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Monday, September 19, 2016

BABY CARDS


Welcome to a new challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!  Our challenge is "Anything Goes".  What an easy one!  We have some fabulous sponsors again this fortnight.

Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value

Prize: 2 images of choice

Prize: 3 images of choice

I received this cute little image called "Tall Giraffe".  I thought this would make a perfect baby card...so I made two.  







This cute little boy card








and this adorable little girl card.  It's nice to have both on hand.














Don't forget to stop by the LTSCB and check out all the different inspirations by our DT.  Hope to see you in the challenge!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Tall Giraffe from Limited Runs
Coloring mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Doodle Bug, Core 'dinations and scraps
Ribbon - Sweet Petites (pink) & scraps (blue)
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Embossing folder - Darice
Embellishes - Recollections
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet, Queen & Co.
Sentiments - Create with TLC


Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #137 - Bingo (yellow, blue, green & pearls, sentiment, charm)
Come and Get It - Lots of layers
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Great Impressions September - Anything goes
Stamping Sensation September - One for the boys
Word Art Wednesday #248-249 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop September #20 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #193 - Use a die
DL Art September - Always anything goes
Happy Little Stampers September - Anything goes with a die



Sunday, September 18, 2016

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY CARD


Another birthday card??  Well you can never have too many.  I made this one for our brand new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge is to use your favorite medium(s).  There can be no doubt about mine.  I use them every time I craft...Copic markers.  I will also add at least one of the following...Glastique, Glossy Accents or Stickles.  

This challenge is being sponsored by

Star Stampz

The image I am using is called Spring Sunshine.  This is perfect for a child (or for the child inside).  I wanted to make it a fun card.  I used lots of bright colors and found a fun sketch to use.

Now pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the inspiration the DT have for you.  Hope to see you in the challenge this fortnight!

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic day!

Card Recipe

Image - Spring Sunshine from Star Stampz
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Sketch - Cheerful Sketches
Dies - Sizzix, Spellbinders, Elizabeth Crafts, Darice
Papers - World Win, Stamps of Life, Darice, Core 'dinations & scraps
Embossing folders - Cuttlebug, Darice
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment stamp - Stampin' Up
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Flowers and buttons from stash


Challenges Entered

Cheerful Sketches September - Sketch
Cutie Pie September #103 - Birthday
Scrapy Land #49 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #248-249 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop September #20 - Anything goes
Art Impressions #193 - Use a die
Crafty Ribbons #167 - Birthday
Crafter's Cafe #157 - Buttons
DL Art September - Always anything goes
Happy Little Stampers September - Anything goes with dies
Come and Get It - Lots of layers
Pixie's Playground - Use snippets
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image


Monday, September 5, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS



Happy Monday!  Yes I know...I'm not a Monday fan either but since it's Labor Day I'm really OK with this one.  Not only is the day going to be filled with fun...we have a new challenge starting today at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!  This is a real easy one.  It's "Flower Power".  Just add flowers and here are the sponsors:

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 7 images of choice

Prize: $7 gift certificate


I was given this beautiful stamp called "Wish You A Merry Christmas" from Pickled Potpourri.  I think it's gorgeous!  I wanted a Christmas card that was elegant but easy to make.  This was perfect.  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen to make the paper look old.  I used Copic on the holly and candle then a metallic gold pen to highlight the lines.  I taped it to a card base and added a flower and some Stickles.  Easy peasy!  

I love how this turned out.  I'm going to make a few of them for Christmas this year.  I'm really bad at sending them out so I hope this makes it easier for me.

Please check out our challenge at LTSCB and I hope to see you join us.  Don't forget to stop by all the DT blogs and leave some love.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Wish You A Merry Christmas from Pickled Potpourri
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles & 
American Crafts Metallic marker gold
Papers - Core 'dinations & generic
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Poinsettias - Petaloo

Challenges Entered

Creative Inspirations #256 - Christmas
Mod Squad - Foliage
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #246-247 - Always anything goes
As You Like It - Fave card shape and why - My favorite shape is A-4.  I like it because it's efficient.  You can get two cards out of every piece of paper.
Aud Sentiments #163 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #157 - Sparkle & shine
Crafty Friends #39 - Use lots of glitter
Paper Creator's Crafts 51 - Christmas

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A PERSONAL MESSAGE

Almost every other week I cook dinner for the missionaries at my church.  These are young men and women who give up 18 - 24 months to serve God.  They are as young as 18 years old.  They leave their families and homes to go all over the world to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

At our most recent dinner we discussed how we can use the tools of social media to help spread the Word.  I hadn't realized the potential of what has been given to us.  So here I am trying to do my part to help.

This is a video introduction to The Book Of Mormon:  Another Testament of Jesus Christ.  This man is an Apostle of the Lord.  This is a very short video and I hope you will take the time to listen to what he has to say.

video

I have decided to post these videos in the hopes that they will reach out and help lead people to Jesus.  He is my Lord and Savior.  I love Him with all my heart.  The Gospel makes me so happy and I hope it will make you happy to.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Monday, August 29, 2016

IT'S A "NO RULZ" BLOG HOP

The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog DT is continuing our yearly tradition of a challenge with no rules! We're happy to bring you our "NO RULZ 2" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, so come on over and hop with us for a chance to win two single images of choice!


As you hop, leave comments on all the blogs! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win those amazing Pink Gem Designs images!


I have been given this cute little image called "Singing Snowmen".  Aren't they just adorable!

To inspire you to play, the Scrappy Girls are proudly showcasing projects we created with gorgeous Pink Gem Designs images! Remember to leave love at every blog hop stop because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!


Here is the line-up:
Amy
Ann
Heather
Julie
Leslie
Lillian A
Robin
Tina
We hope you find this 'no rules' blog hop lots of fun, and if you get lost along the way or have landed here in the middle of the hop and want to get in on the fun, head on over to the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to start from the beginning!


Happy hopping! :)


Card Recipe

Image - Singing Snowmen from Pink Gems
Coloring mediums - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Stickles, Glastique
Papers - Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic from Core 'dinations, My Mind's Eye, Generic
Sentiment - Authentique
Die - Our Daily Bread Spellbinders
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Embossing Folder - Darice
Snowflake - Recollections
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Bird - Hobby Lobby

Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps - Not a square
Christmas Card - Anything goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #244 - Use snippets
Stamping Sensations August - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #244-245 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #19 - Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft #20 - Anything goes
Crafty Friends #39 - Use glitter
DL Art August - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers August - Use dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas August - Use snowflakes

Monday, August 22, 2016

BLOG HOP BOOBOO

Here is my apology.  I made a mistake on the blog hop.  Many of you got a preview.

So sorry about that as I had the date wrong.   Please join us for the blog hop on Aug 29!  

Thanks so much for understanding that sometimes we just mess up.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

FLOWERS FOR YOU


Here we are again with another challenge at Crafting When We Can!  Our challenge is to use a die cut. We are being sponsored by Melonheadz.




Nikki from Melonheadz has kindly given me a bunch of lovely flowers.  This set is called "Floral Clip Art".  There are many flowers in this set.  I have used here only a couple of them.  My mom was a huge fan of pansies so I wanted to use them on the card.  The lily is my favorite.  I especially am partial to the Asian lily.  I love all the different colors and how they blend together.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and don't forget to check out all the DT inspiration at CWWC.  Please join us in the challenge this fortnight!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Floral Clip Art from Melonheadz
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Papers - Authentique, Core 'dinations, generic
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Die - Sizzix
Ribbon - DL Art Rainbow
Twine - Hemptique
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Button - Stash

Challenges Entered

Allsorts - Fabulous florals
Marker POP #101 - Embossing
As You Like It - Favorite flower and why
Mod Squad - Use a die cut
Scrapy Land #48 - Use an image
Word Art Wednesday #244-245 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #19 - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft #20 - Anything goes
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch August - Stamps & markers/pencils
DL Art August - Anything goes
Doing Life August #2 - Create with TLC element (sentiment)
Happy Little Stampers August - Anything goes with a die

Monday, August 15, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERRIE


Hello all!  I have a new card created for the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this time is everyone's favorite again..."Anything Goes".  I hope to see you all join in on this.

Our sponsors this fortnight are

Prize: Stamp set and 6x6 pad of choice

Prize: $25 gift certificate

Prize: 2 images of choice

One of my favorite places is Heartfelt Creations.  My sister and I take classes from them when we go to the Mega Meet in Michigan.  I just love there products and am working on my collection.

I was given this beautiful digi from Julia Spiri called "The Butterfly Hat".  This is appropriately named as there are so many butterflies.  Julia Spiri has many gorgeous hat ladies and such pretty digis.   I decided to use her for my sister-in-law's birthday card.

As I was scanning challenges looking to see if there was a sketch out there to use with what I had colored, I ran across one that I liked.  Boy was I sad to see that it would end before this post goes live.  I think this is the second time I have done this.  I need to check dates better.  I showed the sketch below as I thought this was perfect for this image.  

