Thursday, October 18, 2012

Promarker Giveaway!

Oh my goodness - Enfys has the best giveaway here on her blog! Check it out. I have my fingers crossed... good luck!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Well, I've been kind of busy lately

But I haven't gotten that much done... lol. I wonder if anyone else has days or weeks like that. I wanted to enter all of these World Card Making Day challenges, but so far, I haven't managed to enter even one. I make cards, but somehow I don't get them done until the day after the challenge is over. sigh. I'm still trying though! I'm bound and determined to enter at least one!

KinderStampO has a challenge to submit any card, so here is the card I'm going to enter.

I've made a couple of other cards, but when I uploaded the photos and went to edit them, the pictures weren't great, so I have to take some photos in the clear daylight. It was very overcast and gray here today.  I even scrapped! I know, I can't believe it either. I was just sitting at my scrapdesk, and I saw a photo that I wanted to scrap. Nah, not really. I just started with a white piece of cardstock, and then I made a pennant (maybe cause I got the new Jenni Bowlin for Fiskars Pennant punch). I love it!! I was playing around with it, and then I had a bunch of pennants punched... and next thing I knew, I had a layout done. Amazing!  I'm proud to say that I stamped and punched and didn't use anything store bought except brads. My journaling is on a strip that slides behind the photo. Here it is. The flash in the photo is terrible. I'll try to get a better photo and replace it.

So - that's it for tonight. I'm off to link up to KinderStampO's blog. G'night.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Master Crafter Contest at Pink Cricut

Hi.  I entered a Master Crafter contest at Pink Cricut (now called Sarah Hamer Designs). It cost $10 to enter. Sarah sent us each the exact same box. It contained the items below:
We received a Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott , DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals, Cotton Bag Sponsored by State line Bag Co. , 1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co., Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design, and Assorted Buttons. My sentiment stamp said "faith".

What a challenge! While showing my son the supplies I had to use, we decided I should make an owl. Yes - the colors I chose out of the stack reminded him of an owl, so an owl it was!  I searched online for some good owl images, and settled on this one (Brown Wood Owl from Wikipedia). Don'cha love his red eyes?

Ok, so I cut the paper into strips and then cut the strips into smaller pieces, using the Scissor Mouse. I really enjoyed this cutting device. It worked directly on my desk, with no type of protection needed. It cut every type of paper I tried. It was very easy to use and very comfortable as well. I recommend it!

Next, I cut the strips of paper into many feather shapes. I also cut some v-shaped strips for the chest. I cut 3 pieces of paper into wings and a tail. I used the bag for the body. I cut a small card in the shape of the owl's head and then a heart for the eye area. I punched circles for around his eyes. I added red bling for the eyes.

I individually glued down each feather in a pattern that pleased me for both wings and the tail.  I made a beak from Sculpey II, after trying a bunch of things with paper. I glued the v-shaped strips to the bag and I inked the bag and around some of the paper areas. I used Scor-Tape to attach the wings and the tail to the body (bag). I lined the back of the wings and tail, too. 

I stamped "faith" into the card (head). I wrote "for" before "faith". Then I wrote what you will see below. I have a dear friend named Faith, and I'm going to give his to her filled with candy for Halloween. I figure a red-eyed owl kind of fits, right? I attached a circle, that I attached to another circle with foam dots, to the back of the small card (head). This way, the head will fit onto the body. I finished the eyes and attached the beak and - ta da! I was all done. (Ok - it wasn't really ta-da... it took me a lot longer than I thought it would. Lots of doing, redoing, checking the photo, planning and doing again).

I took photos to show that the bag still works and will be a great gift bag.  I know it doesn't look like the photo above, but I think it looks a lot like an owl. This was a fun contest and I'm really glad I played along! Here are the photos:

Inside of head
How the head attaches
I hoped you liked him! If you'd like to vote for me, please go to  Thanks for looking.