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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Creating Your Own Background with Scrapbook Blessings Design Club Challenge

It's that time of the month where Scrapbook Blessings is setting up a challenge for "Create Your Own Background". 




The Design Team is using BugaBoo Stamps for their projects as they are the sponsor for this challenge with one lucky winner winning 7 stamps of their choice!!! For my stamp, I chose Ava Swing as I love kitties and I have always loved going to the playground and swinging even as an adult!!!




RECIPE:
  • card was made using DCWV The Carnival Stack was used for the actual card cut 6 x 12 inch and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Scoreboard
  • Colorbok Pattern French Prep Pack was used for the background and cut 5.75 x 5.75 inches
  • Ava Swing was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Colored pencils and gel pens for accents
  • *** note as to the cat to give her that "calico" look, I added splotches of color using my Prisma Colored Pencils with a dab here and a dab there and then smudging using chalk which I think gives kitty a kewl look and looks more like my "Patches"
 
  • sentiment "Spring makes everything young again" is from Create with TLC. If you're not already a "follower" of her blog, this is something as a "must" on your "to do list" as she offers on a daily basis phenomenal freebies which the above sentiment is just a sample of what she offers!
  • tree was cut using brown Recollections cardstock and green scraps for the leaves which was then chalked around the edges using Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge cut at 6-inches
  • grass was cut using green Recollections cardstock which was then chalked around the edges using Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.25-inches
  • of course, I made my very own action wobble to add more dimension to my card along with movement - another trick to take away from that "homemade" look and make people wonder "however did she do that?"
Creating your own background is a lot of fun!!!!! It adds more dimension to your cards along with making it more professional and takes away from that "homemade" look!

God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. Easter Blessings! I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenge:


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Zack!!!!

My oldest grandson, Zack's birthday was April 9th and he turned 9!!!! He's a great guy and I have sew much fun playing and teasing him!!!! NOW, making a card for a 9-year old presented a challenge tome as he is no longer the "kid" type card nor is he a teenager and trying to make something age appropriate presented the challenge but finally I came up with what I'm hoping was the purrfect card!!! (Of course, putting a gift card inside for Toys R Us ensures it was a homerun!)



RECIPE:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches using DCWV The Countdown Stack which of course was then scored at 6 inches and then folded in half and chalked around the edges
  • background paper was cut 5.25 x 5.25 inches with the other background set as a "diamond" was cut 4 x 4 inches using DCWV Girl Stack which was a find at the register at Joann Fabrics and Crafts for $4 - this stack not only has great "girlie" designs but also some great ones that can be using for the male gender!!!
  • cupcakes were cut using Recollections Cupcake Punch
  • Deacon Cake from BugaBoo Designs and colored using Spectrum Noir and Prisma Markers with Prisma Colored Pencils and fussy cut around the edges and puff-dotted on the card
  • birthday sentiments were from Create with TLC which were chalked around the edges. One of my very most favorite sentiments that Create with TLC has at her store, Birthday a Treat Sentiment, is purrfect for young and old alike! "Do I Smell Cake?" had previously been offered as freebies on the blog
God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenges:

 Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge #90 Anything Goes

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!! Here's a sweet little Irish Lass to celebrate this day along with her daffodil that she's holding!!!


This image, St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lass Collage, is an oldie but goodie from Create with TLC




RECIPE:
  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches using Mambi Sheets 12 Months
  • side eyelet was cut using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch on scrap paper
  • Irish Lass' flower was colored using Spectrum Noir  Markers with gel pens, chalked around the edges for antique vintage look
  • sentiment, "My Irish eyes are smiling" was a freebies from Create with TLC which was chalked around the edges 
  • ribbon is Holiday Inspirations from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts
  • pearls were added along the edge to complete my card
By, the way - April Fool's!!!

God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenges: 

A Gem of a Challenge: Ribbon and Lace