Saturday, April 17, 2021

Celebrate

I used the sketch #191 from Sketch N Scrap for my celebrate card with flowers.  I used the four colors and flowers for the Double Trouble Challenge #182 where I am the guest designed/crafty cousin this month. 


 

WELCOME to Challenge #82 - Let the Troubles Begin 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, April 19th  thru Sunday, May 2nd 
"Flowers"  


Thing 1
: Trouble Maker
says, "In many countries, May Day is a celebration of spring and the coming of summer. It is celebrated with many spring flowers, many of them blooming right in your own backyards. Let's include flower(s) using patterned paper, stamps, digitals, embossing, stencils, or dies of your choice. The month of May also brings Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Labor Day for some, and other special family occasions.

You can stop here... 
OR, play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist to earn another chance at our random draw.   


Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Our partner has a Color Challenge that screams flowers! Let's not Candy Coat it - you MUST use ALL of the colors in the 'Candy Coated' Chart below. With your stamps, dies, or mixed media use the colors you have on hand that are the closest match. Neutral colors are white, cream, Kraft or black... and if you wish, you may sneak in a little green."  




Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement "Flowers" and included the optional twist using our partner's "Candy Coated" Color Challenge, you are eligible to enter your project HERE at Make the Cards Challenge No. 13.   requirement "Flowers" and included the optional twist

This is optional: However, if you enter their challenge you get another chance for our random draw prize.

Note: No totally digital projects... you can use digital stamps that you color or digital patterned papers as part of your project. Make the Cards has agreed to keep this color challenge open for two weeks; however, their challenge will still end on a Saturday (May 1st, 7pm).



This is my crafty cousin outfit.
Also for the challenge with Let's Craft and Create for the Anything goes plus flowers challenge #170.
For the challenge with CraftyHazelnut Patterened paper challenge for April. 
Sketch 191 from Sketch n scrap. 


For the challenge with Time Out Challenges #185 to use the photo as inspiration  I used the colors and flowers from the inspiration photo. 






Sisterly Luv

 

I did this page of my sister and I together in her home town of Vegas.  I got a super cheap flight in May of 2020 when COVID was strong and no one was flying so I went to see her.  We rode motorcycle and I hiked up the mountain near her house.  It was a good trip. 

For the challenge with scrap yourself challenge blog. #88 Alphabet soup. I used S - stickles, stickers, sisters,sequins, smile sticker, s in the title and journaling.  


 



 
For the challenge with Lasting Memories EASTER - I used E in sisterly, A =airplalne S - stickles, T - three small photos, E - E enamel smile sticker, R - ribbon
LM #542 -  Word Play Challenge - EASTER - Since today is Easter Sunday - use a scrappy item, theme, or technique for every letter in the word "EASTER". Your layout does not have to be Easter-related - it can be about anything. And since there are 2 "E"s you will need to include 2 different "E" items. Please let us know what items you used for each letter.

For the challenge with Simon Say stamp blog Monday challenge- not a card. 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Swim & Smile

 

A fun day swimming with the grandkids.  Our first swim of the summer. 

I used the sketch from Scrap Our Stash and a flower embellishment. 

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use patterned paper.  I used a couple different pp to outline the photos. 

For the Challenge with Lasting Memories EASTER challenge.  I used E- Enamel dots, A - Ampersand, S - Stickers, T - Twine, E - Embellishments (metal), R - Red letters 

For the challenge with Simon Says stamp blog to use layers.  I  have several layers of pp, metal, butterfly, twine, etc. 

 For the challenge with CraftyHazelnut Patterened paper challenge for April. 


 

 LM #542 -  Word Play Challenge - EASTER - Since today is Easter Sunday - use a scrappy item, theme, or technique for every letter in the word "EASTER". Your layout does not have to be Easter-related - it can be about anything. And since there are 2 "E"s you will need to include 2 different "E" items. Please let us know what items you used for each letter. 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

I Love You


I used the sketch from Rochelle Spears blog for April for this page.  Combined it with the challenge from Stacy and her tic tac toe board.  I used gold, stripes and stamping (I stamped hearts onto the page near the title and tag.).

For the challenge with Creative Embellishment Blog to make a monochromatic page and use vellum.  My vellum is purple, the only color on my page. I used a heart from Creative Embellishment to frame my title. 

For the challenge with Simon Says stamp blog Wednesday challenge - anything goes. 

For the challenge with Challenge yourself blog to tell us something about yourself.  

 I am using a photo of myself and my husband on a date for Valentine's day 2020.  This is a big part of me, my relationship with him since we have been married over 40 years!

Friday, April 2, 2021

Hi card

I am a guest designer/crazy cousin with Double Trouble Challenge blog for April.  The April 4th challenge  #81  

I chose to use a beach theme for my vacation spot and I included clouds for Thing 3 and used a summer theme for Thing 2.

 




Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 

says, "Let's celebrate April 14th, 'Look Up at the Sky Day'.  As I'm looking up at the sky, I realize that no matter where we are, day or night, rain or shine, the sky is all the same... what we see may just be arranged a little differently. While gazing up at the sky, my dream bubble is taking me to warmer weather. Take your dream bubble and create a card with your favorite Summer activity or vacation spot.  
 
Thing 2:  Double Dare  says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement to create a Summer theme or activity, you are eligible to enter your project HERE  for Cupcake Inspirations "Dreaming of Summer".  Cupcake Inspirations will close a day earlier, Saturday, April 17th... so don't forget to enter your project before they close. 

This is optional but if you enter their challenge you get another chance for our random draw prize.   

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Trouble Maker, I think you have your head in the clouds with all that silly talk about dreams and bubbles. Let's see just how many summertime dreamers and sky gazers we have who will use clouds or word bubbles featuring a sentiment." 

Optional Twist:  If you have included at least one cloud or word bubble with a sentiment in your project you will earn another chance for our Random Draw.



This is my crazy cousin outfit!



For the Simon Says stamp blog Challenge Anything Goes.

I also used the sketch from My Favority things stamp blog using sketch .

 


For the word art Wednesday challenge Anything goes #485-486. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SWING

 I did this for the challenge at Simon Says stamp blog Wednesday challenge using the springtime moodboard.  I used the colors from the mood board and floral papers. 

 I did this one for the Double Trouble something, anything, everything challenge.  I used old and new papers,  star stickers, word stickers and old letter stickers.   

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

Also for the Simon Say stamp blog Monday challenge - Easter/Spring.











321 Jump

 I did this one for the Double Trouble something, anything, everything challenge.  I used old papers, enamel dots and old letter stickers.   

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper






Friday, March 19, 2021

Bolt

 I used the sketch and washi tape for the challenge with Scrap our stash blog.  

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

Fpr the challenge with Simon Says stamp blog Wednesday challenge to use 2 + patterned papers.  

 



 

Adventures

 

I used sketch #220 from Sketch n scrap.  

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

For the challenge with Simon Say stamp blog Wednesday Challenge to use 2 + patterned papers






 

O Christmas dog

 

I used the sketch from Scrap our stash for the remix challenge.  

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

For the challenge with Simon Say stamp blog Wednesday Challenge to use 2 + patterned papers. 








 

Happy birthday card

I used sketch # 533 from My favorite things blog.

 



 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Happy birthday card

 A card Gracie made today to take to a party.

 For the challenge at Mod Squad challenge blog to use butterflies.

 



Bonfire time

 For the challenge with Simon Says Stamp blog - Wednesday challenge - A Bit o Green

 I used the sketch # 221 from Sketch n scrap.  

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

 


 

 

Play time

The grand kids having fun at the playground.

I used the sketch from Rochelle Spears for March and the tic tac toe board from Stacey's blog.  I used embellishment cluster, 5 + pp and diecut. 

For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper 




 

 

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Inspire Achieve

 

 A page of the daughter in law and the grandkids on the first day of school.  

I used the sketch #460 from Sketches in Thyme and changed it to two photos. 

 For the challenge with Crafty Hazelnut blog to use Patterned paper

For the challenge with Simon Says stamp blog Monday challenge - Recycle .  I used postage labels and the envelope (the dray/green) and recycled them on my page.