Monday, August 6, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs August Challenge and Dare to Get Dirty

Hi ladies! I know, Monday (blah) but it is what it is so let’s talk crafting and have some fun!

I feel like I am buying something crafty all the time now.  Do you ever feel that way? Most of the time I buy on-line because Michaels and AC Moore are the only craft stores left here in Durham.  We used to have a wonderful store called Carolina Memories and I just loved going in there. That is where I started learning about card making and they had such a nice selection of items. But, they closed and now I seem to be checking out websites all the time!

My new favorite site is MarkerPops where I bought my Copics and my Wild Rose Studios paper and stamps. I also love Inspired by Stamping where I get stamps and wonderful flowers that actually work well for mailing! When I am looking for Spellbinders or any other easy to find items, I almost always go to and get free shipping most of the time!

Where is your favorite place to shop? Does it change periodically? I know mine does.   So when you leave a comment today, please tell me your favorite places to shop for crafty items! 

OK how about that card? It is time for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge at Operation Write Home and the theme this month is make a masculine card.  This is my last card for the Dare to Get Dirty challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I was hoping to get a card for each challenge but it was just too much for me. I had never played in the challenge and did not realize what I was up against! I’ll be better prepared next year.

This card has a good bit of distressing. It is made from black and Kraft cardstock and a manila tag. I embossed the Kraft with a Tim Holtz gears embossing folder, distressed the edges with a distressing tool and DI then stitched it to the base making sure to not get the sewing straight. I then stamped the manila piece with the car stamp, colored it with my Tombow  markers, distressed it with more DI, did the Tim Holtz “spritz and flick” method and finally stamped some images with Memento Tuxedo Black. I distressed the edges and stitched the tag to black paper. Lastly, I punched a hole for the gear and attached a piece of jute around the brad before attaching to the tag.  I added an eyelet on the sentiment and tied it with the jute. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

Now for the links to the challenges:

Operation Write Home ODBD August Challenge Masculine Cards


I also made this card for:
Mynnette’s Spread the L-O-V-E challenge:


Another card for:
*Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
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