Saturday, February 28, 2015

Invitation To: 2015 World Wide Design Team Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am sending out a Special Invitation to all you Card Crafters that are on Design Teams. There is a fun and fabulous 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Card Challenge going on starting Sunday, March 1st through Tuesday, March 31st.  You can be on any Design Team--Create a card using any Digital/Stamp so long as it is family friendly--Up to 3 entries.

I can't wait to see all the beautiful and creative cards that will be entered.  Please go by the Blog and check out for more details and all the Prizes.  There is one main stipulation---Become a Member of Meet at the Scrapbook Corner Facebook Page...HERE.  It is a fun Facebook Group and here is the Group Description:  Meet at the Scrappers Corners was created for Scrap Book and crafters to showcase any types of their work, ask questions, watch and also add Tutorials in our Tutorials Album.

I can't wait to visit your Blogs. Come join the fun. Until next time this Grannie is out. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Let's Meet at the Scrappers Corner

Featuring My Besties Card Topper Precolored  digital image Designed by Sherri Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is time to start a new Month Challenge over at Meet at the Scrappers Corner - February THEME: Anything Goes.

I am happy to be able to share with you that there are several chances to win some My Besties digital images Designed and Sponsored by Sherri Baldy.  Annette the Owner of the Challenge Blog also offers some great badges of honor for your creative works. You can enter up to 3 times so long as you feature a My Besties image and become a Follower on our Facebook page which you can find here. Your project can feature a My Besties Stamp, digital image, 3D Decoupage or Preprinted color image. The choice is yours and remember the fun thing is the THEME is Anything Goes.

I look forward to visiting you and seeing your creations.

Here is my inspiration to tickle your creativity. I used a My Besties Pre-colored Card Topper called 'Pale Blue Vintage' and you can find her here. I printed her 3 times and made this into a 3D digital Paper Piece.  I wish you could really see the dimension.

 I designed this project to feature the 'Pale Blue Vintage' image on a 5 by 7 canvas and turned it into a hanging frame.
I would like to enter this paper project into the following challenges.
My Besties PPP #3 - Anything Goes/Besties Printable/Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge #91- Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #231- Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #111 - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Southern Girls - Sparkle and Shine

Until next time this Grannie is out. Be Safe...Blessings to you and yours.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pretty Precolored Printable - 3D Decoupage

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am so excited to share with you today a card I made as a Guest Designer over at My Besties Pretty Precolored Printables Challenge Blog going on right now for the next two weeks. The THEME: Anything Goes with Option Sparkle, Shine or Glitter featuring a My Besties Printables. I invite you to go to their Blog for more details and to see the fabulous designs created by their Design Team.

  This is a new 3D Decoupage Precolored digital image I am using and is available here.  

I had a lot of fun making this card. I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities -Gold Elements One and touched up with Gesso and white fine glitter. I also used a couple of Anna Griffin Flourish dies to feature and place the adorable 3D image precolored image. I added some Stickles glitter glue to her  here and there. I used corrugated cardboard which I distressed with Stampendous Fran-tage embossing powder to a Spellbinders die to showcase the sentiment. 

I hope you enjoyed my card. Don't forget to go by and visit the My Besties Pretty Precolored Printables Challenge Blog and enter your project.

Until next time this Grannie is out. May blessings of health, happiness and loving-kindness overflow in your daily journey.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pretty Pre-Colored Printables - My Besties Design Team Call

3D Decoupage Digital Image - Besties Bunny/My Besties by Sherri Baldy

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am so excited to share that My Besties Pretty Pre-Colored Printable Challenge Blog is having a Design Team Call and I would like to submit my creative inspirations to be a part of their fabulous Team. I have fallen in love with these images since a Fellow Crafter introduced them to me. This Besties Bunny 3D image is one of many Pre-colored printables Sherri Baldy's the Designer of My Besties has put together for us.  I invite you to visit Sherri Baldy's Esty Shop and/or her Products that are also sold at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Shop.  You will find a fun assortment of stamps, digital images, dolls, Design Paper and more.

Here is my paper project I am submitting for the My Besties Pretty Pre-Colored Printable Design Team. I am featuring the Pre-colored digital 3D Decoupage image called Besties Bunny Designed by Sherri Baldy on a Gift Bag/Gable Box.   I can't wait for you to try making are not going to believe how easy these are to make. Of course you can go fancy like mine and add lacy paper hand punch edging and handmade flowers which I will share all the instructions.  First I want to share the YouTube Video put together by Bridgette who graciously put the how-to-do video together. P
lease try to leave Brigette a comment 'Thanking her' for sharing. And she does it at a slow pace for even someone like me to understand.  You will you need at 8 3/4 by 12 inch Design Paper. I preferably like using double-sided Design Paper it looks prettier when you see the inside design. You will also need a ruler, scissors, score board along with the scorer.   

 I have also added some pictures down below on how I added the pretty lacy edged paper ribbon on this Gable Box/Gift Bag.  
I used a Martha Stewart Edge punch. Unfortunately I do not know the name of this one. I measured its width to figure how wide to cut my 12" paper which came out to 2 1/2 inches but I added a 1/4 inch so that I could place that pretty hot pink ribbon on center.

And what made it easy to add this lacy edge is...I used the same scoring dimensions from the video  going across the 12 inch side which you see I have written on this strip. Once I edge punched the design I can fold on the scored places.I also wanted to share with you the different paper flowers I used to decorate on the box. They are hand cut spiral roses and here is a YouTube video for you if you want to give it a try. I used decorative edge scissors on a couple of the roses and did one with plain scissor cutting.  I also used one of my Spellbinder Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms I placed on the Joanna Sheen Butterfly Flourish.
Here are a couple more pictures of my completed Gift Bag/Gable Box paper project. I hope you enjoy and try these fun Gable Box/Gift Bags. They would be great for birthday parties or just special gift bags set on your table if you have brunch, tea or fun gathering of special friends.

I hope to hear some good news soon... Until next time this Grannie is out. Bountiful Blessings of all things good and healthy to you and yours.

This project was submitted to My Besties Pretty Pre-colored Printable Challenge Design Team Call- February 2015.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Digital Image: Two Valentine Girls by Sherri Baldy/My Besties
Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing a fun Valentine card I made with one of the two digital images that came with this My
Besties/Sherri Baldy Designs image available here in her Etsy Shop.

Spectrum Noir
Skin - TN2, CR2
Hair -  TN8, TN5, TN3, TN4 
Ribbon, Hearts, shoes,arrows(Red) - DR7, DR6, DR5, DR4
Blouse, Shoe Topper (Pinks) - PL1, BP1

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Spectrum Noir February Challenge - Use the color Red
My Besties Francais #28 - Valentines Day
My Besties Spanish #1 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #59 - Anything Goes w/Valentine's

I would also like to invite you to come by Visit and Join me at Meet at the Scrappers Corner Monthly Challenge  for February's Monthly Challenge you can enter your My Besties/Sherri Baldy projects up to 3 times - THEME: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Always Believe Good

Always Believe Angel/My Besties/Sherri Baldy digital image

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I hope you are all doing well and having fun crafting when you can. I have kind pulled away from making cards due to personal things going on with health and home. I love that when times get rough I can release prayers and the heaviness in my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ who cares.  So many times when I am overwhelmed by lifes challenges and attacks God calms me by tickling my creativity. And today I wanted to share this adorable precious digital image by Sherri Baldy a My Besties image called Always Believe Angel.  I need I wanted to do something different with her as I remembered a beautiful craft project done by a fellow crafting Friend named Bonnie Kohane.  You can visit her YouTube here to see and let it inspire you. It was her inspiration that gave me this idea to make her a dimensional paper skirt on a card. 

