Thursday, August 4, 2011

Crafter's Companion August Challenge

Hi guys,

As you can tell from the post above this one - Crafter's Companion is an awesome company. The challenge this month for the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog is to do a "thank you" project. It can be anything. You could make a card for a special someone, you can do a layout that shows all the things you are thankful for or you can just use your imagination and make any type "thank you" project you can come up with. The only thing you must do is use a stamp from the Crafter's Companion Store.

This month as my example I made this purse card to give to my mother as a thank you for all that she has been doing to help me while I have been here in Oklahoma. I think she will like it.

I used the Sheena Douglas paint fusion Sunflower Stamp Set and painted a sunflower on card stock. I fussy cut it out and then using the absolutely awesome Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool. I used the design from the DVD that comes with Ultimate Tool to make the purse.

It was easy and fun. I used some shimmery brown card stock that looks beautiful in person. It really goes well with the yellow and orange I used when I painted the sunflower.

Have I mentioned how cool it is that I can just buy clear bling and then color them with my Copics to match any project?! Those Copic Markers are so awesome!! They are a beautiful thing.

You should hurry and get busy on your project for this challenge because you could be the lucky winner of the fab prize they are giving away. The prize they are offering is the CleverCut 5 in 1 Rotary Paper Trimmer!!!!

"The CleverCut is the amazing new 5-in-1 rotary paper trimmer from Crafter's Companion, which is perfect for use in all your paper crafting, card making and scrapbooking projects. What makes it so special? Well, for starters it has an extendable base plate which will allow you to trim letter size paper in both portrait and landscape. In fact, the trimmer supports paper up to 12" x 12" with markings now pre-printed in both inches and centimeters. The CleverCut has interchangeable rotary blades that you simply dial to select, which will allow you to cut not only straight lines, but also create perforated lines, waves and scores. Changing the blades takes only seconds with just a "flick" of your finger. There's also an integrated corner rounder which will add a touch of elegance to any papercraft project."

You know you want to win this so go get busy and make something!

I know you are probably tired of hearing about my wifi issues while on vacation here in Oklahoma so I will stop mentioning them and let you know that I plan to be home by the 16th so things will get back to normal then. Until then just bear with me please while I try to get on when I can. I promise I plan to offer a reward to those who are still faithfully checking in on me here. (just a hint of good things to come)

I have taken my little dog, Trixie, in to get fixed so please keep her in your prayers that everything goes well with her surgery tomorrow. ***Update***

Trixie is home and doing fine. Thanks for all your good wishes!!

Have a good weekend!!


  1. This is so cute! I really love the sunflower image!

  2. Good luck with your wee dog Stacy.
    Your purse is lovely, I'm sure your Mum will love it

  3. Such an adorable purse your Mom is sure to love it! We are back to school on Monday! We had meet the teacher night tonight so the kids are really excited to go back. we have been spending our nights scorpion hunting. Our dog got bit on the nose so we decided we needed to take control and start killing them outside before they get in... Guess what our scorpion count is... 56!!!! Can you believe it?? That is how many we have killed! We are pros now, we don't even scream!
    Prayers for your pup!


  4. Great purse/card, bet your Mom loves it. Will be thinking of your Trixie.

  5. Beautiful altered paper purse!! Love the sunflower!! Thanks for the sweet Bday wishes!! 3 of my cards came in today!!
    Thats normal for lack of cards its just I usally have few by now so they were much later this year plus most of my family don't send cards out? Weird but thats just the way they are!! Hope you have wonderful weekend!!

  6. What a beautiful project, Stacy! And yes, I use my copics to color my clear dew drops, too!

  7. Thank you my dd, I love the card and now it hangs over my bed so I can think of you each night before I go to sleep.

  8. That is the coolest purse I've seen - I am sure she will love it!

  9. Stunning purse, I am sure you mum will love it. I too love Crafter's Companion and have the Ultimate Pro and the Clever Cut :)

  10. How cute! never thought of coloring clear bling learn something new every day, huh?

  11. I'm glad your Trixie is doing well. How old is she? I got my dog Zoe spayed at 4 months. Poor girls but it's better for them anyway ;)

  12. Trixie is 6 years old. I got her from a family friend who is a breeder for free but had to promise to let her breed her once. Unfortunately our friend died and so the need to not get her fixed went away. (the friend was very old and ill) Anyway we just thought it would be best for Trixie since she had been having issues. Thanks for all the kind words!