Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Wreath

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a fun tic tac toe board for you:
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I love tic-tac-toe boards, it's basically like creating your own challenge.  Here is the card I created:
I had a great time with this board; I used every square except penguins!  (I don't actually own any penguin stamps from Repeat Impressions--I might have to remedy that!)
  Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the House blog for the full details and to see what the rest of the DT has created.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out the 10% off your entire order coupon over in my left side bar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Christmas" and "Wreath"
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Dies: PTI "Mat Stack 2" (really trimmed down for my sentiment panel)

Challenges:
Double Trouble #16--Thing #1: embossing, Thing #2: let it snow (with optional enter the coffee lovers blog hop--which I did NOT do), Thing #3: enter the Three Amigos blog hop challenge #21)
Hand Stamped Sentiments #304--sketch

Creative Inspiration--feeling festive
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #5--anything goes
Three Amigos Blog Hop #21--Christmas/winter/holiday
Crafting By Designs--anything goes holiday
Crafty Gals Corner #180--anything goes Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. #494--Christmas
Aud Sentiments #218--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #432--ribbon/bows (in my image)
Moving Along with the Times #86--Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #173--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--anything goes
Crafty Catz #441--anything goes with glitter and shine
Creative Fingers #155--anything goes
Cardz TV #77--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #415--anything goes: use gems or pearls
Hiding in My Craft Room #382--super scraps
Sweet Stampers #27--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #341--anything goes with snippets (the strip of paper down the side is made from scraps--actually, everything except the very card base is from scraps)
Fashionable Stamping #142--winter
Simon Says Stamp Monday--warm winter wishes
Cupcake Inspirations #460--red, green and white

Shopping Our Stash #384--'Tis the Season

Friday, December 7, 2018

Santa Paws

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 for the week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  
I was given this adorable pup image to work with!  Isn't he so cute?!  
 I used one of my paper strip backgrounds--the last one I have for now (it almost makes me sad!).  They are just perfect for adding pattern to a card.  I used a bit of red rick rack, a die cut snowflake and a fun sentiment.  For a bit of sparkle, I added micro fine glitter to the "fur" on his hat and used my clear Wink of Stella to glitter the die cut snowflake.  You can see the sparkle in the photo below.

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 Dec. 14th by 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec. 16th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Digital Delights by Louby Lou "Christmas Bongo" digi; Cardz TV "Christmas Critter Captions" sentiment
Dies:  Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and "Classic Circles, large"; Memory Box Dies "Lindeman Snowflake"

Challenges:
Little Red Wagon #475--Purrs and Wags
Creative Moments #158--anything goes
Crafty Gals #180--anything Christmas goes
The Crafter's Cafe #209--use lace and/or Christmas
Crafting By Designs--anything holiday goes
Three Amigos #21--Christmas/winter/holiday
Outside the Box #44--holiday sparkle and shine
Crop Stop Challenge #46--anything goes
2 Crafty Critters #21--anything goes
Dies R' Us #110--snowflakes
Crafty Calendar--It's Christmas time
Crafty Friends #98--Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Guest Designer

I have exciting news today!  A month or so ago, I was asked to be a guest designer for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge and today is the day!  I almost always start my cards with a sketch and their's are always great starting points.  Here is the awesome sketch for this week's challenge:
At first it looked like a very basic sketch, but then I started to see that it would be really fun with a clear window through to the inside.  So, this is what I came up with:
I created my background using various sizes of snowflake stamps.  At first I was only going to use red and aqua, but I needed to fill in some areas without adding any more color, so I stamped a few more snowflakes with a very light gray.  It takes away the blank spaces without overwhelming the card with color.  I die cut the "Jesus" word out of red glitter paper and stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath with black ink.  For a little more sparkly, I added tiny clear rhinestones to the center of the colored snowflakes.
Thanks so much to the CAS(E) This Sketch design team for allowing me to design alongside them this week.  Make sure you go check out what they have created.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Fab Flakes" and "Inspired: Jesus"
Dies: Papertrey Ink "Inspired: Jesus"

Challenges:
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #344--Deck your die cuts (cut mine out of glitter paper)
A Gem of a Challenge #232--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #431--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #226--Christmas/winter
Cardz TV #76--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #95--anything goes
Incy Wincy--Create your own background
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--anything goes
Card Mania #111--Christmas
Love To Craft Challenge #29--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--It's Christmas Time
Dies R' Us #110--snowflakes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #5--anything goes

