Thursday, September 23, 2021

INSPIRED BY - #IB188 COLORFUL FALL

Hello and happy day!

It's Thursday again and that means we are back with a brand new Inspired By Challenge....



We have again two beautiful inspiration photos to choose from and I decided to go with the "Fall" one #IB188...please make sure to check out all the info on the main Inspired By Blog....



My inspiration came from the beautiful colors, leaves and this weeks sketch.

I was eager to ink up my new Fall Foliage Set from The Greetery. The sentiment is from the Harvest Wreath Turnabout Set from Concord & 9th along with matching die

Thank you so much for stopping by...wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, September 16, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC131 JUST A NOTE

Hello again...

So happy you came to check out my second card of the day. This card is for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge....




Here is this weeks #TTTC131 board....


I chose the middle column - DIE CUTS, COLORING, WOOD

My card features the beautiful Floral Delicacy Set from The Greetery as well as the matching Die Cuts. The "Wood Frame" was created with the Curio Cover Die also from The Greetery. I also colored the frame with some old SU Watercolor Pencils to darken the Wood Frame. At the end I added some Copic Opaque White Dots and some Silver Pearls.

Please don't check out the entire teams creation for inspiration and I hope you'll have a chance to join us!?! Wishing you a wonderful day :) !!! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY - #IB187 HELLO HOLIDAY

Happy Thursday!

Hope you are having a great week and you'll have some time to join us for this weeks Inspired By Challenge?!? 




Don't forget.. that you are still having TWO inspiration options...I chose this inspiration photo #IB187C  along with this weeks SKETCH..... 



My inspiration came from the wreath, the wooden background and the Christmas theme.

For this card I decided to pull out the beautiful PTI - Season of Joy Set as well as the matching dies. The card came together pretty fast since I was simply following this weeks sketch layout. Not to mention the fab Red Shiny Paper.... I think the Bold Letters are a great statement and focal point. At last I added the "Poinsettia" from the PTI - Tag Creations: Modern Gift Die and placed a Gold Pearl in the center plus some smaller ones on the right corner.

Thank you for stopping by today...I have another card for you in the afternoon!!! Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, September 9, 2021

INSPIRED BY - #IB186 BACK TO SCHOOL

Hello and happy Thursday!

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



Here is this the inspiration photo #IB186....


My inspiration came from all these happy colors :) !!!

You can definitely give this sweet card to a classmate or co-worker you have not seen in awhile :) .   

My card came together very quickly after I grabbed my super fun Summer Bliss Card Kit from The Stamp Market. I added the Label Seventeen Etched Die below the sentiments. Next I decorated the corners with Flowers from the Kit as well as some Silver Halfback Pearls.

Now it's your turn...hope we have inspired you to play along? ~SL~

Thursday, September 2, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC129 WITCHING YOU....

Hello and thank you for stopping by! 

It's time for a brand new Tic Tac Toe Challenge....


Here is this weeks #TTTC129 board....


I chose the middle column down - CAT, ORANGE AND TAG.

I must admit I was freaking out a bit which stamp set to use for this challenge...but then I came across this fun retired 2007 SU - Happy Haunting Set and knew it was perfect for the card I wanted to create. I added the fun little PTI - Tag Sale #3 Die. Added some Orange DP and decorated the card with some Pearls and a Bow

Hope you'll have a chance to get crafty with us...happy stampin'!!! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY - #IB185 SCRAPPY SEPTEMBER

Happy September!

I'm definitely looking forward to some cooler temperatures...some lower 80's would be great :)  

I have two cards for you today....my first one is for this weeks Inspired By Challenge....the second card will go live this afternoon...so come back and check it out!



Here is this weeks #IB185 inspiration photo....


My inspiration came from the recycled paper.

This card came together super fast once I decided to grab some Design Paper Scrapp's. Next I punched them out with a Butterfly Punch. After adhering them,  I added some Silver Pearls and this sweet sentiment...voila.

Please don't forget to check out my the entire Design Team for ideas...hope you'll get a chance to join in the fun?!? ~SL~

Thursday, August 26, 2021

INSPIRED BY - #IB184 PENGUIN LOVE

Happy Thursday!

Hope you are having a great weeks so far? It's time to carve out some stampin' time with this weeks Inspired By Challenge....




Here is this weeks #IB184C inspiration photo....along with this weeks sketch....


My inspiration came from the penguins, the colors, the Christmas theme and the sketch.

Once again I was digging through my poor unloved stamps stash and came a cross a very old set that I received during one of my DT gigs. It's super adorable and it was perfect for this fun penguin challenge. 

The images were colored with Copic Markers. The background was created by dabbing Red Ink on a Stamping Block and misting it with water. Next I smushed it on the White CS and added some SU Gorgeous Grunge spots. At last I added these sweet Wooden Stars.

Now it's time to dig out your fun penguin stamps!!! Happy stampin' !!! ~SL~

Thursday, August 19, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC127 SPECIAL TEACHER

Hello again...I'm back with my second card of the day. 

Now it's Tic Tac Toe Challenge time...


Here is this weeks #TTTC127 challenge board....




For this card I chose the middle column down - CAS, FREE AND TEACHER.

