Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - March

Hi friends,

How are you? I have done lots of creating, but I'm not doing so well grabbing photos. 😐

I'm glad you are back for another challenge at Love to Scrap! Did you see THIS pine tree Christmas card I made? The trees are from the Quad Stencil from Taylored Expessions, Peaceful Pines. It's so easy to use different colors on the stencil. For this particular stencil, I was trying some new inks; but then decided I wanted to get creative and use some fun, bright inks - hence the other card. 

For the polka dots, I added Deco Foil Duo through the stencil, then used foil and ran it through my mini minc machine. I added glossy accents to the polka dots and star on the tree; a couple snow banksfinish off the main image. Mounted on gold cardstock and a base of Sweet Basil cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join us this month at Love to Scrap - it's always anything goes and we enjoy seeing your creations!!

MIUCB - Anything Goes + optional Distressing (ink or tool)

Hey you - welcome back for some inspiration at Mix It Up! For our next challenge - always "Anything Goes" but if you want to add the twist of distressing (ink or tool), that's great - but remember, never a requirement!

Have you seen the Create in Quads stencils from Taylored Expressions, I love them and had a ton of fun with THIS one. I love these colors and distressed the edges of the main panel with a distressing tool. 

The foiling on these trees is so beautiful as is the sparkle of snow; and this champagne from the Viva Las Vegas papers is SO DIVINE; I used it as the shadow to the "Merry" die from Honey Bee Stamps (retired); also embossed a sub-sentiment from the same set. Love all the sparkle and shine!

 Thanks for popping in; hope to see you again soon, and don't forget to join the fun at Mix It Up!


Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + optional No Stamping 

Hi friends - I hope you had a very Merry Christmas; ours was great except for the nasty weather we had; 30 degrees below with wind chill. My hubby had a total knee replacement December 19 so that has kept us close to home BUT we've had to be out and about in the weather for his physical therapy. 😏

So let's move on to the fun these next two months!! At the Mix It Up Challenge Blog, it's always 'Anything Goes' but if you'd like to throw in the option of No Stamping, please do - but never required. Regardless, we enjoy seeing your projects!

I fell in love with these 'newer' Quadrant products from Pinkfresh Studios; I thought it would be fun to add a small poinsettia for the "O" in JOY; the poinsettia is from The Stamp Market. I am still working with foiling - it's new to me, but I do love how this turned out - fun, geometric and festive! All inks are from Taylored Expressions.

Once I had the poinsettia cut, I added some some shading and of course, added stickles and rock candy glitter to the letters and the poinsettia. Some sequins finish it off!

PS - I recognize these are not some of my best photos...I asked someone to help me and I don't think she was thrilled with the task; the photos show it. LOL!!

Thanks for popping in; hope to see you again soon, and don't forget to join the fun at Mix It Up!

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

 Hey there - thanks for stopping by today; I hope you are well!

As always, it's Anything Goes at Love to Scrap; hope you will join us!

I made two of these cards at the same time; you can see the other one here.  For 3 of the stencil layers, I used the same color ink, starting light and blending darker for each layer. For the last stencil, I sponged on Versamark and sprinkled on THIS embossing powder, which I freaking love. 

I added a small poinsettia with the edges sponged, added some stickles and rock candy glitter to the poinsettia and letters. I LOVE this big JOY.

The sub-sentiment is from The Greetery also embossed with the same Ranger embossing powder; all inks are from Taylored Expressions. I added some sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for popping in; hope to see you again soon, and don't forget to join the fun at Love to Scrap!