This week one of my church sister's daughter Glynn was in a horrible car crash with her husband.  Her husband is stable after many surgeries but Glynn is not.  She is currently in a coma on life support.  Please pray for her and this family.  Prayer is a very powerful thing.  I hope you will join me in praying for them.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog today.  Please stop by LTSCB and check out all the wonderful inspiration the DT have made for you.

Have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - The Butterfly Hat from Julia Spiri
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique and Glossy Accents
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
Papers - Authentique, Core 'dinations, generic
Die - Darice
Ribbon - Mega Bobbin
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Sentiment stamp - Stampendous
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Challenges Entered

Stamping Sensations August - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #324 - Always anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Use dies
Word Art Wednesday #242-243 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #19 - Anything goes
STAMPlorations August - Stamps and markers/pencils
Allsorts - Butterflies
DL Art August - Always anything goes
Emerald Faeries August #77 - Make it sparkle
HLS August - AG w/dies
Julia Spiri August #23 - AG w/twist of vintage
Pixie's Playground - Use a snippet (the black behind the sentiment)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

FLORAL BEAUTY


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge for this fortnight will be "Wings".  We are being sponsored by Sami Stamps.


Another two weeks have gone by.  It seems like this year just began and now we are in August!  Can you believe it?  By the time this goes live my daughter will be home from college...WOOHOO!!!!  I miss her so very much.  She won't be home long so I intend to enjoy every minute.

The image I was given is called "Wild Flower Beauty".   This was a bit difficult for me.  I have gone outside the comfort zone.  I was unable to do a fussy cut on this.  I had to make sure to stay in the lines and then do some highlighting around her.  Some of the lines were just too small to cut out but the image is so pretty I wanted to give it a try.

After I colored her and sparkled her up a bit I wanted to frame her.  I purchased this die at the Mega Meet in Michigan.  I thought it would frame her beautifully.  I used some distress ink around it for that old frame look.

The die cut under the flowers is from the Mega Meet too.  It was a free with purchase at Our Daily Bread.  I tried to find a link to it but couldn't.  It may be discontinued.  The dragonfly is chipboard from Sweet Stamps.  I  couldn't find the link to it either but I'm sure they still carry it.  I really love this store and they make so many beautiful items.  The enamel embossing powders are amazing and if you use their enamel powder adhesive on your regular embossing powders they come out fabulous too.

I hope you have been inspired by my card.  Now put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge at CWWC and don't forget to check out all the amazing creations by the DT.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Coloring Mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Dragonfly - Sweet Stamps, Glossy Accents
Embossing powders - Vintage Black & Vintage Gold from Sweet Stamps
Papers - Bazzill, Core 'dinations, My Minds Eye, Darice, generic
Flowers - from a candy win
Distress Inks from Ranger - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint & Walnut Stain

Challenges Entered


Monday, August 1, 2016

TAKE TWO




There is a new challenge starting at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog today.  Our challenge is "Two of a Kind".  Our fabulous sponsors are

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: 3 single digital images

My image comes from SLS Lines.  It's called "Flowers Hibiscus".   Originally I had decided to use two flowers on one card.  Apparently I made them a bit too big to get onto one card.  So in keeping with the two of a kind theme, I made two cards.  They are not identical but so similar I think it works.  

I colored the image four times.  Two were used as a base and two to pop up the flowers to give them more depth.  I also painted them with Glossy Accents to make them stronger.  They would not be complete without some glitter.  I used my Stickles for that.

I hope you can join us in the challenge and don't forget to pop over to the LTSCB and check out all the other marvelous creations made to inspire you.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles
Ribbons - Really Reasonable Ribbon & Crafty Ribbons
Papers - Echo Park, Authentique, Bazzill and generic
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap & Eyelet Outlet
Stamps - Stampendous & Stampin' Up


Challenges Entered


Sunday, July 24, 2016

YOU LOOK MARVELOUS DARLING


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is "Squares".  We are being sponsored by Devil Cait Designs.


The image I was given is called Daisy.  When I looked at her I saw a lady back in the 1920's with all the extra make up and bling.  I hope I was able to portray as such.

The DP and the embellishment are some new stash from the Mega Meet in Michigan.  The package from Authentique was a flash sale.  So cheap it was almost a steal.  I really loved the Mon Ami Gabby stop too.  I didn't have funds allocated to this but I had to have it along with some beautiful butterflies that I haven't been able to use them yet.  I'm going to horde them for a bit.

