Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LIFE!

   
    Happy Wednesday!!  It's a beautiful sunny spring day here in NH today, and I am soaking up every bit of sun I can get, after the winter we have had.   Wednesdays = Stampotique designers challenge day and this weeks hostess is Magda and here is what she has to say about this weeks challenge.
"I like using shapes in my projects especially circles. They can give interesting effects on projects depends in what way they are used. I would love to see circles on your creations. How you will use them, depends on your imagination."

   I love circles and love this challenge.  I have been dying to use my new altered alphabet set, which I used on my journal page, as well as the medium bee with tiny bee stamp.  I used my oh so favorite white pen to create the smaller circles.  This is one of the easiest pages I have made, and yet, I love it!  I hope you will join us over at Stampotique for a chance to win some free product!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: SPring Flowers





     Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  I am happy to report that Spring is finally here in New Hampshire.  We have been snow free for almost two weeks, and the temps have reached 60-65 during the day.  With that in mind, Peggy has challenged us to make a SPRING themed project this week.  I went with a spring birthday card, as I am always in need of birthday cards, and what says spring better than tulips?????
   Last weeks Easter challenge entries were GORGEOUS!!! Thank you all for playing...As always, it was hard to pick, and with that being said, last weeks TOP 3 were....

                                                                            Bettina
                                                                     Created just 4 u

Nancy


Fabulous cards ladies Please feel free to grab the "I made TOP 3" banner on the right of my blog!


        Feast your eyes on the DT's amazing"Spring Flowers" projects!

Gale
 Chanya13

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC199...Have a great day and happy creating


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rainy Days


  Happy Hump Day!!! We made it, it is half way to the weekend.  It's Wednesday and you know what that means....A new Stampotique challenge.  This weeks Hostess is Colby and here is what she has to say about this weeks challenge:
          "I love stitches in my creations, some times stamped, sometimes made with the hand and sometimes with the sewing machine. I challenge you to use stitches in your creations".
   It has been a long time since I have created a card, so I figured I would make one for this weeks challenge.  I have so much designer paper and it has been screaming at me for weeks to be used.  This is a new paper pack for me, so I couldn't wait to use it.  I used my Rainy Day stamp, and did some hand stitching to complete my challenge.  I hope you like what I created and I hope you will join us for this weeks challenge for a chance to win some free product.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carousel card

  Happy Easter!!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and holiday.  I have Created this card for this weeks challenge over at Stampotique Originals Challenge.  This weeks hostess is Arwen McCullen and here is what she had to say:

"Anyone can do a square card.  I like unusual creations and would like to see other card types this week.  Enjoy the implementation and I'm curious about your artwork."

 
I used Carousel as my card base and added Kitty squad to the carousel.  I hope you will join us for this weeks challenge.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: Easter


  Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you are enjoying your week.  Since Easter is Sunday, we thought it would only be right to make this weeks Challenge an Easter theme.   I wish I could have been able to join you this week, but life has been crazy these past weeks and my creativity has had to take a back seat to more important things, but I promise to join next challenge.
   THe entries for last weeks "pastel Challenge" were stunning.  The TOP 3 were:

                                                                          Elizabeth
                                                                            Ina
                                                                          Nancy


Fabulous cards ladies Please feel free to grab the "I made TOP 3" banner on the right of my blog!


        Feast your eyes on the DT's amazing"Easter" projects!


Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC198...Have a great day and happy creating


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zombie Apocalypse


Are you scared yet...LOL... Here we are Sunday night already....where did the weekend go??? Crazy how we get to the weekend and it's over in the blink of an eye..  Seeing that it's Sunday night and the season finale of the Walking Dead, I wanted to share with you, my card for this weeks Stampotique Challenge.  This weeks Hostess is Nellie van Leeuwen and here is what she has to say:
 
"What's your favorite technique to make backgrounds?  I love making backgrounds with distress ink on a craft sheet.  I use distress ink, memento, brusho's, distress stains, whatever I feel like working with. Quick and easy and a different and surprising result every time."

This was a super fun challenge for me, as creating backgrounds for my projects is my favorite part of creating.  Currently, my favorite background technique is creating with acrylic paint.  I used to be petrified of using paint, but once I embraced the medium, I haven't stopped using it.  
   For this weeks project I used cheap acrylic paint (0.33 cents a bottle) from AC Moore, and painted the base black and layer with color.  I then used a wet paper towel and dabbed of the paint, which brought some of the black through the layers.  I used Penelope, who completed my zombie themed project. I would love for you to come and join us for this week background challenge and a chance to win free product.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Stampotique !  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You Shine Brighter Than Neon!


   Happy Tuesday!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Life has been crazy busy this past week.  I just started a new class towards my Bachelors and as always, I feel as though I never have enough time for anything.  So, I am running a bit late on this weeks challenge over at Stampotique Originals, but i managed to squeak in before the deadline. This weeks challenge hostess is Astrid Stulemeijer and here is what she has to say about this weeks challenge.

"At first I was a bit afraid of these intense colors, but after using them, I really love them.  They give your work such a nice "pop".  I challenge you to use at least one neon color.  Can't wait to see your eye popping work!"
  
I decided to make a small journal piece, using Kate Crane's Bunny Boy, and splatter Blob for my background, which I did with acrylic paint. I hope you will check out our new challenge tomorrow and come play.