Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time Out #196...New Home

 



It's time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card inspired by the word BRAVE.  My oldest daughter graduated college and moved across the country in July to pursue her dream job.  She didn't know a soul.  To me, that is brave, and I am so proud of her. 

I made her this card, to celebrate the new home she is putting together.  She has her own studio apartment, and I will get to see it when I fly out to visit this weekend. I used sponsor stamps Funky Fossil Whimsy Town for my card.  I really love the look of those whimsical houses.






While I had those stamps out, I made another card for a brave young woman in my family.  My sister's youngest daughter also moved to Washington DC for medical school.  Another brave move, to be celebrated with this card.  












Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our fabulous Guest Designer, Rahmat, and the Time Out Design Team. Funky Fossil Designs 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, September 7, 2021

CASology Week #395...One





 Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is ONE.  I created a little scene with one little mouse holding one balloon.  It doesn't get much simpler than this.  My card front panel has no layers or die cuts, and some might consider it a one layer card.





Now it's your turn.  How does ONE 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 our design team.  



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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Labor Day Weekend Crafting




Hello.  Long time, no craft.  My nest is empty again, and I had some time to play with some of the new goodies I have been buying but not using.  I'll be brief.  First up is a featuring two shades of turquoise distress inks (salvaged patina & peacock feathers) blended with the Dahlia stencils from Altenew.  I sprayed the entire card front with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer spray, which is super shimmery IRL, but not captured by the photo.  The die cut hello is also from Altenew, and I layered it up for some dimension.  I am entering this card at The Flower Challenge #60: Turquoise.








I used the same stencil and shimmer spray for my next card, but used a slightly different portion of the stencil.  Blending distress scattered straw and spiced marmalade also gives this card a different look from the one above.  I am entering this card at Color Hues #25: Yellow & Orange and Addicted to Stamps and More #413: Birthday.








Here are both cards together, and I am entering the pair of cards at Addicted to CAS #205: Nature (flowers), WWC323: Feminine, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Glimmer & Sparkle, and Use Your Stuff #430: Anything Goes.







Now it is time to bring on the white space!  I used this really pretty new to me Altenew Sparkle stamp for the focal point and sentiment for this card.  I am entering this card at Less is More #451: Sparkle (sentiment, WOS on the flowers & rhinestones provide my sparkle), Just Us Girls #600: 6 of Anything (6 rhinestones), AAA Cards #198: Up to One Third, Rainbow Challenge #33: Purely Plum, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It!.








Last in the line up, but dear to my heart is this adorable dog reading a book at the beach.  This reminds me of my dog, although Sherlock does not know how to read (yet).  I used Hero Arts Lounging Pups stamps and just a touch of masking.  I am entering this card at Stay Crafty with Hero #26: Rainbow,  Shopping Our Stash #453:  Summer Lovin', and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It!.








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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time Out #195...Surround Yourself

 




It's time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card using a colored card base or colored card front, with an optional twist to use embellishments.  

I used sponsor stamps Flamingo Flock for my card, and went for a dramatic look with white embossing on a dark pink card front.  It is difficult to see in this photo, but I added a few shimmery clear baubles.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our fabulous Guest Designer, Toni Maddox, and the Time Out Design Team.  Newton's Nook 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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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time Out #194...To My Favorite Pursen


It's time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card inspired by this photo.




Here is a bigger picture of the photo.  The bag shown here as inspiration is also the prize this month.  How cool is that?  

Please read below to learn more about this bag and the mega-talented Time Out DT member, Kim, who made the bag and is our sponsor for this challenge.






Our sponsor for this challenge is none other than one of our very own designers, Kim, at RunningStitchDesign ! 
 
Here is some information from Kim about the inspiration bag - "The inspiration for this challenge is a handmade tote bag using fabric from Cotton and Steel-Girls Club. I made the tote using a NoodleHead pattern, the Crescent Tote. The tote is fully lined and It has a zipper pocket on front, inside pockets and webbing for the handles.  Tote measures 16.5x10.5x6."
 
All of the products in Kim's Etsy store are handmade and she also takes custom orders! Be sure to check out her store and show her some love.


The winner of this challenge will win the bag featured in our challenge photo!!!


I was inspired by the shape of the bag as well as the colors.  I used an older stamp set from Skipping Stones called Birthday Purses.  I love how this card turned out.  I made it a friendship card, and you can probably guess where this card will be sent.






Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from the Time Out Design Team.  Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Designs on Etsy is our sponsor for this challenge.  Our Guest Designers are Nathalie and Sandie.   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, August 3, 2021

CASology Week #394...Mask

 







Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is MASK.  I masked off an area of my card, and blended some distress inks on one side of my card.  I used a die cut from PTI Turning a New Leafe, and tucked a sentiment right under the lowest leaf.







Now it's your turn.  How does MASK 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 our Guest Designer Karen, and the CASology design team.  



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Thursday, July 29, 2021

My Crafty Week

 


Hello and happy Thursday.  I am popping in quickly to share some cards I made.  First up is this little cutie, featuring some of the stamps and dies in the MFT Cats and Plants card kit.  I was inspired by the colors in the MFT Color Challenge #170.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.






Next up is a water color panel I made following the tutorial at PTI Live at Five.  I used Royal Velvet, Dark Indigo, and Hawaiian Shores inks and swiped directly onto my water color paper.  After that I used my steamer and then a mister to get the paper really really wet, then moved and dried the color with my heat tool.



I was able to make 2 cards out of this panel.  I went in the direction of the tropical seas, since that is what these colors suggested to me.  First I used the Shape Shifters Oval die to cut through my panel and added some tropical fish and coral silhouette die cuts.  I fussy cut a sentiment from Salt Air Sentiments.  I am entering this card at the PTI Video Challenge to make a tropical card.





I took all the negative pieces from the die cut above and added them back into a white Shape Shifters die cut, then added some more tropical silhouette die cuts.  I am entering this card at the PTI Live Around 5 Challenge.





I am also entering both of these cards at Addicted to Stamps and More #410: Die Cuts and Stencils, Use Your Stuff #427: Summer Fun, and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.









Next up are two wedding cards featuring one of my old PTI favorite stamps, Propose a Toast.  I think these champagne flutes are so cute, and this set has some of my favorite sentiments for wedding cards.  I will be entering both of these cards at PTI The Great Cover Up challenge to create a card with a touch of gold and also at Inkspirational #244: Spots/Dots (champagne bubbles), and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

















Last up today is another wedding card using a sentiment from Propose a Toast and the Cover Plate Gem Stone.  I didn't have any silver paper handy, so I swiped my white die cut with Silver Delicata Ink.  You can't even tell that the paper didn't start out as silver.  I am entering this card at PTI What Do I Do With This challenge to create a card using rainstones, Addicted to CAS #202: Geometric, and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.









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