Sunday, January 31, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements - "Buried Treasure" Challenge

Art Jewelry Buried Treasure Challenge .
What a great way to use our treasured stash.
I have a couple things I've been wanting to 
put together.
I dug up a House themed Pendant
 By Gaea and a link by Green Girl.
I adore these pieces and until recently had not
 thought of pairing them up together.
Grabbed some Silk Ribbon, Czech flower beads, 
 a lovely Jade flower and vintage lucite jade color bead,
 and some faceted rose quartz beads and paired it with 
Gunmetal chain.
The back of the Green Girl link says,
 "Love is the Key"Isn't that the truth.

Thank You Jenny for hosting this 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sweet Potato Pie

Now you see it...
 Now you Don't
Thanks Devante!

An Unexpected Gift.

Last December I participated in the 
Earrings Everyday
Leftovers Challenge.
I'm loving the challenges of all sorts.
They help me get motivated to use what I have.

That month there was a bonus
A gift from Erin of Tesori Trovati.
Well, like so many of us life got in the way for Erin
and Erin's words
"She dropped the ball."
But instead of selecting one winner she
gifted all 6 who had participated.
So very Generous!

This is what I received
In came in this Cool pouch and Live it up tag.
I promise to share what I make.

for this unexpect beautiful gift!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 432

This Monday's
Mojo Monday Sketch

This is what I came up with...
And then I did one more...

Pretty Palettes ~ January '16

I was thrilled with this month's
Pretty Palettes Challenge.
Very Serendipity because...
I had been Pinning Snowflake photos
on Pinterest.
snowflake photography:    :
Snowflake In Sunlight!:  Snowflake under an electron microscope. #nature:

And I have a good stash of Crystals.
Some halcraft and some from other sources.
A perfect time to use them in this challenge.
6mm Sterling Silver Plated Stardust Round Bead
Bead Gallery - 10428913
The Sliders with AB Crystals were a gift.
 I do believe they are from Bliss found at JoAnn's.
Unfortunately I have since thrown away the tag.
The Snow flake Pendant is from Jolee's
also a gift.
The Links are from Melissa Francis.
Lantern chain and cord ends also a gift
 but you can find those on Fire Mountain.

I wanted to use the Snowflake crystals but
the one seemed too big and the other too small.
But in my mind's eye I can see liking them better
 than the Jolee's Pendant.
Who Knows I still may change it.

Want to see what the other designers came up with?
Click on the Pretty Palette link on the side or above.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Viva La Verve ~ Sketch 1 Challenge

This is what I finally came up with...
Using My Favorite Things dies and stamps
Joy and Simon Says dies.

A little paper piercing, embossing and glitter.
And paper from DCWV ...the Sweet Stack.
Oldie but Goody!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Viva La Verve ~ Sketch 2 Challenge

For more information about 
Viva La Verve Card Challenges
What a terrific card challenge and 
I was able to use some left over scraps
 from another project. Yeah!
Sizzix Dies, Spellbinder dies, SU! Punches.
(old) DCWV paper.
Sheer pink ribbon, Pearl and
 Rhinestone accents.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mojo Monday ~ 431

This is what I came up with using this layout for inspiration.
Items I used:
 Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder, 
Spellbinder various dies, 
Greeting Farm and Verve stamps,
pink foil, glitter stack papers, 
Tim Holtz and SU! papers.
Not your typical colors for snowflakes.
But if they had winter in Florida
 it might loo like this.
Will be sending this to my Parents in Florida.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Earring Every Day ~ Jan 2016

What it's the 3rd friday of the month ? Already!
The new Pantone colors for the year 
was this Month's Challenge.
They sure are soft and pretty.
Like Erin, I stuck with the Pinks and Blues.
 Fresh Water Pearl and Pink Opal
Czech Crystal Hoops.

Why not check out what the other designers 
came up with for this challenge.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January ABS

Landscape with stars
Henri-Edmond Cross
For more details 
Check out  Art Beads Scenes Post... here

Make the beads the project will come.

I did not have on hand someone else's
Art bead that I felt would fit
 this months challenge.
But as it turned out I had made some
 Polymere Clay toggles last year.
I had them in my etsy shop but I did not post this
Blue one along with some matching beads.
This is a great time to use it.
For the Sparkle of the Starry Sky
I added a  Crystals.
Then I added mix of Vintage Lucite Beads,
Seed Beads, Silver Plated Findings
and a "Destiny" Link

Mojo Monday 430

Mojo Monday 430
And this is what I came up with...
Authentic papers, Marvy XL Circle Punch, 
Simon Says & Spellbinders Dies.
Prima Sparklers and Misc. Buttons.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Mojo Monday 429

The End of 2015 to 2016
has brought me to a few new to me discoveries.
One - Verve Stamps 
Two - these Card Challenges
over at Mojo Monday.
 Mine is a double challenge for me since this is
 my least favorite of  Greens 
and since I am not one to throw 
perfectly good card stock away...
I needed to see what I might come up with.
I ended up pairing it with Prima coffee paper. 
Used one of my Anya Greeting Farm stamps,
Pulled out the copic markers to color her. 
Grabbed a Martha Stewart branch punch,
Marianne Designs flower punches, Spellbinder die, 
and my newly acquired
 Verve coffee themed stamp and dies.
Added few embellishments and glitter to finish it off.
I've enjoyed card making for years.
And challenges like this ...well,
they are just fun!