Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July, again?

Everyone seems to be doing Christmas in July. Even the Hallmark channel is doing a Christmas in July moviwa on the weekends this month. Yes, I like the Christmas movies they have, even the ones I have seen several times. And Your Scrapbook Place is no different. YSBP isn’t doing movies, but they are doing a Challenge. The challenge is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors. No red, white or green as dominate colors.
Faith at From theHeart Stamps free digi of the month challenge has the perfect image. It’s called Winter Friends. Last month I said that I might discontinue entering the free digi challenge. But, As you can see, I used FTHS free digi for my Christmas card using non-traditional colors (although I do have a lot of white). 

The colors I used are SU Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Bermuda Bay. Normally I wouldn’t put these colors together, however, I got them from the color coach. For the snowman, I flocked the earmuff, then cut the arms from brown card stock and used Stickles for his buttons. 
There it is, my entry for the free digi challenge at From the Heart Stamps and Christmas in July Again at Your Scrapbook Place challenge.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Christmas in July challenge

Christmas in July; Yip, its that time of year again. Time to get started on those Christmas cards. You only have 164 days to mail in time for Christmas, 112 days (Oct. 31) to get your cards for troops sent to the shipper and only 169 shopping days till Christmas. 
Now that that’s taken care of, back to the challenge. Oh, I didn’t mention that the card I have made is for Christmas in July challenge at YourScrapbook Place and a drawing?  Well, it is and here is my card

The printed paper is from Decossa's Dynamite Doodles Holiday Hoopla digital kit.
The card base is Paper Adventures two tone Plum
Snowman and snowflakes are acrylic stamps
I colored his hat and the band and pom pom are flocked. I also gave him googly eyes. 

 Now for the drawing information

 we are so lucky to be sponsored by Decossa’s Dynamite Doodles 

Lisa has generously donated the following prizes to up to FOUR lucky people:
  • One random participant will receive the full mini kit.
  • One random person who leaves a comment will receive both paper sets (patterned and textured).
  • One random follower of the blog who leaves a comment will receive the word art set.
  • One random player who uses the following FREEBIE digital paper (Click here for the link) from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles will receive three embellishment sets (frames, ribbons/lace, brads)
So head on over to Your Scrapbook Place check out the rules. I hope to see your entry there.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Do You Have a Super Hero?

Do you have a super hero? If you do, From the Heart Inspiration has the perfect digital stamp set for you. Super Birdbrain is the free stamp of the month set.

Isn't that a cute set? Great for Father's day, birthday or just because day. 

I actually made my card weeks ago, like maybe two. It has been sitting because I'm not sure that I'm going to continue entering this challenge.

Here is my card
I made my background on the computer. When I cut it, I wasn't thinking of the direction of the print and it ended up being cut for a top fold card. When I was ready to put it together, I realized my bird hero and sentiment were made for a side fold card. So, turn the background paper or the sentiment. I cut out the bird and pop dotted him to add dimension to the card.

Back to my statement above. I have been doing this challenge for a year, maybe two. While I have enjoyed getting the freebees and making my cards, I feel bad that I don't buy any. I make my post and link it to From the Heart challenge blog. Sometimes at the very end of the month, like this one, and then, between the 1st and the 3rd of the next month, I find a free digi in my mail box. So, depending on what July's digi is, this may be my last post. If this is my last post for this challenge, I want to thank Faith for all the wonderful free digital stamps she has sent me. Even if it isn't my last entry... Thank you Faith.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sketch with a twist

Would you like to win five digital images? Well, there's a new challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place. All you have to do is follow a sketch. That's easy, right, but... there is a twist.
Here is the sketch:

Here is the twist: add a tag. You can't use any of the sketch pieces, but it can be any size and shape that suits you. It must have a hole with ribbon/fiber and be on the front of the card. Removable or stationary, your choice.  Five pieces plus a tag. Have fun Ladies.

The guest sponsor for this challenge, Creative Bug Digital Stamps, is offering five digital images to the winner of a random drawing 
In order to qualify for the drawing, you must link your entry back to Your Scrapbook Place 

CBD Marcella

Here is the tag

I chose this little guy because he is cute and I don't do well with coloring. I sized him to fit a tag, printed him on brown paper. I made some prints on white so I could color his hat, mouth, hands and feet. I gave him googly eyes and put a pom pom on his hat. 
I made the tag using the SU tag topper punch. Love that punch.

I chose the print paper that is on the card because it matches the design on the sock monkey. I changed the color many times before deciding on the green best. 
Hope to see an entry from you at the Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog. 
Take care


Monday, June 9, 2014

Anything Goes

IT'S A CRAFTING FREE-FOR-ALL, with a chance to win a set of Fiskars Embossing Plates and embossing tool to one lucky random winner at Your Scrapbook Place. To get to the challenge just click on Anything Goes . The challenge ends on June 14.

Here is my contribution

I don't normally do altered projects. But I entered a swap in May that was to make a Steno book cover. I've never done one but I did make an album cover once. Remember those padded album covers that were so popular many years back? Oh, I also altered a recipe box and a paint can, but I digress.

My reason for entering this swap is that I want to have something as prizes/gifts/awards for the TOPS group I belong to. We have contests among other things and I think that these steno books (most of us keep notes of one kind or another) would be nice as prizes. I will get six covers back plus my own. I can hardly wait.

Surely you have some craft item laying around that has never been posted that you could enter. Great time to let other bloggers know what you've been up to.  I hope to see your entry over at Your Scrapbook Place.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and drive safe.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Two Challenges, One Card

I have two challenges to tell you about this month. I know, I know, the month is almost over. I have been having computer problems, one is in the shop, one doesn’t go onto the internet since Microsoft quit supporting XP and then there is the one I am working on now. It is so slow, I have to wait a couple of minutes for the “reply” form to come up if I want to reply to someone’s e-mail or on the boards. So, I’m not doing much computer work. My laser printer just bit the dust too. Of course it doesn’t work with vista or Win 7, so it was on its way out the door. Well I could go on and on, but you aren’t here to read about my computer problems, you want to see my card and check out the challenges.

The card uses a digi from From the heart stamps for their “Free Digi of the Month challenge. It’s a cute one, with lots of coloring possibilities. It’s called Whimsy Garden Fence. 

The other challenge is for Your Scrapbook Place. Its a recipe card. Six items must be used on the card, a printed background, two images and three buttons. You can check out this challenge here

I'm so late with this, that unfortunately you may not have time to make and entry into either challenge. Go check out the challenges and know that there will be new challenges come June 1.

Thanks for stopping by, Drive safe.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ease(l) Into the New Challenge

Ease(l) Into the New Challenge  at Your Scrapbook Place. For this challenge I used a digi from our sponsor, Squibbles Design. The challenge is to make an Easel card. If you make an Easel card and enter it at Your Scrapbook Place, you will be entered into a drawing for three digis of your choice from Scribbles Design. Entries close May 14, 2012

Isn't that frog adorable? That's a Scribbles Design digi that I printed out on splotchy green paper. I didn't want to color the frog and I think the paper is perfect for my frog. I then did some fussy cutting, and put pop dots behind him. I heat embossed his pad so it would be shinny and have some depth to it. The flowers at the bottom, which the face of the card butts up against to make the easel, are Dimensionals from Debbie Mumm as is the dragonfly in the upper right corner.

I enjoyed making this card but getting it here was a totally different matter. But that's another story.
I hope to see some entries in this challenge at Your Scrapbook Place
Winner will be picked by a random drawing.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and drive safe.