Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Have a Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
For this cute a easy Christmas card, I used one of the images and one of the sentiments from a multi-piece set.  Just a reminder that you don't have to use a set or even a stamp exactly as it was designed.  I decided to use Nuvo drops for the ornaments on the tree and I LOVE the shine and dimension it added.  I used red, green and soft gold.  I also added some gold wink of stella pen to the star, but you don't really notice the shimmer.  The die cut border piece (which is so elegant!) was a little gift from my fabulous teammate, Esther.  Thanks, Esther!  A bit of satin ribbon and some red pearls and I was all finished.
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 "Christmas Tree 2-sided Swing Stamp set"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle that I double cut to make it a little narrower

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #370--tic tac toe (I used the diagonal: enamel dots, red, ribbon/twine)

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #116--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cards #460--anything goes with the optional twist: add a flower
Creative Fingers #173--anything goes
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #430--sketch

Cardz TV #100--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--merry and bright
Merry Little Christmas #15--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #43--tree

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes with the optional twist: stars

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Harvest Thanks

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Halloween or Harvest
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I don't celebrate Halloween, so I went with the Harvest theme.  Apple picking is in full swing where I live so I thought this image worked perfectly.  I printed the image out quite large so I could use only part of it for a different look.  I added a little strip of scrap patterned paper down the side and a bit of ribbon that actually has snowflakes on the face side, but this back side is nice a plain and perfect for my color scheme.  I finished it off with a cute little sentiment tag and button.

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 "An Apple A Day" digi; Craftin' Desert Divas truck set
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge #140--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #163--autumn/halloween
Crafting with Attitude--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #39--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--autumn colors/Halloween
Dies R Us #131--pumpkins and/or apples
Sheepski Designs #31--autumn
Creatalicious #173--anything goes with the optional twist: autumn/Halloween
Dare 2B Artzy--cute animals
{Pin}spirational Challenge #249--inspiration photo (inspired by the fall theme and gratitude)

Crafty Creations #400--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--O is for one word sentiment
Make My Monday #107--fruit or vegetable

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Give Thanks

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
Image may contain: food

And here is the card I created:
This was inspired by the pile of pumpkins/gourds and by some of the colors.  I stamped the wide pumpkin and created a mask for it so I could stamp the other two pumpkins on either side.  I added a small grass stamp underneath to ground them and blended on a bit of green ink to help fill in the grass.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment with versamark ink and black embossing powder.  I love how it really helps the sentiment stand out even though it's stamped directly onto the pumpkins.
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 "Tall Pumpkin", "Wide Pumpkin", "Round Pumpkin", "Grass" and "Let Us . . ."
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Make My Monday #107--fruit or vegetable
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Sweet Stampers--autumn or Halloween
Sweet Stampin'--Autumn colors/harvest
Cardz TV #100--anything goes
Crafty Catz #478--anything goes
CAS(E) This Sketch #343--sketch

As You Like It--favorite type of stitching and why (I would love to do either hand stitching or machine stitching, but honestly, who has the time?!  So, my favorite way to add stitching is with stitched dies--so easy and so perfectly done with barely any effort)
Crafty Creations #400--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #408--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania--pumpkins
Shopping Our Stash #406--pumpkin spice season
{Pin}spirational Challenge #249--inspired by the sentiment

Incy Wincy Designs--autumn/fall colors
Double Trouble #40--Put on your mask (Thing #1: masking technique--I created a mask to be able to stamp my pumpkins together.  Thing #2: image from a pumpkin patch.  Thing #3: link up to Kat Scrappiness--Halloween/fall)
Kat Scrappiness--Halloween/fall
STAMPlorations CAS--anything goes with the optional twist: shades of orange

Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--masculine or Halloween/Fall
Crafty Calendar--autumn colors/Halloween
Divas that Cut--fall/fall colors

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Dino-mite!

A good friend of my daughters is turning 11 this week.  I don't have a lot of boy themed images , but then I remembered this fabulous dinosaur set from Sugar Pea Designs.  It has several adorable dinos, some extra scene building images and a bunch of awesome sentiments!  I think I used all of the images from the set except a little baby hatching from an egg.  I stamped and fussy cut all of the images and colored them with my Spectrum Noirs. 
After getting all of the images ready to go.  I cut a white panel and stenciled the top portion with a could stencil.  I die cut a "hill" out of brown card stock for the bottom of the panel and then used my images to finish the scene.  Then I finished off the inside with a sentiment (not from the set but perfect for dinosaurs and the young man receiving the card) and a few more dinos.
Supplies:
Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs "Prehistoric Pals"; CAS-ual Fridays "Woot, Woot!"
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders
Taylored Expressions cloud stencil

Challenges:
Penny's Challenge #451--anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz #236--spooky or use orange
The Paper Girls #184--birthdays
Cupcake Inspiration #480--something inside

Sugar Pea Designs #60--sketch

Dare 2 B Artzy--cute animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--masculine and/or Hallowee/Autumn
Brown Sugar #294--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #43--tree

Cards Galore #68--anything goes

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Rustic Christmas

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:
No photo description available.  
Here is what I created for your inspiration:
 What a fun challenge!!  I think tic-tac-toe challenges are my favorite as you can pretty much create your own challenge.  I used the first column: Wildlife (deer), Texture (embossing folder and lots of layers), Stencil (deer).  But I also used: Tall Card ('cause it's kind of fun and I had some premade bases already), Dimension and Kraft, Red and Black.  So, the deer is actually made with a stencil and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and I added a red rhinestone to make him a Rudolph; such a fun touch.  I made my own patterned paper for the lower half using two different snowflake stamps and a random dot stamp.  Then I embossed it with a wood grain embossing folder to give it a more woodsy feel.  Some fun plaid papers and this definitely has a "Country Christmas" feel to me.  And another card finished for my Christmas stash!  Yeay!
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", "Snowflake Solid, large", "Snowflake Solid, small", and "Random Dots"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" and "Scalloped Ovals, large"
STAMPlorations Christmas Reindeer stencil
Darice woodgrain embossing folder

Challenges:
Lil' Patch #115--anything goes
Crafty Friends #120--Christmas
Sweet Stampin--animals
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #458--anything goes with the optional twist: sentiment as the focal
STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge--anything goes with a stencil

Your Next Stamp #124--go long
Crafty Catz #477--anything goes with the optional twist: ribbon, bow or flower (I used red ribbon on the horizontal)
CAS(E) #342--sketch

Cute Card Thursday #602--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--Merry & Bright
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #15--anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Brown Sugar #294--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge #39--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafting with An Attitude--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin--anything goes with the optional twist: stars

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Friend

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Include a pumpkin
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I was a bit pressed for time when I was making this.  I didn't have a lot of time to add pumpkin embellishments so I chose and image that has a pumpkin.  This little cutie looks like she is just coming back from the pumpkin patch with her prize pick.  I chose some fun fall paper that I used on a card the other day and this scrap was just the right size for the bottom of my card.  Finished it all off with a fun little tag and some nuvo dots in pink and soft gold.

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 "Pumpkin Wendy" digi; PaperTrey Ink "Mat Stack 2" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle and stitched scalloped border die

Challenges:
Crafty Catz #477--anything goes with the optional twist: ribbon, bows or flower (I have a twine bow)
Aud Sentiments #237--Halloween/Fall with a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #602--anything goes
Little Red Wagon #517--pumpkin party
MFT #457--sketch

Penny's #450--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Make My Monday #106--autumn
Cardz TV #99--anything goes

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Count your blessings

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

And here is the card I created:
This die cut leaf has been in my bits and pieces stash for a couple years just waiting for the right time to be used.  The smaller die cut circle was also in the stash.  It feels good to get back to using some of that stash instead of just adding to it!  Since the leaf was a dark gray, I went with a Fall paper pack that was a little less traditional in color; such pretty papers in this one.  I blended some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the outside of the white circles so they wouldn't stand out so much--they were bright!  I also blended some dark gray ink around the edges of the leaf after stamping the music background with the same ink, then I added just a touch of Soot Distress Oxide Ink around just the very edges.  The pattern papers were all scraps as well as the red circles and border.
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 "Sheet Music" and "Count Your Blessings"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles" and "Standard Scalloped Circles"; PaperTrey Ink "Loopy" border die

Challenges:
Southern Girls--tic tac toe (I used the left column: bling (pearls), die cut, ink)

Cupcake Inspirations #479--music

Retro Rubber #120--anything goes (my sheet music stamp is almost 4.5 years old and the sentiment stamp is 2 years old)
Word Art Wednesday #407--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Krafty Chicks #474--sketch

Creative Fingers #171--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Make My Monday #106--autumn
Double Trouble #39--Free for all (and I played along with Retro Rubber to accept Thing #3's challenge)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Christmas tags

A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is No Cards Allowed.  Our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prepare for cuteness overload because this is what I created:
I decided it would be fun to make some tags with some scraps so I used all of my favorite Bugaboo Christmas cuties (and a cupcake!) and got a step closer to being ready for Christmas.
Here's a close up of the super cute snowmen:
Almost all of these scraps were actually the top portion that holds the sheet of paper into the paper pack--you tear off the papers at the perforation line and I saved all of them thinking they would be perfect for this.
The two little penguins:
I die cut the sentiment banners from scraps of kraft card stock and stamped them with a sweet Christmas greeting.  Then I popped them up a little with a thin piece of cardboard cut to fit.  It adds a little dimension without being as raised as the images which I popped up with foam tape.
These two are my absolute favorite Bugaboo images EVER!!!  (unfortunately, the reindeer seems to be retired.  sniff . . .)
I even had a strip of paper that had all the reindeer's names on it, obviously, I had to pair that tag with the reindeer.
And last, but not least, the yummy cupcake:
It's hard to see in the photos, but I added clear Wink of Stella to the three snowmen and the cupcake frosting.  You can see it in the photo below a bit better, specially on the chubby snowman.
And there we go: eight adorable tags ready for Christmas packages!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Cupcake--Candy Cane", "Chubby Snowman" seems to be retired, "Snowflake Snowman, " Little Penguin Winter", "Snowman Ornament 1" seems to be retired, "Little Penguin Winter Skate", "Polar Bear", and "Plush Reindeer" which also seems to be retired; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" tag shape; Lawn Fawn "Double Slider Surprise" banner

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas decorations (my one snowman is holding an ornament)
Crimbo Crackers #194--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #26--use a sentiment
Crafty Friends #119--special occasions (Christmas)
Penny's #449--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #599--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #529--animals
Crafty Catz #476--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #457--anything goes with with the optional twist: for someone special
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #362--anything goes with snippets
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Let's Get Ready for Christmas
Cutie Pie #139--celebrations (Christmas)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas #15--anything goes

Monday, September 30, 2019

Count Your Blessings

Today is my day to share a Project of the Week over on the House That Stamps Built blog.  I am starting what I call my "Pinterest Inspired" series.  I pin lots of card making ideas while I'm trolling on Pinterest (as I'm sure we all do) and even have a board designated for ideas for using Repeat Impressions stamps.  My card today was inspired by this card:
By Micheline Jourdain. Stamp butterfly in VersaMark & heat emboss with white or clear powder. Sponge around it. Very nice CAS (Clean And Simple) card!
(Unfortunately, the link would not open the website, so I can't give credit where it is due.)
And here is my card:
I started by die cutting the stitched panel and then embossed the "Butterfly (lg)" image using white embossing powder.  I used my new blender brushes (just got them for my birthday!) to blend on some Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.  I spritzed a little water to add texture to the sponging, stamped my sentiment, "Count Your Blessings", with Black Soot Distress Oxide and added some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle!  Then adhered everything to a white card base.
I hope this inspires you to create something based on a project you have pinned--it's too easy to save those ideas and then never do anything with them.

