TTCRD Jan-Feb 2018 Sneak Peek!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #157

Hello, fellow crafters! Today begins our 2nd Challenge of the New Year over at the Crafty Gals Corner - ANYTHING GOES. But before we go on, just a little reminder here: We are now an every 2 weeks challenge blog. You may post up to 3 entries. For detail challenge rules, please click HERE.
Now on to the fun part....Below is a list of our amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Pretty Grafik Design

Prize: 1 Image Pack 

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Odd Ball Stamps
Oddball Art Stamps
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Now I'd like to share with you my card as inspiration for you (hopefully!). Here it is:
Outside of Card

Card Opened
This card is called a wrap card. And for my card, I used the image Rory's Winter Poinsettia from Lacy Sunshine I love this image! She's a real cutie!

I cut out my wrap card using a setting from the library of my Silhouette. So much easier than cutting by hand, for sure! There are dies that can be used, but since I didn't have any like that, this was the way to go for me. I also cut out my image with the SIL and then colored her with a combination of color markers and Prismacolor pencils. The snowflake to the side of her was filled in with glossy accents and diamond glass glitter. I then added a piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card, placed the image on it, and lastly added washi tape to each side of her.

The last thing I did was to make a "belly band" for the outside of the card to simply hold the folds down in place better. I decorated it with a couple of rhinestones, a poinsettia, and washi tape. And she was done!

I hope you enjoyed this card! And please do stop by Crafty Gals and enter our challenges!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Monday, January 15, 2018

Createful Heart Challenge #10

Hello, crafters! Today a new challenge over at Createful Heart Digis & Designs! And once again, it's ANYTHING GOES with an Optional Twist of Add a Heart! I hope you will join us!

So here is my project I'd like to share with you:
For my image, I chose the image Carousel Horse. I've been wanting to do this image for awhile. And here it finally is! I used my Silhouette to print the paper with sentiment on the background. I colored my image using my Prismacolors. I then used my Glossy Accents to give my horse more of the carousel look. I cut out my heart using one of my punches, glossied it up, and added diamond glass glitter. My final touch was to add the flowers. 

I hope you will join in the challenges! There's prizes waiting for....could it be you?? :-)

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamae

Friday, January 12, 2018

Papercraft Business January Challenge!

Hi, crafters! Today begins our 2nd challenge over at Papercraft Business! Since this is only our 2nd challenge, here is some important information for you. First, our THEME: We are an Anything Goes Challenge Blog. That means cards, tags, mixed media, etc. We will also have an optional twist. This month's Optional: Anything New for an extra entry to win the prize! This is a monthly challenge, so our 2nd challenge ends January 31st, 2018.

Now let me share with you what I did for this project:

Now, before I go any further, I want to let you know that I got the idea for this card from a YouTube video HERE. The big difference is that I didn't have the slider die cuts, so I just adjusted my card to do it by hand. 

I'd like to share with you my video demonstrating what my card does when "in action". CLICK HERE.

I hope that you will join in on our challenge! There are always prizes to be given away!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Since the Theme is an Anything Goes with an Optional Christmas, I chose to do a Christmas. And it came right at the time I was getting ready for a craft purse swap! So I decided to go with the purse as my very first project with the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog! Here it is:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Crafter's Castle Challenges!

Hello, Crafters! Wow! I'm so excited to share with you that I'm a part of a new Challenge Blog with Crafter's Castle!  And with that, a great set of digital stamps made by MHK Designs, Butterfly Wisdom.  MHK is also giving away a digital set to the winner...winner's choice! 
Now let me share with you my finished project:

I also want to share with you that I have a video of the process I used to make this little "Butterfly Cage" project. I hope you will check it out by clicking HERE or simply click on the video below!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at
Please stop by MHK Designs Etsy shop . Images used in my project from MHK are the.... Butterfly Wisdom digital stamp set
You can find more from me at..... Pinterest Instagram
Here are DT Blog Links for my fellow Teammies!
Wishing you a blessed day!
The Crafter’s Castle Design Team
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #156

Hello, crafters! Today begins our 1st Challenge of the New Year, 2018 over at Crafty Gals Corner! I can't believe it's here already! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a blessed New Year! With that said, a little announcement: We are now having one team of Designers, rather than two, and running 2 WEEK CHALLENGES! We hope you'll play along with us for those!

For this challenge, we have 3 amazing sponsors! They are:

Prize: 7 Digital Images

Rick St. Dennis 

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Now let's get crafty! For my card, I used the Beautiful Blocks - Faith from Bugaboo Stamps.

I simply LOVE this image! One of my faves! I colored in my image with markers first, then went over with Prismacolor Pencils. I used a new square die cut to cut out my image, placed it on designer mounting paper and then onto the black base foundation. I added some black gemstones, flowers, and lace for embellishments. 

If you haven't checked out Crafty Gals Corner Challenges for winners from last week/blogiversary, be sure to do so! You might be on there!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Blogiversary! Challenge #155

Anything Goes + 3rd Annual Blogiversary 

"Welcome to the 3rd Annual Crafty Gals Corner Blogiversary!! We are so excited for you to join in the fun this week as we celebrate three years of friendship, fun, and of course challenges! To help us celebrate we have TEN amazing sponsors who have blessed us with some amazing images, and are offering prizes. We hope you participate in this wonderful event and may you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved one and we will see you in 2018! Thanks for your continued support crafties!" 

I can't believe it's been 3 years since Crafty Gals Corner Challenges  began!  I haven't been a DT for the full 3 years, but I have been involved for 2 1/2 years of it! And I have enjoyed every minute of it! Crafty Gals was my very first real start as a DT, so it holds a special part of my heart! And look...we have a total of TEN sponsors for this blogiversary! Here they are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 1 digital image

Prize: 3 Digital Images

My Besties
Prize: The following 3 images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 1 Bundle of your choice - no combo packs

Be sure to scroll toward the bottom for a list of DT Members!

So now I want to share with you what I've done for this challenge. I was given 2 digital images for the blogiversary...1 a card and 1 a tag. Both of them have the Winter Theme on there. Here is my card:

I love the My Besties image here! She is so adorable! I decided, with it being winter, that I needed to make a winter theme card. And I got this great idea for a Shadow Box Card from the YouTube channel of Crafter's Castle (tutorial available January, 2018). Because the print of my digital was a little bigger than the one I saw in the tutorial, I adjusted my card to fit. I used glitter paper for the top portion of the card, with lace and snowflakes as embellishments. My image was colored in with both markers and colored pencils. 

Now let me show you the tag I made (can you tell I was seeing a "Blue Winter"? Haha

I used an image by Lacy Sunshine called Jocelyn's Winter Moppet.  She is adorable! For this tag, I made something a little different using inspiration from a Pinterest post by lescrapdaligali . Since I couldn't find any instructions, I basically did my own measurements. However, instead of using a clear acetate background by itself, I used a heavy duty vellum behind it and sandwiched my tree branches in between. Before I did that, however, I sprinkled acrylic white paint on the back of the acetate sheet. Then I added in my elements and sentiment on the top side of the tag.

I hope you enjoyed this! Here is a list of our DT Members for you to "hop on over to"! And please leave a comment!
Jeanie -----You are Here

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Card

Hi crafters! I wanted to share with you a card I made for a friend of mine. I'm afraid it might not make it there in time for Christmas....but I sure hope it does!

First off, I want to tell you that I got the idea from a card on a Pinterest Board, a board by Create with Connie and Mary. I never could find the directions to the card, but I tried to duplicate as much as possible and added some of my own elements to it. The card they made is gorgeous! I wish I had that stamp, too! Anyway, here is my card:

At first, I made the card without the butterfly and the flowers, because I wanted to enter them into a couple of Facebook challenges, and then I added some more elements. As you can see, the base card has been embossed with a snow and bell theme. I embossed the tree with my Zing silver embossing powder, and also the banner sentiment. I mounted the tree with 3D foam circles onto another sheet of white mounting paper, then placed that on top of the silver glitter paper. I added a bow, butterfly, and 3 flowers onto the top right of the card. The flowers are from Secret Garden Crafts and the butterfly and Diamond Glass Glitter is from Reneabouquets. 

I hope you enjoyed this little project of mine! And thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Entered into the following challenges:
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Christmas
Scrap from Your Heart - Many Layers
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Quickie Christmas Card or Happy New Year (#99)
Sunsational Stamps: The Magic of Christmas (December)