HYCCT1428 Congrats Balloons

Happy Tuesday!  First off, thank you to all of the servicemen and women who have served and continue to serve.

My card today was for HYCCT1428, which was simple & sweet — show some pretty pink balloons.  Since the challenge was simple & sweet, I chose to keep my card simple & sweet.

I pulled out my MFT Balloon STAX and some scraps of pink.  I cut my balloons and glued them to a white card base, purposefully hanging the largest two off the edge.  I trimmed them and added twine to each balloon.  Before finishing it, I cut a tag from Tag Talk and tied it with a bow around the bunch of balloons.  Simple, sweet and perfect for someone getting good news at the end of cancer treatments!

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Sentiments Designs — Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday — #189 Anything Goes

Congrats Balloons: MFT Balloon STAX, Tag Talk, Razzle Berry, Pink Lemonade, PTI Stamper’s Select, twine

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HYCCT1426 B-O-O-B-S Bra

Happy Monday all!  I have a fun challenge card from HYCCT today.  The HYCCT1426 challenge was “Let’s Cheer” and in your biggest cheerleader voice, gimme a…..

B — use black
O — at least 1 circle layer
O– use a round gem
B– use blue
S — use a sentiment

What does that spell?? This lovely blue & black bra!! LOL!  My first thought was to grab the Authentique Journey papers as they are really pretty shades of blue.  I then grabbed my MFT Support Hope die-namics.  It isn’t all that often that you can put a bra on a card!  The bra is black with blue flowery cups.  There are little rhinestones in the center of each bow on the bra.  It’s matted on a double circle, the top white one being stitched and having the sentiment “Save the Tah Tahs.”  I added in a really pretty satin bow and called it a day.

Challenge Submissions
That Craft Place — Anything Goes

BOOBS Bra: MFT Berrylicious, Black Licorice, Support Hope, Stitched Circle STAX, Circle STAX, ala mode Fight Like a Girl; PTI Stamper’s Select, Authentique Journey, ribbon, rhinestones

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HYCCT1406 Hugs & Kisses Bear

Hi all!  It is a cold, dreary and rainy first day of November here.  I’m so happy that it was not like this yesterday for trick or treating.  We all had fun — it was great to dress up together as a family.  We had 14 kids and Professor McGonagall (me) attempted to keep them in line {Other parents were there and also helped, but they said it was hard not to listen to me in my costume! LOL!}– we said they had to be counted to 14 before they could go on to the next house and this was not always the easiest thing to do.  Here’s a group shot of Harry, Hermione and Professor McGonagall fighting off the dementor (my husband).

Since the weather is dreary and we are all recovering from lots of Halloween festivities, I’m planning to spend the day in my craft room, catching up on my HYCCT challenges.  Yesterday was the last day and I have 7 challenges to complete.

My card today is for HYCCT1406, which was Lee’s challenge to use a bear on your card.  The Ribbon Bear from Bugaboo Stamps was perfect for this challenge.  I colored him with Copics and cut it out with a Stitched Circle STAX.  I wanted to keep it quite CAS, so I just added a background of washi tape.  The sentiment is from PTI’s Healing Touch Sentiments.

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug — November Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers — Think Pink

Hugs & Kisses Bear: Bugaboo Stamps Ribbon Bear – Holding, PTI Healing Touch Sentiments, Stamper’s Select, Stitched Circle STAX, washi

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HYCCT1403 Sunburst of Pink

TGIF!  The sun is shining today!  YEAH!  We aren’t being deluged by rain! YEAH!! Unfortunately, my focus seems to have flown away with the rainy weather of this week.  I have lots I should be doing in my craft room — finalizing pieces of work for the class I’m teaching and keeping on top of my HYCCT challenges.  My class prep is considerably done, but I need to type up directions and make sure what I have can be finished in an hour.  9 year olds are not as speedy as my experienced self.  LOL!  Most of the HYCCT challenges are down to those that require a special technique and require me to figure that out.  We are also in the final week of Halloween prep.  As we just finished reading Harry Potter and watched the last two movies last weekend, my kids are going as Harry and Hermione.  My husband and I are debating dressing up as well.  He wants to be a dementor and I’m likely going to be Professor McGonagall.  Of course, the costumes still have to come together.  So I’m procrastinating it all and typing up a blog post instead.  LOL!

My HYCCT today was for HYCCT1403 Stripping Down — use strips or scraps for your background. I opted to create a sunburst, a technique I learned in last year’s HYCCT challenges.

I pulled random pieces of pink patterned paper to make my sunburst.  This is such a fantastic way to use up scraps.  I added in a punch of black with some ruffled ribbon.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite sets, MFT Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn.  To finish it off, I added in some tiny pearly rhinestones.  Well, I should probably get back to it and accomplish something!  LOL!

