Monday, July 24, 2017

Joy Clair and Quick Quotes Promotion & Giveaway


Welcome to the Joy Clair and Quick Quotes Scrapbooking Company Promotion & Giveaway.  All this week the Design Team will be sharing projects made with Joy Clair stamps and Quick Quotes paper and vellum quotes.  And of course, there will be amazing prizes to share with you!!  Just be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs this week for a chance to win a $25 Joy Clair Stamps gift card.  Quick Quotes will also be having a prize giveaway.




Now here are my projects:



Ingredients:

Stitched Circle die
White card stock

For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of the Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh 103 paper, inked the edges with Quick Quotes Jade Powderpuff Chalking ink and attached that to the card base.  Next I cut off the anchor strip from the Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh 101 paper and added that to the bottom of the card.  I took the sentiment from the Joy Clair Anchor of Hope stamp and inked it with the Slate Quick Quotes Slate Powderpuff Chalking ink and stamped that onto some white paper.  I took the stitched circle die and cut that out, inked the edges with Jade ink and added that to the card. Lastly, I stamped the anchor stamp from the Joy Clair Anchor of Hope stamp set with the Slate ink onto the card next to the circle.

Here is another card that I made:



Ingredients:

Stitched Oval die
Black ink
Copic markers
White card stock
Water color paper

For this A2 card I started with white card stock and then I added a piece of the Quick Quotes Mulberry paper. I took the Quick Quotes Friendship Isn't a Thing Vellum Quote and cut it out with the Stitched Oval die and attached that to the middle of the card.  I then took some water color paper stamped the flowers from the Joy Clair Springtime Flowers stamp set with black ink and then colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out and added them to the card to frame the Vellum Quote. 


Please be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Joy Clair Design Team!!


**Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize!!**

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #70


Hello Blogging Friends,


Guess what??  The Scrapy Land Challenges are ALL going to have the theme "Anything Goes" using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We want to make it easier for everyone to join in on the fun!!


In addition to the theme always being "Anything Goes", we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge!!  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 Gift Certificate to Scrapy Land.


So now there is no reason not to play along with us!!


Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.


Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge#70 and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.
 

Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

Poppystamps Florisima Trail die
Poppystamps Stitched Butterfly Trio die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails die
Die-Versions Make A Wish die
Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue paper 
Lemoncraft Just Love Me pink paper
Blue glitter paper
Kraft card stock
Tiny gold gems

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card. I took a piece of the Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue paper, inked the edges with blue ink and added that to the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft Just Love Me pink paper and the Poppystamps Florisima Trail die and ran that through my Vagabond and then glued that down onto the card.  I took another piece of Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue paper and cut out the butterfly using the Poppystamps Stitched Butterfly Trio die, and I cut out the butterfly with the blue glitter paper.  I placed the three parts of the butterfly together, inked the edges with blue ink and attatched that to the card.  I took more of the blue glitter paper and cut out the Die-Versions Make A Wish die and attached that to the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails die and ran the card through the Vagabond to get the stitched heart over the Florisima Trail.  I took the tiny gold gems and placed them in the middle of some of the flowers on the pink trail.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have made to inspire you!  


Now it is your turn to create something for the Scrapy Land Challenge #70!!


Please remember to:


~ include at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells
~ inclued a link to the Scrapy Land Challenge #70
~ list the brands of dies used on your project

You have until July 30th to join on the Scrapy Land Challenge fun and have a chance of winning a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs July Encouragement Challenge

**This is one of 2 posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the Joy Clair Christmas in July post, please go here.**


Hello Blogging Friends,


Well today is the start of the July  Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!   Can you believe that this will be our 3rd challenge?  The challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to make an encouraging card to send to someone who is going through a difficult time right now.  It doesn't have to be cancer, it can be for someone who needs to know that someone is thinking of them and encouraging them!   Who doesn't love to receive some Happy Mail??  

Here is a picture to help inspire you to create something for the July Challenge:




Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

CAS-ual Fridays Wait For It stamp set
CAS-ual Fridays Exclamations  stamp set
Black ink
 Fired Brick distress oxide
Peeled Paint distress oxide
Spiced Marmalade distress oxide
Fossilized Amber distress oxide
Faded Jeans distress oxide
Watercolor paper
Blue paper
Kraft card stock

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I a piece of watercolor paper, my craft mat and some of the new distress oxides and pressed some ink onto the mat.  I then spritzed the inks with water and then ran my paper through the ink a couple of times.  I took some coarse salt and sprinkled that on top of the paper and let it dry.  Once it was all dry, I brushed off the salt and cut the paper down to the size I wanted. I placed the inked paper into my Misti and positioned the "you are" stamp from the Cas-ual Friday Wait For It stamp set and the "ah-mazing" from the Cas-ual Fridays Exclamations stamp set and stamped them with black ink.  Next I placed the stars where I wanted them and inked them with black ink and stamped them onto the card.  I took a piece of blue paper and attached that to the Kraft card base and then I positioned the oxide inked paper onto the card.

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 encourage17 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 new 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!!


I hope I have inspired you!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Joy Clair Christmas in July

**This is one of 2 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the Calling All Sistahs July Challenge, please go here.**


Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I am on the Joy Clair Blog with the Joy Clair Christmas in July Celeberation!!  I am going to share a card that I made using one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets ~ Joy Clair Cozy Snowman Wishes!



I decided that I wanted to make a night time scene with this stamp set.



So I started with my craft mat, blending tool and some distress inks.



I started at the bottom of the paper and put some Picked Raspberry distress ink on the bottom of the water color paper with my blending tool.


Next I blended some Blueprint Sketch distress ink.



Then some Seedless Grape distress ink, and then some Black Soot distress ink around the edges.
 



I took some coarse salt and sprinkled it over the inked paper and then I took my water bottle and spritzed some water on it and let it dry.





When it was all dry I wiped the salt off the paper and got this beautiful background.



I took this paper and attached it to a Kraft card stock card base and put it on the side.  I took some shiny white paper and cut it out with one of the borders from the Spellbinders Curved Borders Two dies set and attached it to the bottom of the card.  Then I stamped the snowmen onto some water color paper with black ink and colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I took some green paper and cut it out with the Tim Holtz Alterations tree die and I attached the tree to the card and then I placed the snowmen onto the card.  I took some Versamark and stamped one of the snowflakes and stamped that on the background and then heat emIbossed it with WOW White Pearl embossing powder.  I also sprinkled some of the embossing powder onto the background and then heat embossed it so that it would look like teeny tiny snowflakes floating down from the sky.  Lastly I took the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Joy Clair Cozy Snowman Wishes stamp set and some black ink and stamped that onto some white paper and then cut it out with a small oval die and placed that onto the top of the card.  I really like the way the night sky turned out!!


Here is a closer look at the finished card:



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!


Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog all week for more Christmas Inspiration!! 


 **PLUS Joy Clair has a SALE going for the Christmas in July Event!!  From July 17 - 21 there will be a 10% off sale on all Joy Clair Christmas stamps sets use DISCOUNT CODE:  CIJ17 **


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, July 17, 2017

July Calling All Sistahs Reminder


Hello Bosom Buddies!!


It is the 17th of the month and that means that I am here with the 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!!


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 in 2015 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:

Versamark
White Embossing Powder
Worn Lipstick distress oxide
Wilted Violet distress oxide
Fossilized Amber distress oxide
Kraft card stock
Purple paper
Pink paper
Watercolor paper

For this A2 card I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper, my craft mat and some distress oxides.  I rubbed the distress oxide onto the mat and then spritzed some water on it and ran my paper through it a couple of times and then let it dry.  When the paper was all dry I inked up the CAS-ual Fridays Full on Floral stamp with Versamark and and stamped that onto the paper, then heat embossed it with White embossing powder and then cut it down and attached it to some purple paper.  I then took a Kraft card stock and made the base of the card and attached the papers.  Next I took some pink paper and the CAS-ual Fridays Ruffled Ribbon die and cut out the paper and added that to the card.  Next I took some more of the purple paper and the CAS-ual Fridays Hope Fri die and cut out hope and added that to the center of the Ruffled Ribbon.

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 Sistahs Reminder!


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 encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my 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!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive


Hello My Crafty Friends,


I am participating in the Card Drive for the children in the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  The Card Drive will run from July 1st to August 25th for Winter Themed cards to be distributed to the children in December.  No Merry Christmas, just Winter Wishes and Holiday Wishes.


