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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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pool Party at International Art & Soul

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



I used papers from Dare 2B Artzy's Seas the Day collection and Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups Accordion dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.The seal & flip-flops on the front are metal brads; I made the sentiment myself.



Inspiration/Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: (1st Sunday) #222 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: More than One Fold
Die Cut Divas: (P1) Birthdays + die cuts


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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Pilin' On the Transportation

Our new theme at Pile It On is Transportation. 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.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: (Fri, 2W) E for Embossing (on globe)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: (M, P1) Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Mania: (Tues, 2W) Use Orange (I was very inspired to make orange my main accent color!)
Happy Little Stampers: (M, P9) Anything Goes with Dies
Make My Monday #97: (Mon, 2W) Interactive/Kinetic
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything goes
Southern Girls: (Thurs, 2W) Tape It, Lace It or Tie It

Update: This was chosen as a favorite at Southern Girls!

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Rain or Shine -- Guest Designer at Sognando Scrap

http://sognandoscrap.blogspot.com
My summery mason jar shaker card was the 2nd Place Winner for Sognando Scrap Challenge #66, so I was invited to be a Guest Designer! Their theme is "Time for you" and they provided me with this sweet image.

The papers are from my stash; I added some blue Memento ink to the darker pieces. The wooden clouds & sun pieces are from Latina Crafter. I added glittery raindrop stickers to the corners.I filled the shaker with lots of little shaped sequins. I made a frame with Liquid Pearls. I gave this to my neighbors, who are always there to help us out!




http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-710.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #118: (M, P7) Use Ink
Path of Positivity #69: (1st Monday, any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome) Anything Positive with the Optional Twist of Admiration
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything goes
Stella Says Sketch: (Sun, 2W/Monthly May-Sept) Sketch



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Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Little Pickup

My Mom got me this wonderful die/stamp/shaker card set from Jillibean Soup, and I couldn't wait to use it!

The road-inspired paper is from Cosmo Cricket; the vehicle-patterned/blue dotted double-sided paper is from Photo Play. The tiny pickup trucks were cut on my Bigshot with a die from Taylored Expressions. The flower on the top was die-cut from white metal, and I added some yellow Stickles to it and the little wheels.

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-505.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tues) Sketch #505



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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lace & Pearls at International Art & Soul

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



I used some die-cuts and flowers from my friend Laurel. The stamps are from the  "Earresistible" clear stamp set from The Ink Road.


https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: (1st Wed) Feminine or add Sentiment
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog: (1st Friday of the Month) Stamps & Cupcakes + Sketch



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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Art Deco Wedding at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is To Have & To Hold (Wedding Bells or Engagement or Anniversary), with the optional twist of Art Deco Glamor. 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 made this card with Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups Accordion dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used the font Dyer Arts and Crafts by Typo-Graf.




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

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Pilin' On the Boozy Snacks

The themes this month at Pile It On are Beverage and/or Food. 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 Bugaboo Stamps, and I used their Frame It - Red Wine digi stamp to make this shaker card.


I used two of my favorite food related papers to make the background. I added some pretty washi tape to the bottom, along with a scrap of gold ribbon and a swizzle stick from Southwest Airlines. For the shaker, I printed the Bugaboo image on regular cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. For the background, I used rubbing alcohol and a towel to create texture after coloring it with a Copic marker. I printed the sentiment from TLC Creations onto a transparency. I filled the shaker with microbeads and glass beads and tiny fruits from Queen and Company. I used black fun foam to pop the frame. The base card and frame are a double-sided paper. The tiny glasses in the top left corner are from a Memory Box die set.

Inspiration/Challenges:
  1. Crafter's Cafe #219: (P1/15) Shaker Card or Tag
  2. Stinkin' Inkers: (1st Tues) All Tied Up/Use Ribbon, Twine, Fiber (piece of leaf ribbon)
  3. Pile It On: (1st Sun) Beverage and/or Food
  4. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #26: (1st Fri) Food/Drink
  5. Tuesday Throwdown #431: Frame It

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Ecology at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Ecology/Environmental/Conservation.


The text was made using MidnightConstellations by Sharasfonts. I cut it on light blue and Rainbow HTV and used my heat press to make this t-shirt for my niece.




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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pilin' On the Hot Beverages

Our new theme at Pile It On is Beverage. 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 Bugaboo Stamps.

My Mom gave me this "Special Tea" Heartfelt Creations rubber stamp set forever ago, as in years, and this is my first time inking it up! 





On the inside, I used the pop-up mechanism from the Cup Pop Stand die set from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs, but used a die/stamp set from Heartfelt Creations for the pop-up piece (more recent acquisition, but not by much, and I use this all the time.) The mother's day sentiment is a rubber stamp from Fiskars. For the pop-up piece, I used a a quilted paper piece I made eons ago that was just waiting for a good home!


http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-mei.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: (P1) May Sketch
Coffee Loving Cardmakers: Spring/Summer + Coffee/Tea/Cocoa
Mod Squad Challenge: (Wed) Happy Mother's Day
A Place To Start: (1st Mon) ATG Goes or Use 3 of Five given items (Tag, Vellum, Die)

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes at International Art & Soul

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



I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs. The papers are from Authentique. The Cupcake stamp is from Pinkfresh Studio, and is part of a super-cute set I won at the Mesa Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The silverware charms a from Bead Landing, and the pretty seam binding is from Paper Sweeties. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of printable acetate in StazOn ink, and colored in on the rough side with Copic markers. I added some Stickles to the frame, and put a message section on the back.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #255: (Thurs 2W) Interactive Cards
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pilin' On the Scraps

The themes this month at Pile It On are Lots of Layers and/or Use Your Scraps. 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 Angie's Digital Stamps, and I used her At the Beach digi stamp. I only used scraps from my offcut box to make this shaker card.

The mason jar & umbrella dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs; I bought it from Elizabeth herself at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, Arizona, last September, with the intention of using it to make a shaker card. So glad I finally got around to it! I filled the shaker with blue microbeads, green & blue star sequins, and glass beads. I heat-embossed the sentiment (Lili of the Valley) in blue onto the towel part of the image. I had inked the gradient blue background a long time ago, and it ended up in my stash, just waiting for the perfect project!

http://stickitdown.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-sketch-reveals.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Archiscraps: (P1) Squeeze (The digi stamp is "squeezed" into the mason jar!)
Die Cut Divas: (P1, die cuts) Water
Sognando Scrap Challenge #66: (P1) Green & Blue
Stick it Down (P1) Card Sketch

Update: This was the 2nd Place Winner for Sognando Scrap Challenge #66! Looking forward to being their Guest Designer!

Update: I was the lucky prize winner at Stick it Down!

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