Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas is Coming...

Did the title "grab you" ? Christmas is coming and in honor of the Holiday Jellypark Friends is hosting a month long Christmas Challenge! have all of December to enter our challenge. So...there are no excuses! LOL!
Jellypark also just had a search going on for six new members to our design team so make sure and check them out at the Jellypark blog.
For my creation today I made a card using two of the new images; Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl. Here is my card:
I also finished the inside of the card using the girl image...
I love these images and the versatility of digital to size however I want the image. My card base is Kraft paper. I used an old card for the ornament and ribbon (yes I am one of "those" people who keep anything I think I can create with). The images were colored with Copic and Promarkers. I added a little puff paint to the white piping on the cookies. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the leaves. My papers are from my stockpile so don't know what company they are from...
Check out the challenge and get in the Christmas spirit. We are shopping today (Black Friday) and then getting our tree up! Can't about you?
I am entering the following challenges:

4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I found a sketch that one of my friends did on her blog and I knew I wanted to try here goes! The sketch is the C'est Magnifique November Sketch.
It looks like this:
Here is my finished page...
I used a self made stencil to do the "block" look on the paper with Tim Holtz distress ink. I used some Tattered Angels to spray blue and orange on parts of the paper. I also copied my friend Nancy's cute banner by sewing it together on my sewing machine and attaching it to brads. The fence was cut out with my Cricut and then embossed with a Cuttlebug branches folder. I used a wide ribbon and some fun raffia type ribbon on top of it. I made a tag to add my journaling to with a white gel pen. Assorted flowers from my stash, brads, and pearls round it out. I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to place it all but am happy with the results.
My Mom's birthday was November 15th and I wanted to do this page in her memory.She passed away in 1998 and I am so thankful for the time we shared together... She was such a cute child and I can see such a strong resemblance in several of my siblings and their children.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
C'est Magnifique - November sketch
Pile It On - With Thanks
Shelly's Images - Give Thanks
Simply Create Too #50- Give Thanks
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Stitching (my banner)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Giving Thanks...

There is a new challenge at Jellypark Friends this fortnight. Giving Thanks/Happy Thanksgiving. I have chosen to work with the new darling scarecrow image to create a birthday card for my son. Yup...I said a birthday "thank you" did read that right! Here is the card I created:

I used red card stock to place behind the image. The scarecrow was colored using both Copic and Promarkers.I then popped it up on a piece of tan card stock and ran some butchers twine around the whole thing. I adhered it down to the card front then, and added a piece of washi tape. Some faux stitching around the image came next.The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.I added three black buttons along the top left side of the card to give it some balance. Now the reason for the thankful card? I am thankful every day for my son as he was a gift from God. I had had numerous miscarriages , gone to a specialist, found out the problem, prayed a lot and then God saw that I needed a son. He gave me such a gift when He gave me Thomas! Here is my son today...

I thank my Lord every day for my son!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Sweet Stamps #143 - Thanks
Love to Create #91 - Thanks
Created with Love #66- Thanks
Get Inky!#17 - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Doodle Challenge Time!

Over at Doodle Pantry you can find a challenge that runs from the 1st of each month through the 24th or so of the same month. Just for entering and using one of their images you will receive a nice bonus! I chose to use a darling frog image of theirs and one of the sentiments that comes with the set. I made a sticky note
holder with a spot for a pen to rest also. Here are a couple pics of my project:

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry #40- Anything Goes (w/ their image)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes

Friday, November 1, 2013


Challenge time at Jellypark Friends and this time our challenge is as easy as A-B-C ! It is our Anything But a Card challenge. I used the cute boy in airplane image to make a 3 dimensional gift card holder perfect for a young lad. I also recycled an empty pretzel container to turn it into a "snow globe". Here is my creation...
My jar was turned upside down with the top becoming the bottom and the bottom becoming the top.
I placed a piece of paper inside the jar to act as the backdrop "sky". My image is fussy cut and then I used clear acetate to suspend it from the (what is now) the top of the jar. On the bottom of the jar I created a little scene using trees and a house cut out from 2 different Cricut cartridges. These were then taped to the bottom of the jar and some shredded paper placed over them. The house was backed with another piece of paper that was glued only around the edges to be able to hold a gift card. Once I finished the bottom it was as easy as ABC to close the top and bottom together! Voila! Globe is finished!
Check out all of the other neat creations at Jellypark Friends and then be sure to join in the fun!
Happy November 1st everyone. I hope this month brings much love and joy to all of you...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Things With Wings
Craftyhands - Anything Goes & DT call
Delicious Doodles - 1-2-3 challenge (1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 die cuts)
Digitally Sweet - Trees/leaves
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes & DT Call
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

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