Friday, April 29, 2016

FFC #136 "Mother's' Day"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Mother's Day"
Create a card, layout or project using this week's theme!

Our Sponsor this week
Little Blue Button Stamps
  The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, April 29th 12:00AM

Ends:  Friday,   May 06th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:
Team A



  
Angie

Tina 





What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 06th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 09th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Fun Friday & a new May release @ Little Blue Button Stamps- Student Sophie



Little Blue Button Stamps




Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to another Fun Friday! I hope you had a wonderful week and hopefully ready to get a jump start on gathering fun ideas and inspiration for all your crafty projects this weekend! With that being said, let's get right to it!!! 
New May Release
For my card today, I had the absolute pleasure of coloring up this adorable digital stamp, Student Sophie! She is just one of the new stamps from May's new release. How cute is she???

  

I colored miss Sophie in using my copic markers. She was printed on Georgia Pacific cardstock to size. After she was all colored up, I took my copic multiliner and added some detail to her shirt. I wanted her to have a different look to her so I decided to try and make it look like she had on a see through "net" shirt over top of her shirt, making it look like you could see the detailed shirt underneath the "net" shirt over her jumper. I added a little scallop trim at the bottom of the shirt and added some buttons. I also added some doodling to the bottom of her jumper. I actually like how this turned out. :)

 

Once I was finished with detailing her clothing, I added some finishing touches. I grabbed my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and added glitter to her hair bows, clothing and socks. And lastly, I added some glossy accents to her eyes. You can see in the photo above on the right, just how beautiful her eyes turned out and how very sparkly the glitter shines on her hair bow. I will say that I LOVE my spectrum noir clear sparkle pen more so than my clear wink of stella. I think there is more shine and sparkle with the spectrum noir sparkle pens. :)

Okay so my card base was cut to a standard A2 sized card using some Tangelo Twist cardstock from Stampin'Up. The multi-striped paper down the right side is a strip of paper that I cut from a Simple Stories paper pad and the blue ruler along the left side was stamped. I used the fun stamp set, School Time from Sunny Studio Stamps.  I stamped the ruler from the set onto some bermuda bay cardstock from Stampin' Up and trimmed it just so that you could see the ruler portion. I didn't want the numbers to show. The sentiments, "Star Student" and "you rule" are also from this same stamp set. This is a great stamp set for making any type of school projects and when I learned that I would be working with Student Sophie, I knew right away that I would be grabbing this set to pair with her! Those little stars you see, are also a star stamp from the School Time set. I stamped them onto the same multi-striped paper and fussy cut them out. I have the dies for this stamp set as well but at the time, just decided to fussy cut them as they were little and would only take a minute or two. And that is it my friends! To finish it off, I added just a few enamel dots. I hope you like it and here is one last look at the finished card. 

Please make sure to stop by the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog to see what my design team sisters have created for you using Student Sophie and the other new digital stamps from May's new release. If you want to purchase this stamp or any other stamp you may have been eyeing up, just go visit the LBBS Store.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great weekend!!! 


 I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's Talk Time Tuesday with Ask Jo and a Giveaway!



Hello my sweet friends!
Welcome back to another Talk time Tuesday! 
Image result for RIP Prince
I am sure by now the news has circulated all over the world that the famous musician Prince has passed away. What a shame. I was born in the early 70's and so my era of music was in the 80's growing up. Prince was someone I loved listening to and I love everything he stood for. He was very humble, articulate, talented, religious and passionate. He gave so much to his community and charities, and while he was shy, those who knew him say he was also very dedicated and kind to his fans and those who were in need. Aside from all of this, he made amazing music. I feel like almost everyone that I grew up listening to has passed on. Luther Vandross, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and now, Prince. My final thought on this .... Prince, I hope you are at rest and driving around in heaven in your "little red corvette", looking for some "starfish and coffee", while flirting with the "lady cab driver"!   I know I couldn't help myself! :)

Okie dokie so let's move on to today's question, which comes from Emily Ann who wants to know, " Hi Jo. I have so many supplies and find myself so overwhelmed. My husband says I am a hoarder lol. So my question to you is what is your advice on using up everything that you own, thanks!?"

  Hello Emily Ann!

Welcome to the wonderful world of hoarders! LOL!!! As much as I hate to say this, you are not alone. I know that I am guilty of hoarding too. I hoard paper! No matter how many times I have tried to part with some of it, I cannot do it. My paper stash is enormous and I am pretty sure that I have enough paper to build a real life size home for a family of six and still have leftovers!HAH! 

Oh boy okay... so realistically I do not think it is possible to use up everything that you own especially if you are a hoarder. Usually a hoarder in the crafting world, has enough stash and supplies to fill up a 10' by 10' room in their house snuggly. And in this situation, I find it impossible to use it all up lol. But I will say this... and this is something that I have been doing for my own craft studio for the past few months now. Schedule the time into your normal schedule to do your craft "inventory". Literally make time to go through each section of your space and analyze what you have. As you start to go through everything, a number of things are going to happen. You are going to start realizing that you have things that you will never use. These items you should part with. Have a yard sale, put them on sale online (Ebay, Etsy, Craigslist, etc), donate them to a friend or local organization that could use them or at the last resort, simply throw it away. You are also going to realize that you have things you forgot you even had. You are going to get that feeling like you just won the jackpot or like Santa came early! With those things, you need to decide to keep or purge. And lastly, you are going to realize that with some of the things you own, you have no clue how to use it or what to do with it and you don't know where to put it. And these are things you need to make a decision about whether or not you are going to take a class, read up about it or find a home for it, and if your answer is no, then sell or donate. 

