Sunday, December 30, 2012

Anything But a Card Challenge #9- Sisterly Love...

It's time for week 2 of Challenge #9 at Anything But a Card.  We've made it so easy for you to play along with this challenge! The challenge is Anything Goes or Your favorite project from 2012. Now how simple is that! I hope that you will find time to link up a new or favorite project this week.  The design team has done a wonderful job with their submissions as well, so be sure to stop by and check them out.

I had something of a crafter's block going on the week before Christmas.  I managed to complete all of my projects but kept putting off my gift for my sisters.  I really wanted these to be special and was hoping my mojo would return before Christmas day.  I finally broke down on Christmas eve and decided these had to be finished one way or another.  I printed out the pictures I wanted to use and noticed that red was a focal color in both photographs.  Then I started the daunting task of choosing papers.  After discarding several options, I settled on the retired Sending Love DSP. I love the glittery accents on this specialty paper! Apparently this was just the jump start I needed. As I played with the paper patterns I started visualizing each little frame and the whole project fell into place.

I even manage to squeeze some sneak peeks of new products onto this! Of course, using the retired paper helped reduce my growing stack of DSP, and that's always a good thing. Gotta make room for new stuff!

The flower trim in this picture is one of the new products
available in the spring catalog, available January 3rd!
Vintage yumminess!!

I used three glimmer paper hearts symbolizing the 3 sisters.

Another new product-Real Red Core'dinations paper!

Well that's it for me!  I'm off to do a little more organizing of my crafting table (imagine an explosion in a paper crafting store...)  and then hopefully work on a few ideas that have been floating in my brain.  I hope you had a wonderful December and managed to share some crafty goodness with others!  May your new year be filled with happiness, health, and peace! 

Project Recipe: Cardstock-real red core'dinations, very vanilla, Sending Love DSP (ret), red glimmer paper, Stamp Sets-Joyous Celebrations (oval frame), Fabulous Phrases, Ink-real red, chocolate chip, Accessories-frame from Hobby Lobby (1/2 price sale!!), full heart punch, large oval punch, Holiday Frame embossing folder, sanding system, vanilla flower trim, Victoria crochet trim, 'sisters' metal embellishment from my stash


  1. Sometimes pressure works the best. I am sure your sisters loved their pieces. They are so full of life and colour. Happy New Year to you Margaret and here's to a creative 2013!

  2. Oh I love how you did the printers tray and I am sure your sister did too.

  3. These are just fabulous, Margaret - I love how you've combined the papers inspired by the photographs, and the hearts symbolising the three sisters are a wonderful touch.

    I know exactly what you mean about Mojo running away when it gets put on the spot for something special... (I'm much happier just playing without a target) but you really pulled this one out of the bag!

    A very happy New Year to you... hope 2013 brings you all you are hoping for!
    Alison x

  4. I'm sure your sisters adore these beautiful (that flower trim is gorgeous!!!!!) made with love gifts; makes me wish I had a crafty sister =)

  5. What a fabulous project and great gift idea! Know this will be treasured forever! Really like the DP you used on here.

  6. Ohhh so pretty- and love the flower trim and red coordinations card stock. I may have to order some myself. What a great gift- so thoughtful and meaniningful!

  7. Oh this is a gem! I think it will be treasured for a long time to come!

    Happy 2013, my friend - and blessings for the new year! 0xoxo

  8. Thank you for your sweets comments Margaret!
    This frame is - AWESOME!! What a great idea, it looks great!!! Thanx for the inspiration :) Happy new year to you!

  9. Oh Margaret, I just know your sisters loved them!! What a wonderful idea. Reminds me of the shadow box of mementos that my Mom and I made when I was in high school. We loved having it hang on the wall for years and years.

  10. Oh this is so lovely Margaret! So I'm not the only one whose crafty area is in need of organizing? :P Happy New Year!

  11. This is lovely.....I love that flower trim!!! (I need to seriously use up some pattern paper myself!!)

  12. I love this project and the symbolism behind the three hearts. :) I'm a big fan and I am sure your sisters loved it! Hugs


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