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 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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Shabby Chic Fairy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am sharing today a shabby chic look I went with using this sweet image called Fairy a My Besties image by Sherri Baldy. I made a Hinged card to showcase My Besties Fairy.
Details used:
 I colored her with a combination of Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils then used Martha Stewart glitter pens to cover certain sections. I had fun adding embellishments with some material hearts decorated with bling and pearls which I cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities the hearts and scalloped heart, 3 Birds shabby chic ticket. I distressed the ticket with a little brown. The card is a hinged card using Spellbinders Nestabilities-Decorative Labels Eight die  which I distressed the edges with Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder. I did cut with the scissors a second layer from the inside of the Decorative Labels eight die and also distressed with teh Shabby Chic white embossing powder by Stampendous. My sentiments are from Inkadinkado. My lovely little flowers are from The Rubber Buggy. I also added an additional decorated edge of Liquid Pearls.  Here is a Youtube tutorial if you want to try the fancy Spellbinders decorative die Hinged card yourself. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

My Besties Dutch Girls - Anything Goes + butterfly
My Besties Norge #25 - Distress, smear or tear ( distressed edges with Stampendous( Shabby White)
Scrapbook Stamp Society #51 - Anything Goes + Use Favorite Colors( Blue and pink)
Southern Girls - Girly/Shabby Chic
Brown Sugar #113- anything goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Shabby Chic
Avenue 613 Create #91 - Anything Goes + use a heart ( several heart of material and paper)
Eureka Stamps #108 - Use some Bling ( bling around my 'Jesus Love you' heart & Glitter bling)


If you are a lover of My Besties images and want to showoff your card and enter a fun challenge Sponsored by Sherri Baldy the Designer for My Besties. I invite you to go by Meet at the Scrappers Corner Monthly card Challenge where you can feature your My Besties whether they are created using a stamp, digi or 3D decoupage on your card. We have our October Challenge coming up in a couple of days and I will go ahead and share the Anything Goes: Any Shape: THEME: BLING IT UP!  Also be sure to read the rules...and come by and join our Facebook Page.


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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Peek-a-boo with DigiStamps4Joy

Digital image-Peek-a-boo Created by Margy/DigiStamps4Joy Shop
Hello My Fellow Crafter,

Here today sharing a couple New Release images I got to play with to introduce to you from DigiStamps4Joy Shop. Here is one called "Peek-a-boo".  Isn't it just precious.  There are several other new digi's that were added to the shop. If you stop and visit the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog you will see a fun galore of cards the Design Team made to tickle your creativity. I invite you stop stop by here. You can decorate it for a boy or a girl.  I decided to showcase as a girl on a double pocket card.  I made two pull out tag cards to slip out. I wanted to add a gift card to one and the other has a stamped sentiment.

I used a combination of Spectrum Noir, white gel pen and Prismacolor pencils.  Here is a Youtube tutorial where I got the instructions. Hope you give it a try.

Here is my second card I designed with a New Release image created by JenLee called 'Darcy's Cardigan also now available in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop.
Here is a final look at my double-pocket card with the New Release image called "Peek-a-boo" And the card I would like to enter into several Challenges.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Stamping Boutique - Baby Cards
Sister Act #76 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #151 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #113 - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #6/September - Anything Goes
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Hugs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Criss-Cross Anniversay Card

Hello My Fellow Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you a Criss-cross pocket card showcasing a DigiStamp4Joy image called "Poppies".  I used a 3D paper piecing technique with the Poppies. As you can see they look so pretty in there red coloring. Love how they pop.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir.  I also wanted to share with you the tutorial I found on Youtube to make this criss-cross card. She is excellent with details and makes it so easy. I thank her. I hope you give it a try.

Here is how I setup the pull out card that goes inside the pocket criss-cross card. I used some of the Artist Effects on Word to make a shadow of the image "Poppies" and typed my own sentiments.
Don't forget if you are one of my Followers leaving a comment here on this post or the original post over there ...I will be putting all your names in a hat and pick a Winner of the $10.00 gift certificate to DigiStamps4Joy.  To Celebrate DigiStamps4Joy 100th Challenge and to honor Margy for all the fun and wonderful digital images she has in the Store. Just leave a comment but you must Follow my Blog and your name will be put into the drawing.  The winner will be announced October 1st.

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

So Tweet

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing today another fun play with a Flap Fold card showcasing 'So Tweet' designed by JenLee an Artist who makes her fun and whimsical images available in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop.  And in case you did not catch my first Flap Fold posting sharing the Tutorial HERE it is again...compliments of Scrapbook Blessing Club making it available.

I used double sided design paper. I made two heart stamped images which I embossed with white embossing powder then cut the shapes out to double layer and use as the holding tab for the flap which is decorated with a Martha Stewart edge handpunch.  Here is what it looks like half way open.

Here is what the Flap Fold card looks like completely open.  And this is how I decorated the inside.  It really is quite an fun style fold. I can see myself playing with different shape maybe a heart for Valentines Day or for a special someone.

And here Flap Fold card from the front....I love how the heart stamp looks perfect and so happy my 'hugs' stamp from Inkadinkado fit perfectly in it.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Scrapbook Blessings Club #30 - anything Goes/featuring Flip Flap card
Cuttlebug Mania - anything die cut  (Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle)
Inky Chicks #38 - anything goes
Love to Create #134 - Fussy Cut(stamps Hearts)
Stamp & Create/September - Circle & Dots


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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WINNER Annoucement POSTPONED for another week

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Due to no comments left from a "Follower" I will set a new Day to announce the Winner of $10.00 DigiStamps4Joy Gift certificat.   This is my first time drawing a giveaway on Blog Land and of all things I set it to have a Follower to leave a comment within a 24 hour period...Guess that was not a good idea.  So hopefully comments will still come in as we look forward to next Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  of the $10.00

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

I will leave you with this Christmas card I made last year using two of Digistamps4Joy images called
Christmas Bauble and Christmas Paper.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sale Going On at Digistamps4Joy Plus Surprise from Me

Thank You Sentiment - Digital image Set of 4 Bottle Cap inserts1-set of 4 - DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I made a special "Thank You" Flap Fold card today to share with you.

  I appreciate all your visits, kind messages and friendly stops as you hop along in Blog Land.  There are so many fun and creative Blogs out there with wonderment and a fun splendor of techniques to try. Not to forget to mention all the images and sentiments we fall in love with along the way and put on our wishlist.  With that said. DigiStamp4Joy will be offering a 25% discount with a minimum order of $5.00 in the Shop starting Tuesday, September 23 through Thursday, September 25, 2014.  Be sure to use COUPON CODE: DS4J25off    

And here is a wonderful suprise for you. In appreciation to Margy on her 100th Challenge and for having all the fun digital images to play with and available in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop. **SUPRISE** I am giving a $10.00 DigiStamps4Joy Gift certificate away...on Wednesday, October 1st,  to a  Follower leaving a comment on this Blog Post.

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to get those fun and gorgeous digi's you have been waiting to purchase.  With the 25% Discount (on minimum $5.00 order) you can now own some of those lovely images you have been waiting for. 

Now back to the Flap Fold card and tutorial I wanted to share with you.

 I was invited to visit a Blog called Scrapbook Blessings Club where they seem to share a fun tutorial everytime they start a new challenge for you to try if you want when entering their Challenge. I am a new Follower so I am not sure of all the details but I did decide to try the current Tutorial/Flap Fold card.  HERE it is or you can go by the Blog where I linked you to it above. 
Here is the Flap fold back holding the card up like an easel.
Here is the inside of the card. 
I hope I encouraged you to try this Flap Fold card it was quite fun. I will tell you I did not have a circle hand punch die like in the tutorial so I wound up using one of Spellbinder Nestabilities Circle dies onto my Cuttlebug machine. I also used double sided design paper by K & Company. My circle sentiment is a Set of 4 images called Bottle Cap Inserts1 by DigiStamps4Joy Shop.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club #30 - anything goes(featuring Flip Fold Card)
Craft for the Craic #8 September - Something with Circles on it( Flap Fold Card with Circle Sentiment)
Sister Act #75 - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #5 - Anything Goes
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed. Be Safe. Big Texas Hugs

Friday, September 19, 2014

We R Keepers Gift Box Punch Fun

Digital Image - Sher and Cookie - My Besties by Sherri Baldy
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley/Everyday Grungy Stamp set

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am sharing today a fun treat box I made a Friend with We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. If you have this Gift Box Punch Board and forgot how to use it HERE is a Youtube video to help.  I keep it in my Watch Later folder. I tried something different with this box. I used an Anna Griffin embossed folder to emboss two sides of the box on my Grand Calibur. I love the way it came out elegant yet simple. I also cut out a strip of Pink Paislee design paper-Sweetness-Pretty lace Collection as a border around the center of the box and added some bling. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

My precious image featured on this box is Sher and Cookie image a My Besties by Sherri Baldy  from her Collection where you can find in her Etsy Shop.  And as of today, Sept. 19th she has 50% off  CODE: YOURSPECIAL50 going on. I don't know for how long but I must head over there and get a couple new images she released this week.  My fun and sweet sentiment is by Lili of the Valley from their Everyday Grunge Stamp set.

I would like to enter this paper project into the following challenges:
My Besties International #19 - My Besties with a Pet

My Besties French #17 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #138 - Anything Goes(Lili of the Valley stamped Sentiment)
A Creative Romance/Sept 12 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #75 - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers #138 - with our furry friends
Divas by Design/Sept.17 - Anything but a Card
Penny's Paper Crafty #195-Embossed Dry
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(Little Yellow Bicycle Clear stamps)

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