Saturday, June 23, 2018

You Are Tougher



Addicted To CAS Challenge #139 is up and running with code word: GIRL POWER.

To create my card, I used a technique that I learned about on *************. I used acetate and three Distress Oxide inks in shades of pink to create my background. After it dried, I stamped the sentiment from SimonSaysStamp Hand Lettered Encouragement set with VersaFine Inyx Black ink, die cut the watercolor panel with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches and adhered it to the card base.

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

The Wonderful and talented Cindy Chiu of Escape 2 Stamping  is Guest Designer for this challenge.  Cindy's creativity is so inspiring. If you haven't met her yet, please take a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did.

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what Cindy and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Smokin' Hot



The new challenge is up and running at Time Out. The theme of Time Out Challenge #112 is "Warm". Guest Designer for this challenge is Marieke. Marieke's style is so fun and colorful. She is a rock star with creating scenes, and she has mad coloring skills. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog. You are sure to be inspired!

 CAS-ual Fridays is our Challenge Sponsor. Challenge winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to spend at the CAS-ual Fridays Store.

For my card, I turned the heat up a notch and used the grill from Paper Smooches Alfresco stamp set for my main image. I then die cut a circle on the side of a panel of bandana patterned paper from my stash of Stampin' Up DP of long ago, added a sentiment strip, and that was it.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Marieke and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Join us in the gallery to share your creation, and for a chance to win!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Welcome Baby



It's time for mid-month inspiration for Creative With Stamps Challenge #27 - Cute Animals. This little monkey is so adorable, and I needed a baby card, so this is what happened. Please stop in at the Creative With Stamps Blog and check out the animal cuteness that the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you. Get out your cute animal stamps and play with us.

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Use any animal image as the focus of your project.

Using Paper Smooches Comforting Hugs Stamp Set - Released September 2015.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Rainbow Wishes



Addicted To CAS Challenge #138 is up and running with code word: RAINBOW.

To create my card, I die cut a piece of water color paper with Paper Smooches Linked Hearts Die and colored it with Zigs. I adhered it to a white card base, and added a sentiment from Paper Smooches Luminous Spring stamp set stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

Wonderful and talented Carol Gunn of Carol G Creates is Guest Designer for this challenge.  Carol's creativity is so inspiring. If you haven't met her yet, please take a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did.

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what Carol and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win!

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Paper Smooches Luminous Spring was released in 2015

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Give Thanks For Unknown Blessings



Time Out Challenge #111 is up and running. The theme is Holidays with an optional twist of a one layer card. There is a story behind my card. "Holidays" can mean days on the calendar on which specific things are celebrated like Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc. For some, the word "holidays" means a vacation or getaway.

So in thinking about what I would do here, my favorite (American) holiday, Thanksgiving, came to mind immediately. It is a time to reflect with gratitude, to share time and food with friends and family, and celebrate the harvest. My very dear friend, Sandie Munro, Administrator Extraordinaire of the Time Out Challenge, sent me this wonderful Stamplorations Unknown Blessings - Typographia stamp. When I saw it, I immediately know I would use it for a Thanksgiving card. Thank you Sandie, for this lovely gift.

I masked the portion where the sentiment is stamped, then I embossed it with brown EP. Even though I prepared the surface, some smudges appeared there. I tried to cover them up with leaf sequins, but that made it too busy, so I had to cut out the masked part and emboss the sentiment again. I lined up a few layers of the piece with the sentiment. I think it looks great, but it does not meet the one layered part of the challenge as I had intended. I just ran out of time, so here we are!

Our guest designer for this challenge is Ishani. Please check our her wonderful work. You are sure to be inspired!

Seven Hills Crafts is our sponsor.


Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Ishani and the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Joy



It's a new month and that means a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge! The twist for June is JOY.  To create my card, I stamped Hero Arts Snowflake Pattern Bold Prints with Versa Mark Ink on a panel of water color paper that had been water colored with shades of green. I heat embossed with white embossing powder and die cut the entire panel with a scalloped rectangle die. I then used Winnie and Walter Joy Cutaway to die cut the water colored panel and red metallic paper. I inlaid the word in the snowflake panel and mounted the embossed panel on white cardstock.

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge and see what the Design Team Has created for your inspiration. Play with us for a chance to win a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers Shop! Check out all the details HERE. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers, and you are chosen as the Random Winner, your prize will be doubled!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Create Your Own Magic



June has arrived and the new challenge at Creative With Stamps is up and running with a theme of "Cute Animals". I just LOVE the Unicorn Magic Set from Flora & Fauna and had to use this adorable unicorn image for my card.

Our sponsor is our Design Team Member, Gwen, of Desperate Housewife Craft. See the Creative With Stamps Blog for details.

Please head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration, and join us with a cute animal creation of your own for a chance to win. See you in the gallery!