Friday, October 31, 2014

HYCCT1408 You're Amazing!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hope you have fun with the kiddos or whatever plans you may have!  I know mine is going to be a busy day, so I'm auto-posting this for the morning!

I don't have anything actually Halloween themed to share today (I do have something to share, but have not photographed it.), but my card does feature someone in costume!  HYCCT1408 was to create a card for your hero, whomever that may be.

My thoughts on this challenge were to honor the nurses who deliver the chemotherapy on a daily basis.  Speaking from my own experience, I was not (and still am not) an easy stick.  I refused a port and my veins are deep, stubborn and take a LONG time to come out.  Most treatment days required me to be load up on water in the days prior, squeeze a stress ball frequently and sit with warm towels on my arms prior to attempting to find a vein.  Even after all of that, it often required a ringer to get the IV in and I went home looking like I'd been in a fight.  So this goes out to all of the nurses!

The card is pretty self-explanatory -- I used the MFT Skyline Border to create the city.  Birdie Brown is conquering the city -- I wanted her to look like she was standing on top.

Challenge Submissions

You're Amazing: MFT Skyline Border, Birdie Brown You're Super stamps & dies, Electric Red ink, Steel Grey; Brilliant Blue, Barely Banana, Copics

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

HYCCT1421 Love & Happiness

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!  Just a quick post to keep up with my blogging of HYCCT projects!  Today I have the card I made for HYCCT1421 "Get Inked" - in honor of the tattoos you get when you undergo radiation.  They are little specks of tattoos, but it is amazing how much they stick out! (Speaking from experience!)

I used Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry and Pink Lemonade reinkers and splattered my piece of white card stock with a paint brush.  I then stamped it with Love and Happiness from the Always & Forever set and positioned a nice big Pink Lemonade ampersand in the middle.  Sweet & simple!

Challenge Submissions

Love & Happiness: MFT Blueprints 13, Ampersands, Always & Forever, Sno Cone card stock & reinker, Pink Lemonade card stock & reinker, Blu Raspberry card stock, ink, & reinker

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HYCCT1401A Big Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday all!  Are you ready for Halloween?  I have some work to do between now and Friday on costumes.  I'm looking forward to Saturday, where there isn't anything on the calendar!!

Today I have my HYCCT card for the FIRST challenge.  I will admit that I almost gave up before even getting going on this one!  The challenge was to use the Paper Tole technique and create a truly 3D image with paper piecing.  You can watch the video or read through the tutorial, but basically you use multiple layers of the image or area of an image to create a 3D effect.

When I sat down and watched the video, I didn't think I'd get through it.  I read through the tutorial and watched the video again.  Then I stamped my image 5 times, colored what I wanted and pushed them aside. LOL!  Finally, I tackled it this past weekend.  My main ala mode image was cut out with an Oval STAX die.  Then I cut out the balloons from the 4 additional stamped & colored (only the balloons) images.  I colored the edge with a PaperMate Flair marker.  Then each balloon was rolled over with an embossing tool.  Since I don't have an embossing mat, I used my mouse pad, which worked great.  I then glued 4 additional balloons onto each balloon.
You can kind of see the 3D effect in this side view.  I kept the layout very simple since the image panel was large and I didn't want to take away from the Paper Tole.  But, I had to add in that gorgeous striped ribbon, which compliments the striped designer paper so well!

Including today, I'm only 5 behind on the challenges for HYCCT!  I will have a very busy blog for the next few weeks, keeping up with posting all of the projects!  Actually, I think I have enough projects featuring snowflakes to do a full week of snow! LOL!

Challenge Submissions
Creative Card Crew - Bows
FanTastic Tuesday - #58 Anything Goes with a Monochrome twist

HYCCT1401A Big Birthday Wishes: MFT Stamps ala mode Big Birthday Wishes, Oval STAX, Sentiment Strips, Razzle Berry card, SU Basic Grey, Echo Park Be Mine, ribbon, rhinestone

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HYCCT1417 Binding Book of Love

Happy Tuesday all!  It's going to be a beautiful day here with probably one of the last days of warmish temps.  I love on bright sunny fall days because of how the sun hits the changing leaves on the trees.

The HYCCT1417 challenge was "All that Binds Us" -- make a card with a bound spine or mimic a book spine or make an actual book.  It stumped for quite a while.  When I was going through my die binder over the weekend, I spotted my Ticket Book dies from MFT and I was no longer stumped.
 I opted to keep the card actually quite simple.  It's a Razzle Berry base and a pop of black with some sweet paper from My Mind's Eye. I added in some more twine before the book.  The coupon book contains 4 coupons, as follows.

 I really hope someone actually redeems these coupons!  They are perfect for someone undergoing chemo or a caregiver or a child of a parent undergoing chemo or a child going through chemo.... You get the idea!

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Cardmakers -- Die Cutting or Punches

Binding Book of Love: MFT Coupon Book - Love, Ticket Book, Steel Grey ink, Razzle Berry card stock and ink, Pink Lemonade ink, Black Licorice card stock; PTI Stamper's Select, MME Love Me, twine

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Monday, October 27, 2014

HYCCT1420 MFTWSC199 Smashed Birthday Wishes

Hi all!  Happy Monday!  I can't believe it is the last week of October.  Time just flies by at breakneck speed! We had a full weekend of home improvement projects, pumpkin picking, Halloween parties, etc!  In between loads of laundry and coats of paint, I made attempts to get caught up on HYCCT challenges.  I'd been procrastinating some that were a bit more challenging, but I'm glad to be only 4 behind now (including today).

So onto my card for today -- again, I combined a challenge with the current MFTWSC sketch.  Now, this sketch would be so much easier if I had the Square Grid Cover Up.   It's one of those dies I thought wouldn't be necessary.  I can create that effect with a punch or cut squares.  Well, I miss the grid!
The HYCCT1420 challenge is "Get Smooshed" -- of course, you get what that means.  The technique was the Smash technique.  I used two pieces of glossy paper and inked up the one with Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry and Pink Lemonade (my only reinkers!)  {Side note: did you know that reinkers is auto-corrected to reindeer?}  You use more of the lightest color and the least of the darkest.  Then you press the other sheet of glossy paper down onto the inked sheet.  After applying pressure, you remove it, let it dry and you get a beautiful background.

I cut my 1 inch squares and then added a big pearly flourish that had been taking up residence in my embellishment drawer for far too long.  My sentiment ended up being a bit wavy due to the pearls underneath, however I like the effect.

Challenge Submissions

Smashed Birthday Wishes: MFT Pink Lemonade cardstock, Sentiment Strips dies, ALM Birthday Girl, Pink Lemonade, Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry reinkers; PTI Stamper's Select, Glossy Paper,  MME embellishment

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