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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #3

This is my first time joining in the challenges at CASE-ing Christmas, but I look forward to joining in many more...gotta love Christmas card challenges!

This week's challenge is to copy this fabulous card from their DT member, Judy:
 
I used the red and green color scheme, the layers, scallop oval and Christmas tree, but added a ribbon and bow and put my sentiment at the bottom.  Also, since my papers were a little busy, I didn't add the enamel dots, but did add touches of green, red, and yellow Stickles for some glitter.
 
PP: Tim Holtz, BoBunny, Basic Grey - Stamps: Hero Arts - Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Club - Die Cuts: Cricut Stretch Your Imagination and Elegant Edges
 
Be sure to check out the CASE-ing Christmas blog to see all the great cards from their DT members!
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Challenge #46 @ Love to Scrap!

Time for a new challenge @ Love to Scrap.  This time, it's an "anything goes" challenge!  As long as your project contains a rubber or digital stamp image, you can pick any theme and products you'd like.

For my project, I made a card using the "Tracy Fairy" digital stamp from Kith & Kin, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I colored the image with Copic markers, then added clear glitter stickles to her wings, and pink stickles to her dress.  This image would make a great birthday card for any little girl, especially if she loves fairies!

 
You have until February 1st to link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog, for a chance to win a prize from one of our three sponsors:  Kith & Kin, Bugaboo Stamps, or River City Rubber Works.

I'm also entering this in the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge (anything goes, but use a new product/item, which is the shiny silver ribbon on this card)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bring in the new challenge @ Jingle Belles

The new challenge at Jingle Belles is to use something new - products or tools that Santa brought, perhaps?  I used my new Cricut Explore that was a gift from DH.  (He actually went out on Black Friday to get this for me - isn't that sweet?)

 
The image is from the Scandinavian Christmas cartridge, which is part of the monthly subscription to Design Studio (and is free for three months with the Explore bundle from Menards).  I just added a few gems, some clear glitter pen, and embossed the card front for a little texture.  Have some new products to try out?  You have until Jan. 28th to join in the Jingle Belles challenge.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jingle Belles "No Time Like the Presents" challenge

Time to start a new year of Christmas card challenges with Jingle Belles!  The current challenge is to use leftover gift wrap or tags on a Christmas card.

For my card, I used two gift tags (cutting off the to/from portion at the bottom), and then adding some blue and clear crystals, a little glitter paper, a ribbon bow and snowflake brad.

 
Ta da! My first Christmas card for 2015 is done!  Thanks for the challenge, Jingle Belles!
 
 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Our first challenge of 2015 at Love to Scrap!

It's time for our initial challenge of 2015, and it's actually an initial challenge! The challenge is to use at least one item based on any one (or more) of the initials in our challenge blog name:  LTSCB (Love to Scrap Challenge Blog)

On my card, I went big and used an item for every letter, LOL!  I used these items: Lily Bee paper, Twine, Stitching, Copic markers, Bunny.

 
The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  You can find it here.  After coloring with Copic markers, I fussy cut the image and attached to the diecut heart with foam adhesive to make him stand out a bit.  I added some clear Wink of Stella shimmer to his little bunny nose and the heart.  (The coloring on the bunny was pretty minimal; I just did a little bit of shading with a light neutral gray to give a little dimension to the white bunny, and then colored the nose and the heart.)
 
We'd love to see your creations for this challenge.  Please link up to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors:  Fresh Brewed Designs, Eat Cake Graphics, or Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet.
 
I'm also entering this in the Showcase Your Style challenge #5 to use at least one die cut (the heart and the speech bubble were diecut with my Cricut)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #44 - Nature!

For our last Love to Scrap challenge in December, we want to see your project featuring something found in nature.  This can be something living or inanimate: animals, trees, rocks, lakes, etc.

I used the Lake Winter digi stamp by Stitchy Stamps from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, our sponsor for the challenge, and made two Christmas ornaments.

 
I made two versions of this ornament.  For the one on the left, I printed the ornament as is and left it black and white.  For the one on the right, I added slight touches of brown, green, and blue with colored pencils. 
 
The images were mounted on chipboard, then coated with embossing ink and ultra thick embossing powder (UTEE).  I did three coats of the UTEE, and then placed the images in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  When I removed the images from the freezer, I bent them slightly in all directions to get the "cracked ice" effect.  The images were then mounted on die cut squares, with either crystal or pearl accents added around the edges.
 
Please link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.
 
I'm also entering these ornaments in the Holly Jolly Christmas "Anything Goes" challenge
 
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #15 - Happy Holidays!

It's time for our December challenge @ Scrap & Play.  We know December is a very busy month, so we are only hosting one challenge this month, but it's a great one! 

 
Here's my page, with some photos from last Christmas:
 
 
I don't know what it is about big empty boxes, but kids love them!  I ended up using five of the items from the list: red, green, trees, present and stars.
 
Link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog for a chance to win a prize package from Express the Moment.  We can't wait to see what you create!