My CAS card design started out with a small 3.75" by 3.75" Kraft card base. Next I added a 3.5" White card stock. The apple images and matching dies are from an old Reverse Confetti Set called - All Apple. For my "free" option I added some Gold Halfback Pearls....voila.

Now, it's your turn to put a smile on a teachers face :) !!! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY - #183 FLOWER ME IN

Happy Thursday!

It's card making time.....today I'm showing off 2 cards on my blog...the first one is this morning for the Inspired By Challenge......



We are still having two inspiration photos to choose from....here is my pick for this #IB183 challenge along this weeks sketch.... 

  

I was inspired by the flowers, the basket, the colors and the sketch.

I decided to ink up my brand new Summer Bliss Card Kit from The Stamp Market. The Market Basket is from The Greetery

Hope you will give this challenge a try...happy stampin'!!! If you like, swing by again later for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge card!!! ~SL~

Thursday, August 12, 2021

INSPIRED BY #IB182 - MICKEY MOUSE

Happy Thursday!

Once again, we have a fun, fun, fun Inspired By Challenge waiting for you....Remember we are doing things a bit different...so make sure to swing by the Challenge Blog to see what's going on!



Here is this weeks inspiration photo I chose to play with - #IB182C

My inspiration came from the "Mouse" theme and the colors.

I have been loving the super cute Mouse images from the Colorado Craft Company and could't resist getting myself one. I thought the Ice Cream Stamp and matching Die was just too adorable and perfect for this weeks "Mickey Mouse" theme. The background was inked with the SU Gorgeous Grunge. The DP is from Echo Park Paper Co. - Beautiful Life by Laura Passage. At last I added the Ribbon and the Button.

Hope you'll give this challenge a try....~SL~

Thursday, August 5, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC125 FOR YOU

Happy Thursday!

I'm back with a second card....this time for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #TTTTC125...



Here is this weeks board - #TTTC125....


For this card I chose the first column down - SUNFLOWER, EMBELLISHMENT AND YELLOW.

I dug out the retired anniversary set from PTI - called Painted Petals. I matched it up with a sentiment from The Greetery - Opposites Attract Set. For my "yellow" color I chose PTI - Bright Buttercup. The embellishments are Clear Sequins and the fun new Curio Cover Die from The Greetery.

Don't forget to check out the entire team...hop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog and check out all the entries as well...hope you will join us? Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY #IB181 - WE ARE BACK!!!

HELLO EVERYONE!

Our fabulous Inspired By Team is back...and we are kickin' off the season with a new approach..please make sure to swing by the Inspired By Challenge Blog to read all about it!




My inspiration came from OCEAN THEME.

Here is the inspiration photo #IB181...

I came a cross a very old set that I received during one of my DT gigs. I don't even know what it is called. It's adorable and it's perfect for this challenge. I colored all the images with Copic Markers and added some Copic Opaque White Pigments for more interest. After displaying all the super cute sea creatures I added some Clear Droplets

Hope we have inspired YOU to play along? Looking forward to seeing your ideas. ~SL~

Thursday, July 22, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC123 CONGRATULATIONS

Hello stampin' friends!

Hope you are enjoying your summer? It's been busy around here with home and garden improvements.

I finally had a minute to sit down and craft a card for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC123...





Here is the fun #TTTC123 board you get to choose from this week....


My card is featuring the TOP ROW ACROSS - SEQUINS, PEONY AND ORANGE.

I started out by scoring the background CS. The only "Peony" image I own is from an older retired Mother's Day Set from Flourishes LLC. The flowers were colored with Copic Markers and I decided to add some sparkles with the Zig Pen. The sentiment is from the PTI - Congratulations Mini Set. At last I added the Sequins and the Ribbon with a matching Button.

Hope you'll have a chance to join us this week....happy stampin'. ~SL~

Thursday, July 8, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC121 LIFE IS SWEET

Life is definitely sweet these days....sleeping in - even if it's just 30 minutes more :) !!!!

How about you...what are you enjoying these days?

Today, I'm sharing a card for this weeks TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC121....



Here is the fun board you can play along with - #TTTC121


My card features the "TOP ROW ACROSS" - STENCIL, PICNIC AND PINK.

I decided to pull out an older retired set from Flourishes LLC called S'more Fun and colored with Copic Markers. Next I placed a Hibiscus Burst Scalloped Border Die behind the main image. The sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh - Summer Drink. The background was crafted with the Plaid Stencil - The Stamp Market. At last I finished the card off with a Stitched Hibiscus Burst Ribbon and matching Button.

Please swing by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog to view the rest of the teams ideas and hope we'll inspire you to play along :) ?!? Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Thursday, June 24, 2021

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE #TTTC119 - MISS YOU

Hello everyone!

Team O is in charge of this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge....



Here is this weeks #TTTC119 board....

I decided to used the left column down - BEACH, BLUE AND WATERCOLOR.

My main image is from the Divinity Designs LLC - Mighty Sea Set. I simply watercolored the sky and added some Glitter. Next I used the Label 18 Spellbinder Die to cut the main image out. The sentiment is from the PTI - Missing You Mini Set. At last I added the fun big SU Ribbon and a Button...voila!

Hope we have inspired you to play along??? Wishing you a great day! ~SL~