Monday, April 20, 2015

Love to Scrap Challenge #52 - Anything Goes

Time for a new "anything goes" challenge @ Love to Scrap!  For this challenge, I worked with the cute Quackers image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. 

Isn't that image too adorable!  I printed the digi image on white cardstock and sponged blue ink around the image.  The little birds were colored with Copic markers, then I used a craft knife to cut around the bottom of the image so I could insert the diecut branch to make it look like they were sitting in a tree.  I added the speech bubble sentiment and did some distressing and inking to the edges to finish off the card.

This should be any easy challenge since the only requirement is to include a stamped or digital stamp image on your project!  Link up to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win one of sponsor prizes!
                Dr. Digi's House of Stamps - two images of choice
                Kenny K Downloads - three images of choice
                The Paper Shelter - $10 GC

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jingle Belles "Joy to the Earth" challenge

I've missed playing with the last couple of Jingle Belles challenges, but got a chance to join in on their annual "Joy to the Earth" challenge.  This challenge is to use repurposed items on your Christmas card.  I used a couple of salvaged items on this one.  The Santa laundry line came from a gift bag I was given a couple of Christmases ago, and the little bells came from a kid's Christmas stretch bracelet that didn't last too long on a four-year-old's wrist, LOL!

The "ho ho ho" border stamp is from a Studio Calico Christmas set. This is a 9" x 4" card, so it's long enough to hold the laundry line embellishments, but also fits in a business size envelope for mailing.  Everything now and then I like to change things up and make this size card. 

Just eight more months til Christmas, you know!  It's not too early to get started on those cards, so join the Jingle Belles challenge!

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #104

Time for a new sketch at the My Scraps & More sketch blog!  Here's the new sketch, by Nicole Nowasad:
And here's my take on the sketch.  I used some Bella Blvd papers from the Camp Out and Tiny Tots collection.

Link up your page inspired by this sketch to the My Scraps & More sketch blog for a chance to win the wonderful April prize package!
PS - if you'd love to see even more sketches, check out the My Scraps & More forum, where we are in the middle of our April sketchathon!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Love to Scrap Challenge #51 - Dots or Stripes!

Time for our first April challenge at Love to Scrap!  This time, the challenge is to use dots or stripes on your project. 

I used the Cartoon Brontosaurus Student image from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet for this tag.  I did some paper piecing on this, printing the image on white cardstock, green dotted paper, and denim print paper.  Then I added letter stickers for the "A+", glitter punched stars, and a diecut "awesome!".  This tag will go on a little end-of-year gift for my granddaughter when she graduates from kindergarten.

Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog (and remember to use a rubber, clear or digital stamped image!) for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors:
I'm entering this tag into the following challenges:
Craft My Life - anything goes, but not a card
Addicted to Stamps - must use stars
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - use paper piecing

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #103

Time for a new sketch challenge at My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!   Love this sketch by Audrey Yeager, with the different angles and slanted lines!

Here's my layout from the sketch, featuring my awesome niece on her 13th birthday.  I used Simple Stories Fabulous line, with just a touch of their Vintage Bliss line.

Link up your page to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog for a chance to win a great scrappy prize!

Summer memories

This page was based on sketch #2 from the My Scraps & More Sketchathon, which is going on all month.  The photos are of my grandkids, enjoying a little fun in the pool last summer.

I used some papers and stickers from Bella Blvd's Color Chaos, Campout and Tiny Tots lines.  The sun/summer image and the scallop border are Cricut diecuts.   I'm also entering this in the Die Cuttin' Divas "anything goes" challenge.

Hunting eggs

April is a great month at My Scraps & More, because it's our sketchathon month!  A new sketch every day - so much inspiration!  Please visit and join in the fun!

This is the page I made from the first sketch, using photos of my DGD from last Easter.  The title was cut with my Cricut Explore and Design Space, using Baby Steps and Cindy Loo cartridges.

I'm also entering this in this week's Easter challenge at Fantabulous Cricut