Sunday, July 14, 2019

Lasting Memories Challenge #455 - your country's flag

The new challenge is up at  the Lasting Memories layout challenge blog.  To continue with the patriotic theme this month, the challenge is to use your country's flag on a page.

I had several photos from this year's 4th of July parade in our town, so I did a two-page layout.  I really should do more two-page layouts, otherwise I'll never get all our photos scrapped, LOL!

The flag and title were diecut with my Cricut.  I just used some border strips of patterned paper and did a little stamping of the stars behind the USA letters.

You have until the 27th to post your layout for any of the Lasting Memories challenge this month.  Hope you get a chance to play along!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jingle Belles Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Jingle Belles is hosting a tic-tac-toe challenge.  Here is the challenge board:

I chose the top horizontal row:  snowman, glitter, and stamping.

Diecut: PaperTrey Ink, snow people: Mama Elephant, sentiment: Simon Says Stamp

I used glitter paper behind the diecut piece, gold glitter on the star banner, and crystal glitter on the snow people and on the background paper.  I used the Tim Holtz glitter duster and very fine glitter, so it doesn't show up in the photo, but adds just a little subtle sparkle. Only six more months til Christmas, so it's definitely time to start working on those Christmas cards!

Monday, July 8, 2019

AAA Cards - Challenge #144

Here's the current challenge at AAA Cards:

I went pretty CAS on my Christmas card, just stamping an image and sentiment in silver and then heat embossing in silver.

The sentiment is from Recollections and the snowflake image is from Papertrey Ink.   Nice to think of snowflakes now when it's 90+ degress outside - I may not feel that way come December, LOL!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Lasting Memories - red, white & blue challenge

Continuing with the patriotic theme this month, the new challenge at Lasting Memories is to use red, white, and blue on your page.  You don't have to create a patriotic page, you just need to use those three colors.

I ended up doing a baseball page, with photos of my oldest grandson. 

The papers are from Photoplay and CartaBella.  The title certainly fits my grandson, because he is all about baseball!

You have until July 27th to join in the Lasting Memories challenge.  We'd love to see you there!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

CAS on Friday - Challenge #161

Clean & Simple on Friday is hosting a color challenge.   Here is the color combination, based on Stampin' Up colors, but you can use similar colors.

I used the July Simon Says Stamp card kit for my card, since the patterned papers in the kit echoed these colors.

I cut strips from two of the patterned papers, tore the bottom edges, and layered and adhered them to the white card base.  The sentiment and honey comb were stamped on top, then the bee was diecut and adhered with foam tape.  

Friday, July 5, 2019

Less is More - Challenge #398

The new challenge at Less Is More is to create a one-layer card and use spots in your design.

stencil: Alexandra Renke  Stamp: Avery Elle

For my card, I masked off a center square, then sponged yellow and orange inks over a dotty stencil.  The sentiment was stamped over the top of the stenciled portion with black ink.  It doesn't show up in the photo, but I lightly splattered the center of the card with Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on 3 to get just a little subtle shimmer.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #12

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Time for all the Christmas in July festivities, including the new challenge at Merry Little Christmas challenge blog!  I'll admit that I love all the fun stuff for Christmas in July - the Hallmark Channel  Christmas movies, the QVC holiday d├ęcor shopping, and the Hallmark ornament premier.  I've been known to play Christmas carols in my craftroom in July, while working on cards and ornaments, LOL!

For this month's challenge I used my Cricut to make some little stocking decorations for a Christmas wreath.

I picked up the wreath in the clearance section of Joann's last week.  The stockings were cut with my Cricut and attached to the wreath with ornament hangers.  I cut an extra stocking back, and attached the front and back with narrow two-sided tape on the bottom and partway up both side.  This way I can add a candy cane to each stocking.  (Since real candy canes aren't available right now, I die cut some paper candy canes and added some glimmer spray to make them sparkle a bit.)  

You have all month to play along with our challenge.  Any type of project or craft is welcome, as long as it's Christmas themed.  We'd love to see you at the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog!