Saturday, June 24, 2017

I am so excited!! I was one of several winners of a giveaway Kraftgali was having on Instagram and Facebook. I always try out for these type of giveaways. I usually don't win. So, when I won - I was surprised and over the moon.

Kraftgali's shop offers a variety of stamps, dies and other wonderful things for card making. I won a gift certificate to the shop. I of course went right over and redeemed it.

I ordered the following:

Avery Elle Cool Treats Stamps & Die Set
Avery Elle Cool Treats Clear Stamps & Dies -bundle


Avery Elle - Birthday Bus Stamps & Die Set
Avery Elle Birthday Bus Clear Stamps & Dies-bundle

Lawn Fawn - Party Animal Stamps

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Sunny Studios - Oceans of Joy & Die Set

 Sunny Studio Stamps Oceans of Joy Stamps And/OR Matching DiesSunny Studio Stamps Oceans of Joy Stamps And/OR Matching Dies

All I have to say is wow the stamps arrived so quickly and I am so happy with them and the services. If you are interested in purchasing so stamps, dies or other goodies please stop by Kraftgali.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I am so excited to finally be able to share this news. I have been honored by Creative Inspirations to be on their Design Team. I have meet everyone on the team and these ladies are super sweet and so talented. 

I hope you can join us at Creative Inspirations every month we have different challenges and mini crops. 



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Another challenge on Jo's Scrap Shack this week. Here are all the details:
 This week's Challenge:

BUT WE HAVE A TWIST!
Totally optional of course! Challenge yourself
and use this sketch! Remember you can
flip it, rotate it or use only bits of it!
Oddball Art

Our Sponsor this week
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps
 of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, June 16th  12:00AM
   Ends: Friday, June 23rd    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Here is the card I created for this challenge. I did a mask technique for the background, used TH Distress Ink and then did some water splatters. It's a subtle take on the sketch.




What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until June 23rd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 26th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Thank you for playing along with us!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I haven't been on here because I have been visiting Goldie. Let me tell you a bit about Goldie, She is just perfect. Goldie is the nickname for my craft room. It's because I use to craft in our walk in closet of our apartment when my hubby and I first lived together. I just made do - It was my little spot.

Then, over the years I got a spot or I should say corner of our living room in our rent house. Some corners where bigger than others but much bigger that the walk in closet. Now, in our house which we bought about 2 years ago. I have a craft room. It's the perfect amount of room. Not too small and not too big. Just like the in 3 bears story. One was to big, one was to lumpy and finally one was just right. So, hubby and I nicknamed my space Goldie. Because well the " just right size bed" seemed a bit weird. 

Now, that you have a bit of back story. I've been hanging out over at Goldie's and creating cards and layouts. I will share some here in the next few days. 

Here is one of the cards I created. I used a digital from Yumpuff - (creates lots of cute chibi  & other style images), A Fiskars stamp - (coffee beans & sentiment), and Tim Holtz stencil. Colored the image with Faber-Castell - Color pencils, Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the background, colorbok- blue dot paper and added a puffy heart on the mug & few sequins. 
   


Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it. Leave me a comment or link me to your latest project.


Monday, June 5, 2017

I created this card a few days ago. It was a lot of fun to create. I used a free chibi image from Yumpuff. I colored her with color pencils and blended out with baby oil. I added a some more details with a black fine tip Sharpie. I then used a free digital kit that I printed out for the rest of the card. I add some washi tape, enamel dots & Zig Wink of Stella to finish off the card. 




Saturday, June 3, 2017

I love this picture of my daughter and son posing on top of the van. They were outside with their dad and I watching the shuttle launch. I love their carefree smiles. Their faces as they watched the shuttle up in the sky. Their questions after. I miss those days of wonder. 

Now, She's 18 years old and in college and he is 15 years old in high school. They are both so intelligent and funny.



Here are a few pictures of all the little details.
I used some rub-ons (star & heart),  package techniques for the background, some watercolor pencils for the circles, washi tape, puffy hearts, enamel hearts & stars, tissue paper behind the picture, some sequins and some Heidi Swapp  Colorshine in Navy.




Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes Challenge


Our Sponsor this week is:
The winner will win a stamp set of their choice and a 6x6 paper pad from 
the Lawn Fawn online Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, June 02nd    12:00AM

Ends: Friday, June 09th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Here are my cards for this challenge. I created 2 cards - using the same concept. One I did a bit more elaborate and the other a bit more simple.

Card one - A shaker card with a real tissue fringe pinata. I also cute the tissue banner in the background. 

A few close ups.

Inside Sentiment. 
Items used: Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set, American Crafts Paper - Lime green, Colorbok Glitter paper - purple, Tissue paper - assort colors - Dollar Tree, Cuttlebug Dies - Springtime Confetti & Celebration Confetti, Tulle - Glitter in Ivory - Joann's Fabrics, Scotch Brand Washi tape - Teal Glitter, Heidi Swapp Stamps - Birthday & Presents, Hampton Art - Studio G Stamp - X-stitch, DMC Floss - Black, Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black, Versafine Ink - Onxy Black, Zig - Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Black, Tombo Mono Adhesive Permanent & Scotch Brand Tacky glue in a Fineline Bottle. 

Card Two - Simple version. No fringe tissue pinata just colored. I also stamped the tissue banner instead of cutting it.


Items used: Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set,  Dollar Tree - Black cardstock, Tissue paper - assort colors - Dollar Tree, Cuttlebug Dies - Springtime Confetti & Celebration Confetti, Heidi Swapp Stamps - Birthday Hat & Presents inside card, Hampton Art - Studio G Stamps - Various - used in banner, DMC Floss - Black, Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black, Versafine Ink - Onxy Black, Zig - Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Black & White, Tombowd Mono Adhesive Permanent & Scotch Brand Tacky glue in a Fineline Bottle. 

So, Create a project or 2 and enter them at Jo's Scrap Shack Blog. I can't wait to see your creations.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. (At Jo's Scrap Shack Blog


2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 9th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA)
 time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 12th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sharing another layout today. This one of my children. They are so silly and happy-go-lucky. I love that about them. I thought it was a fitting title for this layout. Forever Young by Bob Dylan. Every time I hear this song I think of them. They are growing up to be amazing people.




Here are a few close up of all the little details.





Thanks for stopping by I hope you create a project using a song title or lyric. If you do please lpost your project here in the comments I would love to see it.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Today is the 3rd day my kids are at Meg-Con. So in honor of this comic book, sifi, cartoons convention I am sharing a layout I created of my eldest daughter Kaitlyn. Si you can see she loves Doctor Who.



I handstitched the heart. Yes, the doctor has two.


Weeping Angel. Don't BLINK!



I got this as a digital and use it and my own papers to finish it up. Thanks for looking.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

So in honor of Mega-Con being this weekend here in Florida. I wanted to share this layout of my daughter Kaitlyn and family friend Comic Book Artist Mike Wagganer - creator of Deep Space Tragedy.  They are always silly when they get together. Love them both.

Lots of layers and bits for this one. Fun glittery Thickers in a bold color. Sub-title in Simple Stories Snap letter stickers. Some washi tape in superhero actin words.  Little  touches of enamel dots & wood veneers Older paper line. Hey - got to use it up right!. 😄💟




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I created this layout of our sweet boy Rukkus. He was about 9 weeks old in this picture. My hubby Fran adopted him from the animal shelter. We all fell in love with Rukkus, He made it real easy to fall in love with him. He was such a lovable Pitt bull. 

Ok, so now let me tell you about the layout. I did some roller stamping & splatter, stamped some words and rub-ons for  my background.Then cut staggering lengths & widths of pattern paper and layered them. I even used my broader  punch on one. I used some washi tape (checkerboard & Hearts). Added some enamel dots, wood veneers and cork embellishments. The banner is a Heidi Swapp color-able paper. I used Thickers and a pre-made topper for the title.

Thanks for stopping by my blog if you have any questions or comments please feel free to add it to the comment section.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sharing a shaker card I created using Stampin' Up stamp set Bunch of Blossoms. As well as a Scraptastic Stamp Set.

I started by stamping and embossing the blossoms with white embossing powder. Then I colored with with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The little jar I stamped on a transparency with Staz-on Gold ink. 

I cut the flowers and jar. Layered then and created my shaker card. I add a bit of Zig Wink of Stella on the flowers. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I also add some itty bitty star sequins on the side of the jar just above the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by. If you create a shaker card please link me to your project.

Annie




Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today, I am sharing a mermaid card. It seems that everywhere you look these day you can find a mermaid. I thought they where hard to find - you needed to be at sea for many days. lol

So, here is a little about my mermaid. I used a Recollections stamp by Michaels. I colored her with Copic Markers, I then added highlights with a  white Gelly Roll pen. Then I added some twinkle with a Zig Wink of Stella pen in Clear Glitter. For the background I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads  and the stencil that cam with the stamp set.

I then stamped the fish, star fish, sand dollars, coral and seashell with various distress inks and Stampin' Up ink. I use Stampin' Up Dapper Denim ink for the sentiment and tiny bubbles.

Finished it off with some Zig Wink of Stella and tiny star sequins.

Thanks for stopping by. If you create a mermaid project of your won leave me a link I would love to see it.

Annie


Monday, May 15, 2017

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I sure did! Mother's Day was so much fun. I got to spend the day with my children and my hubby. It just happened to be my hubby's birthday as well.

Now, I wanted to share a layout with you today. It's a mixed media layout. I layered chipboard hearts onto cardstock then gesso over them. I then put Heidi Swapp colorshine and paint on top allowing it to run down the page. once dry I stamped on the layout. Then I created my layout. I foiled the star wood veneer then sanded it a bit to create a grunge rocker look.  Thanks for stopping by.

Feel free to leave me a comment or link up your mixed media layout.



Here are a few close ups for the layout.








Thursday, May 11, 2017

I am sharing today a card I made. I did this one on a navy cardstock panel. I used gray ink to create the clouds and some of the smoke by the fire. I this stamped and colored with Distress markers the images. I then busted out the Ranger Stickles and add it to the campfire. Lots of little & extra small star sequins. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it. Punched a banner using my Stampin' Up punch. Finally did some iridescent white paint splatters to create the night sky.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sharing a layout I created of my beautiful daughter Rowynn wearing her dad's reading glasses. Everyone always tells her that she looks like me with out glasses. So, she put them one and said now we really look alike. Lots of stitching on the heart. I did the packaging technique on the background. I  water-colored the heart and stamped the little glasses and the sub-title beautiful you. Lots of layers and enamel dots.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sharing a card I created using mostly Amy Tan papers and a new stamp & die set I got. I think I can out so cute. Quick and easy because of the die. I inked the edges of the die cuts with Distress ink and I also stamped the blue paint stroke. Then I used Versa-fine black ink for the sentiment. I used Stampin' Up ink the center pineapple.



Monday, May 8, 2017

So the title of this layout is a bit much for most but, when you read the journaling you will understand. I found this quite funny since my daughter Rowynn never curses. This was on her birthday she had a doctors appointment earlier that day and found out how bad her heart is getting. She was greeted by a nurse who sized her up and down and said "well you're interesting" with a disapproving tone. Then the doctor disapproved of her tattoo.

Later that day she was told by a friend that - his family was disapproving of his lifestyle. It was too much I guess and she finally let it out.


Below are close ups of all the little details. I did some stamping and splatters. Lots of layers, washi and enamel dots too,













Thank for looking.