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:


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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Monday, August 15, 2022

More Birthdays and Books....Fun Sentiments Edition


I had big fun this weekend, pulling out many of my book themed stamps and dies to play around.  I created quite a few cards--and I'm not sure that I'm done yet.  But, because 2 of the challenges that inspired my crafting are ending shortly, I have taken a pause to post just those cards.

I loved Jacquie's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #548, but it took me a while to figure out what I would do with it.  I really like how this card came together, and it was such fun to make.  I die cut a whole bunch of book covers and pages from one of my new Waffle Flower book dies and used that as the vertical stripe in the sketch.  I find this sentiment to be hilarious and true, and it comes from an older PTI set gifted to me by my BFF Tracey.  I may have to make a couple more of these, as I can think of so many people who would appreciate this card.

Next up is a pair of cards inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink #616.  I used some other book and pages die cuts from the same Waffle Flower book dies and combined them with 2 of my favorite sentiments from Clearly Besotted Bedtime Story stamps.  I added a bit of texture to the card front, as it was looking a little plain.  The texture is a bunch of inspiring words...hard to see in the photo, but you can sort of make them out in real life.

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