Sunday, August 14, 2022

Two Old Bats Mid-August Reminder

 Hello Halloween Lovers,


I am here today with your mid-month reminder for the August Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!  We are a Year Round Halloween Challenge because we all love making Halloween cards and we hope you will join us!


Here is my card for the August mid-month Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Reminder:



Ingredients:

Spellbinders Costumed Cuties Stamp and Dies
Die-Versions "Dem Bones" alphabet
Purple Star paper
Orange card base
Neenah Solar White paper
Green Shimmer paper
Black Shimmer paper
Gold paper
Copic markers
Black ink 

For this card I started with an Orange card base.  I took the Purple Star paper and the Kat Scrappiness 
Distressed Edge die and cut that out, inked the edges with Black ink and added it to the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, the Spellbinders Costumed Cuties stamp and some Black ink and stamped the cat onto the paper.  I colored the cat with Copic markers and then cut it out with the matching die and added it to the card.  I took the Black Shimmer paper and the Spellbinders Let's Be Frank dies and cut out the Witch Hat and Legs.  I cut the same dies out with the Shimmer Green paper and cut out the Buckles with Gold paper.  I pieced the Witch Hat and Legs together and added it to the card.  I took more of the Shimmer Green paper and the Die-Versions Dem Bones alphabet dies and cut out BOO and added that to the card.  

Here is the Inspiration Board if you need some help to get started:



Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme but certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween August Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #611 ~ 3 Things ~ Icon/Geometric patterned paper, Circles and Stickers

Hello Scrapbooking Friends! 


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog.  For our August challenges, you will be given a list of three items that you must use on your layout. How much or how little of each item that you use is up to you. You can also use other items that are not on the list but you must include the required 3 things.


For LM Challenge #611 the theme is Icon/Geometric patterned paper, circles and stickers. 

 For Icon paper ~ think rainbows, unicorns, ice cream cones, etc. on the paper.  Circles can be anything circular ~ a circular die-cut piece, chipboard piece, sticker, brads, enamel dots, etc.

Here is my layout for LM Challenge #611:


For this layout I used the Cat paper for my icon paper.  I cut a big circle out of the center of the paper for the title where I used Sizzix Twinkle Toes alphabet and some old Creative Memories cat stickers.  The photos are of two of my cats enjoying resting on their couches.


Now hop on over to the Lasting Memories Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!!


Lori

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #21

 


Hello Christmas Lovers!!


Today is the start of a new Christmas Challenge over on the year round 'Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog' ~ POE #21.


Here is my card for the POE Challenge #21:



Ingredients:

Impression Obsession Seashell Wreath stamp
Lawn Fawn Merry Christmas stamp
White card stock
Blue Patterned paper
Neenah Desert Storm paper
VersaMark
White Embossing powder
Prize Ribbon distress oxide
Clear Embossing powder

I was inspired by the Blue colors on the Inspiration Board posted below.  I took a piece of White card stock and made a 5 1/4 square card.  I took the Blue Patterned paper and inked the edges with Prize Ribbon distress oxide and added that to the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm paper and the Impression Obsession Seashell Wreath stamp and some VersaMark and stamped that onto the paper.  I took some White embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.  I used a deckle ruler to rip the edges of the paper and then I inked the edges with more of the Prize Ribbon distress oxide, I took a small blending brush and added some of the ink onto the shells.  I put some foam squares on the back of the paper and added it to the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Merry Christmas stamp and the Prize Ribbon distress oxide and stamped it onto the top of the card, I added some Clear embossing powder to it and heat set it with my heat tool.

Here is the Inspiration Board:


  Anything Christmas


Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!


Lori

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for August

                     Hello My Halloween Loving Friends!!


Today is the start of the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for August.  Two Old Bats is a year round Halloween Challenge because we all love Halloween and making Halloween cards!


Here is my card for the August challenge:



Ingredients:

Cottage Cutz Creepy Tree
Cottage Cutz Black Cat
Poppystamps Whittle Monsters
White card stock
Blue star paper
Brown paper
Black paper
Green paper
White paper
Silver paper
Black ink

For this card I started by making the card base with White card stock.  I took a pieced of Blue star paper and added that to the base of the card.  I took some Brown paper and the Cottage Cutz Creepy Tree and cut that out and pieced it together.  I took some Green paper and cut out the grass to place near the tree base.  I took Black paper and the Cottage Cutz Cat and the Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween Bats and cut them out and added them to the card.  I took some White paper and the Poppystamps Whittle Monsters Skeleton and the Spellbinders Halloween Sunday Drive Skull and cut them out and added them to the card.  I took some Silver paper and the Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021 Moon and cut that out and added that to the card.  I was inspired by the Tree and Skeltons on the Inspiration Board below.


 Inspiration Board



Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme but certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween August Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, August 1, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge #198 ~ Summer

 Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is August 1st and you know that means that a new challenge starts over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog ~ DRU Challenge #198 with a theme of Summer.


Here is my card for DRU Challenge #198:



Ingredients:

Watercolor paper
White card stock
Red paper
Gray paper
Gray Woodgrain paper
Blue paper
Navy Blue paper
Ahoy die

For this A2 card I took a piece of Watercolor paper and the Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean distress oxides and my blending brushes and added the different blues to the paper.  I took my spritzer and spritzed the paper with water and dried it with my heat tool.  I took the Impression Obsession Sailboat die and Gray, Gray Woodgrain, Red, White and Blue paper and cut out the different parts of the Sailboat, pieced it together and added it to the paper.  I took another piece of watercolor paper that I had left over and the Memory Box Big Splash Border and cut out the waves and added them to the sailboat.  I took the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection Scalloped Lattice Frame and cut all of that out and added it to Navy Blue paper and then I added all of that to a White card stock card base.  I took the Red and Blue paper and the Ahoy die and cut out it out, layered it and added it to the card.

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I hope you will come and join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #609 ~ Opposites Attract - Hot & Cold OR Summer & Winter OR Night and Day

Hello Scrapbooking Friends! 


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog ~ LM Challenge #609 ~ Opposites Attract ~ Hot & Cold OR Summer & Winter OR Night & Day.


For the month of July our layouts are about including opposites on your layout.  Create a layout featuring either Hot & Cold, Summer & Winter, or Night & Day.


Here is my layout for LM Challenge #609:



This is a layout from a trip to Disney World in Florida and it was so hot that day at the parks that we just had to go to the pool to cool down!  For this layout I used the old Quickutz Miami Melt alphabet and a Sun die.


Now hop on over to the Lasting Memories Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!!


Lori

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #20

  


Hello Christmas Lovers!!


Today is the start of a new Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge over on the Year Round Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE #20.


Here is my card for the POE Challenge #20:



Ingredients:

White Card Stock
Black & White Plaid paper
Red, Black & White Plaid paper
White Paper
Red Paper
Silver Paper
Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes die
Creative Memories stickers

I was inspired by the Plaid papers and the Christmas Tree on the Inspiration Board below.  I took some White card stock to make the card base.  I took the Black and White paper and added that to the card base.  I took the Red, Black & White plaid paper and the Kat Scrappiness Stitched & Layered Christmas Tree die and cut out the papers and I added it to the card.  I took the Silver paper and cut out the star and added that to the top of the Christmas Tree.  I took the Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes die and the Red and White paper and cut out each of the colors and added them to the top of the card.  I took some old Creative Memories Christmas Stickers I had and added them to either side of the Christmas Tree.


 Anything Christmas


Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!


Lori