Sunday, April 14, 2019

Bokeh for Critters at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Krazy Kritters, with the optional twist of Bokeh Background. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!



I had tons of fun making the bokeh background. I set the sentiment in Century Old Style & printed it directly onto a dog & newspaper patterned paper form Graphic45. I used the same paper for the frame, and a paper from the same collection for the card base. The hipster dogs are from a patterned paper my Mom sent me eons ago.I also added some photogrpahy-themed Washi tape from my stash.


I've entered this into the following fabulous Challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges: (1st Sunday) Animals
Seize The Birthday: (2W Thurs, C5) Birthday


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Easter at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Easter.


The Peep is an SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables. The base card is from the "Surprise Box" die set from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Country View Crafts' Challenge: (P1) Easter and/or Spring
Mod Squad Challenge: (Wed) 3 Items as Focal Point (my 3 Peeps!)


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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Pilin' On the Layers

Our new theme at Pile It On is Lots of Layers. You may enter the challenge as many times you like, as long as you are inspired by at least one other Challenge theme. We're sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps. I used die cuts to make this fun card.




I cut the edges with a grass die from Elizabeth Crafts. The eggs were cut with oval dies. The llama is from a Recollections die/embossing set. I used a white-coated pink paper & sanded it to added contrast. I hand-cut the bunny ears & rounded its tail. I know it's silly, but it makes me laugh! I made the sentiments myself. The googly-eyed animals are stickers from my stash.

Inspiration/Challenges:
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party: (P1) Fun Fold
Animal Friends Challenge #73: (P1, must have an animal) Lambs / Sheep
Dies R Us Challenge #118: (P1/15) Anything Goes using dies that the store carries (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Make My Monday #93: (Mon 2W) Something Humorous (my Llambit is relatively humorous!)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Animal Antics
Tinker- Dream #75: (P15) Spring / Easter


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Saturday, March 30, 2019

CAS + Blue at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is CAS + Blue.


The teacup elements were made with a Heartfelt Creations die/stamp set. The set was given to me by a friend who has since passed away, so I always think of our good times together when I use it. Also, her favorite color was blue!

I had embossed this card base some time ago, but never used it. I die-cut the aperture and decorated the inside. Everything is inked with Blueprint Sketch distress ink. The sentiment on the inside is a rubber stamp by Repeat Impressions.



I was inspired by the challenge at A Place To Start to make a matching envelope:


https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-challenge.html#more
Inspiration/Challenges:
A Place To Start: (1st Mon) Single Layer Card with Matching Envelope
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog: (1st Friday, winners P10) Stamps + Coffee/Tea
2 Sisters On The Blog #25: (P1) CAS

Update: I was the winner at A Place To Start!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stuck on Boys with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is For Men/Boys, with the optional twist of Staple or Peg/Clothespin. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

I used a chipboard album to make a memory book for my little one's first visit with some of his cousins from Florida.


I used a onsie/babygrow-shaped shaker from Queen & Co. and "pinned" it to a twine washline with mini clothespins.





Inspiration/Challenges:
Get Creative Challenge #78: (1st Mon) Anything Goes + Option: Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Weather (sunny Spring day)


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting,