Friday, February 23, 2018

FFC #222 & Little Blue Button Stamps!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!!
Today we welcome a new designer to the team!
Welcome Alka!!

 This week's Challenge:

Our Sponsor this week
  The winner will win 4 digital images from the LBBS online store!


 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, Feb. 23rd  12:00AM


   Ends:  Friday, Mar. 02nd     6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

Team B



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules


1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until March 02nd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of March 05th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Winners! FFC #220 & #221 Announced~


We have the Top 3's and winners from Funday Friday
challenge #220! We had 65 awesome entries!
Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #220


  •                  #36-- Mindy Baxter
  •                  #59-- Nats Paper World
  •                  #60-- Renate
Congratulations Top 3!
Please grab your win badge from the top right corner of the side bar

 And now our winner of the 

digital stamps or cut files of their

 choice from the Cutting Cafe Store!
The Cutting Cafe


 #07- Crafty Hugs


And Now...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Funday Friday
challenge #221! We had 71 awesome entries!
Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #221



  •                  #37-- Rosina
  •                  #57-- My Creative Place
  •                  #63-- Paper Beauty
Congratulations Top 3!
Please grab your win badge from the top right corner of the side bar

 And now our winner of the 3

 digital stamps of their choice

 from  OddBall Art!

Oddball Art


#60- Donna Mundinger
All Prize Winners Please email:
FFCprizes at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Grab your mystery box!!!



Hello Friends!
I hope you are all enjoying your week.  With the new year here, one of my goals is to finally clear out my craft studio. I have too much stuff and well, it's time to move on. I have a lot of things that I have been going through and it's been overwhelming! It is still a work in progress. For now though, I thought I would put up some mystery boxes!
What is a mystery box?
The Mystery box is a small Priority box stuffed with product that I just need to clear out! Almost everything in these boxes are brand new, never opened. There are possibly 2-3 items that have only been used 1 or 2 times so I threw them in as well. They are perfectly great and just need a new home. The products inside vary between ribbon to stamps, adhesive and ink and other things too! I cannot necessarily tell you what each box has in it because well, it's a mystery right? :)   

I only have 12 boxes up for grabs. They are on a first come, first serve basis. Due to high costs, I am only going to be shipping to the U.S.A. The cost for a mystery box is $20 plus shipping.  All payments will go through PayPal.

How do I order my mystery box?

To reserve your mystery box:
1. Email me at Joann6274 at gmail dot com with "Mystery box" in the subject line. 
2. Include your full name, email and mailing address in your email

Once I receive your email, I will send you an invoice through Paypal for you to pay. Once payment is received, I will email you confirming payment and your mystery box will ship out next business day. 

So grab your mystery box today as they are very limited! 


Until next time,
Enjoy life's blessings~


Friday, February 16, 2018

FFC #221 Always Anything Goes with Oddball Art!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:

Oddball Art

Our Sponsor this week
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps
 of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, February 16th 12:00AM

   Ends: Friday, February 23rd    6:00PM

(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

Team A


Tina





What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 23rd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb.26th .
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, February 9, 2018

We're back!!! FFC #220 with The Cutting Cafe!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to our first Funday Friday Challenge for 2018!! 
We're back! & We are thrilled to see your beautiful work again!

 This week's Challenge:


Our Sponsor this week is:
The Cutting Cafe
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps or cut files of their choice from the Cutting Cafe Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday,  February 09th   12:00AM

      Ends:   Friday,    February 16th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

TEAM B




What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 16th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 19th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, February 5, 2018

New Challenge with More Mixed Media~



LOOKING FOR OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE? CLICK HERE

Hi everyone!! :)
Today starts up a new challenge over at More Mixed Media Challenges! This month's challenge is to use the color "Red" on your creations. It doesn't have to be all red but we would like to see some of it on your creations. However, using this color is optional. :)

I created a Valentine canvas home decor piece. Here it is:
   
I started with an 8 by 8 blank canvas. I used some white gesso to coat and then took some white tissue paper, crumpled it up and adhered it down to the canvas with gesso. I mixed some red and white paint to get a perfect soft pink and mixed it with some texture paste. I spread this all over the background and added in a little bit of red and pink glitter. Subtle so that the background wasn't overpowered by glitter. I also took some fired brick ink and went around all four edges of the canvas to bring in that red color some more. You can see the background below.


I used a Prima doll stamp, stamped on book paper. Stamped her clothes portion again on pattern paper from an old MS paper pad. I paper pieced the outfit on her after using some distress inks on her body. Added a heart jewel to the center of her belt. Added in a face for her and some highlights using my white gel pen. Adhered her to a strip of burlap/lace trim and hot glued it down. The music note is a stamp by Heidi Swapp. I inked it using vintage photo distress ink. Added in some fire brick as well. Stamped the words, "Sweet Valentine and Love" to this piece. The stamps were from a MCT stamp set. Adhered this to the back of a wooden frame that I painted red. And added some lace to the back of it on three sides. Hot glued this frame piece down on top of a piece of book paper that I tore the edges on and distresed, then hot glued this piece down to the canvas.


Now the embellishing part! I took some metal pieces, a large and a small frame, a key, a keyhole, a number brad and a heart shaped metal piece and I gesso'd each piece up to distress them. To the top of this frame piece, I hot glued a metal frame that I glued some pretty paper to the inside. To the top if it, I cut off the "legs" of the brad and adhered down the number "14" in honor of Valentine's Day. Above this at the very edge of the frame, I hot glued the key. To the key I added a pink heart jewel and some pink paint around certain edges. I hot glued the tip of the key to the keyhole that I painted red and then glued this down to the canvas. 


To the bottom of the frame, I added various sized hearts that I cut from the pattern paper. To the right of the hearts, I added in a metal heart frame that I added a pretty heart to the inside. Closer toward the doll's feet, I added in some flowers that I added glitter to using my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen. I also added in there, a double heart charm that I painted pink. Then I took a few tiny glitter hearts that I cut out from the pattern paper and glued them down in various places.  I took a pearl brad, cut off the "legs or prongs" off the back, and adhered it to the very top of the doll in the corner of the canvas and adhered the heart shaped metal piece that I painted with white and different shades of pink to the top right of the doll. And last but not least, I took some gorgeous vintage lace and added some trim to the very bottom of the canvas piece. I hope you like it!
I love it and I have it hanging on my wall! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please stop by the More Mixed Media Challenge Blog to see what my design team sisters
 have created with this happy color and link up your own creations!

Until next time~
Enjoy life's blessings~

Monday, January 29, 2018

Still time to apply for our 2018 DT CALL!


  *** Please Note:  Our challenges will resume Feb. 9st ***

I have had questions and upon answering questions, I have come across a few of you (You know who you are), that are interested in applying but you do not feel that your work is as good as the others on the team! OH that makes me mad every time I hear it!!! Please do NOT compare your work to anyone else's. You are unique! You are set apart from the others. You have so much to offer this design team and what I LOVE the most about having DT Calls, is the amazing & diverse designers that I am blessed to get to interact with and work with. Please people!!! Do NOT stop yourself from applying just because you are hard on yourself. We are all our worst critics!! I ACCEPT EVERYONE! We all have something to bring to the table and to offer the team, no matter if you are a newbie or a veteran. Don't judge yourself please! Creating is supposed to be fun, relaxing and free. If you want to just be.. than apply! ;)
I am going to extend the DT Call for a few more days for those of you who are hesitant .. maybe today will be the day that I get through to you and you take that leap! I sure hope you do! ;)

_____________________________________________________



Hello friends!

Well the time has come once again! I am looking to add at least 4 new designers to the awesome team that I am proud to work with every week. Most of the designers on my team have been with me for 2 & 3 years now and we have formed a little family. There is nothing as precious as the friendships we form in this industry.

Have you been wanting to be on a design team but never try out because you think that your work is not "good" enough? I know that many of you are sitting there answering this question with a "yes, thats me"! I am looking for designers who are not afraid to take a leap and will just dive right on in, feet first! No need to be worried or judgmental on your work. If you want to be on my design team, take the leap and let me see what you have! Now keep in mind, I am simple and very laid back. I welcome ALL levels of crafters to try out and I want you to know that ALL levels of crafters have the same advantage of being chosen. I am not going to single out "friends" or people that are "popular" for my design team. I play fair and here is what I am looking for in you first.....

  1. You must have a huge passion for crafting! :)
  2. You have to be outgoing, down to earth, sociable, creative, enthusiastic and human! :)
  3. You should not be afraid to ask questions :)
  4. Lastly, you should always look to have fun :)
  5. You do not need any prior DT Experience!

If you have all of those things...
then here is what I want you to do.

TRY OUT!! Yes GUYS are welcome!!

Design Team Responsibilities

1. You will need to have an active blog

2. You will need to create 2 projects per month. During special occasions and blog hops, you may be required to do an extra project or two for that month. May is our blogaversary Month. You will be required to create a project and participant for that.

3. You will need to advertise on social media for all upcoming challenges, blog hops and guest design spotlights when asked.
( Social Media platform preferred is Facebook)

4. You will be required to join our private DT Yahoo Group. If you do not have a Yahoo ID, you will be required to create one.

5. The term will be for 6 months and will run from February 9, 2018 to July 6, 2018. At the end of the 6 month term, you will have the opportunity to stay on should you choose to. If you do plan to leave after your six months, I need a heads up at least one month prior to your term's end.

What you will receive in return:

1. You will receive an array of digital stamps and cut files from many different companies in the industry.

2. You will receive more exposure on your blog, which will lead to more followers and friends

3. You will receive an organized Yahoo Group to find all challenge information, links, sponsor information & friendly chat with your DT sisters/brothers.

4. You will receive the opportunity to be entered into all giveaways

5. You will build up an amazing assortment of digital stamps from some of your favorite companies, that you can use over and over again in your own projects

6. You will have opportunities to be in the designer spotlight

7. Lastly, you will build beautiful friendships with a great group of designers that will be working alongside you

How to apply:
DT Call submissions deadline:
January 31, 2018
(11:59pm EST)

1. Please create 1 new project specifically for this DT Call and make sure to post about it on your blog, and link back to this blog.

2. Your project should be a reflection of who you are and what your style is. That is what I am looking for, personality and style. If you are great at creating shabby chic, then submit shabby chic and so on. Show me what makes YOU stand out. What is your passion????

Your project can be:

A. a card (shaker, step, gatefold, gift card)

B. a scrapbook layout or project life spread

C. a mixed media project (canvas, art journal, 3D)

D. an altered piece of art or home decor item

3. Along with your submission, please include:

A. Your full name

B. your email address

C. Your blog address

D. Your favorite type of craft to make

E. A photo of yourself

F. A short bio about yourself and why you want to be on this team

4. Email your submissions to:

Josscrapshack@gmail.com

5. Only 1 submission entry per person

Once I choose the DT members, I will notify you by email so please make sure that you give me a current email address in your submission.

I will announce the 2018 (1st half) Design Team on February 2nd.

The new DT girls/guys will start their term on February 9th, 2018.

I cannot wait to see your awesome projects!!!

You have plenty of time to get crafty and ALL levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 Design Team Call!!!!


  *** Please Note:  Our challenges will resume Feb. 1st ***

_____________________________________________________



Hello friends!

Well the time has come once again! I am looking to add at least 4 new designers to the awesome team that I am proud to work with every week. Most of the designers on my team have been with me for 2 & 3 years now and we have formed a little family. There is nothing as precious as the friendships we form in this industry.

Have you been wanting to be on a design team but never try out because you think that your work is not "good" enough? I know that many of you are sitting there answering this question with a "yes, thats me"! I am looking for designers who are not afraid to take a leap and will just dive right on in, feet first! No need to be worried or judgmental on your work. If you want to be on my design team, take the leap and let me see what you have! Now keep in mind, I am simple and very laid back. I welcome ALL levels of crafters to try out and I want you to know that ALL levels of crafters have the same advantage of being chosen. I am not going to single out "friends" or people that are "popular" for my design team. I play fair and here is what I am looking for in you first.....

  1. You must have a huge passion for crafting! :)
  2. You have to be outgoing, down to earth, sociable, creative, enthusiastic and human! :)
  3. You should not be afraid to ask questions :)
  4. Lastly, you should always look to have fun :)
  5. You do not need any prior DT Experience!

If you have all of those things...
then here is what I want you to do.

TRY OUT!! Yes GUYS are welcome!!

Design Team Responsibilities

1. You will need to have an active blog

2. You will need to create 2 projects per month. During special occasions and blog hops, you may be required to do an extra project or two for that month. May is our blogaversary Month. You will be required to create a project and participant for that.

3. You will need to advertise on social media for all upcoming challenges, blog hops and guest design spotlights when asked.
( Social Media platform preferred is Facebook)

4. You will be required to join our private DT Yahoo Group. If you do not have a Yahoo ID, you will be required to create one.

5. The term will be for 6 months and will run from February 9, 2018 to July 6, 2018. At the end of the 6 month term, you will have the opportunity to stay on should you choose to. If you do plan to leave after your six months, I need a heads up at least one month prior to your term's end.

What you will receive in return:

1. You will receive an array of digital stamps and cut files from many different companies in the industry.

2. You will receive more exposure on your blog, which will lead to more followers and friends

3. You will receive an organized Yahoo Group to find all challenge information, links, sponsor information & friendly chat with your DT sisters/brothers.

4. You will receive the opportunity to be entered into all giveaways

5. You will build up an amazing assortment of digital stamps from some of your favorite companies, that you can use over and over again in your own projects

6. You will have opportunities to be in the designer spotlight

7. Lastly, you will build beautiful friendships with a great group of designers that will be working alongside you

How to apply:
DT Call submissions deadline:
January 29, 2018
(11:59pm EST)

1. Please create 1 new project specifically for this DT Call and make sure to post about it on your blog, and link back to this blog.

2. Your project should be a reflection of who you are and what your style is. That is what I am looking for, personality and style. If you are great at creating shabby chic, then submit shabby chic and so on. Show me what makes YOU stand out. What is your passion????

Your project can be:

A. a card (shaker, step, gatefold, gift card)

B. a scrapbook layout or project life spread

C. a mixed media project (canvas, art journal, 3D)

D. an altered piece of art or home decor item

3. Along with your submission, please include:

A. Your full name

B. your email address

C. Your blog address

D. Your favorite type of craft to make

E. A photo of yourself

F. A short bio about yourself and why you want to be on this team

4. Email your submissions to:

Josscrapshack@gmail.com

5. Only 1 submission entry per person

Once I choose the DT members, I will notify you by email so please make sure that you give me a current email address in your submission.

I will announce the 2018 (1st half) Design Team on February 2nd.

The new DT girls/guys will start their term on February 9th, 2018.

I cannot wait to see your awesome projects!!!

You have plenty of time to get crafty and ALL levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

FFC #219 Final End of Year Challenge- 2 Sponsors

This is post #2 today. For Challenge #87 with Dies R Us, Click here.


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!!
This is our final challenge for 2017! We have had an amazing year and we have all of you to thank! The Design team and I would love to wish each and every one of you a Happy holiday and a Happy New Year!

Join us back up in January 2018 For more Fun Day Friday Challenges!

 This week's Challenge:


Our Sponsors this week are:
  The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the Bugaboo Store!


AND
Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the LBBS online shop!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Dec.15th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, 
Dec. 22nd    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

TEAM A&B


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules



1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Dec. 22nd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec.25th
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!