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Monday, September 30, 2013

Always and Forever




Happy Monday my friends! I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend. Today, I decided to make an easel card using my "not-so-used ever" cricut machine. I had this cartridge that was eyeing me and begging me to come out called Elegant Edges. I chose the circle flourish and cut it twice at 5". I also cut a regular circle at the same size, 5". I then put it all together to make an easel card.

My image, True Love, comes from "From The Heart Stamps" and it was given to us as a freebie for Faith's anniversary. Since it's a wedding card, I wanted it to be white and everything was white except the image, which I colored with my prismas. The sentiment comes from an Inkadinkado set and the ribbon was attached with a brad. Simple and sweet! This idea came from Sandy






 A side view of the card to show the embossing and the cuts made by my cricut. Please note that the picture seems a little red but this was done on purpose.


Challenges:

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Circle Easel Card

Guess What?





I am part of a new DT called Scrapbook Blessings Club or SBC for short. Let me tell you a bit about SBC.

ScrapBook Blessings Club is a Tutorial/ Techniques/Tip blog. We have a great bunch of crafters excited to to share with you all their "tricks of the trade".  What a minute?!?!?! SBC??? That's right, our name changed from ScrapBook Blessings (which, once upon a time, was Sandy's personal blog and small crop group in Youngstown, Ohio) to ScrapBook Blessings Club! A place where you can come and find tutorials, techniques and tips for the everyday at- home crafter, from beginner to advanced.

Just a little info...We will have a daily format to inspire you in creating fun, exciting paper crafts. Also, we will have a challenge twice a month! Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, a video tutorial from YouTube will be posted. The design team will showcase what they did with the video. Then it is your turn, you will watch the video, CASE (copy and share everything) the project/technique and link it to that challenge post. We will have sponsors 2013/2014 lined up for you with awesome prizes!




YES!!! Its almost here!!!  We are going to be celebrating the OFFICIAL launch of the Scrapbook Blessing Club Tutorial Blog and Facebook Group this Saturday and Sunday!!!

We have a great "party" planned for you. First off, we have an awesome blog hop with a ton of prizes to give away! And after you you met the new design team and are done hopping, you can head over to the Facebook Group for a fun game of Scrapbook Bingo (this starts at 10am CST so make sure you get your words in before hand, they will be posted on the blog this Monday the 30th) and our SBC Scavenger Hunt (this game will start at 12 pm EST).  So come over to the group to win some great prizes, hint... paypal money is involved so you can buy some more crafting goodies!

***to play with the games at SBC Facebook Group, you will have to be a member, but the design team will be on and be accepting memberships as fast as we can throughout the whole week and on Saturday!

Also, we have a launch party event Facebook page where you can RSVP for the "party"!  If you accept the invite you will get a ticket for the door prize. If you share the event, you will get another. Have one of your friends attend and you get another!!! 

Finally on Sunday the 6th, we will have our next video tutorial challenge. We have an awesome sponsor, Scrapping For Less for this challenge too! Our challenges will run for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to get your entry in!

 Ooooo, this is going to be soooo much fun!  Please spread the word!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Say Cheese + Tutorial on how to color with Premier Prismacolored pencils


Happy Sunday everybody! I can't believe the weekend is almost over...Sigh but another week is starting in a few hours...Yay.

Today, I have a tutorial about how to color with your Premier Prismacolored pencils. I need to specify that I'm not a PRO and still learning. I just hope that this will help you to break out your Prismacolored pencils and play with them. It's FUN I promise! This post is loaded with pictures :-)


 So, here are my starting materials:

  • Your image
  • Pair of scissors
  • Patterned papers
  • Tortillons or stumps
  • Baby oil or gamsol (forgot to include it - sorry)



I start with the hair first and all pictures will tell you which pencils I have chosen. You can double-click the pictures to enlarge them if you need to. 







Now I color the shirt



Then I color the skin


Voila, the finished product! If you are fussy cutting, no need to worry about coloring outside the lines. 



