Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time Out #71...Reminder...Merry & Bright

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

Christmas with the optional twist of using glitter or shimmer

I die cut a bow out of glitter paper and paired it with a sentiment and image stamped in silver.  The stamping is very shimmery in person.  I think this might be the quickest card I have ever made, once I figured out where everything would go.  It was all done with just one stamp.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Valentyna, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Uniko 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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Happy Little Stampers Case The Designer December 2016

Wow, it is December already.  Hard to believe that the year is almost over.

We have a special challenge at Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer this month.  Half of the design team is putting their CASE cards up again for another opportunity for you to CASE.

Perhaps you missed a card the first time around....or you liked CASEing something so much, you want to try it again.

Whatever your approach, I hope you will play along with us this month.

Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer blog to see all the possible inspiration cards, and happy crafting.

And, on a personal note, this is my last month posting as a designer on the Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer Challenge.  My current DT term ends this month and I have decided not to renew due to lack of time and too many competing priorities.  I expect to play along next year as a participant in the revamped version of this challenge as a Water Coloring challenge.  I've loved my time on the Happy Little Stampers team, and want to thank Kylie and all my teammates for putting up with me.

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The 12 Kits of Occasions: November, 2016

It's time for our November12 Kits of Occasions group post.  Our host this month is Kim from Cupcakes, Cards and Kim  and her theme is "Happy Howlidays ".  How cute is that?  Kim sent out a wonderful kit with the most adorable images and pattern papers I fell in love with.  I love collecting pattern paper pads, but rarely actually use them.  You will see that I used these patterned papers in every card.  That is how much I loved the papers.

Here is a peek at the kit Kim sent.

Photo courtesy of Lindsey

There is a lot to see, so I'll get right to it.


When I thought I was done, I still could not stop using those patterned papers, so I made a bunch of tags that I am also using to play along with Tracey's 12 Tag's of Christmas Challenge.

I still did not use everything that Kim put in the kit, but I really tried.  At least I think I have fewer leftovers than usual.  Thanks so much, Kim, for sending such a wonderful kit.

That's it for me today.  Please visit us over at the 12 Kits of Occasions blog, where you can see a list of all the other designers and click over to their blogs.  You can also see who is our special Guest Designer this month.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CASoogy Week #226: Candle

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

I fell in love with the sweet skinny candles in the Concord & 9th Eat Cake and Celebrate, and decided to make my focal point using those candles.  I used a window to spotlight my colorful candles and yet still keep my design clean and simple with lots of white space.

Now it's your turn.  How does CANDLE 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 Kitty Bee Designs.

Our Guest Designer is Rachel.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

My Crafty Weekend

Hello there.  I have so many crafty pictures to show that I am going to keep the chit chat to a minimum.  Let me know if you have any questions, and please leave a way for me to respond.

The first of a trio of cards using MFT Polar Bear Pals.  I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #264.

I will enter this card at Inkspirational #122: Chill.

This birthday card will go to my ice skating niece, and I am entering it at Seize the Birthday without toppings.

I have not used the Emboss Resist technique in a while, and so was happy to play along at Less is More #304 and Simon Says Monday Trio-tastic challenge with three snowflakes on this card.

And now for a few tags, which will all be entered at Tracey's 25 Tag's of Christmas event.

I used the pale colors at Colorthrowdown #420 for this tag.  I used copic markers and a white gel pen, and the colors are not as dark in person as they appear on the tag.

I am entering this tag at AAA Cards #78: Circles.

I am entering this pair of tags at CAS on Sunday #97 where the challenge is Christmas.

And, finally a pair of tags for Addicted to Stamps and More #221: Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use a die.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Guest Designer....Inspired by All the Little Things...Joy and Peace

I am so pleased to be playing along today at Inspired by...All the Little Things #34 as their guest designer.  This week, we have this photo inspiration.

I was inspired by the blackboard in the upper portion of the photo and by the wreath and red bows below it.  I combined the two ideas on my card.

I used a white gel pen to doodle a frame.

Please head over to Inspired by...All the Little Things to see more inspiration from the Design Team. I hope you will play along with us this week.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

PTI November 2016 Blog Hop

I am popping in with a quick post for this month's PTI Blog Hop.  Here is our inspiration.

I was inspired by the little bottle brush trees on the left, the gold on the boxes and the colors of the ornaments.

I am also linking up at Simon Says Wednesday to use a die and Simon Says Monday to use three of something.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  We are eating late tonight, so I have a bit of time to post a couple of cards where the challenges are about to end.

First up is a card inspired by the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations #385.  I was inspired by the theme of thank you and also the cuteness of Lawn Fawn, this week's sponsor.

I am also linking this card up at CAS-ual Friday's #161: Be thankful and Simon Says Monday to use 3 of something.

I made a tag with those same little birds--perfect for a holiday thank you gift, and I am (finally) playing along with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge.  This tag was inspired by the adorable tags on day 15 of Tracey's challenge, where Lawn Fawn was the sponsor.  I am entering this tag at Simon Says Wednesday to use a die.

I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #199 for my next card, which I am also entering at Addicted to CAS #101 where the challenge is ombre.

Using the Misti made lining up the sentiments a breeze and I used little cubes of Altenew Inks that came packaged up as an ombre color grouping.  Hard to see in this photo, but I used a numbers impression plate.

That's it for me today.  Off to find some turkey.

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