Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines -- Summer Starfruit and Something OtherTthan a Card

Hello everyone.  Is it spring yet?  Not around here as it is still snowing.  I am happy you are here for our Wednesday color blog hop.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  I saw, in person, the other day what she had made, and it is soooooo cute.  Love the things she comes up with.

We are to use the colors Summer Starfruit with Elegant Eggplant and Baja Breeze OR Summer Starfruit with Marina Mist and Real Red.  I chose the first.  As an added twist our challenge is to make something other than a card.  I chose to make a bookmark.  I really wanted to get a scrapbook page done, but once again I didn't get there.  One of these days, one of these days.

I used a piece of the FREE paper in our SAB catty.  I love that paper, but hadn't used this piece yet.  This piece is ok in small doses but Summer Starfruit is not my favorite.  I like it, but I don't LOVE it.  The rest of the bookmark is pretty self explanatory, except the tab on top, which was cut by using the Envelope Punch Board.  It is NOT the tag punch.  I cut a small piece 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 and punched the notches in the center and folded it over to make the little tab.  It is hard to see, but the tab piece is glued at the top over the piece on the front of the bookmark.   The pointed corners were rounded and then I used a little circle punch with a hole punched so that I could insert the ribbon.

Ok, so now you should hop to Robbie's blogsite to continue on your way.  She has something really nice for us, as always.  She also is the first on the list, so you may have started with her.

I am going on vacation next week but hope to pre-schedule my blog entry.  But I will miss the following week.  If you don't find me here next week, then I return April 11th.  See you soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coloring Down The Lines -- Basic Black with some type of metal

Happy Wednesday everyone.  It's blog hop Wednesday and we have great colors for you -- at least in my opinion.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  Beautiful.   Our main color this week is Basic Black.  And everything looks good with black.  We could use Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay with Black OR Daffodil Delight and Old Olive with Black.  I chose Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay.   Our added twist this week is to add metal in some form.  I chose to cut a soda can and use the Starburst thinlits to cut my piece of metal.

Once I cut the metal I started building and eventually ended up with what you see.  I used embossing, and various circle shapes.  The stamp set is Layered Labels, however, I didn't want the odd shape of the Create stamp, so I stamped it and then used a circle to cut it out.

I hope you like my creation this week.  I rather like this one and plan to do some more with metals in one form or another.   Now you should hop to Robbie's blogsite.  She starts us off, but if you began with me, continue to her and go all the way around back to me. 

Until next time....................

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coloring Down The Lines -- Raspberry Ripple, Christmas Card

Good day to you.  It is another Coloring Down The Lines Wednesday blog hop.  Welcome.  You may have arrived by way of Liz's blogsite.  I wonder what she did with these colors, and how she chose to design a Christmas card in March.  Although Christmas is over, there still is a lot of snow around, so it was not a stretch to make this challenge into a Christmas card.

Our colors this week are Raspberry Ripple with either Old Olive and Blushing Bride, or with Crumb Cake and Perfect Plum.  I chose Old Olive and Blushing Bride.   I used some new and some old.  The embossing folder is Decorative Dots, which is from Sale-a-bration, and it is FREE with a $50 order.  Don't forget to place your orders before March 31st if you want to get your FREE SAB choices.    If you don't have a demonstrator, just contact me at the e-mail you see over there on the right.

I also used an old, but favorite stamp set, Bells and Boughs.  I hated to see that one retire, but I took liberty to use it for this challenge.  I used the so nice Circle Thinlit set, but turned my card side ways for a little change.  I love both the Circle and the Label Thinlits because of all the parts in each set.  I am in the process of making a card with the Label Thinlit for a school event this weekend.  Hopefully it will be on my blog after that.

I hope you like my challenge card today.  Now you should hop on to Robbie's blogsite.  She is the start, so you may have seen hers already.  I'll bet it is unique, just like always. 

Be sure to come back soon.  Stay safe and warm during all these storms our country is having.

Crafty Hugs,