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This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog we are challenged to use scraps in our design.

With all the fall decor and children talking about what they are going to be for Halloween, I pulled out my Halloween Papers and made this card.

I used different sized strips starting in the middle, then I found the pretty Happy Halloween scrap and trimmed it to use as my sentiment, used another scrap for the border, and adhered it to the black card base.

Hope to see your creations over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Long and Skinny Slimline Card

This month over at Stinkin Inkers Challenge is to make a long and skinny card aka Slim line Cards. I have to admit I am not a fan. But I pressed onward and challenged myself to make one for the team.

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What I was pleasantly surprised by was I could use more stamps and bigger stamps on cards. I also got my Scan N Cut out because I refuse to pay all that money for a slimline die and purchased a $1.99 SVG file on etsy. 

I watercolored the images and the products I used are from the Stamps of Life. 

Thanks for stopping by. This card will most likely go to Brings Smiles to Seniors, Inc.

I look forward to see all the Slimline Cards you make for this challenge.

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Let The Sparks Fly

This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers challenge is Let The Sparks Fly (use glitter, gems, sequins, etc. on your project).

I used 4th of July theme.

I used a drop background stamp (retired from MFT) in Blue and Red. I stamped the fireworks (retired) then silver embossed them. I mounted that panel on white glitter cardstock. I also embellished with Dazzles blue shiny dots.

Stop by and see what the other design team members created for inspiration and stop by and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

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December Stinkin Inker Challenge

I purchased a Scan N Cut2 a few years ago. My main goal was to save money and space by not having to buy dies. I have learned so many things that I can create, and with the world of svg files out there, the sky is the limit. I can do so much with the machine.

There are three sites that have helped me learn the Scan N Cut, The Papered ChefAlanda Crafts and Jennifer Brodie (search for ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer).

Here is my box:

Here is how it opens:

I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree. There are so many possibilities with this triangular shaped box. You can use it for any occasion and it is so easy to put together (especially with the step by step you tube videos). Use other themed papers, cardstock and stamped images to customize it to fit any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge.

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Scan N Cut Dusting off the Cobwebs

I have had my Scan N Cut2 for a few years. The reason I purchased the Scan N Cut was to use it to cut out my stamped images. I just cannot justify buying those matching die cuts. It has served me well. The price I paid for the Scan n Cut2 has far surpassed the amount of money I saved that I would have spent on matching dies.

There are so many crafters who abhor their Scan N Cut, leave it in the box, never use it, etc. But I feel they don’t give it the time they need to learn it. If you want to invest in it you must also KNOW that it involves commitment. It is not a plug in and go tool. You have to have the resolve to learn it. And there are so very many wonderful crafters out there that you can learn from. Here are my top three who I refer to over and over again. They explain things that I can understand.

Papered Chef 

facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paperedchefscanncut/?fref=nf

Alanda Craft

Apple Lover 53

Beverleigh’s Crafty Chaos HQ

Being in isolation has forced me to look at all kinds of creations using the Scan N Cut. It is such a wonderful tool.

Here is a birthday card (free download from Brother) I made for a favorite person of mine.

In addition here is one of my other favorite facegroup pages that you can literally find anything you need in the “Units” section of the group. ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer

Hope this motivates you to get that ScanNCut out of the box and start using it.

Have a blessed day.

#ScanNCut2, #TipsforScanNCut2, #Paperedchef, #Alandacraft, #Applelover53, #ScanNCutDesignNCutCanvasWorkspaceTipsandMaterialswithJennifer, #Beverleighscraftychaoshq, #Scanncutresources

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Stinkin Inkers January 2020

Can you believe it is 2020? I can’t. The older I get the faster time flies. This past year I was introduced to two more grandchildren (5 now). It is a very exciting time for my husband and I. We have Jackson (13), Julianna (10), Landon (3), Weston (9 months) and Julius (3 months).

The current challenge over at Stinkin Inkers for January 2020 is “Staying Warm”. Anything related to staying warm over the winter: hats, coats, sweaters, hot beverages, blankets, mittens, etc.

Here is my card:

I used a discontinued stamp set from Sweet N Sassy to create my card.

Stinkin Inkers is hooking up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge (click on the link to find out the particulars). Double Trouble Challenges are fun and innovative as they try to combine other challenges with theirs. It gives us more reasons to be creative.

Please check out my About Me page to see how I donate cards to worthy causes. My number one is Send A Smile 4 Kids, followed by 2 Veterans Homes in PA, Smiles for Seniors, Inc. and Soldiers Angels through Scrapping for Soldiers. You can donate to any of these charities or you can send me your cards and I will add them to the boxes I am getting ready to mail to these organizations. Just email me and I will give you the information. 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Fancy Folds

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to create a card using your favorite fun fold. So here is my card.

I used the Stamps of Life Step Card die to create the base, the papers are from AC Moore and the stamp sets I used are from Scrapping for Less.

This card will be shipped off to SAS4Kids (I am a shipper and ship to 4 different hospitals).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies  – Anything goes with a critter (owl)
2 Sisters on the Blog – Use something with the letter S (Pumpkin Spice Coffee)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Sept. Challenge – Always use Patterned Paper
Crafty Animals – Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps – Autumn
Double Trouble – Make like a Tree and Leave (Fall Theme), optional twist fall sweet treat (Pumpkin Spice Coffee).

If you are cardmaker and have a surplus of cards because you just love making cards (like me), or you would like to know where to send them, please go to my “All About Me” page and check out the different places I send my cards to. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed and have a great week.

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Stinkin Inkers February 2019 Challenge

Please join us over at the Stinkin Inkers Febraruy 2019 Challenge “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (Cocoa, sweaters, mittens, quilts). I used Sweet and Sassy’s stamp set (Winnie’s Warm Winter Wishes) to create my card. It is on the clean and simple side as there is a lot of white space and was simple to create.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to upload your creation to our fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day.

 

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Tuesday Morning Sketches

One of the challenges I like to play along with is Tuesday Morning Sketches. The December Flavor of the Month Kit arrived in my mailbox yesterday from Scrapping for Less and here is the card I created.

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There are four different collections in the Flavor of the Month. I pulled out the second collection and used the Stamp – Penguin with a Mug by Stamping Bella; papers called “Chill” by Scrapping for Less; and the Sequins by Buttons Galore. I used a sentiment from collection #1 Bear Hugs by Sunny Studio. The card base is Sno Cone from MFT which is also included in the Flavor of the Month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 

 

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Scrapping for Less

I subscribe to Flavor of the Month Card Kit by Scrapping for Less. The first kit I received was called For the Love of Pets and I created this card using “Puppy Pals” (Newton’s Nook) for the current challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

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Along wih the kit each month comes four sketches to help you create cards. This card was based on sketch #2. All of the papers came with the kit as well as the adorable bone paper clip. The image was colored with copics.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this card will be going to them.

Linking this up on Scrapping for Less’ FB page.

Thanks for stopping by.