Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lavinia World Challenge #23

Hello Lavinia World Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Lavinia World Challenge Blog:


Lavinia World Challenge #23


Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

Sebastian
Broken China distress oxide
Evergreen bough distress oxide
Twisted Citron distress oxide
Tumbled Glass distress oxide
VersaMark
Wow Sea Mist embossing powder
White card stock
Watercolor paper
Black gem
DL.ART Blue Hue Tail from the Mermaids Tale Second Edition Crinkle Ribbon

For this 5 inch by 7 inch card I started my making the base of the card with White card stock.  I took a piece of water color paper, Sebastian stamp and VersaMark and stamped the seahorse in the center of the paper.  I used the Wow Sea Mist embossing powder and heat set it with my heating tool.  I took the Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass distress oxides and blended them around Sebastian with my blending brushes.  I spritzed the paper with water and when it dried I added it to the card base.  I took a Black gem and added that to Sebastian for his eye.  I took some DL.ART Blue Hue Crinkle Ribbon and glued it to the card and made a bow at the top of the card.



The theme for Lavinia World Challenges is always "Anything Goes" using a stamped image (sorry no digi stamps, but rather rubber or clear stamps are perfect).  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to Lavinia World.


Now hop on over to the Lavinia World Challenge Blog to see what the talented Design Team have created for this challenge!


Lavinia World now has their very own Facebook group called Anything Lavinia.



Not only can you share any of your projects that use Lavinia products (stamps and papers), you can also enter our challenges there!  There is a specific Album for each challenge for you to upload your projects.  If you enter tour challenge on the Lavinia World Challenges blog, the theme is Anything Goes.  If you enter our challenge via the Anything Lavinia facebook group, it must include a Lavinia product (stamps or papers).  Entries from both Lavinia World Challenges and Anything Lavinia will be combined and one winner will be chosen by the Designers to receive a $15 Gift Certificate from Lavinia World.




Thanks for stopping by!!






It's PURPLE DAY 2020

Hello Blogging Friends!!


           

Today my friends and me have blog hop for Purple Day!


Purple Day is wear purple and host events in support of Epilepsy Awareness.

Please take a moment and read:


Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder.


Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigma commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition; to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance; and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.


The day occurs annually on March 26.


You can read more about epilepsy here.


It would be nice if you follow each one of the blogs, but it is not necessary to be a winner.


You have from March 26 - 31 to hop around!


Let's Hop!!


Annabel

Darnell

Fikreta

Hetty

Janis

Ike

Kitty

Karen

Lori ~ you are here!

Lisa

Mia

Olga

Vicki


Some ladies have giveaways on their blogs!!


We have 2 sponsors Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.


So you can win image of your choice from our Sponsors!


Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Designs are also giving images!


Thank you Sue and Annabel!


You can pop over to their Facebook pages:

Ikes Art

Digi Doodle Studios

 Knitty Kitty Digis

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

(Kinda Cute doesn't do sponsorship but this time she accepted Fikreta's invitation because is on her Design Team!)

Thank you Sponsors!!


So what do you have to do to be in the drawing for a prize?


It's simple!!  


 1.)  You must comment on each blog stop.

2.)  Leave a comment on Fikreta's Blog and tell her what you learned about epilepsy.


Here are my cards for the Purple Day Blog Hop:



I used the FREE Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez digital stamp




I used Wings for a Cause digi stamp


So you can win image of your choice from our sponsors!

Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Designsalso are giving images!

Thank you Sue and Annabel!!

Here is how you can have a chance to win a prize:

You must comment on each stop and be sure to leave a comment on Fikreta's Blog telling her what you learned about epilepsy.

Now go hop and leave some comments for a chance to win!!

I am giving away some blog candy to a random commenter. So be sure to leave a comment on this post!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #490 ~ "Techniques" ~ Let's use some different techniques on our pages

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Happy Sunday!  That means it is time for a new challenge on the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog.


The theme for March is "Techniques."  Let's use some different techniques on our pages.  For this week the challenge is to use something with texture on your page, yarn, string, bakers twine, etc.


LM #490 ~ Use something with texture on your layout.


Here is my layout for this challenge:





This layout is of my daughter and her fiance when they went to Boston.


To make this layout I used some Chipboard letters, hearts and some bakers twine.  I used some paper from my stash to mat the photos.


Now hop back over to the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #490 to see all the wonderful layouts the Design Team have made.  I do hope you will join us in this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!


Lori


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We're the Perfect Blend

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I have a fun coffee card to share with you that I made with the Pink and Main Perfect Blend stamps and dies.



Ingredients:

Neenah Desert Storm paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Brown Paper
Coffee paper I got from Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak
VersaMark
Copic markers
Black ink
Brown ink

For this card I started by stamping the Pink and Main Perfect Blend stamps onto Neenah Solar White paper with Black ink.  I colored them in with Copic markers and then cut them out with the Pink and Main Perfect Blend dies.  I took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm paper and made an A2 card base.  I took some Brown paper and added that to the card base.  I took the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Heart Tags die and the Coffee paper that I got as a prize from Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak and cut out the Heart Tag and added that to the card.  I took a piece of Kraft paper that I cut off of another project I was making and I inked the edges with Brown ink and added that to the card.  I added the Rabbit and Mouse onto the Kraft paper.  I took the sentiment from the Perfect Blend stamp set and stamped it with VersaMark onto the Brown paper inside the heart and then I heat embossed it with Ink on 3 Strawberry Champagne embossing powder.


I am entering this card in the The Coffee Loving Cardmakers ~ CLC#03





Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!


I couldn't let Saint Patrick's Day go by without Wishing Everyone a Happy




Ingredients:

Cheapo Dies Lucky Horseshoe die
Cheapo Dies Fancy Clover die set
Cheapo Lucky Hat die
Green paper

For this A2 card I started out with a white card base.  I added the solid Green paper and then the Plaid paper after inking the edges of both with Bundled Sage distress ink. I cut out the Cheapo Dies Lucky Horseshoe die with Gold paper and added that to the card.  I took the Cheapo Dies Lucky Hat die and some black, green and gold paper and cut it out and pieced it together and added it to the card.  I took two shades of green paper and the Cheapo Dies Fancy Clover die and cut it out, pieced it together and added it to the card.  I took some Green Vellum paper, Black ink and the sentiment stamp from the Whimsy Stamps Lucky Top Hat stamp set and added that that to the card.


Here's an Irish Blessing for you!!




Thanks for stopping by!!


Lori








Sunday, March 15, 2020

Lasting Memories Layouts Challenge #489 ~ Techniques ~ Use pressed leaves or flowers

Hello Blogging Friends!!



The theme for March is "Techniques."  Let's use some different techniques on our pages.  For this week the challenge is to use Pressed Leaves or Flowers.


LM #489 ~ Use Pressed Leaves or Flowers on your layout.


Here is my layout for this challenge:




This layout is from our Alligator and Wild Life Boat Tour on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  We got to see a couple of alligators sunning themselves and a bunch of birds!  It was a real fun tour!


To make this layout I used some Creative Memories paper and stickers to make the title. I used an alligator die to make the alligator and then I added some Pressed Leaves.  They were very delicate and I lost a couple, but I like them on the page.  


Here are a couple of close up pictures of the leaves on the page:





Now hop on back over to the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #489 to see all the great layouts the Design Team have made!  Please join us in this challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Lavinia World Challenge #22

Hello Lavinia World Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Lavinia World Challenge Blog:


Lavinia World Challenge #22


Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Watercolor paper
Black ink
Markers 
Nuvo Clear glitter 
White pen

I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper, my blending brushes and the distress inks and blended the inks ont the paper and then I spritzed it with water and used my heat tool to dry it.  I then took some Black ink and stamped the Fairy Hive, Mia and the Creeping Vine with onto the card.  I took the Forest Spruce stamp and the VersaFine Clair Verdant ink and stamped the Forest Spruce on the bottom of the paper to look like grass.  I colored in the Fairy Hive with markers and the White pen.  I used some Nuvo Clear glitter on Mia's wings.  I took a Dark Green marker and drew some grass onto the bottom of the paper. I inked the edges with Black ink and then mounted on to a White card base.


The theme for Lavinia World Challenges is always "Anything Goes" using a stamped image (sorry no digi stamps, but rather rubber or clear stamps are perfect).  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to Lavinia World.


Now hop on over to the Lavinia World Challenge Blog to see what the talented Design Team have created for this challenge!


Lavinia World now has their very own Facebook group called Anything Lavinia.



Not only can you share any of your projects that use Lavinia products (stamps and papers), you can also enter our challenges there!  There is a specific Album for each challenge for you to upload your projects.  If you enter tour challenge on the Lavinia World Challenges blog, the theme is Anything Goes.  If you enter our challenge via the Anything Lavinia facebook group, it must include a Lavinia product (stamps or papers).  Entries from both Lavinia World Challenges and Anything Lavinia will be combined and one winner will be chosen by the Designers to receive a $15 Gift Certificate from Lavinia World.



Thanks for stopping by!!