Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Happy Monday everyone! This Monday brings a new challenge from "Love to Scrap Challenge Blog". Our challenge is "Make it Girly".
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Prize: 3 images of choice
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Prize: 7 images of choice
The image I chose is called Roses Block from Bugaboo. I love, love, love butterflies and I thought this was so pretty. To make it girly I added bling and lace.
This has been a busy week for me and I once again scrambled to finish at the very last minute. I hope it inspires you to join in the challenge and don't forget to check out the other DT over at LTSCB and join us in the challenge.
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous crafty day!
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, Dylusions Ink Spray
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Gems - Darice
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Welcome once again to a new challenge from "Crafting When We Can". Our challenge is to add flowers. How easy is that! Our sponsor for this challenge is
The image I was given to work with is The Venetian Girl. Isn't she adorable! I love the little kitty in her lap. My sister gave her hubby a cat for Christmas and I tried to mirror her somewhat. She is Calico.
Since she looks dressed for Mardi Gras I thought I would use the colors purple, yellow and green. When I added the flowers to the tulle I kept having to add glue to it...it kept coming off the back through the tulle. So I grabbed my heat gun and got a little close. I loved the distress look it gave them so I decided to distress the card. (Not a big leap since I'm kind of into that right now but who knew the gun would distress the flowers. Not me.)
Please pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the inspiration the DT have for you. Hope to see you in the challenge.
Thanks for visiting and have a peachy keen day!
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Generic and scraps stash
Embossing folder and gems - Darice
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Tulle leftover from my nieces wedding
Flowers and doily from a candy win
Friday, April 22, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Prize: Goodie bag of craft supplies
Prize: $10 gift certificate
Prize: 3 images of choice to winner
I was given the image "Bird Flourish and Script Collage" from A Creative Need. The inspiration for coloring the bird comes from my sister's birds. This one is named Rudy. Isn't he cute!
This is Sydney. She is so smart. She sings and does tricks too. She has a red tail you can't see.
The bird I colored is a combo of the two. I colored it twice and did a fussy cut on the flowers, bird and branch. My scissors really need to be sharpened. This cut was not easy. Since the images were so small I put Glastique on them before cutting them out.
The background is a wash using diluted Dylusions. I had never done that before so I had to practice for a while. First I colored the images and added the Glastique before doing the wash. After it dried I added the fussy cut images and popped them up on some black foam squares. I used the black because the flowers were so small the white foam ones would show up and take away from the image.
I decided I wanted some butterflies and when I figured out which ones I was in a bind. I had picked out brads but had already glued the papers down. I removed the back of the brads and just used some glue dots to adhere them.
Because of all the flowers on the front I thought the inside should have something too so I added a floral stamp in the corner. Here's how it turned out.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Monday, April 4, 2016
It's a new month and a new challenge here at LOVE TO SCRAP CHALLENGE BLOG!
Our challenge this fortnight is "The Big Bow Theory".
We are being sponsored by
Prize: 3 images of choice
Our very own Leslie
She will be offering a goodie bag of craft supplies
For this challenge I used an image I already had from Art by Miran. This is called "Heartfelt". As I get older I find more of my friends have developed breast cancer. This is so heart wrenching for me to watch them go through chemo and mastectomy procedures.
My good friend and Relief Society President has started chemo this week. Fortunately we are having conference this weekend so she can rest at home and watch. I decided that I would make a card for her. She is such a special lady...so giving and kind. I just love her so much. I hope this can bring a smile to her face.
Big bows are fun to make so I hope you join in the challenge and don't forget to check out all the DT creations at LTSCB.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!
Image - Heartfelt from Art by Miran
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Hot off the Press, World Win, Core' dinations, generic
Sentiment - Crafty Pad
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Die - Our Daily Bread
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Sunday, April 3, 2016
It's time for another amazing challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN!
Our challenge is "Based on a Song" and it's sponsored by Karleigh Sue Designs. The image I have is called "Let Me Perk You Up".
