Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Time To Get to Work!

Hello, everyone. Today it dawned on me that I have a lot of plans to make things for people in the coming months and I don't know why I think I have plenty of time to do all these things. This epiphany came to me after seeing that my last Cameo Spotlight Card Challenge post has attracted 15 views and only 1 comment. I'm guessing that means I haven't impressed many with that creation and so why am I spending my time trying to impress strangers, when those near and dear to me love what I do?  So, I decided I better start participating in my own personal Challenges.

First personal challenge - I need to make 10 Halloween cards for those I love. I will post them as soon as I finish them.

I hope you will check out my Halloween creations once I post them and leave a comment letting me know you've stopped by.

Love ya!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sew On!

Another Cameo Spotlight Challenge card. This time the challenge was to use triangles in our design.

I remembered I had purchased some Silhouette quilting block images and figured there was bound to be some triangles in one of them. I was right. This card was pretty simple to make. The sentiment was done with my Chomas Adjustable pen holder and a black gel pen, and I added some hand stitching using a paper piercer for the holes and some glittery floss. I love to make sewing themed cards. This one will go to my sister in law who is a talented quilt maker.

Green Cardstock-Bazzill
Paper-Vintage Springtime Designer Series Paper-Stampin Up
Green Glitter floss-Sew Easy
Paper piercer, template and piercing mat
Chomas Adjustable pen holder
Gelly roll pen-black

Thanks so much for stopping by !


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thank you Cameo Spotlight Challenge Blog!

Yay! I won a supporting role over at the Cameo Spotlight Challenge! It was for my Color Challenge card. Thanks for the nod ladies.  And congratulations to all the talented designers who participated!

And here is my entry again:

If you have a Cameo and would like to play along, follow one of the links I have on my blog and check out the latest challenge.

See you there!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Cameo Spotlight Challenge Time

Hello, everyone! Time for another Cameo Spotlight Challenge. This time it's a color challenge!

The challenge was to use Slate Blue/Gray, Sage Green and Beige. And we could also use neutral colors of Black, White and Kraft. I frequently find color challenges difficult, but somehow I managed to use all 6 colors for this card. I won't tell you how long it took me to conceive and execute this card, let's just say it took me a long time and leave it at that. And here it is:

I have to confess that I'm the only person I know that it takes a tremendous amount of effort and planning to create a "simple" looking card. I guess it would be simple to re-create it, and I'll have to settle for that being what makes it "simple".

All of the cuts I used are from the Silhouette store. The card base, rolled flowers, leaves and labels. I thoroughly enjoyed using my Cameo as it cut everything just the way I wanted it to, the first time around. In addition to card stock and Silhouette store images, I used some twine, a couple eyelets and a stamped image for the sentiment. I'm really happy with how this card turned out and I will be giving it to someone I love very much.

Thanks to the Cameo Spotlight Challenge blog for challenging me to play along. And thanks to all of you who have taken the time to look and comment.

Craft on my crafty friends,


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