Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time Out #223...A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year








It is time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card inspired by the photo on our badge.  Here is a larger version of the photo:





I think it is pretty easy to see how I was inspired by this photo.  I was inspired by that beautiful green Christmas tree.  I colored the star on top in silver, inspired by the silver star in the photo. 






Where will this challenge take you?  We would love to see you make your own card inspired by this photo.


Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from  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, September 7, 2022

Time Out #222...Rainbow






It is time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card inspired by this quote:

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud"

--Maya Angelou



I was inspired by the 'rainbow' in this quote.  I wanted to combine the rainbow with some adorable dogs I recently bought from Lawn Fawn.  I used Simply Celebrate Critters to create this card, and a Mama Elephant rainbow die as the backdrop.








Where will this quote take you?  Will you think of rainbows, clouds, a general encouragement card, or something else.  We'd love to see your interpretation.


Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our fabulous Guest Designer, Fran Wing, and the Time Out Design Team.  Lawn Fawn 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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Monday, September 5, 2022

Lots of Crafty Fun




As Labor Day weekend ends, I am pausing to post a bunch of cards I've made over the past several days.  First up is this action packed doggie card I made using the sketch at MFT #609.  I used some images I had previously stamped using borrowed stamps.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash #478: Animal Antics.








Next up is a card I CASed from my BFF Kim, using these really cut foxes from Avery Elle Party Fox.  I was inspired by the collaboration challenges at Color Hue #48: Navy & Lime Green and Seize the Birthday #246.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash #478: Animal Antics.










Continuing on with the theme of using images I stamped a while back, I have this little cutie floating on a striped raft, inspired by the challenge at CAS on Friday #239: Stripes.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.






The next two cards were inspired by a technique I saw in a recent video by Jennifer McGuire.  I like how they came out, but they were more time consuming than I had expected.  Each die cut required 3 white layers and a colored layer.  When the entire card was done, I used Versa Mark ink to stamp a screen grid pattern on all of the dogs.  I am entering both of these cards at Inkspirational #273: Repetition (dogs/horses), Just Add Ink #691: Masculine, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash #478: Animal Antics.


















Last up is a holiday card using these wonderful penguins from MFT Tweet Holidays.  I was inspired by the colors at MFT Color Challenge #195, Addicted to CAS #228: Birds, Addicted to Stamps and More #437: Christmas, CAS Christmas: Sparkle and Shine (the pom poms on the hats are all glittered up), Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.












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Sunday, August 28, 2022

4 More Cards


 



Had a bit of time to play around and came up with a few cards.  First up is this fun wintery scene inspired by the sketch at MFT Sketch Challenge #608, the colors at MFT Color Challenge #195, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of Shimmer and Shine. My snowy background in the top most area of the card is made from the SSS snowing stencil, white paste and Avery Elle shimmer spray.  







Next up is the first of a trio of cards I made playing around with the PTI Berry Branches stencils, a gift from my bestie, Kim.  I was experimenting with different color schemes.  The first color scheme is inspired by the colors at Color Throwdown #707.  (IRL the colors are much closer to the challenge badge).








A different color scheme, and this one is inspired by the mood board and challenge at AAA Cards #222.








I used random colors on this card, and it looked Christmassy when it was done, so I made it a holiday card--one more for the stash.








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Saturday, August 27, 2022

A Bit of a Crafty Week

 




Hello and happy Friday.  I made this delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream cone card a few days ago, inspired by the challenge at Color Hues #47 and realized I almost missed the window to post it.  I created a background of irregular squares behind my focal image, inspired by the challenge at Stay Crafty with a Blog Named Hero: August.  Gosh, now I want some ice cream!






Next up is this fun beach scene, inspired by the sketch at MFT Sketch Challenge #608 and Addicted to Stamps and More #436.








Last up is a card using the fabulous flamingos from a recent MMH kit...I followed the sketch at FMS #550, and am also entering this card at Addicted to CAS #227 and at Stay Crafty with a Blog Named Hero: August.  I stamped all the different layers of flamingos, die cut the image into a square, then cut that square into squares.  Lots of squares here.






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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Time Out #221...Cheers

 





It is time for a new challenge at Time Out.  We challenge you to make a card inspired by the word:

FESTIVE


I decided a trio of friends having some fun cocktails was the festive scene I wanted to create.  Perhaps it is telling me that I am overdue for a festive celebration with friends.  I used dies from the MFT Cheers to Your Birthday card kit.  There was a lot of die cutting involved in making this card--and no stamping!






Where will this word take you?  We'd love to see your project in our gallery.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from the Time Out Design Team.  Birch Press 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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Sunday, August 21, 2022

My Crafty Week

 



Hello hello.  Loads of photos and cards, and not much talking today.

First up are a bunch more book themed cards that I made when I pulled out a bunch of my book themed supplies.  I am entering them all at Shopping Our Stash #477: Back to Books.












I am also entering this one at Addicted to CAS #227: Pink.  Must comment on this quote, as it is from my most beloved book.






Next up is a trio of cards using a new stencil and stamp set from SSS.  I'm still trying to get a handle on the stencil, as there are so many different parts.  These cards are mostly inspired by the DT samples.
I am entering them all at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fun With Stencils, and 2 of them at AAA Birthday #40: Anything Goes.



















How about these adorable noodle themed cards--perfect for my ramen-loving daughters.  I am entering them at Addicted to Stamps #436: Make your Mark.


















How about some super cool floating critters?  This card is inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #549 and the colors at Color Throwdown #706.












And I am maybe stretching the challenge, but it seems to me that these round floaties will be doing a bit of rotation in the pool, so I am entering them at Inkspirational #272: Rotate.








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