Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

Here's my take on this month's Altenew's Inspiration Challenge.
Just love the gold and turquoise in the mood board and that's what I've used on my card.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #15 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello, everyone! I'm back with the mid challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires Challenge.
I absolutely love this month's mood board!
Don't you just love it!  Maybe you're inspired by the colors, the flamingos, the tropical fruity vibe, the jars, the shapes--whatever inspires you from our board, come play along!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

I just love the colors on this one! I've used one of my favorite sets the Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints set with Distress Oxide Inks. 
Looking forward to seeing your fabulous entries! So come play along!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #15

I recently attended the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo and came back with an empty wallet and a bag full of craft supplies! Among the tons of stuff I got was 2 stacks of American Crafts textured cardstock. It was love at first sight for me, so even though I have stacks and stacks of cardstock and patterned paper, I just had to have them :). The colors and texture were too gorgeous to pass by! So for my card for The Heart Desires Challenge #15, I let the paper do the talking.
I'm not very happy with how this turned out and will probably make another card for the challenge. Here's the inspiration for this month's challenge
When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #14 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! It's time for the Mid Month Inspiration for the Heart Desires Challenge #14We're celebrating the anniversary of The Heart Desires Store and the THD Challenge this month with a hop where you could be a winner! Find out all the details at the Heart Desires Blog.
We also have a sale as an added bonus. Everything in The Heart Desires Store is 20% off through July 31.  Use the code CELEBRATESUMMER2017!
Now over to this month's challenge:
I was inspired by the reds and blues.
I've used the Concord and 9th Wildflower set and the Love You, Mean It Stamp set.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #14 and a Blog Hop


Hello everyone, we're celebrating the anniversary of The Heart Desires Store and the THD Challenge this month with a hop where you could be a winner! We are also starting something new for the challenge.

Hop Rules
  • There are up to 3 opportunities to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.
  • Leave a comment on this post on the blog, IG, and/or FB.  You must be a follower of each platform you comment on for your vote to count.
  • Enter the challenge for an additional chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Don't forget to link back to the challenge in your personal post.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries and announced August 2 so you have plenty of time to comment and enter.
Challenge Rules
  • NEW:  A randomly selected participant each month will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store. Who doesn't like an excuse to shop?!
  • NEW:  If you would like to be a guest designer on the blog, please add GD next to your name when you enter.  
  • Don't worry. We'll still be choosing our favorites and offering the opportunity for the winner to guest design for the challenge.
  • Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last day of each month. 
  • Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours. 
  • Include the challenge inspiration pic or link in your post. 
  • The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer. 
  • Most importantly, have fun!!!!
When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

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Now over to my card. I was inspired by the gorgeous colors in the mood board.....I first stamped the flowers from the CONCORD & 9TH WILDFLOWER Stamps with Distress Oxide inks and then colored one of the flowers with Copic Markers and Prisma Color Pencils.
Hop on over to The Heart Desires Blog to participate in the hop and stand a chance to win some awesome goodies!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop - Day 4


Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 4 of the STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop. It's STAMPlorations' 4th Birthday and I am so happy to be a part of this fabulous celebration! 
The blog hop lasts for five days so it is worth checking back to see what other inspiring projects the design team have created.  Here are the details:

 There are so many ways to win,  find out all the details on the STAMPlorations blog.

Prizes:
  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)
* Commenting and linking up ends on Monday, July 3, at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
* Winners announced on July 10 in the June Challenges & Hops winners post
Finally moving onto my projects for the hop:
My first project is a watercolor card using the beautiful Classic Calla Lilies - Shery Russ Designs. I started with trying some no line watercoloring but I was not happy with the results and ended up adding an outline in grey. I die-cut the edge with the Art Edges - CUTplorations
And here's my second card:
I heat embossed the Charmed Cherry Blossoms - Shery Russ Designs in gold and watercolored the blooms with Gansai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment is from the Bold Sentiments: Gorgeous set and Gorgeous Word Die - CUTplorations

PS: All products in the store on our birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. Use the Discount Code STAMPGIRLJUHI and you can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release. Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping). $3 flat rate worldwide shipping on all orders up to $49. Free worldwide shipping on all orders $50+

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #13 Mid Month Inspiration

Hey there! Hope you are having a great week. It's time for the mid month inspiration for the The Heart Desires Challenge #13 which runs through June 30.
Here's how I was inspired by the inspiration image
I was drawn to the green, red and black color combo. I've heat embossed the Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp in black and then loosely watercolored in red and green. 

