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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy week here at the Freemans! We'll be leaving on Sunday for our 2 week (almost) vacation, and this is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!! My critters are so excited, and there's so much to do!! I have pulled out a card that has not yet been posted since I have had little time to create this week. I created it for PaperCrafts Stamping Royalty contest but, sadly, it was NOT a winner. I am so proud of it, though! Kind of created a scene, I guess...a happy little scene, I think! I don't have a challenge to link it to, though, and because of that, I would really love to know who might be visiting. I had only family and close friends visiting before I started posting for challenges in I would be curious and appreciative to know if anyone is visiting on a regular basis, regardless of a challenge. Even if you don't normally comment, please condsider leaving me one today to let me know who you are and how you found me. If you're a regular in TSTR, I'll probably recognize your name anyway.

The "Hi" sentiment on my card is from my Olivia Cuttlebug font. There are a few words in the set in which the letters are connected. (That makes it so nice and easy!) I hope to have another post ready for next week that features a "thanks" sentiment from the same set. (Will you still visit next week if I tell you - it's another NON winner :)?)

Almost everything else on my card is from Papertrey Ink...except for the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. If you have any questions on specific items used, I will certainly be pleased to answer those!

Thanks so much for coming by!!

Have a great day!!

Shabby Tea Room Chipboard Challenge

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ahhhh! It's so good to be back to posting. I've been busy the last couple weeks creating some door prize gifts for Teacher Appreciation week at my kid's school. I'll also have to share that I created 3 projects for PaperCrafts' Nov/Dec issue and none were accepted:( Can't say that I wasn't very disappointed...many long, late hours creating and submitting. I was really happy with my projects though, and will save them to share later in the year.

I'm just thrilled to create again for my favorite challenge blog: It really gets my creative juices flowing, and I love using chipboard, so I was excited about creating this project. Here are the pieces I used:

Some Tim Holtz (butterfly wings and oval...I LOVE HIS STUFF!) and a piece from a wonderful JoAnn Fabrics set that is no longer available.
Each piece was altered a little differently:
  1. On the oval, I added glue and paper and inked edges then backed with contrasting paper.

2. On the wings, I painted, stamped in Fresh Snow, stamped with VersaMark, and embossed with clear glittered powder, then inked image and edges.

3. On the flourish, I painted, inked and embossed with same powder.

The papers are so, SO pretty(BoBunny - Jazmyne)!! My dear friend, Susan, got them for me (along with the seam binding from Etsy's MemrieMare - Sugared Grape and Easter Meadow) for Mother's day. Is that the SWEETEST gift, or WHAT. I LOVE it all! The colors are gorgeous!! I HAD to make a couple seam binding flowers to embellish. I really like the way they turned out!

...put everything together in lots of layers...even got some matching thread!! I's a little overdone...I got carried away with the papers and ribbons...I'll tame down the next one! Hope you can take a little something away from it you like!

Thanks for visiting! I'd love to hear from you all...seems like it's been a long time!!
Have a great rest of the weekend!!


Papertrey Ink: Spring Moss and Vintage Creme Cardstock; Ripe Avacado, Fresh Snow and Scarlet Jewel ink
Punches: Martha Stewart Lattice border, Fiscars border and oval
Recollections pearls, Glittered clear embossing powder, Technique Tuesday "Rococco" Stamps, "Many Thanks" set (maker unknown)
Other supplies listed above