Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #100 Celebration

This is a "sticky note" and will appear at the beginning of each post.

Hello There Crafty Friends!

  I want to let you all know that Scrapy Land will be celebrating the 100th challenge
on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog. Be sure to come and join us in the fun!

The celebration begins on October 17, 2018, so mark your calendars. 😀
The theme for the Scrapy Land 100th Challenge is 'CELEBRATION'!

There will be 4 Winners for the 100 Challenge!
We will also have a Blog Hop! 

We'll let you know more details closer to the date. 😀

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christmas Elf {Scrapy Land #96}


August is just flying by.  It's already the third Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I've created a cute Christmas card to add to my pile.  I'm (very) slowing beginning to work on my Christmas cards.

The following dies were used to create my Christmas card, along with a couple different stamp sets and an embossing folder.

Die-Versions: Tannenbaum (any of these would work as well)
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Ovals
Tutti Designs: Dotted Nesting Rectangles

I stared out by die cutting the Yupo paper with the Tannenbaum die and coloring it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.  All the ornaments and string of lights have added dimension and shine from using various colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops.   The outside edge of the die cut was colored using a Krylon Gold Leafing pen.  I dry embossed the front of the card base using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Wood Grain) before adhering the the Tannenbaum die cut.

The elf is from a Simon Says Stamp set (Naughty and Nice Elves) and was colored with Copic markers.  He was then pop dotted in front of the Christmas tree.

The inside of the card uses a stamp set from Heartfelt Creations (Noel Sentiments).  This was stamped on to a piece of white cardstock die cut using the Dotted Nesting Rectangles using Versafine Clair ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  (If you haven't tried this new ink yet, I highly recommend it!  I only have this Twilight color, but I want/need them all :-). ) The Entwined Ovals die cut was then adhered to complete the inside of the card.

October 17, 2018

We are getting closer and closer to our 100th Challenge Celebration!  Be sure to mark your calendars (Oct 17) for this special Challenge.  We have some great prizes and will share the details when it's closer to the 100th Challenge.

You have until Sept 2 to join us for the 96th Scrapy Land Challenge.  Upload your photo using the InLinkz button for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Be sure to check out the amazing projects created by the rest of the team for added inspiration.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hello Sunshine

The Jumping Dolphins exclusive die from Cheapo Dies was the focal point for my card today.

I started out by die cutting the dolphins from white cardstock and coloring them with Copic markers.

I hand drew the background and colored it with Copic markers and added highlights using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker.  The design was based a much smaller stamp that I have.

I recently received the WR Memory Keepers Happy Jig and thought that would be perfect to use on here. It was fun creating my sentiment out of wire and will definitely be creating more things with my new toy.

A couple strips of washi tape finish off this card.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Fish Bowl

Today I'd like to share a shaped card using the Coral Reef exclusive die from Cheapo Dies.

When I saw this die, I thought of an aquarium.  So that's what I decided to to and create.  I found some clip art and created a template.  I fussy cut the template out of white cardstock and then colored the background with various Distress Inks and Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy).  Goosebumps Texture Spray by Tsukineko was used to create the bubbles in the water.

Oftentimes, I treat a die cut as if it were a stamped image and proceed from there.  Today's die cut was no exception.  It was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers and colored pencils. 

A Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker gives each of the fish a shimmery look.

Be sure to visit the Cheapo Dies Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the team.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gumball Shaker card {Scrapy Land #95}

Hey everyone!  Happy August!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for Scrapy Land Challenge #95.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

That means there are only FIVE more to go before we hit the Big 100th Challenge on Oct 17!  

(We've got lots of great surprises to help celebrate our 100th!! Mark your calendars now!) 

For today's challenge, I created an interactive shaker card featuring the following dies:

Queen & Co. - Bubblegum Shaker kit
Taylored Expressions - Banner Stacklets 2 (here are some other options)
Sizzix - Banners 3 (here are other options)
Tutti Designs  - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

To start out, I die cut the gum ball machine from white cardstock and then added a couple layers of glittered embossing powder.  I wanted it extra thick for more dimension.

The pink banner was die cut using the Sizzix banners.  The sentiment banner uses the Taylored Expressions dies and the circle was die cut using the Tutti Dies.  Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers gives the edges of both banners a little extra bling.

Included in the kit are tons of little gum balls.  So you can make lots of projects with this kit.

The sentiment, which is part of the shaker kit, was stamped onto a piece of pink patterned paper using Versafine Claire ink (Twilight) and was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  (If you haven't tried this new ink from Tsukineko, you really should.  It's a pigment ink that dries quickly to the touch, but can still be embossed with your favorite embossing powder.  More colors are now on my wish list!)

I had so much fun putting this card together that I created another one.  I used all the same elements except I decided not to do a shaker card.  Instead, I glued the gum balls down in place. I stamped my sentiment with Memento Ink (Cantaloupe) onto the negative portion when you die cut the globe.  Then I added Versamark over the entire piece, sprinkled a little iridescent glitter on top, and heat set it.  I adhered everything together and then added the gum drops.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun.  You have until August 12 to upload your project to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Do What Makes You Happy

I have a fun beach themed card to share with you today.  (But if you know me, I wear flip flops pretty much all year round 😀.)

I've used the Flip Flops die from the exclusive line at Cheapo Dies and added red Liquid Applique to the straps.

The sentiment was stamped with red ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.

The frame was created using a variation of the Mitered Frame tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.

Go out today and do more of what makes you happy!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

For Your Wedding Day

It's my day over on the Cheapo Dies Blog and I created a card celebrating a wedding using the Rose, one of the exclusive dies from Cheapo Dies.

To start off, I ran the card front of my card base through my Xyron machine so that the entire area would be covered with adhesive.  (You could have also used a sheet of double sided adhesive.)

I die cut the Rose multiple times and randomly laid them onto my cardbase.   Once I had a pattern that I was happy with, I made sure to burnish the die cuts onto the adhesive using the piece of release paper created from running this through my Xyron.

Next, I covered the entire front with Waterscape glitter and burnished it into the exposed adhesive with my fingertip. 

The sentiment (from the stamp set Ornate Greetings by Sparkle N Sprinkle) was stamped with Distress Oxide (Peacock Feathers) and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  A strip of coordinating ribbon was adhered to the card front and then the sentiment on top of that.  Since the ribbon itself is dimensional, this gave the sentiment an added lift without having to use pop dots.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Aged to Perfection (Scrapy Land #94)



Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge and the theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

The dies used for this card were:
Card Deco: Frame Card Stamp 4K
Sue Wilson Designs: New York Collection-Madison Square
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Square

I created this birthday card for a friend of mine using the Art Impression stamp set Big Birthday Wishes and colored i with Copic markers and adding touches of sparkle with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.  A few well placed Nuvo Crystal Drops help accent the dots of the birthday cake and the heart on the apron.

The mats for both the front and the inside images were die cut using the Sue Wilson die.  The card base was die cut using the Card Deco die.

Now it's your turn to join us  You have until July 29th to play along for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to Scrapy Land.