Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thankful Bag-HSS 173

It's our sketch rotation over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and I a bit of liberty.  Here's the sketch:

I spent some time this weekend trying to get my craft room back in order, as some items from our renovation lingered in there...and I found SU's chevron bags that I ordered (way back) that sadly hadn't been open.  It all started there!  Here is my project:

I decided to do some decorating of the bag, added a "Thankful For" note and tied it onto a bottle of wine for a hostess gift.

If you have questions, let me know.  I have a sick kiddo tonight and she would rather me snuggle then type on my laptop!

Be sure to head over and see what the rest of the talented ladies have created...I wasn't the only one with leaves on the brain!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Daddy's Girl

I'm not sure where my post went.  ugh.  Blogger and I are not friends lately!

Let's try again...

I'm back from a house renovation hiatus with Hand Stamped Sentiments this week and I really like what I cooked up!  Here is the challenge:

Yum, right?!?!  I found a black and white photo sitting on my desk and went for it.  Take a look:

Kendall is a complete Daddy's girl and I love these moments!  It's a fairly simple layout, but I wanted to draw you to the photo.

I started by "flicking" my Crumb Cake paper with some White Craft refill.  I also added some of those tiny pearls to the specks.  (I don't know about you, but those tiny ones are always the ones I have left over, I'm glad to have come up with an idea how to use them!)

Once that was dry, I added a piece of Blushing Bride chevron DSP from the Subtles collection.  I roughed up and sponged the edges.  Next was a piece of the Core Soft Sky paper that I ran through with a non SU emboss folder, again sanding and sponging.  I added a doily that I inked up with Calypso Coral ink.  Then I created my arrow-a sucker stick, some Brushed Gold pieces from the Chevron punch (that I trimmed a bit) and the smallest heart framelit.  Love it!  Next I added a piece of Brushed gold banner and heat embossed the letters using the gold paper and White Emboss Powder.

Again, super simple, but I love saving these memories!  Now head over and check out the rest of the team's projects!  You have two weeks to play along!