Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #157

Hi everyone.  I'm here to share a very quick card I made for a special man in my life, using Bar's fab Color Throwdown (CTD157) combo for the week!  Check it out:
Awesome, right?  I used my new stamp set being released at MTME this month (available tomorrow), Happy Hallows.  It pairs beautifully with my paper, Trendy Forest also.  I used three of my sheets from the collection to whip up this card.  It was SO came together effortlessly. 
I used Lauren's Round Up Tag to cut my tree out (using Lauren's instructions on cutting digi images with cut files found HERE).  I layered three of the images to make the top of my tree (the kooky circle at 80% transparency, the fill leaves, and the outline leaves in blue).  My tree base is in kraft (kind of)...and my sentiment from So Sentimental is in burgundy.  SO, I eDID use all the colors, but like normal, I focused on two of them ;]  Not sure why I always do day I hope to be as creative as our other gals and be able to incorporate all of the colors thoroughly. 
Notice my sentiment panel.  I pinned the rectangle from Round Up Tag to my limeade plaid with a couple of brads.  I wrapped my hemp twine around the brads and tucked them behind the two notches I punched using the SU punch that has two little rectangles on it (couldn't find the link, sorry) on each side of the plaid panel.  I layered everything with dimensional tape (as usual).

I used Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #26 for my layout

That's all I have for you today, but be sure to check out the rest of our talented DT and super-talented guest designer!
Sharon Johnson ~ Tonight's Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, and hopefully chanelling my mojo again (if not today, maybe next week).

Have a great hump day!  It's almost over...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just Us Girls {3-D/TEMPLATE} Challenge #99

Hi friends.  I'm popping in this morning to share the quick project I made for today's Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS99).  Lisa is our hostess, and she kept things easy for all of us!  Simply create a 3-D project that showcases a back to school theme!  Oh the possibilities!! 
I decided to use the MTME Cutesy Cover template to create a sweet little box to house some much needed hand sanitizer for anyone going back to school - student and teacher alike!  I didn't add a sentiment simply because I liked the way it looked without one and I haven't decided who I'll be giving this one to.  I printed 4 sheets of my MTME Academic Hodgepodge paper.  Two at full, 8.5" x 11" size, and the other two at 5" x 7".  I used to two full size sheets to line the interior and layer the exterior. 
The smaller sheets were what I used to create the Rosey Posey Rosette and the Steno Note sheet.  I always use hot glue on the rosette because it's the only adhesive that works every time for me.  I threaded my button and tied off some double looped hemp with a cute bow, then hot glued the button on my rosette.  I used the combination of the rosette and the steno note paper as a "latch" of sorts to hold my box closed.
This little template almost held a third hand sanitizer!  Not bad for one of the smaller MTME templates.  Especially considering this one only requires one sheet of cs to cut the template.  Oh, and I only used one strip of tape to adhere the template together!  Bonus if you ask me ;]  The REAL WIN is the fact that this little treasure is FREE in the MTME store!  Check it out and share with us on Facebook if you whip something up!!

Thanks for checking in today.  Please be sure to swing by the rest of our talented DT's blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration:
Hope you and yours are staying dry and safe from the storm this weekend.  I don't know about those of you enduring the storm, but it sure makes me feel crafty!  Helps that we aren't taking a direct hit, I suppose, but I hope to take advantage of it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #156

Hi friends!  I'm back after a long break for summertime fun with my kiddo and dropping her off at Penn State.  My mojo is nowhere to be found, unfortunately, and our little, unexpected earthquake today made for a 2 1/2 hour trip home on the train which put me further behind (because I wait until the last minute :).  BUT, alas, I did make a card...for none other than my sweet college girl, just to let her know that I think she's awesome and I love her ;]  The latter sentiment is on the inside but I didn't take a photo (sooo tired).  Check out our awesome palette this week that Laura selected:
Love this combo!  I recolored some of my digi paper for the challenge and used Laura's Lil Inker Rainbows and Clouds stamp set for my sentiments.  Clean, simple, fun and cute...just like Tia (the fun and cute, that is).  Her fave color is yellow, but I was really feeling the kraft on this card so I went with it.  I'll add links to my paper later, I am up way too late tonight and I have an EARLY morning.  Sorry for the slacking post...I'll get back into the groove before too long.

Hope you are all well and can find some crafty time to play along.  Gather some more inspiration from our fab dt and guest designer:

Lori Tecler ~ August Guest Designer ♥

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fab week/weekend :]