Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Spooktacular---SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #13

August 31, 2016

Today is my last post for the Mix It Up Challenge at  SugarPea Designs Challenge Team Sketch!  I am sad that my six months are over.  I have loved every second of being on this amazing team!  I want to thank Wendy Ramlakhan for giving me the chance to share my creations using the fabulous products.  I just LOVE all of their fantastic items!  





You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!










My card is created using the Eek-A-Boo stamp set.    The card base is vanilla.  The Halloween paper is mounted on black paper.  A black rectangle was cut using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I cut gray and black circle using the Zig Zag Stitched Circle Dies  The ghost was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut  and attached with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped on a flag cut with the Stitched Flags Dies.  Enamel dots were added for fun.

Need a little inspiration?  Check out what the design team has for you! 

Donna Mikasa (GUEST DESIGNER)

Now it's your turn!  We'd love to see you at the Sugar Pea Designs Sketch Challenge!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS Mix It Up Challenge #13  so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!    
Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS!
Claire


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Happy Christmas To All--Pals Paper Arts PPA315

August 28, 2016


Since moving, I rarely have extra time to play along with challenges.   I love the team at Pals Paper Arts  They are so creative and inspire me weekly!  This week they have a fun color challenge.  I received a box from Stampin' Up! with some new goodies featured in the holiday catalog.  This Santa die is one of my favorite new items.  Hope you enjoy this nontraditional card.  I am also linking this card to the Merry Monday Christmas cards Summer link up! 






My card is created on an Old Olive card base.  I added another layer of Dabber Denim.  I used the new Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies and cut it on white card stock. The star die in this set was used to cut the  So Saffron stars for the sky.  The sentiment is from the new Greetings From Santa set.  I cut the Old Olive hat using the Santa die, too. 





The new holiday catalog from Stampin' UP! will be available on Sept.1st.  Don't forget to shop my site for all your items.  If you need a catalog, let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Have a wonderful day!

XXX,
Claire


I'd Go Batty Without You! --PP310

August 28, 2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

The multi-talented Nance is our hostess this week.  She has an amazing sketch for all of us!  The possibilities are endless.  We can't wait to see what you create!  









My card was created using the MFT Frightful Friends stamps set and dies.  The papers are from the Trick or Treat paper pack by Carta Bella.  I created the grass using Mowed Lawn Distress ink and cut it out with the MFT dies.  I colored my vampire with Copic Markers and added goggly eyes for fun.  The sentiment is stamped on white card stock and I sponged the outside of the banner with Mowed Lawn Distress ink.  All the little bats and vampire are added with dimensionals to make them pop off the card.  Wink of Stella was added to give my little guy some shine. 



So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  


Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!


All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!
XXX,
Claire

Merry! --SSC134

August 28, 2016

It's times for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!


We have a great sketch challenge for all of you! 


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday, Sept.9th @ 6pm EST. 




My card is created on a white card base.  The blue patterned papers are from my stash.  I loved the darker blue because it looks like a cozy winter sweater.  LOL!  The jingle bells are cut from silver foil using a Your Next Stamp border die.  I used dimensionals to adhere them.  The "merry" was cut four times using blue paper and then once with silver foil.  



This challenge will run for 2 weeks You can see what the rest of the DT created for inspiration by clicking on their names below. I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.
HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I'm Nuts About You--FMS251

August 27, 2016

I can't believe it is almost September!  Where does the time go?  

I finally found a few extra minutes in my "tepee" to make a card.  I love the team at Freshly Made Sketches and wanted to play along with their fun sketch.




 My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a piece of SU Chocolate Chip card stock using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies by SugarPea Designs.  The inside rectangle was cut using the same dies.   The patterned papers are from the Autumn -Carta Bella paper pack.  I cut a white oval using  Stampin' Up! dies and sponged it with Chocolate Chip ink.  The funny little squirrel and sentiment  are from Nuts About You by SugarPea Designs.  I colored the squirrel with Copic Markers.  The squirrel and sentiment are stamped using Momento Cocoa ink.  I added a few enamel dots to finish my card.


THANKS so much for stopping by my blog today!  I always love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful weekend!
XXX,
Claire

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I Love You More Than Ice Cream--Paper Players 309

August    2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

The Sensational Sandy is our hostess this week!  She has a Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us!  We can't wait to see all your sweet creations!  





My card is created on a white card base.  A piece of ice cream paper was cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The pink paper was cut and mounted on top.  The white card stock was stamped with the sentiment using Real Red ink.  The ice cream cones were stamped with Early Expresso ink and the ice cream scoops were cut using matching papers.  I used a stamp and die set by Clearly Besotted called "Super Cool".  (I think this set is discontinued) I thought the paper looked like sprinkles.  Yellow enamel dots were added for fun.








So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  


Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!

All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!
XXX,
Claire

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sending You Hugs & Kisses and Get Well Wishes--SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge # 12

August 17, 2016


It's Wednesday and time for a new Mix It Up Challenge at  SugarPea Designs Challenge Team Sketch!



You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!








My card is created using the Sniffles & Snuggles stamp set.  I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I cut the background paper using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  A big orange button and white twine were added for fun! 


Need a little inspiration?  Check out what the design team has for you! 



Donna Mikasa (GUEST DESIGNER)

Now it's your turn!  We'd love to see you at the Sugar Pea Designs Sketch Challenge!


The rules are very simple…




  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS Mix It Up Challenge #12  so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!    


Thanks for stopping by!



HUGS!


Claire

Sunday, August 14, 2016

You Are So Great! --SSC133

August 14, 2016

It's time for a new challenge at  Sunday Stamps!


We have a beautiful color combination for you to use. 



 Use a Minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your Choice.


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday, August 26th@ 6pm EST. 




My card is created on a white card base.  The next layer is Island Indigo. I stamped the sentiment  in Momento Black ink using my Misti on the top layer. Then, I stamped the flower from the "You Are Enough" stamp set by Concord & 9th in Island Indigo and Midnight Muse.  A green Copic Marker was used on the stem.  Specks of Island Indigo were added using my aqua partner.  Sparkling clear sequins from  Pretty Pink Posh were added for fun.  



This challenge will run for 2 weeks You can see what the rest of the DT created for inspiration by clicking on their names below. I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.
HUGS!
Claire

It Take a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds--PP308

August 14, 2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

I am the hostess this week and I have a bright and cheerful color combination for all of you to play along with.  



I was thinking these would be great colors for "Back To School!"   School started in Georgia already, but I know many children and teachers don't go back until after Labor Day.  Have fun creating with these happy colors!  Feel free to use them any way you are inspired!


My card is created on a white card base.  I used an old retired SU paper for the background.  The Pacific Point and Basic Black journal pages were cut using the SugarPea Designs Notebook Journal Card dies. A Pacific Point circle was cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle Dies.  The apple is stamped on white paper using the All Apples stamp set from Reverse Confetti and the matching die. The Daffodil delight "notes" was cut using the SugarPea Designs Notebook Journal Card die.   A paper clip was added to the top and a white twine bow was added to the apple stem for fun.  



So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  


Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!

All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!
XXX,
Claire

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy Fall Y'all--SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge # 11

August 10, 2016

It's Wednesday and time for a new Mix It Up Challenge at  SugarPea Designs Challenge Team Sketch!



You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!









I flipped the sketch to create my card this week.  The Bountiful Blessings stamp set was used to create the little scarecrow, pumpkins and sentiment.  Copic Markers were used to color the images.  I fussy cut each of the images for my card.  Kraft circles were cut using the Zig Zag Stitched Circle Dies and sponged with tea dye ink.  The leaf background paper was cut using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted on orange card stock.  Lots of Wink of Stella and Candy dots were added for fun.  



Need a little inspiration?  Check out what the design team has for you! 


Donna Mikasa (GUEST DESIGNER)

Now it's your turn!  We'd love to see you at the Sugar Pea Designs Sketch Challenge!

The rules are very simple…


  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS Mix It Up Challenge #11  so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!    

Thanks for stopping by!


HUGS!

Claire