Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Her Craft Kre8tions DT-Sunflowers and Pumpkins

Its pumpkins and sunflowers time!!! What a great representative of fall. The Design Team's challenge this month was to choose a color - orange or yellow??? With that being said, they had no idea why they were even being asked what color had to do with their project ... hee hee!!! They then each got a file to think outside of the box with the color. HMMMM, guess its time for the reveal, huh???
 Our wonderful Design Team for this hop consists of:

For my project, I created a banner.  I have so many projects to do for Halloween, I needed a jumpstart and some motivation.  I live in Florida, and as much as I love Autumn decorations, we have about a week that applies.  So I made a Halloween banner.  I separated the shadow layer, the image layer and the circle layer and cut each at about 4” diameter in the middle.  The shadow was cut in black, the petal overlay in 2 different orange colors and the center in a Halloween print.  After they were glued together, I used eyelets on each side and ribbon to tie them together. 

 I hope you enjoyed our little hop for this month. With feature attractions, The Design Team will be asked to do a project with the "theme" "Come Sit a Spell" for October 16, 2012. So, with that being said, mark your calendars and plan to "sit a spell" to see how we think outside of the chair for next month.

Craft Happy~

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The September unique holidays are:
National Sewing Month - Lynne
Classical Music Month - Lisa Woodward
National Blueberry Popsicle Month - Lisa Peters
3: Labor Day - Janet
5: Cheese Pizza Day - Miriam
6: Fight Procrastination Day  
6: Read a Book Day ~ Lucy
9: National Grandparent's Day - Kimberly
11: Patriot Day - Janet
12: National Day of Encouragement  - Anita  
12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day - Anita
13: National Fortune Cookie Day - Jearise
15: Make a Hat Day
16: National Playdoh Day - Lisa Peters
16: National Neighborhood Day
18: National Cheeseburger Day -Lisa Woodward
19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day ~ Lucy
21: International Peace Day - Jearise and Miriam
22: Autumn Begins - Janet
22: Elephant Appreciation Day - Kimberly
22: Okoberfest - Lynne
25: National Comic Book Day - Miriam
28: Ask a Stupid Question Day - Laura
The hop starts with Lynne ~ ( You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!  
The line-up for September includes:
Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!  You should have made it here by way of Lynne at  If you stumbled upon me first, please start our hop with Lynne.
For my first day, I made a card for Classical Music Month.  I thought it would be very ordinary to include busts of Bach or measures of Mozart, so I did an interpretation of what I think about when I think about classical music.  I think of elegant dancing, soft, muted colors, delicate fabric, sheet music, instruments, European courtyards….all that to me is what I imagine when I hear  Beethoven’s Fifth. 
My recipe
Watercolor paper
Graphic 45 “Enchanted Embrace”
Vintage Sheet Music
Vintage French Dictionary Pages
Ivory lace
Ivory Cotton Trim
Ivory Trim with Pearls
Close to My Heart Inks in Chocolate and Blush
Cameo Button
Ivory Heart Button
Organza circles
I cut the Graphic 45 paper down to one inch smaller on each side than the water color paper.  The entire card is 5 ½” x 6 ½”.  I trimmed the edge of the Graphic 45 paper with a Fiskers Scallop Punch.  I bordered the edge with Vintage Sheet Music and Ivory Cotton Trim.  I hand cut a piece of sheet music and fashioned a rough rosette, and centered with the heart button for one corner adornment.  I made a cluster of various ivory ribbons and trims and topped them with a rosette made from organza circles heated with a heat gun.  I centered this with the cameo button and attached it to the top of the cluster of trim.  The very top of the card is trimmed with music related pictures from a 1938 French dictionary.  I printed on textured paper the phrase “Music is what feelings sound like.”  I felt it was very appropriate because classical music, especially, evokes emotion and expression like no other form of music. 
My second “holiday” was National Cheeseburger Day, celebrated on September 18th.  What to do, what to do….is there a sentiment for Cheeseburger Day, or is it more of an invitation thing….does anyone celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, other than the American Cattleman’s Association?  Well, sometimes when you don’t know what to do, simpler is better.  I used an .svg file from Lettering Delights for the cheeseburger.  I welded two of the bases together to create the base of the card.  For my paper, I chose Co’redinations in standard colors.  I inked the edges to soften.  I added the French Fries by cutting elongated trapezoid in SCAL2.  I threw in a couple of handcuts from the same paper for variety in shape.  I layered these around the back of the bottom base and the front of the bottom base.  I adhered another cutout of the base over the glued on fries for a cleaner look.  I made a greeting flag and used a wooden stir stick to make the hamburger flag.  This card is huge, I’d say about the size of the burger I’m planning to have to celebrate this fine day!  I hope you have enjoyed my 2 cards for these most interesting days. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 13, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!  Now hop on over to Lisa Peters at to see what she has in store for us!
Until Next Time~