Wednesday, October 28, 2009

December Hanukkah Quilled Calendar Page


Hi all! As promised here is another one of the projects, this is one of two designs for the December Calendar page. Since the September Custom Quilling kit was in shades of blue I decided to do the page in blue dreidles and gold gelt for Hanukkah. The dreidles have the four Hebrew letters that are on each side they are made with strips of gold quilling paper. I embossed the metallic gold paper and cut out circles with my die cutter to make the gelt. A very easy and simple design. Next week I will post the alternate December Calendar page design that features poinsettia's. Just a short post for today, and thanks so much for all of your prayers and encouragement for my recovery, I luv ya!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments always welcome!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Emma in Fishbowl


Hi all! Sorry so long between posts, but I am still trying to recover and it is slow with not much energy to do much!!! But, I have been able to work on some of the Custom Quilling DT projects and will share them after the first of the month. And, I have finished one of the projects that I have had on my "want to do" list, and here it is.
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The project is called a "sliceform fishbowl" and you can see the project instructions here. When I first saw this fishbowl I knew that Emma the Mermaid and friends from Fred She Said would be perfect for it! I printed Emma and her friends (found here) out on 8 1/2 X 11 card stock and she fit perfectly in the fishbowl. The only thing that I would change is the weight of the card stock. I printed the bowl patterns onto a medium weight printer cardstock and it was a bit light and as you can see a few of the supports 'bend'. Next time I will print it out on a blue heavier weight solid core card stock so that doesn't happen. But, I had fun making it and I will send it to my daughter away at college. How you say? Well it folds flat and fits in an envelope!
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It is really easy to do and looks so cute with Emma the Mermaid "floating" in the bowl. Also, check out awesome Whirly Flower Cake by my DT sista Carol H. on the Fred She Said's blog here along with a great challenge and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store. You could put any of her ocean friends and embellishments with her to change the scene. I still have some projects that I need to post and will get those out this week. Until then,
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments welcome as always!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Quilled Cornucopia


Hi all! Well the drama never seems to end! I had a new medication prescribed and also the side effects that went with it and ended up in the ER Saturday morning. The side effects were intensified by another medication that I took to counteract them and though I vowed never to set foot in another hospital again, it was serious enough for me to go. After some pain medication, a different nausea medication, fluids and time I was sent home to let the offending medication get out of my system. I still have some lingering nausea and lack of appetite but that is all thankfully. So my projects that I was working on had to be put on hold and I hope to get back to feeling well enough to work on them tomorrow. But, for now I have posted another of the Custom Quilling DT projects for October that I had already done, a quilled cornucopia.
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The beautiful designer paper for the cone and the side pieces as well as the quilling strips come in the October kit. I love to make little gifts for special occasions and the brown embossed paper made me think of a cornucopia. I used my Scalloped Paisley Nesties to make the cornucopia side pieces. The center is a cone that holds your treat or small gift. I added a paper twist handle to make it easier to pick up.
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The quilled design is one of wheat, acorns and an apple with punched fall leaves, sheer ribbon and the cone is edged in a beautiful gold piece of trim. I wanted you to be able to see the DP inside of the cone so I didn't put my cookies in a bag. But, you could put your treats or gift in a cellophane bag and let the tied top spill out of the cornucopia for more interest.
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Well, I am still a bit tired so I am off to bed. Do you have a fall project you would like to share? Post a link to it in the comments section, I'd love to see it!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome, love to see your projects!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

November Quilled Calendar Page


Hi all! Still here! My goal for this week is to not use the walker for longer walks! I did go to Walmart but ended up having to use the motor cart. I was exhausted and hurting more afterward but, I did it!!!! So today I am going to try to straighten up my craft table so I can possibly create another card in the next few days. I still have some projects that I haven't show yet and I want to share with you another project for the Custom Quilling October newsletter. So, here is another calendar page that was made with the CQ October Kit's supplies.
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November's page is in the same 6"X6" matted layout with the removable calendar portion. The beautiful rich jewel tones inspired me to create a grape motif for the autumn harvest theme of November. The grapes are two shades of wine and dark purple with tendrils and punched grape leaves. This page also features a banner with the sentiment of "Give Thanks" with grape accents on the ends.
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There are many possibilities for these calendar page designs, if you are inspired to make a set, link your project in the comments section below and share it, I would love to see it!!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments and project links always welcome, & don't forget about World Card Day Challenge from Fred She Said! enter for a chance to win!

