Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Challenge #257 "Spring is in the Air"

Welcome back for another fun challenge!!! I can not believe we are in the last few days of March so I am starting to think of Spring. 
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year, I love everything about Spring from the smell to the beautiful flowers and all their different colors.

The theme for our new challenge is

"Spring is in the Air"

We can't wait to see what you create for the new challenge but first here is some inspiration from our wonderful Design Team




 This is my inspiration for you. I love the colors of spring, the grass growing again, the tulips coming out and all the dandelions with their beautiful yellow shine.

Spring for us begins the season of our vegetable garden

Wanted to give my friend some pretty smelling tealites,
but didn't have the container, so I made a sleeve out of a TP
roll and old supplies ~ decorated with
flowers and birdies because Spring is in the Air!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Challenge #256 Highlights - Doilies

I just loved all the entries this week for our doilies challenge! There were definitely some stunning projects and some very unique was to use doilies as well! These ones especially caught my eye!

Diane H




Thanks to everyone who played along this week! Please join us tomorrow for a new challenge!

For those of you who were highlighted this week don't forget to grab your badge!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Challenge #256 - Doilies

Hi everyone! Amanda here with this week's challenge!

I have a little bit of an obsession with doilies! They are so versatile and can be used on so many different types of projects. I have them in many different colors and I also love to cut them on my die cut machines! For this week's challenge I want to see one or more doilies on your project!

For mine I used a large doily to help back my photo.

Take a look at what the DT came up with this week!

Maria Pilar
I made my card making a background with a mixedmedia stencil, a doilie and a ADNORit image. More details here


For more details, please visit my blog :)


A baby card with some heart-shaped doilies. For more information, click HERE.

I have become a true planner girl.  I used part of a doily to create a focal decoration on my planner spread for this week.  I am always looking for interesting things to use in my planner and the doily was perfect as it is not bulky.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Highlights Challenge #255-Dry Embossing

for the Dry Embossing challenge we had so many wonderful creations made for this challenge. My top 3 in order of entry are.
#9 Janis- I really enjoyed the double embossing technique used to add extra detail and shimmer to her card
#15 Bonnie- all the layers of different embossed textures is stunning and I enjoyed the colors and embellishments on her card
#18 Julie- I love the monochromatic color scheme and all of the soft textures layered on her card.

Thanks so much for playing along, you ALL did a wonderful job with the challenge!
 Happy crafting ♥

Monday, March 13, 2017

#255 -Dry Embossing: machine or hand

Haven here with this weeks challenge.  If you're an avid paper crafter like me you probably have a bunch of embossing folders that you just had to have and now barely use.  Well now's the time to pull them out and create something.  If you don't have an embossing machine try hand embossing with a stencil and stylus.

I inked my embossing folder before using it to make the wood grain background


Here's my card for this challenge. Most of these papers were scraps that I found on my worktable. It felt great to use them up!

I don't have a machine or folders or anything ~
so I found an old ATC paper pad that had this doublesided darker
and lighter green pre-embossed paper. I used it in my middle layers, and sanded
 it lightly to show the pattern a bit better.
Also the beige paper under the pic is an embossed wood grain.

I used the Pretty Paisleys embossing folder from Stampin' Up! 

I used a Happy Birthday embossing folder for my card

I finally got around to using a Tim Holtz embossing folder that I have had for awhile now! I love this one with my Stampin' Up Perfect Blend stamp set. 

Highlights challenge #254 - Book Pages!

 Good morning, peeps!

It was so nice to see so many entries last week!  Thank you for joining us for the challenge :)

There were so many beautiful entries, it was hard to pick my favorite, but I had to make a decision :)

#1 - Alicia

I just love the combination of colors she used

 #2 -Amante

So very CAS and so very beautiful!

#3 - Lisa

Wonderful layout with lots of details!

Thanks so much for playing along, you ALL did a wonderful job with the challenge!

 Happy crafting ♥

Monday, March 6, 2017

Challenge # 254 - Book pages ♥

Good morning, peeps!
It's Majo here today to entertain you and ask you for those special skills 😉
  No, not to worry, all I'd love to see are book pages on your creations, either real pages, a stamp, an embossing folder etc.
This is my inspiration for you .....

Please, take a look at all the wonderful creations from my fellow team members ......

  Maria Pilar

 I love to use old book pages in my jobs. I made a mixed media background using stencils, book pages and gesso. More details in my blog.


 I don't usually play along with Team B...but...I LOVE using book pages on my layouts. Here is a recent one that I did with pages from Harry Potter books. There is a process video if you want to check it out as well. Just click here.



For this challenge, I used a sheet music patterned paper as the base for my planner bookmark for March.

Tammy C.

I used the book page as my background for a vintage look. Stop by my blog for all the details!