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Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Power of Practice Card Blog Hop!

Hello, fellow crafters....that means YOU! And welcome to the 
In this Blog Hop, you will see designers who have come a long ways in their card making skills! (Below is the list of the line-up of designers). Take a look at their beginnings and where they are today. And now....

For those who are just starting out in your card making, I have something very important to tell you....PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Yep, that's what I said. If you have a desire to start making cards or you've already just started, BRAVO for you! And if you look at your card and say...UGH! This sure isn't as good as the others I've seen! Well, take heart, my crafty friend....everyone has had to start somewhere! So don't give up! All it takes is practice. Even if it's just a few minutes a day or week....DON'T GIVE UP!

So, let me share with you a card I made for my first Design Team project (I'm actually surprised they accepted me). I totally was learning...totally! Here it is (from My Besties):

Now, while this isn't my very first card...I have no idea where that is...it is one of my very first cards! I was learning at that time how to actually color the images. The fancy fold design was ok, but that coloring! I had a lot to learn! And, I'm still on that Design Team!

Here is one of my most recent cards I made using an image from Stephanie Sybile Art:

One of the things I did as I went along, was look at a lot of YouTube, Pinterest, and fellow designers to get ideas and tutorials on how to color, adjust the size of images, and so on. And then I'd practice doing those things. After doing thousands and thousands of cards...okay, maybe not thousands...I have come a long way, but I am still practicing. There is always room for improvement! But the point is, DON'T GIVE UP! If it's truly something you want to do, then it's important that you KEEP GOING!

Now here is the Line-Up for the Designers who are participating in this hop. Be sure to check them all out...some may have prizes!

Jeanie Ellis <<<<<<<------------YOU ARE HERE

Thank you so much for stopping in! I really appreciate it so much!

Blessings, and HAPPY CRAFTING!
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #211 - Fall Colors

Hello, all you crafty people! Today we begin a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner This time our theme is: Fall Colours
Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is:

Digi Doodle Studios
Prize ~ 3 Digi Stamps

I don't know about you, but I think the Digi Doodle Stamps are just the cutest little images! For my card this week, I used the Cinnamon Chef cutie! Since the theme is Fall Colors, I went with the oranges, browns, etc. Here she is:
I don't know why, but I always seem to have trouble with the Fall colors, getting them the right shades, etc. But this time around, I think I got the colors I wanted. It really is a basic card: I colored her with Spectrum Noir color markers, mounted her on top of a  solid green layer of metallic paper from the Paper Temptress, added some printed paper, a sentiment and some flowers, and she was done! Oh, and an orange ribbon! 

We hope that you will join us for this month's challenge! You just might be a winner! And be sure to join in on the Digi Doodles Facebook Challenge too! 

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