Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Love You {Scrapy Land #107}

It's Wednesday and time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells and there are two winners for each challenge.  You can visit the Scrapy Land Challenge blog for all the details. 

Today's card combines lots of digital elements with my die cuts. The dies used for this card were:
Sue Wilson Designs: Shadow Box Collection - Stitched Square Peg Board
Frantic Stamper: Accessory Words #3
Taylored Expressions: Palm Tree (any of these would work as well)

The digi elements used were Tiddly Inks: Be Cool and Love Each Other Penguins and several Kathy Winters Designs (blue digi papers, sun, background palm tree, sandy island) that I've had for years.

To start out, I created the beach scene using all the digi elements using Word.  You can layer the elements and as long as your focal point is a .png (transparent background) and not a .jpeg (white background), you're good to go.  After printing out my scene, I colored the penguins Copic markers.  I also colored my sentiment (Frantic Stamper) with Copics and gave the letters an ombre effect.

All the layers were die cut using the Sue Wilson peg board die set.  I love how one of the dies actually cuts out all those little holes as well as the stitching around each layer.

I cut the front palm tree from white cardstock and then colored it with Copics.  There is also a stamp set that coordinates with this die, but I didn't use it.  I just free handed the details on the palm tree.

Now it's your turn to play along with the latest Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until Feb 17 and it can be anything from CAS to altered art, mixed media, scrapbooking, you name it.  Just be sure to use at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Stamp Doctor

Hey everyone,  I'm so excited to be a part of the new Freelance Design Team at The Stamp Doctor.  They DO have some amazing products and I can't wait to start showing some of them to you soon.

Happy crafting!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Turner Syndrom Awareness Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES.

Nineteen caring Sponsors and eleven DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome

My TS related project uses colors from the TS official color board:

My project was pretty easy to create using various digital images and digital paper.  The focal point is a new digital stamp set created by my friend Donna Ellis. (You can find it here.) To give it added dimension, I resized and printed the butterfly a couple different times and fussy cut these out.  I added Nuvo glitter (Turquoise) to the outlines of each of the butterflies and folded the wings of the smaller ones upward.   I also added a couple lines of double sided tape along the bottom of the second layer of blue matting and covered it with more Turquoise glitter.

The sentiment is also a digital image created by Donna for the participants of this blog hop as a "thank you for participating" gift.  I changed the color to coordinate with the colors from the official TS color board. The digital paper is one that I've had for a long time and unfortunately, I don't remember who the manufacturer was.

The card base was created from a piece of glossy photo paper.  I wanted to see if you could do some of the same types of techniques on the photo paper as you could on regular glossy paper. For this one, I spritzed several different colors of Nuvo Shimmer Powders onto the photo paper and spritzed it with water.  I allowed each layer of color to dry before adding more colors.  I kept doing this until I was happy with the results.  It was so much fun, that I created a whole batch of backgrounds for future use.

Now it's time to head back to the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page. Check the "How to Win" section to see the requirements needed to be eligible for prizes.  You'll also find who the next person on the blog hop is. 

Thanks again for joining us and learning more about Turner Syndrome.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Girls Rule

Hey everyone,

Today I'd like to share a fun card I created using a digi image and digi papers.  The image, the stack of books, and "girls rule" paper is from Tiddly Inks. You can find the school girl image and the girls rule digi paper in a set called School Girl and Extras.  The stack of books to her right is also a digi image from Tiddly Inks, but is no longer on the website.  I actually copied/pasted the digi image twice and reversed one of the images so that I could make the stack of books even taller.  Everything was colored with Copic markers.


The frames around the focal point are dies from Sue Wilson Designs (Shadow Box Collection-Stitched Square Peg Board).  The rose and leaves are Spellbinders dies (Bitty Blossoms).  The leaves were given a bit of color using Distress Ink (Twisted Citron).  Mini Prills (Tu-Tu Pink) give the flower center a bit of color and dimension.

I'm entering this in the Tiddly Inks Challenge (anything goes).  Tiddly Inks is also having a design team call.  The call ends on Jan 31 (tomorrow).  So if you'd like to apply, you need to hurry.  Here is a link to all the details.  Good luck to all who apply 😃.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hugs {Scrapy Land #106}

Hey everyone.  time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Today's card was a lot of fun to make.  I saw a tutorial where you stack stencils on top of each other to create a unique background and I knew I wanted to try that. (You can find the tutorial here.) I started off with white cardstock, stenciled VersaFine Clair ink through a Tonic Studios stencil (Mesh Panel) and then layered a Tim Holtz stencil (Scribbles) on top of that and added a different color of Versafine Clair ink.  The remaining white areas was a little too bright, so I lightly blended more VersaFine Clair onto the whole thing.

