Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

PCC 300 CAS sketch challenge combined with IB pool time photo inspiration challenge

Thinking of you with peace, joy, and love

Challenge #1: PCC 300 [sketch layout inspiration]= zig-zag striped paper replaces the white space; blueberry cardstock base replaces the left side strip; the large heart with flowered cross shape replaces the flowers and leaves; sentiment was added as a border on the focal; the ribbon was replaced with the mesh gems strip; and the 3 dots are iridescent gems in the lower right corner

PCC badge and link:

Challenge 2: IB #30 [pool time photo inspiration]--used the colors as my inspiration!

Blues. Greens. Pinks. A little bit of yellow on the inside patterned paper.

Patterned papers are combination of Colorbok and The Paper Studio. Flowered cross stenciling is on a page from a paper New Testament's I Corinthians 15. A white paint pen was used to give that translucence look and then outlined with black gel pen, silver glitter mini brad in the center and cut out with decorative Fiskers scissors.

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Saturday, July 28, 2018

HIMCR 363 any holiday theme for third Saturday will be Christmas in July challenge

A sign I give to you, Jesus

The DT crew for Hiding In My Craft Room was able to select what they wanted from the prize sponsor/provider of DT images, A Day For Daisies!

HIMCR badge and link for #363:

ADFD badge (provided the digital image I used in the card) and link to store:

Supply & design notes:
a. copper glitter paper was part of a 3 color set (Dollar Tree)
b. soft creamy yellow and soft pink cardstocks (Colorbok)
c. antique damask wallpaper-looking designer paper (The Paper Studio)
d. image A Sign I Give from A Day For Daisies
e. this is a design team inspiration card made for Hiding In My Craft Room challenge blog

Love this card! Love that God sent His only Son to earth to die for my sins! 

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ice Ice Baby theme card two with a beach color palette

Winter ice skating scene plus soft beach colors?

Well, let's see if you like what I did--

ice skating coloring book image found online combined with summery beach colors pulled from the inspiration photo shown below

Challenge #1: LRW for Ice theme (2nd card)

Challenge #2: IB for photo inspiration (using the beach colors)...missed the deadline but I will try to remember to post it to Laurel's Facebook group page

More photos of this crazy card to come later (or at least when you see the beach tote, sun hat, and sand it's seems weird yet I've used lots of light beige, light-mid browns, gray, light-mid blues, and bit of orange)!

The iridescent gems look like little ice drops, don't they?

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Four Challenges fused into one card

Let's see if I can stretch a trifecta of challenges to a quartet combined into one card:

Short summary: (1) use of title (Merry Christmas); (2) use Christmas theme (title & snowman); (3) use colors of red, green, and grey; and (4) use sketch (same orientation, just substituted flowers for snowman, metallic striped tapes, and clips; and I didn't use the thin strip all the way to the bottom).

Challenge #1: 2nd entry [theme is optional as long as I use a title/sentiment message]

Challenge #2: 2nd entry [Christmas theme]

Challenge #3: 2nd entry [color palette]

Challenge #4: 1st entry [sketch layout]

More photos:

All the patterned cardstocks and striped patterned paper are from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). The red cardstock is the Astrobrights line from Neenah Papers, Inc. Image is clip art or coloring book freebie found during an online search last Christmas and I had 2 remaining, so now I'm left with one. Merry Christmas was stamped on white paper with red ink and then a grey colored pencil was used to lightly fill color around the lettering and offer a bit of depth. I love the juxtaposition of 2 flowery printed cardstocks for this Christmas theme card! It adds some whimsical charm. Overall dimensions are just over 4" x 6".

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

PPCC blog 390 for 25 july 2018

Another adorable digital image to feature:

PPCC blog's #390 challenge theme is anything goes. Prize sponsors plus provider of images for the Design Team are: Just Me Digital Stamps and Oddball Art Stamps. My image from JMDS is labeled "wonderful wizard" and this is just 1 image in the set. [I made the reverse image from tracing/flipping/twice. The original features chalkboard to the right side.] 

Go to the PPCC blog post to see all the images provided to the DT this week. While there (or here on my post) use the sponsors' links to visit their online stores to check out what else they sell. 

Prize sponsor/DT image provider for PPCC #390 Link:

A 2nd prize sponsor/DT image provider for PPCC #390 Link: 

The background cardstock is cream however the lighting and/or cell phone camera make it appear pinkish. (sorry) More views of this card:

And another challenge link-up as a participant (rather than DT):

Also a third challenge link-up and 2nd as a participant:

And then there is a fourth challenge link-up and 3rd as a participant using red, green, and gray (top chalkboard frame is gray and both boys' glass lenses are gray; green gems and various greens for chalkboards and scarves; and various red hues in base cardstock, background matting paper, snowflake print doily, images): 

I did the cursive lettering for Merry + Christmas since this digital image in the set had empty board. The other images have a happy birthday board, no board, and other options. 

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Saturday, July 21, 2018

HIMCR 362 third Saturday with Christmas in July theme challenge DT card

This week's design team card for HIMCR's #362 challenge has another adorable digital image with this one provided by the sponsor, My Besties:

#362 Christmas/winter elements included: snowflakes & embossed/crayon rubbing snowflake, image's winter wear gear and Christmas ornament, stamped sentiment, stamped holly, wintery blue tones, and paper ornament shape.

HIMCR's blog post #362 link for all the details, how to participate, deadline, etc.:

My Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps link for the digital images:

More photos of this wintery Christmas card:

Some supply notes:
a. 2 different blue hue of solid color cardstock are from Astrobrights/Neenah Papers, Inc.
b. foam snowflake stick-ons and the embossed snowflake stencil plate are old purchases from Oriental Trading Company
c. other 2 patterned cardstocks are old stock
d. holly leaf stamp and Merry Christmas stamps are from Stampin' Up; don't remember for the "You Are Special" stamp...sorry forgot to check...for me, these are new due to buying them recently at a resale shop about 25 miles from our house

It's always a fun creative challenge to push my creative spirits combining old and new products and certainly creating a Christmas/winter holiday card during mid-July! Becca S

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PPCC blog #389 for 18 July 2018 design team inspiration card

Isn't this poppies filled frame digital image very adorable?!?!!!

Learn about the guidelines to participate each week, the DT, deadlines to post, theme for challenge(s), sponsors, and more by reading the PPCC blog #389 post with this link:

The super cute poppies border with butterfly frame image was one of the provided images to the Design Team this week from Delicious Doodles. Thanks, DD!!!! It's so pretty!

Then half of the DT has used images from ADFD. These images have delicate thin lines and are always delightful.

And here are some more views, including a few using different backdrop:

In the below photo, as I was preparing to make this card I knew for the poppies I would be using lots of red and red-oranges, so I knew I had to have some of that color in my paper selections. Then based on how I colored the image, the rest of the papers pre-selected were quickly edited out in order to not draw focus away from the spectacular image:

Inside panel was quickly completed with a sentiment from Stampin' Up, a simple stitching border, a foam glitter heart, and 2 small scrap sections:

Bonus paper-craft creation this week: These bookmarks that fit inside a regular letter envelope size used several of the patterned papers seen in one of the earlier photos yet such a different vibe with the images. A school district in our region's mascot is Chiefs. Their website features several pages' banners with an arrowhead, so that's why one of the bookmarks features that instead of a warrior chief profile. Their colors are red, black, and white.

Still crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S