Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Blog Hop September 2016

I am playing along with the September PTI blog hop, where we have this photo as our inspiration.

I was inspired by the pine cones, greenery, twine, and over all clean design of the photo.

It feels so good to be stamping pine cones and thinking about cooler weather to come.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes

I am popping in quickly with a card for Cupcake Inspirations #376, which is about to close.  I am pretty sure that this is my first time playing there.

I really loved the color scheme, and thought I'd give it a try.  I used the Color Pop Autum stencils and stamps for my card, and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #225.

I added a some leaves in WPlus9 Fairy Dust, because the panel looked a bit empty, and hope that it is OK to add a neutral color to the challenge colors.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Inkspirational Guest Designer...Glamour

Today I am here as a Guest Designer for Inspirational Challenges.  This card of mine was picked as the winner of their cakes challenge

The challenge word is:  Glamour

As soon as I learned the challenge word, I knew exactly what stamp set I would use--Fashion Sense from PTI.  I went with a very simple and glamourous dress design.

I love this sentiment--so encouraging, especially for girls.

I hope you will play along with Inspirational Challenges this week.

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I am sneaking in just before the deadline at The Challenge #78, where we have this fun tropical image to inspire us.

I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #191 to inspire my card design.  I am also linking this card up at Susan's Thanksgiving Crusade 2016.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time Out #...66...Reminder...Happy Birthday

There is still time to play along with the current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a 'Home Sweet Home' challenge and we have this photo to inspire us.

I was lucky enough to receive an advance set of a brand new STAMPlorations set called Trendy Leaves 2.  

There are so many great leaf images in this stamp set set.  I inked up 4 different images in a variety of warm autumn colors inspired by the leaf images in the inspiration photo.

I die cut the word 'birthday' out of my stamped panel, built it up with several layers of Scarlet Jewel die cuts and inlaid it back into the card.  It is a little busy in the photo, but in real life, the sentiment stands out, and I think it will make a nice masculine birthday card.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Claire A., so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.   STAMPlorations 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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Masculine Birthday and L'Shanah Tovah

This week, we are challenged to use florals on a masculine card at PTI Make it Monday #261.  I used Peaceful Gardens and Larger than Life and a masculine color palatte for my card.

I often use trees or leaves on masculine cards, but this is the first time I have actually used flowers.  I picked some flowers that did not look too floral, along with other nature images.

I am in the process of mass producing a bunch of Jewish New Years cards that I need to mail by next week.  The design fits the challege this week at The Paper Players #313: CAS Taste of Fall.

I used PTI What the Doodle Apple and a sentiment from L'Shanah Tovah.

Here is a peek at the inside.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CASology Week #216: Frame

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is frame.

I die cut a bunch of frames using a Keep it Simple frame die from PTI, and then just moved them around until I found an arrangement I liked.  

In order to make it look like the frames were interlocking, I cut some of them frames where they intersected and put the cut edges underneath.  

I am also linking this card up at Simon Says Wednesday Clean and Simple challenge and Retro Rubber #47: Anything Goes.  I only used 1 stamp on this card, and I believe it is about 3 years old (CAS-ual Fridays Bold Wishes).

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

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

Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by STAMPlorations.

Our guest designer is Ohhh Snap.

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ColourQ #360...Hang in There

It's time for another color challenge at ColourQ.  I have one customer for my cards, and she had requested some cards she could send to cheer up her clients who have been looking for the perfect house for a long time without success.  The card I made using this weeks colors is another card for her.  You can see the first one here.

I pulled out an ancient Waltzingmouse set (5 plus years old?) that I always love to paper piece.  Isn't this a cute country house?

I am also linking this up at Simon Says Wednesday Clean and Simple Challenge, Retro Rubber #47: Anything Goes, and Addicted to CAS #97: Stitching (all the image stamps have faux stitching in the design.

Please head over to the ColourQ blog to see more inspiration from the Design Team.  I hope you will play along this week.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Some Cards and Bookmarks

Hello and happy Saturday.  Hope your weekend is going well.

I've got 2 cards and a bunch of bookmarks to share today.  I finally got a chance to pull out some of my Altenew stamps and play along in their gigantic Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.  I was inspired by the Fall Floral graphic at Curtain Call.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Clean and Simple.

Something a little different for me--I inked up an old impression plate and used it to dry emboss a card front.  I just love the detail in the Mehndi impression plate, and the ink makes it so easy to see. My sentiment--stamp and die--are from PTI Pretty Peonies which is 4 years old.

I am entering this card at Retro Rubber #47: Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps and More #211: Anything Goes.

Last up is a bunch of bookmarks I made, using Avery Elle This Book.  I just had fun masking, stamping and coloring.  I will be entering the first bookmark at The Card Concept #57: Rainbow. Honestly, I have no idea how to categorize the style.

Here are the fronts of the batch cut from the PTI Bookmark Die

And, here are the backs

Here are a couple more, using different bookmark dies.

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