Sunday, July 31, 2011

August Creative Crew Challenges

August is my last month for the Creative Crew.  I have enjoyed creating my projects each month.  This month we were to focus on friendships.  We also had to use the paper piercing tool on our projects.  Well, at least two of the project challenges called for it so I just used it on all of them.  HA!
This is a really long post so if you want to see all of the projects, make sure you scroll all the way down.  To see a larger closeup of any picture, just click on the picture.

A few weeks ago my daughter Erin was telling me she wanted a strip of cork for her girls to hang their artwork in their room.  I told her I would  figure out something.  WELL, my dear friend Emma meanwhile made a cork/magnet/whiteboard for another friend of ours.  GENIUS!!!  I was making it way too hard.    Thank you sooo much Emma for the inspiration.  Emma did not take a picture of hers, but she has wonderful projects on her blog.
This is for the Catalog Focus.  Paper Piercing Tool.  I made one for each of the girls.  I bought whiteboards and added Stampin' Up! cork to them.  The Daffodil Delight Pennant Punch piece is paper pierced.  The girls are sisters and good friends.  They play and do schoolwork together every day.  I thought this fit in very well for a friendship/sister project.

The next two projects are for the DSP/Color Focus.  The Designer Series Paper is Pocketful of Posies.  I don't have this paper so I just used some of the colors in the paper for my projects.

These coasters are glass and have a slide in for paper or a picture.  I stamped the image from Charming.  The colors I used are Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped on Whisper White.  The word "Friend" is stamped in Early Espresso and is from the set You're a Gem.  The frame is from the new set Frame It, stamped in Early Espresso and then daubered with Soft Suede. The background is the new background stamp Parlor Prints and it is stamped with Baja Breeze.  A nice gift for a friend or sister, wouldn't you say?
This card is another project for the Color Focus.  The colors here are Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  The tag piece is a bookmark.  I have seen these everywhere and they are sooo easy to make.  And fun!   The stamp set I used is Raining Flowers.  The words are from the set Field Flowers and it says "My thoughts are happiest when you're in them".  I paper pierced the Soft Suede piece as well as the scalloped pieces on the bookmark.  The flower on the bookmark is inked in Baja Breeze.  The same flower is used on the background and is inked in Craft White.  A smaller flower is also stamped on the background in Baja Breeze.

Here is a close-up of the bookmark itself.
Here is the inside of the bookmark.  When you use the Two-Tags Die for this piece you just run it through the Big Shot with a fold.  Then just cut a couple pieces of Stampin' Up! Magnet Sheets.

The next project is for the Holiday Focus.  Friendship Day, Family Day or Sisters Day.  They are all celebrated in August and we had to pick one.  We also had to use a sketch.  AND paper piercing.  AND the colors in the Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper.  This one is my favorite project this month.  I have 2 sisters.  So they were my focus.  And they are both my favorite.  So I had to make 2 of these.  I could have made them different but I decided to make them the same.  I used my favorite new set from the catalog.  Creative Elements.  Love, love, love it!  The other sets used are Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fabulous Phrases and the retired set Wonderful Favorites.   My sisters and I have this thing going that each of us is the favorite.   We address "to my favorite sister" and sign "from your favorite sister".   And we do the same with our brother and our parents.  It actually all started when I started it with my dad.   We have a lot of fun
with it.

This is the inserted piece.

And you all KNOW that I really am the favorite.  HA!

These challenges will be up on SCS August 1st at 1pm ET.  I will post a link to them when they are up.  The Creative Crew Gallery is here and all of the August Creative Crew will have their projects up August 1 at 1pm ET.


Lorien Clark said...

Wow! Gorgeous Debra! I love it all.

Emma F said...

Oooooh, you did another fabulous set of projects . Love these the best of all :)

Annette Elliott said...

this is absolutely beautiful! Nice job!!!