Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone,

I am back again with some fall goodies and a card.  I love making Fall and Christmas cards, this is my favorite time of year!  I hope you can get some inspiration here and don't forget to check out the other design teams projects on the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies blog.

My first project is little bags that I cut out with a Quickutz cutting die.  I used the digital spooky dies from Hero Arts digital collection.  I printed them out and cut them out with a circle punch.  I glued two of them onto a Tim Holtz rosette and the middle one I cut out a spider web and spider from a Quickutz die.  Don't you think they turned out so cute?  These are perfect to give out to the children that will come to you house during Halloween or nice favors to give out at school. 


A2Z Fall Challenge goodie boxes

My Halloween card is a background stamp from Hero Arts.  It is simple and clean.  I added the pumpkin for a little color. 

A2Z Fall challenge

Just a reminder if you purchase any of the new items from a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store you can get 15% off your total order of over $25.00 by using the code “Donna15″.  Hop on over to a2z Scrapbooking blog and link your project, you have until September 30, 2014 at 11:59 EST to enter. I can’t wait to see what you create.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful design team, a2z Scrapbooking is having a design team call to start on November 1, 2014.  Detail are on the a2z Scrapbooking blog. 

Supplies used:
Quickutz bag and spider web, Tim Holtz rosette, SU paper pumpkin pie, G45 Halloween and Authentique Enchanted
Hero Arts Black InkHero Arts EeeK! Background Stamp Halloween Wood Rubber Stamp K5950Instant Download Hero Arts Spooky Labels DK110 Halloween Digital Kit

Donna




Monday, September 15, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #16 - Who Loves School and Office Supplies?

Hello Bloggers, 

I am back with Craft Hoarders Anonymous with another challenge which is "Who Loves School and Office Supplies".  Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders, and more! If you hoard school and office products, get them out! Use them up! Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project.

Here is my take on the challenge.  I used the Sunny Day Collection for the background.  I fussy cut the bucket and the water well and popped it up on the card to give dimension.  I stamped the Heartfelt Creation Butterfly Medley Precut Set.  I colored the flowers with copics and added some stickels and Wink of Stella on the flowers.  I then cut the butterfly out with the Spellbinder butterfly die.  I can't wait to see what you create with your school and office supplies.  




Closer look, can you see the wink of stella glitter?

Iniside of the card, I used a paper clip for office supplies.



Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog and don't forget to visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team and check out what they have to share! 

One lucky winner will win $30 gift certificate from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  You have two weeks to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday,September 28th, midnight PT.
OUR SPONSORS:

About Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes!

For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindystampgang



Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company has been owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.

Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper, ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper arts products and Clear Art Stamps. Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products. Be sure to join in the fun with our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.

Website: http://craftyvintagegirl.com/index.php/
Blog: http://www.heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.ca/


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Secrets/129235430422442

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/
Online store: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product-home
Blog: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hcofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/heartfeltcreations






Friday, September 5, 2014

a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge - Autumn and Christmas

Hello everyone!

I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with a new Challenge, Autumn or Christmas.   This is the second challenge for the a2z Scrapbooking design team.  We had so much fun last month with all the wonderful projects from all of you who participated.  Don't forget to come back on September15th to see who won the $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store for the month of August.

I decided to make a Christmas card using the Hero Arts Brush Strokes.  I love this stamp set, it is so versatile.  The circle looks like the paper is textured, it is not, it is the stamp that is.  I have used four stamps in the set.   You can find this set in the a2z Scrapbooking store if you would like to add this to your collection.  If you search on my blog for this set, I have used this set on another card.  


 Joy

  Joy2


I hope I have inspired you to create something Autumn or Christmas. If you have not had a chance to check out the new Holiday Catalog, please stop in to see all the wonderful new stamps and dies!  And don't forget, if you purchase any of the new items from a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store you can get 15% off your total order of over $25.00 by using the code "Donna15".  And I forgot to mention Lower Case Greetings in on sale in the store for just $8.00.  Hop on over to a2z Scrapbooking blog and link your project, you have until September 30, 2014 at 11:59 EST to enter. I can't wait to see what you create.




Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving - Mema's Fall Color Challenge

Hello Bloggers,

Mema's Crafts Challenge this month is a color challenge.  I love color challenges, and Mema's Crafts has selected Fall colors which are my favorite colors!  This months challenge is sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy and the can be found here.




Here is my take on the color challenge, I hope you all will join the fun.



Inside 


Recipe:
Stamps:  Digi Stamp, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday and 
May the Bounty Message 
Ink:  Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Paper:  Reminisce Shades of Autumn
Accessories:  Spellbinder Circles and Lil' Inker Stitched Circles


Please stop over at Mema's Crafts and see the design teams projects.  I hope you will be inspired and enter your project.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #15 - All the Pretty Flowers

Hello bloggers,

I hope you all are enjoying your long weekend.  Are you ready for the children to go back to school.  I am sure some if not most of your children have already gone back.  I can't believe my grand-daughter is going into the third grade!  Time sure does fly when you are having fun.


This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!  This challenge is sponsored by Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Secrets.  We will have two prizes for this challenge.  For more details and rules, go to Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog.

Here is my take on this challenge.  I love fall colors and I especially loved the Crafty Secrets papers.  There were so many to pick from, but I decided on these.  If you love to make fall/Halloween cards, Crafty Secrets has a wide variety of elements and papers to chose from. The flowers are from Heartfelt Creations, Arianna. Loved making them, I printed out some of Crafty Secrets paper, stamped the flowers on it, and then cut them out with the spellbinder die Arianna Blooms and inked them with Tim Holtz, vintage photo and used the 3D Stamp paint, Copper. Love how it turned out, I love the orange and black colors together.  Well it's your turn.  Get your hoard of flowers out and start making your project, i can't wait to see what you create.



Close up of the flowers


 Inside of the card


Supplies used:  Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage (CD) - 
Frame Halloween, Lady Witches, CS4 postcard, 
orange diamond paper, orange black stripes,and 
orange damask (used for flowers), 
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Flowers and Spellbinder die Arianna Blooms 


There are 2 sponsors for this challenge
Prize 1:


Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/
Online store: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product-home
Blog: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations

                                                         and Prize 2: 
                                       an assortment of collage images



Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company is owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.

Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper, ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper arts products and Clear Art Stamps. Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products. Be sure to join in the fun with our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.

Website: http://craftyvintagegirl.com/index.php/
Blog: http://www.heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.ca/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Secrets/129235430422442

Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog and don't forget to visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team and check out what they have to share! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thanks for being my Friend

Hello bloggers,

Wow, can you believe in less than a weeks the childen will be going back to school....boy where did the summer go?  I hope you all are planning to do something fun this weekend before everything starts getting busy.

I am stopping in to show you a card I made using a couple of Lawn Fawn stamp sets.  Love these little weiner dogs!

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon.


Recipe:
Stamps: Critters at the Dog Park, A Birdie Told Me (Lawn Fawn) 
 Ink:  Black Memento and copics
 Paper: 110 card stock, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods, SU Green
 Accessories:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die, Critters at the Dog Park die, 
A Birdie Told Me die, Martha Stewart grass punch, SU Twine





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Good Luck

Hello all,

I am back again with an  "Encouragement" card which is the  current challenge over on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.  If you have not had a chance to join us, please stop by and add your creation.

Here is my card I made for "Encouragement", this card can be given to someone that is graduating, going to a new job or taking a test and need some encouragement.  I loved how it came out.  I used two Hero Art stamp sets, Brush and Good Luck.  Both of these stamps sets are so versitle, check them out at the store if you are interested in them, the links are above.
I finished the card off with stamping the Good Luck in Grape Juice.  The grunge is stamped with soft yellow.


If you would like any of the products used on my card, you can find the items in the A2Z Scrapbooking store.  If you are a lover of Hero Art stamps and embellishments, you will enjoy shopping in the A2Z etsy store.  You can get 15% off your total order of over$25.00 by using the code "Donna15".

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon.