Friday, January 16, 2015

Unity FWF

Sometimes when I have very little time I can come up with a quick idea thanks to the awesome Unity Stamps!  Here's my very fast submission for this week's FWF using Bee Happy Hexagons.  What a darling set.  All stamps are from this set.  My Fisksars hexagon punch was the perfect size to pop out these different textured hexagon stamps.

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PAO January 2015 Challenge

As I said below, I hope to participate in various challenges.  This PAO challenge simply involves using an item or items in your stash that need to be used up.

In my case that would be everything in my craft room!  Therefore I decided for the month of January, my selection for this challenge will be to use up, to the best of my ability, the November and December TSOL monthly card kits.

Today I completed my first Valentine card.  This quite possibly will be my card to my sweet hubby.  Valentine's Day is also our wedding anniversary...the 28th!  But knowing me I will change my mind a few times before 2/14.

Anyway this card was made with multiple TSOL items from December's Card Kit and Die Hard Club sets.  The base is Stephanie Barnard's Step-Ups Basic Card die for Sizzix.  What I found to be so wonderful in making this card was that everything I needed to make this card was included in those two December kits.  The only exception was the medium grey card stock from my stash used for the card base.

Thanks for looking.

HAPPY 2015!

Writing 2015 just blows me away!  Time flies.  My hope for all reading this blog is to have a very healthy and happy year to come.

I haven't posted all month but that is about to change.  My plan this year is to be more involved in card challenges AND get some kind of scrapping done as well.

First off is a challenge that I create myself on  Each month I will be posting on the 1st, a card sketch for anyone there to use to create their own version.  For January I decided I wanted to push myself out of my semetricalness (I know, not a real word) and go for some different angles.  I like the opposing feel of angles being stretched out creating a sense of movement.  This is my sketch and first spin on that idea.

Materials used:

TSOL patterned paper from the December Card Kit used for the panels and paper piecing.
Paper Smooches "Spiffy Scooters" and die sets

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year