One single card...one single challenge. No combining today. But as always with the Fusion challenge there is the option of using just their sketch, just their photo, or using both. For today's card I am using both. From the photo I pulled the hexagons and the light blue & gold color combo. #bethegift challenge:Deliver some "welcome April, welcome spring" flowers to a friend or neighbor near by.
Three challenges are displayed on this card...the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches, the color combo from Sunday Stamps (I picked Basic Black//Pumpkin Pie//Pear Pizzaz//Sahara Sand) and for the Library Challenge...I pulled my inspiration from the cover of this weeks book...How to Embroider Almost Anything (a stitched circle die//that leave on the right//the orange color in the title). With all the endless possibilities these challenges offered I am surprised that my card ended up being such a CAS card!!
Materials used: Stitched circle die from Stampin Up...the leaf is from Stampin Up's Flourish dies set...the sentiment is from their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set...Pumpkin Pie sequins...Pear Pizzaz bakers twine
#bethegift challenge:Give the gift of positivity today and only speak words that make souls stronger today. Update: What an honor to be chosen as a "top cup" for the Sunday Stamps color challenge.
Here is my take on the sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments. I got to use my Honey Bee bundle again...perfect stamps and dies for creating this sketch. #bethegift challenge:Choose to love someone just as they are today...give them the gift of no expectations for your love.
As You See It Challenge #222--Recipe Card: flowers//with in the frame, die or punch//frame die & circle punch, Ribbon//hemp bow, Patterned paper//the flower and the green strip. Paper Craft Crew Sketch #375
Today's card was created for the color challenge from the Global Design Project (#GDP233). This week's colors are Pool Party, So Saffron, and Petal Pink. I am also playing along with the Inspired By challenge and sketch. With the color combo and the inspirational photo, Stampin Up's Beautiful Bouquet bundle seemed perfect for these challenges. Spring time is here!!
Three challenges in one card today....a color challenge from the Color Throwdown team, a sketch challenge from Paper Players, and a grid from the TicTacToe team. The color combo from the Color Throwdown challenge is...Pink//Purple//White. This color combo worked perfectly with my three in a row on the TicTacToe grid...Pastel Colors//Die Cuts//Color Based Card. I am using Stampin Up's Wisteria Wonder for my card base...Pink & Purple are pastel colors...my seashell dies were a gift from my hubby (sorry but I can't remember the company they are from). I love the embossing on these dies but hate that you can't see it very good in the photo. I took an extra close up picture in hopes that you could see it a little better. Still not as good as in real life but...
The Just Us Girls challenge this week is a color challenge...yellow//blue//green. I sponged those three colors on some embossed card stock to create a background for my light house. It is a different kinda of look for me but I really like how it turned out. Materials used: Stampin Up's Sailing Home bundle...Wild Wasabi//Mariana Mist//Crushed Curry inks...dimensionals...embossed card stock that has been retired from Stampin Up.
Today's card was created for three challenges...the sketch challenge from Fab Friday, fill in the blank challenge from As You See It, and the cue card...TEA from CASology!!
When I saw that TEA was our cue card for the current challenge I automatically thought of iced tea...guess that is because I live in Florida! Iced Tea on the beach is a perfect combination!! Here is the fill in the blank....My favorite type of card to send is_____. Beachy themed cards!!! And if I had to pick an occasion for that blank it would be birthday cards! Materials used: Stampin Up's Waterfront stamp set...Seasonal Layers Thinlits...Early Espresso and Soft Sky card stock...Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, and Soft Suede inks
#bethegift challenge:Visit a nursing home today and give the gift of "presence". Today's prompt was obviously written prior to this Corona Virus outbreak...with "social distancing" this might be hard to do but get creative....go visit a resident by knocking on their window and giving them a smile!!
Today I am playing along with the challenge from the TicTacToe team. My three in a row runs down the right side...bow//spring sentiment//rhinestones. I am using Stampin Up's Flourish dies, one of their retired sentiments, the sentiment banner from their Smooth Sailing die set, Calypso Coral cardstock & ribbon for my bow, and last but not least blue rhinestones to finish it off. The blue satin ribbon is from one of the weekly floral arrangements that are delivered to the office where I work. #bethegift challenge:Write a letter to someone and list all the ways they have touched your life.
The Twofer Challenge this month was to create two cards using the Spring Animal theme...two different designs for two different occasions (Baby & Friendship) using the same stamps, stencils, and/or dies. I pulled a Sale-a-bration stamp set from last year off the shelf (Stampin Up's Hey, Chick) because it was prefect for the Spring Animal theme.
For this first card I used the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch as my inspiration. That row of circles just reminded me of a gathering of eggs.
Here is my take on the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. I love the simplicity of the sketch but also the fact that others have really got extravagantly creative with it!! Thank to Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration.
The challenge this week from the As You See It challenge was to fill in the blank....My favorite type of card to send is_______. For me, I love making beachy themed cards!! Since moving to Florida I like making cards that reflect our weekends here. Today's card also included the color challenge from the Color Throwdownteam....blue//green//coral. For this color combo, I used Stampin Up ink...Island Indigo//Wild Wasabi//Calypso Coral. #bethegift challenge:Take the time to really listen today and give the gift of your attention!
One card...three challenges!! A sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps. A spring theme challenge from Paper Players. A photo challenge from Inspired By. I appreciate these challenges especially during this crazy time our world is experiencing. Two things have helped me...my faith and my creativity.
Here is my take on the "Black Background" challenge from Just Us Girls. I just bought this black card bases with matching black envelopes at Hobby Lobby...perfect for this challenge. Time to get out my chalk marker for addressing the envelopes!!
I am married to a wonderful man and we have 2 children--a son who lives in Long Island, NY and a daughter who lives in Chicago. We live in Florida, which feels so very far away from our kids especially since we have a grand-daughter and a second grandchild on the way!! For over 20 years I was a Stampin Up Demonstrator, but in 2021 I let go of my demonstratorship. I still love scrapbooking & creating cards and have enough Stampin Up products to last me till eternity...so I will keep on creating!! Proud to be a daughter of the Most High God--who was and is and is to come!!