Saturday, September 23, 2017

Birthday Wishes

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Autumn
and here is my card:
Aren't these little fairies the sweetest?  All of Di's images are super cute and this one is no exception.  I chose this image because we start to see these mushrooms late in the summer and early fall (matter of fact they are growing all over the lawn right now) and seemed like a good fit to me.  I dressed the little sweeties in some fall colors, added some leaves and a gorgeous sparkly orange ribbon to finish everything off.  I just got a mini MISTI for my birthday (my brother and sister-in-law are THE best!!) and I used it to stamp the sentiment with a dark brown ink.  I needed to stamp it several times to get a dark enough impression and the MISTI worked perfectly!!  It is a little hard to see in the photo; the sentiment says, "make a wish: may all your birthday wishes come true".  
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this time; I love being inspired by what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Di's Digi Stamps "Fairies Storytime" digi; PTI "Mum's The Word"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; MFT mini leaves

Challenges:
Cardz TV #14--anything goes
Creative Fingers #137--anything goes
Just Add Ink #378--just add texture
Crafty Catz #385--birthday party time
C.R.A.F.T. #434--autumn, halloween, thanksgiving
Little Miss Muffet #172--anything goes
Mod Squad--leaves
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #134--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #347--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #310--make it digital
Creative Inspirations #280--seasonal
Tuesday Throwdown #361--fantasy
A Gem of a Challenge #203--fun outside
Fussy and Fancy #196--fall colors
Sugar Pea Designs #35--sketch

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Unicorn Challenge #25--birthday
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Anniversary

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a beautiful color palette for your inspiration:
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Isn't it gorgeous!!??  There are so many options with all those beautiful colors.  If I actually worked ahead, I would have loved to really play with these, but I don't and life has been rather crazy lately.  I've spent the 4 out of the last 5 weekends in New Hampshire at my parents' house (3.5 hrs away) and with starting up homeschooling again and having all day music school on Tuesday, I'm really struggling to even keep up!  But enough about my whining and complaining, that's not why you are here!  I used this sunflower image last week on this card, but I really wanted to use it again in full this week, as last week I only used the flower head.  I do love sunflowers and this one is so happy!  And it fit the color scheme and Fall theme I was going for.  So, I used the dark brown, yellow and the golden yellow with a bit of the dark orange.  Plus green, but mine isn't quite the minty green of the photo.
It doesn't show in the photo, but the ribbon strip is actually a dark olive green that matches the sunflower leaves quite well and adds more color and texture.  AND it was in my bits and pieces pile, so it was a win to use it up!  
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, and remember that you have until the end of the month to enter any of our challenges from this month.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Happy Anniversary" and "Sunflower"

Challenges:
The Paper Nest Dolls #9--anything goes
YNS #73--color combo
Viva La Verve September--sketch (I turned it on it's side)
Sweet Stampers #11--lots of layers
Cardz TV #13--anything goes


Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps:

I was given this super fun image to work with:
Now, I am NOT a coffee drinker, but soooooo many people I know are, and there are probably quite a few of them to whom this sentiment applies.  : )  And I think it's really fun, anyway.  I actually started out this time by choosing the ribbon I was going to use.  I have a LOT of ribbon and I figured it was time to try to use some up.  So, I picked my ribbon, and colored my image to go along with it.  AND I managed to use up this particular ribbon.  Yeay!  I have a pretty good idea who I will be sending this card too, and she is into the oranges and greens, so this will be perfect.

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 Sept. 21sst by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Sept. 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "BUGMisJJCoffee" digi; PTI "Heart to Heart 2" coffee cup
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Challenges:
Scrapper's Delights #70--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #14--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #171--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #188--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #420--sketch

Crafty Creations #350--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #211--anything goes

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two Snowmen

It is the middle of September so it's time for our mid-month inspiration for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  It's always Anything (Christmas) Goes!  If you haven't started yet, it's time to get working on those Christmas cards!  And if you have, good for you, keep up the good work!  Here is my card for your inspiration:

I have finally used up the last bits from the Christmas paper pack I have been working on for almost a year.  I've had it much longer than that, but last year around this time was when I really started trying hard to use up all the little scraps.  I had made the paper strips that are along the bottom and top of this card and had two little pieces left that were just perfect for the hats on these adorable little snowmen.  And now it's all gone!  Yeay!!!  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month, there are still a couple of weeks left.

Supplies:
Stamps: YNS "Holiday Snow Globe Set"; Verve "Peace On Earth" sentiment
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
ABC Christmas--S is for Sketch T is for trio (I used a sketch)
MFT #350--sketch

Cuttlebug Mania--anything goes
The Holly and Ivy #4--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #188--anything goes
Creative Fingers #136--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #317--Super Scraps
Christmas Card Challenge #21--inspiration photo (inspired by the snowmen and the colors)


The Paper Shelter #309--embossing
Penny's Challenge #346--anything goes
Crafty Creations #350--anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #34--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #433--Christmas


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Sunflowers

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a tic tac toe challenge for you:
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These are so fun because you pick the elements you want to use!  I used the right hand column: embossing (I used a linen texture plate from PTI), thinking of you, and charms.  And here is what I came up with:
 I was completely inspired by this card on the Power Poppy blog and wanted to give it a try myself  I started by masking the stem on the sunflower image and stamping it repeatedly over the panel of kraft card stock (this was a bit time consuming as I had to mask the stem each time to ink it and then REMEMBER to take the tape off to stamp the image.  I forgot one time, but that's why they make card stock with two sides).  Then I stamped the leaves and colored everything in with colored pencils (I really wanted to use my markers, but the pencils showed up much better on the kraft.  I shaded the flowers with a gray pencil as I already used the darkest yellow I had to color the flowers.  I added highlights with my gel pen.  I colored the leaves with two shades of green and highlighted with the gel pen again.  I outlined all the images with the gray pencil to add depth.  Then I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle and used a linen texture embossing plate to add a subtle linen detail.  It's tough to see in the photo but you can see it better in the photo below.  I added stickles to the center of the flowers and I LOVE the sparkle!  Finished everything off with my sentiment and tied a charm on with some twine.
I hope you will play along with us this month; remember that you have all month to play with this challenge.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, there is a discount code off your entire order on my left sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sunflower", "Leaf Outline, small", "Leaf Outline, large", and "I'm so glad . . ."
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
PTI "Linen/Canvas" texture plate

Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #51--anything goes
Alphabet challenge--M for make your mark
Cards Galore--anything goes
Power Poppy--get krafty
Pink Gem Challenge #202--use kraft
Cuttlebug Mania--anything goes
As You Like It--flora or fauna (while I love adorable little critters, I mostly use flowers on my cards.  They're just so pretty and can be used for most occasions)
Aud Sentiments #188--anything goes
Creative Fingers #136--anything goes
Cardz TV #12--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #480--sketch

Crazy 4 Challenges #402--glitter (glittery stickles)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hi!  It's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs: Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
I used seam binding ribbon and some really delicate lace.  They seemed to fit with this beautiful lady with her fabulous pearls!

Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Candy 1920" digi: Verve "Celebrating You" sentiment; PTI "Damask Designs" damask on the light blue paper
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"; MFT "Blueprints 12" flowers and leaves; Cuttlebug Damask embossing folder on the dark blue vertical layer

Challenges:
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow
Creative Fingers #136--anything goes
Crafting with An Attitude #30--anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls #15--ribbon rope, lace or pearls (I used ribbon, lace and pearls)
Dies R Us #80--die cut handmade flowers
Calling All Sistahs--inspiration photo (I used the color combo)

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #296--anything goes with snippets (all the blue papers/stock are scraps and the flowers are all die cut from a scrap of blue card stock, plus two of the flower layers {there are 4 in each flower} were just hanging out in my bits and pieces stash waiting to be made into a card)
Pink Gem Challenge #202--use kraft
Aurora Wings #56--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #345--dies and/or punches
Cuttlebug Mania--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #308--lots of layers
Penny's Challenge #345--anything goesCrafty Creations #349--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #133--recipe: flowers, die cuts, ribbon and pearls/buttons
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes plus I used the sketch

Little Miss Muffet #171--anything goes
CRAFT--embossing (I dry embossed the dark blue vertical strip)
Aud Sentiments #188--anything goes

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sympathy

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  this week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Shirley has chose the theme of Sympathy cards.  They are one of those things that you need unexpectedly so it's a good idea to have a few in your stash.  Here is my card:

I started by stamping my image in versamark and heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  Then I cut it out with the die cut before I did the inking so I would be able to keep the edges of the die cut clean.  I used a light aqua ink to sponge over the embossed image to really bring out the design, but in a subtle way, and also inked very lightly around the inside of the die cut.  I wanted to add interest to the background while keeping it uncluttered, so I layered a panel of kraft card stock which I had swiped the edges of with some white craft ink from SU!  I also distressed the edges a little bit to help it stand out from the kraft base.  For the sentiment, I didn't want the black to be so stark, so I stamped it off on a piece of scrap paper first to soften it up a bit.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  Sympathy cards can be hard to make, but I like how elegant they can be.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Warm Memories" and "Dandelion Breeze"
Dies: Spellbinders "Floral Ovals"; MFT "Stitched Scalloped Borders"

Challenges:
Craft-Dee Bow Z--anything goes with handmade bow
Tuesday Throwdown #395--dies and/or punches
Simons Says Stamp Monday--stamp it
A Gem of a Challenge #202--use kraft card stock
Sweet Stampin'--heat embossing
Creative Sketchy Girls #152--ribbon, rope, lace or pearls (I used ribbon and pearls)
Card Mania #96--shabby chic or rustic
Cards Galore--anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #51--anything goes
Cardz TV #11--anything goes
Brown Sugar #266--anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #120--sketch and the optional twist of love, romance and pearls

Word Art Wednesday--anything goes with uplifting sentiment


Monday, September 4, 2017

Unmounted stamp storage

Happy Labor Day!  It's my turn to share a project of the week on the House That Stamps Built blog.  I originally got this idea from Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions and thought it might prove useful to some of you.  So, I'm showing you how I store my unmounted rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions (but obviously, it would work for any company).  Here's what you will need:

  •  a three ring binder (mine is for 8x11 inch paper and it is 1 1/2 inches deep from Staples)
  • card stock or paper to fit your binder (I used white card stock from Staples just for a little sturdier weight)
  • page protectors to fit your binder (mine are heavyweight sheet protectors from Staples, I think the package has enough to hold 70 sheets)
  • tack-it-over and over adhesive ( I got mine from Amazon, but Repeat Impressions sells it)
  • a clear block
  • ink

Because the adhesive needs time to dry, the first thing I did was scribble a fine layer over the backs of all my stamps.  If you are not familiar with tack-it over and over, it is a removable adhesive that will allow you to mount your stamps to a clear block over and over without having to reapply.  After you have applied it, allow it to dry for several hours or overnight.  
 Then, the real process (and fun) begins!  I categorized my stamps according to the Repeat Impressions online catalog which makes it easier for me to find them when I need to add a link for a blog post.  It also makes it easier to find a stamp rather than having to look through the entire binder.  You can see in the photo below that I labeled the top of this page "Nature" to correspond with the "Nature" category on the website.  Under that, to the left, I wrote the category "Flowers".  Then I stamped each image that fits in that category and labeled them with their item number and names.  I also included the dates I got the stamps. Since I have a lot of the flower stamps, I filled the entire page, but you will see later on that some of my pages are nearly empty--leaving room for when I get more stamps in that category.  On this page, I have "Vase of Tulips", "Tulip Bouquet", "Sunflower" and all the stamps from the "Flower Power Separates" set.
 After stamping the page, slide it in the page protector and place your rubber stamps right on top of the corresponding image.  The Tack-it adhesive will stick to the plastic and you will always be able to find your stamp AND see what it looks like when it is stamped.   This is a bonus for those sentiments that are hard to read backwards!
 Now, you can easily slide the card stock sheet out of the page protector to see the images and sentiments you have.
 I stamp both sides of my card stock so I can use both sides of the page protector, then I place them in the three ring binder and all my unmounted rubber stamps can now sit on a shelf.  The pages below hold the "Holy Crap" set, "Music Background" and "Bass Harbor Light (lg)"
 The photo below shows one of my pages that only has two stamps on it, leaving room for me to grow my collection. : )
 And, this last one shows my entire collection, it just about fills up my 1 1/2 in binder.
I hope this gives you an idea for a way to store all the fabulous unmounted rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions.  It is so much better than how I was storing them: in the mailing envelope I got them in.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Life is sweet

