Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sunday Stamps Challenge 289

 It is Sunday and time for a new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  The colors for this challenge make me look forward to fall!  I had these mushroom stamps in "next up" bin for too long so I was glad to finally be able to use them.  I always think paper piecing is going to be quicker than coloring but this card took two episodes of Survivor to put together 😂  This card is for my husband's birthday later this month and I'm debating what sentiment to stamp on the inside.  These are my choices, please leave a comment letting me know what sentiment you'd choose!

  • Wishing you Mush happiness
  • I have so "mush" love for you
  • You make me feel all mushy inside
  • You are a fungi

Please join us at Sunday Stamps for this fun challenge!  All of the details and design inspiration can be found on the blog. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges #8

Happy August!  It is time for a new challenge at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges and this month our theme is Summertime Buzz.  This month's challenge is sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps & SVG Cutz.  I choose the adorable bee digital stamp.  I think it is perfect for a summer card!  I debated on what size to make the image but after printing a few, I decided to make a bigger card than usual.  This one is 5x7.  I wanted the image to be big enough to really show the bees and their wings colored with Wink of Stella. That's the good thing about digital stamps, you can make the image whatever size you need! For this card, I pulled out my trusty Prismacolor pencils and some paper from my stash. Of course, I added the dew drops as embellishments because I love them on all cards with flowers! 

I hope you'll join the challenge this month at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  All of the challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the blog so please stop by and say hi!

Get Creative Challenges #114

For a lot of us, August marks the beginning of the school year and the end of a much too short summer.  I'm not excited about school starting but this summer has been really busy and I am looking forward to slowing down and spending time in my craft room this fall.  This month at Get Creative Challenges our monthly theme is "Back to School".  I want to send a few teachers a coffee gift card so I wanted to design something that would be cute for teachers of all subjects and ages.  I have two high schoolers and a middle schooler and with them each having 6 teachers, there is no way I can make 18 of these.  But maybe I can make 6 and the kids can each pick two teachers.  I found this cute gnome digital stamp on Etsy from a shop called Chonnieartwork and colored him with my Prismacolor pencils.  I just typed and printed the sentiment from my computer since I didn't have a stamp that matched what I needed.  

I'd love it if you'd join us in the challenge at Get Creative Challenges this month!  All of the details and challenge details, along with design team inspiration, can be found on the blog.  
Happy August and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday Stamps # 288

 Hello and Happy Sunday!  Challenge # 288 at Sunday Stamps is a sketch.  Sketch challenges are my favorite and I really liked this one.  I used a few die cut flowers from the Bold Blooms die set from Spellbinders. The patterned paper in an older pad from Echo Park Paper Co. that I had my stash, I'm pretty sure it was a Tuesday Morning purchase a long time ago. (Isn't it nice to use older stuff up?) The Happy Birthday sentiment came from two different stamp sets from The Stamps of Life. 

I hope you'll join us for this sketch challenge! All of the challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the Sunday Stamps blog.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Stamps # 287

Hello and Happy Sunday!  The challenge at Sunday Stamps this week is a color challenge.  I really like the colors that they chose!  I decided to keep it very simple with just some die cut pine trees, a small sentiment on a banner, a few sequins, and a little twine.   

We'd love to have you join the challenge this week!  The challenge details and designer inspiration can be found on the Sunday Stamps blog.  Have a great week!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges # 7

Happy July!  The theme this month at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges is Christmas in July!  We were provided some lovely images from SheepSki Designs and I choose to use these adorable gnomes called "Garden Party".  It's always a good idea to start Christmas cards early and every year I intend to! Now I've got one card of 60 that I need to make. Hopefully making this Christmas card will give me a little incentive to continue on them so I am not rushed in December.

I hope you'll stop by the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges blog and join us for the fun challenge "Christmas in July."  The challenge details and design team inspiration can all be found on the blog. 
(P.S. There are only 177 days until Christmas!)

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday Stamps #286

 Happy Sunday! This is an especially exciting post for me because it is the first card that I'm posting as part of the Sunday Stamps Design Team!  I'm really grateful and honored to join the team and I can't wait to share my creations. 

This week's challenge is Sketch #286.  For this sketch, I chose to use the owl pudgie from The Stamps of Life.  I colored it with alcohol markers and used two different patterned papers from The Stamps of Life for the background and stripes.  The sentiment on the inside says "Owl Always Love You".  Most of the cards I've made lately are geared towards spring or summer but this one gives me fall vibes.  

I hope you'll stop by the blog at Sunday Stamps for more information about this week's challenge and to see the inspiration from the very creative design team!  Happy Crafting 😀