Friday, February 15, 2019

Christmas Blessings

These three blank ornaments were in my bits and pieces idea, and I had a fun idea to stamp some poinsettias.  I have to say it turned out even better than I anticipated; in fact, I LOVE how it turned out!
 I stamped the images on the ornaments, then colored them with my spectrum noirs, then restamped over the top (using my stamp-a-ma-jig) with versamark ink so I could emboss the images with some gold tinsel embossing powder.  The sparkle on this is amazing!!  You can see it in the photo below.
Down the side I used one of my patterned paper scrap strips.As I said, I just love how this one turned out.  And I got to use some items from the bits and pieces stash!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Poinsettia"; Verve "Beyond Measure" sentiment
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts Designs ornaments; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle and "Stitched Scalloped Trio"

Challenges:
Atlantic Hearts #302--sketch (unfortunately, the deadline has already passed)

Double Trouble #21--Thing #1--flowers; Thing #3--anything with wings or "b" related (I used baubles and bows); Thing #2--play along with Atlantic Hearts sketch (it had already closed--I did use the sketch, but I don't know if it counts if I didn't get to link to the sketch challenge)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #44--anything goes Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #97--poinsettias
ABC Christmas--C is for Candy, D is for Decorations
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #7--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--flowers
Addicted To Stamps #328--holiday
As You Like It--Favorite: birthday or Christmas and why?  I do enjoy making birthday cards, but I love Christmas cards (I need more of them, so that works out, too).  I love that you an use as much sparkle and glitter as you want.  AND Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and I LOVE celebrating that!

Make some noise

This card is a bumper crop of items from my bits and pieces stash.  The sentiment panel and the pegboard piece (which is actually two pieces, pieced together behind the sentiment panel) were both in there.  The other day, I was looking through some stamps and saw this set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions.  When I looked at the sentiment "make some noise" the tools came to mind.  And voila!  A fabulous masculine card (if I do say so myself)!
 The blue paper is a tiny bit textured and it has a really subtle pattern on it that reminded me of denim once I got it paired with these tools.  I wasn't able to use all the die cut tool pieces on the outside, so I added the rest with the sentiment on the inside.  It really finishes everything off nicely.

Supplies:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions "All the Fixings"; CAS-ual Fridays "Woot, woot!" front sentiment and first part of inside sentiment
Dies: Taylored Expressions "All the Fixings" and pegboard

Challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude #48--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #31--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #395--sketch and optional twist: use ribbon or twine

Word Art Wednesday #374--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Creations #384--anything goes
Cardz TV #83--anything goes

Birthday Flowers

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 Sparkle N Sprinkle

And here is the card I created:
This is such a beautiful image and the file also comes with a single bloom and two sentiments, plus the images in color.  For this card, I used the uncolored main image.  I just haven't dared use a pre-colored image yet.  I did some outside the box fussy cutting for the main image.  Love that technique!

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  Feb. 22nd at 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 23rd.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Sparkle n Sprinkle "Bonnet Bouquet" digi; Verve "Better Togther" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders " Classic Ovals, large" and "Scalloped Ovals, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle (base panel)

Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs--make it girly
Double Trouble #21--Thing #1: flowers; Thing #3--anything with wings or "b" related (I used a bonnet, blooms, and a bow--all in my image)
Sweet Stampers #29--stitching: real or faux (I used a stitched die)
Shopping Our Stash #389--make your mark (color with markers)
Penny's Challenge #417--anything goes
Crafty Creations #384--anything goes
Mod Squad--spring flowers



Thursday, February 14, 2019

Yes . . . no

This is the final Valentine's Day card I made this year.  I got this stamp set last year and really wanted to use it.  So fun because it comes with the sentiment options that I used on the inside.  It totally reminds me of being in middle school and all the "check 'yes' or 'no' note passing that used to go on).  I used tons of patterned paper scraps by die cutting all these fabulous hearts.  
Here's the inside:
Fun, right?  I added two hearts that were left over from the outside.  

Supplies:
Stamps: Neat and Tangled " Be Mine" (I don't see it on the website, so it must be retired)
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle; Sweet n Sassy Stamps hearts

Challenges:
Double D--a month of hearts
If you give a Crafter a Cookie #110--inspiration photo (inspired by the hearts)
Sweet Stampin'--Valentine's
Crafty Friends #105--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #347--hearts/pink and/or red
{Pin}spirational Challenge #232--inspiration photo (inspired by the Valentine's theme and the pink and the hearts)
Tuesday Throwdown #425--falling hearts
Crafting By Designs--love is in the air
Crafty Gals #185--love is in the air (add a heart)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love

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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And here is the card I made using the board:

I used the top row: love, vellum, red/black.  The red and black combo really caught my eye as I had this black die cut circle in my bits and pieces stash.  It was was too small for matting an image and maybe even a sentiment so I was kind of doubting I would be able to use it very easily.  At the same time, I had just come across a sketch that I really wanted to play with.  So, I die cut a heart out of the black circle and then die cut a larger black circle with heart cut out and was able to use the hearts in the layout as well.  Win, win, win!!
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 "Sheet Music" and "Love Stencil"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Sweet n' Sassy Stamps heart dies

Challenges:
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #394--inspiration photo or sketch (I used the sketch)

Dies R Us #114--use the color red
Creatalicious #156--anything goes with the optional twist: love, hearts
Cute Card Thursday #568--anything goes
Creative Fingers #151--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--Valentine's
Crafty Friends #105--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #347--hearts/pink and/or red
Die Cuttin' Divas #407--love

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I Dig You

I think I finished up my Valentine's Day cards today.  This one is for my little nephew who is 4 1/2.
All boys love trucks and backhoes and dirt, so I'm sure he is going to love this one.  It's not all mushy and girly, but I did sneak in some hearts on the paper.  And the sentiment is just perfect, don't you think?

Supplies:
Stamps: Your Next Stamp "Keep on Trucking" and "Large Splatter"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps #249--stripes & circles
Crafts Galore #60--anything goes
Your Next Stamp #107--die cuts
Sketch Saturday #550--sketch

Sweet Stampers #29--Stitching (real or faux)
Crafty Friends--anything goes

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Love you bunches

Yesterday, I shared the Valentine's Day card for my youngest, this one is for my middle--she love monkeys and is less into the sparkle and girly stuff than the youngest.
I stamped and fussy cut the branch image several times to create the look of a tree.  The panel behind the monkey was in my bits and pieces stash, I just cut the bottom into a banner shape to fit the sketch I used. 

Supplies:
Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs "Cheeky Monkey"; Neat & Tangled "Purrfect" little hearts

Challenges:
Art Impressions #249--striped & circles
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #99--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Creative with Stamps #35--love

Feeling Sketchy #210--sketch
Sketch #210
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #415--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge #31--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Love Mew

This Valentine's Day card is for my youngest.  She is our cat lover and I think she will appreciate these sweet kitties.
Supplies:
Stamps: Neat & Tangled "Purrfect" image and sentiment.  The hearts are either from that set or Neat & Tangled's "Be Mine"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Challenges:
Incy Wincy--make it girly
Tuesday Morning Sketches #489--sketch

Try Stampin' On Tuesday--inspiration photo or sketch (I used the inspiration photo--was inspired by the colors and the flowers)

Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bows
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Calendar--add texture and ribbon
Penny Black--anything goes with tags (my little sentiment tag)
Crafter's Cafe #212--fairy tale and/or something beginning with "f" (I used flowers)
Fab n Funky Challenge #426--hearts and flowers
Little Red Wagon #483--hello, sweetie (sweet kitties)
Crafty Catz #448--anything goes with the optional twist: hearts and flowers


I carrot 'bout you

Another cute little Valentine's Day card I created while playing around the other day.  I think this one is going to go to my little, 6-year-old niece.
 The little carrot was in my bits and pieces stash and was kind of the inspiration, or at least the starting point, for the card.  Not only does it have a cute carrot and a fun sentiment, but it also has a fun interactive element:
The tab pulls out and reveals a little line of hearts.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Some Bunny" and "Push here" little arrow
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Double Slider Surprise" banner, and pull tab and stitched notch, "Slide On Over" slot die; MFT Blueprints 12" stitched rectangle and "Pierced Heart STAX"

Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #99--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Divas That Cut--Love is in the air
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #31--anything goes
Creative Inspiration--with love
Lawn Fawn--color inspiration

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #83--anything goes
Pile It On #151--pretty in pink
MFT #423--sketch

Creative Fingers #151--anything goes
YNS #107--die cuts

Bunny Love

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: All About Love
And here is my card for your inspiration:
Isn't this image just so sweet!?  It's one of my favorites.  It does take me a while to color, so I kept the rest of the card nice a simple.  The strip down the side, created from little scraps of patterned paper, and the die cut button were in my bits and pieces stash so to finish, I just had to stamp and cut the sentiment.  And another Valentine's Day card is finished!
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 "Watering Can Bunny" digi; Verve "Take Note" sentiment and "To The Moon" little hearts
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" Stitched rectangle; PTI "Bitty Buttons"

Challenges:
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #99--anything goes
Double Trouble #21--Thing #1 flowers, Thing #2: anything with wings or b-related (I used a bunny)
Pattie's Creations #155--love, love, love
Card Mania #113--love is in the air
Creative with Stamps #35--love

Divas That Cut--love is in the air
Dare 2B Artzy--love
Power Poppy--All you need is love

