TCCCB – For the Boys

Hello, welcome to the September 1st challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is For the Boys. I’m working with the products over at Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles, which are fabulous for your digital projects, or to print and use for your “paper” projects.

Here is my creation for this challenge. I decided to go with the blues and forego an image on this one. The papers from Decosse’s printed wonderfully on my printer and were great to work with! The was fairly easy to cut out and then I layered the sentiment on the top.

This was a Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch. Though I didn’t get to enter it this time, I wanted to provide credit.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the middle of the month. Come and check us out!

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Dueling Darlings – August

Time for another DDD challenge! My card is a few days late this month. Mail sometimes doesn’t work it’s way to me quite as speedy as we hope and I didn’t receive my kit in time. Then, there was this whole thing called vacation that left me, somehow, with even less time to craft than when I was working! But, much, MUCH more family fun time!!

Anyway, Carol sent this kit. She and her partner in crime came up with the theme of “Catch of the Day”.

My card uses the Whipper Snapper image “Fisherman”. Carol made these adorable bobber embellishments that I HAD to use!!

This sketch is from the August 15, 2017 Feeling Sketchy challenge (#175).

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!

Christmas CRAZY Kits

Hello All!

I continue on my way with the Christmas CraZy group over at SCS. For our July/August round, we sent kits instead of just images and paper. I received my kit from Lynn down in Texas.

She sent some deer and tress from a Hampton Arts stamp set and a sentiment from Recollections. I had so much fun putting together my card that I just kept going and ended up with three! LOVE those snowflakes she included!

Here is my first card:

Then I had to play with some of the other papers and ribbons. This card was made from the cool sketch over at Sunday Stamps (SSC160).

And, I couldn’t leave those pretty poinsettia stickers behind, so here they are:

Thanks Lynn for a wonderful kit!!

Riley New Release Day 5

Last Day of the Riley & Company New Release!!

Even if these gorgeous new release options don’t float your boat, you can still get free shipping on your order over $15, so get over there and find the stamps you’ve been eyeballing for awhile!

And, if you can’t resist those Dress Up Riley’s, then check out the bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

Today is the last day of release projects here on my blog and I’ve got a mini album project for you today.

Here is the top of my fantastic box. I’ve used the new Corner Goo Die and the I Am Halloween sentiment. I also grabbed the adorable spider from the Halloween Outfits set for some added fun.

The box opens flat and the bottom panels fall for easy access to the binder style mini album.

The idea I had for this book was to feature Halloween costumes “through the years”. But, I didn’t have enough personal pictures to fill it up and grabbing pictures of random children off the internet seemed weird, so I went with pets instead!

Each page has been decorated with different elements of the Dress Up Riley Halloween Outfits set, cut out with the matching dies. Oh man! This new set is so adorable!!

The lid has a strip glued in that allows me to pop two photo cards into it. Here, you can see the back of my “beast” bard.

And, the back has this little envelope to store whatever might need storing!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Check out all the great new stamps in the New Release section of the website. And, since there’s free shipping anyway, you might as well grab one extra for your basket.

Thanks for being here this week!

Riley New Release Day 4

Hello All! Welcome to Day 4 of the Riley & Company New Release for August 2017. I’ve got two more posts this week and I’ve saved the best for last!

Check out this cool wreath!

I have never made a wreath before. All it took was three simple supplies – a foam wreath frame, ribbon (two colors) and pins. I used “tidy pins” from Micheals and needed two boxes of them.

To make this, I first wound the orange ribbon around the frame, securing it at start and end (and two spots along the way) with the pins.

Next, I started looping the ribbon around the frame, securing each loop. When I got back to the top, I cut the ribbon and started again, inside the first loop.

The outer layer I puzzled over. I tried the same technique, but found my loops were lining up too closely and it didn’t look right. I ended up cutting eight inch lengths, making a “bow” and securing the bow individually. This allowed me to place the bow loops exactly where I wanted them in relation to my first layer of loops. Make sense? It’s hard to explain!

Once the orange was done, I used two lengths of the green ribbon to make my bow and make the hanger/trailing leaves of the bow. A glue gun allowed me to shape it how I wanted and position it at the top of my wreath.

Use any color ribbon and you have a wreath for any season! I finished mine off with the new “Advice from a Pumpkin” sentiment. LOOOOOVEEE THIS!! Perfect for these kinds of projects!

I stamped it on black chip board and cut four pieces to make my frame. Covered them with matching paper and glued them to the outside of my sentiment. Then, I used the glue gun to add the three leaves and attach the frame to the wreath. You want to play with the positioning a bit and make sure it’s firm. Otherwise, you might cause your loops to droop, making the sentiment sage and leaving gaps in your ribbon wreath.

Pick up this sentiment and two others and you’ll get free shipping! That’s because there’s free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15.

Or, check out the new Dress Up Riley bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

See you tomorrow with my box mini album and a whole lot of Dress Up Riley fun!!

Riley New Release Day 3

I’m back with another project featuring the stamps of the Riley & Company August 2017 release.  This release has a great selection of fall, Halloween and Christmas sentiments and clear sets.

This week’s specials include free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15 and a bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

I had fun with this next project! I took the Retro Folk image, Marty and Mary and got them all ready for the holiday season with the new Dress Up Riley Christmas Outfits clear set. The sentiment is also from this New Release, Drink Up Grinches!

Now, who on your Christmas list wouldn’t want this card??

Check out the inspiration from my fellow Design Team members on the Riley & Company blog all week. And, I’ll be back here on my blog two more times this week with some last project inspiration for you….three words…Corner. Goo. Die.

Riley New Release Day 2

Welcome Back Moose Enthusiasts!

This week is the new release over at Riley & Company. There are lots of great new sentiment options, plus three new Dress Up Riley sets with matching dies, and a new corner goo die (super, super cute!). Check out the August 2017 New Release’s right here.

This week’s specials include free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15 and a bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

This sentiment is one of my new favorites! It’s called If the Shoe Fits (Halloween). I have paired it with the Single Shoe stamp. I’ve also given it some sass and class with some bright red stickles on the hat and shoes. Lovely!

Check out all the great new stamps in the New Release section of the website. And, since there’s free shipping anyway, you might as well grab one extra for your basket.

There’s new inspiration on the blog all week, so check it out. I promise you, there’s some great stuff there from the Design Team!