Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TCPTues271 {Wonderful Life}

 So excited about another TCP Tuesday Challenge. This week it's super easy. We are hoping you'll join us, it's an Anything Goes Challenge.  I went diggin' through my TCP stamps and love this sentiment. The stamp set is Life's a Beach. 

I colored up the beach bun with my copics and cut him out. I decided to add some 4mm Sand sequins along the shore line. Isn't the texture fun?!

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I stamped it in kraft ink and accented it with a few sequins, Lemon Drop and more Sand sequins. 

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 our Splitcoaststampers 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 TCPTUES271. 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 to 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.
Hop on over to Alma's blog for the link up


Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Reminder {anything goes and still time to play}

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

I have another card to share. I played up more of the white space and aqua color. I was also inspired by the large letter "c". I used an MFT Die-namics to die cut letters to spell out the word happy. 

Soooooo  many prizes to be had. Just come to play along.

photo source:  decoritdarling.net

I needed a birthday card for a friend, a guy, so as much as I wanted to use the pink from the inspiration photo, I went with some yellow, navy, and gray with the aqua. The word "happy" is from Happy Birthday Die-namics. I cut each letter 3 times and stacked them up to give the dimension I was looking for. The "birthday" sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments

I added a balloon duo from Party Balloons and a few enamel dots. The stitched rectangle frame is from Lil' Inker Designs ( I hear they are back in stock.....run and get yours!).

I'm linking this up to the Deconstructed sketch this week. Here 's the layout. 

Current challenge details and link-up for Curtain Call are here

Come Play along. 


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch 228 {oh, Hello!}

 Hello and happy Sunday. I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. It's time for a new sketch with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I put the newest Quirky Cutie, Rocky Raccoon by Reverse Confetti to work. I love his sweet face and I decided to keep it simple. 

I love that these stamps are cute colored, pieced, or just stamped in a solid color. Cuz you know some days,  you just don't feel like coloring.  I used Hot Fudge ink and stamped him onto kraft card stock. I then cut him out with the great new Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cut dies. Love how they layer together. 

I used the smallest circle die for my little tag. I used the sentiment from Arrows 'n Elements. I punched a little hole and added a twine bow. Simple and sweet!

Here is the sketch for this week:
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 SSSC228 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 stamp, it's always so inspiring. Thank-you for stopping by. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Tag You're it #2 {thanks}

I missed out on last week's Tag You're It challenge. Boo! So,  When I saw this week's I sat down right away to play. I looove Laura's style and the water colored, embossed background was too fun to pass up! 

I even pulled out an OOOOOOLD school stamp from Stampin' Up! My woodgrain background. Seee! I knew there was a reason I hold on to my crafty goodies. I feel like I saved money, shopping from my stash. lol. 

Here is my tag. 

I clear embossed the woodgrain background onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. Then I used my distress inks and my acrylic block, spritzed it with some water and smooshed the color onto the paper.

 I let it dry and then used the LID Anytime Tag Die  to cut it out a rounded tag. 

  I added the awesome brushstrokes word Thanks die cut from navy cs and then accented the tag with some wood veneer stars, vellum Stitched Stars and 6mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Here is the challenge graphic:

You should go check out the inspiration from the DT. And play along. I'm so glad I did!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RC-For You {The Cutting Edge Challenge no.3}

I was inspired by The Cutting Edge Challenge. It's a new challenge blog and it's been lots of fun so far. They post an inspiration photo and you just have to use die cuts in your creation. Easy Peasy! I love my dies!

I loved all the white space and the rainbow of cut out hearts on the inspiration card (see below). I reached for the Tag Me, too Confetti cuts. It's awesome, have you seen it? The tag is super cool with the scalloped edge and I can't refuse scripty die cut words. Yep! They are included in this die set. 

I cut up a rainbow of card stock strips and glued them down. Then I placed my word dies on top and ran it through my Vagabond. Then I cut the words two more times with just white card stock. I layered up the pieces and glued them together to give some depth to my words, with the rainbow colors really popping! This also gives lots of stability to the skinny words and allowing me to add the dimension I LOVE without having to cut up teeny tiny foam dots. 

 I also loved the white space on the card and added embossed dots in the background. The word "happy" from Celebrate Cake were stamped repeatedly across the red card stock strip. A bakers twine bow and enamel dots finished this one off. 

I'm also linking this up to the Moxie Fab World- Wonderful Words Challenge: word dies.