Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Peaches

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
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You can either be inspired by the scene in the picture or the color swatches on the side, or maybe both!  That gorgeous peach/coral color in the center really caught my eye, specially since I have a ribbon and card stock from PTI that match it perfectly.  I also love the grays.  So those two colors along with the cream and  little bit of the yellow orange were the inspiration for my card.

And, I thought this beautiful peaches images was perfect for the color scheme.  I stamped the image on the cream card stock and a second time on the melon berry card stock.  Then I colored just the peaches on the colored stock, cut them out and adhered them onto the image I colored on the cream stock.  I thought it would work well as I only have one orange marker, and it worked fabulously!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, there are so many ways to be inspired by our photo.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Peaches", "Hello Cling Set" hi sentiment, "Flower Cluster Outline" little flowers on the tag
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels Eight"
PTI Melon Berry card stock and grossgrain ribbon

Challenges:
Cards Galore--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #15--fruit

Fashionable Stamping #124--make it feminine (ribbons, pearls, pinks)
Creative Knockouts #198--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #182--tic tac toe (I used the diagonal: die cuts, digi or stamped image, ribbon)
Cardz TV #4--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #305--feminine
Sketch Saturday #468--sketch

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blessed Man

I popping in with one more Father's Day card.  Verve is closing down their Mojo Monday challenge (after 500!!) and I really wanted to play along this time.  So, I used all Verve products (well, almost) to create this card for my dad: 
I don't have a lot of masculine papers, but while looking for some, I came across this beautiful green/blue combo (the paper on the left) and knew I had to use it.  The damask paper, might be a little girly, but I think the simple layout and the navy blue help ground it and make it more masculine.  You have to look closely, but I stamped and embossed a row of little hearts along the navy blue banner.  And since they are both from Verve, the hearts in the stamp have the same style as the hearts in the border die I used, and then I used the cut outs from the die to accent the sentiment.
Here is a picture of the inside:
I finished the top off with the same damask paper I used on the outside, and I used the same heart stamp from the outside to accent the sentiment inside, which says "In your eyes I've seen God's love.  In your words I've heard His wisdom, Through your life I've found His grace."  Such a beautiful sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Jeremiah 17:7" plain jane, "Borderline" heart strip, "Be Blessed" inside sentiment
Dies: Verve Border Trim Trio" heart border, "Flag It" banner; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Mojo Monday #500--sketch (I turned it on it's side to fit my sentiment better)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Calendar--boys will be boys
Dies R Us #75--celebrations (celebrating Father's Day)
Crop Stop #29--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Fingers #132--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #81--dies/punches
Cuttlebug Mania--Father's Day
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmi Stamps--anything goes
Aud Sentiment #182--bingo (I used the top row: patterned paper, embossing {my embossed heart border), die cut.  I also used ribbon and my favorite color: blue)
Brown Sugar #255--anything goes
Cardz TV #4--anything goes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Birthday of the King

 Here it is the middle of June, so it's time for our mid-month inspiration post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  We are a month-long Anything Goes (Christmas-related) challenge, and you still have two weeks to play along with us.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
Isn't that image so sweet!!??  I didn't know where I was going with this card other than coloring the image and cutting it out with a circle die, but then I came across this intricate white die cut panel in my "bits and pieces" stash and knew I had to use it.  A bit of glittery gold card stock and a couple teardrop rhinestones and it was done.  And soooo cute!  Here is a second look, so you can see how glittery the gold paper is:
Now, it's time to head on over to the CHNCC2 blog to see what the rest of the DT has made for your inspiration.  And then, get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies:
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps "The Infant King" digi
Dies: Spellbinders "Filigree Delight" and "Standard Circles, large"; Marianne Designs snowflake

Challenges:
Sparkles #77--non-traditional colors
The Paper Nest Dolls #6--anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #67--anything goes
Sheep Ski Designs #3--girlz rule
ABC Christmas--M is for more than one (more than one snowflake and more than one animal)
Winter Wonderland--add snowflakes
Crafty Catz #374--dies & punches
Fussy & Fancy #189--pamper your pets (both donkeys and sheep can be pets--my mother-in-law has had both)
Creative Fingers #132--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #337--non-traditional colors
Sweet Stampers #8--dies/punches
The Holly and Ivy #8--anything Christmas-related goes
Creative Inspirations #277--our furry/feathered friends
Crafting by Designs--things with wings (my angel)
Crafty Creations #127--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #130--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes

Father's Day

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week, Wendy is challenging us with a fun (and timely!) tic-tac-toe challenge:
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I used the elements from the center row: Dads, CAS, and Earth Tones.  And here is my card:
It's so clean and simple, I really don't have a lot to say about it. : )  Hop on over to The House Blog for the full details and to see what the rest of the DT created for this challenge.  And then, get inky and play along with us; we love to see what you create!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sand dollar", "Sea Urchin (lg)" and "Father's Day"

Challenges:
Unicorn #22--for the guys
Stamplorations Theme & sketch challenge--I used the theme: "Stamps & Family"

Stamplorations CAS challenge--masculine colors

Creative Fingers #32--anything goes
YNS #66--sketch

Cardz TV #3--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #347--for the men

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sweet Birthday

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor this week is KennyK Stamps
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I was given this fabulous image (Chef) from KennyK Stamps to work with, and here is the super fun card I created:
 To me, a chef theme always brings to mind a black and white color scheme.  And throwing red in there just makes it fabulous!  Unfortunately, I don't really have any black and white patterned papers, or red patterned paper either for that matter.  So, I set about to make my own with a text background stamp.  I think it works perfectly.  And yes, I know that this chef has a frying pan, which doesn't really go with "sweet", but maybe she's making crepes or something like that.  Yum!  To add some more fun to the card, I decided to make add a shaker element.  Here's what it looks like in action:

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 15th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.


Supplies:
Stamps: KennyK Stamps "Chef" digi; MFT "Typewriter" background; YNS "Phoebe with Wagon" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels One" and "Standard Circles, large"; Verve "Pennant Trim"; PTI "Sparkle and Shine: Sequins" for the black sequins in the shaker element

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #481--Inspired by a Film (mine is Ratatouille--the cartoon)
Mod Squad--spark it up (I used sequins and rhinestones)
Crafty Creations #345--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sugar Pea Designs #32--inspiration photo (the colors in the photo)
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Crafting By Designs--black and white plus one color
Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Aurora Wings #51--celebration (birthday)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #384--Die-in' for Die cuts (and I used their sketch)
Stinkin' Inkers--girls just want to have fun
Sheepski Designs #3--girls rule
Crop Stop #28--anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #67--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #120--anything goes with the optional twist: shaker card
Little Miss Muffet #164--anything goes


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Big 60

My Father-in-law turned 60 today.  This is the card I created for him:
 I wanted it to be more than just a plain card, so I followed this tutorial to create a 'magic slider card'.

Fun, right?!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" (I cut mine apart so I could stamp the balloons separately) and "Clouds" ; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" and banner; MFT "Blueprints 13" small banner; PTI "by the Numbers border die"

Challenges:
Crafty Creations #343--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--make it masculine
Fab N Funky #334--marvelous men
Shopping Our Stash #306--Dude
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #215--sketch

Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--masculine
Come And Get It Challenge--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #384--die-in' for die cuts
Di's Digi Designs--birthdays
Sweet Stampin'--for dads or special men
Cut It Up #123--summer school; follow a tutorial
A Bit More Time To Craft #45--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #145--use those patterned papers
Crafty Catz #373--summertime (hot air balloons are a summertime pastime around here)
Brown Sugar #253--celebrations
Crop Stop Challenge #28--anything goes
Dies R Us #24--masculine
Crafty Calendar--boys will be boys
Dare 2B Artzy--summer
Love To Craft #11--anything goes
Divas That Cut--summer fun
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Pattie's Creations #134--for the boys
Aud Sentiment #181--summer

Simple Birthday

Here it is the first Wednesday in June!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge, and Donna has chosen "Washi Tape".
Now, I have only 2 rolls of washi tape.  One was part of a prize package I won and the second roll is one I bought mostly for taping and holding dies in place.  So, you can see that this one is a bit of a challenge for me!  Luckily, I really do like the pattern and color on the roll I bought and thought it would be fun to try stamping a sentiment on it.  Here's how it turned out:
I didn't have any patterned papers with the same color, but I thought it went well with the bright colors and the patterns of these scraps I have.  I used the smallest square die from the Flip Fancy Die Set to die cut the squares.  Some of the scraps were just barely the right size!  Then I went to work stamping the sentiment.  I masked and selectively stamped the sentiment to get the words side by side instead of top and bottom as they actually are on the stamp.  I stamped the first part of the sentiment with a no-name ink and it immediately beaded up and I remembered that washi tape is kind of slippery surface and so figured I should try Stazon ink.  I stamped, and stamped, and stamped, and . . . and the Stazon just would not stamp the entire word.  Getting slightly frustrated, I decided to try it with some SU! basic black ink and it worked perfectly!  All that wasted time!  But anyway, my idea did finally work and I think the sentiment on the washi is a fun touch.
  Head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did for this challenge; there are some amazing cards for your inspiration!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us, I'd love some more inspiration on what to do with washi tape; maybe it would even convince me to buy some more. : )

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Birthday", "Daisy outline, small" and "Daisy Solid, small"
Dies: Repeat Impressions "Flip Fancy Die Set"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
{Pin}spirational Challenge #192--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the pink flowers)

Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Come And Get It--anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #388--repeat at least 3 times (I used the same square die 3 times)
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
CAS(E) This Sketch #224

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafting with an Attitude #28--anything goes
Brown Sugar #253--celebrations
CAS-ual #175--use those patterned papers
A Bit More Time to Craft #45--anything goes
Cardz TV #3--anything goes
Di's Digi Designs--birthdays


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Relax

Wow!  Welcome to June!!  I can't believe it's here already!  Since it is the start of a new month, it is also the start of a new challenge on the Love To Scrap Challenge blog.  This month the challenge is "Boyz Rule!" We have three awesome sponsors:

DRS Designs

Bugaboo Digi Stamps

I used this adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps:
Since Father's Day is coming up this will probably end up being a Father's Day card, but I do have a birthday or two this month that will need a card, too.  We'll see.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month; I love seeing what you create!  Hop on over to the LTSCB for some inspiration from the rest of the team.

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Relax Guy" digi; Raisin Boat "It's a Guy Thing" sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Ovals, large"

Challenges:
Penny's Challenge #331--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #296--make it digital (digital image)
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #319--anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge #195--for the boys/men (any male image)
Sweet Stampin'--use up your stash (the ribbon was salvaged off a a little box I made 10 years ago and didn't end up using; it's been in my bits and pieces stash for a couple years now.  And the mulberry paper, I've had for years and years)
Open Minded Challenge #17--Mighty Men in May



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mary and Child

Happy June!  I can't believe it is here already!  Since it is a new month, it is time for another challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, we are a month-long,  Anything (Christmas-related) Goes challenge and our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
Here is my card using the adorable "Mary and Child" image:
I love it when I get to make a Christmas card that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, and this image is really so cute!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month.  It is time to get working on your Christmas card stash if you haven't already!
I had created the strip of patterned paper stripes down the side a while ago when I was working hard to use up some of my scraps.  Adhering them like that really gives a fun touch!  It adds a pop (or pops) of color without having to have a strip of paper actually large enough to fit the space.

