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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scramble Time!

Hi everyone - hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend if you celebrate it now.  I hosted today's Scramble (#82 - can you believe it?!) over on the Hero Arts Flickr group - theme was paper piecing.  I made these two cards for samples:

Paper pieced Tall Flowers
Paper pieced image here is Hero Arts Tall Flowers cling stamp - so perfect for piecing but it did take quite a while.  If I was thrown this Scramble theme, I wouldn't have grabbed for this stamp - I really had to race to complete it within 90 minutes.  Why, you ask?  A Scramble is 90 minutes so when I do sample cards, I keep within the time myself.  I'm not going to offer a sample that took 5 hours to make (as some of my cards have!!) when the players only have 90 minutes.
Well, I must confess I didn't count the time it took me to find my Tall Flowers - it wasn't where it was supposed to be!!  The timer on the stove was ticking away so when I finally found it (20 minutes later) I added this time back.  If I'm a Scramble participant, I normally grab whatever is close at hand from my stash - LOL.  Oh - the die cut is from Spellbinders - one of the Resplendent Rectangles - love, love, love this set!!  Anyway, I stamped the Tall Flowers right on it using green ink, then proceeded to cover the green outline blossoms with little flowers I cut from 5 different Basic Grey Kneehighs papers.  Some of the papers were too similar in their white backgrounds so I colored them with a Spun Sugar Distress Marker.  The teeny pink flowers were stamped with pink neon ink onto patterned paper.  I had some ink blobs I had to cover up (the darned stamp press slipped) so I cut some extra flowers and leaves - in case you're wondering why this doesn't match up with the Tall Flowers image.  The sentiment is from Say it All, a Hero Arts clear set, and the background is stamped with the raindrop pattern, a older Hero Arts design wood block.  I plan to give this card to Mammy for her upcoming birthday so hope she's not checking my blog!!
Paper pieced Kite

This card was much simpler - I stamped the kite on the background paper, then on 4 patterned papers (BoBunny and Authentique).  The kite is from a Hero Arts clear set Picnic - just love this happy image - and the sentiment is from For Your Kindness, a newer clear set.

And here's an Easter card I made yesterday for a couple of friends who invited me to Easter dinner tomorrow:

Happy Easter 2014

The speech bubbles and "hey" are from Hero Arts cling set Psst! and the Happy Easter is from an older clear set that I just love - Celebrate Everyday.  The bunnies are from Imaginisce - just got them at Anchor Paper a couple weeks ago.  In the foreground, you see a chocolate bird's nest made from chow mein noodles mixed with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter.  The eggs look real, don't they?  They are Cadbury mini milk chocolate eggs with a candy coating. I'm taking a bunch of these for table favors at our Easter dinner.  Now I just have to bake the cake I'm taking.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!!  Thanks for stopping!