I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gettin' Hitched

Challenge #12: Add Texture
How do you add texture to your paper crafts? We can't wait to see!
Create a paper craft that showcases how you add texture, 
and tell us about it in your blog post. 

Codes: M, 3E, C10

Challenge ends July 14th.

We've been waiting patiently for this sponsor, and now, it's time!!! Our sponsor is the ever-popular, Carri~abusybee from DoubleClick. Carri~abusybee is best known and loved for her Skittles. The winner of our challenge will receive three randomly selected skittle colors. Each bag will contain 25 skittles. That's a total of 75 skittles!! Check out her blog for more information.... and buy some skittles while you are there!

To claim your prize, email scrapbookerphd@gmail.com. 

For my project, I had wedding on my mind. Not mine of course; I have been married 17 years! But June just reminds me of young love and weddings. I have a tendency to go very traditional on wedding card, so I decided to switch it up and go whimsy. 

I started with this great die cut sentiment from the Cricut cartridge Summer Celebrations. Next, it was all about adding texture. I layered a gray mat underneath the white mat which is embossed in a dot pattern. I added flowers with Skittles (watermelon, my favorite color) to the center of the flowers, and then I finished it with fun metal quilled hearts. 

Challenges Entered:
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards - Black, White + one other color 
Cut it Up - Wedding Bells
Make My Monday - Pretty in Pink
Tuesday Throwdown - Wedding
Little Red Wagon - Wedding
Exploring Cricut and More - Wedding


  1. Love the colors and the quilling!

    Thanks for sharing your Wedding Bells project at Cut it Up Challenges!

  2. Love the texture, the colors, and that great sentiment-I've got to remember that cartridge! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut & More this week!

  3. Faith this is beautiful and so glad you got your card so it could be seen!!!

  4. Cute card. Those hearts are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up. Cindy --DT

  5. What a gorgeous wedding card! Beautiful embossing and those die-cuts look amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  6. Fantastic card Faith!! Love the flowers, embossing and the sentiment!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Wedding' challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!!!! :)

  7. Adorable die cuts! Thank you for joining in our bells challenge at Cut It Up :)

  8. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown- good luck

  9. Such a fun card! I love the colors and the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  10. Love this! So unique, and those little quilled hearts are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge! :) Kimberly S

  11. This is just F-U-N- fun! I love the contrast of colors! Thank you for joining us at CIU!


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