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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Happy Birthday Card

 Hello, crafters! I am here today to share another creation. A high school friend of mine (I won't say how long ago....), wanted me to make a birthday card for her sister.  She mentioned that she liked flowers and cooking. I chose the flower because, well, I love flowers better than cooking! Lol! 

I take classes with a company called Kit and Clowder. This image was one of the free classes. I used TriBlend Markers from https://jeanieellis.closetomyheart.com to color the image.

Here is the card I made:

I hope you enjoy this project! I'm entering this card over at 

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges #197 - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday


Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Lighthouse - Createful Heart Designs

 Hello, fellow crafters! It's been awhile since I've posted something besides a design team project, so today I decided I'd do it! This card is from a digital company called Createful Heart Designs, The Lighthouse. I absolutely love this image! Here it is:

I actually used a couple of mediums on this card to get the colors to blend in the way I wanted to blend. I used a combination of color markers and ink pads (from Close to My Heart). The clouds were easy, believe it or not! I just tore a paper, unevenly, and used that as my guide for my clouds. I would angle in different ways. Easy Peasy! 

So there you have it! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping in! 

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Entered into Createful Heart Cards Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Christmas in July - Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #221

 Welcome to another challenge over at Crafty Gals Challenge Blog!  The theme for this challenge is: 

Christmas in July

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

(in alphabetical order) 

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

Using:  Poinsettias
LeAnn's World 101

I absolutely LOVE this image! I love doing Christmas cards anyway, but when I saw this image, I just had to have it! I used my TriBlend Markers to color it, and I also cut out vines from glitter paper and added the white glitter paper to give it a snowy affect.  I used a die cut for the curved pieces on the card. Something a little different and unique. I made this for a friend...I hope she likes it! 

And I hope that you will join us for the new challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! See you next time!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Friday, July 2, 2021

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #220 - For the Boys

The theme for this challenge is: 

One for the Boys!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

The theme for this challenge is: 

One for the Boys!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Using:  Vintage Soldier
Ike's Art

So I'm definitely late in posting this, for some reason (maybe all the medical things happening in my life)? Anyway, the challenge is still going on over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge blog, so be sure you check it out!

I absolutely love this image from Ike's Art! It made me think of my dad, so I thought it would be perfect to do and place it on this sunburst thin cut, and make it red, white, and blue. So this card was in memory of my dad who fought in WWII. He's been gone a long time now, but I still think of him and how much the war affected him. Miss you dad!

I hope you will join! Next week will begin a new challenge for us! Stay tuned!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

For the Ladies - Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #219

 Hello once again, fellow crafty gals and guys! And welcome to this month's challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner where it's all about the ladies this month. Hence the Theme is: 

For the Ladies

Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

I am excited to share with you my card for this month's challenge using one of MoonFlower digistamps images! I am using Lady of the Roses . What a fun image she was to color! Here she is in my final project:

I used my Spectrum TriBlends to color her, and mounted her on various pieces of cardstock. I absolutely LOVE the designer paper I placed under her! Lovely Paper PacketThe stickers I put on were in my stash. The coordinating cardstock is Lovely Coordinating Cardstockwhich I obviously used the pink. ;) 

This card can be used for various reasons: birthday, Mother's Day, Thinking of You, and so on! So many ways! 

I hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! Great prizes are given every month! Check it out! 

Thank you for stopping by! 
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

From Dresser to Craft Room Storage

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you stopped in! I wanted to share a furniture project with you today. Turning a bedroom dresser into a craft room storage unit! 

My husband and I have been wanting to buy base cabinets for my craft room. But they're so expensive! One day, while I was mulling around with thoughts like "what can we do instead" in my head, the thought occurred to me that we have this old dresser in our garage, collecting dust. That's when it struck me...make it into a storage unit! 

So I presented the idea to my husband, and he went into recycling mode. Here is a "before" photo of the piece. You can see it was being used for...nothing except to collect dust and hold those items you just haven't thrown away yet. Sad, but true. There's more to that story, though! Lol

Now here is a photo after he took off the handles, sanded the unit, filled in the holes, and sanded down those areas.

The next step was to prime and then paint the piece. He bought these black handles from Lowe's (love them!) and added them to the "new" unit. While I don't have a picture of that stage, here is one right after it was done. Now it was time to bring it in! Believe me... that took some maneuvering on our part!

Once it was moved in and placed where we wanted it, I had the "brilliant" idea of putting some Dollar Tree self-adhesive shelf paper on it. If not for my husband's help, I think I would have quit. Thank you hubby!

Here is the finished project:

Now I know this isn't a detailed how to posting, but I honestly didn't think about blogging it until today. So I thought I'd go ahead and share with you what a great job he did and how proud I am of hubby! 

Thank you so much for dropping in!

Jeanie Ellis

Materials from Lowe's:
Paint is Valspar Tint Base 1, tint number 7002-16, Swiss Coffee. The primer is Valspar latex interior multi-surface primer/sealer, number 260948 white.
Handles were also bought at our local Lowe's store. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #218 - Easter/Spring

Hello, everyone! And welcome to another new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog! For this month, our theme is.................. 

Easter / Spring

And our amazing sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)  

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

So for this challenge, my sister had given me some duplicate pieces that she was going to throw away. Instead, she decided that I could probably make something with the pieces and gave them to me. Each piece was about 4"x6" and looked like they had windows (2 windows), so I treated them as such and made a little "Garden Window Card". 

I used my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers to do all the coloring of my digital. I then stenciled "brick" onto one of the pieces to mimic the "outside wall" of the card. Then, I placed acetate on the back of the brick wall, added "wall paper" (Eat Play Love Paper Packet and then glued the whole piece onto the last "window" section to give it stability. 

Once that was done, I was able to put my images on the top so it'd look like there was perhaps a flower garden outside next to the windows with a beautiful butterfly! 

Here is my finished project:

Well, there you have it! I hope that you enjoy my little window card! And I really hope that you will join us in this month's challenge! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw