CCC: November

Hey there! I’m here with your mid month reminder for the Christmas Craft Creations blog!

Our theme this month is to make a fun fold project! Now I will be the first to admit that fun folds are not my forte! I do however, have a couple of Sizzix die sets that do the job for me, as is the case with this card!

I paired it with some Simple Stories Christmas paper from 2014 called Snow Fun! Yikes! I’ve got so much Christmas stuff, I forget sometimes how long I’ve had it! I don’t use this die set that much, and I have another similar but it is kind of fun! You just cut out all the pieces and put them together…easy peasy!

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter into this month’s challenge! The DT has some great projects for you too!

The little sticker was just from my stash but it fit perfectly for this card and those fun snowflakes.

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Ok…last one for awhile…I promise!

It’s Tuesday, so Tuesday Morning Sketches has a new one up and yep, it’s a fall one for my card but it’s going to be the last fall themed for awhile..I’m moving on!  Woohooo you say!

Here’s our sketch!

And here’s what I have for you!

Just some last little bits from the doodlebug collection and a sentiment from Scrapbook & Cards Today from one of my samplers.  I cut the leaves out using doodlebug vellum (which I love!) and my Sizzix Little Leaves die.

Head on over to the TMS blog and see what the rest of the DT has created…no doubt they have steered away from fall! LOL  Leave them some love and come play with us!  See you there!

 

CCC – Use a Die Cut

Ok everyone…time to work on this week’s Christmas project! At Christmas Craft Creations our new challenge has been up and you still have time to get in on it! Our theme this month is DIE CUTS! No doubt you have some of those lying around that you can use on a Christmas project!

Here’s mine for a Christmas card!

The image is from my stash as is the paper and twine. For the die cut I used some nesting dies from Sizzix. These are a go to set for me. I added some enamel dots and colored the adorable penguin with my copics. I hope you will swing by the blog and enter into the challenge that you can find here

Let it Snow

Wow! Here we are in December!  Can you believe it….our tree is up,  the Elves on a Shelf have arrived, my holiday baking is started….yep, the holidays are here.

It’s a new challenge up here at Pile It On.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Our theme is Shaped cards!  I haven’t done any for a long, long time.  So I pulled out a die that I’ve not used forever from sizzix.  It’s the triple circle flip.  So I used it with the Harriet and Lantern image.  I paired it with some Jolee’s Boutique Holiday paper pack.  I also added some red foil paper that I found in one of my drawers and hadn’t used in such a while.

The little stamp set is from Stampin Up.  A few glittered snowflakes and red Nuevo dots and we are done!

 

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Make sure you stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for this fun challenge and be sure to link up your shaped cards!

Entered into these challenges:

Pile it On: shaped cards

Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Crafter’s Castle: Anything goes optional twist holiday

Simon Says Wednesday: Baby It’s Cold Outside

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland: Christmas or Winter Characters : People

Craftyhazelnuts: Always use Patterned Paper

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Snow Days

 

 

 

Plant Smiles

Happy Wednesday! It has been gorgeous weather here in Calgary…warm and we are gearing up for Stampede which starts on Friday! Cannot wait. 🙂  YEEEHAW!

Penny’s Paper Crafty has a new challenge up this week! As always it’s anything goes and this week’s sponsor is

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

The winner gets $10 to spend at the store!

Here is my card today using some images from the garden collection.  There are a lot of different images in this collection and you should stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created as some of the other girls have used some of the other images!

I decided to use the two planters and the gloves for my card.  dav

 

The background floral paper is from my stash, that I got in a swap.  I printed out the planters on some DP and then cut them out but you could just as easily print it out on white an color it.  I added just a variety of different flowers from my stash .  The gloves I printed out on some textured Sizzix paper that I have had forever…I wanted it to look like old worn leather gardening gloves.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Perky Plants). I hope you like it and hope to see you play along!

 

Hello Friend

Happy Friday…yay for weekend!

It’s my team’s week to highlight the challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenges.  This week’s theme is Anything Goes!  The best kind right!

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K Stamps!  

The prize is 3 digi images of the winner’s choice!

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My card is highlighting the image FARMERS DAUGHTER  

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I am using this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I used the All Abloom designer paper from Stampin Up as well as the Little Friends stamp set for the sentiment.  I used my sizzix for the flourish and the circles.  I colored the image with my copics and then popped it up with some pop dots.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to head over the the BSC blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you.  You can’t see it in the picture but I used a bit of Wink of Stella in her hair just for a bit of extra shine.

 

 

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!

Bring on the Heat!

Hello all!  Happy Easter!  We had a big dinner at my house yesterday so today is a scrappy day for me!  Woohooo!

Our challenge at Red Carpet Studios is up this week.  Our theme movie:  The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

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For this challenge, you can interpret heat any way you wish, could be heat embossing, summer fun (when it’s nice and warm), the warm colors of fire,  show us how it speaks to you!

I decided for this challenge to pull out my heat embossing tool.  It seems like awhile since I’ve used it.  I inked a panel with some Tim Holtz distress ink in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  I then used versamark to put on the stamped flower design and heat embossed it.  I then added the ribbon, flowers and sentiment (Stampin Up) to the panel. The leaves I cut out of some scraps of green cardstock using a sizzix die that I have.  The little orange bead Imade by melting down some pony beads in the oven (as I’m just too cheap to pay for the dots full price) I think it turned out rather well with some lovely colors and nice textures.

 

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We can’t wait to see what you come up with so please play along with us!  We also have aother wonderful sponsor this week for our challenge.  An added bonus to be sure!

 

Happy Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  I kid you not,  we have snow here in Calgary today.  It may not last long, but it is definitely here today.  😦

I am excited to bring you my first project as a member of the Use Your Stuff DT.  Our Challenge this week is to use eyelets on your project.  I will admit.  I have lots of eyelets, a crop a dile and yet, I don’t seem to be able to put them together on a regular basis.  It was fun to get them out this time and use them for this Christmas card.

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I picked up this great new Sizzix flip it die from Stephanie Barnard while I was at my crop on Saturday and am just loving it!    The DP is from Echo Park (yes I finally broke into my EP stash.  It’s A Very Merry Christmas) and the ornament is from my stash as are the buttons, eyelets and twine.  I hope you like this card and be sure to stop by our blog and play along in this week’s challenge.

entered into these challenges:

Crafty Hands: Anything Goes

Scrapping 4 Fun: anything goes Christmas

Totally Papercrafts: No Squares Allowed