Monday, August 18, 2014

Challenge #36 @ Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

It's time for a new challenge @ Love to Scrap!  This is an "anything goes" challenge, but with one must use a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed on this one!

I used some flair stamps from Technique Tuesday, and matching dies, for the flowers and sentiment on this card. 
It's a bright, cheerful card that can be used for a birthday or other celebration.  I really like the flair stamps, as they are great for cards and scrapbook pages, and work with dies or a 1" circle punch. 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Heartfelt Creations, and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to their store.  What a great prize!  Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win!

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's the "Dog Dayz" of Summer @ Scrap & Play!

For our second Scrap & Play challenge of August, we'd like to celebrate the "dog dayz" of Summer by including something on our projects that involve man's (or woman's) best friend.  That could be a photo of a dog, a stamped image, pawprint paper, etc.

I did a page featuring my lab Samantha (Sam for short).  She is really my shadow, following me everywhere, including my scrap room, where she has a bed so she can sleep while I scrap, LOL!

PP: Doodlebug, Lawn Fawn, Little Yellow Bicycle.

Be sure to link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog, for a chance to win a prize from our August sponsor, Paper Issues!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Going around in circles @ Love to Scrap!

As you probably guessed from the title of this post, our new challenge @ Love to Scrap is to use circles on your project.  You can punch circles, stamp them, draw them, etc. as long as you have some circles on your project (and as always, any rubber/clear/digi stamp). 

I used a 2" circle punch on my page, using one punched circle on the top right of the page, and the negative space on the bottom left, from two circles punched off the edge of the patterned paper.  The leaves were part of a digi image (Digi Bits - Leaves) from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I printed the image on watercolor paper, then colored the leaves and acorns with Distress markers and water for a little bit of a watercolor effect, then cut them out and adhered to my journaling block.

Be sure to link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog by the 17th,  for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors.   Scribbles Designs and Lacy Sunshine Stamps are both offering three images of choice to our challenge winners!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Challenge #7 @ Scrap & Play - a Summer Mood Board!

Wow, hard to believe it's August already!  Time for our first challenge of the month at Scrap & Play.  This time, we'd like you to take some inspiration from this summer mood board:

I was inspired by the photo of the ferris wheel, and scrapped some photos of my grandkids riding the Scrambler at our county fair.  The wilder the ride, the more they love it!

The papers are by Elle's Studio and Doodlebug Designs, with wood veneer from Studio Calico. The stars are Unity Stamps images, embossed with gold embossing powder.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our summer mood board.  Link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from our August sponsor, Paper Issues!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Inspired by Jingle Belles

The current Jingle Belles challenge is to create a card inspired by their blog header.
 I love the soft colors and vintage style of this piece, so I tried to capture that in this card. I used an old BoBunny diecut paper for the background, and then added some crocheted, felt and metal snowflakes and little bit of bling.  The stamp is from Technique Tuesday.
Only five more months, you know!  Have you started your Christmas list yet?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #34 - choose a color scheme

The new challenge is up at Love to Scrap!  This time it's a color challenge; however, you get to choose the color.  Pick a color scheme to use on a project (monochromatic, two color, only warm colors, etc) and tell us what color scheme you chose.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and Fred She Said

I used the "Snowy Mailbox" image by Delicious Doodles for Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.  My color scheme is neutral + cool colors.  I actually used very little color on this project, just a little dark green for the evergreen trees and a little bit of blue ink sponged around the sky.  Everything else is shades of grey and brown.  Instead of Copics or markers, I used watercolor pencils for a softer look.  I used two different types of Stickles for the snow, so there's a lot of sparkle on the project, even though it doesn't show up so well in the photo.

One really nice thing about digital stamps is the ability to resize them to fit your project, so you're not limited to just using them on cards or scrapbook pages.  I enlarged this image to fit a 4" x 6" opening in this frame, and plan on using it as part of a table grouping of Christmas decorations. 
Both our sponsors for this challenge at offering $10 gift certificates to their online stores, so link up your project to the Love to Scrap blog for your chance to win!

I'm also entering this in the Sparkles Christmas challenge to create a winter scene.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #6 - Summer Hits!

We're celebrating summer with our 2nd July challenge @ Scrap & Play!  Your challenge is to choose one of the songs from this list and use the title of the song OR lyrics from the song somewhere on your project:
For my page, I used "Summer Girls" as part of my title
Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Lawn Fawn; Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge, Wink of Stella black glitter pen, sequins, black cardstock
Link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog for a chance to win this month's prize from our sponsor, Paper Secrets!  And don't forget to "like" Scrap & Play on Facebook, and follow our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!