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
 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Get Well Soon Blog Hop



Welcome to the 
Get Well Soon Blog Hop
Being Sick is definitely not fun! Recovering from a surgery, accident, or severe illness is even worse. We are here to spread some sunshine and smiles and help inspire you to remember that sending even the simplest of cards to someone when they are feeling bad can help brighten their day.

  You should have arrived from Shannon'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 BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!

RUBY MARTHA with


One lucky winner will win a super cute limited edition stamp set from FSJ!!



Be sure to visit her website 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 2/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now for my project.
 
I call this my, "Bottle of Cheer". I started with an empty Triple Sec bottle and painted it. The first step to painting glass is to give it a good coat of Paint Adhesion Medium first. I have not been able to find this item locally, I got it from Plum Purdy.  It is listed under the "sealers and mediums" link. The best way to apply it is with a sponge.

 

 
I also used a sponge to apply the paint in a variety of different colors.
 
The stamped, "centers" of my flowers are from Unity Stamp Co., their, "feel better soon" kit. After stamping my sentiments I cut them out using my Spellbinder's circle and scalloped circle dies. I also cut the other layers of the, "flowers" using bigger scalloped circle dies. The papers are Japanese craft papers that my kids brought me. I used wooden skewers painted green for my, "stems". Added a die cut butterfly and a bow to finish it off.


 Up next is Ashley.

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

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Michelle- https://Michellekinder.blogspot.com...
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Shannon M- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
Sharon- http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/



Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!


Connie Can Crop Challenge #55




due 11:59 P.M., Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Pacific Time 

 


Friday, February 3, 2017

Anything Goes #174

It is time for another Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.
 
This week's sponsor is:
 
 
The prize is $10.00 worth of digis from their store.
 
I made this card using my image and a few scraps. Why all the different color layers? It is a tie-dye cake. After I colored the cake I fussy cut it out and adhered to the card base with foam pads.
 
 
Here is a close up of the, "Happy Birthday" inside the flag.


 



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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrap Lifting or CASE'ing?

My pen pal Lana in Montana sent me a cute card that is a new design to me and I just had to make one of my own. I'm not sure if I did a Scrap Lift or if I'm CASE'ing her work. I do know that every piece of paper I used was a scrap, my pile doesn't seem to be any smaller but it is.
 
Lana made the blue card, I made the purple one. This is a collar fold card.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stamp Your Heart Out - Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge

It is time for another challenge over at Connie Can Crop.



This month's theme is Stamp Your Heart Out and the sponsor is:

 
 
This month's prize is: a gift certificate from Ruby Martha.
 
 
Connie sends out some wonderful packages of goodies to her DT members, I received this goodie package from her. You can find some of these goodies over at Connie's eBay store:
 
 

 

I used my goodie package to create this card.

 
 
The papers that I cut the banners with are from: Echo Park's 6 x6 Paper Pad: Birthday Wishes.
 
The papers (except for the card base and pink bling) are from the package Connie sent. I didn't have any birthday washi tape or any real cute birthday papers so this goodie package really came in handy. You can see the paper pad and washi tape near the back of the picture.
 
The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co, part of their Itty Bitty line.
 
The card base measures 6.5" wide x 5 .25" high. the banners are all 1.25" wide. You can also see the letter stickers that came in the package.
 
Please come over and join in on the fun over at Connie Can Crop.
 
 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paper Crafting - Challenge - Week - 168

I found another challenge to play along with :papercrafting-challenge-week-168. When I checked out their new challenge at the beginning of the week I wanted to take part but it took me all week to come up with the prefect idea.

My son and wonderful daughter in law live in Tokyo, Japan. They had these postcards made up to ring in the New Year which is actually the Year of the Rooster but the kids have dubbed it, "the year of the fried chicken". They had this caricature made and it looks SO much like the two of them.
Here is a picture taken at their Japanese wedding so that you can see the real them. They are entertaining their guests with a song and dance routine.

 
This is the inspiration photo. I just love the beautiful colors and I wanted to use some of the Japanese crafting papers the kids have brought or sent me over the years.
 

 


 
The background paper is very thin so I adhered it to a piece of chipboard to give it some strength.

I scanned the postcard and printed it as a 5 x 7. I added some red ribbon to the top and bottom of the picture then attached the picture to a piece of yellow cardstock that I had embossed with a Honeycomb folder. I cut the letters with my Cricut and their Robotz cartridge.

The background paper and the little Japanese figures are all gifts from my kids.

I am entering this layout into this challenge:
Papercrafting-challenge-week-168

Friday, January 20, 2017

For a Wonderful Mom

It is time for another Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. This week's sponsor is The Cutting Café.




 
I received the, "For a Wonderful Mom" file to work with.
 
 
The flowers are from a very old set of Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.
 
This set comes with at least 40 different sentiments that make it possible to make the card for different people, such as First Time Mom, Special Friend, etc.

 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

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

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

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

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until January 27th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of January 30th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Design Team - Penguin Tag

This is my first DT post for Connie Can Crop.

I was in need of a gift tag for a birthday present and this little guy was perfect for the job.


 
I started with this image from this month's sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs.
 
 
 
His little tummy looks like a heart to me so after printing the design onto heavyweight card stock I colored it red with colored pencils then I colored the rest of him and added some googley eyes and some alphabet letters I have had in my stash forever. I cropped the corners and punched a hole to add a piece of twine at the top.


It has been a lot of fun working with Kitty Bee Designs . Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my project.

Remember to enter this month's Anything Goes challenge over at Connie Can Crop.

 

 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time