Saturday, November 26, 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure - THANKS

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by today!

We have a new challenge starting today over on our new Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and the TWIST theme is 'THANKS'.  Remember, the twist is optional but you MUST use an embossing folder on our projects to qualify for the prize.  Heat embossing is also permitted but only in conjunction with an embossing folder.

 Here's what I've created to inspire you today.  

Today I've used an embossing folder from Crafts-too called 'Frame Winter' (CTFD4025).  I've matted it with black card stock then added my sentiment which comes from the Pink Fresh Studio 'Perfect Sentiments' Stamp and Die sets.
Pinkfresh Studio - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Perfect Sentiments
 Pinkfresh Studio - Dies - Perfect Sentiments
 With a beautiful embossing folder like this, you don't need much more!

I do hope you'll come check out our new blog and play along.
AND yep ... we will be offering prizes at our challenges ... that's always a fun surprise!

Here's today's prize offering . . .

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!!

As always . . .


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas or Winter


 Hello my friends!

Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Our theme, chosen by Sistah Darlene is:
Anything Christmas or Winter

I must admit, I have a lot of awesome crafting products that I have yet to use so today I dove into the box (not yet used or put away) and came up with this fabulous Altenew stamp set callked 'Winter Wishes'.   I felt it was perfect for today's theme.

Large, zoomable image of Altenew Winter Wishes Stamps. 1 of 1

 I first stamped my image until a panel of watercolor paper then had fun coloring it using my Tombow markers, water & artist brush.  After coloring, I let it dry well then added my 'splatter' snow using white acrylic paint & a brush ... once dried I added the sentiment.


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Great Outdoors . . .



 Hello dear friends ...

I spotted a challenge over on Paper Playful that caught my eye and since it's their last challenge of the year, I thought I'd like to play along.  The challenge I'm referring to is over on the Less is More Blog.

 Who wouldn't love to have a cabin in the woods?
This stamp is an old Inkadinkado stamp (EK Success) and after stamping
I did a little coloring in using my watercolor pencils.

The snow was created using this embossing folder . . .


 Here's a peek at the inside . . .

Other challenges to share in:

Path of Positivity Challenge # 106 - ATG Twist/Celebrate the Simple Things in Life

Use Your Stuff Challenge #471
- Winter / Snow

Stamping Sensations November Challenge - Christmas Celebrations
We Love Stamping November Challenge - Christmas
Allsorts Challenge #703 - Trees & Leaves
Daring Cardmakers - White

 Here's wishing you a WONDERFUL week ahead and an AWESOME
Thanksgiving Day/Weekend.

As always ... thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Inspiration Station Challenge


Hello Everyone and Welcome Back!

Today I have a card to share for the new challenge over on the Inspiration Station!

Here is today's Inspiration Photo  ...

Please remember, to be eligible for the Prize, you will need to *Let us know on your blog or Social Media Post how the Photo Inspired You*.

The first thing I thought of today when I saw the inspiration photo was a very old Cheery Lynn Designs (no longer in business under this name) die that I've never used called 'Thankful Harvest'. I die cut from white card stock and did my coloring using Tombow Markers then fussy cut around the image.  

This sentiment is also VERY OLD and is a stamp set by Inkadinkado called 'Harvest Expressions'.

Did you notice the Leaf embossing in the background ... also very old ... Simon Says 'Fall Foliage (SF214).  


 I have NEVER used any of these three items ... geesh!  guess that tells you I have a LOT of crafting goodies in my cave!  LOL


I do hope you will pop over to Inspiration Station
Come check out what the design team has created ... lots of fun inspiration from this team!  And then, join in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what YOU create. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement!

As always . . .