Friday, September 30, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Changing Seasons

Fall has arrived and in full force.  The trees are changing colors with rapid speed.  Some have no leaves left, others are hanging on with all they've got. And the geese, oh my, they are V-ing south.  "Come back" I tell them but they don't listen.  The only thing that gives me comfort at this time of year is the vibrancy of the burgundies, yellows and oranges which inspired this card. 

I started with a piece of 10 x 5 Baja Breeze and scored it half.  Went searching for some fall designer paper and found several unopened packages of Autumn Vine.  Well, I better make use of this!  So I cut a piece to make a layer for the front.  Before I adhered it I added a punch out of a fence (wish it was bigger) made with Baja Breeze. I cheated and used some purchased flowers some time ago.  The sentiment was stamped with Timber Brown Staz-On from the stamp set Word Play and cut using a die cut.  Dimensionals were used to place it on an angle.

Keeping fingers crossed that our fall will last longer than our summer!

********REGINA'S MISSION********

For this week Regina your mission is to complete a project with autumn designer paper of your choice.  The catch, include a fence, either machine cut or designed with your very talented hands. 

See Ya Next Week!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Regina's Mission

Well, haven't we been having fun with technology this week.  NOT!!  Whether at home or at work technology has not been very cooperative. From a printer misfeeding to no Internet and everything else in between that you can imagine it happened this past week.  Although tempting to open a window and give it a shove down a few floors maturity and restrain held strong and in the end it all got accomplished in some form or another.

Last week I missioned Regina to CASE a cover of the demo only magazine Stampin' Success.  And true to her artistic talents she came through for us.  Look at this.

To get the complete post hop on over to Regina's Blog and have a look at the cover of the magazine that inspired her and the details on how she came about this design. Plus, she has a great tip on how to persuade your creative side.  And when there it would be awesome of you to leave a comment for her.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - A CASE

This week's card was inspired by the cover of the August Stampin' Success, a monthly magazine that demonstrators receive.

At first I was going to completely CASE it but in the end decided to go in a different direction.  The flower was not calling to me so I went with 2 parts of the design. The base is Crumb Cake and the images from Creative Elements and Swirls & Curls Verses are stamped with Early Espresso Classic Ink.

I had some extra flowers from a previous card so I just added a few to give it a bit of dimension.  Super simple and real quick to put together.  Sometimes you don't have to go all out to get a great design.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina since you are always so fabulous at completing missions I thought it was time to make it a bit more challenging.  This week, your mission, and as always, should you choose to accept it, is to CASE something from the COVER of a Stampin' Success Magazine.  In your post next week include a picture of the cover that you so choose.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Freestyle Fridays

Well folks it looks like summer has FINALLY arrived in these parts.  A little late, but we'll take it.  Regina's Mission this week was to use punches and pearls.  Here's a bit of what you can expect 

when you go to Regina's post here for all the details on the products and embellishments she used.  The whole design of this card is super fantastic and it sparkles in all the right places.   The designer paper she used made me take a second glance at it and anticipate it will be on an upcoming order.  Please take a minute to leave her a bit of love.  She'd be ever so grateful.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Punches and Dies

It's the beginning of the Labour Day long weekend and it's raining!  Go figure.... 

If you are faced with the same kind of weather maybe this card will make it a little bit more bearable and add a little ray of sunshine your way.

This card was made for a lady at work that is going in for surgery next week that will  require a 6 week recovery period.  I made it large enough for 20 people to sign by taking a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Pear Pizzazz cardstock and folding it half.  Added a layer of  retired Groovy Guava since I find it goes better with the Paisley Petals Designer Paper.  The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz seam binding.  The leaves were cut using a Sizzix Die ran 3 three times through the Big Shot with Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I used the two way glue stick to put it in place by matching the ends of the stems.

The little flowers were made with the Trio Flower Punch and Boho Blossoms.  I added a pearl in the center of each. 

I curled up the edges of the Trio Flowers a little to give them a little bit more dimension.  Before I added the pearl I put a little bit of sticky strip behind the flower to make it easier to adhere to the leaves. The sentiment is from the Swirls and Curls Verses that was embossed with Wild Wasabi and stamped on Groovy Guava and cut with a Nestability. It was put in place with foam tape.

On the inside I added these punches and die cuts to prevent people from signing on this side so that the flowers and pearls on the front would stay intact. A tiny little pearl was added for the bird's eye.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina your mission this week is to use punches and pearls. The type and color of project is up to you.  You may have noticed that Regina has not posted much this week.  She's been suffering from poor internet connections.  Oh My, can you imagine what she is going through. Hopefully this will be corrected for her soon.

See Ya Next Week!