Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Scrapping4fun Challenge Blog, ATG, #146 Ericraft Aug. 1 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

My term with Scrapping4fun is coming to a close. I will have one more projects due in August and then my term will be over. I have enjoyed my time with
 Scrapping4fun ChallengeBlog: and wish Rachelle and the team continued success and good luck in the future!

Ok, back to business!

 This months challenge sponsor is Ericraft, which can be found here:

Challenge 146 called for Anything Goes plus stitching, I created a card for this challenge, using one of my favorite techniques, paper piecing, and hand drew my stitching.

I adhered my finished chair in a position that I hope appears to be a rocking chair!

Thank You for visiting and as always, I appreciate your continued support and kind comments.

Until next time...........


A Perfect Time To Craft Moon Gazing Box Hungry JPeg August 1 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

It is time again to share my project for A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog, be sure to stop by  our blog, it is chalked full of inspiration and enter your creations for a chance to win!

This month sponsor is the fabulous Hungry JPeg

I chose to work with : To The Moon  

I love the moon, I always have! I can remember as a kid, always gazing at the moon. I enjoyed learning about the moon through my school years and remember vividly watching the news coverage when we landed on the moon, 50 years ago, and I am celebrating our landing again this year by watching the programs that are airing again!

I love walking under the moon. I live in Northeast Ohio, which is home to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I have a favorite spot I love to hike in and sit on the dock at Beaver Marsh and enjoy the moon in all her glory. In my bag, I always have a moon book, a constellation map, flashlight, clip board, and of course a snack, which was my inspiration for my project!

I began my project, by covering my box with the background papers from the kit. I used a black recycled cigar box, which I bought from my local cigar shop. 

I covered the sides of the box as well as the insides to give my box a polished look.

I then crafted a moon phase guide, using paper from the kit. and a mini clip board for notes from my gazing expeditions!

To finish off my box, I fussy cut the moon phases out from the kit, and the adhered them to the front of the box. I dress up the cover of my clip board with a sentiment about the moon, not included in the kit. After all was dry, I added some white gel pen around the sentiment and moon phases. Added a Moon Pie or two, to my box, for a yummy snack!

I hope I have inspired you to create a box of your own!

Thank You for visiting and as always, I appreciate your support and kind comments

Until next time.......


Happy Craft Challenge Blog Off The Page -Vintage August 1 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

This is my first post since joining Happy Craft Challenge Blog which can be found here:
/Happy Craft Challenge Blog   Check out the blog for wonderful inspiration and consider entering our challenges!

I am on Team C, the "off the page" design team! So exciting! This months theme is Vintage. I chose to work a fabulous unicorn from Fabrika Fantasy, be sure to stop by their store and check out their wonderful digis!  Fabrika Fantasy

I love to recycle found items, I found in my stash a Christmas canvas that had the prettiest sage green background, I grabbed that and went to work.

I first began by making my background paper, which I used as my mat. I started with 12 x 12 piece of kraft stock. I then picked out 4 colors from my acrylic paint stash. I wanted a bit of gold, to tie in the mane of the unicorn. The other colors were a umber, a tan, and then finally a latte color. I brushed on the colors starting with the darkest and working through the tan and the ended with the latte. After that dried I watered down the gold a bit with water and used a doily stamp, to pick up the paint and stamped my back ground here and there. Set aside to dry.

I fussy cut the unicorn out and used a sponge blender with Tim Holtzs Antique Linen Distress ink and colored in the unicorn. I then inked the edges with Walnut Stain from Tim Holtzs Distress Ink line. Set aside to dry.

I next cut my mat from my background paper and adhered it to the canvas, making sure to cover up the Christmas design. As my glue was drying, I die cut flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered flowers die, from kraft, sage green and a scrap of my background paper. I ink the edges of the flowers and leaves with walnut ink.

Now for the fun part! I began by adhering my unicorn, centered in the mat. I then put my flowers together and laid them out how I wanted then. I then glues then down, I punched out photo corners, inked the edges and adhered them to the 4 corners.  I punched out a few swirls and worked them into my flowers for a little more flair., and finished the flowers off with brown flat backed pearls for the centers.

I hope I have inspired you to recycle a canvas you may have into a one of a kind piece of art!

Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until next time.............


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Scrapping4fun Sheepski Designs Camera July 19 2019

July 19 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

Say Cheese!!

 Summer always brings with it, lots of photo ops, seems there is always wedding to attend, My last niece on my Francini side of the family, got married in June, it was a gorgeous day and even more gorgeous wedding. Graduation parties are a plenty, and, of course my favorite photo op, family reunions.  When I seen this digi stamp from Sheepski Designs, I know I had to work with it!

 Be sure to check out Sheepski Designs, which can be found here: Sheepski Designs

          We played Tic Tack Toe with this design team project, I used, Ribbon, Pattern Paper, and dots.

Here's what I did,

 I printed 2 copies of my image, I cut one out and left one white and black,  I colored my imagine with color pencils, giving the image some texture. I carefully cut out her hands holding the camera, her hair, and her shirt. I adhered her hair and shirt on to the first copy of the image. I then pop dotted her hands and the camera for extra interest. 

Mat your card with your choice of patterned paper, and adhere the finished image and sentiment. I tied a bow in the ribbon I chose, and then tucked the ends in behind the hair, using a dab of glue of  on the ends. Lastly, I squeezed out white dots.

Thank you for visiting,  and, as always I appreciate your continued support and kind comments

Until next time..............


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Creating With Infinity Engraving Open Door July 8 2019

July 8 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

Doors, such a fascinating subject! Well, at least where I hail from! Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio a suburb of Akron Ohio. Our area is richly steeped in American Indian history and also the rubber industry since its birth!. We have calendars, books, prints, published with beautiful Akron doors! Most of the doors featured are of those that have founded and fueled our area.  I had a chance to create my own door with the release of Creating with Infinity Engravings chip board  door collection! Infinity Engraving Etsy Store can be found here: Creating With Infinity Design

Use coupon code: 4Freedom for 10 % of any product released in July!

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint and a eye shadow applicator to color the door frame , I used patterned paper for the wall inside the door. The sentiments, and wreath were stamped out.

Thank You for visiting and I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time...........


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Addicted To Stamps and More # 349 CAS July 10 2019

July 10 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

It is with pleasure that I announce that I made the design team for Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge Blog!!  which can be found here: Blog

I am not much of a gardener per say, however, my hubby loves yard work and gardening, flowers and eating gardening too! I have many beautiful shrubs, blubs, and the like, that return year after year and put on a beautiful show! Some of my very favorite flowers belong to the daisy family with Blanket Flower and Shasta Daisy's being my very favorite! I created a my Clean and Simple card based off of my favorites and supplies I had on hand.

Here is my supply list:

White card and envelope
Corner rounder- EK Success Scalloped Corner Rounder
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Sponge blender pad for inks
Eye shadow applicator for petal blending
Ink Pads- Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colors: Broken China, Blended Sage, Mustard Sees, and Fossilized Amber
Stamp and dies cut set: Stampendous- Build a bouquet set

Here is what I did: I rounded top and bottom right hand corners of my card, set a side.
I stamped and heat embossed the bouquet pieces I chose to use, I then added color to the pieces using the inks listed above. I die cut them out, using their coordinating dies and then set aside.
I added a very faint Broken China blue, spot, blending it well,  at the bottom of card, so my jar looked grounded
I then built my bouquet, adhering pieces as I went.
That's it!

I hope I have inspired you to create today!

As always I appreciate your visit and kind comments.

Until next time......

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Happy Little Stampers ATC Team Floral July 7 2019

July 7 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

I am proud to announce I have made the ATC Team at Happy Little Stampers! I have always enjoyed creating ATC's and with the recent discovery of ATC Coins, I am smitten!! This is my first post for Happy Little Stampers Challenge Blog which can be found here:  Blog !

I am a born, raised and aging Ohioan, north east Ohio to be exact. I thought summer was never going to get here, I turned my heat off in the middle of June, instead of my usual April 1, Yikes! Have no fear though, summer is here. Today it is unbearable with the heat and humidity, my AC is running over time, Yikes again! LOL. All this heat was my inspiration for my trio of summer floral ATC's. Longing for a beach breeze, the sound of the ocean and the beauty of tropical flowers, lead me to my finished projects.