Southern Girls--Animal Antics
Aud Sentiments #220--love or Valentine's Day

Friday, February 8, 2019

Close To My Heart

This is the 4th Valentine's Day card I was able to make yesterday and I was definitely in a pink and turquoise mood as all four of them use those colors.  I guess it helps when you like the products that are on your desk; you just keep using them.  This sentiment wasn't designed for Valentine's Day, but I think it is so sweet and absolutely perfect for sharing your love with someone who is far away.
Supplies:
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh "Thoughtful Greetings" sentient and hearts
Dies: MFT "Pierced Heart STAX"
Sequins from Neat & Tangled

Challenges:
Mojo Monday #508--sketch

Cardz TV #82--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #40--include a heart
Crafts Galore #60--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #31--anything goes
Brown Sugar #287--Love/Valentine's Day
Creatalicious #156--anything goes with the optional twist: love, hearts
Penny's Challenge #415--anything goes
Crafty Creations #383--anything goes
Double D Challenge--month of hearts
Cute Card Thursday #568--anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #110--inspiration photo (inspired by the hearts and colors)

Aud Sentiments #220--love or Valentine's Day
Krafty Chicks #441--anything goes with the optional twist: lots of layers

Some Bunny

Had some fun in my craft room yesterday and got to just play with some stamps.  I managed to finish several Valentine's Day cards.  This was a fun one and I think it turned out super cute!
The paper pieced heart was in my bits and pieces stash and I had decided it was going to be hard to use.  But I think it fit this card perfectly, adding a bit of pattern without overwhelming anything.  I popped it up on some foam tape to give it some dimension.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Some Bunny"
Dies: MFT "Stitched Heart STAX"; Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large"
MFT heart stencil

Challenges:
Stamplorations Sketch and Theme Challenge--I used both the sketch and the theme: Stamps and Hearts


Stamplorations Mixed Media--anything goes with a stencil

Cuttlebug Mania--Be my Valentine
Crafts Galore #60--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #35--love

CAS Mix Up--dimensional die cuts + stamping+ your choice (I chose to use a stencil)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #369--for the one you love
Southern Girls--Animal Antics

Milk and Cookies

I got some unexpected and unusual free time yesterday, so I got a chance to play, just play with my stamping goodies (some of which I hadn't gotten a chance to play with yet) and managed to get several Valentine's Day cards made.
 This little set from Sugar Pea Designs is just so sweet!!  Pun intended!  And with all the hearts, it's perfect for Valentine's Day.  I finished off the sentiment on the inside and had to add the images as well in a very pale gray ink.

Supplies:
Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs "Better Together"
Sequin Mix from Neat & Tangled

Challenges:
Moving Along With The Times #90--add a sentiment
Cardz TV #83--anything goes
Stamplorations Sketch and Theme--Stamps & hearts (my hearts are the stamps) I did not use the sketch

A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #346--In the Kitchen
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Unicorn challenge #40--include a heart
Cutie Pie Challenge--Cute, Clean and Simple
Pattie's Creations #155--love, love, love
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Dare 2B Artzy--love
Crafty Calendar--add texture and ribbon (texture from the ribbon and sequins)
Sheepski #23--all you need is love
Brown Sugar #287--love/Valentine's Day
Creative Inspirations--with love
Pile It On #151--pretty in pink
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs #52--sketch

Crafty Gals #184--CAS
Little Red Wagon #483--hello sweetie!
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #110--inspiration photo (colors, cookies, hearts and patterns)



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

You and Me

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!   It's my turn to pick and I chose: Use Pink and/or Red.  This is perfect for all those Valentine's Day cards you need to make, but there are so many other options!
And here is the card I created for your inspiration:

This was a quick and easy one as the oval, hearts and sentiment pieces were in my bits and pieces stash, all ready to go.  I used a heart stencil and some Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink to create the background and finished everything off with some sequins and little heart sequins.

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 "You Cling Set" the word 'me', "Thanks Cling Set" the word 'you', and "Hello Cling Set" the word 'and' which I created by masking part of the word 'handsome'
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals"; Papertrey Ink "Heart border"

Challenges:
Creatalicious #156--anything goes with the optional twist: love/hearts
Creative Inspirations--with love
Brown Sugar #287--love/Valentine's Day
Sheepski Designs #23--all you need is love
Power Poppy--All You need is love

Dies R Us #114--use the color red
Dare 2B Artzy--love
Divas That Cut--love is in the air
Card Mania #113--love is in the air
Cupcake Inspirations #463--be mine

Make My Monday #98--red, pink and white
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Add some red
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #345--anything goes with snippets
Hand Stamped Sentiments #307--inspiration photo

Stamplorations--love link up

CAS(E) This Sketch #307--sketch

Time Out Challenges #128--Home Sweet Home Photo