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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner #78 Challenge!

This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Here's a bit about our sponsor: 
"Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across the globe. "

Now onto my project. I used the Hummingbird digital. As my health has not been too well lately, I thought I'd keep it as simple as possible this time around....until I'm up to par again.  

You can't tell it in the picture, but I do have a lot of glitter up there. I simply decorated it after the colors with lace, pearl trim, rose trim, lots of Reneabouquets glass glitter, and glossy accents. I also had a 2nd project for today....STAMPlorations "It's Your Day". 

I made it into a card that you can hook onto a gift bag. And of course, I had to use Stickles to give it some shine! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to join in on our challenges currently going on now!
Blessings - Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TTCRD Challenge!

It's time for another Challenge over at Through the Craft Room DoorOur fabulous sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs and will present 3 images of your choice if you win this week's challenge..

Let's give a big applause to

For my project this week, I used Summer Fun. And believe me...she was very fun! Here she is:
Please come in and join in on the fun! Upcoming details about my supplies list for this project will be in the next Through the Craft Room Door online magazine! See you at the challenge!!
Blessings, Jeanie - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

Hello, everyone! It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Gals CornerThis week the challenge is SPARKLE & SHINE!

Our sponsors this week are:
Prize: 3 Digital Images

My Besties Shop / Etsy Bestie Store

Prize: 3 digital images below

I chose to use the Elegant Bride from Lemon Shortbread this week. Here she is:

I took some cardstock and cut a rounded card base. Then I adhered a paper doily on top of that, and in the middle of the doily, I cut out another circle and placed it into the center of the doily. I colored the image with my Prismacolors and used stickles to give it the Sparkle and Shine in the veil, bow, and overlay of her dress. I made a small chiffon ribbon, a paper rose, and adhered them to the side. With the rose I added some chiffon to each side. You can't really see it well, but I also put some netting behind the bride's head and let it drape down some. I had some rose ribbon with pearl centers so I placed them on either side of the bride. I had used distressed ink on the edges of the paper too.

I hope you come join us this week!
I've entered this in Lemon Shortbread  - Anything Goes 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Outlawz Color Challenge

It's that time again! Outlawz Color Challenge for this week! And this week's inspiration is brought to you by Aly, DT! Here is the inspiration:
This month we are sponsored by Pickled Potpourri! If you're the winner (you're all winners in our eyes!), you will receive a $15 voucher to spend in the store! Woo-hoo! Good times!

For my inspiration, I used pink and crimson lake. My twist: Making the image into a printed cardstock sheet! Here is my project:
Dancing Chic
As you can see, I used the Dancing Chic for my project. I thought she needed to be on a tag, so I went to work on getting the chipboard cut out. I colored my image and saved her to my computer, and then I thought how fun it would be to make a "printed paper" with her image all over, with the words "Happy Dance" next to her. I used the Kraft paper Paper Temptress and mounted her onto that. I also made the 2 brown roses up there from the Kraft paper. I then mounted her and the kraft paper onto the printed cardstock. I made a pink rose and put it with the Kraft roses. The final touch was putting lace at the bottom with a very small rose trim and using the trim as it's "handle", too.

I hope you come play with us! We'd love to have you!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Loving Girl - SCS

Hello, crafty peeps! Today I want to share with you my DT card I did for The Scrapoholics Candy Shop. I wanted to make a card my granddaughter could give to her Dad, so I chose the "Loving Girl" digital. She is adorable! Espcially with her little hands forming the heart shape.  Here's my card:

Believe it or not, the tie shape of the card wasn't that hard. But I did have to use my ruler to make sure the sides and all were even. I first printed the digital onto some white cardstock, then folded it in half. Then I cut out a tie shape around her and colored her in. After I cut the initial shape of the card (the white), I placed it on top of some blue cardstock I had in my stash and cut around that (about 1/4"). I did some "stitching" around the card and added the sentiment on the card. And she was done!

I hope you enjoy her and that you'll come visit us on our Facebook page and our blog! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TTCRD Challenge!

TTCRD "Anything goes" Challenge June 14-20th

                                "ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE"
                                 Our Sponsor this week is
                                 Lacy Sunshine

                                          Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful                                             original and imaginative  digital stamps                                      for all your paper crafting needs. 

                         Prize: 3 Digital images

For my challenge this week, I used the Butterfly Enchantress. Isn't she a cutie? I had a lot of fun working with her! Be sure to check out all the DT inspiration while you're over there! I have some very talented teammates!! 

You'll find the list of materials used and the process for it in the upcoming magazine published in July. Check out my link on the top left side of my blog! 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge!

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #76!
We have a new challenge here at Crafty Gals Corner! 
This week the challenge is SUMMER FUN!

Our sponsors this week are:
Prize: 4 Digital Images

The East Wind
Prize: 3 Digital Images
The artist behind The East Wind digital images is known as Unky LaStrange. Unky makes her home in British Columbia, Canada with her wonderful daughter, Aurora, the love of her life and source of much inspiration. She has been creating art since she was a child always allowing it to reflect her interests, humour, and love of all that is quirky. Her unique images run the gamut from the darkly humourous and sometimes creepy through the world of fashion-forward Lucy Loo to the sweet Aurora and Baby Aurora where life and people are good and beautiful. There are images to suit every taste, occasion, or whim at The East Wind (https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind/)

For my project this week, I chose to use the Day at the Park image from Sassy Designs Studios. She is adorable! Instead of making a card, I decided to make a tag with her instead. Here she is:

I wanted to make a mixed media tag, so after I colored her with my Prismacolors, I measured her height and width, and cut out a white piece of paper a little bigger than her. I used my Prima water soluble pastels in the background. Once that was dry, I wanted to add a texture to that paper, so I used my Liquitex Glass Beads all over it. I didn't have to do it all over, but I was experimenting....what can I say? ;-)  I placed my image on top of that before it dried so it would adhere onto the paper. Once it was dried, it almost felt leathery. It was pretty awesome!

I made all the roses up there, along with the buds out of paper I had in my stash. The bicycle was orange, but I used my Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel on it to change the color. I got that at the Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique (Facebook page). I cut out a pink piece of paper to place it onto the chipboard I was using as the foundation of the tag (the same pink as the roses). I adhered it to the chipboard, then adhered the image piece on top of that. I hot glued lace from the Lighthouse stop n' shop Facebook page, added some rhinestone swirls (hard to see because of the glass beads), leaves to the flowers, pearl drop beads, and pink trim on top of the pearls and as a handle. I was gifted the pink trim. 

She took me a while to do, since I was making all the flowers myself, but she was well worth it. She's a lot prettier in person! 

I hope you come join us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

I have entered this project into the following challenge(s):
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Outlawz Color Challenge

Hello, crafters!! It's time for another Color Challenge over at the Outlawz! And the sponsor, Pickled Potpourri, is giving away a $15 voucher to spend in the store! So you don't want to miss out on this!

Here is the Color Challenge for this week:

For my project this week, I chose to use the Water Lily image. I absolutely love this one! It was very easy to color with my Prismacolors. Here it is:
The shadows were already in the image, so it sure made it a lot easier to do! The picture really doesn't do it justice! I chose to do the top row, left to right: Brown - Diecut (Reneabouquets), Green - Gems, and Blue - Buttons. The paper I chose to use is the Cryogen Iridescent White and Khaki Crepe from Paper Temptress. The solid dark brown is from my stash. 

As you can see, the image has been cut out and mounted onto the colored white. I used my Prima water soluble pastel blue for that, added some Glossy Accents around the the lower areas of the lily, added a brad dragonfly and brads (which look like buttons), the gems, and the buttons. Then of course, I added the sentiment.

I hope you come by and join us for this challenge! Show us what you've done!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Alphabet Mixed Media

Hello, my friends! Today I want to share with you an Alphabet Mixed Media project. There is a challenge in a Facebook group I'm in where you take either the first initial of your first or last name. I chose to do the initial of my last name. I don't know if you can tell that it started out as an E, however! But, nonetheless, here it is! I had a lot of fun doing it. I LOVE mixed media art. It's my favorite thing to do, but I've not done too much of it lately. It felt good to get back into it. 

So of course, I started out with a chipboard letter. I painted it with Gesso to prepare the surface. I then painted it with DecoArt metallic paint called Peacock Pearl. If you look very closely, you'll see that there's a peacock among the flowers (purchased from Wild Orchard Craft). I put a lace trim around the center of the letter I got from Cindy's laces. You can't see too much of it there, but it really helped to fill in the gaps. I had a butterfly applique I got from Kimberly of KPKre8ations, so to make it pop out on my project, I watered down the same color of acrylic paint and soaked her in it, and then dried her. The other butterflies, silverware, and little round embellishments (don't you like my terminology?) came from Reneabouquets where I had won a contest she had. I LOVE all these ladies and the wonderful products they sell/make. 

I hope you enjoyed my project!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

I am entering this project into the following challenges (It's been a while since I've entered challenges):
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - #23 Dimensions

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Scrapoholic Candy Shop

Hello, crafty peeps! Jeanie, DT here, to share with you another project from the candy shop! For today, I used the Selfie digital stamp; it was something different. Here it is:

I started with a black pearl glossy paper from Paper Temptress for the base of the card. I used my Prismacolors for the camera, added some gemstone balloons, pearl embellishments, and rhinestone ribbon on the side of the card. The sentiments are also a part of the digital stamp, so it's a 2-in-1 stamp! 

Please come share with us your projects! We can't wait to see!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis, DT

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner

This week the challenge is Pop of COLOR! So fun!!
Use neutral tones plus a pop of color

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images

"Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.

Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes."

The Paper Temptress

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Today I want to share with you the image I used for my card. Here she is:

First off, I printed my Ascot Hat image by Rick St. Dennis onto the Heavenly White 120# paper and colored her in with the Prismacolor pencils. I then mounted her onto the Dark Red Basis paper and then on the Black Basis Paper.  I then mounted the mats onto the card foundation using the Silver Lustre paper....GORGEOUS paper and very easy to ink and emboss on! I wanted to keep this pretty simple, so as to focus on the image. So I just cut out 3 flowers on my Big Shotz and layered them, adding a rhinestone in the center of each flower. And then she was done!
I love this image! And the black, red, and white was perfect for her. Thanks for stopping by! Jeanie Ellis, DT

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Outlawz Color Challenge!

It's time for another Outlawz Color Challenge! Our sponsor for the month of June is Pickled PotPourri Designs! Yay!!
The prize is $15 gift voucher to spend in store!
Pickled Potpourri Designs (www.PickledPotpourri.com) began in 2013 as an offshoot of Red Rubber Designs (www.RedRubberDesigns.com), a rubber stamp company. But not all images are destined to become  rubber stamps, so Pickled Potpourri was created to offer quality digital papers, printables and stamp designs to inspire and enable everyone to create art!
We feature old favorites from The Angel Company (which closed its doors in August 2011), as well as new, original designs. You'll find a potpourri of images in a wide range of styles to enhance your papercrafting, scrapbooking and other artsy projects at Pickled Potpourri! This week Jacqui would like you to make a monochrome project - you can use any colour it doesn't have to be blue (we just used blue as an example)!

You don't have to go with blue...any color, as long as it monochrome. Here is what I did for this project:

I used the Happy Birthday chicks. Aren't they adorable? I made them all in various colors of blue. I kept it pretty CAS. I even printed the sentiment and the birds on the same sheet of paper, and did my coloring directly on that piece. In turn, I just added layers of blue paper that I had in my stash, added embellishments, a rose I made, and a bird cage. 

I hope you come and join us at the Outlawz Color Challenge this week! We love seeing all the talent out there!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Monday, June 6, 2016

Paper Temptress

Hello, crafty peeps! Today I want to share with you my project for Paper Temptress design team.

 First off, I printed my Ascot Hat image by Rick St. Dennis onto the Heavenly White 120# paper and colored her in with the Prismacolor pencils. I then mounted her onto the Dark Red Basis paper and then on the Black Basis Paper.  I then mounted the mats onto the card foundation using the Silver Lustre paper....GORGEOUS paper and very easy to ink and emboss on! I wanted to keep this pretty simple, so as to focus on the image. So I just cut out 3 flowers on my Big Shotz and layered them, adding a rhinestone in the center of each flower. And then she was done!

Here she is:

I love this image! And the black, red, and white was perfect for her. Thanks for stopping by! Jeanie Ellis, DT

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Scrapoholic Candy Shop Project

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Today I want to share with you my tag using the "Kite Flying Girl" digital. She is so cute!! 

I love tags, and I love doing them! That's probably one of the reasons I joined a Tag Swapping Group on Facebook....I make so many, I needed to swap some so I can have some made by others! :-)  

I used my Prismacolors on the Cryogen Iridescent White by Paper Temptress. That's my paper of choice when I do my coloring with my pencils. I wasn't really sure how big I was going to make the tag, so I actually started "backwards", layering from the top down. I put her onto the blue cardstock, along with my sentiment. Then I made a red mat about a 1/4" bigger than the blue. I did the same thing with the white, and then ended up with another blue cardstock as the bottom layer, with an extension at the top just so I could fix the tag portion.

I took twine and "framed" the cardstock and added a few bows onto that. I used my crop-a-dile to make a hole at the top and slipped some twine into it and knotted it. I hot glued some rick rack at the top and some red ball ribbon on the bottom. 

I hope you stop by and visit us at our Facebook page, The Scrapoholic Candy Shop! Show us what you've got! 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Crafty Gals Challenge!

This week the challenge is Rays of Sunshine!
Use Yellows!

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
For project this week, I chose the Ashlee Butterfly Wings. With it being the Rays of Sunshine, Use Yellows, I went almost totally yellow with Ashlee. I wanted to make her stand out, so I also used black. Here she is:

I used my Prismacolors to color her in, then I printed the sentiment on blue paper I had in my stash. I then adhered that mat to a yellow piece of cardstock, and added some white dots, lace and flowers on top of the lace and attached them to the mat. I used a butterfly paper punch from Creative Memories. The butterflies each have a little rhinestone on it's back. I added Glossy Accents in various places on Ashlee to give her  a little bit of a "pop". 

And there you have it! It is one of those CAS cards...Clean And Simple. But yet makes a statement! 

Please be sure to join us! And have a happy crafty day!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw