Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm Sew Excited!

Moxie Fab World's current challenge is "I'm Sew Excited"...using sewing icons on a project.  My card uses a needle threaded with baker's twine.

I stamped the needle on a scrap of ivory paper and poked a hole in the eye as well as a hole just above the eye to thread the twine through.  I stamped the sentiment then I used teeny dabs of glue to strategically adhere the twine.  The right edge is finished with pinking shears.  I don't really card for sewing in real life, but threading this needle was fun!

Paper: (orange gingham & watermelon) a muse studio, (pure luxury ivory) GinaK, (basic black) SU
Ink: (noir black) palette hybrid, (tea dye) PTI
Stamps: (quilter's sampler) PTI
Accessories: (tangerine baker's twine) The Twinery, pinking shears, (pop dots) ANM, (corner chomper) WeRMemoryKeepers

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gallery Idol - Season Five...Congratulations...

I have been storing up creative energy for can see my last post was in May, and that was for cards made back in the winter time!!  When Paper Crafts posted the Gallery Idol competition, with a grand prize being a Paper Crafts cruise in November, that was pretty good incentive to get busy!  The theme for the first round is Congratulations.  I have two entries to share with you today...there is still time (deadline is July 4th), so I may make a few more yet...

 I haven't mentioned it here, but I recently decided to sell my Cricut and I bought a Silhouette SD to replace it.  What I love about the Silhouette is that I can download designs instantly whenever the mood strikes me (most are 99 cent downloads!) and I can cut out any true-type fonts that I have on my computer - no cartridges!  It was Carly that got me started thinking about getting one back when we were on the Splitcoaststampers CAS DT together and she made this card.

I used my Silhouette for both of these - I had the idea for two thumbs up in my head, and wouldn't you know, they had the shape in the Silhouette store...I also cut out the prize ribbon and the w's on it.  I am very happy about both of these designs...there are over 200 cards already submitted and that number is sure to increase before the deadline - competition is fierce...wish me luck ;-)

"Good Job" Supplies:
Stamps:  (School Days ) a muse studio
Paper: (winter sky) a muse studio, (pure luxury white) GinaK, (basic black) SU
Ink: (noir black) Palette hybrid
Die cuts (hand-2) Silhouette 
Accessories:  (corner chomper) We R Memory Keepers, (twinkle stickers) a muse studio, (pop dots) ANM

"Wow" Supplies:
Stamps:  (congratulations MA) a muse artstamps
Ink: (charcoal) Palette Hybrid, (tea dye, black soot) Ranger Distress
Paper: (pure luxury white) GinaK, (basic black) SU, (buttercup, bermuda shimmer couture, orange shimmer couture) a muse studio
Die Cuts: (ribbon pinwheel, w) Silhouette
Accessories; pop dots (ANM)