Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Loves Rubberstamps #159: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! It's Tuesday, and that means a new challenge is up over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! Challenge #159: Anything Goes. Doesn't get much easier than that! There are prizes to be won, so get out your toys and play along with us! 

Here is my creation for today's challenge, using these great stamps from PPRS. 

Memento Ink

Thanks for stopping by today, I can't wait to see your creations for our sentiments challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog! I'll see you back here very soon with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sensational Sunday: Dream Big

Good morning and welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links.

One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Here is my creation for today, featuring some My Favorite things FUN - Encouragement, Congratulations, "Just Because"...this fits ALL of those categories! I love this set!

My Favorite Things - Chalkboard Greetings Too
My Favorite Things - Sentimental Flourish Die
Blending Cardstock

Distress Ink
Mono Multi (of course!)
Red Liner Tape
Dimensional Foam Dots

Bo Bunny Paper
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Double Circle Stitched Die
Fabric Tape (Target)
Button (vintage)
Card Candy Dots

Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop List:
Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Loves Rubberstamps Store

I used a sketch (Papertake Weekly) and a color challenge (ColourQ #297) today:


Challenges for this card:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (sketch)
ColourQ - #297
Catch The Bug - July: Anything Goes
Sister Act - #113: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday We're Going Dotty (3 of 5)
Your Scrapbook Place - July Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sugar and Betty - July: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - July Anything Goes (1 of 3)
One Crazy Stamper - June: Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - #40: Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - July Anything Goes #46
Sisters of Craft - July: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
A Gem of a Challenge - #148: Red White and Blue
Just Us Girls - #300: Word (Congratulations)
Art By Miran - #35: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #95: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
STAMPlorations - July: Stamping and Distressing (1 of 3) {distress ink, distress main image panel edges)
Craft and Smash - July: Say It With A Sentiment
Repeat Impressions - Red, White and Blue
Paper Sweeties - Red, White and Blue
Crafting with an Attitude - #5: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sassy Studio Design - DTBST #288: Red, White and Blue
DLART - #159: Red, White and Blue
Southern Girls - Sticky Business (fabric tape on this card)
Crafty Creations - #292: Red, White and Blue
Creative Moments - #71: Embossing (dry) (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #234: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
One Stitch at a Time - #240: Red, White and Blue
Create and Inspire - #25: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Pink Elephant - #305: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - #147: Red, White and Blue (2 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #1: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Red, White and Blue
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #318: Embossing (dry) (1 of 5)
Brown Sugar - #153: Red, White and Blue (1 of 2)
Clear It Out - Your Favorite Item (3 of 3) - uh huh, it's buttons. I buy them at thrift shops sometimes or garage sales, I have JARS of vintage ones alone with all the theme pack ones from Basic Grey, Kaiser, Doodlebug, etc. etc. etc... this one is vintage, plus of course my awesome little candy self-adhesive ones in the bottom corner.

So from here, your next stop is Pam! Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to comment for your chance to win! I'll see you back here in a day or two with another great project to share. Happy stamping!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Simply Papercraft #8: Anything Goes

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! What a busy week with work, but I'm done with work-related travel for 2 months now; I'm thrilled about that! Finally online and blogging today to share a new 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 Morgan's ArtWorld. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!

I used this pretty digi stamp from Morgan's ArtWorld today, with a pretty simple layout. The sentiment is a clear stamp from Paper Pretties Birthday Sentiments set, I curved it on the block and added it to this main image oval.

As usual, I chose a fun color palette to play along with - this is from this week's Color Throwdown (#349) shown below.

Challenges for today:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Summer (1 of 5 - summer colors, summer flowers)
Inspiration Destination - #40: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty - #234: Anything Goes (entry 2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #86: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #130: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Fab 'n' Funky - #266: Birthday
Craft Your Passion - #268: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge: Going Dotty (2 of 5)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #86: Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World (2 of 3)
Clear It Out - Your Favorite Item (2 of 3) - still buttons. I love these little self-adhesive candy ones!

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 :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Creative Knockouts #96: Banners and Pennants

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 (#94) where the challenge is....Banners and Pennants!  This week's sponsor is All Dressed Up, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won!

I printed this awesome Rock My World image and colored with Copics. My banner dies have not arrived yet (I have a TON of new goodies en route from several different shops....squeeee!!!) so I had to improvise a bit. This die is from Verve's Flag It die set - the best die set I have ever bought, I use it several times a week!

I played along with this week's ColourQ (#297) - another great one!

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


Inspiration Destination - #40: Anything Goes

Creative Ladybirds - #5: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #234: Anything Goes (entry 1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #268: Anything Goes
Doodle Panty - #7 Anything Goes (Digital)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Going Dotty
613 Avenue Create - #130: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - For The Boys
Creative Fingers - #85: Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Challenge - #38: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - #147: Red, White and Blue (1 of 3)
Little Miss Muffet - #115: Red, White and Blue

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