I thought it would be fun and helpful to start sharing my Spectrum Noir pen color numbers I use on my images so in case you are like me wanting to learn to blend and get better at using your Spectrum Noir pens. I know I am not the best but you will be learning with me. It took me a while to learn that I needed to use more than one color to give my images dimension. And I am still learning. I tried some new colors to blend on this adorable My Besties/Always Believe Angel images face which is a good digi to practice on. These are the Spectrum Noir used on her face/body: FS3, CR2, TN2, FS6. It was all a matter of color placement and then blending. Hope this encourages you. I wished more of these great Spectrum Noir colorist would share what pens they use.  I did find a Facebook Page called Spectrum Noir Connosseurs if you want to come join.  I just recently joined it and it has been helpful and a good learning more about your Spectrum Noir kind of page. As well as sharing your colorings.
I also wanted to share how I decorated the inside  of my card with an embossing folder and border folder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls #104 - Winged Things
Sister Act Card #92 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #214 - Embossing(Dry)
Word Art Wednesday #170 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #20 - Anything Goes

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time this Grannie is out. Big Hugs, Blessings to you and Yours. Happy Crafting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Besties In Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Besties In Love Blog Hop!

Are you ready for some lovely cards/projects? Each person on the list at the bottom of this post has some wonderful inspiration for you to create some Valentine/Love cards. 

A One day hop, you have until Friday, February 6th to leave comments.

Our Grand Prize is: ONE WINNER, will receive a Bottlecap Sheet Download, Gift Tag Download, 3D Sheet Download AND 5 Digital Stamps for their choice.

What you must do to win this prize???
You will need to leave comments on all of the blog hop participants from the list shown on the bottom of this post. You have until Friday, February 6th to leave your comments.

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

Here is a Big Texas Hello to you, I am a My Besties UK Design Team see more about My Besties UK visit our challenge blog here.

My card is featuring My Besties image 204 and can be found here.  I made this special Valentine card for my Daughter-in-law with a picture of my cutie pie Grandson alongside the My Besties Image 204.  I hope it inspires you to be different in adding a picture on your Valentine card for your special adults in your life.

Time to Hop to the next blog to see some great Valentine inspiration. You will be going to Valous's Blog here.  If you get lost along the way. Here is the line up.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog. I know you enjoyed the hop. Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered to win the Grand Prize.   

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Eureka Stamps #124 - Pink and Red
Word Art Wednesday #168 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #247 - Always Anything Goes
 Inspiration Destination #18 - Anything Goes
Gem of A CHallenge #137 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #188 - Lots of Layers
Craft Creations Feb 2-14 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap # 47 - Love is in the Air
My Besties Francais #28 - Valentine w/My Besties
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #59 - Anything Goes + Valentine
Until next time this Grannie is out. Blessings to you and yours. Happy Crafting.

Monday, February 2, 2015

My Besties UK Monthly Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am so excited to share with you that My Besties UK Challenge Blog has now become a Monthly Challenge. A new Challenge will begin the first Monday of every Month and today Monday, February 2nd is the start of a new challenge with THEME: Anything Goes and/or plus Silver.  Remember you have up to 4 times you can enter that means 3 times with a My Besties image on your project and one without.

I invite you to go by the main Blog here to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. And here is a tickler with my card using the adorable My Besties Boy IMG006.  Isn't he the cutest. I just love all the My Besties Boys digital images. I am going to share JustYolies Pinterest Page where she has them broken down by Catagory. And here is the one for all the My Besties Boy's.

Featuring My Besties Boy IMG006 -  Digital Image Designed by Sherri Baldy

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Susy Bee's Blooming Challenge #65 - Anything Goes with Twist Faux Stitching
Crafty Catz #264 - Faux Stitching
My Besties Norge #32 - Anything Goes

Until next time this Grannie is out. Blessings to you and yours.  Happy Crafting.