Friday, March 23, 2018

Fun Friday Challenge with Sasayaki Glitter

Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.   This week the design team is showcasing some adorable images from Sasayaki Glitter.  I have used the Easter Kitties.

Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit,

Thursday, March 22, 2018

VLV Green Challenge: Cast Your Cares on the Lord

Verve's March Inspiration Challenge  is simple and wide open:  Green.  It challenged me to use some papers I might have passed by.  The soft green and geometric patterned paper came from a Heidi Swapp  stack.  The layers helped to tone down the graphic strip, and I like the softness of the background.  The green layer of the feather is a paint more way I embarrass DH---collecting paint swatches in home improvement stores. They are great fro crafting, though.

Images and dies:  Scripture Medley Five and Beautiful Things from Verve.  The feather dies are by Papertrey Ink.

Thank you for taking a look,

Linking to:
Verve Inspiration Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge Floral Frenzy
Word Art Wednesday
Flower Challenge

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AHSC 256: Birthday Wishes

Reverse Confetti's Lacy Scalloped Frames form the layers suggested by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch, and the floral stem was created using Joyful Blooms by Verve. The little tag is from a  package purchased for tagging sale items and is perfect for the tiny sentiment, also from Joyful Blooms.

Thanks for visiting,

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday  Floral Frenzy
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spring Floral Birthday

So many little time!  For this card, I let several challenges do the decision making.  The breathtaking color inspiration board was  created for the current SSS Wednesday Challenge, the sketch with such lovely layers was provided by Sunday Stamps, and it's fun to create a birthday card to celebrate both with a friend and with Time Out Challenge as it turns four.

Lots of dies were used to cut solids from my scrap files:  A2 Noted by Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Tag,  and Little Inker Designs Quilted Flowers.

Thanks for visiting,

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Easter Inspiration Board)
Sunday Stamps (Sketch)
Time Out Challenges (Birthday Theme)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Green: Celebrate Your Day

 My niece has a "Just-Missed-St.-Patrick's-Day" Birthday on the 18th, so it wasn't a big stretch to play along with Verve's Green Inspiration Challenge for her card.  I pulled out an old MME stack that consists of only the outer covers and random scraps of muted greens, sure that I would use them up on this card.  There are still a few pieces too pretty to throw away....maybe one more card will do it!

I used the  Paper Craft Crew Sketch (loosely) to accommodate my scraps and to leave the gift card holder open at the top.  I am happy with the soft look and the printed elements showing in the background.  The flowers are from Verve's Kindness Matters and the sentiment is from Poppy Birthday.  The pretty scalloped gift card holder is by Little Inker Designs.  It is a great card element, especially attractive with double-sided paper.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are enjoying the beginnings of spring.

Linking to:
Verve Inspiration Challenge (Green)
Paper Craft Crew (Sketch)
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Verve Diva Inspiration: Teachers Live Forever in the Hearts They Touch

I am excited to see the Verve Diva Inspiration Challenge return.  This month the challenge is simply "green".  After thumbing through my stacks and failing to find winning combinations, I turned to my digital collection.  I saved these papers from Pixel Scrapper, intending to use them with Teacher's Count.  With this combination, the fun began and the card came together quickly.

Thanks for looking,

Linking to:
Verve Inspiration Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

March VLV Sketch: Happy Birthday

New Verve Sketch rescues crafter from slump!

Don't you just love the latest VLV sketch!  If you haven't seen the Diva's samples, you are in for a big treat.  

Carta Bella's Welcome Home collection was a Christmas gift from someone sweet who "gets me".  It was a great place to look for papers to layer using the pretty sketch.  The sentiment is now available in  Cake and Candles by Verve, and I used dies from Reverse Confetti found here and here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Spring/Break!

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday (Girl Power/Feminine)