Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Case The Designer October 2016...Birthday Wishes

Hello and happy October.  I'm here to post a card for Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer challenge.

Our inspiration this month is provided by Birgit.  Take a look at this gorgeous inspiration card.

Birgit's Inspiration Card

I love the vintage-backgrounds that Birgit often creates for her cards, and I tried to so something similar on my card.  I started with a Soft Stone card front and stamped a text background stamp repeatedly over the entire page in very pale grey ink.  I added some snowflakes in Stormy Sea ink, stamped off once.

I also was inspired by the bird focal point on Birgit's card, and so that is what I used on my card.

Our challenge will run for the entire month of October.  I hope you will play along.  Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Case the Designers blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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The 12 Kits of Occasions: September, 2016

It's time for our September 12 Kits of Occasions group post.  Our host this month is Jeanne from A Kept Life, and her theme is "This is Halloween".  I am not kidding you when I say that my kit arrived in a large cardboard BOX, bursting at the seams.  Here is a peek at the Kit Jeanne sent.

Photo Courtesy of Lindsey

Here are the cards I made this month.  I kind of left it to the last minute, and I am so glad that I got the self assembling card kit.  7 cards magically put themselves together before I could blink.  Of course, I have so many left over supplies--wonderful bits I just did not have time to work with--I am set for life for Halloween.

Entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes.

Entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #213: Holiday.

Entering this card at CAS(E) this Sketch #192.

I used so many of the elements in this kit, but still have so much left over.  Thanks so much, Jeanne, 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 are 2 special Guest Designers are this month.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Time Out #67...Seriously You're the Best

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is Friendship with the optional twist of embossing.  Also, there is an extra prize if you use embossing and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Casual Fridays are sponsoring us this month, and I have used their Mon Ami stamp set for my card. Wouldn't this be a wonderful card to send to a friend.  

I colored these pretty images with Copics.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Conil, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  CAS-ual Fridays is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run for two weeks.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.

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Birthday Gifts and Sympathy

I had so much fun playing with Cupcake Inspirations last week, I'm back again this week for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #377.  

What is a party without a pile of gifts, right?  I took my inspiration from the colors of the balloons as well as the little banners in the upper left side of the photo.  As soon as I saw this card by Lizzie during the latest PTI release, I knew I had to have that pile of gifts stamp and knew I would make this card.

I am just sneaking in under the wire with a card for CAS Colours and Sketches #192.  I made a sympathy card to add to my stash.  I really liked the clean and spare design of this sketch.

I am also adding this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CASology Week #217: Cute

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

My image this week is a digital image provided by our sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs.  I thought this little panda looked like he was just begging to hold on to some birthday balloons.

Now it's your turn.  How does cute  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.

I am also playing along in Aloha Friday Challenge #81: birthday.

Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by  Kitty Bee Designs.

Our Guest Designer is Diana.

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ColourQ #361...Happy Birthday

It's time for another challenge at ColourQ.

I fell in love with this darling fox and decided to make him the star of the show.

Please head over to the ColourQ blog to see more inspiration from the Design Team.  I hope you will play along this week.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Blog Hop September 2016

I am playing along with the September PTI blog hop, where we have this photo as our inspiration.

I was inspired by the pine cones, greenery, twine, and over all clean design of the photo.

It feels so good to be stamping pine cones and thinking about cooler weather to come.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes

I am popping in quickly with a card for Cupcake Inspirations #376, which is about to close.  I am pretty sure that this is my first time playing there.

I really loved the color scheme, and thought I'd give it a try.  I used the Color Pop Autum stencils and stamps for my card, and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #225.

I added a some leaves in WPlus9 Fairy Dust, because the panel looked a bit empty, and hope that it is OK to add a neutral color to the challenge colors.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Inkspirational Guest Designer...Glamour

Today I am here as a Guest Designer for Inspirational Challenges.  This card of mine was picked as the winner of their cakes challenge

The challenge word is:  Glamour

As soon as I learned the challenge word, I knew exactly what stamp set I would use--Fashion Sense from PTI.  I went with a very simple and glamourous dress design.

I love this sentiment--so encouraging, especially for girls.

I hope you will play along with Inspirational Challenges this week.

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