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!

I am also playing at:

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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WWC170 Guest Designer Post - Love Letter In The Sand



I'm excited to say that I have been invited to participate as Guest Designer for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC170 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes".

My husband and I are big beach lovers, regardless of the season or the weather. I wanted to make a card for him just because, and this will fit the bill perfectly.
I recently received this Stamp Lab stamp and sentiment with an order from STAMPlorations. As I was pondering how I would use it, I came up with the perfect idea for my card. I stamped the conch shell image on watercolor paper, and used a combination of Zigs and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to color it. I LOVE the way it came out. I am not tremendously fearless with   watercoloring. I have to admit that this one boosted my confidence a bit.

Anyway, please head over to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the lovely and talented Design Team has come up with to inspire you, create a card and join us in the gallery.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Floral On Black Mother's Day



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Creative With Stamps Challenge theme this month is "Mother". My post today is a reminder card  for your inspiration. The black background is a bit of a risk for a Mother's Day card, but I LOVE the way white embossing colored with metallic watercolor pencils looks on black, so here it is. I hope the recipient appreciates my artistic gamble. LOL.

Please head over to the Creative With Stamps Challenge Blog and check out the inspiration pieces that the Design Team has created for you, and make something to share in our gallery for a chance to win! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day



It's time for a new challenge at ATCAS, and this time, the code word is MOM/MUM. Ceal Pritchett is our host. As always, our sponsor is:
 
Challenge winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend in the Happy Little Stampers Store.
Rachel Bergfeld of RBergfeld Card Designs is our Guest Designer. Rachel's CAS style is awesome, as are her mad coloring skills! Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog!

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations Valliam and the ATCAS Design Team have whipped up for your inspiration. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win a gift voucher for the Happy Little Stampers store.

 I stamped and die cut this wonderful image from Altenew's Extra Special Stamp Set, mounted it on a strip of Patterned Paper, added the sentiment, and that was it! I love the way it turned out.

Please remember, this is a CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS) Challenge.
Have fun!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Forever My Friend


Time Out Challenge #109 is up and running. The theme is Inspired By Words:


Our wonderful and generous sponsor is STAMPlorations. Challenge winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. One random winner will receive a goodie bag of stamps or dies.

I used Sponsor Bloomtangled #2 Coverplate Die and Fond Expressions 2 with a background created with Distress Oxide Inks to create my card. I sprayed the background with clear Glimmer Mist. It's quite sparkly IRL. I just love the way this one turned out.

Kristina Pavlovic of Kristina's Art Corner is our Guest Designer for the challenge and reminder posts. Kristina is a very talented cardmaker with mad coloring skills. You will thank yourself for taking a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired!
Please visit the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team created for your inspiration. Let the words stir your creative soul and make something for our challenge and share it in the gallery to inspire others and for a chance to win!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Peace



Happy Little Stampers May Christmas Challenge has begun. As always, the theme is all Chrismtas all the time, and this time the optional twist is STARS.


Challenge winner will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers store. Check out all the details HERE.

Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Blog for some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win!

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The Merry Christmas Challenge #18 - Anything Goes + Christmas