Monday, April 21, 2014

You are awesome!


Happy Monday!  I do hope that you all had a wonderful Easter.  My daughter was home for the weekend and it was so nice to have her with us - and to get together with extended family for lots of food and fun!

This week at My Craft Spot, we are challenging you to "shake it on".  Use glitter, flock, tiny beads, etc., to decorate your projects.  This certainly was a challenge for me as all my glitter and flock are packed away. That said, I'm DELIGHTED to announce that we have FINALLY found a home!  We take possession June 16 and will move later that week.


I created my card base on my Silhouette and added a pattern from Mel Stampz.  I used the internal offset to create my faux stitching around the edges.  The fun little cactus is from Create a Critter 2.  I embossed his fun hat and added tiny green glass beads.  As my Xyron is packed, I had to adhere the glass beads with Glossy Accents.  It was a bit tricky - and rather messy - but I now have a prickly-looking cactus!!


The red banner was created with My Craft Spot's Ribbon Banners - Straight metal dies and stamped with a sentiment from Banner Sentiments.  I added three enamel dots to finish things off.

PS  I'm sorry this post comes late in the day.  I realized this afternoon (when it wasn't live) that I must have forgotten to actually schedule/publish the post.

I'm linking this up at Silhouette Challenges, where this month's challenge is to use the faux stitching feature on your Silhouette. 

9 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Honey, this project is right on time! I love this cactus! Great card shape too! I'm gonna have to give that at try! Fabulous as always Kate!!

Susie

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Your cactus is amazing Kate! I love the fun texture the beads give it! What a fun card! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my Easter post. :)

Kimberly

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness that cactus is perfection and uh I can't imagine how you did it! I love the shape too! This is awesome Kate...I mean really! So fun!

Congrats on finding a home! Yay!

Bobby said...

I love your beaded cactus. I can't imagine putting them on with Glossy Accents, you brave girl.

jessica said...

Well isn't that the CUTEST cactus EVER!!!
I love the look of the little beads and the shape of your card is adorable!!
AWESOME job!!!

Creative M said...

Congrats on finding your new home! Yiippee!!!
Super cute cactus!!!
This is such a Fun and SUPER cool card!! LOVE it!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH KATE!!! I'm soooo super excited for you! Congrats on finding your new home! :o) Also happy to hear you got to spend some time with your daughter over Easter weekend! Your card is FABULOUS!! LOVE the tiny beads.... So fun! And you can still enter it in the Silhouette Challenges.... the Challenge is all month long... so enter it!!! :o)

Karen said...

My dear friend, I'm still over-the-moon excited for you about your home! I wish I could help you move in... I'd sparklify every room for you! :o) Your card is a delight, from the amazing shape to the warm colors to that spectacular cactus! The glass beads are fabulous! Beautifully done as always, my talented friend! Have a twinkly night. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Becky said...

This is so cute! I love that "prickly" cactus. Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges!

Becky

PS- Congrats on finding a new home!