Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Bird-day!


   Today is Wednesday and Wednesdays = Stampotique originals Designers Challenge day.

Kaz is our hostess this week and this is her challenge to you:

Napoleon once said that the English are a nation of shopkeepers.What he should have said is that we are a nation of animal lovers. Nearly everyone I know has got a cat or dog, a pet rabbit or bird, and I know that my Stampotique teamies have their pets too. So this week we're celebrating the fur and feathers and I challenge you to create something with either animals or birds. So put your best paw forward and bring it on.

Have fun!
 
I have been roaming pinterest, probably more than I should be, and I came across this adorable card by Darlene Devries and I have just been waiting for an opportunity to give it a try.  It is been a long time since I have made anything but a typical card, so this was fun and a nice change.  Hope you like it, and I hope you will join us at Stampotique for this weeks challenge.  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Birdy up stamp

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations challenge: Favorite Embellishment!


  Happy Tuesday!!! I am a bit late posting today and I apologize for that. I just ran out of hours in the day!  This week, Peggy picked "favorite embellishment" for the challenge.  I am definitely someone who is embellishment challenged, and honestly, I only really use 2 embellishments on my cards, Flowers and gems. If I could just color and stick my picture on some DP, I would.  Really, I just like to color and play with paper...LOL... With this weeks challenge being open to so many ideas, I went with a digi image I have had for a long time, and unfortunately, I have someone to give this card to.  One of my coworkers (young), was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and she has been so strong through the process thus far, and I just want to let her know that I think she is amazing and I am here for her, so this card is for her.
          My card this week was inspired by this card by  Theresa , and you can see her card here. I used a saturated Canary image, and went with quote I found on line.  Simple, yet powerful! Obviously, I went with my go to embellishments...again, so challenged!

                            Last weeks back to school projects were awesome, and the TOP 3 are:

                                                                       Scrappy jan

                                                                            Lola


                                                                     Card D ology

Fabulous cards ladies Please feel free to grab the I made TOP 3 banner on the right of my blog!
  
    Feast your eyes on the DT's amazing"Embellishment" projects!

                                                        Gale

                                                  Peggy

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC186...Have a great day and happy creating


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Break out those neglected stamps, and come play with me!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. The last weekend of summah!!!! My family went to Wells Maine for our last dose of the beach!  We spent Saturday having lunch with my parents, and then we visited my Aunts and Uncle, and then we walked the beach (always my favorite).  On Sunday, we went out on my parents boat and had a nice ride, and we were fortunate enough to get to see some harbors seals, which I managed to snap some pics of:

It was a nice weekend, and now we are back to real life, school, hockey, gymnastics, all of it!

            As you know, Wednesdays = Stampotique Originals Challenge, and this weeks challenge hostess is Kaz and this is what she has to say " We all love playing with new stamps, but sometimes it's good to revisit some that have been neglected for a while. I'd like you to find an old favourite and give it a new lease of life. Kaz xx"
    I love this challenge, and I don't have a ton of Stampotigue stamps, so I decided to use the CAROUSEL stamp by France, and I used the Kitty squad to create this birthday card.


I hope you like the card I created this week and I hope you will hop on over and play with us this week at Stampotique!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Under The Sea!


  Happy Wednesdays, as you may know, Hump Day here at Scrap-Creations = Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge and this weeks challenge Hostess is Arwen, and here is what she has to say"
Who doesn't remember - Arielle the little mermaid :)I love the sea and the residents there.Mixed with fantasy and mysticism, a perfect theme for a Stampotique Challenge!Let me see how your underwater world looks like.xx Arwen".  

    This is been on of my favorite challenges. I love everything beach and sea life, and I have had this great stamp that I have been itching to use. 

     I have created a mini journal page, which I sprayed the background with Dylusions sprays, and I created the bottom, which I was hoping would like seaweed, but it was my first time working with molding paste, and this will require more practice.  Also, I got to use Giorgio, who I completely LOVE...He is a great sea creature!
   I hope you liked my project for this weeks challenge. We would love it, if you would join us over at Stampotiue this week. I will be looking for you. Have a great Hump Day!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Back to School


Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend. This weeks challenge is bittersweet for me.  My babies started back at school today. My daughter is entering the 8th grade and my son, and youngest is going into 6th.  The reason why this year is so hard for me, is because my baby is in Middle school..WHAT!!! How did that happen.  I swear when I look at him, I still see him all snuggled up with his blanket...UGH...I am a wreck...The time is going by to fast and before you know it, I am going to blink and they will be heading to college and then getting married...Blah....I can't think about it!
   So, we are celebrating back to school this week here at Going Grey.  I had this super cute Precious moments image, and I have been waiting to use her and she fits the challenge just perfect.  I have been really trying to work on coloring hair. This is not my best..UGH!  So, I know some of your kids have already gone back to school, but I would love for you to join us this week with a school theme project!
    Last weeks entries for the Animal challenge were AWESOME.....I loved every single one. I managed to choose 3, so with that being said, Last WEEKS TOP 3 are:

                                                                          Stephanie

                                                                             Diane

 Mimi



       Fabulous cards ladies Please feel free to grab the I made TOP 3 banner on the right of my blog!
                 Feast your eyes on the DT's amazing"Back to school" projects!



                                                                            Gale

                                                                            Mary

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC185...Have a great day and happy creating


Friday, August 22, 2014

School Girl!!!

   Happy Friday!!!  I am thrilled for the weekend, as it has been the LONGEST week.  Tons of errands had to be done, and now here we are at Fridays, just hours till the weekend.  Today I would like to share with you my ArtbyMiran creation, for their challenge this week, which is anything Goes!  Since mt kids are going back to school, I used School Girl daisy and went with a back to school theme.  Not sure if I have mentioned, by Mi Ran's images are stunning, and a joy to color.  If you have not had a chance to view her images, you should, they are adorable.  Well, I am off to work. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Creating!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bee You!





   Happy Wednesday!  As you know, Wednesdays here at Scrap-Creations = Stampotique Designers Challenge, and I am thrilled to be this weeks challenge hostess, and I have chosen flowers for this weeks challenge. Here is my blurb :


     We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. Have fun !


     This summer I planted a ton of flowers, but to my surprise, a very random sunflower started to sprout right under my bird feeder, which I assume was a sunflower from the bird seed that  landed on the dirt and seeded it self.  The end product is this beauty:



I often roam Pinterest and was extremely inspired by this project by Katy Leitch, which led to my project today.
                                          I used the following stamps to create my journal page:

                                                           *   Medium Bee with tiny bee
                                                           *   Big Bee
                                                           *   Sunflower Large
                                                           *   Sunflower Medium
                                                           *   Honeycomb background


I hope you have a great day, and I hope you will join us at Stampotique!