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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Circle Around

Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

It is time to start a new Bi-Weekly Challenge #99 over at DigiStamps4Joy with the THEME: Circles. Add any circular shape to your creation.  You can use any digi you want. If you use a DigiStamps4Joy image you can win $10 to spend in the DigiStamps4Joy Store.  If you use one from the 'other' guys the top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each. Come on and join the fun. It begins today Wednesday, August 20th through Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Here is my fun with circles but first I wanted to share this tutorial someone shared and forgive me I can't remember where. It show you how to flatten bottle caps with your Cuttlebug Machine. Love it...it is so easy. I am finally able to use my big stash of bottle caps. I do use them the regular way. And had seen them sold flattened. I am laughing and embarrased to say I have tried doing it with a hammer and needless to say I destroyed the caps.  HERE is the Bottle Cap tutorial. I hope you find it easy, fun and it tickles your creativity.

 My digital image is 'So Tweet' available in the DS4J Shop. I also used a couple flattened bottle caps on my card design for your inspiration to join in the fun.

I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out on the lovely creations by the Design Team. And here is a little tickler on a Blog Hop DigiStamps4Joy will be having starting September 3-16th to celebrate its 100th Challenge. How awesome is that I get to participate in the celebration. There will be all kinds of fun, prizes and inspiration.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges where I am also a Follower.
Clear it Out- Anything Goes+Anything Goes from stash(Bottle Caps)
Sisters of Craft August - Anything Goes
DPDC49 - Any Digi goes
Brown Sugar#107 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - It's All About Texture
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Until next time this SHabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Safe. Be Blessed. Hugs

Monday, August 18, 2014

Using my Favorite Colors

Digital Image by Sherri Baldy/My Besties - IMG693


Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,
Sharing a fun card I colored with my favorite colors turquoise/sky blue with bronze/browns. The adorable image is one of Sherri Baldy's Big Eye Big Head Dolls Digital images you can find in her Etsy Shop HERE. This image is IMG693. She has a Flash-Sale of 50% off going on right now with CODE: YOURSPECIAL50. I am going to be using her images for my Christmas cards this year. So I am happy to have caught the 50% off right now.


I must share the majority of  my cards are inspired by the smiles that fill me inside out as I invite the awesomeness of the Lord God Jesus Christ and his works to come in and refill me with his grace and loving-kindness. There seems to be so many sad and terrible things happening in the world with families and health that can bring a person down and a lot of it has to do with attitude. I have to make it my choice not to let my surroundings drag me into a derogatory state.  And God is good company and listens very well as he fills me with encouragement. 
I had a fun array of craft supplies I used on my card. 
Digital Image - My Besties/IMG693
Memory Box- Cherish Border, Rounded Fence
Joanna Sheen-Spring Blossom
Marianne Designs-CR1251/heart doily
Xcut Nestiing Dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Grand Labels One, Spellbinders Shapeabilites-Back to Basics Tags
Joy! Crafts Easel die/6002/0122
Ribbon from my Stash from Hobby Lobby
Pearls, Bling & Flowers by Recollections and Petaloo
Stickles/Pickett Fence, Martha Stewart/Sugar cube glitter flakes & fire opal glue tubes
Sentiment by Inkadinkadoo
Spectrum Noir Pens, white gel pen, Faber-Castell pencils
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I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges where I am also a Follower.
Avenue 613 #85- Anything Goes
My Besties International #17 - Favorite Color Combo(turquoise/skyblue & bronze/browns)
FairyTale Stampers #43 - Anything Goes/Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #98 - Use some metal (I used metal heart w/bling)
Crafting at the Weekend #4 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls Challenge #24 -Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts/August Challenge - Favorite Colors/Turquoise/Sky Blue & Bronze/brown 
My Besties #6 - Everything Goes + Butterflies
My Besties Friendship #4 - Butterflies
My Besties UK - Anything Goes and Flowers
My Besties France #15 - Bling
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I would also like to take this time to personally invite you to join in on the Monthly Card Challenge Meet at the Scrappers Corner for August-THEME: Butterflies-anything goes featuring a My Besties/Sherri Baldy image. You still have plenty of time to join the fun. It is also Sponsored by Sherri Baldy.

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






Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fun with Non Colored Stamped Image



Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers

Having fun with a House-Mouse Designs Stamp that I have had for years. This one is called 'O Lucky Day' with Mudpie the mouse. I have a special love for them since they were the first stamp I bought and enticed me to color and craft cards. Right now...it makes me smile and happy to see I have taken my crafting and love of making cards to another level with the blessing of God. What tickled my creativity for this card is a Theme challenge over at House-Mouse & Friends-No coloring image. Immediately I was tickled to join in with the thought I don't even have to color a stamped image to feature it on a card. For this particular card design I decided to use some fun with 3D Paper Piecing. It takes a little more time especially since I was going to need to fuzzy cut some of the flowers into individual pieces. I actually find it therapeutic for me as I put on some soothing and encouraging Praise and Worship music on as I do my fuzzy cutting. After I fuzzy cut needed pieces I also use my embossing tool to give them dimension.