Creating ATC's is the perfect time to go hunting in your scrap bin for your card stock supplies! I have a rolling cart with 7 pull out drawers and space for another drawer full on the top! I have my scraps sorted by basic colors stuffed in the drawers. with pattern paper added by color too.

Here is what I did:

I pulled out Navy Blue, Light Blue, White paper stock and then pulled out scraps that complimented my colors that had patterns.
I trimmed my stock to ATC size-  2 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long. I then trimmed patterned paper is various shapes, one I made into a flag/tag, the next into a mat for my stock and lastly just a strip of paper.
From there, I began stamping my flowers, and embellishments to add to all 3 ATC's. I then fussy cut them out.
Next I began by trying pieces out on each ATC card till I found a combination I liked for each.  I glued down all the embellishments, and pop dotted a few flowers for added dimension.

I really like how the trio turned out! Please consider joining us at Happy Little Stamper Challenge Blog. There are many different types of challenges to enter, and win some fun prizes!

As always I appreciate your visit and kind comments.

Until next time......


Friday, July 5, 2019

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog July 5 2019 Anything Goes

July 5 2012

Welcome Back Friends,

It is with great excitement, to share this is my first post with a design team project for Simply Create Too Challenge Blog which can be found here:  Simply Create Too

This months challenge is anything goes with a optional twist, use pattern paper. I decided to create a loaded envelope with a tea theme.

I have the fondest memories of eating brown toast with peanut butter and drinking tea with my maternal grandma every Sunday after church. You see, I walked by her place on my way to church every Sunday. She was always waiting on us, me and brothers and sister to arrive! The table was set,  the tea was steeping, brown bread, real butter, peanut butter and jam stacked by the toaster at the ready. It was time, I didn't know then, that I would cherish for my life time. We talked about anything and everything filling our bellies with her yummy treats and love. It has been a very long time since she has passed, however, I remember our tea time and my days with her as if it was yesterday.

I hope I have inspired you to jump in with two feet and join us over at Simply Create Challenge Blog!

As always thank you for visiting and I appreciate your kind comments.

Until next time................


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Scrapping4Fun #144 Travel All Dresssed Up Digi Stamp July 5 2019

July 5 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

Travel is our theme this month at Scrapping4Fun! Have you been able to travel yet this summer? I am taking a little road trip this weekend to West Virginia to tour the West Virginia Penn and The After Life Museum, filled with donated items from passed love ones. I am looking forward to my little get away!

Ok, lets talk paper crafting! Be sure to check out the  Scrapping4Fun Challenge Blog, it is filled with great inspiration, not only from the design team, there will be great projects posted from our entrants!
You can find the Scrapping4Fun Challenge Bold here:

Our sponsor for this month is All Dressed Up Stamps :

Here is the image I got to work with, Beach Time and the link:

I decided on a multi page card to show off this cool cat at the beach!  I colored my images with colored pencils, fussy cut them out. I added a few stamped tags here and there for added interest.

Thank You for visiting and as always, I appreciate your support and kind comments.

Until next time...........


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Creating With Infinity Engraving Steampunk Wood Clock July 1 2019

July 2 2019

Welcome Back Friends,

Wait till you see what I have to share with you!! Creating with Infinity Engraving has stocked their Etsy Store with the most interesting and fun chip board and wood blanks, that will inspire you to create items of your wildest dreams!!  Creating with Infinity Engraving Etsy Store can be found here:  Creating With Infinity Engraving

Ok, here is my masterpiece, LOL!

Here is what I did:

I used s stencil to give my background some color, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink , Old Paper
I then inked all edges of the clock and pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, set all pieces aside
I decided on a masculine theme, and then stamped out my various pieces, I wanted to use, in Walnut Stain
Next step was carefully arrange my collages piece where i wanted them to be and carefully picked each one, leaving the remaining in piece and then glued them down. Continue gluing your pieces down, until done
I then finished off the piece with the watch hands and a few metal cogs and gears

I hope you will jump in with two feet and create today! I am going to leave you a coupon code to use in the Etsy store.  4FREEDOM

As always I appreciate your visit and your kind comments.

Until next time,


Gecko Galz November Challenges....Victorian Fantasy

 Hello, Join us over at  Gecko Galz Blog  and get your craft on with our theme for this month, Victorian Fantasy! Great prizes to be won, an...