Thursday, December 5, 2019

Joy and Peace




Hello! And happy December! It's time for a new challenge at Time Out, and with Time Out Challenge #150 we are challenged to be Merry and Cheerful. Perfect time of year for that, though it isn't always as easy as it seems! LOL.

We welcome Uniko as our wonderful sponsor. Challenge winner will receive an in-stock stamp set of their choice.

Our Guest Designer is Angie Cimbalo of Cimbacreativefun who is a very talented paper crafter with a keen sense of design, color and style. Do yourself a favor and visit her blog for some awesome inspiration.

I used Uniko's gorgeous Season Of Beauty stamp set to crete my card. I stamped 2 of the layered poinsettias with 6 shades of pink/red Altenew inks. I fussy cut them, and popped them up over some of the greenery that I stamped on the card base. The centers of the flowers were stamped with Delecata gold ink. I added one of the beautiful sentiments from the set to complete the card.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Angie and the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Blessings Of The Season



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our Code Word for ATCAS Challenge #173 is Blessings/Blessed.
Bobby is our Hostess With The Mostest!

Our Guest Designer is Elizabeth Stewart. Elizabeth is an amazing card artist. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You will be so glad you did.

For my card, I cut several leaves from watercolored snippets with Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies. I arranged them on a white card base and added a sentiment from Jillian Vance Autumn Blessings set and embossed it with brown EP.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Trina and the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:

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Warm Holiday Greetings







Time for a new challnege at Less Is More, where we are challenged to use only one triangle from either of the 2 layouts above for our design. Our whole design should be contained in the one triangle we select to use.

Our wonderful sponsor for the month is Catherine Pooler Designs.


We're joined by our fantastic September winner, Tristan from Tinstar Designs. Tristan is a very talented paper crafter whose designs are sure to inspire you. Treat your self to a visit to her blog and you will see what I mean!

For my card, I chose to use Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste with a SSS Holiday Tree Medallion Stencil. I cut the result of that combo into a triangle, and added a red banner embossed with white EP and a sentiment from SSS Tiny Words Christmas and my card was done.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog. Good Luck!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Happy Birthday



Time Out Challenge #149 is up and running. It is a Theme Challenge of CELEBRATIONS, and there is an optional twist of One Layer.

Our wonderful sponsor is Altenew. The winner will receive a $20.00 gift voucher to use at the Altenew Store. 

Our Guest Designer is Christine, a wonderful designer with an ecclectic style. Do yourself a favor and visit her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

I am into experimenting with foiling these days. I used a stencil from Brutis Monroe and applied transfer gel. After It dried, I applied a piece of purple foil, and ran It through my laminator. The result was wonderful except for a little glitch on the right. I still like the way it turned out. I used a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Beautiful Butterflies to complete my card.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Angie and the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Happy Birthday




Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. It's our 7th birthday! It's only right that the Code Word for ATCAS Challenge #172 is BIRTHDAY
Vicki is our Hostess With The Mostest!

Our Guest Designer is Lady Joyful (Charlotte). Charlotte is an incredibly talented card designer with an ecclectic style. Her cards are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You will be so glad you did.

For my card, I masked the right half of my card and stencilied the left with DO Inks and the Half Sun stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Trina and the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:

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with Topping Option of "Off The Edge".

I'm Thankful For You



Time for a new challnege at Less Is More, where we are challenged to use torn elements in our CAS design! Our wonderful sponsor for the month is Catherine Pooler Designs.


For my card, I chose some fall themed patterned papers from deep in my stash, tore them, glued them to the left side of my card base and trimmed the edges. I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches Jive Turkey stamp set and my card was done.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog. Good Luck!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Missing You At Christmas


Time for a new challenge at Time Out. Challenge #148 is a Home Sweet Home challenge with the inspiration above.

Our Guest Designer is Angie, a wonderful designer with an ecclectic style. Do yourself a favor and visit her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

I took my inspiration from the greenery on the wall and on the night stand, and the sentiment on the wall done in white on red. I tried foiling for the first time for this creation, and was thrilled with the result of my first try. I used foil from Gina K with a stencil from Funky Fossil Designs. What a fantastic resutl! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Angie and the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!