I would love it if you would join me in making some cards for this wonderful cause!!


You can find out all the details about the Card Drive and the Important Guidelines for making the cards here


Here is today's card for the card drive:



Ingredients: 

Gina Marie Designs Square die
White card stock
Watercolor paper
Black ink
Red ink
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card. I took a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pack, inked it with red ink and added that to the card base.  Next I stamped the Avery Elle Happy Howl-idays stamp with black ink onto some watercolor paper and then colored it in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating Avery Elle Happy Howl-idays die and cut out the dog.  I took some white paper and cut it out with the Gina Marie Designs Fancy Square die and added that to the card and then I glued the dog on top of the square.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto some white paper and then cut it out with a fish tail and attached that to the card.  I took some red paper and cut it out with The Cat's Pajamas Heart Swirl die  and added that to the card.




Please spread the word about this Card Drive and the Blog Hop on August 1st and maybe even get creative too!  There are prizes to be won and there will be a Blog Hop on August 1st.


Please use hashtag #cardsforlittleheartscarddrive when sharing on social media!! 



**Here is an update from Christina Hor**

Link Fixed For Card Donation Receipt Form
By CHRISTINA HOR on Jul 11, 2017 12:00 am
Hello!  If you have been experiencing difficulty downloading the card donation receipt form for the card drive, the link is now fixed.  Dropbox, where I originally saved the form at, has recently made changes to how documents are being stored on their site.  Making it not as user-friendly as before.  So I moved the file to my Google Drive and the link should now work when you click on the download icon below or over on the Card Drive page.


http://christinahordesigns.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b2b96b4a555c2416f0b1a0fb2&id=691ef05d03&e=9831b53d53



I sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have cause you.  If for some reason you still having difficulty downloading the form, please e-mail me and I will get the form over to you.

Thank you so much for participating in Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive.  I deeply grateful for your help to bring smiles and cheer to the children this winter holiday season.  May you have a blessed day.  Take care.

I hope you are inspired to join in the card making!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive

Hello My Crafty Friends,


I am participating in the Card Drive for the children in the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  The Card Drive will run from July 1st to August 25th for Winter Themed cards to be distributed to the children in December.  No Merry Christmas, just Winter Wishes and Holiday Wishes.


I would love it if you would join me in making some cards for this wonderful cause!!


You can find out all the details about the Card Drive and the Important Guidelines for making the cards here


Here is today's card for the card drive:



Ingredients:

Gina Marie Designs Pierced Fancy Nested die
Copic markers
Watercolor paper
Black ink
Faded Jeans distress ink
CTMH sentiment
White card stock

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card and then I added the dark blue paper to the card.  I took the Serendipity Stamps Penguin stamp and some black ink and stamped it onto watercolor paper and then I colored it in with copic makers.  I then took the Gina Marie Designs Pierced Fancy Nested die and cut out the penguins.  I mount the penguins onto the lighter blue paper and then cut that out with the next size up die and placed that onto the card.  I stamped the CTMH sentiment with black ink onto some white paper, I inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then added that to the card.



Please spread the word about this Card Drive and the Blog Hop on August 1st and maybe even get creative too!  There are prizes to be won and there will be a Blog Hop on August 1st.


Please use hashtag #cardsforlittleheartscarddrive when sharing on social media!! .

**Here is an update from Christina Hor**

Link Fixed For Card Donation Receipt Form
By CHRISTINA HOR on Jul 11, 2017 12:00 am
Hello!  If you have been experiencing difficulty downloading the card donation receipt form for the card drive, the link is now fixed.  Dropbox, where I originally saved the form at, has recently made changes to how documents are being stored on their site.  Making it not as user-friendly as before.  So I moved the file to my Google Drive and the link should now work when you click on the download icon below or over on the Card Drive page.
http://christinahordesigns.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b2b96b4a555c2416f0b1a0fb2&id=691ef05d03&e=9831b53d53

I sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have cause you.  If for some reason you still having difficulty downloading the form, please e-mail me and I will get the form over to you.

Thank you so much for participating in Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive.  I deeply grateful for your help to bring smiles and cheer to the children this winter holiday season.  May you have a blessed day.  Take care.


I hope you are inspired to join in the card making!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori