Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #193: Reuse or Recycle

I'll admit this is a stretch....big time!  I am reusing (sort of) some fabric that will be unavailable on Jan. 4.  I had used the fabric on my door decoration eariler so that's how I am reusing...super LAME!!! 

I saw that Claudia had made a couple of these ornaments and I wanted to try them out.  I used the larger scallop square on the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die to cut out the squares and the fabric is the Deck the Halls Fabric from the Holiday Mini catalog.

I watched this video to learn how to make it.  Mine turned out a little odd shaped but only because I could only find a 2 1/2 inch styrofoam ball so try a 3 inch styrofoam ball and see if you are more successful!

Off to see how the other girls reused and recycled.  Please check them out, too!!!

Happy New Year and God's blessings to you all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #192: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas (Eve)!  Our challenge this week was something Christmas.  Since we can't have Christmas without Christ, I thought that using the Rejoicing in Christmas set was appropriate for this reason!  This set is only available until Jan. 3.  There is a sneak peek as I am using the Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon from the upcoming Occasions Mini.  That will be available on Jan. 4.

I pray that all of you have a blessed Christmas and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas!

Peace to you from Christ Jesus, Our Savior!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #191 Sketch Challenge

We had a sketch challenge.  My stampin muse/mojo/creativity had left me until now so I am so sorry to be posting so late!  Here's the sketch that Lisa gave us to use:

Isn't it a good one?  This is finally what I came up with.  It's uses a set from the upcoming Occasions mini and an embosslet from that catty, too.

Thanks for looking and hope you play along, too!  Please also check out what the other players created!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #190: Happy Birthday!

Our challenge for this week was to create a birthday card!  I received my Papercrafts magazine in the mail today and saw a card by Susan Deering West that I had to CASE (copy and share everything).  It's on page 79.  She uses pinks and burgundys as her colors.  I chose to base my work on the Blueberry Crisp DSP (designer series paper.)  The bottom portion of the card is Crumb Cake...looks kind of olive in my photo...

Please be sure to see what other birthday celebrating is being done by my fellow BC members.  Also, play along!  I'd LOVE to see how you celebrate!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #189: Christmas Ornament

Please take my word for it but this is one project that definitely looks MUCH better in real life!  Our challenge was to make a Christmas ornament.  I knew that I wanted to use the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric from the Holiday mini. 

First, I used twisted three pipe cleaners to make my base circle.  Then, I cut strips of fabric (around 9 of each color, at 5 inch lengths) and started tying knots!  I also alternated Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla seam binding pieces throughout.  (I also wanted to use the Cherry Cobbler seam binding but mine just shipped from SU today...I waited TOO long to get this's AWESOME!!!!!) 

I wasn't quite happy with that finished product so I knew what I needed to add...BIG DESIGNER BUTTONS that match...that's what is always great about using SU always matches!!!  I used linen thread to tie on my buttons and my project was complete!  I think I might hang it on a doorknob instead of my Christmas tree!

Be sure to see what the other players did for their ornaments and thanks for checking my project out!