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 πŸ˜€).  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!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Christmas Bow {Scrapy Land #102}

Hey everyone!  It's Wednesday and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Instead of a card, today I'd like to share a few of the 3D bows I'm making for Christmas presents.  Of course, depending on the paper you use, this Sizzix die can be used all year round. I used the Sizzix die Bow, 3-D (663178), but you could also use these options for making bows.

These are quite easy to make and very fun as well.  You could create solid bows or ones with slits, like I created.  You also have three size choices as well.  I used all the dies to create the largest size possible.

Now it's your turn to play along with the Scrapy Land Challenge #102.  You have until Dec 2 to upload your project and have a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!

Impression Obsession-Patchwork Turkey

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Furry Christmas Wishes {Scrapy Land #101}

Hi everyone, it's Wednesday and time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

This Christmas card uses quite a few dies and I challenged myself to only color with ink pads (all were Tsukineko ink pads), no Copic markers, no colored pencils.  It was easier than I thought it would be (you know how I love my Copics!) πŸ˜€

Dies used:
Dee's Distinctively Dies: Christmas Tree Silhouette (Christmas Stacker Tree option)
Dee's Distinctively Dies: Christmas Tree Overlay #3
Dees's Distinctively Dies: Mini Tree Decorations
Die-Versions: Merry Christmas Sweet Wordlet (other options are here)
Tonic Studios: subscription kit, but you can find lots of other options as follows:
 dog, window, curtains, shutters

This was really fun to create and I enjoyed using a different technique than I usually do.

Now it's your turn to join us for the next Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until Nov 18th to upload your project.  Remember, it can be anything including from CAS to Mixed Media, or Art Journaling, or Scrapbooking, or......anything as long as you include any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hey everyone, I wanted to share a few things I've been working on for Halloween this year.

All of the treat boxes I'm sharing with you today came from Simply Crafty SVGs.  I made the front and back of this treat box glow in the dark :-)

glow in the dark front

glow in the dark back


Here are a couple of pumpkin treat boxes:

Next up are Tombstones (I made 30 of these):

And lastly, a quick card I created for a friend:

happy haunting!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Celebration {Scrapy Land Challenge #100}




The Scrapy Land 100th Challenge is finally here and all the Designers' are so glad to be sharing this major milestone with you!

We are having a CELEBRATION and YOU win the prizes!  We are so excited to share this huge milestone with you.

There will be FOUR chances to win during this 100th Challenge.  Each prize package will be a fun Mystery Box and is worth $25 (adds up to 100 - clever rightπŸ˜„?!?) 

The four ways you can win are:
~  1 Random Choice Winner
~  1 Designer Choice Winner
~  1 Blog Hop Winner (see below)
~  1 Additional Random Winner if reach over 100 entries (so be sure to Share with all your friends)

The Designers' theme is Celebration and we encourage each of you to join along with our theme (any type of celebration).  However, the Anything Goes theme is also an option.

We are also having a Blog Hop so you can get lots of great inspiration from our Designers.  The Blog Hop Winner will be chosen from comments left on each of the Designers' blogs and on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog. (If you have trouble commenting on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog, you can shoot a quick email to instead.)

Here is the Blog Hop order, but feel free to go in any order you wish as long as you leave a comment on each of the Designers' 100th Challenge Celebration post and on the SL Blog: (if a link isn't working, try clicking on their Blog Name to go to their Home page)









Anne (you are here)

Scrapy Land Challenge

Now for a bit about my project:

For my celebration card, I created a shaker/pop-up combo by using the following dies:

Karen Burniston: Twist Panel Pop Up
Queen and Co.: Sweet Treat shaker kit
Sizzix: Bow 3D
Sizzix: Balloons Step-Up
Tutti Designs: Nesting Stars
Tutti Designs: Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
Die-Versions: Make A Wish Sweet Wordlets
Die-Namics: Birthday Candles (here are other options)
Spellbinders: Happy Birthday with numbers

To start off, I created several backgrounds using various Nuvo Shimmer Powders.  I had a bunch of glossy photo papers laying around and I wanted to see if these would work with the shimmer powders.  I'm so happy to say they worked beautifully.  

I used these backgrounds to die cut a number of the shapes, including the cupcake liner on the front of the card and the party banner, the candles, and the numbers and hearts on the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Here are some close-ups of the inside elements:

 If you followed the Blog Hop in order, your last stop is back to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to leave a comment. Or, continue along on the hop until you have left comments for each of our Designers.

Now it's your turn to play along with us and win some of these amazing prizes along the way!

We can't wait to see what you create for this Special Occasion!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure a die cut from any brand that Scrapy Land sells is included on your project.  

Don't forget to Share this with your friends for additional chances to win one of the FABULOUS prizes.

Please remember to:
  • include at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells
  • include a link to this challenge on your blog post
  • use the InLinkz button to add your project
  • listing the brands of dies used on your project would be extremely helpful

You have until Nov 4 to join our Scrapy Land 100th Challenge Celebration.  This gives you an extra week of crafting time to upload your special Celebration projects below.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Christmas Sweaters {Scrapy Land #99}

Hey everyone, it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge #99!  I have a quick and easy to mail Christmas card to share with you today.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

The following dies were used for today's card:

Cheery Lynn Designs: Fun with Sweaters (here are other options)
Frantic Stamper: Deckled and Torn Edgers
Die-Versions: Tis The Season Sweet Wordlet (here are other options)

I have to say, I love these Cheery Lynn Sweaters and can think of so many uses for them other than on a Christmas card.  I think they would make adorable gift tags, you could customize these for any holiday, or how about for your favorite football team.  The list could go on and on πŸ˜€.

To create these two sweaters, I die cut one from double sided adhesive and added mini pompoms all over the top.  For the second one, I ran the top portion of the sweater through a embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Spots & Dots) and die cut the Ho Ho Ho from glittered cardstock.  Mini pompoms accent the front.

The green mat was die cut using the deckled edgers and then dry embossed using one of my favorite Christmas embossing folders from Crafters Companion (Christmas Merriment).  Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Aloe Vera) was used to highlight the raised portions.

Now it's your turn to come play with us at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until Oct 14 to upload your projects for a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

It's almost here!!! We will be celebrating this major milestone in two more weeks.  There will be fabulous prizes and a blog hop.  Mark your calendars as you don't want to miss this one!

Thursday, September 27, 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. πŸ˜€
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. πŸ˜€

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 skyπŸ˜€.

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.