Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Limor's October Contest

I am so behind this month with everything!  Nothing has been scrapbooked, only a few cards made, a half dozen art journal pages ... hopefully November will provide more creative opportunities.  Meanwhile, I've been soaking in the tutorials and the camaraderie provided by Limor and Tracey on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  

This month's challenge on Limor's Blog is so fun ... anything goes!!!!  The only requirement was that it include a spray.  It would be great if we could use one by Lindy's Stamp Gang because they are the sponsor for the contest, but not necessary.  They are on the top of my Christmas wish list this year.  They have beautiful colours in flats and shimmers, plus this cool powder pigment stuff called Magicals that blows my mind. (I hope my hubby reads my blog so that he knows how seriously I want this stuff.)  

Here is my entry - I have to admit that I love it!  It turned out all girly and pretty. Exactly how I like things to look.  

The sprays I used were Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap in Limolicious and some gold colour with the name missing.  I sprayed them through cheesecloth and I love the effect ... I can't wait to try it again.

Thanks for looking at my project,
~Esther T

Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day

In my world, I truly do believe that every cloud has a silver lining.  Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I was so sick.  The silver lining was that instead of running around like crazy, I was able to spend part of my day playing with paper and glue!  

One of the scrapbooking magazines that I love to read is Scrapbook and Cards Today.  They had a daylong celebration that was updated every hour.  They have lots of prizes up for grabs so I encourage you to check out their blog and comment on the many inspiration laden posts.   Their first post for the day gave a recipe for a card.  It included 3 pattern papers, 2 colours of cardstock, a red button and a pretty flower.  Since today is my sister's birthday, I made the card for her.

Jess Kinderstampo also is hosting a challenge on her blog.  This is a great blog with archives full of inspiring images and videos.  I've made lots of cards and gifts and mini albums based on her tutorials.  Her challenge is the kind that makes me happy as it leaves everything up to the creator.  She just wants you to make a card.  How awesome is that?  

For this card I used a digistamp image that my daughter has been asking me to use since I coloured it months ago.  I found the image here.  I also used some of my Starform stickers just because they make me happy.  My daughter was absolutely delighted with the card and is looking forward to the next party to which she's invited!  

Thanks for taking the time to look at the cards.

~Esther T