Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Something from 'around the house'...

Good morning!  How in the world did it get to be Tuesday already?  Sheesh!  

I have something fun to share today.  The CAS Sunday Challenge at Outlawz this week is to use anything from around the house, and incorporate it into your CAS design.  Here's my card:



So, what did I use from 'around the house'???  

Yesterday morning's coffee filter!  Yup!  Rinsed it off, let it dry, inked a few colors of distress ink and spritzed.  Let it dry again, trimmed a panel for the card front, and used some fabulous Cheery Lynn dies.  Two passes through my Cuttlebug and a few dots of glue...and voila! Added a few Kaiser Crafts pearls and a sentiment from Hero Arts Classic Messages.  I think it turned out pretty nice. Am going to send it to my chemo lady - I think she'll like it!  

I'm entering this in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn as well. The theme is Flowers.  I've used Cheery Lynn's Miniature Rose, Exotic Butterfly Mini, and Fanciful Flourish Dies on my card.  

Hope you enjoy it - thanks so much for stopping by!

DH spent a couple of hours last night tracking down supplies, and building me a light tent frame!  What a wonderful 'keeper' he is :)  I'm going to get some sheets, and we'll try hooking up the lights and give it a try in the next day or so...wish me luck!  Can't wait to see if it makes a difference in my not-so-great photos.

Be sure to drop back by tomorrow.  I have some BIG NEWS to share, and will be posting some blog candy for my faithful followers, to celebrate my BIG NEWS and 700th post!!!

Hugs and many blessings,
Patti J.

30 comments:

scrapclose2theheart said...

Great card & great job on repurposing. 700 posts? Wow! I was so proud that I had 70. LOL Can't wait to see what your news is.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti what an awesome background you have made--- you made the process sound like a breeze but I am sure it must have taken a lot of care and love!! And your photos are great just the way they are!!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love it! Can't believe it is from a coffee filter-patti you are amazing
So glad you joined us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week.
Can't wait to hear about your light box- mine isn't pretty but it works.
Talk soon my friend

Donna said...

What a beautifully done background Patti, I bet that took some work, but it turned out so lovely like a soft pastel paper, but with texture. And the butterfly, flowers and flourish all add to it to create a masterpiece. Thanks for playing along this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
hugs
Donna xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

700 posts, wowzers! You rocked this household challenge, my friend. The distress inks on the filter, make a wonderful background for your dies.

Susie said...

Beautiful card. Who knew?!!! I use a cone-shaped, non-bleached filter but I may still try this. Looking forward to your big news.

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful! Can't believe it is from a coffee filter. The background simply stunning.700 posts, WOW! Congrats!
hugs, Helena

Betty Benton said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful background panel you have made! Love that soft watercolor look!

STAMPING SAM said...

What a creative soul you are! I've been wanting to make a flower from a coffee filter, you just may have inspired to get in gear and make something!

I'm guessing the big news is about DD - giving you another title? Can't wait to hear!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice - and love all the die cuts you used - great job.

Shirley said...

Well, how totally creative, Patti!! I would say frame it!!!! I love your BG and the flowers are just so pretty!! A really lovely card!

Olga said...

WOW! that's amazing!!!!! Down right gorgeous

Elizabeth Hart said...

I cannot believe this beautiful card was made with a coffee filter - I am totally in awe of your creativity!

Maria Matter said...

you are so creative...your used coffee filter, that is so brilliant Patti! Gorgeous card!!
hugs & blessings

Auntie Em said...

Love your coffee filter card! (does it smell like a good cup of java?)

You will have to post some pics of your light tent when you get it set up.

Hope you are having a good week! :)

Lorie said...

Nice job Patti! That is absolutely LOVELY!

Amanda Mertz said...

What a cool idea to use the coffee filter! It looks really cool with the soft ink colors. Love the upcycle! Can't wait to hear your big news & congrats on reaching a blogging milestone! TFS!

Rufus said...

That's one gorgeous coffee filter! 700? That's pretty amazing. Can't wait to read your great news.
R/

Ina said...

What a lovely soft background you made on this card. Simple desifn and beautifully made.

Glenda Atkins said...

Great way to recycle Patti! Beautiful card! Wow 700 posts, boggles my mind, good for you and your creativity!

Iris said...

Awesome card and love the texture the coffee filter gives it! Congrats on 700 amazing, creative posts! Can't wait to see how that light box goes either! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a beauty! Love your recycled coffee filter!

Sue said...

Beautiful background reminds me of water colors. Lovely card!

Hugs
Sue

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Patti, it's so hard to believe you used a coffee filter for thebackground on that card!!! It's so soft looking and so pretty!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, I would never have guessed that was a coffee filter! Beautiful card!
Lynne
PS Your hubby is such a sweetie, don't forget to share a pic!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, I would never have guessed that was a coffee filter! Beautiful card!
Lynne
PS Your hubby is such a sweetie, don't forget to share a pic!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a beautiful background you have created. Good luck and thanks for joining the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card and sooo elegant!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card & what a wonderful background ! Who would have believed you could make that out of something recycled... Would love to hear how your light tent works as I take the WORST pictures of my cards. Always looks like I took them in a tunnel with no light at either end. Hopefully you'll share what your sweet husband has made for you.
Hugs, Janie

Seleise said...

wow - that coffee filter background is amazing! You and Shirley both did such wonderful cards with it! awesome!