Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkins and Sunflowers FSS September Blog Hop

Hi all, as promised I am back with the Fred She Said September Blog Hop!  The Design Team Girls have some great eye candy for your inspiration so if you want to hop from the start you can click here.  Here are the details for the hop:

The theme for this blog hop was for us to use our favorite Fred She Said image in your favorite YOU style. This is the first blog hop with our New Team and I am sure you will see some fantastic STYLE!

As you hop from blog to blog, collect each Design Team member's special CODE WORD listed in their post and make a complete phrase.  On the last blog hop stop you will find instructions on where to email Tracey-Lynn with the completed phrase.  The winner will be selected from all the emails that she receives.

PRIZES: $20 CAD from Fred She Said Store AND $20 Gift Certificate for CropStop, !

We all love comments and would love feedback on our projects! Please feel free to leave comments, suggestion on a project, technique or anything you like on the Design Team's posts.

Here is the Blog Hop Order in case you lose your way:

Tracey-Lynn -

Nancy -

Shelly -

Anne -

Tracy -

Sonya - That's me, Your HERE!

Maria -

Lora -

Michelle -

Marlena -

Darsie -

Fred She Said Challenge Blog -

Here are the details of my project:

We were to create a project with a technique or image that we love to do or just love!  Tracey's colored images are sooo pretty and vibrant I love to paper tole them, so that is what I did with this gorgeous pumpkin and sunflower image.  You can see from the picture above and below the layers of the pumpkin image. Click any image to enlarge.

It was printed out several times in the size that fit my design.  Then each layer was cut out and layered onto the next one with a dimensional silicone glue (you could use foam tape etc.).   

The image has beautiful sunflowers and I used my Twinkling H2O's to watercolor on coffee filter paper and dies to make the sunflower accent flowers which have a bit of Flower Soft centers.  The flower leaves edges were embossed in gold embossing powder and crystals added for a bit of shimmer.

The inside of the card holds another of the pumpkin images along with a verse sentiment from the set. I love this set of digi images and it is so versatile for any fall crafting and decorating!

My special CODE WORD is MEET !

Your next blog hop stop is at Maria's blog at she has an awesome project for you! I hope you enjoy the hop and meeting the new Design Team members and visiting again with the veteran Fredders, sharing their special styles! If you want to see more Fred She Said images click here for the store.

I had a lot of fun working with this image and the wonderful way that it lends to paper tole.  Visit me again I have several more cards and quilling projects that I will be posting this week!


Thanks for all the sweet comments and have fun on the hop and don't forget to collect the special code words!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wedding Ensemble

Hi, all!! Back to posting again, thanks for all the prayers and patience with my absence, my husband is on the mend and doing well now!!!! So I can get back to crafting. A short post for today, one that I thought I had posted before the break but didn't. It is the second half of the Wedding Ensemble that I made for the Custom Quilling Newsletter.  Click on pictures to enlarge.

There are two quilled treat boxes, a bride/bridesmaid and a cake slice. A table place card, and cake knife (that is mine used 33 years ago!)
I used a purchased journal to make the Bride's Journal and quilled the flowers and cut the "Happily Ever After" with my Cricut.  Next to it is a paper cone embellished with a matching quilled bouquet that can be used as a favor or for treats. 

I have several other projects that haven't been posted and a blog hop coming up so check back, I'm back! Again thanks for all the support!!!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Wondering what's up?

Hi all, thanks for all the love you posted while I have been taking care of my husband.  He is back on the mend now and we are hoping that it will last!  I have had to help him with his part time job, being his chauffeur and runner while he is recovering, it is wearing me out!!.  Since he is getting where he doesn't need that as much I will be back creating this week.  All that time from creating has zapped my creativity!!!  It is like I can't get a project together and it takes me so long to do, well, nothing!!! But today I have started a watercolor card that is about half finished and I also have the Custom Quilling DT projects to post also, tomorrow.  I just wanted to pop in and let you know I'll be back posting!

Thanks so much again!!!