Showing posts with label Artfully Sent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artfully Sent. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well, we are (mostly) in our new home although we had to rent a  storage unit and obviously need to downsize a little more than we did!  I lost my craft room and now occupy a corner and one wall of our bonus room.  DH complained that he had been squeezed out of his half of the room, but as I told him, "You snooze, you lose."   I worked hard every evening unpacking boxes, arranging my supplies and filling all the available space! LOL.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  All the family visited at one time or another and we thoroughly enjoyed showing off our house.  The First Night of Hanukkah fell on Christmas Eve, so we waited until yesterday, New Year's Eve AND the Last Night of Hanukkah to visit Master J and his parents for a delicious dinner of latkes, apple and pear chutney, brisket and vegetables.  Yum!

 I adapted a swing card from the Artfully Sent cart this year and was quite pleased with how it came out.  I could not find my card holder so please forgive the binder clip!

The sentiment comes from the Phrases cart.  You can't tell, but I used my Wink of Stella pen to add a sparkle to both sides of the Star of David in the swing window.  I am linking my card to the BBTB2 Nativity and Menorah challenge here.
Thank you for visiting with me today.  Time to get back to packing up the ornaments from the tree.  (Not my favorite thing to do!)   : )  Christine

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy celebration yesterday.  Since the conditions were so hot and dry, we had just a few sparklers for Master J after the traditional BBQ followed by cheesecake topped with delicious Bing cherries grown in our orchard.  Yum!  

Did you see the Stars and Stripes projects by the DT on BBTB2 challenge blog?  Although they were all awesome, I LOVED the card by Melanie for its creativity.  Melanie saw the flower card on the Artfully Sent cart as fireworks illuminating the sky and I just had to scraplift her idea.   While browsing the cart images, I saw that there was also a pop up version and I had to try that one too.

Isn't this AC red foil card stock beautiful?  And the silver iridescent paper makes the stars sparkle in the sky.   Here's the front with another view of the red foil star border.   The boy on the rocket comes from A Child's Year and is popped up for dimension.

Here's the front of the card inspired by Melanie: -

I added tulle and tied it with red and white twine to pick up the color of the stamped sentiment.   Here's the innies:-

I am SO over that Pebbles paper!  Time to shop for something different, right?   Thanks for visiting with me today as I hustle to get ready to watch Team USA in action on the soccer field.   :  )  Christine

Friday, October 31, 2014

Artfully Sent Halloween Card

When I sewed clothes for myself and the DDs, I did not ever think twice about changing the fabric, adding extra embellishments or changing the neckline so WHY do I feel so guilty about messing with the designs from Mary at SVG Cuts, or Ashley at 3DCuts, the Make-It-Now projects or even the layouts and designs from the CTMH carts?  I am, after all, just buying the pattern like I did when I bought a Butterick, or Style or Vogue dress pattern, right? 

This question was nagging at me as I made S's card and gift card holder from the Artfully Sent cart.  I love pop up cards and felt this Halloween scene was a great start but needed a little extra something like stars, a bat and an orange liner behind the windows. 

I used my Technique Tuesday zipper die to make the pocket that conceals the Target gift card.

Here's the front: - 

And a picture of Master J's fabulous dinosaur socks!     He's going to be sorry he ever insisted on being in the blog when I show these posts to his girlfriends in 20 years time!  LOL!

Thanks for visiting with me today.   Time to get ready to Trick or Treat!   : )  Christine

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