Supplies:
Stamp: Repeat Impressions "Butterfly (lg)" and "Count Your Blessings"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Cardz TV #99--anything goes
Crafty Catz #416--anything goes
As You Like It--favorite: CAS or Fussy and Fancy? ( I don't have a specific style really.  I love a well-done CAS card and I love a fully loaded fancy card.  I usually fall somewhere in between with my own creations.  Lately, though, I've been working more towards the CAS style as they are usually faster to create and I always seem to be behind the clock!)
Dare 2 B Artzy--your favorite color (I've always loved blues and greens and this type of turquoise-y blue is my current favorite)
Southern girls--tic tac toe (I used the center row die cut, stamp, blue)

Tuesday Throwdown #441--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #317--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #360--inspiration photo

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

For unto you

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
I like to take advantage of these Anything Goes challenges to add to my stash of Christmas cards.  I try to work on them all throughout the year so I don't have too many to make when December rolls around.  I started with my little strip of scraps at the bottom (I think I only have one left from this paper pack!), added a scalloped border die cut from a scrap of red and a strip of ribbon.  Then I stamped the frame and sentiment and stamped, colored and fussy cut the poinsettia.  Finished everything off with some Light Gold Nuvo drops (partly to cover up some errant ink smudges).
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 "Marquee Frame, large", "For Unto You", and "Poinsettia"
Dies: MFT "Stitched Scallops" border die

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin--anything goes with optional twist: Christmas decorations (I did not use the twist)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #30--dies cuts/punches
ABC Christmas--S is for Sparkle T is for texture (texture from the nuvo drops, and twill ribbon)
Merry Little Christmas #14--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #405--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
As You Like It--favorite: Santa or no Santa (my family doesn't celebrate Christmas involving Santa, so I definitely prefer to create cards with NO Santa.  My favorite type is with a sentiment--or image--that reflects the true meaning of Christmas)
Crimbo-Crackers #193--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #36--use a sentiment
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #361--anything goes with snippets
Double D--focus on the sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #600--dies and punches
Aud Sentiments #286--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #456--anything goes with optional twist:include the word "joy" (I did not use the optional twist)
Crafty Friends #119--special occasions (Christmas)


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Did you say "cake"?

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: use 2 or more patterned papers
And here is my card for your inspiration:
It's my birthday today, so I decided to make a birthday card (maybe my own???).  After I chose this sweet image, I started by choosing my patterned papers and then coloring the image to match.  I add little polka dots to the dress to match the green dotted paper.  When I was deciding what color to mat the papers with, I decided I really loved the look of the tan of the bear with the green of the dress, so I used the same EB1 Spectrum Noir marker to color the edges of my white mats.  It creates the perfect match between card and image.  I've had the MFT set "Delicious Birthday" for a long time and I've been dying to use this sentiment (because, well, CAKE!!); I think it works perfectly with this adorable image.  I finished everything off with some light green rhinestones.

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; MFT Stamps "Delicious Birthday" sentiment

Challenges:
Aud Sentiments #236--anything goes with a sentiment
Penny's Challenge #448--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #521--sketch

Lil' Patch #114--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Creations #398--anything goes
Creative Fingers #170--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #30--anything goes
Brown Sugar #293--anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #38--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Through the Purple Haze #159--Fur-tastic
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #138--celebrations


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Beautiful Butterfly

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
Image may contain: flower and outdoor

And here is the card I created:
 So, the butterfly was the obvious choice for this one.  And I HAD to go with the purple flowers because we were at my parents' house this weekend and my mom has a purple aster in her flower garden that was covered in Monarch butterflies!  It was so beautiful!  So, I colored the flowers with purple and added some purple mulberry paper for texture and softness.  I finished it off with one of my favorite sentiments and a little butterfly charm.
I stamped the butterfly twice so I could cut out the the top wing.  I adhered the base of it with glue and the top of the wing with a foam dot so it looks like it is fluttering.

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: "Daisies and Butterfly"; "I'm so glad . . ."
Dies: MFT "Bold Stripes Cover Up" I used the strip that was cut out by the die for the sentiment

Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #438--just because
The Paper Girls #184--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #375--tags and frames (my image has a frame around it)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #114--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #36--use a sentiment
Creative Knockouts #315--a charmed life
Word Art Wednesday #404--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafts Galore--anything goes



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

You Make Me Smile

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:
No photo description available.
  I used the left hand column: Winged Things, gems or pearls, die cut and I also used piercing.
Here is what I created for your inspiration:
First, let me say, I LOVE how this card turned out, but boy did I have some issues creating it!!  But before I get to that, a lot of the elements of this card came together quickly as they were still on my desk from a card I made last week.  (You can see it here, if you so desire)  The white circle, die cut word, pink card base, dark gray card stock and sequins (lots and lots of sequins as I accidently spilled the bag trying to look for something else!) were all just laying there and were the inspiration for the card.  I used a piercing tool to pierce around the edge of the circle and stamped the postcard text in a light gray to add some subtle interest.  I used two nesting rectangle dies to create the frame and a scrap of patterned paper fit behind it just perfectly.  The flowers and leaves were stamped on scrap white card stock and fussy cut out.  The butterflies were punched from scrap card stock and I die cut two more layers of the "smile" sentiment out of white scraps to create some dimension.

If you want to read about the mishaps, keep reading.  Otherwise, thanks for stopping by!  So, it started with the card base: when I made the card the other day, I die cut the "smile" but I didn't have any small pieces of the card stock, so I cut it out of a piece that was already cut for a card base.  When I saw it, I just couldn't waste the base, so I used the frame and patterned paper to cover it up.  I will add a panel on the inside to cover it up in there.  So, that wasn't really a mistake but something that had to be covered up.  #2: As often happens, I got creating without thinking about the tic tac board and realized I didn't have any elements to create a line, so realized I would have to add butterflies to make it work.  Which was ok as it leads to #3: After I stamped my sentiment on my stamp-a-ma-jig, so I could place it where I wanted, I decided I wanted the stamp in a different place on my block.  But I didn't realign it with the stamp-a-ma-jig so when I stamped it on my circle, it was completely in the wrong place!!  Butterflies and a white gel pen to the rescue!  I used the two lower butterflies to cover up what I couldn't 'erase' with the white gel pen.  Also, you'll notice #4: the text on my circle isn't exactly straight but when I placed the circle on the layout, I wasn't planning to add a sentiment directly to it.  And last but not least, #5: As I was adhering the frame to the patterned paper, the adhesive stuck on my finger and tore the frame!  So the top butterfly is strategically place to cover that little tear!  Phew!  Glad it's finished!

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 "Smile" (I masked it and didn't use the word 'smile'), "Postcard", "Daisy Outline large", "Daisy Outline small", "Leaf Outline large"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangles and "Standard Circles, large"; Stamplorations "Smile"; MFT "Fancy Flourish", Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments--dies and/or punches
Tuesday Throwdown #440--pile it on
Atlantic Hearts #333--sketch

Simon Says Stamp Monday--stamp it
Creative Fingers #170--anything goes
Crafty Catz #413--anything goes: with optional twist "Hi/welcome"
Cute Card Thursday #598--anything goes
Creative Moments #176--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Brown Sugar #293--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #30--die cuts/punches
Dies R Us #128--nature
Crafty Calendar--add lots of layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #162--things that fly (butterflies)
Cardz TV #97--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #360--anything goes with snippets (used lots of leftovers on this one)
Incy Wincy--things with wings
Make My Monday #104--use shapes (rectangles and circle)
STAMPlorations CUTplorations--anything goes with a die