Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Challenge

Hey Papertrey Inkers!   It's October 1st and time for a new challenge! This month I thought it would be neat for everyone to share ideas and projects they are working on for Fall and Halloween! I have already posted my October calender but I wanted to show you one of the wreaths I made for my DD's house!

I'll be posting on my blog later this week how to make easy! So get your glue guns, glitter and paper out and commence crafting!  Can't wait to see everyone's creations! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Challenge

Happy August first!  The summer is flying by!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful time!  My challenge for this month is for you to take a Papertrey Stamp Set and create your own designer paper. Then make a card using the paper you created.  Here is my card.   I used Shape by Design to make my paper and my sentiment came from Handwritten Notes.  I used CTMH ink for the stamping.  I stamped my saying on a piece of clear in stazon then put a piece of velum under it.  I used brads in the corners to hide the glue dots.  My base is Enchanted Evening paper by Papertrey.  I am happy with the out come!  Looking forwards to seeing what everyone comes up with!


Friday, July 1, 2011

July Papertrey Inkers Challenge

Happy July!! What a fun month! I find it enjoyable for so may reasons; the boys are out of school, no hectic schedule, we celebrate our glorious country's birthday, swimming, camping, grilling, ice cream......With the month of July comes hot weather and the need to slow down and relax. This month's challenge will help you do just that, relax your stamping process. The July challenge is to make a clean and simple card. Here are the details:
1. NO layers, use ONLY your card base.
2. NO embellishments (I heard that gasp...) No ribbon, buttons, glitter, flowers etc.
3. Embossing is OK.
4. Use either a brand new, uninked stamp set, or a long forgotten one. Try to use only one set, but multiples are OK, if you must.

I thought this would be a piece of cake, but goodness, did I struggle. I'm realizing I need a 12 step program for bling!! I caught myself putting little, teeny, tiny gems onto my bug...oopsie. Here is my finished card (after sending 4 or so to the trash)
Stamp set (BRAND new!) Lawn Fawn-On the Mend
Paper-PTI white
Ink-Memento Black, Hero Arts Chalk Ink-Punch, Spica pens in black and red
Enjoy the challenge and I hope everyone has a relaxing and fun filled July!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Challenge

It's summertime and these are a couple of my favorite items.  I love to read especially with a good glass of iced tea.  It also seems like in summer I am always needing to put a tag on something, so I thought this month we could create a tag to use on an item this summer.

I will post my tag in the next couple of days, I have had some unexpected eye surgery so I am a little behind.

I hope you have a great time with the challenge, and a great summer.


Friday, May 6, 2011

May Challenge

Hi there Inkers and friends, its Danielle from Au Clair De La Lune here! Sorry this post is comin' 'round so late... apparently thats how I roll lately....extremely scatterbrained!

For this month's challenge I thought it would be fun to CASE a card from our favorite designer. 
I think doing this can really help when you're not feeling very creative, or can't be inspired...aka mojo loss! 
I chose to case a couple of cards from Betsy Veldman (bet you would of never guessed I liked her stuff huh!?) Just click on the links above my cards to see Betsy's originals.

Betsy's card

My Card

My Card

I didn't have the same supplies, so I just put my own twist on things....

Now its your turn! I hope you decide to play along with us this month!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April!!

Hope everyone has been enjoying their spring so far! The flowers outside my window are blooming and everything is green and gorgeous! (As it should be since it has rained almost every day for the past year here!) Anyway...

Yesterday I got the nicest surprise and it has inspired this months challenge. My mom who is the most thoughtful, selfless, sweetest person I have ever known came by my office and dropped this off:

(Please excuse the picture it was taken with my cell phone.)

It is the Heather Bailey lunch bag that I have been wanting her to make me and I am in LOVE with it. I am always grabbing my lunch at the last minute heading for work and dropping stuff everywhere, but no longer will I have that problem will I? Isn't it adorable? She is always doing nice things for me and my sisters. It is the little things that always make me smile and appreciate everything she does. Which brings me to this months challenge.

I challenge you to make a card, gift, or mini scrapbook for someone who is always going out of their way for someone else. It could be something small just to put a smile on their face. We definitly need more people in the world like them. Don't you think?

I will be posting my surprise for my mom later this week on my blog! I can't wait to see all of yours. You are all so talented and amaze me everytime I stop by your blogs to drool over your creations!

Monday, March 21, 2011

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