Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Crafty Weekend

Hello and happy Sunday.  I am back from Montana, where I spent several days with my 2 daughters and my sister-in-law, enjoying nature and relaxing.  I missed my stamps, and went on a crafty tear when I got home.

First up is this colorful card using PTI Salt Air Fauna stamps.  I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #280 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fun in the Sun.

Another card using the same stamps and dies, as well as the matching Salt Air Fauna stamps.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer Fun, and The Male Room #89:  Fish/Fishing.

I am entering this next card at PTI Make it Monday #328: Creating Shadow Backgrounds.  I used What the Doodle Butterfly stamps and dies for my images.  I had forgotten how pretty the detailing is on these stamps.  I am also entering this card at Just Add Ink #417: Just Add "T".  My "T" is "thank you".

I created a watercolor background using PTI reinkers on this card and am entering it at Just Us Girls #449: Watercolor Background.  I used that watercolor background as the base behind this Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background die, and am entering this card at Poppystamps Challenge #46: Birthday Party.  There are quite a few birthday challenges this week, and I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #300, Inkspirational #165, and Seize the Birthday without toppings.

Back to the ocean for my next card, which was inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches #280 and the baby challenge at Addicted to CAS #140.

My next card is an encouragement card featuring the emboss resist technique, and I am entering it at CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #203.  All of my coloring on this card was done by sponging Distress Inks.

Are you tired yet?  Last card is inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #345 and the colors at Color Throwdown #501.

That's it for me today. 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time Out #113...Reminder...You Make Me Smile

There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is

I wanted to tie in the words 'smile' and 'heart' for my card.  I used a heart die to cut a window in my card front, giving me a space for my 'you make me smile' sentiment.  I love the bold red and white polka dotted paper I used, and kept things CAS by only have a small amount of it show.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Amanda, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Stencils by Funky Fossils Designs is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Imaginary Neighborhood

I am popping in to post a card I made using the colors from Color Throwdown #500.  I had fun playing with my new City Stacks stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.  I'm off to Montana for a couple of days.  I've got some more skyscrapers to post when I return.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July.  I hope it is warm and sunny where you are.  I am popping in quickly to share 3 cards.

First up, very fitting for this holiday is a red, white and blue birthday card for my brother-in-law whose birthday is tomorrow.   I based this card on the card below, and I decided to change up the colors a little and make it more patriotic.

I am entering this card at PTI Transformation Tuesday, Addicted to Stamps and More #299: CAS, and Simon Says Monday Challenge and Simon Says Wednesday challenge who are both Red, White and Blue.

Original Card

My next card uses the Ombre Watercolor Background technique from PTI Make it Monday #327, and I am also entering it at CAS on Friday #136: Splash-Watercolor and Just Us Girls #447: Anything Goes.  I used images from Songbirds and Tropics.

Last up is my favorite of today's line up, using some new PTI stamps Salt Air Fauna and Flora.  It was really fun to put together, although there is a lot of 2 and 3 step stamping.

I am entering this card at CAS(E) This Sketch #278, Cupcake Inspirations #449: Under the Sea, AAA Cards #118: Use a Frame, and Paper Players #400: Celebration.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CASology Week #307...Zoom

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is ZOOM.   I started of thinking of things that go zoom, and immediately thought of this fun little airplane I have from PTI years ago.  It's always nice to have some birthday cards in my stash that are good for kids.

I masked off the bottom 2/3 of my card, and then sponged clouds on the top third.  I wanted the clouds and sky, but also wanted to keep the majority of my card front white.

Now it's your turn.  How does ZOOM inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Good will have 2 weeks to play along with this challenge.  This summer, we are giving you (and ourselves) an extra week to play along with our challenges.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.

Joyce (that's me)

Our Guest Designer is Hannelie.

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