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Quilled Calendar Page


Hi all! I have a project to share that I made for Custom Quilling's October Newsletter. I have been wanting to do a calendar set for some time and with the rich beautiful array of quilling strips and designer papers and card stock in the October kit, now was the perfect time. This is the first of set of quilled and floral punch monthly pages. I have seen many different layouts for these 6" X 6" calendar pages and absolutely love Jerri K's stunning watercolor version seen here. I loved the layout and thought that they would be the perfect place to showcase quilling and floral punch instead. The month is popped up with dimensionals and can be carefully removed and replaced with the current year making your calendar perpetual and can be displayed year after year!
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The texture of the 90lb water color paper gives a nice base for the quilling and the month which the edges are inked in Rose Distressed Ink and 18kt gold leaf pen. Quilled pumpkins in various shapes and sizes are surrounded by vines, tendrils with punched flowers with gold bead centers and oak leaves. The Fall Assortment quilling strips were just right for the indian corn with it's crimped husks. The cattails were made with brown Floral Soft an a few small brown buttons were added for interest. The month was printed on the watercolor paper and was from a free download on Split Coast Stampers forum.
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I will post a calendar page(s) for each month that features quilling with floral punch that can be displayed in a photo easel or a calendar stand made just for this design, which will be shown later. I have several projects that I haven't been able to post because of my hospital stay and will be sharing them this week while I am slowly (too slow for me and I can't sit at my craft table for long!!!!) recovering. If you want to see the rest of the Custom Quilling Newsletter projects that Sue and I made with the awesome October kit click here and click on "newsletter".
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If you are inspired to make your own monthly calendar pages, post a link in the comments below, I'd love to see what you create!!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments, questions and project links are always welcome!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Day Fred She Said Challenge!


Hi all! Still here and getting better day by day, but still to slow for me! It takes me about 3 times as long to create a card as I cannot sit at the table for long, but I'm glad to be able to do it at all. The card above is for inspiration and an invitation for you to enter the World Card Making Day Fred She Said Challenge!
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Tracey has a lot of great new digi images to choose from and they all can be colored in many different media; computerized paint programs, Prismacolors, Twinkling H2O's, Copics or whatever else you can come up with! Because the are digi you can layer them, resize them and create unique projects!
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In the card above I used the mum from the fall flowers collection and watercolored it with my Tombow markers. It is a gate fold card and by turn up the right hinge the card will open. The designer papers are an elegant mix of wine colored velvet embossed and a faux snakeskin white, and pink crystal bling! And here's a first for me - NO RIBBON! Hope on over to Fred She Said store and pick a digi image or two and enter the challenge! I'd love to see what you create, you can link to your project hear but you must enter on the Fred She Said site to have a chance at the blog candy!
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Here are the details from Tracey's blog:


WORLD CARD MAKING DAY CHALLENGE

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To celebrate, Fred, She Said Designs is offering a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to the Fred, She Said Store and a $25 USD Gift Certificate to one of Fred's favourite stores for dies, embossing folders, stamping stuff and embellishments - http://www.cropstop.com/
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The challenge starts NOW and closes Monday October 12th midnight EDT. To enter,all you need to do is post a new card on your blog using any Fred, She Said product or freebie! Enter a link to your challenge entry post URL using Mr. Linky below or via an email attachment to Fred's email if you don't have a blog - (please put FSS Challenge Entry and your Name in the subject line) If Mr. Linky is acting up, you may post in the comments of this post, the link to your entry. The winner will be selected Tuesday October 13th by random draw.Please give it a try and don't forget to tell your friends :) .... and Happy Card Making!
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Remember: You may enter your link here to show off your project BUT it does not enter you for the challenge!! To be entered you must go to the CHALLENGE POST on the Fred She Said site and post the link to your project on Mr. Linky.
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And I also would like to say a big hello and congratulations to my paper soul sister Lisa Phillipi as the newest member of the Fred She Said Design Team!!!! And also, a sad good-by to Donna as she is having to leave the DT, we will miss you, but looking forward to your beautiful creations as time allows!
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Hop on over to the Fred She Said site and see all the new digi images and enter the challenge! I can't wait to see!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome, post your link to your projects here to share and, to have a chance to win, enter on the challenge, post on Fred She Said site!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Give Thanks Pomegranates

Hi all! I'm still here, just not as perky as I would like to be! I am not using the walker around the house but on longer trips I use it as I still tire easily and the pain from the chest tubes is never down for long. But I have been able to put my quilling supplies on a tray and sit/recline on the bed or couch and create. Tomorrow I will show you some of the DT projects made for Custom Quilling. And I working on a card , that I hope to have together today, that shows some of the new digi stamps from Fred She Says!
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But for now, I have a card that was made for a Flourishes challenge and that I was going to post here when I returned home the day of that fated "outpatient" procedure! So, here it is and it is quite timely as I truly do GIVE THANKS to the Lord for bringing me through this time and for His continued Presence during my recovery! I also thank and so very much appreciate all the encouraging notes and emails that you are so sweet to send!
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I stamped and embossed the Flourishes pomegranate image and sentiment in bronze and watercolored it with my Tombow markers. The edges of the DP and the pomegranate image were inked with Tim Holtz's distress inks. I layered the images and panels with a border punch. Topaz crystals were added to the border and the brads for sparkle and a taffeta shimmery bow added to finish off.
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Well the medication is kicking in and time for me to rest a bit before I can get back to creating. If you have created any projects that have been inspired by any you have seen here, leave a comment with a link so that I and all who visit can enjoy them!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments and links to your projects always welcome!