Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall is Here

I really like the Fall.  However, I know winter and cold weather are soon to follow.  Here is a card I made for the second week of Just Some Lines' challenge "Fall Colors".

This is a get well card I made for a friend who just got home after having surgery.  It uses an image from Just Some Lines and a gate made by a Cheery Lynn Designs.   I am not sure which dies were used for the leaves as they were given to me by a friend.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread.  I am entering this in the Keep it Krafty challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

I wanted to make my card on the light side to cheer her up,  but at the same time give encouragement and I think this fits the bill.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Great Day: Great Announcement

Hasn't this been a great month so far? At least in Tennessee it has been a perfect September so far as  the temperatures have been warm.  Today has been one of those GREAT days.  Now I have a GREAT Announcement.  Technique Junkies has just released a new CD call "Great Gifts".  There are wonderful tutorials on the CD.  And to showcase the CD the TJ Desing Team is having a Hop.
Here is the link to the pictorial directory: 


Now that you have checked out the directory to the new Great Gifts CD, I am sure you will want to order.  Place your order below.  Click on the arrow for the drop menu and pick a couple of the CDs to add to your collection.  You will not be disappointed.

Select One or More CDs to add to your order

Now that  you have thought about ordering, but haven't decided yet, go to the Hop and come back and order.  The Hop is here:
I have made one of the gifts from the CD.  It is a Halloween Candy Box made from the Tall Window Box tutorial.  The tutorials are so clear and concise.  Below are some of the different views of the box.
I used a variety of Fall and Halloween designer papers and on the lid is a "fringe" made with a Martha Stewart punch and trim made with a Cheery Lynn die and on top is a medallion  made with a Cheery Lynn die.
Front and Side
Back and Side
Top of Lid

A Great day, a Great announcement, a Great Hop.....get your Great Gifts CD! 
I am also entering this in Cheery Lynn Designs' Keep If Krafty.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Colors

I just love all the colors of Fall.  Therefore I was glad to see Just Some Lines have a challenge Using Fall Colors.  This is my inspiration for the challenge.  It uses the image Bird in a Tree from Just Some Lines.  It was colored with Copic markers.

This card uses a number of scraps of designer paper that had Fall colors.  I had fun coloring the whimsical image.

If you have a chance drop over to their site and take part in the challenge.  Also there are a number of images in the JSL store that would be great for her challenge.

A Mystical Feeling

My card is a little on the abstract this time.  I made my background with  alcohol inks and a dragonfly stamp from Rubber Stampede.  The Polynesian Sail Oval die is from Cheery Lynn Designs The smaller die is the inside you get when cutting the main die.  I trimmed it down to fit the area.  The sentiment on the smaller die is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I am entering this in Cheery Lynn Designs' challenge "Frame It" and Our Daily Bread Designs' "Make Your Own Background".

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Words of Encouragement

Here is a card I made today using one of my favorite color and white.  I used designer paper on part of the card base and placed my sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs on white cardstock and matted with black caardstock which were cut from a Spellbinders die.  In the corner is a ribbon buckle by Memory Box.  As additional embellishment I put on part of a 3D flower design.  All the elements are carried by Classy Cards and Such.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reminder Post

I am a little late in posting my reminder to join the Just Some Lines challenge of using two or more types of colorant.  I used a background of Copic markers and colored the "Autumn " image with water markers.

The last couple days have been unbelievable.  Everytime I thought I was going to get on my PC something happened.  The first thing I had to do is to send my PC to be checked out for possible repair.  That meant I would be using my old PC.  Every word that had an "a" in it had to be typed twice at a slow pace as the "a" didn't want to type.  This was enough to pull one's hair out in frustration.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Card for a Special Occasion

Here is a card I made for someone's special birthday.   The base card is white and on top I placed some beautiful green with a hint of blue designer paper.  On top of that is some latticework made with a Cheery Lynn Designs die.  A border which was made with a Martha Stewart punch accents the top of the card.  In the corner of the image, which is from Lunagirl, I used another CLD die.  To set off the girl's dress, I placed a tiny bow.

I am entering this in Cheery Lynn Designs' challenge Borders and Edgers.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Than One Coloring Medium

The new challenge at Just Some Lines is to use more than one coloring medium.  For my inspirational piece I used chalk in the background of the image.  The blue sky and the very light green are both chalk while the Just Some Lines' image, Kyra Watching, is colored with Copic markers.
I thought having the image behind the window made an interesting presentation on the card.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gypsy Tags

Here are two tags I made for a swap with someone.  I thought that I would post before mailing.  The images are from Alpha Stamps.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcoming Challenges

The Design Team and I are taking a Fall Break fron challenges. The members have been working so hard and they deserve a break.   When we begin again I will be starting something different.  I hope you will like the addition of an "Upcoming Challenges" list on my sidebar.  This way you will be able to plan ahead a little on my challenges.  It will give the date, the theme of the challenge and the sponsor.  Now for today's post.......
This is a card I made for ODBDSLC121 Our Daily Bread's Shining the Light Challenge "You Leave Me in Stitches".  I love working in blue and white.  My card has a blue base with a white border made by a Martha Strwart punch.  The Our Daily Bread image is as Bible verse from Psalm 48 which has been placed on a lighter blue mat with stitching.  As embellishment I chose  a flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs which I enhanced to fit the space and a white rose made with a Spellbinders die.  I am also entering this in Cheery Lynn Designs' challenge Stitch It Up.

Just Some Lines' Challenge

Just Some Lines is having a "Back to School" challenge.  It is in its secon week now so drop by and take part.  Here is my inspiratonal piece for the challenge.  The school bus with all the kids is, of course, a Just Some Lines image.  Coloring was done wth Copic markers.  Can't you just see it rockin' and rollin' down the road?