Joy Clair Butterfly Wishes - Thinking of You

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here, have you been celebrating all month with Joy Clair one year anniversary? Have you purchased any of the $10.00 sets from their first releases from August 2015?  You still have time, hop on over to the store and get some of these wonderful stamp sets.  Here is an image of the sets and you can find all of these in the Joy Clair store.


On to my card for today, I am featuring the Butterfly Kisses stamp set which was released this month.  This stamp has so beautiful butterflies that you can use on your project for all kinds of occasions.  The sentiments in the set are very nice!  I love the script and looks beautiful on any card.  My card is clean and simple. I stamped the butterfly three times, stamping over the edge of my card with the first and last.  I stamped the middle butterfly again and fuzzy cut it out and popped it up on the card.  I colored them with wink of stella markers.  In the second picture, I tried to take a picture closer to show the shimmer.  I finished the card off by adding some twine from my stash.  




There is still time to play along with the Joy Clair August challenge - the theme is Inspirational/Color challenge and you have until August 31!

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Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon!

CottageCutz - Merry Christmas Brag Book

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hello everyone,

I am here with the Scrappin Cottage blog today with another fabulous project using the new Christmas release.  This is a brag book or mini album that would be perfect for someone's grandparents or anyone you want to show off some pictures of your loved ones.

On the front cover this is the new Merry Christmas Ribbon.  I die cut it out with glossy red paper and green and replaced the red letters with the green and now I have the ribbon in green to use on another project.



I found this tutorial on Youtube, here is the link.  I made just one change, which I will try and show you with my diagram below.  The mini is constructed with one piece of 12 x 12 paper!  Here are the score lines that you will start with.



Here is what the mini looks like folded, it measures 5 x 4:


Here are pictures and instructions on decorating the inside of the mini:

The first pages you lift the flap, I used the Mail Tag Set to make some tags for the book.  These can be used for journaling or you can add pictures to them.  This mini can hold lots of pictures.  The background paper measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The bottom pieces measures 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.


The next set of papers measure 4 7/8 x 4.  The beautiful ornaments are from the new release Ornament Trio.

This flap is lifted up from the "joy" page and this is another photo mat or journaling page.  The white background 4 7/8 x 4.  The Believe is from the Believe w/ Holly Flourish, I only used the word.

The next page has a pocket that I added two journaling or photo mats.  The Joy is from the Ornament Trio.   The next page has a small pocket and I added the card from the Merry Christmas Notecard. The card you can add a couple of pictures inside or again journal something inside.

This is the back side of the mini.  You can get to the two journaling cards from this side too.

Here is a closer look at the Merry Christmas Notecard.  If you don't want to use this as a journaling card you can also make this into a Christmas card or a gift tag.  This notecard has so many possibilities.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the brag book!  I so enjoyed making this.  I hope you have been inspired to start making one for yourself. Please stop by and join the challenge, this months theme is birthday you still have about 7 days.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back and visit again soon!

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a2z Scrapbooking - Color It In Challenge

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hello everyone,

I am back again with a2z Scrapbooking challenge which is “Color It In”! You have to use at least one Hero Arts image on your card that you can color in. Please go to the a2z blog and see what the talented design team has created. You can also add your project to the inlinkz here.  There is only about a week to play along!

I am using the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set and die.  I love this set it is so adorable.  I distressed my background to look like the sunset and water below.  I added the greenery in two different colors Moss and Pine by Hero Arts.

I stamped the flamingo's in Hero Arts ink Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Ultra Pink.  I die cut them out and cut the feet off, because I stamped them right to the card.  I popped them up on the card.  I finished off the card by adding the sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to join the a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month. For more details on the challenge, you can find it here. Please make sure your project uses at least one Hero Arts product. If you are in need any of the items I used or any Hero Arts products please visit the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use coupon code "Donna15" at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more before tax and shipping). This stamp set is sold out, but on the left side of the store, you can put a special order in for this.

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I entered this card into the Curtain Call Challenge, flamingos.

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Doodle Pantry with Retarte Challenge #84 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hello everyone,

This is my first post for the Retarte Challenge blog as a design team member.  Thank you so much Martha for inviting me to join your team.  If you never have joined one of their challenges, please do, it's always "anything goes"!  Today I am featuring one of the digital images from Doodle Pantry and my image is called Jiggles Giraffe.  There are 14 papers, 3 sentiments, some bows and the giraffe to choose from!  Wonderful set!

I cut the giraffe out using my Silhouette and colored him with copics.  If you have never stopped in to see the very nice digital designs from Doodle Pantry you may want to stop over and check them out!







Closer look at the layering.

How I made my card:

1.  A2 card (4 /14 x 5 1/2)
2.  Before printing the papers out, I added the sentiment to the orange paper, 
3.  I printed the orange and brown papers from the digital file,
4.  Cut the brown at 4 x 5 1/4,
5.  Cut the orange 3 7/8 x 5,
6.  I imported the digital file into my silhouette,
7.  Traced the image,
8, Cut the image out twice,
9.  Colored with copics,
10, Layered the giraff (see pic),
11.  Added some enamel dots to finish my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will join the challenge.  

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Flamingo

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in to join the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Flamingo.  I haven't played along with them in a while and saw what the challenge was and just had to join.  I have several flamingo stamps, but I chose to use the Pink & Main stamp set called "Ticked Pink".


I stamped the flamingo twice and fuzzy cut it out.  I popped the feather up to give her some dimension.  I colored everything with copics.  Don't you love the paper, do you see the flamingo's on it.?  I love how the black and pink look so well together.


Thank you so much for stopping by, Please come back again soon!


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