Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mom

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Load on the Embellishments
And here is my card for your inspiration:
     This is the card I created for my mom for Mother's Day.  I used another one of the  long, narrow card bases I've had in my stash forever.  This is kind of a long image (or can be) so I thought it would work perfectly.  So, for my loads of embellishments, I used: punched flowers with jeweled brads in the centers, rhinestone flourishes, ribbon, heart charm, punched butterflies and tiny rhinestones for the butterflies.  Oh, and die cut letters for MOM.
    I hope you will play along with us this time, I can't wait to see all the embellishments you can load on your projects.

Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Hey, ho, hey, ho mice" digi
Dies/Punches: MFT "LLD Stitched Alphabet"; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Fiskars flower punch

Challenges:
Use Your Stuff #311--for the Moms
Craft Rockets #48--use embellishments
Creative Craft Cottage #107--Dies and/or punches (I used both)
Creative Inspirations--CAS or fussy and fancy (this is pretty fussy and fancy for me)
Stinkin' Inkers--April Showers bring May flowers
Crafty Calendar--things with wings
Dare 2 B Artzy--dreaming of flowers
Divas That Cut--April showers bring May flowers
Creative with Stamps #26--mother

Pattie's Creations #146--flowers
Cutie Pie #123--add a butterfly


Friday, May 18, 2018

Where you hang your heart

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for the week is the Oddball Art Company.  
Oddball Art
I was given this adorable mushroom house image to work with, and here is the card I created:
For some reason, I have a bunch of these long, narrow card bases in my stash.  I haven't measured, but I think they are around the size of a business envelope.  Anyway, when I saw that this image was tall and narrow, I immediately thought it would work perfectly on one of these bases.  The sentiment reads "Home is where you hang your heart".  The little turret on the right had two stars hanging from it, but when I decided to use this sentiment, I die cut the heart border along the top and added a couple of the little hearts that came out of it to the strings.  So cute!  I also added white nuvo drops to the dots on the tops; it adds a fun bit of texture.  And, of course, I had to use some red and white doted ribbon!
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 May 25th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Oddball Art "Whimsical Mushroom Home" digi; Cardz TV "Just Sayin'" sentiment
Dies: Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio"

Challenges:
Unicorn #32--monochrome
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Creative Fingers #147--anything goes
Crafty Creations #306--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #150--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--D for dots
Make My Monday #71--hint of summer to come
Addicted To Stamps #292--make your mark (spectrum noirs)
Penny's #380--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #530--the great outdoors



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Life is a Beach

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a beautiful photo inspiration for your:
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Here is the card I created:
I have to admit that this is one of my least favorite type of challenges.  Color mixing is so hard for me!!  Maybe I shouldn't have tried to use ALL the colors in the photo; that might have been easier.  But I had visions of cute, little flip flops of all colors for a fun, summery card.  I'm so ready for summer!!  Or at least nice spring weather.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Flip Flops" and "Life's A Beach"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Verve "Pennant Trim"

Challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage #107--dies and/or punches
Creates and Makes #21--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #81--anything goes
Crafty Creations #306--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #150--anything goes
Cardz TV #47--anything goes
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Make My Monday #71--hint of summer to come
Cupcake Inspirations #446--inspiration photo (inspired by the colors)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Birthday Monkey

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

Here is the card I created:
I know I just showed off this sweet little monkey a couple weeks ago, but he's just sooooo cute!!  We will be celebrating my little nephew's 1st birthday next weekend and I thought this little guy was perfect!  Doesn't he look so dapper in his little hat?!
   I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  There is a fabulous prize up for grabs!

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 May 18th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps "Monkey in Hat" digi; Your Next Stamp "Keep on Trucking" sentiment

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Brown Sugar #208--masculine or Father's Day
Creative Fingers #146--anything goes
Cardz TV #46--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #378--anything goes
Crafty Creations #366--anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #19--anything goes

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Rustic birthday

Happy Wednesday!!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you:
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As you know, I love these challenges.  There are so many options and you can basically make your own challenge.  I used the first column: buttons, birthday and patterned paper.  Here is the card I created:
This was the first time I had inked up this image and for some reason it really wanted to be used with this sketch. : )  I didn't really have time to color the image, but I think it looks just as good uncolored and fits with the more rustic feel of the card.  The buttons were salvaged from clothes that my girls have outgrown.  When the clothes are too stained or worn to pass on to others, I always cut the buttons and zippers out before tossing them. It's how I've gotten almost all my buttons.
   I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Whitetail Doe and Deer" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guys #194--Men's Hobbies  (it's not MY favorite, but men do enjoy hunting)
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #81--anything goes
Crafty Friends #83--animals
Sketch Saturday #512--sketch

Hiding In My Craft Room #351--freestyle
Cardz TV #46--anything goes
Creative Fingers #146--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #528--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #14--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #107--dies and/or punches
Brown Sugar Challenge #208--masculine or Father's Day
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Love

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: For Mom or a Special Woman
And here is my card for your inspiration:
This is the Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law.  One of her favorite colors is purple and it just so happened that I had a little bit of purple organza ribbon hanging around, so I started with that.  I won these gorgeous handmade flowers from Petal Lu a couple months ago and really wanted to use one, so I decided to use a purple and gray color combo.  The ribbon was just big enough to tie the bow and the fun sparkly die cut in the upper left corner was in my bits and pieces stash, so yeay for using up some scraps!  I created the background using Guide Lines 2 from PTI.  It was a little bit bold for the look I was going for, so I covered it with a vellum panel, and then it was perfect!  I used some liquid pearls to add to her pearl necklace and finished the card off with pearls and a cut little heart charm.
Here is the sentiment on the inside: 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Candy 1920s" digi; Verve "Text Objects" sentiment; PTI "Guide Lines 2" and "Mother: Tucked In"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Fleur Di Lis Pendant" little glittery piece

Challenges:
Cut It Up #147--flowers
Crafty Catz #415--anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
4 Crafty Chicks--women celebration
Double D--May flowers
Mod Squad--how charming
That's Crafty--a stitch in time (stitched rectangle die)
Hanna and Friends #293--bingo (I used the top row: stitching (stitched die), glitter (on my die cut embellishment), pearls)
Creative Inspiration--CAS or Fussy and Fancy (this is pretty fussy and fancy for me)
Shopping Our Stash #352--Mother's Day
Craft-Dee Bow Z--anything goes with handmade bow
Creative with Stamps #26--mother



Friday, May 4, 2018

Love and Life

My husband and I have a wedding to go to tomorrow.  This is the card I created:
 I won these gorgeous handmade flowers from Petal Lu a month or so ago and knew they would be perfect for a wedding card (no going through the mail for these beauties!!).  Then I saw the Viva La Verve sketch for the month of May and knew it was the one I was going to use.  The stitched circle was in my bits and pieces stash as well as the bit of lace behind the dotted ribbon.  I created the "paper" with PTI's "Guide Lines 2".  I love this set for creating patterned "paper".  To soften the black ink, I added a panel of vellum directly over the top of the stamped layer; it adds such a soft touch.  The torn mulberry paper helps with that, too.  The little panel on the right was embossed with a damask embossing folder.  Everything was finished off with some pearls and a small light gray heart stamped on the sentiment panel.
Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Text Objects" sentiment and heart; PTI "Guide Lines 2"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Blueprints 12" stitched circle
Cuttlebug Damask embossing folder

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #323--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #325--anything goes with snippets (the two pieces from my bits and pieces stash, the black fishtail banner, the white embossed layer and the mulberry paper were all scraps)
Cupcake Inspirations--inspiration cupcakes (I was inspired by those beautiful peach roses)

Make My Monday #321--embossing
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Dies R Us #96--flowers
Power Poppy Spark Challenge--black and white with a pop of color
That's Crafty--A stitch in time (stitched rectangle and circle)
Craft Rockets #48--use embellishments
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Fab n' Funky #392--embossing
The Paper Shelter #337--love is in the air
Penny's Challenge #378--anything goes
Double D--May flowers
Pause, Dream, Enjoy--lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday #328--anything goes
Viva La Verve May--sketch

Crafty Catz #415--add flowers
Cardz TV #46--anything goes