Thursday, October 2, 2014

Little Tangles Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 

Today's card is inspired by Pinterest.  I found a few sketches and took a few elements from a few of them. Coming up with this CAS with lots of white space!

 
 
Neat and Tangled's Kindness Matters Stamp set was used to create this card!
Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!
  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!
Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:
Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stampsHERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 28th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy National Coffee Day!!

Let me start with...

I am not a coffee lover...I know, I know! How can that be?!?!

However, I love the smell of it and it makes for some perfect gifts! So why not make some coffee related crafts!

Today, I am playing along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Check out the details, HERE!
 
CoffeeLoversBloghopBadge

Here is my creation:


I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Coffee Town stamp set (along with their Around Town stamp set). To create the cup tower, I stamped the first image and then taped the bottom cup/saucer and inked the remaining image. I repeated that step a few times. The last cup was cut out and tipped over to look like a spill.

What to get more coffee inspiration? Check out the blog hop HERE to see some amazing projects!



 Thank you Chaitali and Amy for putting together a GREAT blog hop!

Thank You Butterfly Reflections, Ink!

Today is my last post for the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Design Team! Where has the time gone! Boy, did that go by fast!
 
One of my favorite things from the BRI shop has to be the awesome exclusive stamps that were released! They are still available, HERE!
 
Here is the card I created using the Over the Rainbow set:
 
 
To create the rainbow, I stamped the words in black. Then I stamped the remainder of the rainbow in a variety of colors. To create this look, I taped the sections of the image I did not want to color. Once the ink is applied, I would recover the tape and stamp the image.  To add some texture to the card, I added a couple cloud diecuts.
 
Supplies from BRI Store:
BRI Exclusives - Over the Rainbow stamps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge

Today I am playing along with the August/September Challenge over at Waffle Flower Crafts! If you have not seen their stamps, stop over and check out their fun designs!

The challenge consists of a sketch or technique or even both. To check out the challenge, click HERE.

Even though my card was inspired by both of the challenges, I decided to focus on the sketch:

Waffle Flower Challenge Sketch 2014-08
 
Here is my take:

 
I used stamps (stars and 'HELLO') are from the Waffle Flower's Bowtiful Stamp set!
The fox and speech bubble stamps are from the Sweet Stamp Shop's Foxy stamp set.
 
Thank you for stopping by!
 
Also playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, September 22, 2014

Is it a Bag or Is It an Envelope?

Hello, Butterfly Reflection, Ink friends! What better way to start off the new week with a new BRI project!
 
I have always used treat bags for...well, treats! But the idea came  to me to turn it into an envelope for a card.
 
 
I love that the glitter stars add so much texture to a simple treat bag. A simple paper banner is added to the bag to act as a closure. A simple sentiment is stamped on the bottom of the banner.  To finish the envelope, I added a couple different embellishments (the heart and the enamel dots).
 
Supplies from the BRI shop:
Cosmo Cricket- Treat Bags
My Mind's Eye - Enamel Dots and Mildred Paper Pad
Waffle Flower Crafts - Bowtiful Stamp Set

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge - 15 Minute Challenge


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 

When I am in a creative bind or in a time crunch, I rely on sketches to get me started. My main source for card sketches is Pinterest.  Here is the sketch I used to get ready for the 15 minute challenge!

My Scrapbook Layouts-Free Card Making Sketches--starrynightsdiva.hubpages

Using the sketch above, I gathered my supplies


Now it is time to start the timer...
13 min 28 sec later:



Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!

  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!


Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:


Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stampsHERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 28th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's a Spooky Butterfly Monday!

Hello, Butterfly Reflection, Ink friends! What better way to start off the new week with a new BRI project!
 
I am excited to share my card today! The stamps are from the newest Lawn Fawn release, which is available in the Butterfly Reflection, Ink store.
 
 
I wanted these cute spooks to look like they were peeking through the holes. The holes are created using a circle die. The images are stamped and colored in with a selection of markers. The sentiment is stamped onto a banner held by one of the monsters.
 
Supplies from BRI shop:
Lawn Fawn - Monster Mash Clear Stamps

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expression SSS Challenge

Hello, everyone! School has been back in session for 3 weeks now and I am loving my free time! I have been able to crank out some 'for fun' cards! I am loving that my crafty mojo has started to make an appearance again!

Today I am playing along with the Taylored Expression's SSS challenge! This is my first time playing along with one of there challenges.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

 
And here is my card inspired from the above sketch:
 

 
As you can see, I opted to make it a shaped card instead of the traditional rectangle. I dugout a paper pad and some dies and started to play around. 
 
If you have not heard of Taylored Expressions please stop by and check out their store!
 
Not a fan...but here is my selfie...
 
 
Have a great night!