This image I guess makes most people think of coffee but since I don't drink it I thought of hot chocolate. That in turn made me think of the song "Hot Chocolate" from the movie Polar Express. It was such a cute movie. I found this cute ticket when I searched the web. It's small and in the corner but it says "Believe". I used to tell my kids that if they wanted presents they had to believe in Santa. Now that they are older the believe is more spiritual for us all.
I hope you will pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the inspiration from the DT.
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Prize: 7 images of choice
Prize: $7 gift certificate
Prize: 3 single images of choice
My image comes from The East Wind. She is called "Aurora Spring Butterfly". I colored her and the butterfly and fussy cut them out then glued them to another copy of the images. There was not a way for me to cut all the little bubbles in the air and the lines extended on the butterfly. This was the logical choice for me.
I'm really loving the distressed look lately as is evident in the last few cards I've made. I also finally got to use my butterfly ribbon. I got it just before Christmas from a challenge win and I just love butterflies.
Just before this challenge started my niece needed some birthday cards for her friends that are twins. She came to me to get some and picked this card right off the bat. I hope her friend liked it.
Please join us in the challenge and don't forget to check out all the amazing work from the DT here at LTSCB. Have a magnificent day.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Here I am again with another fabulous challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Our challenge is very simple this time around. We are asking that you use only the "Bare Necessities" on your project. All you have to do is limit your embellishing to two or less. Simple right?! Our sponsor is Karleigh Sue Designs. I was given this cute image called "Let Me Perk You Up".
I don't generally use a lot of embellishing but I do use them so this was giving me some difficulty. I wanted to make it not plain but also not embellished. Finally I received some inspiration from one of the blogs I follow and decided to use my Color Burst. I just love this stuff. I combined the blue and yellow to bring some green into it also. Then I ran it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder I got for Christmas. This is the first time I've used this one. It's called Henna. I love the design. After that I distressed everything. So now, even though it is not embellished, it's not plain either.
I hope you like this and can get inspired by it. Please pop over to LTSCB and check out all the other wonderful projects the DT have made for you. I hope you join in this fortnight.
Have a fantastic day!
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Canson, Bazzill, generic
Paper colored with Color Burst from Ken Oliver
Ribbon - Array
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Embossing folder - Darice
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Welcome to another wonderful challenge at Crafting When We Can! Our challenge for you this fortnight is to "Use Washi Tape". Our sponsor this week is Star Stampz and the image I was given is "Spring Sun Shine".
When I was looking at the images I saw this and thought how much I want Spring to get here. I'm tired of winter already. We didn't have a bad winter at all but for some reason I have felt so much colder this year. We only had to shovel once and it wasn't even very deep. Last year it snowed so much the kids hated all the shoveling they had to do.
I don't have very much washi tape at all and when I was done embellishing I couldn't see much of it so I put it inside as well.
Please pop over to the CWWC blog and check out the wonderful inspiration the DT have for you then put on that crafting tiara and get started. Above all have lots of fun.
Have a magnificent day!
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Stickles, Glastique
Washi Tape - Freckled Fawn
Papers - World Win, generic & scrap box
Sentiments - Stampendous
Hearts - October Afternoon
Flowers - Petaloo
Monday, February 29, 2016
We're turning THREE in March! Can you believe it?! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Three's A Crowd!" Blog Hop to celebrate our third birthday! We're being sponsored by Your Next Stamp! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift card to use in the YNS Store! And as an extra added bonus, our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off their order - and this code is valid for the duration of our blog hop! How awesome is that?!
As you hop, leave comments! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
All of the LTSCB designers are creating BIRTHDAY inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a birthday project for an extra entry into the drawing!
The stamp set I received is called "Blast Off". It comes with two images, three sentiments and three different sized stars. I decided to make a card for my great-nephews birthday. He will be five this April. Hope he likes it!
The gold stars are from the stamps set and the others are some added bling. After embossing the paper with stars I distressed it a bit so it would stand out. I also distressed the sentiment on the outside and added another of the sentiments on the inside. The star paper I have had forever. I have no clue where I got it.
Here is the line-up:
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!