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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #215 Snow Much Fun!

Hello, crafters! Welcome to not only a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge, but a New Year! How about that?? It's already 2021! Anybody out there remember the "scare of 1999 and Y2K"? I sure do! 

So the theme for this challenge is: Snow Much Fun!

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Twinkle Lane Designs
£8.00 Gift Certificat

So here is the card I made, using the cutest little snow couple! I absolutely love this image! It was so fun to color! I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it on paper from Paper Temptress. I also added some snow flake stickers that I had been gifted by an overseas friend. I then added my sentiment by Close to My Heart. And then of course I matted it using papers from CTMH (Close to My Heart)

I hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! Prizes are always given! Besides that, we just love seeing your beautiful creations!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful and blessed New Year! 

Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, January 2, 2021


  Hello everyone! I am excited to announce that a new monthly challenge site has started this month, January 2nd, 2021! And I am a part of that design team! (Yay, me!) This challenge, from TaylorMadeCards4U begins on the first Saturday of each month and end the last day of the month.

We as The Design Team will be inspiring you using the optional theme. You can choose to use the theme or participate with anything goes. It is completely up to you.

We will be using digital images from Taylormadecards4u and we will pick a winner at the end of each challenge.  The winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month on the TMC4U blog and will receive a $10 Gift Code to use on any digital item in the shop. 

To help you get started, feel free to use the January calendar posted on the TaylorMadeCards4U blog for your first project in January. Our theme will be Friendship. You can find a list of all the themes for the year on the challenge tab on the blog.

Here is a sample of what I did for my January project (Pocket with Tags)! I've also included a link to my video!

Before I forget, here is what the digital papers look like, that I used for my project. 

Thank you so much for stopping in! I hope that you will join us on the new challenge! And have fun! Be sure to spread the word! See ya there!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner 'Tis the Season December Challenge!

 Hello, fellow crafters! And welcome back for another Crafty Gals Corner Challenge! Brrr! Has it been cold! Ok, maybe not as much as it is in other parts, but certainly cold in my books! Anyway, this month we are doing cards using the theme: 'Tis the Season

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

Prize: Paper Pack and Image Pack used by the DT

I am using the digital kit called Christmas Fun Printables. And here are the papers I used (LOVE them): Victorian Christmas Papers What an easy way to get a lot of cards done, when you're short on time or time just got away! Here is what I did:

This was a fun card to make. I hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! And thank you for stopping by! 

Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #213 - THANKFUL

 Hello, my fellow crafters! This week we start our monthly challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner!  The theme for this challenge is: Thankful

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

I absolutely love the image I used! Mine is Teapot from Doctor DigiI did a fairly clean and simple card. I colored in the image after I had stamped a sentiment in the middle of the teapot. Then I mounted it on 2 sheets of cardstock, gave it a little gold trimming and a gold embellishment, added some wheat and acorn stamps, and it was done! It didn't take long at all, and I absolutely LOVE it! Here it is:

So there you have it! I hope that this will inspire you to create your own card for the challenge! And remember, it doesn't have to be full of embellishments to make it look good!

Thank you for stopping by! Please have a wonderful day and stay safe!

Many Blessings, 
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness - My Experience

Last month (October) was Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally go for my yearly mammogram in September of each year. I had one scheduled for the 19th, but my sister passed away on the 13th of that same month, so I rescheduled it for the 29th of September. Little did I know that it would be a turning point in my life. After all, things like this don't happen to you, right? That day I was told that I had a suspicious lump in my left breast. Of course, then I went for a 3D mammogram a couple of days later, then had a biopsy and as it turned out, it was cancer. Yes, it was in the early stages, but still, cancer.

My youngest sister, who had just passed away, had Hodgkin's Lymphoma (my dad had the same cancer and passed away from it). She also had COPD stage 4 and breast cancer, the latter being a "by-product" of the Hodgkin's Lymphoma. But what took her life was a heart attack brought on by her fear of lack of oxygen. She was unable to reach the oxygen. With her passing, there was a lot of work to be done in order to take care of arrangements and also to help her young adult son to relocate and set him up a household (my twin sister's apartment). So, I didn't think about checking myself for any lumps or anything, as I try to do monthly.

Needless to say, I was very surprised that the mammogram had found a lump in my left breast, rather than my right, because I've had 2 biopsies on the right side before. But what if I hadn't gone to my yearly exam? That thing would have grown rapidly, as I was told it was the fast growing kind. The next thing to do was the lumpectomy with a sentinel node biopsy.

Going through the process of the lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy scared me a lot more than the cancer itself. It was unknown territory, never before experienced. I've had "cancer scares" before. I was sure that I was told the incisions wouldn't be very big, but man! They sure aren't small! Anyway, I made it through the procedures just fine, and am now in the process of healing, waiting to find out if I need to have any kind of a treatment plan going. I'll find out next week.

What my point to this post, really, is to say how important a yearly exam is...because if I had just decided to do it later, or even skipped until the next year, that lump would have grown and it might have been too late to do anything about it. Only God knows. So, yeah, I hate mammograms...they hurt! But I'm so glad I did get it done, and the cancer was caught early enough to nip it in the bud.

I will keep you posted. Until then...

Blessings! Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Sassy and Crafty Colorful YouTube Giveaway Hop!

Sassy and Crafty has collaborated with Craft Collabs for a fun YouTube Giveaway hop! I know I sure had fun! Here's a video for you to check out!

Sassy and Classy Colorful YouTube Hop!

Thank you for stopping in! 

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, October 17, 2020

3 Cards 1 Die Cut Background Techniques

Hi, fellow crafters! Here is a new technique that I learned recently, in making 3 card backgrounds with 1 diecut, and cutting it one time! That's right...not 3 times, but once! I hope you will check it out! And if you haven't subscribed, I hope you will and hit that notification bell! Thank you! Hugs!