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Sunday, September 15, 2019

TaylorMadeCard4U - Passport to School Desk Set

Hello, fellow crafters and DIYers! Welcome to my blog! Today I want to share with you my second project this month for TaylorMadeCards4u! I made a pencil box last time. This time I made a Desk Set using the same papers called Digital Passport to School Kit. Here it is:

I had a unit that was sort of working for me, but it required a lot of space that I didn't have (well, I have space, but I'm pretty much taking it all up!). So I figured I'd make a Desk Set to hold certain items, which can change from time to time. These papers sure reminded me of my school days! Here are what I used:

This is the Add-On Digitals that I used:
I hope that this project has inspired you to create! And be sure to go to Monica's website to check out her blog where you will see the other designers' projects!

Many blessings,
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog - Desk Set DIY

Hello, fellow crafters and DIYers! Today is the 2nd project this month for Crafter's Castle using product from TaylorMadeCards4u! - Digital Passport to School Kit. This time around, I wanted to make a Desk Set for my desk to clear up space, and these papers were perfect! So be sure to check out my link to see how I made it and what it looks like!
I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at This month’s prize is the Passport To School digital kit from Taylormadecards4u
Please visit this month’s sponsor, Taylormadecards4u at
Products used in today’s project:
Here are links to Crafter’s Castle Design Team YouTube channels where you will find more creativity and inspiration!
You can find more from me at.....
Wishing you a blessed day!
The Crafter’s Castle Design Team

Crash Your Stash - The Outlawz

There's a new Crash your Stash Challenge over at The Outlawz!  The purpose of this challenge is for you to use items you already have stashed away somewhere waiting to be appreciated and loved again! 
We are thrilled to be sponsored by We are 3 Digital Shop so make sure you check out their shops for more awesomeness!
Our prize this month is this gorgeous set of digital papers called Once upon a Time and can be found in the shop.
The challenge for this month is to use VELLUM
Vellum has many uses and can turn an ordinary card or design into the extraordinary. Plus its suitable for other crafting projects as well. It’s the rare crafter who does not have a sheet (or fifty) of vellum stashedwith their other specialty papers (probably next to the mulberry paper we used on a previous challenge!)
Now I'd like to show you what I created using Vellum: 

I hope that you will join us! Thank you for stopping by! 
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #199 - Fall Colors!

Hello, fellow crafters! Today begins a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner! 
The Theme for this challenge is Fall Colors
Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

So for my card this challenge, I used an image by Crafty Sentiments Designs (link above), called Blitz.  Here it is:
I love the Fall Colors! And the cooler weather (although I think Spring is still my favorite season, and Christmas is my favorite holiday).  She looks like she could be dancing through some leaves and enjoying the nice weather! As you can see, I used several layers, and I also added some embellishments to my card. To color her, I used my Spectrum Noir color markers. The designer paper right behind her, was perfect for the theme! 

I hope that you will join us for this challenge! We love seeing your entries! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Outlawz Color Challenge - 9/10/2019

Hi, crafty people! It's so good to "see" you again! The Outlawz Color Challenge has begun today, and I want to share with you what the challenge is and what I made. But first, our sponsor!

Sponsor :  Leigh SBDesigns


I got the loveliest image from LeighSBDesigns! She's called Sunshine in Her Hair, so I totally went with that. The colors in the board were perfect for that! Here is the card that I made:
Since she had sunshine in her hair, I colored her hair blonde. To get the other 2 colors, first I colored her eyes gray, then did a silver sentiment (close enough to gray!), and added 2 mounting papers - pink and gray, with a yellow on the bottom. I added pink and yellow flowers around the borders of the card too. I love coloring realistic photos, so this was right up my alley!

I hope that this will inspire you to join in on the challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Monday, September 9, 2019

Splashy Mix Media Challenge Blog

Hello Fellow Crafters! It's time for another challenge over at 
Splashy Mix Media Challenge Blog for the month of September!

You can create any mixed media project taking inspiration from the below moodboard. There are some beautiful colors in this board! Be sure to check them out so you can follow the right colors on the board. :)

Before I show you what I created, here are some guidelines to follow:

- Your work must be new, not previously published anywhere
- You can create any mixed media project corresponding to the moodboard and the colors presented in the moodboard are also accepted.
- You can enter up to 3 entries.
- The post should contain a banner, a link to our challenge and the name of the blog.
- Use hashtag - #splashymixchallenge and tag us at Instagram and mention that you are playing with us
- You can also add your work to our album in our Fb group
- Last date to submit your works 28th September until 11:55 pm!

Here are our Sponsors/Prizes to be given!
(as voted by our DT)



3 DT Favourites

(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive y bag from Letzcraft Store 


1 Random Winner

(chosen by
One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goody bag worth Rs.500 from Creative Minds

Click on the SPONSORS tab above to know them in detail.

Like their pages and follow them for additional points

Now on to my project. I decided to go a little outside the box for me. When I saw the colors and the 1st scenery of the moodboard, I thought how lovely it would be to sit outside and look at that. So I thought I'd create a little outdoor sitting bench and little table for my little Indian Mermaid I had made a few years ago. The colors were perfect for this, and I've been trying to figure out how to display her. Voila! I now had me the perfect place for her. 

I created these pieces out of popsicle sticks. I've never made one before, so it took me a couple of tries to figure out the best way to make it. Here is my Project:

Once I had the pieces put together, I painted them and added embellishments, such as the flower on the bench (since there's one in the moodboard), and a little bottle I inked with Alcohol Ink, and a "doily" underneath the vase. 

I hope that you have been inspired by this project and that you will join us for this awesome challenge! Let your creativity flow! Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Crafter's Castle Challenge YouTube Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Taylormadecards4u! It starts today, Sunday Sept 1 , and goes through Saturday Sept 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch all 7 designers videos. There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos.
So here are the details on how to enter and what the prize is.
WATCH ALL 7 design team members entire Hop videos.
SUBSCRIBE to ALL 7 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
Leave a COMMENT on ALL 7 hop videos....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video. Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from.
And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you!
Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to telling me that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line.
The Grand Prize winner will receive the Passport To School digital kit that we all used today in our videos! The Grand Prize winner will be announced aprox. 1 week after the hop ends. And if you love this Passport To School digital kit and want another chance to win one, Taylormadecards4u is also sponsoring Crafter’s Castle challenge this month and we will be giving away a kit there as well (link is above at the top of this post).
Thank you for HOPPING along with us!
DT Line-Up
Please visit our wonderful sponsor, Taylormadecards4u

Here is my Pencil Box;

Thank you for watching. I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw