Saturday, September 25, 2021

Color Throwdown #661 // Global Design Project #310 // Paper Craft Crew #445

 3 challenges inspired today's card...

Color Throwdown // #ctd661 ...A color challenge!! Black, gray, cream, and kraft are the colors called for in this challenge. This bunch of very neutral colors had me me thinking about the beach.

Global Design Project // #GDP310 ...A sketch challenge!!  I replaced the trio of flowers with a cluster of shells.  Given that I am a beach girl, this is no surprise!!

Paper Craft Crew // #PCC445 ...A theme challenge!! The theme for this challenge is "sandy shores".  This theme is perfect for me...I love all things nautical and beachy. 

Verse of the Day:

Friday, September 24, 2021

Hand Stamped Sentiments #373 // Retro Rubber Challenge #167

 2 challenges inspired today's card...

Hand Stamped Sentiments // #HSS373 ...An inspiration challenge!! My inspiration came from the mugs of coffee, and the color combo.  And in keeping with the inspiration photo, I'm sure my mug is filled with pumpkin spice!!

Retro Rubber Challenge // #rrcb167 ...A sketch challenge!! For this current challenge the team has a fun sketch for us and as always we are to use a stamp set that is over a year old.  This Cozy Cup from The Greetery made it's debut in 2019. 

Verse of the Day:

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:33 (NLT) Courtesy of YouVersion

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Addicted to CAS #206 // CASology #395 // The Paper Players #559

 3 challenges inspired today's card...

Addicted to CAS // #206 ...A code word challenge!!  The code word...LEAF!! Yesterday was the first day of fall so it seemed fitting to create a leaf changing it's colors.

CASology // #395 ...A cue card challenge!! The cue card for this current challenge...ONE!!  I used ONE single leaf as my focal point.

The Paper Players // #PP559 ...A CAS challenge!!  Clean and simple with a fall theme.  The leaves are beginning to fall and there is a crispness in the air!!

Verse of the Day:

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalms 34:8 (NIV) Courtesy of YouVersion

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2 Cards...Each Inspired By 2 Challenges

 Card #1...

As You See It // #AYSI259 ...A speed challenge!! With a little humor added!!  My humor was in my punny sentiment.  The time for this card 8.5 minutes.  Most of that time was spent cutting out the pieced layer.

CASology // #395 ...A cue card challenge!!  The cue card for this challenge...ONE!  Since my granddaughter is turning one next week I made her this birthday card...the number one with one single lamb.

Card #2...

Inspired By // #IB187
...A photo challenge with an optional sketch!!  I used both for this card.  Inspiration from the photo was the frame and my fall sentiment..."the leaves are falling and coffee is calling".

TicTacToe Challenge // #131 ...A game board challenge!!  My winning three in a row on this game board...ribbon, die cuts, and foliage.

Verse of the Day:

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;

Psalms 34:19 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Inspired By #187 // TicTacToe Challenge #131

 2 challenges inspired today's card...

Inspired By // #IB187 ...A inspiration challenge with an optional sketch!!  I used both the inspiration photo and the sketch.

TicTacToe // #tttc131 ...A game board challenge!!  My winning three in a row on this game board...ribbon, die cuts, and foliage.

Verse of the Day:

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Romans 12:12 (NLT)

Cardz 4 Guyz #280 // Try Stampin On Tuesday #524 // Papercraft Challenges #74

 3 challenges inspired today's card...

Add Some Metal

Cardz 4 Guyz // #C4G280 ...A male challenge with a bit of metal!!  Today begins a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!  We would love to see your take on our "add some metal" challenge!!  

For me I added a metal buckle and a metal arrow.  This card was made for a guy at our church that just lost his brother-in-law to Covid.  Such sad times with so much loss.

Try Stampin On Tuesday // #TSOT524 ...A sketch challenge!!  All the layers in this sketch made for a busy card but this card represents the chaos that comes in times of grief!!

Sentiment as Focus
Papercraft Challenges // #74 ...A sentiment focus challenge!!  Pull out those large sentiments!!  It took some snipping and adjusting to get this large sentiment to fit on my card...sympathy is a long word for a vertical card.

Verse of the Day:

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Romans 12:12 (NLT)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #444 // Just Add Ink #572

 2 challenges inspired today's card...

Paper Craft Crew // #PCC444 ...A sketch challenge!!  What a fun sketch with lots of layers!!  I used the flowers & dies from Stampin Up's Honey Bee bundle for my trio of rectangles.

Just Add Ink // #JAI572 ...An inspiration challenge!!  The "just add" element for this challenge was an inspiration photo.  The inspiration that I pulled from this photo...the sun rays, the bright blue color along with a splash of bright pink flowers. 

Verse of the Day:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

1 Peter 5:6 (NIV) Courtesy of YouVersion

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Just Us Girls #602 // Try Stampin On Tuesday #523

 2 challenges inspired today's card...

Just Us Girls // #JUG602 ...A color challenge!! Red, Orange & Yellow...will you think about the end of summer or the beginning of fall? For me I was thinking about fall!!  Stampin Up's Beautiful Autumn bundle was perfect for this color combo.

Try Stampin On Tuesday // #TSOT523 ...A sketch challenge!! This sketch with it's trio of squares was perfect for showcasing fall leaves which was an optional twist for this sketch.

Verse of the Day:

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.

Psalms 119:114 (NIV) Courtesy of YouVersion

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Global Design Project #309

 1 challenge inspired this card...

Global Design Project // #GDP309 ...A color challenge!!  This color challenge calls for Black, White and an additional color of your choice.  Me...I picked Calypso Coral as my third color.  Stampin Up's Winter Woods set is perfect for this kind of challenge...great black and white image!!

Color Throwdown Challenge #660 // Freshly Made Sketches #503

 2 cards, each inspired by a single challenge...

Card #1

Color Throwdown // #ctd660 ...A color challenge!! The color combo for this challenge is navy, light blue, green & yellow.  I used Stampin Up's Midnight Muse, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzaz and Crushed Curry.

Card #2

Freshly Made Sketches // #FMS503 ...A sketch challenge!! I love the trio of squares called for in this challenge.  It gave me another opportunity to use up designer papers from my stash.

Verse of the Day:

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

John 15:4 (NLT) Courtesy of YouVersion

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hand Stamped Sentiments #372 // CAS Colours & Sketches #437

 2 challenges inspired today's card...

Hand Stamped Sentiments // #HSS372 ...A color challenge!! The color combo for this current challenge is Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, and Cinnamon Cider.  This color combo had me thinking about a sunset!

CAS Colours & Sketches // #437 ...A sketch challenge!!  Every sketch challenge is the base for a great card and each one leaves us with endless possibilities!! Stampin Up's Winter Woods bundle was perfect for my watercolor sunset.

Verse of the Day:

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:36 (NIV) Courtesy of YouVersion

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