Pinspired Challenge #18

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Pink Hippo Stamps who will be awarding  the winner with the Witchy Woman stamp set. For inspiration, be sure to check out the Pink Hippo blog.

I was inspired by the  both the theme and the colors in the Pinterest image. I stamped the Avery Elle Funky Monkey in three bright colors.

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Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. The winner will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Pink Hippo Stamps. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Grayson Card Drive

I made this card for Grayson and his brother Aydan with the help of some friends, who supplied the stamp set and the twine, at a crafty retreat I attended this past weekend. You can read about the card drive Danielle started here.

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I used the Avery Elle What’s Up? set combined with Memory Box die cut letters for a colorful “hello” card. The twine is from Timeless Twine. I’ve never used their product before, and I really liked how easily it tied. This is a large card – 4″ wide by 7″ tall.

SCC2: Week Two, Day Two

There were lots of wonderful techniques shown in today’s Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. I chose to CASE Donna Mikasa’s card showing the technique of clear embossing on colored cardstock.

WeekTwoDayTwoweb copyIt took me a few tries to find the right combination of cardstocks to match this week’s colors, as well as to work with this technique. I tried a lighter blue and the result was an almost invisible flower! I also arrived at this sentiment after trying something that had a lighter-weight font. The lighter-weight font was lost with the weight of the flowers and leaves.

Supplies: Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set & matching die set; Penny Black Moment of Joy; Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe midtone shadow ink; Versamark; Ranger clear embossing powder; Stampin’ Up & Avery Elle cardstock

Pinspired Challenge #10

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Bossy Joscie Flair who is offering the winner a $20 gift certificate to her online store.

For my card, I drew from the strong colors. I’ve never made a card with a photo before. Once I added the heart flair to the center of the stamped camera, it seemed only natural to add a photo. And my husband and our golden retriever certainly do make me smile.

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Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. A winner, who will also be chosen by the “Pin Heads,” will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Bossy Joscie. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Simple Congratulations

I’ve had the Avery Elle Sentimental Swirls stamp set for a couple of weeks, but I hadn’t had a chance to take it out for a spin. As I was running errands this morning, I thought about the idea of pairing a simple sentiment with a partially dry-embossed card front. (Some of my most creative thoughts occur while I’m driving my car.)

To make the card a tad more elegant, I decided to emboss the sentiment with a metallic powder.

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When I was done with that one, I made another with silver embossing powder!

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Pinspired Challenge #9

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Avery Elle who are offering the winner a $15 gift certificate to their online store.

For my card, I drew from the strong pink color and the floral bouquets shown in the inspiration photo.

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Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. A winner, who will also be chosen by the “Pin Heads,” will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Avery Elle. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Splish Splash

The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week is to create a project featuring something you might see in or at the ocean. What a perfect challenge for the month of August. I love almost anything associated with the ocean – the colors, the animal and plant life, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, … I could probably craft cards with this theme for weeks!

For this card, I paired Paper Smooches adorable “Surf and Turf” stamps with the newly released Avery Elle “Picture It!” stamp set.

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Supplies: Paper Smooches “Surf and Turf” stamps; Avery Elle “Picture It!”; My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park, Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey patterned papers; Hero Arts dye ink; Avery Elle kraft cardstock; Neenah white cardstock