Friday, February 17, 2017

FFC #176 Anything Goes with Bugaboo!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:


Our Sponsor this week is:
Bugaboo Stamps

The winner will win 5 digital
 images of their choice from the
  Bugaboo online store!
 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, Feb. 17th   12:00AM

 Ends: Friday, Feb. 24th   6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

TEAM B

Joyce 


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules


1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 24th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Krumspring Stamps Winners!



Hello Friends!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are doing well. I am sorry I didn't get this post up on Friday, a lot was going on and I just wasn't able to get the post up. But are you ready to see who won these amazing stamp sets from Krumspring Stamps? So here we go... **Drumroll please**  ... and the winners are!

The winner from Day 1- You Rock Stamp Set
I'm fascinated by these stamps! Can't wait to head over and see what other designs Maria offers! I love the heart design!

The winner from Day 2- Geometry Stamp Set

OMG! How did I miss this.. :( I absolutely adore that you shared such a beautiful story. I think you are both beautiful! I love the fun textures that you used to accomplish the night sky!! I love the pretty moon and the adorable hat!! Oh! I just noticed the tiny moon..which I think is precious. The shimmer & sequins add a pretty detail. I love the darling sentiment too!A perfect card for your precious daughter! Just stunning!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Migdalia

Ladies please email me at Joann6274 at gmail dot com with your mailing addresses so I can get these stamp sets out to you!

Until next time,
Enjoy life's blessings~

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winner's FFC #174 announced~

This is my 2nd Post today!
 If you are looking for the Dies R Us Think Spring challenge, click here!

Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #174! Are you one of them lucky ones???


Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #174
 "Always anything goes":



                       #03----->  Janis Lewis
                       #77----->  Erica
                       #86----->  Jana K.

And now our winner of the $10 worth of digis from:


#05....Valerija

All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
FFCprizes at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  


Dies R Us Challenge 67 "Think Spring"










Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US and I sure hope that your day is going well. This is my very first design team challenge so I'm excited to share with you what I created! So with that being said, here it is!

Our mid-month challenge is to "Think Spring"! And boy am I ready for spring to arrive! Just the smell of all the flowers, the warm breeze, the sunshine coming up in the morning through the bedroom window and the birds chirping for joy. Are you ready too? Well I hope my card will inspire you to think spring and think Easter! Here is my card today.


My front panel is a Die-Versions Whispers Cross Background Die that I added some crackle and distress ink to, to give it some texture. The cross that is cut out from the center was distressed with picket fence paint and some distress inks to look worn and weathered. This entire panel (minus the cross for now) was adhered to a piece of pattered paper from SEI and it was cut out using Lawn Fawn- Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies. Then I cut out 4 pieces of grass using the  Impression Obsession- Grass Die and adhered that to the bottom of the card panel. Next I took the cross and adhered that into place. Then I added a few flourishes cut from the  Die-Versions Whispers Flourish Die on the front card panel to look like "vines" growing up and around the cross. Once that was done, I  adhered the bunny from the Impression Obsession- Chocolate Bunny Die on some foam adhesive for more texture. The bunny was stamped using a Hero arts stamp and I used some clear sparkle using my spectrum sparkle pen. Next I added the sweet butterflies that came from the Die-Versions Whispers Pretty Butterflies Dies. Love this set!~ The butterflies were distressed and I used some crackle paint on them as well. I also added a bit of sparkle to them. Lastly, I made a few small roses and a pretty flower for the top corner using the Impression Obsession- Spiral Flowers Large Dies. Now that everything was put together, all I had to do was add it to a card base. The card base is made from Neena solar white cardstock.  All of the dies highlighted in the links above can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE


Here are a few more photos for you






I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get your creative mojo flowing. Thanks again for stopping by!


Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~



Friday, February 10, 2017

FFC #175 Always Anything Goes with 2 Sponsors~


Hello sweet friends!
 Welcome to another Fun-day Friday challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Always Anything Goes"


Our Sponsors this week are:
Sami Stamps
  The winner will win a $12 gift voucher to the Sami Stamps Shop!

AND
Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice from the LBBS Store!
 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, Feb. 10th    12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, Feb. 17th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules


1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 17th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Over the Moon with Krumspring Stamps!! Day 2 & a Giveaway~



Hello friends!
Welcome to my 2nd and last day of helping to spread the word about a new stamp company, Krumspring Stamps!! If you missed yesterday's post, you will definitely want to check it out! I introduced the company and some awesome stamp sets and there is also a giveaway! You can see yesterday's post by clicking here.
So today I have one last stamp set that I would like to share with you and this one is by far my absolute favorite! I will show you the set first and then explain how and why this set is so special to me. 
Shoot for the Moon
Ok how awesome is this set?!! Look at that amazing triangle moon! LOVE it!! Ok but getting serious here for a moment... when I saw this stamp set I almost squealed in delight. Now for the reason...since my daughter was born, I have always told her that I love her to the moon and back and that she is my little star. So my daughter is 13 now... and to this day, every single night before she goes to bed we have a little routine we do. Now this might sound silly to most of you considering both of our ages, but it is silly yet so meaningful to the both of us. She'll hug me goodnight and both of us will give each other a kiss, then we will kiss the inside palm of our hands and then blow it to each other. I will catch her kiss in the air and put it up to my lips and she will do the same with my kiss. Then we both tell each other that we love each other to the moon and back and we say "sweet dreams" and "I love you" to one another. Saying goodnight each night takes a good five minutes or so. :)  Also, my daughter has a beautiful singing voice and she sings like an angel. So I have always called her my little star. And my daughter loves moons! She even told me that if she ever gets a tattoo some day, she would want a tiny moon.  Well this stamp set has the moon and the stars and even has "to the moon and back" so believe me when I tell you just how excited I am over this set! So here is what I created using this stamp set. And by the way, this card is going to my daughter for her birthday and she'll probably cry because she's sentimental like her mommy. :)

I started off with a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped the large triangle moon and the baby moon in versamark and used black EP to heat set onto my panel and then used my molotow masking fluid to mask them off. Then I took some Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke and some Black Soot distress inks to create a night sky. I blended each color together and tried to keep it more on a deep blue side with it being lighter in the middle versus the outside edges. I sprayed some water on it and then patted it dry to give that beautiful texture. Then I took some gold watercolor #90 from my Gansai Tambi watercolors and added little blots of it throughout the panel. I wanted more texture and to look more of a night sky so I added some Vintage Luna white EP by Creative Expressions. This EP is absolutely gorgeous with hints of blue, gold and cream particles. Once I added that in various places and heat set, I was finally happy with the background. Took the masking fluid off and took the gold #90 of my Gansai Tambi watercolors and colored in both of my moons. On the large moon, I went very light on some of the triangles so that I could achieve the look of gold and cream. And I did and love it! For the smaller moon, I used the same color and just added a more concentrated color to the front of it so that it looks like the moon is actually glowing. For that adorable star hat, I colored it in using the same color gold, adding in a little bit of silver #95. Then I added some of that vintage luna white EP over the top and just love the look. I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the large moon. Here is a closer look at the EP and the texture.


I took a piece of cream cardstock and die cut out that same beautiful scalloped frame from MFT that I used on yesterday's post and adhered that over the top of this panel. Next I took a piece of watercolor scrap and brushed a bit of that silver watercolor over the top and let it dry. Then I stamped the sentiment in versamark and black EP and heat set. Cut it out using a die from MCT and popped it up on foam tape for dimension. I wanted it to hang off the edge just a tad and to finish off the card, I adhered it to a piece of gold foil and cream triangle paper!!! Yes these triangles on the paper matched the triangles perfectly in the moon! A complete match for sure! Then I added a few clear sequins and adhered the entire card panel to a cream card base.  
So that is it my friends! Here is one last look for ya...
  
   
   

Well my friends, I hope you enjoyed learning more about Krumspring Stamps and seeing just how versatile they are.  I want to thank all of you who stayed with me yesterday and today through my long posts. I also want to say thank you to Maria for sending me these beautiful stamps to play with!! I am truly honored Maria!!! And I am honored that I got to share her gorgeous stamps with all of you. So just like yesterday, I do have a stamp set to give away today! How would you like to win this stamp set???

Maria was extremely generous and has given me this awesome "Geometry" stamp set to give away to one lucky person! So to win this stamp set, here is what you need to do .....

1. Visit Krumspring Stamps on their Facebook page and tell Maria that Jo sent you and tell her what you think of her stamps!
2. Visit the Krumspring Stamps Blog  , subscribe to their blog & leave a message on their collaboration post with Jo's Scrap Shack
3. Visit Krumspring Stamps on their  Instagram page , become a follower and tell Maria that Jo sent you
4. Leave a comment below on this post and make sure you are already a follower to my blog!

 If you want to check out the new release or to take a peek at all the  stamps that Maria has already released, you can visit the Krumspring store Here! I will announce the winners on Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by and please tell your friends about this brand new company and help them grow!! Share their information on your blogs and on your social media to help get the word out. We all know how hard it is in the beginning to get noticed. Thanks a bunch!!!

Until next time, 
Enjoy life's blessings~


Monday, February 6, 2017

500th Follower Update

This is my 3rd post today!



Hi Friends!!!
First I would like to say that I didn't forget about you fantastic friends!! Thanks to all of you, I have reached my 500th follower and then some!!!!  So thank you!!!!! Since I reached my goal, the prize up for grabs is a $100 Amazon gift card. WOOHOO right? :)

So I have some important things coming up for me in the next two weeks that I have to focus on right now. Some tests of sort and some important life-changing matters to deal with....I want to get that all out of the way first as it is weighing heavy on me.... So I wanted to pop on here and let you all know that I will be announcing the lucky winner on March 3rd. I thank you all again for being so patient and I wish each and every one of you lots of luck in this giveaway!!!!  Remember that you must be a follower of mine to be the winner so make sure you are following me. I would hate to have the winner be someone that is not a follower as that would not count. So... If you are the winner, what will you purchase??? Leave your comments on this post!

Until next time,
Enjoy life's blessings~

A new stamp company, some inspiration and a giveaway!

This is my 2nd post today. To see the winners from FFC173 click here

Good afternoon everyone!
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Seems like this first week in February flew by quickly! Why do the days and nights go by so fast?? Anyways my friends, today I have a treat for you! One of my sweet & new friends Maria is the proud owner of a new stamp company, Krumspring Stamps!! She was so very generous and had sent me some of her stamp sets to play with and of course, I have to share them with you. Let me just say this... Maria is in her own lane in this industry!!! Her stamps are fun, whimsical and created with a geometric style using triangles. Here is a little bit about Maria and how her dream all started from her love of crafts and triangles.

My name is Maria – I am a 25 year old graphic designer from Denmark with a passion for triangles and colourful cardmaking.
In August 2016 I started Krumspring Stamps, which are high quality photoploymer clear stamps – made in Europe.The name Krumspring is a play on words. Krumspring is a Danish word, meaning “Doing something in an untraditional and/or funny way”. I totally wish that it meant “awesome triangle wizard” or something other really cool. But it is a fun and quirky danish words, which just happens to match my last name “Krumbaek”."
So when I received these stamps, I fell in love with them! They are seriously so much fun and so fun to color up! I have not seen stamps in the industry quite like hers, so that is what I meant by she is in her own lane. So would you like to see the stamps I was given to play with? Sure ya do! :)
This is the first stamp set that I reached for and couldn't wait to ink up. 
Is this not the cutest little guy??? I really love the triangles on his wings. I especially love the beautiful sentiments. Sure to lift someone up and give encouragement. So here is the card I made with this set. 

I stamp this adorable toucan in versamark and heat embossed using black EP. I did this twice. The first time I stamped directly onto my watercolor card panel and the second time, I stamped onto some watercolor paper and fussy cut him out. He was colored in using copics. Added some highlights in white. He is on 2 layers of foam adhesive as I aligned him up with the one stamped on the card and now it gives such beautiful dimension. My background was simple. Took my Gansai Tambi watercolors out and just made splatters. Stamped the sentiments. Dipped the edges of my card panel into versamark and dipped into my gold EP then heat set. Used same method and gold EP to create a gold frame that I die cut from my MFT dies and added some sequins in an upward motion to "lift" someone up. This panel was adhered to a cream card base. 
   

