Thursday, September 22, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #54

 Hello!

I hope you're week is going well! I have the latest Share Joy Challenge to bring you, and it is all about fall! The leaves are slowly fading, and changing color here in Northeast Ohio. How about where you are?


I just love these leaf die cuts, and how much texture you get from curling them up a little after adhering them to the card front. Keep reading to see how I created this card!


I started with a piece of Snow card stock, and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. Taking a foam blending tool, I applied a liberal amount of brown ink to give it a distressed look. I created a notecard from a piece of Chocolate card stock, and adhered the panel to it at an angle. 


To create the leaves, I used the Mini, and Mega leaves die sets, and cut them from watercolor card stock. Taking watercolor paints, I added several layers of pigment, allowing them to dry in between each layer.  


I used a piece of vellum, die cut from the Stitched Circle Stacklets, and heat embossed my sentiment onto it, adhering it to the front of the card. I then arranged, and adhered the leaves, as well as gold sequins. 

What do you think? Will you give this challenge a try? I would love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.






Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello!

I am stopping by today, because I am sharing a super fun card on the Memory Box blog, and I would love for you to see it! Here is a little peek at it! It features a fabulous stamp set collaboration with Simon Says Stamp, and it's super cute!


Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you over at the Memory Box blog!





Friday, September 16, 2016

A "Sweet" New Release Post

Hello and happy Friday, friends!

I am sure that you have seen the September stamp goodness that Sweet Stamp Shop just released. It never disappoints, and the images are as cute as ever! I wanted to pop in and share one that I created using a new set called Celebrate Cake. Um, is there ever a bad time to do that? Nope, I didn't think so.


When I saw the adorable numbers with a flame on the top, I knew I had to use it. And use it I did! I took a white card stock panel, and stamped the numbers randomly all over. I then colored all of the images in with Copic Markers. 


I then adhered the panel to a card base, which I had adhered patterned paper to. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto black card stock, and trimmed it out, adhering it over top of some black thread. I finished it off with a few black sequins.

I hope you'll go check out the new release at the Sweet store! It's a delight!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #53

Hello, dear blog readers! 

This week's latest Share Joy Challenge is either a sketch, or a pretty color combination. I chose the color combination, because I love fuchsia! Let me tell you what I did, and what I used to create this!


When I saw the Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate, I knew it had to be mine. It proved to be the perfect fit for my idea for this card. I used it on a piece of Lollipop card stock, and adhered the negative pieces onto my Sugar CS card base, using foam adhesive. Tip: Use the positive portion of the die cut, using temporary adhesive, to evenly space your pieces. Once they are adhered, gently remove the positive piece.

I then took Toffee, Granny Smith, and Blue Corn Card stocks, and heat embossed the floral images from the Fresh Floral set, and die cut them out. I layered them into a cluster onto a vellum circle, and adhered them to my card front.


For my sentiment, I heat embossed a lovely greeting from the Simply Stamped: Roses set, and added glossy accents to the center of the flowers. I also adhered a few rhinestones, and added white gel pen dots around my focal image.

Below is the graphic, along with the rules to playing along! I do hope you'll join us! I would love to see how you were inspired!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.
Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great day!






Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Happy Saturday, friends!

I have been so delinquent lately about sharing my Memory Box projects with you, here! This card went live on their blog yesterday, and I wanted you to see it, if you hadn't already!


I used my favorite Distress Ink colors to create a summery background as a backdrop for my beautiful die cut!



I hope you'll stop by the Memory Box blog for all of the detail for this card! Thanks so much for stopping by!







Thursday, September 8, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #52

Hello, hello!

I am bringing this week's latest Share Joy Challenge! I was just noticing that we are at number 52! Wow! I don't know if you've played along, but we would love for you to join us this time around! Let's get to my card..


I used the adorable Joe To-Go mini stamp set, with matching die, along with a few strips of masculine colored TE card stocks to give my coffee cups a place to rest. I cut them in various widths and adhered them to my white card base.


Taking some water color paper, I stamped, and die cut the coffee cups, and painted them in with Distress Inks, allowed them to dry, and adhered them with foam tape onto the card front. I added my sentiment, and called it done!

Below is the graphic, as well as the rules to play along. I hope to see you there!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.







 
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