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.


Friday, June 17, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hey!

So glad you stopped by! I have a colorful, ink blended card up on the Memory Box blog, and would love it if you wandered over there to check it out! I used a few fabulous products from the last release to create it, and hope it's colorful, and simple technique inspires you to try it.


Thanks so much for dropping by, have a great weekend!



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #40

Happy Thursday, friends!

I am stopping by to share a card for this weeks Share Joy Challenge! The choices are either the sketch, or the Clean and Simple. I believe we know which way I lean! ;0)


I started with a white card base, and blended in a bit of blue Distress Ink on the bottom portion. I sat that aside while I stamped some of the cute flowers from Oh Happy Day onto a piece of white card stock, using Versamark ink, and white embossing powder


I then added color to the die cuts using the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the card base using tiny pieces of foam tape, and added a sentiment that was stamped onto a banner shape. I then finished it with a few sequins.

Here is a look at the graphic, as well as the details about how to play along! I hope you'll join us! 


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 9, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #39

Hello, hello!

Has it really been as long as I think it has since I posted last? Ya'll, summer is busy! I have a card for the latest Share Joy Challenge, and I have to say, this card has me a little happy! Check it out.


I used the sketch, along with the A-dorable On the Road: Camper die set and Taylored Expressions fabulous card stocks. I started by die cutting the camper using Sugar Cube, Mint Julep, and Oreo card stocks, and adhering all of the pieces together. I set it aside, and worked on the rest of the card.


I took my favorite background die, Basketweave, and die cut it from Potato Chip card stock, adhering it to my white card base with foam tape. I stamped a darling sentiment from a coordinating mini stamp set called, RV There Yet, in Versamark onto a piece of Oreo card stock, and trimmed it to fit the front.


I layered the camper over a circle of vellum, along with my sentiment, and a few fun epoxy heart embellishments.

I hope you will join us this week! I can't wait to see what you make!


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 1, 2016

June Memory Box Challenge

Hello! 

I am here sharing the June Memory Box challenge, and this month it's watercolor! You know my love for this medium, so I decided to use the newly released, Veggie Good stamp set for my project. 


I started by stamping my various vegetables onto a piece of watercolor card stock, and painting them in loosely. I then allowed it to air dry. I ran it through my die cut machine using the Cross Stitched Frame Border, released back in January to create a border.


I adhered the panel to a light gray card base, and then white heat embossed my sentiment onto black card stock. I trimmed it down, and placed it onto the card using foam tape.


Check out the challenge over on the Memory Box blog, and play along! I know many of you love to watercolor as much as I do, and I also have a hunch you own a few Memory Box products too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #37

Hello, hello!

I am here to share the newest Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge! I used the fun color combo, along with some fun stamps and dies!


I started by taking the Joe To Go stamp and die set, and white heat embossed the coffee cup stamp randomly on a panel of watercolor paper. I then added washes of yellow, green, and blue paints, allowing them to blend, before allowing it to dry. Once it was, I die cut the cup image, and inserted it into a cup that had been die cut in the panel.


I added the sleeve, as well as a coffee bean, along with the sentiment, which was white heat embossed onto brown card stock.


I stamped the coffee bean image in brown, onto my white card base, and ink blended a bit around the edges, before adhering the panel with foam tape.

We would love to see you join us this week! 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #36

Hello!

This week's Share Joy Challenge is fun, a sketch, or Clean and Simple! Since I used the sketch last week, I thought I would give my favorite card style a go! 


I started with the adorable Wild About You stamp set, and stamped it using black ink, onto a white card base.


After my images were stamped, I outlined them all with a gray Copic Marker (C2). Next, I white heat embossed one of the sentiments onto black card stock, and trimmed it out, mounting it onto the front with foam. Super easy, and quick! :0)

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.

I hope you can play along this week! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Floral Watercolor Thank You

Hello!

The kids are doing quiet time, and I am blogging, for real. I think I need a round of applause on this accomplishment. Parenting, and life, always has a way of swinging back and forth..one day I have time and crafty mojo, the next twenty, I am drowning in dirty diapers, and the day is done!

Well, I know you didn't come here for all of that drama, so how about a little card I made for the fun of it?


I grabbed the lovely Botanical Garden set, and some water color paper, and began.



I stamped two of the flowers onto my panel using Onyx Black Versafine ink, and clear heat embossed it. I then watercolored in the images with a few colors of Ranger Distress Inks. I let that dry, and grabbed the Twice the Thanks die from My Favorite Things. 


I ran the die through, as well as several pieces of black card stock, and stacked up the sentiments. I reinserted the words onto the panel, and adhered it to a black card base.


To finish the card, I adhered a strip of gold card stock, and left it at that.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow to share the next Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge!

Have a great day!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #35

Hello, my friends!

Today I have the newest Share Joy Challenge! I used the sketch, and a few TE products to create a Mother's Day card. Let's check it out..


I started with a piece of water color paper, and applied stripes of watercolor in gold, and teal. I trimmed it down, and adhered it to a light gray card base, and a strip of gold card stock to the side.


I die cut a circle, heat embossed a sentiment from the Simply Stamped: Zinnias set in gold, and adhered it to the panel. I die cut a few leaves from vellum using the Mini Leaves die set, and added a few sequins.

Here is a look at the graphic, and the rules are below! I hope you decide to play along with us!

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.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Waffle Flower Challenge Guest Post

Hello friends!

Today, I have the privilege of being a guest on the Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge blog! I just love the Succulent stamp set they recently released, and used it for my card today. The photo inspiration perfectly matches the colors I used for my images.


I began with a piece of white card stock, and did quite a bit of masking, as I stamped the small and large open images around the panel. I then began coloring them with Copic markers. It was well worth the time and effort, especially when I added the highlight in using the Colorless Blender. I have to admit, I squealed a little. lol! These are the colors of markers I used for the succulents:


I used a couple of C markers to add a shadow around the inside, and stamped my sentiment using black ink. 


I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with a stitched boarder rectangle die, and sponged on Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a foam blending tool, around the edges, and in the center. I then adhered it to my Kraft card base using foam adhesive. 


To finish my card, I adhered a few clear sequins! This challenge was really fun, and I thank the ladies at Waffle Flower for allowing me to join in the challenge to inspire you!


I do hope you decide to play along! Have a great day.



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #34

Hello, hello!

I am sharing the newest Share Joy Challenge for this week! I chose to use the inspirational photo, and kept it very clean and simple. Let's check it out!


I began by stamping three of the flowers from the Oh Happy Day mini set, onto a white card stock panel. I then colored them in with Copic Markers.

                                  

These are the markers I used to color in my images, if you need some color combinations!


I ran the panel through my die cut machine with the Congrats Script Die, using black card stock and inlaid it back into the original die cut negative. I added glitter to it using a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen!

Here is the graphic, and I have included the info on how to join us! I hope you do!

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 so much for stopping by today!


 
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