Monday, April 23, 2018

Challenge #309 - Vellum

Hello! Gail here with this week's challenge: VELLUM

We'd like you to use some vellum on your project this week.

Here's my quick and easy card. I took some gold printed vellum and coloured the backs of the flowers with distress ink.

Here's what the other team members have come up with:


I'm using up some vellum scraps and getting a head start on some Christmas cards.
For this one I backed the tag with some vellum and 
also punched some snowflakes out of some vellum.

 I found a piece of vellum with a sentiment stamped already in my stash and thought it suitable for the challenge :)

 I used different colours of distress oxides on the background of my tag, I just swiped the pads over the tag and added a little water, added a little wooden heart and tadaaaa .... ready!

I heat embossed black embossing powder on Vellum Cardstock and then colored the back side of the butterfly with Stampin' Up Blends.

For my project I created some vellum embellishments as well as added a layer of vellum behind my photo. There will be a process video up on my channel through the week. 
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I used printed "brother"vellum behind the pictures of my 2 boys. 

I embossed a piece of vellum with my swiss dot embossing folder for the front of my card.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Highlights Challenge #308 Babies

Hello!  Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Babies challenge.   We loved seeing all your projects.  Here's a few that we chose for this week's highlights.

A lot of work went into this gorgeous card made byTone Jensen 

Ma-Mi hand drew the bunny on this adorable card.

Ruth Sollberger is welcoming a new baby with a cute teddy bear and balloons!

Great work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week! 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #308: Babies

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge? It's Beth here bringing you this week's challenge. It's time for a Baby Challenge, this week we want to see your scrapbook pages, cards or projects relating to Babies. 

Here is a look at what the design team has created, please click on their name to see more details on their blog post:

My youngest is graduating from high school in a couple weeks, so I typically just make Baby cards for gifts.  I used the Eclipse technique to raise the "BABY" after I stamped Stampin' Up's Baby Bear on the cardstock.  The colors are Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

-For this project, I created a scrapbook page featuring my mother playing outside with her sister when she was a toddler.  This has always been one of my favorite pictures of my Mom (she has the pompon on her forehead), and thought what a perfect subject matter for this week's theme!

This challenge is  dear to my heart ~ our youngest GK just turned 1 year old,
they grow up so fast!
Next thing you know she'll want to drive   

We have no more babies at our house - even our granddaughters are now teenagers.  But I found these sweet photos from 2004 that I've never scrapped before.  Emma is now 16 and Paige is 15.  Where did the time go?


 Well, as an empty nester I don't have too much to do with babies nowadays, so I have decided on a Journal Page with a "new beginning"

I'm so far behind on scrapping I don't think I'll ever run out of photos of babies! 
Here is a layout of my oldest (now five and a half) when he was just 4 months old. 
There is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby!

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Highlights Challenge #307 Squares

Hello all!  Thanks to all who participated in the Squares challenge.  It was so much fun seeing all of your creations.  Here are a few that caught my eye.

Marina Italy

I love this scrapbook page using all squares.  Great way to use up your scraps.

Red Obsession Cards

What a beautiful square card with cute coloring and lots of great details, including the subtle square background that frames the colored image.

Sarah JW

Sarah did an amazing job on the card, but also created a cute box to house the card.

Thanks again to all who participated.  Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs ladies!

Monday, April 9, 2018

It was a great pleasure seeing the mixture of Easter / Spring inspired 
cards and layouts this week! 
Take a look at a few of the highlights!

Aunty Sue created these adorable bunny goodies!

Deanna created this sweet Easter layout.

Marilyn  shared this cute Spring card.

Great work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week! 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Challenge #307-Squares

Hello all.  Renee here with challenge #306 featuring squares.  The challenge this week is to create a project that has the square shape somewhere on it. For my project, I decided to create a card that is all squares. It is a 6 x 6 card, with a 5 x 5 card front made up of squares and has a square copic colored focal image. Whew! That's a lot of squares.

So, let's see how you use the square shape to create a project.

Here's a square card using squares as a background.


I cut all my photos into squares and matted them on a square for this layout.


I created a grid style layout using lots of squares!

I did a bit of a haphazard grid of squares behind my photos.  I also used a few square shaped embellishments as well.

Monday, April 2, 2018

UYS Challenge #306 - Easter / Spring

Hello! Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Chris here bringing you this week's challenge. Now that Spring is finally here and we've just celebrated Easter, this week we want to see your projects about Easter or Spring. 

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I used Echo Park's Hello Spring collection and a photo from a few years ago with my granddaughter and her dad trying to take a bite out of her chocolate Easter bunny.


I decided to make two cards with the lovely bunnies from Crafty Individuals, I don't get to use them too often.

For this project, I scrapped pictures of my daughter playing in the park on a beautiful Spring day.

Karrie  made simple Easter cards

For this challenge I made quick and easy die cut Easter candy cards to use on Easter bags.  The best part is the tags are made of just scraps.


Nothing says spring to me more than butterflies and pastel colors! I made this simple card and kept it blank so I can easily customize it with a quick stamp for a variety of occasions.

Enjoying a Spring Day