Friday, September 28, 2012

Thankful it's FALL

Another Friday, another Friends with Flair. Hope everyone had a good week. 

I'm trying to use the crafting things that I buy. Usually I buy things then put them away, never to be seen again. The paper and fiber are the oldest from my stash. 
I'm going to have a busy day today....Babysitting my almost 1 great niece this afternoon then I have my great twin nephews and a niece to watch overnight. I'm off to get a few birdhouses to give them something to do tomorrow. 

Unity is having a sale....40% off almost everything. Check it out...Unity and the FWF  on the Unity blog.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween house

I like decorating the $1.00 birdhouses that Michael's and JoAnn's sell. I have quite a few of them. Here is my most recent one. I made it for the Unity challenge to use banners or pennants and the Crafty Steals third Thursday challenge to 1) use at least one of the colors; black, purple, orange and 2) use buttons, brads, or eyelets.
I started out by painting the house purple and orange. Since the purple showed pink on the edges I added black ink on all the edges. There's Making Memories green fiber around the top, under the roof, and at the base. I stamped the banner using Unity's Life Documented Banner set. The bow is also Making Memories. The bottom is wrapped in black tulle. I added orange and green Making Memories snaps (they look like a brad but set like an eyelet) to finish it off.
Thanks for looking.

It's Friday

Another week has flown by. Since my daughter got her license I have more time for crafting. And that makes me happy. This week I made 24 invitations for my great neice's 1st birthday.
My niece wanted a black cat in a pumpkin. I found this stamp set online. I used watercolor crayons to color it. It's hard to tell but two of the party words are also colored in.

These two cards are for Ippity challenges. The first one is for the Ippity blog. I have been wanting to try the 'sunset' look on a card for a while now and finally did it. This one is for Chick Challenges.

Have a wonderful week!

Stamps: Unity KOM, Inkadinkado cat/friend
Color: Reeves water soluble wax pastels

Stamp: Unity Sentiments O'Simple
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Studio G
leaf punch, circle punch

Stamp: Unity Growing in Unity
Paper: DCWV
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Offray

Friday, September 14, 2012


Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a good week. Mine was ok. I got the results of a few biopsies. Only one was a slight problem. I have actinic keratosis on my forehead (caused by sun damage) and it required a cryogenic treatment. Now I look like I'm recovering from a gunshot wound :)

These two cards are for a couple challenges.

I entered both into the Ippity challenge to use stitching.

BoBunny card
Paper: Country Garden Collection 6x6
Stamp: Unity
Authentique card
Paper: Celebrate 6x6
Stamp: Unity

**If you want a Christmas challenge...check out my previous post.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September Christmas Challenge

Sue's Cricut & Crafts challenge for September is up. This month is shaped cards. 

I used the Stampin Up Bells & Boughs set and Stickles that I won from last month's challenge. I really love this set. The images are just gorgeous!
It would be great if you could play along!

Friday, September 7, 2012

triple layer circle

Happy Friday! Quick post today. I have to go shopping :)
I used the Jan kit of the month and my Coluzzle (remember those?) The current KOTM challenge has circles so I decided to try 3 layer stamping on a circle. I might have to do this again. 
Have a great WEEK!