Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sunday Stamps Challenge #294

 It's Sunday and once again we're starting a new challenge at Sunday Stamps.  This is a fun sketch challenge with a large banner on the front.  I don't have a die that would work for this banner but it's easy to create the same effect with a sharp pair of scissors.

I decided to step away from fall themed cards (and gnomes!) for the week and use a sentiment stamp  and patterned paper from an older Pink and Main card kit.  I think it was in 2021 but I can't remember for sure.   Whenever I do a sketch challenge, I like to make at least two cards, especially if it doesn't involve a lot of coloring. I stamped a few orange flowers and a simple thank you sentiment on the inside.  Envelopes also got a cute little orange flower and they are ready to go!

I hope you'll join us for challenge 294 at Sunday Stamps!  Challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the Sunday Stamps blog,

Friday, October 7, 2022

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges #10

 It's time for a new monthly challenge at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  This month's theme is "Spooktacular".  I love all things Halloween so I was excited to make a card with this theme!  This month's sponsor for the challenge is LeighSBDesigns. I choose this really cute stacked pumpkin digital stamp. Since the image is tall and thin, I decided to make a slimline card.  I colored the image with Prisma pencils and added some patterned paper and a Halloween sentiment from my stash.  

I hope you'll join us this for the challenge this month at Paper Dragonfly Challenge Blog!  All of the challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the blog.  Have a SPOOKTACULAR October! 

And just for fun, a little throwback of when my daughter was little and used to let me dress her up however I wanted for Halloween.  She made a pretty good villain! Now she's an adult but maybe I can still convince her to let me do some Halloween face painting this year! 😜

Monday, October 3, 2022

Get Creative Challenge #116

 Hello and welcome to our new challenge at Get Creative Challenges!  This month's theme is "Black and Purple Only".  I have been waiting to use this stamp set for a few years now and I somehow always forget when Halloween season rolls around.  I am glad I finally had the chance to use it.  My kids, particularly the teenage boys, don't pay any attention to my cards.  I can't blame them, I think there are 1001 things teenage boys would rather be doing than card making.  But I showed this card to one of the boys and he said "Oh, wow, that's pretty drip".  I think that's a compliment. 😂 

I hope you'll join us for this challenge this month at Get Creative Challenges.  All of the challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the blog. 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Once Upon a Time Challenge #3

Happy October!

I'm excited to be back as a guest designer for this month's challenge at Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog!  As I've said before, I love the idea of this challenge and this book is certainly a classic!  It was originally released in 1971 so I've been reading it my entire life and have read it to all of my kids.  Here's my take on The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone.

My inspiration for this card is definitely the blue monster (Grover) on the cover of the book.  Right away, I knew which stamp set I was going to use.  

The two monsters on the front of the card are on wobblers so they wobble and bobble around.  This card is going to my little cousin who is turning the big 4 years old in a few months.  I'm going to send it with the book because he's one of my favorite little monsters!  Since I've already decided on a specific person that this card will go to, I filed it away in my special bin.  This is where I keep all the cards that have a designated recipient.  Sometimes I make a card for a certain person but need to wait for the occasion/birthday/season to come along.  My special bin helps me remember and also keeps them from getting used by someone else.  My family and friends know that they are welcome to take any cards from any other bin but they are not allowed to touch or look through my special cards box!

I hope you'll join in on the challenge at Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog this month.  The challenge details and design team inspiration can be found at the blog.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday Stamps #293

 Hello and welcome back to another challenge at Sunday Stamps!  The challenge this time around is a color challenge.  I like the blue mixed in with the more traditional fall colors. For this card, I pulled out one of my favorite fall stamps from Rabbit Hole Designs.  I just love this pumpkin and her crazy pumpkin hair and the "leave me alone" look on her face.  This is definitely me every Monday when my 6:00 am alarm starts screeching.  

I hope you'll join in on the challenge at Sunday Stamps!  Challenge details and design team inspiration can be found on the blog.  Hope to see you there!