Saturday, September 23, 2017

Color Throwdown #461 - Surround Yourself

Happy Saturday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge. The color palette reminds me of Mardi Gras!

I used stamps from Neat and Tangled and also Catherine Pooler to make my card.  My current love of bright rainbow colors was not lost on today's card!!

You can click right here for the link to participate if you would like to join in the fun. Be sure to visit the website to look at all of the designers' projects too.  They are all more bright and beautiful than you can even imagine.

See you tomorrow!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Tag You're It #73 - This is for You

Hello Friday Friends!

Here is my tag for the current Tag You're It challenge.  Can you believe how pretty the colors are on the inspiration photo?  That purple is just the prettiest!

I used Distress Oxide Inks to make my tag and like the inspiration tag, I spritzed the ink with water to get those fun spots.  I added a white doily die cut to the top of my tag and then a cute little sentiment toward the bottom.  I finished it up with some gems and am happy with the result!

Enjoy your day and I'll see you again tomorrow.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Curtain Call Challenge - There is No Limit to Your Awesomeness

Happy Thursday!

Here is my card to share over at the Curtain Call Challenge today.  I was totally inspired by the colors in this room.

Earlier this week, I promised I'd be using the Oak Leaf stamp and die set from Neat and Tangled again soon and here it is.  This time I used gold embossing powder and colored in the leaves using the colors from the trendy inspiration photo.

My sentiment is from the Mon Ami stamp set at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I think it is the perfect uplifting sentiment.

This is such a fun challenge and the team members are all so talented!  Don't forget to pop over to the blog to see what they have created.  And join in the fun if you can!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

God is my Rock in Whom I Have Refuge

Hello Wednesday Friends!

A few weeks ago my stamping friend said she was going to order from PaperTrey Ink and she wondered if I needed anything.  Hmmmmmmm.

I discovered that PTI is carrying all sorts of large inspirational quotes and sentiments and I picked up six different ones!  And since I am obsessed with colored embossing powder at the moment, I used three colors on this one.

I am very appreciative of my enabler friend so I'll share more of these great PaperTrey Ink stamps soon.

Have a GREAT day!  See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things #64 - Blessed

Happy Tuesday!

This week at Inspired by all the Little Things, the graphic for challenge #64 is just striking.  The blue with the dark copper just made me want to join the challenge immediately! 

I used the Oak Leaf stamp and die set from Neat and Tangled.  There are so many possibilities with this set so you will probably see more of it later this week!  This time I ran a few streaks of water color over my background and let it air dry.  Then I attached my die cut copper embossed leaves over the background.  The simplicity of the card meant a simple sentiment too.  I thought BLESSED would be a perfect choice.  A large brad and double looped bow finished my card.

I hope you have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday - You are so Amazing

Happy Monday!

It's my turn to issue a challenge for Mix It Up Monday at Stamp TV.

So this week we are using uplifting words!  At our church right now, the message series is called My Big Fat Mouth. Two weeks in and I know our pastor is talking about me!  One thing really struck me for sure - our words can build people up or tear them down.  It is so true.  So this week, let's use our words (and stamps and dies) to encourage.

I used the maple leaf stamp and die from the Stitched Leaves Mini Kit and the sentiment (die and stamp) is from the Boho Flowers Mini Kit.

This is how I made my card:  First I stamped some heat resistant acetate with the maple leaf image and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I die cut the leaf into the center of a single stitched square. I adhered the acetate behind this area so the leaf was centered behind the opening.  I blended three colors of Distress Oxide Inks onto a scrap of white card stock and placed that behind the square.  Finally, I used some fun foam behind the square to lift it up

I added my sentiment and some sequins to finish my card.  I hope this card encourages YOU today!

I'd love for you to join in our fun challenge.  Here is a reminder about the rules:

Be sure and have your project uploaded to our gallery with the tag STV17MON38 no later than September 24, 2017 at 8 PM, CST for your chance to win a fantastically wonderful $20.00 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store!

To see all the creations in this challenge, just click below.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Altenew Inspiration Challenge - You are my Inspiration

Happy Sunday!

It's time for another Altenew challenge.  Here is my card for the September Inspiration Challenge and this is the current graphic:

I used the Speech Bubbles stamp set to make my card.  It took me a few tries to get the look I wanted, but it was worth it.  I love how it finally came together!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!