Monday, August 8, 2022

HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge August 2022...You Are All Kinds of Awesome (Photoplay, The Stamp Market, PFS)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, where we're inviting you to make your dies the stars of the stage.


My card sees a trio of companies' products playing nicely together; The Stamp Market (paper and flowers); Photoplay (sentiment); Pinkfresh Studio (banner die). Easy to make, once the ideas sparked.


What dies will you showcase?

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge August 2022~Anything Goes...Blooming Teapot and Latte Stencil - Have a Fabulous Day (Pigment Craft Co. and Honey Bee)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2022 Stencil Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme.


My card features Pigment Craft Co.s' Latte stencil trio - with tea dye (of course), spun sugar and tattered rose distress inks -  for the background, paired with the cute Blooming Teapot and a sentiment from Honey Bee. 


Looking forward to seeing your stencil creations in the gallery!


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Friday, August 5, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #271~Technique - One Layer Stamping...Hello, Hi, Hey Turnabout

Hello,

We are deeply saddened to share the news that, on July 21st, we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants. The Inkspirational family joins her family and friends in missing her shining light, her 'realness', her kindness. As for me...I miss my friend more with each passing day. 


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #271, where we've selected One Layer Stamping as our Technique Challenge. 


One layer stamping is sooooo not up my alley; I 'need' my stacked die cuts!  Concord & 9th Turnabout to the rescue! Here, I've used an older stamp - Hey There - and it's pretty obvious this is a "Hello, Hey, Hi" how-are-you-doing card. Or so I hope *grin*


Excited to see the gallery filled with your one-layer wonders! 

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Just Us Girls Challenge #644~Word Week - Butterflies....Happy Birthday PFS Stenciled Butterfly

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #644, where our wonderful hostess, Vicki, has selected *Butterflies* as this week's word challenge. Given all the butterfly stamps/dies/images in craft-land, we're sure to some absolutely gorgeous cards! 

We also welcome Catherine Roffey as our guest designer for August.

I've had the Pinkfresh Studio Butterfly die and stencils for a while, and just recently added the accompanying stamp. My stars, but what a difference it makes! Sooooo pretty! The background floral paper is from Cocoa Vanilla; I think it pairs wonderfully with the butterfly, leaving it to be the star of the stage.


Looking forward to seeing a flutter of butterflies filling the gallery!

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

HLS Christmas Challenge August 2022~Anything Goes (optional: Flowers)...Sending Warmest Wishes (STAMPlorations)

Hello,

Welcome to the August 2022 Christmas Challenge here at Happy Little Stampers, where the theme is always *Anything Goes*. We also offer an optional component which, this month, is Flowers.


My mini slimline features a fussy cut poinsettia and sticker sentiment from STAMplorations. I rarely fussy cut but this flower 'had' to be on my card! 


Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards in the gallery, with or without the twist.

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

HLS Birthday Challenge August 2022~Anything Goes....Happy Birthday Kitty (Missees Pet Collection)

Hello,

Welcome to the NEW Birthday Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers that replaces the previous CAS challenge. This change opens up more opportunities, especially since the theme is always *Anything Goes*.  Wildly cheering this decision by our fabulous leader, Kylie!


My card, featuring the cute cat from the Missees Pets collection, was inspired by Lien, from Idea into Reality. Her card using Missees products are absolutely fabulous; I couldn't resist CASE-ing her (as I've often done). You can see Lien's card here.


Hope to see your birthday cards filling up the gallery!


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Monday, August 1, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #46~Special Tribute to Lindsey...I Miss You!

Hello,

What a hard post to write...

On July 21st, we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  


Even though I didn't have opportunity to meet Lindsey in person, she was an integral part of my life. Our daily messenger conversations were highlights of my day, where we covered all kinds of topics, from card-making to book recommendations to recipe sharing. I'll miss her insights on 'life stuff', her sense of humour, her ability to lift my spirits. I am blessed to have have known her; a treasured friend in every way.  


Today's color challenge was chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team here, along with Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthdaywant to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing "Lindsey Inspired" projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Lindsey loved many things, and I did my best to replicate a few of them in my card: books, plants, tea  and cozy fleece blankets. My sentiment inside is simple: I miss you. And I do and I will for a very long time to come.  May you be at peace, my dear friend. 


Hope you'll join us at Colour Hues for this most special challenge. 

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, July 29, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge ##643~Wild Card Week - Case a Designer...Happy Birthday. Casing Lien Ricon/Idea Into Reality

Hello,

Wild Card Week over at Just Us Girls and our lovely hostess, Ina, invites us to Case a Designer. Your chosen *designer* can be a card-maker, a quilter, a scrapbooker and/or even a *design*: a journal page, a tag...a multitude of possibilities. Only one rule: 

Please state who/what you chose, show their *design*, then show your take on your CASE-d card.


It's our Guest Designer Fran's last week with us; 
Big Thank You for sharing your inspiration with us this month.

As you know, I'm a fan of the Missees collections and one of the designers who is awe-mazingly creative with the products (actually *any* product!) is Lien, from Idea Into Reality.  I selected the card below to CASE, because a) it's incredibly adorable and b) I have most of the same papers/stamps/dies that she used. I made a few changes with my version, but for the most part, stayed true to her example. I mean: why mess with perfection!

Lien's card (Her colouring videos are fabulous...just sayin')
My take:

Very much looking forward to see who/what inspired you and how you translate their design to make it your own.
Let the CASE-ing begin; let's see the gallery burst with creativity! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, July 22, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #270~Photo Challenge...Have a Fabulous Day Sandy Paws Beach Scene

Hello, 

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #270, where we have this fabulous beach/van/surfing photo as inspiration. Colours, images, setting...so many directions to go with this photo for sure!


I went with the 'beach' vibe in my translation of the photo. The adorable papers from Craft Consortium's Sandy Paws collection worked a charm...or so I think! So many sweet details in this collection! 


Looking forward to how the photo inspires YOU! 

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Just Us Girls Challenge #642~Color Week...I Chair-ish our Friendship

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #642, where our lovely Sue has selected this photo as inspiration this week. Colour, decor, 'ambiance'...what will capture your eye?


Once again, Fran Wing joins us as our July guest designer. Her card, as well as those of my teammates, are sure to delight! 

The MFT couch collection finally landed at my place and ohmystars! So much fun designing little rooms with the assortment of dies/stamps. The furniture, decor elements and even the drapes are fabulous; possibilities galore with this set.  I think it's obvious what features from the photo caught my eye! 


Looking forward to seeing your interpretations in the gallery! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #45~Peach and Grey...Happy Birthday to You (Missees You set)

Hello,

Middle of July already and time for Colour Hues Challlenge #45.  Kristie, our fabulous hostess, has paired peach and grey as inspiration for the next two weeks. Such a pretty combination.  

 We're delighted to have two talented designers joining us: Joyce and Caroline. You'll love their cards, as well as those of my wonderful team.

Two hues each of peach and grey are featured on my card, that showcases the new *You* dies from the Missees Collection. I love the shadow effect of the large die and the pretty, delicate font of the script die. Of course, I drew inspiration from the card designed by Miriam de Vos.


Looking forward to how Peach and Grey will inspire you.

This challenge will be open until June 28th @ 9AM!

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a 
future Guest Designer!



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Friday, July 15, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #641~Color Week - Coral, Light Grey and Gold...Hi, Hello. How are you doing?

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #641, where our lovely Cecile has selected coral, light grey and gold as this week's colour inspiration. So pretty!
The team and our talented guest designer, Fran Wing, have created some gorgeous cards using this palette. You're in for some amazing inspiration!
 
Since I adore this design (inspired by Miriam de Vos), I made one with the Hi/Hello die set from Karin Joan's Missees collection. The shadows of the larger die and the delicate script font of the hello make for a wonderful combination. 


Looking forward to seeing how coral, light grey and gold inspire you!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Perfectly Cas Challenge #29 (July 2022)~Festive...You Warm My Heart Snowman

Hello,

Welcome to our Perfectly CAS July 2022 Challenge, where this month's theme is 'festive'. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas-in-July...as long as you showcase something festive, all is good! 


My snowman is feeling quite festive, sporting his matchy-matchy toque-and-scarf. 


Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then play along with us!
  • A friendly reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #269 - Designer's Choice - Favourite Colour in Monochrome...Thank You Berry Much (Spellbinders Pie Collection)

Hello,

Welcome back to Inkspirational, where Marlena, as her Designer's Choice, invites us to use our Favourite Colour in Monochrome. 


Blue is my favourite colour; blueberry my favourite pie!  I'm just smitten with Spellbinders' Pie collection! And that pie box is just too cute!


Please check out the monochromatic marvels from my teammates - Marlena and Pia - then join us in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #640~Trend Week - Rocker Card...Beautiful Day

Hello,
Welcome to Challenge #640, where our lovely hostess, Carol Mc invites us to create 'rocker cards' as this week's trend. This interactive folded circle technique is laden with possibilities for decorating; even the bases can be stylized. We're delighted to have Fran joining us as our July guest designer. Her card, as well as my team's, are delightfully inspiring. 

First time making a rocker card for me, so I went pretty simple, using circle dies, patterned papers and stickers. It's little, but kinda-sorta cute...


Looking forward to how you'll 'rock' the gallery with your rocker cards!

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HLS July 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Love Grows Here (Spellbinders Shopping Cart)

Hello,



Spellbinders/Becky Roberts Shopping Cart Too collection somehow 'landed' in my stash and oh, what fun additions there are to the original sets. This cart is loaded with gardening images, including plants, a shovel, rake, a hat and even a pair of yellow rain boots. Such fun!


Looking forward to seeing your delightful dies-focused cards/projects filling the gallery.

Thank you for dropping by!