Saturday, August 22, 2015

3-D Saturday: Last Sip of Sweet Summertime!

This week was "Back-to-School" week for my family. << Insert sad sigh here! >> Well, summer vacation may officially over, but we've still got a month of the official season left. So here from DT member Melissa Craig is a fun "3-D Saturday" project to help you sip that last bit of summer -- quite literally -- down to the last drop!

Aren't these little bottles, with their coordinating decorative straws, awesome?!? As soon as I saw them, my mind started racing with the possibilities. Pool parties, baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers, stocking stuffers, classroom gifts...oh so many occasions, celebrations and seasons to play with, and so many digis in our shop that one could use to customize each set with!

For each bottle/straw combo, Melissa first made a straw from scratch by rolling a piece of 1.5- by 12-inch patterned paper. She then dipped the straw into melted paraffin to make it waterproof. When they wax had cooled (not long with paraffin!), she topped it with a popped up butterfly image from the "Caity Caterpillar" digi set.

Melissa garnished the bottle with a shiny gold tag, embellished with a layered image and sentiment from the "Grillin' & Chillin'" digi set.

This shape of bottle (and many others) can often be purchased pretty inexpensively at the craft store. Alternately, recycled Prima Paper Flowers(TM) or Starbucks(TM) bottles work perfectly. An altogether easy and adorable project with which to celebrate that last bit of summer...or any other fun occasion, don't you think? Thanks for another great idea, Melissa!  :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me.....

A Little Birdie told us that it's time to to share another creation by Jean - our August Guest Designer!  Jean used Little Birdie for her card this week and once again she put her expert coloring skills to use! 

It's the Bluebird of Happiness!  Jean's favorite papercraft project is making cards.  She said "I am enjoying making cards since you never have to repeat yourself, and probably couldn't (or I couldn't) if you tried. I especially love trying new folds for interest. Birthdays, hellos, or no sentiments allow me the most freedom for backgrounds and images." 

Why not drop by Tangle Street Colorway and visit Jean.  You can always leave her some love too - she would love to hear from you.  But while you are there you will want to visit her other sites: Tangle Street Journals and Tangle Street Studio for Zentangle.

Come back next tweet...I mean week!  (Yep - that's a hit of what is come!)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Opportunity...what does that mean to you?

Just a short post to remind you that Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the month long challenge at Path of Positivity which is Opportunity.  They want to see your interpretation of what Opportunity means to you. You can make any sort of project and/or post as long as it is positive in nature and relates to the theme. 

She loves how the giraffe is taking the Opportunity to have fun!
(If you want to know more about her card please click on her name.)

She used a new stamp that has so many different Opportunities to make cards with!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Start of Week 3 of the DOM

I can't believe it is the 3rd week of August already so that means we are only a couple weeks from Fall starting to arrive in the U.S.. Time flies by way to fast because that means we are only 3 1/2 months away before Christmas is here! So if you want to beat the rush and start on your Christmas Cards Deedee is giving away the Christmas basket from this month DOM set to everyone for FREE! Go to the ORIGINAL POST to get your free image.

Donna and NanaConnie must have realized how close Fall really is as they have started to make Fall cards. Check out these beauties for some inspiration!

Now it's your turn! To join this month's challenge, please make any wholesome project using this set, and then link directly to your project using the linking gadget at the bottom of this post by 23:55 (11:55 pm) Pacific Time on Sunday, 30 August 2015. If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them limit on the number of times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up to the original post to get next month's featured set emailed to you. We can't wait to see what you all make!