Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Sightseer

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  
This week we have the addition challenge (optional, of course!) of using Aqua, Orange and Red.  Do you dare use it and play along with us?  Here is my card using one of the fabulous images from The Paper Shelter:
Isn't she gorgeous?  And so fierce with her sassy outfit and her painted red toenails (in my book, if you are going to wear sandals, you HAVE to have your toenails painted, and red is a perfect color for summer).  So, head on over to Jo's blog for the full details.  And then, get inky and play along, and while you're at it, why not challenge yourself with our optional color combo?

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 on Jo's blog. 

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 and 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 June 30th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 3rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.
Supplies:
Stamps: The Paper Shelter "Capture The Moment" digi; Fun Stamper's Journey "Little Big Sentiments" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles" and "Build a Flower: Poppy" orange center on the flower; Verve "Charming Ovals"; MFT "Fancy Flourish"; Fun Stamper's Journey "Daisy Blooms"

Challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Divas That Cut--summer fun
Dare 2B Artzy--summer
SheepSki Designs #3--girlz rule
Stinkin' Inkers--girls just want to have fun
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #285--anything goes with snippets (all my red pieces were cut from snippets as well as the flower and the orange horizontal scalloped layer--all scraps!)
Little Miss Muffet #165--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #182--tic tac toe (I used the diagonal: patterned paper, digi image, favorite color = that beautiful aqua color--actually, I used everything but embossing and stitching)
Hiding In My Craft Room #305--feminine
Di's Digi Designs--summer days
Simon Says Stamp Monday--let's take a vacation
Fab n Funky #336--feisty females with flowers
The Paper Shelter #299--ribbons & bows
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--use patterned paper
Crafty Creations #344--anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #115--sketch

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Mod Squad--colorful creations

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Peaches

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
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You can either be inspired by the scene in the picture or the color swatches on the side, or maybe both!  That gorgeous peach/coral color in the center really caught my eye, specially since I have a ribbon and card stock from PTI that match it perfectly.  I also love the grays.  So those two colors along with the cream and  little bit of the yellow orange were the inspiration for my card.

And, I thought this beautiful peaches images was perfect for the color scheme.  I stamped the image on the cream card stock and a second time on the melon berry card stock.  Then I colored just the peaches on the colored stock, cut them out and adhered them onto the image I colored on the cream stock.  I thought it would work well as I only have one orange marker, and it worked fabulously!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, there are so many ways to be inspired by our photo.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Peaches", "Hello Cling Set" hi sentiment, "Flower Cluster Outline" little flowers on the tag
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels Eight"
PTI Melon Berry card stock and grossgrain ribbon

Challenges:
Cards Galore--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #15--fruit

Fashionable Stamping #124--make it feminine (ribbons, pearls, pinks)
Creative Knockouts #198--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #182--tic tac toe (I used the diagonal: die cuts, digi or stamped image, ribbon)
Cardz TV #4--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #305--feminine
Sketch Saturday #468--sketch

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blessed Man

I popping in with one more Father's Day card.  Verve is closing down their Mojo Monday challenge (after 500!!) and I really wanted to play along this time.  So, I used all Verve products (well, almost) to create this card for my dad: 
I don't have a lot of masculine papers, but while looking for some, I came across this beautiful green/blue combo (the paper on the left) and knew I had to use it.  The damask paper, might be a little girly, but I think the simple layout and the navy blue help ground it and make it more masculine.  You have to look closely, but I stamped and embossed a row of little hearts along the navy blue banner.  And since they are both from Verve, the hearts in the stamp have the same style as the hearts in the border die I used, and then I used the cut outs from the die to accent the sentiment.
Here is a picture of the inside:
I finished the top off with the same damask paper I used on the outside, and I used the same heart stamp from the outside to accent the sentiment inside, which says "In your eyes I've seen God's love.  In your words I've heard His wisdom, Through your life I've found His grace."  Such a beautiful sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Jeremiah 17:7" plain jane, "Borderline" heart strip, "Be Blessed" inside sentiment
Dies: Verve Border Trim Trio" heart border, "Flag It" banner; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Mojo Monday #500--sketch (I turned it on it's side to fit my sentiment better)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Calendar--boys will be boys
Dies R Us #75--celebrations (celebrating Father's Day)
Crop Stop #29--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Fingers #132--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #81--dies/punches
Cuttlebug Mania--Father's Day
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmi Stamps--anything goes
Aud Sentiment #182--bingo (I used the top row: patterned paper, embossing {my embossed heart border), die cut.  I also used ribbon and my favorite color: blue)
Brown Sugar #255--anything goes
Cardz TV #4--anything goes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Birthday of the King

