I certainly do!..it's an ongoing thing and don't think it's going to change in a hurry ;) I'm very happy to have joined the team at Paper Issues recently..It's such a fun place to hang out with scrappy friends..there's lots of awesome challenges on the blog..
and also a great Etsy store attached with fun kits and gorgeous supplies to help with all your scrappy needs...and guess what you can get yourself 20% off any purchase if you use the code GINA20 (it's also in the right side bar if you come back later :)
it's been a while between challenges but I've finally found a little spare scrappy time and had a go at this month's Scrap the Girls challenge...and the criteria is: more than one pic, 2 different alpha, staples and flowers!..here's my take:
I have a little tutorial up at the Citrus Twist blog this week..
I'll post the steps below in case you might like to create something similar using tags, diecuts and some foam thickers :)
first up here are the items I used from this month's 'blue sky' kit..you'll also need a fine paintbrush, jar of water, a white card and adhesives..
step 1: using the Prima ink from the kit, dip a thinnish paint brush in a little water first then dab it a few times onto the ink pad.. carefully paint the reinforcement ring on the tag..
step 2: ink the edges of a diecut heart shape and MME word sticker..
step 3: ink both the 'x's' (and give them about 10 minutes or so to dry before picking them up)
step 4: cut and stick down a piece of patterned paper to fit your card.. then the large tag on a slight angle
step 6: add the small tag on the opposite angle..
step 7: add the 'smile' and heart diecuts with the words sticker on top..
step 8: add the foam thickers to finish..
Have you checked out the Citrus Twist Blog lately? there's heaps of cool sneaks going up, the fab guest designer is featured in the next post and the big kit reveal is on Friday!..and then there's the blog hop - check out the post below this one!...thanks for the great response so far everyone!
We have some fun inspiration, great specials & awesome prizes! First I want to remind you the kit will be revealed on October 12!
So let’s begin the fun with the specials: Sign up for a 3 or 6 month subscription starting with the October kit and you will get a free 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts called “Pumpkin Patch.”
Now for the Prizes: Two lucky commenters who hop to ALL 7 design team blogs will be entered
to win a $10 GC to the Citrus Twist Store.
You just need to leave a comment on EVERY designer's blog to be entered to win. The comment can be a guess at what you see or just leaving some love. Come back to the main Blog Hop blog post and comment that you hopped to each blog and we will pick a winner from those that commented. Comments end Friday October 12th. Winners will be announced on the main Citrus Twist kits blog by Monday October 15th.
today! and Paper Issues is hosting a challenge on their facebook page.. hope you can join in the fun and make a card...there's also a chance to win a cool prize! Here's my card (using the Aug kit from Cocoa Daisy)..
...and I'm sure you know how much I LOVE using mists on my backgrounds!...
just love the cute little veneer people from Studio Calico..
I've used the gorgeous Cocoa Daisy Sept kit along with a few little bits from the August kit..love this sweet little banner!..for the peacock feathers I've used a combo of gesso and a few inks through a Balzer Designs 6" template..I think it's my new fave for now :)
well I hope you can check out the amazing DT 'misty' creations on the KIU blog and of course join in yourself..you're guaranteed to get inky fingers and have a lot of fun..
*also..I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all my gorgeous scrappy friends who left such lovely comments on my JBS team post below..I am truly grateful!*