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July 25, 2013

Do a Little Doodling

Do you love to doodle?  Then the challenge this week is perfect for you.  The challenge is to doodle on your project.

I decided that doodling a blanket stitch and making the background look like a cozy baby blanket would be perfect for this image!  I colored Sweet Dreams Moon with Copics.  I didn't have a die that fit the image, so I used a smaller one and let it just peek out of the top edge of the image.  I also doodled on the yellow border.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Star Circles die
Stampin' Up! Large Scallop Edgelits

July 18, 2013

Mismatched Madness

The challenge at Meljen's Designs is to use paper from at least two different manufacturers.  This was an easy one for me.  I rarely use paper from the same manufacturer.  Some of my paper I bought so long ago, I have no idea who even printed it in the first place!  I did make sure to pull out paper that I knew so I could be sure they were from different manufacturers.

I used Swim Time Mouse and colored him with Copics to match my papers.  The stripe is from My Mind's Eye.  It is the Stella and Rose-Mabel collection.  The other patterned paper is from Carta Bella and is the Winter Fun collection.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Stampin' Up! baker's twine
TPC Studio metal embellishments

July 11, 2013

Tag! You're It!

Tag was always so much fun to play as a kid.  It is just as much fun to play as an long as it is the crafting kind.  I am fairly certain I could not run to goal if I tried!  Our challenge this week is to use or create a tag in your project.

I used Kitty Cat Cuddles and of course colored it with Copics.  I decided to make the card tag shaped.  Rather than pull out the Cricut, I just marked off the corners at a 45 degree angle using an acrylic quilting ruler.  I just don't have a place to set the Expression up right now!  I have had these stray metal tags rolling around in my stash for ages.  They are pretty small so it is hard to find a sentiment that fits.  I stamped the letter on a punched circle and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I used all of them!  Woohoo!  One more thing cleaned out of the stash.  The twine at the bottom of the card is actually the strings from the tags.  I just knotted them, staggered the knots and cut off the tails.

I can't wait to see what projects you come up with now that you are "it"!

Card Measures 5.5" x  3.5"
Lifestyle Crafts Circle and Scalloped circle dies
tags from my stash