Thursday, December 20, 2018


Time Out Challenge #125 is up and running. This time it is "Inspired By Words": 
"Celebrate Friends, Family, Life!"

Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone is Guest Designer for this challenge. Michele is wildly talented and so incredibly whitty and fun. I love her work. If you have never had the pleasure, please visit her blog. You will be madly inspired and entertained.

STAMPlorations is our wonderful sponsor. Challenge Winner will receive a $15.00 gift voucher to spend at the STAMPlorations store, and one random winnrer will receive a goody bag of stamps and dies.

To make my card, I pulled out the December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit. It contains lots of celebratory images and dies. I stamped and die cut the sparkler image 7 times with Tsukineko Silver Shimmer Delicata Ink. I then added a dot of gold to each of the sparkles with a Zig Painty gold pen and I arranged the sparklers in a circle to create a wreath. I die cut the word "cheers" from silver metallic adhesive backed paper (PTI) and placed it under the sparkler wreath. I used Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Rectangle Lawn Cuts with white linen cardstock (PTI), and mounted that panel on to a Ninah Solar White 110# card base.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the amazngly talented DT membebrs have created for your inswpiration. Play with us for a change to win!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Joy To The World

Challenge #124 is up and running at Time Out. This time, we challenge you to be Joyful. Our sponsor is UnikoChallenge winner will get to choose an in-stock stamp set of their choice.

Chrissie Stokes of Simply One Of A Kind, exceptional card maker and Co-founder of Less Is More Challenge is our Guest Designer. Please welcome Chrissie with a comment, and treat yourself to a stroll through Chrissie's blog. You are sure to be inspired.

For my card, I die cut a stitched circle from a watercolor paper panel made with Distress Oxide and pearlescent watercolors. I die cut the doves and branch using Impression Obsession Peace Dove Dies. The die cut and stamped sentiment is from Winnie and Walter's The Big, The Bold And The Merry.

Please head over to the Time Out Challlenge Blog and see what Joanna and the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us for a chance to win.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sparkle This Christmas

The December Challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, and the twist is: SNOW. For my card, I used a die cut panel that I had created previously with Distress Oxide Inks and shimmery watercolors. I made the Alicia Snowflake from SSS the star of the show cutting it from blue glitter paper and centering it in the aperture. I stamped a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Let It Snow on a banner cut from MFT's Die-namic Fishtail Flags STAX. 

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers December 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! 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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Sunday, November 25, 2018

From Our House To Yours

As I was looking through my Christmas stash today to find inspiration for the current Less Is More One Layer Holiday Challenge, I came upon this wonderful little set from Verve called Poinsettia Christmas that I have had for many years. I love this particular poinsettia image and the font of the sentiment. I used my MISTI to stamp it a few times with Memento Ladybug Ink to get a deep red color. I turned the card upside down to get the placement I wanted, then stamped the sentiment in between with VersaFine Claire Nocturne Ink. I added a generous drop of gold Stickles to the center and pressed it down with my index finger. I then outlined each flower with a G0000 Copic marker. Voila!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Merry Christmas

There's a new challenge at Time Out and this time it's a Theme Challenge - Black and White and One Color, with an optional twist of One Layer. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. A random winner from those who twist will receive a $20.00 gift voucher to spend in the Happy Little Stampers Shop.

Joanna is our Guest Designer. Her designs are artful and beautiful and interesting. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired!

For my card, I chose to twist with a one layer card created with the Altenew Build A Flower: Poinsettia in shades of red. I used black ink for the center and added some clear Stickles to add a little sparkle. I also coated the leaves with clear WOS. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy stamp set, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Please head over to the Time Out Challlenge Blog and see what Joanna and the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. Play with us for a chance to win.

For those of us who celebrate the US tradition of Thanksgiving, may you have a beautiful day of gathering on Thursday - one of gratitude, sharing of food, family, friends and love. It is truly my favorite day of the year. May yours be blessed, wherever you are and whatever you do.

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Addicted To Stamps And More #319 - CAS

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Just For You

Addicted to CAS Challenge #149 is up and running with Code Word: Presents. 
Susan is our host.

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding a stamp set to the winner!

We have a super talented Guest Designer for this challenge...Chrissie Stokes. It was by joinging in on her Less Is More Challenge many years ago, that lead me to embrace the CAS style. Please visit her blog for a real treat and some serious CAS inspiration.

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

For my card, I stamped, colored with Zigs (or "Ziggified, as Darnell would say)nd die cut some of the images from Waffle Flower's Gift Wrapper, and arranged them on a die cut circle from MFT's Wonky Stitched Circle Stax. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Chirstmas set.

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us for a chance to win some wonderful Happy Little Stampers products.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Celebrate The Joys Of Christmas

Time Out Challenges has a whole new look and we are so excited to present it to you today with the start of Challenge #122. It's a Home Sweet Home Challenge where we present a photo inspiration to start your creative juices flowing. The photo is GORGEOUS and full of options from which to be inspired!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Mughda of Craftomania. Mughda is passionate about crafting and incorporates quilling and other crafts into her wonderful cards. Please take a look at her blog. You are sure to be inspired!

Our sponsor is Altenew
A $20.00 gift voucher will be given to the challenge winner.

Here is a close up picture of the inspiration:

To make my card, I concentrated on those awesome red pillows. I die cut the SSS Alicia Snowflake in white glitter paper, inlaid it on red card stock and finished it off with an silver-embossed sentiment from Altenew's Build  Flower: Poinsettia on a black stitched banner.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations of the Design Team. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018


Creative With Stamps Challenge #32 is up and running with the theme of FEATHER.

For my card, I used the largest feather image from Papertrey Ink's Feather Finery set. I stamped it in 3 fall shades using my MISTI. After stamping with color, I stamped again with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear EP. I heat embossed again with the detail stamp that goes with the feather using gold EP.  It's hard to see that detail in the picture, but it does add depth and interest. I used matte gold cardstock to die cut, stack and inlay the word "hugs" (die from STAMPlorations), added a few sequins, distressed the edges and attached that panel to my card base. 

Challenge Sponsor is MHK Designs

Challenge winner will receive their choice of 3 MHKDesigns.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, check out what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you, and play along with us.
Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

I Drive Stick

I just LOVE this stamp set by Picket Fence Studios - it cracks me up. And I DO drive a stick shift car. I had to have this set. I created a CAS Halloween card using glittery embossing powder over a panel of blended Distress Oxide Inks.

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I used Distress Oxide Inks

With Gratitude

Addicted To CAS #148 is up and running. The challenge is to make a ONE LAYER card and Barb is our hostess. Barb will be sending a crafty gift to the challenge winner.

Remember - A 'one layer' card is defined as "A piece of card folded in two. No other layers are allowed".

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!

To create my card, I masked a panel on Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and blended some Distress Oxide inks in fall colors. I stamped a leaf from Paper Smooches Botanicals 2  in VersaFine Vintage Sepia over the inked panel. The heat embossed sentiment is from Jillian Vance Designs Auntum Blessings set.

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration and share your one layer wonder in the gallery.

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Using Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 (released in February 2016)
Jillian Vance Designs Harvest Blessings (released 2014)

I used Distress Oxide Inks