Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stuck On U Sketches -Die Cut Something To Wear Challenge

Howdy folks! Is it Spring yet???? I am sure ready, how about you???
I wanted to create something warm for this challenge. I love scrapping my nieces and nephews.
Over at Stuck On U Sketches the challenge is to create a project with "SOMETHING TO WEAR". Since Kinslee is such a Lil Princess I knew she needed her crown!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the cuts and the special cuts were made out of paper from PAPER TEMPTRESS. I also used a butterfly Overlay and the pink polka dot bow from Paper Temptress.

Below is the full project and then following are some close ups.

A little heat embossing.using my 3RD STAMP TES-086 BORDERS 1..

Using a butterfly overlay.

Using some Prima goodies from my stash.

Makes sure to head on over to Stuck On U Sketches to see what wonderful inspiration the DIE CUT TEAM came up with. For some wonderful specialty papers go to Paper Temptress and see what specials they have going on right now! 
I hope you will enter this week's challenge.... I know you can find "Something To Wear". :)

Come play with us at Stuck On You Sketches this month because starting this month we will have some incredible monthly sponsor sharing some delicious blog candy with you! All you need to do is join any challenge (sketch, die cut or project life) during the month to have your name enter a chance to win the blog candy. Easy as that.
January winner will be announced Feb 14.North America only for this prize, thank you.
The blog candy for this month is from Scrap Shotz. They are sharing 2 amazing Tim Hotlz stencils and 2 super huge Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards)

Products used:
3rd eye TES-086 Borders1
Recollections Embossing Powder
MME: Notable: Silly Cheery Paper
Graphic 45: Bohemian Bazaar : Kaleidoscope
Prima Joulee Tropics
Prima Say it in Crystals: 554132
PAPER TEMPTRESS Hot pink paper and Pink Polka Dot bow.

Happy Scrappn! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stuck On U Sketches -Die Cut Snowman Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Is it still winter where you are?? It sure is here in Arkansas! So this week's challenge over at
Stuck On U Sketches  is to use a Snowman on your project.
I really love Tim Holtz's Sizzix Snowman.

Here's a cute little card I made featuring my snowman, Snowy. :)

Isn't he just a cutie pie!?
I used my Paper Temptress Papers... Blueberry Kraft Paper and the Lustre lines of paper. 

The chipboard you see is from 3rd Eye... Make sure to check out the 3rd Eye store to get your snowflakes. I first put some modeling paste on some of the snowflakes and then I used Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stain. I like how it turned out. 

 Now of course my frosty flowers come from Renea's Bouquets Etsy store.. Which you must absolutely check out a perfect compliment to any project.

 In the above you can see one of my favorite snowflake chippies from 3rd Eye. I edged the card in Distress Ink - Broken China and then applied modeling paste to sprinkle a bit of frostiness. :)

I hope you're are withstanding the cold and making some lovely memories as the new year starts.
Go check out the design team's inspiration over at Stuck On U Sketches and definitely join us in our challenge. Snowmen are so cute!

Starting this month, SOUS will have monthly sponsors sharing blog candy prizes with you! All you need to do is join any challenge (sketch, die cut or project life) during the month to have your name put in for a chance to win! Winners will be announced the first Friday challenge of the following month. And I'm excited to announce that our first monthly sponsor is....

This is the kit club that I subscribe too and it's a great kit! Many of the layouts that I post here are created with supplies from the Scrap Shotz kits!
This month's generous prize is two amazing Tim Holtz layering stencils and two Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards!) Thanks so much Scrap Shotz!

Supplies used:
Paper Temptress Paper
Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowman
3rd Eye Chipboard
Reneabouquets flowers
Modeling paste
Distress Ink
Teresa Collins Mega runner.

Happy Scrappn!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Zeus and Zoe Design Team Work - Life at Sea

Happy New Years Crafters!

I decided to enter 2 challenges that I haven't played in before. I got out my Zeus and Zoe kit and it was a perfect fit to make this layout.
Here is the layout:

In the above I wanted to show the StencilGirl stencil (Seashells) along the bottom border before adding to the rest of the layout. In first picture the light blue is using my Shimmerz: Texturez in Patina. The Sandy color shell is a mixture of modeling paste and Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Color Shot : Opal Sea Oats, the one following is from the same maker but a different color of Frosty Forest Green. The last seashell is done in Gelatos of a coral color.

The photo to the left here shows a flower from my ZZ DT pack and a flower from Tresors De Luxe in a pretty green.

This picture shows the other creamy flower from Tresors de Luxe, a badge from 3rd Eye, some Prima goodies. From ReneaBouquets Etsy shop you can see her butterfly and frosty seafoamy green flower.

Some more close ups from Renea's flower and butterfly and the creamy flower from Tresors.

Below you can see my Dusty Attic Chipobard that I altered using my White Pearlescent Smooch. Beside that is another 3rd Eye Badge.

The first challenge that I designed this layout for to enter is at Scrap Around The World .
Here is the gorgeous mood board. I love these colors. My kit had many goodies that complimented this board. I used a doily whose edge looked like netting. I also tried to capture some of the soft colors presented below.

This is the link to that challenge: SATW JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE 9.  

The second challenge that I am entering my layout is over at Once Upon A Sketch. I thought to combine these great colors with this fun sketch!  Here is the sketch:

Lesson Learnt: I have a tag to the left under the photo...journaling about my brother at sea while serving the US Navy.. the freedoms we have and so on. I know he learned alot while serving as did I when I served. I really wanted to leave a heartfelt thought behind the picture.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you check out Zeus and Zoe's Shop for any of your embellishment needs.
Also feel free to participate in either or both of the challenges: Scrap Around The World and Once Upon A Sketch.

Happy Scrappn 2!

Products Used:
Zeus and Zoe papers and embellishments
3rd Eye Badge
StencilGirl Stencil : Seashells
Renea Bouquet's White and Sea Foam frosted tip flowers and Butterfly
Tresor's de Luxe flowers
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Chicken Wire DA0457
Shimmerz: Texturez: Patina
Modeling Paste
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Color Shot: Opal Sea Oats and Frosty Forest Green
Gelatos: Tropical : Coral
Prima: Cinderella Collection : Crown 549206, Romance Novel Letters
Petaloo: Canterbury Vine Spray: Fuschia

Saturday, January 4, 2014

10 favorite chipboard projects for 2013

No particular order:

1. Masked canvas for 3rd Eye DT

2. Christmas Door Hangar for 3rd Eye DT

3. November Mood Board Guest Design work for Berry71Bleu

4. Round Robin entry and Winner at Scraps of Darkness

5. Scrap That! DT work - Peace

6. Tag Swap for Scraps of Darkness

7.  Mojo Monday at Flying Unicorn

8. Paper Mixing Bowl DT work

9. ATC Swap

10. Paper Mixing Bowl DT