Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 119

Welcome to the start of a new challenge



Thank you cards are always good to have on hand.   The one I created for this challenge has a soft tropical feel and was created using the Frantic Stamper Aloha Hibiscus die set and one of these Thanks dies.


Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Impression Obsession - Hot Colors Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I should have spent the day cleaning out our guest bedroom, but instead I spent the day having fun making a few new cards.  This card I'm submitted to Impression Obsession's current challenge "Hot Colors". 


I used trim the Sunflower Background die to create corner flowers for my 5x7 card.  I used three colors of tiny dot pattern paper for my flowers for a pop of fun hot colors (get it... LOL).   I added the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Greetings Bottom Edgers in white, so it wouldn't stand out too much... I wanted the flowers to be the focal elements. 


Thanks for stopping by to check out my card.  Wish me luck.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 118

Hello and Welcome to our new challenge



Do you see stuff during your normal day and say "that would make a great card."  Well, that's what I said when I saw this turtle wall art recently. 


I was going for the same look and feel, but as you can see from my card... I deviated quite a lot...LOL.  I still want to try making a card that looks just like the wall art.


I used the following three sets of dies:  Elizabeth Craft Turtle die, Memory Box Family of Fish die and Frantic Stamper Large Staghorn Coral die.  The Elizabeth Craft Turtle die is not currently available, but one of these other turtle dies would work for this look.

Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

AAA Cards - White Space (Christmas) Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

Can I share a secret?  I'm not good w/white space.  So when I started working on a card to submit to the current AAA Cards - Maxi White Space w/optional twist of Christmas in July I tried to keep my design as white as I could manage.


And this is what I came up with.  Somewhat busy, but technically there's a lot of white space, right?




Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Impression Obsession - Sending Sunshine Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with this bright sunny card



for the Impression Obsession Sending Sunshine Challenge that goes until July 9th.  

Challenge Sunshine

I used the following IO products for this card:


I started w/a die cut tag, onto which I embossed the Bird Silhouettes stamp with superfine white embossing powder.  I then water colored the tag with yellows and light orange using a combination of watercolors and distress ink.  I set the tag aside to dry, while I worked on the card's front panel.  First, I stamped the Starburst with distress ink.  Using the same ink, I then stamped the  Bird Silhouettes on all four sides of the card panel.   oops, forget to say that I cut the card to a square 5 1/2" before stamping the birds all around.  I die cut the thinking of you and tucked it under the ribbon.  Since the ribbon had black on it, I stamped the tag sentiment with black ink.   The sentiment is not IO, which tells me I have a gap in my IO sentiment collection that needs filling... LOL.  I added nuvo drops in orange, yellow and black as my finishing touch.  

Thanks for stopping bye and wish me luck.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 117

Hello and welcome to our new challenge




Raise your hand if you send out 4th of July cards?


I'm good about making cards, but really really bad when it come to actually mailing those cards out.  I used a ray die for the backgrounds, a happy birthday die that cuts the letters, but leaves them connected at the bottom.  Here are links to two options currently in stock Frantic Stamper Happy Birthday, Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday and the tall beautiful Frantic Stamper Brooklyn Alphabet for the "USA". 




Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care and have a fun, safe 4th of July weekend. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Time Out Challenge #138

Hello crafty friends,

The current Time Out Challenge has a "Funny" theme and is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays


Therefore, I couldn't help but reach for the WTF2 stamp set (LOL, it's not want you think) .  This stamp set is perfect for those BIG digit birthdays, but also for some friendly encouragement cards.  And seriously, I don't know anyone who wouldn't love to get a WTF card... LOL.



I used the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die set and one of the cats from the Katzelkraft Les Chats stamps set.

I stamped a sentiment longer than the reveal window, making it so the reader has to spin the wheel around to read the whole message.  This was my first time using the reveal wheel set and as you can see making a long message means the wheel has to spin up instead of down, so I glued the little arrow pointing up to reflect that.  Normally the window would reveal self contained mini messages, so the direction you spin the wheel is not a big factor.




I stamped "happy 50th birthday" on the inside of my card.



Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, take care.