Friday, January 27, 2017

It's Always Anything Goes at Jo's Scrap Shack--Featuring Digital Designs by Louby Lou

It's Anything Goes at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.  The designers are excited to share images from Digital Designs by Louby Lou.  I colored the sweet Bunny with Hearts and Roses using Prismacolor Pencils, blending them with mineral oil.  The digital papers are from Dancing Shadow Designs and dies are from My Favorite Things.

Hope you will stop by Jo's to take a peek at what the designers are sharing and to join in the fun. We love to see your projects!

Challenge Rules

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

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

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

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Have a wonderful day!

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (A/G)
Crop Stop
Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, January 26, 2017

My Favorite Day

Each February, my husband asks the same question:  What day is Valentine's Day this year?  Every year I say:  It's not like Easter; it's always the same day, February 14th.   So, the sentiment on this card makes me smile.  First, because I do enjoy any day I get to spend with him, and because there's always the chance he will celebrate Valentine's Day on an "off day".

The darling set of digital stamps is a free gift at Verve.  It contains lots of sweet sentiments, hearts, and coffee images.  (I "heart" coffee, for sure!)  Be sure to download the images and have fun with them.   There's also a fun linky at the Verve Blog.

I hope something wonderful will happen to make your day special!  Thanks for stopping by,

Linking to:
The Verve Blog
Mojo Monday
Word Art Wednesday
Jo's Scrap Shack
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (A/G)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Time for the Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's Anything Goes at Jo's Scrap Shack, but the designers are showcasing digital stamps by Oddball Art.  This cutie is called Skylar and Friends Waiting for Spirng.  Color inspiration came from Happy Birthday by Dancing Shadows Design.  After coloring the image with Prisma Color pencils, I added a little shimmer with Wink of Stella and dusted the embossed panel with White Memento Ink.

Don't miss out on the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack.  There are projects to enjoy and prizes to be won!

Thanks for stopping to look!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"Wood" You Be Mine

I had so much fun coloring the images from Avery Elle's "Wood" You set and making a whole batch of Valentines.  The punny sentiment calls for wood-print paper, but I had only scraps. Each card was created from different papers and a different layout, and this was my favorite the papers banner fit the sentiment so nicely.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (The New Something is the Avery Elle stamps ordered from SSS)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G with Scripture or encouraging sentiments)
Jo's Scrap Shack (A/G Fun Friday Challenge)
Four Crafty Chicks (Scraps---Wood Print and Red Card Stock)


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Choose to Shine

Planning to pen some encouraging words and to tuck this card in with all my son's clean laundry when he returns to college next week. He does choose to shine and is a blessing to many.  So thankful that he loves and follows God.

The sentiment is from Verve's Let It Be collection, and the Kate snowflake die is a new one from Simon Says Stamp.  I cut the snowflake twice using scraps of silver glitter card stock and a piece of white card stock that has "practice colored pencil  swatches" on the back.  The glittery card stock was thick enough that the little openings stayed in, making it easy to layer on the white die cut so the silver would peek through.  Papers are from Harper Finch and the snowflake embossing  folder is a Paper Studio product.

Linking to
 Mojo Monday (Sketch)
Four Crafty Chicks --- Scrap Papers (Used scraps of glitter and white card stock)
Word Art Wednesday (Encouraging or Scripture)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (New Something is the snowflake die from SSS)
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge (Always Anything Goes)

Thanks for stopping by,

Be Still and Know

It's cold here, but I am enjoying the opportunity to stay home where it's warm!  So glad to finally have time to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch and to use my new Stitched Flower Dies.
Card Recipe
Linking to
Mojo Monday (Sketch)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ( New Something-MFT Stitched Flower Dies from SSS!)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G Encouraging or Scripture)
Crop Stop (A/G)
Jo's Scrap Shack (The Fun Friday Challenge is "Always Anything Goes")

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Isaiah 61---Good News for a New Year

This morning's sermon was on Isaiah 61, and it touched me in a special way.  It was on my heart when I sat down to craft this afternoon, so I used the Isaiah 61:3 stamp.  The scripture is below, and I hope it will be a blessing to you.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
  for the display of his splendor.

Verve Scripture Medley One
Memory Box Tilth Floral Die
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps 143 Color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (A/G)
Word Art Wednesday (Scripture A/G)
4 Crafty Chicks #331 (A/G)