Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SMS

   Tonight, I am up on SpiegleMom Scraps blog with this week's Tuesday Talent blog post.
I am sharing a great unisex birthday card that has a shaker feature.
Supplies: cardstock (Canvas Home Basics), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), stamp (Stampabilities), ink (Tsukineko), punches (EK Success), cork die cuts (SpiegleMom Scraps), burlap string (May Arts), markers (Spectrum Noir), chipboard frame (Simple Stories), foam adhesive (EK Success) and piece of plastic (I used a page protector).

I love how this came out. If you want to get some of the sequins, string or cork shapes from SpiegleMom Scraps be sure to use discount code mandi15 for 15% off your purchase. 

A Holiday Card

   Even though it is still August, I have gotten bitten by the Christmas bug. I think it might have to do with my work on Etsy shop. I figure I better start posting my Christmas stuff before I get caught up in  it personally. 

   When I saw sketch #186 from CAS(E) I  knew I had to do it since I fell in love with the angle. 

   Here is what I created. 
Supplies: cardstock (Canvas Home Basics), pattern paper (The Paper Studio), stamp (Studio G), ink (Tsukineko), stamping tool (MISTI), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps, use coupon code mandi15 for a 15% discount) 

   Here is a closer look.

   I was going to add stitching to this but opted for these sequins instead since I wanted to keep it simple.
   p.s. I haven't started to listen to Christmas music, yet. 


Making The Grade - SBC SS 13

   This is the last week for the month long event Sizzlin Summer at Scrapbook Challenges. Today's #13 sketch is one that I created. 


   Here is my take on it. I ended up scrapping an class photo of my dad.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper studio), pattern paper (American Crafts and Fancy Pants), stickers (Simple Stories, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper,Photo Play and Fancy Pants), washi tape (Studio Calico), string (American Crafts), transparency (Studio Calico), wood veneer (Freckled Fawn)journaling card (American Crafts) and mist (Heidi Swapp)

   I love all the layers I did on this. It allowed me to use some of the odd and ends of stickers. 
   The string I used on the paper tags came from some metal rimmed tags from American Crafts, which I used the tags on a different layout but I didn't need the strings.
   Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Freeze Frame - SBC #495

   Hope everyone is while rested for the start of another work week. My weekend turned into work days but I didn't mind since I did spurge on some new fall boots. I say that was a good reward for myself after a busy week.

   Today's Scrapbook Challenges sketch #495 reveal is great if you are in love with grids. I for one don't care for them since I am a little OCD and I have to have everything lined up perfectlf. This grid was perfect for this brain since it was a messy grid. 

   Here is my take on it. This photos here are pics of my mom and her friends from back in the day. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts) pattern paper (American Crafts and Basic Grey), stickers (American Crafts, Crate Paper and Basic Grey), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), die cuts (SpiegleMom Scraps), mist (Tattered Angles), sewing machine (Singer) and thread.

   Here is a closer look. No "E's" for frame so I used a "M" instead.  

   I just love the sequins and cork shapes SpiegleMom Scraps has to offer. Use coupon code mandi15 for 15% off your purchase.
 Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Uplift & Be Happy - SBC SS 12

   Happy Friday everyone. The end of the work week is finally here unless you are like me and being self-employed means work days are any days and weekends turn into them. ;)  

Today's Sizzlin Summer sketch #12 from Scrapbook Challenges is time for the reveal. 

   I ended up scrapping this old photo of my Jido and uncle when they we at a lake back in the 40's.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (American Crafts), doily (Doodlebug Designs), washi tape (Bella Blvd.), stickers (American Crafts and Studio Calico) chipboard (Simple Stories), manual die cutter (Spellbinders), die (Heidi Swapp), punch (We R Memory Keepers), tag (Elle's Studio) and sequin shape (Crate Paper)

   Of course I came across the perfect sticker for "BE" and realized I had to use the 3 as an "E". 

   Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Premium Make A Wish Card - SBC SS 11

   Where has this week gone? I am going to busy today taking Christmas product photos for my Etsy shop. I am hoping to have a nice selection of Christmas cards posted by the end of the week. The last couple of days I have been posting cards on there and I am proud to say that I have 100 listing there. That is the most I ever had on any site at one time.  The card I am going to share now is listed for sale.

   Today's Sizzlin Summer sketch #11 at Scrapbook Challenges is a great one. 



  
   Here is my take on it. I am loving the MISTI. That tool has made me use my stamps. 
Supplies: cardstocl (Canvas Home Basics), stamps (Studio Calico, Peachky Keen and Stampabilities), ink (Close to My Heart and Tsukineko), punches (EK Success), stickers (Photo Play)

   Here is a closer look.
 

   I am loving how flat this is so it is easy to mail. 

   Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mr. Fix It Thank You Card - SBC SS 10

   We are over halfway through Sizzlin Summer at Scrapbook Challenges. Today's sketch is #10

   Here is my take on it. I ended up creating another guy card. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics, The Paper Studio and Canvas Home Basics), pattern paper (Photo Play and American Crafts) stickers (Photo Play) manual die (Sizzix), washi tape (7 Gypsies), punches )EK Success), stamp (Studio Calico) and ink (Tsukineko)

   Here are some close ups. This one is another flat card. 
   I love the multi languages on the "Thank You" stamped banner.

   Perfect accent for this guy card, a coffee cup and demin.
   Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.