iNSD with Scrapshotz Guest Designer

Hey everyone! It’s time for my challenge on the Scrapshotz Papercrafting Group on Facebook! I hope that you have been following along today with all the amazing challenges the designers have come up with for you !

My challenge is about layers.

Have some die cuts, enamel dots, embossing folders and stamps in your stash? What about wood veneers, buttons, gel pens and border punches…. any of these hanging out in your scrap space? Now is the time to pull these and any other embellishments you have out and use them to create some fun layers on your project. Don’t just put a cardstock mat behind your photo, stamp or emboss it first. Add an enamel dot or some Nuevo drops to your flower centers or scattered on your layout page. Layer some die cuts together and outline them with gel pens to make a fun cluster. Let’s not forget pop dots! Layering is a great way to add some textures and visual interest to your project and take it to the next level.

As I had mentioned, I was highlighting a previous card that I made (this one for Dragonfly Dreams)….

I really loved this card and it is one of the favorites that I’ve made. I added a lot of different layers here. Starting with my base you can see I have a die cut layer with a few details on it. I added a variety of flowers & leaves, again in layers, some of which were popped up with dots so that it adds a bit more interest. You can’t really tell but I also added an extra layer on some of these flowers with some Wink of Stella as well as some white gelly pen. I did layers for my HAPPY sentiment as well, and then some small gems.

It’s so easy to add layers to your project, with just what you have on hand. I hope that you will head on over to the FB page and play along with my challenge and some of the other ones as well. There is a ton of inspiration and of course prizes!

See you there.

UYS/ Double Trouble Collaboration

Hi all!

We are a week early with the Use Your Stuff challenge as we are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges as well! Our theme at Use Your Stuff is Fall/Autumn and it falls right in line with their challenges, so if you are entering ours, be sure to enter theirs too!

This is a card that I created as part of my Crop & Create Cardmaking weekend hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. The leaves and pumpkin are dies from Simon Says Stamp and I created them using some tear tape from ThermoWeb and some glitter. I covered the cardstock with the tear tap and then spread the glitter on it and then die cut! I can’t even remember the last time I used glitter. I used a leafy embossing folder from I believe Cuttlebug and then just some enamel dots from my stash. The THANKS sentiment die is a tried and true one from I believe Scrapbook.com and you have seen me use it many times before.

We hope to see you play along with both Use Your Stuff and Double Trouble for this challenge!

CCC: April

Hello you! Glad to see you again for another great challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations! Our theme this month is No Stamping! Now some of you may find this challenging, but if you concentrate on layers and stickers like I did, you can put together a pretty nice card!

Here’s what I have for you today!

With this card I used only paper, a 3×4 & 4×6 cards and stickers! I put the sentiment sticker onto some black cardstock to give it a bit more definitiion and popped up some of the embellishment stickers with foam dots. These cards were part of a Stampin Up set I bought years ago and am still working my way through them!

I hope you will play along with us and stretch your imagination to create with stamps…use 3×4 journalling/project life cards, stickers, thickers, and layers to help create your project. You will be surprised how easy it really is!

Don’t forget, since this is our birthday month, we are giving away a bunch of prizes as well to some lucky winners. The blog has all the details and pictures of what you can win, as well as the rules for entry for the challenge.

CCC: Winter Blues

Hopefully you are all getting excited for Christmas. I know it isn’t like how many of us imagined it would be this year, but in my house we are thankful for many things and we are looking forward to a bit of a scaled back version this year.

I’m here with your mid-month reminder for Christmas Craft Creations Winter Blues challenge. Your project should definitely have blue as the main focal color point!

I am cleaning up some stuff on my desk and have a few bits of a Recollections Pet Christmas pack and so I created this fun little Christmas Card.

I hope you play along with us and we look forward to seeing what you create this month!

TMS : Anything Goes

Hey you! Thanks for stopping by! Today is our Annual Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  We only do this once a year because, well, typically we’re a sketch challenge.  It’s a fun thing to end out the year with a chance for you to share some other art, if you’d like to, or a card technique you’ve been just dying to try but doesn’t fit in any current challenges.

This is Anything Goes – but there are a few rules:

1) Your project must be new – no back linking.

2) We are offering a prize, so you may enter up to 3 projects.

3) Feel free to participate in other challenges, but only 4 others.


The prize: Tim Holtz Glass Mat (travel size)

Another reason we do these anything goes challenges, it gives the DT a chance to take a break.  This challenge runs from 12/22/2020 to 1/3/2021.

It’s been a busy time in my house but I’m trying to clean up my scrap space to start fresh for after Christmas and the new year! I was cruising along on Pinterest and I found this card that I absolutely loved by Jenny’s Stampin Flavors and wanted to recreate for some birthday cards for my SplitcoastStampers group!

I kept pretty close to her idea but I didn’t add any ribbon as these were going in the mail. I love the colors of this and the Painted Harvest stamp set is so versatile it can be used for more than just fall!

I hope that you will stop by the blog and see how much fun the rest of the DT had with this challenge and I wish you all the best for a lovely Christmas!

Make You Appear

I’m playing along with the My Favorite Things color challenge right now.

Here is the card that I created

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I’m using the Pure Innocence Fairy Girl stamp set.  I used some Lawn Fawn plaid paper for the background.  I also did a mixed media panel with some distress oxide inks using the colors and then cut it out with the My Favorite Things cross stich die.  A few enamel dots and we are done.

Don’t forget to play along with the color challenge, which can be found here.