Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Button Up Challenge at Clear It Out

It is the 3rd Tuesday of April already, and that means a new Challenge at Clear It Out...

Our Challenge this time is Button up!  So We are challenging you to pull out those buttons you've been holding on to and use at least 2 of them on a project. 

Once again we have 2 sponsors which means 2 Prizes!

We have a new Sponsor, QKR Stampede. Check them out there are some adorable images!

And Digi Darla is back with more of her Gorgeous Digis! 

Here is my card:

This image is from QKR and it is called "Watching Together" Adorable right? I thought they looked like maybe they were gazing at the sunset together, so I used the gradient tool in PSE to make the sunset background.  As a matter of fact I digitally colored the whole thing in PSE this week.

I just love using buttons!  They really add pop to a project. Want to know my secret for threaded buttons that doesn't involve sewing them to the paper?  Glue Dots!  A couple tiny glue dots on the back of the button holds the threads.  Then I use Glossy Accents to attach them to the card, this give a little extra insurance, since I want them to be as flat as possible so I DO NOT KNOT the thread/twine (In this case size 3 crochet cotton).

 I also used another old standby of mine...Vellum.  The yellow rectangle in back, the heart overlay are vellum, and the sentiment is stamped using StazOn on a scrap of the yellow. 

So You know the drill right...Now It's Your Turn!!  Get Out that button box and Clear a few Out!  Oh How very punny... Oh well!

And if when you do, make sure and leave us a link so we can see what you make!   We really enjoy seeing everyone's projects.  It is so fun to see what people of different experience levels do with the same challenge.  Oh and You guys give me all my best ideas! You are so inspiring!
Next Week I'll be back with a digiDarla image for some mid challenge inspiration.  See you then!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A New Challenge at Clear It Out...Flowers!

Well it is Spring in Colorado and if you want some proof look what I found in my front yard:

Yay!!  Crocus make me so happy!  They were a little late this year. Usually I have some in February!  I guess they didn't like the cold either!

So in honor of Spring we have a new challenge at Clear it Out  The theme is you guessed it...SPRING and the stash item is FLOWERS.

And once again we have 2 sponsors which means 2 prizes!  My fellow Design Team member Karen of Karen's needle is donating 36 very cute crocheted flowers for one winner Yay! I love crocheted flowers.
Also,our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo is back with

Here is my card:
 I had so much fun with this one.  and I 'Cleared Out' a lot of stash.  I have had these flowers for a very long time!  As a change, I did use something new as well.  Lisa from Whimsical Musings sent me some butterflies...all the way from Germany!!  Thanks so much Lisa!!!! I just love them!  If you are a scrapbooker and haven't checked out Whimsical Musings I highly recommend it! I haven't been scrapping much lately, but their most recent challenge is calling my name!  Maybe my next CIO project will be a layout using Ombre...          
So now it is your turn!   Show us your "Springy"projects using flowers and you could be one of our next winners!

 Oh and I am so sorry this is late!!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes- http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/
Anything Goes-http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Vintage- http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/