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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Graduation Time... Brenndan


Our God-daughter's son is graduating this year.  He is a very mature young man who is very comfortable around adults - he was able to hold his own in adult conversations way before his teen years.  I took a note from his graduation announcement and picture - and created a Congratulation card that I felt would be a nod to his maturity and masculinity.


I wanted a rather formal look with browns, tans and blacks, but just a touch of whimsy that would still be fun!  The two 12 x 12 sheets of DP that I found seemed perfect for the base card and the mats for each surface.  The card and matching envelope template is 'WildCards' by Words Worth Stamps - which appears not to be in business any longer.  All I had to do was to lay it over my chosen DP and trace it.  Makes a really 'wonky', fun card!











I used his announcement and cut out the "CLASS OF 2018" label and his picture for this project.  The little pocket on the flap to the right was created to hold our check for his college fund.  It is stamped with "so proud" from the Claudine Helmuth Studio 'Words & Frames 1' stamp set.  The 'stitched ovals' dies by Lil Inker were used for his photo, the mat behind his photo and for the mat in the center for the sentiment.  The sentiment by Penny Black was embossed in white.



You can see in this last picture of the inside how truly wonky this shape is.  The envelope mimics the card shape exactly but a little bigger to fit the card.  I stamped Congratulations on a leftover section of the paper and tore the edges before gluing it down on the flap.
Envelope



Because of the uneven shape, extra postage is required - no surprise there!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny

CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#209 ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #357 – My Fave Things [Wonky folds]
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Tuesday Throwdown #395 – What a Guy
Penny's Challenge #383 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – Special Man Day card
Aud Sentiments - #205 – ATG + Sentiment
As You Like It – Fave Card Shape & WHY [new shape for me - wonky!]
Crafting with Friends #69 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #48 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Oddball Art – ATG
Get Creative Challenges – #70 – Monochromatic

Graduation Time... Gena!


Some of you know about my young neighbor friend who crafts with me... Gena just graduated from 8th grade into High School last night.  So proud of her!  [She started 4th grade in Special Needs classes - and by the beginning of 8th grade was "mainstreamed".]  After all the awards were given out for Perfect Attendance, Valedictorian, Sportsmanship, etc, etc... the last award of the evening was the Principal's Choice Award.  The Principal gave a wonderful speech about "someone who has made the most progress, taught science projects to 5th graders, participated in Docents, [etc.]'' He went on & on... and then he named Gena!  Gena was flabbergasted and so was her family!  It is a wonderful 3D plaque that is very impressive - what an incredible thing for her - so proud!  Guess I said that already!

Whenever I am teaching her something - her favorite phrase  is "I got this!"  This is usually uttered before I have even finished an explanation... and she's usually right.  Gena is a visual learner and she will watch me like a hawk or examine an end product then jump right in - and she does "got it" most of the time.  


When I found this image I thought it was perfect - I made the little sign and cut around her fingers to 'hold' it.  She is colored with Copics, fussy-cut and elevated above this 'door-way' with foam tape.  The die is by Sissix: 'Stacked Deckle' - the E-folder used for the pink mat is also Sissix: 'Dots'.  Congrats die cut on the inside is by Little B - a collection called 'Handwritten'.
I used glitter on her bow - what teenage girl doesn't like pink and glitter?


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Gena: 8th-grade Graduation


Create wildly and color with abandon!
~ginny


CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#209 ATG Always
Crafty Creations - #367 – ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #357 – My Fave Things [Copics!]
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #383 – ATG
Aurora Wings #67 – Joyous Occasions [Graduation]
Aud Sentiments - #205 – ATG + Sentiment
As You Like It – Fave Card Shape & WHY [rectangle - because I am stuck in a rut!]
Crafting with Friends #69 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #48 - ATG Always
Oddball Art – ATG
SheepSki Designs #15 – Embellish it or CAS [embellish simple glitter]

Sunday, June 3, 2018

At Snail speed...

This very tired rabbit riding a snail depicts a familiar feeling - had to download it.  Besides, look at that coloring opportunity!  This is a freebie from Elizabeth E. Dulemba's website: Coloring Page Tuesdays.

I traced the entire snail with an Embossing Pen and then embossed with clear EP for a little shiny definition.  The snail was colored with Copics and given a marvelous, sparkly sheen with Wink of Stella.  It was mounted with foam tape on a Bokeh background - DP by Paper House Productions: "Artist Paper Pix".  The edges of the background were inked with 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink.  "White Opal" Liquid Pearl was added to the center of the buttons [from my stash] & they were randomly attached with glue dots to be the flowers.  She was adorned with a small yellow ribbon tied in a bow around her neck.  White dotted snail slime was added with a white pen.













I created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: "Use Buttons &/or Bows."  You have the month of June to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
~ginny


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CHALLENGES:
Crafting From the Heart -#208 ATG Always
Rubbernecker Stamps - #34 – Ready for Summer
Everybody Art Challenge #426 – For Friends Only
Aud Sentiments - #204 – Summer + Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Inspiration Destination #151 – ATG [JFF]
Penny's Challenge #382 – ATG
Crafting with Friends #68 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #367 – ATG Always
SheepSki Designs #14 – Fave Color [Blues/ Blue greens]
Crafty Girls Creations – #48 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP