Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buttons 'n Burlap ...

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Deb Neerman 
Hello crafty-stampers, hope you're enjoying a fabulous week!  

Today's card was created for Our Creative Corner's "Buttons 'n Burlap or Bows" challenge using the [flipped] sketch from the current Mojo Monday challenge.  To participate in the OCC challenge, I used wooden Prima buttons, jute burlap ribbon, and tied l'il bows in the buttonholes.  Quick and dirty ...

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges; for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the exciting product used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooo, on Tuesday Sheila, her DH, Reid The-Wild-Child, and I attended a funeral service for Sheila's elderly neighbor.  The service was lovely ... a true celebration of her life ... and was attended by many neighbors, friends, and family members.

During the memorial service, the Minister called for a moment of silence to remember the faithful dead.  As the Church grew quiet, Reid turned to his Dad and loudly exclaimed, "Hey, Dad, you have some of their CD's!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft Card Stock by PTI; Manila Card Stock by Ranger
  • Designer Paper:  "Crowded Attic" Paper Stash by Tim Holtz
  • Stamp:  Sentiment from "Words for Thought" Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink:  Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Walnut Ink Crystals
  • Accessories:  Cheesecloth; Cotton String; Burlap Jute Ribbon by The Funkie Junkie Boutique; Wooden Buttons by Prima;  Memo Pin by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  Glossy Accents, Mini Mister by Ranger; Foam Dimensionals
  • Finished Size:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Monday, June 18, 2012

#5 of 12 of 2012 ...

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Happy Monday, stampers ... hope your Father's Day weekend was long and wonderful!

Today's tag was created for Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of 2012," June edition.  For Tim's stepped-out tutorial ... or a look at his gorgeous tag, clicky HERE.

This tag qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the product I used to create this tag, please check out the Tag Recipe, below.

Sooooo, this weekend Sheila's family ... including Reid-the-Wild-Child ... came over for dinner.  As we sat down to eat, Sheila reminded the Wild Child to say a prayer before eating.

"I don't have to!"

"Of course you do do," Sheila insisted.  "We always say a prayer before eating at our house."

"That's at our house," Reid explained, "but this is Deb's house and she knows how to cook!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Tag Recipe:
  • Tag:  #8 Manila Tag by Ranger
  • Designer Paper:  'Crowded Attic' Stash by Tim Holtz
  • Photo:  Circa 1928, Personal Collection
  • Stamps:  Sentiment from 'Stuff to Say' Stamp Set by Tim Holtz; Background Images from 'Papillon' Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink:  Dried Marigold, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Stains: Dusty Concord, Picket Fence, Victorian Velvet, and Worn Lipstick Distress Stains by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Adirondack 'Silver' and 'Snow Cap' Paint Dabber by Ranger
  • Accessories:  Film Strip Ribbon, Foliage, Hinge Clip, Jump Ring, Lavish Trimmings, Long Fasteners, Mini Numeral, Muse Token, Tissue Tape, Trinket Pin, and Word Band all by Tim Holtz; Deco Brad Washer
  • Tools:  Ink Blending Tool, Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Tiny Attacher, Pen Nibs and Pen Nib Holder by Tim Holtz; Heat Gun

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dad: A Man Among Boys ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers ... hope everything is wonderful in your stampy-crafty world!

Today's card was created for Artistic Outpost's June Referral Program.  This month, the challenge is to create a project with a masculine theme.  Since Father's Day is right around the corner, I decided to create a card for Dad using stamps from AO's "Secretary Pool" and "SteamPunk" collections.  I love these stamps!

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the product used in this card, please check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooo, Sheila complained to me that she was getting some really bizarre messages on her answering machine.  I had to hear what she described as 'bizarre,' so I hurried over to check it out.  Sure enough, caller after caller would speak, then say 'beep.'

"Let's listen to your outgoing message."  I suggested.

Sheila pressed 'play,' and we heard:  "Hi, I'm not in right now, so please leave a beep after the message."  Mystery solved ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft and True Black Card Stock by PTI; Core'dinations Kraft Core Card Stock by Core'dinations
  • Stamps:  "Secretary Pool" and "SteamPunk" Stamp Sets by Artistic Outpost 
  • Ink:  Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Jute Burlap by the Funkie Junkie Boutique
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; "Rays" Texture Fade by Tim Holtz; Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tools, and Sanding Grip by Tim Holtz; "Mini Gears" Stencil by Crafter's Workshop; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Circle Punches by Stampin' Up; Foam Dimensionals
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"