JAS Challenge: Nothing but the Scraps!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Good Afternoon Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

This week's challenge at Just A Scrappin' is to use only scraps to create a card, layout or project. Oh, how I do love a challenge that uses some of my favorite leftover pieces of paper, which I am loathe to part with.

As my blog name suggest, I am a lover of all things paper. Looking at and purchasing pretty sheets of paper is a stress reliever for me. And since I always purchase my paper on sale, I just couldn't pass up a steal and leave a lonely piece of paper without a home!

To create this card, I dug into by handy scraps bin (located right at my feet), and pulled out Crate Paper's Party Day and some basic colors by Stampin' Up. Even the embellishments are pieces I had lying around from a previous project. The twine is part of the packaging used from scrapbooking and pocket life kits I receive monthly in the mail. It makes my heart happy to know I am getting the most out of my materials and then some!

Please stop by and check out the projects from my fellow DT members.  You will be glad you did!



Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Crate Paper (Party Day), Stampin' Up, Recollections
Embellishment: Basic Grey (Shine On chipboard pieces); OA (Cakewalk emphemera); twine (stash)

Unity Stamp Co., Friends With Flair

Friday, September 20, 2013

Good Morning Fellow Crafters,

For this week's Friends with Flair I went with the Itty Bitty vintage trailer. This stamp is near and dear to my heart as it symbolizes a dream for my family and me. The thought of traveling as a family and exploring the United States is a dream we are striving to make come true. Even my husband, upon seeing this stamp, urged me to purchase it. How could I say, "No?"

To create this card, I used Basic Grey's Carte Postale and American Crafts' alcohol pens to color and shade the image. Next, I embellished the card with a little glitter, wooden veneer arrows, and jute.

Please visit Unity's blog to view the other great projects, cards and layouts by fellow stampers. You will be glad you did.

Thank you for stopping by.


Card Size: 6x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Basic Grey (Carte Postale), Recollections
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Embellishments: jute (American Crafts); wooden veneers (Studio Calico); brad (KI); stickles (Tim Holtz); alcohol inks (American Crafts)
Sewing Machine: Baby Loc/Gutterman Thread

Unity Stamp Co., Friends With Flair

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday Fellow Scrappers, Bloggers and Crafters,

Wahoo! I made it. Friday is finally here! This week has been very busy, but awesome. And what better way to close out the week then to share in Unity's Friends With Flair? Ok, I purchased this cute little stamp awhile ago and I am only now showcasing this cute image. I do not have any Get Well cards in my card stash so this is a perfect sentiment (there is also a Whale Done sentiment with this Itty Bitty). I just adore Unity's Itty Bitty stamps they are like little packets of happiness.

To complete this card, I used Crate Paper's The Pier along with jute from American craft. I colored the stamped image using my watercolor pencils by Stampin' Up. For the finishing touch I added a pearl. Thank you for stopping by. Please stop by the Unity blog to check out the other fabulous creations using Unity stamps.



Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Crate Paper (The Pier), Recollections, Stampin' Up, Echo Park 
Embellishments: jute (American Crafts); pearl (Recollection)
Watercolor Pencils: Stampin' Up

JAS Challenge and Sweet Sunday Sketch No. 192

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Good Morning Fellow Crafters, Scrappers, and Bloggers,

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week we are creating cards, projects or layouts using watercolors. I love using watercolors to color images or create softened effects for backgrounds.

In this week's challenge, I used Sweet Sunday Sketch No. 192 to create my card. I colored in the stamped image (from Unity Stamp Co., my favorite) with watercolor pencils from Stampin' Up.
Then added a few embellishments from Studio Calico and KI.

Please stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to view the wonderful designs from my fellow DT members.

Thank you for stopping by.



Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: MME (Lime Twist), Recollection
Embellishments: wooden veneers (Studio Calico); brads (KI); embossing folder (Provo Craft)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Water Color Pencils: Stampin' Up
Alcohol Inks: American Crafts

Unity Stamp Co., Friends with Flair

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hello Fellow Crafters, Scrappers and Bloggers,

Wahoo, it is Friday! Do you know what Friday means? Another fantastic opportunity to participate in Unity Stamp Company's Friday Friends with Flair. Friends with Flair is a wonderful way to showcase your Unity love and share your projects, cards or layouts using Unity stamps.

This week, I used one of my new inspirational stamps by Stephanie Ackerman entitled: P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens). I just love the sentiment because it is so very true, especially in today's stress-filled world. The P.U.S.H. stamp is of a substantial size so my card measures in at 6x5. For this card, I used my American Craft alcohol ink pens, Amy Tangerine paper to create the background, and seam binding from Verve to complete my card.

I hope you enjoy the sweet sentiment as much as I do.

Happy Friday,


Card: 6x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Amy Tangerine (Sketchbook), Stampin' Up, Recollections
Embossing Folder: Tiles
Cartridge: Artiste
Embellishments: seam binding (Verve Stamps), button (Joanns), jute (American Crafts), stickles (Tim Holtz)