Sunday, February 16, 2020

Lasting Memories #484 - use stamps on your page

Here's another entry for challenge #484 @ Lasting Memories - I'm on a roll with using stamps on my page, lol!


I used three different stamp sets on this page.  The washi tape stamps on top are from A.Jillian Vance, the lace border is from Technique Tuesday, and the falling hearts are from Concord & 9th.   The cute little girl is my youngest granddaughter, and some of her funny faces!



Lasting Memories Challenge #484 - use stamps on your page

This challenge at Lasting Memories  (Use stamps on your page) was a good one for me, because I really want to use my stamps more, especially on scrapbook pages.


On this page I used some stitch stamps on the top & bottom, and a holly stamp on the chipboard tag on the bottom left.  I stamped the holly on the white chipboard piece with green ink, then sponged lighter green ink over top and added some red Copic marker for the berries.



Saturday, February 15, 2020

TicTacToe Challenge #51

So glad to see one of my favorite challenge blogs back in business!   TicTacToe Challenges has started up again and here is their current challenge board.



For my card, I used the center horizontal row:  polka dots, die cuts, flowers

Stamps: GinaK Designs, Hero Arts 

This is a pretty simple card.  I die cut the frame and center piece, then stamped the daisy and sponged some blue Distress Oxide ink around the image.  The frame was adhered with foam tape for dimension and then I added a stamped sentiment.  It's nice working with bright cheerful colors during this dreary grey February!




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy Little Stampers Feb Christmas challenge

The February Christmas challenge has been posted at Happy Little Stampers:


I had a few ideas for this challenge, but ended up going a little different way with this Nativity scene card, and an angel with wings.


The Nativity scene is a die set from Our Daily Bread and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  I die cut the circle from the kraft cardstock first, then placed the Nativity scene diecuts behind.  The angel, star, and manger have just a little bit of Wink of Stella applied for some sparkle. After adhering this to the card front, it looked a little plain so I added some narrow gold border stickers.



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

CAS Christmas - Joy challenge

The February challenge at CAS Christmas Cards is to use the word "joy" on your project.  Here's my card for the challenge:


I wanted to make a one layer card, so used navy cardstock for the card base.  The images are all diecuts from vinyl.  The snowflake and stars are a Cricut image and the "Joy to the world" image is from DesignBundles.  I just added three tiny silver gem stickers around the snowflake.  Sometimes it's just easier to use vinyl instead of cardstock when cutting very small or intricate designs. 







Saturday, February 8, 2020

ModSquad - You're All Heart challenge

The current challenge at ModSquadChallenge is "you're all heart" - have a heart or hearts be the focal point of your project.  This was the perfect challenge for the Simon Says Stamp Feb. kit, since it had a great heart frame stamp.


I used the window die, heart frame stamp and shaker insert from the kit, then added a few random heart stamps around the frame, along with some tiny pink sequins, and colored the hearts with red and pink Copic markers.  I'm sure there are some tricks to making shaker cards without ending up with sprinkles all over, but I haven't found them yet, lol!  



Monster Hugs!

I've been working on Valentines Day cards for my grandkids, and was inspired by the current challenge at The Library.

I love that little monster with the big heart, so used my Cricut and created this "Monster Hugs" card.


The monster is from the Close to My Heart Artistry cartridge and the heart balloon is from Create a Critter.  I added some google eyes and glitter spots to the monster.  The background was created with grass and cloud stencils from My Favorite Things and the sentiment was computer generated.

Everyone seems to be in Valentine mode this week, so I'm also entering this card into these challenges:

Die Cut Divas - hearts or flowers theme
Cut it Up - love is in the air
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies