Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time Out #94...Reminder...Belated Birthday Wishes




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  We have this photo to inspire your card.


I was wishing I had a seahorse in my stash, but since I didn't have one, I focused in on the brown branch in the very back of the photo and just went with that.  

My card is so very simple, with a single die cut branch adhered to a textured card front panel.  I thought it would work well as a masculine birthday card.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Janet, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology Week #271: Sorry




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is SORRY.  Can you believe I actually have a stamp that say's "I'm so Sorry"?  It's part of a sympathy set from MFT, and I just love the font, too.

Now I have another card to add to my stash of sympathy cards.




Now it's your turn.  How does SORRY inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by  STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer is Coni L..

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It's Only Wednesday



Can you believe it's only Wednesday and I have already made 3 cards?

First up is this hot little number using the sketch at AAA Cards #100 (I rotated it 180 degrees).  The stamps I used are PTI Some Like it Hot, and the colors are hot and spicy as well, as I am also playing along at Less is More #349: Hot and Spicy Colors.  See the little green leaves---they are really chili peppers (just kidding).






Next up is a card inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #242 and the Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favourite Flower.  Well, this is the hardest challenge in the world because I have so many flower stamps I love, and it is too difficult to pick just one favorite.  I decided to use the large bloom from Friends Till the End, as it is one of my oldest stamps and I keep coming back to it again and again (that's love, right?)

I was feeling kind of lazy and so I just colored the flower by sponging with Distress Worn Lipstick.




Per the instructions at The Flower Challenge, if I win I would like the prize from either The Ton or Neat and Tangled.  Thanks.


Last up is a get well card for a little boy who is about to have surgery--to let him know I am thinking of him.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You.  I used the PTI Comic Strip Cover Plate and MFT Jungle Friends dies.  I think he will enjoy the googlie eyes on the animals.





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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CASology Week #270: Odd





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is ODD.  I immediately thought of odd numbers, and decided to pull out my ME Pandas.  I stamped and fussy cut 3 pandas out of scrap paper, and then framed them in red.



Now it's your turn.  How does ODD inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Uniko Studio.

Our Guest Designer is Natasha.


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

My Crafty Weekend

 


Finally--some crafty time this weekend.  I'll start with a get well card that I made for a little boy about to undergo a major surgery.  I used the technique from this week's Make it Monday #298: Faux Epoxy Embellishments.  I used some of the preprinted paper from the Out of This World kit, adding a stenciled sun and the rockets and planet as my faux epoxy embellishments.




I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk on the Dark Side and The Male Room #70: Anything Goes with the Option of Technology--My rockets are the technology.



My next card was inspired by this beautiful card at Muse #236 by Anita.

Inspiration Card by Anita

I was inspired by the theme of leaves, the fall colors and the die cut sentiment on vellum.



I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #262: Make Your Mark.



While I still had that leaf die out, I decided to make another card with it.  I used the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches #243, and am also entering this card at CAS on Friday #118: Fall.






Last of all is a card I made for the Favorite stamp challenge at Addicted to CAS and More #121.  I have so many stamps, it is really hard to pick a favorite, but I looked at the labels on my blog, where I normally put the name of the stamp sets I used, and saw that Harvest Berries came up 17 times--way more than anything else, so that is the stamp set I used.

I also saw that I typically used this set for sympathy cards, but decided this time to make a masculine get well card.




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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time Out #93...Reminder...Hope




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is breast cancer and/or friendship.  I used the same Word Ribbon Stamp set from CASual Friday Stamps.

I kept my design similar to the card I made last week, but reversed the color of the word ribbon and background.  



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Yulia, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  CASual Friday's Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CASology Week #269: Grid




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is GRID.

I pulled out an old PTI stamp set Guidelines II and faintly stamped the grid pattern, then proceeded to fill in the grid with other stamps from that set.





Now it's your turn.  How does GRID inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

Our Guest Designer is Bobby.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time Out #93...Hope






It's time for a new challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is breast cancer awareness and/or friendship.  Our sponsor is CASual Friday Stamps and they were kind enough to send me this awesome Word Ribbon Stamp set.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Yulia, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  CASual Friday's Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run for two weeks.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CASology Week #268: Fortune




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is FORTUNE.

I struggled a bit with this one, and I know my fellow Design Teamies did, too.  But I know that you will find lots of inspiring ideas to help you play along with this cue word this week.




This sentiment kind of reminds me of the sort of message you might see inside of a fortune cookie.  and, the image reminded me of origami and I thought of those little paper fortune tellers we used to fold up when we were kids.  See how the imagination can stretch?

Now it's your turn.  How does FORTUNE inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Jaded Blossom Stamps.

Our Guest Designer is Jen M.


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Sunday, September 24, 2017

With Sympathy


I had a chance to make a card this weekend, and when I saw Kim's beautiful inspiration card over at MUSE #234, I knew I had to play along.

Here is Kim's inspiration card.

Kim's Inspiration Card


I was inspired by Kim's design, her blue flowers with green leaves and a pop of purple, and her die cut sympathy sentiment.  You can see that I kept pretty close to Kim's card.

I wanted the die cut sentiment to be the only die cut on the card, so I did a lot of masking to get the two flower clusters stamped with their leaves.  I cannot tell you how nervous I was stamping the last few things--worried I'd make a smudge or mistake at the very end.




I was also playing along with PTI Make it Monday #297: Mixing Florals, so I combined flowers from Gran's Garden with leaves from Herb Garden.  True confession--I think my leaves are really parsley!

I am also playing along at Addicted to CAS #120: Florals and CAS on Friday #117: Use a Die cut.




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