Saturday, August 31, 2019

Congrats On Your New Home Sketch Saturday #579



           
August 31, 2019

Good Morning Everyone...
We have a fun sponsor again for this challenge, Sparkle N Sprinkle!! 



The prize this week is a $15 gift certificate!

                                          
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Here is Week #579

It's the 5th Saturday ... pick any sketch from 215-578

I selected Sketch #306 for my card!




My card was made with love for my son, bonus daughter and family!  They just moved to a new home.  I used two different wood grained papers for the background.  The water colored panel is created using Distress Oxide Inks.  The sign is created using the Neat and Tangled Welcome Home stamp set.  The flowers are from Neat and Tangled Bloom stamp set.  I colored all of the items with Copic Markers.  


Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  We sure hope you will join us this week with your wonderful creations!  Don't forget to stop by all the DT blogs for lots of inspiration!  

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Just A Note Inspired By #87

August 29, 2019

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Inspired By


I LOVE typewriters!  I even own a vintage one!  I learned to type in typing class and I am so thankful for that skill.  This turquoise one makes me SMILE!  What inspires you about this photo?  Is it the typewriter, the pencils, the letters, the theme or the colors?  We can't wait to see what you create!  


My card is created on a white card base.  I added a panel of black and a piece of retro paper to the base.  I also added a strip of contrasting paper on the right side.  A strip of turquoise card stock embossed with typewriter keys was adhered next.  The typewriter is stamped in black using the BoBunny stamp Just My Type.   A very easy card to make, but has a great retro feeling to make someone smile!


Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Check out all the inspiration from the Design Team.  We sure hope you will play along with us this week!  

HUGS! 
Claire

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Merry Christmas Keeping Christmas

August 25, 2019

This year is flying by and believe it or not, Christmas is 4 months away! 


                                       

It's time for this month's installment of the Keeping Christmas Inspriration Blog Hop!  The Challenge Design Team is sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month! 

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in your stash ready to go for December 2019!

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

Lesley Croghan (off this month)
    Julee Tilman  

I created three different cards using the same stamp set and dies.  They were very quick to make and I love the way they turned out.  If you need a lot of cards and are limited on time this is a great way to make a lot of cards for your stash.


The cards are created on different colors of card stock to match the plaids.  I dug through my stash and pulled out different ones that I liked.  The main panel is stamped using the Uniko Block Christmas Party stamp.  I trimmed the plaid and the sentiment with MFT Elegant Rectangle Dies.  I mounted the main panel with Scotch mounting tape to give it dimension.  Easy Peasy! 


Which on is your favorite?  


Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

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!

HUGS!
Claire

Witch Way to the Candy SSC 212

August 25, 2019

Sunday Stamps has a fabulous new sketch!  This is a fantastic sketch and can be used on any type of card.  We can't wait to see what you create! 

Sketch by Annette

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • 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, Sept. 6th  @ 6pm EST. 




My card is created on a white card base.  I embossed a piece of black card stock with a spider web embossing folder.  I added a strip of plaid and a strip of spider paper to the side.  The circles are cut using SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies.  I stamped two cobwebs and a spider inside the white circle.  The little ghost/witch is from a favorite Halloween stamp set of mine.  This set is from Waltzinghouse Designs.  It is no longer in business but, I love this set and will keep it in my stash forever.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine. 



Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

  Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)

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



Hugs!
Claire

Grateful Paper Players #456

August 25, 2019

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

The Lovely Laurie is our hostess this week and she has an amazing sketch for all of us!  I love this layered sketch and I had so many ideas for ways to use it! It is definitely a keeper!







My card is created on a white card base.  I added a panel of dark brown and plaid for my background.  The circles were cut using circle dies from coordinating papers.  The sweet little girl is from the Pure Innocence My Favorite Things collection.  It is called Jumping with Joy!  I think this set is retired.  I colored her with Copic Markers and paper pieced her Fall outfit out of matching scraps of Fall paper.  The leaves are from the same stamp set and colored with Copics.  The wood grained rectangle anchors the sketch and the sentiment is stamped on it using the same stamp set.  



 Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

1.  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.
6.  Have fun! 

Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team

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

HUGS
Claire

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thanks You Are A Lifesaver Inspired By Challenge #86

August 22, 2019

It's time for a new challenge at Inspired By!

Don't you just love this inspiration photo?



What inspires you about this photo?  The nautical theme, the colors, the anchors the pineapple?  We can't wait to see what you create?



