Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - soft ware

For the Hambo Hoedown challenge this week I received the computer digi and staying with the computer theme we were asked to add software.  Software?? Yeah soft wares..we have to add something soft to our project.  I've got this fuzzy string that is so soft and I've been wanting to use it.  It's official name is Haute Fur and is used in knitting, but today it fills the requirement for something soft.

I used the Memory Mist spray "blueberry shake" and the Glimmer Mist spray "Sapphire" and sprayed white cardstock to create the background.  I then added a red layer to pick up the color in the mouse pad.  I then wrapped the haute fur around the background and attached it to the blue card. I colored the computer digi with my copics markers and then cut it out.  I attached the computer to the card with foam dots so it is raised a bit from the card.  The fur gives the card a festive look so I stamped Celebrate on the computer screen.   Thanks for checking out my blog.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #90 - Anything goes

All my Thanksgiving projects that I was working on are complete, all that's left to do is cook the turkey and to be honest with you I don't do that, my husband takes care of the turkey so that means it's time to concentrate on Christmas.  I've made the first Christmas card of 2011, starting to get in the mood and get the creative juices flowing.  Since it is the first one and Sassy Cheryl has an anything goes challenge I thought I'd enter it.  I  love snowmen,  I can't get enough snowmen stamps and digis and these skating snowman are just so cute. The funny thing is I didn't buy these 2 stamps together.  I had the little snowman for years and then a few months ago I found the larger snowman on eBay and knew I had to have him.

The snowmen and Happy Holidays stamps are from Annette Allen Watkins.  All images were colored with Copic markers.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Hambo Hoedown - Turkey Tag

This week's Hoedown is to incorporate a Tag into your project.  I received this great Wee Henry Turkey digi for playing along last week.  I saw this technique on and made a mini tag book last Christmas for a gift.  I decided this would be perfect for this challenge.  The tag holder is made from an empty toliet paper roll.  It's the perfect size to house a tag and strong enough to attach to a ring or chain when you make several (1 holder per tag).  It's super simple, all you have to do is flatten the toilet paper holder and then cover with paper and decorate. Then you make the tag to fit inside. You can seal one end or you don't have to since it's stiff enough where the tag won't fall out.  I covered the tag holder with decorative paper and then used the Hambo Stamp - scarecrow and one of the sentiments I received for the challenge.

As you can see I decided to seal the bottom just because I like the finished look.  The next picture shows the tag sticking out of the holder.

Now here's the tag using the Wee Henry Turkey digi and the other sentiment I received  topped off with a leaf brad.  I stamped some leaves as a background on the tag and punched a hole and added some brown and gold adornment string.

When making each tag as a mini book you can punch holes in one corner of the tag holder and string them on a chain or ring.  I actually made each tag into a money holder for a Christmas gift.  This would also make a great gift card holder.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sassy Cheryl's - Show Me #51 Challenge

I love the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me challenge. You post what you're working on and it doesn't have to be related to paper crafts, it can be anything.  About a month ago I posted the Frankenstein Paver block that I made for Halloween and also showed the beginning of my Turkey I was working on for Thanksgiving.  Well, I finished the turkey (in time to display for Thanksgiving) so I'm showing you what I've been working on.

His body is a Euro Paver block and all his body parts have been cut out of wood and painted.  I found the pattern at, if you're interested they have all kinds of patterns for all the holidays and more. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge - You've been framed

The challenge this week at Hambo Stamps is to add a frame somewhere on your creation. I missed the challenge last week so I didn't receive the "free" camera guy digi to use.  Awhile back when I was looking through a magazine I saw this beautiful, peaceful picture of a lake and for whatever reason I thought I could use that somehow in a future card.  I do that alot, I see something and think "that would be great on a card".  I have a whole drawer of little twigs that would make great snowman arms.  Yikes!!  I'm a bit of a packrat so this idea of  "I could use that on a card" fits nicely into my packrat world.  Anyway to get back to my card - I actually used the picture in my card this week.  Maybe there is hope for the drawer of twigs!!  I made the card into a frame and used the picture as the background.

Both monsters are courtesy of Hambo Stamps.  The yellow monster is called Monster and the green monster is called Beast.  Even monsters need a little vacation sometime. Thanks for checking out my blog.