Sunday, March 29, 2015


Welcome, everyone!  The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog is turning TWO this month! To celebrate, we're excited to bring you our "We're Turning Two" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by AuroraWings! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the AuroraWings Etsy Shop!

As you hop, collect letters at each stop and be sure to leave each designer some love. Once you have collected all the letters, unscramble them and email your guess to - then all the correct guesses will be entered into the drawing for the Aurora Wings gift certificate!

All of the LTSCB designers are using 'two of something' on our inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a project using 'two of something' for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! **Be sure to use the same email address to email your guess and to link up your project so we can make sure you're given two entries into the drawing!**
Here is my card using the gorgeous "Pansy Girl" image:
 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pansies!  They are my absolute favorite flower.  Given the choice between receiving a bouquet of roses or a flat of pansies, I would take the pansies!  So, when I saw this image, I knew I HAD to have it.  My mom also loves pansies and her birthday is coming up, so I put together this card for her.  I have a lot of "Two of Something" on here: two die cut pansies, two punched butterflies, two colors, two "patterned papers" (I stamped them), and two words in my sentiment.  I think that covers it all. : )  Here is a close up of the gorgeous image:
When I saw all the bubbles on the image, I thought they would look awesome decorated with a pearl pen, and they do!  It really adds a lot of texture, too.

My letters are R and E.

Here are your blog hop stops:
Heather--that's me!

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Happy Hopping!

Crafty Catz #272--whimsical fantasy
Sister Act Card Challenge #99--anything goes
ART Impressions #156--spring colors
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #196--Blooming
Crafter's Cafe #109--Spring Flowers
Crafting by Designs--flowers with a twist: use punched and/or die cut flowers
Loves Rubberstamps #144--create your own background
Tuesday Morning Sketches #295--sketch
{Pin}spirational #136--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the flowers, lavender, and green)
Your Next Stamp #10--this time I went with the color combo
YNS Color Challenge 10
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #273--Easter or spring
Sentimental Sundays #252--Springtime . . . flowers
Lacy Sunshine Challenge # 55--Butterfly kisses and springtime wishes
Aurora Wings #13--anything goes with handcolored image

Stamps: Aurora Wings "Pansy Girl" digi; Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment "JustRite Stampers "Stitched" background stamp; PTI "Turning a New Leaf" and "Guide Lines 2"; Hero Arts French Script (stamped over the backgrounds to add more interest and tone down the colors a bit)
Dies/punches: Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Squares" and "Pansy"; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Friday, March 27, 2015

Blessed is She

I made this background a while ago and it just didn't work for the project I was working on, so I held onto it.  I finally decided to make it work and made this pretty little floral number.

Creative Knockouts #82--spring is in the air
ART Impressions #156--spring colors
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs #14--celebrate spring
Crafter's Cafe #109--spring flowers
Word Art Wednesday #176--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Stamps: Verve "Joyful Blooms" and "Luke 1: 45" plain Jane; PTI "The Sweet Life" flourish
Dies: PTI "Turning a New Leaf"

God's love at Easter

This card was made possible by my favorite little crafter, my youngest daughter (she's 6).  Almost every time she sees me making cards, she wants to make some too.  I have a bunch of papers that I'm not real fond of (read: never use) so I let the girls have free range with them.  Well, she pulled out this purple floral to use and when I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for the Easter card I was making.  Purple is the color associated with royalty, after all.  So, here it is:
 I only have one Easter set with sentiments and both sentiments were way too big for the front of my card.  But then I thought that there is no better sentiment to express Easter than the word "love" since it was pure love that caused Christ to die on the cross.  Then, to finish off the inside:

Jo's Scrap Shack #81--Easter
Brown Sugar Challenge #139--Easter
Meljen's Designs #253--Easter
Sugar Pea Designs #14--Celebrate Spring (to me Easter is the unofficial start of spring)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch (I turned mine on it's side)

Word Art Wednesday #176--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Fan-tastic Challenge #78--Easter (must be a square or a rectangle)
Our Daily Bread Designs #231--Easter/Spring Religious inspiration
Crafty Cardmakers #135--Spring has sprung
Eureka Stamps #133--think Spring
Sister Act Card Challenge #99--anything goes
Wags n' Whiskers #150--monochromatic
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes
Craftin' Desert Divas--Easter
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow

Stamps: Eureka Stamps "Small Draped Cross with Thorns"; Verve "Text Objects" outer sentiment; Flourishes Easter Set sentiment on the inside
Dies: Verve "Charming Ovals"; Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles" and Gilded Life embossing strip

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sweet Anniversary

Friends of ours are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend (well, the surprise party is this weekend, anyway).  I had a fun time creating the "papers" for this one for PTI's Make it Monday challenge this week.  It makes me wonder why I don't do it more often.  You can see a better shot of the patterns and a description of each at the end of the post.
 Here is the sentiment on the inside:
 Here are the "papers" without anything covering them up:
The largest panel was created by stamping 3 different medallions from "Mehndi Medallions" in aqua mist, sweet blush and new leaf, then I stamped a French script over top with grout gray ink.  The flower panel was made with the flowers and leaves from "The Sweet Life" using sweet blush, berry sorbet and new leaf.  I then stamped the same script in grout gray.  The little banner was stamped with "Distressed Stripes" in aqua mist.

Cards Galore--anything goes
Cuttin' & Stampin' #10--girly
Crafty Creations #285--chevrons or stripes
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #98--anything goes
Crafty Catz--no patterned paper
Fussy & Fancy #135--girly
Viva La Verve March week 3--sketch

Fashionable Stamping Challenges  #94--Favorite "Go To" stamp (mine has recently become "The Sweet Life"; I've used it a LOT the last couple months; also "Damask Designs is one I reach for all the time for it's sentiments)
Make It Monday #206--stamping & mixing patterns
Loves Rubberstamps #144--create your own background
Top Tip Tuesday--buttons or bows
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow

Stamps: PTI "The Sweet Life", "Mehndi Medallions", "Damask Designs" (outside sentiment)  and "Distressed Stripes"; Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "Anniversary Innies" inside sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders "Floral Doily Motifs"
PTI aqua mist cardstock and ribbon (made using my Bow Easy)

Little Cowgirl

My little cowgirl turns 9 tomorrow!!  Yes, even though we live in Southern New England, I have a cowgirl.  Her grandma has horses and the girl is following in her footsteps.  She wears her cowboy boots everywhere and just got her new cowboy hat for her birthday (the other one wore out months ago!) so this sweet image is absolutely PERFECT for her.
 I made a little polaroid type frame for her and filled it with sequins for a fun little shaker.  Here's a close up of it in action:

Tuesday Throwdown #237--Shake it Up (make a shaker card)
Sentimental Sundays #251--buttons, brads and/or bling (I have a pearl brad, gumdrops, and lots of sequins
YNS #10--sketch
Jo's Scrap Shack #80--special birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge #98--anything goes
Brown Sugar #138--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #303--Mather's Day or for a Female
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #175--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania--Freeze Frame
Sugar Pea Designs--Shake That Thing
The Paper Girls--Shakers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes as long as it is covered with patterned paper

Stamps: The Paper Shelter "Adorable Cowgirl"; MFT "Delicious Birthday"; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" inside sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics" rectangle; MFT cowboy charms; PTI "By the Numbers" number 9
Papers: DCWV

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Frosting on top

This might be my new favorite birthday stamp set (Delicious Birthday) simply because of this sentiment.  I LOVE frosting and it's the reason I eat cake. : )
 I actually used three stamp sets to create the card.  Two different sentiment sets and the cupcake set.  So fun!  Here is the (combined) sentiment on the inside:

Verve's Diva Inspiration Challenge--birthdays

Word Art Wednesday #175--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Frosted Designs--think pink
Sister Act Card Challenge #97--anything goes
As You See It #78--sketch
Suzy Bee's #71--spots and/or stripes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #82--for a woman
Cuttin' and Stampin' #10--girly
Crafter's Cafe #68--chevrons or stripes

Stamps: MFT "Delicious Birthday"; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" and "Baker's Dozen"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"
Papers: MME "Kate & Co."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I've had this stamp set for several months now and have been waiting for an occasion to use it.  Well, finally, the occasion has arrived.  A man at our church is retiring, so I made him a cute little retirement card. 
Don't you just love his hat?!  Here is the inside :
I'm also linking it up to The Daily Marker's 30 day coloring challenge.

Pattie's Creations #108--use green in your image (the little fish is small, but he's green!)
Southern Girls--boys, boys, boys
Sister Act Card Challenge #97--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs #22--sketch
Raisin Boat #32--It's a guy thing

Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs "Great Catch" image and sentiment; Verve "To the Moon" congrats
 sentiment; MFT "Typewriter" background stamp
Dies: Verve "Flag It"
YNS gumdrops