Friday, April 21, 2017

FFC #185 Anything Goes with The Cutting Cafe & Di's Digis!


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

 This week's Challenge:


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

AND
The winner will win a $12 gift voucher to the Di's Digi's Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, April 21st   12:00AM

Ends:    Friday,  April 28th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)

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



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 April 28th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 1st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 14, 2017

FFC #184 Anything Goes with Little Blue Button Stamps!


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

 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, April 14th   12:00AM


    Ends:Friday, April 21st     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 April 21st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, April 10, 2017

Want to design for us?? DT CALL!!





Hello friends! 
Well the time has come once again! I am looking to add a few new designers to the awesome JSS team! Most of the designers on my team have been with me for a few 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 are willing to show off their work. If you want to be on the JSS 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 :)

If you have all four of those things...
 then here is what I want you to do. 
TRY OUT!! Yes GUYS & GIRLS are welcome!!

Design Team Responsibilities:

1. You will need to have an active blog. If you do not have a blog, you must have an active Facebook account.


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. 



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. 
This is a FREE account.

5. The term will be for 6 months and will run from May 15, 2017 to November 15, 2017. 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 environment 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 collection of digital stamps from some of your favorite & top 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: May 6th, 2017 (11:59pm EST, NY USA)

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 Jo's Scrap Shack.

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, project life spread, or a mini album
         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 or social media 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 new Design Team members on May 11, 2017.
The new DT girls/guys will start their term on May 15, 2017.

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!!!

Winners FFC #182 announced!

We have the Top 3's and winners from Funday Friday
challenge #182! We had 97 awesome entries!
Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #182
 "Anything Goes"

  •                  #01-- Jana K.
  •                  #03-- Janis Lewis
  •                  #94-- Bonnie Garby
 And now our winner of the 3 digital stamps or cut files of their choice from the Cutting Cafe Store!
The Cutting Cafe

 #45- Vilinke Rocno Delo

 And now our winner of the 4 digital stamps of their choice from the LBBS Store!


#12- Andrea W.



All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
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~

Friday, April 7, 2017

FFC #183-Anything Goes with Oddball Art & Limited Runs!


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

 This week's Challenge:



Our Sponsors this week are:

  The winner will win 3 digital images of their choice!

AND

The winner will win 3 digital images of their choice!
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, April 07th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, April 14th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

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

TEAM A



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 April 14th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 17th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New April Color Challenge at More Mixed Media Challenges~



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 "Yellow" on your creations. It doesn't have to be all yellow but we would like to see some Yellow on your creations. Yellow is a very happy and bright color. When I see things in this color, I automatically smile because the color truly brings me to my happy place. So let me just tell ya, the last two weeks have been hard on me. We got some bad news which has thrown a ton of stress and heartache my way and to make matters worse, my pain levels have been really bad. So with me having to be limited due to my pain, I honestly did not think I would get my project done in time. I literally finished it up yesterday!! But it is done! Want to see what it is?? :)

   

Found this table outside on the curb being thrown out. Well another person's trash always becomes my treasure! I decided to upcycle this perfectly round table!!! Can ya tell I am excited?? I wiped it down, sanded it around some of the edges and painted it using beautiful vintage yellow mustard seed milk paint. Once it dried, I took various Tim Holtz distress paints and a red rubber circle stamp from Hero Arts to create polka dots.

    

 I thought I was done at this point as it looked really cute. But the artist in me wanted to keep going. So I did! Took out my Faber-Castell Pitt Artists brush pens in white and black and started to doodle. Yes Doodle!! I made arrows, hearts, polka dots, dashes and stitches and just had fun. I used the table top as a yellow canvas and went to town like I was creating an art journal page. I took a very fine tip multi-liner to go around the outside of my black circles to create a "messy string" look. I thought I was done after all the doodling but Nope! I knew I needed something else so I went with a few words that truly do speak to me and mean something in my colorful world. So I found a few areas on the table to coordinate some words with some of the circles. I alternated the letters with certain circles to give it a whimsical quirky look. The words I chose are, "INSPIRE", "CREATE", and "DREAM". I added my initials in-between two circles once it was completed for that personalized artwork! Hope you like my creation!



  
   

This table will go into my craft studio and will definitely serve a purpose. 
I absolutely LOVE how this table turned out! 
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!

I would like to play along with these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments AG
Everybody Art Challenge #400
Lemon Shortbread #38
TTCRD-AG

Until next time~
Enjoy life's blessings~