Thursday, May 19, 2022

Love You More Than All The Stars

 


Time Out #214 begins today. It's an Inspired By Words Challenge. The quote is "A day without sunshine is, you know, night."

The challenge runs from Thursday, May 19th  to Wednesday, June 1st. We are generously sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays. Winner will receive a $25.00 gift voucher.

My mind went to the Hero Arts My Monthly hero set fro m August 2017. I love this set. 

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that Marieke and the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Always Lifting You Up

 


I am so excited to be here as a new Design Team Member for Can You Handle The Pressure? where the theme is always Anything Goes with an Embossing Folder and an optional twist. Heat embossing is welcome, but not required. An Embossing Folder must be used. For this challenge, the twist is flowers. 

To create my card, I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder that I have had in my stash for ages called Grace's Frame. I love the simplicity and elegance of it, and thought it would be the perfect stage for these beautiful floral Washi die cuts made with Pinkfresh Studio's English Garden Washi Tape & Die Set. I arranged several of the die cuts and popped them up on the embossed panel. I popped up the embossed panel with fun foam, and adhered it to my card base. To complete my card, I stamped a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio's Always Uplifting stamp set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.

Please head over to the Can You Handle The Pressure? Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful projects that the Design Team has created to inspire you. Dive into your embossing folder stash and add some pressure!

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Clean & Layered
Inspired by floral theme and colors




Friday, May 13, 2022

Hello Sweet Friend

 


It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation.

Today's festivities are inspired by World Bee Day, which takes place on May 20th.
The challenge runs from May 13th - May 23rd.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the theme. For this one, I printed the gorgeous image from Power Poppy's Sweet Simple Things Digital Stamp Set from Power Poppy on Neenah Solar White 80# paper and colored it with Copics. I framed it with Pinkfresh's Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, popped it up with fun foam and mounted it on a kraft card base. The sentiment is done with Glimmer Hot Foil System and a Glimmer Plate from Spellbinders Mini Everyday Sentiments.
  
I used flowers, bees, yellow, black and hive from the inspo list.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Vacation!



Time Out #213 begins today with the theme of ON VACATION, The challenge runs from Thursday, May 5th  to Wednesday, May 18th. We are generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn.

 We welcome Marieke, winner of Time Out Challenge #209, as our Guest Designer.

My mind went to Paper Smooches Get Outta Town for this one. My happy place has an ocean, some palm trees, some fancy drinks with umbrellas and fruit and someone to share them with. I sure would love to be on that plane right now. The bit of stenciling in the background is done with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and the Sea Foam stencil from A Colorful Life Designs which was gifted to me by a dear friend. 

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that Marieke and the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Let's Do Lunch



It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation.


Today's festivities are inspired by National Eat What You Want Day, which takes place on May 11th. April 29th.

The challenge runs from April 15th to April 25th.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the theme. For this one, I stamped images from Paper Smooches Calorie Free and Alfresco stamp sets on Neenah Solar White 80# paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then colored  with Copics. I added texture to a white panel with STAMPlorations Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate and arranged the die cut foods on it popping them up with Dimensionals.  I added a piece of twine, and my card was complete.
I used food, red and twine from the inspo list.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Saturday, April 23, 2022

This Card Is Full Of Love



Less Is More #463 starts today. We are challenged to create a One Layer (no layers, just a card base) CAS card with an off center design.

To create my card, I placed the Off The Edge Daffodils stencil from SSS in the upper left corner of my Neenah Solar White 110# card base. I stenciled it lightly with various Altenew inks. I then added a sentiment from SSS So Talkative stamp set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink heat embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.

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. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple which we define as designs that include large areas of CLEAR AND CLEAN space with NO PATTERN, NO INK and NO TEXTURE See challenge guidelines on the Less Is More Blog.


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My word is LOVE



Krafty Chicks Challenge #608 - CAS

Pastel Happy Birthday




I am thrilled to be here today as Guest Designer for Can You Handle The Pressure where the challenge is always Anything Goes with the use of an embossing folder on your project. Each challenge has an optional twist, and today it is pastels.

I used kraft for my card base and stamped it with Versamark ink using SSS Gerbera Daisy Background Cling stamp. I then cut strips in different widths of pastel card stock scraps in a pastel version of rainbow colors. I taped them together, placed the panel in the SSS Floral Field Embossing Folder and ran it through through my Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. Once I cut the strip panel to fit the card base, I mounted it on fun foam and adhered it to the base. The sentiment is from CZ Design Happy Birthday Wafer Dies with the base cut from vellum and the sentiment cut from black glossy card stock.

Please head over to the Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and soak up some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. Then dive into your embossing folder collection and join us with or without the twist! Just be sure to use an embossing folder on your creation!

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