Friday, July 27, 2012

A few Challenge Cards to share

Good Morning to all my crafty friends :)

I'm up early to get this post off ... I haven't posted in the last couple of days, well I was just lazy the other day (not feeling to good) and yesterday my internet kept messing up and last night it was down all night until about an hour ago :( ... But it's up now and I'm ready to post with some cards :)

I went to to get some ideas on some new card folds and techniques ... I'd have to say that my Favorite is the Diamond Fold Card! My next post will be a tutorial about how to make this card! It looks hard but is rather simple, I was fooled with the picture and how complicated it looked, LOL ... I was laughing after I finished it, it really is that simple :)

Ok so here are some cards:

#1: Miss You Diamond Fold:

*Challenges Used for: Creative Inspirations, Cardz Tv.

#2: My Summer Journal:

*Challenges Used for: RRR #52, Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes Challenge, Cardz Tv, Katies Nesting Spot: A Crafty Soiree #100, Dream Valley Challenges.

#3: Thankful Poppies:

* Challenges Used for: Floral Fantasies,

#4: So Grateful For You:

* Challenges Used for: DYSU #82, Trimgyms Challenge #3

#5: Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card:

* Challenges Used for: The Shabby Tea Room

#6: Feel Better Center Step Card:

* Challenges Used for: Sentimental Sundays #112 (Things with Wings), LUFP: Challenge #4

I have a couple more that I'm working on, so stay tuned for those later today and tomorrow I'll be posting my tutorial on the Diamond Fold Card! Sunday I am planning on posting a tutorial on tissue flowers. My hubby, who is an Art buff showed me these easy techniques and they are beautiful!!

Don't forget to enter into my 75 Followers Giveaway HERE for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Michaels!!

Happy Scrappin'


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Challenge Creations

Good Afternoon All ....

I have some Challenge Creations to show ... I hope ya'all like them!

Happy Birthday Elephant Card:

 I used Bic Colored Markers to color in the Elephant and used a silver gel highlighting pen to accent the elephant and gold gel highlighting pen in the Birthday Banner on the posts and the wrinkles of the banner. The Happy Birthday Banner is from a SVG File, but I can't remember where I got it, I had gotten in an email from a fellow blogger (sorry). I used brads in the upper left corner and the lower right corner to accent the card. The dots in the card I had

decided to use glitter, give it a little sparkle, after all it is a bday card :) I also used gems in the eyes.

** Challenges Used in: My paper Craft World: Buttons/Brads, My Crafting Channel

   USA Glitter Card:       
I decided to use a Turtle that I had gotten from Bugaboo Stamps, I colored him with Bic Colored Markers and used my Starlight gel highlighting pen to accent most of the card (LOL). I used letters that I had cut with my Cricut, I used an off white vellume behind my America Sticker. I doubled red ribbon to create a wide piece.  The paper I had decided to use are plain red card stock, white card stock and a glitter blue card stock that I had won from a blog challenge. Of course I used twine to :)  The America Sticker I created by making medallion and layering a dark blue circle and added a shiny border with my Star Bright gel pen, than put an America sticker over that, I had gotten from DCW at the PX here on base. I then Inked the edges of the card and took my Star Bright gel pen to the border, smudged it and took my embossing heater to it.

** Challenges Used in: Getting Cricky with K Andrew

Gift Box: 

 I used my Cricut for most of this box .. It was so much fun!! I used the Pangora Cartridge for this one. I added glitter to the white parts of the panda and 3d foam squares to raise the image.

Card Stock Used: 
Craft Papers from DCW, Red Card Stock from DCW and Striped Paper from CTMH.

** Challenges used in: Krafty Girls: 3D #12,  Joyful Stamper: Inspire me Fridays #68,  
Getting Cricky with K Andrew

Dolphin Card:

I used a Digi Stamp for the Dolphins from Trimgym Digital Stamps. I used glitter Glue to accent the water and make it pop ... I used my gold gel highlighting pen on the sun to make it shine. My Sentiment is from my Cricut ( Basic Shapes/Fonts Cartridge). I love twine so of course I tied twine across the top of the card and put 3 brads along the right side of the card on the inside paper square.
Cards Stock Used:  DCW Shine Blue Card Stock, Printable paper from Creating with TLC, Craft Paper from DCW.

** Challenges Used in: Getting Cricky with K Andrew

Don't forget to enter for my 75 Followers Prize!!

