Friday, July 18, 2014

Excited for Halloween Creating

Fall is my favorite time of year and I am ready for it to come as soon as possible.  I enjoy creating and decorating for Halloween and have been anxiously awaiting for that time to start.  When I saw the newest challenge on the SRM Challenge Blog,  the sketch challenge jumped out at me because I had already had some of the idea for the elements for a Halloween project in mind so I combined the challenge with my ideas and created this card.  Normally, I like to play around with a sketch and move the elements around, but this one I liked so much I left it just the way it was.  You can see the original one in this post on the Challenge Blog.   Don't you just love how the Trick -Or- Treat stickers jump out against the backgrounds?  These are one of my favorite sets of stickers.   There are so many to choose from and use.  They are the Halloween Stickers from SRM Stickers.  I used the Mandarin Twine and the Black Shimmer Twine to hide the seams created by each section of card stock which made a nice addition to the card. 

I am now happy that I have started my projects for Halloween and the fall and will be having fun making some more.  It's never too early to start, is it?    I hope you are having some fun creating what you enjoy, too!

Happy Creating!
~Peg

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge


I created this card for challenge #14 over on The Card Concept blog.  The challenge was to use the colors red, black, white and teal.  On the blog there are listed 6 defined styles for cards making and we needed to choose one of them to use for what we created.  The styles are Clean and Simple (CAS), Shabby Chic and Vintage, Freestyle Collage, Clean and Layered, Clean and Graphic and Classy and Elegant.  For this challenge, I chose to create a Classy and Elegant card.  It contains the monochromatic black and white, sparkling embellishments in the red rhinestones, a rich color scheme which fits into the challenge with these color choices  especially with the added red and teal colors and layered textures between the patterned papers and the doily just to name a few of the defined elements of a classy and elegant card. 
 
I really enjoyed doing this challenge.  It pushed me to find some things in colors that I haven't used for a while so I had to dig deep into my stash for some things.  I'm already looking forward to their next challenge on The Card Concept Blog.
 
 
Happy Creating!
~Peg


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Quick Simple Card


I needed to have a quick and simple card today, but just because it's simple doesn't mean it can't say wow!  I recently received some paper pricking tools so I decided to use these to create an elegant border around the sentiment.  I layered some dark patterned paper onto the light colored card base for a contrast and then added the paper piece.  A simple bow was the finishing touch to make this card go from plain to wow in no time! 
 
I hope you have been able to have some creating time this week.  If not, be sure to make plans for it soon.  Quick projects are the easiest to fit into any crafting schedule and they can still look like you've spent hours on them.
 
 Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sneak Peak Thursday

I've been having fun making handmade paper again!  Join me this Saturday on the Arnold Grummer blog to see what I've created this time.  Here's a little peak of what you'll see and in case you're wondering.  Yes, that is a snowflake because I'm enjoying Christmas in July. 

Happy Creating!
~Peg