 I hope you try this 3D paper piecing style. I was introduced to it a couple years ago by Blog Hopping where I found this wonderful, amazing card maker Mariska van der Veer. Here Blog is called Sending You a Little Smile. I encourage you to visit her because her works are jaw-dropping gorgeous with all her intricate details. Mariska has a Tutorial tab on top of her blog that gives you instructions on how she does her 3D Paper Piecing. She has several but the one I used is on her Whiffs of Joy line and/or Here.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges where I am also a Follower.
House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #176 - No Coloring Image on a Thinking of You Card
Gruffies and Friends Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More August Challenge - Anything Goes
"Less is More" Week 85 - Animal
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #14 - Z is for Zoo
Treasured Times Stamps#22 - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper August Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge#106 - Anything Goes
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I hope I tickled your creativity and you try this 3D paper piecing and visit Mariska van der Veer's Blog.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be safe. Be blessed. Hugs


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Friend Card



Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers

Here today sharing my fun with the lovely digital freebie image by A Day For Daisies I got a while back. I absolutely love their artistic touch given to their digital images. You ought to check them out they have some fabulous images not to mention their Freebies for us to play with and join their fun challenges. You can check them out their Challenge Blog here.

 I made this card for a special friend I love sharing talks with and it so happens it's always with a cup of coffee no matter what time of the day. She calls or I call when we need to talk or something is on our mind or we just need prayer. Don't you just love those friendships that you can just be yourself, no makeup, cry, laugh, talk about life and those sometimes bumpy journey we travel.  Before I share the full picture of the card I did a little something different with the inside I am going to share. I filled it with encouraging words and quotes.

As you see on the front and inside of my card design I used design paper by K & Company. The embellishments or some glossy diecut borders by K & Company that I fuzzy cut and may into 3D leaves and butterflies. I thought they were so pretty and wanted to try something different with the diecut border. THe digital image in the front with the Boot flower pots is by A Day For Daisies. I used a combo of color pencils and Spectrum Noir pens.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
A Day For Daisies #102 - Get Gloss-y
Word Art Wednesday #145 - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters#74 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps #102 - Things with Wings
Craft-Dee Bowz/August - Anything Goes include a Handmade Bow
Sisters of Craft/August - Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fun with My Little Dimples

Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

Sharing my fun card using My Little Dimples IMG103 from My Besties Pals series Designed by Sherri Baldy available at her Etsy Shop Here.

For some reason I knew when I saw this sweet IMG103/My Little Dimples I wanted to color her in these bright colors of yellow, red-orange and pink. She made me so happy with her cuteness and filled me with smiles of sweet memories. I thought of a picture I took of my grand-daugher when she was about 5 years old sitting in the front yard in front of my flower garden with her long curly locks posing for her Grannie Annie(me).  I am so grateful to have so many precious happy heart memories shared with her as she has grown to a young teen.

Here is my completed card overflowing with creative touches of love as I embellished with dry embossing using Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Oval.  My intricate detailed dies are from Memory Box/Floral Vine and Die-namites/Butterfly Swirl and a new Anna Griffin die which I doubled and/or fuzzy cut for dimension.  The beautiful hot pink ribbon is a great find at Hobby Lobby at one of their 50% off. And my beautiful colored roses of different sizes came from The Rubber Buggy. My sentiment is from an Inkadinkado stamp set.
And here is an inside and side view of my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
My Besties Friendship #4 - Butterfly w/My Besties image
Eureka Stamps #102 - Things with Wings
Crafty Sentiments Designs/Aug.12 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Aug12-18 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #31- Anything Goes
My Besties UK - Anything Goes & Flowers
My Besties Spanish #2 - In the Garden
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I would also like to personally invite you to come by and join the August Monthly Card Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner - THEME: Butterflies.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be Safe. Be Blessed. Hugs



Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Release at Digistamps4Joy

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers,

Today is New Release Sunday at Digistamps4Joy. I invite you to go by DS4Joy Blog and Store to check them all out.   The Design Team did an awesome job of creating some gorgeous cards with some of the fun digital images. There are several new digi's being added to the store and here are some.
Chrissy
Chrissy
$2.50

Selfie
Selfie
$2.50
Together
Together
$2.50
Elaine
Elaine
$2.00









My Bling Shoes
$2.00
And here are two cards I created using two new different digital images. Here is the first one and I absolutely love the new 'Flower Circle' Digi you see above how it comes. It is a fun digi to play with especially since I can stamp or type my own sentiment. I created the size of this one to fit the Large Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die.

Digital Image - Flower circle/Created by Riette
Here is my second card I made using 'My Bling Shoes' created by Margy. I love anything girly and could not wait to make this card for a special Friend.
I would also like to take this time to invite you to join our current Challenge over at DigiStamps4Joy-THEME:New going on through Tuesday, August 19, 2014.


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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Little Pixie Fancy Pants


Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

Here today sharing another sweet Sherri Baldy/My Besties image. The image I decided to play with is 'Little Pixie Fancy Pants'. I think I went a little crazy last month when I found Sherri Baldy/My Besties images were 50% off at her Etsy Shop.  I bought about 10 if not close to it chipping away at my wishlist. I tell you my list just got bigger again. This particular Little Pixie Fancy Pants image is part of Sherri Baldy's "Fancy Pants" series which has just been added several new precious images the past few days of August. Not to mention a couple of new 3D Deco kits that were added. I want to color and play with them all. I need to start selling my cards.
As I was going through my Design papers I found this beautiful purple hyacinth with green polkadots background by 3 Birds Design Paper.   I decided I wanted to work a 3D look with the flowers behind my image so I fuzzy cut some of the specific  flowers then cut some of the frilled edges and glued then down and/or pop-dot them to meet my design needs.  I think she is a little sunshine cutie among the flowers. On another note I so desperately trying to get better at coloring hair. I can't afford those wonderful classes they offer so I try looking at Youtube Videos but I can't seem to get it to soak in as quick as I want. I guess some people just have it and it takes me a lot more practice before it clicks. Anyway I am pleased at this turnout.

My sentiment is from JustRite Stamps a really old retired one but I love it. My metal decorated bling embellishment is from my stash of on sale goodies I bought at Michael's.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Scrapbook Stamp Society #47 - Anything Goes + use metal( decorated w/bling metal embellishment)
My Besties UK - Anything Goes + Letter P ( Plant, Purple, Pearls, Passion(made w/love)
The Paper Shelter #168 - Make it Digital
7 Kids College Fund #105 - Anything Goes +Get Wordy
Crafty Creations #269 - Flower Power
Word art Wednesday #144 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs/Aug 5  - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craftroom Door/Aug 5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge /Aug 4 - Flowers
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I would also like to personally invite you to come by 'Meet at the Scrappers Corner' Monthly Challenge which features Sherri Baldy/My Besties images on your card projects. August THEME: Butterflies. Hope you come and join the fun and check out what the prizes are along with inspiration by the Design Team.

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



Celebrating Something New-Challenge#98-DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Fellow Crafters and Followers,

Today Wednesday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 starts a new Challenge over at DigiStamps4Joy. The THEME: Celebrating Something New.   If you use a DigiStamps4Joy image you can win $10 to spend in the DigiStamps4Joy Store.  If you use one from the 'other' guys the top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each. Come on and join the fun.

Here is my designed card for some inspiration. I used the DigiStamps4Joy pre-colored image called 'My Ride'. I made it in mind for a Friend celebrating their new journey of travels from graduating and choosing to travel.  I invite you to go by the Digistamps4Joy Blog and check out all the wonderful creations the Design Team came up with to tickle your creativity.  I hope you join in the fun.
Digital Image-My Ride - Digistamps4Joy Store

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Crafty Sentiments Designs/Aug.5 - Add a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - CAS(Sept 2)
PaperTake Weekly/Aug 5 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door/Aug 5 - Anything Goes
Card Mania #52 Challenge - Vacation or Travel
Eureka Stamps #101 - Add a Button
Digi MakeOver #152 Challenge - Anything Goes+GDT Sept.
Love to Create #127 - Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs


Monday, August 4, 2014

Fun with Willow Wisp Fairy

Digital Image-Willow Wisp Fairy 3D Deco by Sherri Baldy/My Besties

Hello Everyone,

I am sharing with you today the adorable 'Willow Wisp Fairy' this is from Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D Decoupage Card Kit. It is also available in a black and white digital image. I am afraid you will be seeing me share quite a few of these 3D Decoupauge designs because I have fallen in love with the fun in them. They do take a little extra work in cutting the pieces out but they are well worth it.


I had fun using my Martha Stewart glitter pens to fancy up the wings and head band.You can't see it very well but I put some white tulle and sprinkled some fine pink glitter on it behind the wings. I placed some Ranger Liquid Pearls on the clothes to give more dimension.  I fuzzy cut the flowers trom a page that come with the 3D Deco kit and delicately placed them to surround Willow Wisp Fairy.

The diecuts I used to layer and use for background are several of Spellbinders Nestabilities; Timeless Rectangle, Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight and Opulent Ovals. I used Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug embossing folder Rosette Cluster. The pearls and bling are from my stash by Recollections.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Come and Get It - Use a Die
Glitter n Sparkle #96 - Add some glitter and sparkle
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
My Besties #5 - Everything Goes with My Besties
My Besties 3D Deco #13 - Glitter and Sparkle
Sister Act #68 - Anything Goes
My Besties UK - Anything Goes & the Letter P (Passion, Pearls, Pink, Pretty)
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I would also like to invite you to come by and join the current August challenge-THEME: Butterflies over at 'Meet at the Scrappers Corner'. You must showcase a Sherri Baldy/My Bestie image on a card any shape, anything goes with theme Butterflies. Come on and join the fun.

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