Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crafters of Faith June Challenge

This month our lovely hostess is Barb and this is the challenge she gave us:

JUNE Challenge
Hostess: Barb

June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin. I remember when I was growing up there were dairy breakfasts at farms in our area and my 4-H club had a pie and ice cream social every June. Now--I am not sure that everyone has a dairy themed image. But--if you have something farm related--cow, chickens, ducks, barns, fields, etc. or dairy products related--ice cream, cheese, milk, eggs, cream puffs (the Wisconsin State Fair favorite!), or use your own imagination to honor the dairy farmer. Do you have some farm related DSP or an embossing folder? Chicken wire, barbed wire, farm animals, etc.--please be sure to use that.

I hope everyone enjoys creating a card or scrapbook page with a Dairy Farm Theme! Do you have a farm related story from your childhood to also share when you post your card? We would love to read about a favorite memory.

Have Fun--Enjoy the Challenge! Thanks--Barb


I was looking around for some stamps and came upon this one in my stash...apparently I liked it so much the first time I purchased it a second time...(insert rolling eyes here). Anyway, I really liked it and thought it fit with the challenge..After I found this stamp, had it inked up and colored I found a cow stamp so I made the dsp with that. I hope you like my card...

It is a bit different in the fact that the cows are in funny sunglasses and seem to be enjoying themselves..lol..

When we were little we were "town" kids but my grandparents lived on a farm about 15 miles from our house. My grandpa was sick for one whole summer so my dad would go to work early, come home directly after work and go straight out to the farm and start doing the plowing, field work and whatever else he needed to do to help my grandpa keep the farm (we of course didn't know things were that dire at the time). Well most evenings my mom would take us kids out to the farm to help ( I don't think we helped much but we sure had a good time)... have supper with my grand parents and dad and then on friday evenings if we were very good...(insert rolling eyes here), my dad would stop by the dairy queen and buy us each an ice cream cone...it doesn't get any better than that...many fun times and lots of great memories...

Please take a little bit of time and stop by the other crafters of faith...I am certain you will not be disappointed with their creations...

Thank you for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Callendar Girls June Challenge

This month our lovely hostess for the Calendar girls was Debbie...she comes up with wonderful, fun ideas and this month was no exception...This is her challenge:

JUNE 2013 CHALLENGE
Miss June: Deb

As I was trying to come up with a June theme...I noticed the $1 stamps I always seem to pick up at Michaels and never use. So I decided the June theme will be Dollar Days! However, I didn't want anyone to have to go out and buy anything so...

I gathered up the UNUSED and UNOPENED $1 stamps I had and taped a sticky note to them and put them on the table. Then I asked my youngest to mark each stamp with a number starting with #1. She picked up the stamps at random and numbered them for me. So the order in which you replied to my email determines the stamp you get.

Sweet P responded first so she gets the stamp marked 1. April responded second so she gets the stamp marked 2. And so on down the list. (Jeanette, Terry, Linda, Kelly, Barb, Tami and Carol). I will be mailing each of you the stamp that is yours.

The requirements for the June theme are:

1. At least two layers.

2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive on the card. However since the $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.

3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items, please use those products to embellish the card.



This is the stamp set I received in the mail from Debbie along with a cute card:

When I received the stamp I was wondering what it was all about...(I hadn't been on line for awhile so totally missed what Debbie was planning for a challenge)...I had a couple of ideas when I saw the set and I combined them to get my card.....





The challenge says to use at least 2 layers and I managed to do that...of course I used the stamp that she sent me...check...and the last was to use an embellishment I got for $1.00 or less. As luck would have it, I was shopping with my friend on Tuesday evening and ran across this pretty lace for .50 cents a yard...how perfect. I used stickles for the center of the little flowers on both the image and the trim. I also used am embossing folder for the background. It is a pretty simple card but I kind of like how it turned out..

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please stop and check out the rest of the Calendar girls cards as I am sure you won't be disappointed and it will be fun to see what $1.00 stamps each of them got...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Challenge #190 - "Bright Colors" w/Mo Image

Hi all, I am here with a card for Mo's challenge #190 "bright colors".  I was wondering which image to color up and decided I needed to go shopping for the perfect image for the person I had in mind. This image is perfect in every way starting with it's name "done". This is perfect for the person I plan on sending the card to. My sweet friend Terry, just finished her on line schooling and last Sunday took a very long test to pass the course...she had to wait until Thursday to find out her score and it seemed like a long time to all of us rooting for her. As I suspected Terry PASSED....WOOHOO...Way to go... so in honor of her passing the test I chose this card to make:



I am sure Terry was jumping up and down when she found out the good news...I certainly felt like it when I heard. I used dsp from a pack I have had in my stash for quite a long time and I embossed the right (red) panel with the congratulations folder.  I highlighted the "you did it" with a new (to me product) I received for my birthday. The white doiley is a SU die and the red one on the inside of the white one is a ODB die. I hand cut out our happy girl and mounted her on both doilies. in the bottom corner I have red, white and blue star buttons and I have tied them with white bakers twine...

Here is the inside:




Thank you for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed the card for the Mo's Challenge.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Day for Daisies take two Challenge #72

Hi all, I have been playing with my A Day for Daisies images and am so loving them. This week they have a challenge on their blog (the second for June with new releases) that asks for crafters to add some nature...Well last time I played I pretty much stuck to the main type of images but after seeing some of the great creations, I went a little outside the box. Now bringing in nature can be animals, scenery, flowers you get the idea....once I started thinking in that line I had a ton of ideas. I just purchased this cute image..."flowers in the garden". I loved this little girl enjoying her flowers so I decided that was bringing nature...(or at least I hope it qualifies). Next I colored her up, cut her out and went searching for papers...

Here is what I came up with.....



Isn't she just the sweetest little girl? I used white card stock as my base and covered it with a layer of softly glittered dsp that has the texture of a soft, soft coffee filter. I found it in one of my travels a long time ago. I then cut out the background and side swirls with a nestie and blue vellum. The blue vellum was a bit too transparent so I cut another piece of paper to mount my little girl on. I used SU pearls to embellish the corners of the nestie as well as the swirls. I had so much fun playing with this image.

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you like my take on adding nature.

Until next time....
Hugs,
Carol

Saturday, June 15, 2013

DDD June 2013 challenge

Guess what time it is??...you got it. It is time to get our duel on. This month Melina and I were the challenge leaders. Melina came up with our theme "Sunshine and Flip Flops". With summer vacation beginning...how appropriate right?. The only problem here was every time I would go out shopping I would pick something up for the kits and set them aside...well when it came time to put the kits together.....I forgot about a couple things I had purchased...fortunately, I found them and got to tuck them in last minute...

For the kit this month I gave the Divas a choice of 2 images. One young lady and one older lady. The young lady is from the Anya series at The Greeting Farm and the older lady is "Ethel" from rubbernecker. I also included a couple sentiments that could be used if they chose. (I chose to use a different one and you will see why in a minute). Guess who I chose to use???????

If you guessed Ethel you were right...I can so identify with her...lol


I chose to use a yellow sunshine color for the base. (The same color I die cut the sun that Ethel is right up against, she's tanning)...It also was used to mount the dsp on as well. The sunglasses and flip flops I found in my travels and the ribbon was from my stash. The red rhinestones are from recollections.

The inside holds the sentiment as well as some of the leftover dsp from the front.....

Don't ya just love this sentiment...it is also from rubbernecker. I just couldn't pass it up. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please stop by and check out the Divas and Dazzlers...I am sure you won't be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mo's Challenge #188 Childrens challenge

Hi all, I guess I did this upside down as I wanted to have my granddaughters card come up first but alas, I was so excited to post her card I ended up doing this in the wrong order. The challenge over at Mo's was for adults to use a child image and for a child to create a card using any Mo image. Well my granddaughter and myself crafted this weekend (among other things). Her card is below and here is mine:





I love this little guy with his flowers. (My image is a little fuzzy from my camera...sorry). I purchased him this weekend and couldn't wait to color him up. Here is the inside:




Pretty plain but I used the leftover scraps from the front to decorate the inside. Both my granddaughter and I had a great time with this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Mo's Challenge #188-Children's Challenge

Hi all, today I am posting two separate posts with cards for Mo's challenge. This is her first ever Children's challenge. As adults we were required to use a child Mo image...as children creating...the child could use any Mo image. Well as some of you know my granddaughter has been crafting with me since she was able to hold a marker or crayon. It is one of her favorite things to do whenever she comes over. As luck would have it, she was here for the weekend so I asked her if she wanted to make a card for the challenge...well...no problem there. She looked through all my Mo images and here is what she came up with.





She colored the image with my copics and then decided to try something different using the nesties and different layering paper. The only thing I helped with was lining up the nestie for her and helping her decide if the image was on straight. Since it is her mom's birthday today, she decided to make it a birthday card for her mom and we made chocolate covered strawberries as a present for her....here is the inside...




I think she did a pretty good job with the card..

Thanks so much for stopping by...we both appreciate it.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A day for Daisies Challenge #71

Hi all, I have been anxious to try one of the challenges posted on a day for daises blog.This weekend I have been a bit under the weather and have stayed in for the most part allowing me to color up an image and make a card for the challenge. I used the pears from A day for daisies and the challenge was to use some packaging on your card.....well here my card is...rather simple but I did use some packaging... lol


I used the flash on the second picture to accent the packaging I used. If you were at a loss for what it is...I'll share. I took the plastic bag they have at the grocery store and cut down the side of the plastic and used the printing on the plastic strip, (which is hard to see), to form the flower under the pears. It was a fun challenge...

Thank you for stopping by.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol