Tuesday, January 22, 2019

AAA cards - challenge #132

The new challenge at AAA cards is to make a clean & simple card, keeping your design to 1/3 or less of the card front.

I used my Cricut to make the diecut card front, attached to a yellow cardstock base, and then stamped the sentiment below, so everything was on the bottom third of the card.

There is a strip of patterned paper backing the die cut "you" and three little gold sticker dots for a touch of sparkle.  The patterned paper is pretty bold, so you don't really notice that 2/3 of the card is blank, lol!  The stamp sentiment is from Cas-ual Fridays, but there are lots of stamp sets that would work with the "you" die cut.  

Sunday, January 20, 2019

May your holidays be filled with fun

It's a cold, snowy weekend again (two in a row!) so it seemed like a good time to join in a couple of Christmas card challenges.   Here is my card:

The background was dry embossed with an Alexandra Renke embossing folder.  I lightly sponged silver ink over the raised portions and then used holographic embossing powder for some sparkle.  The penguin and sentiment are from Inky Antics, colored with Copics and with a little bit of Stickles added to the snow and hat.

I'm entering this in the current Jingle Belles challenge, to use something new on your project (the Alexandra Renke embossing folder, which was a Christmas gift) and the current challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges, which was to use sparkles on your project.

Christmas wish

One of the January challenges (# 430) at Lasting Memories is to create a page with multiple photos.  I take so many pictures that multi-photo pages are my favorites, so I loved this challenge.  For this page, I used two photos of my youngest granddaughter unwrapping one of her Christmas gifts - Disney princess dolls.

She's really into dolls and Disney princesses right now, so she loved this gift.  Of course, at her age, she loves every gift, lol!   That's what is so great about watching her unwrap them.

Stick It Down - January single page sketch

Here is the January single page sketch from Stick It Down

January Single Page Sketch

I'm trying to use up some older Christmas papers, so this sketch was perfect for this patchwork paper from Tim Holtz, and a photo of my daughter and son-in-law and their family.

I try to get family photos each Christmas, but don't always succeed, especially when you're trying to get kids to be still for a photo, lol!  This year we were lucky.  :)

Let's Get Sketchy - January sketch

Here is the January sketch from Let's get Sketchy:

Here's my page from the sketch:

Slime kits were the big thing on my granddaughter's Christmas list this year, so once she opened one, she had to head to the craft room to start making slime, LOL!  I'm trying to use up some older Christmas papers in my stash, and this sketch was perfect for layering some of the papers.

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #357

The latest sketch at Sketches in Thyme is #357.  Here's the sketch and my layout from the sketch.

Sketch #357

We visited Clifton Mill for the first time this past December, and my two youngest grandkids were fascinated with Santa's workshop there.  They were glued to the window watching Santa in his shop, and then Santa would leave the room and come up through the chimney and wave to the kids.  It's so nice to see Christmas through the eyes of the little kids again!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Less is More - Challenge #387

The new challenge at Less is More is a sketch challenge.  Here is the inspiration sketch:

I made a one layer card for this challenge by masking off the card front except for the hourglass shape and a center strip for the sentiment.  Then I stamped the scattered flower background stamp on the open area, removed the masking paper, and stamped the sentiment.  

The only additions to the stamped images were tiny touches of shimmer pen to the flower centers and some of the more open areas.  Flower stamp is from Your Next Stamp and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  Ink is Catherine Pooler's Party Dress.