Monday, September 15, 2014

House of Cards September Classic & Elegant

It's time for another challenge at the House of Cards Challenge Blog and the Classic & Elegant team is posting this week.  This month our challenge is a photo/color inspiration...

  

Here's my card from the inspiration...


I loved the weathered boards in the inspiration photo.  I found this cute weathered boards DP from Basic Grey "herbs & honey" and the cute fruit advertisement in my Apron Strings August All Year Cheer Card Kit.  The canning jar is from Stampin'Up! Perfectly Preserved (retired) and the sentiment is Stampin'Up! Hostess Hello There.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Come join us at the House of Cards Blog for this month's challenge!  

I am also entering this in Darnell's latest NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge as I had never used the stamps in the Hostess Hellos set or the DP and Ribbon.  Click on the picture below if you want to play in her challenge.  She has some great prizes!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Happy Crafting!
Donna



Friday, September 12, 2014

Grace's Special Delivery Baby Blog Hop


Hello, friends!  Today some of the Inspired by Stamping design team members are sharing some very special cards for our teammate, Grace!  Grace is having a little baby boy and we decided to hop and celebrate with her!  If you arrived here from the Inspired by Stamping blog, you're on the right track!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please start at the Inspired By Stamping blog and start from there!

So here's my card to welcome Grace's new baby boy.
Grace I am wishing you a happy and healthy baby!  Congratulations!


I used Creative Tags, Whimsical Banners and All Year Wishes 1 to make the card.


Your next hop stop is Irit Shalom's blog!  Thanks for taking some time to hop with us--please leave some love with Grace on her blog, In Her Shoes, as well!  Happy hopping, friends!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Inkspirational Challenge #64

It has been a while since I played on the Inkspirational Challenge Blog.  But the beautiful Photo inspiration caught my eye.


Here's my card for the challenge.


I had this beautiful peacock paper and stamps from Club Scrap (retired) that were NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff).  I dug them out and there you have it.  A peacock card!  I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS Challenge.  Click on the picture below to find the challenge.  She has some great prizes!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, September 8, 2014

My First Inspired by Stamping Post

Today is my first day posting on the Inspired by Stamping blog.  After seeing the gorgeous watercolored Waterlilly card that DT buddy Nupur did, I thought it would be fun to watercolor the sunflower in the French Country stamp set.

I used the Creative Tags stamp set for my sentiment.  I love how that set has every sentiment you could want to make cards with.  The small tags are perfect when you don't want your sentiment to overwhelm the rest of your card.


I hope I have inspired you to try watercoloring your stamps.  After you try it be sure to sign your work of art!  Happy Crafting!

Donna



Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's Official!

It's official!  I made the Inspired by Stamping design team.  What a thrill!  I love the beautiful stamps that Joanna Munster creates.  Here once more is the card that got me in with my new watermark on it for the DT.

On the right side of my blog under the IBS blinkie is the rest of the design team.  Take a few minutes to check out these talented ladies blogs and the IBS blog.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OWH August Our Daily Bread Design Challenge

I was shocked to see that Operation Write Home does not have 50 cards posted for its monthly Our Daily Bread Design (ODBD) challenge.  If 50 cards are posted ODBD pays for two boxes of cards to be shipped overseas.  Shipping costs are very expensive so we need to get to 50 cards.  Plus you have an opportunity to win a gift certificate for Our Daily Bread Design stamps.  The challenge for August is to include STARS on your card.  I made a card to write to one of our heroes.


Hobby Lobby had IROTOGEN colored pencils marked down in their clearance section.  I picked up some and colored this flag from The Rubber Cafe.  I stamped some old sentiments I have from Cloud 9 and KAndrews.  I'll write a nice message inside for one of our heroes.  If you have time in the next few days please make a card and post it to the challenge HERE.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Club Scrap Cinema Bloghop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Cinema Blog Hop.  If you got here from Annette's Page you are in the right place.  If you got here some other way and would like to go back to the beginning of the blog hop go to the Club Scrap Blog here. I subscribe to the Club Stamp Digital Kit, the Art Nouveau StampClub Stamp Kit,  Unmounted Borders and Backgrounds Stamp, Club Scrap Unmounted Stamp and the Embellishment Pack.  

The digital kits come at the first of the month so I played with my digital kit first. I was sad to see that Lauren Bacall had died.  I always thought she was the most beautiful movie star.  I did a little tribute page for her with my Cinema Digital Kit.  It was perfect for the vintage movie star look! 





When my Club Stamp kit came on the 20th of the month I created this Birthday card.  There's so many ways to use this kit.  Movie night invitations, Movie gift cards for a thank you card!  I missed my nephew's birthday so I created this movie gift card holder for him.

Here's the front of the card closed.

Pull up the "clapper" and the gift card is exposed.

On the inside I added the cute popcorn stamp and well wishes in the Verve font.

Thanks for joining us on the hop!  Next up is Wendy Bellino.   If you want to go back to the beginning of the blog hop go to the Club Scrap Creates blog here.  


Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspired By Stamping Design Team Application




One of my favorite stamp companies "Inspired By Stamping," recently had a design team call.  I found out at the last minute and quickly threw together a card based on this inspiration photo.  We were leaving on vacation the next day so it had to be a quick card.  


Here is my entry for the Design Team.


News coming soon about the DT Call!
Happy Crafting!
Donna



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Bonus Day

The Bonus Day at Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Classes was all about "Color Me" Stamps.  They showed some cute ways to use these stamps besides coloring them.  I used the "Paper Piecing" method for my card but there were some cute watercolor ideas also.


The bird and sentiment is part of a Hero Arts Operation Write Home fundraising stamp set.  It has very cute puns with an owl, a sheep, a squirrel, and a moose.  I used a Memory Box "Bare Sapling" die for the branch and Puffy Cloud die for the vellum.  DP is October Afternoon.  
I'm a little behind in class now, will try to catch up before we head out to Blue Mesa Reservoir for some camping!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 11, 2014

House of Cards August Classic & Elegant

It's another challenge over at the House of Cards Challenge Blog and it is the Classic & Elegant team's turn to post.  This month our challenge is a sketch.  


Here is my inspiration for the sketch.  


I wasn't happy with the harsh lines in the sketch and wanted to find a way to soften them into something a little more elegant.  The punched circles from Basic Grey Fresh Cut DP helped a lot.  I used the Stampin'Up!  Beautiful Baroque EF and the Lovely Romance stamp to further soften the lines of the sketch.  Come join us and link your inspiration of the sketch HERE.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna