Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chocolate time


This is Chocolate Piggy from Gerda Steiner's monthly progressive challenge, each month that you play along you get the next months challenge image free.  This little guy kind of looks like me when I am around chocolate, I especially like dark chocolate and my husband always has a large stash of it!

Hope you are having a crafty and fun weekend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

 
Everyone's favorite challenge this week at  The House that Stamps Built: ANYTHING GOES:
 

I did a Brusho background, added some water splatters and some white splatters, stamped: 14-J, May the Lord...then did some fun die cutting.  I cut out the saying and moved it to the inside of my card and layered up the front and inside of the card to add some eye appeal.  Anniversary cards for some reason are difficult for me so I thought this saying was perfect for my collection. 

 
 
I hope you will play along with us, we always enjoy seeing your beautiful artwork!
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flower Power

Here is out lovely photo inspiration for this weeks challenge at The House that Stamps Built.:
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I went with the floral and soft colors for my inspiration and below is what I came up with using Flower Power Background (10201) and Happy Birthday (8606-E).  I stamped my image in VersaMark ink and embossed in white embossing powder.  I covered with distress inks, wiped excess of with a Kleenex and embellished with gems and Happy Birthday on vellum.  I made several to have on hand for upcoming birthdays as I really liked the design.





 
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Love and Hugs

It's time for another Monthly Tic-Tac Toe Challenge at  The House that Stamps Built: 
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I used the Container Set from Repeat Impressions again, this time using the jar and candy hearts. I toped the jar with another jar embossed on vellum with silver.  A bit of ribbon, a red die cut and some background paper and I was done.  For the Tic-Tac-Toe I was doing the bottom row but looks like I did the left row too.
 
A close up of the jar:
 

Check out the other Rock Star creations:
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
Thanks for stopping by!
A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #145: Anything Goes  2/11
Cupcake Inspiration 393  2/11
 
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cards for Hug a Heart Card Drive

 
 



 
I made these sweet cards for a special cause for the Hug a Heart Card Drive!
 
Christina Hor is collecting handmade cards with a heart theme (non-Valentine’s Day) to distribute to children who are Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The card drive runs from January 16 to February 14 and corresponds with Heart Month in February. I hope you will consider sharing your talents and make some cards to brighten a child's day! There are prizes too, so please check out all the details here. The deadline to receive your cards is February 14 so you still have time!
 
I made my background using bubble wrap to Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) this time including a suggested technique.  I put Distress Inks on the bubble wrap, misted with water and pressed onto my cardstock.  I did a couple pressings with a remisting to get a more subtle look on some of the cards. The stamp "Hello from the Heart" is a NBUS stamp from Hero Arts that I have had forever.  The panda is from  Unity Stamp Company. 
 
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

House of Cards February Challenge

This is my 2nd post for today.

February 2017
Love Theme and/or Colors



Time for another fun monthly challenge at House of Cards.  This month of course is Love, or colors.  I went with Love and included most of the colors also.  I did a twist on the technique of Triple Time Stamping Technique by using the same layout but substituting patterned paper for the stamped layers.  I did inlaid die cutting on my top layer instead of stamping and finished off with some ribbon.



We hope you will join our current challenge and also check the creations of the Design Team for inspiration:
Chanya13* | Christi*Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria*
Michele | Mynn | Nancy* |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

A few fun challenges:



Anything but a card


This week our Challenge at  The House that Stamps Built is Anything but a Card chosen by Patti.  This was quite a challenge for me.  Luckily I had just ordered a pillow die cut so I knew I was going to go with that.  I dug into my endless stash of alcohol ink papers and found 2 similar ones and a purple one.  After die cutting my two pillow box shapes I stamped those and the third sheet with  Repeat Impressions:  10201-W Flower Power Background.  I cut out a couple flowers from the purple sheet.  I also cut a few leaves out of white card stock and colored them with distress inks.  Colored some tulle with distress ink and assembled adding a jewel to the flower center.  And of course it had to be filled with dark chocolate - my favorite!

I know you will enjoy seeing what the rest of the Design Team made:

A few fun challenges: