Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Grateful Heart

Time for a new challenge at Time Out. Challenge #128 is a Home Sweet Home challenge - take your inspiration from the festive picture above.

Our wonderful sponsor is STAMPlorations. Challenge winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to the STAMPlorations store.

Our fabulous Guest Designer is Coni of Which Craft? If you want to see some great cards, fantastic coloring and loads of creativity and inspiration, visit her blog!

To create my card, I used 3 shades of red Distress Oxide Inks on acetate, applied in layers to watercolor paper. I then stamped Stamplorations SAY IT BIG Heart, Die cut the panel with a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die and adhered it to a white card base.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what my wonderful teammates have created for your inspiration. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win. Happy crafting!

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Let's Dance It Out

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS. I am so in love with this CAS-ual Fridays stamp set: Tutu. I love these little ballerina silhouettes with the flowered tutus and hair decorations. The sentiment I used is from one of the greatest TV pair of friends ever - Meredith and Christina from Grey's Anatomy. I just love it. I can't wait to sent it to "my person".

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with to share in the gallery. Happy crafting!

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Flowered tutus on my little dancers.

Yes You Can!

There's a new challenge up at Less Is More. This time it's a sketch. When I first looked at this sketch, I saw a jacket and tie. I also saw a spotlight. There are so many possibilities as you will see when you feast your eyes on the wonderful inspiration the Design Team has created.

Our sponsor this month is Skull And Cross Buns.

We're joined as Guest Designer by our November 2018 winner, Toni of Frankie Helps Craft. Toni's work is fun and clever, and her coloring is awesome! Take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

Keeping the jacket, tie and spotlight in mind, I created this card of encouragement for my son who is a college Freshman at an extremely academically rigorous school. He is also a three season athlete.  I never saw anyone work harder than he does. His grades are fantastic, but every now and then, he gets the blues and I like to send him a hug in an envelope. So that is where I went with this sketch. I just cut 2 triangles, stamped and die cut the sentiment, and added a little heart cut from a scrap of water colored paper.

Please head on over to the Less Is More Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations the Design Team has come up with for your inspiration. Play with us and share your take on the sketch! I can't wait to see all the ways the shetch is interpreted.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

We Can Choose How To Dance

There's a new challenge up at Time Out Challenges. This time it's Inspired By Words - see challenge details above. For my card, I decided to zero in on the dancing using our sponsor stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Big Treble and Tutu. I LOVE the dancer images in the Tutu set, and I thought that this sentiment fits the challenge words perfectly.

Claire of String Bows is Guest Designer for this challenge. Claire has a wonderful CAS style and mad coloring skills. Please treat yourself to a visit to her blog - you are sure to be inspired.

Our wonderful sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays. Winner will receive a prize from their store.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog, see what the design team has cooked up for your inspiration, and play with us for a chance to win!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

One Of A Kind

A new year has begun and so has the first ATCAS Challenge of 2019 with code word: SNOWFLAKE. Angie, of Cimbacreativefun, is our host.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Hilary of Fiddling About. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog for a real treat and some wonderful inspiration.

For my card, I made a shaker with white snowflake elements, embellished with blue glittery snowflake die cuts from Paper Smooches, and sentiment from Paper Smooches Fresh Snow stamp set.

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration.

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

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I Forgot!

Hello! And Happy New Year!

I am so very excited and honored to announce, that I have joined the Less is More Design Team! Woot!!  This is my first post as a LIM Designer. When I first began blogging, I was all about the layers and embellishments. When The Less Is More Challenge first opened, I had never tried and was quite terrified of CAS design. I began to play, and as time went on, I got the hang of it and fell in love. Now it is largely my cardmaking style.  I am so happy to be part of this amazing team of crafters. Here we go!

Water in any of its, snow, mist, liquid...

Our sponsor is 

Our Guest Designer is our October 2018 winner: Viv of Daizy-Mae's Crafty Blog. Viv's designs and coloring skills are fantastic! Treat yourself to a visit to her blog. You will be so glad you did.

For my card, I used Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey stamps and dies to make this punny belated birthday card. I created the water with Hero Arts Dark Teal Liquid Watercolor. I stamped the ship on watercolor paper, colored it with Zigs, die cut, and placed it on the watercolor background in the aperture.

Please head on over to the Less Is More Challenge Blog, see the awesome creations the Design Team has created for your inspiration, and come play wiith us! All challenge details are available on the HERE.


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Tee Hee - Fresh sentiment!

Friday, January 4, 2019


The January Challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, and the twist is: REINDEER. For my card, I used a Stampin Up reindeer stamp that I have had in my stash for years. I embossed it with gold EP and set it on an die cut of cork to resemble a hilly terriain. The word "peace" (Jillian Vance) seemed to fit so well with the scene.

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Get a big head start on your Christmas cards for 2019!!

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

I Look At You

The first challenge of the new year is up and running at Time Out where we are challenged to be Loving.

Our wonderful sponsor is Birch Press DesignThe winner of this challenge will get a $20 gift voucher to spend in their amazing store here.

Our Wonderful and talented Guest Designer is Jane Taylor of Purple Jet Loves Crafts. Jane is an incredibly talented designer with a CAS style. Pay her a visit. You will be so glad you did.

I just love this sentiment from Stamper's Anonymous Heartfelt Cling Stamp set. I paired it with this wonderful Capri Heart die from Poppystamps. It reminds me of a sand dollar, which is one of my favorite sea shells to find. I put the two together on a white linen scalloped rectangle die cut mounted on Neenah Solar White 110# card stock. It is very simple, but speaks volumes.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created to inspire you. Play with us for a chance to win a prize from Birch Press Design.

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Diecut heart made from a piece of watercolor paper from my bits and pieces box, that had been watercolored with Distress Oxide ink.