Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrating MFT Day and Pearls

So, I decided to combine today's Ways to Use it challenge, to use pearls or something pearl related, with my celebrating MFT day card. The twentieth of every month it is Celebrating My Favorite Things day, so write it down!! Basically, it is a day to show some love to your MFT stamps....bonus points(fake ones but still) for using Pink and Black!! I decided to try to use one of my yet to be inked Annie LaPoint images called Rosemary. I stamped it on watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink and then colored it in with my SU markers. I cut it and its layers out with my circle Nesties. The paper is from SU(Rose Red DSP) and The Paper Studio(Black and White Stack). I followed this weeks MFT sketch and added some wide stitched Rose Red grosgrain, as well as some black GORGEOUS ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. The flowers are by Spare Parts(Hobby Lobby) and I added some K&Co. pearl brads to their centers. The pearls in the corners are from Michael's. I did some piercing and it was done!! Thanks for stopping by again, have a great day!!

Thanksful Hearts DD/DDA Challenge

It is the 20th so it is time for another Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge. This months challenge is being hosted by Sharon Harnist and here were the guidelines!!
Challenge Focus: Create a thankful card or gift, Thanksgiving table place card or treat holder, or Thanksgiving home decor item.

Required Element: At least one heart on your project.

Restricted Element: Nothing

I chose to use my new Season of Friendship set that Jodi(kharmagirl) sent me for my birthday!! It has been a long time since I did an SU only card, so I wanted to try to do that, and then went and screwed it up in the end by adding that silly(SUPER CUTE) button. I love the little button, so, consider this SU only MINUS the button. I stamped my tree with More Mustard and then again with Chocolate Chip. The leaves were all stamped separately and then cut out and glued on. I used Sage Shadow, More Mustard and Really Rust. I used some YUMMY Autumn Vine DSP for the corners and added some silver hardware to those as well as to frame my sentiment from All Holidays. Through the middle I added some wide Chocolate grosgrain, as well as some Sage and Mustard narrow grosgrain. The hearts are chipboard and are covered with more of the Vine DSP. Well, that is it for me now...thanks for looking!! OH ya, this follows yesterdays sketch challenge too!! To see all the other FABULOUS entries...check out this gallery!!