My card is created on a Night of Navy card base.  I added a white panel and a yellow panel embossed with anchors.  The white banner is cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Die.  The little sailboat and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.  I added twine and yellow enamel dots.  



Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Check out all the inspiration from the Design Team.  We sure hope you will play along with us this week!  

HUGS! 
Claire

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Witching You a Happy Halloween FMS200

August 18, 2019

I loved the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  They are celebrating their 400th sketch and this week's sketch is from the archives #200!  Such a fun way to celebrate this amazing milestone!  Congratulations to all the DT members!  



I had so much fun creating this card.  I started with a white card base.  I created a Distress Oxide ink background and cut it with a die from Craftin Desert Divas.  I adhered it to a purple and black panel.  The grass was cut using the MFT Tucked in Turf Vertical Die using black.  The houses and witch are from MFT Best Witches.  I colored all the images with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  The sentiment is embossed in white using the same stamp set.  


Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
HUGS!
Claire

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery Paper Players #455

August 18, 2019

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

The fabulous Joanne is our hostess this week.  She has a fantastic Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us!  The theme is "ANY Cards for Kids"!  How fun is that!   We all have a special child that would love to receive happy mail!   Your card can be for any occasion - birthday, back to school, encouragement, congratulations, get well soon - but it must be for a child and it must be in the 'clean and simple' style.  By Clean and Simple, we mean cards that meet the following criteria:


Minimal layers and embellishments
Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
Simple and uncluttered


My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a white panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the little car from Craftin' Desert Diva's Classic Car stamp set.  Unfortunately, this shop is closing at the end of the month.  I colored the car with Copic Markers and added some Wink of Stella for shine.  The strip is cut using a SugarPea Designs Air-Mail Die.  



 Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

1.  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.
6.  Have fun! 

Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team

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

HUGS
Claire

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Happy Halloween Sketch Saturday #577

August 17, 2019


Good Morning and happy Saturday Sketchers!
It's time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!

We have a wonderful sponsor again this week, Fabrika Fantasy!


The prize this week:
3 digis of the winner's choice from Fabrika Fantasy's store


Here is sketch #577:



My card is created on a white card base.  I added a piece of plaid Halloween paper and then a strip of eyeball paper.  I have a huge stash of Halloween papers.  LOL!  I love Halloween cards.  The Frankenstein image is from a retired MFT Frightful Friends stamp set.  I colored him with Copic Markers.  I added a strip of grass and inked up the fence stamp that is in this set.  The sentiment is from the MFT Best Witches.  A few bats and three enamel orange dots complete my card.  


Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  We sure hope you will join us this week with your wonderful creations!  Don't forget to stop by all the DT blogs for lots of inspiration!  

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, August 15, 2019

I Love You More Than Ice Cream Inspired By Challenge #85

August 15, 2019

It's Thursday and time for a new inspiration photo at 
Inspired By !

 

We are in the dog days of summer in Atlanta.  Heat index in the 100's all week.  I love summer, but it is even too hot for me!  Ice cream makes everything better and this trio of blueberry treats looks amazing!  I bet one of these would make you feel cooler! 

How are you inspired by this photo? colors? ice cream? blueberries? trio? bowls?   We can't wait to see what you create!  


My card is created on a white card base.  I used the smooshing method to create the water colored background with Distress Oxide Inks.  The Ice Cream cones are stamped using a retired stamp set from Clearly Besotted called Super Cool.  I added a few clear sequins to complete my card.  


Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Check out all the inspiration from the Design Team.  We sure hope you will play along with us this week!  

HUGS! 
Claire

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thankful Sunday Stamps SSC211 Freshly Made Sketches #400

August 11, 2019

Today we have a new challenge at Sunday Stamps

This is our new color challenge!  Isn't it pretty?  Looks like somewhere I would love to visit! 

Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

I am also linking my card to the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  It is a very special week for their team.  It is their 400th challenge!  WOW!  They inspire us each week with all their creativity and I am glad I could join them this week! The cool thing is they went back and pulled their first sketch for all of us! 




My card is created on a Very Vanilla card base.  I added a dark brown layer then began to create all the shapes in the sketch.  I used a variety of Fall papers for my shapes.  The little turkey is from Winnie & Walter Stampets Turkey.  I colored him with Copic Markers.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  I used a variety of the colors in the Sunday Stamps inspiration photo. A few enamel dots were added to complete the sketch! The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Oak Leaf Stamp Set.  


The challenge will end on Friday, August 23rd  @ 6pm EST.Challenge Guidelines
  • 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!!!


Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

  Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)

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



Hugs!
Claire