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Warm and Wonderful

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fun Designer's Choice Challenge!   Donna has challenged us to create Anything But a Card with the optional twist of Christmas.
And here is what I created for your inspiration:
Life is so crazy right now, so I needed something quick and easy.  I already had one of my scrap paper tags made, so I colored up this cute snowman and fussy cut him out, stamped and cut the sentiment and I was ready to go.  I think I will give this tag to my sister because I crocheted a blanket for her (out of some yarn that she really, really loves) and the sentiment talks about being warm.  I think it would be a fun fit!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Snowman 2-sided swing stamp set" I used one of the snowmen (there are two) and part of the sentiment (I think there are three different parts)
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" tag die

Challenges:
Three Amigos #21--Christmas/Winter/holiday
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #5--anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties #22--anything but a card
Stinkin' Inkers--winter wonderland
Crafty Calendar--It's Christmas time
Dare 2B Artzy--winter
Die Cut Divas--winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafts Galore #58--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Incy Wincy--create your own background (created with scrap paper strips)
Crafty Friends #98--Christmas
Sweet Stampin'--snowmen and snowladies
Cardz TV #76--anything goes
YNS #103--a caroling we will go (inspired by "Frosty the Snowman")
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #340--anything goes with snippets (my tag was made completely with snippets and the banner the sentiment is stamped on was a scrap of white card stock)



Saturday, December 1, 2018

Jingle Bells

Happy December!!  Yikes, how can it be here already?!  New month = new challenge on the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This challenge is perfect for this time of year AND making up the last of those Christmas cards, because the challenge is: "Season's Greetings".
  Our sponsor for the month is DRS Designs.

I used two of their fabulous stamps to create my card:
And can I say that I LOVE this card??!  It turned out so beautiful, if I may say so myself. : )  The sentiment was cut out with a rectangle die and matted with some torn mulberry paper; I just love the softness this adds to the card.  The bells were colored and then fussy cut.  I will definitely be using this image again; it is so beautiful!  Some patterned paper and some gorgeous satin ribbon from The Stamps of Life finish everything off perfectly!
I hope you will play along with us this month.  If you are like me, you probably still have a bunch of Christmas cards that need to be made; why not play along and get a chance to win a fabulous prize, too!  Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you hop over to the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog for all the details and to see what the rest of the team created for this challenge.

Supplies:
Stamps: DRS Designs "355G-Deco Peace and Joy Christmas Greeting" and "1070H-Holly Jingle Bells" (both of mine are digis, but they are available in rubber in the DRS Designs store.
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
ABC Christmas--W is for wishes
Crop Stop Challenge #45--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #362--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Aud Sentiments #217--Christmas or winter sentiment
Crimbo Crackers #172--anything goes
Atlantic Hearts #292--sketch (I took a little artistic liberty--using my bells in place of the banners)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #459--the holidays (inspired by Christmas and the colors)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations #379--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #226--winter/Christmas
Your Next Stamp #103--a caroling we will go (inspired by Jingle Bells)
Cardz TV #76--anything goes

Sugar and spice

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: For A Child
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I created this card for a little girl at our church who will be celebrating her birthday soon.  I love this sweet little bear image for little girl birthdays.  I used my favorite card color combo: pink and green--it's been a long time since I've used that combo (I always forget about it!)  I used a bit of tiny lace that was in my bits and pieces stash; it was perfect for adding a bit of extra sweetness.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Supplies: 
Stams: Di's Digi Stamps "Birthday Cake Teddy" digi
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #431--Crazy Egg (anything goes)
ART Impressions #246--anything goes
Southern Girls--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #274--favorite color combo
Little Miss Muffet #203--anything goes
Crafty Creations #379--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #386--sketch and optional twist: bling it up (I flip the sketch to the other side to fit my image better)

Crafty Catz #440--anything goes with optional twist: too cute
Cardz TV #46--anything goes

Friday, November 30, 2018

Classic Car

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 for the week is Morgan's Art World.  

Here is the card I created:
I'm always in need of masculine cards, and this gorgeous card image is absolutely perfect for a male birthday.  I had something completely different in mind when I started, but as soon as I laid the image panel on this patterned paper, I fell in love!!  It just looks so perfectly masculine with a little bit of vintage vibe to go along with the antique car.  I wanted to keep it simple so I added just the three screw head brads. It still looked a little too plain, so I added the black frame around the image panel.  I think it really helps set it off and draw your attention right in. 

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 Dec 7th by 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec 14th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.


Supplies:
Stamps: Morgan's Art World "Car" digi; Verve "Surely Goodness" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Pattie's Creations #152--birthdays
Power Poppy Confetti--birthday
Crop Stop #45--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #28--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #99--anything goes
Incy Wincy--square cards
A Gem of a Challenge #232--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #203--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #431--Crazy Egg (anything goes)