Challenge Submissions
A Creative Romance – Pink

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Hi all!  It’s been a cold & rainy day here in NJ.  We are supposed to get more rain yet tonight and tomorrow.  It’s a good reason to stay in my craft room!  
I have another HYCCT card today — a challenge to make a card, using no stamps.  

For my card, I opted to use my Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase dies from MFT to spell out HOPE.  I then used my PaperTrey Ink Faith & Hope die to cut out a number of ribbons in various shades of pink, which were glued together and popped up on dimensional.  I then added in a ribbon of rhinestones on top.  Quick & simple!

Challenge Submissions
Die Cuttin’ Divas – #188 Think Pink
Die-versions Bog — Think Pink Blog Link Up

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Another HYCCT Project Trio!

Hi all!  WOW!  Yesterday was a blur for me!  I had to make a trip to Costco, which was a zoo, as you can imagine.  I did manage to get a few Christmas presents from there.  A few phone calls, putting things away finding hiding spots, swim lessons for the kids and it was a whirlwind.  Tis the season!

Today I have another 3 of my final HYCCT projects for you.  First up is an altered composition notebook.  The challenge was to alter a note pad/book.  I know how much info is thrown at you during treatment, so having a place to jot things down is definitely useful.

My kids use a ton of composition notebooks for school, so we always have extra around the house.  I used a pretty heart paper from the MAMBI Breast Cancer pad and kept it fairly simple.  To add a bit more, I put a pretty white bow with a trio of roses and a sentiment on a Fishtail Flag.

Next up is my first attempt at mixed media.  This was kind of a train wreck for  me! LOL!

 Here was my thought process — First I crumpled up a piece of white tissue paper and glued it to white card stock.  I used a LOT of glue and was impatient in waiting for it to dry.  LOL!  I went over the tissue paper with watercolor pencils, thinking this would show a night sky.  Then I added red sticky tape stars with glitter — of course, since I failed to wait long enough for my tissue paper/glue to dry, the glitter kind of blobbed together.  {Insert foot tapping, rolling eyes smiley!}  I still went with it and stamped a sentiment from the Irish Blessings set from Paper Pretties.  Unfortunately, due to my overuse of glue, once it dried, it curled up far too much and the card didn’t make the trip to UT MD Anderson.

Finally, my card for the subway art challenge.

For my card, I decided to create  my own subway graffiti wall.  I sponged my brick wall using the MFT Brick Wall stencil with Toile Pink Palette ink.  Then I stamped sentiments from the MFT Clearly Sentimental about Audrey set in varying shades of pink.  Finally, I added in a few splotches of paint from the Abstract Art set.

Challenge Submissions
Dream Valley Challenges — #70 CAS (subway art card)
Challenges 4 Everybody — #34 Anything Goes

HOPE composition notebook: MFT Cooper Alphabet; MAMBI breast cancer paper, Recollections card stock; ribbon, Prima roses, MFT Fishtail Flags die-namics, rhinestones, composition notebook

Mixed Irish Blessings: Paper Pretties Irish Blessings; Enchanted Evening; tissue paper, watercolor pencils, Martha Stewart glitter, red, sticky stars, ribbon, MFT Polka Dot Greetings die-namic; Memento Tuxedo Black

Pink Subway Art: MFT Clearly Sentimental about Audrey, MFT Abstract Art; MFT Brick Wall stencil; A*muse berry, blush, watermelon inks; Toile Pink Palette ink; Black Licorice (MFT), Raspberry Fizz (PTI)

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HYCCT1308 Joy Folded Hope

Hi all!  My posts are getting backlogged!  Last week ended up busy and my mojo ended up disappearing a bit.  I’m hoping to get it back, as I’m about 5 challenges behind for HYCCT.  I’m determined to complete all of the challenges!

Today, I have my card for the It’s a Cover Up challenge.  The challenge was to create a card with a hidden message.  I opted for a Joy Fold card, knowing that it was the perfect way to provide a hidden message.

This is full on pink!  I pulled out more papers from the MAMBI breast cancer pack and matched them up with Raspberry Fizz.  For my image panel, I stamped the single tee image from MFT WTG Choose Hope.  I paper pieced that with a small design from MAMBI.  I added on a bow of two toned pink May Arts ribbon — one of my first May Arts purchases and some that I absolutely adore.  To keep the front closed, I cut a ribbon from Raspberry Fizz and popped it up on dimensionals, primarily on the left side and the lower portions.  You don’t want to put the sticky by the flap or you’ll end up with a card sticking.

Inside I stamped a sentiment from the Choose Hope set.  I love how the Joy Fold is special, but isn’t so complicated you don’t want to make it again!

Challenge Submissions
HYCCT1308 It’s a Cover Up
The Squirrel & The Fox — #55 Pink for Breast Cancer

Joy Folded Hope
Stamps: MFT WTG Choose Hope
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Black Licorice, Cryogen, MAMBI breast cancer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: PTI Faith & Hope die, ribbon

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