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Friday, October 7, 2011

It's Challenge Time!! Embossable You...


Woot-woot!!  It's finally Friday!!  With the weekend upon us, it's TIME for a CHALLENGE!!  Did you get to see all the AMAZING challenge entries for "Let's Scrap It!"?!?!   All I can say is...  WOWZERS -- y'all know how to use your scraps!! :)  Thanks so much to ALL who joined!!

Before we get to this week's challenge details, I need to announce TWO winners!!  The winner of the "Let's Scrap It!" Challenge is:  Sarah!! Sarah has a blog called "Sarah's Crafts and Stuff" --  I'd love for you to pop over and visit her...  Here is her card!!
Isn't that Frankenstein just adorable???  Sarah, please email me (scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com) with your address so I can send your little goodie out!! :)

I also promised to send a little something to one person who popped over to my Guest Designers' blogs to leave a comment...  Visiting all three blogs really paid off for Jessica, as she had three chances to win (and WIN she did)!!  Jessica has a blog called "Jessica's Craft Shaque"...  Please hop on over there to congratulate her!!  And thank you, Jessica, for helping my guest designers feel welcome (please email me to claim your prize)!! :)

Now...  Be honest...  When you read the post title, who else thought of THIS fantastic song???

If you cannot see the video above (or you prefer to watch in on YouTube), please CLICK HERE and ENJOY!! :)

Now that you've enjoyed Ms. Fitzgerald's INCREDIBLE voice, let's get to this week's challenge!!  For this challenge, please create a card, layout, or 3D project with EMBOSSING!!  This can be heat embossing or dry embossing -- If you don't have any heat embossing supplies or a Cuttlebug/Sizzix machine, why not try adding some texture with a scoring tool or even a texture rubbing (remember the ones you might have done in elementary school???)...

This week, I have a very wonderful and very talented friend to help provide some inspiration for the challenge!!  Remember to pop on over to my Guest Designer's Blog for more details on her project -- Be sure to mention that you're stopping over from Love To Crop! so that I can pick another lucky winner for a little something-something!! :)

Check out this inspiration...

Lisa created this wonderful card...  Her blog is:  A Mermaid's Crafts!! For more details on her project, please CLICK HERE!!
Isn't that FANTASTIC???  :)  Lisa is so creative and is such a fabulous inspiration to others...  If you haven't popped over to follow her yet, you'll definitely want to today!! :)

Lisa and I must both have had "skeletons" on the brain, cuz check out MY card for inspiration....
Those "Skeleton Scrolls" are CREEPY!!  I had to add some PINK to take the SCARE out of them!! LOL...  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug ("Skeleton Scrolls"), and the paper is Color Coordinations white Color Core Cardstock (say THAT a few times FAST!!)...  To get this effect, you simply "sand" the embossed image so that the white shows through -- I really love this effect!! :)
I added some sparkly pink ribbon and two handmade stickpins...  Which definitely made this card "too cute to spook", don't ya think???  To stamp the tag, I used a sentiment from the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs and first stamped it with white Staz-On ink...  Since these stamps are super clear, I could easily re-stamp the sentiment with Stampin Up!'s Bordering Blue ink which gave it that neat "ghost" look.  For a little dimension, I added some "low-lights" with my black fine-tip marker...

Okay!!  It's YOUR turn!!  Show us your take on the challenge and create a card, layout, or 3D project using EMBOSSING!!
  • The challenge is open until Thursday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  
  • You are welcome to link up as many NEW creations as you like as long as you follow the theme AND include a link to www.lovetocrop.com so that others may play along...  
  • I also respectfully request that you do not "backlink" when entering the challenge (linking a project that was posted previous to the challenge date).  Thank you!!  
  • You will need to enter your actual post link (not a link to your entire blog).  To do this, after clicking "Publish" on your post, click on "View Post" and copy and paste the address from your browser address bar into the Linky tool.  If you have questions on how to do this, please feel free to leave a comment with your email address, and I'll be happy to help.
Now be sure to pop on over and visit my WONDERFUL Guest Designer LISA for a chance at a little goodie from me!!  One random comment will be chosen (so be sure YOURS says, "I'm visiting from Love To Crop!")...  :)

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32 comments:

Jessica said...

This is a fun challenge Amy...I don't emboss as much as I would like. I think I will try to use my core'dinations paper and sand it a bit for the effect you showed! SUPER EXCITED that I won, too. I really appreciate your blog and all that you do. You are truly a super-woman in the blogging and crafting community and you set a fine example and inspiration to us all!!!
Until next time!
:O)
Jessica

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your skeleton card & Lisa's as well. I've liked embossing for a long time. Started embossing with a stylus when my hubby gave me a Fiskars embossing kit for a Mother's Day gift. I know use my Sizzix Bigshot more but I do some of the stylus embossing also since I have alot of brass templates.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

your card is so cool. love everything about it. hugs

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Lisa is one of my FAV bloggers. So glad you chose her for GD work. Fun challenge!!! See you back soon with an entry and CONGRATS to Jessica!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Lisa is one of my FAV bloggers. So glad you chose her for GD work. Fun challenge!!! See you back soon with an entry and CONGRATS to Jessica!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

PS, love your card too. I have got that embossing folder but have never seen it blogged before. Great to see someone using it. Love the way you sanded that core paper. x

angie ashuk said...

I love your card...Halloweeny withut being to halloweeny lol. Lisa is on my blog list already :) and I read her blog post right before yours :)

Sarah said...

Thank you Amy! It was so exciting to see my card on your fantastic blog! What an honor! I'll email you my addy right away

Christine America Real said...

Oh I love my little mermaid Lisa! She is so talented! That card she made is fantastic! So glad you chose her as a Guest Designer!

I love your card too!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Hey My Sweet Friend!! You both (you and Lisa) are brilliant. Both of your cards are really cool, and so simple to do. Sometimes simple escapes me and it's the perfect thing to do:)) Hey don't forget to come and comment on my giveaway post so you are included since this blogging thing is pretty much your fault:)))!! I will have you in there even if I have to add a comment for you! See ya later, alligator! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Peggy Sue said...

awesome cards by you and Lisa! I have that paper and had no clue what to do with it! Now, I do!! thanks! I love the pink you chose, how fun!

McVic said...

Hey amy - I have already done all the bonus stuff!!! Love the embossing- its really something I should do more.
kacee

marg0006 said...

ts me again I'e tried to enter your challenges several times but couldn't do it. You sent me an amail asking if I wanted help and silly me, I erased it accidently. Can you please, please help me. I really don't understand this stuff. I love your fun challenges. I am a subscriber. loving scraper 101

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl & Boy Card. Used Cuttlebug Scrollwork embossing folder on the orange cardstock.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love to emboss! I just bought the skeleton embossing folder, can't wait to use it! Great card Lisa! Super fun and spooky!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Georgiana said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. I just pulled out all my Halloween embossing folders, so I better get busy using them.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my 2nd embossed creation that I used a Sizzix Butterfly Migration embossing folder on.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my 3rd embossed creation. I see that each of my entries are 4 apart from one another. Hoping 3 times a charm.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

It's not embossable (could not resist the pun, heehee) to see me with another entry, my 4th entry of a Fall Colors Birthday Card in which I embossed Acorns in the corners of the card the old fashioned way using a brass template, light box & stylus.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Letillia said...

Thanks Amy for the challenge! Your the Best!

divaof5.blogspot.com

Pendra said...

Just came from Lisa's site, had to check out her GDT work with you! Wow, you both did amazing jobs on your cards. Love that embossed look on the card fronts, easy and simple to do but big rewards! Thanks for sharing!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a fantastic challenge . Here the first time. Entering an embossed rose
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

Such lovely inspiration you provided for us! :o) This is my first time playing here and I'm very excited to participate. :o) Thank you for the fun challenge!

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered 5th entry Background Pumpkin Stamp in which I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on a Pumpkin.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbnySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered 6th entry Pirate Ship Trick or Treat box in which I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder & a the Paper Studio embossing folder.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbnySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered 7th entry Beach Scrapbook Layout in which I used a Sizzix Sizzlit die cut that has embossing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbnySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Well, I just saw an awesome tutorial at Cindy's Blog (http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/2011/10/fabulous-friday-fun_14.html) and wanted to try it out. So, I may still get in on sanding some c'oredinations. But here is my first project link up!
:O)
Jessica

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered 3 Breast Cancer Awareness cards. Each card has embossing (two have Spellbinders embossing & one I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for the bumps part of the whimsy saying).
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

It's me the bzzz bee again with another entry. This time it is a birthday present from my daughter that I used in a scrapbook layout along with a Tim Holtz music embossing folder.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

It's me the bzzz bee again with another entry. This time it is a Tall Cupcake birthday card embossed with 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my 13th entry Poinsettia Christmas card with embossed Poinsettias in the last hours of the challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my 14th entry Poinsettia Christmas card No 2 using Swiss Dots embossing folder on Poinsettia paper & Paper Flowers in the last hour of the challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

 
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