Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love Anna Griffin!

I went a little crazy on HSN's last craft day and bought a bunch of Anna Griffin goodies! I went to a crop this weekend and had a chance to play a little. Here is a picture of my granddaughter, Leyda's new haircut done Anna style. This is the first time I tried making rosettes - took a little time, but not too hard and I think it makes a great look on the page for some texture! I cut out a couple of patterns out of one of the papers to top the rosettes, and used a third next to the journaling block.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

This week two cards I made for the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge will be featured! To see the sketch and the cards others will make, go to the Operation Write Home Blog. The post will be up on Sunday, January 30. I used mostly Paper Wishes products, including some of the artwork from the creative packs and made two versions to show how you can use different colors and shapes for the same sketch.

I hope you will be inspired to send some cards to Operation Write Home. If you are not familiar with this organization, go to

Sunday, January 23, 2011

February Like It Love It Gotta Have It Challenge

This month at Paper Wishes for the Like It Love It Gotta Have It Challenge, we're doing spot color. In this technique, you only color part of your image. Here are the step by step instructions:
Stamp the image you plan to use. You want to pick something that is large enoug
h to show off this technique - if you use a small image, you won't be able to color
much of it, or you'll end up coloring the whole thing!

Next, take a piece of scrap cardstock and punch out the shape you want to use - it can be a circle, a square, a star, a heart, pretty much anything.

Tape it over your image where you want to place color and color only within that shape.

Remove your mask, and now you have your spot color! Fun!

Like It: Just color part of your image without using the punched mask.

Love It: Follow the instructions above.

Gotta Have It: Try doing a shape within a shape, like a heart within a circle, using two colorways, or black and white in the center, color in the larger shape.

Post your projects in the challenge area on the Paper Wishes Message Board - let's see what you come up with!