Sunday, August 30, 2015

Simply Papercraft #12: Always Anything Goes!

I'm so sorry my post is late!! Wow. It was still in draft form and I've been out running so much with last-bits-of-summer-fun and school prep, I never checked it. BUT, finally grabbing some time for blogging today (and noticed), so here it is! My latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by DeeDee's Digis! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!

For my project today I used the Classics digi set. Super fun!




I don't usually decorate the inside of cards very much (or at all), but I REALLY liked the sentiment that comes with this set...and I couldn't get it to "work" on the front of the project. So I did a quick die cut border and a decorative punch and added it on a couple of foam dots inside. I couldn't NOT use it!




That's it for me! Don't forget to swing over to the Simply Papercraft blog to link up your  projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Crafty Friends Challenge - #13: Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)

Creative Craft Cottage - #46: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #276: AG (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #74: AG (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #48: AG (unlimited)
613 Avenue Create - #139: AG (not playing twist) (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - #3: AG (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - AG (2 of 5)
Crafting With Friends - #5: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #90: Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Creative Knockouts #104: Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#104) where the challenge is....ANYTHING GOES!  Woohoo! This week's sponsor is SLS Lines, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won! 



I love this fun sweet image!! I had a blast coloring it up rainbow style, using Copic markers. This image is called Hearts and Rainbow. The sentiment is from Paper Pretties.



That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Creative Craft Cottage - #46: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 8/23-9/5 (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #276: AG (2 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #74: AG (2 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #31: AG  (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #48: AG
613 Avenue Create - #138: AG (not playing twist) (1 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #242: Girly (1 of 3)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #98: Sentiment (3 of 3)
QKR Stampede - #153: Die Cuts (3 of 3)
Sister Act - #120: AG
Crafty Girls Creations - #3: AG (1 of 3)
Stamp and Create - August: One for the Girls (entry for this week)
The Paper Shelter - #216: Come Fly With Me (1 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - AG (1 of 5)
Inky Chicks - #55: Hearts (1 of 3)

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs - August Spotlight!

Hello everyone, and WELCOME to the weekend! I think it's almost impossible not to be happy on a sunny summer Saturday...yesterday was a PERFECT summer outside day and we were hiking all day...so I'm afraid I'm a little slow this morning! BUT, I made it and I'm here with my monthly spotlight for the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs DT. I am SO in love with all of these little sweeties. If you are new to Kitty Bee, you HAVE to check them out. Seriously. They are adorable and awesome to color; the shapes and designs lend themselves to all kinds of color and sketch combos!


I played along with this awesome sketch from Sketch Saturday (#375) for Mr. Magic Bun today...


Other Challenges:

Creative Craft Cottage - #46: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 8/9-8/23 (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #275: AG (2 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #73: AG (2 of 3)
Paper Creators Crafts - #31: Dies (3 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #31: AG  (2 of 3)
Animal Friends Challenge - #29: At The Zoo (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #47: AG
Art Impressions - #166: AG (2 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - #137: AG (2 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #241: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16: AG (3 of 3)
Art by MiRan - #39: AG (3 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - #47: AG (3 of 3)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #98: Sentiment (2 of 3)
QKR Stampede - #153: Die Cuts (2 of 3)
Sister Act - #120: AG
Sugar And Betty - August AG (3 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - August AG (3 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - August Challenge #8 (2 of 2)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend - stay cool!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday #54: School Days

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #54: School, and this is week #2. The second week is our mid-inspiration, so get the energy flowing again coming in to the weekend, and let's see some more great projects!! Get our your stamps and play along! Here is my project, featuring a this great "Book Stack" image from Bugaboo Stamps (this challenge's sponsor!)! You know I love Bugaboo!! The sentiment is from an old Verve set. 



I played along with Bugaboo Bingo for this card - I just love the challenges over at Catch The Bug. Here's the bingo board;




Challenges:


Catch the Bug - Bingo (School, buttons, no designer paper) 

Lacy Sunshine - Colour Your World 8/9-8/23 (2 of 3)
{PIN}spirational - #147: School (1 of 5)
Craft Your Passion - #275: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #73: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Creators Crafts - #31: Dies (2 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #31: AG  (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - Back To School (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Back To School (1 of 5)
Kraftin' Kimmie - WW: AG 
Inspiration Destination - #47: AG
Crafty Creations - #296: Back To School (1 of 2)
Art Impressions - #166: AG
613 Avenue Create - #137: AG (2 of 3)
Little Miss Muffet - #118: AG
Penny's Papercrafty - #241: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #4: AG (3 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16: AG (2 of 3)
Art by MiRan - #39: AG (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - #47: AG (2 of 3)
Come and Get It - Round Things (1 of 3)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #98: Sentiment (1 of 3)
QKR Stampede - #153: Die Cuts (1 of 3)
Sister Act - #120: AG

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! Until next time...happy stamping. ;)

Monday, August 17, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Siberian Husky

Hi stampers! Today I wanted to share a new card featuring JessicaLynnOriginal.com's newest stamp set release? Last month, TWO new dog sets were released - Toy Dog Breeds and Working Dog Breeds. Click the set names to go to the JessicaLynnOriginal.com store!

I've been playing around with the Working Dog Breeds, here's another project for you using these beautiful canines!!




Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Jessica and the rest of the DT to see all of their mega inspiration for these new sweeties as well! 


Challenges:

Chocolate Coffee and Cards - #97: Frame It
Scrapper's Delights - #47: AG (1 of 3)
Art By MiRan - #38: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #4: AG (2 of 3)
Cut It Up - #77: Animals (lots of die cuts here)
Simply Create Too - #92: AG
Crafting With An Attitude - #6: AG (1 of 3)
Suzy Bee - #93: AG w/twist of Monochrome (1 of 3)
613 Avenue - #137: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16: AG (1 of 3)



Saturday, August 15, 2015

2 Crafty Girls: HELLO Cupcake!!

Good morning! It's mid-month already, so we're ready for some fresh inspiration for this month's challenge board over at the 2CraftyGirls challenge blog. The blog is under new ownership, and has been restarted. Yay! This is the first challenge since the change so we hope you will come on over, check things out, and play along! Our sponsors are Bugaboo and Lacy Sunshine. Two of my absolute favorites! I had such fun with this card...birthday theme "of course" but adding in the "Hello 'Cupcake'" as well as a traditional birthday greeting. ;)



The challenges run monthly, with inspiration posts on the 1st and 15th. Team B is posting today, so be sure to stop by the blog and leave some love! I can't wait to see your projects for this great new challenge board! You can use 1, 2, or even all 3 of these elements to create your project! Here's the board:



I'm playing along with Bugaboo Bingo today on the Catch the Bug challenge blog. Here is their board - I snagged Die Cut, Button, and Flowers:

 
Challenges:

Catch the Bug - Bingo
Crafting With Friends - #4: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #46: AG
Crafty Girls Creations - #2: AG (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #136: AG (not playing twist) (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #274: AG (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #72: AG (3 of 3)
Great Impressions - August: Add A Sentiment (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #137: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #89: Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #240: AG (3 of 3)
Sister Act - #119: AG
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Birthday Party (1 of 3)
Paper Sweeties - #34: Birthday



Have a great weekend!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Simply Papercraft #11: Always Anything Goes!

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! Finally grabbing some time for blogging today to share a new card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo, one of my favorites!! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs! Free digis? Yes, please!


I used this AWESOME Stella Birthday: 29 Again? today, with a pretty simple layout. I really wanted to showcase it, since it's a sentiment and image combined, it does it all! Every time I see this image it cracks me up. 

That's it for me! Don't forget to swing over to the Simply Papercraft blog to link up your  projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:


Crafting With Friends - #4: Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Inspiration Destination - #46: AG
Crafty Girls Creations - #2: AG (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - #136: AG (not playing twist) (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #274: AG (2 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #72: AG (2 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy - Girly (2 of 2)
Creative Craft Cottage - #45: For The Girls (3 of 3)
Great Impressions - August: Add A Sentiment (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #137: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #89: Anything Goes {3 of 3}
Penny's Papercrafty - #240: AG (2 of 3)
Sister Act - #119: AG
Paper Sweeties - August Inspiration: Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Creative Knockouts #102: Recipe Time!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  This morning I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#102) where the challenge is....Recipe!  This week's sponsor is Stitchy Bear, and oh yes, there is a prize to be won! The recipe is: 3 embellishments (3 of the same, or different), 2 patterned papers, 1 image, and 1 sentiment. Love it!



He's SO adorable!! I had a blast coloring him up - from the Valentine Bundle I. All of the images in that set are FANTASTIC but I had to use this guy for today's card. The sentiment is from Paper Pretties.

I pulled from this wonderful color palette over at Creative Colors Challenge. I used colors from the image itself, not the bars along the bottom (I wanted softer, more pastel look for this Elephant love!). I really like playing along with their challenge and ideas...lots of great stuff to try out!

  That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your Outdoor-themed projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations - #2: AG (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #46: AG
Creative Colors - #41: Colors (above) + Die Cut (lots of die cuts on this card! All except the rectangle shapes)
613 Avenue Create - #136: AG (not playing twist) (1 of 3)
Doodle Pantry - AIMPDC#8: AG (1 of 1)
Craft Your Passion - #274: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #72: AG (1 of 3)
Digi Chooseday - #32: Punches/Dies (1 of 2)
Stamp and Create - August: One for the Girls
Whoopsi Daisy - Girly (1 of 2)
The Paper Nest Dolls - August AG #8 (1 of 2)
Animal Friends Challenge - #29: In The Zoo
Creative Craft Cottage - #45: For The Girls (2 of 3)
CCC Digi Creations - #30: Pretty In Pink (1 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - #41: Dies & Punches (1 of 3)
Come and Get it - Feature a Creature (1 of 3)
Great Impressions - August: Add A Sentiment (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #15: AG (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #240: AG (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine Colour Your World - 8/9 - 8/23 (1 of 3)
Sugar And Betty - August AG (2 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - August AG (2 of 3)

I'll be back here tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft. So many awesome upcoming challenges and fun events! Stamp happy! 



Friday, August 7, 2015

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday #53: Ocean Animals

**This is my second post today. Scroll down for Wags 'n Whiskers challenge #160 inspiration**

Well, I am STILL glad it's Friday... ;) I am working today, lots of travel, lots of site inspections. So far everyone's been working hard for the summer at every plant - no major issues! I'm pretty happy about that. Let's hope it keeps up.

Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #53: Ocean Animals, and this is week #2. The second week is our mid-inspiration, so get the energy flowing again coming in to the weekend, and let's see some more great projects!! Get our your stamps and play along! Here is my project, featuring an adorable Kitty Bee crab!


Challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #45: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #156: Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #15: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #89: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #273: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artistic Impressions - #137: Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - #145: Lazy Summer Days
Creative Moments - #74: Anything Goes/Summer Sun (1 of 3)
Fab n Funky - #269: No Patterned Paper (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #158: Anything Goes (1 of 2)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME weekend! My Wags 'n Whiskers new challenge post can be found below this one this morning - a bonus card and blog post for this awesome Friday! 

Wags n Whiskers 160: Frame It!

TGIF! Boy am I glad it's Friday. What a week! Seems like I always say that... I managed to sneak a bit of stamping time EARLY this week so I could bring you a new card for today!

This next challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers is: #160 - Frame it! Add a frame to an image on your card. Easy peasy!


I just love this sweet "Steal a Kiss" image. My frame is an old filmstrip die from Sizzix. The star dies are from Lil Inker, sentiment from Paper Makeup.


Challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #97: Frame It
Inspiration Destination - #45: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #156: Anything Goes 
Lacy Sunshine Colour Your World - 7/26 to 8/8 (3 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #15: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #89: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Craft Cottage - #45: One For The Girls (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #273: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #239: Featuring a Child (1 of 3)
Artistic Impressions - #137: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sassy Studio Designs - DSBST #293: Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sugar And Betty - August AG (1 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - August AG (1 of 3)

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll be back soon with a new challenge card for Kitty Bee Designs! Until then...stamp happy!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

2CraftyGirls: August Challenge Board!

Good morning! Welcome to AUGUST. What?? I still don't know how that is possible! I hope everyone is having a great summer :)

I wanted to pop in today to let you know there is a new challenge up at the 2CraftyGirls challenge blog. The blog is under new ownership, and has been restarted. Yay! This is the first challenge since the change so we hope you will come on over, check things out, and play along! I'm including the challenge board here, you can use 1, 2, or even all 3 of these elements to create your project!

The challenges run monthly, with inspiration posts on the 1st and 15th. Team A is posting today, so be sure to stop by the blog and leave them some love! I'll be back, along with the rest of Team B on the 15th to give you some fresh ideas. I can't wait to see your projects for this great new challenge board!


Have a great weekend!

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