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Thursday, February 28, 2013

focus on PATTERNS at Charisma!

woot!  my challenge this week at Charisma, and i couldn't wait to see what the Charisma Galz would do with this one!  i want to see AT LEAST 5 PATTERNED PAPERS on your projects, and while i know that may sound nutty (well, it's me, so it could very well BE nutty!), i must let you know that Team Carly made it look SO easy!

right.  so.  the challenge.  RIGHT HERE.  you've got a week - this one ends next Wednesday, so let's see you rock it!  if you want a tip, it's SUPER easy to do with a simple repetition working within one line from any paper company... 

i mixed it up with 2 - We R Memory Keepers' "Antique Chic" line, and My Mind's Eye's "Everyday Flair".  here's what i came up with (sadly, it seems i've been making more sympathy cards than anything else lately - ugh):

there's a total of 7 patterns here - 6 for the scalloped circles, and one subtle layer across the top of the card.  easy peasy!
so that's one easy way to A) combine a whole slew of patterns without making it look busy or chaotic; and B) use up scraps, if you're buried under a mountain of 'em!  :)

CLICK HERE to check out the projects from the Charisma Galz and to play along - we're giving away prizes from:

yeah.  digis, digis, digis!  6 from DigiStamp Boutique, 3 from Crafty Sentiments, and as many as 10 pounds will get you at Bunny Zoe's!  :)  we have awesome sponsors, and there's SO much variety in their shops, you won't know where to BEGIN if you're one of our winners!  :)  

i've also decided to play along at:

Paper Pretties - their theme is "Spike the Punch" - i loves me some punches!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - they're looking for "Swirls and Lace"
and that's all she wrote, folks!  happy crafting, and we're ALMOST at the weekend!  WOOT WOOT!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Charisma's got a one-layer challenge up!

howdy, crafty chickens!  it's a SUPER dreary Saturday in South Jersey, and all i wanna do is get my craft on.  unfortunately, my priority is a sympathy card, which is not my favorite by any means, but it has to be done.  if i get to it and behave, i can reward myself with some more fun crafting, so i'm going to make this short and sweet!

Charisma's challenge this week is ONE-LAYER CARDS.  it kicked off Thursday and runs through Wednesday, and it's a challenge for me, so i decided that i'd play, even though it's Team Gem's week...  ready?  here's the card i whipped up, using some fussy cutting with gorgeous DCWV paper, a big old stamp from MSE!, a couple of quick pearls, and my trusty MS scoring board:

 it looks easy, right?  ;) 

you wanna play?  you wanna win some goodies from these guys?

Pink Cat Studio

or these guys?


or, if you're in the UK and want to go to Birmingham, perhaps a couple of tickets to this?

NEF Event in Birmingham March 21-24

well then.  get to it.  create your one-layer card, link it up HERE, and you might be one of our lucky winners!  :)  either way, CLICK HERE to see some awesome one-layer creations from our uber-talented Charisma Galz - we have such a great team, i'm always inspired to see what they're adding! 

soooooo, there you have it.  i'm off to make a sympathy card and hopefully some other pretties, and you should definitely watch this space because there are EXCITING things on the horizon for this little Orange Girl!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Something big's coming your way!

just sayin'!

you might want to mark your calendars, 'cuz it's going to be SUPER inspiring and totally awesomesauce!