Sunday, May 31, 2015

Challenge #186 Stripes & Dots

Hello everyone! The first day of June is here!  The start of summer I always thought.  We have a fun challenge for you this week, and for those that have issues mixing patterns, this might be even more challenging than usual :)  This week we are mixing dots and stripes....put them together and see what you can come up with! :)  Our DT has some fabulous examples for you to get you started.  Take it from there and let your imagination run wild.................

For the background I used the Stripes from Darkroom Door stamps and the "lovely" girl from Dyan Raevely as well as the sentiment. The butterflies are a Sizzix die designed by Tim Holtz. The black spritzers and the stamp adds some texture to the background.

My card this week reminds me of the lovely autumn weather I see each day!
I used an embossing "dots" folder & striped patterned paper on my card.


I used up some scraps of patterned paper for this layout - some stripes and just a few pieces with dots!

Challenge Highlights #185 Flowers

Thank you to all who took the time to enter our challenge last week.  This is  super busy time of the year.  I was so glad to see so many entries.  Here are a few highlights from the challenge.



Thanks for playing along.  Don't forget to grab your button!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Challenge #185 Flowers

They say that April showers bring May flowers.  Since April was so rainy, there are tons of flowers here to provide inspiration.  My challenge to you is to use flowers on a project.  Whether you use flowers as an embellishment, use floral patterned paper or try the craze of rolled paper flowers, just make sure that you have flowers on your project.

For this challenge, I have created a card with a die cut floral border.  Let's see what you can come up with!

I love clustering paper flowers from Prima and Petaloo.

Stamped flowers and a little flower emblishment

Some simple paper flowers to embellish this card.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Challenge #184 Highlights - Chevrons

I'm so glad that some of you found the time to play along this week. I know this time of year is busy for many and sometimes our hobbies get pushed aside! Here are just a few highlights from the week.




Gorgeous work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks to everyone who played along this week! Don't forget to come back tomorrow to join us for another fun challenge! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenge #184 - Chevrons

Chevrons are such a popular pattern lately and they really do add a fun element to any project! This week I want to see chevrons in some form on your project. I used some chevron paper and washi tape on my layout.



Using a Chevron Folder ..... 
the scribbly bird and a Darkroom Door background!



My first Christmas card for the year!

A scrap page about my son's birthday on
chevron paper by Echo Park

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Challenge #183 highlights

Thank you to everyone who entered last week's Twine challenge. Wonderful creations and thank you for showing us various ways to use twine!

Here is an adorable card by  Christine Craig

Beautiful inky work by Karen Dunbrook 

Absolutely fun creation by

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Challenge #183 - Sunshine

Hello there! This is Michelle here. This week it's my turn and I would like to see some SUNSHINE in your creations.  What's your interpretation of this theme? Come share with us at Use Your Stuff! Here's what the DT has for you this week!

Michelle - I used orange patterned papers for this theme

A card, the Chickaniddy Scrumptious cut out and
 Kaisercraft stamps did the work for me.

I used Sunshine Stencil and Sunshine Stamp

Lori - when I think of sunshine, yellow is the first thing to come to mind!

Amanda - this card reminds me of sunshine because of the yellows and blues! Unfortunately our weather here the last few days has been anything but sunshine so please excuse my poor photo!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

#182 Winners

Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there!  Thanks to all who played along in our embossing challenge over the last week.  You always inspire us with such amazing creations.

Here are this week's winning highlights

#2 Cards by America

#14 Helen 

#6 Theresa

CONGRATULATIONS! Don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar and everyone be sure to join us tomorrow for another challenge!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Challenge #182 - Embossing

Hey everyone! We hope you all enjoyed National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday and managed to get your mojo going and creating wonderful things! I attend a yearly all day crop that is put on by Scrapshotz! I go every year and it is just so much fun.  Sandy and her team really know how to put on a party :)
We have a new challenge for you...time to get back to basics if you will. This challenge is about embossing!  Create a project that has either wet or dy embossing on it (or both even).  Here is what the DT has created for you this week!




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Challenge # 181 Winners

Sorry for the late posting. Yesterday I was at an all day crop for National Scrapbook Day and then today I was out and about and at a busy weekend! Thanks to those of you who particpated in last week's APRIL SHOWERS challenge. You are all winners~~!!! You all did such fabulous projects and they were a pleasure to check out. Make sure you grab your badge from the sidebar and don't forget to join us tomorrow for our new challenge!