Monday, July 25, 2016

Designer Challenge - Stretch it Out

Well here we are on the 4th Monday and time for another challenge.  This time the challenge was determined by one of the design team members.  Our lovely, Kelly Booth, has challenged us with
 Stretch it out!" - use any of the Accordion dies for a project of any theme.
I went with "Celebrate Life".  I used the Gift Card Accordion for my base and added some fun embellishments.

One of the fun features of an Accordion card is that it folds up flat for mailing but when it is "Stretched Out", it is truly an unexpected surprise.

I love mixing things up - using lots of pieces from different die sets and cards.  I have done just that with this card and have linked all the products I used below.  If you haven't made an accordion card yet, wait no longer.  It's time to "Stretch it Out".

You can see what the entire team made by visiting Karen Burniston Designer.  Stop by Karen's Blog tomorrow to see a new technique and video.

Have an awesome week,

Friday, July 15, 2016

(just sayin) Hello

Hi my friends,  thanks for joining me today.  I like having cards around that I can just write a short note on and send off to a friend.  I'm sharing one of those today.  Hope you enjoy.
I've used lots of fun textures here and many layers.  I've been playing with rust paint and fun foam,  that's how I made the rusty gears.  It's easy to get lots of movement using these fun bead strings.  I've linked all products below so you can shop away to your hearts content.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 11, 2016

Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge Week(s) #1 - UP

Hi my friends and welcome.  I hope the title of this post hasn't confused you, it's just my way of drawing your attention to the fact that we are starting something new for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenges.  Beginning today we will be popping in twice a month instead of once.  You can see all the great designs from the design team each 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and a new video from Karen on the following Tuesdays.  Karen always has a great new technique to share and we are all looking forward them - so let's get started.
This time around we have been challenged by Karen with the theme
 "Up!" - Let's get things airborne with high-flying cards featuring the sky.
I thought Jinks would have fun doing a little sky diving so here he is with his colorful
parachute and cheeky smile.
I used the Oval Pull Card this time.  When opened -  Jinks slides on over to reveal the message inside.  He is flying with a few of his bird friends from the Partly Cloudy - Stage it Stencil.

I had a little giggle while making this card because I think Jinks is just so darn cute.  I tied some bakers twine around his waist and then attached it to the parachute which is an umbrella.  Jinks and the parachute are attached to a piece of acetate and then put on the slider of the Oval Pull Card.
I used clouds from the All Seasons Tree set and from the Hot Air Balloon Pop Up. 

 My lovely team mate, Kelly Booth, has issued the challenge of  "Stretch it Out" for July 25th.  I can't wait to see what the team does with this one.  There will be all kinds of wonderful accordion cards I'm sure.
You can see all the cards made for this challenge on Karen's Facebook Page here.  Don't forget to visit Karen's Blog tomorrow to see her new video by clicking here.
Have a fabulous week,

Wednesday, July 6, 2016