Blue Chevron

ModSquadChallenge Patterned Paper Play

Challenge at ModSquadChallenge is to create your own patterned paper background. I used GKD’s Pretty Patterns by Melanie Muenchinger for my “zig-zag” background inked with Powder Blue (top and bottom section) in and then the middle in Tranquil teal GKD ink. Using the Scor-Buddy, I embossed and debossed the points of the chevron so IRL it show more dimension. The sentiment is also a GKD stamp from Happy Birthday to You set stamped in navy onto the SSS Burst Die** and then sprayed with Hero Arts white iridescent shimmer spray. This one is for my son-in-law’s birthday.

**This die was very difficult to cut out. I used a metal plate and ran it through my big shot maybe four times and it still did not completely cut out completely. I’m going to try again before contacting SSS to find out if they had any other issues with this die. If anyone has any cutting tips, please share.

Mixed Punch

Double D Challenges: Celebrating 4 years at Double D Challenge

A fun challenge from the Double D Challenge celebrating 4 year of challenges and the challenge is to use a punch. So I was so focused on using punches, I forgot about the mood board but I think if you mix all of the colors together in the mood board it would look like my card…LOL!

My punches for this card are: SU Scallop 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 circle punches, Marvy Uchidy large circle punch and Martha Stewart border punch. I also used a SSS Coffee Love die and Sugar Pea for Stamp of Approval “You” die. Sentiment is from Gina K’s Mugs & Kisses by Melanie Muenchinger.

Hubby’s valentine card = done!

Neutral Challenge

Sunday Stamps – Stay Neutral SSC221

My card for the Sunday Stamps challenge to use three neutral colors from the graphic provided.

As I am neutral colors challenged, my card uses, gray, black, white and cream. The stencil was sponged using Memento London Fog ink, Tim Holtz weathered wood and black soot distress inks, then using VersaMark and heat set clear embossing powder over the stencil. The background seemed too white so I lightly sponged with london fog ink. My image is a DRS Designs rubber stamp “Birthday Candle Burst” and layered die cut sentiments are Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebration Words dies. This card is intended for an old friend who’s family is throwing a surprise 80th birthday party.

Book It, Brooke!

Mod Squad Challenge Christmas/Winter

Today I created a bookmark for our granddaughter. It really is cute the things they put on their Christmas list. She’s 7and in second grade and both she and her brother love to read. This will be entered into the ModSquadChallenge Christmas/Winter theme challenge.

Using a 12×12 piece of cardstock which was scored in half, I lined outside and inside with patterned paper cardstock “Winter Dream” by craftsmart. The Hampton Art “polar” bear was stamped and die cut from GKD navy cardstock. I adhered small magnets to the inside between the patterned paper and the base cardstock so the bookmark snaps close.

I may have to may a more “manly” version for our grandson !!

Day 8 Moo!!

Double D Challenge – 12 Days of Christmas Part 2

So the Double D Challenge continues with Day 7-12 of the 12 Days of Christmas song. I chose Day 8 and found this coloring page that I resized, colored using Sunflower Metalic Marker pens for my maids and their milk pails, printed Bessie twice to cut one out and pop her out. Sentiment is from SU’s Very Punny stamp set as are the punched shapes.

This image just tickled my funny bone. Thanks for another fun challenge.

Happy 2020

Sunday Stamps SSC220 Keep It Open Challenge

Happy New Year! My card today will be entered into a new to me challenge Sunday Stamps. Thanks to Bonnie for sharing this challenge site. This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge using this sketch:

My card features an adorable image from Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton Celebrates”, Say Cheese 4 Fireworks Stencil, Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze, Concord & 9th Double Cut Numbers dies, SSS glitter paper and Spellbinder’s Happy word die.

Of course that last zero is crooked but oh well what else is new!!! Maybe 2020 I’ll attempt for straight lines 🙂

Christmas Pillow Boxes

Dies R Us Challenge #135 – Anything Christmas

Cards are completed, tags too so the only thing left to make were a few treat boxes. These will be entered into the Dies R Us Challenge #135 – Anything Christmas. The die used was a Sizzix Thinlits pillow box with poinsettias. The boxes were cut from patterned cardstock from my local Michael’s, SU punches were used to layer the Verve Stamps O Christmas Tree stamp set sentiment, the SSS Sensational Snowflakes die snowflake was cut from glitter paper and the fussy cut mug (only needed one) is a GKD stamp from the Mugs & Kisses stamp set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.

Christmas Money Holders

The Sisterhood of Crafters: ANYTHING CHRISTMAS

The challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters is “Anything Christmas”. This will be my first time playing in this group’s challenge and I decided to make money holders for our adult children (too big for toys). I decided to use a Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval sets: Hip Holiday for the wonky tree and Merry & Bright Boughs for the sentiment. Spellbinders Label Eight also used. Layered some shiny patterned paper on grey and then GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock.

Poinsettia Money Holder

The second money holder was layered on some GKD Kraft cardstock and Holiday Wreath Builder. The layered poinsettia was die cut (unknown) on craft and colored. The only thing left to do is put some cash in these and maybe make an envelope.

Starry Night

ModSquadChallenge – Starry Night

The challenge at the ModSquadChallenge is to create ‘”Snowy or Starry Night- This week you must incorporate snowy OR starry night into your project theme.  Snow or stars means more than one.  It has to be a snowy or starry night.

So my night sky is filled with stars using the Tim Holtz stars stencil. After creating my night sky with a combination of Distress Oxide and GKD inks, using versamark and white embossing powder to create my night Starry sky. I repeated the process a number of times. The snowy hills were cut using Poppystamps Stitched Hills dies. The image, snowflakes and sentiment are from an older Inkadinkadoo set.

Thanks for looking.