Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Balloons Challenge

We have a new challenge starting today over at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and the theme is

I certainly had plenty of balloons to pick from with dies, stamps and
stencils and decided on this cute little Balloon Mouse from 
Pink Ink Designs!  He was so easy and fun to color in
he just might reappear again and again!!

I die cut the left corner with a never before used die from Memory Box (2015)
Distressed Baptisia Collage die.  There are 4 different dies in this set and
sadly to say it is the first time I have used even one of them, even sadder is
that I have 2 more different sets of them, same story!!
After I colored in Mr. Mouser with my Copics/Olo markers,
I stampeda Waffle Flower sentiment and add some sequins for bling
(plus the fact I have tons to use up)!!

Come join us at The Sisterhood and have some BALLOON fun with us!!

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Peace On Earth Challenge #68

If you want to cool off on this hot July day 
then come on over to Peace On Earth and think 'cold'
and create a Christmas card with us!
We are an anything goes as long as it is Christmas themed
and always have a pretty inspiration board for you!!

All that pretty blue was inspiring to me and I went with
the upper right corner.
A pretty snowflake background paper
and a scrap of a textured paper to start.
A Memory Box Pillar Candle trio die was die cut in white
then once again in some glitter paper scraps and paper pieced in.
The sentiment and die are from Lawn Fawn!

Want more inspiration?
Then come on over to Peace On Earth and see all the beauty
from the design team, you won't be disappointed!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Basket Full of Posies

 Hello friends, a new challenge theme is starting today at
Double D and it is
Basket Full of Posies
meaning use posies, a basket, or both!

For my basket of posies card I used several things
including a Doodlebug shaker sticker I purchased
during one of the Simon Says Stamp sales.
I thought it was so cute and full of such pretty colors
I just had to let it take center stage!
I adhered it to a Cottage Cutz oval die cut.
The top designer paper is Paper Rose Garden of Hope.
I embossed the bottom half with a Cuttlebug Gingham folder.
Both the sentiment and the butterfly came out of my already
precut die cuts as did the trim between the two papers,
it is a Cheery Lynn die cut.

The design teams at Double D have some really beautiful inspiration
so come on over and check them out and have some challenge
fun with us while there!

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Two Old Bats Reminder July 2024

Want to have some wicked~spooky fun with us?
The join our year round challenge at Two Old Bats
and if 25 or more players we have a fun random prize to give away!

As always we have a fun inspiration board
but you can create anything Halloween related! 

Those fun witch hats inspired me to get out an OLD 
Eat, Drink & Be Scary stamp set by SU/
I stamped and fussy cut the hats and added them to a square
cut/sticker by Ella & Viv.
Background papers are from Pink & Main Not Too Spooky.

Come on over and join us at Two Old Bats
NO spells I promise you!!

Monday, July 15, 2024

Beautiful Blossoms July Challenge

We are halfway through July and it is time for a new challenge at
Beautiful Blossoms  
and have this colorful mood board below:

Somewhere this year I received this FREE stamp~die~stencil set
 Christmas Bells Couture Creations, it might have been from Scrapbookdotcom!
Anyhow, it reminded me of the mood board above for some reason so I
stamped and stenciled my card using Altenew inks.
I stenciled the dots on the side (also part of the set) lightly after
I had completed the floral.  The sentiment is also part of the set
that I stamped in Versamark then used Apricot Zing embossing powder to emboss.
Somewhere I read that someone said all their embossing powder was old and
didn't work anymore, I sure hope that isn't true as I have oodles of it myself
and this particular powder I used is very old!!

Come on over to Beautiful Blossoms and have some floral fun with us!!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

In Full Bloom

Hello Friends, Dar and myself have a little bit of MADNESS
to share with you again as we have started yet ANOTHER challenge blog
and it's a fabulous one!!
meaning we want to have you get out all those pretty hoarded papers
and create something beautiful with them
keeping the papers your main focus,
not sure?  Then take a peek at the blog and see what Dar has created along
with what I have shown you here!!
We have an OPTIONAL theme and this time it is a technique
to make a Tri-angled card, all the video/youtube links are on the challenge site
but let me tell you it is SUPER easy!!

For my cards (both) I pulled out a pack of 6x6 Mintay paper 
Lilac Garden, Mintay has always been one of my favorite papers
and this pad was no exception!

After watching the video I cut my paper and used the reverse side of the 
paper that is the lilac clouds you see.
The sentiment is a Spellbinders Garden Favorites stamped on a die
cut Tonic layered label.  The little flower is previously made from my stash!

For my second card (and anything goes) I used papers from the same Mintay paper pad mentioned
above. such a beautiful paper that all I added was a sentiment (though crooked)
and a few Pretty Pink posh lavender gems.

We hope to see you over at our NEW challenge blog
Love Those Pretty Papers challenge!!

Stripes/Checks Challenge

Breaking News!!

We have  a NEW challenge blog starting on July 13th
that will normally start on the FIRST Saturday of each month
and end on the last day of each month and it is 
Love Those Pretty Patterned Papers
where the theme is to use your 'hoard' of pattern papers
you can read all about it HERE!

Hello friends, it's that time again for a new challenge
at Can You Handle The Pressure and our
OPTIONAL theme is Checks and/or Stripes.
You can create anything you want as long as an
EMBOSSING folder has been used.

I went with just the stripes using my never been used before
and 'new' to me Spellbinders Diagonal Stripes Slimline
embossing folder.
It was topped with a Tutti Designs Butterfly Vine Border.
For a bit of sparkle, I added a few gems to each butterfly.
The sentiment is Pink Fresh Studios.

Come on over to Can You Handle The Pressure and have
some embossing fun with us!!