Monday, December 15, 2014

Have a Nice Trip - Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 22

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 22! Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piles of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

Our sponsor this month is Spellbinders!

Spellbinders:http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Home.aspx
Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.



Here is my layout that I created for this challenge. I have been hoarding this paper and I love going to New York, so I created this.


Are you ready to play! One lucky winner will win all of these Spellbinder dies. So find some of those old pictures you have been wanting to scrap.


Hop on over to our talented design teams blogs to see what they have created. Please leave them a comment on how much you love their designs. Be sure to stop by and say farewell to Jan Marie Ennenga and Karen Zueger, they will be leaving the design team. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hello Sunshine - a2z Scrapbooking December Challenge

Hello Bloggers,

I hope you all did not get to wet this weekend from all the rain.  How many of you are ready for Christmas?  I'm not, I have gotten a few gifts, but still need to buy a few more.  I also have to finish decorating the house.  We all have less than three weeks before Christmas.  

This months challenge with a2zScrapbooking is Watercolor!  Doesn't that sound like fun.  I was wishing for sunshine this weekend, so I made a card with a flower.  I'm not rushing life ahead of us, but whew I wish the sun would just shine for a few hours.  It seems like forever, since the sun has been out.  The flower is from the Hello Sunshine Daisy set.  This set is very nice because it has four sentiments in the set and four different flowers with so many different ways to use them. This set is a must have!  For this card, I first used a few inks and rubbed them on my craft sheet, then I sprayed the mat with water and rubbed my watercolor paper on the mat.  Love how my background came out.  For the flower I dabbed the ink on the stamp, stamped off and added a little water and stamped on the paper I watercolored.  If you would like this set, you can get 15% off, just use Donna15 when you check out.  



ok, it's your turn, hop on over to a2zScrapbooking blog and link your card in the challenge. The link is on the right side bar of the page.  I can't wait to see what you design.  


Don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use this discount code, Donna15 to get 15% off. There are some great Hero Arts products! So please take some time and stop by there. If you are on social media, #a2zScrapbooking or @a2zScrapbooking is on Instagram or Twitter so come follow us!


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take some time and play along with this challenge at a2z Scrapbooking blog.


Supplies used:


Monday, December 1, 2014

Craft Hoaders Anonymous Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season

Hello Bloggers, 

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 21!  Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of  "retired" holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!

Our sponsor this month is Spellbinders! 

Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.


Here is what I created with my spellbinder dies.



Are you ready to play!  One lucky winner will win all of these Spellbinder dies.  So get ready and pull out that old Christmas paper you have been hoarding and your Spellbinders and start creating.



Hop on over to our talented design teams blogs to see what they have created.  Please leave them a comment on how much you love their designs.  I love reading what my followers have to say and I know they will too.

Mema's Craft December Challenge - Anything Goes - "Holidays" "Christmas" or "Winter"

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to the December challenge from Mema's Crafts.  This months challenge is "anything goes", Holidays, Christmas or Winter and our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Stamps and Stitchy Bear.  

Here are my design for this months challenge. My first card is a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear.  I colored this snowman with prisamcolor pencils.  I highlighted the white part of the snowman's hat and the little girls hat with "Wink of Stella" clear pin.  

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My second stamp is a digi stamp from Bugaboo stamps.  I thought I would make a gift for the holiday.  This is a slider with hot cocoa inside.  I colored this image also with prismacolor pencils and added some "Wink of Stella" clear on the hat.  Here are the measurements if you want to make some:

Base Cardstock - 73/4 x 51/2
Designer Paper - 73/4 x 41/2
Score at 35/8 and 1/2

Make the ribbon as long as you would like, punch a hole and wrap the ribbon around.  


Thanks again for stopping by, please take the time to join the fun over at Mema's Crafts.  I cannot wait to see what you create.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

FUSION {Sparkly Christmas}

Hello Bloggers, 

Yes, I am back again with another card.  I love to make Christmas cards and I love a sketch challenge. I am joining Fusion for their holiday inspiration challenge.  Here is the sketch:



 And here is my take on the sketch.  I love how it came out!  



Recipe:
Stamps: Hero's Art Stamp and Cut Christmas Tree (sentiment)
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Garden Green
and My Mind's Eye-Dolled Up "Day" Worn Paper
Accessories: Gillian Banner, Memory Box Tupelo Circle, 
Spellbinder Poinsettia, and Queen & Co Trios Rhinestones


Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon! If you enjoy my blog, please follow me and leave a comment. I love to read them.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone,

I am stopping in to play along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  Who does not love Christmas.  I love the smell, the decorations and just being with family.  I hope you all are getting ready for the season, we only have 24 more days! 

I will be back tomorrow for new challenges with Craft Hoarders Annoymous and Mema's Crafts.  I hope you will join in on the fun.

Here is the challenge and my take on the challenge.  Enjoy your day!





Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin Up Festive Trees and 
Wondrous Wreath (sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Paper: Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin Up Twine, rheinstones 
and itty bitty star punch


Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanks for Being My Friend

Hello Bloggers,

It has been a busy couple of days.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I did, I was with family and friends and lots of good eating.  And today is "black Friday", did you all go out and get some great deals?  I didn't go out, but I did orde a few items on-line.  I didn't want to have to fight the crowds and traffic.  

I am here today to share a card made with Lawn Fawn products.  The stamp set is Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park Die and Stamp Set.  Love this stamp set, it is just adorable.  I made a card earlier with this set, here it is if you want to check it out.  Do you want to own this set?  It is in the a2z Scrapbooking store and you can get it for 15% off your purchase by using DONNA15.  Don't wait to long, because there is only one left!  Click here to get it now.  



I created this card by creating the hills of grass using the stitched hillside borders die.  I then stamp the dogs and cut them out using the die set and colored them using the prismacolor pencils. I then stamped the fire hydrant on red paper and cut it out.  Walah, the card has been created.  Love these cute critters, you will see this stamp set again.  

Just as a reminder there are a few days left to play along with a2z Scrapbooking blog "anything goes". Come over and play along, you have a chance to win gift card to spend in the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Come check the store out and don't forget you get 15% off your total purchase of $25.00 or more.  

a2z Scrapbooking blog is also having a Scavanger Hunt for Black Friday.  It ends at midnight on December 1st.  Here are the details:

a2z Scrapbooking is sponsoring a super fun contest that starts right now and ends Midnight (EDT) on Monday – December 1st.
Here is how it will work:
1.  Below you will find Ten Questions that need to be answered.  The only way to get the answers  is to go on a Scavenger Hunt in the a2z Scrapbooking store
2. When you find all of the answers, you have to email them to: a2zScrapbooking@comcast.net  No later then Midnight, December 1st.
3. One winner will be chosen from all of the correct entries and will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog on Wednesday, December 3rd. 
4. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!!  How awesome is this!!  No lines, no pushing or shoving, your in the comforts of your own home.  Don’t you just love this!!
Are you ready?  Here we go:
1. Creating with Hero’s wonderful “Digital Cut” files is always fun, just remember when you are using them with your silhouette, to start with a fresh cutting mat and nice sharp ______, just two of the Silhouette accessory products we also carry in our store!
2. Don’t you just LOVE all the awesome Stencils that we have in stock at a2z Scrapbooking Store?  When you are using yours, be sure you have plenty of this product on hand to add extra Dimension and Texture to your stenciled projects.
3. Which of Hero’s wonderful wooden stamps do you think would be perfect for a card that you want to create for a fellow crafter?
4. We have many colors of the fabulous Hero Arts Layering Paper always in stock at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  Name three of the colors that you would use most often for your crafty projects?
5. What is the name of one of the Hero Arts Ink Cube Sets, that has an ink named after a drink in it?
6. The a2z Scrapbooking store sells this amazing Hero Arts tool that directs hot air to the precise area where its aimed, melting embossing powder and creating amazing results in seconds.  What is the name of this tool?
7. Ink Daubers are the new way of applying inks to stencils in your favorite colors.  How many different Hero Arts colors are stocked in the a2z Scrapbooking store?
8. Have you tried Water-coloring yet on your cards?  If not, you are truly missing out on a fabulous way to create your own fabulous backgrounds.  Did you know the a2z Scrapbooking store carries a set of watercolors. What is the name of the water-color set and how many colors does it contain?
9. a2z Scrapbooking opened their Etsy doors on what date?
10. Wow, a2z Scrapbooking carries 80 different types of embellishments!  How many of them are buttons?
Off you go to find the answers to all of these questions.  Good luck to all of you who participate in this contest.  Who will be the first to find all of these answers?  I can’t wait to see who wins.
Reminder, the scavenger hunt ends Monday, December 1st at Midnight.  So email your answers in before that time.
Whew, sorry for the long post!  Hope to see all your creations soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park Die and Stamp Set Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink AF101Hero Arts Cornflower Shadow Ink Catalog 2013Hero Arts Grenadine Layering Paper  PS595