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog to participate, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I'm back with the mid month inspiration for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge and the theme for the month is
Anything CAS going with the optional twist being to use a masculine color. Remember as always
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
My card features the Houses - The Bee's Knees and the Noteworthy 2 stamps.  I stamped the houses on watercolor paper with Distress Oxide inks and spread the ink with some water.
Visit the Stamplorations blog to participate.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #13

Hello everyone! The Heart Desires Challenge completes a year this month, yohoo!! It's time for challenge #13. Here's the theme for this month
Love those gorgeous greens!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Over to my card. I wanted to make a card like this the moment I saw the Happy Day stampset from Waffle Flower Crafts
I masked out the stamped image and watercolored the background. I really like how this turned out. Hop on over to the Heart Desires blog to play along.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Can you believe it's June already! The year is flying by so fast!! Today I'm sharing a CAS card that I made for the Stamplorations June CAS Challenge. The theme for the month is
Anything CAS going with the optional twist being to use a masculine color. Remember as always
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

 I had a blast making this one layer CAS card. I started off by masking a portion of the ship for the waves and then went on to mask the ship and the waves to add the sun at the back. I hope I have not gone over board with all the masking! I used distress oxide inks, I so love them, they make ink blending so easy!
The ship is from the gorgeous True North Stamp set and the sentiment is from the Noteworthy 2 Stamp set.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to participate. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hey there everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Stamplorations May CAS Challenge. I am super excited to be guest Designing at Stamplorations! Here's the theme for this month's Challenge.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
Now onto my card...
Please do hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Heart Desire Challenge #12 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! I'm back with another inspiration post for the Heart Desires Challenge #12. Here's this month's moodboard for your inspiration.

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore


Here's my take on the mood board.
Do join us at the Heart Desires Blog to play along and check amazing inspiration by the rest of the Design Team.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge

Hey there everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Stamplorations May CAS Challenge. I am super excited to be guest Designing at Stamplorations! Here's the theme for this month's Challenge.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
Now onto my card...
I created the masked background with Distress Oxide inks, the stamps are from the beautiful True North Stamp set.
Please do hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #12

Hello everyone! I'm back with another inspiration post for the Heart Desires Challenge #12. Here's this month's moodboard for your inspiration.

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Here's my take on the mood board.
I used one of my favorite Altenew stamps for this watercolor card. The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Crafts.
Do join us at the Heart Desires Blog to play along and check amazing inspiration by the rest of the Design Team.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #16 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be Guest Designing for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge. Here's my second card for this month's challenge.
This month's optional color twist is Any Pastel Color.
You can ofcourse enter a CAS card even if you don't use any pastel color. You can  link up to 3 CAS cards. Non-STAMPlorations products are OK. 
Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks.
For my card, I first created the background using cracked pistachio distress oxide ink. I then stamped the lotus from the Lotus Love stamp set and colored it with color pencils. Finally stamped the stem and leaves.
I stamped the sentiment in gray as I thought black ink would look too harsh.
I hope you like my card, please hop on over to the Stamplorations blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT.

The Heart Desires Mid Challenge Inspiration #11

Hello everyone! I'm back with the mid month inspiration for the The Heart Desires Challenge #11
Lots of possibilities with our board--love it! You have until April 30 to join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore 

Here's my take on the moodboard.

Coloring on Kraft cardstock with color pencils was so much fun! I just love the My Favorite Nut stamp set from Neat and Tangled, it is such a delight to color!

Hop along to the Heart Desires blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #16 Challenge

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be Guest Designing for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge. This is my first card for the challenge.
This month's optional color twist is Any Pastel Color.
You can ofcourse enter a CAS card even if you don't use any pastel color. 
I chose pale yellow as my pastel color. I first stamped the Large Happy Sunflower with Fossilized Amber Distress oxide ink, then I masked out the sunflower and added Fossilized Amber Distress oxide ink around the edges.
I stamped the sentiment in gray as I thought black ink would look too harsh.
I hope you like my card, please hop on over to the Stamplorations blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

Hello everyone! Can you believe it's April already! We have the perfect spring inspired moodboard at the Heart Desires blog this month.
Lots of possibilities with our board--love it! You have until April 30 to join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore 

Here's my take on the moodboard.
I was inspired by the beautiful spring blooms. I've tried some noline watercoloring. Hop along to the Heart Desires blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #10

Hello everyone! I'm back with inspiration from The Heart Desires Challenge #10. I just love, love, love this month's moodboard! I have already made 2 cards inspired by it and can think of so many more to make!

The colors are just gorgeous and they go so well together! Love those geometrical shapes too, not to mention the map background! I'm you'll find the moodboard equally inspiring!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Neat and tangled
Now over to my card. I loved the map background in the moodboard so I die-cut patterned paper with a map on it. I first sprayed repositionable adhesive at the back of the patterned paper and stuck it onto white cardstock. I then die-cut the panel with the Neat and Tangled Hexstar Cover Plate and peeled off the hexstar pattern, leaving behind the remaining patterned paper pieces sticking onto the white cardstock backing.
The cute girl and teddy are stamped on Strathmore Watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I hope you like my card. Do hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

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