Saturday, June 15, 2019

Dad and Me

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Include the Sun (how perfect for this time of year!)
And here is my card for your inspiration:
 Have I got a fun one for you today!!  I've had this idea in my mind for a while just haven't had a reason to use this image.  But when I was looking through Di's images, I thought this one would be perfect for Father's Day, so this was the chance to see if my idea worked.
I colored the image and then used my kraft knife and scissors to cut out the sky portions, so you could look through to a second panel.   To create the second panel, I first colored the sky with the same marker I used to color the sky in the image so they would blend together.  Then I used a cloud stencil to add some clouds for interest.  I added a die cut sun and a strip of grass.  Then I stamped the sentiment allowing the "Father" to be seen from the outside, but hiding the rest behind the hammock.
Since I wanted to have some space to be able to write a message, I made this a tri-panel card and on the third panel, I stamped another sentiment.  And this is also where I will write the message. 
I made this for my husband for Father's Day.  When I showed it to my girls, they remembered that they used to lay in the hammock with their Daddy when they were much smaller, so it seems this was the perfect image to use.
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 "Sleepy Bear" digi; Verve "World's Greatest" sentiment on second panel; Repeat Impressions "A father is . . . " sentiment on third panel
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Scor-Pal #60--warmer days
Unicorn Challenge #44--for the men/boys
Crafty Calendar--masculine
Power Poppy Creative Confetti--Do it for Dad
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
The Paper Funday #6--anything goes with the optional twist: for the guys
Stamplorations Mixed Media--anything goes with a stencil

Double Trouble #30--Thing #1: stencil or emboss your background; Thing #2: play along with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Shopping Our Stash #377--stencil me this
Cardz 4 Guyz #221--Father's Day
Crafty Gals #193--You're the Man
Word Art Wednesday #341--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania--tic-tac-toe (I used the top row: sentiment, image, die cut)
Die Cuttin' Divas #424--masculine/Father's Day
Try Stampin' On Tuesdays #412--fun folds

Crafting By Designs--summer fun

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Father's Day

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you:
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Here is what I created for your inspiration:
I used the left hand column: Dads, green and blue, twine.  I actually had something completely different in mind, but as I was flipping through my Repeat Impression stamps, I saw the motorcycle and thought it would be perfect for my dad for Father's Day as he really enjoys riding motorcycles.  I just got a new pad of vintage-y looking travel themed papers from PaperTrey Ink and they were perfect for both the challenge and the theme of the card.  The twine came wrapped around a package I just received from Lawn Fawn; it had the perfect colors to go with my color combo.  I used some green eyelets (remember those?!) and a few enamel dots to finish everything off.  I was very excited to use the tiny, little green dot as it was the very last one left out of a package.  What are you supposed to do with just one?
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Harley" and "Father's Day"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Use Your Stuff #362--vintage (these papers have a vintage feel)
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #320--sketch

Sweet Stampin'--Father's Day
Cute Card Thursday #585--anything goes
Crafty Gals #193--you're the man
Cardz 4 Guyz #221--Father's Day
The Paper Funday #6--anything goes with the optional twist: for the guys
Pile It On #155--transportation
Sheepski Designs #27--for someone special (for my daddy!)
Power Poppy Creative Spark--Do it for Dad
Crafty Calendar--masculine
Through The Purple Haze #157--the guys have it
Unicorn #44--for the men/boys

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

CAS Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Patti has chosen: Things with wings

And here is the card I created:
I'm quite behind in my Christmas cards for the year, so I decided to pull out this beautiful cardinal stamp and make a Clean and Simple Christmas card.  The cardinal is perfect for perching on different things; here I placed him in the berry branches.  A bonus to this card is that I got to use up some small scraps of a paper pack that is almost gone.  Most of these pieces I only had to trim to the right length.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Christmas" and "Cardinal"

Challenges:
Lil' Patch of  Crafty Friends #107--anything goes
CAS(E) This Sketch #324--sketch (I used a bit of creative license, but the bones are still there)

