Monday, December 2, 2013

The Greeting Farm Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my little slice of cyberspace, Mandie's Scrappin'! Today I'm participating in The Greeting Farm's awesome Cyber Monday Blog Hop and I have 3 adorable Christmas cards to show you! The Greeting Farm has some of my favorite images to color, especially their Cheeky Cherry Collection. This little cutie is Cheeky Christmas and she is retired now but she's still one of my favorites.

Go HERE to The Greeting Farm's Blog for the complete list of Blog Hop participants! TGF is offering PRIZES for the hop! One 1st Prize Winner will get a $25 TGF Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a 4x6 stamp set and 3rd Prize is a single rubber stamps - but you need to hop and comment on ALL of the blogs!

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today! I had so much fun creating them. If you like what you see, take a minute to leave me a sweet comment and maybe even click on the follow button! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CTMH Thanksgiving Card

Today I have a beautiful Thanksgiving Card to share with you!I'm feeling extra Thankful this week as the tiny town I live in came VERY close to this tornado. It ended up missing our town buy about a mile but it did cause some damage to some of the rural homes in the community. But, in only the way a small town can, people have been generously donating everything from clothes, supplies, and their time to help the families affected, so I feel even MORE thankful to be part of this amazing community! Ok, on to the good stuff...

One of the really cool things about the Close To My Heart paper lines is that you can mix and match papers from the different collections pretty easily! For my card I used the Sarita Paper Collection for the background and the red is patterned paper from the ProPlayer Paper Collection. The grey and off white card stock are both from my stash.

The flower image and the sentiment "Give thanks for all you have" both come from the Happy Autumn Stamp Set. I love the fact that the flower comes in 3 parts making it very quick and easy to stamp it in any color combination you choose! The ink colors I used were: Cranberry, Sunset, Olive, and Slate. I also inked all of my edges with the Slate ink as well. Finally I added a little Baker's Twine and some buttons from my stash and in just a few minutes I had a beautiful card!

Now if only I had the energy to whip these up for the entire town..... hopefully I will be getting a little more time to play in my craft room soon... I'm going to need to make some Christmas cards - although at the rate I'm going I may just be making the cards for NEXT year!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Friend Card

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I just wanted to share a quick card I created using the gorgeous Close to My Heart Huntington paper collection.

I stamped the "Friend" onto a piece of canvas scrap from my stash with Chocolate Ink and then frayed the edges. Then I cut my Huntington papers to the sizes I wanted. I inked all of the edges in Chocolate Ink. Then I fussy cut a flower from the paper pattern with my CTMH Micro Tip Scissors and inked that as well. I adhered it with a little Foam Adhesive and then added a few gold nrads for some extra dimension.

The "Friend" stamp I used is a Hostess Exclusive Stamp. If you are interested in earning this stamp or learning about other Hostess opportunities, click right HERE for details on how Lori can help you set up an awesome party, either in person or online!

Here's another look at the card on top of the really cool gratitude plate I created at a MOPS meeting last week! The center is a chalk board where we can write what we are thankful for. Isn't it cool? Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Design Team Member Announcement

Hello again! I know it's been a little while since my last blog post (FEBRUARY???) but soon my youngest will be in school 3 days a week and I'm making it my mission to keep up with my blog again! What have I been doing with my time? Well, between Girl Scouts, PTO, Woman's Club, MOPS and volunteering in my daughters' classrooms... not much, LOL!

Anyway, I have NEWS!!! I was asked to be a part of an AWESOME new design team for the best Close to My Heart consultant - Lori Brown! Not only am I going to show you how to use some beautiful products, but you can BUY them too... All month long, I will be having an On-line CTMH party with Lori - you simply go to her website HERE and start shopping! When you're done, simply select me as your Hostess and I'll know that you loved the gorgeous products I've shown you. Super simple!

Now, on to my project! I've been trying to find just the right papers to go with the Renaissance Faire photos that I have and Lori gave me the Laughing Lola Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit to play with. When I saw the colors with the purples and golds I knew this was the PERFECT fit for my photos! Here's the whole layout:

Below you can see one of the really cool details of my layout. I used the flower stamp that came in the kit and stamped it twice on the back of my paisley paper scrap and cut out the whole image from the first and the inner petals from the second.

Next I stamped it one more time on the yellow patterned paper and cut out just the center. I grabbed some 3-D Foam Tape to put between each of my layers to make this beautiful flower pop! Another one of my favorite techniques is distressing by inking the edges of my papers. You can see through out my layout I have distressed all of my papers with Gypsy Ink Stamp Pad and a Sponge Dauber.

I also want to point out my title block, shown below. The "Amazing" came from the Laughing Lola Workshop on the Go stamp set as well. I simply stamped it in Black Ink using my 2" x 6.5" My Acrylix Block and then cut out around it with my Close to My Heart Micro Tip Scissors. Next I stamped the words "Renaissance Faire 2009" with a retired Alphabet set called Storytime. There are a TON of gorgeous Alphabets Sets still available to choose from though!

The beautiful rhinestones accenting my title also came in the kit! I have more projects to come with the same kit so I hope you'll check back soon to see what else I've created. You can get my posts delivered right to your inbox by subscribing to by blog in the sidebar also. Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Twin Super Hero Birthday Cards

Hey Everyone! Today I've got a pair of cards I created for a Boy/Girl set of twin's that just turned 6. I used the Superhero stamp set from The Greeting Farm and colored them in with my Copics. The twins both have awesome white-blonde hair so I tried to give my Heroes the same look.

I wanted both cards to be different so for the girl's card I decided to use the Double-Take Tuesday sketch at The Greeting Farm blog!

I am so happy with how these both turned out! I hope the twins love them too! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Snuggle Bunny Card

Hey everyone! I started coloring this Snuggle Anya image with no particular project in mind. Then I noticed that The Greeting Farm Double Take Tuesday Challenge was Pink, Blue and White... so I decided to put together a quick card with it!

I love this image so much, but I'm not sure what occasion I'm going to use it for so I will just wait on the sentiment for now. The star paper is MME Lime Twist and the "notebook" paper is from Teresa Collins. Now, back to coloring!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hippie Chick Card

Hey everyone! Today I'd like to share this fun card that I created for two challenges. The first is the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm Blog, this weeks theme is to use Ribbon and/or Lace. The other is the Rainbow Challenge at the Pink By Design Blog using either a rainbow or a rainbow of colors.

I chose to color a retired stamp from The Greeting Farm, her name is HG Peace. I like to think of her as a little hippie chick. I used my Copics to color her in and added a little glitter to the peace sign.

For the background paper I used a sheet from the MME Lime Twist collection, I simply cut it to fit the card front and then sliced off a chunk from the bottom and flipped it, it's fun when both sides of the patterned paper are fabulous! Then I added some pom-pom ribbon and the red ribbon with the rainbow circles.

Thanks so much for reading today! Hope you'll go check out the challenges too!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Secret Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Kinderstampo Secret Birthday Blog Hop! Everyone has created beautiful birthday cards in honor of Jessica's Birthday. If you complete the entire hop and leave a comment at EVERY blog along the way you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to the Kinderstampo Store!

We all used the following sketch by Elisa Kammerdiener for inspiration:

And here is my Princess Birthday Card:

As you can see, I have altered the sketch a bit. I used the Princess Anya Stamp from The Greeting Farm and colored her with my Copics. I seriously LOVE this image! I used Spellbinders Labels 8 to cut out my image, mat and the sentiment. The papers are all from Echo Park Paper's Little Girl line, one of my all time favorites! The beautiful Rhinestone Trim Bling and Mini Shabby Chic Flowers came from the Kinderstampo store. The flowers started out white and I colored them to match my princess with my Copics. 

Your next stop on the hop is Aissa's Blog and you can hop on over after leaving a comment right here. Don't forget, if you leave a comment on EVERY blog in the hop, you will qualify to win a $25 gift card to the Kinderstampo Store! Thanks for hopping by! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Theme-spiration with Kinderstampo!

Hello and welcome to the latest "Theme-spired Saturday" for KinderStampo! Every Saturday there is a new theme to serve as inspiration for our paper crafting. This week's theme is....

Now, those who know me well know I'm not a coffee drinker so I didn't have an abundance of coffee related items in my stash. However, I did find this adorable stamp in a goodie bag from Unity Stamp Company! So I created my card...

To get the lace effect under my matted colored image I simply tore the edge from 2 doilies and folded and pleated them until I achieved the look I was after. I also added 2 beautiful crystal-look flowers from the Kinderstampo store to give my card a finishing touch. I colored the clear rhinestone in the center of each with a teal Copic marker to make it pop a bit more.

I chose the wintery, snowy teal papers to make the hot coffee seem that much warmer, and like a delicious treat on a cold winter day. Hope you've enjoyed this Theme-spiration, check out the Kinderstampo Blog for more inspiration!