Saturday, April 13, 2019

It's a Fold Card Challenge at A2Z Scarpbooking This Month

I have a little (not so little) plastic folder with images in different sizes so that I can use them in the future and they sometimes prompt my creative brain (not the one usually in use) to go with the flow.  This is exactly what happened here.  I cut out the cup and chose the color of cardstock, cut it and went on from there.  I thought I'd sweeten the cup with sugar and saw red yet again.

I searched my ribbon box and came up with that great red and green plaid and added the other ribbon to liven up the design.  I wasn't sure about lining up the top tag, but went with it on a slight diagonal.  It is pretty awesome in real life.  I'm hoping this inspires you to get your fold on!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
a2z scrapbooking april challenge
Please join in A2Z Scrapbooking's "Fun Folds" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking etsy store

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps (both Hero Arts and Sugartree digital kits)! 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.

 Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sugartree Farmhouse at A2Z Scrapbooking (sugar bowl)
  • Hero Arts Words of Love at A2Z Scrapbooking (Happy Valentine's Day sentiment)
  • The Stamp Doctor Spellbinders Side Step Card Die
  • Die-namics Stitched Tred Tag STAX
  • Hero Arts small tag die (very old and out of stock)
  • Copic markers R20, R27 & R29
  • Red cardstock (5 1/2 X 8 1/2)
  • Ribbons in my stash (red and green plaid and red ribbon with red stitching look )
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Altenew Dancing In The Rain

Altenew is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas during the month of April and the prize is a $20 gift certificate.  I am jealous, to say the least, so be sure to join the challenge at Die Cut Divas.
Altenew

Altenew is known for the many wonderful flower stamps and dies that have made stampers extremely happy with their products.  I have my favorites and "Dancing in the Rain" stamp and die set is one of them.  There are so many fun images and great sentiments in the set.  

My first two cards features the "Dancing in the Rain" stamp set from Altenew. You can find the stamp and die set here.

My first card features a silhouette of a little dancing girl in the rain and puddles.  There is a rain stamp and the little girl dancing in the puddles stamp which combined to make the cutest stamped scene.  Silhouettes make great cards, adding an embossing folder and dies.  I used the sentiment "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...  It's about learning to dance in the rain."


My second card features a couple with an umbrella standing in some puddles with the rain sleeting down.  Three stamps were used to create this card (rain stamp, sentiment stamp and couple stamp).  I thought a non-symmetrical look might fit this card.

I used Hero Arts London Fog for the rain so the rain image doesn't overpower the girl or couple.   Though the stamps have matching dies, I decided to use the rain as part of the scene and used framing dies for my cards.

For my thrid card, I used another Altenew stamp set for a scene with a lighthouse.  One of my favorite things to investigate is a lighthouse.  I've seen marvelous lighthouses along the coast of Maine and California.  


Supplies:
Altenew Be A Lighthouse
Becca Feeken die
Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die (upper corner die-cuts)
Copic markers including multi-liner 0.05 
Vagabond die cut machine















Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A2Z has a New Challenge with Fun Folds

I don't usually make fold cards, but I might start making more of them since I finally got the hang of how to line up the die with my paper and how to FOLD it.  I'm glad A2Z made me try.
I have to tell you it came out so much better than I imaged it.  How did that happen?  On with the show.


Close-up below

I think it was the monotone blue on this deep black background that made this so special.  I will be leaving this on my desk for awhile to remind me to try new things and be an inspiration. announcements!
       a2z scrapbooking april challenge
Please join in this month’s "Fun Folds" challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking etsy store.


  • Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut at A2Z Scrapbooking (houses & sentiment)
  • Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Digital Kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • The Stamp Doctor Spellbinders Side Step Card Die
  • Elizabeth Craft Igloo die - the post with the sentiment sticking up from the snow
  • Elizabeth Craft Adventure Edges - snowy hills
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs 4th of July - stars
  • Copic markers B0000, B21, B91 & B95
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, April 1, 2019

Die Cut Divas' April Challenge is All About the Water

Altenew


April's challenge at Die Cut Divas is all about WATER (rain, lakes, ocean, streams, rivers, dark clouds full of water, glass of water, tears, water color, just have some sort of water on the card.

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate from Altenew.  

My card features stamped, die-cut umbrellas and a great sentiment from "Dancing in the Rain".  I used Copic marker R27 to color the umbrellas, glue dotted to the strip of silver tape and red ribbon.   I sent this card to my partner in  Spain for the March Card Chain Challenge
I loosely based my design on the March sketch option below with the technique option to use Stamping or Decoupage. 
Supplies:
Altenew Dancing in the Rain stamps and dies set
Copic marker R27
Card stock in my stash
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter challenge at 
The Paper Shelter - Challenge 376 - It's a Spring Thing - Rains in the spring here
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - “Anything Goes” (weekly)
Crafting with Friends - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes"
Crafting By Designs - "Anything Goes"







Sunday, March 31, 2019

Morgan 's Artworld New Koriah

Last day to enter Die Cut Divas' March challenge of "Anything Goes".   This post represents both Die Cut Divas and Morgan's Artworld challenges, the last day of Die Cut Divas' challenge and the first day of Morgan's Artworld April challenge.

The more I worked with this image, the more enamored I became.  The colors seemed to flow after I figured out what my first color would be (green).





The Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge is always "Anything Goes" 
Challenge dates are April 1st through April 27th, 2019 
on Australian Eastern time (Sydney).  
Morgan's ArtWorld
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.
cover photo, Image may contain: 1 person, text
Be sure to check out and join the Morgan’s Artworld Facebook Group too.

Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld BW New Koriah
Spellbinders The Stamp Doctor (Side Step Card Die)
Copic markers
Long green die from a friend (partial cut), (I don't know manufacturer)
Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Fancy Die (partial cut)
Sentiment - “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon.  Breathe fire”  from Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - “Anything Goes” (weekly)
Crafting with Friends - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes"
Crafting By Designs - "Anything Goes"
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Friends  - "Spring - use spring colors"
Simon Says Wednesday - "Anything Goes"
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A2Z Scrapbooking has a New Challenge and March is Color It In

Sometimes you color some things, cut them out and they sit waiting for you to get some inspiration to continue.  I thought receiving new dies would bring me inspiration and THEY DID.

Very simply, I created a background of dies and staggered the cups up the smallest die-cut, then die cut a sentiment.  I'm a tea drinker and my breakfast tea is always in a cup or mug, so my sentiment has to be one for tea.


Be sure to join the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
a2z scrapbooking march challenge
Please join us in this month’s "Color It In" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A1Z's etsy store.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.



 A2Z Scrapbooking Sugartree Stamps digital sets "Hug in a Mug" and "Farmhouse"
Copic Markers
UNK dies, I think one is a Spellbinders die
Vagabond die cut machine


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A Power Poppy Card - Autumn

I know it's not Autumn, but my friend and I colored a great image and I wanted to share mine.  This is a Power Poppy digital stamp and I thought it would be suitable for just about any event from a loss to a birthday with a "thinking of you" message. 


Close-up

I think I'll be using this digi again and I'll try some other colors and see how they work too.

Supplies:
QuicKutz Scalloped Squares
Power Poppy digi Olive and Oak
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thinking of you Stand Up Helper
Copic Markers (olives - YG23, G94 & G99, olive leaves Y08, YG61 & YG63, oak leaves YR09, R24, R22, Y04 & E11, nuts E11, E04, E47, E11  background C00 & Y04
Vagabond die cut machine