Creative Fingers #165--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #440--anything goes with the optional twist: use a bear (I did not use the optional twist)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes with the optional twist: snowflakes (I did not use the optional twist)
Cards Galore #64--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
The Merry Little Christmas challenge #11--anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #50--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--strass and/or pearls

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Birthday Word Search

It's June (can you believe it!) and that means it's time for a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month we have a fun challenge: No Rulz (so you can create anything you want!)  Our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:
And here is the card I created:
 I won this really fun image from Bugaboo a little while ago and I decided to print it out and use it.  Part of this image includes the words that you are supposed to look for in the puzzle, but I didn't have enough room to use it all together so I cut it apart and used the main part on the front.  So the recipient can know what to look for, I created a fun little pull tab attached to the large cupcake and when you pull it out, it is attached to the word list.
 I didn't really plan out how I was going to do it, so there was a bit of finagling to get it to work.  But it did turn our pretty fun, I think!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us.  Head over to the LTSCB blog for the full details and to see what the rest of the team created.

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Girl Brat Birthday Crossword" digi; PTI "Baker's Dozen" large cupcake; Lawn Fawn "Pull Here" 
Dies: MFT "Stitched Scalloped Trio"

Challenges:
Penny's Challenge #432--anything goes

Hey, Gill-friend

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is:  Add glitter/glitter glue/liquid pearls
And here is my card for your inspiration:
Hello, all!  As this post goes live, we will be returning from a family vacation at the beach.  So, it just turned out that I had the perfect props for my photo!  And the mermaid theme of the card was perfect for the vacation (though we didn't see any mermaids).  It's tough to tell in the photos, but I used clear Wink of Stella pen on the mermaid's tail and fins and on the fish.  I also used liquid pearls on the pearl in the oyster shell. 
For some fun shine on the bubbles, I used some glossy accents which you can see a little bit in the photo above.  I finish it off with some mulberry paper, glittery purple ribbon and, of course pearls!
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 "Mermaid Izzy" digi and YNS "Sea Creatures Sentiments"
Dies:  Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and banner die

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #471--mermaids

Try Stampin' On Tuesday #409--sketch

Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--summer
Penny's Challenge #432--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #388--anything goes with uplifting sentiment





Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Father's Day

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  As it is the 5th Wednesday of the month, we have a fabulous sketch for your inspiration:
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And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
As soon as I saw the sketch, it reminded me of a frame and while I was creating a different card a couple weeks ago, I came across this woodgrain paper.  I thought they would work together perfectly to create a masculine card of some type and I decided on a Father's Day card.  I used screw head brads and even though it may look like I didn't really follow the sketch, I did!  I just used the same paper for the 4 "frame" panels.  You can see that a bit better in the photo below:
 I went with the tool theme as it went with the woodgrain paper and I had the two corner "peg board" pieces in my bits and pieces stash.  I die cut the tools out of silver paper and finished off the screw drivers with some red card stock.  I had a tiny strip of the woodgrain paper left so I added it to the inside to fancy it up a bit.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you hop over to the House blog for all the details and to see what the rest of the team created.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, make sure you check out the 10% off your entire order coupon over in my left sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "A father is . . . " and "Father's Day"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle; Taylored Expressions "All the fixings" and Lawn Fawn pegboard

Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #353--anything goes with snippets (the tools were all cut from snippets, the peg board pieces were in my bits and pieces stash and the strip inside was a throw-away-able scrap)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--frame it
Double D--frames
Cardz TV #90--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes


Friday, May 24, 2019

Birthday Wishes

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 this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. 

And here is my card for your inspiration:



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 May 31st at 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 3rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps "Charming Jessica" digi; Verve "Surely Goodness" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" banner

Challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #29--National Brown Bag It Day (I used kraft as my card base and used the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday)
Creative Moments #169--anything goes
Crafty Friends #110--anything goes