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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Meet Me at the Scrappers Corner - December

Hello Fellow Crafters,

The month of November went by a little slow for me...
I think because I was excited to share Meet at the Scrappers Corner - December Monthly #7 Challenge THEME:  Scrapbook Layout with My Besties and Photo.  And you have the whole month of December to enter your Scrapbook Layouts. With the holiday here I am sure alot of you are putting your pages together for family and friends.  I have seen some beautiful layouts being shared on Facebook so I can't wait to see what you share with us.  

I invite you to visit Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge Blog and see what the upcoming My Besties digital prizes are. I did have fun visiting all your Blogs with fun and creative projects I wish more of you would come and join the fun. 

Here is my Scrapbook Layout with 2 My Besties digital images and 2 photos of my Grand Daughter. The two My Besties images are Messy Bessy/IMG824(I call her the Grannie) and IMG79 Fancy Pants 6.

My Scrapbook Layout Recipe:
Digital images: IMG824 and IMG79FancyPants6
Sherri Baldy dies - Love and Hearts Frame
Anna Griffin-3d Flower stickers
Embellishments: Pink Paislee
Bling and Pearls -Recollection
Spectrum Noir- coloring
Design Paper-K & Company

I would like to enter this Scrapbook layout into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craftroom Door #176 - Freestyle
A Creative Romance - Something Old (my Anna Griffin 3DFlower stickers & Pink Paislee stickers)
Brown Sugar #122 - Anything Goes
Digitally 'Sweet' #116 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #115 - Anything but a Card(Scrapbook Page)
Sister Act #85 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Ltd. - Anything Goes

I hope you all go by the main Meet at the Scrappers Corner Monthly Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations and join in on the fun. Remember you must feature a My Besties Digital image where you can find plenty to choose from Here.

Until next time... I Wish You Everything Merry and Bright. Big Texas Hugs

Monday, December 15, 2014

Annoucement and...

Digital image486 - Designed by Sherri Baldy/My Besties
Hello Fellow Crafters,

I have some happy news....a great annoucement to share with you as my Blog Family and Friends. I have been given the opportunity to be a Sherri Baldy's FaceBook Design Team Member. I will be sharing my paper projects on several Facebook Pages including my Personal Facebook Page of new digi's that have been released. How awesome is that...I am bubbling with joy.   Here are 2 Facebook Pages that are open for you to come join in on the love train to all things fun with My Besties:
 Facebook My Besties Designs
Facebook Scrapbook Stamp Society

And here is a My Besties - Pinterest Page that gives you all sorts of inspiration with creations by Design Teams from all over the World. I invite and encourage to follow this page:
My Besties Card and Digi's by Design Teams


Here is my first card design with the adorable new image that is available in the Etsy Store-IMG486.
                                                 Digital image486 - Designed by Sherri Baldy/My Besties


Here is a picture of the elf image486 uncolored. Isn't it so adorable
Until next time... I am Wishing You All Things Merry and Bright. Big Texas Hugs,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fun with Poinsettia's-My Besties UK



Hello Fellow Crafters,
It is My Besties UK Challenge annoucement day and today I get the fun opportunity to share the details so you can join in the fun. It begins today Monday, December 15th through Sunday,December 28th.  THEME: Anything Goes and Poinsettia's.

I invite you to visit the main My Besties UK Challenge Blog for more details and check out the lovely creations by our Design Team.There are some fabulous My Besties digital images that will be your prize. 

Here is my card designed to include Poinsettia's as I feature one of the adorable digital My Besties Big Eye Big Head Dolls Image Scan0004. She is so adorable and I am sure I will use this precious image for several occasions.
Card Recipe:
Digital Image: My Besties/IMG Scan0004
Vellum-Embossed with Anna Griffin-Noel Folder, foilage, Poinsettia's
Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Poinsettia, Tags, Foilage,
Sentiment: Anna Griffin/Christmas Sentiments
Snowflakes-Impression Obession
Stickles-Diamond
Bling: Recollections
Coloring: Spectrum Noir

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #162 - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
Allsorts Challenge #289 - White Christmas
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Christmas
We Do DOOBADOO Challenge #21 - Festive Spirits (Christmas)
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity #206 - Christmas
Fab 'n Funky #241 - Christmas
Pile it On #49 - Anything Goes Holidays/Christmas
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Until next time...I Wish You All Things Merry and Bright.



Monday, December 8, 2014

Meet Me at The Scrappers Corner

Hello Fellow Crafters,

The Christmas holidays are near and we are all busy with preparing the house with Christmas love and music in the hopes of capturing precious memories and quality time with the ones we love.  This is also a tough time of year for people feeling lonely missing their loved ones no longer here or those that just don't have anyone to be with. I hope our Thanksgiving holiday sentiments of gracious times spreads throughout the coming days.

Today I am sharing some sweet memories on a Scrapbook page with a Photo of my Grand Daughter. I added a My Besties/Summer Swing digital image I colored with Spectrum Noir and hair with Derwent pencils. I thought this image was perfect as my Grand Daughter is laying on her tummy swinging cheerfully smiling.

What inspired me to get into putting my scrapbook layouts together is the December Monthly Challenge over at ''Meet at the Scrappers Corner'.  THEME: Scrapbook layout+Photo+My Besties image.
I have had this particular Anna Griffin album for a few years when it went on sale and now I am finally going to start filling it. So I will be sharing  several scrapbook layouts throughout the coming days and/or months. I love all of Anna Griffin products. She inspired me to add more is more with her beautiful 3D flowers. stickers.
So here you go my sweet memory of the this particular day me and my Grand Daughter had while were at the park.
I would like to enter this paper project into the following challenge:
Scrapbook Stamp Society #56 - anything goes
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Don't forget to come by and visit Meet at the Scrappers Corner Monthly Challenge. We are graciously Sponsored by Sherri Baldy/My Besties. Come join in and enter your paper projects featuring your favorite My Besties.

Until next time...Wishing You All Things Merry and Bright

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Star Bright...Star Angel

My Besties/Star Angel digital Image - Designed by Sherri Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Here this Saturday, December 6th sending out a friendly mid-challenge Reminder as I share this Christmas Card I made using My Besties/Star Angel digital image.  THEME: Anything Goes , Stars. You have until Sunday, December 14th to enter your paper projects into the My Besties UK Challenge. Remember you can enter up to 3 My Besties projects and one without. 

Isn't she so adorable...I love her. I had the perfect sentiment for her that was in the Anna Griffin's Christmas Sentiments. I thought she was so pretty I just shadowed the robe with Spectrum Noir and her hair, halo and wings with Stickles Diamond and Picket Fence.  My Stars, Tag Sentiment and Lacy Frame is by Spellbinders Shapeabilities. 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #161- Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs #38 - Unusual Colored Christmas
Pattie's Creations #105 - Christmas cards
Sister Act #86 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. #288 - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #350 - Little Angels
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Friendly reminder and special invitation to come by My Besties UK and join in the current Challenge THEME: Anything Goes and Stars. You have until Sunday, December 14th.

Until next time...Wishing You and Yours All Things Merry and Bright.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Besties 1-Day Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Besties Christmas Blog Hop! 

Are you ready for some fun and special Christmas eye candy? Each person on the list below has some wonderful inspiration for you to create some Christmas cards!

Our Grand Prize is:  
One winner will receive a Bottlecap Sheet download, Gift Tag downlad, 3D Sheet download and 5 Digi Stamps of choice.

You will need to leave comments on all of the blog hop participants from the list shown on at the bottom of this post. You have until Monday, Dec. 3 to leave your comments.

You have arrived on my Blog. I am  Antoinette a MyBesties UK Design Team Member...to see more about My Besties UK Challenges click here.

If you are hopping along you should have come from Engelchen Hobby.   


My Christmas card featuring My Besties  Image450 is found here
My Card Recipe:
IMG450/My Besties digital image
Spectrum Noir - to color
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart - Glitter
Pink/White twine
Snowflakes by Impression Obession
Here is a new My Besties digital Release called 'Winter Jolie' you are seeing fresh today and I get to share with you on this card I designed. It is available HERE ready for purchase. 


Time to Hop to the next blog to see some great Christmas inspiration.. You will be going to Valou Allard's blog click here.  

If you get lost along the way..Here is the line up: 
Be sure to leave a comment  so your name will go into the drawing. You have until Monday, December 3rd.


Thank you for hopping with us!! 

My Besties Uk - Anything Goes + Stars


Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is my fun opportunity to share the new Bi-Weekly Challenge details so you can join in the fun over at My Besties UK. It begins today, Monday, December 1, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th. 
THEME: Anything Goes  and Stars
There are some fabulous My Besties digital images that will be your prize. I invite you to visit the main My Besties UK Challenge Blog for more details and check out the lovely creations by our Design Team.

Here is my card designed to include stars as I feature one of the digital adorable My Bestie Boys IMG211.
My Card Recipe
Digital Image: My Bestie Boys-IMG211
Spellbinders Shapebilities- Stars
Design Paper- Bassill
Spectrum Noir and white gel pen
Cuttlebug Machine - Embossing Folder/Stitches
Martha Stewart- Star Edge handpunch
Sentiment- rubber stamp stash(unfortunately I did not save brand)
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Here is the inside of my card.
My Besties Boy Digital Image211
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessing #35 - Anything Goes Mini
The Paper Player #224 - Tic Tac Toe(Star, Embossing(dry) and white(shirt,socks and use of white gel pen)
Di's Digi Designs - Creations for Kids( Kid Birthday Card)
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Don't forget to come visit My Besties UK and join in the fun. Remember you can enter up to 3 times with a My Besties image or once without.

Until next time...Wishing you all things Merry and Bright. Big Texas Hugs

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Snuggling Santa - My Besties UK

Hello Fellow Crafters,



Today is Fun Sunday in the way I get to share with you a sweet My Besties digital image I colored along with my fellow My Besties UK Design Team. 

I invite you to go by the My Besties UK Blog and check out how we all designed our cards using the same 'Snuggling Santa' digital image. 



If you leave a comment you will be eligible to win this sweet digital image. How much fun is that.

Come on visit--My Besties UK Challenge Blog.

Here is my fun with the My Besties/Snuggling Santa.
Until next time...Wishing you all things Merry and Bright

Doily and Bow Fun


Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is a new Month and time to start our new Monthly Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner. The THEME this November Month is Anything Goes + use a Doily and a Bow. Please go by the Blog and see all the Winners for October's Challenge.  Also we have some new Winner categories and some fun inspiration by the Design Team. I can't wait to visit your Blogs and see what you create. I am a girlie girl so I love doilies and bows. Don't forget you must feature a My Besties image with a stamp, digi or 3D Decoupage.
My Besties Image697 -   Designed by Sherri Ann Baldy
Here is my card to tickle your creativity. I love hats and I use to wear them all the time. So I chose to showcase  this beautiful My Besties IMG697. I used a Top Dog Doily and my bow is made with one of Anna Griffins new bow dies.
Card Recipe:
Image: My Besties IMG697
Colored with: Spectrum Noir
Design Paper: K & Company, DCWV
Dies: Spellbinders, Top Dog Dies(doily), Anna Griffin(bow)
Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Fancy Edge Trim: Embossing folder and matching die by Anna Griffin
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I love making easel cards. It give me more area to decorate. As you can tell I am not a clean and simple card maker. But that does not mean I don't love them. I just don't have the touch. As I say that it makes me think of when people say they have a heavy foot when they drive...so guess I have a heavy hand. When choosing my design paper I loved this particular sheet of flowers so I thought I would have fun cutting them out with my scissors and making them 3D.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act #81 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #156 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe #88- Things with Wings- (dragonfly & butterfly)
Brown Sugar #118 - Anything Goes
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Don't forget to come by and join the November Monthly Challenge THEME: Anything Goes plus add a Doily & Bow featuring a My Besties stamp, digi or 3D Deco. Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bells, Baubles and Beads on A Cone

3D digital Image-Winter Wonderland skater/ My Besties - Designed by Sherri Ann Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Today I have the fun of sharing with you this adorable  Shabby Chic Decorative Laced-up Cone hanger. First I must share and say I got the idea from a talented, fabulous and gracious crafter Bibiana who shares her lovely how-to crafts on her Blog-Stamping with Bibiana. She had created a Victorian style cone.  What is so fabulous about gracious Crafters that share their How-to's is you can tweak to your creative touch. Bibiana does give you the instructions I am adding a few suggestions on mine for those that want a little more detailed measurements to go by. It was a fun paper project not very hard.

I chose to make this Shabby Chic Decorative Laced-up Cone to showcase this precious 3 D Decoupage -My Besties/Winter WonderLand Skater  which is pre-colored digital image I had won on one of my entries into My Besties 3D Decoupage Challenge.  And guess what...I am going to enter this one too...since they inspired and tickled me to create something using Bells, Baubles and Beads. I invite you to go visit their Challenge Blog their Design Team creations are always amazing.

 These would be great for birthday party cones or just for a special someone.

Items Needed to make your own Decorative Cone:
- two 6x6 cardstock Design Papers
- ruler, scissors, hole punch, tape, glue
- ribbon or string or rope or tulle, or hemp( whatever you choose to use as handle)
- Embellishments of your choice

My Card Recipe:
3D Decoupage Image: My Besties/Winter Wonderland Skater
Design Paper: Bassill
Embellishments- Hobby Lobby/Feather, baubles, beads, bells, pearl spray
Ribbons and Lace my stash
Paper Ruffle-Petaloo
Aleene's Tacky Glue, Clear tape

Here are some pictures of how I started. Forgive me for not taking pictures of where I made markings to make sure I punched holes for proper spacing.







-Choose a 6x6 Design Paper with the side you want showing outside if you happen to use double-side DP like I did
-Choose 1 corner/2sides of it glue down your decorative edge
-Place/Tape handle on the Top side of the decorative edge
-Place/Tape decorative item you want to hang on bottom of Cone.











- Add a  1 1/2 inch strip of cardstock to each side where you are going to punch hole to lace your ribbon/string on for strength
-Choose your Design Paper to show from the inside to glue down.

The inside measurement of the new square to be covered is now 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
- Measure 1/2 inch in to start punching holes
- Punch holes in 1 inch increments

This 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Square will cover the handle strings and bottom decoration and will make your Cone sturdy.

Get you a clap/big clip ready...to clip top ends together for lacing.






Once you have smoothed down and let all the adhesives dry start to mold your Cone with your hands to make the ends curve into each other. You can't see the holes I punch very easily with my design paper but they are their. I embroider so to make it easier for me I used 2 needles to thread my ribbon downward.

Here is my completed Shabby Chic Decorative Cone.


I hope I tickled you into giving this a try. I am once again so grateful for Bibiana tickling my creativity.
Here is another picture where I placed this precious paper project on my tree...here she is. As you can see the baubles and feathered decorative piece on my Cone are used throughout my Christmas tree decorated with love.
I would like to enter this paper project into the following Challenges:
My Besties 3D #21 - Bells, Baubles and Beads
My Besties Dutch - Anything Goes Winter(Used My Besties/Winter Wonderland Skater)
Scrapbook Blessings #34 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore/November - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More/November - Anything Goes
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Until next time...I wish and your happy holidays and Merry Christmas. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs,

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Besties UK Mid-way Challenge Reminder

Hello Fellow Crafters...
Sending out a friendly reminder to tickle you into entering your cards into My Besties UK bi-weekly challenge. THEME: Anything Goes and Curls.  They can be any kind of curls...curls on waves, curls on flourishes. Use your imagination but...be sure to give us details to qualify. You can enter up to 3 My Besties cards or once without. You have until Sunday, November 30th.   Come on by the My Besties UK Blog to check out all the pretties the Design Team came up with.

Here is my card using the adorable Miss Frizzy Lizzy a My Besties digital image.
Digital Image:Miss Frizzy Lizzy--Designed by Sherri Baldy

Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Miss Frizzy Lizzy/My Besties
Designer Paper: MME
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval, CherryLynn Designs/Pretty Pretty Bow
Embellishments: Flowers/K & Co., Martha Stewart foam clay frame
Embossing: Anna Griffin Folder and Edge die
Colored with: Spectrum Noir
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I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
A Crafty Mess #1 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Something Old(Flowers 1 1/2 years old)
Sister Act Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots of Embellishments
Crafters Cafe #91 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Get Ready for Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #159 - Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie sends happy thoughts as you create happy heart memories.  Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bottlecap FUN

Digital Bottlecap Image: Pink Polka Dots --Designed by Sherri Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing my fun playing with these precious new digital pre-colored My Besties Bottlecap images. I just love them. This one is called 'Pink Polka Dots' which you can find  several new Bottlecap images and more in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Shop.

This is how they come...all you have to do is load and print. They will print in 1 inch size diameter...so all you have to do is punch them out. I happen to have a 1 inch circle punch and it works beautifully. My bottlecaps I purchased during a halfprice sale at Hobby Lobby. I have had them for several years not liking the thickness of them as original bottlecaps until I saw they were sold flattened.  Well, I had all the others a package of 50 and was not going to buy more. I happen to be going through Pinterest and found this fabulous Youtube video that shared how to flatten them with a Cuttlebug machine...so I was a happy girl because I have a Cuttlebug.  Here is the video for you that want to flatten your own bottlecaps the easy way. I must share...I had even tried flattening them with a hammer...and yes I totally destroyed them.
Card Recipe:
Digital Image: Pink Polka Dots/My Besties
Ribbons/Lace - Hobby Lobby Stash
Dies: Die-namites - Doilies, Cherry Lynn Designs-Pretty Pretty Bows
Senitment: Penny Black
Embossing Folder: Sizzix/hearts
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Digital Pre-colored Image: Pink Polka Dots/My Besties

I would like to take this time to personal invite you to come visit and join the current November Monthly Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner--THEME: Doily and Bow.  We would love to come visit your Blog and creative entries.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
My Besties France  - Bottlecaps My Besties
Word Art Wednesday #159 - Anyhting Goes


Until next time my Fellow Crafters....I send you happy thoughts, Jesus Blessings and may you and yours be surrounded by angels of protection and health.  Shabby Chic Grannie



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3D Sweet and Simple

Hello Fellow Crafters,
3D pre-colored digital image - Christmas Peppermint  Designed by Sherri Baldy/My Besties

Sharing this precious 3D-Pre-colored digital image called 'Christmas Peppermint'. I made it for my Daughter in Law who was sharing with me the story of the Elf on a Shelf story. So I made her a girlee version one.  This one was created and designed by the talented Sherri Baldy who designs those wonderful My Besties images.  And right now you can get this cutie 'Christmas Peppermint'  3D image for 50% off right now. She is currently at a discount for $3.00 and with the 50% Discount code:YOURSPECIAL50 you can get her for $1.50 HERE.  I don't know how long the SALE will be going on so go by and get you a few.

Everything right now in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop is at a Super Sale.
Enjoy your visit to the Etsy Store.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Please BE SAFE and Be Blessed.  Big Texas Hugs





Christmas Vintage Style

Hello Fellow Crafters,

The days seem to be passing so fast and I am behind in making my Christmas cards this year. Today I am sharing a vintage style card I made using a retired Sherri Baldy Christmas Vintage image. I just love it and there are other styles you can choose from in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store.

I displayed this precious image on a card I edged with one of Anna Griffin's new edge dies with matching embossing folder. I also embossed and ink distressed the other side with an Pine branch edge embossing folder. I love the effect embossing folders give paper.
I embellished my card with those beautiful K& Co. poinsettia and pine cone flowers. I bought them a couple years ago at Michael's when they marked their Christmas stuff 75% off. They were a steal and I will have to restock this year when they go on sale again. 

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