This next stamp set is just perfect for Valentine's day! 
This is called  LoveBirds
And here is my card using these adorable little birds!


Ok for this card, I took a piece of watercolor cardstock and started to create a watercolor washed background. I started with a teal color and blended in a medium blue and then used clear water to blend it out into a soft light wash at the top. I took my hearts dies from Darice to cut out the image and to cut out the pieces to make a shaker. I just love these birds and the adorable hearts!  My birds were colored in with copic markers and I added some dot texture to their wings. I left them white because I knew it would make the birds pop off that gorgeous background. I adhered all my hearts together with my sequins added inside and love how good the shaker pieces shake around freely inside. I used various sequins in clear, cream, red, pink and teal and also threw in some large heart sequins too. :) The striped background that the shaker was adhered to was also created by me. I took the same copics that I colored in the birds and just free-handed the strips in various sizes. This piece was a negative to my scalloped frame die that I used on the previous toucan card so I figured why waste it? So I used this as my layering panel and I love it. Then this panel is layered onto some blue cardstock and to a cream card base. To finish it off, I added a few red sequins to the front along with a red heart sequin.

Okay I have one more card for you! Yep can you believe it??? LOL
This next card is using the stamp set called 
How freaking amazing is this heart??? Look at all those gorgeous triangles!! I really love this stamp so much. Here is my card using this beautiful heart stamp. 
  

This card started off with me taking some watercolor paper and blending the background using some Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac & Dusty Concord distress inks. I took my water sprayer and sprayed the panel with water and then patted it with a paper towel to dry. Love how the distress inks work with the water to create such a nice textured background. Once the panel was completely dry, I stamped the heart in versamark directly onto the panel and heat embossed with black EP. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors #37, #38, #139, #90 & #95 to color in the heart. Absolutely LOVE how these colors look together and up against that background, just gorgeous, especially in real life!! I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper that I had brushed on some of the silver-ish watercolor, #95. It has a natural sheen or shine to it and the sentiment was stamped in versamark and also heat embossed in black EP. The sentiment was cut out using a label die from MCT and is on some foam tape for dimension. I added a thin piece of pink ribbon along the bottom of the card panel and then adhered the sentiment down to it. My card looked amazing at this point and I could have left it alone, but I knew I wanted to bring in some more gold. So I die cut out a scalloped frame (the same die set that I used in the first card) in a smaller size this time around and again, dipped in versamark and gold EP to create that beautiful gold frame. Die cut a fancy lace border and adhered that to the top and bottom to the inside of the frame. Adhered the entire card front to a piece of gold foil striped paper that I had and everything was adhered to a cream card base. To finish this card off, I added a few plum sequins to the heart and to the sentiment. Here are two more photos.
   

Well my friends, there you have it! Amazing stamp sets right??! Krumspring Stamps is a new company that I feel in my heart will be all the talk once the word gets out about them. I love Maria's style and her love for the triangles because it makes her designs so unique and fun! I am so honored that I got to work with these amazing stamps and even more honored, that I can help spread the word about this company with all of you. So would you like to win one of these amazing stamp sets??? Maria was extremely generous and has given me the beautiful "You Rock" stamp to give away to one lucky person! So to win this stamp set, here is what you need to do .....

1. Visit Krumspring Stamps on their Facebook page and tell Maria that Jo sent you and tell her what you think of her stamps!
2. Visit the Krumspring Stamps Blog  , subscribe to their blog & leave a message on their collaboration post with Jo's Scrap Shack
3. Visit Krumspring Stamps on their  Instagram page , become a follower and tell Maria that Jo sent you
4. Leave a comment below on this post and make sure you are already a follower to my blog!

 If you want to check out the new release or to see all the beautiful stamps that Maria has already released, you can visit the store Here! I will be back tomorrow to show you one more stamp set and I will have another giveaway!! Thanks so much for staying with me to the end as I know this was a very long post! Have a great week!

Until next time, 
Enjoy life's blessings~