Friday, August 28, 2015

New 100+ Follower Giveaway Winner

The winner will win  the following  prize and I might add a few small surprises: Rub-on Transfers, Soft Spoken Camping stickers, a mini album, and 25 8.5x11 Scrapbooking sheet protectors.


The winner  is  Deb Ochs-Lagrone!! Since Ashley never responded, I drew again. 

Congrats, Deb!! 

Please comment to let me know you saw this post and leave your e-mail address. I will mail out your prize as soon as I can. You can also PM me your mailing address on Facebook if you'd like. Sorry, I've put this drawing off for so long. I've had a lot going on with 2 deaths so close together. Thank you all for following me! :)


Monday, August 24, 2015

Today is the Best

I made the following layout using the sketch from Unity Stamp Company Be Inspired Challenge Color 31 and Sketch 31. The paper is from Colorbok Paper Plus+ Boardwalk 12 x 12" pad as is the banner, title- Today is the best, flip-flop journaling square, and the journaling square for the bottom pic. All the stamps are from Unity Stamp Company as part of an Itty Bitty assortment set that I won from one of their hops recently. I colored all the stamps with Spectrum Noir Essentials Professional Colored Pencils to color in the stamps and I stamped them all with VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink. The cork butterflies/stars I won from Spiegelmom Scraps 5th Anniversary Scrap Party. The bling is from my stash.
This is a close-up of the journaling which I typed on my cBriomputer using Microsoft Word Century Schoolbook font- from left to right: Chris, Pat, me, Grandmama, Granddaddy, Jennifer on left of Granddaddy's lap & Stephanie on right of his lap, Erica standing in middle of his lap, Tiffany, Emily, Rebecca, Andrea, & Brian- all the Carrol Rhodes grandchildren in early 80s.
close-up of the true Happiness stamp
close-up of can't imagine the journey without you stamp
close-up of the panda stamp and the journaling that I typed off my computer using Microsoft Word Lucida Calligraphy font- from left to right; Roy, Granddaddy, Karen, Carroll Jr, David, Grandmama, and Daddy. I cut the journaling wrong, but these are all my dad's siblings and my grandparents.
TFL and please come back for the altered tin challenge post and the 100+ Follower Giveaway later this week!

Together Forever

I used the above sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to make the following layout.

The paper is Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12 x 12 Paper Pad as is the arrows and hearts strips. The rose circle is from Colorbok Designer Paper Holiday Extravaganza 12 x 12 pad.The black strips- joy/change definitons is from DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack Love & Wedding 8 x 8 pad as is the vellum title- Together Forever & the quote- "Love is the golden thread that ties our hearts and souls together." [Mother Teresa], and the white paper behind the vellum. I traced a salad plate to make a perfect circle and then used scallop edged decorative scissors to cut it out. The rose potted plant is from K&Company Eco-Modern Die-Cut Cardstock kit of 150 pieces. I printed the journaling out on my computer using Microsoft Word in Lucida Calligraphy font- My grandparents, Carrol and Grace Rhodes, at a Sweetheart Banquet at Plymouth Church of Christ in the early 80s. TFL, 

I made another layout today following a Unity sketch so please look at that post as well! I also altered a cookie tin for an Altered Challenge on Facebook and will be posting that later this week. I also have to post my 100+ Followers Giveaway Winner- I'm still looking in my stash for a few things that I haven't used to giveaway. I know I'm slacking on my blog so bear with me! :)




Monday, August 17, 2015

4Gs Blog Hop Winner & Upcoming 100+ Follower Giveaway

I had 49 commenters, well 52, but I couldn't include myself! So I decided to use True Random Number Generator and here is the result.

The result was 8, but I know if I generate it again it will change.
The 8th person to comment and winner is Dorothy Kelly!!!  
Here is what you have won: 

It's a Studio G Mini Clipboard that you can use as is or recover, a mini album to decorate, Martha Stewart Best Wishes ribbon, and Recollections Owl ribbon. I haven't used the Best Wishes ribbon, but there is black ink on the back, so I apologize! All 4 items have never been opened.  Like I said in the 4G's Facebook group, I will get this out to you this week. I found your address in the group files. Congrats and thanks for hopping with us! :)

I gained up to 109 followers this weekend and have been wanting to do an 100 Follower giveaway so I will be choosing a winner for that soon! Who knows one of you might win that! I have a few things set aside and might add some more. Come back later this week to see who the winner is! I enjoyed this past weekend ladies! TFS with me! :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

4Gs Blog Hop Day Three

Ladies, welcome to our first blog hop! We hope you will enjoy!

What you do:

Beginning Friday, August 14 and ending Sunday, August 16, visit each blog listed below. Each blogger will post a different project during all three days of the blog hop for you to comment on. Each comment gains you one entry. 

Also, for additional entries, please "follow" each blog and "like" each blog. Each member can have up to 5 entries on each blog by the end of the hop.

On Monday, August 17, each blogger will randomly select a winner from all entries for a prize. If you are a winner, the blogger will contact you directly.

You should have come from Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/
Here are my projects that I have to share today:
I made a sympathy card using an 8.5x11 stationary sheet from my stash and attached it to a Studio G card base. The paints in the middle are Shimmerz Vibez Razzeldazzle Berry and Jeni B Bleu water based spritz paint and Shimmerz Inklingz Shimmering Watercolors Pugnacious Purple and I added Shimmerz Shimmeringz Goldie Lox- to make it shine- that I won from spiegelmom scraps. The chipboard butterflies are also from Jody. I added the pearl bling to the butterfly and the purple bling both Studio Calico. The twine is Razzleberry Sorbet from Timeless Twine that was just a piece wrapped around the Watermelon Sorbet. I made the card for a friend who's mother recently died of breast cancer. The thinking of you is a Unity Stamp Company Tulips and Daisies set that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink.
Now the next card:
I made this card for a swap with Mini Albums, Swaps, & More on Facebook. It was a Blind Anything Goes Swap. I made 5 cards and this is one of the 5. It's an easel card. Both papers are from Colorbok Board Plus Boardwalk 12x12 album. I found the tutorial on Easel Card Sticker Photo byd0pen that I found on Pinterest first. The butterfly is from Sticko Animal Creatures as is the little purple flower to prop it open. The ribbon is American Crafts that I bought from TJ Maxx. The Happy Birthday to You is Julie Nutting Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamps Party Girl set that I bought from Hobby Lobby as is the doll. I colored the doll in with Recollections 2 Markers, American Crafts Pink Glitter Pen, and a Gelly Roll White Pen. I stamped both with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I left an empty space inside the card for Karen, the woman I swapped with, to write a note when she uses the card. She made me pillowcases!  I have enjoyed hopping with you all this weekend! The next person on the hop is Paula. If you should get lost along the way, the line-up is listed below:

Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/--FIRST
Amanda Rhodes: http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/-- YOU ARE HERE
Paula Driver: http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/-- NEXT
Norma Gomez: http://normagomezart.blogspot.com/
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspot.com
Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
Stephanie Bargelski: http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/


Thanks for joining us! Check back tomorrow to see if you're the blog hop winner! Thanks for all the new followers as well! :)




Friday, August 14, 2015

4G's Blog Hop Day Two

Ladies, welcome to our first blog hop! We hope you will enjoy!

What you do:

Beginning Friday, August 14 and ending Sunday, August 16, visit each blog listed below. Each blogger will post a different project during all three days of the blog hop for you to comment on. Each comment gains you one entry. 

Also, for additional entries, please "follow" each blog and "like" each blog. Each member can have up to 5 entries on each blog by the end of the hop.

On Monday, August 17, each blogger will randomly select a winner from all entries for a prize. If you are a winner, the blogger will contact you directly.

You should have come from Stephanie's blog. Here's my projects:
 I like to keep my birhtday cards in my SMASH  book & document what I do each year on my birthday! My friend, Laura, made this SMASH book with her Cinch kit so I didn't add much to the background. The "A place to put your stache" envelope is made by K&Company SMASH, I cut the top off so I could add my cards & inserted the closure in the same spot as if it were closed. I attached it with AdTech glue stick. The ribbon was wrapped around a present- American Lighthouses 1000 piece puzzle- bought from Tryon Palace Museum Store (where I volunteer). I attached it with 2 paper fasteners after I tied the 2 pieces together and twisted them. My cake was a homemade cake- well sorta- Duncan Hines Butter Recipe with Hershey's Chocolate icing so that's why I included the brownie/chocolate cake sticker from Recollections Coffee collection. The everything & fun and small family & fun stickers are from Oh Happy Day Simple Stories. The green top I fussy cut out of my birthday card from my dad, stepmom, and Tyler. I put my cards in the envelope. I love SMASHing, because there's no rules you can just SMASH whatever you want wherever!

My next project is a birthday card that I made for my sister. Her birthday was July 4th. The card base is Core'dinations Kraft 5x7 cards that I bought from WalMart. The paper is from a 6x6 pad in my stash. The stamps there's something really worth celebrating today... and {YOU} happy birthday are from Stampin' Up Remembering Your Birthday collectiion and I used Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink to stamp them. The washi tape/jars strip is Studio G that I bought from WalMart.
Close-up of inside.
I made this card for my stepbrother, Dustin, who turned 30 on July 3. The card base is the same Kraft collection as before. The notes patterned paper is from DCWV Primrose Stack, I found the headphones online on Pinterest and colored them in with my Copic Too 100 Black and a silver pen. The stars stickers are from a graduation collection in my stash. I typed Party Like A Rock Star on Microsoft Word and I fussy cut around the sentiment with decorative scissors.
This is the inside and the stamp is Stampabilities Happy Happy... birthday stamp that I bought from Hobby Lobby and I stamped it with Versafine ink. I added 30th with my Copic.
Sorry for not many details on the SMASH pages. I've got to get to bed soon to get ready for my fishing date. :) I don't like to fish, but I want to get to know Joe and since he asked I'm gonna try! Yes, I'm a little excited!! I won't be hopping until later after my date.  The next stop on the hop is Paula's blog. I'm sure she has something beautiful to share again! Thanks for stopping by and if you get lost along the way here is the line-up:

Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/-- first
Amanda Rhodes: http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/-- ME
Paula Driver: http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/-- next
Norma Gomez: http://normagomezart.blogspot.com/
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspot.com
Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
Stephanie Bargelski: http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/


Have a great day! Don't forget to come back and join us tomorrow! :)

4G's Blog Hop- Day One

Ladies, welcome to our first blog hop! We hope you will enjoy!

Welcome to the first day of our three day hop that will end Sunday. Please visit each blog listed below. Each blogger will post a different project during all three days of the blog hop for you to comment on. Each comment gains you one entry.  If by chance you stopped by my blog randomly, please begin at Stephanie's blog (http://mamamscrapper69.blogspot.com). 

Also, for additional entries, please "follow" each blog and "like" each blog. Each member can have up to 5 entries on each blog by the end of the hop.

On Monday, August 17, each blogger will randomly select a winner from all entries for a prize. If you are a winner, the blogger will contact you directly. 

Here is my project that I'm sharing with you today. It's an envelope mini album. Sit back and be prepared to view a lot of pictures! I found the tutorial that was shared on Mini Albums, Swaps, & More on Facebook and the original YouTube link is Envelope Album Tutorial.  I used 3 business size envelopes. Most of the paper I used is DCWV The Primrose 12x12 in Stack. I popped up the title "Memories"- a tag from the Primrose Stack- with Recollections Dimensional Foam Squares. The ribbon on the seam is Gold Crown which is part of the Royal Bundle from 3 Girl JAM.
 This is the first pocket on the inside. The chalkboard tag is from the Primrose Stack and I used Gelly Roll White pen to make it look like chalk. The background paper is also from the Primrose Stack. You can see where I put the first picture like a tag in the pocket with Timeless Twine Watermelon Sorbet.
This is a picture of Emily- my sister- and I at ages 2 and 4. Both the tag and paper are from the Primrose Stack.
This is the right side of the inside of the album and the second pocket before I added the journaling. The stamps are off of Amy Tangerine- like the old library rotary stamps. I used Versafine Onyx black ink to stamp the stamps with. I stamped Remember and a set of arrows. Here you can see part of the tag I added on the side. I'll have a better picture below.
 This is the journaling for the picture included in the pocket: I was the flower girl in my Aunt Aino's first wedding @ 4 yrs old. Picture enclosed below.- written with BIC Velocity black ink pen.
 
A better pic of the tag. I stamped Happy Memories from the Amy Tangerine stamp and used the same Versa Fine ink on a piece of a blue note pad sheet.
 Me and my Aunt Aino. I used scalloped edged decorative scissors around the paper.
 This is the 3rd pocket and where I decided to include the date- created August 10, 2015 using the same Amy Tangerine stamp and Versafine ink. I added 2 pictures to this pocket shown below.
 This paper is Simple Stories Happy Day Signature Elements 6x12 Page Elements Item #1515. I wrote using Sharpie 80's Glam Valley Girl Violet Fine Point Permanent Marker "our joint birthday party @ McDonald's blue-8- me and 6- Emily" and I used the same Watermelon Sorbet twine as before. I used decorative scissors again- a different pair- around the picture on the paper.
 Timothy, me, Erin, and Emily- journaling card shown below. I used the same scalloped edged decorative scissors as before.
 journaling pocket from Pick Your Plum
 journaling card for picture before- from Studio Calico Journaling Cards- the picture was taken before Timothy's first wedding- written with the same black ink pen
 extra journaling pocket from Pick Your Plum

I wrote that this album was of Childhood Memories - more memories to be scrapped or SMASHed later on another Studio Calico journaling tag. Thanks for hopping with us!  You should now proceed to Paula's blog where I know she has something amazing to share! If you should get lost along the way here is the line-up to follow below:

Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/-- First
Amanda Rhodes: http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/ -- Me
Paula Driver: http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/-- Next
Norma Gomez: http://normagomezart.blogspot.com/
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspot.com
Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
Stephanie Bargelski: http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/


Please come back tomorrow to see what we have in store for you! :)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Recent Cards

I made the above card for a girl that has lung disease. She was in Duke hospital for a few weeks. She's on oxygen 24/7 and needs a double lung transplant. The digi stamp--img 038--  is from My Besties Designs by Sherry Ann Baldy. The title- Hope- I fussy cut from Be Blessed Scrapbooking Signature Watercolor Collection that I received as a prize from Helen (helengullett.com) from a challenge I participated on Scrapping Everyday Miracles. I used Recollections Butterfly Wings 4x5 squares as the background mats. I used Recollections Masterpiece II Markers, Gelly Roll White Gel Pen, and Copic Sketch Too 100 Black to color the digi. The green polka dot paper is from my stash- I don't remember which pad I used. The next 2 cards I made for an Anything Goes Blind Swap with a group on Facebook.

The card base on this card is Studio G that I found at Michaels as a set of 6 for $1! Since the card base looked like a bee hive I decided to use a Bee happy Itty Bitty stamp from Unity Stamp Company. The bee sticker and flowers are from Sticko Creatures that I bought from Wal-Mart. The background paper is from Pebbles Lakeside 6x6 paper pad that I bought from TJ Maxx (work). I highlighted the bee hive with my Copic 100 and used Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp the sentiment on a piece of the back of the same patterned paper. The twine is Hemp that I also bought from work. The bigger bee at the top is from my stash.
The card base on this card is from the same Studio G collection. I found out that the felt was on sale at Michaels so I decided to make a butterfly with the felt on this card. The shocking pink square of felt was $0.09 and the lilac square was $0.29. The clothes pin is from American Crafts Whittles clothespin collection that I also found from work. I used Frosted Lace Stickles to make the butterfly shine. The tentacles is also hemp that I bought from work- it's rainbow colors. The hello stamp is from a Pebbles Clear Acrylic Greeting Stamp set that I also bought from work. The paper is from Authentique Elegant 6x6 paper pad. I submitted these cards in a group I just recently joined- Soul Scrappers (http://soul-scrappers.ning.com/)- you have to be a member to submit anything to the group. I won the recent Card Challenge with these cards! It was Card Challenge 43. Paula recommended this group on Facebook so I decided to join. I'm glad I did!! I will be participating in a blog hop with Girls, Giggles, Glitter, and Glue this Friday, August 14-16 so please come back and hop with us! Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!