Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Joy to the World

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
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And here is the card I created:
 I was inspired by the gold and the stars.  I used some gold metallic guilding paste to stamp the script layer, the star layer and the sentiment panel.  I also used it to create the gold mats under those panels.  I'm still working out of my bits and pieces stash, so the little glittery die cut stars were die cut from two little tiny scraps (I really try not to throw away any bits of specialty papers they can always be used for die cutting little shapes).  All my layers were cut from scraps of white and even the striped panel is made from scraps that I pieced together; love using scraps that way!!


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 "Postcard", "Star Cluster" and "Joy"
Dies: Verve "Classy Label Die"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangles and "Blueprints 25" stars

Challenges:
Mojo Monday #507--sketch

Fashionable Stamping #143--anything goes
Southern Girls--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #280--anything goes
Creative Moments #160--anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #96--add some sparkle

Saturday, January 12, 2019

You had me at . . .

There are a couple challenges going on involving food and drink, and I really wanted to play along.  So, I created this fun hot chocolate card for my sister who is a big fan of hot chocolate.  I might include a gift card to Dunkin' Donuts so she can get herself some.
 I die cut the word "chocolate" out of dark brown cardstock three times to layer together and give some dimension. Then I covered it in glossy accents to give it a nice chocolate-y look.  You can see the gloss in the photo below.
Challenges:
Double D Challenge--It's on the menu

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #389--sketch

Crafting with Attitude #47--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #30--anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls #31--anything goes
Creative Inspiration--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Cardz TV #80--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafting Friends #97--anything goes
Make My Monday #87--use words or a sentiment
Crafting By Designs--food and drink
Crafty Creations #382--anything goes


Snow Much Fun

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is:  Snow Much Fun
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I used this image with two little cuties out in the snow.  I added a lot of "snow" with my patterned paper die cut snowflakes and even on my "buttons".  The buttons are die cuts and have been in my bits and pieces stash for several years.  I don't know why sometimes you can't see a way of using something and then a different time, it seems to be a perfect fit.  But, I'm glad it worked out this time.
I created a matching envelope to go along with it.  The penguin on the outside is just a fun little tease of what will be in the inside.
To all the little snowflakes in the image I added some super fine glitter; it adds a great touch of sparkle to the image along with the blue rhinestones in the bottom left.
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 "Snuggle Muffs" digi; Pretty Pink Posh "Penguin Pals" sentiment
Dies: Memory Box Stamps "Lindeman Snowflake"; PTI "Buttons #1"; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A"

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #96--add some sparkle
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--Let it snow
Cutie Pie #130--add some sparkle
Pattie's Creations #153--snowy days/nights
Card Mania #112--baby it's cold outside
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Divas that Cut--something new (the sentiment and penguin on the envelope are from a brand new stamp set I got for Christmas)
Sheep Ski Designs #22--new/old (new--sentiment and penguin stamp; old button dies and patterned paper--probably at least 9 years old)
ABC Christmas--A is for anything goes, B is for berries
Creatalicious #154--anything goes with the optional twist: something new
Creative Craft Cottage--winter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #22--anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenge #55--winter
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #6--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #182--snow much fun
As You Like It--anything goes
Crimbo-Crackers #175--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--it's snowtime
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #343--anything goes with snippets (all my patterned papers, red mats and snowflakes were cut from scraps and the buttons were in my bits and pieces stash)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--use something new (new stamp set)
Double Trouble #19--Thing #1: warm & cozy image on embossed or patterned background (my characters are warm and cozy with their scarves and muffs)
Shopping Our  Stash #385--winter blues
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--card plus matching envelope
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch with a twist (I chose to use the twist and change the ovals to rectangles)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Neighborhood Birthday

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:
(Unfortunately, the tic tac toe board disappeared, I will enter it here as soon as it is found)
And here is the card I created:
I used the last column: blue, dimension, ribbon/twine
The beginning of the year always inspires me to look at my bits and pieces stash and see if I can use up any of the items in it.  Maybe it's because I have a bit more time after the holidays are over, or maybe it's just the whole new year idea.  Anyway, the metro piece (actually two pieces, I just joined them together under the ribbon to make it look like one piece), ribbon and the kraft peg board piece (which is also two pieces fit together) were all in the stash.  The metro pieces have been in there for a couple years and I'm so happy to finally have found a way to use them.  For another card I created with scraps this week, you can check out my post here.  And keep an eye out for more coming soon; I have one in the works already.
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 "Metro Map" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Our Town" border die; Taylored Expressions peg board die
Darice Woodgrain embossing folder

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Cardz TV #80--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #563--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Cards Galore #59--anything goes
Mojo Monday #506--sketch

Friday, January 4, 2019

Birthday Wishes

It's the beginning of a new year, so once again, I am going to focus on trying to whittle down my bits and pieces stash.  I didn't add too much to it this year, but I also didn't do very well using it up.  So, here it is January 4th and I'm posting my first stash card of the year!
 Here we go: The large flower (made for me by my oldest daughter several years ago), the ribbon, and the little bit of pearl trim were all in the bits and pieces stash.  The large size of the flower has had me stumped for quite some time, but I found a perfect sketch for it.
I created the main panel with a Hero Arts script stamp  and some leaf images from PTI.  Then I added some die cut sprigs and scalloped borders.  The base layer was stamped with a crochet background stamp and light gray ink.  I finished the flower off with a light gray enamel dot as it seemed a little plain.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be looking to create and post some more scrap cards soon.

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts French script; PTI "Turning a New Leaf"; Verve sentiment; Our Daily Bread Designs crochet background
Dies: Verve "Sprightly Sprigs"; Spellbinders mini scalloped border die

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments--celebrate
Creative Sketchy #31--anything goes
Creative Inspiration--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #563--anything goes

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Snowman snow globe

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!   Esther has challenged us to create something with a snow globe.  How fun!!
And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
 The snow hills are cut out of a super sparkly white card stock and I added glitter "snowflakes" to the inside of the snow globe, so this is so sparkly in real life.  I contemplated cutting a circle out of the background paper so the background of the snow globe would be white, but I kind of like the snowflake pattern showing through.
The photo below shows off some of that sparkly goodness.
 One (of the many I should make) of my new year's resolution is to get my Christmas cards finished and sent out BEFORE Christmas.  So, one step I am going to try to take is to stamp the inside of my cards as I make them, so I don't have to do that right before I mail them out.  I did it for this card, so, one done!  Yeay!



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 "Winter Frame", "May the miracle . . .", "Poinsettia"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink Snow Globe set; Lawn Fawn "Stitched hillside"

Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #6--anything goes
Creative Inspiration--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #30--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Card Mania #112--baby it's cold outside
Pattie's Creations #153--winter/Christmas
Cutie Pie #130--add a little sparkle
Cards Galore #59--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--Let it snow
Sparkles #96--add some sparkle
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #422--winter sparkles
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #418--anything goes with optional twist any Christmas card of the new year
Cut It Up #164--New Year's Resolutions (finishing the inside of my Christmas cards)
4 Crafty Chicks #425--anything goes: sparkle and shine



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Thinking of You

Happy New Year!!  Since it's a new month, it's time for a new challenge from The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month the challenge is Anything Goes and our fabulous sponsor is Sparkle n' Sprinkle.

And here is the card I created using one of their beautiful images:
 Isn't it beautiful??  I'm taking a little bit of a break from Christmas and winter creations for a little bit of spring.  Ahhh . . . refreshing!  Being a little short on time (but when isn't that the case?) I opted to keep this very CAS, printing the image and sentiment from the same set on one sheet of card stock.  And that, folks, is about the extent of my digital image manipulation.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noirs and added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the center of the daisies.  You can see it a little in the photo below.
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel, mounted it on some pale aqua card stock and finished everything off with three tiny purple gems under the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hop on over to the LTSCB blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.

Supplies:
Stamps: Sparkle N' Sprinkle "Bonnet Bouquet" digi image and sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Word Art Challenge #366--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Time Out Challenge #125--celebrate, family, friends, life
 
A Gem of a Challenge #234--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
CASology #325--fresh (fresh flowers)