Saturday, June 22, 2013

HIMCR #103 - Wedding!

After taking a short hiatus last week I am back with another Hiding in my Craft Room challenge!  This week the theme is wedding! It is that time of year with blushing brides abounding and its the perfect time to create a card, layout or other wedding themed item to enter into our challenge.  Head over to Hiding in My Craft Room to link us up and check out the other great design team projects!

My daughter got married in Dec. and I hadn't started her wedding book yet so this was the perfect impetus!  I still need to edit and print the photos I took but I did have the shots my brother took at the wedding itself that I got printed yesterday and then created this layout.  I still have a bunch of tulle leftover from the wedding so I pulled out a strip, cut the sides with my pinking shears and then sewed a line of thread down the center to gather it into a ruffle to put on the layout.  I really love how it came out and being able to keep a small momento is wonderful! Her colors were teal, purple and the purply pink of the tulle so you will be seeing a lot of those colors as I work my way through the pictures!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

HIMCR #101 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Thanks for joining us last week for our 100th challenge celebration!  This week you get a "break" - it is super scraps saturday! So dig through those scraps you created last weekend and whip us up a project on any theme/style/whatever! you! want!

I created a card this week using scraps.  These are some of my favorite papers and I am going to be sad when they are completely gone - it's almost there!

Be sure to go over to Hiding in My Craft Room and link us up!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HIMCR #100D - All that Shimmers!

All that Shimmers is NOT necessarily Gold!

Make it sparkle, make it shimmery!  Let's see those projects shine!  

This is the last challenge of the day!  We hope everyone has had fun celebrating  the HIMCR 100th challenge with us! 

The Sponsor for this challenge is Sherri from My Besties!  She has digi and rubber stamps!  Here's her link:

For this challenge giveaway she is donating 3 Rubber Stamps! Her Besties are really taking off!

For this challenge I used one of her free digital images - I Love you Pinkles.  This froggy is just so darling!  I used a sheet of glitter paper from Close to My Heart and my trusty Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the cute little crown to adorn her cute little froggy head! I also colored the image with Close to My Heart watercolor pencils.

I used my exacto knife to cut along the line of the eyes and the balloon so I could slip the crown underneath where it would fit better.  I also used a Close to My Heart stamp for the sentiment.

Make sure you head over to Hiding in My Craft Room and enter your creation to win the cool stamps Sherri is offering as a prize for this challenge!  Thanks again for joining me!!

HIMCR #100C - Use a Digital Image!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Naomi from Creative Bug Digitals.  She has some freebies so head over, pick one out and use it on your creation!  I chose this darling Girl with Flowers to create a card that I can later add a sentiment to for whatever occasion it may be.  I find it helpful to have a few "blank" cards on hand for that last minute card needing activity!

I used Close to My Heart inks and watercolor pencils to color my image. Don't forget to head to Hiding in My Craft Room and link us up!

HIMCR #100B - Die Cuts!

I know we've done this one recently but this time Laurie has a Cricut cartridge to giveaway :) Head over to Hiding in my Craft Room and link us up with your NEW creation using die cuts to be entered!

For this layout I used a sketch from Page Maps and pulled out some butterfly die cuts that I have had in my stash for at least 15 years.  Shhh!  Back before home die cut machines became affordable I bought these die cuts off ebay and stuck them in my stash.  Every so often I pull them out but the colors are pastel so they don't often go with what I am using.  Fortunately this time they worked!

HIMCR #100A - Choose a Previous One!

Challenge that is!  For this challenge all you need to do is pick a previous HIMCR challenge! Freestyle doesn't count!  It can be a challenge you wanted to do but didn't get a chance to, a challenge you started and didn't get finished or posted, or one that you already participated in and want to create another one!  It HAS to be something you make or finish that is NEW, no back linking please!

The sponsor for this challenge is Template Dreams!  A $5 gift certificate! 

Here are some ideas:
Use a Kit
3X Design Paper
Pretty much any Holiday

I chose to use a digital kit from Template Dreams - Sweet Bella. I used Adobe Photoshop Elements to create the layout and finally figured out how to do drop shadowing giving the layout a little dimension!

Don't forget to link us up over at Hiding in My Craft Room to be entered for the giveaway!

HIMCR Challenge #100 - Celebrate!!!!!!

For today's first challenge, to celebrate the HIMCR 100th challenge, it is a color challenge but with a twist!  

Each of the Design Team has chosen a combination of colors and you are to visit each blog, leave a comment, check out their color combos and choose one that you want to use to participate in the color challenge!  Please be sure and let us know who combo you decided to use!  Is that as clear as mud?  

If you have any questions we (or at least a couple of us) are going to be available over on the HIMCR Facebook page to answer questions or to just chat!  

There are two giveaways up to win for this challenge!  One for participating in the blog hop and the other for creating an entry using one of the team's color combos!  

Here's the blog hop list (If you didn't just come from Kim's blog don't forget to go back and hit all the stops!):

Jennie - Jenscrapstoo 
Adrienne - PaperDivaScraps  
Amber - Momma Scraps (YOU ARE HERE)
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room  (GO BACK HERE TO TELL LAURIE YOU'VE FINISHED!)

On my stop today you get the colors orange, blue and green to work with.  I have a lot of dudes in my family and I am constantly running out of cards to send them!  I created this one special for my brother whose birthday is tomorrow!  I love these colors together and can't wait to see how you use them!

Don't forget to follow all the instructions to be entered into the giveaway and link us up with your creations.  Stay tuned for challenge 100A at 8 am PST!