Saturday, October 31, 2015

It's Halloween!

 I made this page with this awesome recipe for Halloween.  
Maybe I will make them next year for our big 20th Halloweeniversary bash
 (Pic and recipe found on this defunct blog:

I made this kit using the Day of the Dead paper collection from Moxxie. It is perfect for candies or little treats. 

I created an ATB with a lot of Sizzix Dies and Tim Holtz stamps. The background is painted with distress inks.

... just to show you all 4 sides of the cube ...


Here is a Halloween page I am finally scrapping from 2011 of my best friend's daughter!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Challenge #197 - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Hello everyone!!! Die Cuts and/or Punches are the theme for our challenge. You can use these alone or combined in any way for your creation. Here is our inspiration...

Martha Lucia, I combined two different die cuts. The branches are called Bamboo Sticks and the White Die Cut is Spring Window. both from DieNamites. I used distress ink to create the sunset behind of the window and whisper white cardstock for the layers of card.


I used the new Sizzix dies for my card. I added some lace, a metal snowflake and a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

I used my spellbinders dies to cut out some of the leaves that I had stamped on a scrap piece of paper and the scalloped piece on the lower left corner.



I used my Creative Memories border punch for the top and bottom borders on this layout.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Challenge # 196 Winners

Thank you to all the wonderful entries into my challenge this week.  We are very blessed to have you play along with us week after week and we do appreciate it.
Here are the challenge highlights for my Thankful challenge this week

I really loved the mix of textures and layers of this card

I liked the paper piecing on this one as well as the non-traditional harvest colors.

Another project with great layers and textures and I loved the vintage feel~!

Congratulations ladies, please grab your blog badge from the sidebar. 
A big thankyou to everyone who played along with us.  Please join us tomorrow for our next challenge.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Challenge # 196 Thankful

Hello everyone!  Tammy here with my first challenge of the fall.  My theme this week is Thankful! 
It could be something or someone you are thankful for, or it could be the colors for the season of thanks - autumn ...there are lots of possibilities.  Our DT has created some wonderful inspiration for you this week and we cannot wait to see what you come up with.

I received the Stampin Up paper pumpking set for September but I didn't really like the actual project so I decided to play with it a little bit for some cards~!

For me I had so many thoughts on what being "Thankful" could relate to.  I decided for this challenge I would pick something tangible that I love and am always thankful for and that is the inspiration that nature provides at this time of year.  


So thankful for this beautiful baby girl!

Highlights - Challenge #195

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with the ribbon challenge this week! We had so many stunning entries! Here are a few highlights showing different uses for ribbon!





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Once again, thanks so much to everyone for playing along! Please come back tomorrow to see what our new challenge is!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Highlights Challenge #194

Hello Everyone

Firstly a huge thank you to the four lovely ladies who took part in my sketch challenge.  I feel I should apologise to all our followers but as obviously my sketch didn't appeal to many of you. As there were only four entries I am going to choose all you lovely ladies as winners this week.  I loved each and every card for so many different reasons and I couldn't help but love the one layout submitted as well... how cute was that little elephant?  Listly in no particular order ladies :)

Firstly Julene By Design thank you for your beautiful card, so bright and bold - simply stunning!

Next for submitting this bright & cheery piece of art work -  Ma-mi.  I love the simplicity and how symmetrically it all comes together!  

Lastly this beautiful oriental card submitted by Onions and Paper.  Love the embossing and those pretty gold butterflies.

And last not but least is this gorgeous layout submitted by Kim's Scrapbooking Addiction. It is just so seriously cute how can you not love it?  I especially love the little elephant embellie Kim created!

Thank you all again... 



Monday, October 12, 2015

Challenge #195 Use Ribbon on your Project

Hi everyone! Amanda here with this week's challenge! Since washi tape has 
become so popular I definitely have neglected my stash of ribbon! 
This week I want you to dig out your ribbon and use it on a project!

I used ribbon above and below my photo and also for the bows.

This is Majo's tag. She used Rubber Dance Stamps for the background and also the image and word from the same *Da Vinci* set. A black ribbon rounded it up :)

Martha Lucia,  used burlap ribbon and adorned it with some die cuts and flowers from DieNamites. Her tag  was made using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Arabesque Background Stencil and Stencil Gel from Rebecca Baer Inc.

Loved this velvet scalloped ribbon, bought in almost every colour - hardly used.
Pairs great with washi though!

I know it may be hard to see it but I used orange ribbon along the orange leaf paper.


I used some of the insane amount of twine ribbon that I have as an accent for my fall lip balm pumpkin holder.

Show us what you've created!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Challenge #194 - Sketch

Hi Everyone

Shirley here today with a new challenge for you all.  My challenge for this week is a sweet little
"sketch" that I stumbled across.  I love the simplistic design and thought it would work well for either cards or layouts not to mention so many other projects as well.

I intended on making a card but this layout came together instead :

Now let's see what other gorgeous creations we have this week to inspire you all :


Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge.  Please be sure to link up your entries below.  Happy Crafting!  



Highlights-Challenge #193 Inks/Markers

Thank you so much to all who played along last week.  Your artwork really blew me away.  It was terribly hard to pick just three highlights from the week, but I finally narrowed it down to these choices.

#7 Pat K- I really loved the innovative way of using inks to dye her cheesecloth to use as an accent as well as the excellent coloring of the Crazy Birds stamp.

#16 MaxiBelle Studios-  I really loved the awesome hair flicking technique on a beautifully colored stamped image.  The masculine card design is fantastic too.

 #29 Scrapping Around the Clock- I love the ink blots on the scrapbook page.  Always adds so much to a layout.

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with my challenge! I can't wait to see what you create next week!