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Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Power of Practice Card Blog Hop!

Hello, fellow crafters....that means YOU! And welcome to the 
In this Blog Hop, you will see designers who have come a long ways in their card making skills! (Below is the list of the line-up of designers). Take a look at their beginnings and where they are today. And now....

For those who are just starting out in your card making, I have something very important to tell you....PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Yep, that's what I said. If you have a desire to start making cards or you've already just started, BRAVO for you! And if you look at your card and say...UGH! This sure isn't as good as the others I've seen! Well, take heart, my crafty friend....everyone has had to start somewhere! So don't give up! All it takes is practice. Even if it's just a few minutes a day or week....DON'T GIVE UP!

So, let me share with you a card I made for my first Design Team project (I'm actually surprised they accepted me). I totally was learning...totally! Here it is (from My Besties):

Now, while this isn't my very first card...I have no idea where that is...it is one of my very first cards! I was learning at that time how to actually color the images. The fancy fold design was ok, but that coloring! I had a lot to learn! And, I'm still on that Design Team!

Here is one of my most recent cards I made using an image from Stephanie Sybile Art:

One of the things I did as I went along, was look at a lot of YouTube, Pinterest, and fellow designers to get ideas and tutorials on how to color, adjust the size of images, and so on. And then I'd practice doing those things. After doing thousands and thousands of cards...okay, maybe not thousands...I have come a long way, but I am still practicing. There is always room for improvement! But the point is, DON'T GIVE UP! If it's truly something you want to do, then it's important that you KEEP GOING!

Now here is the Line-Up for the Designers who are participating in this hop. Be sure to check them all out...some may have prizes!

Jeanie Ellis <<<<<<<------------YOU ARE HERE

Thank you so much for stopping in! I really appreciate it so much!

Blessings, and HAPPY CRAFTING!
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #211 - Fall Colors

Hello, all you crafty people! Today we begin a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner This time our theme is: Fall Colours
Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is:

Digi Doodle Studios
Prize ~ 3 Digi Stamps

I don't know about you, but I think the Digi Doodle Stamps are just the cutest little images! For my card this week, I used the Cinnamon Chef cutie! Since the theme is Fall Colors, I went with the oranges, browns, etc. Here she is:
I don't know why, but I always seem to have trouble with the Fall colors, getting them the right shades, etc. But this time around, I think I got the colors I wanted. It really is a basic card: I colored her with Spectrum Noir color markers, mounted her on top of a  solid green layer of metallic paper from the Paper Temptress, added some printed paper, a sentiment and some flowers, and she was done! Oh, and an orange ribbon! 

We hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! You just might be a winner! And be sure to join in on the Digi Doodles Facebook Challenge too! 

Thank you for stopping by! 
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Summer Time Card!

Hello, fellow crafters! Today begins a new monthly challenge over at the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog! I hope that you will be inspired enough to join us! The theme for this challenge is called Summer Time Fun!  How fun is that??

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Stamper's Delights
Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images

Twinkle Lane Designs
Prize: Two Digital Images
 & Two Coordinating Digital Paper Sets 

So what I made was a slimeline card, which seem to be very popular these days! My card is from Stamper's Delight, titled Summer Time Fun! She's a very cute image, so I thought I'd color her in the pink and green hues. I thought about "going blonde" with her hair, but I changed my mind and decided a brunette color would like better on my card.

I printed this paper on my Silhouette Cameo 4. And instead of cutting her out separately, I just placed her directly on the card front and then colored her. Here is my card:

So I've got 2 monitors that I use....the laptop one, and then the TV one which is hooked up to the laptop. Both monitors show a different color of the greens, pink, and purple. I hope it looks better on your monitor! Lol. 

I did use glitter glue on her, because she seemed pretty much of a diva to me. ;) 

I hope that you will be inspired to join us! Thank you for stopping by! 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner #209 - Fantasy World!

Well, hello fellow crafters! I'm so glad you dropped in! Today begins a new challenge for the Crafty Gals CornerThe theme for this challenge is: Fantasy World
Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images used by the DT

For this challenge, I had the privilege of making 2 cards! The first one is called Flower Petals. Here she is:
She is from Colour of Love by Heather Valentin. I absolutely loved working this cutie! I used my Spectrum Noir color markers to color her in, but I wanted to give her a little extra oomph, so I added some stickles and diamond glass glitter. Then I added layers to mount her on.

My next card is Your Name is Like Honey from Cute as a Button. 
I thought this one was just adorable! Did you notice the little bee on her nose? Lol! I made a daisy and put it to the side of her, and used some dsp that had bees on it, to compliment the image. I wondered why I bought it before, but now I know! 

Well, there you go! I hope that these will inspire you to join in on our challenge! We love seeing your projects! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - You're the Man!

Hello, all you awesome crafters! It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog!  The theme for this challenge is: 

You're the Man!

For this challenge, we are privileged to be sponsored by:
(in alphabetical order)

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Prize ~ $12 gift certificate

Prize ~ $5 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

For this challenge, we are celebrating the men in our lives! I decided that I would make a Father's Day card so my grandchildren could give their Dad a card. Here is my card:

Bugaboo Stamps

I thought that I'd do something a little different for this card. Anyway, for me it was different. Before I made the card base, I made the tie out of blue cardstock with black underneath. I then cut out my digital and colored her. Once that was done, I placed her onto the tie, and then did my matting for the card base. Some ribbon and buttons added, and it was done! 

This was such a fun card to do! I hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! But most of all, have fun with it, and stay safe!!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Crafter's Castle New Challenge & Coffee Lover's Hop!

Thank you for stopping in! I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com (Challenge begins May 30th). This month’s prize is Another Cup Of Coffee digital kit from Taylormadecards4u. You will see the kit on Crafter’s Castle challenge blog. You will also find a discount code there for 20% off your digital order from Taylormadecards4u!!! Here is what I made (K-cup Holder and 2 cards):

The sponsor is Taylormadecards4u and you can visit her shop here https://www.taylormadecards4u.com/ Products used in today’s project: Another Cup Of Coffee digital kit https://tinyurl.com/v8gs98q

TaylorMadeCards4u is also a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Lover's Hop! I have entered my project into the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/

For more inspiration visit my fellow design team members channels here... Priya (Creative Motifs) Raquel (PaintsandGlitter) L J (Create With Squdge Craft) Taylormadecards4: Amanda - Deborah Jenkins - You can find more from me at: https://linktr.ee/scrapbookingmamaw Wishing you a blessed day! The Crafter’s Castle Design Team

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - For the Ladies!

Hello, all you beautiful crafters! I'm so glad you dropped in today! Today begins another challenge for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge BlogThe theme for this challenge is:

For the Ladies!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

For my card this month, I used Lilly the Dancing Princess. Isn't she a beauty? I used my Spectrum Noir color markers on her. I also layered her using a layer cut from my Cameo 4. I glittered up her crown to give it more of the "royalty" look to it. 

I hope that this card inspires you to join us! And thank you for stopping by! Until next time!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw