Friday, July 12, 2013

Oh, So Many Challenges







My first card today is for this week's Color Throwdown CTD250, and I used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches FMS94.  I am also joining the party at Seize the Birthday where anything goes this week. 

I broke out my new Avery Elle Chevron Bits dies to cut chevrons in Hawaiian Shores, Kraft, Hibiscus Burst, and Lemon Tart, and then randomly lined them up in a diagonal across the card.  I can already tell I will be having a lot of fun with this die.  A sentiment and arrow from Live Love Life finishes this card off.







My next card is for this week's WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #16, and I used this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#34.  I will also enter this card at Seize the Birthday where anything goes this week.

I am always looking for reasons to cut round windows in my cards, since I got these amazing stitched circle  dies from Lil Inker.  I did a little background stamping behind the cut circle, and then covered the opening with vellum impressed with the Cane Impression Plate--having noticed a number of folks impressing their vellum when they were taking an online card class.  I was inspired by the colors and the flowers on the mood board.  Purple and yellow look so nice together, but I never think to pair them up.





What is my favorite Hero Arts stamp today--you might be wondering?  How about this super cute Thanks So Much Owl--some simple stamping and clear embossing and I have a trio of thank you cards that my daughter can use in a few weeks for any birthday presents she receives.  I am entering these cards into this week's A Blog Named Hero Playing Favorites challenge and the Hero Arts One Layer Card challenge.






Last of all, I made a coordinating envelope and tag for this card, and will be entering the set at this week's Make it Monday #24 and The Birthday Wraps and Tags Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

And finally, I am entering all of these birthday cards for consideration to the Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.



Supplies Used (PTI):
Celebrate
Stamps:  Live Love Life
Paper:  White, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  AE Chevron Bits Dies

WPlus9
Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals, Strictly Sentiments
Paper:  White, Vellum
Ink:  Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  WPlus9 Fresh Cut Floral Dies, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, MFT Fishtail Flags, Cane IP

Thank You Trio
Stamps:  Hero Arts Thanks So Much Owl
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versamark, SU Tempting Turquoise, Memento Teal Zeal, Colorbox Fresh Green
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder

Birthday Set
Stamps:  Hero Arts Design Block Birthday, Birthday Style
Paper:  White, Envelope
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Memento Grey Flannel
Other:  Tag Sale Die, Ribbon


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36 comments :

  1. Love your mood board card! Love the vellum and pretty flowers! I never think to use purple yellow either. Younwere smart to get the stitched circles when you did I waited just a bit too long and they have been sold out!
    Love that fun owl too! Fun thank you set!

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  2. So many challenges, so little time. All fabulous Joyce, you have been busy. Love how you used your AE chevron dies, I keep forgetting to use mine. Maybe because they are in the front of my organizer. Those stitched circle will come home to me soon too. Love the sweet owls and way to go on the MFW challenges.

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  3. The arrows are cool, w9 plus flowers card beautiful and the owl/balloon cards cute. Should have known an owl stamp would be in your favourites ...ha- ha!

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  4. I need a notepad to take notes on all these cards Joyce...so instead I will just tell you about my favorite which is the last one with the great card and tag. I love how the black sentiments really stand out against the colored balloons. It looks so good with a matching tag too. The scale is perfect! Oh, those chevrons are pretty darn great too!

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  5. Wow Joyce! Fabulous cards, I love the chevron one, and the stitched circle with the vellum, fantastic idea and layout. The little owl is so cute, and your co-ordinating set looks amazing. :) Cathy x

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  6. You just reinforced my decision to call you the Queen of Challenges! Your work is always stunning, Joyce! I, too, have ordered the circle stitched mats and love the inspiration of impressing the vellum ... WOW!

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  7. Looks like you have been very busy and creative! I don't know where to start. I love the colorful arrows in your first card and the birthday tag, envelope and card are so fun. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  8. I adore your Color Throwdown challenge card! Superb - LOVE these colors!

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  9. Joyce, your CTS card is amazing, and I think I may be CASEing this one very soon. I love it!

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  10. Oh, Joyce, I wish I had your energy, creativity and challenge awareness. All your cards are wonderful but my favorite is the one with the circle cut. I need to do one for my online card class.

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  11. These cards are beautiful! I LOVE the way you did the words and balloons for the birthday set. Such pretty colors and it looks very festive!

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  12. I could be tempted by the AE chevron dies - love the CAS lines of that card & the elegance of the Fresh Cut Florals card!

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  13. Joyce I'm so in love with this post!!! Your cards are amazing! I like the challenges you worked with.....going to find time to play!!! The wplus9 card is one I must CASE.....those were my wedding colors so I'm in love with that card SOO much!!!

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  14. Wow, you have been one busy lady! These are all so fabulous!! Love the chevrons and your Monday Mood design is gorgeous. Those sweet flowers behind the vellum look fantastic! Adorable owls and wonderfully festive birthday ensemble too!

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  15. Wow ... I'm stunned! Yes, so many challenges ... and so many fantastic cards, Joyce! Love the graphic look of the chevrons, and the soft, gentle prettiness of the flowers! Anita :)

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  16. They're all fabulous...
    but really lovin' the chevrons and that gorgeous MMB...
    the flowers behind the vellum...
    perfect! :)

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  17. Joyce, you're amazing! So many challenges, and the card results? All hits! Have to pick the last with the matching envelope as my fav. So festive!

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  18. Great cards Joyce! I especially love the chevron design using my sketch ;-) How fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  19. Great cards. Like your stitched circles.

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  20. WOW, Joyce, what a FABULOUS group of cards!
    Beautifully done!

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  21. Your mood board card is beautiful! I also love the birthday sentiment collage stamping - so so cool!

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  22. Your cards are amazing - I just love everything about your mood board card!

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  23. Ooooooooooh the Tag, YUMMY Tastic! Love seeing all your creativity!

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  24. Your mojo is working overtime with all these gorgeous creations! Love the chevron die in the throwdown colors...such a fun and happy card! Thanks for playing along and helping us celebrate the 5 year milestone!

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  25. WOW! So many wonderful creations, it's hard to choose a fave but it was the freshly made sketch card which brought me to your blog. Thank you for all the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

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  26. You are on fire these days, Joyce! Love those chevron bits especially in these bright, fun colors. Your vellum window card is gorgeous - I love the stitches that frame it! Your owl cards make a great set and your Moxie Fab entry is ... well, Moxie Fab! Love all the fun layered stamping!

    Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  27. CONGRATS on your Color Throwdown win Joyce :) :) :)

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  28. We missed you today, Joyce! Maybe one of these days ...! I'm popping back in on this post to congratulate you on being one of the winners at Color Throwdown!! Woot!

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  29. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Tags & Wraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  30. Hey Joyce! Thanks also for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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  31. 31 comments! Wow! Lots of big smiles here on this post Joyce. I love those owls, and the chevrons. I came to see the WPlus up close - love the neat little window and the flowers! SO pretty!!

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  32. Wow, these are all awesome! I'm loving the colors on you CTS sketch card. SO PRETTY!

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  33. Congrats on your HM for your purple and yellow card over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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  34. Awesome cards - love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

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  35. How did I miss this post?
    I love all of these, Joyce! Those chevron dies are fabulous and I love your second card with the cut out circle and the FFF stamps and dies!

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