Monday, February 18, 2019

American Goldfinch LO for Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Today Master Forger Julene has challenge us for the 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to feature feathers which is still trendy. Feathers was part of the kit this month and this is what I created with feathers:
 I had a set of die-cut feathers is my kit with some paper that I wanted to use too and binge cut some feathers to use on my layout for embellishing, with the theme being birds thought the feathers were a natural embellishment.
 I added the black heart washi to enhance the black from the birds colors, punched edges and my journaling
 Closeup of the feathers within the title using gold foam backed thickers
 Another cluster of feathers and in each cluster I added a word phrase too :) photos of both the male and the female goldfinches
The last cluster of feathers. Thank you for stopping by today :) I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mother's Day layout or Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd layout challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. Heather has this cool sketch for us to play with :
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 This is what I created using the layout:
 A couple of pictures of Tammy and Brandon Mother's Day 2018. I was glad to have this frame paper in my current counterfeit kit: Springtime Fresh for this layout, it worked out perfectly with the sketch. Using washi tape for the border below the title. Adding small clusters to the layout.
 I used silver metallic thickers for my title. This came about with the LOAD219 prompt for day 12: Tin Man prompt :) Scrap something or someone you love that was easy :) Techniques was using silvers or metallics :)
 My journaling
Close up of the picture.
  Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Love Hoodies for Use Your Stuff Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. This week's challenge is Hearts and/or Red/Pink. Lots of heart doilies and lots of red used on this layout:
 I love Hoodies! I do they are nice an cozy, always have a front pocket to add anything I may need, usually my phone or my camera and they keep me warm. I will wear a hoodie sooner that I would a jacket, summer is the only time I don't wear them. Now I'm on the lookout for a Christmas Hoodie :)
The golden background paper came from my current counterfeit kit: Springtime Fresh and the prompt idea came from this month's LOAD event of Red Ruby Scissors. LOAD219 Day 7: Story: Scrap about a favorite wardrobe accessory or outfit or Technique: Use red and sparkle on your layout. So I got both prompts on my layout :) Lots of red and lots of sparkle :)
Thank you for stopping by today :) I look forward to seeing your take on this fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Authentic Vintage Items for a Lasting Memories Scrapbook layout challenge

Hello and happy Sunday to you :) Quick stop in today to show you the layout I created for this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge. Our theme for February is Black + White + one other color. This week's challenge color is green! So I went through my counterfeit kit: Springtime Fresh and pulled out the black N white papers and the green too and got a few to work for my grid layout:
 This layout came about from inspiration from the current LOAD event LOAD219 Day 9 prompt: Glinda the Good Witch: Story: Scrap a story about something good. Technique: Make your layout pink and sparkly.... or don't, whatever you think is good. And I think this is a good way to do a masculine layout :)
The grandson doing some good helping out at the NCC8 artifact fair for some community service hours for a merit badge.
My counterfeit kit had some fun vintage style papers in it using a light green, black n white polka dot and the green dusting newspaper print for my blocks and I used a green background came up a bit darker and of a grayer color in the photo than what it looks like in real life. Used some black mulberry paper to mat the photos and punched a few hearts and stars to scatter about the layout. Added that bright green ribbon for more texture on the layout :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Design Team Call for Funday Friday

Good Morning crafty friends :) Have you ever consider being on a design team? If you have now is the time to join the Funday Friday Team! Here are the details:


Hello Friends!
Well the time has come once again! We are looking to add a small handful of  new designers to our FFC Design Team. Most of the ladies on my team have been with me for 3+ years and we have formed a little family and now we would like to expand our family to include some more family members! There is nothing as precious as the friendships we form in this industry. With that being said, if you are wanting to or have ever wanted to design for a team, read on as I am officially on the hunt for some creative people to join us!

 Have you been wanting to be on a design team but never try out because you think that your work is not "good" enough? I know that many of you are sitting there answering this question with a "yes, thats me"! I am looking for designers who are not afraid to take a leap and will just dive right on in, feet first! No need to be worried or judgmental on your work. Let me be the judge of that! If you want to be on my design team, take the leap and let me see what you have! Now keep in mind, I am simple and very laid back. I welcome ALL levels of crafters to try out and I want you to know that ALL levels of crafters have the same advantage of being chosen. I am not going to single out "friends" or people that are "popular" for my design team. I play fair and I will tell you what I am looking for, but before I do, here is what You need to have within yourself before I even look at your work. 
  1. You must have a huge passion for crafting! :)
  2. You have to be outgoing, down to earth, sociable, creative, enthusiastic and human! :)
  3.  You have to eat, sleep, and breathe crafting! :)
  4. You Must be Happy and laugh a lot! :)
If you have all four of those things... then here is what I want you to do. TRY OUT!!

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE:

1. You will need to have an active blog 

2. You will need to create 1-3 projects per month. During special occasions and blog hops, you may be required to do an extra project or two for that month. 

3. You will need to advertise on social media for any upcoming challenges, blog hops and guest design spotlights if asked.
 ( Social Media platform preferred is Facebook)

4. You will be required to join our private Design Team Group. No cost, it's free to join.

5. The term will be for 6 months and will run from March 1, 2019 to September 13, 2019. At the end of the 6 month term, you will have the opportunity to stay on should you choose to. If you do plan to leave after your six months,  at least a  one month notice prior to your term's end will need to be given.  

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:
1. You will receive an array of digital stamps and cut files from various companies in the industry.

2. You will receive more exposure on your blog, preferably leading into more followers and friendships 

3. You will receive an organized Design Team Group to find all challenge information, links, sponsor information & friendly chat with your Design Team Family.


4. You will receive the opportunity to be entered into giveaways



5. You will build up an amazing assortment of digital stamps from some of your favorite companies, that you can use over and over again in your own projects

6. You will have opportunities to be in the designer spotlight

7. Lastly, you will build beautiful friendships with a great group of designers that will be working alongside you

HOW TO APPLY:
 DT Open Call submissions deadline: FEB. 22, 2019 (11:59 pm EST)

1. Please create 1 new project specifically for this DT Call, send it in via email and make sure to post about it on your blog, making sure to  link back to Jo's Scrap Shack. 
2. Your project should be a reflection of who you are and what your style is. That is what I am looking for, personality and style. If you are great at creating shabby chic, then don't submit some funky mixed media project. Show me what makes YOU stand out. What is your passion????

YOUR PROJECT CAN BE:
A. A card (shaker, step, gatefold, gift card)     
B. A scrapbook layout or project life spread
C. A mixed media project (canvas, art journal)
D. An altered piece of art or home decor item (3D)  

3. Along with your submission, please include:
A. Your full name 
B. Your email address
C. Your blog address
D. Your favorite type of craft to make
E. A photo of yourself 
F. A short bio about yourself and why you want to be on this team

4. Email your submissions to:
Josscrapshack@gmail.com  
(put 2019 OPEN DT CALL in subject line)
5. Only 1 submission entry per person
Once I choose the New DT members, I will notify you by email so please make sure that you give me a current email address in your submission. I will announce the 2019 Design Team on
February 26th, 2019.  The new DT girls will start their term on March 1, 2019.


I cannot wait to see your awesome projects!!!

 You have plenty of time to get crafty and ALL levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Barrows of Love Your Way for Funday Friday

Hello and Happy Friday :) It's Funday Friday around here and over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our Sponsors this week are Digital Delights by Louby Lou! AND Imagine That Digi Stamp!
I got to use the " Barrows of Love " a Digital Delights Digital Stamp that I'm using today on my card:
Sweet one to color and added some chalking to my card base besides finishing off those dazzles stickers and added that peach ribbon :) Ready for my note to add and send out one of the Grands this year :) Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge :)
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Feb. 08th  12:00AM


   Ends:  Friday, Feb. 15th    12:00AM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
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.
You have until Feb. 15th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during 
the week of Feb. 18th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day card for Sketch N Scrap card challenge

Good Morning :) and welcome to the 1st card sketch of the month over at Sketch N Scrap. Heather Hall provide this fun sketch:
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 I made a cute Valentine's Day card with the sketch:
A fun card to give out :) popped up the sentiment block (which came from a framed paper that I cut out the heart block for this from my BASHket :) a couple of word stickers to add o the sentiment and a few enamel hearts. The papers all came from a pile of scraps I had sitting in my room :) The vellum Valentine's word came from my current counterfeit kit: Springtime Fresh.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun card challenge over at Sketch N Scrap.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Merry & Bright layout for Stick It Down sketch challenge

Good Morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Stick It Down. Our February sponsor is

Jenny at Scrappin Happy Studio. specializes in handmade scrapbook embellishments, such as flair epoxy. All her products are handmade in her home studio, in the beautiful state of Oregon!
 
You can visit Jenny at her Etsy store and on Instagram
 
Here is our February double page sketch:


this is what I created with the sketch:
This is the double page layout from our visit to Unkle Joe's Woodshed that we did Oct. 27, 2018 when we went Christmas Shopping in Mill Hall, PA
Left side of the layout I embellished with all kids of sparkly embellishments including the background paper too.
 Using a few of the photos from what I printed, it was an interesting store.
Right side of the layout:
I added 3 more photos, feel in love with that Patriotic Christmas Tree, they had some many trees decorated by theme it was pretty darn cool. Another picture of the general store itself, some unique gifts there. I added more sparkle with the red & white candy stripe paper. Adding some of the embellishments from the left side over to this side of the page. Added the blue for another color to the layout :) I liked the way it turned out.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation of this fun sketch over at Stick It Down.




Friday, February 1, 2019

CKC - February 2019 Kit Reveal - Springtime Fresh

Good Morning :) and welcome to February inspiration for this month's Counterfeit Kit challenge blog. First you should have reached me from the creative Cindy's blog so excited to see what she pulled together for this inspiration.This month Julene has challenged us with something from Kaisercraft. First let's welcome this month's guest Forger Kim Ferguson
The KIT to be counterfeited

If this doesn't work go to the Kaisercraft home page and search Anthology.

There is also a YouTube of the unboxing by Alicia Macnamara

For those who want it "in the flesh", here it is.



First thing I thought when I saw the kit was the vintage feel too it plus the Spring feel too it too :) As we're really having a heck of a cold snap right now so ready for Spring and thinking my kit will put me in that mood :) 
I pulled both the A and B sides of the paper for my kit.

My February counterfeit kit is Springtime Fresh:

 It's a very huge kit! 46 papers alone :) lots of choices for layering :) With it being LOAD month I want to be well prepared :) Also will be participating in a fun Scrappy Super Bowl challenge too. The bottom right corner is a die cut set and paper pad for making feathers for the kit (my forgeries for the month)
 The papers:
Love the greens that I pulled to scrap with, not a color I use alot but looking forward to using it with the pops of pink in the kit :) I also added 5 cutaparts to the kit too. The bottom row less the cutaparts each paper has birds on it :) 
Close ups of part of the kit:
 Doilies and diecuts
Variety of Alphas
 More diecuts
A late addition too the kit I found this paper pad and it had the library catalog drawers in it :) Cool plus there is birds, florals buffalo plaids, stripes, wood and farm animals great addition to the kit :)
Thanks for stopping by and off you go to see what Julene has crafted up for her it this month. If you get lost here is the list of the blog hop for this month: