Monday, December 15, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #44 - Nature!

For our last Love to Scrap challenge in December, we want to see your project featuring something found in nature.  This can be something living or inanimate: animals, trees, rocks, lakes, etc.

I used the Lake Winter digi stamp by Stitchy Stamps from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, our sponsor for the challenge, and made two Christmas ornaments.

I made two versions of this ornament.  For the one on the left, I printed the ornament as is and left it black and white.  For the one on the right, I added slight touches of brown, green, and blue with colored pencils. 
The images were mounted on chipboard, then coated with embossing ink and ultra thick embossing powder (UTEE).  I did three coats of the UTEE, and then placed the images in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  When I removed the images from the freezer, I bent them slightly in all directions to get the "cracked ice" effect.  The images were then mounted on die cut squares, with either crystal or pearl accents added around the edges.
Please link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.
I'm also entering these ornaments in the Holly Jolly Christmas "Anything Goes" challenge

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #15 - Happy Holidays!

It's time for our December challenge @ Scrap & Play.  We know December is a very busy month, so we are only hosting one challenge this month, but it's a great one! 

Here's my page, with some photos from last Christmas:
I don't know what it is about big empty boxes, but kids love them!  I ended up using five of the items from the list: red, green, trees, present and stars.
Link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog for a chance to win a prize package from Express the Moment.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Love to Scrap Challenge #43 - Shape Shift

It's time for our first December challenge @ Love to Scrap.  This time we want to see a shaped card; no squares or rectangles.

The scallop circle card base was cut with my Cricut and the Wild Card cartridge.  I embossed the circle frame with a small dot embossing folder, and then adhered it to with foam dots for some dimension.  The digi image is SamiBoo Caroling from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  She was colored with watercolor pencils, and then some white and glitter stickles were added for a little Winter sparkle, and some sheer white ribbon was woven through the open scallops.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Lacy Sunshine Stamps (3 images of choice) and A Day for Daisies ($12 gift certificate to their digi store).  Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for your chance to win!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #42 - Say It in Color

Time for our mid-month challenge @ Love to Scrap!  This time we want to see a stamped, die cut or printed sentiment in any color EXCEPT black or white.  (And, as always, you need to use a rubber or digi stamped image on your project.)

For my card, I stamped the sentiment with gold metallic ink, then embossed it with chestnut embossing powder. 
One fabulous thing about this card is that all the papers are printed from digital files!  I used the Fall Foliage Paper Pack from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I just printed these on some white cardstock and trimmed them to fit the layer sizes, diecutting an opening in the yellow dot print to show off the stamped image.  A great thing about digital paper files is that you can use them over and over, so you don't have to worry about running out of a particular patterned paper.
Link up your project to the Love to Scrap Challenge blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to  Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet or a $10 gift certificate from our second sponsor, Sweet Stamps!
I'm also entering this card in the "Favorite Holiday" challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love getting together with family for dinner and games, watching the Macy's parade in the morning while I'm cooking, and watching football in the evening, and just taking time to be thankful for all our blessings!
I'm also entering the "Brads Buttons and/or Bows" challenge at Sentimental Sundays. The challenge is to use multiple of one or more of the specified items.  I used a lot of tiny brads on this card, plus a ribbon and a twine bow. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time for another challenge at Scrap and Play!

It's time for our second November challenge at Scrap and Play!  This one is so easy.....just take a look at the DT members pages posted for this challenge and choose one to scraplift! 

I'll admit that I struggled a bit on this project, as there wasn't a specific theme or products or challenge involved.  So I just started with some photos from our recent trip to Walt Disney World and a few papers from Simple Stories Say Cheese line and came up with this page about our first ride on Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom.  Even though the bottom photo of DH and I was pretty blurry, I included it anyway because it shows us in the very front seat - the first time we've ever waited to get the front seat on a ride, LOL! 

I layered some of the pocket page pieces to create an embellished pocket on the left side of the page, and then tucked a journaling tag inside.  

We can't wait to see your lifts for this challenge.  Please link up your project to the Scrap & Play challenge blog!  Remember, this month's prize is a $25 gift certificate to an online scrappy store of your choice- how cool is that!

NOTE:  The "official" challenge post on the Scrap & Play blog will be a little delayed this month, so here are links to the individual DT blogs in case you want to go ahead and get started on this challenge.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Warm holiday wishes - Nordic style

This card was inspired by the Very Trendy Holiday class from Catherine Pooler @ Stamp Nation.  I used the Fair Isle Background stamp set from WPlus9 Designs for the background, and an older stamp (unknown mfgr) for the sentiment. 

I really love that background stamp set and can see this one being used on a lot of winter & Christmas scrapbook pages and cards. 

I'm entering this in the current challenge (no patterned paper)  @ Christmas Cards All Year Round and at Holly Jolly Christmas (tic tac toe challenge - I used rhinestones, ribbon and die cut tags)

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's a "bling it on" challenge @ Love to Scrap

Time for a new challenge @ Love to Scrap, and this time we want to see some bling!

I used the Snowman Snapshot digital image from Scribbles Designs, one of our challenge sponsors, to make this little canvas wall hanging.  The image is probably intended to look like a polaroid photo, but I liked the idea of making it look like the snowman was looking inside a window. I printed the image three times; once on the woodgrain paper for the window frame, and twice on white cardstock.  The sky was sponged with Distress Ink, and the snowman image was fussy cut and applied with foam adhesive for some dimension.

It doesn't show up well in the photo, but after coloring the image with Copics, I added some shimmer with Wink of Stella glitter pens on the snowman and parts of his clothing.  The little punched snowflakes also have glitter added and a tiny crystal added to the centers.

We'd love to see how you bring on the bling, so link up your creations to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our two sponsors:  Scribble Designs and Paper Nest Dolls.
I'm also entering this in these challenges:
 Winter Wonderland "pick 3" challenge. I used ribbon, snowflakes and gems. 
Craft Your Passion "Bright & Sparkly" challenge. I used gems, and glitter pens.