Monday, November 30, 2015

all is calm, all is bright

Hello, crafty peeps! Some parts of the world are experiencing cold weather and some are experiencing warm weather (like us here in north Florida with 85-degree days in the middle of November). Kinda scrambled, wouldn't you say?! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog is excited to bring you our "It's A Scramble" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by the awesome River City Rubber Works! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their online store!

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 River City Rubber Works gift certificate!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up an Anything Goes project 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!**

Please note that even though this is an Anything Goes challenge, our normal rules apply. :)

Okay, now I need to side-track for a minute to share my project! I created a pretty CAS shaker Christmas card using the beautiful Angels in Window digi from River City Rubber Works. I did two things I almost never do - (1) use an uncolored image and (2) use non-traditional colors for a Christmas card. But I love how this one turned out, done in black and white with a pop of pink! I really do love this!

The image is called Angels in Window so I thought it only fitting to create a shaker card with a window. I used my WRMK Fuse Tool to create the shaker pouch. The shaker bits are hearts and stars glitter and sequins, all in various shades of pink.

The only embellishments are some pink gemstones and a pretty organza multi-loop bow. You know I love my bows! ;)

And here's the inside with a simple embossed sentiment on a strip of black cardstock just above the image.

Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's White Antique Linen and Black cardstock
  • Stamps: River City Rubber Works' Angels in Window digital image, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set (front sentiment), GKD Christmas Wishes stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Circles dies
  • Accessories: Darice black foam, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and Pouch, Doodlebug Designs pink sequins, MS Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter, Hero Arts white embossing powder, pink gemstones, pink organza ribbon from stash

Now let's get back to the blog hop! I have two letters - E and W. Here are your blog hop stops:
                       Leslie  (you're here!)

We hope you are enjoying the hop! 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 on over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning. Remember to collect the letters at each stop for your chance to win the River City Rubber Works $25 gift certificate - and also link up an Anything Goes project for an extra entry into the drawing! Happy Hopping!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  2. Oooo I love that shaker! I never would have thought of using it over the full image but it's amazing! And the soft pink accents of course are perfect!

  3. A beautiful vintage look for the shaker card you made. Love it.

  4. Not a big fan of shakers, but yours is special!

  5. This is so beautiful! I love the way you showcased the image behind a shaker. It's fabulous. Hugs, Robin

  6. WOW!! I LOVE this! Beautifully done :o) I love that the image is on the bottom part of the card and be seen through the front. Your so creative :o)

  7. Love your take on the shaker. I don't think I've seen one with the image on the inside of the card. Very nice!!

  8. Very pretty Christmas Card :o)
    Diane Louise x

  9. What a precious image, Leslie! Love that you made a shaker card and that sheer bow is simply marvelous.

  10. Thanks for entering 'One for the Girls' Challenge at Crafty Friends, your christmas card is gorgeous, Good Luck in the draw. Hope you can join us for our next challenge too.
    Diane Louise (DT) xx

  11. Pretty shaker card and the pink does make your card stand out elegantly, Leslie.

  12. What a cute card.Such a wonderful creation with attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

  13. Ooooo . . . gorgeous!!! I LOVE how it turned out, too! Shakers are always so fun, but this is even more fun since it is a window through to the inside. And the black and white color with the palest of pink adds to the calm feeling expressed in the sentiment.

  14. This is gorgeous,Leslie! Love the vintage style!

  15. Very different and a wonderful result. I love the pink bow to offset the black and white them. Just beautiful :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Hugs Jane xx

  16. Your shaker card is beautiful, Leslie!

  17. Hi Leslie - this is a very different Christmas card, but I love the shaker style and the pretty vintage image. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  18. gorgeous Image
    and I adore your shaker window
    clever made that BOW
    wooow great card miss Lady

  19. I'm here with my other hat on.
    Still loving this shaker card. It's beautifully done and elegant.
    Great to see you again at Scrapping4fun :o)

  20. great shaker card! Love the mix of modern and vintage!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  21. Oh man this is gorgeous! Love the pop of pink!
    Thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas.
    CDD DT Member

  22. A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)


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