Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My 1st Tuesday Trigger Challenge!

Hello blogger friends!

I've been following the Moxie Fab World blog for some time now, but I never been brave enough to participate in their challenges...I mean, have you seen the talent of those participants!?!

I put my fears aside and decided that I just HAD to submit something for this weeks Tuesday Trigger:

Man-tastic indeed!
I really loved this combination of colors and the petal shapes that make up the image.
It instantly reminded me of an EK success punch that I used in my very first card challenge.

Enough chit-chat...
Here's my take on the challenge!

I made custom embellishments that give a chipboard effect by stacking multiple punched pieces onto one another. I really like the depth and shadows that they create!

Here's a closer look:

I'm contemplating adding glossy accents to some of the colored petals for a little shine, but I'm wondering if it'll lose it's masculine quality...What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please comment and join my blog. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 28, 2012

A little POP of color...

Hello Blogger friends!

I just finished a post about the four card sets that I made for a charity auction, and I wanted to make sure that I created a post for each set so that they could be seen individually and in all their glory...

I just adore the first set...

When I started making this set, the only thing I knew is that I wanted to use a stamp set that I hadn't used before...

I'm sure there are are many of you out there like me...stamp hoarders enthusiasts who see that set that you just HAVE to have, and then get it home and have the slightest clue on what you'd intended on doing with it. (Ok, I may be the only one)

Anyway, when I saw this set in my local craft store, I knew I needed it!

To make a long story short, this was what I came up with.

 I really love the gray with each color...

 (Lucky me! This color combo works great for this CR84FN Challenge too! Don't you love when that happens?)

This is the only set with orange in it because the green (that's the 5th color in the other sets) wouldn't have worked because the flourishes are green :-)

If you have any questions about this set, please comment below...Love them? Like them? Hate them? Let me know! I welcome all feedback.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Crafting for a good cause

Hello Blogger friends!

I'm not even going to attempt to try and explain why I haven't posted in such a long time...Life happens, you know? I'm in the process of a huge transition (moving from GA to NY) so blogging has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. I apologize. 

Ok, now onto the actual post :-)

I was asked to submit something for an auction to raise money for a wonderful school in NY called The Shield Institute. They service children and young adults with special needs. 
(My fiancee is the Art teacher there)

I made four card sets:

I intentionally used the same colors in each set so that they would all be cohesive. I'll be creating posts for each set so that you can see each card separately. I hope you enjoyed...please comment and let me know what you think. 

(By the way: If you'd like to donate to The Shield Institute click HERE and give whatever you can)

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!