Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time Out #133...Reminder...Happy Birthday








There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is to use 2 or more EMBELLISHMENTS.  There is also the optional one layer challenge.  Well, the one layer was out for me, as I chose to use the lovely Memory Box Stitched Maple Circle Frame die provided by our sponsor.

This die can be used in so many ways, and if you head over to the Time Out blog, you will see so many different ways to use this die.  I tied a little bow of twine on the stem of each of my maple leaves, and I think this will be a great card to have in my stash for any masculine birthdays I need to celebrate next fall.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Andrea, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Birch Press 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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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CASology Week #339...Leap




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

I got a head start on my holiday cards for 2019 with this card, that pairs a MFT NY skyline die cut with a leaping reindeer from PTI Dash Away All.  I used black sparkle embossing powder, which does not photograph well, but looks very shimmery in person.







Now it's your turn.  How does LEAP inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.  Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.  Details are on the CASology blog.

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




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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CASology Week #338...Plastic




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

Many wonderful things are made of plastic, it is true, but the images that turned up when I Googled 'PLASTIC' put me in the mood to think about recycling.



I pulled out a stamp (a freebie, I think) from Serendipity Stamps and layered it with it in a craft circle.  My use of kraft and green is a deliberate choice to reinforce my message of being kind to our earth and to recycle.

Now it's your turn.  How does PLASTIC inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

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




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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time out #132...Reminder...Happy Anniversary






There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a home sweet home challenge, and we have this wonderful photo to inspire you.






Here is a larger picture of just the inspiration image.




I took my inspiration from the butterfly image, the colors--navy with a touch of pink, and the idea of fabric on the couch and pillows.  I used Altenew Painted Butterfiles and stamped a background of many butterflies, then used a needlepoint texture plate to add a fabric like texture.  My sentiment on pink paper is a nod to the pink flowers in the photo.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Bobby, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Altenew 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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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

CASology Week #337...Burst




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is BURST.  I immediately thought of "the bombs bursting in air" and had a terrible ear worm of The Star Spangled Banner!  So, of course I had to use these fireworks stamps from Waltzingmouse, and will use it as a birthday card for someone with a birthday near July 4th.





Now it's your turn.  How does BURST inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

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




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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Happy Thursday



Hello.  I'm popping in on a Thursday with 2 cards I made this week.  First up is a card I made in support of my friend, Sandie's post about Purple Day--the international day to raise awareness of epilepsy.  Please click here to see Sandie's post and learn more about Sandie's story and epilepsy.  Also, there is a blog hop starting on Sandie's blog, with lots of prizes along the way.

For this card, I used Memory Box Flower Power stencil and a trio of Distress Ink purple inks.




I am entering this card at Memory Box Challenge #47: Flower Power and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.




I also played with my new Hero Arts Pet Turtle stamps to make this fun belated birthday card.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #381, rotated 90 degrees, and am also playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More #334: Clean and Simple, Addicted to CAS #155:  Green, and Less is More #391:  Take 3.








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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time Out #131...Reminder...Wishing You a Wonderful Birthday



There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is 'Inspired by Words' and since we are celebrating the 5th Birthday of Time Out, the words are all about birthdays.



I had some fun stamping and then coloring these festive birthday candles from Concord & 9th.  I wanted to focus on the 'birthday wishes' portion of our challenge, and thought of making a wish and blowing out the candles.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Kara, 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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CASology Week #336...Ocean




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is OCEAN.  I am in love with the little turtles in PTI Salt Air Fauna, so put them in the ocean for a little swim in this card that will be perfect for me to send to a friend or family member who just needs a little support.







Now it's your turn.  How does OCEAN inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.  We are sponsored by STAMPlorations.


This is a 2 week challenge...more time to play along (or play twice for twice the fun!)

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




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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time Out #131...Make + A + Wish




It is time for a new challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is 'Inspired by Words' and since we are celebrating the 5th Birthday of Time Out, the words are all about birthdays.



Our sponsor this challenge is Stamplorations, and I used World Birthday Cakes  to make my card.  I pulled out some fun ink colors, created a mask for my cake, and then stamped it a bunch of different times.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Kara, 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 for 2 weeks.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CASology Week #335...Earth





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is EARTH.  Seemed to me the perfect time to pull out Glorious Globes.






Now it's your turn.  How does EARTH inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer, Helen and the CASology design team.




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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time Out #130...Reminder...Unique



There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is 'we challenge you to be....  We are challenging you to be UNIQUE.



Our sponsor this challenge is Catherine Pooler, and I was lucky enough to get several of her fabulous ink colors to play with.  I decided to create a whimsical winter scene, with some very unique penguins in Party Dress, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Something Borrowed and Flirty Fuschia.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Elizabeth, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.   Catherine Pooler  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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Puppies and Llamas



Hello and happy Wednesday.  I had a little crafty time this week and created this fun and funny birthday card for Sherlock to send to a friend.  I am entering this card at Just us Girls #477: Birthday, Seize the Birthday: Make Us Laugh, and CAS(E) this Sketch #311.









Next up is this little scene I created with my Memory Box Llamas.  I noticed several of the DT samples for Addicted to CAS #154: Fluffy challenge used llamas, so I decided to pull mine out also.  I am also entering this card at AAA Cards #135 (die cut, stamped image, coloring), Inkspirational #181:  Use Your Stash, and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Create a Scene.








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