Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cheapo Dies Cat Sitting on Tree

Hello Blogging Friends,


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I made a fun Halloween card using the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Cat Sitting on Tree die.




Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Neenah Desert Storm card stock
Watercolor paper
Black paper
Black ink
Fossilized Amber distress oxide
Wild Honey distress oxide
Spiced Marmalade distress oxide
Wilted Violet distress oxide

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of watercolor paper, my blending tool and Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet distress oxide and added them to the paper.  I then spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat tool.  I took some black paper and the Cheapo Dies Cat Sitting on Tree die and cut that out and added that to the bottom right side of the paper.  I took some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the upper left hand side. I took some black ink and inked the edges of the paper and then added it to the card.

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Friday, September 21, 2018

Attention Bloggers: I need your help!!


Hello Blogging Friends!!


My oldest daughter, Julie, was born with Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder where she was born missing her second X chromosome leaving her with life long medical issues and learning disabilities. This past March I held a Fundraiser Scrapbook Crop and donated all funds received from the crop to my local Turner Syndrome Foundation.


 February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month and I was thinking about doing a Turner Syndrome Blog Hop in February 2019 to bring more awareness of this disorder and maybe even earn some research money for TS. If any of you would like to join me in this blog hop or if you have any suggestions for things to do for this blog hop, please share them with me. 


If you would like to learn more about Turner Syndrome you can go to the Turner Syndrome Foundation Facebook Page here.




You can contact me here or at my e-mail addy: mulchlady@aol.com 




I look forward to any ideas, suggestions or help you can give me with this!!


Thanks!! 

Lori

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #98

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog ~


Scrapy Land Challenge #98


Our theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We have two winners for every challenge.  One winner is a random pick and the other winner is picked by the Design Team.  Both winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at the Scrapy Land Store.


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy dies
Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set
Neenah Desert storm card stock
Light Blue paper
Blue iridescent paper
Versamark
Wow Under the Sea embossing powder
Faded Jeans distress ink
DL.ART Aruba Blue crinkle ribbon from the Tropical Summer Bundle

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm card stock.  I took a piece of light blue paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and added that to the card.  I took some Blue iridescent paper and the Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy die and ran it through my Big Shot.  I took the cut out and added it to my card.  I took some Versamark and the the sentiment from the Hero Arts Mermaid Kissess stamp set and I stamped that in the middle of the frame.  I heat embossed it with Wow Under the Sea embossing powder.  I took some Faded Jeans distress ink and rubbed that over the embossed sentiment to make it stand out a little bit more.  I then took some Aruba Blue crinkle ribbon from the DL.ART Tropical Summer Bundle and made a bow and added that to the card.



Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge #98 and see what the Design Team have made to inspire you.


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge.


You have until September 30th to join in on the Scrapy Land Challenge fun and have a chance of winning a one of two $10 gift certificates to Scrapy Land.

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Don't forget about our 100th Celebration!!



Scrapy Land will be celebrating the 100th Challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!!  


Be sure to come and join us in the fun!!


The Celebration begins on October 17, 2018 so mark your calendars!!


The theme for the Scrapy Land 100th Challenge is CELEBRATION!!


We will also have a Blog Hop!!




Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs September Encouragement Challenge


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
 start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!



Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge??  There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated!  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  This challenge is here to help you with that!  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.


Here is the Inspiration Photo for September




Here is my card:





Ingredients:

White card stock
Black and white paper
Black ink
foam tape
Gems


For this A2 card I started with white card stock.  I took the black and white striped paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper, the CAS-ual Fridays Truth Is stamp set, and black ink, I stamped the flowers onto the white paper. and added that to the card.  I took another piece of white paper and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with black ink.  I took some foam tape and put that on the back side of the paper and added that to the card.  I took some gems and placed them on either side of the flowers.



Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!



Thanks for stopping by!



Lori



Monday, September 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs September Reminder




Hello Bosom Buddies and Blogging Friends!!


It is the 17th of the month and that means that I am here with the CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your monthly self breast exam and schedule your mammogram if you haven't had one yet this year!!  Please stop by the Calling All Sistahs September Reminder post to see what the Encouragement Squad have made this month!!


Be sure to check out all the Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays, was diagnosed  with Breast Cancer in 2015.  She designed them with the purpose of donating 50% profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends!


Here is my reminder card:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Black patterned paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Versamark
Petal Pink embossing powder
Pink patterned paper
Black ink
Fun foam

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of black patterned paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.   I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, Versamark and the CAS-ual Fridays Word Ribbon stamp and stamped that onto the paper.  I heat embossed that with Petal Pink embossing powder and then I cut it out with the CAS-ual Fridays Ruffled Ribbon die and added that to the card.  I took a piece of pink patterned paper and the CAS-ual Fridays Heart Board Fri-Die and cut out the hearts.  I took a piece of fun foam and cut that out with the same Heart Board Fri-Die.  I took the smallest heart in paper and mounted it onto the smallest foam heart and then added that to the center of the Ruffled Ribbon.  I took the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Word Ribbon stamp set and stamped it with Versamark onto the card on either side of the Word Ribbon and then heat embossed that with the Petal Pink embossing powder.



Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog to see what the other Girl Friday's from the Encouragement Squad have created for our September Sistahs Reminder!


Then why not stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code: cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my blog followers!!


Tomorrow will be the start of a new Encouragement Challenge and we would love to have you participate!  You might even be the winner of the prize!!  I sure hope you will join us for this Challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cheapo Dies Flying Witch

Hello Blogging Friends!!


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I have a fun Halloween card to share with you.  I used the Cheapo Dies Exclusive Flying Witch die to make this Halloween card in a jiffy!  That is the beauty of the Cheapo Dies ~ you can make cards simple or elaborate as you like with these wonderful dies!




Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Kraft card stock
Watercolor paper
Silver paper
Black paper
Spiced Marmalade distress oxide
Wilted Violet distress oxide
Black ink
Green gel pen

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm paper.  I took a piece of watercolor paper, the Tim Holtz Spider Web stencil, my blending tool and blended some Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet distress oxide the colors through the stencil.  I took spritzed some water onto the paper and then let it dry.  I took the Cheapo Dies Flying Witch die and some black paper and cut out the witch.  I mounted the witch onto some silver paper and then cut that out with the Memory Box Stitched Circle die and then added it to the center of the spider web.  I used a Green gel pen to make the eyes.
I took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamps Handlettered Halloween stamp set and some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Friday, September 14, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #208


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new Friday Challenge on CAS-ual Fridays Blog.


Here is your Inspiration Photo:



Here is my card for Challenge CFC #208:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Pink patterned paper
Pink and white sequins
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I added the pink patterned paper to the base.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper, black ink and the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Tutu stamp set and stamped them onto to the paper.  I took the the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Ballerina Fri-Dies and cut out the ballerinas and added them to the card.  I took the pink and white sequins and attached them to the ballerinas hair and tutu.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Smiling Fri-Dies and some pink shimmer paper and cut out Smile and added that to the top of the card.

Hop on over to the CFC #208 on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the Design Team have created for this fun challenge!!





What are you playing for??  10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus on the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50!!  So get busy and create something for this challenge!!



Thanks for stopping by!

Lori