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  
We have two awesome sponsors this week:

Here is my card using this adorable little bear from Di's Digi Stamps:




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 Sept 7th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Sept 10th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Birthday cake Teddy" digi; PTI "The Sweet Life" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Challenges:
Hanna And Friends #281--pastel
Cute Card Thursday #493--too cute!
Mod Squad Challenge--for a friend
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Southern Girls--retro challenge: smash your stash (The strip of paper strips down the side of the card were all scraps from a paper pack I've had for YEARS and I'm almost through using up and the pink card stock is several years old)
Addicted To Stamps #257--make your mark (image colored with spectrum noir markers)
Tuesday Morning Sketches #418--sketch

As You Like It--fur or feathers and why?  (I definitely prefer fur over feathers.  I have 2 cats and had another for almost 18 years, and we've had multiple dogs.  I just love the soft fur and they are so cute.  Though right now, we do have a baby chick--1 day old-- and it is super cute, but I still prefer fur!)
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Anniversary

Happy September!  Boy, time sure flies when you're having fun, doesn't it!?  The start of a new month brings a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: Anything Goes!  We have three fabulous sponsors:
Prize: $15 gift certificate

Prize: 2 images of choice

Prize: Goody bag of craft supplies

I created this card for my brother and sister-in-law for their anniversary:

I started by die cutting the stitched rectangle and then stamping it with the Damask motif (I've had this stamp set for probably 8 years and it's still one of my favorites).  I die cut the tag and to help it stand out, I added a frosted piece of paper (I think it came as a protective layer in some product or other, but it worked perfectly for this purpose) between it and the background layer.  Added the stamps roses and the bow to finish everything off.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Sweet Life" roses, leaves and flourish, "Mat Stack 3" sentiment, and "Damask Designs"
Dies: PTI "Sweet Life" and "Tag Sale #4"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
Inks: PTI  Lemon Zest, Berry Sorbet and New Leaf
PTI "Pure Black" card stock

Challenges:
PTI--Ten Minute Warmup  (I used this color scheme and added color on the roses for a pop!)
2 inspiration
Sweet Stampin'--swirls (the flourish stamped on the black tag)
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #349--anything goes


Ornament

Welcome to September!!  How did that happen already??  Less than 4 months 'til Christmas; are you ready?  One great way to get ready is to play along in our newest monthly challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  It's anything goes as long as it's Christmas related.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
One of the challenges from Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire last weekend was to use paper to create an embellishment.  So, I took on the challenge and used paper strips to create my bow.  Fun and cute!  I had this tag pre-made with strips of paper from a Christmas pack I was working to use up.  It was the perfect resting place for this adorable snowman.  I hope you will play along with us this month; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Snowman Ornament 1" digi; PTI "Sparkle & Shine: Holiday" sentiments, "Damask Designs" pattern down the left side
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes"; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched banner; Spellbinders "Scalloped Tags"
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Challenges:
PTI--paper embellishment
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls #14--ribbon, rope, lace or pearls (I used three little baby pearls on my sentiment strip)
Crop Stop--anything goes (spellbinders tag die)
Aurora Wings #55--the elements (I used water=snow & snowflakes)
Open Minded Fun #17--airy in August (I used snowy weather)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #13--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #170--anything goes
Cardz TV #10--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #348--use something old (the strips of paper on my tag are at least 6 years old and I've had the snowflake embossing folder for years and years)
Hiding In My Craft Room #315--any holiday
Die Cuttin' Divas--sequins, gems, or pearls
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Merry Christmas Challenge #32--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #418--sketch

Life is Sweet

Last weekend was Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire, which I had to miss due to a funeral out of state.  But, I tried to play along with a couple of the challenges, and this card is one of my creations:
This one is for the 4th Anniversary Tradition: Linen (create a project featuring a frame backed with stamped linen).  When I was a teenager, I did a lot of cross-stitch and was aided in my addiction by my grandmother.  When she died 10 years ago, I got a LOT of cross-stitch products from her stash.  So, this linen was in the stash, and I was actually able to find it!  I was impressed how nicely the stamps actually stamped on the linen.  I might have to give this one a try another time.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Life Is Sweet"
Dies:  Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; PTI border die

Challenges:
Papertrey Ink--linen challenge
Mod Squad--for a friend
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #349--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Give a Crafter a Cookie #76--inspiration photo

Alphabet Challenge--L for lovely lace

Dreams

Good morning!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built!  This week we have a sketch challenge for you:
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(But remember that ALL of our challenges this month are open for the entire month, so you still have time to enter any of this month's challenges.  We would love for you to play along.)  Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

This card is so full of texture, both visual and tactile, and it was really fun to create!  I stayed pretty true to the sketch, except I added the little striped panel down the left hand side, because it looked so empty over there, and no matter how hard I tried to line everything up perfectly straight, it looked like my main panel was adhered crooked.  I think it was because of the embossed lines in the background that aren't exactly straight and it just threw everything off, but by adding the little strip of paper, it looked much better.  And the fun thing about that strip is that it really should have been trash: it is the perforated section at the top of a 6X6 paper pack that has the hole in it for hanging the pack at the store and really it should be thrown away.  But I liked the pattern on it so much that I've been saving it and by cutting it off just before the hole, it was the perfect length for my layout.  So, it's the ultimate scrap salvage!!
  Here's the quick version of how I made the card.  I started by die cutting the red panel and stamping it with the Metro background stamp.  I die cut the blue layer and then cut it in half to make it a bit wider; adhered to the back of the red, you would never know it wasn't solid.  I die cut the white circle and stamped the plane image as well as several clouds, then matted it with some torn mulberry paper.  The sentiment panel is also matted with the same navy mulberry paper.  I embossed the background (after die cutting it with the stitched rectangle) and swiped a light gray ink pad over it to bring out the texture.  And finished everything off with gray enamel dots, gray baker's twine and the scrap of striped paper.  I have a lot of masculine birthdays coming up so this will work perfectly for any number of them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Bi-plan Silhouette", "Dreams Take Flight", "Clouds" and "Metro Map"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle, "Blueprints 12" stitched circle, and "Labels STAX"; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle
Darice Woodgrain embossing folder

Challenges:
Love To Craft Challenge Blog--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #179--things with wings
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #295--anything goes with snippets
Southern Girls--retro challenge: smash your stash (I have had the mulberry paper for probably 12+years)
Cardz TV #10--anything goes
Come And Get It--2 or more different embellishments (I used enamel dots and twine)
{Pin}spirational #198-- inspiration photo (I was inspired by the red, the vintage feel and those red and white stripes!)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Golfing Buddies

Good morning, everyone!  It's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Stamps.
This week we have  a fun one for you: Bright Colors.  And here is my card with LOTS of bright colors:
 Isn't this little teddy super cute!??  I chose this sketch partly because the triangle element looks a lot like the flag that would be in a golf course hole.  So, I added a little tiny strip of dark brown card stock to be the pole.  This will be perfect for any number of male birthdays I have coming up.  And did you  notice the cute little lady bug that had jumped up on his tee?  Here's a close up of the image so you can see it better:
I sure hope Ted doesn't hit him instead of the ball!  So, come along and get inky with us; this is a fun and easy one for sure!

Supplies:
Stamps: Di's Digi Designs "Ted In the Rough" digi; Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels One"; MFT "Blueprints 25" sentiment banner; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #137--punches and/or dies
Penny's #343--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #306--pearls, gems and/or enamel dots
Die Cuttin' Divas #331--birthday celebration
Incy Wincy--go wild (bears are wild animals)
A Bit More Time To Craft #30--anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch

Crafty Creations #348--anything goes
Cutie Pie #114--Boys will be boys
The Paper Nest dolls #7--anything goes
Scrapper's Delights #69--anything goes
Divas That Cut--anything goes