                      ~ Happy Scrappin ~

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New Blog Linky Party at My Crafting Channel

~ Good Afternoon Fellow Bloggers ~

If you are somewhat new to blogging or your blog has less than 500 Followers and you would like more exposure and want to meet more crafty friends then simply link your blog to this party.

~ Here's The Rules ~
* Comment on this post
*Be a follower of this blog
*Create a new blog post titled
New Blog Linky Party at My Crafting Channel
This is an awesome way to meet new bloggers and get more followers!
Just head on over to My Crafting Channel HERE ,
Follow all the rules (which aren't many and not hard :) )
And of course be a follower! They have awesome challenges, events and tutorials/ideas along with LOTS of inspiration for projects, Mine are mostly Cards and Layouts, but I also love to do Altered Art on occasion.
I just want to say thank you to YOU, for being/becoming a follower and to My Crafting Channel, for coming up with this great idea!
She also has Follower Candy going on right now for when she reaches 250 Followers, she will be giving away a $150 Joanns Gift Card!! So please make sure you head on over there and LINK UP and ENTER FOR HER DRAWING!!

** I also am having a 75 FOLLOWERS DRAWING look HERE  ** 
 ** Make sure to get your name in the drawing!! **



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Saturday, July 21, 2012

75 Followers Challenge Prize

Good Morning Everyone!

I'm so happy that I have finally reached my goal ... YAY!! And I couldn't have done it without you all! So Thank you all again ... But I now yet another goal! .... Now my goal is to reach 75 Followers ... For the prize this time I have decided to do a Gift Card to Michaels for $50!

GC $50 2012 Michaels Gift Card, large

 So when I reach 75 Followers, I will again do a Random.Org Number Gen off my Blog to determine the winner! YAY right? 

Well here are the rules to win:

     * Be a follower (if you are already, you are already entered, but would love a comment)
     * Leave a comment saying so ( I love comments, makes me smile :) )
     * Post my new Goal and the Prize onto your blog and link back to here .. Leave a comment 
        Saying you did this and I will visit your blog and leave a comment to! :)
     * Last but not least, I would love to hear what your favorite project is that I have done here on my 
That's it! And have fun! Remember I'll be starting my Monthly Challenges on August 1st! Especially now that I have my new Cricut (YAY!) ...

Happy Scrappin'


Friday, July 20, 2012

My 50 Followers Winner & An Announcement

Good Afternoon All ...

Thank you to all of my followers for supporting me!  It means a lot to me :)
I'm hoping to start a monthly challenge here on my blog, What do ya'all think about that? I hope it works out this time :)
So starting August 1st I'll be hosting my first Monthly Challenge! and I'm hoping that I can eventually go to every 2 weeks with the challenges. I like to do new techniques and use new products, like right now, I've been experimenting with my new Cricut! (Thank you baby for getting me one)  I LOVE my Cricut ... Now to try to win some cartridges LOL :)
Ok now on to my Winner ...
I have a winner for my 50 Followers Blog Candy!

13 :  ebonyoana ... 

Congrats Ebonyoana!
 Can you email me @ ang 20 marie at yahoo dot com and I'll get the package in the mail for you!

    * You have until 8/1/2012 to email me * If no email, I will run another number generator and get a new winner!

Thank you all again so much!

Happy Scrappin'


Challenge Creations & Follower Blog Candy

Good Morning All!

This morning I have some creations to share with you that I created for multiple blog challenges and a little note about my 50 Followers Blog Candy! (which I am 1 away from!!!)

First are my creations .....

First up is: Being Sworn in ...  

I decided to use a pic that was taken of me when I was being sworn in at the Oregon MEPS, back in 2004.
I used a Digi Stamp from Bugaboo Stamps, an American Flag that came off my hubby's uniform, and I embossed the flowers with brown emboss powder, I used a button off the Class A's.  My ribbon at the bottom was an Army key chain strap that I cut up and put a brown thick canvas ribbon over the top, some twine and a brown rope string at the top. The squares I cut out and layered with grey stars, dog tag stickers. I embossed the title and put my initials at the bottom right corner with DCW black sticker Alpha's.

Challenges used in: CC Blog Challenge #1

You are Special Card:

This one I wanted to "SHINE", so I used a gel star bright shine pen to highlight and color the lace trim around the heart. This one is a tri-fold card that I got from The sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps. I layered this one with strips of solid papers that I cut out and glued. Placed bling on the top corners of the card and closed the card with twine ( I made holes on both sides of the flaps and tied twine around them to hold the card closed) I also used the star bright highlighting gel pen to accent the bow and the little hearts in the sentiment.

Challenges used in: Dilly Beans Sparkle & Shine,

And Thank Friend ....

This one has a lot of layers to it, first I used a shiny pink cardstock, then layered with green home made paper, then a flower cardstock w/ glitter and embossed images, than a light beige cardstock. I decided to put a doily over that, but decided to cut it in half. Than my hubby showed me how to make these tissue flowers (which are simple and fun to make, I'll be posting a tutorial on this later in the week) and glued some bling in the middle of them, the stems are also tissue paper. I used a pink butterfly that I cut with my Cricut and colored, made it "pop" and used both brown twine as the body and pink twine as the antena's. I finised the card off with an embossed stamp image and layered all the different papers together, used a green ribbon tag and completed it with lots of twine (wink ... LOVE Twine!!)

Challenges used in: Getting Cricky with K Andrew, Joyful Stamper: Inspire me fridays

A little Mirmade Fun ...

I used several layers in this one, the digi stamp is from Fresh Brewed Designs. I colored the image with Bic Colored Markers (fine tip) and used a silver highlighting gel pen on the seagal and clam shell, then I used a gold highlighting gel pen on the sand, her eyes and hair,I then layered my sentiment in which I stamped and colored, placed it on a yellow tag and tied it with ... Yes .. Twine! (Love that twine LOL) added some bling on both sides of the sentiment.
I decided to do a scalloped corner punch on all layers of my card to create a unique look. The bottom layer is a shiny blue card stock that I had gotten from Micheals, next I found a tealish blue fourish background paper in my stash of forgotten papers (it reminded me of waves when I put my image over the top). This card is a front fold card (love this type!)

Challenge used in: Sassy Studio Designs

I hope you all enjoy these cards and am looking forward to getting that last follower so I can announce a winner for my 50 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY!!!
 Stay tuned and please pass my blog around :) 

I'm still working a couple of other projects. Stay tuned!

Happy Scrappin"


Thursday, July 19, 2012

$150 Joann's Gift Card Giveaway over at My Crafting Channel!

Over at My Crafting Channel, She is giving away a $150 Gift Card to Joann's Fabrics to a random lucky follower as her 250 Follower giveaway! She is also having 5 random lucky followers that will win surprise goodies (a side from the main winner).

Her Rules for entering:
1. Become a follower
Then comment under this post that you became a follower.

2. Like us on Facebook
Then comment under this post that you did.

3. Grab my button and place on your blog
  Then comment under this post that you did providing the direct URL
to the page where the Button is located.

                                         4. Make a post on your blog about this giveaway
                              Then comment under this post that you did providing the direct URL
                                                 to the post that contains the giveaway info.

So make sure that you go on over to her BLOG, check it out and become a follower for this amazing giveaway!

Happy Scrappin'


Challenge Creations!

Good Morning All ...

I have a couple of challenge pieces to show you today, from FBD, Stamp n Doodle, DYSU & RRR ( Really Reasonable Ribbon).  I am working on some others, but these 2 I have done for now.

I paper pierced the edges by her Coffee Digi that I colored with just Bic Colored Markers and used a Gold highlighting pen to highlight some accent pieces. I also paper pierced hearts under and above the "Sweet" Digi Stamp.
I did pink and white paint splatter on the white card stock to the right of the image and attached some buttons. and finished it off with some twine that I wrapped around the bottom of the card and attached a twine bow and some bling.

Challenges Used in: FBD, DYSU # 81,

I used her Owl Sand Digi Stamp, again colored with Bic Colored Markers and also added some gold highlighting accents in the sand castle and in the sand.
I chose a "Relax" Stamp as my sentamant, I think playing in the sand is very relaxing and as an adult is very fun, makes me remember when I was a kid :) 
I also added some bling along the yellow edges and wrapped with twin, I LOVE twine! It always adds the extra umph to the cards! (in my opinion)

Challenges Used in:
 ~ FBD, RRR#52, Stamp n Doodle Summer Holiday.

Make sure to check out her blog and play along! She has some awesome Digis and also sells rubber stamps now!

Enjoy and Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I was one of the TOP 3 over at LGS!

Oh My Gosh!!!! my LO was picked for one of the TOP 3 over at LGS!  YAY ... I'm so excited .. I haven't been a Top 3 or featured ever, so this is really exciting for me!

Go on over to Lets Get Sketchy, they have weekly challenges and you never know .... your creation could be Featured or one of the TOP 3 Picks!

