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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.

Challenge #58 @ Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Time for another "anything goes" challenge at Love to Scrap.  Just use a stamped or digi stamp image on your project and you can choose any theme or project you like.

I used the Spring Bloom image from one of our sponsors, Sami Stamps for this thank you card.
The image was printed twice on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut around part of the image so it would extend beyond the tag frame, and then fussy cut the flower portion from the second image and adhered it with foam tape for some dimension. 

 
Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win one of the great sponsor prizes!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge - anything goes; use a handmade bow
Hiding in my Craft Room challenge #208 - lots of layers (seven on this card)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sketch #110 @ My Scraps & More Sketches

Sketch #110 is up on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  This great sketch is by Juliana Michaels.  
I love the mix of rectangles and circles on this sketch! 
 
 

Here's my page, using this sketch.  I cut the circles out of my background cardstock and then backed the cutouts with different patterned paper pieces. 

 
The papers are from Lily Bee, which sadly is no longer in business.  These papers are actually from a Fall/Harvest collection, but the warm colors went perfectly with these photos.  Aren't those tigers gorgeous?  These photos were taken on the Maharajah Jungle Trek @ Disney's Animal Kingdom.
 
Be sure to link up your page, based on the sketch, to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog for a chance to win July's awesome prize! 
 

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's a Triple Play challenge @ Love to Scrap!

Our first challenge of July is posted at Love to Scrap!  This one is a triple play challenge - use three of one type of embellishment:  three buttons, three flowers, three bows, etc.

Here's my card for the challenge, using the Best Wishes Cupcake by Karleigh Sue Designs. 

 
This is actually a shaker tag adhered to the card.  I die cut several window tags from heavy white cardstock, and one tag from patterned paper.  Those were all adhered together, with a piece of acetate under the top layer of patterned paper.  The cupcake image was colored with Copic markers, adhered to the card front, and then sprinkled with a bit of glitter and microbeads in the center of the image. The stacked die cut tag was adhered over the top with foam tape for more dimension and then I added a bow to the top.  My three of a kind embellishments?  Three pink pinwheel enamel dots.
 
Link up your three of a kind project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our three sponsors:
 
I'm also entering this card in Challenge #317 at Cupcake Inspirations.  I was inspired by the colors and the sprinkles on their cupcake photo . 
 

Friday, July 3, 2015

A new sketch is up at My Scraps & More Sketches

Time for a new sketch at My Scraps & More Sketches.  This is sketch #109 and it was created by Audrey Yeager, who is the owner of My Scraps & More Sketches and the My Scraps & More online store.

 
Here's my page based on Audrey's sketch: 
 
It's funny, but it takes me way longer to do something that is freeform like the sunburst spokes than it does to do something that is more uniform.  But, it's nice to get out of my comfort zone and try something different and fun!  I used various scraps from Echo Park and Bella Blvd for this page, along with some Hero Arts splat stamps and some perler bead dots.  The photos are of my DD and DGS going down the huge slide at a local community fair.
 
We'd love to see your pages inspired by this sketch, so link them up to the My Scraps & More Sketches blog and you'll be entered for a chance at the great July prize package!

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Blog Hop time at Love to Scrap!

It's summer and it's hot, so let's break it up a bit! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is happy to bring you our "No Rulz!" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by River City Rubber Works! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

As you hop, leave comments! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a 'No Rulz' project for extra entry/entries into the drawing! No rules for this challenge!
 
 
For my project, I used the Birthday Background stamp from River City Rubber Works.  This was stamped three times, in blue, red, and green, then cut and pieced to make the multi-color card.  I added some gingham ribbon and buttons for the finishing touches.

 
Here is the line-up for the blog hop:

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Happy Hopping!