I hope you take a moment to check out all the wonderful creations at CWWC and please join us in the challenge.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Die - Spellbinders
Papers - World Win, Authentique, Darice
Ribbon - Offray
Embossing folder - Darice
Bling - Mon Ami Gabby
Sentiment - Create with TLC


Challenges Entered


Monday, July 18, 2016

"ANYTHING GOES" WITH LTSCB


We have a new challenge starting at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  Get ready.  It's everyone's favorite "Anything Goes"!!  WooHoo!!  Get your crafting tiara ready and join us.

The sponsor I have for this round is

Prize: 3 images of choice

There are two other sponsors this week also.  Please go to LTSCB to see what you can win.

I was given this adorable owl from Oddball Art.  I think it's so cute.  After coloring the owl I used my stylist to give it some dimension then painted it with Glossy Accents.  By painting it on instead of just dropping it from the bottle it keeps the dimensions I added.   I cut the sentiment out five times and glued them together also for dimension.  I added the Glossy Accents to this also.

I have had this wood paper for ages.  Finally I have a way to use it.  It comes solid with embossing.  I sanded over the embossing to reveal the inside color.  I've used other paper from the pack but have never used the wood grain.  

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to hop over to LTSCB and check out all the fabulous inspiration the DT have for you.

Have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Cute Kawaii Big Eye Owl On Tree from Oddball Art
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Reminisce white gel pen
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
Papers - Core 'dinations, Victoria & Albert Museum, generic
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Twine - Darice
Die - Frantic Stamper
Buttons - Stash


Challenges Entered

Simon Says Wednesday - Make a scene
Word Art Wednesday #238-#239 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #18 - Anything goes
DL Art July - Always anything goes
Happy Little Stampers July - Use a die
Stamping Sensations July - Use a stamp and ribbon
Sweet Stamps July - Anything goes
Art Impressions #188 - Anything goes
Paradise of Stamps July #45 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #321 - Always anything goes
Crafting From the Heart #121 - Always anything goes
Marker POP #99 - Die cuts

Sunday, July 10, 2016

UNICORNS, FLOWERS AND STARS OH MY!


Today begins a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge this fortnight is "Based on a Film".  We are being sponsored by Oddball Art.


This adorable little girl is called "Geeky Big Eye Pastel Goth Unicorn Girl w/Glasses N Unicorn Kitten Happy".   What a mouthful right!  She's a cutie though.  She comes with happy and sad faces too.  I thought she was just adorable as I do love a unicorn.

As I was starting my card I couldn't think of a movie to use.  For some reason I couldn't get any inspiration.  She was colored for two weeks before my daughter gave me the inspiration I needed.  Her favorite movie of all time is Stardust. 


 I could not remember a unicorn though.  She told me in the beginning, when the star is shot through the air, the unicorn carries her safely to earth.  

I looked at the pictures for the movie and found so many gorgeous sky scenes.  I was going to print one and decided to just make one instead.  I started with my Color Bursts.  I used Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue.  The photo I took of how little powder was needed came out a bit blurry so I'm going to start with the burst.


While it was drying, I used my stitched rectangle die on the papers to go behind my image.


There was a very important flower in the movie.  It's called a snowdrop flower.  The bearer of this flower is protected from all dark magic and it also brings him good luck.  I looked up the flower and had none like it.  So I decided to use what I have.  I started by making some foliage die cuts and distressed them up a bit.


Next I pulled out some white flowers and distressed them.


I made a bow and put them all together.


This is the what I came up with.


I wasn't real happy with there not being some more red to tie into the background so I distressed a bit with Fired Brick Distress Ink.


I added the girl and her kitten then I couldn't figure out what she was going to say.  My lovely daughter came up with that also.  She said that when you are someone's unicorn you befriend, protect, inspire, comfort and be there when needed.  I thought that was just so sweet.  Not sure if it came from the movie or not but I like it.

After I was finished (or thought I was) I felt the upper right corner was just not right.  It was too empty and the card didn't balance.  I wanted to add something and thought stars would be the best addition.


So here again is the finished card.  I'm glad you stopped by and hope that I will see you in the challenge at CWWC!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique and Stickles
Background paper - Canson, Color Burst by Ken Oliver
Other papers - Core 'dinations, Bazzill, generic
Dies - Gina Marie Designs and Darice
Flowers - Stash (not sure where they came from)
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Stars - Darice
Sentiment care of my daughter Alicia


Challenges Entered