Friday, October 31, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 31

Today we have 3 challenges. 

The first challenge HYCCT1431A-Tilted Layers
We are challenged to create a card with one or more tilted layer. 

This was actually a quick card for me.  :)  Stamp:  Embossing Arts Co.-Baby and Bubbles, Die:  Sizzix-Bubbles

HYCCT1431B-The Fault In Our Stars

The creator of this challenge was inspired by the sweet an funny romance that transpired in the book The Fault In Our Stars. 
We are challenged to create a sweetly romantic card for someone to give to their significant other. 

I hand cut the scallops, punched the hearts out.  Then die cut the sentiment with Sizzix-Sunset Alphabet. 
HYCCT1431C-Another Year In The Books
For this challenge we are to be inspired by our favorite children's book.
I guess this isn't necessarily my favorite children's story book.  It was my son's when he was little...he is not so little any more.  He LOVED anything to do with fire trucks or fire men.  At school they had made paper "Sparky" hats.  We couldn't get him to take it off.  Eventually fell apart, so we had to make him one out of fabric.  Meanwhile,  I ordered him a Scholastic Book from School. I believe the book is called Fire Truck!  It is a storybook and song.  However, we only had the storybook. Here is a link.  To this day we still recite pieces of this book to him.  LOL! 
Supplies:  Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms-Text, Art Impressions-Hydrant
I guess that's all for Hope You Can Cling To for this year!  I can't believe I made it another year! 
Have a great night!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 30

Wow!  I can't believe we are almost done with the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. 
Today's Challenge is to make beautiful cards to make spirits soar.  We are to use things that soar like birds, airplanes, butterflies, balloons, etc...

I opted for a quick easy Cricut card.  I used the Paper Pups Cartridge. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crimson and Clover Train Case

This is the Crimson and Clover Train Case designed by Sara from Sew Sweetness
I have a huge fascination with retro styled bags.  This case could be used for many things: make-up, toiletries, jewelry, toys, craft items, etc...
Here is the inside of the case.  I love all the pockets around the side and the big zip pocket on the lid.
I only made few changes to the bag.  I wasn't able to find a 32" zipper in the color was I was looking for.  However, I did mange to find a 30" zipper.  So, I made the bag tab piece a few inches longer. 
I used home d├ęcor fabric for the exterior fabric and quilt fabric for the inside.  For the lining pieces, I used SF-101.  In place of the Soft and Stable I used automotive headliner---I think that's what it is.  I bought it at Joann's.  I did use Peltex #70 on the inside of the top and bottom.  I felt it needed a little more stability for when items are inside the case.  It could be because of the larger size of the bag. 
This pattern comes in three sizes.  This is the largest size. 
Go visit to purchase this great train case pattern. 

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 29

Today's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is to make a background without using designer paper. 

I used a mask and ink to make this background. 

Can you tell I had an oops that I wasn't sure how to fix?  LOL!
Supplies Used:  Heidi Swapp-Large Floral Bouquet Mask.  Hero Arts-Wavy Wishes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 28

Today's Challenge is "Pretty Pink Balloons."  We are to use at least one pink balloon on our card. 

I sponged over a Studio Calico- Chevron Mask for the background.  I cut the balloons with my Cricut-Alphalicious Cartridge.  
Attached twine....quick and easy. 

I suffered a paper crafting injury while making this card.  My very sharp pointed scissors fell onto my leg.  I tried to catch them but ended up shoving them deeply into my leg.  UGGG!  I'm sure I'll be fine. 

Have a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 27

Today's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is Thanks x2.  We are challenged to make a card that expresses thanks or gratitude using two mediums. 

For my card I used water color paint and embossing. 

Stampasssions-Jest a Jester
Embossing Folder-Argyle

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 26

We are so close to the end of Hope You Can Cling To.  I love participating in this event every year. 

Today's Challenge is "Let's Cheer!"  You know how in cheers you sometimes spell out words.  Well, that's what today's challenge is...we spelled out BOOBS!  :)

B=use black
O=Use at least 1 circle layer
O=use some type of round gem
B=use blue
S=use a sentiment

Here is my card:
B=BLACK-the Nestability dies are circles, shirt, and background for sentiment are black
O=1 CIRCLE LAYER-Nestabilities dies are circles
O=ROUND GEM-two blue round gems by sentiment
B=BLUE-Overalls, background paper, round gems
S=SENTIMENT-"Friends See Things Heart to Heart
Supplies:  Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Boy and His Dog-Dog Gone Cute, Dies:  Nestabilities-Beaded Circles, Standard Circles, Sizzix-Branch and Leaves