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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Papercraft Business Blog Challenge - Animals

Today begins a new challenge for the month of March, here at Papercraft Business Challenge Blog! I hope that you will join us!

Entered at:
Not Just Cards -Anything Goes

Blessings! Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #186 - Tag You're It!

Hello, fellow crafters! We have started a new challenge over at  Crafty Gals Corner  This fortnight the challenge is: Tag, You're It! (Use a tag in your project)

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ Two Digital Images
 & Two Coordinating Digital Paper Sets

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Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Prize ~ 1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsor
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 D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 200+ 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, watermarks and digital Scrapbooking Kits. I also sponsor a number of challenge blogs throughout the year and it is my absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog!
If you have the time, I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. Come and take a look--I hope you have a blast!

What a great list of sponsors we have! And awesome prizes! Now on to my project: 

I'm using an image from Cute as a Button called Button Love. Here is my tag: 
I used layers of Distress Oxide Inks for the background after I had run the tag through an embossing folder. I then layered with laces and embellishments. To color her, I used my new Spectrum Noir markers. 

I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge! And thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TTCRD Challenge - Week of February 19th, 2019

Hello, fellow crafters! Today began a new challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door!  And for this challenge, we are sponsored by the amazing Createful Heart Digis and Designs!  

I'm excited to share with you my card for this week's challenge as a Design Team Member with TTCRD. Here it is, using Beau & Butterfly!  
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this image. Such fun! And...if you'll notice....I added a bow and a butterfly (Reneabouquets) to my card. Unintentionally! But it just happened and seemed so fitting! 

I hope this will inspire you to enter our challenge! Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Key to My Heart - Splashy Mix Challenges

Hello! Today I want to share with you my DT Project for our 2nd challenge over at Splashy Mix Challenges!    Below is our very lovely and romantic moodboard for this month's challenge. Plus, some great prizes to be given away!

Now on to Our Prizes:

(as voted by our DT)


(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More

3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 

1 Random Winner
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goodie bag from Creative Minds

Now on to my project for this month's challenge. I made a process video so you could see how I made my project I titled "Key to My Heart". I know that it's past Valentine's Day, but we still call it the Love Month, right? Here it is:

Here's a summary of the process, step by step:
Step 1: Prepare surfaces by adding Gesso.

Step 2: Brush on your base coat (I used FolkArt Metallic Garnet Red)

Step 3: Begin adding layers. I used different types of pastes and metallic acrylic paint by Prima Art Alchemy. (Listed in video)

Step 4: Stencil, using Textured Paste. Use heat gun to dry

Step 5: I started using various mist sprays to add color, drying in between coats

Step 6: Add glitter paste in various areas

Step 7: I then took my lace heart and used the same base color as the key 

Step 8: While the heart finished drying, I then took my "LOVE" and painted it a purple base coat (a little later you'll see I also painted around the edge, which can be done in this step too).

Step 9: Back to the heart- I added different layers of embossing powders, ending with a holographic powder to give it more shine and depth.

Step 10: I then took my "XOXO" and pressed it into my VersaMark and sprinkled gold embossing powder on top of it. 

Step 11: I added clear embossing powder onto my heart. The reason I do these in the order I did, is to give each piece a little extra "setting time". 

Step 12: I took my LOVE and added red geranium and then holographic embossing powders. With the last layer of embossing powder, and while still warm, I sprinkled mountain ice glitter and pressed lightly

Step 13: I wasn't happy with the key, so I went back to it and added more embossing powders and glitter paste. I took a DecoColor paint pen (gold) around the side of the key and heart, plus on the top edge of the key.

Step 14: Glue it all together, and it's done! 

Here are photos of the finished project:

Thanks for stopping in! I hope that this will give you inspiration to try something and join in on the challenge!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Craft Room Helpers Collab and Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to Craft Room Helpers - My Favorite Tool collab and giveaway!
There are 8 crafters in this collaboration and we will be sharing with you our favorite craft tools and what can be done with them. Our goal is to introduce to you tools you may not have or maybe even new uses for them. We are also having giveaways on each channel and on my channel I will be giving away what I make plus some surprise extra little goodies! All you need to do is be a subscriber and leave me a comment.....and a thumbs up would be appreciated if you like what you see. Below is the line-up links for the rest of the crafter’s involved.

GIVEAWAY is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY due to shipping costs. The giveaway on each channel will run from Saturday February 16 through Saturday February 23, 2019 and the winners will be chosen randomly from the qualifying entries and announced shortly after.
To qualify for individual channel giveaways you must be a subscriber and leave a comment their channel. There may also be additional rules for each channel so listen carefully.
Video LINE-UP (click on links to get to each video)
Rebekah / IAMMAMA24 https://youtu.be/FmkVuJFv4bU
Janie - The Craft Princess https://youtu.be/XtAUQQWkpF0
Sandra / Creative Paper Craft https://youtu.be/b52JWikE6Ks

Tasha / Crafty Pink Pixie https://youtu.be/GRVgiJCUVYY

Thank you so much for joining us and we hope that you have learned something new :)

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Friday, February 15, 2019

Crash Your Stash- The Outlawz

Hi fellow crafters! We have an awesome new Crash Your Stash Challenge over at the Outlawz! 
The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those items out and bring them new life! This month's challenge is Chipboard!
Come play along with us!

Sponsor for This Challenge
We are 3 Digital Shop

FEBRUARY - CUE: Chip board - This can be shapes, words, letters etc

PRIZE: Recipe Cards

Now take a look at what I made using chipboard:

My first step was to take some very thin chipboard that I had in my stash (for a long time....), and cut out some cogs with my Silhouette. I needed to make them look more realistic, and rustic, like they had been there on the side of a road somewhere...or anywhere, for that matter....so I took each piece and pressed them into VersaMark and then heat embossed Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. I did that at least twice (usually 3 times). This way it hardens up the piece and gives it a bit of a shine.

I then took different pastes of various colors (green, rusty red, etc) that had the look of patina and rust. All of mine were from Art Alchemy (Prima). After I got the results I wanted, I then took Kraft cardstock and used it as a foundation for my card.

My dilemma? What color of paper to mount on top of the Kraft paper, so I can mount my cogs on. You'd think that would be easy, but then it hit me....Green! A dark green would be perfect (anyway, that's what I was thinking...lol). So I mounted the green on the Kraft, and then mounted the cogs on top of the green. I added a bow and strung twine around the edge, then added my sentiment.

I hope that you enjoyed this and that it will give you inspiration to use some of your chipboard stash! And thank you for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - Love is in the Air (Add a Heart)

Hello, crafters! A new challenge has begun over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! This fortnight the challenge is: Love is in the Air (Add a Heart)

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are:

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

I absolutely love my image! Here is my card for this challenge, Birdie from LeAnn's World 101 (link above).

This card is a pretty simply made card, and in order to add a heart, I decided to use some heart lace I had in my stash for some time. I love it, but just didn't really know where to use it. But I felt it was perfect for this challenge! I used my Prismacolors to color the image, and some papers I had in my stash.

I hope that you will join in on the challenge! Great sponsors and great prizes to be given!

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

Techniques Using Paper Temptress Cardstock

Check out my video using cardstock from Paper Temptress. Here I show you how great these papers are using embossing powder and die cuts!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Outlawz Color Challenge - February 12, 2019

Hi, fellow crafters! I'm so glad you dropped in! Today begins a new challenge over at The Outlawz Color Challenge! And for this challenge, we have the amazing Imagine That Digistamp as our sponsor! (And they currently have a sale going on!)

Imagine That Digistamp

Prize: $12 gift certificate

Here is our board picked by fellow team member, Ursula:

As you can see, the board has one main color for you to use, so you can pick at least 2 other colors for your project. AND....the twist is make your own background! Here is what I did:
The image is called January Carnation by Imagine That Digistamp. To make my own background, I printed off on my laser printer a piece of white cardstock with black and white colors. I then took some Gina K Designs Sparkling Silver foil and placed it on top of the black and white, ran it through my laminator, and Ouila! I had a new background full of colors! I then layered everything together, coloring my image with Prismacolors.

I hope that you will join us for this challenge! And thank you for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Designer for the Day!

I'm so excited to be sharing with you that I applied for Designer for the Day at Papercrafter Magazine and was accepted! Please check it out!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TTCRD Anything Goes - Week of February 5th, 2019

Hi, fellow crafters! I hope that you are having a good beginning of a New Year! I can't believe a month has already gone by! And another week of challenges begins here at Through the Craft Room Door! For this week, we have the amazing sponsorship of 
A little Bio about our Sponsor:
Gecko Galz is a digital craft products shop that was started by a group of paper artist and designers who wanted products that they could not find anywhere else. They wanted to bring their love of paper arts and altered art works to others and inspire them with beautiful papers, stamps and ephemera. The idea of Gecko Galz came to fruition in 2012 when they opened their shop on Etsy and since then have offered hundreds of products, ideas and classes to others world wide.

PRIZE: $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz at the Etsy shop.

I love their silhouette images! Very beautiful! Now take a look at my card:

I love how she's reaching out to the bird! What a sweet moment! She was fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us for the challenge!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Entered at Gecko Galz February Challenge