Wednesday, July 23, 2014

**Just For Fun** New Challenge With Crafty Creations!

Happy Hump Day!  Time for a new challenge at Crafty Creations!  Our theme this week is Just For Fun.  Create something that makes you smile.  I knew I wanted something music inspired, and that I wanted to make a card suitable for a tween or child. Here's what I created.

I'm of course linking to some challenges:
Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created!  You can enter our challenge up to two times.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Monday, July 21, 2014

**Anything Goes** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!

Happy Monday!!  It's the start of a new week and that means a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart! Our theme as always is Anything Goes and we've got two lovely sponsors this challenge.  First up is Chi Chi Memories.  I chose to use the Candy Girl digi, going for a bit of a Kawaii look.

I want to enter this in a few challenges:
Our second sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine.  I've been dying to work with these images and picked Sadie.

I'm going to enter this card in a few challenges as well:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other DT have created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

**Anything Goes** New Challenge with Hobbycutz!!

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz and our challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES!

I've been wanting to use the Round Film Strip wood cut for awhile on a card, and I've finally been able to work it into a theme!

I'm linking to a few challenges:
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's makes on the blog!  You can enter this challenge up to three times so be sure and play along with us.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Week 6

This was SUCH a hard project for me!!  I'd never worked with burlap except in a ribbon or a printed die cut that I just adhered as is.  Coloring it was a new animal, and I'm so not entirely happy with it.

The COC3 Challenge this week is Altered Burlap Panels using Tim's products.  If you don't have a copy of A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3, you can get one here.  COC3 is being sponsored this fortnight by the fabulous Funkie Junkie Boutique.  One lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to their store.

I had SUCH struggles with this panel!  First of all, the color.  I wanted a purple and red background, but as it dried, the red took over.  The more purple I added, it just made the red darker.  Oh well.  You also can't see the collaged music background, ink took it over.

The inspiration for this, like 99% of my art, was music.  I almost put a few lyrics from "Brave" on here, but I decided to just let the statement speak for itself.  The bow and bag of arrows on the dressform signify strength.

And a tiny bit the Green Arrow.  I looooove watching Arrow.

I'm entering some challenges of course:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

**Anything Goes/Use One Flower** New Challenge With Creative Moments!

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge at Creative Moments and this fortnight it's Anything Goes with the option to Use One Flower.  This was SUCH a challenge for me 'cause I like to use flowers in threes, but I managed to make it work.  I'd been hoarding the flowers I made for the TH Tattered Floral Challenge last year, and this was a chance to use one!  Our amazing sponsor is Delicious Doodles, and I'm using the New Butterfly digi.  Printing it on neon paper made accessorizing so easy and fun.  That's an option with digis that I always forget about and need to embrace more often.

I'm loving these fun summer colors!!

I'm entering a few challenges:
You've got two weeks to play with us and can enter up to three times!  Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Snowing in July

I've been trying to make a Christmas card at least every other week this year.  I've done pretty well so far, but I almost missed the current challenge at Tis The Season Stamping!  I got this finished (again) just in the nick of time.

This fortnight the challenge was to create something inspired by this photo.  I *love* inspiration challenges, and I love this picture.

I knew instantly that I wanted to work with snow and a turquoisey-teal shade.  I went looking for a stamp I got last year and never used, and amazingly, found it the first place I looked.  That never happens.

I've had these Christmas buttons forever and never used them.  I love how they make the card pop.  I dyed the twine myself to match the card.

I'm entering just a couple challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I don't know why people "celebrate" the day that someone died.  I know they remember it, there's no forgetting it.  But people have get togethers and masses and things, and I'm always confused by it, a little.  Then I realized a few weeks ago that it's only confusing to me because that's not how I cope with things.  I don't wanna talk and be maudlin and depressed.  I try to remember good things and go on from there.

This day is NOTHING compared to the day my grandmother died, and I have a whole other set of emotions set aside for that day.  But today is a sad day for me, because I don't have to know someone to feel bad for them and to miss them.

A year ago today, Cory Monteith died.  And 364 days ago, at this exact time, I read on FB that he had died.  Glee changed forever that day.  Music changed.  I changed.

Everyone has stuff that they love, and I loved Glee.  The most played songs on my iPod?  All Glee covers.  Glee was Finn and Rachel and now that's broken forever.  No happy ending for that show.

It makes me wonder, a little, why some actors can't behave like adults just long enough to finish a freaking series (see: Gossip Girl) without hating each other so much that the series suffers.

I mentioned before not understanding how other people remember the day someone they loved died.  I realized that I remember things with art and with music.

So today, I'll watch Glee, and I'll listen to Cory sing, and I'll make art.  That's how I deal.  That's what makes me feel better.

Also, I made this.

I don't like sympathy cards, so I made this instead.  My contribution on a day like this.  Hugs to all my Gleeks today.