Monday, September 30, 2013

Parade Your Crafts Challenge # 5 - Fall

Hello my crafty friends,
Here we are again with another challenge 
from Parade Your Crafts.

Can you believe we are already on Challenge #5??
Me neither.  Time sure does fly, doesn't it?

Well lets get this party started then.....

The Challenge Theme this time is...FALL

Fall is a Beautiful time of the year and my favorite.
All those leaves changing from red to orange and yellow.
It is just a Beautiful time to be inspired.
The first project I made is a card.  I used 
Reminisce -Autumn Harvest collection.

This is a beautiful collection of papers and works so well with Fall colors. 
I layered a couple of the pretty papers turning one to give it a cute look.  I then took a stamp "Jump Rope" from Unity and colored it with red, orange and yellow ink.  I took another piece of white card stock and colored it up with oil pastels rubbing with my finger to blend the color together. Oil pastels are really fun to play with. I used my Fiskars  Punch Fiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Leafin Around  
You can find it at this link 
I punched out 3 leaves and backed them with bright yellow paper. 

Here is a close-up

For my 2nd project I decided to make a tag to go with my card. 

Using the same paper collection, again used my Fiskars punches, oil pastels to find the vibrant colors of fall and I also wrapped my leaf this time with silver wire.
Here is a closer pic to see the wire...
I also distressed my edges a little with brown ink to pull your eye to the middle. 
I hope I inspired you to join in and make something of your own for fall.  Join in our Challenge at:
It will be fun and there are prizes to be won. 
 We all like Prizes right??? 

Make sure you stop by The Paper Parade for all your crafty supply needs too.  There is always Great prices and savings.

supplies used: 
Reminisce - Autumn Harvest - Autumn PumpkinsReminisce - Autumn Harvest - Autumn PlaidReminisce - Autumn Harvest - Colors of AutumnFiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Leafin AroundFiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Loves Mes, Loves Me Not

Thank you so much for visiting.  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Parade Your Crafts Challenge #3 - Anything Goes

Good Morning my Crafty Friends!!!

Today is the day for our next challenge over at

The theme of the challenge is: Anything goes.

For my project I am using Jillibean Soup.
Sent out by the lovely Lisa from her store The Paper Parade.

I started out by cutting out the card shapes since the image in my head said these would be great to make your own envelopes out of.  I used my scor-pal score board to shape my envelopes or seed packets out of card stock. And adhered the cards to each one of them.  Making the seed packets are really quite easy.  I then wanted something to put them in so I took a small gift box and cut it down to the size I wanted.  I them took that and got my dimensions from it to make my own out of paper.  You  must have a cute holder for your packets.  I think anyway. 
You could gift this to someone who loves gardening, cooking or even visiting their local Farmer's Market.
I could use these to put seeds in or recipes for my favorite foods.

This collection is so cute I couldn't help myself so I decided to make a card to go with it.

and a side view

Thank you for visiting today. I hope I inspired you to join in our challenge.  
There will be prizes to be won: Prizes are awesome!
And don't forget to jump over to The Paper Parade
She has an Amazing SALE going on right now.

Products use:

-Jillibean Soup - Fresh Vegetable Soup Collection - Crushed Ginger 12x12 Double-sided Paper

Thermo web super tape.
Hope to see you soon.