Thursday, July 21, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #45

Happy Thursday!!

I have a new Share Joy Challenge for you, and it is so much fun! You can do the sketch, or the bright color combination. I chose the colors this week! Let's check it out..


I started by stamping the large scribble circle from the Stroke of Genius 2 set, using TE's Candy Corn Dye ink, in the lower right bottom corner. I then took one of the frames from the Stitched Frame Stacklets 2 sets, and cut my card base. I backed the opening with a another piece of paper, and reinserted the frame in with foam tape.


Using the Little Bits- Confetti and Candle mini die set, I cut out the pieces using TE Card stock. I stamped my sentiment using the Simply Stamped - Roses set in Oreo ink, and added a few details. I added some white stripes to the candles using a gel pen, and some gloss to the candles.


I hope you've enjoyed! Details for the challenge are below..I hope to see your project linked up!

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.




Thursday, July 14, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #44

Hello dear friends! 

I hope you are well, and enjoying your summer! I am soaking in all the heat I can, because I know it never lasts long enough. Right now, I am knee deep in curriculum, and school planning, so I know that fall is right around the corner, eep! However, it is time again for a new Share Joy Challenge


You know I can't get enough of the Fresh Florals set from Taylored Expressions! It's dreamy! I stamped the blooms using their inks, and matching dies, and adhered them in a cluster over my patterned papered panel.


I used a sweet sentiment from the same set, and added some white gel pen details to my flowers. I finished it with some small gens to the flower centers! 

I hope to see you join us this week! It's a good one! Here is the sketch, and the details are below.

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.
Have a great day, friends!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #43

Hello!

I have this week's Share Joy Challenge to share with you, today! Whenever there is the option for Tic-Tac-Toe, I feel the need to do it. I don't know why, but there it is. I went with the top row, going to the right, check it out...


I knew I wanted to use the Build-a-Scene - Trees die set, but noticed the actual tree top shape was smaller than I needed it to be for a good shaker window, so, I simply die cut it three times to form a larger opening. I added some blue Distress Ink around the edges, and adhered the Stitched Scallop piece that I had die cut from Peapod Card Stock to the bottom of the panel. I tied some twine around it, and then added a piece of acetate, and foam tape to my shaker window.  


I sprinkled in some sequins, and stars, and covered it with more acetate before adhering the whole panel to a white card base with more foam tape. I had also stamped my sentiment earlier in the process, when it was flat on my desk. All of the supplies I used are listed below!

I hope you've enjoyed, and are inspired to play along with us this week! Have a good one, friends!

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.





Thursday, June 30, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #42

Hey, hey!

It's time for this week's Share Joy Challenge from Taylored Expressions! I used the sketch this week, and came up with this bright, and happy card!


I started with a panel of white card stock, and using a simple circle die, made four openings. I then lightly traced those openings onto my white card base, and inked those spots in four colors. 


I splattered them with water, and lifted the color up with a paper towel. I then adhered the panel with foam, and adhered the lovely Best Wishes Script die, that I stacked multiple times, and inked up.


I adhered a strip of pattered paper to the bottom, and also a cluster of flowers, and leaves that uses the new Fresh Florals Stamp and Die set. I stamped those in some of the Taylored Expressions Dye inks, in the colors, Granny Smith, Pea Pod, and Lemon Meringue.   


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.






Thursday, June 23, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #41

Hello friends!

Summer is in full swing here, and to be honest, paper crafting has taken a bit of a back seat. When the weather is nice, I love being outside! Today, I am bringing you this week's Share Joy Challenge! I used the sketch, along with the super cute pineapples from the Simply Stamped: Pineapples set.


I started by die cutting the largest frame from the Frame In Frame 2 set, using white card stock. I then made little marks on my card base, so I knew where my frame would sit, and inked up within those boundary lines. I then adhered the frame with foam tape. 


I stamped the pineapple using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, and various inks. Here is what I used. Sorry it's turned! The TE inks are so vibrant, and fun to stamp with, I highly recommend them!

                                  

After I stamped the pineapple, I adhered it to my card front using foam adhesive, along with a twine bow underneath it.


To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment and adhered a few sequins, along with a bit of shimmer to the leaves with Wink of Stella.

Here is a look at the graphic, and I have added the info below! I hope you decide to play along with us this week!

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.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello!

So, I have been trying to write this post for what seems like forever, and I finally got it up. I know some of you are aware that I have designed for Sweet Stamp Shop in the past, and I am happy to say I am a contributor for them again. This time around, I will be sharing projects here and there that uses newly released stamps. 

This months release was really good, and I created a couple cards using a set or two. Let me share...


I used the fun Bubble Alpha set for this bright card! I started by stamping, and clear embossing a few sequins stamps from the Craft Night set onto a piece of card stock. I then applied a generous amount of yellow ink with a sponge dauber, and ink blending tool.


I stamped the letters for hello onto white card stock, and colored them in an ombre fashion with Copic Markers. I cut each on out, and adhered them to my panel with foam. I then adhered the panel to a black card base.


The next set I used is the adorable, Peek-A-Boo Cats, and colored and cut out two of them. I added a gradient of ink onto a white card base, that had been masked using painters tape. Once I removed the tape, I adhered the cats.


To finish it, I added my sentiment, and a few clear sequins. Super simple, and full of fun! I hope you'll check out the latest stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop. If you are into planner stamps, they have a plethora of sets perfect for making even your most mundane tasks, fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope to share a couple more with you soon. I will be back tomorrow with a new Share Joy Challenge, so I hope you'll return then.


 
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