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.


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)

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.

Online store:

                                                         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.


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.

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Annoymous - Challenge 14 - Button It Up!

Hello Bloggers,

Whew, I had a busy weekend.  Both of my grandbabies had a birthday party on Saturday and one on Sunday.  I am worn out, but they all had so much fun.  Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Annonymous Challenge 14.  This week we are joining Altered Pages with a blog hop! Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! 

Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

Here is my take on the challenge.  I started out with using the Kaisercraft mini 5 frame shadow box.  I inked the frame with black ink and sprayed the frame with a variety of colors of glimmer mist and antique gold high impack.  Then I added the Antique Sewing pictures by Altered Pages in the frame.  The sentiment and the damask fabric is by Canvas Corp.  Then I just started embelling the frame....walla!  

Supplies:  Kaisercraft shadow frame and knob, altered pages viintage sewing trade cards, tattered angels glimmer mists and hgh impact antique gold, canvas corp kraft tag and fabric, stampin up neutrals buttons and twine, Tim Holtz mini dress form die and belt buckle

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages!


ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.


Take time to visit the other design team members and the Altered Art design team below. They have beautiful projects to share with you. Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.
Direct Links for the Altered Pages team.

- Debi Tullier

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone,

This is my first post for A2Z Scrapbooking Design Team, I am so happy to be among so many talented women.  Thank you Michelle and Linda for selecting me to join the team!

Are you stopping by to check out my project?  If you like what you see and would like to purchase anything on my card, you can go to the A2Zscrapbooking store and purchase all the supplies I used on the card.  If you are a lover of Hero Art stamps and embellishment, 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".

Below I am using the stamp set, Hero Arts Tag Collage.  This is such a versatile stamp set.  I choose to make a card with it, but you can use the tag as a gift tag.  I really enjoyed making this card.  There are seven (7) rubber stamps in the set, I used about four of them on my tag card.  Don't you just love the card?  I used Hero Arts chalk ink Iris for the flower.  The ribbon matches the flower just perfect, because I took some crinkled ribbon by Tim Holtz and colored the ribbon with the Iris ink.  The back ground is stamped with the Hero Arts wet cement mid-ton and then I used the Hero Arts Forever Green mid-tone for the leaves.

 This is the inside of the card, I made a little pocket, using the tag stamp.

Don't forget to join the "Encouragement" current challenge over on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.  Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Again!

Hello bloggers,

Stopping in to share with you two cards I created using the gorgeous grunge stamp set. This stamp set is so versitle and I think this is one of my favorite sets from Stampin Up.

Boh cards I used the stamp set Perfect Pennants from Stampin Up.  On both cards I used pool party, tangelo twist, lost lagoon and crushed cherry....don't these colors look beautiful!  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.