Sunday, August 30, 2015

It's a "tic-tac-toe" challenge @ Jingle Belles

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to choose a line from their tic-tac-toe challenge board and create a card with those elements.  I chose a diagonal row that includes glitter, die cuts and stamping.  Here's my card for the challenge:

The card front with the Christmas trees and snowflakes was diecut with my Cricut Explore.  I backed the cutout portions with different patterned papers, using silver and gold glitter papers for the stars and snowflakes.  I added white cardstock with stamped sentiments to portions of each tree, along with some small adhesive gems.

Thanks for the inspiration, Jingle Belles!

Friday, August 21, 2015

My Scraps & More - Sketch #112


Sketch #112 is up at the My Scraps & More Sketch blog...check it out here!   This week's sketch is by Gina Lideros, and not only has she given us a great sketch, she's also made a cut file available for those with electronic cutting machines.

Here is Gina's sketch:

I changed the sketch slightly to fit a 12x12 page, and used my Cricut Explore to diecut the hexagons. 
Link up your project to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog for a chance to win a great prize package featuring Echo Park's Teachers Pet collection. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Challenge #60 - Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Time for another "anything goes" challenge at Love to Scrap!  This is challenge #60, and will be my last one for the Love To Scrap challenge blog.  It's been a fun three years, but it's time to step away for awhile.  Leslie has some great new designers joining the team, though, so look for even bigger and better things from Love to Scrap!

I used the Mums in Basket digital stamp from Pattie's Creations.  The image was sized to approx. 5x7", colored with Copics, fussy cut and then adhered with foam adhesive onto a patterned paper mat.  Other papers were added to create layers on an 8x10" canvas.  I added some linen glitter ribbon around the edges of the canvas, and just a touch of glitter and clear glitter pen to the flowers. 

Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from one of three sponsors!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sketch Challenge #111 @ My Scraps & More Sketches


Time for our first sketch challenge for the month of August over at My Scraps & More Sketches.  Here is this month's sketch, designed by Audrey, who is the owner of My Scraps & More.

And here's my take on the sketch:

The patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Summertime collection and the photos are of my DGD doing a front somersault into the pool - such a daredevil, LOL!
We'd love to see your version of the sketch.  Link up to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog for a chance to win this month's prize package!


Monday, August 3, 2015

It's a White on White challenge @ Love to Scrap!

This week's challenge at Love to Scrap is a real change of pace.  We want to see your white on white creations.  That's right....the only thing that can be colored is your stamped image.  All cardstock, embellishments, etc. must be white.

Here's my card using the Emma & the Cake digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs.

The image was colored with Copic markers, with a little bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter marker added to the cake.  The background was stamped with white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I added some pearls and a white satin bow.
Our three sponsors for this challenge are:
Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win one of the three sponsor prizes!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vintage Christmas card

Well, now that we're only five months away from Christmas, it's time to get serious about Christmas card making!  This card was made for the current challenge @ Jingle Belles to create a card with a vintage or retro style.

I used some vintage-style Christmas papers that have been in my stash for a couple of years.  I added some crochet lace, a double bow, and a snowflake charm.  (The ribbon looks brown in the picture, but it's really a deep gold.)  Thanks for the challenge, Jingle Belles!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby girl card

I know a few people who are expecting over the next several months, so hopefully someone will have a baby girl and I can send this card! 

The subway art portion of the card was cut from the Word Collage Cricut cartridge and the scallop square was from the Elegant Edges cartridge.  I embossed the background cardstock.
This is for a challenge over at the Turtle Soup forum and also for the current Cut It Up challenge to use a word or phrase as your focal point.