Altenew Sketch Challenge #10

The current Altenew Sketch Challenge #10 is gorgeous!  Pretty colors and lovely layout.

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I am going really far out on a limb trying to do a scrapbook layout.  I scrapbook but tend to journal and include special mementos versus using my craft supplies.  I used a 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper rather than the 12 by 12 and therefore only included one photo.  I tried to add more but it was too crowded.  I pulled out an old Altenew favorite, Painted Flowers.  You can’t go wrong with that set since it’s so forgiving.  You’ll see how much I enjoyed playing with it since I made two cards with  that stamp set too.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah); Black (Recollections)
  • Ink:  Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Amethyst Allure (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Painted Flowers (Altenew)
  • Accessories: Heirloom Gold Spray (Ranger)
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Papertrey Make It Monday Creating Shadow Background Challenge

This week’s Papertrey Make It Monday challenge is to create a shadow background for colorful images.  Love the pop of color you get with this technique.  I was looking at the Last Call stamp sets and it reminded me how much I love the Year of Flowers stamp sets so I pulled out my Larkspur set and went to town.  I ended up coloring the one image with colored pencils (white first and then layered color over it).  I won’t lie, it took a bit to do but it’s good to shake things up and try something new.  Hope you like it.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey); Blueberry Sky (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Larkspur (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Colored pencils (Faber-Castell); clear wink of stella (Zig)

My Favorite Things Challenges – The Birthday Project – Beary Happy Birthday and Color Challenge 96

I am up late tonight finishing up a card for two My Favorite Things challenge, including The Birthday Project – Beary Happy Birthday and Color Challenge 96.  It’s always nice when you can combine more than one challenge.  I always feel a bit more efficient, but not really when I think about how long it takes me to make a card.  I got to use several new to me My Favorite Things stamps and dies.  So fun to finally put them to use.  Hope your week is going well!  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock: White (Neenah and Recollections)
  • Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink: Extreme Black (My Favorite Things); Onyx Black (Versafine); Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey); Blueberry Sky (Papertrey);
  • Dies: Iceberg Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Stitched Arch Stax (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Copic markers, glossy accents

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Fun, Card 5

I felt inspired to pull out my popsicle stamp set and get busy making some cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Sun.  I made a total of 5 cards using the same basic supplies.  Here’s my last card and one of my favorites.    Love the way the ink colors mixed with the smooshing technique.  Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Happy crafting!  Supplies listed below.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey); Cream (Recollections); Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry Distress inks (Ranger); Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Sweet & Cool (Concord & 9th)
  • Dies:  Sweet & Cool Dies (Concord & 9th)
  • Accessories:  White fun foam (Darice); sequins; Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Fun, Card 4

I felt inspired to pull out my popsicle stamp set and get busy making some cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Sun.  I made a total of 5 cards using the same basic supplies.  Here’s my fourth card.    Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Happy crafting!  Supplies listed below.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb. (Recollections); True Black (Papertrey); Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry Distress inks (Ranger); Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Sweet & Cool (Concord & 9th)
  • Accessories:  White fun foam (Darice); sequins

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Fun, Card 3

I felt inspired to pull out my popsicle stamp set and get busy making some cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Sun.  I made a total of 5 cards using the same basic supplies.  Here’s my third card.    Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Happy crafting!  Supplies listed below.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb. (Recollections); True Black (Papertrey); Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry Distress inks (Ranger); Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Sweet & Cool (Concord & 9th)
  • Dies:  Sweet & Cool dies (Concord & 9th)
  • Accessories:  White fun foam (Darice); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Fun, Card 2

I felt inspired to pull out my popsicle stamp set and get busy making some cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer Sun.  I made a total of 5 cards using the same basic supplies.  Here’s my second card.    Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Happy crafting!  Supplies listed below.

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb. (Recollections); Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey); Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry Distress inks (Ranger); Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Sweet & Cool (Concord & 9th)
  • Accessories:  White fun foam (Darice); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)