Monday, September 1, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #67–Thanks!

Well hello!!

It’s been a minute since I last posted – it has been CA-RAZY around here trying to get some stuff done!  I have a couple of trips coming up this month, as well as a baby shower for my oldest daughter mid-month.  So I’ve been working hard to get everything taken care of!  But I had some time this past weekend to create for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge, and I know you’re going to love it as much as I do!!

RIC67 Graphic

Isn’t so cool?!!  Here’s what I came up with:

RIC67 - Thanks

Let me just say that a few trees were killed in the process of creating this project!  LOL  I was totally inspired by the challenge graphic, but everything I visualized in my head simply didn’t turn out in real life!  LOL  But I persevered and finally created something that I could be happy with.  As is usually the case, I tried to “summarize” the inspiration photo and translate it in as clean and simple a manner as is possible.  I was inspired by that yummy “houndstooth” pattern on the suit pants and jacket, and those amazingly beautiful flowers on the model’s top were such a lovely contrast to the black.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

We’d love for you to click on over to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog, where you’ll find the announcement of last challenge’s winners, some amazing and inspirational projects created by my sweet teammates, and the linking tool for you to link up YOUR answer to the challenge!!  You have until Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT to play along!  There’s a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs for the winner!!  Thank you, Simon Says Stamp, for sponsoring!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I truly appreciate the time you spend here visiting me!  I’ll be back later on this week with my first Avery Elle Design Team Blog Hop, as well as the next Avery Elle Challenge!!

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!

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