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, September 19, 2018

Moonlight {Scrapy Land #98}

Hey everyone!  It's the third Wednesday of the month (already!) and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  As always, the theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Here is a complete list of over 55 brands of dies sold and here is the list of the newest arrivals.

The dies used for this watercolor project were:

Hero Arts: Trellis (here are some other options)
Spellbinders: Grand Dome 3D Card (any type of die with an oval top will work)
Sue Wilson Designs: Noble dies-Double Pierced Rectangles, Set B
Sizzix: Tim Holtz-Funky Floral #3
My Favorite Things: Fresh Cut Grass (here are other options)

This project started out by my stamping and watercoloring various watercolor stamps from Art Impressions to create this kitty in the moonlight.  After this was completed and dry, I used the 3D Dome die to cut out the image.  I cut off the side pieces that make this die cut into a dimensional card.

Next I die cut the Hero Arts Trellis from black cardstock and heat embossed it using Clear embossing powder.  I wanted a wrought iron type of look.  I die cut it a second time from brown fun foam to add dimension to the gate.  I love how these gates can actually open and reveal what's behind them.

The blue background mat behind the focal point was dry embossed using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Distress) and then I went over the raised areas with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue).  To me, it resembled stars in the night sky😀.

Once these were adhered to my black card base (die cut using the Sue Wilson die), I began building my layers of flowers and greenery along the sides of the gates.  I die cut several of the dies from the Funky Floral set from white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers.  Although it's hard to tell in the photo, I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to the grass.

Now it's your turn to play along.  You have until Sunday, Sept 30 to upload your crafty project to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  It can be anything from CAS to grungy to mixed media and everything in between.

The count down has begun.... only two more challenges before we celebrate our 100th Challenge!  Mark your calendars for Oct 17 because you're definitely going to want to get in on the fun and win some fabulous prizes!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Magic of Christmas {Scrapy Land #97}

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

As I've mentioned before, I'm slowly working on my Christmas cards.  So I have another one to share with you today.  I used the following dies for my card:

Yvonne Creations: Christmas Decoration
Cheery Lynn Designs: Lattice 1
Sunny Studios: Fishtail Banners (any of these would work as well)

The image is a digi called Fairy Bauble from Make It Crafty.  I colored it with Copic markers and used the colors suggested on the online video class.  Once the image was finished, it was die cut out using the Sue Wilson die.

The backdrop was created by die cutting the Lattice 1 die three times from three different colors of cardstock.  I offset each one so the color patterns would be different.  (I cut off the excess portion on the sides so that the entire piece was still an A2 size.)

The Christmas Decoration was die cut from white cardstock and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

The sentiment (from Sunny Studios called Holiday Style) was stamped onto my fishtail die cut and heat embossed using Hero Arts White embossing powder. 

I pop dotted it in the center so it would look curved.

Now it's your turn to join along in the fun.  You have until Sept 15 to upload your project to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  Remember it can be anything (mixed media, scrapbook page, altered art), as long as it includes dies that Scrapy Land sells.  There are over 55 brands to choose from.  You can see them all here.

This major milestone will be celebrated on Oct 17.  Stay tuned for details.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Cat on a Fence



Today I've created a card featuring the Cat On The Fence die from Cheapo Dies.  I'm sad to say this will be my final post as one of their design team members.

I started out by die cutting this die from the front panel of my card base so that there is an opening.  (The die cut is actually located on the inside of the card.)  Next I ran the front of the card base through an embossing folder from Spellbinders (Flower Fun) and then colored it with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Coral Calypso, Peony Pink).

I masked front of the card and then added more colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mouse (Lilac Lavender, Lemon Sorbet) to the inside.  This gives me the backdrop for my silhouette.  Once this was finished, I closed the card front, added glue to the die cut, and dropped it down from the front.  That way, I've got perfect placement.

On the inside of the card, I randomly stamped my sentiment all over. This stamp is part of the Sentimental Stamps set by Avery Elle.

Friday, August 24, 2018


I used the Playful Kittens exclusive die from Cheapo Dies.  This was die cut from watercolor paper and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.

I actually die cut it a second time from a scrap of white cardstock so I could cut off the ball and string of yarn and add real twine around the ball and let it string along.  This gave it tons of dimension.

The sentiment was from a Concord and 9th stamp set (Bitty Burst) and stamped with VersaFine ink.  I then heat set it with Clear embossing powder.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Blooming Birdhouse Planter

Today I'm sharing a card created using the Birdhouse Planter from the exclusive line by Cheapo Dies.  The background mats were die cut using the Dotted Rectangle Set from the unbranded section of Cheapo Dies.

I die cut the Birdhouse Planter from white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers.  The flowers also have a bit of bling added to them curtesy of Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.

I wanted to add additional flower vines around the Dotted Rectangle mat, so I die cut the planter a couple more times and cut off the sections I wanted.

I pop dotted and adhered the focal point onto a mat die cut from one of the larger dies from the Dotted Rectangle set.

Be sure to visit the Cheapo Dies Blog to see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration.

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!!