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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!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MUSE: Christmas Visions challenge #8

 



One more Christmas card for the weekend.  This one is inspired by Challenge #8 at Muse Christmas Visions challenge blog.  This is the first time I've played along with one of their challenges, although I've joined in several on their sister site, Muse card challenges.  Great inspiration and ideas on both blogs!

This week's inspiration card is by Lydia Fiedler.  Here's her card:
Here's my version of Lydia's card:
 
Stamps: Wplus9, Technique Tuesday
Hero Arts ombre ink
Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins
 
Be sure to check out all the entries @ Muse: Christmas Visions for lots of Christmas inspiration!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Santa Claus is comin' to town!

We're past the halfway mark to Christmas 2015....December will be here before you know it!  After receiving the Hallmark ornament preview mailer, I got in the mood to make another Christmas card this week.

 
The wreath is a Cricut cut (actually it's in Design Space as a snowflake, but it looked like  wreath to me!)  The center is from Avery Elle's Joy to the World stamp set and the background is stamped with one of PaperTrey Ink's guidelines stamp sets.  I added some bling to the wreath with a green Wink of Stella glitter pen, and some dots of red Stickles. 
 
I'm entering this into the Jingle Belles cardstock only challenge, and the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge to use ribbon.

It's a cardstock Christmas @ Jingle Belles

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to use only cardstock, no patterned paper at all, on your Christmas card.  I used a stamp, diecuts and some glitter and embossing powder to come up with this card.


The snowflake diecut is from the Cricut Edge to Edge cartridge and the stamp is from Avery Elle's Joy to the World set.  I stamped the sentiment in silver, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The snowflake diecut was sprayed with adhesive and then sprinkled with clear and light blue glitter.

We're halfway to Christmas 2015, so it's not too early to start working on those Christmas cards!  Check out the Jingle Belles blog for some great inspiration!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Scraps & More - Sketch #108


 


Sketch Challenge #108 is up at My Scraps & More Sketches.  The new sketch is by guest designer Katrina Hunt.  Here's Katrina's awesome sketch:



 
I changed the photo arrangement slightly, in order to use one vertical and two horizontal photos from our trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown last year. I love sketches that are versatile enough for multiple photos, and a bit of leeway in arranging them.
 
 
I used some really old patterned paper from my stash, along with a sheet of cork paper.  The baseballs, bats, and Baseball title are all Cricut diecuts.  If you like baseball even a little bit, I highly recommend a visit to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  There is so much baseball history there!
 
We'd love to see your creations from this sketch.  Link up to the My Scraps & More sketch blog for a chance to win the June prize package full of Bella Blvd goodies!
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Santa shaker card

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to make a shaker card or a card featuring Santa.  I haven't made too many shaker cards, so I decided to try one and combine that with a Santa image.  Here's my card for the challenge:
 
The snowflake paper is from My Minds Eye; the teal glitter paper has been in my stash for a few years, so I don't know the manufacturer.  The Santa and sleigh is a Cricut image that I cut from vinyl and adhered over the top of the card.  I've never used vinyl on a card before, but I thought it might cut easier than cardstock for this fairly intricate image. I also experimented with using my Cricut Explore to write the sentiment, since I wanted to use a saying from "The Night Before Christmas" and didn't have a stamp that worked.
 
Thanks for the challenge, Jingle Belles!  This was fun!