Thursday, September 3, 2015

Creative Knockouts #105: Flowers

THIS IS MY SECOND POST TODAY! Scroll down for my FIRST CARD as a new Design Team Member over at the amazing and fabulous Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#105) where the challenge is....ANYTHING GOES!  Woohoo! This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine (one of my most favorite sponsors, as you know!!), and oh yes...a prize! 


Here is my card using this GORGEOUS (I'm so in love!!) image Sweetest Day Love Note Fairy.

I ALWAYS say it, but it's true. I LOVE this image! She's colored with Copics. Roses from Prima. I used some of my new dies from MFT that just arrived this week (the pierced frame) as well as the pierced flourish, which I've had for awhile but use all the time! The sentiment is from Paper Pretties - love that it's a clear acrylic stamp so I was able to shape it to follow along the curve of the oval. I actually giggled when it worked, because....AWESOME! ;)


That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 8/23-9/5 (2 of 3)

Card Mania - #72: Pastel Colors (1 of 5)
CMD Challenge - #25: Flower Power (1 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #32: Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #5: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #243: Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #139: AG (not playing twist) (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #49: AG (unlimited)
Crafty Girls Creations - #3: AG (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #75: AG (2 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - #217: Embossing (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #277: AG (2 of 3)
Stamp and Create - August: One for the Girls (entry for this week)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Creative Fingers - #90: AG (3 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday: Trio of Colors (1 of 5)
Digistamps 4 Joy - #116: AG/Girly Girl Twist (PLAYING TWIST) 
Lia Stampz - #92: AG (1 of 1)
Sisters of Craft - September AG (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - September AG (2 of 3)
Crafting By Design - September AG (2 of 3)
Crafting For All Seasons - #109 Tic Tac Toe (2 of 3) (Die Cuts, Digi Image, Sentiment)
Creative Moments - #76: AG/Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Cuttlebug Mania - AG (2 of 3)
Doodle Pantry - AIMP9: AG (1 of 1)
TTCRD - 9/1-9/7: AG (2 of 2)
Get Creative - #22: No Printed Papers (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - #156: Angels
Incy Wincy - AG (2 of 5)
Crafty Friends - #13: Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Crafting with an Attitude - #7: AG (2 of 3)
Creative Ladybirds - #7: AG (2 of 3)


I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Wags n Whiskers. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 


Aud Sentiments #139: Fall Fun + Sentiment

Wow, Thursday (and the THIRD day of school) already! We are really digging into September, aren't we? It has gotten HOT HOT HOT again here in Wisconsin so it's a little hard to believe it's coming up on Fall!

I have a small (ok...not small. Big. HUGE!!) announcement today - I've joined the *amazing* ladies over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog as one of their new Design Team Members! YES!! Squeeee! I have always loved playing along with that challenge, and now I will have the chance to hook all of YOU with the awesome challenge ideas and see the creations you link up. I'm very excited and I hope to see LOTS of you when I make my commenting rounds.


Aud Sentiments is a bi-weekly challenge with a theme. The one special thing to note is you MUST use a sentiment on your card to enter our challenge. It can be on the inside even, just show us the sentiment! I have been guilty of just using images on cards myself so I love this idea. :) We are in week 2 of our challenge and the theme is Fall Fun (...plus a sentiment). This week's challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter. As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


Here is my project, featuring "Autumn Leaves". I used the pre-colored version for my card today (you get the line art, the paper, the composite, and the pre-colored image in TPS sets):





That's it for me! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Ching-Chou Kuik - September: Fall Colors (1 of 3)

Crafting Musketeers - #29: Autumn Colors (1 of 1)
CCC Digi Creations - #32: Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #5: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #243: Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #139: AG (not playing twist) (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #49: AG (unlimited)

Crafting From The Heart - #75: AG (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - #217: Embossing (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #277: AG (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #90: AG (2 of 3)
Kraftin' Kimmie - #295: Fall (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Colorful (1 of 5)
Our Creative Corner - September: Shades of Autumn (1 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - September AG (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - September AG (1 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - #32: Color Challenge
Crafting By Design - September AG (1 of 3)
Crafting For All Seasons - #109 Tic Tac Toe (1 of 3) (Die Cuts, Digi Image, Sentiment)
Creative Moments - #76: AG/Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)
Cuttlebug Mania - AG (1 of 3)
TTCRD - 9/1-9/7: AG (1 of 2)
Incy Wincy - AG (1 of 5)
Ooh La La Creations - #188: Autumn
Crafty Friends - #13: Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Crafting with an Attitude - #7: AG (1 of 3)
Creative Ladybirds - #7: AG (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2CraftyGirls: September Challenge Board

Good morning! Welcome to SEPTEMBER. What?? I still don't know how that is possible! I hope everyone has had a great summer :) First day of school here today!

I wanted to pop in today to let you know there is a new challenge up at the 2CraftyGirls challenge blog. I'm including the challenge board here, you can use 1, 2, or even all 3 of these elements to create your project!

The challenges run monthly, with inspiration posts on the 1st and 15th. Team A is posting today, so be sure to stop by the blog and leave them some love! I'll be back, along with the rest of Team B on the 15th to give you some fresh ideas. I can't wait to see your projects for this great new challenge board!



Happy Tuesday stamping!

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Simply Papercraft #12: Always Anything Goes!

I'm so sorry my post is late!! Wow. It was still in draft form and I've been out running so much with last-bits-of-summer-fun and school prep, I never checked it. BUT, finally grabbing some time for blogging today (and noticed), so here it is! My latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by DeeDee's Digis! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!

For my project today I used the Classics digi set. Super fun!




I don't usually decorate the inside of cards very much (or at all), but I REALLY liked the sentiment that comes with this set...and I couldn't get it to "work" on the front of the project. So I did a quick die cut border and a decorative punch and added it on a couple of foam dots inside. I couldn't NOT use it!




That's it for me! Don't forget to swing over to the Simply Papercraft blog to link up your  projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Crafty Friends Challenge - #13: Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)

Creative Craft Cottage - #46: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #276: AG (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #74: AG (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #48: AG (unlimited)
613 Avenue Create - #139: AG (not playing twist) (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - #3: AG (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - AG (2 of 5)
Crafting With Friends - #5: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #90: Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)