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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Gems Challenge - Week #22: Anything Goes

Good morning everyone. It's Saturday - time for a new Gem of a Challenge from Polkadoodles shop! You can find our challenge blog here: A Gem of a Challenge



I've used a couple different images for my "tall and skinny" card today. The first is called Frosty Wrap Up Warm. I've paired it with Frosty Tree Time to create my scene. They are so cute! I printed these sweeties onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers - I buy all of mine at Scrapbookpal.com for their fast shipping and awesome service. I cut them with my scan n cut, and created this Distress Oxide Inks background using a stencil, and added the hills using dies, Wink of Stella, and Copics. Dies are from Paper Smooches and Elizabeth Craft.

Our challenge is, as always, Anything Goes! My sentiments are from the Baked with Love sentiment bundle.

Our Gem of a Challenge challenges run for 2 weeks, so you've got lots of time to link up. Check out the challenge blog HERE


I'm entering this into the following challenges - 


Paper Smooches - November (unlimited with a PS product)
Scrapper's Delights - November: AG (1/3)
Lemon Shortbread - #106: AG (1/3)
613 Avenue - #227: Anything Goes (1/8)
LeAnn's World - #20: AG (1/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #117: AG (1/3)
QKR Stampede - #371: AG (1/3)
Colour Crazy - #44: AG with coloring (1/2)
Creative Fingers - #174: AG (1/3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - #11/November: AG (unlimited)

A Perfect Time to Craft - #11/November: AG (unlimited)

Be sure to join in to our Anything Goes challenge via the link up on thchallenge blog for your chance to win! Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Imagine That Digistamp - November Challenge is Open!

Hello my dear stamping friends! I'm here today to share some inspiration for Imagine That Digistamp's "First Thursday" Challenge. That's right, we have a monthly challenge on the ITD blog, complete with prizes!! The challenges start the first Thursday of each month and end on the last Tuesday before the new challenge begins. The theme is always Anything Goes. Click here for all the details. 

On the first and third Thursdays of each month, there will be a new inspiration post on the Creative Playground blog featuring the Design Team's projects. This is great to get your fix of ITDBK DT project postings! ALSO, I have a discount code for you! Jennifer15 will get you 15% off your entire order. You can use it as many times as you like!




For my project today I used this adorable coffee image from the Lorie's Mocha for all Seasons digital stamp set. She's so sweet! This set is a great deal with multiple seasonal images for all your coffee needs! My papers are from KaiserCraft and sentiment from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I'm entering this into the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's blog hop. It's been a crazy week at work and this is my first entry! I usually try to make more cards for it as it's such a fun and amazing hop to participate in!

That's it for me today! Be sure to check out the Creative Playground for more ITDBK inspiration.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time For Tea Designs - Fall Flowers

Good morning! Are you ready for your weekly dose of inspiration from Time For Tea Designs? I know I am! Don't forget that you can (and should) play along in our monthly challenge, for your chance to win free digis! Everyone loves free digis, am I right? The theme for our challenge is Anything Goes. My favorite! It's so easy to enter - just make something using your Time For Tea Designs images and post them! Share with the hashtag #timeforteadesigns so we can find them, and you're entered to win! Challenges run monthly, and we will have a spotlight and a prize winner at the end of each challenge. Oh, and I have a discount code for you to use - T4TJENNIFER10 will save you 10% on your order from the Time For Tea shop! Yayyyy :)

Today's project features more of the new release stamps, dies and stencils that dropped into the store this month. So much FUN! Today I've used stamps from the Thanks a Bunch collection, how gorgeous is this cascade of flowers??? 


I've stamped the floral image onto Bazzil textured black and heat embossed them in white using Nuvo Detail white embossing powder. Then I colored these beauties using metallic colored pencils. Mine are a set from Stampin' Up that I've had FOREVER. The photo shows them looking a little streaky but in reality they blended much better. 

I then stamped the peeking kitty image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers - I buy all of mine at Scrapbookpal.com for their fast shipping and awesome service. I fussy cut him and layered behind the flowers by cutting along the edge of the embossed image with an Xacto knife and tucking the cat behind.

I die cut the "smile" twice, once in white and once in metallic gold, and layered them together before placing them over the top of the card. I love the classic fall colors I've gotten with this card, they're so rich and beautiful (even though it's snowing again - it's still fall, y'all!!).

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - #103 (3/3)
Crafts Galore Encore - September: AG (3/3)
Morgan's Art World - #9: AG (3/3)
Creations in Pink - #14: AG in mostly Pink (1/3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #30: AG with animal (2/5)
Crafty Animals - #30: AG with animal (unlimited)
Digi Doodle Studio - #20: Use an Animal (2/3)
LeAnn's World - #18: AG (2/3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Week of 9/17: AG (2/2)
Get Creative - #84: AG (2/3)
Creative Moments - #176: AG (3/3)
SSS - Wednesday: Interactive (1/5)
Crafting by Designs - September: AG (2/3)
Crafty Creations - #398: AG (2/2)
Lemon Shortbread - #102: AG (2/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #114: AG (2/3)
QKR Stampede - #363: AG (2/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1937: AG (2/3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - September (unlimited)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - #9/September: AG (unlimited)
A Perfect Time to Craft - #9/September: AG (unlimited)

I hope you enjoyed my project today. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Book Release Blitz - Beard Necessities is LIVE!!!

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Billy Winston’s family is going to see him happy and in love if it’s the last thing they do.

Beard Necessities, the final standalone in the bestselling romantic comedy Winston Brothers series from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!

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No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated.
But you know who's tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston’s family. And now they're going to do something about it.
Well-meaning interference meansthe star-crossed lovers can’t stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombsof Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings’ shenanigans.
But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart?
This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion.
BEARD NECESSITIES is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s probably best read after books 0.5, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Winston Brothers series.
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Download your copy today!
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BeardNec
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2nwim1a
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2mHnbEH
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Meet Penny Reid:
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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Connect with Penny:
Twitter: @ReidRomance

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Time For Tea Designs - Shadow Box Halloween

Good morning! Are you ready for your weekly dose of inspiration from Time For Tea Designs? I know I am! Don't forget that you can (and should) play along in our monthly challenge, for your chance to win free digis! Everyone loves free digis, am I right? The theme for our challenge is Anything Goes. My favorite! It's so easy to enter - just make something using your Time For Tea Designs images and post them! Share with the hashtag #timeforteadesigns so we can find them, and you're entered to win! Challenges run monthly, and we will have a spotlight and a prize winner at the end of each challenge. Oh, and I have a discount code for you to use - T4TJENNIFER10 will save you 10% on your order from the Time For Tea shop! Yayyyy :)

Today's project features this amazing Box Clever shadow box die that dropped into the store this month. Love this die set - so many options to make amazing 3D projects. Choice is good! Along with this great die set, I've used the brand new Yappy Howlloween digital stamp set. These little ghosties are SO CUTE! From now until Thursday, if you make ANY purchase in the T4T shop (don't forget to save 10%!), you will get this digi set for FREE!


I've printed the haunted house image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and created the background with Distress Oxide inks in Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, and Rusty Hinge. I colored the windows and door with Copic markers, and added some shading to my little kitty ghost with markers as well. I added some borders inside the box and the "keep out" sentiment is a sticker I put onto a punch of black cardstock.

Here's that cute digi set - you need it, trust me!




I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Artsy Stamper - #2: Patterned paper (3/3)
Lemon Shortbread - #105: AG (3/3)
613 Avenue - #226: Anything Goes (3/8)
CD Sunday Plus - #22: AG (3/3)
LeAnn's World - #19: AG (3/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #116: AG (3/3)
QKR Stampede - #369: AG (3/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1943: AG (3/3)
Creative Fingers - #173: AG (3/3)

I hope you enjoyed my project today. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

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