Thursday, February 15, 2024

Happy 10th Birthday, Time Out!


Time Out #257 opens today and we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this wonderful challenge! 
Woo Hoo!!! You can read all the details about where we started, how we grew, and where we are now on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

We have 10 wonderful sponsors with 11 prizes to be had by our Challenge Winner as chosen by the Design Team, and 11 additional winners chosen at random.

We are graced by the presence of Sandie Munro, Co-Founder of Time Out Challenges, as our Guest Designer. Please join us in welcoming Sandie back to the team for this challenge to celebrate our birthday! (Can you hear the round of applause??)

My birthday card features a stencil by one of our sponsors, Picket Fence Studios. It has been inked with 5 shades of purple Distress Oxide Inks. I laid them down in ombre style from lightest to darkest with the intention of having a portrait layout, but the large sentiment die cut did not fit that orientation, so I turned it. The purples pay homage to our dear Sandie, as purple is one of her favorite colors and always brings her to mind when I see it.
I added some bling, which is not my special power. I spend way more time placing the bling, moving the bling, removing the bling, putting it back and repeating that process many times, than I do making the card itself! I could not get my camera to to it justice, but this bling changes color from silver to blue to purple depending on the light. Bling is another signature of Sandie's style, so it had to be added.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog, get all the wonderful details of this special challenge, and see what Sandie and the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Please join us in our celebration. We love our players and the more, the merrier!

The challenge runs through February 28th. Put on your party hat and come join us!!! Remember that in order to qualify for the win, you may link your project up to a total of five challenge, including ours. Check the details of 'how to play" on our sidebar. Happy crafting! 

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsPicket Fence Studios Fancy Flourish Stencil
Avery Elle Scalloped Pierced Rectangles
Essentials By Ellen Big Scripty Happy Birthday
Cardstock    110# & 80# Neenah Solar Crest
SU Elegant Eggplant
Tonic Mirror Glossy Black
Bazzil 40# Vellum
 Ink 5 Purple Shades of Distress Oxide Inks
Embellishments A Colorful Life Designs Card Bling
Other Stencil Brush
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Waffle Flower Grid Mat
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Scor-Pal Score Tape .75"

I am also playing at:

AG with stencils, optional teost of love/hearts


Nonni said...

Wow Stephanie! I love the design process of your card and I'm sure Sandie will too! What a beautiful gesture from you! That stencil is a super fun one and I also love how you used vellum behind your sentiment. Wonderful card! xx

sandie said...

Oh thank you for your lovely words and love this beautiful card. Adore you used purple and your bling is perfect….I used to do the same, move it around and around but then suddenly it looks perfect xx

Kate said...

Love your card Stephanie! And your story about the bling - thought it was just me - in your case though, perfect amount of bling in all the right places! The ombre purple is the perfect choice for Time Out's 10th birthday! Hugs, Kate!

Helen said...

A gorgeous card Stephanie with the beautiful ombre purples! Such a clever design with the framing of the 'Happy Birthday' die cut 9and of course the special bling!!!:) ) It's such a shame the shine is so difficult to photograph! Hugs!

I Card Everyone said...

Your stenciling and bling are da bomb, Stephanie! I knew in a flash that all that purple was in Sandie's honor - though I had no idea there were so many purples in the Distress Ink family!
Gorgeous card - congratulations on your challenge's 10th birthday!

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on the big 10! Fabulous card, Stephanie! I like the movement the background adds!

Darlene said...

Oh Steph, this is just awesome! LOVE that beautifully stenciled background and your big sentiment is perfect! Nicely done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our WORD POWER & Stencil Fun challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Nancy said...

So pretty Steph! I love that stenciled background!

Greta said...

Oh what a fun stencil and I love the look of the ombre stenciling, Stephanie! Glad to know someone else struggles with bling! So wonderful you honored dear Sandie with your creation!

Glenda J said...

What a gorgeous background with the ombre stencilling. Love it! Fantastic sentiment too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday.

shirley-bee said...

Love the purple ombré stencilled background, Stephanie! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow, Stephanie... Love your stencilled background with five different shades of Purple. This is simply awesome and you did a great job with your blings :). Love this card so much.. Hugsxx Deepti

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely gorgeous and bold! I love that you used purple:)