All That Scraps ~ Valentines (NO Red or Pink!)

 

 

Happy Wednesday!    Our challenge today at the All That Scraps challenge blog  is Valentines without using Red or Pink!    Now that’s a tough one!  

I decided to go with a black and yellow bumble bee theme, starting with paper from Bo Bunny’s new Crush 6×6 paper pad.    This cutie Tilda from Magnolia is actually called Dragonfly Tilda  … but I cheated and colored her as a bumble bee!

 

 

Her wings were stamped onto vellum paper, cut out and attached to the backside of Tilda and then some icicle Stickles were added.    The sentiment is computer generated along with some stamped bees from PTI’s flower garden sentiments stamp set.     

I also added a bee button from my stash which has been attached to a black button.    Trying to keep all the bees similar, I’ve added icicle Stickles to all the wings!

 

 

I hope you have a chance to stop over at the All That Scraps Wednesday challenge blog to see LOTs of awesome non-red or pink Valentine ideas.

Thanks for stopping in today!

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All That Scraps Challenge ~ Snowmen

 

Happy Wednesday!   Yep, time for a new challenge at All That Scraps.    Due to all the snow predictions across the country these past few days, we’re featuring SNOWMEN today!     

I’ve used one of the snowmen from the Magnolia So Snowy collection ~ Frosty with Snowflake and the Snowy Circle.

 

 

It’s hard to tell from these photos, but there is a TON of glitter on this card … and my desk, and my clothes, and everywhere!     I’ve definitely learned the benefit of using good ol’ Stickles!

Be sure to take a peek at all the adorable SNOWMEN at the All That Scraps Challenge blog!    They’re sooo cute!

Thanks for visiting today – hope you’re having a good week!

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All That Scraps Challenge ~ New Year’s Ideas (Rose Bowl!)

Rose Bowl Princess!

 

Welcome back!   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!    I, personally, am relieved it’s over!   It just gets a bit overwhelming trying to juggle it all during this crazy season.   I’m really looking forward to getting “back to normal” — whatever that is!    

Our challenge today at All That Scraps is New Year’s Ideas –  party stuff, favors, decorations, etc.   

Soooooooooooo, did you know that our UW-Madison Badger football team is in the Rose Bowl this year??!!   

 

 

 And, since the Rose Bowl is held on New Year’s Day, I thought this would be a PERFECT New Year’s idea!

 

 

Go Badgers!!     They are the predicted underdog, but all the excitement leading up to the game has certainly brought our college town to life.     I’ve used Rose Emma from the C.C. Designs Take a Seat collection for this, along with lots of paper roses on top of a Spellbinders beaded circle die cut.    The sentiments are computer generated and I found this team mascot Bucky Badger on the internet!

 

 

I did do another project for our New Year’s Ideas challenge – unfortunately, I made the numbers a bit too large for the little C.C.Designs Sugarplums party guys ~  Balloon Trevor & Emma, and Party Emma, so I wasn’t too happy with how this one turned out.    

 

 

Here are some quick closeups of these cuties:

 

 

 

I hope you have a minute to pop over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog to take a peek at the always inspiring projects from the design team ladies.      Thanks for stopping in today!

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Rose Bowl card –

2011 Banner

  • C.C. Designs Sugarplums ~  Party digis
  • Blending Card by X-Press Graph-X Supplies
  • My Minds Eye ~ Alphabet Soup collection DP
  • Computer generated numbers
  • Miscellaneous red organza ribbon
  • Pop dots
  • Copics: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 25, 59, 95, 97, 99;   R20, 29, 30, 35, 39;  BG34, 72, 75, 78;  YG00, 01, 03, 23;  Y18, 19, 26;  YR14, 18, 23, 24, 31;  T1, 3, 5, 7;  W0, 1, 3
  • Reindeer Tilda & Jingle Bells!

     

    This cutie pie Tilda is for today’s challenge at All That Scraps  ~ Christmas Flowers.    I really had fun with this one.    She’s called Reindeer Tilda from the 2010 Magnolia Merry Little Christmas collection.  I’ve used the new Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and added some white ink to the back of each circle trim piece.

     

     

    Did you notice the jingle bell necklace Tilda is wearing? I had some matching teeny, tiny jingle bells in my stash and added those to each corner and on the centers of the poinsettia flowers . . .

     

     

    Did you also know that these bells actually jingle?! So fun!

    Don’t forget to check out all the awesome sample cards for the All That Scraps Wednesday challenge this week ~ Christmas Flowers.

    Thanks for stopping in today. I hope your week is going well.

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    Exciting Newz to share ~ plus Copic Creations & All That Scraps Challenges

    Some exciting newz to  share!!   I was soooo excited to have been asked by the Editor of Scrap Street.com Magazine if they could use one of my Phindy’s Place Christmas Cuties cardz in their Holiday magazine edition being released today!!   

    If you haven’t heard of it, it is an online scrapbooking magazine, five years running, with over a million hits a month!   I hope you have a minute to take a peek!     😀 

    And what great timing by WordPress to add the falling snow today!  

    All the details on this card can be found in the ScrapStreet.com Magazine here

     

     

    Copic Creations Challenge:

     

     

    Happy Wednesday and December 1st!!   Can you believe it?!    Time is flying by.    We have a great challenge this week at the Copic Creations blog . . . one that I think many struggle with ~ LIGHT SOURCE – where light hits and creates shadows.    And, we have an awesome sponsor, one of my most favorite!   Whimsy Stamps ~ with a couple of awesome prizes!!    Better check it out HERE.

     

     

    I totally fell in LOVE with this adorable image illustrated by the awesome Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy.   It’s called Touched by Love and is a brand new image being released today!    I added the star, hoping to make my “light source” a little more pronounced.    

    I hope you can pop over to the Copic Creations Challenge blog to take a peek at the other Whimsy images showcased by the always amazing Copic Creations Design Team!    They’re the best!!  

    All That Scraps Challenge:

     

     

    Nope, our challenge this week is NOT sparkle!   But boy did I go a little overboard with the sparkle on this one!!   Eeek.   The actual challenge this week at All That Scraps is SNOWFLAKES.     This gorgeous image from the awesome Amy Young is another brand new release for the month of December at All That Scraps.  

     

     

    Be sure to pop over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog to see all the SNOWFLAKE samples from the DT – I know you’ll be inspired to join us!

    Thanks for stopping by today.

     

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    Copic Creations 

    All That Scraps

    All That Scraps & 7 Kids College Fund Challenges

    All That Scraps Challenge

      

     

    Happy Wednesday morning!    Our challenge this week at the All That Scraps Challenge blog is TAGS.   Another fun one with so many possibilities!     And, it’s another gold one for me this month!!   This new image from C.C. Designs is called Sugarplums Ornaments & Holly.  Here’s a quick photo showing the wrapped gift and matching tag:

     

     

    Be sure to pop over to the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog to see all the awesome ideas for TAGS from the very talented Design Team!

    7 Kids College Fund Challenge

      

     

    Our new challenge today at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog is to make a Christmas card using Non-Traditional colors.    One of my favs …  I guess that’s why it’s my turn this week to host this challenge!   🙂

     

     

    This little cutie is in stock and available at 7 Kids College Fund ~ did you know that 7 Kids carries all the latest and greatest C.C. Design images?!     This cutie is called Sugarplums Trim the Tree.   I was excited to find this bright and cheery holiday paper from Bo Bunny, which seemed perfect for this challenge!

    I hope you will also stop over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog to take a peek at the ADORABLE Non-Traditional Christmas cards from the always inspiring design team.

    Phew!   Thanks for stopping in today!

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    All That Scraps

    

    7 Kids College Fund

    All That Scraps & 7 Kids College Fund Challenges

    All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge ~ Last Minute Halloween Packaging

     

     

    Happy Wednesday!   Another double challenge day ~ Please “page down” to the end of this post for today’s 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog card and info.  

    Our challenge this week at All That Scraps is Last minute Halloween packaging  (bags, fun boxes, etc.).    For my projects, I’ve used this SUPER easy Treat Bag Cover tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers, which is so nice to use some of those larger scraps of DP we all seem to keep!  

    I’ve got a few closeup photos of each treat bag.   I’ve used digi images for these bags, since they are rather small  — gee, I seem to really use these small palettes each week!      This one is made using the new C. C. Designs Swiss Pixies Halloween Hansel, dressed as a bat/vampire.   I’ve paired him up with some Basic Grey eerie DP  (in stock at 7KCF)  . . .

     

     

    Next is another new image from C.C. Designs, Swiss Pixies Halloween Birgitta.   I’ve used some Halloween embossed spider web paper from SEI called Eerie Alley.

     

     

    And, the last treat bag is made with Reminisce DP – Trick or Treat All Wrapped Up, using an image from last year’s C.C. Designs Halloween collection – Sugarplums Mummy Trevor digi image. 

     

     

    If you’re interested in seeing  the treats in my cello bags  …   two mini Butterfinger (my FAV) candy bars!   Here’s a quick sideview.

     

     

    So, be sure to pop over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog to take a peek at the all the awesome ideas for your “last minute Halloween packaging” ideas!   I know you’ll be inspired to join us! 

     

     

    7 Kids College Fund Challenge ~ Happy Birthday!

     

     

    I was excited when I saw this challenge picked by the so very nice  Ann Vento of the 7 Kids College Fund Design Team.   It seems no matter how many cardz I end up making for various challenges, there never seem to be enough Happy Birthday cardz ~ our challenge this week!

    I’ve used one of my VERY favorite stamp brands for this card ~ Penny Black Slapstick  (they seriously give the best impression each and every time, I love em!)   This one is called Hedgehog Birthday, featuring the famous cutie pie heggie from Penny Black!   

     

     

    I’ve paired this adorable image with papers from one of my favorite Basic Grey collections – Olivia!   Plus, it gives me the opportunity to use this yummy matching ribbon again!

    I hope you have time to stop over at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog to see the gorgeous Happy Birthday cardz from the very talented Design Team.   All the details on this challenge can be found there also.

    Thanks for stopping in today!

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    Bat

    Witch

    Mummy

    Hedgehog

    Double Header Wednesday ~ 2 Challenges

    All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

     

     

    Happy Wednesday!   I’ll try to keep this short since I’m combining two challenges today.    This first ADORABLE image, Oleander,  is new for September and designed by the awesome Amy Young for C.C. Designs Sweet November.   As soon as I saw her, I knew I NEEDED to have her  ~   I just love her eyes …    

     

     

    Our challenge this week at the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog is Clear Cards.    And, as you can see  –  I totally blew it!!    In my mind I was thinking acetate cards, not necessarily clear!   I used a Spelllbinders Impressabilities as a stencil and sponged white ink onto the top layer of acetate and then attached a piece of DP to the inside – making my card NOT clear!!    I about cried when I realized what I had done, but Lesa, the VERY sweet DT coordinator at ATS, said it was okay!    Phew!

    So, be sure to take a peek at the TRUE clear cards from the SUPER talented DT at the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog.   

    7 Kids College Fund Challenge

     

     

    We’ve got another awesome Sketch Challenge for you this week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog.   It was designed by Lisa Andrews of the DT . . .

     

    Lisa also asked that we “double up” our cards for this sketch  (use two stamps) . . .

     

     

    I thought this scary pirate would keep the recipient from daring to open the card before Halloween!  🙂    Hope you can also pop over to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog to see all the cards from the awesome design team.

    And, last but not least, here’s a photo right after delivery of my brand new grandaughter – Sophie, born Monday morning! 

     

    Awwww!  

    Thanks for visiting today!

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    All That Scraps Challenge Card –

    7 Kids College Fund Challenge Card –

    All That Scraps ~ Color Challenge

     

    I just can’t get enough of the gorgeous mermaids by Amy Young from All That Scraps Sweet November collection.   This one is called Ocean Wavedancer, with her little pal dolphin ~   I just love his cute smile!

     

     

    We have a fun challenge for you this week ~ the colors Chocolate, Aqua and Kraft.    I’ve never thought to use these three together, but I love it!    Here’s the full card . . .

     

     

    I hope you’ll give this color combo a try.   As they say “try it, you’ll like it!”    🙂     Be sure to stop over at the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge to see all the other awesome color challenge cards.   We’ve got two new designers on the team starting this week.    They are both SUPER talented and very, very sweet ladies!     Rachel Schneider  & Risa West.     Welcome aboard ladies, it’s so nice to work with you!!  

    Today is a double-post day!!   Our brand new 7 Kids College Fund Challenge  goes live today at 7:00 AM MT.  

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    All That Scraps Challenge ~ Monochrome

     

    Hello!!    Happy Wednesday and time for a new challenge at All That Scraps!      

    Sorry for the lack of posts lately, between helping my DD with new baby Quinn and the twins, my crafting time has been VERY limited!   I would like to extend special thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and congrats on the new, chubby cheeks addition to our family!   It means the world to me to hear from everyone.

    I couldn’t miss out on my favorite Wednesday challenge though!    This week we’re featuring monochrome – yep, requested by yours truly!   🙂   I do love this technique!    I’ve used my favorite gorgeous fairy,  Coriander,  from the Sweet November  C.C. Designs collection by the awesome Amy Young.  

     

     

    I hope you have a minute to stop over at the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog to see all the amazing monochrome projects from the Design Team.   I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this fun challenge.   Thanks for stopping by today!!

     

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