 Here is my finished card



My sketch comes from


I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and remember, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I will reply to you ASAP. Thanks!

P.S: Before I leave you, I want to let you know that Gobeagirl has some Halloween candy that will end on Oct 31 so please come and try your chance.

Challenges:

Alicia Little Shop Weebly - Use Bling (Pearls)



Friday, September 27, 2013

BOO


Happy Friday!!! Phew, finally Friday is here and outside, it's  just gorgeous. Feels like summer never left us.

This month, Torico gave us this freebie to work with and this is what I came up with. I colored the Boo image with my prismas and baby oil and the ghost boy is from Echo Park Halloween collection. 

Recipe:
Papers - K & Co Halloween Whimsy, Echo Park Halloween Digital Collection, Kraft cardstock from Recollections
Image - Birdie Brown Sep Freebie
Accessories- ribbon, pearls, adhesives


Challenges:

Birdie Brown - Monthly challenge
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge - Anything goes
Art Impressions Challenge - Anything goes

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Baby Girl



Hello everyone, hope you're enjoying the last few hours of your Sunday. I just finished up whipping up this card for our neighbor who had a baby girl last week. She's so adorable:-) 

The challenge from Meljen's Designs challenge was "Take Five" where you had to use five elements on your project which are the same and I chose the felt banners. I colored up this cute Donkey with prismas and I wanted to keep it simple for the baby girl.



Here's a close up of the image and the inside. The sentiment comes from a Stampendous stamp.




 My sketch comes from the I {Heart} sketch #34.





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Princess




Happy Wednesday! It's time for a C.C Designs Monthly Challenge. This week the challenge is Birthday and I chose to play with White, a stamp I had won a while back. I LOVE this stamp and I decided to go with paper piecing the dress of the princess. 

Every little girl loves a princess in pink but this little girl is a green color lover too so had to make her wish come true. Here she is again showing all the dimensions I added for her accessories, which I got from the 3 bugs in a rug designer paper. I also added some red Candy Cane stickles (available in the SSS store) to her crown, earrings and dress since princess love sparkles.


My sketch comes from the Pile it On challenge #37. I would also like to enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where you have to mention what products you used from the Simon Says Stamp store (American Crafts Double Sided Tape, Red Candy Cane Stickles). 

I'm also entering it in the Anyone for Anya challenge.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: White C.C Designs rubber
Ink: printer
Paper: Copic xpress, 3 bugs in a rug, cosmo cricket
Extras: nesties, Darice dots e/f, SU dimensionals, American Crafts Double Sided Tape (SSS Store)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Apples


Ah, apples...Yummy favorites snacks for everyone in our family...Bobbing For Apples is the image given out for the monthly progressive challenge for the "From The Heart Stamps". I colored the image with my prismas and added some MME stickers on the side. I embossed some red cardstock, added a border with my Fiskars punch and finished with some Cosmo Cricket paper for the bottom.

My sketch comes from Feeling Sketchy Challenge and I also wanted to enter the DT call for the "From The Heart Stamps" blog. I know that I will have more time on my hands since my kids are back to school and thus, I thought now is my chance to send in my application. I love to color with my prismacolored pencils without any gamsol or baby oil. I love to go with simpler designs and I love Faith's images. Wish me luck!


Challenges:




Enchanted Pumpkin



Hello peeps, it's been a while since I blogged. Kids have been back to school and I have been busy going back and forth with my son's school. He hasn't adjusted to kindergarten yet and thus, I had to check upon him. Poor him!

My sketch uses the sketch from "I {heart} Sketch #33 and since it's fall, I went with a fall theme. The image is from Doodle Pantry and I picked a colored one since I never did that before. I did add a little embossing and used some MME stickers for the sentiment. 

Doesn't the image represent an enchanted pumpkin with the bear coming out of it?



Challenges:
Doodle Pantry - Use a Doodle Pantry image
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss
Milk Coffee Challenge - Fab fall colors
House of Gilli - Anything goes/ Fall