Friday, July 20, 2018

Two different seasons

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsors for this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Just Me Digital Stamps.

I got to work with images from Just Me Digital Stamps and if you are unfamiliar with this company, their images are super cute!!  I have two cards for you today as one of the other designers was unable to make a project for the challenge and I really wanted to show off these adorable images.  The first card is a bright, cheery, summer card:
     This image totally reminds me of being a kid.  My grandparents used to have a giant (and I mean giant as at least 4 of us could ride on it) dragon blow up floaty and seeing this little girl on her giant flamingo makes me thing of that.  I used my mini Misti to create the curved sentiment.
     My next card turns things around 180 degrees and is a nice, chilly Christmas card:
     I just could NOT resist this adorable image when I saw it.  I think snowmen are super cute and this little bear is so adorable.  This set actually comes with the bear separate, the snowman separate, this image and another image with the two of them holding hands, and one more with them holding a string of ornaments.  Would have used them all if I had time!  I created the background panel by piecing together strips of Christmas paper scraps.  I love doing this when I get down to the end of a paper pack and there aren't any pieces big enough to actually do anything with.  But the strips create awesome background.
      Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Jo's blog to see what the rest of the team created.

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 July 27th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 29th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Stamps: just ME Digital Stamps "Flamingo Floating" digi: Verve "Just a note" sentiment
Dies:  Spellbinders "Standard Circles, large"; MFT sun die; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Calendar--totally girly
Dies R Us #101--birthdays
Brown Sugar #380--use 2 patterned papers
Always Happy Birthday--anything goes with the optional twist: birthday cake
Crop Stop #41--anything goes
Craft Rocket #50--summer
Tuesday Morning Sketches #462--sketch

Hand Stamped Sentiments #294--inspiration photo

Stamps: just ME Digital Stamps "Snowbuddies" digi
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle; PTI "Fancy Flakes" snowflake

Christmas at Sweet Stampin--anything goes
Cutie Pie #124--tic tac toe (I used the middle row: buttons, ribbon, die cut)

Creative Craft Cottage--the most wonderful time of the year (definitely Christmas is my favorite!  Though, I really do love summer, too!)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #16--anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #53--anything goes
Double Trouble--Thing One: Christmas ONLY and Thing Two: link up to Heart 2 Heart Challenge
Heart 2 Heart Challenge--Christmas in July
Try' Stampin On Tuesdays #372--sketch

Hiding In My Craft Room #361--Super Scraps Saturday with a twist: Christmas in July
Sweet Stampers #22--Christmas in July
{Pin}spirational Challenge #220--Christmas in July inspiration photo

Shopping Our Stash #362--Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #170--Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--use a die cut and/or punch
Mod Squad--Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. #477--Christmas
As You Like It--favorite: buttons or ribbon?  (I would have to say ribbon as it can be used as a simple embellishment just plain or fancy with lots of loops and bows and it comes in all the colors of the rainbow.  I do like to use buttons as well, though I prefer ribbon and sometimes, like on this card, I used both!)
Aud Sentiments #208--Christmas in July


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Always love a snowman and matched up with the Teddy Bear holding a banner and like the little clock along with the calendar background paper, and the bow tops it off...adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope that you will check back with Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister to see what they are up to in future challenges and thank you for sharing with Heart2Heart.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

These cards are beautiful my friend! I truly love that sketch too! I need to give that one a go! Love snowmen a lot and I love how sweet this one is! Beautiful cards! You did a great job Heather!!! Thank you!
Hope you have an amazing weekend!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Melanie R said...

This card is so cute! I like the traditional colors and the images are perfectly colored. Thank you for joining in the challenge fun at Double Trouble.

Kuni said...

Stunning and cute christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

Fiona said...

Cute card and a fun take on our sketch - thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderfully sweet card that adds a great touch of whimsy to our challenge. Great coloring! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you will come back again soon.

Sue said...

Such a sweet card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your cards are so cute! Great use of dies too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Donna Scholz said...

Super cute, Heather! Great take on this past week's sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! -Donna

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Heather said...

That merry bear is the cutest I've ever seen! So cute with his little snowman buddy! So fun! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

@d_e_crafts said...

Such a cute Christmas image! Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this time.

Darlene said...

Fabulous creations! Love the sweet little summer time scene you have created! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Birthday’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love this adorable image, the background panel you created with all of these beautiful pattern papers, that is amazing!! The bow and delicate snowflake are beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

Dianne Keough said...

The teddy bear and snowman are so cute! Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Jenée said...

Cute card. Darling image. Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Furrbster said...

Bth cards are so sweet, but I do love that Christmas image so much!

Thanks for getting festive with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Carol L said...

This is such a delightful and sweet card and I love the pretty papers along with the sun and clouds! Your Christmas card is cute too, taking us from a hot summer day to a cold and chilly wintery day! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenges!

Melissa Craig said...

So darn cute! I love those papers!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Aunty Sue said...

what a cute Christmas card and thanks for sharing these with us at Craft this week dont forget this challenge runs for 2 weeks

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Heather! I love that you have used two different seasons! Your cards are pure delight! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

Esther Asbury said...

Such sweet images on both of your cards, Heather! Love the fun sunshine peeking out from behind your main image on the first one, and the awesome background you created on the second. Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Happy Birthday!

Helen said...

Your Christmas card is so cute!
Love the awesome background too!
Thanks for playing at C.R.A.F.T.
Helen (Guest Designer)

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Great Christmas card! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Alex said...

Great summer card! I like the cute image - beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#19 - ATG}
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Donna Scholz said...

Congratulations on your sweet card being chosen as one of the top 3 for challenge #372 at Try Stanpin' on Tuesday, Heather! -Donna

Melanie R said...

Your card is so cheerful and bright! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Stampin by Genny said...

All your cards are lovely! I'm glad you were inspired to join us. I love the image of the little girl riding on the flamingo and what a wonderful childhood memory. It fits so perfect with our challenge. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Elizabeth Price said...

You have created fun and adorable cards. On the first card I love how you layered the sun and clouds with your circle focal piece..Thanks for linking up with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Jaimie said...

Such a bright fun card. Your coloring is just perfect!! I especially love the sun sort of peeking behind the lifted clouds. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

papercraftingprincess said...

I love the teddy bear and snowman holding the banner...thanks for linking up with the Double Trouble Challenge.

CraftyLyn said...

Great cute Christmas card Heather,love the bear thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge blog Lyn DT x.

Brenda said...

That is such an adorable Christmas image and wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

Kleri said...

Beautiful creations!The Christmas card is just perfect for our challenge!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)

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Zw@@n said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Heather. My favorite is the Christmas card. The image is so adorable. Also love the papers and the ribbon on it. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Angela said...

Your christmas card is really fantastic.Thanks a lot for joining us at our Christmas in July challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
Hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, especially love the Christmas one.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x