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Monday, February 16, 2015

Challenge #48 at Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Time for a new challenge at Love to Scrap, and this is always a favorite - yup, an "anything goes" challenge!  As long as you include at least one stamped or digital stamped image on your project, you can use any theme or products you like.

This time I changed things up a bit, and used a digital stamp on a scrapbook page.


The pocket full of flowers and sunshine is called "Pocket Patootie Sunshine" from The Stamping Boutique, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I printed it, colored with Copics, and then trimmed into a tag shape to go along with these photos of my DGD helping Grandpa plant the garden. We're in the middle of a cold spell and a February snowstorm, so these warm Spring photos seem far away, LOL!

Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors:  The Stamping Boutique, Lacy Sunshine Stamps, or Fred She Said Designs.

I'm also entering this page in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
Stamping Sensations (Anything Goes)

Christmas Cards All Year Round - red and white challenge

The February challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, is to create a card using red & white.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets from WPlus9 for the sweater knit background, and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp on the tag.

 
I added a ribbon and double bow, with a little twine and a button accent. (I was never able to tie a nice bow until I bought the Bow-It-All tool - love this!)   We are in a cold spell in the Midwest and starting out a very snowy week, so it puts you in the mood to make Christmas cards, even if it is 10 months away, LOL!

Time for a Jingle Belles challenge!

This week's challenge at Jingle Belles is to create a Christmas card using washi tape in some manner.  I'll admit this had me stumped for a little while, as I don't have much washi tape and don't have any in traditional Christmas colors or patterns.  I decided to go a non-traditional route with bright pink and green for my card.

 
The card is cut from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. I used white a pink pens to outline the front, and then painted over the letters with a clear shimmery paint and added a few gold glitter stickers to the ornaments.  The backing panel is white cardstock covered with strips of various washi tapes.  Definitely got the "bright" portion of the sentiment covered, anyway, LOL!
 
 

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #7

This week's challenge at CASE-ing Christmas is to use this card by their DT member, Donna, as inspiration:
 
I took my inspiration from the blue, black and silver color scheme, and the general design of the card, but turned it sideways to make a horizontal fold card.  The sentiment was stamped with white ink on black cardstock, then embossed with white embossing powder. The silver foil background was dry embossed with a Tim Holtz snowflake folder.
 
 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another "Less Is More" challenge - #211

This week's challenge at Less Is More, is to create a clean and simple one layer card with the theme of love.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to create the flow of hearts on this card, and then stamped the sentiment in black.  I added a few random dots of clear Stickles and some tiny red glitter pen dots among the hearts.


 
I like clean and simple, but have to admit that the challenge of a one layer card was a little tougher than I thought!  But, then, that's the idea of a challenge, right - to try something new.
 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Candy Cane Christmas

The current challenge @ Merry Monday is to create a Christmas card with some type of candy cane element.  I used a Hero Arts stamp set that I've had for years to stamp the candy cane background, and a sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday for the center piece.  A little red glitter pen was used on the candy canes and a clear glitter pen on the sentiment. The green background cardstock was embossed for a little texture. 


 
Check out the Merry Monday blog for some fabulous candy cane cards!
 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas - Challenge #202 - Photo Inspiration

The current challenge @ Die Cuttin' Divas is to create a project inspired by this photo board:

 
I took inspiration from all the hearts and the pink, red, and white colors to make this card.
 
 
The cascading hearts are cut from the Close To My Heart Artbooking cartridge.  The word "love" was cut on my Cricut Explore using a computer font called Vladimir Script.  I then embossed it twice with liquid silver embossing powder to give it the look of a metal embellishment.
 
There were two extra heart cascades left after cutting out this card, so I cut one more, inked and then stamped all of them, and used them on a scrapbook page.  Can't let those diecuts go to waste!