Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time to Meet at the Scrappers Corner

Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers...

A big Welcome to my new followers and crafty friends.

 Today Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge Blog is starting their new September #3 Monthly Card Challenge with the THEME: Pearls & Ribbon. You must showcase a My Besties by Sherri Baldy on your design.  It can be a digital image, stamp or 3D Deco image(like mine) and you can find them Here at her Etsy Shop.  Sherri Baldy/My Besties is the Sponsor of the Meet at the Scrappers Corner. I am so blessed to be a part of this very talented team of Ladies from all over the world.  I invite you to go by the Main Blog and check out all the creations by the Design Team and read the rules for entering which I have also placed below.

Conditions for entering this Challenge:

Now... It is time for me to share my designed card for this Challenge. I used the precious Millie Mae 3D Deco Sheet a My Besties image.  I decided to showcase her on an easel card with a shabby vintage look. I strategically placed my beautiful white pearls by Recollections.  And I strip of Black ribbon with sheer black ribbon polka dots on the edge on the bottom of my easel card. I added several fun embellishments: blue jean die cut Spellbinders heart and scallop heart behind it, dry clay shapes(corner,circle frame, butterflies) using Martha Stewart molds, miscellaneous paper embellishments by 3Birds,  Londonberry Design Paper, Spellbinder Nestabilities. Flowers from the 3D Millie Mae Sheet.  I scissor cut all the pieces even the flowers an gave them dimension with pop-dots. 

I don't like sharing about my physically down days but when I do have them they are a challenge. And  the month of August was a very difficult month for me health wise where I had an abundance of attacks from the debilitating Crohns disease along with extra tenderness with nerve damage on body where my legs have are beat with muscle spasms. It has been very difficult to walk far, stand or sit long.  Through all that I still consider myself blessed and I know it could be worse.  I love that God tickles my creativity to outsource my energies onto paper and cards.  So these days where I am bound to lay or recline when I love to work on my homemade flowers, color my images/stamps and now cut these wonderful precious My Besties 3D Deco images when able. See below how this particular sheet comes...and they are all pre-colored(so beautifully). All you have to do is scissor cut and layer with pop-dots.
There is so much fun to be had with these precious Sherri Baldy's  images and especially now that I have been introduced to these 3D Decoupage Sheets and technique.  They are fun and tickle my creativity.  And as of *TODAY, Sept. 7th.* Sherri Baldy/My Besties still has 50% off  at her Etsy Store...that includes rubber stamps, digi's, 3D Deco sheets, her beautiful Dolls and More.  Be sure to enter the CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges where I am also a follower.
Crafts 4 Eternity #192 - Digital( My Besties digital image)
The Hobby Cutz#63 - Ribbon & Pearls
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use Lots of Layers
Sister Act #73- Anything Goes 
My Besties Friendship #5  - Autumn Colors (Plum and Forest Green)
My Besties Dutch - Easel Card
4 Krafty Girlz #26 - Anything Goes
Crafting at the weekend #5 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #148 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore#9 - Make a Card

Please visit the 'Meet at the Scrapper Corner' Challenge Blog for rules and details. And to see the beautiful creations by the other Design Team Members.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Current Challenge Tickler & Winner Annoucement

Digital Image-'Catch it' created by JenLee/Digstamps4Joy Store

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Thank you all for joining the DigiStamps4Joy 100th Celebration Challenge Blog Hop. It was fun getting to visit all my new Commentors and Followers. Don't forget the Challenge: THEME: Celeb ration is going on until September 30th so you still have plenty of time.  Now that the Blog Hop is over it is time  for me to share the Winner of "Two Darling" a new digital image that was especially created to celebrate DigiStamps4Joy 100th Challenge. And I get to give it away as a gift from Margy the Owner of the Blog and Store. 
Tadadada! That was a drum roll...The Winner is "JUDY MURPHY". She is one of the new Followers that was drawn from the hat. The Comment Judy left is: I love this image and the effect you've put on the dress. Judy x
Congratulations! Judy Murphy please email Margy Keiser @ to request the "Two Darling" image and reference my name:Antoinette Tristan.  Or if you have any problems email me:

Now to share the card I made to tickle your creativity on joining and coming by 
DigiStamps4Joy current Challenge THEME: Celebration going on through September 30, 2014.

I made a fun and easy Criss-cross card to showcase the 'Catch it' little boy image. And I found a marvelous easy Youtube tutorial video to share with you that 
makes it fun and simple if you want to try one. Go HERE to check it out

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #150 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots/Sept15 - anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #36 - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts/September - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap#38 - Anything Goes

Until next time. This Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be safe.  Big Hugs

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Challenge 100 - Celebrate with Me - Blog Hop, Fun & Prizes

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATION theme Blog Hop running from 3 – 16 September 2014 to celebrate Digistamps4Joy's 100th blog challenge.  We are thrilled to still have you as our 'fans' after 2 and a half years! As a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win 100's of prizes, including more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases we are showcasing and which will be given away to some lucky followers. Join with us as we CELEBRATE!

  •  Blog Hop 3–16 September 2014
  •  FREE digistamp 3-8 Sept 
  •  Challenge #100  THEME:"CELEBRATIONS3-30 September
  •  Ad Hoc prizes 17-30 September
You have arrived at Antoinette's blog in HOUSTON, Texas!  I am on the Digistamps4Joy Design Team  and am so happy to be apart of celebrating with DigiStamps4Joy reaching it's 100th blog challenge mark! I am privileged to work with so many wonderful talented ladies on my team. And we are wanting to share with you this great accomplishment with fun and prizes.

Fabulous HOP Prizes
1. DS4J is offering FIVE NEW digistamps as prizes on five DT member’s blogs to a randomly drawn follower of that blog and who has left a comment. The other DT blogs will be giving away a previously released digistamp, also to a randomly drawn follower and commenter! In addition, some of the blog owners may have personal DT prizes which are only applicable to the country they live in. So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS to one lucky winner, which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?
There are some rules for winning these digis, so make sure you read these below!

Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Asmah, and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Zella’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.

My BLOG will be giving away for the 100th Challenge a DigiStamps4Joy New Release called 'Two darling' shown below. * In order to win you must be/become a follower of my Blog and leave a comment on this Post. 

 Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop with the THEME: Celebration.This is a new digital Release designed by JenLee especially for DigiStamps4Joy 100th Blog Challenge Celebration called 'Two Darling'. And you can win it as a DS4J digi prize given from my Blog. Be sure to check the rules to win. Be a Follower on THIS Blog & leave a comment here.  I did something special with this 'Two Darling' image. I did a technique called  3D paper piece a digital image.  You can find instructions HERE from a dear crafter who influenced me through her fabulous works.  I used several dies by Spellbinders to showcase my image.

Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2). Leave a comment under this post

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Leave a comment on the blog post.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your next stop will be the talented Asmah .

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday 18th September on the main Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 18th September.

Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge - running for the whole month, with THEME: "Celebrations"

There will be ad hoc prizes and discounts given away on the main DS4J blog only. But you will need to pop in regularly to 'catch these' as each one will only be available for a short time.

Below is a list of the Design Team Members to visit and begin the Blog Hop. If you click on their name it will take you to their Blog. 
Relax and enjoy the Fun, Inspiration and Prizes on THis BLOG HOP.  Now you know why it is lasting two weeks...we have a big fun group of Design Team Members.

Main DS4J BLOG  
You are  Here: Antoinette(me)

Here is a better look at my easel card I designed for this 100th Challenge. Don't forget to join in on our current Challenge and visit the Main DigiStamps4Joy Blog for more details.
Don't Forget  You can win the image 'Two Darling' on my card.
Be/Become my Follower and Leave a comment on this post.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges where I am also a Follower.
PaperTake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door(Sept 2-8) - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #51-Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #111 - Anything Goes
Card & Scrap #81 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #49 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out(Sept 2) - Anything Goes + Stash(Liquid Pearls & 3yr old Design Paper)
LiaStampz #72 - Feminine/Girly
Paper Makeup/Digi Makeover #156 - Anything Goes +GDT
My Besties UK -Something New(New Release'Two Darling' something Old(designPaper3yrs Old'

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be safe. Hugs

Monday, September 15, 2014

Star of the Show "Pancy"

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Sharing my designed card today showcasing Pancy image available on a 3D Decoupage Sheet created by Sherri Baldy/My Besties available in her Etsy SHop. Once I finished putting her all together I had a color pallet in mind already.  I just didn't know which route in design I was going to go until I thumbed through my design papers and found my Pink Paislee packet of Declaration which showcased my Country USA colors, Red, White and Blue. The ribbon was an extra perk I bought at Hobby Lobby a while back falling in love with the neutral colors of red,beige and blue. It was perfect for my design I had in my heart to create.

