Make It Crafty CAS Challenge – July

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge at Make It Crafty!

The theme of the July challenge is to add a moving element to your card. I created a card featuring a “penny slider” accent. There are tons of tutorials on the web for making “penny slider” cards, and it wasn’t as hard as I thought to make one. I probably used more foam tape and squares than what’s needed, but I wanted to ensure that the card wasn’t off balance and was supported across the front.

My featured image is Make It Crafty’s “Carefree Elise” digital stamp. Because she is so detailed, I didn’t want the rest of the card to overshadow her. The sentiment is from one of many stamps in my collection.

100_6149wmFor more examples of the challenge theme and the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side!

Our challenge runs through the month of July, so there’s plenty of time to challenge yourself and play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Before I go,  I’d like to mention that this will be my last challenge with Make It Crafty. I resigned from the team with a heavy heart, as I feel that my next semester of college will leave me with little time for crafting, since it will include a part-time internship and more difficult classes.

Thanks to Zoe for giving me the opportunity to create in the clean and simple style with her fabulous Make It Crafty rubber stamps, chipboard and digis! Thanks also to the fabulously talented group of gals on the Make It Crafty team for being so wonderful and warm and welcoming. I feel super lucky to have been part of the team with all of you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Make It Crafty March CAS Challenge!

Hi, everybody, and happy March! It’s time for a new Clean and Simple challenge at Make It Crafty!

Thanks to everyone who entered the February “Splats” CAS challenge! Our challenge for this month is “Masking.” I chose the Frenchie Claudine digi for my main image, and the sentiment is one of the phrases from the “Outlined Words With Love” chipboard set!
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The Swiss Dot background is part of a rubber stamp set coming soon to the Make it Crafty Store!

I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on March 9th, and I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!

For more examples of the challenge theme and the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side! Our challenge runs through the month of March, so there’s plenty of time to challenge yourself and play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Make It Crafty February CAS Challenge

Hi, everybody, and happy February! It’s time for a new Clean and Simple challenge at Make It Crafty!

Thanks to everyone who entered the January “No Image” CAS challenge! I know that because we all love to color Make It Crafty’s fabulous digi and rubber stamp images, we didn’t have many players last time, but we did have several brave players who took on the challenge and made some fabulous cards!

Our challenge for this month is “Splats.” I used a few of my Copic reinkers to make a background and dropped ink in a few different colors on plain white card stock. My main image is the Levana Lover Letter digi, and the sentiment is one of the phrases from the new “Outlined Words With Love” chipboard set!

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I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on February 9th, and I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!

For more examples of the challenge theme and the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side! Our challenge runs through the month of February, so there’s plenty of time to challenge yourself and play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

MiC January CAS Challenge

Hi, everybody! I hope the new year is off to a great start for you! I’m still on a bit of a break from school, and it has been nice to get some extra crafting time. I’m mostly using the time to work ahead on my design team assignments, so I don’t feel so rushed when it’s time for classes again!

Thanks to everyone who entered the December challenge at Make it Crafty, “Cut Out Color Pop”!  I can’t wait to see what everyone creates for this one, because it was definitely a challenge for me!

We all love to color Make It Crafty’s fabulous digi and rubber stamp images, so it may come as a shock to you that our CAS challenge this month is “No Image”!
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I used chipboard pieces from MiC as a stencil to create the background, and one of the words from the Doodle Celebrate Word Chipboard set for the sentiment and a stamp from my stash for the word “happy.”

I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on January 9th, and I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!

For more examples of the challenge theme and the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side! Our challenge runs through the month of January, so there’s plenty of time to challenge yourself and play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Make It Crafty August CAS Challenge: Cropped Image

Hi, everybody! I can’t believe August is here already! We’re kicking off a new Clean and Simple challenge today at Make it Crafty’s inspiration blog! Thanks to everyone who entered our July shaker card challenge! We had so many fabulous entries this month, and I can’t wait to see what everyone creates for this one!

Our new challenge has a “cropped image” theme, which basically means to enlarge one of the digital images and crop it (so you won’t be coloring the whole image).

I chose the Lou Gives digi stamp and the Happy Birthday digital sentiment for my card!

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I love how this technique showcases the main image, and I can’t wait to make another one in this style! I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on August 9th, and I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!

