Saturday, July 2, 2022

Patriotic Trio Red~White~Blue

Happy July!!
A new month means a new color theme at
Colorful Options
and this time it is RED~WHITE~BLUE or you always have
the option of using rainbow colors!

We have a mood board to inspire you shown below! 

I went truly patriotic with my slimline card.
Using a Tutti Designs nesting stitched slimline die
I die cut from a star paper I have had in my stash forever!
To that I added my patriotic banners from Cheery Lynn Designs Patriotic Swag.
Does anyone know if they are still in business?
I think Cheery Lynn is one of the first dies I ever purchased,
it was  a doily die and still a favorite!

The celebrate sentiment is from a stamp set I won from 
Paper Smooches, another company no longer in business
when I won this they sent me several stamps and dies
that I dearly loved, a very generous prize!

Feeling patriotic? Then head on over to 
Colorful Options and join in with us.
This color combo not your thing?
Then remember you can always go with rainbow colors!!

Two Old Bats July Halloween Challenge

I am here today with my card for our year round
Two Old Bats Halloween challenge and have a super fun one to show you!

We have a fun mood board below just full of all kinds of inspiration
but you can create anything as long as it Halloween themed!

 Inspiration Board

You can totally see I was inspired by the mood board
and I don't think it is even necessary to  tell you which one lol!
I don't purchase a lot of Halloween anymore because I already
have so much that hasn't even been used yet, but last year
I did go on a little Halloween shopping spree and will have some of those on 
later down the road, but this ghost stamp set I just had to have!
I think it is hilarious and in my Simon Says Halloween strips I had
the most fitting sentiment!

Head on over to the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge blog and see all
the fun spooky creations from the team!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Christmas In July

 Today at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges

our new challenge theme is
Christmas In July!

Our sponsor is SheepSki Designs.
I am using a sponsored image 'Sno' Worries'.

He is the cutest little gnome!
I colored him in with Copics and used some crystal Stickles
on the snow.
I embossed the red background then added a Christmas paper scrap on that.

Of course adding a dragonfly is always optional and I did
just that, using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.

Pop on over to Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges and see all
the pretty  creations from the design team,
join in with us too!!

July Celebrate


This month at Dies R U we have an ANYTHING GOES 
challenge for our theme.  You can use die if Dies R Us
carries that company's stock in store!

I always try to stay within the month I am in
and this month to me is all about the good old
red~white and blue!

I used Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners and die cut one in
each of the colors mentioned above.  I added Tutti Designs Nesting
Stitched Stars, using the smallest in the set

I also did the same with the Tutti Designs Word Celebrate
and slightly off set them as adhered them together.
This particular die is no longer available but I did give
a link below to the 'general' list of celebrate dies
and there are several very similar!

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Stars
Tutti Designs Celebrate Word Set

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

We would love to have you join us at the Dies R Us challenge!!

Take a peek at all the inspiration from the Design Team while there!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Entering the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration .... Oh My Stars

Four Seasons July~Anything Goes Summer

 A new month means a new challenge at
Four Seasons
and we are once again in our SUMMER monthly theme.
We have a pretty mood board for inspiration but
you can create anything as long as it is 'SUMMER' themed!

I always try to use the mood board as that is part of the fun of the
challenge to me.!

I let the geraniums inspire me from the board!

I used a never been used before stamp set from
Sparkle N Sprinkle Geraniums!
I stamped it, colored with Copics, then cut it out with a pretty
Spellbinders Adorning Squares die.
The background was embossed with a SU embossing folder.
The sentiment is from Altenew Sentiment Strips 2.

Visit at Four Seasons and see all the pretty summer creations
from the very talented design team, we would love to have you
join in with us too!!

Entering the following challenges:
NBUS .... Never Before Used Schtuff

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Blue and Yellow Flower Challenge

Today is the last day of the challenge at The Flower Challenge and it is
Blue and Yellow to show support for Ukraine. 
I really wanted to join this challenge and had just recently
stenciled some card fronts and one fit the challenge perfectly! 

I used a newly purchased stencil from Pink Fresh Studios
(YEAH, I finally used something new when I first received it, instead of a year later LOL)
The stencil is Garden Florals, such an easy stencil to work with!

I used all Altenew inks and a bit of Nuvo drops.
The sentiment is a strip from Creative Expressions.
Make sure to visit at 
The Flower Challenge and see all the beautiful work form the design team and also from all the entrants, LOTS of beautiful florals there!!

Thanks for looking and if leaving a comment, thanks for that too!!

A Little Birdie Told Me

A new challenge begins at Can You Handle The Pressure
and our optional twist this time is Things With Wings.
You must use an embossing folder and can add heat embossing if so desired!

I used a The Paper Studio embossing folder with birds, lots of birds!
I added a branch die cut with a Spellbinders die, a little sparkle-y bird
and birdhouse and a computer generated  sentiment! 

The inside of the card says 'it's your birthday'.

Pop on over to the Can You Handle The Pressure challenge blog.
we always have a fun prize to give away and check out all
the beautiful designs from our teams!!