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Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Favor

We want to thank everyone who participated in our last challenge at "My Grafico." We hoped you had fun with the outdoor challenge.  The winners of this challenge will be posted on the My Grafico Blog HERE. For the next two weeks our challenge will be Halloween. This is such a  great challenge and it is early so you really can use your cards and/or projects for Halloween!!
The Design Team was presented with the following images to use in our crafting.

Each one of them are darling. It was a difficult decision which to choose. I hope to have time to use several of them in the near future. I will be sure to post them when my projects are complete. If you don't want to miss any inspiration, you might want to become a follower:)

This is a diminutive, charming, little favor. Perfect for a Halloween party.  I plan on making several for little "thinking of you" treats for a few adult friends.
  This treat box is also a template available at My Grafico.

 I chose not to color the image because I wanted to highlight the details in this tag. I did trace the 31 with a glitter gel pen to add some sparkle. I also added a silver stripe with a silver foil pen.
The M&M's were added in the treat bag then secured with baker's twine. I chose to use a non traditional Halloween color but this DP does have spiders on it. If I could find candy spiders, that would be a perfect treat!! The template I chose is so easy to use. This project was quite simple and easy to complete in just a few minutes. It would not be difficult to make several.

Template and image:My Grafico
DP: Holiday paper stack from Jo Ann Fabric
Baker's twine, glitter gel pen, silver foil marker

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that I have inspired you to create something unique for Halloween or to use one of the templates available at My Grafico.  When you have completed your Halloween, project you can click HERE to post it. Good Luck but most importantly: Have Fun!!
Please feel free to leave a comment and/or become a follower.   Have a wonderful week and enjoy the beautiful "Indian Summer" weather.

I am sharing this project with:
diekreativenstempelfreunde: Anything but a card
critter challenge blog: Anything goes
kb challenges: Halloween
make it monday: Anything Goes
paper playtime: Halloween
belli challenge: Must use string
digi stamps 4 joy: Anything Goes
fresh brewed designs: Keep it Simple
more than favors: Fall
truly scrumptious challenges: Clean and Simple
crafty ribbons challenge: Anything Goes
southern girls challenge: Anything Goes
crazy 4 challenges:Halloween
s s d s challenge: Favorite color: red

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Princess

We want to thank all of you who continue to participate in  My Grafico Challenges. Each of our challenges last for two weeks. The current challenge: Outdoor Fun runs until September 23, 2001. So, you still have time to participate. Once you complete your project, you can submit it by clicking HERE.
This week, the design team was given the following digital stamps to use in creating a project.

This week was challenging for me. I do not have a machine that will cut svg files nor am I proficient to use a png file. So I only had to create with a jpeg file!! With the crowns and the bling, a princess theme  came to mind. I have a granddaughter who loves bling so I decided to create a birthday crown for her for her next birthday. However, she already saw the finished project and doesn't want to wait until January. (I really don't blame her 4 months is a longgggg time when you are 6!!)

I drew a crown shape, then cut it out of a shiny purple cardstock. I printed the sentiment on cardstock then cut out each word and backed it with black cardstock. I followed the same procedure with the little girl.I made my own rose from ribbon and also designed the stick pins. Finally, I added the trim and the jewels.

Materials Used:
CS ,DP, ribbon, sequins, jewels: Michael's
Flower and stick pins: made my Barbara!!

I hope that I have inspired you  to create something this week! If you would like a few of my original stickpins, just let me know and maybe we can work out a trade. Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

I am sharing this project with:

Creative Stamp Friends: Anything but a card
kaboodle doodles : Lots of Layers
tsg clear stamps: Birthdays with pizazz
card cupids: Anything Goes
catered crop:  DP, ribbon

Monday, September 12, 2011


We want to thank all of you who joined My Grafico for out last challenge: "Back to School." We hope that you enjoyed working with our digital images. You can find the winners for this challenge Here.
This week our challenge is Outdoor Fun. This challenge last for two weeks but please stop back next week for an additional posting.
These are the cute images that we were sent to use on our project:
I chose to make an easel card. When I started to play golf (I'm still a starter!) my husband always said,
" Keep your head down." I still wonder how I can see where the ball  is going if my head is down!! Really I don't ever lose balls or have a difficult time finding them because they just don't go that far!!
There is always next year!

I just realized that I never put Happy Birthday on the card. Do you think the recipient will know??
Materials used:
DP & CS were from Michael's
Images: My Grafico
Cake Image: Free digital image
Sentiments: Computer Generated
Colored with Copic Markers
Liquid Glass was added to the golf ball to give it dimension.
Grass under golfer and golf bag was free cut and colored with a copic.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting my blog and viewing this project. Perhaps I inspired you to create a card or project using these cute images. You can find them by clicking Here. Please feel free to look around the blog, comment and/or follow this blog.
I am sharing this card with:
crafty cardmakers: Summer activity
Creative Stamp Friends: Card for a Man
lia stampz; Birthday
make it monday: Anything Goes
paper playtime: Easel Card
crazy challenge: Birthdays
I Did It Creations: Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge: Layers
crafting for all seasons: Birthdays
simon says stamps challenge; multi fold cards
truly scrumptious challenges: Decorate the inside of a card
challenges by ar: Make it Sporty
crafty purple frog challenges: Birthday Card

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Trails

I made the following card last month, for my grandson before he went to his first sleep over camp. He was gone for most of the week and had a marvelous time. I wanted to keep the card simple and of course added some money that he could spend at the camp store. It just happened to be "International Left-Handers Day!" This is a holiday that most of us aren't aware of. However, Joey just happens to be left handed. Look carefully and you will notice that this card opens from left to right!! He didn't seem to notice until I pointed it out. We do live in a right-handed world!

The pocket on the right was used to hold the money.
Materials Used:
DP, CS, Stickers: Michael's
Baker's Twine
Sentiment: Computer Generated

This is such a simple card. Boys seem to like the simplicity. I hope that you enjoyed visiting my blog and that perhaps I have inspired you to create a Clean and Simple Card. Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to look around, leave a comment and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week.

I am sharing this card with:
paper sundaes: Finish the inside of a card
truly scrumptious challenges: Decorate the inside of the card
card makin mamas: Use Digital Images
crafty anns challenge blog: Make something outside your comfort zone
drunken stampers: Tell about what you did this summer

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wedding Favor

I had so much fun crafting this elegant wedding favor! I was given the following to use this week from:      My Grafico
I chose the elegant bride on the bottom right to use on my wedding favor project.
I wanted to keep the silhouette look so I began by making the wedding favor triangular box from black and white DP. I added a verse from the Internet, backed it with silver paper then added hot pink flowers and a spray for the wedding department @ Michael's. The DP as well as the ribbons all are Michael's products. Of course, the Kisses made this favor complete!!

This is my second posting for the My Grafico Design Team. Don't forget that you still have a week to enter our Back to School challenge HERE.  I hope that you enjoyed visiting my blog and have had a chance to look around at some of my latest creations. Perhaps I have inspired you to make a new project, scrapbook layout or/and a card. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

I am sharing this project with:
critter challenge blog: Anything But a Card
paper make up stamps: Pink, Gray, Black and White
die cut dreams: Gift Box or Gift Bag
addicted-to-stamps-challenge: Anything but a card
stamptacular sunday challenge: Think Outside the Box: Try something different
designed 2 delight: Wedding or anniversary
ellephantastic challenges: Here Comes The Girls