Monday, September 21, 2015

It's Anything Goes at Love to Scrap

Hi everybody! I just finished watching the Buckeyes squeak by Northern Illinois. It’s the first game I’ve gotten to watch since I don’t have satellite or cable TV. The Buckeyes are still undefeated and have won 16 straight games. Go Bucks!!
Now onto the real fun stuff LOL. It’s another Anything Goes challenge over at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. The only requirement is that you must have some kind of stamping on your project. Our sponsors are:
Prize: 7 images to winner

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: Image(s) of choice to winner up to $15 value from the SNS Exclusive Line 

I was so excited to see that Sparkle N Sprinkle was the sponsor that I get to represent. I love their glitter and embossing powders but have never worked with their images before. They have a lot of great stamps to choose from. The image I chose is called Across the Miles. It comes with an adorable image and 5 sentiments. I've used the sentiment “Missing You” for this card. I made it with thoughts of my son who is still in Virginia Beach on the Naval Base. If you are not into the male aspect of this card, they have one like it with a little girl. It is just as cute and is called Just a Little Note. I wanted to do a whole stationary set with a decorated box and lots of cards but I have been laid up with an injured ankle. I spent a week and a half on crutches and couldn’t get around well enough to do anything extensive. I didn’t have the time to do what I wanted, but I sure am pleased with my card.
I thought about incorporating SNS glitter or embossing powder into this project, but my son doesn’t really like all that girly stuff. Instead I just added a little Stickles and Scrappy Cat glitter glue to the flowers, hanky, mail flag, and hat button. I also used my Gellyroll green stardust glitter pen on the grass of the flowers. Here it is:

This is my first Latch card. I  was shocked at how easy it was. I printed the image and sentiment onto white cardstock and then printed a second image to cut out. I colored everything with my Distress Markers and ink pads. Every time I color with my Distress Markers I never like how it turns out so I have to get out my nibs and stamp pads to make it looks smoother and make lighter shades in places. Distress Markers are not really for blending, although sometimes you can pull it off.

I covered the base piece with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using my mini blending tool. I then roughly colored the boy and flowers just in case parts of it showed through after I popped up my other image. I tried to shade and highlight the mailbox because it was not being covered. I then took the second image and colored and fussy cut the boy and flowers to pop with foam tape. (I love foam tape!) Before I popped the image though I put a picket fence and grass (Both Magnolia Doohickey dies) across the base. I placed the boy and flowers over them. I wanted a fall look so I added some leaves from a couple of sets that I had on hand. I stamped some of them in the sky and then fussy cut the ones on the ground.

My latch is cut using a small frame from the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 3 set. The plaid paper is from the DCWV Sweater Weather pack. I used my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge and cut out a 1” envelope into which I placed a small piece of white cardstock with a heart on it.
The inside is a piece of white cardstock that I inked with distress ink and stamped with a leaf border from Fiskars.

 I really like how this card turned out. I really hope that I have inspired you to join in our challenge this time around. You have two weeks to enter. Make sure you have some kind of stamping and that you link your post back to our blog.

Happy Crafting! Can’t wait to see what you make!

I am entering:   Winds of Change (show changing season)  Anything Goes  CAS Fall Scene Anything Goes Anything Goes w/ Leaves  Color Challenge Orange 


Robin said...

Such a sweet card and cute little boy! I love the inside too. Hugs, Robin

Lillian A said...

Aw, how sweet -- and love the little fence and grass added to the scenery. Hope he's mailing off a love letter - teehee!

Irena Stefanova said...

Lol! What a lovely scene! I love all details!
Irena xxx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the autumn theme.
Hugs :)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is such a sweet card! I bet your son will love it. My brother was station there a few years ago. I love the little scenery you created.

Heather said...

Awww . . . this is so sweet! Love all the dimension and I think the bit of sparkle is ok for a male; he shouldn't mind at all. That latch is a really fun touch.

Nancy said...

Lovely card, Annette...both inside and out!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

Denise Pustelniak said...

Perfect adorable greeting card!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

Jeannie said...

Hi Annette! This is such a sweet card and all of the great little touches, including the glitter, are just perfect. I hope you're feeling better and thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

nwilliams6 said...

Fun card - love the flying leaves and the cute image. Perfect for the DRS Designs Flying High Challenge and perfect for a challenge sponsored by DRS Designs!!! Fun.

Unknown said...

Your card is so sweet. The image is just adorable! Thanks for joining our challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card. Love the colors and all the little details. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge. said...

Love the fall colors-great card! Thanks for playing with us at Lacy Sunshine Creative Team~Carolyn

Cindy said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

ike said...

Very pretty card and great colouring :-)
Thank you for coming to play at ONE STITCH AT A TIME #246.

Best wishes,


DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

Jeannie said...

Hi Annette! I know you're busy, but wanted to let you know that you won this challenge last week. Stop by for a visit, and email me :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sandy Hentzel said...

Congratulations on being one of our top picks for the Scrapbook Blessings Club September Challenge. You made this challenge a huge success this month and we thank you. You can grab the top 3 button on the winners post.
Our new challenge is up and running, hope to see you again.

Thank you,
Sandy Hentzel and the SBC DT

Leslie said...

What an adorable card, Annette! You chose a wonderful image and your coloring is just gorgeous! Latch cards are so much fun and I just made my first one several months ago. You are a wonderful asset to the LTSCB DT and I appreciate you! :)