Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gratitude



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Time for a new challenge at Time Out. The theme for Challenge 118 is Home Sweet HomeA photo inspiration challenge with a homey twist!  

You have until September 26th at 5:00 PM BST to enter.
Our sponsor is Poppy StampsChallenge winner gets a $20.00 gift voucher. Poppy Stamps Design Team is joining us for this challenge. You can see the projects created by their designers HERE.

Our Guest Designer is Angie. Angie is such a wonderful, talented crafter. Her work is sure to inspire you so please visit her blog and get a wonderful dose of inspiration.

For my card, I die cut a background that I had made with Distress Oxide inks with Poppy Stamps Floral Stem Collage die. I paired it with some linen textured green paper, and mounted the die cut panel on vanilla cardstock. The sentiment is an old wood mounted rubber stamp from Hero Arts.


Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see how you are inspired as you post your card in the gallery!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fa La La La La



The September Challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, and the twist is: tree. I decided to make a shaker with the Hero Arts Fir Tree Infinity Dies. I backed the aperture with patterned paper with the sheet music for "Oh Christmas Tree" for an added affect. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stapers 

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers September 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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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Happy Halloween



Creative With Stamps Challenge #30 is up and running with the theme of "PUMPKIN". Fall is my favorite season, and I love it when the fall colors kick in in art, fashion, food...

I decided on a Halloween theme. To create my card, I chose to use a retired set from PTI - Tiny Treats: Halloween. The set includes the tag stamp, which I heat embossed in black, then added some orange in some of the dots with Colpics. I die cut the center, heat embossed the pumpkin and colored it with Copics. I stamped the whole image again and cut out the sentiment strip, colored it and adhered it to the circle. I added some ribbon for the final touch.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Blogcheck out what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you, and share your creation in the gallery.
Happy crafting!

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Featuring PTI Tiny Treats Stamp Set circa August, 2010.

Thank You, Teacher



Addicted To CAS Challenge #144 is up and running with code word: APPLES. ATCAS Design Team Member, Anja of Scrappietoo is challenge host.

The incredibly wonderful and talented Ksenija is Guest Designer. Her work is Fabulous. I am always inspired by her creativity. Please stop by Ksenija's blog to say hello. You are sure to be inspired as you visit!

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor,
and Kylie is generously awarding the winner  a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

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


For my card, I used an image and sentiment from the Teacher's Apple stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the apple image, fussy cut and mounted it on a die cut made with Paper Smooches Notebook Basic die and patterned paper from Authentique's Curiousity Collection.

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what Ksenija and the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Join us in the gallery to share your creation, and for a chance to win!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Start There



Time for a new challenge at Time Out. The theme for Challenge 117 is "Toes in the sand, wine in our hands. Life is good today. Let us be grateful for what makes us happy.".
You have until September 12th at 5:00 PM BST to enter.

Our sponsor is Uniko Stamps.
Challenge winner gets an in-stock stamp set of their choice.

For my card, I did a watercolor wash that resembles sand, sea and sky as my background. I applied white spatters that put me in mind of sea foam. The sentiment is all about gratitude as you awake each day and you are challenged to appreciate what you have, and to make the best of what lies ahead. I just LOVE this sentiment and to me, it fits perfectly with our challenge words.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see how you are inspired as you post your card in the gallery!

Supplies:
Stamps~Impression Obsession Start There
Ink~VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Papers-Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Hero Arts Pool Mix Layering Papers
Accessories-Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mister Huey's Opaque White Color Mist, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die


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Use stamps on your project. No digital images allowed.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Shine Brightly



Time for a reminder of the current challenge at Time Out. For Challenge #116, we challenge you to be BRIGHT.
You have until Aught 30th at 5:00 PM BST to enter.

Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.


Winner will receive a $20 gift voucher to the Happy Little Stampers Shop.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Anila Dikay of Novel Ideas Anila is a very talented  cardmaker with an eclectic style. Take a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired.

The thing that I like most about my challenge card is the word "brightly" and how it came to be. The stamp set I used had the word "bright", but not "brightly". I am a certified grammar freak. I needed the word "brightly" for my sentiment. "Bright" would have been gramatically incorrect (in US English), so I set up the word "bright" on my large MISTI tool, and the word "family" on my small MISTI. I masked and moved the stamps around and stamped on scrap until I had it perfectly set to stamp the word "brightly" in 2 steps using 2 MISTI tools. That may seem a little crazy, but it had to be. It's how I roll. LOL!

This card will be going to my son who just started his Freshman Year of college. He is an awesome human being, and I am so excited for him. I know he will shine brightly as he continues his journey!

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what Anila and the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Then create a food/drink themed card and link up in the gallery. I can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Supplies:
Stamps - Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and Fun.
Ink - Various Distress Inks, Tsukineko Metallic Silver Shimmer Delicata.
Paper - SU Daffodil Delight, Neenah Solar White 80#, black scraps, blue glitter paper scrap.
Accessories - Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and Fun Cutaways, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die, The Crafter's Workshop Mini Party Lights stencil.

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Inspired By Challenge - Rustic Summer
The lanterns on my card put me in mind of a lovely outdoor summer party.

For my son who just started his freshman year of college.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sweet



Addicted To CAS Challenge #143 is up and running with code word: BERRIES. ATCAS Design Team Member, Bobby Hagen of Bits and Pieces is challenge host.

The incredibly talented AsaJ is Guest Designer. Her work is Fabulous - crisp, simple, wonderful. I am always inspired by her creativity. Please stop by Asa's Blog to say hello. You are sure to be inspired as you visit!

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor,
and Kylie is generously awarding the winner  a $20.00 gift certificate to the s!

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


As for my card, I used and image from the Cherries And Berries Digital Stamp Set from Power Poppy, printed it on Neenah Solar White 80# card stock, and colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One stamp set.

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what AsaJ and the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Join us in the gallery to share your creation, and for a chance to win!

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Choose to use an item from your kitchen to help you make your project or feature an image of food. Extra brownie points if you manage to do both!