Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Challenge #115 Anything but a card!

Hello my crafty friends.  Today I have a project for the challenge 'Anything but a card' .  That's the theme for this week.  But before we begins, here are our fabulous sponsors for this weeks challenge.

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Prize:  3 Digital Images

Friends, I have to warn you that this post is picture heavy.  Rather than try to explain how I created this, I am just going to show you.  So here we go!

This is a plastic divider page.  I got a package of 8 for a buck.

This is a template for my planner hole placement

The DCWV Star Dust Stack

I cut the divider to 7x9 and used the template to and a hole punch to get the placement just right. 

My planner I got for Christmas at Costco

As you can see, this week isn't even started.

I also wanted to make some cute paper clips

The stamps I used for paper clips

I am using the Little Green Man from Wink Wink Ink.  The Little green man is 1 1/2 tall here

Little green man is 8 1/2 inches tall
Using my KNK Zing, I scanned in my 2 stamp images.  I re-sized them.  Then with my trusty MTC program, I printed them on my Samsung Lazer Printer so I could use my Foilmaster and foil the images.
Lazer Printer

These are the foiled stamped images.  Using MTC and my Zing I was able to print and cut the images after they were foiled.  Such a great program and cutter.

Cut images.  The silver quote reads, Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

I cut the DCWV Star Dust to 7x9
1 piece for front and back

Finishing the paper clips

I had mirrored the images so that I would have front and backs that fit together
Just a closer look

Closer look

I wanted my Little Green Man's head to act like a tab when turning the page

So here is my divider page placed in my planner

With the paper clips

Close up look at finished paper clips.
That is it for my divider page for my planner project.  Hope this inspires you to try something different.

On Saturday I am being mom-napped by my wonderful daughters for a small shopping trip to the big city.  Hope to come home inspired with some new crafting goodies.

Have your best week ever!  Bright Blessings, 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Challenge #114 Use Buttons

It's time for the newest challenge over at Craft Gals Corner Challenge.  This week the challenge is to use buttons.  These can be an embellishment or used anyway you can image.  But first let's see who are our terrific sponsors for this weeks challenge.

Prize: 2 digital images

Cute As A Button
Prize: 3 digital images

I have a story to tell you about my project for this week.  I have used All Dressed Up's digital image  the Hot Air Balloon image called Follow Your Dreams found at All Dressed Up. I don't think that you will be able to read the story I have included in the pics for this week.  So here it is.  

The Arts and Air Festival is in it's 17th year. I've been watching the balloons launch since I was a junior in high school. They launched from West Albany High Schools athletic field and usually went right over my childhood home. Some years you could have a conversation with the pilots in their balloons on the back deck while they passed over the house. The air and wind conditions were so perfect.

I have to admit that I have missed a few launches. The year is 2014. My girls took me to the Friday launch and due to thunder storms in the area, the launch was cancelled. So we went out for breakfast and then when our separate ways.

It's now Saturday morning at 6:15 am. We live about 2 miles from the new launch site. I pride myself on my excellent hearing. So what do I hear? The burners of a hot air balloon. I hear them every year but not as loud as this. I get up and look outside my bedroom window. Low and behold one of the balloons decided to pay me a visit. Here is a 70ft. tall hot air balloon landing in my driveway. Shaking alike a leaf, throwing on clothes, I run outside to see this huge balloon up close and personal. Thankfully the chase crew was pulling up just then.

The Balloon crew and the pilot landed this beautiful balloon in the street. Everyone in the neighborhood is running to come see the balloon. The pilot said that whenever they have an unexpected landing (such as this) they give rides to all the neighborhood kids. This went on for about an hour.

Finally it was time to deflate the balloon. The crew laid down huge blue tarps almost as long as ½ the length of the street. The pilot opened the top of the balloon and as quick as a bunny, the balloon collapsed smack down right on the tarp with the crew using one of the guiding ropes to position the fall of the envelope. The crew folded up the balloon, stuffed it in the trailer along with the tarp and wooden basket. Everyone said thank you and my very own balloon visit was over. 

So here is my 2 page layout of my balloon adventure!  Might want to click on each pic to see a larger version. 

The 2 page layout.

Page 1.

The story on page 1.

Page 2.
This is a button balloon.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have questions about the items used.  The list is just to long for this post.

Now for next week, I have something that is out of this world to share with you.

Have your best day ever, Bright Blessings,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Challenge #113 Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Hi there it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges!  This week is all about the polka dots and/or stripes.  I selected to work with an image from Lemon Shortbread.   I selected a very cute image called 'Owl on a branch'. The Lemon Shortbread images besides being cute as can be, are really nice to print and use any medium you wish for your project. Let's take a look at who are our fabulous sponsors for this week...

 Prize:  3 Digital Images

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Prize:  The following 3 digital images!

Now on with the show.  I had a heck of a time this week trying to get my card made.  I tried a purple owl, nope not going to work.  I changed the sky to sunset.  Nope didn't like that.  So as a last resort, I made the owl variegated brown and a full moon in a night sky.  BINGO we have a winner.  So that took several days.  So here is my example for Challenge #113 Polka Dots and/or Stripes!

I am now very happy with this card.  

Short and sweet for this week gals.  If I am very lucky, I will have a 2 page layout of an event I crossed off on my bucket list.  The past few years , when I get something crossed off, I make a 2 page layout and put it in my bucket list scrapbook.

So have your very best week ever!  Bright blessings,