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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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





Good Luck

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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.




Craft Hoarders Annoymous - Challenge 14 - Button It Up!

Monday, August 18, 2014

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 AlteredPages.com. 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.

Website: http://www.alteredpages.com/
Blog: http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.com/

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


Happy Birthday

Monday, August 11, 2014

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!




Gorgeous Grunge Again!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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.


 


Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog - Challenge 13 - Up Cycle...Up-Cycle That is!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello Bloggers!

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! Wow, can you believe the summer is almost over! I hope you all are enjoing your summer and enjoying this beautiful weather.

Challenge 13 is being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!  Let's see what you can create with all your stuff that you have been holding onto, because you will be able to use it for something! 

This months  sponsors are Canvas Corp and Altered Pages.  Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.







Altered Pages Mission: We will offer quality products and instruction to assist the art community's quest for creativity. Happiness draws on positive actions, kind deeds, and a helpful attitude. A friend is one who blesses you with love, strengthens you with prayers, and encourages you with hope.


You can read all the details and rules on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog, you can also link your creation on the blog. I cannot wait to see what you create with all your hoard! The challenge goes for two weeks. One talented participant will receive this prize pack, donated by our leader Gloria Stengel.




Here is my take on the challenge.  I used a cardboard box that I had waiting to use if for something and the Tim Holtz metal pieces, I have had for a very long time, so I was happy I could use them.  




Supplies:  Canvas Corp stretched burlap 6x6 and black and kraft tags, Altered Pages Vintage Sewing Trade Cards AP-649 (roses), card board box, Tim Holtz paper string black, mini gears, Foliage, distress ink vintage photo and wild honey, distress paint mustard seed, fired brick and peeled paint, adornments regal, journaling tickets, Heidi Swapp spray stencil (for the heart) and prima lace stickers doily 2.


Take time to visit the other design team members. 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.

A2ZScrapbooking Challenge - Encouragement!

Friday, August 1, 2014


Hello bloggers!

This is my first project for the A2Z Scrapbooking design team.  I am so excited about designing for A2Z, if you enjoy using Hero Arts stamps, the Etsy store has a wide variety of their products. 

A2Z challenge this month is "Encouragement".  If you decide you want to join in on the fun, you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to use at the A2Z Scrapbooking Store.  Throughtout the month of August A2Z will highlight card that caught their eye in the "I Spy" post.  You will receive an "I Spyied" badge for your blog.   You can find all the details on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.  Hop on over and join the fun and link your project on the blog. Oh, I almost forgot, if you want to order anyting from the A2Z Scrapbooking store, you can use code "Donna15" to receive 15% off your total purchase of $25 or more.

Here is my project for "Encouragement".  Nothing like having a sip of wine to relax you after a hard day of work....even though I don't drink.  I have had this stamp set from Hero's Art for a while and thought this is a great time to use it.  This set will be great during the holiday's and birthday's for gifts.


Also, don't forget to stop over to the other design team members blog and check out their creations. There are so many talented girls on the team!  


  Lisa
Char 
Donna - You are here
Thanks for stopping by, please stop back again soon!




Mema's Crafts Challenge - Anything goes! + Bonus

Friday, August 1, 2014



Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to another challenge with Mema's Crafts.  This month's challenge is "Anything Goes".  Show off what you do best and join in on the fun. This month's sponsors are Make It Crafty and The Paper Nest.


The Paper Nest Dolls is a line of digital and rubber stamps designed by owner and illustrator, Christine Young. All stamps are inspired by her children and are truly a labor of love. Their rubber stamps are made from the highest quality, red photopolymer on the market and come deeply etched and cling mounted. They are pre-cut as well, so all you have to do is ink, and stamp!  The cutest images...that resemble delicate little dolls. Visit Paper Nest Dolls and be prepared to smile.




Make it Crafty specializes in digital and rubber stamps that allow you to create scenes with ease. Their famous little houses are very popular, along with landscape scenes, background objects like fences and swings, garden images to stand your characters in front of and more.

They also have a large range of digital stamps and a growing array of choices in their rubber collection. They also have a range of uniquely designed laser cut chipboard embellishments, with very fine detail specifically designed with card makers in mind. If you haven't visited Make It Crafty before, be sure and do so and be amazed.



Make it Crafty


This month Mema's Crafts is giving away 5 prizes! There will be two entries where there will be  two winners; 15th and 30th. And remember if you enter early you double your chances of winning and you can enter three times, all the details can be found on Mema's Crafts. 


Here are my projects for this challenge:









Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my designs.  Please stop by and see what the Design Team has created.  I hope  you will be inspired and hop on over to Mema's Craft and enter this challenge.  

Design Team Members



BONUS
For details on the bonus challenge click here.







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