Friday, August 26, 2016

Holiday Spirit

The Crazy 4 Challenges girls are back again this week with a new challenge… create anything holiday-themed!  Easy peasy, so please come and join us!

Here’s my card…

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To create my card, I used the Pumpkin Patch Confetti Cuts, and the Thankful Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti.

My blog post is VERY short and sweet today, because I took a slice out of one of my fingers at work the other day.  Yes…. OUCH!  Typing is not easy with a big, bandaged finger!

Be sure to stop by the C4C blog for all the challenge details today, and be inspired by the rest of the CrAzY girls…

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Caz Counsell
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einem
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Alexis Crossland-Smith, Guest Designer
Danielle Vincent, Guest Designer

Happy weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Curtain Call–Flamingo Reminder

Hey friends, just a reminder you have until Thursday, August 25th at 8:00 Central time to join us for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  The current challenge is inspired by this photo.  Remember, it’s all about being inspired by the photo.  If you don’t have anything flamingo-themed, that’s OK.  Be inspired by the colors, and actual items (the phone cases, the blouse, the swim ring)… let your imagination lead you!

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Since I used my only flamingo-themed item on my card last week, I chose today to be inspired by the swim floaty, and went with this much-loved stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs for my card…

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This Poolside Chicken stamp has always been a favorite of mine from Whipper Snapper Designs (And how cool is it that a card I made using it is the one they use to sell the stamp on their website?  I LOVE it!)  I chose to give my chicken a bright pink bikini to match the flamingo floaty in the inspiration photo, then added waves, a blue sky and sunshine coloring with my Copic markers.  I’d seriously LOVE to be in that same scenario right now!  My one chance so far this summer to go swimming was ruined by rain last Sunday, but we need the rain so bad here in Ohio so it’s all good.  No one needs to see me in my swimsuit, anyway!

Be sure to stop by the Curtain Call blog for all the challenge details and JOIN US!!! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thanks So Berry Much

Hi there!  It’s time for a new challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team, and this week it’s time for a sketch!  Here you go…

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It’s a good one, amiright?  Smile  I used my fantastic new stamps from Reverse Confetti to create this card…

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Using the new In a Jam stamp set, I created the label for my jam jar which was die cut using the new Jam Jar Confetti Cuts dies.  Then I paired my jar up with some designer papers and enamel dots to finish my card.  I can already tell I’m going to get a lot of use from these new RC products!

Be sure to stop by the C4C blog for all the challenge details today, and be inspired by the rest of the CrAzY girls…

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Caz Counsell
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einem
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Alexis Crossland-Smith, Guest Designer
Danielle Vincent, Guest Designer

Happy weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Curtain Call–Flamingo

Hello friends, happy Monday!  (IS there such a thing?)  It’s time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration challenge, and here is the inspiration photo…

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Now, who can’t have fun with this?  Flamingoes are so fun to use in stamping designs, and I know there are a lot of them out there to choose from!  And if you don’t have anything flamingo-themed, just be inspired by the colors or just a tropical theme.  The challenge is open to your interpretation.  By participating, you could be chosen as the Lead for our next challenge, so stop over at the Curtain Call blog for all the details!

Here’s my card…

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I pulled out my rarely used LLD Flamingo Die-Namics from My Favorite Things, and the LLD Tickled Pink stamps to create my card.  I was inspired by the flamingoes in the inspiration photo, of course and also the great turquoise green tones in the phone case at the bottom, so I created a watercolor background for my flamingo to rest on.  I added a splash of yellow along the side for a more tropical feel.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum, and the second half of the sentiment “that it’s your birthday” is stamped on the inside.  My card layout was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch #185.

Please be sure to stop over at the Curtain Call blog for all the challenge details, and join us!  You could be in the running to be chosen as the “Lead” and be our guest designer for the next challenge!  And be sure to visit the Crew for plenty of inspiration…

Betty Wright
Kim Singdahlsen
Leigh Penner
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mangan
Marisa Ritzen
Maureen Plut
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Stacey Schafer
Tara Godfrey

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

CrAzY for Back-to-School

Hello friends!  It’s time for another challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.  Jessie is our August hostess, and this week she’s challenging you to create something with a back-to-school theme.  Maybe a thank you note for a teacher, or a scrapbook page with your child’s first day of school, or a set of note cards to tuck into your child’s lunch box!

Well, in my house there is no more back-to-school time as my daughters are past that age.  So I don’t really have any need for any teacher gifts, etc.  But I did create this thank you note with a school-like theme that I can keep in my stash of cards…

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I’ve always just loved this Pretty Patches:  Apple stamp set and dies from Wplus9 Design Studio… I’ve had it in my stash for forever.  And it must even be retired because I can’t find it anywhere for sale.  But regardless, I still love it!  I paired the apple with some patterned papers, and used the current Freshly Made Sketch #249 for my layout.

Be sure to stop by the C4C blog for all the challenge details today, and be inspired by the rest of the CrAzY girls…

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Caz Counsell
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einem
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Alexis Crossland-Smith, Guest Designer
Danielle Vincent, Guest Designer

Well, if you have little ones headed back to school in the coming days, I pray they’ll have a great school year!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Curtain Call–Snow Cone Reminder

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There’s still time to join the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week, and create a card using the inspiration photo above!  Enter by Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 a.m. Central time to be in the running to be our next Lead Designer!

I created another card with a cool, summertime refreshment theme by using this watercolor card from the Suzy’s Sizzling Series package at Simon Says Stamp.  I got a LOT of inspiration for my card from Debby Hughes’ card here

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I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for my card, and an aqua brush.  And I took some hints from Debby’s card and added some Diamond Stickles, Perfect Pearls and Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle, as well as a few clear sequins.

Be sure to stop over at the Curtain Call blog for all the challenge details and join us!

Thanks for stopping by… happy Monday!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

CrAzY for the Olympics

Hi friends… it’s me, chasing-my-tail Tammy once again!  I’m late again this week with my card for the current Crazy 4 Challenges, but I’m on vacation (stay-cation) this week from work so hopefully I’m going to manage to get ahead a little bit!

Jessie Rone is our new August hostess and this week, since the Olympics just started in Rio she’s asking us to be inspired by the Olympic logo colors, or make a sports-themed card.  Well, I turned to the only sports-themed stamp I seem to have and created this card, along with a version of the Olympic colors…

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I’ve had this Sports Balls stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs for years, and this very well could be my first time using it!  It pairs perfectly with the sentiment stamp from Art Impressions.  (I have a single wood-mount of that sentiment, but it’s also available in this stamp set.)  I colored with Copics, die-cut with a Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-Namics, mounted to a piece of black card stock for a little pop, and added the striped piece of designer paper (came out of my scrap pile, so sorry but not sure who it’s from.)

Be sure to stop by the C4C blog for all the challenge details today, and be inspired by the rest of the CrAzY girls…

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Caz Counsell
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einem
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie
Alexis Crossland-Smith, Guest Designer
Danielle Vincent, Guest Designer

Hope you’ve had a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!