Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wishing You Joy---Keeping Christmas

February 25, 2018

I am honored  to be a part of the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop.  

The team and I have decided to do a monthly Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop! We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month!!!

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2018!

So hop along and be sure to visit each blog. 
There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

I really enjoyed creating my cards.  I don't usually do multiple cards of the same creation, but this time they all seemed different to me.  I guess you could say they all had a different personality!  LOL!  
I started by choosing four colors for my backgrounds.  I used Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green and Real Red.  

I stamped the Penny Black Mosaic Patterned stamp in Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it in white powder on the four colors and trimmed the panels to 3 3/4 X 5.  Using the Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits  I cut out the word JOY on each panel.  I cut the word JOY five more times in each color to fill in the negative space.  

The "Wishing You" was created on matching colors using Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with white powder.  The MFT Fishtail Banner die was used to cut out the sentiment.  I created the card bases 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 in each color and the coordinating panel was cut to create the layers.  

Before adhering to the layers, I wrapped white Baker's twine around the card three time.  The letters were filled in the negative spaces and a bow and button were added for fun!  

I sure hope you enjoyed my cards today!  Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

 Now it's time to hop along and check out all the other fabulous posts on the hop. There's sure to be a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!  The hop is hosted by the fabulous Kelly Lunceford's blog, so head over there to start from the beginning.

ENJOY the blog hop!  I hope we inspired you to make a few cards, too!


Sending Smiles--PP382 and SSC173

February 25, 2018

It's Sunday and time for a new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

It is not often I can combine these challenges but, this week it worked out perfectly!   I hope you will play along with both challenges! 

The sensational Sandy is our hostess at The Paper Players this week.  She has an amazing sketch for all of us! 
                Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
4.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
 Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
5.  All stamping products are welcome.
Have Fun!

Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday March 9th  @ 6pm EST. 

My card is created on a Sahara Sand base.  I used a piece of vellum for the panel in the sketch.  I stenciled a background using Twisted Citron Distress Ink.  A rectangle panel was added in bright green polka dots for the next part of the sketch.  I stamped the pot and cactus from The Stamps of Life Succulents2 stamp set.  The matching dies  were used to cut all the pieces.  I paper pieced the flower pot with the same polka dots.  The cactus was colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is stamped in black ink and a few sparkling sequins were added for fun! A simple and quick card to bring a smile to a special friend! 

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

                                             Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)
Teresa Kline

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Spring-- Tic Tac Toe Challenge #tttc036 and Stamp Ink Paper #138

February 22, 2018

It's time for a new challenge at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

We have a fantastic board for all of you!

We would love for you to take some inspiration from the challenge board above, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what we challenge you to create! Don’t forget to link back to us, and to use our hashtags #tictactoechallenge and 

My card is on the Diagonal:  Fancy Border, Green Popped Up

I am also entering my card in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  I love bright colors and Spring, so this set makes me happy! 

My card is created on a white card base.  A white rectangle was stenciled with a raindrops stencil using Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  The green polka dot border was cut with a Lawn Fawn border die. The little girl and umbrella are stamped using Simon Says Stamp Abby's Spring Showers stamp set.  I paper pieced her rain jacket and umbrella with the same paper that I used on the border.  She was colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the same stamp set.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please pop over and see more inspiration from the rest of the Tic Tac Toe design team and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!