Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Penny's Challenge #480 'Anything Goes'

 Hello and welcome.  I hope all is well and safe wherever you might be.  I live in the United States of America.  I live in the state of Oregon which is on the west coast of the county.  The past 10 days we have been living with wildfires.  At present in Oregon alone, we have 16 fires burning.  Several communities have disappeared.  Here are a couple of pictures.

Satellite Image of Oregon taken 4 
days ago.  The smoke is still here.

This is Phoenix Oregon, or what is left
of it.  

Please pray for all the fire crews and residents still threatened by fire. Though evacuations have been reduced the clean up hasn't even begun.  Rain is due starting Thursday night.

Ok enough about the fires, lets get our craft on!!!

But of course let me tell you who our amazing sponsors are:

Patties Creations Digital Images
Prize~3 Digital images of the winners choice

Prize~2 Digital images of the winners choice

These 2 sponsors are new to me.  I love the images and they print beautifully.  Give them some love over on Facebook.

I have to warn you that my post is heavy with pictures.  So here we go.

I printed my image, Message in a bottle 
from Patties Creations

I printed the image with the registration
marks so I could do a print-n-cut.

This is my Silver Bullet Cutter.

And here is the final result.  So much better than
fussy cutting.

I need to build up my image so it will become a 
shaker tag.  I had saved the cardboard dividers 
from my kitties cat food box.

I made a shadow around the bottle.  Next I made
another shadow but this one was an interior one.
Using SCAL5 software, I did a union but separated
one shadow from the other.

I decided that 4 layers would give me enough
clearance for the shakers.

I almost forgot to put some type of hanger on the
tag.  A green paper clip fit the bill.

I made a backing for the bottle.  The tweezers
are needle nosed and I use them all the time.

This is what I use for the top to contain the beads.

I lightly colored the bottle and put in 1/2 teaspoon
of a green medley of pretty beads.  Made a topper
outline and the tag is done.

Glamor shot!

I found this at a large discount store called 
Tuesday Morning.  My DIL loves Pumpkin Spice.

The Pumpkin Spice Flavoring needed a box.  
Simply Crafty's SVGs Exploding Wine Box to the

Box with tag

Box open.  Isn't this fun?

This is part of a 12th Anniversary/Birthday for my daughter and her wife.  Gosh has it really been 12 years?  Time is sure flying by.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.  It really does mean a lot to me.

Brightest Blessings.  Stay safe and healthy!


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

1ST Monday in the month with Simply Crafty SVG's

 It's that time again.  Time to create another creation from the amazing Simply Crafty SVG's Company!  This month and next month I am making sympathy cards. Let me explain.

My daughter in law is a veterinarian. She works with other doctors in a clinic in Woodburn.  Being a vet is a very rewarding job.  But it does have some very serious and extremely depressing/upsetting aspects.  An animal at end of life stage is one such situation.  Besides dealing with a devastated owner, many times it is my DIL who gives the final cuddles and medication.  I thought as a helpful gesture I would make some kitty and doggie sympathy cards that can be sent to the owner.

This month is the kitties and next month will be the doggies.  If other animals are needed I am sure that Sandy and SCSVG's will be available.

So here is my creation.  I will put stamps on each of the envelopes right before I give them to my DIL.

Here are the examples of male and female
sympathy cards.

For the male card and envelope I used scraps. 

Here are all 4 together.

The inside is the same base paper and I just
couldn't leave behind the great cut out kitty.  So it
went on the inside.  I did not decorate the back.  
These are not my cards.

Here are for the females.  Think they are pink
enough?  These are also made from scrapes. (My
kitty Emerald Forrest [Emmie] wanted to play with
the toys while I took pics)

Single card

Inside of card

Here they are with the envelopes.

First before I sign off, the link to purchase this file.  Cat-Angel-Sympathy-Card.
I hope that a card such as this would bring a little peace to a heart that is broken.

Thank you for visiting today.  I wish you bright blessings.  Stay safe and stay healthy my friends.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #479

 Hello Hello!  Welcome back.  I have such a far out card to share with you.  I really think you'll dig it and it won't gag you with a spoon!!!  But first let me mention who our sponsors for challenge #479 are.

Prize~3 Digital images of the winners choice

Prize~£8 store voucher

My dear friends, please remember to go visit and leave some love with each sponsor.  It's a two way street.  They get exposure and we get to show off.  Hope to see you over on their pages.

I have a totally rad card I created using the digital image called 80's in Tulips Girl
from the fantastic Lemon Shortbread Digi Stamps & Pages.  I haven't had so much fun since my disco dancing days.  So here is what I came up with.

This is just the envelope for a very special birthday card for
a very special friend.  I reduced the size of the finished colored
image, fussy cut around it and stuck it on the envelope.  Don't
you just love these shoes.  They are about 3 inches by 3.5 inches.
The best part, they are Christmas ornaments.  

I can't tell you who made the paper.  But I was
lucky enough to remember it in a stack I got at the
thrift store.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color the
image.  Vellum and my SCAL5 to print the sentiment.
The base and layers papers are American Crafts.

The inside used the other half of the thrift store 
find.  More Vellum and printing.  The present is a 
sticker from the last Tuesday Morning haul.

In my opinion, I don't think a card that I have 
made is finished until the back is decorated.  I 
just got this stamp at T.M. and used it to emboss
the saying in Wow Silver.

That's it for challenge #479.  I think I have an idea for challenge #480 but you will have to come back and see!

Please stay safe and healthy.  Brightest Blessings,