Once you have finished this process of going through your inventory, you will have a clear understanding of what you DO have. The next step is making sure to organize it all so that you can visibly SEE it all. If you cannot see it, you will not use it and it will sit there for another year or two, untouched. 
Ask me how I know :)  I have been going through everything in my own stash and I am surprisingly able to purge a lot of it. And because I have been doing this, I now know what I have and it is becoming much easier to see it and use it. Once you do this process and organize everything so that you can see it all, You will start using it all. The more you use it, the better you will feel that you have used it. You won't feel guilty that you spent all that money and didn't use it anymore. I think every crafter should inventory their stash at least every six months or every year. So while I do think it is impossible to use up everything that we own, I do know that it is very possible to use a lot of what we own when we can visibly see it. 


So I hope this helps you Emily Ann. Sorry for the long post but I answered your question the only way I knew how to, and that was by experience. :)  Thank you so much for writing in and I hope to hear from you again. Have a great week!

Okay and now for the giveaway.... I will be using random.org to select one winner to win this Stamp and die combo set by Hampton Art. All you need to do to be eligible to win, is to go visit my other blog, Jo's Stampin' Studio, subscribe to my blog and leave a comment on this post below letting me know you did. That is it! Easy enough! I will announce the winner next Tuesday. For extra chances at winning, refer a friend to subscribe to my Stampin' Studio Blog and leave their name in the comments below once they have subscribed!  Good luck! :)


Well friends, that is it for today. Please write in with questions you want answered or topics you would like to see talked about during our Tuesdays together :) 

 Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~




Monday, April 25, 2016

Winners FFC #134 Announced~


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #134! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #134
 "Color Challenge":


                              #03-----> Nikki C.
                             #01-----> Chrissyxx
                             #02-----> Steffi H.


 And now our winner of the 4 digital stamps (winner's choice) from:
Little Blue Button Stamps
------> #03 Nikki C.

 And now our winner of the 3 digital stamps below from:
------> #01  Chrissyxx

 
All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  


Friday, April 22, 2016

FFC #135 "It's Sketch Time"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!


 This week's Challenge:
"It's Sketch Time"
Create a card, layout or project with
this week's sketch!

Our Sponsor this week is:
Scrapper's Delights
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice from SD's online store!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, April 22nd 12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, April 29th  6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:
Team B

AJ 






What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 29th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 2nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sneaky Peek Plus a chance to win!!




Hey sweet friends!
Today I have a sneaky peek of a project that I have made on my Stampin' Up blog! To see the full project, please head on over to Jo's Stampin' Studio! I really would love it if you could please subscribe to that blog to help me build up some followers. So if you are one of my followers here, can you please follow me over on that blog and if you can, pass it on by word of mouth to your crafty friends. It would certainly mean a lot to me!

Okay so here is my sneaky peek! And find out how you can win a free pack of rhinestones and $10! Go check it out!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~

April Guest Designer Jackie Cornfield!


Hello Friends!
I was supposed to get this up yesterday but life happened. I want to introduce you to a very sweet blogger and talented lady, Jackie Cornfield! She is our Guest Designer for April and I would love for you to take a minute and visit her blog! You would be so inspired! Take it away Jackie!

"Hi, my name is Jackie Cornfield. I am a happily married mother of two and grandma of one. All girls and we adore them! 

Card making/Paper craft is a massive passion of mine. I try to do it daily! 
I am on several design teams and just love it; blogging has become my major addiction!! There is no cure!!!"


I was so happy to Make Top 3 at Jo's Scrap Shack and even happier when the lovely Jo asked me to be  GD, so here is my project.
RECIPE

Image by Saturated Canary coloured with Promarkers

Dps from scrapbox
Kanban bow
Resin rose and sentiment from stash

CHALLENGES


  1. Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 
  2. The Sisters of Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes
  3. Sweet Stamps Technique Challenge (M,P15,SIO,E1,C10) Anything Goes
  4. Stempelsonnen Challenge - (M, P1/15, E3), Stamp as main focus #163 Always Anything Goes
  5. Sparkles Forum Challenges (M,P15,3E) #78 Make it Girlie
  6. Scrap N' Challenge (M, P15) Anything Goes
  7. Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
  9. ABC Challenge (P1/15, E1, C10) E is for Everything
  10. Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  lots of layers
  11. Let's Color Saturday Linky Party anything goes with something colored

Thank you so much Jackie for hanging out today! I hope everyone stops by Jackie's Blog, Get the JC Look! Thanks for stopping by!


Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~
 

Sneaky Peek Plus a chance to win!!




Hey sweet friends!
Today I have a sneaky peek of a project that I have made on my Stampin' Up blog! To see the full project, please head on over to Jo's Stampin' Studio! I really would love it if you could please subscribe to that blog to help me build up some followers. So if you are one of my followers here, can you please follow me over on that blog and if you can, pass it on by word of mouth to your crafty friends. It would certainly mean a lot to me!

Okay so here is my sneaky peek! And find out how you can win a free pack of rhinestones and $10! Go check it out!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Winners FFC #133 Announced~


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #133! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #133
 "Anything Goes":


                              #04-----> Karen H.
                             #09-----> Lynda Hall
                             #73-----> Pippa


 And now our winner of the 7 digital stamps (winner's choice) from:

Bugaboo Stamps
------> #10 Andrea W.

 And now our winner of the 3 digital stamps from:
Robyn's Fetish
------> #82  Bonnie Garby

 
All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~