Monday, August 22, 2016

September New Release with Little Blue Button Stamps!

This is my 2nd Post today! Scroll down to see my first post!

Little Blue Button Stamps




Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to another crafty Monday and a brand new week! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and hopefully you are ready to get a jump start on gathering fun ideas and inspiration for all your crafty projects! 

Ok so can anyone else believe how fast summer has flown by? We have like a week left here in the Northeast. But I am ready for the fall and everything that I love that associates with it. The bonfires, cool crisp air, hot cocoa and hot apple cider and of course, the changing of the leaves. But for now, will you settle on some hot coffee or tea? September's new release has a little bit of something for everyone. The Little Blue Button Stamps Shop has released some amazing digital stamps for this new release and I am super excited to share with you what I created. I had so much fun working with the digital stamp called, Coffee Love.

Here is what I created today!
  

From the Coffee love digital set, I used the "Life begins after coffee" sentiment, the cute girl image and the large coffee cup. I printed the images off onto some GP cardstock and colored them in using copic markers. I added some sparkle to her headband, outfit, & large coffee cup using my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.I fussy cut the images out once done and set them aside. 

Next I cut out a 6x6" piece of watercolor paper. Using a few of my Zig clean color real brush markers, I applied some colors to the background and created a very light wash. Then I took a few paints from Deco-Art and a few stencils (Tim Holtz crackle & Balzar Designs geometric shapes and circles) and created a mixed media background. Once the paint dried ( I let it air dry), I took one last stencil (a diamond design) and took some texture paste to apply some dimension and texture. And then I took some of the espresso paint that I used on one of the stencils and created a few paint flicks, which created a nice subtle splatter.  Then I put that to the side to dry.  Once it was dry, I added the images to it and made it look like the girl was "handing you" a coffee to have as she already had hers in the other hand. She was being generous :)


Next I took a few embellishments to create a nice large cluster. So I started off with a small manilla tag and inked around the edges with some old photo distress ink. To the top of the tag, I added a burlap flower that I had added a vintage button to its center and tied some gold cording through it, finishing it off with a bow. Above the flower, I added the sentiment from the new Coffee Love set and inked up the edges and created a banner tail to one end. And above the sentiment, I chose to add a metal copper butterfly that I had in my stash.  Because this was a much larger card than what I usually do (6x6), I still feel like i needed to do more. So I took some light thread that I had and wrapped it around the left side of the panel eight times for more texture. I then added a cork butterfly with a small flower to one of the strings. To finish off this card, I added two small floral arrangements in two of the corners and added a few of the little yellow flowers that I had used on the cork butterfly. You may not be able to see it, but the green dots on the background, are sparkling as I used glitter paint with that. So the background is sparkling.  I adhered this finished front layer to a piece of patterned paper from a MFT 6x6 paper pad and then adhered the entire layer to a white 6x6 card base. And lastly, I added some black corners to the card.

    
Well I hope you enjoyed my mixed media card showing off this awesome  Coffee Love image! Please remember to head on over to the LBBS Blog to check out the awesome projects that my design team sisters have created for you using September's New Release.  


Well thank you for stopping by today!
 I hope you have a wonderful, crafty day!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


Winners FFC#151 Announced~


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #151! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #151
 "Recycled Scraps":


                             #03-----> Desire Fourie
                             #11-----> Jennifer Greco
                             #13-----> Billie A.


 And now our winner of the 4 digis (winner's choice) from:

Little Blue Button Stamps
 #06 ~Tammy~

 And now our winner of 3 digital stamps or cut files from:
The Cutting Cafe
 #07 Cards by Sheena

 
All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 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~
  


Friday, August 19, 2016

FFC #152 'Anything Goes'!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!
Today is also a very special day here in my home. My daughter Gianna turns 13 today! An official teenager!! I am really feeling quite emotional to be honest. I have been through this before with my son (now almost 23), but this time around, it is harder. I believe it is harder because I know that she is my baby, the last child I will ever have. The years continue to fly by and she is getting older and before I know it, she'll be 18, off to college and flying the coop. I do not even want to think about being an empty nester and yet, that can happen in just 5 short years. Oh the emotions!!! Tears are falling my friends... I want my baby to stay small...please say some prayers for me today that I don't continue to cry through the day. I don't want to ruin her party. Here is a picture of my beautiful Gia.


