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!
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