Tuesday, October 31, 2023

New Challenge @ Cardz 4 Guyz #C4G334

 Today begins a new challenge at...

Cardz 4 Guyz // #C4G334 ...A masculine challenge with a CIRCLE card theme!!  My "Hoppy for You" graduation card is an actual circle card made using a stitched circle die and a scallop die.  I paper pieced my frog, layered a stamped & cut out graduation cap, and finished off this studious looking guy with a diploma made with thread and scrap paper. 

Circle Card // #C4G334

Now it is your turn!!  Hop on over to our blog and get all the details for this new challenge along with some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the design team.  We look forward to seeing you masculine circle cards.  Happy Stampin!!

2 other challenges also inspired today's card...

Made My Monday Challenge // #MMM212 ...A "pun-fun" challenge!!  This little froggy from Stampin Up's So Hoppy Together stamp set is so studious looking with those spectacles that I just had to use him for a graduation card.  And the sentiment is perfect for a "pun-fun" card..."Hoppy for You"!!

Double Trouble Challenge // #151 ...A “Something, Anything, Everything” challenge!!  Which means you are open to create whatever you want!  There is an optional challenge by Thing 3 to use at least one circle on your card.  If you would like to go for the Double Dare by Thing 2 check out the challenges going on with any one of our past partners and join one of those for an additional chance in the random drawing.

Card #2 was inspired by 4 challenges...

Jingle Belles // #JB2322 ...A year round Christmas challenge!!  The theme for this current challenge is..."Not a creature was stirring"!!  Perfect for the new stamps that I won from Lawn Fawn during a Time Out challenge.

Global Design Project // #GDP418 ...A sketch challenge!!  This sketch paired up perfectly with...

Just Us Girls // #JUG703 ...A CAS challenge!!  For this clean and simple challenge they asked us to used the center of the card as the focal point.

The Paper Players // #PP664 ...A tic-tac-toe game board challenge!!  My winning three in a row on this game board...patterned paper, die cuts, and enamal dots.

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Monday, October 30, 2023

Monday's Card


4 challenges inspired today's card...

Color Throwdown Challenge // #ctd766 ...A color challenge!!  The color combo for this challenge is orange, pale blue, and cream.

Inspire.Create.Challenge // #ICC154 ...A CASE challenge!!  For this current challenge we are CASEing a card by Karen FarquharMy inspiration from her card...the designer paper on half the card and the hippos!!  While I did not include her fancy fold, I did use the sketch.

Just Add Ink // #JAI676 ...A photo inspired challenge!!  While my card doesn't have the fall theme,  I did use elements from the photo...I used the plaid, the orange, and the cream. 

Make My Monday // #MMM212 ...A "pun-fun" challenge!!  This sentiment fits the pun fun theme!!  

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Sunday, October 29, 2023

New Challenge @ Sunday Stamps #SSC321

 Today begins a new challenge at...

Sunday Stamps // #SSC321 ...A color challenge!!  For this current "Autumn's Riches" challenge we want you to use three of the five colors given on this color palette.

We hope you will join the fun and play along with us.  It will be fun to see how you used this color palette.  For additional challenge details and to gather some inspiration from the rest of the design team, hop on over to our blog and check things out.

One other challenge inspired today's card...

Freshly Made Sketches // #FMS609 ...A sketch challenge!!  This fun sketch was perfect for showcasing the color challenge from Sunday Stamps.  I love the extra little "stitching" at the bottom of the sketch...for mine I added an embossed "stitched" piece...a surprise addition of texture!

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Welcome Baby!!


3 challenges inspired today's card...

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge // #AHSC548 ...A sketch challenge!!  A great sketch for using up designer papers.  I kept it very simple and just let this glittery designer paper speak for its self.  

Paper Craft Crew Challenges // #PCC541 ...A theme challenge!!  Clean and simple is the theme for this challenge!!  Just some fun designer papers, a little bit of ribbon, and one simple stamped sentiment.

Never Before Used Schtuff // #NBUS55 ...A "never been used" challenge!!  This glittery paper was stashed away in a box from our move to Florida 9 years ago.  Never been used until now.  Finding this box was like an early Christmas present.

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Friday, October 27, 2023

Have An Amazing Birthday!!

3 challenges inspired today's card...

Global Design Project // #GDP417 ...A color challenge!!  Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, and Petal Pink are the colors called for in this current challenge.  A great combination for a snowing birthday card.

The Paper Players // #PP663 ...A sketch challenge!!  This sketch with all it's open white space was perfect for creating a winter wonderland birthday card.  

INKspirational Challenges // #301 ...A word prompt challenge!!  COLD!!  A snowy day is a COLD day!!  Wouldn't you agree!! 

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Guest Designer @ Time Out Challenges

 I am super excited to be a guest designer over at...

Time Out Challenges // #TOC250 ...A quote challenge!!  Today begins a new challenge over at Time Out Challenges and I am honored to be a guest designer for this challenge.  The challenge...we want you to be inspired by this quote...

"When we focus on our gratitude,
the tide of disappointment goes out
the tide of love rushes in."
-Kristin Armstrong
This challenge is sponsored by Poppystamps.  
Challenge winner receives a store credit of $20.00 to spend at the Poppystamps Store along with an offer to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

The word "tide" jumped out at me when I read the quote and thought right away of this sentiment from Stampin Up's High Tide stamp set.  

We look forward to seeing how this quote inspires you!!  For additional inspiration from the rest of the design team, hop on over to the Time Out blog...check out their cards & read all the challenge details.

Another challenge also inspired today's card...

Retro Rubber Challenges // #rrcb218
...A retro challenge with a fall color theme.  Use 3 of the five colors pulled from this fall picnic photo...yellow, green, blue, brown, white.  I used yellow, blue, and brown on white card stock.  My scene might not be a fall picnic but I did get the colors covered and I used a Stampin Up stamp set from March 2022.

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

2 Cards for Hump Day...Happy Wednesday!

Card #1 inspired by 2 challenges...

Less Is More // #LIM494 ...A "one layer" card challenge with a HELLO SUNSHINE theme.  I struggle with single layer cards but I love the sunshine theme, so I made it work.  Not once but twice, this is my second card for this challenge.  Stenciling is a great technique for single layer cards.

Color Hues Challenge // #TCH74 ...A color challenge!!  Yellow & Kraft are the colors called for in this challenge.  Sounds like sunshine and sand to me...right?!?  For my color duo, I used Stampin Up inks...More Mustard & Soft Suede.

This card was chosen as a "top three" by the Less Is More design team.  A big thank you to them for the shout out on my card.

Card #2 inspired by 3 challenges... 

Caffeinated Christmas Challenges // #CCC22 ...A year round Christmas challenge that is all about coffee!!  This challenge has a gnome theme.  I was so excited when I won this gnome dies set from Nancy over at the Just Us Girls challenge blog...knew right away that I wanted to use them for this challenge!!  So...I made this great coffee and gnome card for this challenge but forgot it was a Christmas challenge.  I just had the coffee & gnome theme in my head...oh well that just meant I had to made another gnome and coffee card with a Christmas theme and not a pumpkin latte fall theme.  No worries...more play time with my new dies!!

CAS Colours & Sketch // #523 ...A sketch challenge!!  A slimline sketch chalenge!!  My "white space" on this CAS card is actually green this time.  I had to hold my card to get the lighting right for my sentiment to show up...photographing metallic items is NOT my strong suit!!

Never Before Used Schtuff // #NBUS55 ...A "never been used" challenge!!  Use brand new items that haven't been used yet or those stashed away items that have been forgotten...this challenge wants to see them.  Today, it is a new item that I recently won.  I know I already used parts of this new die set in a fall themed gnome card but today I used several of the dies that didn't get used on that fall card...the pompom on the hat & the snowflakes.  Those 2 dies did not get used on that card so they are my "never been used" items on this card.

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

New Challenge @ Shopping Our Stash


Today begins a new challenge at...

Shopping Our Stash // #SOS508 ...A "use from your stash" challenge!!  For this current challenge we have also given you a color palette to use as your inspiration.  I used some retired Stampin Up inks from my stash...More Mustard, Not Quit Navy.  I also included Garden Green which is a current color in the Stampin Up catalog. 

Now it is your turn to find something from your stash that fits the great fall color palette we have for you.  Hop on over to our blog and check out the creations by the rest of the design team and then join the fun and play along.

Today's card was also inspired by...

Scrap~N~Sketch // #WCMD2 ...A sketch challenge!!  This sketch is part of their World Card Making Day challenges.  Each Saturday in October they are giving us a sketch in honor of WCMD.  This is the second sketch and it was perfect for showcasing the colors from Shopping Our Stash's new challenge that begins today.

Today's 2nd card was inspired by 5 challenges...

Alphabet Challenge // #20OCT23 ...An alphabet challenge!!  O is for Owl!!  I embossed an owl on to a piece printed vellum.  I love how this card tuned out.  It was kinda fun to use an owl without it being a halloween card.

Paper Craft Crew // #PCC540 ...A sketch challenge!!  I love the vertical sketch...perfect for showcasing my wintery owl!!

TGIF Challenges // #tgifc443 ...An inspiration challenge!!  The wintery owl scene was our inspiration and I decided that this snowflake printed vellum gave that wintery look!!

As You See It Challenges // #AYSI310 ...A "fill in the blank" challenge!!  My favorite thing to do with vellum is_____!! ...emboss on it and add color with markers by coloring on the back.  My owl is embossed on to a snowflake printed vellum and then I flipped it over an colored him in using Stampin Up markers.

INKspiraitonal Challenges // #IC301 ...A word prompt challenge!! COLD is the prompt for this current challenge!!  A snowflake printed vellum gives a COLD wintery feel to my card!!  This wise old owl is nestled in for for the night.

This owl card was chosen as the "spotlight winner" over at the Alphabet Challenge.  Thanks to the design team for the shout out on my card.

Verse of the Day: (courtesy of YouVersion)

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