 Here it is the middle of June, so it's time for our mid-month inspiration post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  We are a month-long Anything Goes (Christmas-related) challenge, and you still have two weeks to play along with us.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
Isn't that image so sweet!!??  I didn't know where I was going with this card other than coloring the image and cutting it out with a circle die, but then I came across this intricate white die cut panel in my "bits and pieces" stash and knew I had to use it.  A bit of glittery gold card stock and a couple teardrop rhinestones and it was done.  And soooo cute!  Here is a second look, so you can see how glittery the gold paper is:
Now, it's time to head on over to the CHNCC2 blog to see what the rest of the DT has made for your inspiration.  And then, get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies:
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps "The Infant King" digi
Dies: Spellbinders "Filigree Delight" and "Standard Circles, large"; Marianne Designs snowflake

Challenges:
Sparkles #77--non-traditional colors
The Paper Nest Dolls #6--anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #67--anything goes
Sheep Ski Designs #3--girlz rule
ABC Christmas--M is for more than one (more than one snowflake and more than one animal)
Winter Wonderland--add snowflakes
Crafty Catz #374--dies & punches
Fussy & Fancy #189--pamper your pets (both donkeys and sheep can be pets--my mother-in-law has had both)
Creative Fingers #132--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #337--non-traditional colors
Sweet Stampers #8--dies/punches
The Holly and Ivy #8--anything Christmas-related goes
Creative Inspirations #277--our furry/feathered friends
Crafting by Designs--things with wings (my angel)
Crafty Creations #127--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #130--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes

Father's Day

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week, Wendy is challenging us with a fun (and timely!) tic-tac-toe challenge:
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I used the elements from the center row: Dads, CAS, and Earth Tones.  And here is my card:
It's so clean and simple, I really don't have a lot to say about it. : )  Hop on over to The House Blog for the full details and to see what the rest of the DT created for this challenge.  And then, get inky and play along with us; we love to see what you create!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sand dollar", "Sea Urchin (lg)" and "Father's Day"

Challenges:
Unicorn #22--for the guys
Stamplorations Theme & sketch challenge--I used the theme: "Stamps & Family"

Stamplorations CAS challenge--masculine colors

Creative Fingers #32--anything goes
YNS #66--sketch

Cardz TV #3--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #347--for the men

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sweet Birthday

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor this week is KennyK Stamps
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Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE. Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’ to teenage girls with attitudeskateboard boys, steampunkmensportssuperheroesmusic  Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps!  Click to follow KennyK Stamps on Facebook and also join their awesome new Facebook Fan Group, “Club KennyK!
I was given this fabulous image (Chef) from KennyK Stamps to work with, and here is the super fun card I created:
 To me, a chef theme always brings to mind a black and white color scheme.  And throwing red in there just makes it fabulous!  Unfortunately, I don't really have any black and white patterned papers, or red patterned paper either for that matter.  So, I set about to make my own with a text background stamp.  I think it works perfectly.  And yes, I know that this chef has a frying pan, which doesn't really go with "sweet", but maybe she's making crepes or something like that.  Yum!  To add some more fun to the card, I decided to make add a shaker element.  Here's what it looks like in action:

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 on Jo's blog. 

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 June 15th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.


Supplies:
Stamps: KennyK Stamps "Chef" digi; MFT "Typewriter" background; YNS "Phoebe with Wagon" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels One" and "Standard Circles, large"; Verve "Pennant Trim"; PTI "Sparkle and Shine: Sequins" for the black sequins in the shaker element

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #481--Inspired by a Film (mine is Ratatouille--the cartoon)
Mod Squad--spark it up (I used sequins and rhinestones)
Crafty Creations #345--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sugar Pea Designs #32--inspiration photo (the colors in the photo)
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Crafting By Designs--black and white plus one color
Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Aurora Wings #51--celebration (birthday)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #384--Die-in' for Die cuts (and I used their sketch)
Stinkin' Inkers--girls just want to have fun
Sheepski Designs #3--girls rule
Crop Stop #28--anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #67--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #120--anything goes with the optional twist: shaker card
Little Miss Muffet #164--anything goes


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Big 60

My Father-in-law turned 60 today.  This is the card I created for him:
 I wanted it to be more than just a plain card, so I followed this tutorial to create a 'magic slider card'.

Fun, right?!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" (I cut mine apart so I could stamp the balloons separately) and "Clouds" ; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" and banner; MFT "Blueprints 13" small banner; PTI "by the Numbers border die"

Challenges:
Crafty Creations #343--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--make it masculine
Fab N Funky #334--marvelous men
Shopping Our Stash #306--Dude
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #215--sketch

Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--masculine
Come And Get It Challenge--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #384--die-in' for die cuts
Di's Digi Designs--birthdays
Sweet Stampin'--for dads or special men
Cut It Up #123--summer school; follow a tutorial
A Bit More Time To Craft #45--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #145--use those patterned papers
Crafty Catz #373--summertime (hot air balloons are a summertime pastime around here)
Brown Sugar #253--celebrations
Crop Stop Challenge #28--anything goes
Dies R Us #24--masculine
Crafty Calendar--boys will be boys
Dare 2B Artzy--summer
Love To Craft #11--anything goes
Divas That Cut--summer fun
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Pattie's Creations #134--for the boys
Aud Sentiment #181--summer