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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 260: Birthday Wishes


This sketch stretched my creativity a bit but allowed for the use of lots of fun products.  The background pieces were cut from a Reverse Confetti tag die.  The image is part of a MFT collection called Adorable Elephants, and the space for a sentiment was just perfect for a tiny sentiment from Verve's Joyful Blooms.

Hope you will play along with the Atlantic Hearts sketch.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Sunday, April 15, 2018

VLV Sketch---Mother's Day Blessings





The sentiment is from Verve's On Occasion set, and lots of the pieces came from the pretty bowl designated for scraps and left-over die cuts.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV April Sketch Challenge
Word Art  Wednesday
Time Out Challenge (Spring---Mother's Day)


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Verve Inspiration Challenge: Yellow Gift Card Holder



Someone very thoughtful plans to share some kind wishes and encouragement with Starbucks gift cards and asked me to make a few gift card holders.  This one is made with bits and pieces of one of my favorite yellow and blue card stock collections.  The cross-stitched circle die is from MFT as is the tiny doily.    The central medallion is adorned with a Verve coffee cup sporting a heart from Verve's Heart Quartet die.  Here's a link to measurements.

I needed to prop the  card to make it stand up for the photo, so I grabbed this yellow cup.   Why do I have a "Grumpy" mug?    My coffee mugs are primarily gifts from my elementary students, and they bear encouraging  sentiments and "best teacher" labels.  Years ago, my family was visiting, and my brother teased me about being unable to drink coffee from such cheerful mugs.  Mom later found the plastic "Grumpy" mug so my brother would be provided with a less cheerful cup when he visits.  I never drink from it, but just seeing it in the cupboard makes me grin.

Thanks for visiting and for reading this silly story,
Christine

Linking to:
Verve April Inspiration Challenge (Yellow)
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fun Friday Challenge: Double the Fun with Two Sponsors






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  images from Little Blue Button Stamps and Just Me Digital Stamps.

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,
Christine

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Inspired by: He Shall Cover You with His Feathers



We have had gray skies and gentle rainfall this afternoon, inspiring a cozy mood, and when I saw this gorgeous photo, I couldn't resist.
Feather pillows came to mind and I thought of these sweet Papertrey Ink stamps and dies.  This scripture is soft and comforting to me, and I hope it will be a blessing to you.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Inspired By
Word Art Wednesday

Bright Birthday Wishes


The Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is to use Rainbow Colors.  Actually, I just finished a rainbow card using paint chips and was pleased with the outcome.  However, it is for a future DT post and must remain a surprise until then.

I was inspired to try a different type of rainbow themed card using several dies and one of my favorite stamp sets:
Newton' Nook Frames and Flags
MFT Magical Mandala
Reverse Confetti Tall Tags Trio
Verve Stamps Beautiful Things


Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
Tuesday Throwdown (Rainbow)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Birthday)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 258: Peony Birthday


I just love square cards and am so glad the sweet Atlantic Hearts Sketch calls for one.  My card was created by "adjusting" a scalloped card base to create a square, layering a textured green panel, and adding and "adjusted" Reverse Confetti tag.  The pretty peonies are a Birch Press Design product, and the sentiment is from Verve's Poppy Birthday.  The fun banner stamp and die are retired Verve items.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Happy crafting!
Christine


Linking to
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Birthday
Word Art Wednesday:  A/G