Tuesday, October 1, 2019

TRCC #10: Brazenly Black


Hi, friends! Happy October! I think I'm finally getting into a routine at work again, and loving every moment! I am so grateful that I still am able to craft and share what I make each month for The Rainbow Card ChallengeThis month's challenge is all about BLACK! Take a peek...


I TOTALLY went Halloween this month! I love the autumn/fall season, and Halloween is so much fun as a teacher! I grabbed some stamps from Great Impressions to create my card. Here is the completed creation...


I heat embossed the sentiment and simply stamped the mummy with black ink on white paper and cut him out. I used stitched circle dies from The Stamps of Life to create my circle motif, then added paper and sequins from my stash, along with a few rhinestones from Doodlebug Designs.


I am so pleased with this card! It came out better than what I had in my mind, which is always a plus! What do YOU think? I would LOVE to hear your opinion in the comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!


Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy 
Lee Ann |  Nandini | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you continue to enjoy your month, and join us soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Crafter's Castle + Taylormadecards4u = Altered Mini Composition Notebooks


Hi, friends! I am so excited to be joining the team at Crafter's Castle for this month's Back to School YouTube Video Hop! Our wonderful sponsor is Taylormadecards4u, and we are showcasing the fabulous Passport to School digital kit!


Take a peek at some details of my creations...


A friend of mine gave me some mini composition notebooks back in May, and they TOTALLY scream Back to School to me! I altered two of them using the Passport to School digital kit as well as these Library Cards from Taylormadecards4u!

Check out my video tutorial on how to create this fun project!

Our challenge will continue to run from today (Sept. 15th) until Sept. 30th. In order to be considered for the prize from Taylormadecards4u, all you need to do is join the challenge!

More DT inspiration:
Janie

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you take some time to visit our fabulous sponsor, Taylormadecards4u, and join us at Crafter's Castle! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, friends!


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Crafter's Castle + Taylormadecards4u = Magnetic Bookmarks


Hi, friends! I am so excited to be joining the team at Crafter's Castle for this month's Back to School YouTube Video Hop! Our wonderful sponsor is Taylormadecards4u, and we are showcasing the fabulous Passport to School digital kit!


Take a peek at my creation...

This is a quick and easy project for any book lover--a magnetic bookmark! I used a paper and some elements from the Passport to School set, then added a few washi tapes from Doodle Bug Design and black liquid pearls.


Check out my video tutorial on how to create this fun project!

Our hop will run from today (Sept. 1st) until Sept. 7th. In order to be considered for the prize from Taylormadecards4u, you must watch all 7 videos, subscribe to all 7 channels, leave a comment on all 7 videos, and if you like what you've seen, give a thumbs up! Finally, email Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com letting her know you've completed the hop, and put Hop Entry as your subject line! The prize is the fabulous Passport to School set that we're all showcasing!

Here's the hop list:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you take some time to visit our fabulous sponsor, Taylormadecards4u, and join us at Crafter's Castle! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, friends!


TRCC #9: Beautiful Brown


Hey, all! Happy September! School is now back in full-swing, and my lie has gotten more hectic. How about yours??? I am so grateful that I still am able to craft and share what I make each month for The Rainbow Card Challenge! This month's challenge is all about BROWN! Take a peek...


So, I would have gone autumn or Christmas with this prompt, but I just purchased some DARLING dies and embossing folders by Darice from Consumer Crafts, and I HAD to use them! So, I did. I went with a dog theme. Here's my completed card...


How stinkin' cute is this little guy?! I adore him on top of this fun dry embossing! Yep, I did add a bit of pink. I had to--it made the card complete!


A sentiment from The Stamps of Life, a punched border made with a punch from EK Success, some patterned paper from Stampin' Up!, and a few rhinestone hearts from my stash completed this card! I am in LOVE with this cutie--and I hope you like him, too! I would love to hear your comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!


Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy 
Lee Ann |  NandiniSue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you take some time to cuddle your furry children/friends sometime today! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Thursday, August 1, 2019

TRCC #8: Passion for Purple


Hello, friends, and happy August! I hope you're looking forward to a new month--I know I am! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge, and here is this month's prompt...



Now, we really just want to see creations with an plethora of purple. You don't have to necessarily go with the "passion" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...



I decided to continue my "stash rummage" for this creation. This time around, I found two Hero Arts stamp sets that haven't been used in a long while, some Simon Says Stamps ink that still wasn't open, and some patterned paper from Stampin' Up! from a long forgotten pack. A few enamel hearts and purple rhinestones accent the fun CAS design I kept to the left side of the card!




Purple is my FAVORITE! *sigh* This card was super fun to make, and I think this it turned out beautifully! I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!



Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!


Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you are able to get together with a friend SOON--we all need our time to connect! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas in July Video Hop: Washi Ornaments (Washi Tape Series)


Hello, friends! I am super excited to be participating in Monica Taylor's Christmas in July Video Hop on YouTube! I will be sharing with you how to use washi tape to create fun die cut embellishments!

Here are the cards I created using this technique~


I will be the first to admit, I have a copious amount of washi. You might even call me a washi hoarder. This is SUCH a fun way to use it, and it's so quick and simple! So versatile, as well!



And here is my video~

And one last look at the cards~


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Join the fun on YouTube, or see THIS POST for all the information! There are prizes offered along the way, so don't miss out! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)


Products used:
Ornament Club Dies
Powdered Sugar Cardstock
Licorice Cardstock
Midnight Cardstock
Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad
Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Washi Tape Series 04: Pink & Black Owl


Hi, friends! I'm back with another card that uses washi tape, this time as a fun background for a sweet punched owl! How cute is he?! Or she??? Take a peek...


I LOVE using black and white with one color, and, since this card was for a special friend who loves owls and pink, I went with PINK as my color! I used a variety of washi tapes from my stash, a punch from Stampin' Up!, and a die sentiment and papers from The Stamps of Life.


I LOVE the way this card turned out, and I hope you like it, too! I would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments below! I look forward to reading them! :)


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you take some time to relax and create today. If you do, I hope you link up with these fabulous challenges! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, friends!


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Washi Tape Series 03: Borders & A Butterfly


Well, hello my friends! I am so sorry that I haven't been as faithful as I had hoped here this summer. I have been involved in a lot of projects to help manage my anxiety, and I can honestly say this summer has been one of the best I've had in a long time! But I've missed you all, so I had to pop in today to share another card for my Washi Tape Series. Oh, I have quite a few more to share, so please don't give up on me yet! Take a peek at today's offering...


So, this card is frustrating to me because the washi tapes are GOLD, but I could not get a good angle to photograph the shine! Oh, well. ;)

These fun washi's are ones that I normally don't use as much because I never know what to DO with them. Borders and sentiments. Yes, I know I could use them the way I usually use washi, but I really wanted these to be showcased differently, so I chose to use them literally. As borders and a sentiment!


Both of these washi tapes are from Doodle Bug Designs, the butterfly punches are from EK Success, the glitter and liquid pearls are from Ranger, and the cardstock is from The Stamps of Life. I cannot remember where the glitter paper came from...sorry! I do adore this fun card, and it has already been re-homed. ;) I would love to hear your thoughts on this card in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I appreciate your kind words and visits, even though I may not be around as much as I used to be! I hope you take some time today to create--and link up with these fabulous challenge! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting!


Monday, July 1, 2019

TRCC #7: Blue Breezes


Hello, friends, and happy July! I hope you're looking forward to a new month--I know I am! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge for our first rainbow prompt! All the creations were AMAZING! And now, here is this month's prompt...


Now, we really just want to see creations with an abundance of blue. You don't have to necessarily go with the "breezy" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...


This card was made for newest nephew--Levi! He arrived in May, and I decided he needed to know "owl" about how much he was loved! ;) I used patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, an owl stamp set from my stash (I don't know the name, sorry!), cardstock from The Stamps of Life, punches and ink from Stampin' Up!, and liquid pearls from Ranger to complete this card. The owl is indeed paper pieced!



I think this card is absolutely darling, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!
Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with a one week reminder AND  a freebie panel, so don't forget to stop by again towards the end of the month! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!