Saturday, January 31, 2015

Confetti Garlands :Make It Monday #199

Playing along with the gals at PTI MIM #199 Confetti Garlands today. It was really quite easy, simply string some pretties and drape it on the card:)  I think it creates a fun interactive element!

 I had some INVISIBLE Thread on hand that makes the heart confetti seem as if it were floating across the card.

Thanks for looking!
Stay cozy!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waffle Flower Color Challenge to [WIW] to PIN = :)

Good Friday evening to ya!
Ever have one of those moments where several  different inspirations come together and BAM!! you have a creation?
I just had a BAM! moment:)
*Color challenge over at Waffle Flower
*Waffle Flower had this [Watch It Wednesday] were Sabrina is stamping out the letters L-O-V-E using tiny stamps. with a heart for O....Great right?
*Then I see this pin,.. again I see L-O-V-E...with a flower for O this time.

Here's my card:)

It came together very easily with a mask of the letters. Stamping with tiny flowers over the mask and then doodling with a black pen.
Framed with LF Stitched Rectangles die.

Stamps from Waffle Flower:
In Every Way
Pattern Play

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

This also works for The Card Concept Challenge #27

Have you played yet??

Monday, January 26, 2015

Guesting at the Waffle FLower Challenge

Ahhh, Ya!!! 
Tessa Wise from Waffle Flower asked me to guest design at The Waffle Flower Challenge.
The challenge runs for 2 weeks! The Waffle Flower Challenge Team will share their takes with you and vote for another winner from all entries using at least one of Waffle Flower Crafts products. The winner will receive a stamp set of choice and join the team for a future challenge!  One random winner will  receive a stamp set of choice as well.

Here is my card for the Challenge.

I played around with some of the newly released sets:
As well as the Perfect Word Die.

Here is the  inpiration Photo for the challenge:

Have you seen the Flower Circles Die Set?  I used it herehere and here..It is One of my faves to play with:) It works SUPER as a Stencil!
And because I could not resist, I made a more masculine card using the circles from the set. The sentiment is from In Every Way.

Hope you have time to run by Waffle Flower and see all the amazing cards from the DT gals!

Better yet, PLAY along:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blue Doodlie-Do: PTI Blog Hop

Still playing with Doodlie-Do:)))
This time in BLUE!
I used my watercolor crayons along with Spectrum Noir markers. 

The sentiment is from The Best Is Yet To Be

Happy Hopping at the   PTI January 2015 Blog Hop !


PTI January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

I'm crazy about the Text Block: Love Die from PTI. Not only can it be used as-is...but it can be cut apart!!!

I was so inspired by the ROCK art in the January 2015 HOP inspiration photo....

Here's my card
with simple masking and coloring with INKTENSE watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir markers.

Doodlie-Do has once again made it to my Desk:)))

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Hopping!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

STAMPlorations and Time Out Challenge

So HAPPY together!!
This coming week, STAMPlorations will be the sponsor over at Time Out Challenges. The theme is Valentine's Day with the optional twist of Hearts. There will be 2 prizes: a $15 gift certificate (randomly chosen from all TO entries) and a stencil pack ($10 value; randomly chosen by Sandie/Nonni from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog).

Gotta love 'em:)

Playing around with various pattern papers, I inked the Swirls in Golden GLITZ. Then stamped the butterflies on tissue paper, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card with Aleene's Tacky Glue stick.  Did some simple stitching.
Then stenciled the falling hearts with home-made texture paste.
You can find the recipe here.
SSS:Falling Hearts Stencil

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Thanks for stopping by!

The Card Concept Challenge #27

That's what I saw in the inspiration photo for The Card Concept Challenge #27.
Once again the colors are soft and feminine! And OMBRE goodness:)  I added some extra frill on my card.
 I had a panel with some stenciled embossing paste lying around so I inked on some distress to reveal the glorious texture! On a separate piece of paper I created an ombre panel then die-cut the HUGS and stringed hearts. Added a frilly frame and a shabby flower, layered it all atop a panel of embossed paper from BASICGREY.


I did cut a layer of HUGS from chipboard to get some dimension under the colored HUGS.

Hope you are inspired to play along at The Card Concept!

 Rules for Playing
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
Head on over to The Card Concept and check out all the cards by the DT and participants.

Thanks for stopping by!


Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Monday, January 19, 2015

January Waffle Flower Challenge

Did you know WAFFLE FLOWER has a color Challenge every two weeks? They do.. and it would be Great to see more card makers join in on the fun:)
Here is my entry for the month of January. It's kind of a masculine card.

  I built the sentiment from two sets...LOVED and IN EVERY WAY ...I really appreciate when sets work with each other! The FLOWER CIRCLES DIE SET was used as a stencil again:)
Oh I also used PATTERN PLAY for the background...Can't play enough with that set:)

The inspiration photo was:

I think I'm a bit off with the red hue...think it's the COLOR of the YEAR: MARSALA.
Got to work on that some more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dreaming in Black and White + NBUS

I wanted to add this to Virginia's View Challenge #11 (Clean Slate) before time ran out.

Stamps used:
Altenew Painted Flowers
Wplus9 Flora & Fauna 2
Waffle Flower With Love craft die
WOW Embossing powders:
White Pearl
Opaque Bright White 

because I LOVE playing with NBUS ...I'll be linking up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3

NBUS items:
Waffle Flower With Love craft die
WOW Embossing powders:
White Pearl
Opaque Bright White 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Virginia's View Challenge #11 (Clean Slate)

Finally some time to play with Virginia's View!
We are back to school full time after the holiday break so there is little time to spare these days..
But with a bit of "starving artist time"... ie... crafting on our lunch break... here is my card for the challenge CLEAN SLATE:

I used two new sets from Waffle Flower: In Every Way and Pattern Play.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations: SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Thank You

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Super exciting news!!

Just popping in to tell you some GOOD NEWS...
I'm so grateful to Shery Russ, owner of STAMPlorations, for giving me the opportunity to join the STAMPlorations Challenge Design Team!!
Join me in doing the Dance of Joy :) Shery is making the announcement today! There are 6 other super talented gals on the team:)

Here is the card I submitted for the DT call using two STAMPlorations Digis.  You can find the rose and sentiment digis here for yourself to use. They are FREE-Bees:)

Oh what Crafting adventures we shall have!!!

If you are unfamiliar with STAMPlorations you can check out all their stamps and DIGIs here and..Stencils!!

Challenges are:
Monthly challenges - start on the 1st Friday of the month
Bi-weekly SKETCH challenges - start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month

Of course there are Prizes!

(voted by the design team)
Prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5" / $14 value) of her choice if her project has STAMPlorations stamps in it; 1 stamp set if her entry doesn't have STAMPlorations stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the next Challenge
(Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.)

Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: 3 digi stamps
+ Guest Designer Spot in the the next Challenge if they will use STAMPlorations images (digis or clear stamps) in their projects.

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed week!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Make It Monday #196: Colorful Card Corners

Make It Monday #196: Colorful Card Corners with Danielle was a challenge I really wanted to participate in. Working in the corner is one of my favorite places to start a card!

PTI supplies:
Life is Beautiful
Circle Scribbles
Think Big Favorites #2
Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1940's

It's the first time I have used Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1940' I'm also linking up to Darnell's

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Card Concept One Year Anniversary Celebration!

This month marks the One year Anniversary for The Card Concept Challenge!
Congratulations to Lesley Croghan Challenge Creator & Designer as well as Tracey McNeely Challenge Manager and Clean & Simple Designer for a year full of remarkable challenges!
It has been my pleasure to be part of the Design Team for the past 5 months, joining several remarkably inspiring cardmakers.
Challenge #26 photo is full of Gorgeous color and pattern...focusing on Shabby Chic style. Andrea Ewen is guest designing with us in that category for the month of January.

I was inspired by the sweet  pinstripes and nosegay. Here is my card for Freestyle/Collage.

An ATC size ART Square from inchie arts, llc takes center stage...which adds the perfect dimension!

Baby's Breath from wplus9 tiny stamp
Wplus9's Pretty Peonies and Pretty Little Peonies make up the bouquet..some tiny stamps in both sets make perfect Baby's Breath when embossed in White and Pearl!
I also used SSS Diagonal Stripe Stencil and Spellbinders Venetian Motifs. The inks are PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Limeade Ice. Distress Shabby Shutters and Brilliance Pearlescent Coral...LOVE the shimmer in this one:)

Hope you are inspired to play along!
Remember all styles of cards are welcome and encouraged in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

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