Saturday, May 25, 2024

Addicted to CAS Challenge #258 - Balloons

It's my choice for this challenge.  Who doesn't like balloons on a birthday card?

It's rare that I make kid's birthday cards, however this cutie spoke to me as I went through my stamps.  It's an older set (no surprise) from Simon Says. Birthday Celebration.

I totally love a red balloon too. 😀

Your turn!  Come on over to the ATCAS Challenge and play along.  The gallery should be fun!



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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Seize the Birthday Challenge #284 - Metallics

The gallery should be very shiny for this challenge.

When I saw the challenge, I thought of metallic sequins, which in turn made me think of a shaker card.  I used a couple STAMPlorations products, Celebrate Big Word Die, along with the fun Shaker Balloon #3.

I used an older embossing folder for some added texture, and the sequins were from my stash.

Your turn!  Come on over to Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along.  While using metallics is optional, being a birthday is not.  Have fun!



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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #728 - Stencil Week

This is always such an easy challenge.  It is also one of our most popular.  We like that.

A real simple card - adding some blended inks over a stencil for my background, cut out a circle die, layer a birthday sentiment, and WA LA, card done. 😀

I am loving the end result!

Your turn!  Come on over to JUGS #728 challenge and play along.  We look forward to seeing your stenciled cards.



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Sunday, May 19, 2024

ATC into a Card

This month [like them all] is flying by.  That said, I took some time to play in a couple of my favorite challenges;  ATC Around the World #103- Anything Goes, and new on my fav list, Creative Artiste Mixed Media #104 - Anything Goes.

I started with the ATC.

When I was in Vegas, I saw a photo that inspired me to make the background of this ATC; many layers using different papers from my stash; self made tissue paper, water colored paper, some page scrap.  I wanted a sentiment, so I went digging and found my STAMPlorations Anywhere There's Coffee stamp set

Since the cup is also in this set, I stamped and cut it out on vellum so the sentiment would show through.

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I also wanted to join in over at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge so, I am using the same ATC, only I put it on a card base.  For added fun, I used an embossing folder for some texture, another panel with some self made tissue paper and [my favorite part] I added 2 staples.  I don't know why, but staples on a card - yes please! 😀


 Thanks Challenges!  I had a great time 😁



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Friday, May 17, 2024

Different Sketches

I've been getting into kind of a sketch slump - my card layouts are are looking the same to me, so, I am joining in a couple of sketch challenges.

Let's start with Just Add Ink #702:

Here is the sketch;

 

Here is my card:

I am trying to use products that haven't seen the light of day for awhile.  Therefore, I used the fun [and naturally retired 😕] Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangle set for the inner panels.

I grabbed my retired PTI Turning a New Leaf stamp set [with matching dies], and a sentiment from Altenew Label Love.  

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I went on to use Freshly Made Sketches #636.  I really enjoy Cecile's sketches.  They are very inspiring to me. 

Here is their sketch:

Here is my card:

Again, using unused products, I grabbed some washi tape for the inner panel, and just matched card stock colors to that for the framing.

The sentiment is from Altenew's Watercolor Halftone.

Thanks Challenges - I so enjoyed the sketches~


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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #727 - Moodboard Week

I say this every time, but seriously, I love mood boards!  I look forward to this challenge.

I was inspired by the general beachy theme.  I also used my favorite die to create the "beach".  Of course, you can't go wrong with fun mirror sunglasses and some sea shells. 😀

My go-to sea sentiments are from the OOB Inspired By Stamping.  I adore this set!

Your turn!  Come on over to the JUGS #727 and show us how you are inspired!  I can't wait for the gallery this week!



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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Addicted to CAS #258 - Flower

This is going to be a popular challenge I'm sure!  I think everyone loves flower cards.

You can have a CAS card with a fun layout!  My flower is from [retired] Mama Elephant, Pretty Lovely.


Your turn!  Come on over to Addicted to CAS and play along!



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