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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Scrapper's Delights: Thrifty Thursday - January 23rd

Hello lovely crafters! I hope Thursday is treating you right so far! I've got some exciting news to share - I've joined the lovely team over at Scrapper's Delights as a Thrifty Thursday DT member! Thrifty Thursday brings you amazing deals on featured images with deep discounts - don't miss out! In addition, every 2nd and 3rd Thursday I'll be sharing a project with you featuring one of the discounted images for extra inspiration! 


This image and sentiment are from a set called the Fox Bundle. Yes...it's Valentine's time already! It's way too early (in my mind) since it seems like we JUST finished Christmas! Maybe it's just me...

I printed him onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers - I buy all of mine at Scrapbookpal.com for their low prices and fast shipping. I cut him out with my Scan n Cut, and cut the sentiment with my never ending circles nested die set. The papers are from DCWV and Prima, the lace and doily were in my stash (for probably the last 10 years, because I am a hoarder, LOL!). Lots of foam squares on the various layers to give extra depth to this cutie pie!

Check out all the DT project inspiration and Thrifty deals on the blogHere's a look at some of the new images that were just released this month.


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In addition, there's a serious after-Christmas sale going on now at the shop (see below), and you can find all the Thrifty Thursday sale deals HERE.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Time For Tea Designs - Love with Alcohol Inks

Good morning friends! Today I'm sharing my weekly inspiration project for Time For Tea Designs. Don't forget that you can (and should) play along in our monthly challenge, for your chance to win free digis! Everyone loves free digis, am I right? The theme for our challenge is Anything Goes. My favorite! It's so easy to enter - just make something using your Time For Tea Designs images and post them! Share with the hashtag #timeforteadesigns so we can find them, and you're entered to win! Challenges run monthly, and we will have a spotlight and a prize winner at the end of each challenge. Oh, and I have a discount code for you to use - T4TJENNIFER10 will save you 10% on your order from the Time For Tea shop! Yayyyy :)


Today I've tried my hand at creating one of the lovely alcohol ink marbled backgrounds I keep seeing everywhere. I've actually used Copic refills since I don't have many colors of alcohol ink (YET!!). Once I was done blowing the ink around (R85, BG72 and YR31), I spritzed it a few times with Shimmer Gold color splash from FSJ and Altenew Pure White Ink Spray.

This 4" x 6" card features the Love Sentiment Die as the focal point. I really like the font on these dies - it's just perfect. Big enough to be a main "image" on a card, but small enough to allow you to add other details or stamped images; Jo did an amazing job in creating this line. There are lots of words to choose from, so check them out! I've used Baja Breeze as the aqua color to match my inky background, and layered the word "Love" over the top using shimmer gold cardstock.

I've added a few smaller stamped images from the Bee Happy clear stamp set (the heart trail and the solid heart) using Encore Gold ink after my background was dry. I cut the large rectangle frame from the Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame die set and layered it over my background panel for a finishing touch. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Polkadoodles' Digi Choosday - Week 3: Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone! It's Choosday already! That means a new Digi Choosday challenge, and a new DISCOUNT CODE for the Polkadoodles shop! Head over to the blog to grab it before your shopping spree!




Today's challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! My dad is turning 70 this year! He's a lifelong guitarist, and I have many memories of listening and turning pages while he played in the evenings. When he was in his teens and 20's, he even had a band! Music has been a huge part of his life and I've created this special milestone birthday card for him featuring this fabulous Guitar Boy from Work n Play 6. My sentiments are both from the Helga bundle. My papers are from the Little Dudes bundle and the Winnie Wednesday bundle. I've used my favorite Fanciful Circles dies for the panel directly behind him (you know I love these dies!).

Don't forget to head over to the blog to grab today's discount code! Then shop your heart out. Choosday is the best day!




I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


CD Sunday Plus - #26: Anything Goes (1/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2001: AG (1/3)
Lemon Shortbread - #110: AG (2/3)
LeAnn's World - #22: AG (1/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #121: AG (1/3)
Brown Sugar - #297: AG (2/2)
Pattie's Creations - #166: AG w/ a digi or stamped image (2/3)
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes! (2/3)
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - #12/December: AG (2/3)
Classic Design Team Challenge - #1/January: AG (unlimited)
A Perfect Time to Craft - #1/January: AG (unlimited)

Be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up at the Digi Choosday blog for your chance to win! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time for Tea Designs - Honey Bee Mine

Good morning friends! Today I'm sharing my weekly inspiration project for Time For Tea Designs. Don't forget that you can (and should) play along in our monthly challenge, for your chance to win free digis! Everyone loves free digis, am I right? The theme for our challenge is Anything Goes. My favorite! It's so easy to enter - just make something using your Time For Tea Designs images and post them! Share with the hashtag #timeforteadesigns so we can find them, and you're entered to win! Challenges run monthly, and we will have a spotlight and a prize winner at the end of each challenge. Oh, and I have a discount code for you to use - T4TJENNIFER10 will save you 10% on your order from the Time For Tea shop! Yayyyy :)



Today I've pulled out a set that was released late last spring and used it to create this fun Valentine's Day card! This 4" x 6" card features the Bee Happy stamp and coordinating die set, along with the Bee Hive stencil layered over the top of one of our brand new masking stencils (Large Heart). You can find all the Bee products HERE - they are bundled AND reduced in price, snap them up while you can! I love these little cuties.

To create this project, I first set up my cardstock base with the Large Heart masking stencil. I used one of our Beautiful Blender Brushes to apply Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to the the entire open area. Check out perfect those edges came out! Then, I laid down the Bee Hive stencil over the top and over-sprayed it with Nuvo Sparkle Spray in Morning Fog.

For the next phase, I stamped the bee and hive images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers - I buy all of mine at Scrapbookpal.com for their fast shipping and awesome service. Then I heat embossed the sentiment onto Ruby Red cardstock using Nuvo Fine Details Embossing Powder in Glacier White. I cut it out using the banner die from the Best Fishes borders and banners die set, and skimmed the edges with a black chalk marker to give a little more definition to it (since I knew I'd be layering it over the top of my stenciled heart).

I cut the large rectangle frame out of black cardstock using the Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame die set and layered it over my stenciled background panel. Once it was set up, I added my images and sentiment panel using various heights of foam squares, and Nuvo silver sequins went on with mini glue dots


I hope you enjoyed my project today. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Polkadoodles' Gems Challenge - Week 2: Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone. It's Saturday - time for a new Gem of a Challenge from Polkadoodles! You can find our challenge blog here: A Gem of a Challenge

Today's post is special because we've got a BRAND NEW Too Cute release for you!! These sweeties are just in time for winter and spring birthdays, Valentine's, and Easter too. I love them all - there's just no way to pick a favorite. This release comes in the option of black and white line art or pre-colored images, so much flexibility! For a limited time, there's a sale code you can use - TOOCUTE30 - to get 30% off images in this new release. Click fast!



I've used Too Cute Bee Heart Basket to create my card today. I printed him onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers - I buy all of mine at Scrapbookpal.com for their low prices and fast shipping. I cut him with my scan n cut - so easy! 

To make the background, I used 2 different stencils, with 2 colors of Distress Oxide inks for each one. The pink heart used Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick. The Honeycomb used Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw. I blended the inks with my blender brushes. Both stencils are from Time for Tea Designs - large heart masking stencil and bee hive stencil.

My sentiment today is from the Lily Bug Love Quotes Collection. I've used lots of foam squares on the bee and the sentiment, and I popped up the white layer over my card base with 1 thin layer of foam tape as well. Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud Nine and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew go along with my pink Doodlebug Sprinkles. Click to enlarge the photo and see all the details!

Our Gem of a Challenge challenges run for 2 weeks, so you've got lots of time to link up, and they are ALWAYS Anything Goes! Visit the challenge blog HERE

I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Stella Says Sketch - #721: Sketch (see above)
Lemon Shortbread - #110: AG (1/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #119: AG (3/3)
QKR Stampede - #379: AG (1/3)
Colour Crazy - #50: AG with coloring (1/2)
Brown Sugar - #297: AG (1/2)
Pattie's Creations - #166: AG w/ a digi or stamped image (1/3)
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes! (1/3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - January: AG with critter (1/5)
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - #12/December: AG (1/3)
Classic Design Team Challenge - #1/January: AG (unlimited)
A Perfect Time to Craft - #1/January: AG (unlimited)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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