Tuesday, June 21, 2011

City Crafter Challenge

Apparently I’m confused – I mean, I know I’m usually slipping in just under the wire – but I didn’t make it this time. The challenge said we had until 6/21/2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST – I thought that meant tonight – but it didn’t and now the challenge is closed. But, I’m still going to post my project. The challenge was to create an ATC, so here’s mine…


Pop on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog – they’ve got the new challenge up and maybe I’ll get it right this time *grin*

Oh! And just a bit of news – the Star Spangled Challenge at Flourishes. I was one of the winners and won the entire June release – Yay!

Take care friends, Dru

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Star Spangled Challenge









Flourishes has their new release this week and has issued The Star Spangled Challenge to celebrate. The winner receives their entire June release – WOW! Red, white, and blue are the colors or they also stated if you’re from another country to use your own flag colors. I love this set from Flourishes and I turn to it time and again – “Patriotism on Parade”…


You can find the challenge HERE

And, remember I told you City Crafter Challenge Blog has the most unique challenges? This week it’s to dress up a jar – doesn’t that sound like fun!!!  I really hope I have the time to play – but even if I don’t you might..

Have a great weekend friends, Dru

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Love for Father

You know how some images just captivate your heart? Well, this is one of them. It’s from The Vintage Workshop and I’ve only made a couple of cards – and actually they are very similar as I also LOVE this brown harlequin paper picked up at JoAnn’s.

This one I have posted before – it is the one published in this year’s May/June issue of Cardmaker – the inside reads “I’m so glad you’re mine” and I still have not found my photo of the inside…

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And this is the new one – see what I mean – same image – same papers…


Take care friends, Dru

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Few Little Things…

Just some random projects I’ve been working on ~ mostly for my Etsy shop. I’ve been requested to design some table numbers, wish tags, and place cards lately, so here are some of the items I have put together…

This is one of my all time favorites – anything French, gittery, and with a bird or birds. The table number…

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the Wish Tag….

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and the place card…

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This was for a special customer doing a Star Wars and Lord of the Rings combination reception and asked me to design something that would work. She wanted “locations” rather than numbers, and her colors were silver, black, royal blue and white…

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and the wish tags to coordinate with the table numbers I posted a short while back…

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Take care friends, Dru

Friday, June 3, 2011

City Crafter Challenge and Card Patterns

This weeks challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog is “Back to Basics” and we’re challenged to use paint and cardboard in our project…

Talk about perfect! I was working on patriotic cards and thinking of using some of my peeled cardboard I used at Christmas to make ornaments as part of the design. I love the earthy organic feel of peeling and painting this element, and this challenge tipped the scales in that direction. I also used the Card Patterns Sketch 117 found HERE….

And my project…

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Take care friends, Dru

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge

I ran onto another new challenge blog this week – CR84FN. I was instantly attracted to the colors for this challenge as I just completed a card with these colors and had not found a place for it yet nor had I posted it on my blog – and yay – there it was. This is the inspiration photo and the colors are Kraft, Yellow, and Blue


A couple of weeks ago I posted that I am trying to use up some of my older paper and make some room, so I’ve been choosing a paper and then making a few projects. Last time I posted a masculine version and now this is the more feminine version… and in case you’re wondering, my kraft color is in my bow, somewhat in the dp, and then on my bee embellishment. By the way, this is my new favorite stamp set – Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee. I LOVE this set – it is so me….

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The die cut is also from the same line of Pink Paislee and you can find them at Emma’s Paperie, scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson LLC and Nona’s – I’m sure other places as well – but I know these stores have them – unless of course they are out again – this collection seems to have gone really fast.

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Remember, go to CR84FN and join in – looks like a fun place to check out!

Take care friends, Dru