Monday, October 11, 2010

Have You Heard? It's May Arts/Hero Arts Blog Week!!!

It's here!  Hero Arts and May Arts have combined to bring you a fabulous week of stamp and ribbon inspiration!

There are prizes to be won so be sure to check out both sites and see what the Design Teams have created to inspire you this holiday season.

Here's a sneak peek at my projects....

Have you figured out what it is?  Hop on over to May Arts blog and check it out.  Be sure to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  Then pop in here and find out how to win!

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Teapot Tuesday - Spiders and Bats and Ghosts....Oh, MY!!

I have two posts today so be sure to check them out 'cause...It's May Arts/Hero Arts Blog week!  Woo-Hoo!!

Our Teapot Tuesday Challenge (MMTPT115) this week  Destination Station this week is Birchwood, Wisconsin. 

We are sending our cards to Jacob, the 5 year old grandson of Renee, a fellow SCSer/Teapotter (handmadebyme). Jacob recently had tonsil surgery and the doctors found a cancerous growth on the tonsil. As his plans for treatment progressed unfortunately they discovered his cancer was more advanced than originally thought and had spread to both his kidneys and liver. Doesn't seem quite right for a 5 year old!

We are bringing a Halloween Party to Jacob!  Renee says he loves scarey stuff! Since he might not have the energy to do any trick or treating this year, we'll brighten his holiday with a skeery teaparty!

Here's the inspiration teapot chosen by Cindy (mothermark).

Here's my card for Jacob:

I used the Round Card Template from The Cutting Cafe.  The base is actually SU Night of Navy but swiped my white craft inkpad across it.  The stamps are Michael's $1 spot (spider/web, pumpkin).  Those super cute bats and ghosties are from May Arts Satin Cutouts line of ribbon.  Aren't they the cutest?  I used CE on the pumpkin and the spider and Sakura glitter pen on the web.  I also used the most awesome w Glue Arts Glue adhesive them!!! 

If you can send a card to cheer up this precious 5 year old, I know it will help ease the stress he and his family find themselves faced with.  You can find all Jacob's information here.

Paper - SU Night of Navy
Ink - SU Craft White, Eggplant Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Copic markers
Stamps - Michael's $1, PTI Spooky Sweets (boo)
Accessories - May Arts Satin Cutouts, Crystal Effects
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CAS88 - Crinkle, Crinkle Buttons & Bows

This week's CAS challenge at SCS this week is based on a word - "Crinkle" as in dry fall leaves.  I have to tell you it took some thought on this one...what crinkles besides leaves?  My DH even put on his thinking cap and walked all over Michael's with me looking for that's "l-o-v-e"!  ;-)

I dragged out everything I had looking for that sound...tissue paper, plastic wrap? Too quiet.  Paper leaves?  Yep, that works,  but not very original.  Finally, I remembered I had a roll of clear acetate cellophane, nice, noisy, crinkly cellophane!  I just made it into a clear crinkly bow... clean and simple!

I didn't "tie" the bow...I just looped the acetate back and forth then wound some sweet baby pink May Arts ribbon around it and pulled it tight.  The center panel has the ribbon underneath the flowered DP.

Head on over to SCS and see what the rest of the DT has crinkled up for you.  While you've got your acetate out for the JUGS challenge, you should check out the Transparent 3D challenge at PaperCubed, too!

CAS88 - Crinkle
Just Us Girls Challenge 54 - Technique/Acetate

Paper - SU Pink Pirouhette,  Barely Banana, SEI Chick-a-dee
Stamps - Papertrey Baby Button Bits
Ink - Versafine
Accessories - Acetate cellophane, SEI Chick-a-dee buttons, May Arts Wrinkled Ribbon, May Arts Satin Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Glue Arts ribbon adhesive

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