Monday, March 18, 2019

Challenge #351 - Washi tape

Hey Everyone! Lori here today to share this week's challenge. For this week's challenge, it's time to break out the washi tape and put it to use...use a little, use a lot, we want to see that awesome washi take a turn on your projects this week!

I have created a quick and easy thank you card using some washi strips:

I used a lot of different washi tape from my stash.

I used to be a washi addict, buying it and using it constantly, but then
I stopped and my stash has basically sat unused for years.
I challenged myself to use mostly washi on this 2-Pager
for my "Book of Me":

Journaling: "That moment when
the hoodie you're wearing sums you up perfectly
LOL #Mood"

I have a scrapbooker's confession....I don't actually have a lot of washi tape (*gasp*)...and most of what I have is holiday related.  I was able to find a couple of more generic looking rolls to add some embellishment to my layout though...


I have a fairly decent stash of washi so I had no problem finding some 
Disney coloured washi to add to this layout!

I am a stamp collector.  I just ordered this new stamp set with a washi strips stamp and the cutest washi related sentiment.  I had to break it out for the challenge.

Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see your creations using washi tape this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Highlights for #350 Stiching: Real and Faux

Wow you all did fantastic it was hard to narrow it down to just a few. Thank you so much for playing along with us. In no particular order...

 Maxine D

 Just love the card and the faux stitching with a die on the sentiment.

Glenda: My Paper Cat
 The hand stitching on this card is fantastic :)

Rima (Lithuania)

Sweet layout just love the colors and that fun machine stitching for the borders on her layout :)

Grab you badge :) and please join us tomorrow for the new challenge :)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Challenge #350: Stitching; Real or Faux

Hello you all, Tina your hostess here with you and this week's challenge is Stitching! It can be real stitching or it can be the faux stitching... 

This is the layout I created using faux stitching:
You can see more of my layout over at my blog. 
So lets see what the girls on the team created for this fun challenge.

Since I can't sew at all, I decided to use one of my favorite frame stamps from Darkroom Door along with the poppy, also from DRD.


 For my projects, I used patterned paper that featured stitching to accent pictures of my dog sleeping with her sloth stuffed animal.

I did hand stitching on my photo mat featuring my granddaughter passing her driver's test.


My mom was a sewist so I used her machine on this page.


I did some faux stitching to add a little extra to this layout of the dog checking out the baby's room.

Now it's your turn to try this challenge.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rainbow Challenge #349 Highlights

I loved seeing everyone's projects for the rainbow challenge...thanks SO much to everyone who played along.  It was awesome to see so many great entries!  Of course that makes it a little harder to pick only a few to highlight but here no particular order...

Wendy had me at Happy Place.  And I love that her layout has photos of an actual rainbow

Megan's card just popped right out at all the detail on the coffee cups...absolutely adorable!

I love the soft colors with the musical theme on Red Obsession's card....very sweet and's perfect.

Don't forget to grab your badge and stop back tomorrow to see what the Design Team has in store for this week's challenge!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Challenge #349 Rainbow

Happy Monday and Happy March!  Hey guys...Heather R. here to host this week's challenge and it is all about RAINBOWS!  When my daughter was younger she loved getting her face painted and the "frog princess" was her much so, she chose that same design more than once over the years when we were visiting Walt Disney World. I paper pieced a simple rainbow to mimic the rainbow in her face painting.

Check out the rest of the Design Team below and I hope you will be inspired enough to share a project with us this week!

I created a Traveler's Notebook spread with
photos my son posted on his Instagram for National Coming Out Day
Can't get more Rainbow than that, LOL


While I didn't use a rainbow per se on this card, I did use the rainbow colours.


I used a variety of rainbow colors on this birthday card for my favourite aunt.

I used rainbow colors and a rainbow die cut on my traveler's notebook spread.

I used rainbow colors and a rainbow in the card featuring a stamped image of Bob Ross.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Challenge # 348 Mid Challenge Reminder - Double Trouble Team Up

Hey Everyone!

Just a reminder that we are pairing up with Double Trouble Challenges for two weeks!  The original post and link up is here....

Create a magic themed project and make sure you head over to Double Trouble for their challenge to add to it, and you can be entered to win a prize on their blog!

We had some great DT projects for you last week and here are a few more to keep you going!

For my family, our trip to Disneyland and San Diego in 2018 was a magical time.  It was the first time that our son had seen the mouse!

Well, this seems to be a common theme w/ us for this challenge,
but come on, how could it not?! Harry Potter IS Magic!
I created a page of the first time my whole family entered the Magical World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, California...soon after it's Official Grand Opening
Though my son and I had been privy to a sneak peek the month prior - shhhhhh!
I have yet to scrap that story.
From the Double Trouble Challenge, my tic-tac-toe items are:
Gold/Silver - Sentiment - Punch/Die Cut


Well Disney is definitely a magical place for many but to me there is no sight more magical there than this gorgeous castle! I couldn't stop taking photos of it! From the Double Trouble blog challenge I used the line: blues, stamp, punch (hearts)

Heather R

There is nothing more magical to me than Disney...and what's more magical than Tinkerbell herself?  I opted for Thing 1 from the Double Trouble Blog Challenge and went across the bottom of the board with Die Cut/Punch, Vellum and Ribbon, with a bit of Thing 3 as well since my layout involves the most magical fairy ever! :)

Monday, February 18, 2019

Challenge #348 A Double Trouble Team Up

Hey everyone!

We are so happy to team up with Double Trouble Challenges again for another great challenge!  This challenge will run from February 18th until  March 3rd.  So two full weeks for you to get in on the fun!

A bit about our friends at Double Trouble:

Welcome to Double Trouble - We're two retired ladies bringing you a new challenge blog where we hope you find fun and inspiration! We're not affiliated with any companies and welcome all participants. Our challenge will include Thing 1-Trouble Maker the Basic Challenge, Thing 2-Double Dare being a surprise element in which you may or may not decide to participate and Thing 3-Twisted Sister, will appear with an optional twist to the Challenge.

Our theme for you this challenge is Do You Believe in Magic?   

We want you to create a project that has a magical feel to it....a place that is magical to you, a magical item, a magical being?  Whatever says magic to you.....

When you enter our challenge this week, be sure to run over to the Double Trouble Challenge blog and see what their co-coordinating challenges are and link up with them as well!  The more aspects of the challenge you do, the more entries you will receive to win their prize!

Here are some DT projects to get you started!

Here in the magical land of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Florida, we went on the ride "Escape from Gringotts".  So much FUN! 

I paired this magical challenge with Double Troubles Tic Tac Toe challenge using the diagonal line going left to right: Silver and Gold (the coins); Image Stamp Digital (the digital images are the ephemera); Ribbon.

I used a fairy die cut to create my "magical" card this week. I also paired my challenge with Double Trouble's Tic Tac Toe board using the first row down of silver/gold, sentiment, and die/punch:

there is something magical about a cat!
Used the 1st column in the tic tac toe - gold, a sentiment, and diecut

Nothing says "magic" to me like Harry Potter!  This is my daughter at a Harry Potter book release party a few years ago.  I used the 1st column in the tic tac toe board to pull this project together.

For this challenge, I chose to Tic Tac Toe across the middle using a sentiment, image stamp and glitter paper.  I also added magic by coloring an Elf stamp.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Highlights- Use Your Stuff #347- Hearts / pink red

Thanks to everyone who joined our Hearts/pink red challenge this week! It was hard to pick just three from last week's great entries. Here's my top three in no particular order:

Don't forget to grab your badge.
Thanks to everyone who played along!

Please come back tomorrow for an extra special challenge!

Beth :)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Use Your Stuff #347- Hearts / pink red

Beth here, Happy Valentine's Day Week!  In honor of Valentine's Day, this weeks challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item using Hearts, Pink and/or Red.  Can't wait to see what you create!  Click on each of the designers names below to see more details on their blog posts. :)

I've made Valentine cards and treat boxes using a Paper Pumpkin kit.  Please see my blog for more details.

Decorated both sides of 6 Studio Calico 3x4 cards for valentines.
Side 1
 Side 2

My love of Hoodies lots of heart doilies used here :

I used a sprinkling of hearts on this Valentine's Day card.


A romantic page of my hubby and me.

I was inspired by the heart filter on my daughter's pictures & decided to create a layout of her and one of her best friends.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

02/10/19 - "In The Kitchen" Highlights

Hi all!
Happy Sunday!

I hope you had fun w/ our most recent Challenge, "In the Kitchen".
I'm a huge fan of scrapping food so I certainly did!
I also enjoyed seeing your creations, though I admit I am a bit behind on visiting the blogs as I had a sick pet to tend w/ the last few days (good news, he is MUCH better now).
But I did take a quick look-see and though it was difficult to choose, I did decide on these 3 as my faves:

- Great layout design, corner cluster, and food/eating photos!

-Super cute, stamping and sequins!
-You had me at Mexican Food and Margaritas, LOL
Also love the title font and use of straws as embellishments!

Don't forget to grab your badge:
Thank you to everyone who played along!
Come back tomorrow for another challenge.