 This week's Challenge:
"Anything Goes"
Create a card, layout or project of your choice!

Our Sponsors this week are:
  The winner will win a stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad of their choice!
AND
Di's Digis
The winner will win a $12 voucher to the Di's online shop!
 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, August 19th 12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, August 26th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

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

TEAM A


Tina 





What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

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

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

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

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until August 26th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August 29th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, August 15, 2016

Winners FFC #150 announced~


This is my 2nd post today!
Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #150! Are you one of them lucky ones???


Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #150
 "Color Challenge":



                       #01----->  Elizabeth H.
                       #03----->  Maikreations
                       #05----->  Deanne


 And now our winner of the 3 digital stamps from:
Robyn's Fetish
 #05 ~Deanne~




All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 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~
  


Doilies and/or Lace, challenge #55 with Dies R Us!








Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US and I sure hope that your day is going well. So excited for our mid month challenge because today's challenge is all about everything that I love, doilies and lace!!! The challenge is to use either doilies and lace or one or the other! So boy did I go all out using some beautiful lace that I have been hoarding! Here is my project for today's challenge.


My card is a standard A2 size and I used cardstock from Stampin' Up, Very Vanilla and Flirty flamingo. I wanted to stick with two colors and I thought these two colors complimented each other well. I started off creating my main card front layer by stamping my "all about lace" background stamp by Stampin' Up, in flirty flamingo ink onto very vanilla cardstock. I figured that would be a great way to add a nice pattern and of course it's lace! From there I just started to build! The sentiment that I used is from My Creative Time and the scallop squares framing the sentiment were cut out from my Megan Elizabeth pink dies. 

I used the "Spellbinder's nestabilities classic rectangles" to cut out my layers. On the outer layer, I inked around the edges using some tattered rose distress ink. I used two different laces for this card. The large floral-scallop edge lace was used twice for two separate rows, one on the top and one on the very bottom. In-between these two rows of lace, I added in a second cream colored lace to overlap the first row of lace and under that, I used a faux looking lace in pink, which is actually a border from the "Spellbinder's borderabilities Deckle S4", to overlap the cream lace. It looks like 4 rows of lace and I just love how it looks!! I then added two rows of cream colored pearl strands to the top of the lace rows to give it some texture and make it look more feminine. To finish off my card, I added some gorgeous tea roses. These were made using the" My Favorite Things Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics" and then I used the "Cheery-Lynn Designs Tea Rose Small" for the leaves. I also added in one large flower that I already had cut out in tissue paper from a previous project and used it to go behind one of the roses. Then last but not least, I added some real pretty rhinestone and pearl bling from Prima. I truly LOVE how this card turned out and it is going to be sent to a very special friend. Some of the dies that I used for my project can be found in the Dies R Us Store  HERE.

 Here are a couple more photos of the finished project. 
 


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, August 12, 2016

FFC #151 "Recycled Scraps"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Recycled Scraps
Show us a project using your scraps!


Our Sponsors this week are:
Little Blue Button Stamps
  The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!
AND
The Cutting Cafe
The winner will win 3 cutting files or digital stamps of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, August 12th   12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, August 19th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

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

TEAM B
Joyce 

AJ 





What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

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

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

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

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until August 19th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August 22nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Winners FFC #149 announced!


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #149! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #149
 "Anything Goes":


                             #34-----> Sheryl Hare
                             #58-----> Donna Mundinger
                             #79-----> Lillian's Leisure


 And now our winner of 4 digi images

 from:
Little Blue Button Stamps
 #10 KT Fit Kitty

 And now our winner of a $12 gift voucher from:
Di's Digis
 #17 Beebeebabs

 
All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 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~