Thursday, March 9, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB228 BIRTHDAY BOUQUETS

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Are you ready for nice warm weather??? I'm so ready! It's been in the 80's here already a few times and some of my spring flowers have bloomed ....makes me so happy! 

We also have the perfect Inspired By Challenge for you this week...especially if you are in the mood of inking up some flowers.... 



Here is the #IB228 inspiration photo along with a sketch for you to try....


I was simply inspired by the flower bouquet.

I remembered I bought the It's a Wrap Mini Posy Pocket Die from The Greetery last year and thought it was perfect for this challenge :) !!! The bouquet was filled with flowers from the BotaniCuts Bluebells Dies and flowers from the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix Dies. The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes Set.

Now it's time to dig out all your flower stamps and/or dies to play along! Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Wishing you a wonderful upcoming Spring Break! ~SL~

Thursday, March 2, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC199 HAPPY EASTER

Happy day again!

I'm back with my second card for the day and this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC199...



Here is this weeks #TTTC199 board...


I decided to go with the diagonal column - SPRING, GREEN AND RIBBON/TWINE.

My card features the super cute Bunny Hop Set from The Greetery, as well as the matching dies. This sweet set just screams "Spring"!!! I placed some Green DP on the bottom and also incorporated some green on the main image. At last I added some Gingham Ribbon and a matching Button...voila!

Now it's your turn! Please stop by the TTTC BLOG for all the details. Wishing you lots of fun crafting! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB227 GILDED LEAVES

Happy March! Welcome to another week of Inspired By.

Today is the National Old Stuff Day....we challenge you to use at least one item that is older than a year...we are pretty sure you will have something in your stash?!? 

Here is my take on it....



This weeks inspiration photo #IB227 with a sketch for you to try....



I was inspired by the leaves and the gold touch. 

My old stuff item is the stamp set called Palm Prints from PTI...released in January 2017. I also used a retired "Thank You Die" from The Stamp Market (not on their website anymore).

My card came together very quickly...after I stamped the leaves in various green colors on my card stock I added the gold sentiment die in the center and placed some gold sequins on top and below..voila. 

Now start digging out those long forgotten items in your procession!!! Please stop by the INSPIRED BLOG for all the details and all of the creations! Have fun stampin' !!! ~SL~

Thursday, February 23, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB226 LEMONS

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday!

I'm stopping by with a new card for this weeks Inspired By Challenge - #IB226 Lemons....




Here is the #IB226 inspiration photo along with a sketch...

                                 

                                    

I was inspired by the lemon theme and the colors.

I  L.O.V.E  Lemons...how about you?!?! 

I  pulled out an old Flourishes Set called Life, Love and Lemons...can't believe that's the only "lemon" set I have. I guess "an oldie, but still a goodie" so to speak. I randomly stamped the images in yellow and green. Next, I added the sentiment from the  PTI - Fruit Salad Set. At last I added some smaller Silver Pearls on to the lemons...voila!

Now it's your turn! Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details and of course to check out everyones card! Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Thursday, February 16, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC197 HEARTS

Happy afternoon!

Stopping by with a second card for the day...this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC197....



Here is this weeks #TTTC197 inspiration board....


I chose the first column down - CAS, STENCIL AND FLOWERS.


I was so thrilled to finally ink up my new Wonderful in Every Way Set from Prinkfresh Studio. It's sooooo beautiful and perfect for this challenge today! It comes with the matching die and stencil set. I simply splashed some black ink on my card base and added the main image and the sentiment. At last I added the Silver Pearl in the center of the bloom....voila... a quick CAS design.

Hope you'll have a chance to get crafty with us? Please visit the TTTC BLOG for all the details and we are looking forward to seeing your ideas. Wishing you a wonderful afternoon! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB225 BEDROOM

It's Tuesday again! 

I have two cards to showcase today....the first card is for the Inspired By Challenge....



                                    

                                        

I was inspired by the Lego blocks, the sketch and the colors.

For this CAS card I pulled out The Greetery - Color Spot Stencil to create the blocks in the sketch. The floral silhouette is from The Greetery - Budding Beauties Spring Set. The sympathy sentiment is from a retired set from Flourishes LLC

Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details on how to play along!

My second card will go live this afternoon....hope you'll come back to check it out!?!? Until then!!! ~SL~

Thursday, February 9, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB224 HEARTS

Happy Day!

Hope you all are feeling crafty today? We have the perfect Inspired By Challenge - #IB224 Hearts...for creating a Valentine project!!! 



Here is this weeks #IB224 inspiration photo along/or a sketch for you to try...



My inspiration came from the hearts and from the sketch.

My card was put together super fast...I ink blended the main card stock and added the Stacked Hearts Die from Simon Says Stamps. Next I placed the sweet "Hey Cutie" sentiment cut with the matching dies from The Greetery in the center.  At last I finished the card off with some Clear Sequins...voila!

Now it's your turn! Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Thursday, February 2, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - TTTC195 LOVE

Hello stampin' friends!

Hope you guys are ready for more crafting? We have a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge waiting for you...




Here is the new #TTTC195 board...


I chose the top column across -
DIE CUTS, GOLD AND STENCIL.

Of course I had to put my new Hearts at Home: Toaster Dies from The Greetery  and the matching Hearts at Home Sentiment Set to use. How stinkin' cute is this toaster set? I created the ink blended hearts with the SugarPea Designs - Cute Hearts Stencil. At last I added some Gold Pearls.

Hope you'll come out and play along with us? Please make sure to stop by the TTTC BLOG for all the details and team creations! Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Inspired BY CHALLENGE- #IB223 CANDY

Good morning and happy February! 

We had some crazy weather here in Texas! Power outages and of course no internet! 

On top of it all, my poor child was rear ended on Tuesday on her way home after school. Of course we are dealing now with the aftermath of  that incident. Happy to say that Miriam was not physically injured…praise the Lord! Did I mention it was a brand new car…yikes…Miriam is super mad at the guy! 

In all this craziness I managed to craft a card for this weeks Inspired By Challenge- #IB223 Candy





Here is this weeks #IB223 inspiration photo, along with/or a sketch for you to try….



My inspiration came from the colors and the hearts ❤️!!! 

Todays card is featuring some new goodies from The Greetery - Heart at Home: Mug Dies and Heart at Home: Sentiments Set, plus the super cute Knit Wits Stencil. 

Hope you’ll have some time to join us this week? Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details and of course don’t forget to check out all of the team members as well! 

If you like, please come back this afternoon to see another card I have crafted with more new goodies from The Greetery! 

Wishing you a wonderful new month and day! ~SL~

Thursday, January 26, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB222 DECOR

Happy Thursday! 

Today we have a fun & bright Inspired By Challenge for you!




Here is this weeks #IB222 inspiration photo and/or a sketch for you to try...



My card was inspired by the colors, the chevron and the pitcher/vase.

When I saw the inspiration photo I know I wanted to use my Chevron Stencil I bought a few years ago. The tulip image is from the Flourishes -Tulips for Friends Set (retired). I colored the flowers with various Copic Markers and then fuzzy cut the image. The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th - Harvest Wreath Set. At last I added some Silver Pearls around the sentiment.

Hope we have inspired you to play along?!?  Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to check out the entire team and this weeks entries!!! Looking forward to see your ideas! ~SL~

Thursday, January 19, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC193 THANK YOU

Happy Day!

Hope you are as excited as I am for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to be back?!? I guess I'm a bit more excited, since I'm hosting this weeks #TTTC193 Challenge.....



Here is the #TTTC193 inspiration board for you to play with....


I chose the top column across -  WHITE CARDSTOCK, FLOWERS AND PEARLS.

For my card I used the amazing Spellbinder - Magnolia Blooms Etched Dies. I decided to ink blend the center of the flowers. The Gold Foil CS is from Taylor Expressions. At last, I finished my card off with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil - Yana's Sentiment and some Pearls...voila.

Hope you will give the board a try?!? Please stop by the TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE BLOG to view the entire teams creations and on how to play along! Happy crafting! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB221 POPCORN DAY

Happy Thursday!

Guess what....its POPCORN DAY! We have the perfect new Inspired By Challenge - #IB221 waiting for you to celebrate this joyous day!!!! 



Here is this weeks #IB221 inspiration photo along with a sketch you can try as well...

                                       

My inspiration came from the popcorn, the treat box and the colors.

I found these cute treat boxes a Target and figured they would be perfect for this weeks inspiration. I filled them with popcorn and started to decorate them with a SU - Heart Die and some left over Design Paper. The tags are so easy to make with the Tear Strip Tags Set and the matching Tear Strip Tags Dies from The Greetery

Hope you have a change to join us this week for this fun challenge?!? All the details and all the fabulous crafting ideas can be found on the INSPIRED BY BLOG! Wishing you a wonderful day and happy crafting! ~SL~

Thursday, January 12, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB220 TOGETHER

Hello and happy Thursday!

I'm stopping in with a card for the Inspired By Challenge - #IB220.......




Here is this weeks #IB220 inspiration photo along with a sketch....


My card was inspired by the brown colors.

I recently bought the super cute PTI - Happy Hearts Stencil Set knowing that I was able to pull of any kind of two tone ideas. It definitely came in handy for this challenge! I simply matched it up with the Happy Heart Bundle - Concord & 9th. Clean and simple...I like it!

As always I hope you have a chance to play along?!? Stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to view all the details and don't forget to check out all the teams entries as well! Wishing you a fabulous crafty week! ~SL~

Thursday, January 5, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB219 WHIP CREAM DAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Season and a great start into 2023?!?

Ours was peaceful and relaxing...loved every minute I was able to spent with my family. Now, I'm ready for a routine and I'm excited to be crafting again.

Today, I'm showing off a card for this weeks Inspired By Challenge - #IB219 Whip Cream Day...




Here is the #IB219 photo along with a sketch for you to be inspired by....


My card is featuring an older image from Flourishes....this was actually the only image I have, that had some "whip cream" on it. Looks delicious...some Hot Peppermint Cocoa....yum!!! This card came together super quick...I added some scoring on the top and bottom, next some left over DP pieces and the main image with the sentiment...plus the Silver Pearls...voila! 

Hope you will have a chance to play along...please visit the INSPIRED BY BLOG to see all the team cards! Wishing you a fabulous day and have fun crafting! ~SL~