For all of the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side of the blog! Our challenge runs through the month of August, so there’s plenty of time to play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

MiC CAS Team: Background Technique Challenge

Hi, everybody! Did you see the announcement about Make It Crafty’s new CAS (Clean and Simple) team? I’m super excited to be part of this team of talented ladies, and we’re going to have tons of inspiration for you!

We’re kicking this term off with our first monthly challenge! (You may have seen a smaller version of my card on the post with the team announcement.)

The theme of our challenge is to create your own background on your entry. For my card, I chose MiC’s fabulous “Felicity” digi stamp. I made the neon part of the background by applying ink over a stencil that I made with my die cut machine.

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I used a strip of striped paper to break up the bright background pattern. My only other additions to the card front were the sentiment and the main image!

Want even more inspiration with Make It Crafty stamps? Then, you’re in luck! The other members of the MiC CAS Team have some gorgeous cards to share with you:

Delphine
Faye
Francine
Anja
Suzanne – You’re here!
Teresa

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, stop by the Make It Crafty blog! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Sweet Stamp Shop’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

Hi, everybody!  I’m posting today to help Sweet Stamp Shop celebrate its Grand Re-opening! I had the pleasure of being part of Sweet Stamp Shop‘s Design Team last year, and I’m happy to celebrate the new website with Nicole, the Sweet team, and a TON of talented designers!

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The card that I’m sharing with you today features an image and sentiment from “Oolong“, one of three new stamp sets releasing today in the Sweet store!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a SWEET start! Join in the celebration at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog and Facebook group!

If you’re looking for even more inspiration with  Sweet Stamp Shop, stop by the Pinterest board, follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram, or check out the Sweet YouTube channel!

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Clean and Simple with Make It Crafty!

Hi, everybody! I’m happy to be back today to share a card that I’m submitting for Make it Crafty’s Clean and Simple Design Team Call

I tend to make cards on the clean and simple side because I like to put the focus on the main image. I love patterned paper and embellishments, but I feel like if I spend time coloring and shading an image, that’s what I want you to notice first! And, if the image is colored well, then it seems that anything else I add other than a sentiment isn’t as important.

So, with that in mind, I chose “Zoe Celebrates,” one of Make It Crafty‘s many adorable digis, for my entry. I colored her with Copic markers to match the paper I selected for the card:
For embellishments, I attached Zoe to the card front with a wobble spring and added a sentiment sticker and punched foil heart to complete the card.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my creative process and were inspired by today’s card! You can also find more inspiration with Make It Crafty rubber and digital stamps at the MiC Photo Gallery and the MiC Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Bonjour, Frenchie Kody!

Happy Monday, Oddies! I’m so happy that it’s clear stamp release time again at Some Odd Girl Stamps! We have a French theme this month with our two new clear stamp sets, and we begin by saying “bonjour” to “Frenchie Kody“!
I used some air-mail style papers from my stash for the card and went with a clean and simple style. I heat embossed the sentiment on some vellum and cut it out to pair with the heart stamp.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new project and the second new clear stamp set in Some Odd Girl Stamps’ February release, and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it, too! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration with Frenchie Kody

Now that it’s February, we’ve kicked off a new Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! To join the month’s party, just add your latest Some Odd Girl creations with the linky tool! You can also share with us in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Group! For all of the latest Odd scoop, you can also find Some Odd Girl Stamps oGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest (#SomeOddGirl)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week (and month) is off to a great start!

Lawnscaping Challenge #99: Clean And Simple

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and this time, we’re keeping things “clean and simple”! Cards made in the “clean and simple” style keep white space prominent in the design. They are often one layer and have minimal, if any, embellishments.

Keeping that in mind, I chose Lawn Fawn‘s “Good Fortune” stamp set for today’s card, and created a simple scene with the takeout box and fortune cookie stamps. I used a craft knife to cut into the fortune cookie so I could put the fortune inside.
This style is sometimes a challenge for me because I love using patterned papers and layers on my cards. But, I think challenging myself is fun because it breaks me out of my usual crafting routine!

So, whether you’re comfortable with the “clean and simple” style or want to challenge yourself, we want you to play along with us! This week, we’re sponsored by Ellen Hutson! For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

I’ll be back on the Lawnscaping blog next Monday with a new project for my monthly post there, and I hope you’ll come by to say hello! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start!