Dec 31, 2013

ATC Journal (Picture Heavy)

As I made ATC's  for the Wicked Wednesday team this past year,  I would make them specifically for each month and set them aside. I was planning to make a calendar project until I came to a standstill, as I just wasn't sure how to put it all together, at least until July when I emptied a case of Mason jars.

 Finally, an idea! could I throw this away?!

After cutting and folding the inserts,
 holes (for binding purposes) were punched,
Distress Stain in Pewter was applied to all the edges.
 and Washi tape was placed as tabs.

There's nothing like a Xyron machine to make each and every project easy, 
I used mine to adhere black CS on every page for uniformity.

Tags were made and placed in pockets that were created when the pages were designed. 

Seam binding was used to tie everything together.
The peace sign was made using the Feeling Groovy Cricut cartridge. 
The monthly stamp(s) are from the CTMH Cherish the Day set.
All papers are from scraps, and the tag toppers are miscellaneous embellies from previous projects.
I am proud to say that almost all of this project has been repurposed.

Each ATC was double-matted and lifts opens to allow for additional notes.

 The receiver of this monthly journal is Jenn, the team leader and owner of the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog...she has an old soul which is ever so kind, gentle, and peaceful!

(L to R) Denice, Cass, Jenn, Kim, Em, and Donna
November 2013, Walnut Creek, CA

Happy 2014!!
If it isn't the NEW YEAR for you yet, it will be in a couple of hours.
I must say I am happy that 2013 is almost over!
 My hopes and prayers that 2014 brings PEACE and continued good health to each of you and your families, including my own.

Dec 14, 2013

WW #114 Creepy Christmas

Wicked Wednesday's CREEPY CHRISTMAS challenge is being sponsored by Creepy Cuties Digi Stamps....both images were as much fun to color as they look.

Please keep in mind that all entries for this week's challenge need to be linked by this coming Tuesday evening by 7:00 pm EST.

Many of you know that I lost my father recently and even though I am thankful that he has finally found peace after several months of struggling with various health conditions....the sadness is overwhelming. It may take a little while to get back into the full groove of blogging and commenting, but I will do my best to stay on top of it.

Peace and hugs,

Dec 4, 2013

WW #113 Charmed

Has anyone else been having trouble leaving blogger comments from their phone?
We have a wonderful challenge starting at Wicked Wednesday....all you have to do is have a charm on your ATC. Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and they generously provided the entire DT with a couple of images....I chose this fabulous skull wreath digi.

The image was fussy cut, then several layers of pine boughs were added behind it....along with some dripping blood. The eyes were colored red and transparent Viva Paper Pen was applied. I thought this skullie would work like a charm (hee hee) to fulfill the challenge obligation.

You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday, you can link your ATC HERE.
Flutter By Wednesday will be having OPEN challenges each Wednesday through the month of December....which means anything goes as long as you have a butterfly or fairy on your project. You can read all the details and upload your projects HERE.

I will not be partaking in the FBW challenges during and family have taken the spotlight this month. I am doing my best to leave comments on blogs but am becoming frustrated with the blogger app on my phone as it will only let me (painstakingly) type comments...but won't let me post them.

Totally Paper Crafts: #195 Ho, Ho, Holidays
My Sheri Crafts: #124 Funky Christmas
Paper Playtime: #24 Anything Goes
TTCD: Dec 3-9 Anything Goes
Use it Tuesday: #68 Anything Goes:
 (Punches, charm, and Viva Paper Pen have been in my stash for a very long time....even before I had a "stash!"
Happy Wednesday,