FUSION {Sparkly Christmas}

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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


Thanks for Being My Friend

Friday, November 28, 2014

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


Happy Birthday - a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello Bloggers,
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am here with a2z Scrapbooking for their November challenge "Anything Goes". If you have not had a chance to join in on the fun, hop on over to  a2z Scrapbooking and post your project.  I am sharing a birthday card, I made with the Hero Arts Hello Flowers stamps. I chose to do the technique emboss resist.  It's so much fun!  Here are the steps to get the image I created.


1) Stamp and heat emboss your image.  Allow image to cool.
2) Apply ink directly to the paper (over and around the embossed image) using a sponge or brayer.
3) Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.


Also, 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:
Hello Flowers
Yummy Treats
Gem Stones
White Embossing Powder
Kraft Paper
Quiet Morning Ink Cubes





Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Challenge 20 - Box it Up!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I am back again with Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog for another wonderful challenge and our sponsor is My Artistic Adventures.

Our challenge is to create some sort of altered box. You can create a box from scratch, or you can alter a pre-made box. Your box can be made of paper, wood, chipboard, plastic, or metal. As long as you dig into your hoard to decorate a box, you have met the challenge requirements! The box does not have to be used as a box...it can be used as home decor or for any purpose you can imagine. Let's box it up!


I altered a Graphic 45 Book Box.  Oh what fun it was to alter,  so many compartments to alter! I used Kaisercraft Be-You-Tiful Collection.  Love the vintage colors and patterns.



 inside of the box




Closer look on the top.  I mounted the "Memories" tag on 
chipboard to give it a lille more dimension.



 Closer look at my Rosette.  I love the burgundy color.  

Supplies:  
Graphic 45 Book Box, Kaisercraft paper, Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
 and Metal Brads, Tim Holtz large Rosette die and knob, Wooden Knobs and Bling


Our Sponsor
One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Heather Hudson of My Artistic Adventures:


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.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you all will join the fun.

Get Well Soon - a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Hello Bloggers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I know I did!  I am here with a2z Scrapbooking with a new challenge for the month of November.  The challenge is "Anything Goes". Don't you love anything goes challenges?  It's an endless possible of creating anything.  I am sharing a get well card, I made with the Hero Arts Feather clear stamps.  This stamp is so versitle.  I stamped the feathers with versamark and used the Hero Arts sparkle white embossing powder.  Have you ever used Hero Arts embossing powders?  If not, you should try them.  They give you a nice crisp image when you emboss.  I also used the brush stamp to get my background and used a few colors to make the colors stand out.  



Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the 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:
Hero Arts Tide Pool Shadow InkHero Arts Butter Bar Mid-tone Shadow Ink A207Hero Arts Field Greens Mid Tone Shadow Ink AF210
Hero Arts Brush Strokes AC026Hero Arts Feathers CL407 Clear StampsHero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies CL776 Clear stampsHero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610


Hero Arts Sea Mixed Folded Cards PS571 blue powder azure ceruleanHero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder PW105

Happy Fall

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I hope your week has gotten off to a great one.  Today was a beautiful day, the weather was so perfect.  It was like a lovely fall day.  I am here to share a fall card I created using my favorite die set "Stitched Leaves" from Lawn Fawn.  These leaves are so perfect.  I love the stitching in the leaves.  I am going to enter my card into a few fall challenges.  I was inspired to create this card by The Cutting Edge challenge 13.  She used the Stitched Leaves and a couple of buttons on her card.  I hope I have inspired you to get your fall stamps, dies and papers out to make something.  The links are below if you are interested in playing along.


Recipe:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, 
Paper: Stampin Up Daffodel Delight, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Fall Leaves Wood Veneer and twine

Thank so much for stopping by.  Please come back again soon.  I have entered this card into the following challenges:
The Card Concept - Thank "fall"
Lawnscaping Challenge - Fall and Pumpkins
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Cutting Edge - Challenge 13

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 19 - Blog Hop with My Artistic Adventures!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I am back again with Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog for another wonderful challenge and a blog hop with My Artistic Adventures. For this challenge My Artistic Adventures is our sponsor also.

Our challenge is to create a "thank you" gift for this challenge. It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple thank you card. It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout. As long as your project says, "THANKS," enter the challenge! We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thanks to someone! (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed!).

I have a baby thank you card that I created with Heather Hudson's digital image.  I used the Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection.  I think the paper really matches the image from Heather. 

Supplies: My Artistic Adventure digital image Vintage Baby Blue Boy Girl Twins Onesie Set Digital Collage sheet Printable, Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection, Flourishes Many Sentiments, Lawn Fawn dotted circles, bling and black momento ink.

Everyone needs a 'thank you" card, gift, etc.,  let's see what you can come up with.  I cannot wait to see it.  One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Heather Hudson of My Artistic Adventures:



Hop on over to our talented design team and the My Artistic Adventures 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.

Ginny Nemchak (on vacation)

My Artistic Adventures Design Team:


Our sponsor's Information:

Blog:  http://heatherahudson.blogspot.com/

Bio:
Heather lives in Michigan with her two teenage sons, hubby, and kitties.  She works full time as a RN with Ventilated young adults, and enjoys volunteering with her two son's Boy Scout Troop and Tennis Team.  She loves to create digital collage sheets in the Vintage, Victorian, and Shabby Chic Style.  She will show you blogging tips, paper crafting tutorials, and how to use her digital collage sheets on her Youtube channel.  Heather hosts her own challenge on her blog and designs for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gecko Galz, and the Creative Cutting Challenge.  


a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking November challenge.  This months challenge is "anything goes".  Also, a2z Scrapbooking  is announcing their new design team and I'm staying on for another term!   I am excited to stay with the team, there are so many talented designers. 

I used the  Hero Arts ornament stamp set and die cut.   So many posibilites with this stamp set, but I chose to make a card and an ornament. 




I am excited to see what you will create. Hop on over to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies blog and check out some of the design teams cards and link your card to inlinkz. Please check out the rules here.

If you love Hero Arts Stamps, A2Z Scrapbooking Etsy store has lots of Hero Arts products. If you would like to order the supplies I used, you can hop on over to A2Z Scrapbooking store and purchase everything. If you purchase $25.00 or more, you can use the coupon code "Donna15" to get 15% off.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Ornament Stamp & Cut die
Raspberry Jam InkAssorted Gems
Hero Arts Grenadine Envelopes

Mema's Crafts November Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to the November challenge from Mema's Crafts.  This months challenge is "anything goes", and our sponsors this month arThe Stampin Chef and The Rubber Buggy.  My image is from the Stampin Chief called the "lovely mouse".  If you are interested in this cute digi, you can click here.  

Here is my design for this months challenge.  This is a paper mache box, I painted it with Distress crackle paint to get the crackle look.  I used spellbinders to cut out the scallop and circle to put on the top of the box.  I colored him with Prismacolor pencils.  Isn't this little mouse so cute! 



Front image of the box

I hope you will take the time to join in on the fun, I cannot wait to see what you will design. Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!


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