Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wake Up And Be Awesome!

Time Out Challenge #73 - December 22, 2016 - January 4 2017
Theme: Inspired By Words
 "With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning". 

What wonderful words to ponder as we look toward the beginning of a new year!

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:

First place winner will receive a $20.00 gift voucher for the STAMPlorations store. Honorable Mention winners will receive a $10.00 gift voucher.

Here is my take on the inspiration:

The inspiration words are so positive and hopeful which I translated here as loud and colorful. I love this Tim Holtz stencil, and i really love this sentiment from I think in combination, they really fit the inspiration perfectly.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see the wonderful projects that the DT has come up with. See where the wonderful inspiration quote takes you, link up, and play with us! Thanks for stopping by today!

I am also playing at:

SIP #79 - Where the challenge is Anything But Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy New Year!

Please not that this is a THREE week challenge this time, running from December 18th to January 7th.

Our Challenge Sponsor is Stampendous
First place winner will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Stampendous Store.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Deborah Frings of Deborah's Gems. Take a stroll through her blog, and I am sure you will be very inspired!

Now, on to my card. I must tell a funny story about it.  During the time leading up to the challenge, I had it in my head that the theme was GOLD despite the fact that I had many reminders on calendars and on lists etc, that it was SILVER. I made my GOLD themed card, I was very, very happy with it. When I went to post it with the rest of the DT cards, I noticed that everyone's card was silver, as was the header for the challenge. Just a funny example of how crazy things are right now.  I had a big belly laugh over that one. Then I re-made my card in Silver. LOL!! 

Here it is:

I die cut the word "Cheers" using PTI's Luxe Silver Adhesive Sheets and Uncorked Word Die and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Stamps~Hero Arts Tiny Stars Background, SU Holidays & Wishes (2007),
Ink~Tsukineko Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink, VersaMark.
Paper~Neenah Solar White
Accessories~PTI Uncorked and Uncorked Word Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames Dies, SU Silver EP, Little Things Sequins. SU Distressing Tool.

Please head on over to the AAA CAS Cards Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful silver themed cards created by the awesome DT. Get in spired to make a silver themed card of your own, and link up to play with us.

I am linking my card to:

Bottom right photo with lots of silver and stars.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wishing You Happy Birthday

Challenge #72 is up and running at Time Out Challenges, where it's time for a CASE Challenge. This means a special designer has been chosen to share a card to inspire your creation - you CASE it...Copy and Share Everything!

The CASE artist for this challenge is the very talented Kim Heggins of Cupakes, Cards and Kim. Treat yourself to a stroll through Kim's blog. I'm sure you will be inspired. Here is Kim's design for your inspiration for Time Out Challenge #72:

Deepti Aggarwal of Vishesh Collections is the Guest Designer for this challenge. Deepti is incredibly talented and has created a wonderful card from Kim's inspiration piece. You can check out Deepti's wonderful Card on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

Here's my take:

The swirly stems on Kim's flower image brought to mind a set from PTI that is now in their vault - Stitches and Swirls. So I dug into my "vault" and pulled it out. I stamped the largest image in the set with Memento Tuxedo Black on a Neenah Solar White panel, and colored it with Copics. I used Simon Says Stamp "Sending" Wafer Die and "Sending & Wishing" stamp set for the sentiment. I have rediscovered the technique of distressing edges lately, so I did that, and also added clear WOS to the leaves and flowers.. 

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and check out Deepti's creation as well as the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. See where your creative mind takes you as you come up with your own creation, link up, and play with us.

I am linking my card to The Flower Challenge where the challenge is to use an old stamp or die.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

HLS December Christmas Challenge

Time to play the last Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge of 2016 where the theme is WREATH.

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

This challenge is sponsored by

This is my take.

These days, I am consciously trying to dig way deep into my stash and fish out things that I have never, rarely, or can't remember when or if I used, and combine the old and the new. This card really is a perfect example of combining old things barely or never used, and new things.

OLD: Wreath Wood Mounted Stamp by Inkadinkado. White Flower Soft (Snow), Glossy Accents, Hero Arts Tiny red rhinestones.
NEW: Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy Stamp Set, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Mica Spray, Silver Wink Of Stella.

Please put on some Christmas Music, head on over to the Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge, check out the fabulous inspiration the Design Team has for you and play with us! Link up for a chance to win $15.00 to spend in the Happy Little Stampers Shop.

I am also linking this card to:

Kylie Purtell and Friends 12 Days Of Christmas Cards Challenge

Peace On Earth

Game #79 is up at AAA Cards CAS Challenge where the theme is CHRISTMAS.

Our wonderful sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. The winner will receive a $15.00 credit to use at the Happy Little Stampers Store.

Our Guest Designer is Marianne of Marianne's Cards.

Here is my take:

This image and sentiment just about sums it up for me right now in this crazy world we live in. The image is a wood mounted stamp from Hero Arts, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The inlaid die cut "peace" is sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways, and the rest of the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Merry Stamps. 

Please head on over to the AAA Cards CAS Challenge Blog, and check out the wonderful inspiration of the Design Team. Leave them some love, make a Christmas creation of your own, link up and play with us. 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #265

Anything Goes