Sunday, September 21, 2014

Still Time with Curtain Call Challenge

**please scroll down for my Sweet Sunday Sketch Card**

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Wishing Well!  You have until September 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

Current challenge details and link-up are here. 

Clearly Whimsy is the sponsor for this challenge. 

Here is another sample for the current challenge. I used the awesome Hello word die and the coordinating stamp set, Happy Hello. 

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I cut the word three times and glued the layers together. I stamped the word "gorgeous" in Tangerine Fresh ink and then added some pretty stars included in the stamp set. I played up the colors from the inspiration photo. 

Come join us over at Curtain Call!


Sweet Sunday Sketch 237{Birthday-Go Nuts!}

Hello sweet friends! So glad you stopped by today. I have been super busy this past week and while my blog has been a little quiet I have been working hard behind the scenes on LOTS of new stuff. The TCP September release is right around the corner (as is some other exciting things!). 
I did this card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I changed up the square to a circle and used all Reverse Confetti products today. 

The sentiment and acorns are from Quirky Cuties-Sammy Squirrel. I used the Circles 'n Scallops to cut the pretty round layers. I stamped the sentiment with brown ink and then colored up 3 acorns. I cut them out and added them to the bottom of my circle layer. 

Here is this week's sketch. 

Come Play along: simply make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of Karen's post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC237 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

 Don't forget to see what the Sweet Sunday Sketch team has done this week.
Make sure you check out the SSSC crew has done with the sketch. I love how these girls create. It's always inspiring. thanks for stopping by today. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reverse Confetti and Stamp Nation

Reverse Confetti is joining forces with Stamp Nation and having fun with their sketch challenge. I have a sneak peek of my card.  You'll have to hop on over to Stamp Nation to see the full challenge details. 

These are the RC prodcuts I used on my card today. Check 'em out!

Come join us over at Stamp Nation. There is so much fun happening over there.  Also, you still have one more day to give Stamp Nation a trial run for $1. This deal ends today, so hurry on over. 

 Jen also has info about the sketch challenge over on the Reverse Confetti Blog


Color Throwdown no.310 {Grateful Heart}

It's time for another Color ThrowDown Challenge. I used more Reverse Confetti for my card today. I didn't think you would mind. This is the new Give Thanks stamp set and Give Thanks Label Confetti Cut. Papers are by Pebbles and my chevron piece is more peachy in real life than it is in this photo. 

I used Mint Fresh ink for my sentiment and added a mint green button to pull more of the green in from the color board. I also used a few other RC dies, the oval tag piece from Tagged Tote. I stamped the woodgrain background strip from Forever Fall. The finishing touch was the sweet little row of mini hearts from Love Note.

Here is the color board for the challenge. 
so pretty dontcha think??!!

Please join us for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TCPTues275 and Catered Crop {get well}

I might be a little late joining the kitty cats for today's TCPTues challenge but here I am. It's Anything Goes this week. easy peasy!
I used Bounce Back bun for my card today. I was channeling my friend Stacy Schafer and stamped the sweet bun onto some pretty pattern paper. I love when she does that, and it turned out cute with this sick Bun, too. 

I prettied up the bun with some Flower Buttons and a notebook edge thanks to Toppers Cut Ups

Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on ourSplitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES275. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
The winner of the TCPTUES274 challenge is Andrea. Please email Alma for your $15 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!
TCP Tuesday Challenge— Anything Goes! TCPTUES275

I'm also linking this up to the Catered Crop Challenge-Good Medicine. Come play along. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Curtain Call Wishing Well and Whimsy Stamps

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!

I got to work with the awesome Happy Hello stamp set and coordinating Hello word die. I am in love with the font of that die. I used the circle stamps included in the stamp set to make a pretty pattern along the bottom strip, inspired by the colors in the photo. I used the current Freshly Made Sketch 153 for my layout. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Wishing Well Designers


Poppy Sketch no.13-hello

Time for another Poppy Sketch. The amazing Stampendous Stamp is our sponsor again. So many great stamps this company makes. Here is my sample for this week's challenge. 

I used a fun Jumbo cling stamp by Stampendous for my background. It love using large stamps like this with tone on tone stamping. I added a hello word die and some RC Petals Posies for my flowers. A scattering of sequins finished this one off. 

Here is this week's sketch and color combo. 

Come play along. The link up and more inspiration with the sketch from the rest of the Poppy Girls is HERE