Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Go Green!

St. Patrick's Day on a Saturday - what fun is that! I don't have any big plans today, but I do have a corned beef in the crock pot with some potatoes, and I will add some cabbage about an hour before it's done - I don't have a lot of Irish blood, but aren't we all Irish on St. Patrick's Day?

This week over at The Outlawz out Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge is Go Green! The object of the challenge is to re-use something from around the house and use a bit of the color green on the project. It doesn't have to be St. Patty's Day themed though.

I decided to make a card because I have a lot of these little flat cardboard boxes that my cats' canned food comes in and I hate to throw them away when I can always envision that there's something I could make with them. So I used my Top Note die and Cuttlebug to cut out the background frame for my card. Then I took a green Seagram's ginger ale can, cut it open with some strong kitchen shears that I have, and then used two of my Martha Stewart punches to cut out some butterfly shapes.

I'm thinking if I had it to do over I would have used a different background paper for the card - something with brighter colors - but I still think it turned out okay. I love those punched butterflies with the little added pearls!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather wherever you are! Big hugs!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Paper Pieces Galore!

So ... I am often lazy when it comes to my crafting, and I don't feel like stretching my creativity. Well, this week over at The Outlawz, our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge is to create a project using paper piecing, with no coloring. Paper piecing is one of those things that I have always shied away from - but, sometimes you just have to step up to the challenge. So after several days of pondering over what stamp or digi I could piece, I finally decided on this beautiful flower digi from A Day for Daisies. Of course, then I had to figure out how I should print onto which patterned papers, how to cut out and arrange all the little pieces, etc. But I like the way it turned out, and I hope to try this some more and get a little better at it.

Stop on by at the Outlawz and have some fun with us, and maybe stretch your creativity too!

Thanks for stopping by, and big hugs to you!