Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Life's Moments - Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
It is so nice to be back to crafting!  I am a little late posting for the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  I planned to be done earlier today, but we had a true scare here in Decatur, Georgia this afternoon when an armed gunman entered one of our schools threatening to kill as many people as possible.  This happened not so far from where I live and very close to an area where I used to live.  It was a terrifying having something like that happen here.   Anyway, none of the children or staff were hurt.  The school clerk was able to talk the gunman (a nineteen year old male) into putting down his weapon and emptying his pocket of all the additional clips and weapons he brought into the school.  Brave Lady. She told Diane Sawyer that she calmed him down by sharing with him some of the challenges she had faced in her life and how she had overcome them.  She convinced him that thing would work out if he would just put down his weapon, lie on the floor, and wait to be taken by the police.  It worked!  G-d is Good All the Time!   Anyway,  I changed the card I was working on and created this one instead!

The sentiment stamp is from Unity Stamp Company - Itty Bitty Stamp of The Week Club
My DH likes this shot he says it is more "Vintage".  The man has spent too much time in my Studio!

Thanks for Stopping By!
Challenges Entered:
Love Rubber Stamps - Square or Round Card
Craft-Room Challenge - Something New - (My project is new stamp and new technique)
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Monochromatic
Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Sketch

Shopping Our Stash - Use Your Oldest Metal

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we would like for you to create projects using your oldest metal.  If you are anything like me, and most of you are, you have several hundred, if not several thousand brads.  And, of course, there are those wonderful eyelets, and photo corners.  I have metal pen tips and footers and drawer pulls (almost all of my Tim Holtz embellies are metal) and metal label holders.

Here is my project using my metal photo corners.  They are the oldest only by virtue of being lost for two years.  I found them while scrounging around for old metal embellishments!  We would love to know what you were able to dig up!

All materials used on this card are at least one year old.  Most are two or more years old.
I love Pocket Cards.  I wanted to create an illusion with this one, so I mounted a light pole on the outside.  
I wanted to chain the bike to the lamp pole, but I did not have a chain small enough'

This is a large tag, that doubles as a photo mat or journal card

I am so happy that I was invited to this team.  I can see that it will help me reduce my stash.  I may even get it to a manageable level.   Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Thanks for stopping by!

Please visit the other SOS designers and see how they used their "metal".

Chana, Owner
Challenges Entered:
Lady Anne's Challenge - Pocket
Mema's Crafts Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/or Back to School or Best Vacation
Try it on Tuesday - Let's Create A Scene