Sunday, October 9, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

It appears it's the week for tags...at least posting two in one weekend is a record for me! I am much more comfortable when the tag is ATTACHED to the front of a card or 3D project.  Which means this sketch at Skipping Stones was perfect!
And simple enough! As a matter of fact, I purposely chose to leave off a sentiment so that I may use it for one of the many occasions I have coming up.  I have several friends with Fall birthdays, two wedding Anniversaries, and several folks I just plain miss on a regular basis!

This wreath from Skipping Stones is so versatile!
You can color it up with Fall or Christmas colors, and I noticed today, that it has tiny groups of what could be flowers for a Spring or Summer wreath!  
Yes, I'll be inking this one up a lot!
I don't know if you can tell, but the leaves from the same set were embossed in gold onto the punched trim to add just a bit of sparkle.

Also, on a sad note, one of my favorite and very generous Challenge Blogs is going "off the air" and this is their last challenge!
So, this card is being submitted at Easy Craft Projects Challenges.  I will miss checking out all of their cool DT projects and the other entries!

Flashback Friday 16.0!

I absolutely love the fact there is a blog out there who asks us to search our old projects to show some of our very first attempts!  Flashback Friday Challenge does just that!  Take ownership of your card, tag, or 3D project!  Sometimes it's a bit difficult to admit that I actually thought a card was finished or presentable when I look at it now. But that's what makes it terrific...to see how we've grown, improved, or just changed styles over the years.

       This challenge is to show your first TAG!
I think this has to be the first tag-like project I made. Even now, I don't make many tags. It's very difficult for me to work on such a small canvas. The holiday season gave me the reason I needed to complete the task! I even made several sets so my mother (my grandson's great-grandma) could have some ornaments that year.
Nothing fancy, for sure.  I still have mine and they go up on the tree every year!  The grandson thinks they are quite hilarious!  Wonder what he'll say when I drag them out when he's 18 and he has a girlfriend over for the holidays?  LOL!

Anyway, that's where I was about 2 years ago...hadn't done a lot of scrapping.

Check out Flashback Fridays!  It'll be fun, and they have some great prizes to boot!