Crafting Compulsion?

Does this ever happen to you??? Do you ever become obsessed with the silliest things? Do you sometimes exhibit a crafting compulsion that could potentially land you in a twelve step program? Okay maybe I am being a tad melodramatic, but I think I may have a problem:) So I have been going OCD over these Lace & Doily Stickers that they are carrying at the Dollar Tree. They are so adorable, and I feel this overwhelming compulsion to get them. It’s been hit or miss for me in finding them, and I have found myself guilty of drawing others into my sickness.

My mother was able to obtain several sets…my girlfriend Jona found a few…my girlfriend Karen made an attempt, but alas there were no doily stickers to be found where she went. In an effort to appease her crafty friend, she did however find some adorable 3D garden stickers. No they were not doilies but they were hecka cute!

So to say thank you to her for redirecting my one track doily loving mind, I made her this set of mini cards using the garden stickers.

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They were super easy to put together, and the turned out really cute. I even made a tiny desktop box for them to sit in, so they could be kept close at hand.

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So thank you to all those crazy ladies, who were trying to help this crazy crafter in her quest.

Until the next obsession…Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Friday Mashup Challenge No. 107

It’s a Sun Shiny Day!!!

This week at the Friday Mashup, Amanda Corbet is hosting “It’s a Sun Shiny Day!!!”. Makes me want to hum that song from the Brady Bunch…now try getting that one out of your head today. 🙂 Well for this challenge I looked and I looked, but I didn’t have anything that I could equate to the sun, until I came across my Sun Ripened II stamp set and saw that lemon branch. Lemons totally remind me of summer.  They are probably one of my all time favorite fruits, and bring back great memories from my childhood.

The challenge guidelines this week are as follows:

1. Create a project showcasing “Sunshine”.
2. Create an “Easel card” project.
3. Or Mash it Up and create an “Easel Card project with some Sunshine”.

Below is my take on the challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Exterior
Card Base:
8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25 & 6 3/8) – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 4.5 x 3.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 4.25 x 3.0 – Whisper White

Card Interior
Card Matte:
5.25 x 4.0 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.25 x 2.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.0 x 2.0 – Whisper White

Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Sun Ripened II and Simple Sayings II
Ink Pads Used: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette & Lucky Limeade
Embossing Folders: Vintage Wallpaper
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Rhinestone (2), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Paper Players Challenge No. 142

I am not sure how many of you are familiar with the Paper Players Challenge this week, but let me tell you….this was HARD for me.  A single layer? I didn’t realize how dependent I was on my Stampin’ Dimensionals. I guess I over-compensated by using 4 stamp sets, a letterpress plate and three ink colors?  That being said, this was a great challenge. I may decide to revisit it on a regular basis. Even though it made me a little anxious I think it is a good practice in simplicity.

Oh yes, I do believe I may have cheated a little by adding the rhinestone to the hummingbird…I said it’s a good practice in simplicity, I didn’t say I had mastered it 🙂

I’d love to see your single layer projects!

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Stamp Sets Used: Stampin’ Up! © Sweet Summer, Whimsical Words, Bloomin’ Marvelous and Best Friends Forever
Ink Pads Used: Basic Black, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
Letterpress Plate: Fancy Fan
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Rhinestone