Once this was completed, I die cut the cardstock using a stitched rectangle set that I own.  Any of these would work just as well.

Next up was deciding what to have as my focal point.  I created some flowers using a Heartfelt Creations stamp set and coordinating dies (Blazing Poppy Petals).  Any brand of die that creates flowers will work.  The ones that you can form and add dimension work even better.  Color was added to each flower using various VersaFine Clair inks (Summertime, Golden Meadow, Twilight, Cheerful, Charming Pink, Glamorous) and then I die cut them using the coordinating die. Once my flowers were layered and given dimension, I added some Prills to the centers.

The flowers are layered on top of a Sue Wilson oval (Rose Oval). I die cut the center of the oval using one of the dies in the set to have it open and then, using the same die, die cut a piece of velum to add back to the center.  This allow the background to still show through, but blurs it enough so that you can see the sentiment.

The sentiment is part of a four die set from Avery Elle (Sentimentals) and was die cut from vellum.  I added more VersaFine Clair to the back side for color.

The card base was die cut from coordinating cardstock using a Sue Wilson Designs die (Noble dies-Double Pierced Rectangles).

Now it's your turn to submit an entry (or two) and have a chance of winning one of two gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  We love seeing all types of projects....CAS to scrapbooking to mixed media to journaling to.......well, you get the idea 😀.  You have until Feb 3 to join us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #106.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Just To Say {Scrapy Land #105}

🎉  Happy New Yea 🎉

Can you believe it's 2019?!? It's also time for the first new Scrapy Land Challenge of the year. The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Here is a list of all your choices.

Today's card uses two dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Ovals and Tonic Studios: Just to Say (but you could use any sentiment die as a replacement for this one).

The mat was dry embossed using the 3D embossing folder from WR Memory Keepers (Geometric) and then I added the ovals (I die cut the larger one twice and layered them on top of each other) and the flowers.

The sentiment was die cut from white cardstock and adhered in the center of the ovals.

The Entwined Ovals die set also comes with the flower dies.  The flowers were all die cut from white cardstock and then a combination of two of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse ( Peony Pink and Coral Calypso) was added to each one for color.  I die cut multiples and layered and shaped each one of them.

Nuvo Crystal Drops (Sherbet Summer) and Glitter Accents (Atlantic Drift) gives the flower centers extra color.

Now it's your turn to play along.  There are two winners for each Scrapy Land Challenge (all the details are on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog).  You have until Jan 13 to join in on the fun.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Circles {Scrapy Land #104}

Today is the beginning of the Scrapy Land Challenge #103.  Since we have less than a week before Christmas, I wanted to share a Christmas card with you.

It's a very simple design using two dies. 

Tutti Designs: Nesting Stitched Circles
Cheapo Dies: Merry Christmas

All the circles were die cut from mirrored cardstock, alternating shiny with textured red mirrored cardstock.  The sentiment was die cut from silver textured mirrored cardstock.  The card base is green, continuing the theme of traditional Christmas colors.

The hardest part of this entire card was deciding on which pattern I wanted my circles to be in 😀.

You have until Dec 30 to share your projects with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Hey everyone, it's that time again - the first Wednesday of the month. (Can you believe it's already December??)  That means it's time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge #103.  The theme is always anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I needed a quick thank you card for my husband to send out.  (That means it needed to be more masculine looking 😀).  This was quick and easy.  It would also be quite easy to mass produce and it's flat for easy mailing.

I started out by using a 3D embossing folder from WR Memory Keepers (Geometric).  I love both of the embossing folders that came in this package and have already used them several time!

Next up I took out several pots of Nuvo Embellishment mousse (Aquamarine, Cosmic Brown, Mustard Seed) to give a bit of color to the white background.  I started with the Cosmic Brown and used a dauber to lightly add color to the raised areas on the card front.  Next I spritzed some water into the Aquamarine to get it nice and juicy and used my fingertip to incorporate the water.  Using my fingertip covered with mousse, I added some of this color to the recessed areas of the card front.

I used the Die-Versions Curly Word Thanks die for the sentiment, but you could use any of these choices as well.  I die cut the word out twice, once from black cardstock and once from white.  I then added Mustard Seed Nuvo Expanding Mousse the white die cut for color.

Now it's your turn to join the Scrapy Land Challenge #103.  You have until Dec 16 to upload your project for you chance to win one of two gift certificates to Scrapy Land.  We look forward to seeing what you create!