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Clear It Out Challenge #47 ~ Shades of Gray Color Challenge

Welcome back to another awesome challenge! This week over at Clear It Out we are digging  in our stash for Shades of Gray. Use gray on your projects and share them with us. This weeks sponsor is Lacy Sunshine Digital Stamps.
I had the pleasure of working with their Jillian Digi.  She strikes me as being a very cool girl and I thought this  card would be cute for a Teen.  For my shades of grey, I used Copics C7, C5, C3, C1 to color her  shirt. Her eyes are colored with B60 Pale Blue Gray. I used Canvas Corp Black & White Love  Newsprint, Martha Stewart Glitter Paper, it's a Graphite color. The sentiment "Very Cool" is stamped using Memento London Fog. Finished off with Queen & Co. pearls colored with Copics. 
Be sure to pop over to Clear It Out Challenge Blog and  checkout all the inspiration from the Design Team.  These ladies are awesome and very creative.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #75

Seize the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch  Challenge Blog today! I had a lot of fun with this  sketch. I made two Birthday cards using it and found it so easy to work with. 
Inside  So I've had this stamp set since the beginning by Hero Arts ~ Birthday Wishes. I loved this stamp set when I bought it and still  love it to this day! The paper is from the Colorbok Heidi Grace  12x18 Paper Pad ~ Birthday.  I finished it off with Queen & Co.  Ombre Enamel Dots ~ Yellow

Another birthday card using  Colorbok Heidi Grace 12x18 Paper Pad ~ Birthday  and cutout from the same pad stamped with sentiment  from Hero Arts ~ Birthday Wishes, finished off with enamel dots.  Sentiment inside: Happy Birthday!
Be sure to join pop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to join in the fun and checkout the inspiration by the amazing Design Team

So Many Ways To Say Hello......

With one stamp set!  I'm falling in love with Hero Arts Stamps. I picked up "Just Saying Hi" the other day.  And let me tell you, it is some kind of awesome.  I mean the telephones can be used for anybody.  And the sentiments are timeless. Anyway, I decided I would  play with them today.  And this is what I created.

So easy, too. I simply stamped a full 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock and then cut it. There are so many other things you could do with this stamp set. I know I will be posting more on it. I see pink phones in my near future. 
I'm entering this into: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

It's A Special Occasion ~ Simply Create Too Challenge #71

I find this challenge theme very befitting, It's A Special Occasion. Today is my first post with Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  I'm so excited to be a part of this great Design Team.  So see...It's a Special Occasion! 
I hope you are inspired by my creations for the  challenge and that you pop over to  Simply Create Too and check out the inspiration there. 
My first card could be used for several  different Special Occasions.  Wedding Shower, Wedding, and/or Anniversary.  I created this card using two different sets of Spellbinders, Radiant Rectangles and Resplendent Rectangles. The love was die-cut using  Momenta Die-Cut, and I finished it off with Queen & Co. Pearls.  The cardstock is David Tutera Shimmer Cards and  Recollections Basic Black.  I was going through my embossing folders and came across these. It was like being struck by lightning. Immediately, I knew what had to be done. And I love the embossed message. Love, Marriage, Together Forever.  This is ano…

CAS Belated Birthday Card

Hello everyone! Have you ever had a day that just seems to never end? I'm having one of those today. Usually when I'm really tired I have these days. Anyway, I knew if I  created something time would fly by like it always  does. So I put together a Happy Belated Birthday card. Hope you enjoy. I'm entering this into the challenge  over at CAS on Sunday Challenge Blog. Their challenge theme is CAS Sequin Celebration.

Clear It Out Challenge #46 ~ It's a Glossy Birthday

It's time for another great challenge over at  Clear It Out Challenge Blog.
Birthday Theme / Use Something Glossy This week's challenge is to use something glossy from your stash. Now I have to say this was tough for me.  I'm a hoarder of paper not embellishments.  So I don't have much that is glossy but I managed. We are also featuring Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet this week.  You should check them out!  Lots of amazing designs by lots of amazing designers!
So for my first card I used Floppy Latte's ~ Jack in the Box  image colored with Copics.  I used Me&My Big Ideas 12x12 Paper Pad Bonnie Bell ~ Snails  from my stash. The card base is a 12x12 transparency(something glossy)  from this paper pad. I used Sizzix Stars #2 Bigz Die-cut and  cut stars from different colors, from the same 12x12 paper pad.  I cut stars from the remaining transparency to cover the big stars  and laid two directly on the image.  The banners are stamped and cut using PTI Banner Die.

 My …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #74

Welcome Back! It's time for another amazing sketch over Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge!

I made two cards with this sketch! The first is a Christmas card
using Stampendous ~ Special Delivery Stamp colored with Copics,
 MAMBI 12x12 Holiday Papers, Martha Stewart Red Glitter Paper,
TGF Christmas Sentiment, Queen & Co. Red Pearls, and basic white cardstock for base.

Okay, we're going to have a talk about my hoarding again. I know, we've talked about  this before. I have made a little progress, I must say. I've been hoarding this blinged out owl for three years.  It's time to let it go!
I used the Owl from my stash, EP Chillingworth's Manor paper and  stickers, and twine from my stash. 
I told y'all it's a hoarders paradise here.  Anyway, I hope you found some inspiration and hop over  to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #74.  While you're there checkout the amazing creations by the Design Team. 

Clear It Out Challenge #45 - Crazy for Polka Dots

I'm so excited to be a part of the Clear It Out Design Team. When I  found them I was thrilled! A weekly challenge that challenges you to  use your stash.  My stash is overflowing so the idea of someone saying "Hey, dig out the polka dots this week" is fabtabulous! I hope you are as excited about this as I am. And if you are  we would love to see what you create with your stash. 
This weeks challenge is Crazy for POLKA DOTS! Who doesn't love that? Oh, it gets better.... MELONHEADZ,too! We had the privilege of working with  the Circus Bundle
If you haven't seen these adorbs digis you should check them out.  Just click the link above or below.
So here's what I created for the Clear It Out Challenge #45 ~ Crazy for Polka Dots featuring Melonheadz Circus Bundle.
I used Kaisercraft Party Animals 6.5x6.5 Paper Pad. I stenciled  over the yellow polka dot paper using Heidi Swapp Polka Dot Stencil and  Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Die Cut using Classic…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #73

It's time for another great sketch challenge over  at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.
I went a little nutty with sketch #73 and made several  cards to send out. 




Inside I hope you found some inspiration and join us  at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for Sketch Challenge #73.

CAS Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to someone! It never hurts to have extra Birthday  cards laying around. 

I'm entering this into: Happy Little Stampers September Sketch Challenge
Divas By Design Anything Goes 

Hope you enjoy!

CAS(E) this Sketch! and A Smile

I have to say the more cards I make the more I love Clean and Simple.  I made this card using White Cardstock by Recollections, Momenta Die-Cut Smile,  AC Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 Paper, Washi Tape and Twine.  The outside is mirrored inside minus the smile. 
I'm entering this into:  CAS(E) this Sketch! 92
Hope you enjoy!

Stella Says Sketch and Halloween

As if I don't have enough Halloween cards made, so make another one! In my opinion you can never have too many Halloween cards, right? I knew you would agree with me. Besides, it gave me a great excuse to use up more of my stash and  use a Bugaboo Digital Stamp. I used the spider from the Mini Set - Halloween Blocks. I'm trying so hard to use up my Halloween  stash this year but I don't see it happening.  And I gave some away to the lady down the street  and through a paper exchange.  Hoarder! 
So I'm entering this into:
Stella Says Sketch 214 

You Rock and Freshly Made Sketches

Good morning to everyone! I hope this post finds you happy and healthy.  Today, I popped over to Freshly Made Sketches to check things out  and decided I would join in their challenge.  My nephew has a birthday coming up in November so I put together a You Rock Birthday Card for him. 

I used PTI Boys Rock On Mini Stamp Set  and matching Guitar die-cut. Memento Tuxedo Black  Ink to stamp images. Basic white cardstock from Recollections.  Finished it off with Queen & Co. Black Enamel Dots. 
I'm entering it into: Freshly Made Sketches 153

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #72

It's time for another amazing sketch  over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you love a great sketch challenge pop  over and join us! We would love for you  to share your creations with us. While you're there check all the inspiration from the Design Team. These ladies are  amazing! I decided to go with a Christmas card allowing me to use up more of my stash.
Now it's your turn!
Join us
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #72.

Smell My Feet

Hello to all my crafty friends!  Today I'm killing time in my cave. I can't  think of a better way to kill time.
I used Bugaboo Digi Trick or Treat Feet, colored with Copic Markers (FV2,YR68,YG05,100,W5), papers from Bella Blvd Trick or Treat Collection, PTI cardstock embossed with Darice Chevron Folder. I used samples of glitter cardstock to make the banner tails.

I came across a Challenge Blog that challenges you to use
your stash! How stinkin excited am I? Too! You should
pop over to Clear It Out Challenge Blog and
join in their fun Challenge Theme~Anything Goes/Stash~Anything Goes.

I'm all about the sketch challenges, so I popped  over to checkout Sketch Saturday's Challenge #325 and they are  being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps! Of course, I'm all over that! You can pick one (215-324) of many sketches this week. The hardest part is deciding  which sketch to work with. They have an archive for you to look  through, here.So I picked sketch #293. 

I'm …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #71

I'm too excited Autumn is upon us. So I rummaged throughmy stash and found some beautiful papers to
create one last summer card! I had so much fun with this weeks sketch over at 
Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge Blog! Be sure to stop by and checkout the DT inspiration at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog. Those ladies are amazing.
I used Authentique's Fresh Collection, Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Glitter, Martha Stewart  Rhinestones. 
Now it's your turn! Come join the fun with AHSC and show us
your take on this sketch!