Thursday, January 18, 2018

Each Day Is A Gift


Time Out Challenges #101 : Inspired By Wordsis up and running. Here is the inspiration:


 My card is really a departure from my style of late, but I think this awesome background that was born of my playing with a new-to-me technique with salt and watercolor was perfect for the challenge. To me, it exudes "carpe diem!!". I LOVE the sentiment stamp from Visible Image and to me, it goes beautifully with the quote.


The challenge runs from Thursday January 18 to Wednesday January 31. Our Guest Designer is the wonderful, talented and quite humorous Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone. Give yourself a treat and visit her blog. You are sure to be delighted.


Our sponsor is Birch Press Designs. Winner will receive a $20.00 gift voucher for the Birch Press Design Store.

I'm also playing at:


This card will go to my son for when he chooses which college he will attend.


use a sentiment as your focal point 



16 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Stephanie, love this card. I'd love to pin it up so that my sone sees it every morning when he wakes up! Just had a quick trip through your blog and enjoyed the visit immensely (I'm an ex public librarian now working in a school office!) Have a great week, Cathy x

sandie said...

that background is amazing and it really woks with the bold sentiment. I love the funky look the salt gives to the watercolour. Super card c

Lynn said...

Awww...this is so fabulous. That background is amazing Stephanie. Love the rainbow of colors and the sentiment simply says it all!

Anita in France said...

A rich, saturated rainbow of fabulous colour, Stephanie ... such impact ... so perfect with that brilliant sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Wow this is such a frewsh and sunny card; made my day a bit brighter just by seeing it! And I love the technique you used! Enjoy the weekend!

Lorraine A said...

WOW!! this IS awesome Stephanie! I love the background and the sentiment is PERFECT! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Mimi said...

AWESOME card! Thanks for linking it at Shopping Our Stash... Visit more often!

Heidi Weaver said...

I agree, Stephanie. Each day IS a gift. And what a lovely card you've created here! Love the wonderful rainbow of colours! Isn't it wonderful to embrace something new such as this technique and to wind up with such a treasure of a card? Love the sentiment, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I'm always in awe at crafters who can do this amazing watercolor washes, yours is stunningly beautiful!!!
I've seen the "Salt Technique" before and the designs you achieved here are awesome!!
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Marlena M. said...

Incredible, vibrant color Stephanie!

Joyce Erb said...

This background speaks to me LOL. I absolutely love the texture, colors...and the sentiment is perfect. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love your beautiful, colourful card Stephanie. Very vibrant and a wonderful masculine theme. Love the salt technique. Thanks so much for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine card challenge this week.

Gail said...

Great background! Love the technique and your colours. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Donna said...

WOW
That is an AMAZING background!!
And I love that sentiment!
Thanks for getting SENTIMENTAL this week with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Nonni said...

Wonderful take on the challenge! This salt technique sure is super fun and you've found the perfect quote for our phrase. Great work!

Jill Vickers said...

Simply beautiful! I love the background you created with the salt technique - it is beyond words gorgeous - and that sentiment is pure perfection!