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:
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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