Thursday, September 29, 2011

Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

I have been so busy and crazy getting back to work - I am a school librarian, and the beginning of the school year is insane.  My 11 year old twin boys are very active and involved in lots of things, and I have had no time to craft.  I feel awful that I did not contribute any entries to the LIM try for 1000 posts. I have such loyalty to Chrissie and Mandi, and I am so sorry I could not take part in the festivities. In an effort to get back to the weekly challenges though, I made this for the Less Is More Week 34 challenge, which is a sketch.
The base layer is Elegant Eggplant, topped with Kiwi Kiss. I embossed the white panel with a spider web EF.  The spider is made with a MS punch and black glitter paper. It is very sparkly.  The little tag with the sentiment is made with SU tag punches and the tag image from the (retired) Eat, Drink & Be Scary set.  I am so happy to have had the chance to make something this week! Thank you for stopping in.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hello Friend

I had a glorious summer off and now I am back to work.  As expected, I am having trouble finding time to craft, but I think about it all of the time.  This creation was rolling around in my head this morning at 4:30. I could not go back to sleep, so I finally just got up and made it!

The "Less Is More" challenge for week 32, is a ONE LAYER CARD entitled SEEING DOUBLE. Chrissie and Mandi would like to see TWO of something on our entries this week.  These little birdies from PTI's Little Bitty Bird set came to mind immediately.  I wanted to add a little texture so I stamped the SU "Sanded" background stamp on to the entire card with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then stamped the two branches with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and colored the leaves with Forest Moss and Bundled Sage. I colored the birds with Barn Door.  I used my red atyou spica glitter pen on the wings to give them sparkle. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Thank you for stopping in today.  I am off to see what other Limettes have up their sleeves this week!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I {{{heart}}} PTI.  This card was created with the inspiration of Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps.  The video tutorial on this was wonderful and inspiring.  I received Havest Berries with my latest order, and I was anxious to use it.  I am trying to embrace the idea that it is time to think pumpkin instead of popsicle, so I chose fall colors for my project.  I stamped the background with the smallest ginkgo leaf image from the set in SU Crumb Cake ink and also added some berries. I stamped one of the background images from PTI's Half & Half in SU Garden Green and cut it out with the matching die to make the decorative strip.  The sentiment is stamped on vanilla card stock and matted in SU Cajun Craze.  I stamped the medium ginkgo images In SU Cajun Craze ink, cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals. I really love the way this turned out.

Thank you for visiting. I always appreciateyour comments so very much.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Blessings

My creation today is born of inspiration from 3 challenges:

The Color Splash!
 Simply create something in Black and then add just a splash of color
CAS-ual Fridays #18

In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th,
the Girl Fridays have a special challenge involving papercrafting and books.
CFC18: Create a Clean And Simple project inspired by a book, and use the colors black, white and red.
I am a school librarian and I love to be surrounded by books, to share them with my students, and to read the the little ones.  My creation is inspired by the book The Littlest Christmas Tree : a Tale of Growing and Becoming by Janine Jasin. In this story, a small seedling pine wants very much to grow tall enough to become a real Christmas tree, but while she waits, she learns to appreciate the world around her and the value of being her very best right where she is planted.  It's one of my favorites!
Less Is More #31
A colour themed challenge once more and this time it is:
Make CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal...

I have owned this Krylon Silver Leafing Pen for quite a while and never used it.  This was my perfect opportunity to break it out.  I used it to edge the while panel with the Christmas tree image on it.  It is a beautiful silver finish.  It does not show up well in the photos, but it is very bright and shiny.

Thank you for coming by. As always, I appreciate your wonderful comments so very much! Have a great week!

Paper~PTI white, Gina K black
Stamps~Penny Black Starlit, PTI Signature Christmas
Ink~VersaFine Onyx Black, PTI Fresh Snow.
Accessories~Kaiser Rhinestones, Sizzix/SU Petals-A-Plenty EF, Ellen Hutson red satin ribbon, Krylon Silver Leafing Pen, Dimensionals.