Monday, November 30, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #403 & The Library Challenge #73

 Two challenges inspired this card...

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #403...A photo challenge!  I just love this wintery photo with the blue blue night sky filled with snowflakes!!  

The Library Challenge #73...Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.  You can be inspired by...The Cover or The Title or The Story!!  This time the book that has been pulled off the shelf is The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore. In this version, the famous poem  (originally called A Visit from St Nicholas) has been made into a picture book, illustrated by Antonio Caparo. 


Yippie!!  This card got a shout out for the Paper Craft Crew was a top pick!

#bethegift challenge:  Text someone to say Good Morning and this evening text someone to say Good Night!!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #398 & Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #463

Two cards...Two sketch challenges... 

Here is my take on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #463

Basic stamping using Stampin Up's Sailing Home bundle. The background was embossed using their Seabed folder...I love this 3d folder!!

This second card was created for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge #398  This week they have a sketch challenge for us.  Since I have been kinda busy with Thanksgiving I kept this card very simple!!

#bethegift challenge:  Email a former school teacher and thank them for the impact that they had on your life.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge 399 // Fab Friday Challenge #211 // Global Design Project #268

 Two cards for 3 challenges...

CAS(E) this Sketch // #399...A sketch challenge! This sketch was perfect for a little inking to happen behind it.  Great way to show off my new Stampin Up set that I received from my up-line!! Special thank you to Cindy Foder!!  

Fab Friday // #211...This is such a great color combo that I just had to use it again!!  Mint Macaroon, Cinnamon Cider, and Bumblebee. 

Update: So excited that this card made the "Fab Fave" over at the Fab Friday challenge!!

My second card was created for the Global Design Project // #GDP268

The current challenge from the Global Design Project team is to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) 
a card by Charlet Mallett.  Here are some of the elements I carried over from her card...the strip of newsprint // Circular sketch in bottom right // embossed background // die cut sentiment // bird.

#bethegift challenge:  Hug someone!! Just hug someone!! Tell them that they are needed!!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Color Throwdown Challenge #621 & Just Add Ink Challenge #533

 Two challenges inspired today's card...

Color Throwdown Challenge // #ctd621...A color challenge!  The color combo for this current challenge is Red, Green, Aqua, and Silver.  I used Stampin Up's Real Red, Emerald Envy, and Tempting Turquoise.  I struggled with this combo but in the end I love how it turned out!!

Just Add Ink // #533...An alphabet challenge!  "S" was the letter for this challenge! How about Silver Snowflakes!?!


#bethegift challenge:  Take 30 minutes with someone you love...ask them questions and just listen!!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Paper Players Challenge #518 & Fab Friday Challenge #212

Two challenges inspired this card...

The Paper Players Challenge #518...A sketch challenge!  Designer paper seemed like the best option for this challenge!!  I used Stampin Up's Bumble Bee papers and edged them using my Cinnamon Cider marker...little bit of a distressed look!!

Fab Friday Challenge #211...A color challenge!  The color combo they gave us is...Cinnamon Cider, Bumble Bee and Mint Macaroon.  A fun fall combination!!


#bethegift challenge:  Live Thanksgiving!! Thank somone older and younger than you today!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Inspired By Challenge 151

Here is my take on the Inspired By Challenge...Brushed On Color!!  I kinda like these non traditional colors!!  I used Stampin Up's Winter Woods bundle for my large tree and their Waterfront set for my background of little trees.  I inked my stamp with several shades to pink to give it that "brushed on color" look. Thank to the Inspired By team for the inspiration!!

#bethegift challenge:  When you hit the stores this weekend...thank as many clerks and store workers as possible!!

TGIF Challenge #291 // Time Out Challenge #175 // Tic Tac Toe Challenge #091

Two challenges inspired this trio of cards...

TGIF Challenge #291...THANKFUL!!  Every November there is a focus on being THANKFUL and like I said yesterday during this time I challenge myself to be more intentional throughout the coming year!!  I challenge y'all to make a set of 12 thank you cards (one for each month), set them aside and mail one out the beginning of each month to someone you are thankful for but they may not realize it!!  It is a small step in being more intentional through out the coming year!!

Time Out Challenge #175...QUICK was the challenge from the Time Out team.  I made this trio of cards very quickly...use three different pieces of designer papers, cut them exactly the same, mix them up so you have one of each of the three papers for each card, layer a large sentiment on top of each, then finish them off with your choice of embellishments of just use as is.  Fun way of making a set of three cards very quickly!!