I'm still sitting at 48 FOLLOWERS .. .I'm just 2 shy of reaching my 50 FOLLOWERS GOAL ... Please help me out and remember there is a Prize Package for one lucky Follower!
Please share my blog and help me out :)



Monday, July 09, 2012

There's a Surprise Blog Giveaway going on at CC Blog!!!

The Colorful Creations Blog is doing another Surprise Give Away!  The criteria and details below:

Hi everyone, we are back with a new giveaway, everyone love surprise right?  Well read each of the criteria below CAREFULLY on how you can win a surprise package from CC.  There are 4 chances to win!

  1. Tell me in a post below what you enjoy about Colorful Creations.
  2. What new techniques you've learned since being a member at CC?
  3. Add this post to YOUR wonderful blog or facebook page and post the link below.
  4. And….if you haven’t done so already please subscribe to our blog and POST your confirmation in the comment section below. 

This giveaway ends on Friday July 13th, I will announce the winner on Sunday the 15th.  Remember the more you play the more chances you have to win!

So make sure you go on over and share your thoughts and what has inspired you :) It's a wonderful site and blog so make sure you go visit them and get inspired like I did and still do!

Happy Scrappin'

CC Blog July Challenge LO

Over at Colorful Creations NEW Blog, they have their very first Blog Challenge going on right now!
The challenge is to create a lay out with the following criteria:
                               *One Photo
                               * Some Squares
                               * At least 2 different types of lettering or fonts
                               * Flowers

Here is my take on the Challenge:

I was sworn into the Army in 2004 in Portland Oregon at the MEPS Station.
It was one of the proudest moments in my life!

I used all elements required! I used a Bugaboo Digi Stamp (the Soldier in the left corner), It's one of my most favorite army digi stamps that I have found so far. All the squares are from pieces of scrap papers, the stickers are from Karen Foster Designs, the American Flag is from my uniform. The 2 different types of lettering are the Title, which I heat embosed and my initials which are sticker alpha's. I also included a Star Bright from Class A's in the center of the ribbon at the bottom. My flowers I stamped and heat embossed, then I added jewels in the centers. I also used glitter glue to add some sparkle to my LO.

More to come as my sons Birthday was yesterday and I spent all day cooking & celebrating! Now i'm back to scrappin!

Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Paper Crafting League blog candy!!

Over at the Paper Crafting League she is having a great blog candy giveaway for when she reaches 750 Followers, so go visit her blog (the link is above on her blog name) ... Below are some pics of her yummy blog candy!!

 And there's more than this as her blog candy! So go check her out and become a follower and leave a comment! Then share it!!!



2 away from 50 Foloowers!!!! & Blog candy!!!

Hello to all my wonderful followers!

I am almost at 50 Followers ... I'm 2 shy ... which you all know what that means!

As soon as I reach 50 Followers, there will be a giveaway!  One of my lucky followers will be receiving this in the mail:

As a thank you from me!  I will then be striving for 100 followers!!! PLUS ... I"ll be starting my challenges back up and hopefully this will be successful or I'll have to wait to start my challenges until after I reach 100, I hope that's not the case because I love hosting challenges and giving away prizes!!!

So please pass my blog around and together we will reach the goal and get some fun stuff started!!
I'm so excited ... YAY!!!!!!!

1. Become a follower if you aren't already
2. Leave a comment saying so
3. Please share on your blog, facebook, etc
4. leave another comment letting me know & a link to your post
You'll be in the drawing for each valid comment, ie ... become a follower ( 1 entry), sharing my blog gets you 2 entries!!
I just want to say a BIG Thank you  to ALL of my wonderful Followers :)

Happy Scrappin'


Lets Get Sketchy #18 LO

Lets get Sketchy Challenge #18:

I decided to use some Easter pics from 2010, from just before my hubby was deployed :(
I also used this challenge for a Colorful Creations Challenge on the Ning site, knocked out 2 birds with one stone, so to say LOL ...

I used a lot of scraps in this one! It was perfect to get down size my scrap tub ... although I ended up barely making a dent in the tub, but oh well ...

Hope ya'all like it :)
 I'll posting again shortly, as all I need is 2 more followers and then I'll be at 50 Followers and a follower of mine will be receiving a RAK in the mail from me, just for being a follower and helping me reach 50!

Thank you so much to my wonderful followers!

~Happy Scrappin' ~


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I WON on Colorful Creations!!

I found out that I won a Challenge over at Colorful Creations for June!

