Saturday, September 29, 2018

Halloween Treat Time!

Trick or Treat!

Who doesn't love Classroom Halloween parties?  No peanuts, nothing that will melt, no red dye #7,342, nothing shaped like a sword! Come on, where's the fun in that? I have a simple solution for you.
Hand sanitizer holder
Halloween hand sanitizer holders! The perfect solution.  The containers are cute, most kids actually LIKE hand sanitizer these days, the teachers will be happy, and you will have a fun night of crafting!

October 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elizabeth's House (text or email for the address)
$15.00 for 10 hand sanitizer holders with hand sanitizer
RSVP and payment are due on October 10 

Happy Haunting!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

July 2018 Color Challenge

A Color Challenge Good Enough to Eat!

June was British, but July is distinctly American!  What do you think about in the summer?  I think about gardens, farmers' markets, homemade ice cream, pies, corn on the cob, and cook outs!  This challenge has the some of the best parts of those.  Behold...the July Challenge!

Strawberries, blueberries, and red gingham... don't those just say picnic to you? They do to me.  Of course, it's usually too hot for a picnic in July.😊  We had some great entries in July and I couldn't pick just one, so I decided to feature them all!

Karen Day submitted this one before her great RV track across the
country with her entire family!  I love the brusho background and the red flowers.
And the Night of Navy gingham is my absolute favorite!
Great Job, Karen!

Look at this beautiful card made by Audra!  I love these red sunflowers!
Her card is Mint Macaron, and I think she's using the Night of Navy piece
 of the Artistic Expression DSP.  And more of my favorite ribbon!
Gorgeous Card, Audra!!
Kay Cogbill actually played along on this challenge!  This is a lovely, simple card
and would be great in a class!  Her card base is Mint Macaron, her boats are Real Red
and Night of Navy, and her ribbon is Real Red.
Nice card, Queenie!
And last, but not least, here's my card.  My mint macaron is the hand stamped
gingham paper behind the red ribbon.  It's prettier than it looks because
I ended up covering most of it up.  I watercolored some shimmery white paper
with Night of Navy ink, let it dry, and then stamped the jars on it before cutting them out
with the framelit and my big shot. I stamped the brushes and colored them with Stampin'
Write Markers.  This was a fun card to make.

Happy Summer Everyone, I hope you're enjoying the color challenges!

Joyful Stamping,

June 2018 Color Challenge

Papermadeprettier Color Challenge
June 2018

Kay and I have been cooking up something new!  We have a Business Challenge and a Creative Challenge that are both tied into the team meeting and prizes and that are really contests.  We wanted to create something fun that everyone could do.  Something that let the hobbyists and those that are building a business could all have a fun competition with each other on equal footing.  Kay and I talked about it and then she kind of set me free to build it and run it.  We agreed that we wouldn't hold everyone to current products only, but that there wouldn't be prizes...well besides the prize of being featured on my fabulous blog!  And with no further ado, here is the first of the Papermadeprettier Color Challenge!

June 2018 Featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
on the Occasion of the Wedding of her Grandson 
HRH Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle

Thanks Kylie for permission to use this!
I think that people weren't ready for this color challenge!  There were two entries in June, so I'm featuring both of them.  Sheri Simons and Virginia Porta both made cards using these colors.
Sheri Simons used Gorgeous Grape patterned DSP as her background,
Lemon Lime Twist for the flowers, and stamped in Mossy Meadow!
Nice job, Sheri!

Virginia, made a flower using the the Eastern Palace thinlits and Lemon Lime Twist
and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock.  Her background paper and her stamping are both
Mossy Meadow.   Lovely Card, Virginia!
Thanks to Sheri and Virginia to kicking us off in June and getting things rolling.  And thank you to Kay for letting me have fun with this color challenge!  I've always wanted to have a color challenge and I appreciate her indulging me!

Joyful Stamping,