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!