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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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Karma Waterfall

http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2019/04/soss-challenge-132-k-is-for-karma.html
When I saw the Karma challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, I was inspired to make a card I've wanted to make for a while. You see, my son's favorite song is "Karma Chameleon" and it's such a fun & personal thing that I knew I'd have to craft about it sooner or later.

I made a Waterfall Card for a fun way to showcase the lyrics; I used the lyrics that I sing, not the actual lyrics! I just randomly chose this song; I started singing it to him in the womb and he's always responded to it. I used reflective silver card for the base because he loves reflective things. He sure did smile when I showed him this!

The little chameleons are from a Shimelle/American Crafts DP, and the swirly paper is from Reflections. The speech bubbles are a stamp/die set from Latina Crafter, and I used white Sakura gel pen for the hand-lettering on the reflective paper.






Inspiration/Challenges:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #132: (Sat 2W) K is for Karma


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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

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for April's A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party!
 

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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!

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