Sunday, July 15, 2018

Calendar For Show

It's a Dies R Us month for Die Cut Divas with an "Anything but a Card" challenge



This post is on the Die Cut Divas' blog right here.

I've had this Tim Holtz calendar for more than three years and with working, stamping and otherwise busy, I only took it out and said I'll get to it later.  Later finely came.  And YES, it took a lot of time to cover everything with patterned paper, then determine what die cuts to use on each paper, cut the images and finally arrange and attached them, keeping in mind what patterns and images might be next to the tab I was working on.  Most of the time, the tabs work well together.


LOTS OF PHOTOS:

All Completed Months Laid Out


All Completed Days Laid Out

All Completed Dates 0 - 3 Laid Out

All Completed Dates 0 - 9 Laid Out

Finally, a completed Calendar
My BLUE MONDAY is a bit dark to show up well.

This was a lot of work, but it was well worth it. 

Supplies:
Lots of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies available at Dies R Us
Local King Rubber Stamps and Dies- only the snowman tab
Sizzix ABC - I used only the numbers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - boy on chair
February is a commercial card of a house

I'm entering the challenges below.
Craftingwith an Attitude (Anything Goes)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Creation Challenges Anything Goes 










Saturday, July 14, 2018

Morgan's Kid Playing

I claimed this image as soon as I saw it.  The scene reminds me of some of the village houses when I lived in Germany The scene reminds me of by-gone days when kids used to play with their boasts in a tub.  I used as many different greens on the grounds, bushes and trees as I could.  I think it turned out well.




Close-up below.




The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are July 15 to July 27th on Australian Eastern time (Sydney).  
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

Image may contain: 2 people, text

Be sure to check out and join the Morgan’s Artworld Facebook Group too.

Image may contain: 1 person, text

Last, but not least, visit Morgan's Artworld Digital Image Shop
to shop for your digital images. We are open for business.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, flower and plant

Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld image "boy with boat"
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Copic markers
Scrap papers
Vagabond die cut machine

I am participating in the challenges at 
Craftingwith an Attitude (Anything Goes)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Creation Challenges Anything Goes 








Friday, July 13, 2018

A2Z Flowering Magnolia in White

This month the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge is "Birthday Bash".  Since I had my Magnolia stamp out, I switched from silver embossing powder to white.  I have seen so many cards in silvers and white, that I couldn't pass up trying the white embossing and I'm calling this the "white edition". I decided a nice tag for a birthday gift would be perfect to accompany the card.


Tag below

Even though the distress color looks different on the tag, the same distress ink was used and the tag is the more realistic color shown.

 Visit A2Z Scrapbooking blog to enter the monthly challenge.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge    Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month’s "Birthday Bash" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
a2z scrapbooking store hero arts 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Infinity Dies (Nesting Tag Dies) at A2Z 
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Little B sentiment on card
  • Hero Arts clear stamp set My Words (no longer manufactured) - friends
  • Distress ink candied apple

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A2Z Hero Arts Silly Scape Duel

Char and I are dueling again.The Hero Arts Digital Kit, Silly Scape is lots of fun.  I remember when I saw my friend, Dawn Turley, use it on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog some years ago.  I was so captivated by it that I purchased it right away.  I have a chance to use this kit again.

Remember you can print a digi any size you want.  I printed the could and city several times because I wasn't sure how I wanted to make the card.  In the end, I die cut the "friend" from the cloud pattern and fussy cut the city scape.  I cut the dark aqua building with the front two buildings separately and adhered them to the city, then I cut just the pinkish building and adhered that on top of the rest of the buildings.  I like the depth in real life.  Have fun coloring and making wonderful projects.


Close-up

And even closer

The challenges I will be entering are listed at the bottom of this post.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!
Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month’s "Birthday Bash" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts
 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

  • Hero Arts Digital Kit Silly Scape at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sizzix "friend"
  • Copic markers
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Vagabond die cut machine
I will be entering challenges at:

Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Professional and Serviceable.Folder

A folder for men or women, professional and serviceable.  Check out Die Cut Divas to join our challenge for July, Anything But A Card.

Since the challenge for this month is to make something other than a card, I needed to make a folder for my Toastmaster speeches and evaluations so I could identify my folder from others in my file cabinet.  I didn't want to go too crafty with this folder, but just needed a label.  The key is the key to unlocking your own success through Toastmasters.


I've done two different labels, the first one was my first attempt and the second label is for more folders for our Toastmasters' club for their online manuals.



Second label, which I like better than the first.



My folder with label below



Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles at  Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Design Alphabet 2 - Lower Case at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Design Steampunk Charms - 6 dies set at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Design Labels & Circles not in stock, any framing die will work
File Folder
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It's An A2Z Birthday Bash

This month the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge is "Birthday Bash".  I was in the mood for flowers.  If I have to get something special out, I usually will do more than one project or card.  I have seen so many cards in silvers and white, that I couldn't pass up trying this myself.  I'll call this the "silver edition".

I used a digital sentiment and stamped the panels with the Flowering Magnolia 
(matching die is available)


I stamped bot cards with VersaMark ink and then embossed the images with a very old Silver embossing powder (but it still works beautifully).  On the card below, I sponged distress inks, shabby shutters, twisted citron and ripe persimmon after embossing.  I dropped and spritzed water on the background and die cut the panels to adhere to a card.


Close-up below

Rather than create a background as in the first card, I chose a red ombre panel and stamped a background, embossed it in silver and added a digital "Happy Birthday" across the bottom.


Close-up below


Visit A2Z Scrapbooking blog to enter the monthly challenge.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!
Hero Arts Monthly Challenge    Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month’s "Birthday Bash" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
a2z scrapbooking store hero arts   

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts digital kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Silver embossing powder by Rubberman Stamp Co (see, I told you this was OLD)
  • Distress inks listed above card with distress inked background


Sunday, July 1, 2018

There's a New Challenge at Die Cut Divas

Dies R Us is Die Cut Divas' fabulous sponsor for July and it's Anything But A Card time.


I've made a notebook (I'm calling it a notebook for lack of a better name) in 2017 so I could keep track of my DT creations.  I never finished the inside of the front cover and decided to remedy that with a scene, totally made of die-cuts. The scene reminds me of a spring day out in the foothills.


Close-up below


New page inserted back into the notebook


Supplies:
Elizabeth Crafts Hot Air Balloons at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Crafts Beach Edges not longer in stock, however Adventure Edges is in stock at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Rectangles at Dies R Us
Impression Obsession - Classic Truck at Dies R Us
Memory Box mini clouds - not in stock, but search for clouds at Dies R Us
Hero Arts sentiment from an old stamp set
Scrap Papers
Hero Arts stencil - Spiral Stencil with light sponging of distress ink (whatever was left on one of my          sponges)
Vagabond die cut machine