Sunday, August 30, 2015

Can You Case It Sketch Challenge-CYCI#84

Hello! Hello!  Hello!  I am so excited to announce to everyone that I have been chosen to be part of the design team over at can you case it!  I am so thrilled.  Do people still even use the word thrilled anymore? LOL  I don't care; I'm going with it.  I am thrilled, tickled pick, over the moon, etc. etc.  This is my first design team post EVER!  That's right; I have never been on a design team before and not for a lack of trying.  I am so grateful to Eva for giving me a chance.  Thanks again Eva.  This has been a dream of mine for some time now. 

 Okay!  Let's get to it!  The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.  Thanks Elizabeth for designing this sketch for us all to play around with.  For this card I am using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  The set is called that's life.  It has two sentiments and a lovely vase with flowers image.  Here are my pictures.  Make sure you come play with us at  I look forward to seeing everyone's creations.  What are you waiting for...go play!

 Supplies follow pictures.

Card base:  Heavyweight cream cardstock from Joann's
Pattern Paper:  Prima (Lyrical from Firefly Collection)
Ink:  Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss
Watercolor crayons:  Stampin' Up (Perfect Plum; Pink Pirouette; Pretty in Pink)
Rubber stamp set:  Unity Stamp Co. (that's life)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Can You Case It Challenge #83

Hello crafty friends!  Today I am sharing a card I am entering into CYCI #83 over on the can you case it blog.  This is a back to school challenge where you create a card with a back to school theme.  I really enjoy participating in challenges.  I think they really improve my card making skills.  This is my first time participating in this weekly, paper challenge.  You should go take a look and participate too.  Let me know what you think...I look forward to your comments.  Supply list follows pictures.

Supply List
1.  Card Base:  Heavy weight cream cardstock from JoAnn's
2.  Pattern paper:  Splendid from Kewl collection; Fancy Pants
3.  Binder Clip:  Fancy Pants
4.  ATC Library Card stamp:  Technique Junkies
5.  Stack of books stamp:  Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month December 2012 everyday fairytale
6.  Black ink:  Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
7.  Tim Holtz Distress Markers:  Picked raspberry, peacock feathers, gathered twigs, and squeezed lemonade
8.  Blue cardstock:  Pool, American Crafts

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friends with Flair...August 7, 2015

Hey folks!  Quick post today.  I am sharing a prayer journal I created a little while back.  I am entering it in Friends with Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  This linky party takes place every Friday.  Participants create cards, tags, journals, etc. using stamps by the Unity Stamp Co.  The sentiment stamp is from the Unity Kit of the Month July 2014 called Beautiful Inside and Out.  The bird on the fence is from an Ippity Set called Totally Happy.  And the other stamp is called Vintage Ledger, also by Unity. Thanks for visiting.  Have a fabulous week-end!  If you are here visiting for Twins Days, WELCOME!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rustic Photo Display Board with Clotheslines

Hello Friends!  Yesterday I finished this rustic photo display/message board.  It features a collage of heavyweight pattern paper, wood clothespins, heavy twine to hang pictures, reminders, or messages from, metal flower, metal brad, burlap trim, fabric trim and even a galvanized envelope to stick messages in.  I found the wood frame at Hobby Lobby.  It was on clearance.  I'm always looking for items to repurpose or alter.  This was the perfect canvas.  I covered the inside of the frame with two coats of gesso.  I then applied different sizes of pattern paper pieces to create a collage.  I used Mod Podge to create the collage.  I found the galvanized envelope at Michael's.  At first, I was not sure what I was going to use the metal envelope for, but then I decided it would look perfect on this board.  In fact, I thought I was going to put several of these on the board, but Michael's no longer had them in stock.  Plan B:  add clotheslines.  I think the clotheslines and metal envelope compliment each other nicely.  Please take a look and let me know what you think.  As always thanks for visiting...Dawn