Friday, February 27, 2015

Inspired By Ana

You've probably heard that Fifty Shades of Grey opened a few weeks ago, and you've probably gathered by now that I'm a wee bit obsessed with the movie.  I absolutely loved it.  Anyways, when I look at this Unity stamp, I always see Ana in my head, so this week's card for Friday Friends with Flair is Fifty Shades inspired.

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

Fifty Shades of Playful

I don't know about the rest of you, but I saw Fifty Shades of Grey (more than once!) and I loved it.  I thought the movie was perfectly done, all the lines I wanted were in it, and that doesn't often happen when a book is adapted into a movie.

So of course I'm obsessed with the movie and just had to create some cards based on the film.  I figure that Ana has more than one side to her (don't we all?!) and this is her playful side.  As a friend said when I showed this card to her, this card just screams "Bring on the Red Room of Pain!"

I thought about adding a sentiment, but I figured it was better to leave it customizable.  I could put the words inside instead of on the front.

Just a couple challenges for this one, I know it's not for everyone.
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mema's Crafts BONUS Challenge - Prima Doll Tag

Happy Hump Day!  I'm so excited to share with you my BONUS challenge project for Mema's Crafts!!  We were sent a Prima doll stamp (I got Megan!) and a tag to create something, the only requirement being that we do some paper piecing!!   I knew instantly that I wanted to make a tag card.  I took a Prima tag I already had and added a brad and boom, instant card!!

Here's a photo of it opened, so you can see how well the ledger tag works for the inside.  Even gives you lines to write on :D

Now the fun of this BONUS CHALLENGE is that we're having a little contest amongst our DT.  In four days, there'll be an option to VOTE on the blog and the DT member who gets the most votes wins a prize!  So be sure to stop by and vote, even if it's not for me!  Everyone's work is fabulous.

I'm of course entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Don't forget to go back and VOTE! :D  Laters!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The 12 Crafts of Christmas, Day Twelve

(ETA: I don't know how or why but this wound up published on my blog for a bit a few days ago.  I swear Blogger needs to get its own scheduling straight 'cause I can promise you this was NOT scheduled to go live before day eleven!!  Okay rant over now!)

I can't believe I'm here, the last day of my 12 Crafts of Christmas.  This is the most special Christmas thing I made this season, and that's why I saved it for last.  It's my mom's Christmas card, and I'm so lucky she's letting me share it with all of you!

I'm SO into shaker cards now!!  I love love love the way the glitter and sequins and stones move around.

I'm of course entering this in some challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  On to finish my half-started crafts now.  Laters!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

**EMBOSSING** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!!

Happy Monday!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our theme this fortnight is Embossing!!  I had a lot of fun with this one!  Our lovely sponsor is Lemon Shortbread and I'm working with Goth Fairy Witch.

Her hair is PURPLE!!  I can't believe how blue it looks in the photos!

I added lots of embossing and shimmery accents on this card.  All the stars are shimmery, and I used glitter markers, gel pens and shimmer markers to color the image so she'd have extra sparkle!

I'm of course entering a few challenges:

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Full of Grace - My 500th Post

500 posts.  That's a lot of cards.  A lot of stamps, ink, paper, adhesive and time spent constructing said cards.

I've thought long and hard about what the project for this post might be, and I've decided that it's obvious.


Everything with me is music.  I decided to start this blog listening to Katy Perry.  The name for this blog comes from a Sarah McLachlan song.  If someone has made a music stamp, I probably have it.  That's how much I love music.

My favorite song of all time is Sarah's "Possession".  I've been working on a canvas with those lyrics for awhile, and it's not finished yet, so I couldn't share it.  I wanted to use that song on another piece, but it wasn't coming together so I made this instead.  "Full Of Grace" is another great one, and has special meaning since it was used in a great episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  It's especially fitting too, since we're in the middle of one of the coldest winters, EVER.

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out.  LOVE. The colors, the glitter and shimmer, everything.

Closeup of Charlee, one of my Unity girls.

Handmade snowflake/flower hybrids.  Love them, too.

I'm entering challenges GALORE with this card!!

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!