This year's fair theme will be Stars, Stripes and Fair Delights. I made this for this year's fair theme. It is also one of the new releases for Cute As A Button. You can get it now, and anything else for 40% off using the code BACKTOSCHOOL40 until this Saturday...so HURRY!
For this card I added a current fair map, some flowers, ribbon, twine, gems, star gems and a horse charm/bead.
The challenge this fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is "No Words". We are being sponsored by Small And Round. This image is called "Flutter". I colored the image using chalk and ink. I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles. I added a flower, a bow, sequins and leaves. I kept this pretty CAS. I used the color theme from this week's C.R.A.F.T
While hopping around checking out blogs for some inspiration I stopped at 613 Avenue Create and came across this fun little idea of a trinket box made from a Pringles Can...something I just so happened to have. Then I decided I wanted to make this using the "go green" theme using all recycled items on it. I may have fibbed the theme just a bit with the bow and the lace...but it was scrap ribbon and scrap lace I had laying around. My daughter started using her old jeans to make doll clothing and this was from a pair she had already started to cut up. I used part of the leg and a pocket and the button from the front of the jeans. I added string pearls, and beads from an old broken necklace (for the feet). This was so fun to make!! The tutorial on how to make this can be found here.
I've been working on getting ready for the State Fair, A few years ago my daughter and I started entering some of our crafts into the fair, it's now become sort of an addiction! LOL I decided to do another altered book project, problem is, I had no clue what I wanted to do. I could remember my mom taking old magazines or maybe it was phone books and making angels from them...So, I started with that idea. I grabbed two Sports Illustrated Magazines that my boyfriend hasn't even looked at...(he never really does, he is usually too busy watching sports on TV to read about them in some magazine! LOL). Pretty soon I was going nuts gluing things to this. I had some larger flowers I got from Wild Orchid Crafts that are just a tad bit too big for card projects, a spool of string pearls, and a ton of other items I had laying around in my craft room, a lot of which came from a co-worker. After I got everything all glued on I went to pick it up, not even thinking it would be flimsy...well duh, it is paper! So after some self deliberation, I decided to make a trip down to the Idaho Youth Ranch (a second hand store) to see if I could find some kind of plate or platter to put it onto. I found this nice heavy pie/cake platter. It has an internal crack inside the glass near the edge so I talked them down on it and only paid a dollar... (Normally I don't barter at a second hand store, but this was broken and I wasn't sure it would work. LOL) After gluing my project to the platter I thought it looked sort of boring...well, the thing itself wasn't, it was crazy busy! haha... I decided to add a few flowers, some gems and some string pearls all around it. I decided to share this 'thing' on Facebook and some friends told me it was a pretty "Birdhouse", so, I'm going with it! Yep, this here thing is a "bird house"! haha I hope the judges at the fair like it!
This month's theme over at Cute As A Button is "Back To School". I used the image called "School Books". I added her to a "page" DP, colored her with pencil and ink, added some fun DPs for the banners and some gems because...I love bling! LOL I think this could work as even more than just back to school. :)
Have I ever mentioned I really do not like making Christmas cards? I like it even less during the summer...What's worse is when you walk into a JCPenny and they are playing Christmas music in July and that makes you want to make a Christmas card! haha Yes, that is what happened yesterday... No joke! Crazy! But here is a Christmas card!
For this card I used flowers, snowflake punches, gems, stickles, a sentiment from Create With TLC and an image from Fred She Said. I chose not to make it just regular square, so I used some fun shaped cookie cutter dies.
The Newest challenge over at Crafting With Dragonflies is "Baby Card". I used a sweet image from The Paper Shelter called Sleepyhead Moon. I made this so it would work for a boy or a girl, or twins. I added two rocking horse dies, some flowers, cheese cloth, gems, ribbon and fun DP.