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Mary and Child" digi stamp; Verve "Peace on Earth" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice Woodgrain embossing folder

Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #250--rustic Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday--We're going around in circles
Sweet Stampin'--use up your stash
Hiding In My Craft Room #335--any holiday
Cardz TV #2--anything goes
Your Next Stamp #65--sketch

Creative Fingers #131--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #133--anything goes
Di's Digi Designs--tic-tac-toe (I used the colored image, digi and embossing diagonal )
Christmas At Sweet Stampin--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #319--anything goes
The Holly & Ivy #7--anything (Christmas) goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Fab n Funky #353--Christmas
The Paper Shelter #296--make it digital (digital image)
Penny's #331--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes


New Arrival

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fabulous sketch for you:
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I say it all the time, I always start my card ideas with a sketch, and this one is perfect for so many different cards!  My brother and sister-in-law just had their third baby (and my second nephew!) and I created this cute little card for them to help celebrate!  
Last summer, my mom bought me a whole box of stamping supplies (mostly from Stampin' Up!) at a yard sale and in that box was a container of these adorable little eyelets.  I've been having a lot of fun with them as it's really been a while since I thought about eyelets.  They are one of those things that we all HAD to have, but now you don't see too many of the being used.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  This sketch is the perfect place to start your card.  And if you need any of these stamps I used (or any others from Repeat Impressions for that matter) check out my coupon in my left sidebar for 10% off your ENTIRE order.  Now, head on over to The House blog to see how the rest of the team used this sketch.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Ducks on a string" and "New arrival"
SU! More Mustard eyelets

Challenges:
Cardz TV #2-anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--"F" is for feathered friends
Creative Fingers #131--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #284--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Craft Cottage #88--include an animal
Crafty Creations ##342--anything goes

Monday, May 29, 2017

Anniversary Hearts

I created this fun anniversary card for my cousin and his wife.  It was the perfect way to use up some of my beautiful paper scraps that are getting too small to use for much else.
I popped up the outer two hearts on both the top and bottom rows and the center heart in the middle row.  It adds interest and dimension/texture without adding anything extra.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Sweet n' Sassy Stamps heart die

Challenges:
Mustard Seed #7--based on the book of Hosea (relationships)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #283--anything goes with snippets
Sweet Stampin'--use up your stash
Creative Fingers #131--anything goes
Art Impressions #209--white space is nice space
Cute Card Thursday #479--CAS
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #124--2 or more designer papers
Penny's Challenge #336--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #174--sketch

Stamplorations CAS challenge--feminine colors



Friday, May 26, 2017

Sweet Strawberries

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for this week is Star Stampz. 

I was given this adorable image to use and it's really so sweet!

The timing of this card is perfect because the strawberries in my own patch are starting to ripen!  Yumm!!  I can't wait.  We have a huge patch in my flower garden along the side of the house and it's so great to be able to walk out there and pick some.  Homegrown are so much better than store bought!  Anyway, obviously, my color theme needed to be red since strawberries are red.  And I had the perfect paper in my stash: red with white flowers ('cause strawberry flowers are white).  I have this paper forever (probably 15 or so years) and it needed some love.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes.

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 1st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 4th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.


Supplies:
Stamps: Star Stampz "Strawberry" digi; Verve "Better Together" sentiment
Dies:  Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A"; PTI border die

Challenges:
Mod Squad--birthday bash
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #33--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #404--Tuesday Morning Sketches
Di's Digi Designs--tic tac toe (I used the ribbon/twine, digi image, flowers diagonal row)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #382--spring (strawberries ripen in the spring)
As You Like It--Favorite Skin or fur color & why (my favorite skin combo are Spectrum Noirs FS2, FS3, TN2 and FS6 for the cheeks  and it is my favorite because it is the only pale skin color markers I own!)
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #173--birthday
Aurora Wings #50--my secret garden
Pattie's Creations #134--for the girls
The Paper Nest Dolls #5--anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy--girly
Stinkin' Inkers--It's Spring


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Masculine Birthdays

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week, it's a nice easy one: Anything Goes!  We know how much everyone loves those!  A couple months ago, I started sending out cards to people at our church for birthdays, get well, etc.  I figured I had LOTS of cards sitting around that I had made and this would be a great way to use them AND brighten some days at the same time.  Which is great for the women as I have lots of girly cards, but now I also have a lot of men that I need cards for and I don't have so many of them hanging around.  This week, I had several male birthdays to make cards for.  This first one is for my husband's grandfather.
 I stamped the image in versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  Then I sponged on some blue ink; love how it turned out!  After I dry embossed the blue panel, I sponged on some darker blue ink to really bring out the texture.
 Since this is a square card, I needed to create an envelope with my envelope punch board and I finished it off by stamping the same image from the card.
And here is card #2:
I've had this hot air balloon stamp (yes, all three balloons are part of one stamp, I just cut them apart after stamping) for quite a while and had yet to ink it up.  This seemed the perfect opportunity and I knew they would look fabulous paper pieced.  And they do!!  (It's also a great way to use small scraps)  I had the clouds already cut out in my bits and pieces stash and they were the perfect embellishments.  I really love how this one turned out, too.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, I can't wait to see what you have created.  And remember if you "need" any of the stamps I have used, I have a 10% off your entire order coupon in my left sidebar.

Card #1:
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Bass Harbor Light (lg.)" and "Birthday"
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice "Damask" embossing folder
Card Stock  and Ink: SU! "Brocade Blue" and "Night of Navy"

Challenges:
Come And Get It--embossing (both heat AND dry)
Cardz TV #2-anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Crafty Catz #371--anything goes with twist: more than 2 layers
Cute Card Thursday #478--brads (star brads)
Little Miss Muffet #163--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #173--birthday
Scrapper's Delights #66--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog#10--anything goes
Cheerful Sketches--sketch


Card #2:
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" and "Birthday"
Dies: Spellbinders banner and border die; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room #301--masculine
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180--anything goes with a sentiment
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #275--anything goes
Stamplorations theme and sketch--theme: stamps & alphabets AND sketch

Open-Minded Challenge #11--Mighty Men in May
Tuesday Throwdown #304--anything goes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Home

My cousin and his wife just bought a house  a few months ago, so I made this card for them.  The papers are all from a paper pack I've been trying to use up for a long time.  And this house pattern is perfect for a new home theme.  AND I managed to use up both patterns, yeay!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Happy Everything"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large", "Standard Scalloped Ovals, large" and "Charmed, I'm sure"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Card Mania #92--life is colorful
Scrapper's Delights #66--anything goes
Crop Stop Challenge--anything goes
Creative Inspiration #275--anything goes
Fab n Funky #351--create a background (with my paper squares)
Penny's Challenges #392--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #163--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180--anything goes
Crafty Catz #371--anything goes with more than two layers
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes


Friday, May 19, 2017

Anniversary Tulips

This card is for my sister and brother-in-law for their anniversary which is next week.  My 11 year-old picked out this image for me to use; I think she made a good choice, don't you?
These strips of paper are some of the largest that are remaining from one of my favorite paper packs.  It's sad to see them getting used up, but it's nice to be able to use little bits and strips to create something beautiful.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fred She Said "Tulip Bouquet" digi; PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180-anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #69--inspiration photo (inspired by that gorgeous tiffany blue color)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #123--add flowers
Penny's Challenge #392--anything goes
MFT #333--sketch
Sketch Challenge 333 #mftstamps
The Paper Shelter #294--stitching, faux or real
Creative Inspirations #275--anything goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge #7--dots and/or stripes
Card Mania Challenge #92--Life is Colorful
Divas That Cut--May Flowers
Crafty Calendar--flowers
Stinkin' Inkers--It's Spring
Sugar Pea Designs #41--inspiration photo (yellow flowers and yellow patterns)

Fussy & Fancy #187--pink, pearls & posies
Pink Gem Challenge #194--spring fever