Saturday, August 1, 2015

2CraftyGirls: August Challenge Board!

Good morning! Welcome to AUGUST. What?? I still don't know how that is possible! I hope everyone is having a great summer :)

I wanted to pop in today to let you know there is a new challenge up at the 2CraftyGirls challenge blog. The blog is under new ownership, and has been restarted. Yay! This is the first challenge since the change so we hope you will come on over, check things out, and play along! 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!


Have a great weekend!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Simply Papercraft #10: Anything Goes

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! Later today my son is hopefully getting a hard, short-arm cast on his other arm, if the doctors think everything is healed well enough post-surgical bone setting and all that. So keep a good thought for us! Finally grabbing some time for 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 Faery Ink and Stitchy Bear. As always, fantastic prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


I used this adorable digi stamp from Faery Ink today, with a pretty simple layout. The sentiment is a red rubber stamp from Paper Makeup.


I followed a sketch again today, this is Viva la Verve July #4:



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

Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #44: Anything Goes

Viva la Verve - July #4
Crafty Gals Corner - #30: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Creative Fingers - #88: Anything Goes {2 of 3}
One Stitch At a Time - #242: Children
Artistic Inspirations - #136: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #70: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #272: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #44: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #14: Anything Goes (3 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 :)


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Creative Knockouts #100: Dry Embossing with SSD

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start. We are finally getting the hard cast on DS#1's arm tomorrow so really looking forward to that!

This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#100) where the challenge is....Dry Embossing!  This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won! You KNOW how much I love SSD...I had a lot of fun creating this card:



And here is a close-up of the image so you can see all the glitter I added. I felt like her dress was just swishing and swirling....that needed a little sparkle!



I printed this beauty, and colored her with Copics. I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some of my amazing Art Institute Glitters (best glitter EVER!) to do the lines and spots for extra sparkle. I kept it pretty simple so the image would really come through (I think this is one of my favorite Sassys EVER!!). I did follow a sketch though, along with a photo inspiration. Viva la Verve July #3 and Addicted to Stamps #155: Photo Inspiration:





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


Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #44: Anything Goes

Penny's - #238: Use Ribbon (1 of 3 - there is ribbon at the top near the tab and flower element)
Repeat Impressions - WIW: July Anything Goes
Viva la Verve - July #3
Crafty Gals Corner - #30: Anything Goes
Creative Moments - #73: Bingo (Die cut/punch - image - flowers) (2 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Addicted to Stamps - #155: Photo Inspiration (colors, adding flower)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 7/26 - 8/8 (2 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts - July Birthday (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #88: Anything Goes {2 of 3}
613 Avenue Create - #134: Anything Goes (did not play the twist this time) (2 of 3)
Sister Act - #116: Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - #136: Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - #31: Birthday (3 of 3)
Seize The Birthday - Embossing (dry for me) (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #70: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #272: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #44: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #14: Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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



Monday, July 27, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com - Jasmine Becket-Griffith NEW RELEASE

Good morning! Are you ready for my card featuring JessicaLynnOriginal.com's newest stamp set release? On Saturday, THREE new stamps featuring the amazing art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith were released. I'm using "Clockwork Dragonling" for my card today. I think this art image is just gorgeous, and so much fun to color! I decided to keep my card layout a bit more simple to really showcase this image! I will be sharing projects with her, along with the other newly-released Working Dog Breed stamps over the next few weeks!


 

We are also having a CHALLENGE this week! It's a color challenge, you can use ANY stamps from ANY company....simply use the color scheme below on your project and link up with the linky collection on the JessicaLynnOriginal blog by 9 PM on Saturday August 1st for your chance to win! Details are on the post (just follow the link). Here is the color inspiration piece:


Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica and the rest of the DT to see all of their mega inspiration for these new sweeties as well! 

Challenges:
Hope everyone has a great day! Stamp happy!