Saturday, May 18, 2019

Deepest Sympathy


Verve's Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane is framed using a Sizzix embossing folder and is accented with a soft yellow flower cut from Altenew's Garden Picks dies.  I love this Little Inker stitched rectangles set because the largest one cuts only the stitches on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Stitches)
Ellibelle's  Crafty Wednesday Challenge (Sentiment)

Mother's Day Wishes


A friend requested a Mother's Day card, and I had such fun making this one with lots and lots of layers and some soft pink flowers cut from Altenew's Garden Picks dies.  Just can't put these pretties away!

Since there's lots of die cut stitching on this card, I am entering in the SSS Wednesday Challenge -- Stitches--- and in my favorite A/G challenge, Word Art Wednesday.

BTW, this isn't actually late because the recipient was traveling last weekend and still hasn't returned home...so she will never know it was created after the big weekend.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Friday, May 17, 2019

Inky Paws Color Challenge


The wonderful  Floral Fringe stamp landed in my mailbox yesterday afternoon, and I have watercolored it twice.  I love the inspiration colors provided by the Inky Paws challenge and the cheerful look they created.  I used Arteza Real Brush markers (light green, bumblebee, and teal) and  a water brush.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Inky Paws Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Stitch It--see stitched scalloped panel)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Floral Fringe


Today's mail included a happy little package from Newton's Nook containing Floral Fringe.  The image was embossed in gold and colored with Arteza Real Brush markers and a water brush.  It was cut with MFT Stitched Squares and mounted on a panel cut from MFT Stitched Scalloped Squares.

I am so thankful for a win at the PIP Challenge a couple weeks ago that provided this sweet NN stamp set!  Thanks so much to the good folks at the PIP Challenge and to the Newton's Nook for sponsoring!

Thank you for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
 PIP Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Stitches)
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mojo Monday 515- A Note of Thanks


This card will join the collection of graduation thank you notes requested by our son.  The central panel is from a beautiful MME stack I picked up at Tuesday Morning a week or so ago.  The papers are all in cream and black with touches of gold.  This embossed floral panel goes well with Aggie maroon and the sweet little thank you stamp once enclosed with a Verve order.  I was thrilled that is was the right size for my banner die! 

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to Mojo Monday
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

AHSC 316



Happy Wednesday!  Today is the day the the AHSC design team members share their interpretations of Michelle's sketches.  The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is set up in such a fun way:  a new sketch is posted each Monday, and design team inspiration is show on Wednesday.  That way, participants can choose to play either before or after being influenced by the DT's interpretations of the sketch.  Such fun!  Hope you will visit the AHSC Blog and play along!



This card features watercolored florals from the Simon Says Stamp set called Sketch Ranunculus.  Such fun to heat emboss and watercolor!

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, May 10, 2019

Fun Friday Challenge: Fun with Crates



Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  I was given "Fun with Crates"  from the Cutting Cafe.  I used neutral card stock with a subtle pattern for the box and accented the handles with pieces cut from kraft card stock to create a simple box to be given to a male teacher.  It is the perfect size for a dozen Snickerdoodles packaged in a cellophane bag.

Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!

Thanks so much for taking time to visit,

Christine


Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.