Saturday, November 14, 2015

DCWV November 2015 Challenge

Die Cuts with a View has 2 great sketches this month.  Stop by the DCWV blog and become a member of their community. 

 Lots of great inspiration.

November sketches

DCWV  Marquee Stack
DCWV Christmas Stack

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Simon Says Stamping

Welcome to another Simon Says Stamping Challenge week.  

Simon's  Wednesday challenge is titled "Anything Goes". 

Combining the Wednesday and Monday blog challenges so great fun.  
This gives a great starting point to the design of your project.


The Monday Simon Says Challenge this week is called "Throwback"  Throwback you ask... well, check out past blog posts and find a challenge that peaks your interest and create a new project.

My "Throwback" challenge goes back to June 8, 2014 blog  post.

The designers at Simon Says Stamps are showcasing Lawn Fawn this week. I just happen to have some Lawn Fawn Stamps, so here is my card for 

"Anything Goes" with inspiration from a Monday "Throwback" challenge of Paint.

I dry brushed my sentiment cardstock strip and dabbed a cylinder bottle into
paint to achieve the painted circles.

My large banner pattern paper is by DCWV.  The pattern paper comes from the Heirloom Christmas Stack.
Join me next week for a new Simon Says Challenge and become a member of their community.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 23, 2015

DCWV and Simon wednesday challenge

Welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday challenge.  
This week's challenge is called "Wrap It Up".  Inspired by many design's I created a card to celebrate a friend's birthday.

Here is my take on the Wrap It Up theme this week.

Be sure to visit Simon Says blog and become a member of their community and participate in challenges.
Thanks for stopping by, appreciate all of your kind comments.
DCWV Celebrate paper stack


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Stack-a-holic Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)

Good morning, Blogger Peeps! 
Wanted to shout out a thank you to DCWV for last months kind pick of my September Stack-a-holic layout and card.  Here is the link to the September DCWV post of all the lovely entries and support that they received showcasing DCWV products.
This month October, they have a terrific layout sketch and traditional card sketch that all of you can play along with.
Featuring the Merry Memories Stack by DCWV.

 Here is the card sketch for the month of October.
My card is an early start to my Christmas card mail out.  I choose pattern papers from the "The Crafty Christmas" stack.
Please be sure to visit DCWV blog and become a member of their community.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

BoBunny Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the blog today.  Bobunny has a great October sketch challenge this month which gives you the chance to complete lots of journaling tags or photo tags, your choice.

Here is my entry for this fun sketch.

BoBunny Supplies
C'Est La Vie paper collection
Urban Acrylic Stamp Set
Play along with Bobunny this month for an opportunity to receive this great RAK

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has started, lets get this party moving. 

There is an amazing listing of over 40 generous prize sponsors! Make sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for all the details. The Link Tool is posted on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog as well. You are welcome to link up between Friday, September 25th at 6 am pacific through Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier. Please remember that your projects must be FALL themed.

Here is my contribution!

I am lakeside at the northern cottage so a warm coffee is so enjoyable this morning.   
The leaves are turning color already.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sparkle & Shine with W&W and Simon Says

Welcome to another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge blog.  

Be sure to follow them and become a member of their community.  

Winnie and Walter is the sponsor of challenge # 14.

Here is this months Challenge  # 14.  Green with some sequins.

I took inspiration from this color challenge and decided to play along and support a couple other blogs.  Support our industry by playing along and showcasing products and their blog sites.  There leadership is appreciated and social media helps these sites gain popularity within our industry.

Here is my card that I am sharing.

Join me and become a member at these websites.

Simon Says Stamp Blog . 
Simon Says has a Wednesday blog challenge and this week its "No Design Paper".  Join in the fun.

Simon Says also has a Monday Challenge Blog, which i will enter my card for support to this website.

Join me and become a member of these website communities and enjoy our industry.
Be creative.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Unity Stamp Company Sept-Oct 2015

Welcome to another Unity Stamp Co. challenge .
Here are the details of the Unity Stamp Co. challenge

1. Our ONE and only Unity Challenge will post Each Month (on the third Tuesday) and go for ONE full month ending the Monday night before the next challenge.

2. You can choose to follow the sketch loosely for your CARD PROJECT - Scrapbook Page - Art Journal OR Mixed Media Project.


3. You can choose to follow the INSPIRATION COLOR PHOTO for your CARD PROJECT - Scrapbook Page - Art Journal OR Mixed Media Project.

4. Link up your creation up to the linky below.  Please link directly to your blog post and not to your general blog.  If you do not have a blog, no worries, you may link up using your favorite photo gallery (i.e. flickr, Photobucket, My Unity Place, SplitcoastStampers).  Unity is unable to upload photos for you, so please sign up for one of these free online album options.


UNITY STAMPS must be used!!!

Here are my 2 entries for this months challenge. Play along and have fun with Unity.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BoBunny August sketch challenge

BoBunny has monthly sketch challenges and I am happy to share my take on the August Challenge.

Here is the link to all the entries on the BoBunny blog for August.
Be sure to visit often at the BoBunny blog and become a follower of all things good by BoBunny.

Here are some photo's of my layout getting inspiration from the August sketch.

Trinkets, Barefoot and Bliss Trinkets
C'est La Vie Couturiere paper collection
Paradise Flowers collection

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Unity Stamp Company

Unity Stamp company has a new monthly date that their challenge is going to be released on a go-forward basis.  Check out all the details here on this blog post.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month will be the roll-over into a new challenge, so mark your calendars.

August challenge

Here is the sketch for the card.  
I have used this inspirational sketch as a jumping off point for the cover of my mixed media album cover.

Be sure to join the Unity community of designers and have fun with the team on Facebook as well.

I am loving the look of this cover, and of course this stamp set from Unity-Trust your soul.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Faber-Castell Gelatos