Thursday, October 6, 2011

Brown Eyed Girl

When I came across the “Less is More” challenge for the week I didn’t think I would be able to make a submission. After cutting a few hundred blank “inchies’ for my enthusiastic ten and eleven year olds, I decided I needed to make a little something before the day was out.
The challenge is to make a simple card, white space, with the color of your eyes. Since the blog is from the UK there sure were plenty of blue and green submissions!
So here is one from the brown-eyed girl from Arizona.
The little “pretty party dress” is stamped in coffee. Old book scraps, brown chalk edges. A little stitch and button accent. That’s it!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I’m not so sure my dogs like the Trader Joe’s natural dog treats nearly as much as I enjoy the packaging.

The lettering is too inspiring to toss in the recycle bin, so I used it as my inspiration for this gift card holder. Cas-ual Fridays put out a challenge to use ribbon as a tab or a loop. So here is my response, featuring the word “treats” from the Trader Joe’s dog treat box. Believe it or not, this was fast to put together. I created the card holder and made a pouch that was ¼" wider to accommodate the fold and the card. I extended the dimensions to create a side and bottom tab to glue the pouch closed. The pouch was decorated with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Milled Lavender, and scribbled with NeoArt water soluble wax crayons. I used Stampotique stamps; dots Medium checkerboard . The "inchies" are cropped from my Corie and Little Skull Boy images also Stampotique. I used a circle punch to allow the card to be pulled easily from the pouch. A piece of ribbon attached with a grommet. Pop in your gift card and you are all set for a spooky and sweet surprise!