can get your goodies shipped out. If the candy is not claimed in that time, I will select another winner.

Here’s a list of what is included with the blog candy:
Cuttlebug Asian Bundle. Includes (4) 5 x 7 embossing folders, (4) 4.25 x 5.75 folders. These are gorgeous!
Basic Grey “Eskimo Kisses” 6 x 6 paper pad.
2 silver, 1 gold sheet of outline stickers (Anita’s Art Stamps)
1 sheet Spring theme vellum stickers (Sticker King)
1 sheet floral rub-on transfers (Royal & Langnickel)
1 sheet ‘High School Sayings” rub-ons (Me & My Big Ideas)
Cuttlebug ‘Invitation’ embossing folder (out of package, never used)
Blue label tin
Tiny glass bottle with cork
10 tags with cord
1 bottle Stickles Fruit Punch
1 sheet dimensional floral/frame stickers
Adhesive Metal Words (Colorbok)
Lattebella stamp from Stamping Bella (Mounted on EZ Mount, never used)

Paper Studio 1-7/16” circle punch.
3 large and 6 small spools of ribbon, various makers.

Ultimate Crafter's Companion - This was given to me as a gift, but I have only used it once just to check it out. I already have The Enveloper from this same company, a Scor-Pal, and then was more recently given Martha Stewart's score board, so really don't need another item that does all the same things sitting around collecting dust, so I've decided to add it to this blog candy.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I've had this card made for over a week but Chuck was using my camera for his work so I wasn't able to get a shot of it until yesterday. I made this card for my girlfriend Deborah, who was my partner in crime while both of us were without jobs. We would meet at Dairy Queen for a Blizzard, or for lunch, or go to Enchanted Rock...Lots of fun times talking about anythind and everything. Then I got a job last summer and our meetings spread out. Deborah finally was able to find a job a couple weeks ago. I made this card as a good luck/congrats card for her. Made it following Sharon's CAS/texture challenge, clean and simple with texture.

I ran the cardstock through my CB with a new folder I got at Custom Crops. I added some Fruit Punch Stickles to the stars for a little bling. Stamped the sentiment from Crafty Secrets Glamour Girls set, cut that out with scalloped rectangle Nestabilities, inked the edges and attached. This was about a ten minute card. Took longer to pick out the colors, sentiment, etc. : ) I've made four other cards this past week, two sympathy and two get well cards, but could not post them since I didn't have my camera and they need to get mailed.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Papercraft Planet Crafty Secrets Challenge

Wanted to give this challenge that Darlene posted on Papercraft Planet a try. Here is my take on Springtime flowers and keeping it clean and simple (CAS). Don't know how successful the CAS was, but there are flowers! : )

I Cuttlebugged the base CS, then chalked over the leaves with Pebbles Chalks. I've had this image colored for months (along with many others), but then went MIA on my blog and never used it. I love this Crafty Secrets Garden Girls set! The image was colored with Prismacolors blended with baby oil. I cut it out with the new Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals, chalked while still in the die, then inked the edge. The larger flowers were some in my stash, I assume some Primas. The tiny flowers I cut with a Cuttlebug die, also added some to the center of the bigger flowers. Tiara Stickles in center of all flowers. Corner punched all four corners.

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Garden Girls.
Paper: Stampin Up! and Paper Studio
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Cuttlebug leaf embossing folder, Cuttlebug flower die, Prima flowers, Stickles, Pebbles Chalks, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals (Lg), corner punch.