Monthly Archives: August 2012

My First Magazine Publication

I am thrilled to be published in Issue 84 of Papercraft Essentials Magazine.

They did a 4 page article featuring 7 of my projects.  Here is a sneak peak of page 1

JustRite Friday Challenge #079 – “Opposites Attract”

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!

Today I have a project to share, this one comes with a bit of a story…  I have been wanting to make a shadow box card for some time (I had never tried one of these before) so I thought I might make one to enter in one of my favorite challenges  JustRite Friday Challenge #079 – “Opposites Attract”.

The challenge this week is to make a card with “complimentary” colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel).  The wheel is simply for reference only but you can use any color range – light to dark – to create your card.  I decided to go with Purple and Yellow.  I just love the sharp contrast of these two colors together.

I started out with creating my shadow box card which was a lot of fun and I thought it really added a different look to a traditional card but when I finished it I just felt it was missing something so this is where the story comes in… to make a long story short, one of my friend’s has a loved one in the hospital awaiting some major surgery.  She has been trying to divide her time between being at work and being at the hospital with her loved one every day for the past several weeks.  I thought I would try to make her  a little something that she could bring to the hospital with her and would hopefully cheer her up.  So, my shadow box card turned into a “Thinking of You – Get Well Soon” shadow box/picture frame.  I hope it will bring a smile to her lovely face when I give it to her.

Here is a photo of the shadow box before I framed it.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you come back again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 40 – Shaped Card

I sure hope everyone is doing their best to beat the heat!  I don’t think I can remember a summer where the temperatures and humidity have been with us for such an extended period.  Oh well, the cool weather will be upon us before we know it.

I have a project to share tonight for this week’s Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 40 – Shaped Card (no square or rectangle).  I made a 3D Dresser a short time back but have you ever made something and then said, maybe I should have done this or maybe I should have added that… so I thought I would take the opportunity to try my hand at recreating my version of a slightly Vintage Victorian dresser.  This new and improved version has a double  bank of drawers (hey, what girl doesn’t want more drawers? LOL!)  I also wanted to take advantage of using my Cheery Lynn Design dies and with the exception of my ruler, cutter, scissors and a LOT of heavy-duty glue, this project has been created entirely with Cheery Lynn Design dies. 

Here is a list of what I used:

Cheery Lynn Circle Lace Mega Doily

Cheery Lynn Lace Square Heat Mega Doily

Cheery Lynn English Tea Party

Cheery Lynn Rectangle-Classic Card Stackers

Cheery Lynn Doily Stacker Circles 1, 2, 3

Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish

Cheery Lynn Cuties 3

Cheery Lynn Judy’s Blooms

Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower #1 Leaf

Cheery Lynn Inverted Scalloped Window Stackers

I really enjoyed this project and I actually like this one better than the first.  As the old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try try again! 

Have a wonderful evening and I hope you can pop back to visit again very soon!

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