Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tic Tac Toe challenge

It's time for another Twisted Tuesday challenge! This week the challenge is Tic Tac Toe Mechanics!
Use the tic tac toe board to make your creation: Use 3 in a row-it can be across, down or diagonal!

The TWIST...Let a machine help you with your creation this week. Like your Cricut, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc. 

I made some die cuts with my Big shot and arranged them on my background here. Then I sponged around them and took them off. I added some rhinestones to give the page some "sparkle." I also used my sewing machine around the outside edges of the page and to stitch down the picture to its frame. 

I added a bunch of embellishments on the page as you can see. The flowers came on a roll, like ribbon, and I got it at Walmart. I just love them! As you can see I also added some little blue rhinestone flowers here as well. 

I just want to mention the twine. Since I had to use three elements for the tic tac toe, this is the second and the Congratulations is the third.  So, I went diagonal on the tic tac toe board. The picture is an oldie from my stash of old family pictures. I am not sure who these people are but they are related somehow. I wish more people would label their pictures so later descendants could at least know their names!

I hope you will take a few minutes and visit the Twisted Tuesday challenge blog and join the fun. We would love to see one of your creations for sure! 

I would also like to enter this in the following challenges:

CR84FN70-Color challenge:

Crafty Catz Challenge #166-Anything but a Card
Make It Monday #124-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments, I do appreciate them and you so much!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tax Time

Just want to let everyone know that I have been working more since Thanksgiving and will be working more hours through tax season 2013 because I am a tax preparer. It is going to get busier and busier. With this year being really weird because of a lot of changes in the tax laws, I don't know how much time I will have to make cards. I will still be posting every two weeks for the Twisted Tuesday challenges. I will do more as time allows. So, if you don't hear or see a lot going on here, it's because I can't keep up with everything. Is it terrible to wish it were all over already and that spring were here? I live in Minnesota. We are supposed to have below 0 degree weather this week! I'll be inside but not doing my "art." I have a goal this year to EXERCISE. It is the word I've chosen this year. I choose a word each year for my art journal. It is a goal, and a mission. Last year my word was transformation, and yes, I went through a transformation!!!

This year I am going to EXERCISE in more ways than one. I am going to physically exercise, exercise my mind, my faith, etc. I can't wait to see the results in December! I share my art journaling on my other blog:
Take a look from time to time...

Thanks for checking in on me every once in awhile and leaving comments. I appreciate all of you so very much!

Stamping off the edge...

I have a new card for you today. It is for the Twisted Tuesday challenge. The challenge is to make a card and stamp off the edges. The TWIST is to also use something that is crumpled on the card. So, I used a large background stamp from Stampin' Up! and stamped off the side of the card. I then stamped again using clear Versamark and embossed the image with white embossing powder. I die cut some flowers and layered them after scrunching and squishing and squashing the layers. I sewed around the edges of the design, used tea dye ink to ink the edges and distressed them too! The blue is bashful blue from SU.

Here is a closer look at the embossing. I only used two layers on this card and then the 3D flower. The base cardstock that I used here already had the bits of spots on it. It is some older cardstock I still have from Stampin' Up! 
It is amazing to me all the paper I have! I've made tons of cards and still, more paper is left. I'm beginning to think that it is multiplying on its own.....(and I haven't purchased any either!)  Does anyone else feel this way? 
Anyway, please check out the Twisted Tuesday challenge on the blog and join in on the fun. 

Thanks for visiting and have a nice day! 

I appreciate any and all comments! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday #123-Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge #40- Using the picture below as additional inspiration for my card.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Challenge at Twisted Tuesday

Hi, we have a new challenge this week at Twisted Tuesday!
The Challenge this week is to use the color blocking technique. If you don't know much about it just show us some blocks of color any way you interpret it. The TWIST is to use at least 3 different colors on your project.

Here is my project/card:

I didn't know what to make for this color blocking technique so I did some research on Google. I went to the Martha Stewart (she is so clever!) site and saw a beautiful picture of color blocking with place settings. I was inspired then to make this card. 

Come and visit our challenge blog and join in on the fun! 

Twisted Tuesday Challenges click here

I kept it simple. I would also like to add this to the following challenges:
Make It Monday  #122-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz#164-Anything Goes
Allsorts challenge blog 188-CAS (Clean and Simple)

As always thanks for visiting!