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!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

I Need Vitamin Sea



Addicted To CAS Challenge #137 is up and running with code word: SEA - a subject that is very dear to my heart! I am Host for this challenge.

To create my card, I die cut a panel of water color paper that I had previously smooshed with Distress Oxide Inks with the Ocean Swell Die from Memory Box. I loosely water colored the die cut with with Jane Devenport Markers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Sail Away 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 Claire of Life On The Scrap Heap is Guest Designer for this challenge.  Claire's awesome clean and simple style 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 Claire and the Design Team have created to inspire you. SEA-ze the day, and join us in the gallery for a chance to win!

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Octopus's Garden - The Beatles. Spetember 1969.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Miss You



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Time Out Challenge #110 is up and running. It's a Home Sweet Home Challenge with the picture above as the inspiration. The minute I saw this picture, I thought of the Paper Smooches Vogue Abode set. I often get very literal with my interpretations of our Home Sweet Home challenges. True to form,  I made a little scene - pink chair and foot stool, green end table, lamp, picture on the wall.

Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring the challenge. The winner will receive a $20 gift voucher for the Happy Little Stampers Store!

Our Guest Designer is Ksenija of Sweet Kobylkin. Ksenija's work is so wonderful and so inspiring. She is a CAS expert and she has awesome coloring skills. Please treat yourself to a vicit to her blog. You will be so glad you did!

Please had over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Ksenija and the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Then let your creative juices flow and join us in the gallery!

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