Beginners, Card Making, Challenges

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

Challenges, Die Cut, Stinkin Inkers

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.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Scrapping For Less, Stamps of Life, Stinkin Inkers

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.

Cards In Envy, Challenges, Copics, Stinkin Inkers

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.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Scrapping For Less, Tuesday Morning Sketches

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.

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Kids, Scrapping For Less, Send A Smile 4 Kids

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.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Crafting By Design Challenge, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp

Rainbow Card Challenge #1

Scrolling through some of my favorite bloggers yesterday I was very excited when I came upon a brand new challenge – The Rainbow Card Challenge. The theme this month is Red Romance. Sorry the image is a little glaring (dreary day here in the NE).

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I used versa mark ink and stamped the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower image and embossed with gold detail embossing powder onto red cardstock (MFT). I used a prisma color white pencil to color in some of the flowers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

In addition to shipping cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids I donate handmade cards to Nursing Homes and two Veteran’s Homes in PA, (Philadelphia and Erie). This card will be going to one of the Nursing Homes.

I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Ellibelle’s Corner – Sparkle and Shine

Card Making, Challenges, Simon Says Stamp, Stinkin Inkers

Stinkin’ Inkers Just Because

I love sending cards for no reason or to let someone know I am thinking of them. They could be sick or going through some tough times. Sending a card can lift their spirits for just a moment and may arrive in their mailbox just at the right time.

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The Stinkin Inkers challenge for November is “Just Because”

My card for the Design Team:

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Simon Says Stamp – Sketched Flowers stamps (florals and sentiment), and teal cardstock
GinaK Designs – white card base
Ranger – white detail embossing powder
Prisma Color Pencil – white
Ribbon from my stash

Hop on over to the blog and see what the design team are showcasing and be inspired to join in and linkup your creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Stamps of Life, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown Circles

This week’s challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is Crazy Circles. My circles may not be crazy but I had crazy fun creating this card.

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Stamps – Stamps of Life
Inks – Catherine Pooler
You Die Cut – Casual Friday
Sentiment – computer generated
Cardstock – stash, white red green and blue

All of my cards go to either Send A Smile 4 Kids or to the Veteran’s Homes in PA.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Scrapping For Less

Pumpkin Spice Season

It finally feels like FALL here in the Philadelphia area. We had the air conditioner on last week and this week we are turning on the heater. I love that about the Northeast – the four seasons. I am not about leaves – we have four huge trees in our yard and the leaves are just begining to fall (very late this year). So I guess we will be raking until Christmas. I do however love Pumpkin Spice anything!

Here is my card today. The stamp I used on this card reminds me of my daughter who is Vegan but has to have her Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

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  • Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month (September) Collection Three
    Teresa Talks Fall by Scrapping for Less colored with Copics
    Papers – Stay Awhile by Bo Bunny
  • Pale Gold embossing powder by Ranger
  • Embellishments from stash

I am participating in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Food or Drink
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie – See cookie photo for inspiration.
Words 2 Craft By – Use the words this month to inspire you.
Crafty Hazlenut’s Patterend Paper – Patterned Paper