Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reverse Confetti and Stamp Nation

Reverse Confetti is joining forces with Stamp Nation and having fun with their sketch challenge. I have a sneak peek of my card.  You'll have to hop on over to Stamp Nation to see the full challenge details. 

These are the RC prodcuts I used on my card today. Check 'em out!

Come join us over at Stamp Nation. There is so much fun happening over there.  Also, you still have one more day to give Stamp Nation a trial run for $1. This deal ends today, so hurry on over. 

 Jen also has info about the sketch challenge over on the Reverse Confetti Blog


Color Throwdown no.310 {Grateful Heart}

It's time for another Color ThrowDown Challenge. I used more Reverse Confetti for my card today. I didn't think you would mind. This is the new Give Thanks stamp set and Give Thanks Label Confetti Cut. Papers are by Pebbles and my chevron piece is more peachy in real life than it is in this photo. 

I used Mint Fresh ink for my sentiment and added a mint green button to pull more of the green in from the color board. I also used a few other RC dies, the oval tag piece from Tagged Tote. I stamped the woodgrain background strip from Forever Fall. The finishing touch was the sweet little row of mini hearts from Love Note.

Here is the color board for the challenge. 
so pretty dontcha think??!!

Please join us for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TCPTues275 and Catered Crop {get well}

I might be a little late joining the kitty cats for today's TCPTues challenge but here I am. It's Anything Goes this week. easy peasy!
I used Bounce Back bun for my card today. I was channeling my friend Stacy Schafer and stamped the sweet bun onto some pretty pattern paper. I love when she does that, and it turned out cute with this sick Bun, too. 

I prettied up the bun with some Flower Buttons and a notebook edge thanks to Toppers Cut Ups

Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on ourSplitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES275. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
The winner of the TCPTUES274 challenge is Andrea. Please email Alma for your $15 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!
TCP Tuesday Challenge— Anything Goes! TCPTUES275

I'm also linking this up to the Catered Crop Challenge-Good Medicine. Come play along. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Curtain Call Wishing Well and Whimsy Stamps

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!

I got to work with the awesome Happy Hello stamp set and coordinating Hello word die. I am in love with the font of that die. I used the circle stamps included in the stamp set to make a pretty pattern along the bottom strip, inspired by the colors in the photo. I used the current Freshly Made Sketch 153 for my layout. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Wishing Well Designers


Poppy Sketch no.13-hello

Time for another Poppy Sketch. The amazing Stampendous Stamp is our sponsor again. So many great stamps this company makes. Here is my sample for this week's challenge. 

I used a fun Jumbo cling stamp by Stampendous for my background. It love using large stamps like this with tone on tone stamping. I added a hello word die and some RC Petals Posies for my flowers. A scattering of sequins finished this one off. 

Here is this week's sketch and color combo. 

Come play along. The link up and more inspiration with the sketch from the rest of the Poppy Girls is HERE


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch 236- {BOO!}

Happy Sunday. A new fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch is up on Karen's Blog. I used it to make a fun Halloween card using my Lil 'inker Designs dies and stamps. I think that Ghost Border is soooo fun!

I used an old Web embossing folder for my Stitched Mats-squares and then added the vellum ghost on top.  The sentiment is from Boo's and Faces. I used Black archival ink to stamp the sentiment. It dries nicely on the vellum. 

I tied on some black bakers twine and finished it off with a trio of sequins. 

Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC236 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls create. It's always inspiring. thanks for stopping by today. 


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Product Swap {thanks, Tenia}

I am so fortunate to design for the teams I do. I am super happy and proud to be part of the Curtain Call Crew

Aside from having lots of inspiration to draw from each month, the team also does a bit of it's own bonding with a product swap every so often. It's just for fun and not a requirement. This was my first one and I was spoiled by the uber talented Tenia-Jazzy Paper DesignsShe sent me a fun package full of goodies. I loved it all. My favorite being the awesome paper pack from Pebbles. It's called Basics. It's a whole pack of awesome colors and patters-stripes, polka dots, and chevrons.....swoon! I love it. 

 Here is a the package she sent. Told you it was cool! I used almost all of the items on my card. 

I used the number stencil to sponge on some ink and create that teal background to coordinate with the polka dotted washi she included. I am linking this up with the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Make your own Background.

 I used my LID Stitched Mats-rectangles die to cut out the stenciled background and added another one in kraft behind it for some extra contrast against the orange polka dots. I cut the tag with my Reverse Confetti Tag Me die and ran it through my Vagabond with the arrow embossing folder Tenia sent me. I used the fun pointing finger stamp she sent, to accent the birthday sentiment (from Sketched Florals). 

Thanks for stopping by today. And another HUGE shout out to Tenia. Thanks girlie, you ROCK!