Friday, November 22, 2013

Gecko Galz 2014

Announcing the 2014 Design Team for Gecko Galz:

Camelot Collapses

I was in the ninth grade when President Kennedy was assassinated.  The emotion associated with that moment in time has never lessened for me
Don't let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was called Camelot.

I started with a castle tower image from the November Gecko Galz digital stamp set.  Using my software, I altered the image to create a collapsing effect.  The text also is computer generated.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Holidays

We had a bit of snow stick on the ground and deck, so perhaps these skaters won't have to wait too long for a little ice--although I'd like to keep all the ice overseas at the winter Olympics.

 I challenged myself to stick to two colors and all Stampin' Up products.

Stampin' Up Materials:
Crumb Cake cardstock
Always Artichoke cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Crumb Cake ink pad and Stampin' Write marker
Winter Post stamp set
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
So Many Sayings stamp set
Decorative label punch
Basic pearl Jewels
Petals a Plenty embossing folder

Challenges Entered:

Dynamic Duos #78 Subtly Yours  Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #67 Card Sketch and use at least two Stampin' Up products until Nov 19.
 Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 67

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pocket Tag

The Tag Tuesday players' theme this week is "proverbs".  When I did an internet search, I came across this one:
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
hmmmm.....I just happen to own a Rogue Redhead Designs Stamp Plate, Relish Reading, which includes that proverb as one of the sentiments.  How fortuitous!

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, a cozy blanket, and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.  We can only dream about that beautiful backyard garden and wait for spring!

Going with both the tag and pocket concepts, I chose to use a library book pocket as the base.   This will be a Christmas present for my hubby with a hidden gift card to a book store included in the pocket.  And the checkout card can always double as a bookmark!

Digital Hybrid Library Checkout Card: 
layer digitally and print:

Heather Hudson digital college sheetVintage Library Cards Back to School--cropped card and 2 word labels

hand stamp onto card with jet black Archival Ink:
Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading Stamp Plate:  male figure

edge card with Ranger Distress Ink Markers: Bundled Sage and Wild Honey

Library Book Pocket:
Print and use template on manila cardstock, ensuring above card will fit inside.
Here are a couple of template links:
Tip Junkie 
Mirkwood Designs 
Fold pocket (I used redline tape to adhere the sides) and stamp front and back with Rogue Redhead Designs Behind the Scenes stamp plate: handwriting background stamp.
Distress with Ranger Inks:  Antique Linen and Iced Spruce.
Stamp proverb from Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading stamp plate.onto DCWV Summer Dream green textured card stock with Archival Jet Black Ink.  Edge with Ranger Bundled Sage Distress Ink Marker.

Use corner rounder on proverb strip and top of pocket.
Add embellishments and ribbon. 
Tim Holtz Aterations dies:  Tattered Poinsettia and Tattered Pinecone (for leaf)
Stampin' Up Adornments (flower cener)
Stampin' Up embossing folder--the wreath oval which was large enough to cover the flower
Ranger Distress ink pads:  Fired Brick and Wild Honey

Entering these challenges: 

Crafts 4 Eternity:  Anything But a Card

All Sorts Challenge:  Christmas Cheer

Festive Friday: Colour Challenge

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog:  Challenge #43 Cut It Out

Frosted Designs  Friday Challenge:  Give a Gift

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog:  November 4th Challenge: Christmas 

Try It On TuesdaysColor Explosion

Luna Girl Moonbeams: November Challenge:  Secrets and Hidden Things

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