Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pilin' On the Seasonal Fun

Our new theme at Pile It On is Boys of Summer/Winter. 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 Crafty Sentiments Designs.



http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/07/sketch-220.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: (Mon 2W) #237 Dies or Punches (sentiment, curve & cloud dies)
Crafty Friends Challenge: (Sat 2W) #113 Things Beginning with "B"  (Boats, Boy, Border)
Feeling Sketchy: (P1/15) Sketch
The Male Room: (Wed 2W, male projects only) Multiple Layers
My Time to Craft: (Fri 2W) #400 Seaside
Simply Create Too: (M) #15 Anything Goes + Twist: Use Pattern Paper


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Srfin' Santa - Christmas in July at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Christmas in July.


I made this fun card with scraps. Santa & the hats are from a Paper Smooches stamp set. I hand-cut the surfboards.



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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Stars & Stripes at the International Art & Soul Challenge

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Stars &/or Stripes.


The star-shaped shaker was made with a Tonic Studios set. I filled it with multicolored stars & a gorgeous sequin mix from Spiegelmom Scraps that I recently won from Stick It Down. I wasn't sure how much I would use her sequin mixes, but I'm hooked! They are so great for filling shaker cards and you receive a good amount.

I hand-cut a star from a striped paper, and traced it onto several colors of paper. After cutting the papers, I used a star-patterned embossing folder on half of each. The background is a glittery black Core'Dinations cardstock, and I heat-embossed some stars from the same stamp set as the sentiment. I admit there's a pretty heavy The More You Know vibe, but I like it!


https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/monthly%20challenge
Inspiration/challenges:
Inspire.Create.Challenge #45: (Wed 2W, C3, no digis) Embossing
STAMPlorations Challenge: (1st Friday of the M) Sketch


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Homey Wedding Wishes

My cousin's youngest daughter is getting married and of course I had to make them a card.


The bakers twine background paper is from Photoplay; the house paper is from Graphic45; the sentiment panel is from Lori Whitlock/Echo Park; and the die-cut sentiment is from a Sizzix set. I die-cut the heart button from a real rood sticker that I backed with chipboard and embellished it with a sturdy twine. Had a lot of fun making this, and wish the Happy Couple all the best!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Wedding/Anniversary
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tues) Sketch #508



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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pilin' On the Holiday/Vacation

The themes this month at Pile It On are Transportation and/or Holiday/Vacation. You can choose one or both themes, and 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 Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, and I used his fun scene with Lifeguard Lyn.

The sentiment was inspired by the sign at some swimming pools: WARNING No Lifeguard on Duty. My sign reads: WARNING Nervous Parent on Duty.

The blue panel is a piece of a blue towel; my Father-in-Law has gifted us many of these over the years, and thought it would be perfect tp include on a Father's Day card for him. He's always been amazingly supportive of my crafting & I know he'll get a huge kick out of this.
The palm tree shaker is from Queen & Co. and I filled it with stars & a gorgeous sequin mix from Spiegelmom Scraps that I recently won from Stick It Down. The Father's Day sentiment is from a Dilo en EspaƱol stamp set. The banners are cut from rubber strips.

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2019/06/99-follow-sketch-christine.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz: #221 - Father's Day
Challenge Up Your Life: #112 - Tic Tac Toe (blue, stamp, palm tree)
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Water
Double Trouble Challenge: Holiday/Vacation + Embossing OR Add a Sign
Moving along with the Times: #99 Sketch



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