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I heart you

I’m a bit behind the ball here!  Our new challenge is up on the Use Your Stuff blog and Tammy C’s challenge is to use hearts on your project.

That shouldn’t be too hard considering that it is getting close to Valentine’s Day and many of us are working on VDay related projects right!

Here is a card I created! I’ve been hanging around in the Cricut Design space this last week seeing what I can play around with and this was one of the cards that we could create!

The DP in the back is from Papermania in a collection called Red Hot.  I got this as a gift years ago and have been trying to use it up!  The heart hands are from the Cricut design space (i’m not sure which cartridge it is from as it was one of those Make it Now projects)  and then I went over it all with my wink of Stella pen for a little glitz.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us!

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A wee Valentine

So today I am playing along with the Paper Play Sketches for this week.

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I have a bunch of Valentine’s stuff that I haven’t used since well last Valentine’s day so i thought I would break it out.  I used the Love Me Do collection from My Mind’s Eye from a few years ago.

I used my Cricut to cut out the Cupid Bear from Teddy Bear Parade.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Just for some extra texture and dimension I used some glitter paper for his little toga and stickles for his nose and the bow & arrow.

I hope you like it and you still have some time to play along with the sketch!

 

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Fall Fun

It is another challenge up at the Use Your Stuff blog today!  It’s Fall Y’all…although here in Calgary, it’s more wintery than fall-y 🙂

I created this layout using some old Hot off The Press papers that I wanted to use up.  I’ve had them forever!  The title is printed off of the internet and the leaves were done with my  EK Success maple leaf punch! (this is one of my favorite punches).   All the rest of the little embellies are from my stash!  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week!20161104_085802

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UYS Challenge # 239 – Heritage

Ok, so it’s been awhile since I’ve posted on a challenge at UYS..ack!  Life does seem to feel busy and yet not….until it’s time for things like this and I have nothing prepared because I was doing so much other stuff!

Anyway, our challenge on the blog today is the theme Heritage…it could mean some old papers and supplies you have yet to use, or perhaps an old photo that you found, maybe it is some vintage looking ephemera that would look great on a card….what does it mean to you!

For me, I found some crazy old paper from over 20 years ago that I have been hoarding obvously!  So I finally decided to use it with some old pics from my 3rd trip to the UK back in 2000!

The British paper is so old I can’t even remember who makes it anymore!  The dots and stripes I believe is from Simple Stories…

The die cuts are from Miss Kate Cuttables, thickers for the alphas and then some internet fonts for the journalling.

Make sure you stop by the blog to play along with our challenge this week and to see what the other DT have created for you!

 

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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!