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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

All Hallows Eve

We've reached the midway point in the Halloween challenge over at Ike's World Challenge blog. My DT project is a piece of Halloween decoration using Skellie Gossip, one of my favorite images from Ike's Art.
The base is a 7x10 inch piece of wood. I stained it before adhering patterned papers to "set" the scene, followed by my fussy-cut image (very time-consuming but worth it, I think). I pictured them in a bar setting, relaxing after a long night of spooking kids and adults alike, yet playing it safe since it is, after all, Halloween night.
I added some moss and string stuff I snagged at the Dollar Store last year, allowing a few creepy crawly spiders to hang with the boys. I love decorating for Halloween, and have posted this as well as other projects on my Facebook Page, Patacake's Paper Play.
Like Halloween as much as I do? Be sure to create and link up your project at Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win!!
Challenges I am Entering:
City Crafters - Creatures of the Night
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenges - Anything Goes w/a twist: Halloween
Inky Chicks - Halloween
Crafty Boots challenges - Autumn/Halloween

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pop Open a Good Book

Good evening, crafters! I'm a little late in showcasing my DT make for the Outlaw Greetings challenge that started this morning. The guest sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments

and I got to play with this cute digi image called "Daydreaming." I decided to make a bookmark after coloring and fussy-cutting my guy. After all, reading opens up a lot of ideas for daydreams!
I used red & white striped paper to make my popcorn box, and a magazine pic for the boy's background before putting it altogether on a green base. My sentiment (a necessity for any challenge at the Outlaw Monday Greetings) is inspired by the popcorn, and I used a brad to form the letter O in POP. A paper clip and ribbon finish off my project and now it's your turn.
The challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES!!

Too Cute to Spook

Today brings a new challenge to Craft Your Passion challenge blog. Guest sponsor is Aurora Wings, and I got to play with "Young Witch with Cat." I can't imagine this little witch cooking up concoctions and creating havoc with her spells, can you? She looks too cute to spook!
I again dipped into my never-ending supply of leftover papers and embellishments to create this fun Halloween card. The stars and spidery border are felt and foam, and I had a piece of a black jeweled flourish to help frame the image.
I colored her with Copics, then Stickled the edges and popped it onto some coordinating cardstock, and that completes my card. I have as much fun making Halloween cards as I do Christmas cards. Really, I think it's more the change in seasons than anything else. I seem to always be ready for changes in temps, colors and smells when it comes to seasons, especially when we Fall out of Summer.
We're celebrating Halloween with my granddaughter Bella and have planned pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and of course crafting throughout her visit. I can't wait!!
Meanwhile, it's always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion challenge blog. You can find inspiration both at the challenge blog, as well as at the Aurora Wings Etsy Shop. Stop by and link up your project this week!
Challenges I am Entering:
Cards in Envy - Trick or Treat

Monday, October 19, 2015

Be Alert, Be Brave, Be Resilient at the Path of Positivity

Today is the midpoint of October's challenge at the Path of Positivity. The theme is RESILIENCY, and the challenge runs from Oct. 5th to Nov. 1st.
Our guest sponsors in October are Ike's Art 
and The Stamping Boutique (TSB)

Besides inspiration from the DT, we are very fortunate to have for our guest DT member Hanne from Handmade by Hanne.  Hanne has been playing along at the challenge blog when she is able to.  We've seen many of her wonderful projects throughout the year. Please be sure to check out her blog when you enter your project this month.

Before I go into my card details, here are this month's PRIZES:
  • A $10 gift certificate from Ike's Art, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you use a TSB image), one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Now let's take a look at my new card!!
After printing my The Stamping Boutique digi image, called Smoochie- Halloween Scene, I colored her with Copics, adding some shimmer and shine, then cut her out and framed her with Halloween-themed paper. Since my "frame" was a little smaller than my image before adhering, I cut around her broom on both sides.
For embellishments, I tied bakers' twine around the frame and under my image and added s few black Skittles.
I printed my own sentiment in Photoshop. It reads: If at first you don't succeed, Fly, Fly again. I thought this was the perfect sentiment to use during our theme of Resiliency. After all, being resilient doesn't mean curling up in a ball and quitting, but adapting to changing situations.
I am working very hard at being resilient this month, as I am in a rock and a hard place at work. I must make choices and be aware of opportunities when they present themselves for improvement at my job or elsewhere.
So, my card has a secret message to all who are struggling during the everyday and not-so-everyday stresses of their lives. Be alert, be brave, be resilient!
How do you interpret RESILIENCY? Create a card, project or post that describes this attribute in a positive way. Then link it up with the Path of Positivity challenge blog for your chance to win those awesome prizes listed above. 
And as ever, crafters, have fun!
Challenges I am Entering:
Artistic Inspirations challenges - Anything Goes/Halloween
Cards in Envy - Trick or Treat
Get Creative challenges - Halloween Colors
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes/Getting Ready for Halloween
The Crazy Challenge blog - Orange, Purple & Green
The Stamping Boutique challenges - Use Purple, Orange & Black

Happy Day of the Dead card

Twelve days until Halloween. Thirteen days until Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. "Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico. Many other countries around the world celebrate similar (or hybrid) versions of Day of the Dead as well, by having special days for honoring the dead.  It is a festive, joyous time of celebration, falling on November 1 and 2 of each year, coinciding with the Catholic holidays All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day."  (
Today starts a new challenge at the Outlawz Monday Greetings. The theme is to "use flowers or brads" on your project. My DT project is a hybrid card, one made from both paper-crafting and digital crafting. I colored up an image from Rick St Dennis, one of our Guest Sponsors this week. The image is called Death on Saturday Night. After fussy-cutting the image, I created a scene in Photoshop and popped my image into it.
I like the way it turned out, and hubby asked me to print up a card for him. I'm going to give the Spanish teacher this card in a few weeks.
So, you can see where the grey flowers embellish the upper corner of my card, but I also used tiny flowers on top of my image. Where are YOU going to add your flowers (or brads) to your card or project? Don't forget to link up at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog for your chance to win prizes this week!
Here's what has gone into my project:
Digital image from Rick St Dennis: Death on Saturday Night, colored with Copics.
Papers from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles Christmas Grunge set Purple; from RUCOLA DESIGNS by Ildi Geist Dead or Alive Collection patterned paper 12.
Elements from RUCOLA DESIGNS by Ildi Geist Dead or Alive Collection: Flower 1 & 3, Clouds (behind my sentiment), Tomb 3, Tree, Gateway 2; Pink Lotty Designs: Human Skeletons 2, 3 & 4; Krysty Scrap Designs Overlay 09.
Challenges I am Entering:
Left of Center Creative challenges - Good Old-Fashioned Horror
Quoth the Raven - Color challenge

Our Creative Corner - Halloween Horror

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Cute Spook

Your Scrapbook Place has reached its midpoint in October's challenge. I created a step card for halloween with this awesome digi image from Faery Art. It's called Skullie Girl. I think it's a good mix or spooky and sweet, perfect for one of my grandkids.
I'm seeing them for Halloween, and have their candy ready. Now I have all their cards as well!
Everything on the card is from my stash except the image. In fact, the foam stars were bought at least three years ago!!! Yay me for cleaning out more of my stash.
For more inspiration, check out Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog, as well as Faery Ink Facebook page. Don't forget to link up your project for a chance to win prizes from Faery Ink!
Challenges I am Entering:
Aud Sentiments challenge blog - Halloween + Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
Share Joy challenges - Sketch &/or TicTacToe (Pumpkins, Orange & Distressing)
Crafting by Designs - Halloween!
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes + Autumn Colour Pallette
ColourQ challenges - Color-inspired
Doodle Pantry challenges - Anything Goes w/a Digital image
Digi CHoose-day challenges - Feeling Sentimental
Fussy and Fancy challenges - Orange, Black or Purple

Thursday, October 15, 2015

It's Snowing Cupcakes (I wish!)

Here is my midway DT project for this month's 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up challenge. I got to play with a sweet digi image from Imagine That! Digis by Kris. It's called Cupcake Snowman. The blog offers us an optional theme of Kids' Christmas cards. In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, they want to see a Christmas or other holiday card, meant for a child between the ages of 0 & 12. I can't wait to see how it turns out! If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that they include you in the draw for the prize.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards, earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year-end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10 gift certificate to Imagine That! Digis by Kris store.

Here's a little about this month's sponsor:
 Imagine That! Digis by Kris™ is a mother/daughter team bringing you our cutest hand-drawn images that you can flip, re-size, re-color, print & use in your crafting creations!  Almost all our digi sets include both color & outline formats & include sentiments for a great value.  In addition to carrying family-friendly digi stamps, we also offer digital papers and KD-Kits, all available as instant downloads!  You may want to check out our Free blog Wear category, as well as find freebies on our Facebook Page and join in our monthly progressive challenge where everyone who plays, Wins!  You can read more about us here on our 'About the Artists' page.
Okay, crafters, it's your turn! You have until October 31st to link up your card(s) at the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up blog. If you link up at least 2 cards, you will receive a free digital Christmas-themed paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. If you create using the theme of Kids' Christmas, make sure you add the letters FT after your name for that prize draw.
And as always, crafters, have fun!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good to Craft with...

Everyone loves a nice treat on Halloween. Read through my post for your chance to win a very nice treat!
I was in the mood for some Halloween decorations---handmade, that is. I had been saving a beautiful box from last Christmas that seemed perfect for a shadow box. Using Rick St Dennis' Death on Saturday Night, I colored then fussy-cut his image. I created the scene with patterned paper from my stash (DCWV stack). The moon, fence and sentiment are all stickers I snagged at a craft convention.
I definitely wanted a 3D effect, so my image is built with about 4-deep squares of dimensional dots. The pumpkin and headstone with just two dots.
Although good, I strived for great, so added some moss and stingy stuff that I had purchased a couple years ago in the floral aisle of a dollar store (using up my stash, one project at a time). My shadow box. is 1-1/2" deep, and 15x6 inches around. It's very lightweight, and can be set on a shelf or hung on a wall. Right now it's in my craft room, but will go on my Facebook page to see if anyone likes it enough to purchase it. (This is a new experiment for me. My friends have always said 'Oh you should sell your stuff' so I'm going to see if anything is salable on FB before I invest in Etsy)
Now, onto the fun treats for Halloween. I have 133 Followers. Everyone of my Followers can leave a comment on this post for their chance to win crafting treats. Not a Follower? Do so and leave a comment! If you also leave your own blog link, I will come over and Follow you!
Below the list of challenges I am entering are photos of prizes (I may add more).everyone who is or becomes a Follower and leaves a comment on this post is eligible for prizes. For every ten qualifying comments, I will add another prize from those pictured below. So far there are seven prizes, all going to one lucky winner!! Don't forget, if you are a new Follower, please add your blog link so that I can Follow YOU!!
And as always crafters, have FUN!
Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Sentiments challenges - Halloween Decoration
Forever Dark - Anything Dark Goes
Try It on Tuesday - It's Frightening/Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Halloween Goes
Haunted Design House challenges - Holy Hell It's Halloween
2 Crafty Girls - Inspiration Board
Crafting by Designs - Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner - Witches, Ghouls & Goblins
The Male Room - Halloween for Guys
Altered Eclectics - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Anything But Cute - Mixed Media Only Halloween
Contest Prizes in no particular order:

One More Time with the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Have you checked out theinspiration at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week? Not only do our sponsors, Scribbles Designs and Melonheadz, have prizes to offer, but one of our own DT members, Christina Hor, is also an artist. Se created this wonderful autumn-themed digital image set, called   . The set comes with the image and three sentiments. I used it to create one last card for the challenge of autumn colors and twine.
Now for the good news. Christine's set will be the prize in a second bonus draw!
Only crafters who enter the challenge this week get a chance to win this set, so have fun creating!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
~from Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
Hello, crafters! Time for another DT project for Ike's World Challenge Blog. The challenge is at its midpoint, and I wanted to lend some inspiration by creating this hybrid card. Between paper-crafting elements and digital magic, My image, Frankinella (a freebie on Ike's World Challenge Blog), decorates the woods with a colorful yet uneasy appearance. I think this time I would want to "take the road much more traveled..." LOL
My background is a recent watercolor I created. It is framed with the Gold textured paper from Christmas Grunge by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. My leaves and stars are from a collection called "Hello Autumn" from   , and the "campfire" is from   .
Whether you take the road less traveled or heavily traveled, stay out of the woods on Halloween. You never know who (or what) you might meet. Check out the challenge blog for your freebie. Link up your Autumn Colors project and you have a chance to win a gift certificate to Ike's Art.
Challenges I am Entering:
Forever Dark - Anything Dark not cute Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesdays - Anything Goes w/a Twist: Autumn Colors
Tuesday Throwdown - Water Color (my background)
Get Creative challenges - Halloween

Mulitple Sponsors at the Outlawz Monday Greetings this Week

Here's another DT card I created for this week's Monday Greetings challenge at the Outlawz. We have multiple sponsors, and I got to play with an image from each--yay, me!
Today I showcased a couple images from Melonheadz: Campfire and Marshmallow. I created this card for my hubby. We just celebrated our wedding anniversary in September, but I felt a little nudge reminding him how happy I am would be nice.
I also love a good punny card...
Check out the inspiration and the sponsor prizes this week at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week.
Happy crafting!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Waiting for Fall

The season has definitely changed. Leaves are changing colors, temps are lower, and winds are a bit crisper. This week the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog asks for a card or project that "uses Autumn colors and Twine."
My DT project uses an image from Scribbles Designs called "Leafy Brrr." I used twine to tie my tag to the card, and made up the tongue-in-cheek humorous sentiment, printed with Microsoft Word. One of the things that MUST be on your project is a sentiment or greeting. Link up your project using twine and Autumn colors for your chance to win. And just to sweeten the deal, there will be a second drawing for a digital stamp set from one of our DT, Christine Hor, "So Thankful":

What are you waiting for?? LOL
Challenges I am Entering:
My Time to Craft - Autumnal Colors
De-Stempelwinkel challenges - Halloween/Autumn/Fall

I'm Nuts for Autumn

Welcome to a new week, and a new challenge from Craft Your Passion challenge blog. Guest sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry, and I created a Fall-themed card using a difital set called "Just Nutty." The set is loaded with pre-colored and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.
I was inspired to create this card after meeting one of our newest neighbors.
The family was entranced by this little guy's brashness. He came right up to my daughter and her friend on the front stoop, and made himself comfortable. So of course we had to feed him!
What was truly amazing was that he wanted to make his home in the backpack, and we had to take strong measures to look elsewhere for the winter.
So there you have it in a nutshell-my inspiration for my card. Where do you find inspiration? I find it in the most unlikely places!! LOL
Don't forget that Craft Your Passion offers Anything Goes challenges, so I hope to see your creations on their challenge blog this week. And as always, crafters, have fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Faery Ink Sponsors SBP challenge Blog this month

October brings out the warm colors and haunted wishes in the crafter in me. It also brings a new challenge to Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog. The guest sponsor is Faery Ink, and the image I used for my holiday box is called Ghost of Lenore. Since Lenore is a famous poem by Edgar Allen Poe, one of my fave writers, I used Lenore with her creator to alter a wooden box into a sweet Halloween decoration.
I rubbed some Tim Holtz stain on my box inside and out, then covered the sides with leftover patterned papers. I used up a lot of pearl flourishes, flowers, bows and tiny skeleton parts from my stash. I created the legs from white marbles, painting on faces and gluing them on.

I had loads of fun creating this one.
Now it's your turn to have some fun. The theme is Anything Goes, so link up your project for your chance to win prizes from our sponsor, Faery Ink!
Challenges I am Entering:
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Colour Q challenges - color inspiration
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes w/a touch of black
Haunted Design House - Halloween (no cuteness)
Forever Dark 2 challenges - Anything Dark
That Craft Place - Mixed MEdia Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - ANything Mixed Media Goes
Creatalicious challenges - Halloween
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - October
Through the Purple Haze - Halloween
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Quoth the Raven - Color Challenge (choose at least 3-I chose Black, orange & purple)

Tag You're It!

Hello, crafters! I was lucky enough to discover a Card Trading Club practically in my own back yard. The women who belong to the club, which I found out about at my lss, invited me to join, and I have been able to make most meetings. This week, instead of cards, the trade is Christmas Tags.
Everyone brings in 16 baggies of 6 tags to pass along, kind of like a Cookie Exchange Night.

I remembered this week's meeting a couple days ago, and I was under the gun to produce almost 100 tags for the exchange, but as you can see, I persevered! LOL
I used Christmas patterned papers from my stash and my Creative Memories border punch system to make the lovely Christmas Tree cutouts on my tags. Adding a folded pieces of ribbon and some pearls and snowflakes, I added a stamped sentiment "To: From:" after inking the sides of my tags.
I can't believe I finished all these tags in less than two days of available crafting time! Of course, they are very CAS, but I like the way they turned out, and hope my fellow club members like them.
I can't wait to see all the tags tomorrow night!!
Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I have a good start on my cards, thanks to the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Blog. I haven't started any handmade presents yet, though.
That's all for now. Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
MooMania - Show Patterns
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes Winter/Snow
Love to Scrap challenges - Ribbon or Lace

