Monday, October 31, 2016

Anything with a Bow!

Wow! where did October go!!!  
Just a real quick post to let you know about the November brag challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and to make an announcement, be sure to read to the end!  The pink team's November challenge theme is "Anything with a Bow".  The purple team's theme is "Let Sparks Fly".  For my project, I chose to make some cute little party favor bags and boxes.  They are just cute, cute, cute with or without a bow.   To make these lovely little bags and boxes, I used some Stampin' UP! products,  like the scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, some (retired) Designer Series Paper, some Old Olive grosgrain ribbon (retired), and some of the 1/8" gold with white trim ribbon (still available).  I followed the You Tube tutorial from Dannie Graves of Dannie's Designs for the for the largest bag.  For the "4 You" bag you can find the You Tube tutorial on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and for the little wedding favor box you can find it on You Tube Sam Donald's tutorial.   I use to sell Stampin' UP! years ago.  I took a lengthy break and I've missed so much that I decided to join Team Stampin' UP! again.   I am in the process of setting up my website and getting things in place, so watch for the up coming announcements.

Well, I better stop here, my post is already a bit tardy.  I hope you will stop by the challenge blog and join in!  Til' next time

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Vintage Hot Air Balloon

Happy Fall Y'all!
My favorite seasons are starting..Fall and Winter, yea-aaah.  Harvest Time, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  No money, but I'm still excited about the seasons (lol). Sooo, let's get this show on the road. Let me start by announcing the October challenge at Eclectic Ellapu...drum roll of my favorite themes...Vintage or Shabby Chic!!!  The pink team's challenge was to do something vintage, while our fab-fab purple team's challenge is Autumn.  My project inspiration came from the amaaaaazing Einat Kessler (Click on the link for all her YouTube videos). I decided to do a Hot Air Balloon!  Einat has so many great video tutorials, but the one that really got me was the Hot Air Balloon.  Her hot air balloon is a cross between vintage and Steampunk.   You can see Einat's awesome Hot Air Balloon video tutorial here.  Check out my finished project below and afterward let the Autumn breeze take you over to our October challenge at Eclectic Ellapu for more inspiring cards and projects; hope to see you there!

Supplies (I used) for this project:
Tim Holtz- loop pins, screw eyes, game spinner, time piece, clock key, distress paint-black, distress ink-walnut stain, distress stain-walnut stain
Hobby Lobby-gold Duck Tape, ATC canvas cards, patterned paper-Uncharted and (ATD's-Specialty Collections, this has a lot of foiled paper with maps and stuff about travel); chain link, large clear Christmas bulb with spout opening (they had 2 kinds of bulbs), large  metal gears, small (pliable) gears, leather strip.
SkyBluePink-unfortunately, this on-line store will be CLOSING DECEMBER 1, 2016, order while supplies last. 
Micheals- Fleur-de-lis (suspended by the wire loop that came with the Hobby Lobby large clear Christmas bulb)
Crafty Scrapper (Waxahachie, TX)- sugared brads (metallic gold).

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