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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Papercraft Business Challenge - Up in the Air

Hello, crafty friends! Today begins a new monthly challenge over at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog! Our theme for this month is....UP IN THE AIR! What a fun thing to work on! Before you read on, check to see if you were a winner for last month's challenge over at the Papercraft Blog! Here is the prize for this month's challenge:
What great projects you could make with this one! Now on to my project:

For this challenge, I decided to go with a tag. I already had in my stash some Julie Netting product, which included a wooden doll with a kite. I should have taken a before picture of it, but I forgot.  So I've linked it to the Prima website HERE. This is the tag I made:
For the tag base, I used some of the pre-cut tags from Julie Nutting. I got out my Distress Oxide Inks...LOVE them...and added various colors. I then got out my wooden doll and kite and colored them with my Spectrum Noir color markers. With that done, I added some stamps and embellishments. Instead of adding lace at the bottom, I just used a floral acrylic stamp. And she was done! Easy peasy, right? (Although the ink seemed to bleed a little, it ended up better than I thought it would.)

I hope that you will join us for the July challenge! Up in the Air could mean anything....a kite, a butterfly, a plane, etc....You choose and show us what you created! Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, June 20, 2019

4th of July Independence Day Card

Hello, fellow crafters! I'm so glad to be sharing with you another card from JessicaLynnOriginal as a Guest Designer! This time, I'm using a new digital called 4th of July Brentwood Owl.   Here is what I created:
I have a process video of the card. I hope that you will check it out! Below you will find links to JessicaLynnOriginal and the product I used. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Many blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Online Shop: https://jessicalynnoriginal.com/collections/all
4th of July Brentwood Owl: https://jessicalynnoriginal.com/products/instant-download-brentwood-owl%C2%A9-4th-of-july-usa-team-america-jessicalynnoriginal-digital-stamp

Gina K Designs Fancy Foils (Scrapbook.com Website)
Sparkling Silver - https://www.scrapbook.com/store/tow-18061.html?w=Fancy+Foil

Red Velvet - https://www.scrapbook.com/store/tow-18031.html?w=Fancy+Foil

Brilliant Blue - https://www.scrapbook.com/store/tow-18069.html?w=Fancy+Foil

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #194 - Polka Dots and/or Stripes

The theme for this challenge is: Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 1 digital image (non colored)

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate (Images Only) 

Wow! Three chances to win! For my project, I chose Penelope 3 from Oddball Art. I love the Polka Dots/Stripes Theme! I chose to use both for my card. Here she is:
Isn't she a cutie?? After coloring her with my Spectrum Noir markers, I layered her on top of the designer papers: polka dots and stripes. Then I added a sentiment at the top as a banner. It's really a CAS card, as once it was colored, it was pretty simple to put together. But I really like it! I hope that it inspires you to join in on the challenge!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Outlawz Color Challenge - June 18th

We have begun another fortnight of challenges over at 
Our June 2019 Sponsor is

This week Cara has chosen a three colour palette with an optional twist of adding a bird. 
I love this color board! And I love peacocks! We were given a beautiful peacock image called Pretty Peacocks. Since I love peacocks, this was a fun image to do! Here it is:
All the papers that I used came from Paper Temptress. I used my Prismacolors on this image. It took me a little time to do it, but it was well worth it! 

I hope that you will join us in on the challenge! You have 2 weeks, so hopefully you'll get a chance to enter. And thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hidden Compartment Book Box

Hello, fellow crafters! Jeanie Ellis here to share with you my project for this month's challenge! Before I share with you my project, let's go over some important details:

You my create any mixed media project incorporating inspiration from the below Moodboard
- Your work must be new, not previously published anywhere
- You can create any mixed media project corresponding to the moodboard and the colors presented in the moodboard are also accepted.
- You can enter up to 3 entries.
- The post should contain a banner, a link to our challenge and the name of the blog.
- Last date to submit your works 28th June until 23:55 !

(as voted by our DT)



(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 500 Value prize from Die Cuts and More and will be our Guest Designer the following month 


3 DT Favourites

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

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store 


1 Random Winner

(chosen by Random.org)
One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goodie bag worth Rs.500 from Creative Minds

Thank you to each and every sponsor! We appreciate you! 

And now let me share with you my project and a video tutorial. 
Here it is:
This is the Top of the Book Box

Here is an angled view of one side

Here it is opened

I really enjoyed making this Hidden Compartment Book Box. I used a tutorial from Lori Whitlock (link to that tutorial is in the YouTube video description box). 

First off, let me say that to get the full details of this box, you will find them in the tutorial. 
1. Cut out all the SVG files for the box
2. Adhere all pieces together, making sure you score all score lines tightly (TIP: Use liquid glue, as it gives you allowance to move the pieces if necessary).
3. Add the mounting papers onto the individual pieces (book cover, binding, etc.) For the side edges of the box where it's the "pages", I used corrugated paper to give it more of a pages look.
4. After assembling the box and adding the decorative papers, decorate! I had a lot of fun decorating. My favorite part!

There you have it! I hope that you will join us for this month's fun challenge! 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Passport to Summer Blog Hop - TaylorMadeCards4U

Hello, fellow crafty people! I'm so excited to share with you that TaylorMadeCards4U is doing a Blog Hop....PASSPORT TO SUMMER BLOG HOP JUNE 5th - JUNE 12th! TaylorMadeCards4U is introducing THREE new passport kits: Passport to Paris, Passport to London, and Passport to New York.  I used the Passport to Paris Kit....and I absolutely LOVE IT!! 
AND...There are PRIZES to be given away! When you leave a comment on my blog (and it would be AWESOME if you Followed!), a winner will be chosen by me who will receive the Passport to Paris Digital Kit! But wait!! There's more!! 

An Overall Winner will be chosen from the winners of each of the Design Team's blogs. Monica of TM4U will be giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to the digital section of her shop! 

**SPECIAL PROMOTION** You can get all 3 Kits for $11!!  You can use coupon code PPKPROMO and your third kit will be free. Remember, this code only works on the Passport Kits. 


Now that we have the Guidelines down, let's go on to my project! I wanted to do something a little bit different, so I decided I'd go ahead and make some Wall Art for my craft studio. I've always wanted to go to Paris, but never did and probably never will. While we were stationed in Germany, my husband got to go with his co-workers (spouses weren't invited...insert sad face here!). So this is "next best thing", Lol! Here it is:

Isn't it a beautiful kit?? Those colors match my craft studio perfectly!! Lots of Mod Podge on this one, and lots of gorgeous papers!!

Here is the line up of the Designers:

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - #193- You're the Man

Hello, everyone! And welcome to this fortnight of challenges....#193 in fact! The theme for this challenge is: 
You're the Man
(In honor of Father's Day, make a masculine card)

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ $5 Gift Certificate

So here we are, #193 challenge...getting closer and closer to #200!! Wow! I can hardly believe it! So for this challenge, we're making it masculine. I got the image Vintage Ride from LeAnn's World 101. And I really had fun with it!

Instead of making a typical card for Father's Day, I decided to do a bit of wall art for my honey. I made a mixed media background, and placed my car right into the center. Here is my project:

I think he deserves a little something different now and then. He's always been such a big support to my art habit! 

I hope that this will inspire you to join in on this challenge! Let's see what you create!

Thank you for stopping by! 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Outlawz Color Challenge - June 4th, 2019

Hello crafters! Today The Outlawz began a new fortnight Color Challenge! And I must admit...I LOVE the challenge! (insert *wink wink* here.....cause I chose the challenge!! hahaha.) I really had a great time with it! But before we go on, here is our amazing sponsor for the month of June:

Here is the Photo Inspiration:
I've enlarged the photo so you could see the colors better. Isn't she beautiful?? And I love the colors! Now here is my card:
I did this card a little differently than I normally have done in the past. I wanted to use as many of the colors as possible in the inspiration, so I took some Deco Foil and heated it onto my card foundation, then I added a strip of glitter Washi tape in the middle, adding some embellishments on the card with a sentiment. The ballerina is from Imagine That; She was a silhouette that I also foiled and added a "tutu" on her with an embellishment for her "belt". I love the way she turned out!

I hope that you will join us for this challenge! Most of all, have fun with it!! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crafter's Castle YouTube Video Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Create For Less! It starts today, Saturday June 1 , and goes through Friday June 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch all 6 design team members videos. There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos.
So here are the details on how to enter and what the prize is.
WATCH ALL 6 design team members entire Hop videos.
SUBSCRIBE to ALL 6 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
Leave a COMMENT on ALL 6 hop videos....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video. Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from.
And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you!
Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to 4crafterscastle@gmail.com telling me that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend at Create For Less!!! No that is not a typo....the Grand Prize is really a $100 gift certificate!!!

You MUST click on the links to watch the video to see what the designers made! :)
Thank you for HOPPING along with us!

Jeanie https://youtu.be/dLoXr1eZaJM <<<<<<-----YOU ARE HERE

Please visit our wonderful sponsor, Create For Less https://www.createforless.com/
Thank you for watching. I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw