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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Ch#40 -- Christmas -- Candles & Skis & Holiday Wishes!! :)

**It's time again to decorate your celebrations with a Challenge at Decorate To Celebrate!!**

For Challenge #40, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a CHRISTMAS PARTY!!  Let's celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT MISTLETOE, HOLLY, AND THE NATIVITY with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!  :)

I have several projects to share with you today -- I'm excited about all of them because it's a small sample of all the fun things my honey and I have been working on this season!!  :)  Growing up in the "family business" has had its challenges, but it also has LOTS of blessings -- Like getting to work with and spend time with the people you love the most!!  I also feel incredibly lucky that I've had the chance to learn from two of the most creative people out there (my parents)!!  :)

My first project is a decoration that can be used to light up a dark hallway or brighten a window or provide that soft candlelight for a romantic Christmas dinner...  ;)  The-Love-Of-My-Life was kind enough to prepare the base of my Candle Arrangement for me (a square of pine and a wooden candle cup, beautifully stained) so that I could add the soft pine trim and pip berries as well as a simple primitive bow...  That lovely wax dipped taper has a timer feature so that it stays lit for 5 hours before turning itself off until the same time the next day (SO COOL!!)...  Where would you use yours???
My next goodie to share with you is one that my mom inspired...
Perfect as an accent in any room or on the porch, these wooden skis (again prepared lovingly by The-Love-Of-My-Life) were painted and sanded and stained to look aged and distressed...  I added a simple arrangement of pine and pip berries as well as a beautiful glittered snowflake (the glitter just wouldn't show up, but ya have to know it's there!!)...  I made that delicious bow with 2.5" ribbon tied with my Bow-dacious Bow Maker (I'll have more news on THAT later!!)...
When I was all finished adding the arrangement to the skis, I (of course) had to GLITTERFY the WHOLE project!!  :)  Some spray adhesive and buffalo glitter added enough sparkle to make me SMILE...  Doesn't glitter make EVERYTHING better???
And finally, just to give you another peek at what else we've been up to in the Workshop...
This is my most-favorite decoration of all!!  This snowman twig box has a cubby in the back to hold twigs or some tall greenery or even umbrellas!!  I just love his carrot nose and fun face that matches my Snowman Salt Box (see that HERE)...  Won't he look perfect as he welcomes my Christmas visitors?!?!?  :)

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN to show us your Christmas Decor, party supplies, and other decorations in the DTC Challenge #40!!  Link up your project by clicking HERE before 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 25th to be eligible for YOUR CHANCE to WIN December's GRAND PRIZE!!  Please take a look at our Challenge Rules (HERE) before submitting your project. :)  

We even have TWO fabulous Guest Designers joining us for this challenge, so be sure to check out Jessica from Chick-N-Scrap and Karen from Little Scrap Pieces in addition to our FABULOUS Design Team: Lisa, Norma, and Judy!!

Before you rush off to start creating, I don't want to forget to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas...  I know this time of year can be difficult for so many -- Whether from spending the holidays without a loved one or difficult memories of holidays past, some people really struggle through this season...  I have lost some dear friends and loved ones over the years, but I feel very blessed to still have both of my parents, my siblings, my children, my best friends, my extended family, and my honey...  And while we have close friends and family members deployed through the holidays again this year, I'm forever grateful for their willingness to sacrifice simply for my freedom...  Although we have family members struggling with health issues, I'm thankful for the many miracles we've witnessed this year...  As you approach this Christmas, I wish for you peace and joy...  And especially, if you are struggling, I pray you will be able to find blessings in each day that will help you overcome any difficulties you face...

Until next time,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Ch#39 -- "Holiday Choice" -- Let It Snow (but not too much!!)... :)

**It's time again to decorate your celebrations with a Challenge at Decorate To Celebrate!!**

For Challenge #39, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a HOLIDAY PARTY of YOUR CHOICE!!  Let's celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT THIS SEASON'S FESTIVITIES with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!  :)

I have a project that I'm super excited to share with you today!!  I'm sorry I don't have many pictures, but I'm without a camera for now and relying only on my cell phone camera (eeek!!)...  If you'd like to see more pictures (or you want purchase info on one of these), please let me know, and I'll make sure I get some extra pictures just for YOU!!  :)
Okay, so The-Love-Of-My-Life and I have been spending most of our together time getting stained and sawdusty in the workshop...  With the holiday season upon us, we've been working on PLENTY -- And this is one of those projects that I couldn't be happier with!!

The snowman head is actually a wooden box that is perfect for hiding that ugly bag of rock salt (a necessary evil here in Western PA) when the fluffy white stuff starts flying (and fly it has!!)...  Or perhaps you'd like to have a SNOWMAN PARTY and use this fun project as a table centerpiece or prize box or door prize!!  The options are endless AND, when the party is over or the snow goes away, you can always store your other snowman goodies and collectibles inside the box for future use...  Multi-functional, eh???  :)

To link up your Holiday "Choice" project CLICK HERE and join the FUN before 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 11th to be eligible for YOUR CHANCE to WIN December's GRAND PRIZE!!  Please take a look at our Challenge Rules (HERE) before submitting your project. :)  I hope I'll get to see the projects you are creating for YOUR Holiday Celebrations and decorating!!  :)

Until next time,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Faux Bricks, Pumpkins, and Harvest Blessings from Getting Cricky!!

Happy Fall, y'all!!  Now that Halloween is over, it's officially time to change the ringtone on my phone to some kind of crazy turkey gobble, right???  No more Monster Mash, Addams Family, or Simpsons Tree House of Horror Theme Song (not that The-Boy-Child ever called me while that was his ringtone or anything!!)...  :)

I have a really fun card to share with you tonight...  I learned a new technique HERE and then was challenged to use it on a card at Mark's Finest Papers...  So here's my card:
I just love the cute punch art pumpkins...  Always fun to create and well-received on any card!!  I also used the K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Set "Fall-O-Ween" for my Mix-N-Match sentiment...  Be sure to CLICK HERE for 60% OFF remaining stamp sets in the CLEARANCE EVENT!!

Thanks for stopping by -- I hope you're recovering from the sugar-shock of yesterday!!  :)

Challenges I'm entering:
     1.  Mark's Finest Papers -- Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV Challenge 21 (Faux Bricks)
     2.  Mark's Finest Papers -- Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 131 -- (Pumpkins)
     3.  Celebrate The Occasion -- Challenge #86 (Fall)

Until next time,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spider Webs and Wiggle Wires, Hairy Legs and Googly Eyes!! :)

Hey everyone!!  If you haven't hopped over to Kristal's blog, Getting Cricky, yet, then be sure to pop over and see the WINNER from our last team blog hop (I have a winner to announce here too!)...

I've been having a "throw-back" week of crafting...  Sometimes, I really love a card or layout that I've made in the past, so I update it or change it just a bit to make it new all over again...  Last Halloween I made THIS card:
It ended up being one of my favorite cards EVER, so I decided to use it as inspiration for this year's Halloween card (I've made it in BULK -- 45 cards going all over the country!!)...  And here's the "new and improved" version:
I used the Sizzix Spiderweb embossing folder on white cardstock and then distressed it with black ink (in the first card I had used the color core paper and sanded it up!)...
My spider was cut at 2.5" (I cut TWO and adhered them together to give him extra stability since I wanted to put him on one of my homemade Wiggle Wires)...  This is the spider from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge -- Isn't he so cute???  I used a Gelly Roll White Glaze pen for his mouth, a tiny circle punch for his purple nose, and glow-in-the-dark googly eyes...
My sentiment is stamped on a little hand-cut tag and can be found on the Fall-O-Ween Stamp Art Set (CLICK HERE to get yours for 60% OFF!!)...
I realize that it's hard to tell in the picture, but this little guy is actually attached to a Wiggle Wire so that he can dance and jiggle and cause a giggle!!
Yes, that really is a HAND holding up my card...  You can see more of that hand and the party decor that matches that big creepy eye by visiting my blog over the next week -- I hope you'll stop on by and see all the creepy FUN...  In the meantime, this is what made me happy tonight:
My wall has been slowly accumulating these Halloween decorations, but I was missing a few little things...  Like that pumpkin garland that I added to the top of that much needed shelf that my awesome dad made for me just last week...  See that awesome Jack-O-Lantern picture on the top left???  Oh, that is just the most awesome picture EVER!!  The eyes, nose, and mouth of the pumpkin have little flashing lights behind it so that it twinkles in the dark (SPOOKY!!)...  My mom gave this as a birthday gift to The-Love-Of-My-Life and, lemme tell ya...  He LOVES it -- We never get to turn the lights off (the flash cancels them out in the picture, but it was dark and rainy here today)...  I'm not even sure he's going to let me take it down after Halloween.  Do you think we could add a Santa hat to the top of the Jack-O-Lantern to keep it around longer?  Hmmm...
I did not make this oh-so-awesome Subway Art Sign, but I couldn't resist sharing it with you...  My mom gave this to me for a special celebration...  Isn't it fantastic???

That's all I have to share with you for now...  But I'll be back with more before ya know it!!  :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
     1.  Crafty Friends Challenge:  Dry Embossing
     2.  My Craft Spot:  Embossing
     3.  My Crafting Channel:  The Gh'oul Times
     4.  Everyday is an Occasion: Sunday Funday #2 Linky Party
     5.  Really Reasonable Ribbon: Ch#58 Halloween
     6.  Simon Says Stamp!: Joy's Eerie Inspiration

Now, before I rush off, I have a WINNER to announce from the last blog hop!!  I do apologize that it took much longer for me to announce this -- Some of you already know that my dad had open heart surgery last month and things got a little crazy during that time...  My dad is doing exceptionally well, and I thank those of you who sent me kind notes of encouragement and prayer before, during, and after his surgery.  I really appreciate all of your support!!  Now...  Let's announce that WINNER!! picked comment number 35:
 And the winner is.........
Congrats, Karen!!  Please email me at with your mailing address so I can get your labels sent out!!  :)

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Ch#36 -- Halloween!! Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails... :)

It's time again to decorate your celebrations with another Halloween Challenge at Decorate To Celebrate!!
For Challenge #36, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a HALLOWEEN PARTY!!  Let's celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT SPOOKY SPIDERS AND SLIMY SLUGS with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!  :)

I decided to make a pantry full of soups and stews fit for a ghoulish get-together!!  These fun, up-cycled cans will make perfect favors filled with candy corn and double as delightful decor!!  Each can was cleaned and had the label removed before The-Love-Of-My-Life worked his magic on giving each can a rusty finish...  I then decoupaged a pre-made label onto each can and added a muslin covering with a length of homespun fabric ribbon.
My tags were created by stamping each sentiment on a small piece of muslin that I then trimmed into a tag shape.  I found so many wonderful matching sentiments on my K Andrew Designs "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set...  "eeek!" for the Spider Fangs, "Best Witches" for the Witch's Stew, and "Batty for you" for the Bat Spleen!!  Oh, aren't they just so fun???  :)
To give the tags a bit of stability, I attached a cardstock tag to the back of the fabric tag (I used my CTMH background stamp for these little tags -- You may recall how much fun I'm having making these tags -- I'm adding them to everything!!).  I also added a sprig of orange berries to each can to make them extra festive...
Don't you think my party guests will enjoy these fun little favors???  I think they'll find them delectable!!  I wonder what other fun yummies I can add to these treats...  Hmmm...  Stay tuned to see!!  :)

Okay!!  Now it's YOUR turn!!  When you link up your project HERE before 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, October 30th, you will be eligible for YOUR CHANCE to WIN one of Rhonda's AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL mini albums (remember that your project needs to be a decoration or party supply to be eligible)!! :) 

I would like to enter my cans in the following challenges:
     1.  Anything But A Card Ch#4: Fall or Halloween Colors
     2.  Frilly and Funkie: Anything but a card with a TWIST
     3.  Inky Impressions Ch#81: Anything but a card
     4.  Mark's Finest Papers: FOSTV Ch#42: Anything but a card

Until next time,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper Playtime Ch#86 -- Welcome to Boo-ville!! Boos, anyone??? :)

StartsMonday, October 15th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th Noon EST
Winner (chosen by Announced: Thursday, October 25th late afternoon

Our sponsor this challenge is...
Mary of Cardz TV Stamps
The winner will receive one set of Mary's Cardz TV Stamps!

Here is my project for this challenge:

....Because if I wanted to be welcomed into "BOO"-ville, I'd definitely expect a tasty beverage!!  :) Sheldon Cooper would recommend hot tea or cocoa, so something tells me that a Bottle of Boos... would not quite make the cut for him!!  But thank goodness he doesn't get to decide what tasty beverages we're serving in Boo-ville!!  ;)

To create my project, I started with a plain, glass, long-neck bottle (I'm thinking it was a Jones' Soda bottle as The-Boy-Child and The-Girl-Child are both addicted to those...).  The-Love-Of-My-Life worked his magic to transform the bottle into a rusty-looking creation...  Since I love, love, LOVE to up-cycle, I'm glad he enjoys turning my boring bottles and cans into wonderful canvases for my projects!!  :)
In case you missed the last tag I made that was kinda sorta like this one (antiqued and stamped and oh-so-FUN), I picked up this fabulous background stamp from my Paper Playtime DT Sister and friend, Lucy...  I've probably stamped 100 of these tags to use on various projects -- I just love how the background is so quick and easy to create!!

I hand-lettered the "Bottle of BOOS..." on Kraft cardstock then fussy-cut around the sentiment before mounting it on black cardstock and fussy-cutting a thin border (and, of course, I sponged a little brown ink on the edges for some extra distressing).  Pop dots behind the sentiment allow for a bit of dimension.  That cute little ghost with the glow-in-the-dark googly eyes is actually an upside down "owl" that I punched using the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch (I just had to trim the little feeties off so the ghost didn't have alien antenna!!)...
My "BOO!" tag features that awesome-font sentiment from the K Andrew Designs "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set...  I added a strip of burlap and a length of homespun fabric ribbon around the center of the bottle because I thought it was as much fun as a label...  Plus the orange pip berries add a bit of extra whimsy, dontcha think???  :)
And there ya have it!!  A Bottle of BOOs that everyone is sure to enjoy with a giggle!!  :)  Of course, if you're having a Halloween Party or Get-Together, you could always try this idea with the bottles of beverages that you're serving to your guests -- They don't have to be empty and up-cycled to be FUN!!  :)

I hope I've inspired ya to make something for the challenge too!!  To link up to the Paper Playtime Challenge #86, please CLICK HERE -- I can't wait to see what you create!!  :)

I'd also like to enter my Bottle of BOOs into the following challenges:

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Halloween Party -- Jack-O-Lanterns, Pumpkins, and More... :)

It's time for another FUN challenge over at Decorate To Celebrate!!  :)
For Challenge #35, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a HALLOWEEN PARTY!!  Come help us celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT GHOSTS, GOBLINS, AND GHOULS with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!  :)

Didja know that by entering your party supply or decoration in the challenge you could WIN a darling mini album especially created just for you by my fabulous friend Rhonda???  Yup!!  If you don't have one of her minis yet, you'll definitely want to try for one now!!  :)  So be sure to link up your Halloween project HERE before 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, October 16th to be eligible for YOUR CHANCE to WIN one of Rhonda's AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL mini albums (remember that to be eligible your project must be a decoration or party supply)!!  :)

This was a really, really, REALLY fun challenge for me this year!!  For the past couple of months, I've had a little creative help from The-Love-Of-My-Life making these super cool cans and bottles and other odds-and-ends...  It is such a joy to see someone else get so excited about what I'm excited about!!  Of course, we could just be suffering from the effects of too many paint fumes too, right???  Nah, I'm just kidding...  We're just having a blast coming up with new things to decorate!!  :)  So look at what I have to share.....
First, I have this way-too-cute Jack-O-Lantern turned Witch to share with ya!!  Eeek!!  Isn't that just too much???  I just can't help but smile every time I see this little guy...  This is also a great way to "freshen up" some decorations that you may have tucked away from past years -- Add a hat to a resin pumpkin, stamp a coffee-stained tag with a cute saying, and VOILA!!  It's like a new little goodie just waiting to greet ya!!  I like to think that my little Jack-O-Lantern has that great big grin cuz the sun is shining...  What do YOU think he's smiling about???
There's a closer peek at my tag -- It's been coffee stained and distressed with brown ink to give it an aged look...  I'm just in love with this effect!!  :)  This fun little sentiment (as well as all the other sentiment stamps I've used today) can be found on the K Andrew Designs "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set...  This set is simply perfect for all things Fall AND Halloween!!  :)
This simple, yet adorable, Pumpkins sign is a piece of wood that has been painted and hand-lettered...  I added a bit of raffia with a sprig of bittersweet and tied it all up with a homespun ribbon.  This little sign easily sits on a shelf...  Of course, if you're a mom with lots of little ones running around, I wouldn't want anyone to mistake which "Pumpkins" you were giving away selling for just 5 cents...  hee hee...  :)
I added a little "for you" tag to the top of my sign because this little knick-knack is gonna find its way right into a gift bag for my bestie...  I'm sure she'll find the perfect spot to display this little goodie...
And, finally...  My Jack-O-Lantern cans that just make me laugh!!  Even though I've filled this one with some "crazy hair" made of raffia, these would make awesome party favors filled with candy corn or chocolate bars (YUM!!)...  Since I love, love, LOVE finding new ways to up-cycle my cans and bottles, this is the kind of project that I can really have fun with -- Of course, the extra touches that The-Love-Of-My-Life added really made the fun POP!!  :)
After using these as party favors, they would be perfect to house a battery-operated taper or tealight for a splash of light on a dark windowsill or table...
I've saved my favorite thing for last...  It's this AWESOME tag that I've attached to my can...  My friend and Paper Playtime DT Sister, Lucy, has enabled my Halloween-stamping-obsession with this FABULOUS CTMH background stamp...  It was quick and easy to create the perfect tag to add my "Trick or Treat" sentiment stamp to!!  Don't ya love it???

Well, that's it, friends...  I hope I've inspired you to think outside the box and create something for our super-fun Halloween Challenge over at Decorate To Celebrate!!  We'd love to see what YOU create for the challenge -- Will it be a banner? A centerpiece? A lantern?  Need more inspiration??? Hop on over to DTC and check out what the other Designers created too -- It's sure to be a TREAT!!  :)

Until next time,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop -- Venom, Anyone??? :)

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop   

Each of us on the Design Team, along with some very special guests and friends, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  We have a special surprise for you at the end of the hop, so be sure to visit each blog along the way...  You'll end up at Kristal's blog where you'll get to JOIN the FUN!!  So let's get HOPPING to show you some of our "Favorite Things" about Kristal's stamps!!

If you've hopped along from my favorite Scrappin' Sista, Christel, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lisa's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

For my project tonight, I have something creepy and FUN!!  :)
Bwahahahaha...  Everyone needs a bottle of Snake & Spider Venom laying around, dontcha think???  OOOOoooohhh I just LOVE all the creepy details -- From the rusty, speckled bottle (lovingly created by my favorite guy) to the coffee-stained tag with some twisted humor!!  :)
Not only is the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Set one of my all-time favorite K Andrew Designs sets, but the actual sentiment "Today... is your day!" has been my single-most favorite go-to stamp for so many cards and projects...  But the dark humor of this usually-bright-and-cheerful-sentiment has me giggling every time I see it!!  I mean, seriously...  Bwahahahaha...  Today... is YOUR day to guzzle the bottle of venom...  tee hee...  Admit it, you're grinning just a bit, aren't you???
This fabulous tag is from the "Black Widow" collection from We R Memory Keepers...  I feel the need to collect a few more of these tags as you just never know when a bottle of "quality hand-milked venom of Snakes & Spiders" might come in handy...  Now, if it wasn't "hand-milked" venom, then I might have to pass...  But come on...  Hand-milked???  Mmmm-hmmm...
I don't quite remember what this glass jar started out holding...  Perhaps Snapple.  Snapple would never have a hand-milked venom flavored beverage, I'm sure, but their uniquely shaped bottle makes for a great up-cycled project canvas...
Oh, it sure does look tasty and appealing in that wagon full of pumpkins, no?  I suppose for the last few months a few of you might have been wondering if someone delivered a deadly bottle of venom to ME -- ya know, with my falling off the face of the earth for -- oh, a month or three...  Nah...  I managed to avoid bottles of poison and sticky spider webs and now I'm ready to jump back in to my craft room!!  Who's ready to join me???  :)
Let's take one last look at that bewitching tag...  While I doodled the spider webs onto the edge and corner of the coffee-stained tag, I was tickled to remember that the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Set has that awesome skull and cross-bones image tucked in with all the mix-and-match phrases...  Doesn't it add just the right touch of "dark"???  Here's a peek at the two stamp sets I used to complete my project:
K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs

Do you have someone you'd like to make a bottle like this for???  Well...  I'm offering a handful of these FUN We R Memory Keepers label tags to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post telling me what your favorite K Andrew Designs stamp set is AND what your favorite Halloween TREAT is!!  :)

Want some BONUS chances in the drawing???  You can do any or all of the following for EXTRA chances (just remember to leave one comment for EACH thing ya do!!):
  • "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page -- click here
  • Subscribe via email by entering your email in the box at the top of the page (be sure to CONFIRM!)
  • Become a follower of my blog (THREE ways to do this -- via the regular follow button, NEW Linky Followers, AND via Networked Blogs -- get a chance for each)
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back to see if you are a winner -- I'll draw a winner on Monday, October 1.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Kristal's Blog!! 

Didja know?

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Thanks so much for joining me and the rest of the gang tonight!!  Have a GREAT weekend, and remember that "Today...  is YOUR day!!"...  Bwahahahahahahaha!!  :)
Until next time,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Paper Playtime Ch# 77 -- Anything Goes!! Washi-Washi-Washi Tape Love... :)

Good Monday morning, Fabulous Friends!!  I love Mondays...  Don't YOU???  Come on, if you say it enough times, you might believe it, right???  :)  LOL...  I really DO love the first and third Mondays because it means that it's time again for another Paper Playtime Challenge!! Yee-Haw!! :)  If you haven't yet entered any of the Paper Playtime Challenges, please be sure to pop on over there and check it out... There is a challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month!! On the FIRST Monday it's a DELICIOUS DIE CUT CHALLENGE... And on the THIRD Monday it's a SAY IT WITH SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE (that's ME!!)... Each challenge has a FUN theme, so I hope you'll check it out and JOIN US for a good time!! :)

Now... On to my inspiration for the challenge (I hope I'll get to see what you create too!!)...

(Your project can be a scrapbook layout, mini album, card, altered frame, bookmark, anything!)
I decided to make a sweet card to share with someone special...  I was excited to use Washi Tape for the very first time!!  I can see myself getting pretty addicted to this stuff...  Yeah, I'm loving the Washi Tape...  Have you tried some yet???  Freckled Fawn has a TON of colors and styles available...
My card is a standard A2 base (4.25"x5.5").  After layering two strips of Washi Tape on the card front, I embossed it with my Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" embossing folder.  I also layered a small rectangle of white with Washi Tape to use as the center of my card front (it measures about 1.75"x3") and layered that on another piece of white (2"x3.25") before embossing that layer as well.  The bright pink layer measures 2.5"x3.75" and is adhered with foam tape for dimension.
My sentiment "Love you" can be found on the "Even More Food For Thought" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs...  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a 1.5" heart adhered with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some faux stitching with a pink fine tip marker...
I hope my "Love you" card brightens your day as much as your visit has brightened mine!!  Thanks so much for taking the time to share your day with me...  :)

We are sponsored this challenge by Freckled Fawn who is offering a $15 Gift Certificate! Anyone who enters can win no matter where you live!!!!! Challenge ends Noon EST on Saturday, June 30th. Winner announced in Monday, July 2nd's post with our new challenge theme.

Be sure to take a peek at what my fabulous Design Team Sisters have created as well:

And...  For those of you who are looking to join a WONDERFUL Design Team, be sure to check out the Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges DT Call -- It's a great opportunity to share your talent while meeting some awesome new friends!!  :)  Even if you have never applied for a team before, I encourage you to give it a try!!  Click on the button for all the details...  And GOOD LUCK!!  :)

Until next time,
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