Monday, July 29, 2013

CHA Mystery Box Challenge!

I was very excited when I found out I had an opportunity to attend CHA! If you have never been it is something to experience at least once as a designer. I had to opportunity to meet the wonderful and amazing Jean Moore,  her daughter Stephanie and many more
Days before leaving home I was honored when Elena of Charity Wings asked if I would like to participate in the Charity Wings Mystery Box Designer Challenge at CHA.  How could I resist?  I love a challenge.  Over 17 designers participated!

Charity Wings filled the box with items from several sponsors. Some of the products I never had worked with before.  Like neon fabric paint and Rowlux.  Other items were: brass birds, 3 types of glue, blue glitter, ink, red rhinestones, a picture frame, double stick foam wings, scissors and more.  We needed to use all the items in the box!

Donna Salazar, Elena and Jen Cushman

 Joe Rotella, Elena and Cindi Bisson

Here I am half way through my project. My challenge piece was to be completed in 10 minutes!  While I am creating my project Elena is interviewing me for the audience at home.  I can't remember one word I said.  All I know is I carry a few things with me when traveling to create with if I have free time. So out of my bag came some images from Altered Pages and a Altered Pages BINGO game piece, a key, some Dew Drops and ribbon.

To make my frame I rubbed the blue neon fabric paint into the wood and distressed it with the ink.  From my stash of Altered Pages images I found Marie Antoinette and fussy cut  her. She was given wings cut from the Rowlux.  I glued the wings, then Marie to the frame. Also attached a key, Bingo piece, glitter, red rhinestones, brass bird and double stick foam wings. Added a couple of Dew Drops. The envelope in the upper right I had picked up at a vendor earlier in the show!   
Here you see my finished frame!
Remember it never hurts to carry a few crafting supplies, you never know when you may need them!

 Charity Wings is a great organization.  
I had a great time participating!

Until my next post!
When I share more from CHA. 
Keep creating!

There is still time to join the Altered Pages monthly challenge find details HERE!  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Altered Pages Gold Leaf

Altered Pages has some beautiful gold leafing in stock. 
Here it was used as a background on the card. To prepare the surface I first painted a light coat of matte finish. 

One of the stickers from the journal sticker pack was used here to frame the fussy cut image. Image from the Altered Pages Vintage Horses Collage Sheet! Embellish with a bit of netting with some ribbon.

Altered Pages is having a summer cleaning special buy a GLitz 6x6 paper pad and get a journal sticker pack FREE! ($4.00 value!) Good for our FACEBOOK Friends until supplies are gone Baby!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Join me for a SAFARI PARTY with The Robin's Nest!!

I am excited to be on the Robin's Nest Design Team and I look forward to sharing with you over the next six months.
When I saw the Pink Zebra Glitter Cardstock and Pink Leopard on Pink Glitter Cardstock I wanted to create a 'Girly Safari Party' and here you have it.

A quick trip to the dollar store I grabbed Safari Hats, party center piece, white lunch bags, bubbles, candy bars and a couple of elephants! 
Here is everything before altering!
Doesn't everything look wonderful after getting a 
First the center piece, remove all of the images stapled to it.  Punch 3 1/2 circles from the Robin's Nest Pink Zebra Glitter Cardstock.  I got safari images from Altered Pages and used a 1/2 inch pinch, adhered them to the center of the 3 1/2 circle. Then stapled them to the center piece!
with Gina's Designs 
Use white lunch bags, cut them down if you desire. Cut Pink Zebra Glitter 3 inches x 6 inches. Create a decorative edge with scallop punch. Score the topper at 1 inch. Ink Gina Designs "Cardstock Doily Set Intricates with pink ink. Cut them in half and attach to the topper. Add a few Orchid Dew Drops to the doily for a touch of "BLING" Fold topper over bag punch holes and tie with ribbon. 
SARAFI - Hats Bubbles and Candy
Create a band for the safari hats from Pink Zebra Glitter Cardstock. Cut a stripes 12 inches x 1/2. (each hat needed 2 pieces.) Add a bit of ribbon.
Finally the bubbles and candy need wrappers also.  Cut Pink Leopard on Pink Glitter Cardstock to fit items.  Add a bit of ribbon.

Now you have a party for any little girl... this would be great for a big girl party!!!!
Supplies from Robbin's Nest:
Pink Zebra Glitter Cardstock

Pink Ink

Thank you for stopping by... hope this gives you inspiration to create your own Safari Party!  Change this up with the BLACK and WHITE ANIMAL PRINT or CHOCOLATE GLITTER LEOPARD Cardstocks!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Take a Trip On Route 66!

At Altered Pages they have some great images 
to use for any of your vacation memories!!!!  

There are Travel Collage Sheets from the states, Europe and more!!! Use them on scrapbook pages, little memory books or make some cards to send back home while on your vacation!
Here is a card using images from two collage sheet to make great card for a trip on the infamous Route 66! Collage sheet used: Route 66 and Drive Me Anywhere But Here

Have fun on your travels this summer!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Altered Pages Monthly Challenge!!!

This month at Altered Pages our challenge theme is Dreamy Nights! Have fun! There are so many ways you can interpret this theme.
Here is mine!

"In the light of the Moon"

Altered Pages Supplies
Collage Sheets: Once in a Blue Moon & That's Class
Stash: Feather
Adhesives: Glue Stick, Quick Dry Glue, Foam pop dots

For more details check out the challenge HERE!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Scorchin Hot Summer Steampunk Blog Hop

Leslierahye is hosting another amazing blog hop!
Scorchin Hot Summer Steampunk Celebration Blog Hop!
Some of my favorite artists are participating.
Please stop by and let them know you were there!
 I LOVE Steampunk, so here I am sharing a 3x3 book I made for the hop.

 Front of 3x3 Steampunk book.  

There are five panels cut 3x6, 
then scored in the middle to make the pages. 

This would be the perfect size for giving a gift card stashed in the pocket with the tag!

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pad - Co-ordinating Papers
Altered Pages Collage Sheets
    Up Up and Away - Lyneen Jesse Collection
    Vintage Transportation
Leaky Shed - Chipboard Gear and Clock Hands
Manila Tag
Craft Clock Faces
Pen Nibs
Double sided tape

From my stash:
Feather, ribbons, tab and brad
Gears and Flourish 3D sticker
Tickets from a game - Balloon  & Steamboat
Graphic 45 Key
Black Ink