Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Batty Birthday -- Halloween at International Art & Soul

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

My cousin's birthday is on Halloween, and I always have fun making her themed cards. For my birthday, a crafty friend gave me a bunch of Halloween stuff from Michael's. My cousin has a "wicked" sense of humor, so it worked perfectly!





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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Manly Poops -- Tags at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Tags. You can make a tag or add one to your project.

When I saw the current "Gross" challenge at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers, I knew I had to use the cute poop emoji die that I borrowed from my mom. It's part of an emoji die/embossing set from Sizzix. I had lots of fun!

The sentiment is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, and reads: The only time a woman can change a man is when he's a baby! I have a 9-month-old son, and our life has definitely become pretty poop-centric. The last time I used this stamp, it was for a card for his now 6-year-old cousin!



http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2019/09/soss-144-g-is-for-gross.html
http://stickitdown.blogspot.com/2019/09/september-sketch-reveals.html
Inspiration/challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: (Wed) Anything Goes
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #144: (Sat 2W) Gross
Stick it Down: (M, P1): September Card Sketch
Word Art Wednesdays #403: (Wed 2W) Anything Goes


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Apertures & Layers at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Time for Recess (Apertures), with the optional twist of Lots of Layers. 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!




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

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Jet Spoon Birthday -- Things with Wings at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Things with Wings.



My mom gave my nine-month-old son a set of fun airplane-shaped spoons, and I couldn't resist using the packaging to make a card for her friend's great-grandson's first birthday!

I filled it with lots of microbeads & birthday-themed wood pieces. The frame border was hand drawn with a white gel pen.

I created the background by using the plastic packaging. I Inked the plastic in order to make a mask for the pop-up Jets, but I like the Technic so much I ended up using it to create my own background. I used to different blue distress inks.


http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/09/cic478-bugaboo.html
Inspiration/challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #478: (Mon 2W) Photo Inspiration / Blue & Yellow
Word Art Wednesdays #403: (Wed 2W) Anything Goes



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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Piggy Birthday -- Lots of Layers at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Lots of Layers.

For this shaker card, I the Piggy Bank 2 stamp & die set from The Stamps of Life. I was so excited to use this set and had a lot of fun with it. I used real coins: a USA penny, a Canadian penny, a Mexican peso, and a Vietnamese dong! Funny what you end up collecting; I've never even been to Vietnam!


http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
Inspiration/challenges:
Seize The Birthday #173: (Thurs 2W) Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: (1st Wed) Sketch #166


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