Monday, October 5, 2015

Resiliency Brings its Own Rewards

Today starts a new challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The theme is Resiliency, and I have a personal story to tell:
 At the end of summer, my co-worker had to quit and find another job because the business manager pulled her benefits-eligibility. Then my boss opted to leave for a number of reasons. Except for a part-timer, I carried on despite lack of communication from the powers that be. While on scheduled vacation, my new boss arrived. Two months later, I still have no guarantee that my job will remain the same as far as being benefits-eligible. I wouldn't mind lesser hours, but let me keep my family's insurance please. It also seems that my part-time friend and I are in competition for remaining in the department. So we are both working our butts off to save our butts.
So, where does the theme of Resiliency come into play here?
Resiliency is defined as the ability to recover from or adjust to change. Change is a part of life, and success is measured by how resilient a person is throughout changes in life: growth, education, relationships, work, health, aging. A resilient person can learn from mistakes, adapt to changes in environment, work to maintain balance in their lives, and keep a positive attitude throughout it all.
Personally, this last change in my life has taken a toll on my own resiliency. I am learning from mistakes, adapting to the changes, and maintaining an outward appearance of calm and positivity. However, the stress of not knowing what tomorrow will bring is playing havoc with my emotional and spiritual balance.
But I am an optimist, and just need to work on returning to a healthy balance by letting go of fear and doubt. I started spinning to keep my energy levels up; I meditate and "shed" the stresses of each work day before I go to bed; I pray to remind myself that I am exactly where God wants me to be at this point in my life.
And of course, I spend tine crafting to relax. I used a digi image from Ike's Art called Muse 7. I chose to showcase the seasonal changes that Autumn brings. Crisper air, a bounty of color in the trees, a crunchy carpet of leaves underfoot--one would be hard put not to recognize all the beauty that Fall brings to our neck of the woods. And that's just what I need to remember. The Earth is resilient, and adapts itself to the changes of the seasons. And each season brings its own beauty into the world.
I, too, can be resilient, and bring forth my own beauty into my life.
This month's PRIZES are from two of my favorite sponsors:
Ike's Art 
and The Stamping Boutique (TSB)

    A $10 gift certificate from Ike's Art, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you use a TSB image), for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

  • Besides inspiration from the DT, we are very fortunate to have for our guest DT member Hanne from Handmade by Hanne. Hanne has been playing along at the challenge blog when she is able to. We've seen many of her wonderful projects throughout the year. Please be sure to check out her blog when you enter your project this month.
Challenges I am Entering:
Colouring in Scrapland - Toda vale (Anything Goes)
House of Cards - Add texture (felt leaves, burlap bow) &/or color challenge (autumn palette)

Robyn's Fetish - Add Leaves, Faux or Real
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes

Happy Halloween from the Farm, Y'all!

Well, here in Chicago, we got a late start to Autumn, but it has arrived! And my cards have changed their colors as well as the leaves ion the trees. The Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog has a new challenge: make a Halloween card or invitation.
I created this digital card using images from our guest sponsor this week, DeeDee's Digis. The more I play in Photoshop, the more I love it. I am still learning what I can do, but am loving it all.
What about you? Do use use Photoshop to create cards and layouts? I like a blend of the two, what is called hybrid crafting.
Whatever you do, have fun. And link up your project with the Outlawz Monday Greetings this week!!

Images and sentiment from:
DeeDee’s Digis Happy Jacks set, Open Window set, Goody Jars set
Papers from:
Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles Christmas Grunge Brown; Nancy Baumiller Hello Autumn Collection
Elements from:
Nancy Baumiller Crowabout Studio: Hello Autumn Element 10 (star); RUCOLA DESIGNS  Dead or Alive Collection: Ornament 6 (flourish), Crow; Megan Mullins:  Because of You Collection (leaf sprig); Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles: Button 05
Challenges I am Entering:
Dragonfly journeys - It's the Great Pumpkin!
The Craft Garden - Autumn Colors

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gerda Stein Designs Sponsors the Outlawz Progressive Freebie

Now that the school year has truly started, I needed a desk calendar that would change with the seasons. I found a cool acrylic calendar/pen holder at my local Goodwill store for 99 cents and threw away the 2012 monthly pages.
I started with the month of October, using a digital image called "Kid with Pumpkin Handcart" from Gerda Steiner Designs. GSD is this month's wonderful sponsor at the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenges group.
Everyone who played in last month's challenge will receive this image for free. Didn't play last month? Just go to the Shoppe and purchase it, create something with it and then link up with the Outlawz and the next month's image is free. Keep doing this and you will receive a free image every month. It's that simple!

After printing my image, I colored with Copics, and found and printed a 2015 monthly template for the rest of the year and into 2016.I chose a paper from my never-ending (or so it seems) stash. Since the space between the inner and outer acrylic faces is very thin, I had to go easy on embellishments, settling for some ribbon, a flower, a bow and a few scattered sequins.
Right now my calendar is holding a few Fall flowers and leaves, but once I bring it to my office, I'll add some pens and pencils. And maybe a few personal business cards in case people like my artwork!
Don't forget to check out all the lovely images at Gerda Steiner Designs. Hope you'll play along this month!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
Share joy challenges - Color Palette

The Craft Garden - Autumn Colors