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An ATC

Ok, so for something different, I went with an ATC for this week’s challenge on the Brown Sugar Blog!  It’s an anything goes theme which was perfect!  I haven’t made any ATC’s  in awhile and I really thought that this image would really work well with one.

Our sponsor for this week’s challenge is Oddball Art Co

My image is called Day Dreams

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I just used some bits and pieces from some Simple Stories paper that I had left over and put it on an ATC back.  The stars I just punched out and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.  I colored the image the image with copics and added just a bit of bling.

Don’t forget to stop by the Brown Sugar Blog this week to link up with us – its anything goes remember! and to see what the rest of the DT has created this week!

 

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Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
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Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog as well as the UYS blog
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

 

Hi!  Welcome to my part in the UYS summer blog hop…you should have arrived from   Christine’s blog.  If you haven’t you can go back to the start of the hop on the UYS blog so you don’t forget anyone….all the links are at the bottom of this post too, just in case you get lost!

I love summer!  Here in Calgary, in my house anyway, summer means camping and a lot of time outdoors.  We have a lot of winter here in Canada..sometimes up to 8 or 9 months of it, so when that warm weather hits, you know we are outside!

Summer always makes me think of fun, bright colors. Everything seems so much more vibrant and alive!  So for my project, I wanted to share with you some embellishments that I made in a class I took at Crop & Create with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.   The class was hosted by one of my crafting idols Vicki Boutin!  We were using her new line of products from American Crafts and they are just so fun…there are stickers and water color stickers, die cuts, crayons and oh so much more!  These embellishments are made with fun, vibrant uses of color.  They give you the happy feeling inside and that’s what summer is all about!  Happy happy fun fun!! 🙂

We were learning to just have fun and create layers and textures to make some knock out embellishments.  Don’t throw away those scraps…instead, grab them along with some adhesive, some pop dots and whatever little bits and bobs you might have around and create some amazing embellishments while you binge watch your favorite shows!

 

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope you will create some of your own to use on some great layouts or cards. Now you are off to Majo’s blog  to see what great summer fun she has for you but the list is below just in case you lose your way!

 

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Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Paper Smooches

 

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog…they are hopping around their Design Team, highlighting their NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.

They are offering up a prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store. (they are giving it to 4 lucky winners!)

Head over to their blog and play along!

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World Card Making Day!

So this is the first time in a long time where I am able to participate in World Card Making Day!  I am going to be surfing around blog land trying to find challenges to do!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has a weekly challenge to help celebrate…it’s holidays! Create a card for any holiday and bonus if you use their sketch of the month (which I did of course!)

 

 

So I decided to do a Halloween card!

 

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Zelda the Zombie!

I have a lot of Halloween supplies but don’t do near enough layouts or cards with them!  I used the KKS stamp Zelda Zombie for mine…the paper and embellishments I don’t know the manufacturer for as I just have bits and bobs in my folder!  The die cut is Taylored Expressions though!  It’s a fun little die and this is the first time I’ve used it!  Crazy!

I colored with my copics of course!  I’m still learning coloring so pardon the not so smooth look!  LOL

I hope you like it and I hope you are playing along with challenges today!

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Carnival

Helloooooooooooo!  Oh my!  I just spent a fabulous weekend at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial!  This is a yearly event hosted, quite brilliantly I might add, by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!  These ladies know how to throw a party and they have been doing it for nine years!  I have been fortunate enough to be able to attend the last 6 of them!  Cropping, shopping, make and takes, photo booth, goody bags, door prizes, amazing classes and just a whole lot of fun!  What more could you possibly ask for??

I attended a fabulous class put on by Nicole Wright…a great friend and an amazing artist!  She loves to play and get dirty with her creations and you really need to check out her blog here! 

We created this amazing distressed canvas!

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Distressed Canvas

I haven’t done a lot of mixed media but I am really wanting to dabble in it a bit more..it’s just so much fun to play around and get inky! There’s no right or wrong way and the array of projects that you get to utilize is just endless…I learned about distress crayons and gesso this go round!  My first time playing with these goodies (which also happened to be a take away gift for the class as well) and I really enjoyed it and plan to use it a lot more! Learning about layers and layers to create unique projects..just a wonderful class all round.

I have to give a big shout out to Tim Holtz & Mario, as well as Sizzix for supplying some awesome door prizes for Nicole’s class.  I was lucky enough to win this amazing prize that Sizzix provided!  I was a bit shocked to say the least!  Now I just have to find somewhere on my scrap desk to but this bad boy!

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I was also lucky enough to get 3 of my layouts chosen by the magazine to appear on their blog in the future…I have been lucky enough to have been published a few times in the magazine and it’s such an awesome feeling to see something that you created put in and be seen by tonz of people world wide!

Creative Scrapbooker is constantly looking for submissions..they post their submission calls on their blog as well as how to send it in, you can also send in projects that aren’t part of the call …they may be able to use it for something later on down the line…YOU SHOULD SUBMIT!   You may not think you are good enough or you are new to scrapbooking and you aren’t as good as some other layouts or cards or projects that you’ve seen….you know what?? I bet you are!  I bet you are a lot better than you think you are, and Jackie and Katharina and their team want to see what you create!  You may get picked or you may not…this time!  You need to continue to send in projects….the more often you do, the better chance you have …if it’s a project you love, share it with them and maybe they will share it with the world~!  How fun is that!

World Cardmaking Day is coming up on October 1st and I plan on attending some online crops and perhaps you are too!  Let me know below some of the ones that you are hoping to play along with!

Keep Scrappin!

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UYOP workshop with Scrapbookin’ Adventures

So, on Saturday I attended what I am pretty sure was my first ever scrapbook worshop.  It was sooo fun!  Put on by Jennifer Edwardson of Scrapbookin’ Adventures, she teaches you how to pull together the bases for 20 layouts using only what you have in your stash! This is a pretty fast paced layout so you may not get them all done – that’s okay!  You are able to drop down the base of it minimum and then you can always go back and embellish later on!  That’s what I am going to be doing…

You basically build a kit for each of the sketches you are given…it forces you to use up things you have been hoarding forever, didn’t know you had or didn’t know you can put together.  Honestly, making these kits were some of the most fun that I have had in a long time and I don’t know why I hadn’t started it sooner!  I was so surprised at how little I had to take with me, once they were set up….a great lesson for future crops!

If you get a chance to attend these workshops, I do highly recommend it.  I also recommed stopping by their blog and checking out not only their sketches (which are fabulous) but also their kits!  I have 3 of them I can’t wait to use…they provide you with sketches and instructions to make layouts ( and some have cards) and you know there is always left over product to do a couple more of your own choosing….or don’t do the sketches they provide – its totally up to you but the product they supply is just fabulous!

Once I get the layouts finished I will start posting them for you to see!  I have a crop coming up for National Scrapbooking Day and I am pretty much all set to go with the finishing up of what I started with Jennifer. I am actually really excited to get them completed so that I can dig into those new kits!