Monday, November 18, 2019

Thank You For Your Kindness -- for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's Monday, and it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Our theme this month is Thankfulness.  Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies.

I thought these Sunflowers is a Mason Jar would make a lovely Thank You card:

I colored them with Copic Markers, then used some Spellbinders Edger dies to create the card.  The papers on the card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  These are 2 of the Sunflower papers.  The sentiment was hand stamped from my stash.

Join us for our Thankfulness challenge at the Path of Positivity

Happy Holidays -- For Jan's Digi Stamps

Here we go!  Challenge #2 at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges, or, as those of us that have followed her work affectionately refer to it as, JDS Designs Challenge Blog.  The challenges will be on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, so what a great way to start out your week! The will run until noon (Eastern) the Sunday before the new challenge.  You'll find all the rules on a tab at the JDS Designs Challenge Blog.  Her beautiful digis can be found in her shop here.

Starting to feel the need to make Christmas cards? Maybe you need to mass produce a few? Jan's Digi Stamps are perfect for this.  Each set comes with both a black & white version, and a pre-colored version.  Today, I'm showcasing a pre-colored image to show how easily they make up into a card, and how pretty they are!

This card uses 2 different sets from Jan's store:  Tree Scene and Reindeer There are several options of trees in the Tree Scene set, but this is the one I chose to work with that awesome reindeer.  What a rack on that guy!  The sentiment is also from the Tree Scene set.

I used edger dies from Queen & Company to cut out the image and back it.  Papers on this card are from Lemoncraft, out of Poland. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

You have 2 weeks to join in the Anything Goes Challenge at JDS Challenge blog.  You can truly link up anything -- cards, mini albums, sewing projects, knitting -- Anything Goes!  You have until noon Eastern of the Sunday before the next challenge begins.  You might win a $9 gift certificate to the store!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Thank you, Vets -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Wednesday, and this is usually Humor Me Wednesday on the Catch the Bug Blog.  However, since Veteran's Day was just a couple days ago, I'm taking the opportunity to thank a vet with the card, using USA Cupcake:

I colored USA Cupcake with Copic markers.  Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are part of the Nautical Love Collection.

You'll find other great inspiration from the Bugaboo Stamps designers on the Catch the Bug Blog.  Most, I'm guessing, will even be humorous!  Please check it out.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

3 Kings Noel -- for Lavinia World Challenges

It's Thursday, and it's been 2 weeks, so it's time for another challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  It seems like this all just got started, and here we are at challenge #13 already.  The challenges are always anything goes, as long as you use an acrylic or rubber stamp -- no digital images allowed. Of course, we'd love to see your Lavinia Stamps being used!  One $15 gift certificate will be awarded each challenge.

I'm thinking Christmas cards this time of years I used the beautiful Three Kings stamp to create this: 

I used 2 different shades of VersaFine Clair inks to obtain the color of green that I wanted.  I have this "thing" about green.  There seem to be many shades of it, but rarely is it the shade I want!  So, I first stamped with Green Oasis, then Rain Forest, repeating back and forth until I got the shade I wanted.  You'll find many shades of VersaFine Clair ink in the Lavinia World Store

Designer papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The dies are all from Queen & Company, except for the sentiment die.  That is from Diamond Press. 

Three Kings-- perfect for Christmas cards!  Come shop the Lavinia World Store, then join us at Lavinia World Challenges.  I'd love to see what you create, and you could be the lucky winner of the $15 gift certificate, or one of the designer choice awards! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- ATG with a sentiment
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Truck Full of Thanks -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

Today is the first Wednesday of November (how did that happen, anyway?), and that means there is a new challenge starting today at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  Challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die that is sold in the Scrapy Land Store.  Scrapy Land sells dozens and dozens of brands of dies, so this is very easy to do!  Shop the Scrapy Land Store here, and see for yourself!

Since it is November, and Thanksgiving is celebrated this month here in the USA, I wanted to make a Fall/Thanksgiving card for today's challenge.  Here's my creation:

The truck is a die from Cheapo Dies called Loads of Love.  It is no longer available, but search for 'trucks' in the search engine, and we will find several very cute ones, including this one from Impression Obsession and Bob's Old Truck in 2 sizes from Frantic Stamper. 

I made the truck look a bit "rusty" using some metallic wax from Spectrum Noir.  

That big pumpkin in the back of truck is on its way to a pumpkin weighing contest.  It might just win!!  It is a die from Yvonne Creations.  It is called Fabulous Fall Collection - Autumn Leaves.  Of all the die collections I've purchased from the Scrapy Land Store, this is my go-to set, especially this time of year!  It makes beautiful fall leaves, acorns, toadstools, and yes, pumpkins!

The stitched oval die is from Spellbinders.  Many companies have similar dies, including these from Lawn Fawn, these from Tutti Design, and these from Elizabeth Craft

The paisley print background paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is from the Howdy Autumn Collection. The sentiment, also from the We Are 3 Digital Shop, is one of the Itty Bitty Collection.

The burlap ribbon behind the stitched oval die is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I thought it added just the right amount of texture to a fall card.

I hope you can join us the next 2 weeks at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  One winner gets a $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land Store!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Autumn Colors

Monday, November 4, 2019

Surprise! for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm posting today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I always enjoy having a chance to play with fun dies!  It's such a treat for me.  There are dozens and dozens of brands of dies for sale in the Dies R Us Store. Today, I'm focusing on dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Can one ever have too many birthday cards?  I volunteer in a nursing home, and bring cards to the residents there when I know it's their birthday, so I always need a stash of cards.  So, when I saw this fun balloon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs in the Dies R Us Store, I knew I had to have it in my collection:

The balloon is called Big Balloon, and it has 2 dies -- the balloon and the string.  The 'surprise' sentiment is also from Elizabeth Craft, and of course fits on the Big Balloon perfectly. 

Here's a photo of the supplies used.  They will be linked at the bottom of this post.

In this next photo, all the pieces have been die cut.  They just need to be assembled.  I used both Stick  It Adhesive Sheets (for the sentiment and the string) and the Best Glue Ever for the rest of the card assembly. 

The card went together so quickly that it was just about as easy to make 2 as it was to make one.  Here's a second one, but a slightly different color scheme:

Dies used on these cards, found in the Dies R Us Store:

The background paper on the first card is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the Celebrate papers.  The designer paper on the second paper is actually a foil paper from a Spellbinders card kit.  The foil doesn't show up in the picture, but is very pretty IRL. 

Check out the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog often for wonderful ways to use incredible dies found in the Dies R Us Store!  You won't be disappointed!  Then, join in on the Dies R Us Challenges, too!

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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L.Art --November Linky Party 

Many Thanks --for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the first Monday of the month, and that means a new challenge is starting on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  For the month of November, our optional theme is, Thankfulness.

Our sponsor this month is A Day for Daisies.  My card uses the darling Mouse Daisy image:

I colored Mouse Daisy with Copic Markers.  The background panel is a Spellbinders panel, and I added rhinestones to the flowers.  the Many Thanks, was hand stamped on the card.

The Path of Positivity Challenge runs from today until Dec 2, so I hope you have time to join us with you option Thankful projects (or any positive themed projects).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- cute
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Craft Animals -- ATG
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party