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!

MiC May CAS Challenge: Summer

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

Thanks to everyone who entered the April “Sketch” CAS challenge! Our challenge for this month is SUMMER! While it doesn’t exactly feel like summer in my part of the world (and that’s totally OK), we’re inspired by sunny skies, warm temperatures, and the beach for this challenge!

I chose the “Hula Girl” digi for my card, and made a little wiggle accent to add a little hula dancing to the card:

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I tried to capture the wiggle of the grass skirt in this picture:

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My accent was made with some floral wire that I curled around a pen. I secured both ends to the card front and the back of the skirt. Normally, I would have used one of the pre-made springs, but the piece that I wanted to add the motion to was much smaller than those, and I didn’t want to have to trim the spring all the way down to fit.

I still have a few things to work through on the process of making my own wiggle spring, and I plan to put together a tutorial so show you how I made it very soon!

I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on May 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 May, 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!

More Summer Fun at Your Next Stamp!

Hi, everybody! We’re wrapping up a month of Summer Fun Fridays at Your Next Stamp today, and I have one more card to share with you to kick off your summer!
Today’s card features “Oceana,” one of the new Darling Divas released this month at Your Next Stamp!
Supplies: image stamp (“Oceana” – Your Next Stamp), patterned paper/ die cut accent (“Corinne” collection – SEI), assorted Copic markers, Spellbinders oval and Lacey Oval dies, twine, cardstock (Stampin’ UP).
It’s really starting to feel like summer here. We’ve had temperatures in the 90’s already! It sure makes me miss the summers we were used to in Washington State. Guess it’s time to re-acquaint myself with summertime humidity…even though I grew up in the South, I didn’t miss the heavy heat when we were living in other parts of the country!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

YNS Fun Friday: Vacation!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s my turn to post a Fun Friday project at Your Next Stamp today!

We have a new theme this month, “Vacation,” which can mean fun in the snow or the sun! I chose fun in the sun for my inspiration, and “Ellie Loves the Beach” seemed just right for my card!

I also used the brand-new “Insta Love Polaroid Die Set“…it has become my favorite go-to die…I want to use it on all of my cards! The sentiment is a sticker that I had in my stash. I used some fun, summery papers from Echo Park to bring out the full fun and cuteness of this stamp!
Don’t forget to stop by the Your Next Stamp blog to see what other members of the DT (Kelli, Stephanie, and Peggy) are sharing with you today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to see some sunshine of your own! 

YNS Splitcoast Challenge #2: Summer Time!

Happy Thursday! It’s time for a new challenge on Your Next Stamp’s Splitcoast Forum! This week, we’d like you to show us a summer-themed card!

Here’s my card for this challenge:

Supplies: image stamp (Kali from Hawaii – Your Next Stamp), patterned paper (Splash – Echo Park; solids – Basic Grey), kraft cardstock, twine (Pink Paislee), Copic markers (skin – E11, E13, R30; hair – N3, N6, 110; clothes – R22, R24 [top/headband], YR12, YR15 [headband/bracelet], G40, G43, G46, YG67 [skirt]), gold glitter gel pen, “sand” – Distress Stickles (Antique Linen), opaque white marker,  foam tape, letter stickers (Webster’s Pages), adhesive pearl, card base.

So what are you waiting for? Come and play with us! Because we’re just getting started with our Splitcoast challenges, you don’t have to use a YNS stamp on your entry, but if you have some, we’d love for you to use them!

AND…if you use YNS stamps or dies on your entries this month, you may be our next ROCKIN’ Guest Designer! Want all the details? Check out this thread on our forum!

Make sure you link your creation in your gallery on Splitcoast Stampers! If you don’t have a gallery yet, it’s free and easy to create one! Visit Splitcoast Stampers to get started! When you link your card on Splitcoast, don’t forget to include the following keywords (yns, yournextstamp, ynsc and ynsc2) so we can see your entry and leave you some sweet comments !!!

You have until Wednesday June 20th to submit your entry…AND one lucky random winner will get $10 in YNS Bucks to spend in the YNS Store! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this challenge! (For all the challenge details, click here.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Unscripted Sketches #118

Happy Saturday and welcome back for another Unscripted Sketches challenge! I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend with my husband. We may go down to Portland either today or tomorrow and check out their Saturday (and Sunday) Market!

Hope you’ll enjoy playing with this week’s sketch:

I changed some of the proportions for my card:

Supplies: image stamp (The Greeting Farm – Oliver & Amelia “Summer Fun”)paper (My Mind’s Eye – green striped paper, Echo Park Dots & Stripes – orange paper, Echo Park Splash -blue circle/red paper, Bo Bunny Double Dot – yellow), ink (Tsukineko Brilliance), Copic markers, typed sentiment.
Hope you’ll have waves of fun this weekend creating your card or project for this week’s challenge! Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team: Arielle, Becky, Billie, CherylAnn, Debbie, KathyJo, Linda, Loes, Mary, Monique, Rudlis, Sarah Kaye, and Susan! And last but not least, visit the Unscripted Sketches blog to link up your entry for this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by!