Best Friends Forever

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My daughter, Korie (on the right), has an amazing friend named Kandace. Kandace is a few years older than Korie and they are at different points in their lives — Korie is in college and Kandace has a young family — but they are the best of friends.

I am so thankful Korie has Kandace for a friend. Kandace is always there for her and has opened her mind to new experiences (like country music).

When I saw this photo on Facebook, I knew I wanted to scrapbook it to help them remember their friendship.

A few weeks ago, I was honored to be asked by Tombow to be part of their Sticky U, the stickiest school around. My assignment was to use their brand new adhesive — Xtreme, which is five times stickier than their regular adhesive.

For me, that meant I had to find some difficult things to adhere. I knew this lace would be a perfect test … after all, what could be harder to adhere than a delicate, but wide, lace?!

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I used Xtreme to adhere the lace to paper and the paper to lace, as well as the photo and the other elements on the page. And, to my astonishment, and pleasant surprise, it stuck — even when I picked up a corner of the lace and tried to shake it off the paper. I can honestly say I have never met such a strong tape runner.

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I used papers and stickers from We R Memory Keepers’ Indian Summer collection. I titled the page simply k & k. The letters are chipboard colored with Distress Ink and then coated with Glastique. The & is a plastic letter from Tim Holtz.

I added a couple of pins from Maya Road and dangled a little purse charm from them. (My daughter loves purses) I finished it off with a bit of fiber.

sticky_Candy_Spiegel2To see the works of other students at Sticky U, click here.

 

Challenge Issued

August’s challenge at Scrap It Girl is to create a project with arrows or numbers.

I opted for numbers and created this birthday card …

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The papers are from We R Memory Keepers.

The numbers stamp is from Tim Holtz.

I tried a new technique … cutting out canvas flowers.

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I used Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves from Tim Holtz to cut out the canvas pieces. (The canvas is from DCWV).

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I then layered the cut pieces together and used a decorative brad to attach it to paper. Once attached, I glued the leaves on and fluffed the petals.

aug_Candy_SpiegelNow it’s your turn … create a project (a card, layout, home decor piece, party decor, or anything else) using numbers or arrows and post it here before the end of the month …

You could win an amazing package of prizes!

Good luck!

 

A Cute Thank-You Card

A few of my friends take part in a card swap. Each month, they make 12 identical cards based on a certain theme. Then they meet at a local restaurant to swap cards and chit chat. Each member of the group goes home with one of each of the cards — envelopes included.

They have asked me to join for several years, but I always put them off — mostly because I do not like to create more than one of anything!

But, I decided it would be good to fight my hermit tendencies and get out of the house for a girls’ night each month, so I finally joined.

This month’s challenge was to create a thank-you or sympathy card. Here is what I came up with …

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I did not have enough cardstock to make all of one color, so half of the girls will get orange and the other half will get purple.

The sentiment, cardstock and ribbon is from Stampin’ Up.

The patterned papers are from We R Memory Keepers’ Indian Summer collection (I have it in stock in my store).

The ostrich stamp and die are from Local King Rubber Stamp. I love him — especially with googly eyes!

The cards are simple — they have to be when I’m making 12 of them — but hopefully the girls will like them …

 

Becky’s Treasures

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My challenge for Mosaic Moments Design Team this time was to create a page inspired by the book, “Treasure Island.”

I used photos of my cousin’s birds and created a treasure map. I got to use stickers (always a favorite of mine), the new fishes die from Memory Box and the brand new adhesive banner ribbon from May Arts!

Click here to see how I did it … and cheer me on!

Stand-Up Helpers

July’s Designer Challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs was to create a card using one of the new Stand-Up Helpers, as well as another using one of the new word Stand-Up Helpers in a different way.

I chose to use the same paper collection for both challenges … Indian Summer from We R Memory Keepers.

And, I used the same Stand-Up Helper — Happy Birthday — for both cards.

First, I used it as a Stand-Up Helper …

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This type of card stands up when opened and the Happy Birthday keeps it in place.

I also used a vintage car Peel-Off sticker and Silk Microfine Glitter on this card. Then I colored it with Copic markers.

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However, you do not have to use the Happy Birthday for a stand-up card. It also works as a sentiment.

On this card, I used the new Wheelbarrow Die and a flower die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut the wheelbarrow out twice — once with a Shimmer Sheetz and once with wood paper. I added Glitter Dots to the flower centers.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this month’s challenge … now head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the other ladies created!