dies r us/outdoor fun challege #31

It's the 15th of the month, which means my post for Dies R Us goes up today!

It is all about The Great.. Outdoors....whatever being outdoors means to you!
Now, it's YOUR turn!  
You will have until August 28th to place your entry. 
YOU could be the next winner of a $10 Gift Voucher to the Dies R Us Store.

For your convenience, here's a quick review of our rules:
  • MUST USE DIE CUTS on your creation.
  • DIRECT link to your creation, not your entire blog.
  • LINK BACK to our DRU Challenge Blog in your post.
  • NO BACKLINKING (no creation made prior to our challenge posting)
  • No limit to sharing with other challenges.
  • *NEW* ... If after you've entered your creation for today's challenge, you pop over to our Inspiration Blog and leave a comment on any of the DT posts, you'll get an additional chance to win.
Can't wait to see what you create!

I decided to use an outdoor animal on my card and flowers that were on the pattern paper...
supplies: papers-american crafts and neenah; ink- graphite black (archival brilliance) and memento; stamps-you're a hoot (lawn fawn) and dies- you're a hoot (lawn fawn); accessories- blue and green gems (recollections)

I really like how this one turned out!
Cas-ual Chic---pretty patterns...I love this pattern paper...it is so many patterns tied up all in one piece of paper:)
Quick Quotes...use repeating details...the pattern paper uses squares and tags repeatedly
Lunagirl Moonbeams....animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

2 crafty girls/midinspiration ...check it out!

Over at 2 Crafty Girls we are half way through the month!
So today...Team B and the August Guest DT gets to share their projects.
Have you played yet?

A shout out to our sponsors this month...

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Can't wait to see what you create! You have until August 31st!


give a crafter a cookie/cookie challenge#25

Over at Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge blog there is a new challenge up today.  It's all about weddings!

A big shout out to our sponsor....The Stamping Boutique.

And here's what I came up with...
supplies: papers-solar white cs (neenah), heidi swapp, american crafts and my mind's eye pattern papers; stamp- congrats (my stash); ink- various copic markers and graphite black (archival brilliance); accessories- scallop polkadot circle (recollections) and tag (heidi swapp).

I am entering this in ....
Crafting by Designs...3 or more layers.
Inspiration Destination/...always anything goes.
The Paper Shelter...lace and/or ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!


sisterhood of crafters/rainbow challenge

A new challenge is up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog and I am hosting this challenge! So I decided to pick something to celebrate our history....
did you know that in
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th. To celebrate..lets see a RAINBOW on your creation.

Hope you will join us this challenge!
Deadline to Enter:
You have until Sunday, August 23 - 8:00 PM (EST)
Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 25

Please remember to follow these few simple rules:

  • No backlinking ...  only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you like.
  • Must follow the challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct Link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • Link back to our challenge in your blog post.
  •                                    We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

Here's what I came  up with for the challenge....
supplies: papers- solar white cs (neenah). kraft cs(recollections) and various sassafras lass papers; stamp-essential sentiments (amuse studio); ink- graphite black (archival brilliance); accessories- ribbon (walmart) and flower (sassafras lass).

I am entering this in...
Retro Rubber Challenge...Our challenge for the week is to incorporate numbers on your creation.
Craft-Dee Bowz... anything goes with handmade bow.
2 Creative Chicks...anything goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Hump Day!!


try stampin or not on tuesday/challenge #231

It's Tuesday so that means its time for another sketch at  Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday,  The  technique element of watercolor can be used if you want somewhere on your card.

Here's what I did  with it....
supplies: paper- it's a beautiful day (heidi swapp) and solar white cs (neenah); accessories: letters (tim holtz) and butterfly ( heidi swapp).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are having  a great Tuesday!



Happy Sunday! Are you ready to get your embellishments ready?
Because over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge....it's all about the embellies this week!
Here are our challenge rules...hope you will play along!
Each week we will provide a delicious cupcake to inspire you to craft. We encourage you to create a project of your choice, following our inspiration theme or color palette and link your creation.
  • Cupcake images are not required! 
  • New challenges are posted each Sunday at Midnight CST. The deadline to enter is Saturday noon CST. 
  • Please include a link back to our challenge and post the Cupcake Inspirations badge or challenge image.
  • All entries must be direct links to your project post for this challenge, not just your blog in general. Those not directly linked will be deleted. 
  • Maximum of 3 entries per person per challenge, please. 
  • Prize winners are randomly selected from all entries. The Sweet Six are our top 6 selections of the entries. Please note that in the event that less than 10 entries are linked, we will pick the top 3. 
A big thanks to Polkadoodles for sponsoring us this week.  One lucky winner will get $15 to spend at the digi store!

Here's my card...
supplies: paper- neenah solar white cs and american crafts; ink-copic markers; rhinestones-recollections.

I am entering this in the Gems and Pearls Challenge at All Sorts
and at Inkspirational using their photo inspiration...
and 2 Crafty Girls...Dog Days of Summer
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


2 crafty girls/challenge 5

I'm so excited today is the first day that 2Crafty Girls Challenge Blog goes live after a short break!
Are you ready for the fun to begin?

First ....look at who our amazing sponsors are for the month of August...

Thanks so much for sending the DT some great digitals to work with and for offering up a prize to 2 random winners this month!

And now drum roll please......
Here is our new set up for our challenge board...
You can use the photo inspiration, the sketch or use watercolor pencils or you can combine the challenges to make a project.  We can't wait to see what you create!

You have until August 31st at 8PM EST to get  your card or project uploaded to inlinkz. You can enter up to 3 times.  Please make sure you explain how your project applies to the challenge!  We hope you'll visit others blogs and leave some love!
We will be back on August 15th with Team B and our Guest DT to inspire you some more!

Here's my card..
I used the sketch and went along with a summer theme...gardening with a digital from Lacy Sunshine.
supplies: papet-white cs (neenah) and crate paper; ink- graphite black (archival brilliance) and various copic markers; stamp- thanks so much (amuse studio).

I am entering this in
Copic Marker Europe...Summer Vibes Challenge
Southern Girls...Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting By Designs...August Anything Goes Challenge
and Addicted to Stamps photo inspiration challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great Saturday!!!