Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Photo Banner

I had so much fun doing the Pile It On challenge last week that I had to do it again this week. This time I decided to do something other than a card. So, I came up with this vertical photo banner. I had some great pictures of my kids with Santa Clause and I wanted to display them.

The challenges I played along with this week are:
Pile It On:Tinsel Town (Glitter)
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Christmas Carol
Kaboodle Doodle: Snowflakes
Practical Scrappers: Anything Christmas
The Pink Elephant: your favorite Christmas color combo
To complete this project I made the layouts digitally using Scrapbook Max and the Merry Kissmas set from Melissa Bennett. I punched a snowflake (Martha Stewart) from the edge of the layouts and filled it with glitter (Art Glitter in Crystal) using the glitter and tape technique (see how here). Then I adhered the punched out snowflake to the layout with a pearl (Martha Stewart) in the middle of it. I matted each layout in Chocolate cardstock (from Close to my Heart) sprayed with Glimmer Mist (from Tattered Angels) in Cherub Pink. The ribbon is a satin edged wired shimmer organdy ribbon (floral department of Hobby Lobby). I ran it between the layouts and the mats and made a loop at the top to hang the banner from. I then used the same ribbon to tie a bow around the hanging loop.
I know its kind of difficult to see in the photos, the quality is not the best, but the colors I used are lt. pink, lt blue, lt. green and lt. red.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Challenge Crazy

I found a challenge blog called Pile It On. The concept is to meet their challenge while simultaneously meeting one or more additional challenges. The following card was made using these challenges:
Pile it on: Flowers and Flourishes
Color Chef: Ocean, Cranberry and White Daisy
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Cuttlebug Spot: Winter
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Christmas

The supplies used for this card are:

Cardstock (Ocean, Cranberry, White Daisy)-Close to my Heart, Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads (Ocean, Cranberry, Grey Wool, Orange, Chocolate)-Close to my Heart, Exclusive Inks Marker(Grey Wool)-Close to my Heart, Stamp Sets (All Decked Out, Holiday Trinkets)-Close to my Heart, Flower(from Mini Medley, Chocolate Shades Collection)-Close to my Heart , The Essential Glue Pad, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Snowflakes), Art Glitter (Crystal), rhinestone-KaiserCraft.

Thanks for looking!

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