Sunday, January 21, 2018

Two-Fer Three Challenges

So, in case you haven't heard, there is a brilliant new challenge out there that started on January 10 - Twofer Card Challenge. It's the brainchild of Darnell Krauss of I love the way Darnell's brain works, and this awesome idea is so Darnell. The Design Team is loaded with awesomeness, and the idea is to use the same stamps/dies to come up with two totally different cards. It is meant to really challenge yourself to increase your creativity, stretch your brain, your stamps, your dies, and to increase your stash of cards. FANTASTIC!!!!

I work in a Pre-K through 8 school as a librarian. I am so often frustrated  by the lack of ability in children of all ages to follow directions. Well, guess what - I did not follow directions here and I am  truly humbled. The thing I didn't do (because I skimmed the directions because I wanted to get to creating), was use a different style for the second card.  I stamped, embossed and die cut a bunch of the same elements, and made 2 cards. I should have read more carefully, but that 's OK. I know now, and I am submitting my cards anyway! I LOVE them. I used two other challenges to create my Two-fer. I used the colors for Color Throwdown ctd476 (I LOVE these colors), and I used the CAS(E) this sketch #255 for the layout. I flipped it for one, and not the other.

I am SO excited about this challenge. I'm screaming in at the end, but I hope to play it a lot. Darnell, I promise I will follow the directions next time, and I will be nicer to my students who don't follow directions.

This card was inspired by Color Throwdown 476 colors, and the CTS Sketch.

This card was inspired by the Color Throwdown Colors for CTD476.
I also flipped the CAS(E) This Sketch #255 to the left side for this one.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

You Are The Best

is open.
Barb Ghig is our host and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.

Rosali is Guest Designer for the challenge.
Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. See where the code word takes you and join us in the gallery.

I'm also playing at:

use a sentiment as your focal point 

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 

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Week 282: HUG

When I saw the current CASology Cue, I immediately thought of this image from an MFT set from years ago called Friends Furever. I had colored it with Copics and never used it. It has been in my snippet box waiting for the perfect moment! This was it.

I'm also playing at:

Challenge #124 Love - Make a card for love/valentine's day

Challenge # 428 - Boy Oh Boy

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Music Speaks

I am pleased and proud to announce that this is my first post as an

Design Team Member. I am so excited to be working with this wonderful team of designers, some of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting in Blogland, and all of whose work I am familiar with from my participation on other design teams. A wonderful fresh and new leg of my paper crafting journey lies ahead for me in 2018! Awesome!

I am jumping right in as the host of this first challenge of 2018 in which the CODE WORD is MUSIC

Kylie Purtell of Happy Little Stampers is the sponsor of this challenge, and she is awarding the winner a $15.00 gift card to the store!

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations that the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Music is the language we all understand and there are endless places to go with this - I hope you play along. I can't wait to see the wonderful creations that come of this prompt!
Stamps - PTI Rythm & Soul, Waltzingmouse Stamps Musical Backgrounds.
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark. 
Paper - Neenah Solar White 110#, PTI Fresh Snow Linen, PTI Perfect Match Smokey Shadow, Bazzil Basics White Vellum.
Accessories - Gold EP, Heat Gun, Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, 3M Foam Tape, Scor-Tape 1/8".

I'm also playing at:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

CAS Christmas

Happy New Year! It's time for a new year of Challenges at Happy Little Stampers, and time to start on our Christmas card stashes for next Christmas! Only 361 more days!!! For the January challenge, it's all Christmas all the time with the optional twist is CAS (Clean And Simple). Challenge winner will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stamper shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I twisted with the gorgeous Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia and sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy.

Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and see the fabulous inspiration pieces that the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Get your Fa La La La La back on, and create a Christmas card for your 2018 stash!

I'm also playing at:

An Ocean Full Of Thanks

Hello and Happy New Year! It's time for the first Time Out Challenge of 2018 where the theme is "Thankful". Our Guest Designers for the challenge are Bobby of Bits and Pieces and Julee of Poetic Artistry. Bobby is a big supporter and frequent player at Time Out. Julee is such a talented designer, owner of Verve Stamps, and sponsor of this challenge. Please visit their blogs and leave them some love. 

How does the prompt inspire you? I am looking forward to finding out. Get your craft on and join us in the gallery at Time Out.

I am also playing at:

SSS Monday – Something New

SSS Wednesday – Something New

SSS Work It Wednesday – New To You