Monday, September 1, 2014

Get out those school supplies for a Scrap & Play Challenge!

Wow, September 1st already - the summer went so quickly!  We're in "back to school" mode @ Scrap & Play for our first September challenge.
I used some papers from Echo Park, Jillibean Soup and Fancy Pants for my page, featuring our new grandson, Cooper.  The narrow top & bottom borders are made by folding strips of washi tape over the edge of the cardstock background.  I have to admit, the hardest part of this challenge for me was using handwriting.  Thank goodness for lined journaling cards to help keep my writing straight!

Our sponsor for September is The Paper Bakery.  Link up your entry for our September challenges to the Scrap & Play blog for your change to win!

Challenge #37 @ Love to Scrap - Let's Fly Away

For the first September challenge @ Love to Scrap, we want to see something that flies incorporated into your project.  This could be birds, butterflies, airplanes, long as it can fly, it's okay.  And, as always, a rubber or digi stamped image needs to be included.

I worked with the "sign Autumn" image from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I love the big chunky letters, the leaves, and the cute little crow perched on top.

Since I was working with warm colors, I printed the digi image onto eggshell cardstock instead of white, and then colored in the image with Copic markers.  I sponged some Shabby Shutter Distress ink around the edges, followed with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.  To fill in the upper right corner, I added a ribbon strip and two wooden leaf buttons.
We have two sponsors for this challenge:  Bugaboo Stamps (seven images of choice) and The Stamping Chef (three images of choice).  Link up your high flying creation to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for your chance to win!
I'm also entering this card in the current Chocolate, Coffee & Cards challenge (a bingo challenge - I used yellow, blue, and string) the something old/something new challenge @ 4 Crafty Chicks (new ribbon and really old wooden leaf buttons) and the Autumn colors with ribbon/trim challenge @ Really Reasonable Ribbon (bty, the ribbon on this card was from the RRR August ribbon club selection - which was gorgeous!).

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?