Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gingersnaps Creations Granny's Photo Album

Hi there blog friends!!

I'm thrilled to have been asked to be Visiting Artist at Gingersnaps Creations for the month of March. I've been following Gingersnaps for a couple of years, yet, only this year decided to enter some of their challenges.  There's an impressive list of artists here.....and to have been invited to be a visiting artist for March has been an incredible honor.  Thank you Gingers!!! I'm so excited to be here and looking forward to the fabuous challenges planned this month.

March's Gingersnaps' theme is nostalgia and family and, they are turning a page.  After 3 years, this is their last month as a challenge blog - I will miss them. 

"March is always a special month at Gingersnap Creations. It's our birthday! 3 years ago we started on this fun journey! Now, as we come to the end of it, we are looking back and celebrating our fabulous community by making Family our theme in March which is International Women's Month and National Craft Month. We'll be focusing on heritage and antiquing techniques all month as look to the past with fondness."

The first challenge this month is "Granny's Photo Album".  When I received this challenge, I immediately thought of my gt. grandmother.  She treasured and valued family.  She was born in 1871 and died at 97 years old in 1968, when I was a freshman in college. I've always felt so fortunate to have known her as not many can say they knew their "greats".  When I received this vintage digi from Red Lead in a free offer this week.  I knew immediately I would be using it with this GS theme/challenge of "Granny's Photo Album".



The frame is chipboard I purchased from Red Lead - I antiqued it with Adirondack Dabbers "Espresso" and "Gold".  Before it dried, I rubbed it with a cloth that had been dipped in "Snow Cap" for highlight effect.  I also purchased the gold frame corners from Red Lead.  I recall in the old photo albums, they used a white pen to write the details of the image beneath the photos on the black paper of the photo albums of the time.  I tried to recreat that with a white uni-ball Singo pen (the best white pen I've ever used). 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll play along with Gingersnaps Creations this month.  It's your last chance!! 

Have a GREAT week!!!

Cheri


WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE


Hi there blog friends!!!!

Here we are with another fantastic What If? Wednesday sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built!  Have you been playing along?  I hope so, because you'll have a chance to win $25.00 worth of fabulous Repeat Impressions rubber stamps if you do.

Here's the adorable sketch Wendy has created for us this week


There's so much inspiration with this sketch and I know you'll want to see what each of the Rock Stars have done with it. 

Here's what I created


I'm so ready for spring, so I had to create with spring colors....I just HAD to.....and don't you just love that sentiment?  It's #3904-HThe DP and CS is Gina K "Springtime Silhouettes" Stamp kit, Vibrant Violet, Lovely Lavendar and Creme de menth.   
I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you'll play along with the What If? Wednesday sketch challenge!  There's also time to get in on the Designer Choice Challenge #DCC229 of using  pastels in a spring card.  Check it out!

Cheri

Monday, March 5, 2012

Repeat Impressions - Stamp of the Week

Hi there, blog friends! 

It's time for a new Stamp of the Week from The House That Stamps Built (aka - Repeat Impressions).  Today we are featuring this adorable stamp Cat Banner #2615-K  You can get this stamp at 50% off - just go on over to The House That Stamps Built and grab the magic code and add this cutie to your stamp collection.   



Now, hop through all the Repeat Impressions' Rock Stars and see what they have created with this adorable stamp. 

Karen - Makiko - Miriam and Kendra

Here's my card and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I love reading them. 


Cheri

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