Who's Ready? #tgifctd02

Tuesday, July 7

 
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Yep, its time for a brand new Throw Down challenge over @ TGIFC! So here is what we are working with this month...
                               

These challenges are becoming my favorite as they really stretch your creativity!
Here is my card for this week-

I got some color on my bows & banners by smooshing my ink pads to white cardstock before cutting them out. Also called "direct to paper" but smooshing just sounds like more fun.
So I created this card not only for the challenge but also to send to
the winner of last months Throw Down!
Loved her card so much! See it HERE
 
Now it's time to get your wheels turning so you can play along with us this month!

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#tgifc10 - Color Challenge

Friday, July 3

 
It's Friday & of course that means a brand new challenge over on the TGIF site!
 
This week we are playing with COLOR!
 
http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/07/tgifc10.html
 
I don't think these are colors that I have ever used together
so I was pretty excited to see how it would go...
 
 
Kept it pretty simple so the butterfly could be the star of the show!

 
If you follow me on Instagram you already saw my little trick with the Bow Builder punch if not check it out HERE. Love finding new uses for my toys!
 
Alright now you have head on over & see what the rest of the Team created!

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Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Endless Thanks

Wednesday, July 1

 Welcome to our first Blog Hop of July!
We are very excited to be brining you a whole new box of goodies for your viewing pleasure!
 
 I was very excited to find the Endless Thanks stamp set in this month line up & I think we are all featuring it in all it's fabulousness!
 
We also received the Tag a Bag Accessories kit & the color combo was so out of my box that I just had to try it-
 
 
and here is a little TIP- To save your sanity use the Bow Builder Punch to punch out the tiny words!
 
(Posted a pic of this tip on Instagram too -click HERE)
 

 
These were super easy to create & I can't wait to teach this in a class next month!
 
 
Ok lets go see what awesome creations Sarah has made for us!
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sarahsagert/blog?directBlogUrl=%2Fblog%2F2027389%2Fentry%2Fstampin_up_artisan_blog_hop44

 
 

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#tgifc09-Reeeeemixxx

Friday, June 26

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It's time for our TGIF Monthly Challenge Remix & this marks our 2 month challenge anniversary! And while we are talking Anniversaries- Me & Hubby will celebrate our 11th this weekend!
How did I get so lucky to find a guy so incredibly amazing?
 
Well I decided to go with #tgifc06 & #tgif08...
 
 
 
I have been wanting to try a little free hand water coloring -



 
I went super simple & just painted some Blushing Bride swirls & added a Pear Pizazz border. Then  I had a moment of insanity & thought fussy cutting the "Happily" would be a good idea. Although I love the way it came together that took longer than I thought it would. Lol!
 
Well that's all I have for now but make sure you pop on over to see what the rest of the TGIF Team created!
 
 
 

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Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop - Sprinkles of Life

Wednesday, June 24

Welcome to this week's ADT Blog Hop! I'm super excited to see what the team has created with the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set! This is a "must have,"  not only because you'll be helping out a wonderful charity but because it's uber-cute too!
 
Alrighty, well lets take a look at the cards I created for your viewing pleasure...
 
 
For this little 3x3 I mixed the stamp set with some punched glitter paper! I even used some mad paper piecing skillz on that tiny candle!

 
Loved how easily this note card came together! The "silver lining" so cute!

 
And of course we have to squeeze in a triple scoop to top it all off!
 
 
Ok, now let's go see what FUNTASTIC things are goin' on at Sarah's place!
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sarahsagert/blog?directBlogUrl=%2Fblog%2F2027389%2Fentry%2Fstampin_up_artisan_blog_hop43
 
 

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#tgifc08- Together Forever

Friday, June 19

Yep Friday has finally rolled around again! It's been a long few days & I'm looking forward to spending the weekend with my hubby & the girls. Well enough about that how about we get to the Challenge-

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/06/tgifc08.html

Even though hubby & I are far from newly weds we are celebrating our anniversary next week! So the "Together Forever" inspired me to make a card for my sweetheart.


When we were dating hubby used to draw me the sweetest things & one of my favorite things were these cool Letters that he would draw. I tried to recreate the feel by embossing my letters & using a Smoky Slate marker to add some shadows. I think it turned out kinda neat & it will hopefully remind him of those fun times. Well thanks for stopping by & I hope to see your creations over on the TGIF site!

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#tgifc07 - a little late

Thursday, June 18

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Well even though our Sketch challenge is over I still wanted to blog about the card I created.


 
Last week I had way too much going on & didn't have a chance to write up my post.
We had my Grandmother's memorial last Saturday & I hosted it so there was an insane amount of work & time that went in to it. Anyway I created this card for my aunt to thank her for her help.
Here is a little picture from Grandma's memorial. (I will probably blog more about it later.)
 

Anyway thanks for stopping by today & hope you come back tomorrow for a
New TGIF Challenge!
 

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Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Free Stamps!

Wednesday, June 17

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
We get to share the projects we made for the Stampin Up Facebook gallery & if you have been hopping you know our theme is Hostess Stamps!
 
As I browsed the catalog I was completely smitten with the Free stamp on pages 179-181; I think they may be my favorite stamps in the whole catalog!
 
It was a difficult decision but I chose to use Happy Birthday Everyone-
  
 

 
 
Paired up with the Bohemian DSP & the Gift Bag Punch Board...So Fun!
TIP: I didn't have any Window Sheets handy so I stamped on a cello bag & attached it behind the cut out.
Well as usual I can't wait to see what the rest of the Team has created & I'm sure you are too so lets go visit Sarah!
 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sarahsagert/blog?directBlogUrl=%2Fblog%2F2027389%2Fentry%2Fstampin_up_artisan_blog_hop42
 

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