Archive for October, 2008



Make a Moo or Two: Dance

The theme over at Make A Moo or Two is “DANCE.”

As you can see, I made two horizontal moos–one traditional, one in honor of halloween!  The latter isn’t very “macabre” given the nature of the three little guys, but you get the idea.

Dance Moos

Dance Moos

MATERIALS: wrapping paper scrap (music background), “Ballet Shoes” stamp #568 D (All Night Media); colored pencils, block letter stamps (Hero Arts); black pigment ink (Color Box); Ranger clear e.p.; orange label (Paper Source); “The Bones Brothers” stamp #610 E (All Night Media); cotton ball spread over glue stick applied to moo (I do have fake spider webbing, which is easier to work with, but I’m in the middle of a “moove” and have no idea where it is)

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Like a fine wine

Ok, so the pictures are terrible because I had to take them late at night when I made the card (so they could go out first thing the next morning).  So please use your imagination to try to picture the card in natural light.  Thanks!

outside

outside

inside

inside

This was a birthday card for my dad, who is quite the wine connoisseur.  I used two foil tops from wine bottles as embellishments (the inside one is from a very good bottle that he gave me and he will probably recognize it).

MATERIALS:  Faux-vintage catalog cardstock (source unknown), orange cardstock, letterpress tag (Paper Source), printer’s block letter stamps (Hero Arts), gold metallic ribbon, foil wine tops

Sunday Scrappin’ #47:Paperclips

It’s Sunday Scrappin’ time—the weekly papercrafting meme where we post our TA-DAs from the week, TO-DOs for the coming week, and participate in optional challenges.  Won’t you join us?

The challenge for this next week:

Make the majority of your project the color orange. It’s a great fall color, but one a lot of us don’t use often. Do you have a fall scrapbook page to work on? A Halloween card to make? A recipe to scrap? Looking around my craft area right now I can see an orange giraffe that’s waiting to go on the cover of my zoo book… my orange paper cutter (Maybe a layout about scrapbooking?)…. and some orange flowers. See what you can come up with that’s orange this week!

TA-DAs

Well, even though I only accomplished one thing this week, it did fulfill the Sunday Scrappin’ paperclip challenge from last week!  I didn’t have any cool paperclips in different shapes, so I made do with a color combo inspired by the ones I did have. I made a birthday card for a friend:

And on the inside, the middle paper clip held a “Birthday Token” (aka vellum tag) redeemable for a dinner out at the place of her choice:

MATERIALS:  Paper is from Martha Stewart “Salon” collection and “Blossom Clover Chartreuse” (Paper Source); “Green and White Checkered Ribbon” (American Crafts); Rub-on flowers (source unknown); vellum sticker “Sticko” (Cathy B. for EK Success); “Rosebud” pigment ink (ColorBox) embossed with Ranger Clear EP, then outlined with a Pigma Micron green pen (Sakura, 0.30 width); stamp is #550H03, (Posh Impressions by Dee Gruenig for All-Night Media)

TO-DOs

Well, we closed on our house this week!! so I’ve got my hands full cleaning 30 years worth (or so it seems) of grime off our new kitchen, pulling up carpets, hiring contractors…but I’ve got to get a birthday card done for my dad, at the very least!

I hope everyone has a great week!

Carnival of Green Crafts #6

As most of you who read this blog already know, eco-crafting and upcycling are important to me.  So the featured link for this week is:

Carnival of Green Crafts No. 6 hosted by Smidge

Go check out the Barbie Doll House made from “trash,” decoupaged bangles, and much, much more.

RAK for 2000 hits and Mystery Picture revealed!

Well, I realize my last post may not have been that fun to read, so I thought I’d lighten things back up a bit, and announce the winner of the drawing for the 2000-hit-RAK!  I even added names who had only five comments into the pool.  Well the winner of this (the picture reveals little on purpose!):

BAILEYSGRANNY!

Baileysgranny, be sure to e-mail me (see sidebar) your snail mail address so I can send you your prize!

Oh, and as for the mystery place in the picture I posted here, I didn’t actually expect anyone to get it (unless you were SUPER DUPER FAMILIAR with my part of Massachusetts).  But for those of you who are interested, I took it at the Middlesex Fells Reservation, which is extraordinary in part as it lies right in the middle of a city.


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