Monday, June 1, 2020

Monster Hugs

A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is For the Boys.

And here is the card I created:
I got this sentiment from DRS Designs about a month again with the plan of using it with these monsters from YNS "Silly Monsters".  I love these little monsters and this sentiment is a fun addition to the sentiments that belong to the set.  I had the monster set on my desk from another card I made recently and this masculine challenge was the perfect chance to use it.  I chose some bright, fun paper scraps to create the background and colored the monsters in bright colors to match.  For some extra fun, I added some glossy accents to all of their eyes.  You can see it in the photo below:
I finished it all off with some brightly colored enamel dots.

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: YNS "Silly Monsters"; DRS Designs "Monster Hugs"
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Peekaboo Backdrop"

Challenges:
Penny Black--boys and men
Creative Craft Cottage #129--make it masculine
Word  Art Wednesday #441--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Friends #136--add embellishments (enamel dots)
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #472--anything goes
Give a Crafter a Cookie #143--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the bright, primary colors)
Creative Fingers #187--anything goes
Cut It Up Challenge #201--boys will be boys


Thanks

Hi, everyone, and welcome to June!!  Yikes, how did it get here already?  Today is my chance to show a Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and I am continuing on in my "Inspired by Pinterest" series.  I'm hoping to inspire you to take a look at stamps you have and make them work for creating cards like ones that have inspired you.  Here is the card I was inspired by today:
Card
(It only goes to a picture, so I can't give credit where credit is due.)

I love the simplicity of this and the fun text circles.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it using the "Sheet Music" background stamp and the little flowers from the "Flower Power Background and Borders" collection.
To start, I created a mask by die cutting 3 circles out of a lightweight paper and taping it in place over my card base.
 After I took the photo, I ended up transferring the whole thing to my mini MISTI as it can be hard to get a good impressions using a mask and a large background stamp.  Using the MISTI lets you stamp as many times as you need to in order to get a good impression.
 I removed the mask and used the "2 inch Circle Silhouette" stamp to add a little bit of color to the circles with a pale amethyst ink.
 Then I stamped the "Flower Cluster Detail" image and the "Leaf Cluster Outline" image.  It doesn't look like much yet, but just wait.
 I colored the flowers and leaves and then used the same purple markers to scribble an ombre fade unto a piece of scrap card stock before cutting it out with a "thanks" die.
 I stamped the sentiment, "I'm so glad . . .", adhered the "thanks" die cut (I glued it to two layers of white card stock cut with the same die before adhering it to the card base), and added a bunch of clear rhinestones. 
As you can see, my card is a bit fancier than the inspiration card, but the elements that inspired me are still there.  I hope this inspires you to take a look at your Pinterest boards and find some stamps in your stash that you can use to recreate a card or two.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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:
It's been too long since I have made a Christmas card, so the Anything Goes challenge was the perfect opportunity to make one.  Isn't this little moose the cutest?  I got him a while ago and this is the first time I have inked him up.  It definitely won't be the last time!!  He's so adorable.  I kept this one simple, but the pattern of the patterned paper gives it a real pop!
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 "Merry Christmoose", "Holly Sprig" and "Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Stick It Down--sketch

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #22--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--favorite color combo (I am definitely a traditionalist at heart, so my favorite color combo for Christmas is red and green)
Christmas Craft Creations--use a die cut
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #378--anything goes with snippets (the circle was die cut from a scrap and the patterned paper is a scrap)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #132--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #398--patterns (pattern on my paper)
Double D--begins with "M" (I use a moose and Merry Christmas)

C.R.A.F.T. #556--Christmas/first
Cute Card Thursday #635--critters
Cardz TV #115--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #491--anything goes with the optional twist: use silver (I did not use silver)
Pink Gem Challenge--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--going around in circles

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happy Anniversary

I had a fun time piecing together this background to create a sweet anniversary card for my cousin and his wife.  This is such a great way to use up beautiful patterned paper scraps.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Inside & Out: Love" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Stitched Heart STAX"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #46--anything goes
Southern Girls--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #398--patterns (I used lots of patterned papers)
Crafty Catz--anything goes with the optional twist: spots and/or stripes (I used spotted paper)
Cardz TV #115--anything goes
Crafty Friends #136--add embellishments (pearls)
Pink Gem Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Penguin Anniversary

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Include a Sentiment
And here is my card for your inspiration:
This sweet little anniversary card is for my sister and her husband who will be celebrating their 12th anniversary this weekend.  For the background I inked the face of an embossing folder before running it through my die cutting machine (with paper in it of course!) to create a fun background.  I don't think I've tried this technique before, and I really like it!  I die cut two borders and a tag out of white card stock.  I added the thin strips of black to cut down the sweetness of all that pink!  I stamped the sentiment and then cut around it, attached it to my image which is popped up on foam tape.
I added clear Wink of Stella and a glitter pen on her veil.  You can see it in the photo below.  I also add some gold glitter marker to the champagne glass and added Glossy Accents over top. 
I finished the card off with a sheer ribbon and some pink pearls.  You can also see the texture from the embossing in the photo above.

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 "Penguins Wedding Day" digi; PTI "Inside & Out: Love Stamp Set" sentiment
Dies: STAMPlorations "Coffee Tag" die set; Altenew "Creative Edges: Lace Die"
Darice damask embossing folder

Challenges:
Cardz TV #115--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--"D" is for dry embossing
Time Out Challenge #162--free
ART Impressions #283--all layered up
Cute Card Thursday #635--critters
As You Like It--favorite embellishment and why (my favorites are ribbon and pearls; I like to make feminine cards and these two embellishments are perfect for adding that feminine touch.  They are also both elegant and I like that, too.)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #458--sketch and optional twist: texture

Cuttlebug Mania--just tag it
Incy Wincy--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #44--animals/birds
Creative Fingers #186--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #251--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #471--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #457--tic tac toe (I used the diagonal: embossing, a die cut, an image)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #38--anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #146--pretty in pink

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Monster Wishes

I needed a masculine birthday card and I had these YNS "Silly Monsters" on my desk.  I thought it would be fun to use one of them for the card.  I just love these little guys!
 I colored him up with my Spectrum Noirs and added some glossy accents on his eyes.  You can see it in the photo below:
I stamped the sentiment and finished everything off with some enamel dots that match my monster.

Supplies:
Stamps: YNS "Silly Monsters"
Dies:  Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Krafty Chicks #508--Clean and Simple
Time Out Challenge #162--free
MFT #490--sketch

Double D challenge--begins with "m" (Monster)

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Double Trouble #57--brown-bag-it day (Thing #1: kraft paper or paper bag it)
Incy Wincy--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #132--anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #186--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #251--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #471--anything goes
Artsy Stamper #15--It's a guy thing
Creative Craft Cottage #129--make it masculine
Penny Black--boys and men
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #46--anything goes

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Class of 2020

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
And here is the card I created:
I was inspired by the purple and pinks on the right hand end of the color palette.  The daughter of a good friend is graduating from high school this month, so this is for her.  I started out with a smooshed background on water color paper using purple and pink distress oxides and a bit of water.  Then I sprayed a sparkly, white shimmer spray over the entire background piece.  You can see the shimmer better in the photo below.
After the spray, I added some stars with the same purple distress oxide ink.  I die cut the 2020 from the background and also some dark purple card stock.  I layered them together and placed them back in the negative space using the eclipse technique.  I stamped the "Class of" sentiment on a strip of white card stock and finished everything off with a stamped, fussy cut graduation cap.  You can't really see it, but I added some gold sparkle to the tassel with a Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

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 "Class of", "Grad's Cap and Diploma" and "Star Cluster"
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; PaperTrey Ink numbers border die

Challenges:
Unicorn Challenge #54--use dies
Crafts Galore #75--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #46--anything goes
Dies R Us #145--graduation/congrats
Creatalicious #186--anything goes with the optional twist: pink & purple
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #207--for the ladies
Penny's Challenge #471--anything goes
CAS(E) #372--sketch

Aud Sentiments #251--anything goes
Creative Fingers #186--anything goes
Cut It Up Challenge #200--shoot for the stars
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #132--anything goes