Friday, May 6, 2011

Faith Is...

I love the sketch from Card Patterns this week (well, I usually love them every week!) But when I saw that one of my favorite stamp companies (Layers of Color) was sponsoring this challenge, I knew that I had to join in. I used the LOC Flowering Gems stamp set - and you may notice peaking out from my background paper, the Victorian Corner Art stencil (also from LOC). My sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.

Card Patterns: sketch

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

This month, at Class Act/ Chapel Road Stamps, we are sharing with you masculine creations.
I used the ATC -Ferns for my backgound, and after coloring it with Distress Inks, I painted a layer of Distress Paint in Rock Candy over the top. It really makes it look like an old and worn piece of wood. I embossed the sentiment from Northern River, using gold embossing powder. The flower was made using Punch Bunch punches.

Be sure to stop by next week for more inspiration highlighting the Chapel Road Stamps.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flower Soft News

Welcome to the middle of the week! I'm glad it's downhill from here - I can hardly wait for the weekend to get here.

I have a new Flower Soft card to share with you for the latest challenge - Frilly and Feminine.
The winner this week will get to choose 4 colors of Flower Soft! Not a bad deal.

But if you need more Flower Soft than that (and let's face it - who doesn't...?), then, you need to check out the month long contest that Flower Soft is sponsoring. The grand prize winner will get a $100 Flower Soft prize package, plus there will be 5 winners who will each get a prize valued at $20. You don't even have to use FS to qualify, and you can enter as many times as you'd like! Go check it out.

Card Details:
Topper: Die-Cut Dimensions - Wildflowers
Ultra fine Flower Soft - black
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Stamp: Justrite Stampers - Friendship Blossoms
Lace: Prima

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beary Scrap May Sketch

Sometimes it's good to go rummaging through drawers - you find things you forgot about. This weekend I was looking for something, and stumbled across this little purse template (from about 10 years ago). I thought, hmmm.....that was cute, and didn't think any more about it. Then I pulled out the papers that I wanted to use for my Beary Scrap card this week - Cosmo Cricket Upcycle - and I saw the papers with the little purses...and a light went off! So sometimes projects come together after careful thought and planning and other times - it's just a happy whim!

After I put the purse together, I added some Tim Holtz chain for the handle, a handmade flower to dress it up a little and some Kaisercraft pearls to finish it off.

So do you have a great project story that just fell together? I'd love to hear it!

Simon Says: Anything goes