Sunday, January 31, 2016

HIghlights for Challenge # 208

Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week everyone! Such wonderful entries for our sequins/glitter challenge. Here are some highlights for you!

 Those sequins added just the right touch to this wonderfully textured card!

The clean look of this layout is really great with just a few pastel sequins put in for some great clustering.

This fun watercolored shaker card is a great way to use up a bunch of those sequins in one shot. :)

Ladies don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar! 

Join us tomorrow with a brand new fun challenge to play along with!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Challenge #208 - Sequins or Glitter ♥

Hello everyone!  Renee here with the new challenge for this week.  I'm not sure about you, but I fell in face first to the sequin/glitter craze.  Consequently, I have a ton of it in my craftroom.  Lately, I have been looking for a way to use lots of it up at a time.  So, the challenge for this week is to pull out some of your sequins or glitter and use it on a project.

For my take on this challenge, I used my Fuse tool, another of my supplies that often sits unused, and made a bookmark for my planner for the month of January.  Because I was custom fusing the bookmark, I was able to put in a ton of sequins to add sparkle to the bookmark.  

Okay, your turn.  Lets see what you can come up with using sequins or glitter.

I used some old book pages for the background. I stamped my image and placed it behind a "frame", actually a leftover from a Lace-Up Picture Frame, which I colored with gold, brown and a tad of green acrylic paint. 

Since I didn't have any sequins I added distress glitter to a heart.

To create my card, I used a Fancy Heart die cut from DieNamites as focal point and a stamped background in the same tone on my card base. Also I added three different colors of sequins gold rose, antique rose and white and a little touch of glitter represented on the bottom border.


I used one sequin embellishment on this layout, it's the yellow bow on the bottom left of the layout.

I've had this big stack of glitter paper for awhile and so I've been trying to use it on a variety of projects.  It worked just great for this Valentine's Day card I CASE'd off of Pinterest

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Highlights for Patterned papers challenge

  Thank you soooo much everyone for playing along this week ~ hope you all had fun using up some stash.
In no particular order (because there were so many great projects !) some highlights:

Jane Willis 's super cute and crisp clean card

This adorable school page by  Sandy Ross

Outside the box with this lovely mini  Creative Love Affair:

Don't forget to come again this week and play along with the new challenge debuting tomorrow!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Challenge #207 - 3 or more patterned papers

Hi it's my turn to host and I am challenging you to do my go-to stuff-user-upper  - using 3 or more patterned papers on a project.  Whether you use up some scraps or cut down bigger sheets and use both sides to get your 3 patterns I just want to see you mix it up!

I think sticking in the same colour families keep it from looking too busy.

The other girls did it like this:

Here is my take on this weeks challenge.  It might not look like it but I did only use 3 different sheets of patterned paper.  I love any range that has double sided papers for just this reason.  So much versatility!


I used three different patterned papers, in combination with some solid cardstock, to create this page!

I chose some papers from the Be Loved collection by My Mind's Eye for my layout.  I love getting paper kits that already have matching papers :)

What will you do?  Join in on the linky here:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Challenge #206 Highlights

Thanks so much to everyone who was able to participate in our Brads challenge this week!

Here are a few highlights!

Jane made this wonderfully detailed card!

Karla submitted this beautifully heartfelt layout. 

Susanne used brads in such a unique way on this adorable card!

Please grab your badge ladies!

Thanks to everyone who found time to share a project with us this week! 

Please come back tomorrow for another great challenge! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Challenge #206 - Brads

Hi everyone! It's Amanda with this week's challenge!

Brads are one of my favorite embellishments both for attaching things or just for decoration!
This week I challenge you to dig into your stash and use one or more brads on your project!

For mine I used up some super tiny black brads for my flower centres!

Here's a look at what the design team came up with!

Martha Lucia
I used brads just to decorate the border of my tag. This is non traditional card created with Quick Quotes Scrapbook papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks.


I didn't even know I had brads :)
I used Rubber Dance Stamps, a Sizzix die, some hemp cord and of course the square brads!


I pulled out some large fabric covered brads to use on this Christmas layout. I hope you get inspired to pull out some brads from your stash and use them up on a project this week.

I don't use brads often because I don't like poking holes in my pages, but
one of my favourite things to do with brads is create layered flowers
with old flat ones to use in my clusters.

For my card, I used brads to add visual weight to the top and bottom of my card for balance.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Challenge #205 Highlights

Hello everyone! Thank you so much to all of you that participated in our first challenge of the new year! I enjoyed visiting all of your blogs to see your beautiful creations!

Here are this week's highlights:

Congrats, ladies! Be sure to grab your badge!

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Thank you to everyone that played along! We'll be back tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Challenge #205 - Tags

Hello everyone!  Happy New Year to all of you! I hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season and are ready to get back to some challenges!

It's Lori here, and I am excited to bring you your first challenge of the new year. My challenge to you is to use a tag on your project.

Here's a look at what the design team has created for you:

I had an ephemera pack from Pink Paislee that I uncovered in my stash recently, and I thought the tag and the heart transparency worked so well together for my card.
Do Not Open Until Dec 25.
I had a few extra tags laying around, even after wrapping presents with my "helper!" !!

I was going old school with this layout and just doing simple stamping and embellishments lots of inking and a few die cuts and transparencies that I found in  my stash...


I used a tag for my journalling on this layout!

I made this simple card using a tag to stamp out my images on and a second tag to make it pop!

I hope you find some time this week to play along with our challenge. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Challenge #204 Highlights

Happy New Year dear friends! 
As always, there were so many fabulous entries during this wonderful season! And we found a lot of inspiration in your creations. Here are a few highlights!

Congrats ladies! Please grab your badge!

Thank you to everyone who played along with us! We hope to see all your lovely creations during this 2016!