It’s Challenge Time!

Good morning boys and girls, welcome to another Simple Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky.  Today’s theme is  Joy of the Season and we were asked to create a holiday decoration.  One great thing about being on Kristal’s DT is that our challenge products are always open to our interpretation.  For this challenge, I’ve stepped way out of the box and created a Valentine’s Day decoration.  I really love everything about it, so much so I probably won’t wait till Valentine’s Day to display it.

I am very short for time this morning so I can’t provide the usual list of supplies and instructions for how I created this project right now.  The base is a Spellbinders Grand die (scalloped circles), the hearts were cut from the eCraft using the Year of Celebration SD Card and the sentiment comes from K Andrew Designs Art Stamps Scripture Sayings.  It’s one of my favorites…check it out:

Ink used was Versafine and Tim Holtz distress ink and the hanger is just a piece of wire coiled around my craft knife then stretched out a little.  Be sure to visit the Getting Cricky blog for details on what prize you can win as well as to link up your own holiday decor projects!

Happy Sunday, I’m off to church!


Cheerio it’s tea time don’t ya know!

Wow I guess that blog title is what happens when British English meets Fargo meets a sleepy blogger.  Anyway, it’s that time again, time for another a Simple Sunday challenge over at Getting Cricky.  This week’s challenge is designed to warm you from the inside out.  I wouldn’t say our weather outside is frightful, but it is definitely cool and crisp now…perfect for enjoying a hot cuppa’ anything.  As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am not a coffee drinker.  Plus…even if I wasn’t LDS I still couldn’t be a coffee drinker…I can’t get past the smell of that stuff….ewwwwwwwwww.

I do however, enjoy a nice all natural herbal tea on  a cold morning such is the one facing me right now.  With that in mind, I created this:

Ginseng is not my favorite type of herbal tea; however, the yellow color goes beautifully with the Fall feeling that’s present in the air in many places don’t you think?  Yes yes…I know it’s already winter in some places too, but here in my little spot on the map we are still enjoying the rich beautiful colors of fall.  This project features the following K Andrew Designs Stamp sets:

I would like to tell you how I created this project, but it was done how I cook a lot of things in my kitchen….I used a little of this and a little of that and some of this and some of that.  The card base is your basic A2 card base.  The tea bag holder I came up with on my own and the pendant shape is from Spellbinders.   Now, if you haven’t already done so, please head over to Kristal’s Blog where you can warm up with all the other hot projects the Design Team has created!  Kristal even has a great prize package you can win…like usual!
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Scary Simple Sunday

This week our Getting Cricky Design team is featuring  Halloween projects.  Be sure to check out which stamp sets are used because not everyone chose the Fall-O-Ween stamp set.  It’s great to be able to take something like Splashtastic Summer and make it work for a Halloween project.  That’s the beauty of stamps by K Andrew Designs, they are designed to mix and match, not just among sets, but between them too.  Now onto my project:

This was a bit of a challenge for me because I not only don’t enjoy Halloween, I don’t even have so much as a Halloween sheet of paper in my collection.  None I could find anyway that is!  So…what do you do when you have a deadline approaching and you have to get something made…you improvise!  I broke out my Photoshop program, searched for some free Halloween Brushes, and made a grim reaper SVG that I could cut on my eCraft.  I did the same for the tombstone and then used the shapes already inside my SCAL software for the moon and cloud.  I used K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamp set for the sentiment that says “You don’t Scare me'”

My card base is half a sheet of 6 by 12 paper for a 6 x 6 card.  The RIP on the tombstone is the font Graveyard Shift, available as a free download from  I used silver stickles on the blade and black diamond stickles on the handle/staff of the blade or whatever it is Grim Reaper is carrying.  Except for the tombstone, everything was adhered using foam dots for dimension.  I hope you enjoy and can’t wait to see what Halloween Projects YOU have up your sleeves!

Kristal has a special challenge, like always, going on at her blog.  Be sure you visit her blog to see what everyone has created for you!  I have the most talented DT Sisters in the world!  Here are Kristal’s rules for the challenge:

Challenge Requirements:

  1. Post any “Halloween” project of your choice & link up by 9/24/2011
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
  3. Make sure Kristal’s blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to her blog Getting Cricky
  4. Leave a comment on Kristal’s blog
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word!
  6. The winner will receive an exclusive 4 x 6 set of FALL-O-WEEN stamps! You can’t buy these! The Fall-o-Ween stamps for sale are the larger size!

To take part in the challenge, link up YOUR Halloween themed projects by clicking the link below.