Monday, October 29, 2012

Hello All,

   Just had my first eye surgery and the doctor says I am doing great but not seeing the best yet .I wanted to post my card as I haven't missed one of Joan's Garden Challenges this year and that was one of my goal s - so for #39 "I think" this is my totally different take:  Directions: Fall Card
                                                                                              Border
                                                                                              Leaves
                                                                                             Window or door

This card I named:  "The Attic"

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/10/this-weeks-challenge_25.html


Products Use:  Paper is "Kaiser craft" - Australia was title of line and from my stash
                       Brown, orange and white Card Stock also Kaiser Craft
                       Stamp: Stampington & Co. "Attic Window P 2106"
                       Stamp: Huckleberry bush from Memory box- acquired at Joan's -                                        Behind window w/Fall ripened berries (purple -in color)  from Kaiser Rhinestones
                       Embossing powder - White -  Stampendous - for boarder and window
                       Curtain is DL130 Dutch Doily rectangle frame Cheery Lynn
                       Leaves are from the Leaf Strip Cheery Lynn  B178
                       Pumpkins are from the new Creative Memories boarder punch
                       Squirrel is a fiskers punch
                       Wall paper of the attic is a leaf pattern of Kaiser craft same line in purple color.
The different take is we are looking in not out of the window - Oh and I used a clear piece of acrylic for the
window. 
                     
                      

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello All,

    Been a crazy week and I am off to Indy so this has to be fast - my Post for Joan's Garden #38

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/10/this-weeks-challenge_18.html


Black embossing - the background frame was black embossed with Ranger embossing powder
Winter pass time - Ice skating - from Marianne Dies # LR0247
Dimensional - Blooming Poinsettia from poppy stamps #861
Frame - JustRite Christmas Holly -CL-03860 - colored with TH Distressed pens
Corners - CheeryLynn Lace Corner Deco E #G165
I loved Selma's Card and I had just purchased the background Stamp at Joanes and wanted to use it so
I colored a little differently and Cut an oval from center so the Skates are popped up as well as the Poinsettia.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hello All,

     This was one of the most awesome days - yes it was chilly, windy, rainy, and all around day for -Hanging with awesome people doing your favorite hobby! You guessed it.....I was a Joans Garden for her class. There were some new attendees, and we ole usual crafters.  We were all anxious  to learn something new,  which we did with some really cool techniques, getting to know each other, and having a really cool "Tea Party" crafter style.   If you live in the area and don't attend one of Joans classes you are really missing out on a great day of fun, fellowship, learning......OK so I am still excited - can't wait to use some of the new products, but before I can I had to finish the card I had already started for this weeks Challenge  #37.

Create a card with 3 narrow strips
Use a Square
Use Black and white
Use Polka dots
Use flowers

 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/10/this-weeks-challenge_11.html

This was my take-

My 3 narrow strips turned into 2 narrow and 1 a little larger
My square is unfortunately hard to see but it is Part of the Marianne Design LR0234 under the flower.
Yes it really is black and white - (picture is yuck)
Polka Dots - (They are everywhere) Back ground (Card) was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder"Polka Dots"), the three strips were run through the same embossing folder along with my unique leaves made from Poppy Stamps "Lorelei leaves outline #839 and solid #840.
Flower made from Heartfelt Creations HCD722 with a large pearl for center.
Large Leaves & ferns were punched with Punch a bunch -punch and worked with the flower tools from tool kit.
  I used Martha Stewart boarder punches for black strips and Cheery Lynn Corners B165.

What I love about all this is you can use several companies materials to make some great cards. All the above purchased at Joans. The paper for flower was from a stack in the stash.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello All,

     Joans Garden # 36 challenge: Use a stamp
                                                  Use a die
                                                  Use a tree
This is my creation for this challenge:

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/10/this-weeks-challenge.html

Products used:  Stamp: Snow Animals by:Stamps happen
                         Die & Tree  : Marianne CR1224 Tree
Stamp for background:  Pine row 105E by Stamp Scapes
Inks: Tim Holtz - Distressed Iced spruce
Markers: Tim Holtz - Distressed Markers
               At you Spica - clitter ens
Punches: EK Success for Doves
               Fisker corner punch for snow flakes
Snow: Stickles - Clear rock candy with (Art glitter) fine white glitter mixed in.
I always loved "Blue Spruce" trees and I have one in my front yard so that is why I did the iced spruce ink
Big tree die cut twice w/a light blue card stock and then I used the Iced spruce ink covered a piece of card
stock and then cut it again for shadow effect.