I am really having a lot of fun with these 3D Decoupage Sheets. August and September have been slow physical days for me so on my down days I enjoy cutting these precious pieces so when I can I create fun paper projects showcasing them.  Then there are times when I am completely out of energy I love the idea of processing colors I am going to design their layout. They have been a special part of keeping my love for crafting ongoing with a happy heart. So today the Star of the Show is image "Pancy".

The big blue jean flower with burlap and the crystal type bling is some that I hand make when I am also physically down. As you see they are easy and fun.  You can see a picture Flower tutorial on my Blog post HERE.  I also precut hearts with my Spellbinders Shapebilities Scallop Heart and plain hearts.  They are always fun to use and embellish.

My Design Paper and ticket embellishments are from a Pink Paislee/Declaration packet I won a couple years ago which I also mixed with some K & Company.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
My Besties 3D Deco #16 - Add some flowers
My Besties France #17 - Anything Goes
My Besties Australia #28- Anything Goes+My Besties+Flowers
Crafting From The Heart #36 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #106 - Anything Goes+Add some Bling
Imaginations Crafts/september - Anything Goes


Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be safe. Big Hugs

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mandy Visits Norway

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am happy to share today that I am honored to be a Guest Designer for the My Besties Norway Blog where they are starting a new Challenge with the THEME: Fall Colors. And My Besties Norway is having a Blog Hop that You and  I are  participating in...if you are Here on my Blog the fun has just started to begin. Once you get past my designed card below you can see the Blog Hop list to begin the fun...traveling the World through your fingertips. How much fun is that! You are going to see some amazing creations that will tickle your creativity.

 I chose to use an image called "Mandy" which I cut out of a Card Topper that comes with Mandy 3D Decoupage sheet by Sherri Baldy/My Besties images. You can her My Besties products HERE at her Etsy shop.

 I made a Criss-Cross Pocket Card.  And you can find the instructions here on a YouTube tutorial by a kind crafter who shared it. My Challenges entries are:
Allsorts #276 - Sugar & Spice
Alphabet Challenge - P for Petals
Creative Moments #51 - Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Simply Create Too #76 - Autumn/Fall
4 Craftfy Chicks #211 - Fancy Folds-Criss-Cross Pocket Card
613 Avenue Create #89- Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #26 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything Goes
We Doobadoo #14 - Something Feminine
++++++++++++++. let's get ready to participate in a fun BLog Hop with My Besties Norway  from Crafters all over the World.  Read below my card for instructions and Blogs. It is a short Blog Hop with lots of inspiration that will tickle your creativity.

Hei alle sammen, og velkommen til en ny utfordring her hos My Besties, denne gangen har vi i tillegg til vår utfordring også en bloghop!! / Hi everybody, and welcome to a new challenge here at My Besties Norge. In addition to our challenge, we also have a Blog Hop this time.

For å være med i trekningen på Blog Hop premiene må man; /
To be in the draw for the Blog Hop prizes you must;

1. følge My Besties Norge bloggen, / 1. Be a follower of the My Besties Norge blog.

2.Besøke alle på bloghoplisten, og legge igjen en kommentar.  / 2. Visit everybody on the bloghoplist, and leave a comment.
3. Ha bloghopbilde på siden din og link tilbake til oss! / Put the Bloghop pic in your blog and link back to us.

Her er alle bloggene dere må besøke: / Here is the blogs you need to visit!

Vi har 2 ekstra premier til Bloghopen. / We have 2 extra prizes for the Blog Hop.

1. Produktpakke (se bilde over her)/ 1. Product package ( see pic above)
2. Fem My Besties Digistempel / 2. Five My Besties digistamp.

Så bli med oss da vel!! / So please join us!


Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Hugs

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sweet Treat Candy Girl

Hello Fellow Crafters and Friends

I am sharing with you today my fun with 'Sweet Treat Candy Girl' a fun image designed by Artist Sherri Baldy. I have to show you what she looks like in black and white and a sample coloring palette Sherri Baldy gives. Isn't she fun and adorable. I don't do holloween but do make candy treat packets for the neighborhood kids to invite them to the church Fall festival. I will be using this card to give a friend with a sweet treat.

Sweet Treat Candy Girl Image - My Besties/Sherri Baldy

I don't know the full story of where these style face painting originates but I know I have seen it painted on skeleton dolls alot in Curio shops in San Antonio, Texas. They really are quite beautiful and Sherri Baldy's take on them is eye-catching and adorable.
Supplies Used:
Digital Image: Sweet Treat Candy Girl/My Besties
Spellbinders Nestabilities 
Flowers by The Rubber Buggy
Floral Florish-Memory Box
Black Bling - Recolllections, Ribbon from stash
Design paper-K & Company
Colored with Spectrum Noir & Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter: Martha Stewart and Stickles
Sentiment: Anna Griffin Chalkboard
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Milk Coffee - Colors of Autumn
My Heart Pieces - Use a digi
ABC Challenge - P for pretty petals
Sister Act #74- Anything Goes
Creative Moments #51 - anything Goes - Fall/Autumn colors
Divas by Design - Sept 10/Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend#5 - Anything Goes
My Besties Friendship - Autumn Colors with My Besties
I would also like to take this time to invite you to join the Meet at the Scrappers Corner Month Challenge for September, THEME: Ribbon and pearls featuring a My Besties image. Please stop by the Blog to see all the rules. Sponsored by Sherri Baldy 

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be safe. Big Hugs, 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sweets for the Sweet

Hello Fellow Crafters, Followers and Welcom to my New Followers,

I am sharing this 4 by 4 fun box I made with my new  We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board . And here is a YouTube video to help. I bought it through I had already bought the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and loved how easy it was to create the size envelopes I needed in whatever design paper I wanted. And even better that I could make my own thickness through some of my own fiddling for envelopes for my fat cards. 

I chose to have showcase one of my favorite Designers Sherri Baldy's My Besties digital image on it. It is one of her Big Eyed Besties Big Head Dolls Digi IMG313.  I colored her with Faber-castell pencils and put some Stickles on some of the areas. My Doily is a Top Dog Madison Doily Die. My lovely grass border die is by Impression Obession from My bling ribbon is from a stash I have in forever along with the Anna Griffin vellum sentiment which is perfect for my goodie box. I also used some K & Company Design Paper with a happy colorful mushroom design. I also lined a ribbon around the box with X's and O' perfect for my sweet Friend.

I have a feeling I am going to be using my We R Memory Keeper Gift Box Board a lot more now that Christmas is coming. And using some of the new Winter Wonderland Images Sherri Baldy has released in her Etsy Shop.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
My Besties International #18 - Use a Doily & ribbon
We Do Doobado #14 - Something Feminie
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi
Scrapbook Stamp Society#49 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #148 - Anything Goes

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Exciting News...

Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

Digistamps4Joy will be celebrating its’ 100th challenge on the blog beginning on September 3rd! To celebrate this fabulous milestone, we are not only holding a Blog Hop for 2 weeks, but will also be giving away some fabulous prizes during and after the Hop! Don't miss this, as you will have a whole month to celebrate with us and to win prizes!

Friday, August 29, 2014


Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

Digital Image-Party Dress Pretties -Pam /DigiStamps4Joy
I made this card as a tickler and invitation to come and join us at DigiStamps4Joy current Challenge Theme:Circles. The challenge will be going on until Tuesday, September 2nd.  So come and join the fun. Visit the Blog for details and prizes.

I also wanted to share some exciting news coming up very soon beginning Wednesday, September 3rd. Set your calenders DigiStamps4Joy will be celebrating its' 100th Blog Challenge and there will be lots of  fun, inspiration and prizes.
I used K& Company design paper to create my background and scissor cut some of the flowers out to give dimension to the flowers. The sentiment is a set of 4 'Bottle cap inserts' available in the Digistamps4Joy Shop. The precious pre-colored digital image is 'Party Dress Pretties-Pam' also in the DigiStamps4Joy shop. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges where I am so a follower.
Crafty Creations #270 - Use something old from your Stash(3yr old design paper)
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi(Party Dress Pretties-Pam)
Inky Impressions #174 - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Use your stash( 3year old design paper)
Tuesday Throwdown #210 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #147 - Anything Goes

Until next time...this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs