Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LRW #170 - Jars!

Okay, so I'm a little late posting this; sorry!  With our "snow-day" on Monday and my exams pushed forward, I sort of felt that today was still Tuesday!  Yikes!

Any way, it's time for another Little Red Wagon challenge.

This week Rosanne has asked us to use JARS

Now, I love me some jars!  You may remember the way I sort my button stash
They sit on the shelf right in front of my work space--so they're always great inspiration!

Any way, I pulled out my Dear Lizzie mason jar stamp and came up with two cards.  I figured, since I mainly post just for LRW lately, then I might as well share what I've made--more inspiration can't hurt.

 (Excuse the lighting with this card--a really bright day)

Hope you can play along with us this week.  Check out what the other gals on the DT have created--some of them really thought "outside the jar"! heehee

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

LRW #169 - Text Me

Wednesday already!  Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge!

This week, Regan has asked us to use TEXT (stamp, paper etc)

Here's my take . . .
EDITED--I originally posted this card, because I thought Regan meant short form "texting" that has, unfortunately, taken over our world of communication.  I say "unfortunately" because as a high school English teacher, I have witnessed the increasing infiltration of texting in formal writing, and I'm constantly competing for my students' attention.  They can't put those darn phones away!!  eeeshh . . . I digress . . .
Any way, here's the orignal card I made:
 I stamped some original "texting" - the classic XOXO for my background.
Hope you have some time to play along with us this week and use some full text--paper, stamps, etc!
Check out what the other gals have created!

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LRW #168-Get Into Shape!

My turn this week to host the challenge over at Little Red Wagon! I got it posted on that site this morning as I was rushing out the door, so I didn't get to link it up here until now. Any way, here's the challenge . . .

The new year always comes with lots of resolutions to "get into shape". I know am always talking about the need to exercise more--but that just cuts into crafting time, doesn't it? ;)

 So this week, I'm challenging you to get into shape in your crafting space by 
using a shape repeatedly (that's right--lots of reps). 

I originally created a different card for this challenge, but in my rush to get the challenge posted (I actually forgot it was my week to host--shh, don't tell anyone), I realized I hadn't taken a photo of that card yet. Ackk!  So I checked my folder of cards I have yet to post (it's a good thing I have lots), and alas, here was another card with lots of repeated shapes.  Granted, it's not a typical shape--heart, diamond (which I used in my original card), star, etc, but I think it still works. I stamped the shape image repeatedly to create the pattern.

 Be sure to check out what the other girls on the DT created, and then link up your project over on the LRW blog here.

 Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LRW #167 - Bring on the Bling!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Jan is bringing us a great new challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week!

Bring on the Bling--we want to see lots of bling and/or glitter

[Excuse my photos--I had to take them just now while it's still dark outside.  Natural light makes images of cards look so much better!]

 I heat embossed the black heart for some more sparkle!

Hope you can play along with us this week!
Check out what the other DT girls created before linking up your project on the main blog here.

Thanks 4 your time!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

RIC#26 - Bibhu Mohapatra

Haven't played with a Runway Inspired Challenge in a while, but when I saw this image
 I thought of this . . .
 I always love butterflies on cards, and the cap sleeves on the dress as well as the pattern reminded me of this butterfly.  I stamped the sentiment in an olive green--not looking that green in the image.

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year -- LRW 166

Happy New Year blogland!!  
To all my visitors, I hope your new year is filled with health, love and happiness!
I'm happy to announce that I'll continue to be on the Little Red Wagon Design Team for 2013!
Our first challenge of the year is appropriately . . .
Make a Happy New Year card
Hard to tell in the photo, but the black panel is popped up so the negative die cut serves as a window for the sentiment.

Looking forward to another great year of challenges!
Hope you can join us for this first week of the year.
Be sure to stop by all the other DT blogs to check out their great creations!

Thanks 4 your time!