Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #209 Both Teams Anything Goes Christmas

It's time for the last challenge of the year at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to make "Anything Christmas!"
And with all the fabulous designs from Janet in the store you know you want to make one!





Card Recipe -
Image - Santa Stop Here Jingles
Sentiment - Magical Christmas
Paper - Happy Holly Days by The Paper Studio
Medium - Copic Markers
Circle Die - Little B
Frame Die - Spellbinders
Border Punch - Fiskars
Ribbon - Michaels
Rhinestones - The Paper Studio
Brads - The Paper Studio







I hope you like my card, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get creating, make a Christmas card and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!

Katie

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #208 Animals in the Snow

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to see your cards with "Animals in the Snow!"
As it will be Christmas soon it is a very current theme :)
And with all the fabulous designs from Janet in the store you know you want to make one!




Card Recipe:
Image - Ozzie with Friends
Paper - Winter Wonderland by The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Unknown
Medium - Copic Markers
Doily - Wilton
Glitter - Glamour Dust
Snow - Puffy Paint bu Tulip
Circle Die - Little B







I hope you like my card, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get creating, make a cute card and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!

Katie


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Special Gift Packaging

It's the tenth challenge of 2017 at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal
For this challenge we want to see your projects featuring "Special Gift Packaging"
I created a Christmas gift bag that closes with a sparkly burlap ribbon and I hope you like it as much as I do!



Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper and Sentiments - Holiday Delights by The Paper Studio
Burlap Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Border Punch - Martha Stewart




The paper pad I used had sentiments in it so I used one to create a very simple card to go along with the bag.
When creating gift packaging be sure to look for coordinating products to create a gorgeous matching look.


Be sure to drop by the More Than One Score at Scor-Pal challenge to see the fabulous samples the team has created this month.

Katie

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #206 Ribbons and Pearls

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to use "Ribbons and Pearls" on your card

It is the perfect challenge for making a beautiful, elegant card, a sweet and cute card, any fancy card you like!
And with all the fabulous designs from Janet in the store you know you want to make one!




Card Recipe:
Image - Henrietta in a Tutu
Paper - Farmers Market by Recollections
Medium - Copic Markers
Frame Die - Sizzix
Flower Ribbon - Michaels
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Unknown
Brads - The Paper Studio







I hope you like my card, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get creating, make a gorgeous card and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!

Katie


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Skeleton Frame Wreath

Not papercrafting today but crafting none the less!
I love to decorate for the all the seasons and Holidays but haven't made a Halloween wreath before, only a Fall One (which I will share later).
I decided to do a little looking on the net and found THIS FABULOUS FRAME WREATH and just knew I needed to make one for myself.
Now being a crafter I already had a lot of things around to use, it was the black frame that started me looking to create something with it, but I needed the skeleton.



Project Recipe:
Frame - Already had
Skeleton - $9.98 at Walmart
Silver Pumpkin - 98 cents at Walmart
Witches Hat, Halloween Sign, Creepy Cloth and Tinsel - $1 each at Dollar Tree
Spiders - Michaels (50 cents)
Lights - $4.99 at Walmart
Ribbon - Clearance at Walmart last year $1
Total - About $22!



I wired the skeleton to the frame with florist wire
I loved the Witches hat and hot glued it to the skeleton, makes him/her creepy cute I think!



The sign was just $1 and I simply took of the ribbon hanger and used two nails to attach it to the frame.



The bow was the hardest part for me, I'm not good at tying/creating bows and even after watching a ton of You Tube videos I still couldn't get it perfect but with wired ribbon you can hide a lot of imperfections and so I was happy in the end.



I loved this silver glittery pumpkin and at 98 cents it was a bargain! I just hot glued it to the skeletons hand



I added a string of battery operated Christmas lights to brighten it a little, I like that the bulbs have little clips that attach easily to the ribbon



It "glows" at night!

I had a lot of fun making this and just wanted to share with you all!

Katie

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pile It On #135 - Fantasy or Spiders/Cobwebs

I haven't joined in with the pile It On Challenge in more than a year as I was cutting down on my crafting as I wasn't really having fun anymore.
But this week I had a little extra time and decided to join in as the challenge was such a fun one!
They are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter and you could win a digi stamp from them if you are chosen as the winner!



Card Recipe:
Image - Skeleton Josh by Pink Gem Designs
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Dead and Breakfast by Recollections
Oval Die - Sizzix
Ribbon - Michaels
Brad - The Paper Studio
Diamond Wrap trim - Dollar Tree








I really enjoyed coloring him and I hope you like him too!
Be sure to drop by pile It On Challenge, find more challenges to add and join in the fun!

Katie

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkin
Crafty Gals - Spooktacular
Double D - Fright Night/Mood Board
The House That Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe (Pumpkin/Patterned Paper/Metallic)
Pause Dream Enjoy - Halloween
Sunny Day Crafting - O is for Oval
Cardz For Guys - Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Treat Holders

It's the ninth challenge of 2017 at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal
For this challenge we want to see your projects featuring "Treat Holders"
With Halloween coming up you shouldn't need any better excuse to create a fabulous treat holder!
I actually made a box for some yummy brownies that my daughter Georgia made, a treat for anyone!
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board




Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - Happy Fall by Craft Smith (at Michaels)
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Brownies - Handmade by Georgia (my daughter)










I hope that tempted you to create a treat holder of your own and enter with us at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal, there is a $20 gift certificate to the store for the random winner (if we get 10 entries or more) and that could be yours!


Katie


Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Colors of Autumn
Pause Dream Enjoy - Fall Colors


Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #204 Birthday Card

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to make a Birthday Card!
Everyone needs birthday cards and with all the fabulous designs from Janet in the store you know you want to make one!



Card Recipe:
Image - Ella
Paper - Farmers Market by Recollections
Medium - Copic Markers
Die - Spellbinders
Sentiments - 3 Bugs in a Rug
Butterflies - Recollections
Border Ounch - Fiskars







I hope you like my card, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get creating, make a birthday card and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!

Katie


Challenges:
Aud's Sentiments - Two Word Sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Seize the Birthday - Birthday
Southern Girls - Spots
Fab N Funky - Fall Colors
The Paper Shelter - Fall Colors
The House that Stamps Built - Color Challenge
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #202 Use Kraft

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to use Kraft on your project. It could be Kraft paper, Kraft colors accents, ribbon, twine, anything "Krafty!"




Card Recipe:
Image - Ollie with Apple
Medium - Copic Markers
Patterned Paper - We R Memory Keepers
Sentiment - Carolees Word Play
Banner - Celebrate It by Michaels
Stitched Scalloped Circle Die - Memory Box








I colored an additional image of Ollie and Popped up his wing, apple and head for more dimension. I also added glossy accents to his eyes and apple, I think he looks super cute!
I hope you like him too, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get "Krafty" and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!

Katie


Challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals - Get Crafty
As You Like It - Fur or Feathers (whoo could resist this cute owl?)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Bags and Boxes

Welcome to the eighth challenge of 2017 at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal
For this challenge we want to see your projects featuring "Bags and Boxes"
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board

I was inspired by the cocoa holder box from Diana Zechman (an old team member here!) and I decided to make the door hanger into a box for "school rewards", you can pick a treat card when you did especially good at school!
Good luck, you could be our winner!





Project Recipe:
Paper - School Words by Carolees
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive_ Scor-Pare
Scalloped Circle Die - Memory Box






There are 12 "treat cards" in the box and my son can pick one if he has a great week at school. I have added lined card on the back of the cards and will record when he chose each one so at the end of the school year we can reflect and remember the great times!
Be sure to check all the other great projects at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and enter, you could be our winner!

Katie


Challenges:
Craftaholics - School
The Paper Shelter - Back to School
Always Fun - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp Monday - School/Study
Use Your Stuff - Back to School
Crazy 4 Challenges - Back to School