Wake up – feed a calf – drink coffee – create…that was my agenda today and I had my favorite niece to keep me company so we accomplished lots in the Craft-Coop – she even swept the floor!!!
Before she came I knew I wanted to steal a few minutes to make a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I always look at their sketch on Monday morning – I don’t always participate, but sometimes I just can’t resist the urge!
Michelle’s sketches are always top-notch and I love that she adds things like little banners and most of them also include where to place the sentiment.
I grabbed the Hello Pumpkin Papers & Cardmaking Stamp Set to line up a row of jack-o-lanterns. Since I didn’t have a solid color background I added an additional banner with my Hello Pumpkin sentiment.
I encourage you to take a look at some of the fabulous challenge blogs when you are looking for some inspiration. Whether it’s a color challenge, a sketch challenge or theme challenge there’s something out there to get your mojo flowing!
Welcome back…it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that follows the lead of Trouble Makers 🙂 Seriously, we’re so excited to see so much participation in our challenges.
This week Thing 1 has a 3,2,1 challenge – now I’ve been around the challenge arena (can you tell I’m a farm-girl at heart) a time or two, but this was something new to me. I thought it was fun and hope you do, too!
Here’s a run-down of her challenge:
- 3 Colors – use only three colors on your project
- 2 Word Sentiment – choose something like Happy Birthday, Get Well, Thank You – y’all get the idea right?
- 1 Stamped Image (your stamped sentiment doesn’t count)
After last weeks fiasco with my hair I’m back to blonde and can’t wait to get even with my Arizona Sisters, but it’s going to have to wait until after their HOT, DRY summer – which got me to thinking about embossing so my twist is to use either DRY or HEAT embossing on your project. Of course this twist is completely optional, but I’d love to show those girls something and have EVERYONE use some sort of embossing on their project!!!
My card features, Bashful, Juniper and Tangerine and a great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Team who agreed to link up with us this week and next (I’ll be back next Monday with a Double Trouble 4.5).
Our Thing 3 challenge is to link up to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271 and or next weeks challenge #272. For now here’s this weeks sketch and by clicking here it will take you right to their post to play along. Don’t forget when entering there to come back and play with us at the Double Trouble as well.
Thanks for stopping by…I’m looking forward to seeing your 3,2,1 challenge entries at Double Trouble.
It’s a GRRRRReat day to be crafting! I love the sunshine pouring in the craft room and although it’s highly unusual for me to post twice in one day – heck sometimes it’s unusual for me to post twice in one week – I wanted to get this cute little tiger card linked up to the Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #23 Tigers.
I’ve been working on projects for the upcoming CTMH convention and my head seems to be on overload so I’m just playing for fun this afternoon. I love this little tiger from the Punny Pals stamp set and with a matching die-cut it makes him that much cuter!
My card is little but fierce (just 3 X 4 3/4) with a base of Tangerine which I embossed and then layered a band of black cardstock. The tag was cut with my Cricut in black and white and then stamped with a orange splash from the Brushstrokes stamp set, the tiger was popped up and then the tag was finished with a piece of ribbon and three tiny black dots.
I hope you’ll take a minute and let me know what you’re working on today…I read and appreciate all comments 🙂 Thanks for taking a minute to stop by.
This Double Trouble gig has hooked me up with a couple of new challenges and I wanted to see what I could come up with that would fit several of them.
First of all our challenge at Double Trouble is to NOT use patterned paper and we are teamed up with The Three Amigos to use a manual or machine die cut. I stumbled across another challenge called Bitten By The Bug 2 (you have use a Cricut cut) with a Fathers Day theme and I also saw a male theme at Always Fun Challenge.
I think I got them all!
I knew I wanted a guitar and I found it on Cricut Design Space it’s from Rock Princess, but cut in masculine colors! The background ink splotches are a retired Close to My Heart set called Brush Strokes and the sentiment is also a retired set called Happy Everything.
If you’ve never participated in a challenge I’d like to “challenge you” to give it a try. It really is a fun way to get some inspiration in card making.
Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment, I read each and everyone of them.
Since it’s been a challenge to get in the craft room this week, I’ve had some extra time to hop around and look at some challenges and thought just maybe this little Thank You card might fit the bill for a couple of them.
My card is just a 3X3 I like to keep this size on hand to stick in customer orders – just a nice little treat to find and I think it’s important to give thanks! A Seaglass base with the rainbow paper from Prickly Pear and my all time favorite long-retired M stamp which I colored in with my Shin Han markers. I quick knot of twine and a few Prickly Pear sequins finish things off.
Seriously, if you’re ideas are waning in the heat and over whelming activity of summer take a look at some challenge blogs like Heart to Heart this week they are featuring Fabulous Fonts and Three Amigo’s Blog Hop Challenges where you’ll find Prickly Pear being featured during the month of July. Of course I can’t mention blog hop challenges without mentioning one of my favorites – Color My Heart Color Dare.
Thanks for stopping by…I can’t wait to get back in my Craft Coop and start playing with my new things.
I’ve been crazy busy playing catch up…hubby took me out of town for a couple of days and I really just wanted to be playing in some really fun blog hop challenges.
My friend Sue talked me into playing in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – it’s full of amazing art so grab a cuppa joe and visit all the fun entrants.
Last Saturday when I was hanging out with my CTMH peeps I found this cool map paper at the local stamp store and then on another rack around the corner I found the coffee cup brad. Perfect for this Starbucks loving girl. I used a sentiment from Close to My Heart that has since retired, but still worked well.
Thanks for stopping by…I promise to post a few more things over the weekend.
I haven’t taken a lot of time lately to play along with many challenges, but when I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch today I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Several months ago I had picked up some shaker components from Queen & Company – they just happened to be a star shape, so I immediately reached for them, unfortunately the seed beads and my acetate have a little static attraction. The B&T paper is from the Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet from Close to My Heart when I was creating with it the other day it reminded me of constellations. I wanted one last star effect for this card so I reached for the Star Confetti Embossing Folder.
I had a great time playing with an old challenge. Take a minute and leave me a comment and why not step outside your box and play along with a challenge today!