Friday, October 28, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - A Little Bling

I've been wanting to play around with the Forever Young Set for awhile now and this was week was finally the time to do it.

I started with a base of crumb cake.  The layer is Cherry Cobbler stamped with Early Espresso Classic Inc.  I grabbed a gel pen and got to all the little leaves and the dots under the sentiment from Word Play and some of the swirlys.  I used a die cut for the clouds - Pool Party Cardstock - and added a bit of gel there as well to the bottom rounds.  This card shines in real life and depending on the position it catches the eye in a different area. Really have to use gel pens more often 'cuz I sure like the effect.

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

Regina your mission this week is to make a project using the Forever Young set with a touch of BLING.  Gosh I hope you have it.  Haha, of course YOU have it.  If you haven't looked in on Regina in awhile make you do this week.  She got some great stuff to share.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Wreath a la Regina

Regina has completed last week's mission and oh la la looky here

This is a picture of the center.  For a full view click here to get to Regina's blog where she'll give you all the details on how it came about. The color combination is authentic fall and of course Regina had to throw some Spice Cake DSP in there.  The woman can't get enough of it! :) So hurry and get yourself some before it's all gone (wink wink).

Another mission successfully completed.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Thanksgiving Wreath

Thanksgiving for us has come and gone.  Though the occasion was this past Monday we celebrated on Sunday.  Good thing too!  On Monday morning our electricity went out around 9am.   A little while later I called our service, using my cell of course, to hear a recorded message say that an overhead power line had been contacted.  Around here we immediately think an over sized load of sorts had crossed and broken a line. Although that shouldn't happen on a Holiday we still called the anonymous fella an idiot and laid total responsibility on him.  All the while we were thankful that the bird had been cooked the day before as the electricity did not return until after noon.  Can you image the turkey dinners on that day!

To greet our guests I set out to make a decoration for the front door.  I laid a large garbage bag on the counter and supplied myself with a twisted circle branch wreath, silk leaves of all sorts of fall colors, pumpkins, pine cones and an assortment of other little decorations I had gathered in a large plastic container from this project or other.  Heated up the glue gun and got to work.  Added a leaf here, a pine cone there, with no real pattern in mind.

The only Stampin' Up product used here were the bottle nose pliers with wire cutter from the Crafters Tool Kit.  I love those and use them all the time especially when I make decorations like this one were I like one element off of a silk flower arrangement. Once I was done I folded the garbage bag carefully to catch all the little bits and I was done.  The colors match perfectly with the ones that Mother Nature are giving us as of late.

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

It's Friday so that means a mission goes out to the very talented Regina. So Regina your mission this week should you choose to accept it will be to create a project with a wreath theme.  It doesn't have to be using supplies like the one above although I'm sure that the Andari Craft Store does have all the requirements (wink wink).  You can create on paper using markers, ribbon(s), ink, even using your beloved My Digital Studio.  Maybe even something scary and spooky. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Freestyle Fridays

It's Friday already and it's time to have a look at what Regina did with last week's mission to use designer paper and a fence design.

How did I know that Regina would use her favorite designer paper :) Hop on over to Regina's Blog for a full look and all the details.  She used quite a bit of supplies this go round. Sponging, Scoring, Punching, to My Digital Studio.  The woman is unstoppable!

See Ya Next Week!