Sunday, January 15, 2023

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1- Jan 15 2023

 Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!   

 It's time for the January 2023 challenge over at 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1

Jan 15 2023  through Feb 12 2023

My DT Project is using 

Come along and join in this great DT Challenge, opened to any DT in the World. 
To be eligible, you just have to be on any DT.

You can enter any image and any project.

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Stamps: Digital - Julia Spiri - Teddy Wally
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, Blue Shimmer CS, Light Blue Shimmer CS
Dies Used: Spellbinders  Ovals
Accessories Spectrum Noir alcohol Markers; Glue Pen; Glitter; Liquid Applique; Snowflake Embossing Folder; Outline stickers

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Merry Little Christmas Challenge - 2023 January - February

Welcome to 2023!!!! WOW last year flew by didn't it??? I felt like I slept thru it!! (LOL)

It's time for the first Merry Little Christmas Challenge of 2023 and the theme is always Christmas

I love christmas cards and tags and bag toppers and everything Christmas. So even though we have left the 2022 Christmas holiday I am already thinking about 2023.  This design was what I had in mind for my Merry Little Christmas Challenge project, and I needed a tag for the stamp club I belong to. For our Christmas meeting we were asked to bring a Christmas tag for each of the members. We all take home 1 tag from each member. So the tag I designed for this project was perfect for the tag I needed for my club's Christmas dinner.

This is easy to make and is a perfect accent for that gift you will be giving in 2023. 

 A red oval, a smaller gold oval, a poinsettia and a holly swirl, some ribbon and some pearls. Makes for a cool tag with room on the back to write the To/From info.


StampsRubber Stamp-  Heartfelt Creations - Sm. Festive Poinsettia, Holly Berry Spray 
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, Gold CS, Red CS

Ink: Memento - Northern Pine, Rubarb Stalk
Dies Used
Heartfelt Creations - Sm. Festive Poinsettia, Holly Berry Spray ; Spellbinders - Oval
Accessories:  Hand punch; Red Ribbon; Flat Backed Pearls; Outline stickers - sentiment

Well maybe you can save this post in case you need some tag inspiration for the 2023 Christmas season. You know it will be here before ya know it. LOL

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

Hope to see your Christmas project in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in and I will see you soon. 

Love To Scrap Challenge - January & February 2023

 Hello All

Time for the first Love To Scrap Challenge for 2023. 

I know we all have looked at bookoo cards with a Christmas theme so as I was going thru my scraps folder, and yes I do go thru my scraps for this challenge, I decided to focus on Valentines Day.  I spread out some of my scraps and a few jumped out at me. Here is a pic of some of my scraps.

So I narrowed my die cut scraps down and here is the card I finally designed using some of the scraps that were in a few of my scrap bags.(Notice I said a few)

This will make a darling Valentine's Day card. (IMHO)

Save those unused die cuts, you never know when it will work for an upcoming card.



StampsRubber Stamp - Heartfelt Creations - Fence; 
Digital - Bird  
Paper/Card StockWhite CS, Pink CS, Red CS
Dies Used: Spellbinders - Scalloped Heart, Oval, Heartfelt Creations - Fence; - Impression Obsession - Heart Flourish
Accessories: Spectrum Noir alcohol Markers, Embossing Folder 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Start saving those scraps and check them out our when you need something to use on your next card 

Hope my card gives you some inspiration

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon

Birthstone Challenge - January & February 2023

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Can you believe we are in 2023.... HOLY COW!!!

Have you heard!!??!! There is a new challenge out in blogland starting today. It's  Birthstone Challenges-  and I am on the design team. And I think you will love this challenge!!

Here is the breakdown - Challenge starts on the 1st every other month. Jan. March, May, July, Sept. Nov. and will end on the 15th of the following month. So the challenge lasts a month and a half.

Birthstones for the 1st challenge are Garnet and/or Amethyst. 

Now since my birthday is in February I am using the Amethyst color but I have also made another card using the Garnet color, the January birthstone. 

Since January is the first month let me share that card first. I made my card using a garnet colored card stock as the focal point

I decided to carry over the red color into the image. And what better image to use than a cardinal. I used some outline sticker borders to just add additional interest to the garnet colored strips


Lets move on to the February birthstone color - Amethyst (my birthstone)/Purple

For the background paper on this card I used a pretty DP that has swirls of color mainly purple on it.  Kind reminds me of a marbled look and to add some additional interest I randomly added some gold embossing powder. 

I stamped a pretty flower on vellum and used white embossing powder. I fussy cut the flowers and glued them to the card. Next I stamped that same flower onto purple CS and used white embossing 
powder. I fussy cut that flower out as well and popped it up between the center of the two vellum flowers. I used gold glitter on the flower center.


StampsRubber stamp - Divinity Designs- Cardinal ; Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk
Paper/Card StockWhite CS, Red/Garnet CS
Ink: VersaFine Clair - Morning Mist
Dies UsedDivinity Designs- Cardinal
Accessories: Spectrum Noir alcohol Markers; Outline Stickers - Borders; Staedler Triplus Fineliner Various colors


StampsClear stamp -Dare2BArtzy - Let It Go (flower), Doodle Flowers (Sentiment)
Paper/Card Stock
White CS; Purple/Amethyst CS; Rainbow Paper Pad; Vellum

Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder - White, Gold; Glitter - Gold

I am submitting my cards in the following challenges:
Well that is it for now. Hope you enjoyed my cards using the 2 birthstone colors. I hope you will enter this new challenge over at Birthstone Challenges. We'd love to see your projects over on the new challenge blog. 

See you soon,