Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pink Snowflakes!


Happy Tuesday everyone!Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I am once again playing along with this weeks challenge--Nontraditional Christmas Colors! I love using pink and lime green for holiday decorations. I have been creating these snowflakes for my tree and decided to share one with you.
I began by cutting several white card stock Royal Scandinavian Doilies--with solid centers.

I misted them with pink and Perfect Pearl Mists. I dried them with the heat tool and then fold up my doily...In half both directions perpendicular to the edges of the square. Next I fold the diagonally both directions. I cut to the center from one side and re-creased each fold to look like the doilies below.

 I lined up the doilies so that the corners line up on the top and bottom of my doily. I added a third doily to the back--lining up the top and bottom point.

Finally I cut a snowflake and misted it with Perfect Pearls. I added crystals and glued the snowflake to the top of the folded doilies. A string through the top makes the snowflake able to be hung on the tree.


 Cheery Lynn Dies used
Royal Scandinavian Doily (Set of 2)
Snowflake 2 - DL166

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekly Challenge | You're a Gem!

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is You're a Gem: Add Bling! Today I am using the colored image MagicBelle! I think she is just precious! I jazzed her up with some snow glitter on her "movement loops" and bling on a roll all around the matte. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by! 

Card stock : Neenah
Accessories: glitter, bling on a roll, ribbon

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Our Theme for this week is:
You're a Gem
(add bling)

Be sure to read the challenge rules below


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You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
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To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
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Otherwise, only ONE entry person
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Joyful Tag


 Happy Tuesday everyone! On the Cheery Lynn blog today I shared a tag to go along with this weeks challenge! I LOVE tags and the new Alpine Flourish Doily makes the perfect tag! I began by cutting a kraft tag to go behind my die cut. I then layered the Alpine Flourish Die onto the tag with 3 dimensional glue dots so that it would have a bit of dimension. 



Next I added my poinsettias that I had created using the strip die. Once cut from red card stock, I shape them with a stylus on a foam pad. I then stack them, little one on the top and the next smallest below it. I add little yellow prills for the center. Love the look here.  

I cut the Joy to the World Sentiment from the wreath set in both chocolate and red. I layer them and wipe a layer of lacquer over the top. 
To adhere to my tag I coat the entire solid are with lacquer and place my sentiment in the center. The twiggies are cut from the same brown and green using the wreath strip. They are layered under the poinsettias. The flowers are attached last and trims are run through a hole I punched in the tag.

Cheery Lynn Dies used
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #159 is Tag You're It There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

November Monthly Member Blog Hop | BRAINZ

Good Morning everyone! I've missed all of my Smeared Ink companions. I was participating in the 31days of Halloween Hop as a Wicked Blogger and then I just disappeared. No note...nothing. I do apologize for that but here is what happened.
My son sustained a 3rd concussion. If' you've been following me long you know about 2 years ago we had a very rough year with my son...he sustained 2 concussions within 6 months of each other and had a very difficult time coming back from them. I've arted and written about that experience here. Since then I've become an advocate for parents dealing with this issue and my door is ALWAYS open to anyone having to go through concussions with their kids.
Then there is my kid--age 14...he's a spazz...I love him...he now looms at 6'½" and is not aware of his height. He was at the UIL Area Finals with my husband for the marching band. They rode charter buses down to the even rather than the old "yellow dogs" and he was not aware that the cubbies above the seats were so close. He stood up quick and knocked his head pretty hard. After several excuses by ALL of us as to why he had a headache, why he was dizzy, why he was nauseous...it became apparent that he had a 3rd concussion. We immediately went into complete cognitive rest--that means NO NO NO electronics, no computers, no phone, no videos, no tv...no no no...No Band, No shop, no noise...no no no. Poor kid. He wanted to so to be better he started giving us less than accurate symptom levels when we'd do the symptom test on him in hopes of getting to get into action sooner. It's always one step forward and three back with this. Today, we are on day 4 of staying at home with complete cognitive rest as we over did on Friday when he had said he was much better.
How this applies to the theme of Transparency....I wish the skull [a Smeared Ink digi image printed on a transparency] was transparent so we could look inside his brain and see where the hurt is and fix it. A concussion occurs when the brain giggles around inside the skull [which seems very hard and opaque] and it hits the sides of the skull. The brain is injured. Something so HARD can be so delicate. To look inside and take away the fear and the depression and the anxiety and the fogginess and the ache and the dizziness...I wish for that. I would give anything to make it better for him--for any dealing with concussions. In retrospect I supposed my airing my personal life today also makes ME transparent. I hope this brings a bit of awareness to those who come in contact with people dealing with concussions...just because their injury is NOT transparent--they're not bleeding or broken or obviously hurt--they are still injured...it's a traumatic brain injury, it's real, it's serious.

Black Dragon | Evil Edna | Jessica |Karen
LeslieRahye | Nanette | Kim | Sarah N
Keren | Susan | Sarah S
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Weekly Challenge | Happy Holidays


It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is Happy Holidays. Today I am using the colored image of Holiday Flippity Felicia and the Berry Merry Christmas Papers. I created a hexagonal easel card [to play off of the hexagonal shape of the poinsettias and snowflakes]. Flippity Felicia is so cute and makes a cheerful holiday card. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by! 

Card stock : Neenah
Accessories : art glitter glue, Cheery Lynn Dies, little beady things that I can't remember the name of today :)

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Our Theme for this week is:
Happy Holidays
(a project for ANY holiday)

Be sure to read the challenge rules below



We were being sponsored the wonderful

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thankful for Those Who Have Served Blog Hop 2014


Good Morning everyone and Happy Veterans Day to those celebrating in the states. This is the day that we honor and remember our veterans. It's a solemn day as we recall the loved ones that are no longer with us who gave their lives. It's a day of celebration as we honor those still with us who returned.  
In the past I've shared my grandfather's with you. For me, this is what this day is about...remembering them...their service...their sacrifices to their families. We are the Land of the Free BECAUSE of the Brave...brave men like these.


William Q Snow
World War II


Marion D Harris
World War II

We are getting a late start today--I originally planned this hop to go live by 8:00 am cst.  My son sustained a 3rd concussion recently and for the last two days has been dealing with increased symptoms--I will share more on that in a few days with a special post entitled BRAINZ.  My projects for today will be posted later today so please check back...in the mean time my artist friends have their posts ready to share...please show them some love.




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Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Release and Weekly Challenge | Patterns

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is Patterns [use patterned paper]! The new release has some beautiful patterns including this great blue toned vintage greeting. It looks terrific with my watercolored Chimney Cat! I added some flocking to the hat and snow glitter to the chimney top and the "roof line" along with a fun gold button for the "bell"! I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for stopping by!


Card stock : Neenah
Markers : watercolors and pastel pencils
Accessories : art glitter glue, glitter and glue dots

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It's Time for our November Release

Our Theme for this week is:
Patterns
(include patterned paper)
We were being sponsored by our own


Prize

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.
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