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Friday, December 30, 2016

Cuddly Cute Designs Project

Hello, everyone! Today I want to show you my card for Cuddly Cute Designs! I saw this digital, and knew I just had to have it! I went with the Cute Clown. Here he is:
As you know by now, I started with cutting out and coloring my image. Since he's a clown, I wanted to use several colors in him. Once I was done coloring, I used a white embossed card foundation (6"x6") and cut 2 printed cardstocks at 5"x5" and angled them onto the card base. I mounted him on top of those and put on the Happy Birthday sentiment. I wanted to add a little more "splash" to him, to I put on various colored 3-D dots (WHAT ARE THOSE CALLED AGAIN??) in random places around the clown. And he was done!

I hope you show us what you created! Visit the Facebook group at Cuddly Cute Designs

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Crafty Gals Challenges Bash/Blogiversary Hop!

Hello, all you fine crafters! This week the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! But wait! There's more!

Crafty Gals Corner is also hosting it's 2 annual Year End Bash/Blogiversary Blog Hop! This marks TWO years that Samantha, owner and creator of this challenge blog, got challenges, sponsors and some WONDERFUL ladies together, to help show case so beautiful things! I can't believe it's been two years already!

So to celebrate we have SEVEN (yes you read that right, 7!) wonderful sponsors who have agreed to help us celebrate. In addition, some of these wonderful ladies are ALSO offering prizes on their personal blogs. So be sure to hop, hop, hop for MANY chances to receive a prize and be sure to leave a comment so we know you visited. We do hope you have had a wonderful holiday with your friends and loved ones, and best of luck to you all in the New Year! Thank you for linking up with Crafty Gals Corner and we hope to see you again soon!

Please follow the blog hop schedule below and if you get lost, just hop on back here :)

Jeanie <----------------You Are Here

Prize: 3 Digital Images/ 1 Digital Set

Prize: 7 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

1 - Grand Prize of 3 digital images
1 - prize of 1 digital image
1- prize of 1 digital image

Prize: 3 digital images below

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
"Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY GALS CORNER CHALLENGE. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store  Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our store.  Good luck to all in the challenge and we can't wait to see your creations."

So now on to my card! 

For my card, I selected Pretty Wings 3, from Miss Daisy Stamps. This is such a fun image to do! I used my Prismacolors to color both images. Then I used my Glossy Accents to sprinkle Diamond Glass Glitter from Reneabouquets. While that was drying, I made a flower out of the cardstock I had used while a Guest Designer at ScrapbookingwithMe Boutique (Facebook page). Since this was a kit, I don't believe it's available any longer, but they do offer kits each month. The printed cardstock was also from the kit and the little sentiment banner.

Be sure to stop by for this hop! Many designers are offering hop candy! (I plan to do that also...so be sure to subscribe and comment!)

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Outlawz Color Challenge 12-27-16

Howdy, crafty partners! Today starts a new Color Challenge over at The Outlawz! Be sure to join in! So for this week, we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. Here is the photo inspiration:
Pretty cool, huh! I decided that I'd make a tag today...a little bigger than the usual size...Lol...so I used a One-day Freebie Faery from Faery Ink. It's ADORABLE! Her name is Arielle Candy Cane Faery. I had a lot of fun with her! Now on to my tag:
For my tag, I went from the top left to the bottom right: red, plenty of sparkle, and green. I love sparkles!! I colored my image first....so that way I could get her sparkled and dried before I adhered her. While she was drying, I cut out a couple of Silhouette shapes (1 red cardstock and 1 white smaller cardstock), as my foundation. I also used my Silhouette to cut out 4 candy canes (I thought that was fitting as it is in her nameπŸ˜‰). I adhered her with 3-D foam to make her stand out, then placed her onto the white, then onto the red bases. I added lace to the bottom of the tag. Once I added the lace, I placed each of the candy canes into a corner. I then used my crop-a-dile to make a hole in the top center and pulled a green glittered ribbon through it. I also added sparkly embellishments into the middle of each candy cane. Arielle's wings, bow, and tree had Stickles in them.

I hope you enjoyed this project of mine! And I hope you come join us over at The Outlawz for this last challenge of the year!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Through the Craft Room Door Dec 27th

Good morning, fellow crafters! Here I am to show you another project for TTCRD December 27th challenge! This one is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine
Prize- 3 images of choice
Now let me show you what I did for this challenge. I love Lacy Sunshine images...they're always a blast to work with! And so very cute! For my project I used the English Rose Melancholy Moppet and a tutorial from Lisa's Stamp Studio. Here is my project:

This card will be in our next Through the Craft Room Door online magazine. There are always so many great ideas and tutorials in there. I'm always impressed by the wonderful work of the other DT's and those who enter our challenges. I hope to see you there! And be sure to join in the challenges each week at TTCRD!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cuddly Cute Designs

Hello, my friends! Soon it will be Christmas DayπŸŽ„. ARE YOU READY?? I'm almost there, but not quite. So, I'm hoping for a White Christmas...maybe I can watch my grandchildren build a snowman (notice I said "watch"...). Anyway, it made me think of the new file that CCD has in the webstore. Here is the link to the store. Now on to my card.

This file was done using the Print n Cut method. So I used my Silhouette to print it out and cut a square around it. Then I adhered it to the blue cardstock piece, using foam squares. The I used a very light blue as my card base. Once I was done with that, I decided to use some 3-D snowflakes that just happened to match the colors very well! And she was done!

I realize the color on this isn't showing as well as I like, but that's what happens when you work at night and try to get a good picture (with me, anyway). I hope to set up a better picture tomorrow. πŸ˜€

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the webstore, too! 

Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #102

Hello, fellow crafters! I'm here today to share with you my project for this week's challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner!   Our challenge today is ANYTHING GOES! And we have 2 sponsors this week! They are:                        

                                                                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/)
Prize: 3 Digital Images

For my project this week, I chose the Cup of Cocoa from Star Stampz. Before I show you my project, I want to tell you how I came about deciding what to do with her. She's got a nice little cup of hot cocoa in her hands, so I thought, "why not make a hot cocoa packet holder"? So that's exactly what I did. I got the tutorial on YouTube, but honestly...there are so many out there, I forgot which one I used! So, if you would like to do one, please just do a search on YouTube. πŸ˜€ Now, on to my project:

Hot Cocoa Holder closed

Hot Cocoa Holder opened

Of course, I always used my Prismacolors. I rarely use anything else. I then used designer paper and cardstock from my stash. Since it was a tutorial I followed, please search for one on YouTube. I don't want to take any credit for something I didn't do. I promise you, it's a pretty easy project to do, and a fast and easy way to make a teacher, co-worker, or a little something extra for someone special! 

I hope you enjoyed my project and that you will stop by! We love looking at your projects!

Blessings and Merry Christmas! Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Outlawz Color Challenge 12/20/16

Hello, crafty peeps! Today starts the new week of a Color Challenge over at The Outlawz! The color theme is White on White with one Neutral (black, brown or tan) and one accent color of choice. So for my choice, I chose the black neutral with a pink accent color. I love this image! I just discovered this digital website and am so happy with the results! Here is the website for Pink Gem Designs and the link to this adorable image here.
So now let me tell you how I did this card process. πŸ˜€Of course, first and foremost, I colored my image. You might think it didn't take long to color it, but I actually used my White Prismacolor all over the image first. Then I did the pink. I find that it's best to used the lighter color before the black because otherwise it will "bleed" into the other color. Once I was done with that, I used sugar Stickles to add the "icey" look to the igloo and snow. While that was drying, I die cut some leaves and poinsettias. I cut a white mounting cardstock piece and ran it through my Big Shots to emboss using a Christmas image. I cut a Spellbinders die cut (looks like a book) that I had received from a friend used 3-D foam on the bears to put them on top of the die cut. Then layered everything else together, using pink cardstock as my card base.

I was very happy with this piece. I love white on white! It makes it look elegant and classy!

I hope you join us this week! So be sure to head on over there!

Blessings and Merry Christmas, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Pink Gem Designs - Anything CHRISTMAS Goes (#184)
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything cute and Christmassy (Chall. 1)
{PIN}spirational - Photo inspiration

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cuddly Cute Designs

Hello, everyone! Today I want to share with you my Christmas card I made using the Gingerbread House collection from Cuddly Cute Designs. There's so many pieces in each collection, you can find something different to use each time! Here is my card:
Yes, I know it's a big picture, but I wanted to be sure you'd see all the sparkles. The picture really doesn't do it justice, I'm afraid. That's what happens when you run behind because of work and have to take pictures at night. Anyway, the actual card is so much prettier...it will go to someone special!

I used the color, print, and cut with my Silhouette to get the image colored, and also used the Silhouette for my papers. Once I did that, I put on Glossy Accents in various places and added fine white glitter on the snow, lollipop, peppermint above the door, and a tiny bit on the trees. When I placed it onto the purple mounting sheet and added the sentiment, I felt like it was still missing something, so I added 2 candy cane images I cut out with the Silhouette. I layered small lace around the perimeter of the solid cardstock piece, and then layered then on top of the printed paper. I placed all this onto a cream colored cardstock for my card foundation. 

I hope you drop by to visit us at Cuddly Craft Designs Facebook page! There are lots of inspiration there! 

Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner #101 Challenge

Hello, crafters! Another new challenge has started over at Crafty Gals Corner! This week our challenge is: ANYTHING GOES! And our sponsor is the awesome Faery Ink! 

Prize: 3 Digital Images
Now let me show you my project card for this challenge, using Gabbie Holiday Belle! Isn't she a cutie?? 
Of course, the first thing I did after cutting the image out was to color her up using my Prismacolors. I then adhered her to a black mounting piece of cardstock on top of black, then red. I had a printed piece of Christmas paper as the base for my card. I used Glossy Accents on her in various areas to give her some shine and on the holly and snowflakes. I used textured paste to give a snowy affect and used glitter on top of that. The black background was given an additional "pop" by adding glue to the background and sprinkling glitter on it. I'm afraid I got a little carried away...lol...so I added black glitter in a few spots to help break that up some.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and that you will enter your project in our challenge!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oulawz Color Challenge

Hello, everyone! And welcome to another week of colors! Color Challenge at The Outlawz, that is! This week we make a gift bag (or box, if you want), and decorate it using traditional Christmas colors of red, green, and/or white and black with a twist: use lace. I used all 4 colors. Here is the inspiration photo:
Before I go on, I want to be sure you know that the bag I made was from a tutorial on Persephone's Papercraft YouTube channel. It's a very easy small gift bag to make. I've used it several times. πŸ˜€ Although it's not what you have to do, I did use a digital image I got from Faery Ink, the new Fable Christmas Ornaments. Here is my project:
Before I made the bag, I colored her with my Prismacolors. I then added Glossy Accents to her ornaments and sprinkled Diamond Glass Glitter from Reneabouquets on them and on her collar. I also put gloss on her eyes without the glitter. While that was drying, I hot glued lace up on top of the bag and added some holly leaf stickers I got from a fellow DT member in another group. 

Once she was completely dried, I glued her with Tacky Glue onto the bag. I punched holes at the top of the bag with my Crop-a-dial and used glittery ribbon I had in my stash. And she was done! 

I hope you enjoyed this little project of mine, and that you will join us for this new week of colors!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

TTCRD December 13th

Hello, crafty peeps! Today I want to share with you my project for this week's challenge at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD). With Christmas just a short time away, I have been trying to get as many done as possible to mail out to special family and friends. I'm not sure if I'll make it, but I'm giving it my all! πŸ˜‰

Here is a bit about our sponsor, Decosse Dynamite Doodles:
Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out DΓ©cosse's Dynamite Doodles.  My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits.  Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs.  It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for 
Through the Craftroom Door!

So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I'd love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast!


Close up

For this card, I used the Familiar Refrain papers and the Holiday Hoopla sentiments.

To find out more about my project, be sure to visit the TTCRD's next online magazine!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Friday, December 9, 2016

Cuddly Cute Designs Card

Hello, fellow crafty peeps! Today I want to share with you a card I made using a file from Cuddly Cute Designs called: I Love Snow. While I'm still learning the art of Paper Piecing, I'm having fun while learning it. I've still got some things to learn from it, but as I practice, it will become easier.

So of course, the first thing I did was to download the I Love Snow file collection, put it through my Silhouette to cut it out, and then distress the edges some. Then I pieced them all together. For me, the trick is to figure out which piece I should do first! Lol.

After I did that, I mounted the snowman onto a white piece of cardstock, with the snowflakes around him. The I took a light blue piece of cardstock and put a darker color of foil cardstock in a stripe pattern. Next I took gold embossed foil cardstock and placed that onto the white cardstock base. I then hot glued rhinestones on the left and right sides, and onto his hat. I added an iridescent bow on the top right corner of the card.

I hope you enjoy this, and that you will check out the website for a collection to do your own!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Outlawz Color Challenge Dec 6th

Hello, everyone! Today starts a new Color Challenge over at the Outlawz! I love the photo inspiration that fellow DT member, Ursula posted! It gave me a sense of vintage and lace. So, with that in mind, that's what I set out to do! πŸ˜€ Here is the photo inspiration:
Aren't the colors beautiful?? The pillows looked "old-timey", so I went with that. Now here is my final project:
As always, I started out by coloring my image I chose from The Paper Shelter, The Lady. What I love about The Paper Shelter, is that you can pick an image already colored, place it on the included digital papers that go along perfectly with it, embellish it, and you're all ready to go! I did do the coloring, however, with my Prismacolors. I've got to tell you, I LOVE this image. She is one beautiful vintage lady, don't you think? 

After I colored her, I printed out the digital paper, placed a lace applique in the center, pink rose ribbon around the 3 sides, added flowers, ribbon, and a die cut. Pearls were scattered around. At the bottom, I used pink lace made by Kimberly, owner and maker of KPKre8tions. She made that piece, and I am so loving it! I then added a couple other pieces of lace on top of that with pearls on top. 

I hope you like what you see! And please be sure to join us over at The Outlawz Color Challenge! We love seeing all the talent out there!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Crafty Gals Corner Blog Design and Logo!

Hello, everyone! I want to share with you the NEW blog badge and design for Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! I love the new look. Be sure to check out the challenges HERE. Now let me show you the NEW badge!
Isn't it so pretty? I love it! Thank you, Samantha (owner), for this beautiful badge and the new look of the Crafty Gals Corner!

I hope you all will come on over and craft with us!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 100-Anything Goes

Hello fellow crafters! Welcome to our 100th post celebration

Our challenge is Anything Goes and runs for two weeks this time.

In order to celebrate this post, Samantha, our team leader and the owner of Crafty Gals Corner, is sponsoring the prize for this challenge.

Grab Our Badge!
$30 Package of Crafting Goodness

$10 GC to Beccy's Place provided by our DT sister, Tracy

To add to this celebration, I'll be offering a Gift Certificate for a Digital Stamp from one of my favorite shops! (You'll receive a code or email with it.)

  All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and also on the Crafty Gals Corner 100th blog post.  I will announce the winner during our next challenge on 14 December 2016.

Now I want to share with you my card. Since we were able to do an Anything Goes using an image we pick, I decided to go with the cute little bird from Kajsansscrapblog. If you follow her link, you'll find several free images with these cute birds! Adorable!

I started off by first using my Prismacolors on the image. Once that was done, I mounted the image onto some 6x6 Silver Laser Lustre. I used some Glossy Accents on the candle to make it seem more realistic. I then layered all that onto some Lemon Yellow Vellum, and in turn mounted that onto some Cream Velvet Touch from Paper Temptress. I had some red cardstock in my stash, so I put all those pieces onto it as my card base. I used my leafy vine die cut to put several around the image, and a poinsettia in the middle of those. Placing pearls onto the vines made them "pop" out more. I then simply cut out a sentiment from some Kraft Vintage Christmas paper and placed it in the top left corner of my card. And then it was done! It was pretty simple to make, really. But the end result was exactly what I was looking for!

I hope you will join in on the fun challenge! You have 2 weeks to enter! πŸ‘Œ And visit our blog for some great inspiration from our other DTs! You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 13 December 2016, to link your project to our challenge #100, "Anything  Goes", 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Creative Ladybirds Creations 
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas + stamp
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Traditional Christmas Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes (#47)