Thursday, September 22, 2022

9/22/2022 - Cardz 4 Galz #182 Shade of Blues - To a Friend

Welcome back to another week challenge here at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are making Shades of Blue card and this is what I came up with. I picked 3 images each with different shade of blue and stamp them on mostly the left of the cardstock and the sentiment is used of Rock & Roll technique to add 2 shades of blue on it. Also, I’ve been using this Deckled Dies to cut out for my card base, I just love, LOVE this die! Then the Whisper White Piece is layer on top of Tahitian Tide cardstock. The sentiment is used the Rock & Roll technique to get multi colors on it. I hope you can joins us at the challenge!  


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Challenge: #182
Stamp Set: Forever Ferns          
Colors: Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis       
Paper: Whisper White, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, 
Others: Deckled Rectangle Dies, Rhinestone,   

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

9/21/2022 - Make the Cards Challenge #64 Washi Tape - Hello You

Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make the Cards Challenge and this week we are making Washi Tape card! I have to dig through my boxes to find the few washi tapes I have left, I haven’t been using them for ages! I picked a few that I believe they came in a bundle and lined them up alternately. I kept the card simple by just using the dies to create a leaf image with a simple sentiment. I also used the new Deckled Rectangle Dies. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


 


Challenge: #64
Stamp Set: Shaded Summer     
Colors: Pool Party,
Paper: Whisper White, Designed a Day Dream DSP, Granny Apple Green, Silver Paper   
Others: Dimension, Summer Shadow Dies, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Wash Tape (retired),      

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9/20/2022 - Cardz 4 Guyz #305 Distress - Holy Smokes

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making Distress card and this definitely challenge me since this is not my style of card. I used the Deckled Dies with a lighter design and color of DSP and sponge it with Soft Suede to give it a distress affect and then I used the dies to also cut out some fun design to layer. The center piece is from He’s the Man DSP pack with lots of fun already die cut elements. I hope you enjoyed this car I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #305
Stamp Set: N/A      
Colors: Soft Suede,  
Paper: Whisper White, He’s the Man DSP, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, 
Others: Dimension, Deckled Rectangle Dies, All that Dies, Sponge,

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

9/14/2022 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #490 - Joy to the World

Today’s card is using Atlantic Hearts Sketch and I used the sketch to create a holiday card. This layout is so easy to use and the possibilities are endless! I used the SAB Tree Lot Dies for this (just the trees) and hand-written in North Pole and the sentiment is from a retired stamp set.

 

 


Challenge: #490
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Christmas,         
Colors: Starry Sky,     
Paper: Whisper White, Starry Sky, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam   
Others: Dimension, Stitched Layering Dies, Tree Lot Dies,  

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

9/13/2022 - Global Design #360/Sunday Stamps #291 - Good Friends are Forever

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is using Sunday Stamps (Fall Colors) and Global Design Project (CASE). I decided to go with a Beer/Wine theme and used multiple stamp set for this card. Both glasses are cut out with vellum and adhere cardstock on the back and the Whisper White piece is die cut with my NEW FAVFORITE Deckled Rectangle Dies. I don’t really have any background stamp set so I have to use another set for it. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today!


 


 

Challenge: SSC291, #GDP360
Stamp Set: Label Me Bold, Treasured Kindness,       
Colors: Soft Succulent, Pumpkin Pie,   
Paper: Whisper White, He’s the Man DSP, Soft Succulent, Vellum, 
Others: Dimension, Deckled Rectangle Dies, All that Dies,

Monday, September 12, 2022

9/12/2022 - Freshly Made #552/Tic Tac Toe #178 - Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday – a bit gloomy here in the Chicagoland area but sun should be here tomorrow. I am using Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment/Free/Any Shape Dies) and Freshly Made Sketch Challenge for today’s card. I saw soooo many awesome samples for the sketch and I wanted to give it a try. Instead of measuring the rectangle size, I just used the Deckled Dies from SU for this challenge. I used the punch for the sunflowers and the leaves are from another set of die. It’s subtle but I also used the embossing folder on the Whisper White Piece. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and check out the list below for the supplies.

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Challenge: #178, #552
Stamp Set: Sending Smiles       
Colors: Soft Suede,   
Paper: Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP (retired), Crushed Curry, 
Others: Dimension, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Medium Flower Punch, Sending Dies, Summer Shadow Dies, Dots (retired), Subtle Embossing Folder

9/12/2022 - Make My Monday #183 Friendship - Good Friends are Forever

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Make My Monday and this week we are making Friendship card! Now I am in my 40’s I know a few things about how hard a good friendship is to come by. I made this card for a dear friend that I’ve know since college. I used the Treasured Kindness stamp set and paired it with the Split Card Dies for this. Both the trunk and leaves are 2 step stamping therefore you can use 2 different shades of the same tone for it to create a shadow affects. I think the split card dies might be better if I used a solid color cardstock rather than DSP. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge!


 


Challenge: #183
Stamp Set: Treasured Kindness,    
Colors: Soft Sued, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Parakeet Party,       Paper: Whisper White, Designed a Day Dream DSP, Daffodil Delight, 
Others: Dimension, Split Card Dies, Oval Dies (retired), Wink A Stella,     

Friday, September 9, 2022

9/9/2022 - As You See it / TGIF Challenge - Fall Thank You Card

Happy Friday! This is a short week but still felt very long! My parent went back to CA already and coming back at end of the September to join H’s birthday party in October. Today’s card is using As You See It Challenge & TGIF Challenge. The sketch is perfect enough for me to make this pumpkin card in just under 10 min! (I actually time it and it's 8 min 38 sec to be exact) I used the oval shape dies to create the pumpkin and tape a ribbon underneath for some interest. And since it’s a fall card, I decided to use the Thank You sentiment. The paper is last year’s selection of fall paper from Stampin’ Up. I hope you enjoyed my creation for today!


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Challenge: #283, #tgifc385
Stamp Set: Harvest Meadow,     
Colors: Calypso Coral, 
Paper: Whisper White, Harvest Meadow (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, (retired), 
Others: Dimension, Stitched Layer Dies (retired), Harvest Die, 3/8 Vanilla Satin Gold Ribbon,

Thursday, September 8, 2022

9/8/2022 - Cardz 4 Galz #181 Baby Girl - Baby

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are making Baby Girl card. I made a cute Piggie card with a die cut of words Baby to complement it.  The piggie image is color in with color pencils with Aqua Painter. I think this card would be perfect for a new born congratulations card. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


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Challenge: #191
Stamp Set: Peekaboo Farm,   
Colors: Memento Black, Watercolor Pencils       
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo,  Snail Mail DSP (retired), 
Others: Dimension, Alphabet Dies, Layering Circle Dies    

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

9/7/2022 - Make the Cards Challenges #63 Fall - Harvest Meadow

Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make the Cards Challenges and this week we are making Fall Theme cards. I can’t believe we are in September already and H is back at Pre-K this year, time flies for sure. For this card, I used Harvest Meadow in the current catalog for the image and colored in with Stampin’ Markers. I also used the pairing DSP for this. To finished the card, I added a Silver Ribbon and some Enamel Dots. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


 


Challenge: #63
Stamp Set: Harvest Meadow 
Colors: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie/Crushed Curry/Mango Melody/Soft Suede/Soft Succulent/ Shaded Spruce Markers     
Paper: Soft Succulent, Harvest Meadow DSP (retired), 
Others: Dimension, Oh So Sweetly Dies, Stampin’ Markers, Enamel Dots (retired), 3/8 Vanilla Satin Gold Ribbon,  

9/7/2022 - The Male Room #166 Song Title - Rainbow, You Make Me Happy

Hi everyone – welcome back to another month challenge here at The Male Room and this month we are doing Song Title. This is a little hard for me to come up but I was determined to do it and here is what I got. The song is *Somewhere Over The Rainbow* and I created a rainbow card that’s suitable for the specials guys in our lives! I used the Rainbow Dies from Stampin’ Up and just cut out cardstock of the colors. I finished the card with a simple sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 




Challenge: #166
Stamp Set: Rainbow of Happiness
Colors: Black     
Paper: Whisper White, Gray Granite, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive,        
Others: Rainbow Dies.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

9/6/2022 - Fall Fun Theme Card - Hello

Happy Tuesday! Finally had a quick chance to do some stamping that’s not for my DT blog. Today’s fall theme card is definitely quick and easy to make and I’ve submitted it at Global Design Project, The Paper Player & Hand Stamp Sentiments. I used the new Deckled Rectangle Dies that I just got for Whisper White and the layering piece. I paired it with the retired DSP and also added a ribbon from the current Holiday Catalog. I hope you enjoyed this quick card I am sharing today!







Challenge: #397, #PP607, #GDP359
Stamp Set: Beauty of Friendship,  
Colors: Soft Sued, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze,        
Paper: Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP (retired), Cajun Craze 
Others: Dimension, Enamel Dots (retired), 3/8 Gold Satin Ribbon, Wink a Stella   

9/6/2022 - Cardz 4 Guyz #304 Sports/Hobbies - You're A Classic

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making Sports/Hobby related cards! I know there are lots of vintage car collectors and this is definitely a card for them! I used the retired SU ticket punch to create a border on Soft Succulent cardstock and did a tone on tone for the background stamp. The vintage card image and sentiment is from He’s All Man DSP where it’s die cut pieces that are ready to use. This is such a quick and easy card to create with the DSP. I hope you enjoyed the card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


 


Challenge: #304
Stamp Set: Label Me Bold (retired)  
Colors: Soft Succulent,     
Paper: Soft Succulent, He’s All Man DSP,   
Others: Dimension, Punch (retired), Enamel Dots (retired),  

Monday, August 29, 2022

8/29/2022 - Make My Monday #182 Back To School - ABC & Pencils

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Make My Monday and this week we are making Back to School card. I saw a similar card idea on Pinterest and decided to CASE it here. The black panel represents the chalkboard and I die cut out the letters ABC and adhere on it. There is also a tutorial to create this pencil! I didn’t add any sentiment for this card as I am not sure who I am giving it to but I since I am room parent this year, I know it will go to the PreK Teacher for sure. Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog, be sure to join us at the challenge!


 


Challenge: #182
Stamp Set: N/A 
Colors: N/A     
Paper: Whisper White, Designed a Day Dream DSP, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry,       
Others: Dimension, Classic Label, Alphabet Dies, Oh So Sweetly Dies, Wink A Stella     

Thursday, August 25, 2022

8/25/2022 - Cardz 4 Galz # 180 Use 3 of Anything - Jingle Jingle

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are doing 3’s of anything. As I finished the card, I realized that I did a lot of 3’s on my card. My main focus was the 3 different sized of Circles of dies I used with 3 different DSP for the technique called – split circle cards. I’ve included a link to a tutorial HERE. Then I realized that I also only used 3 Marker Colors for the word, Jingle as well as just 3 snowflakes stickers as an accents. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge !


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Challenge: #180
Stamp Set: Jingle Jingle  
Colors: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce,      
Paper: Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Poppy Parade,     
Others: Dimension, Layering Circle Dies, Self Adhesive Snowflakes, Stampin’ Markers, Embossing Folder,     


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8/24/22 - Make the Card Challenge #62 School / Teacher - Starting a new Chapter

Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make the Card Challenge and today we are making School / Teacher card and I decided to make a back to school card for those that are starting a new chapter in their life! I think the sentiment is perfect for it and I used the stack of books images with different colors and an old style way to check out your library books with a cute image of a smarty pants worm! I hope this fun and happy card will make someone very special for their first day of school. I hope you enjoyed the card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge!

 


 



Challenge: #62
Stamp Set: Check You Out,               
Colors: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Orchard Oasis 
Paper: Whisper White, Design a Day Dream DSP, Mango Melody,   
Others: Dimension, Oh So Sweetly Dies (retired),  

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

8/23/2022 - Cardz 4 Guyz #303 Stencils - Another Round

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making cards using Stencils. I have some that are retired from Stampin’ Up that I kept and love using because the the pattern are pretty basic and great for ALL occasion. I went wit the Dots/Circles to fit the challenges at Just Add Ink ( Dots / Die Cuts). I used Brewed for You bundle for the beer mug and the foam. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


 



 

Challenge: #303, #617
Stamp Set: Brewed For You              
Colors: Soft Suede, Balmy Blue,     
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry,     
Others: Dimension, Brewed Dies, Dots Stencils (retired), Sponge,    

Thursday, August 18, 2022

8/19/2022 - CASEing Tuesday #369

Today’s card is using CASEing Tuesday #369 where we are CASEing page 161 of the current annual catalog. I used the current 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP and cut them into strips. I also just got a glimmer paper from a friend so decided to use it. Hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today.

 


Challenge: #369
Stamp Set: N/A               
Colors: N/A    
Paper: Whisper White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Glimmer Paper,   
Others: Dimension, Shaded Dies, Alphabet Dies,   

Monday, August 15, 2022

8/15/2022 - Make My Monday #181 Christmas in August - Believe in the magic

Welcome back to another week challenge here at Make My Monday and this week we are making Christmas in August card! I didn’t get a lot of Christmas stamp set from the Mini Catalog but Jingle Jingle Jingle is one of them and I am determined to use it as much as I can! I stamped the outline wording of Believe with Memento Black and inside I used Shaded Spruce. To finish I tied a ribbon around the Whisper White piece and added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper. This is truly a quick and easy card to make in case you need multiple! Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out our challenges and join us there!

 

 



Challenge: #181
Stamp Set: Jingle Jingle Jingle,             
Colors: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade,
Paper: Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Poppy Parade 
Others: Dimension, Silver Glitter Paper, 3/8” Vanilla Satin Gold Edged Ribbon,

Friday, August 12, 2022

8/12/2022 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday #568 - Making Spirits Bright

Happy Friday! Today’s card is using Try Stampin’ Tuesday Challenge, it’s been awhile since I used their sketch so I am excited to get back in again. I decided to make it into a Holiday theme card by using my Vintage Bottle from the current SU mini catalog. As you can see, they are definitely not the traditional Christmas colors. The gray plants are die cut out using Harvest Dies. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today!


 


Challenge: #568
Stamp Set: Vintage Bottle                
Colors: Pacific Point, Memento Black,   
Paper: Whisper Celebrate Every Occasion (hostess), Pacific Point, Gray Granite,    
Others: Dimension, Harvest Dies, Punch (retired) 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

8/11/2022 - Cardz 4 Galz #179 Check/Plaids - It's the season to be jolly

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are making Plaids or Checks card. I decided to use the background of plaid DSP and make it into a Christmas card! I know it’s still too early to think about Christmas but you know they will be here before you know it. I used the new stamp set from the current Holiday Mini Catalog and used the 2022-2024 In-Colors markers for each of the letter. I stamped the cute Santa Hat on the letter O and it may be hard to see but I used Wink A Stella on the white part of the hat. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge!

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Challenge: #179
Stamp Set: Jingle, Jingle, Jingle,        
Colors: 2022-2024 In-Colors Markers, Stazon Black,   
Paper: Whisper White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP stack, 
Others: Dimension, Oh So Sweetly Dies, Wink A Stella,

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

8/10/2022 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #485 - Happy Holidays

Happy Hump Day! Today’s card is using Atlantic Heart Sketch for this beautiful creation with multiple layers and interests. I started with a piece of DSP cut down to 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” and the two smaller strips are at 1”. Then I stamped the bottles in 2 different colors that I can find on DSP and put them on a punched circle with Granny Apple Green. I added a bell on one of the bottle and the other one with a Happy Holiday. Then to finished the card I tucked ribbons behind the circle. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today with you.




Challenge: #485
Stamp Set: Vintage Bottle,              
Colors: Shaded Spruce, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade  
Paper: Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Pacific Point, Granny Apple 
Others: Dimension, 2 ½” Circle Punch, Gold/Vanilla 3/8” Satin Edged Ribbon, Flat Jingle Bell,  

8/10/2022 - Make the Card Challenge #61 Color Combo - Hello You

Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make the Card Challenge and this week we have Color Combo for you. I used the current Stampin’ Up colors I have similar to it – Shaded Spruce/Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo. I picked Shaded Summer stamp set and colored in with the Stampin’ Markers and finished it off with a sentiment. I kept the layout pretty simple and I just recently got an order from a very nice lady in Evanston so this card will be for her! I hope you enjoyed the card I am sharing today and be sure join us at the challenge!



 
Challenge: #61
Stamp Set: Shaded Summer           
Colors: Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce, Pumpkin Pie,      
Paper: Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Pumpkin Pie, 
Others: Dimension, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Layering Oval Dies, 3/8” Vanilla Ribbon 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

8/9/2022 - Cardz 4 Guyz #302 - Get a Little Dirty

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are getting a little messy with our ink! I decided to go with distress to create a fall theme Hello Friend card that is suitable for anyone in your life. I used Very Vanilla and tear all 4 sides and then sponge it with Crumb Cake to create the distress look. Then I stamped some leaves around the panel. To finished the card I stamped Hello Friend and added some Brushed Metallic dots. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


 

 


Challenge: #302
Stamp Set: Forever Fern, Biggest Wish    
Colors: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry,    
Others: Sponge, Brushed Metallic Dots,      

Monday, August 8, 2022

8/8/2022 - As You See It #280 Christmas in July - Believe in the magic

Hi everyone – today’s quick card is with As You See It Challenge – Christmas in July. I gotten this Jingle Jingle Jingle stamp set from Stampin’ Up but haven’t used it much so the challenge is perfect. I kept it simple and just stamped the sentiment on Whisper White with Shaded Spruce for the filling. I attached a piece of Silver Glitter paper that I just got from the nice lady at The Merion. Hope you enjoyed this quick card I am sharing today!

 

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Challenge: #280
Stamp Set: Jingle Jingle Jingle,             
Colors: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody,
Paper: Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Poppy Parade 
Others: Dimension, Silver Glitter Paper,

Thursday, August 4, 2022

8/4/2022 - Fusion - Another Round for your Birthday

Happy Thursday! Today’s card is using Fusion – Sketch & Photo! I was able to used the wine glasses in Brewed For You bundle for this. I am not much of the wine drinker so trying to figured out what color matches a red wine, I think I got it right. The layout is pretty simple and I just finished the card with a sentiment and some rhinestone. Hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today.


 


Challenge: Fusion
Stamp Set: Brewed For You,            
Colors: Memento Black, Merry Merlot, Rich Razzleberry,       
Paper: Whisper White, Design a Day Dream DSP, Petal Pink,   
Others: Dimension, Brewed Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Champagne Rhinestone,