Friday, August 22, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #14–You Float My Boat!

Hello, hello, hello!!

Challenge 14

I am so excited to pop in and share the next AEI♥U Challenge with you all!  The prompt for this challenge is one that I’ve kind of been obsessed with lately – SEQUINS!!  They’re like my favorite embellishment of late – sooo much fun!  Here’s my answer to the challenge:

Challenge 14 - You Float My Boat Sequins

I wanted to do something clean and simple, and make the sequins the star of the show.  I so love nautical anything – this would make a great guy card, right?!  The brush strokes are from Brushed and are stamped in Aquamarine, Sea Glass and Mimosa.  I stamped the sentiment and boat image from Knotty in Sapphire ink.  The sequins are from the Caribbean Blend and Lemonade Blend of AE Sequins!  I’ve linked the products that I used on this project below!

Now it’s time for you all to play along!  You have until Sunday, August 31st at 12:01 AM (PDT) to play along!  If you click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see:

  • Who won the last AEI♥U Challenge, as well as the three Runner Ups;
  • The rules and regulations of the AEI♥U Challenge;
  • The gorgeous samples that my sweet teammates created for your inspiration; and
  • The InLinkz linky tool for you to link up YOUR entry for the AEI♥U Challenge!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m headed to lunch with my mom, and then hopefully back to my craft room.  Our grandsons are coming over for the weekend, so I need to get some stuff done before they arrive!  I hope you have some wonderful plans in store for your weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #66–Wishing You!

Well, hello!!

Long time, no blog! LOL  Lots of busy-ness going on at the Loncon household, so I hope you all understand.  But I have a project to share that was inspired by the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!

RIC66 Graphic

Isn’t that dress amazing?!!  I so love the classic lines, with those gorgeous pops of color off that stylish navy blue.  And then that graphic wood grain – be still my heart!  Here’s my answer to the challenge!

RIC66 - Wishing You

So, I was inspired by the color palette as well as the woodgrain.  I trimmed out a base and stamped the sentiment.  I then trimmed a navy panel and stamped the woodgrain in VersaMark.  I adhered it to the base with foam tape.  I then die cut the spray of roses from navy, fuchsia, pink and white and inlaid the pieces together.  Once assembled, I adhered it to the card base with foam tape.  The enamel dots were added afterwards.  I love the way that spray of roses just pops right off that navy and white!!  I’ve listed the products I used below.

We’d love to see how the Runway fashion would inspire you!!  If you click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog, you’ll find some amazing projects created by my sweet teammates to further inspire you, as well as the linky tool for you to link up YOUR answer to the challenge!  This challenge is being sponsored by Ellen Hutson, and there’s a gift certificate up for grabs for the winning project!  Your projects for this challenge are due by Friday, August 29th at 11:59pm ET!

 That’s all for me today, friends!  I’m hoping to get some crafty time in my stamp room as I have some Stretch Your Stamps homework that I need to catch up on!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SYS2 Online Card Class Homework–Day 3 Again!

Hola chicas!

It’s Tuesday, so it must be time for another of my homework assignments from the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Class!  Woohoo!  LOL  Sadly, we’re having another heat wave here in Seattle, so the time in my craft room yesterday was limited.  But I had this idea in my head, and it just had to come out!

SYS2 Word Search Alpha Stamps on Die Cut

Okay, so this is kind of a combination of the technique taught by Julie Ebersole (Word Search using Alpha stamps) and Debby Hughes’ technique (Alpha Stamping on a Die Cut).  I melded the two together.  Heehee!  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned here on my blog that my daughter is expecting a baby girl in November, and I’ll be throwing a baby shower for her next month.  So I figured I’d better start stocking up on baby cards, right?!  I stamped the main sentiment onto the die cut onesie in dark pink and then stamped random letters around the sentiment in a lighter pink, doing my best to align them with the letters stamped on the main panel.  It took a bit of finagling, but I managed to get them pretty well lined up!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m hoping to get back up to my craft room today and will share what I’ve created with you tomorrow!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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