I won with this:
My Canvas that I scrapped ... the challenge was Boys Only ... meaning that we had to do something with canvas on it or a canvas but... It had to be only about a boy, so I chose my son. This is now hanging in my sons room!

I did another for our family room:
This one has no pictures on it, but it's my center piece for our family picture frames!  Our theme throughout the house is red, white, gold and black. It's actually a rather nice color combo providing you chose your shades well and make only certain items black. My window curtains are a goldish color, which leaves the room looking very open and not so dark!

Happy Scrappin'


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY & A Creation

Hello All!

I'm so excited!! 
 HAPPY 4th of JULY ... I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday, I know I am.
We are getting ready to go to our neighbors house here on base for a BBQ (YAY) ... Lots of yummy food, which I am making Fruit Salad, and my hubby is making his delicious BBQ Pulled Pork (even more yummier!)

Bet before I head over there, I wanted to post my latest creations!

This one is for Sketch Inspiration
Here is the sketch ........*8yT0jRffucxR4o/Sketch327.jpg   

And here is my interpetation:

I had fun with one! As I always do for challenges, and they all challenge me, as right now I don't have many supplies for paper crafting since my soon to be ex sister in law stole a bunch of my supplies while I was out of the state! Talk about one mad woman when I got home!  So now I'm re-building my supplies and working on my crafting room! Yup ... I finally got my own crafting room!! I'm so excited, I'm in the process of organizing the room and bring my desk up (which is very heavy!)

Well off to the BBQ ... I hope everyone has a fantastic Holiday and God Bless!


Creations for RRR & Sentimental Sundays


I have 2 cards that I just completed for 2 different blog challenges. Really Reasonable Ribbons & Sentimental Sundays :)

First up is: RRR51 Challenge: Childrens Birthday W/ a Ribbon Theme... This one was so fun to do, considering my son's bday is coming up, along with my nephews birthday!

Ribbons Used:  Blue w/green dots (above the Giraffe), Twine around the feather & as the balloon strings.
Digi Stamp is from Create with TLC

Second is
       Sentimental Sundays Challenge #109
                 Be Patriotic Challenge:

I used a patriotic turtle, which I colored by hand and used a glitter pen that I got while I was in Japan (glitter highlighter pen), USA digi stamp, which I can't remember where I picked this one up at honestly, (sorry), I also colored this by hand, in the circle pop up is my sentiment: America the Beautiful. I layered this sentiment with ribbon, card stock (2layers) and a scalloped circle. (i kinda cheated, I saw something similar in the store and just copied the idea hehe, it's cute though :) )  I also used the glitter pen around the edge of the card as a final touch.

I'll be posting again, as I am at 48 followers and I only need 2 more followers to reach my 50!!

Happy Scrappin'



Hello! And an early Happy 4th of July!!

I have a new card that I created for my sons birthday. His birthday is July 8th :)  

A funny story, I started to go into labor with him on the 4th of July but interestingly enough within 3 hours after I got to the hospital my labor stalled! On the night of the 7th they had to induce me and he was born 8 July @ 11:23am, the funniest part was, I was born April 13th @ 11:26am, now is that weird or what?  This Birthday is very special for 2 reasons! The 1st being he's turing 10!! (YAY) and 2nd is his Dad (My husband) is back from deployment!! YAY (very loudly said!)

Ok, here is the special card that I made for my sons 10th Birthday!

Do you think he's gonna like it? I hope so!

Blue is his favorite color in whole world and he has a sense of humor, hence the funny duck :) LOL
I used a bunch of misc papers (mostly scraps), CTMH buttons and that's my hand writing for the "Happy Birthday" which I made pop up with "Glue Dots: Pop Ups".


I'm in the process of creating a special 4th of July card, not only for a competition but also for all my followers (digitally)!

~Happy 4th of July~


CC's Hot Summer Blog Hop!

Come on over to one of the best craft sites on Ning, Colorful Creations, we are having a super fun and HOT SUMMER Blog Hop!!!

There will be lots of challenges, new blogs to add to your friends lists & even some new techniques you may have never tried before!!  So hop on over and check us out!
The Blog Hop is going to start on July 20th and end on the 22nd!



Sunday, July 01, 2012


             It's the 1st of July and everyone is having themed challenges!  I completed one this morning while my hubby was cooking breakfast (he's such a great hubby! I love him so much!! <3 )

The challenge is for Creative Creations & Create with TLC...
 So please hop on over and check em both out! and don't forget to vote for my LO on the Create with TLC blog!!

Happy Scrappin!