Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mojo Monday: Forever Kind of Love

 Happy Memorial Weekend, everyone!  It's truly a busy time for me right now, but I decided to make a little time to craft this morning before returning to responsibilities, schedules, and deadlines.  This week's Mojo Monday sketch is truly a keeper, and I intended to be truer to the design, but sometimes one choice of color or shape influences another.  The gorgeous detailed heart competed with my favorite part of the sketch---the three strips of washi tape--- so I used a solid background image to let the pretty heart shine.  The ingredients for this card are:  Verve's Love Everlasting set with awesome matching dies, Wedding Bliss papers from Echo Park, and some metallic gold poster board cut with a  Little Inker die.

Linking to:
Mojo Monday
Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 100
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks so much for taking a look!
Christine



Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun Friday with Star Stampz




Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is showcasing images by Star Stampz.  Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mojo Monday: Dreams


As a teacher, I have a special affinity for colored chalk, and as crafter, I like to get out my old pan pastel chalks for this technique.  The background was created by randomly applying patches of color with the applicator included with the chalks, stamping, and dry embossing.  It also looks great with heat embossing.  My go-to ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, but it's time for a new pad, so I tried Tuxedo Black in the Memento Luxe version and found that it didn't stamp as evenly as the regular version.  The softening effect of the vellum helped to distract from the unevenness.  This sheet of vellum happens to have glittery speckles.  I also downsized the panels  in the sketch to let more of the butterflies show.

The stamps are Verve's Sparkly Dreams with matching dies, and the diagonal piece is from Little Inker Designs.




Linking to:
Mojo Monday (Sketch)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle----Sparkly Dreams is the name of the stamp set, and the vellum has a touch of glitter.)
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop
PIP Challenge

Dream big,
Christine

Monday, May 15, 2017

You Color My World----Thanks Sunny Studio!


I count it a blessing to have won a gift from Sunny Studio in the recent Birthday Blog Hop for Jo's Scrap Shack.  My darling new stamps and dies arrived in the mail today, and I just had to do some late night crafting.....hence, the not-so-great photo.  My card features the versatile stamp set called Color Me Happy and coordinating die.  I also ordered the sun rays die and can't wait to try it out.  Thank you so much, Mendi, for helping us celebrate Jo's fifth year of blogging!

Linking to:
Jo's Scrap Shack
PIP Challenge
Crop Stop
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fun Friday Challenge 188: Bugaboo Stamps with a Twist-- Patterned Paper




Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is showcasing images by  Bugaboo Stamps.

This week's challenge includes an optional twist.  The designers were challenged by Jo to use only patterned papers in our creations.  I found the challenge to be lots of fun.

My first card includes digital papers called "For You"  from Cinnamon Scraps.  The second card features a collection  from Tout Aimee.  I selected, sized, and printed the papers before choosing  Prismacolor pencils to color the cute turtle from Bugaboo.

Hope you will try mixing patterns.  It's fun!

Christine



Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine

Linking to Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop
PIP Challenge


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Stamps Sketch: Welcome Baby

Jo's Scrap Shack Birthday Blog Hop Found Here



It's time to welcome a baby--- a sweet girl will soon arrive, and her daddy is one of my former students, all grown up, married, and graduated from medical school.  What a happy occasion!

It was so much fun to use the Sunday Stamps Sketch along with Verve's Hip Hop Bunnies, Reverse Confetti Scallops 'n Circles, and RC Tall Tags Trio to complete this card.  The soft girly papers are from a collection called Love and Flowers--perfect to welcome a little princess.

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Hint of Pink)
Word Art Wednesday

So thankful for this joyful occasion.  Praying God will send you joy this week.  ~ Christine