A another card...this one created for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  My three in a row run down the right hand side...Brown//Coffee//Enamel Dots.
#bethegift challenge:  When you hit the stores this weekend...thank as many clerks and store workers as possible!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

TGIF Challenge #291 & Just Add Ink Challenge #532

Two challenges inspired this card...

TGIF Challenge #291...Their current challenge is a theme challenge...Thankful!!  This is the time of year that we all focus more intently on the things that we are thankful for and I enjoy seeing everyone's lists and daily posts!  Each year during this time I challenge myself moving forward to be intentional with my thanks all year not just in November!!  So make several thank you cards for this challenge and send them through out 2021 to someone letting them know you are thankful for them!!  

Just Add Ink Challenge #532...A sketch challenge!!  I added a few elements to the sketch...a stamped background and used two offset circles!!  I hope that wasn't too much liberty....cause I love the finished product!!

#bethegift challenge:  Write a note of thanks to your Thanksgiving hosts this year.  Remind them that their time and energy is seen and appreciated.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #462 & Color Throwdown Challenge #620

I love the combination of a color challenge and a sketch challenge...

Freshly Made Sketches has a fun sketch that calls for a trio of squares...I substituted with snowflakes!!  For the Color Throwdown Challenge I am using Stampin Up's Merry Merlot, Coastal Cabana, and Sahara Sand.  This color combo is sure to bring joy!!  And we could all use a little right now!! 

#bethegift challenge:  Share food in a meaningful way today...let your lunch break have meaning!!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Twofer Challenge #33 // CAS Colors & Sketches #397 // As You See It #239 // Mojo Monday #550 //Just Us Girls #563

 Twofer Challenge...Stars

The Twofer Challenge asks us to create two different designs for two occasions using the same stamps, stencils and/or dies...and follow the given theme.  The theme for the current challenge is STARS.
I used the same star stamp on each card and I also used the same die.  The die cuts out 5 stars...I used two on the one card as stars and on the second card I used the other two stars and cut off the tips for trees.  Now a have a forest of gingham Christmas trees!!

This first card was create not only by the Twofer challenge but also for three other challenges.  First, the Just Us Girls color challenge called for Green, Blue, and Purple.  Which was perfect for the second challenge...the As You See It challenge which asked the question..."The color I avoid using most is_____."  Well for me that is purple!!  The third challenge that inspired this card was the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge #mojomonday550.

The second card for the Twofer challenge was also inspired by the color challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches.  Their color combo for the current challenge is Purple Posey, Basic Gray and Blackberry Bliss.  I sponged Blackberry Bliss ink onto each of my Purple Posey gingham tree/star tips, stamped a Blackberry Bliss night sky, and finished it off with some Basic Gray card stock and stamped stars. 

#bethegift challenge:
  Let someone else take that coveted parking space!!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Fusion Challenge 11.12.20 & Color Throwdown Challenge #620

Here is my take on the Fusion challenge.  Each challenge we are given a sketch along with a photo.  Our challenge is to use one or the other or fuse them together...Fusion!!  For this current challenge I am using both the sketch and the photo.  For today's card I mixed alot of old in with the new...retired stamps and punches from Stampin Up along with their new stamp & punch set, Beautiful Autumn.

Another card...this one for the Color Throwdown Challenge.  Current challenge colors using Stampin Up colors...Rich Razzleberry//Tempting Turquoise//Crumb Cake.  Simple stampin and layering with a little bit of bing!!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Global Design Project #267 // Paper Craft Crew Challenge #402 // INKspirational Challenge #226

 3 challenges inspired today's card...

Global Design Project #267...The current challenge from this team is a theme challenge--Hot Drink!  #GDP267  I have several stamp sets that would have worked for this challenge but in the end these cute little "to go" cups won out.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #402...A sketch challenge!  #PCC402  I think I say this just about every week when I post my card for their sketch but I just love their sketch many pieces and parts!! Like a puzzle!!  They truly inspire me!!

INKspirational Challenge #226...Frame it!! The challenge is frame it!!  I decided this framed tag was a fun way to showcase this challenge.  I have another frame die that has been misplaced...if I find it before the challenge is over I will give it a whirl!!


#bethegift challenge:  Give someone 5 minutes when you don't think you have it but you know they need it!!

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