Thursday, March 23, 2017

DT Day with Miss Kate's Cutables

It is my day to show off what I have created with a file from this month's sponsor, Miss Kate's Cutables.



I used the Forever Yours file to create this layout of my son's U.S. wedding (they had 2 ceremonies, one in his hometown in Michigan, one in her hometown in Japan) here is the happy couple.


This is a 12 x 12 layout, I printed the picture to be 5 x 7. I didn't resize any of the elements, I just cut them out without editing them in any way. I added some bling just because I love bling and like the way it looked. It is hard to see the tiny flowers on the paper I used to cut the flowers out of but I used paper the kids had brought me from Japan. The colors I used for this layout were colors that Miki had requested for the wedding decorations, flowers, etc.
 
Please come and join in the fun over at Connie Can Crop  this month and play along with our Sketch Challenge using this sketch:
 

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Anything Goes #180

It is time for a new challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. This week's sponsor is Digital Designs by Loby Loo.



 
I decided to make an Easter card.
 


I used chalks to color my image, used Bazzill Basics paper for the card base and a scrap of green.

Please come over to Jo's Scrap Shack and join in the fun.



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until March 24 by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of March 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Release Day at Fabrika Fantasy!!

Today is new release day over at Fabrika Fantasy. We have 5 new designs debuting today, head on over and pick up your favorites now.

Here is Teen Witch 1.

 
Every piece of paper that I used was a scrap from my ever growing pile.
 
The bird and sentiment are from Plum Purdy . I used color pencils to color my image and I added some Glazed Creations to the magic wand dust, jewels to the flowers on her hat and a pearl on the cat's collar.
 
Please come on by and join in this month's challenge: For the Girls.


Welcome to Fabrika Fantasy Challenges
Unfortunately we have to have some so here are some info and the rules.

This is a Monthly Challenge Blog with New Challenges starting on 1st of each month and ending on 28th of each month.

We have two winners which will be selected by the design team.  One winner will be selected from those entires who have used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive a prize of 3 Digi Images of their choice from the Store.  The second winner will be selected from those entries who have not used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive 1 Digi Image of their choice from the Store. A Top 3 will also be chosen by the DT.  These will be announced at the start of the New Challenge.  If you are one of the lucky ones, please grab the Winner or Top 3  badge to display on your blog.

The Rules

Your project should be a new Creation.  STRICTLY No Back Linking allowed.  Entries posted before the Start Date will be deleted.

Please follow the Challenge Theme.  Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Blog.  As long as you follow the theme you may enter.
You can use any images you wish but if you use a Fabrika Fantasy Image then you will be eligible for the 3 Digi Image Prize.  

We respectfully request no completely digital colored projects.

You may enter the Challenge a Maximum of 3 times and these must be with different new projects.  Anyone entering more than this limit or with an old project will be deleted.

You may combine this Challenge with as many other Challenges as you wish.

Please link your entry to your project post and not your entire blog.

DT's love to visit your blogs and leave you comments.  Please turn off Word Verification or we may not be able to leave you a comment.  If you are linking up as part of a group such as Splitcoast Stampers we may not be able to leave a comment.

It would be lovely if you would follow our blog but this is not a requirement.

Most Importantly Have Fun playing along with us.
 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!
 
 


We hope you are ready to celebrate Birthdays with the biggest Bash around!!
This hop is full of Balloons, Cake, Presents, Smiles and more!
So let's make a wish and blow out the candles
as we celebrate another year of birthdays!!


You should have arrived from Alica's Blog.

If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 

One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)
Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


The card base measures 4 1/4" high x 5 1/5" wide. The doily die cut is from Momenta, the scalloped circle is from Spellbinder's. The washi tape and birthday items for this card came from Connies-Crafty-Cart.

Up next is Angela

Here's our line up in case you get lost:

 Connie-
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Michelle- https://michellekinder.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Sandy- http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/ - You are here
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Shannon M- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
Sketch Challenge
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, March 31st, 2017
Pacific Time
 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jo's Scrap Shack - Challenge #178

It is time for another, "Anything Goes" challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.


 
I chose this cute merry-go-round horse from A Day For Daisies to work with. 
 
 
Can you tell that I just LOVE the color blue?
 
I added an Action Wobble to the back for some added fun.



 Please come and join the fun over at Jo's Scrap Shack.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until March 10 by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of March 13th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Sketch Challenge

It is time for a Sketch Challenge over at Connie Can Crop. We had this sketch to work with:
 
 
We are being sponsored by:
 
 
The winner gets 3 files from Miss Kate Designs.
 
 
I made 2 cards for this challenge:
 
 
They are exactly the same except for the colors. I made the colored version using scraps from a wedding scrapbook I just finished. The black and white version is scraps from the wedding scrapbook I had made for my niece. I used the, "Wedding Words" file from Miss Kate Designs. I resized the heart to measure 2" high and, "wedding" is 3/4" high. I cut the hearts out twice for each card so that I could mix up the colors.
 
Both cards measure: 4 1/2" wide x 6 1/4" high. The 3 strips are 1" wide x 4" tall.
 
The scalloped piece was created with a border punch from Martha Stewart.
 
Please come and join in the fun at Connie Can Crop.




Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #7 - For the Grils

I am so excited, today is my first post for a new design team, I am now on the Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Design Team. Please come and join in the fun. This month's theme is, "For the Girls".



 I used Fairy Tale Princess to work with.

 
 
My card base measures 5.5 inches wide x 6.25 inches tall. The image and it's 2 additional layers were cut from scraps, I used a border punch to add the border on the bottom.
 
I used colored pencils to color my image and I stamped the sentiment directly onto the image after coloring and cutting it out. I added a jewel to her crown and Stickles on her dress.

 


For everyone who is new to Fabrika Fantasy here are the rules for playing along.

This is a Monthly Challenge Blog with New Challenges starting on 1st of each month and ending on 28th of each month.

We have two winners which will be selected by the design team.  One winner will be selected from those entires who have used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive a prize of 3 Digi Images of their choice from the Store.  The second winner will be selected from those entries who have not used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive 1 Digi Image of their choice from the Store. A Top 3 will also be chosen by the DT.  These will be announced at the start of the New Challenge.  If you are one of the lucky ones, please grab the Winner or Top 3  badge to display on your blog.

The Rules

Your project should be a new Creation.  STRICTLY No Back Linking allowed.  Entries posted before the Start Date will be deleted.

Please follow the Challenge Theme.  Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Blog.  As long as you follow the theme you may enter.
You can use any images you wish but if you use a Fabrika Fantasy Image then you will be eligible for the 3 Digi Image Prize.  

We respectfully request no completely digital coloured projects.

You may enter the Challenge a Maximum of 3 times and these must be with different new projects.  Anyone entering more than this limit or with an old project will be deleted.

You may combine this Challenge with as many other Challenges as you wish.

Please link your entry to your project post and not your entire blog.

DT's love to visit your blogs and leave you comments.  Please turn off Word Verification or we may not be able to leave you a comment.  If you are linking up as part of a group such as Splitcoast Stampers we may not be able to leave a comment.

It would be lovely if you would follow our blog but this is not a requirement.

Most Importantly Have Fun playing along with us.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lovely Day DT Project

It is my day to show off my DT project over at Connie Can Crop. This month's sponsor is: http://www.funstampersjourney.com/


 
Ruby sent these cute items to work with:
 

I used them to create this card:

 


I used colored pencils to color the image which I attached to the front of the darling doily. I ran the twine across the middle of the card hiding my join behind the main image. I used foam pads to adhere the image to the card face.

After cutting out the sentiment I layered it onto the white cardstock and attached it to the card. I also added the pearls to the corner. The only thing I didn't use was the cute little clothespin.

The card came pre-cut it measures 5.5" wide x 4.25" high.

Please come and join us over at Connie Can Crop and take part in this month's challenge, "Stamp Your Heart Out". This month's prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to Ruby Martha's online store.


 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Anything Goes #176

Time for another Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.

 


 
I received the, "Coffee Time" file to work with but since I'm an avid tea drinker I wanted it to look more like, "Tea Time", my favorite time of day.
 
 The sentiment on the outside is from my stash.


The inside sentiment was part of the original file.

 
Please come on over and join us in the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 24rd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

4 Fold Valentines

These 4 fold cards are really fun to make and are great for using up scraps.




The patterned papers are all from Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers.

All of the stamps are from my stash as is the ribbon and sequins.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Fabrika Fantasy Digis
Blog Quick Quotes Challenge #72