Birthday Basket for STB!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another great challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we are using some sort of weather element (ex. sun, rain, clouds), as our “Toppings”option.

My card:

DSCN0943I love how versatile the Sprinkles of Life stamp set is! I’ve used the images, before, to make cupcakes and this time, I turned the images into a basket of birthday flowers!  So many possibilities!

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until September 8th, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous cards, so please check them out and be inspired! NancyGlendaColleen, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaShirley and Anni!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Sure hope you will join the party!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake

Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Sprinkles of Life, And Many More

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Basic Pearl Jewels, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You’re the Best for Colour Me…!

 - by OttawaMom

It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for another great challenge at Colour Me…! This is our Playful week, so we are working with Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango.

This is also our last week with our wonderful Guest Designer, Ceal! So be sure to check out her blog and leave her some comment love!

Our challenge:

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My card:

DSCN0938My goodness this was a challenging colour combo for me!  I knew I had to keep it simple, so I stayed in my comfort zone, using some DSP for the background and incorporating flowers as a decorative element. And you know, I am quite happy with the result!

My fellow Design Team members have also created some fabulous samples, so be sure to stop by Colour Me….! and check them out. We can’t wait to see what you create!!! Antonia, Bhavana, Hayley, Jinny, Julia, Kim, Ren, Tara, Valentyna, and Crystal (Guest Designer).

The challenge will end on August 31st, at 12:00pm (EST). And as with any challenge, there are a few rules, to keep things fair – you can check them out here.

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Lost Lagoon, Subtles (Pool Party) DSP Stack, Whisper White

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Watercolour Words

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

A Little Christmas in August!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another fun challenge at Stampin’ Celebration! and this time we are working with a sketch.

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I thought our sketch was perfect for showcasing a really great piece of DSP, so I chose a piece from the Merry Moments DSP.  I think the heatwave we were experiencing when I created this card, probably had something to do with the theme – I really wanted to think cold thoughts!

I would also like to enter my card into the current challenge at Merry Monday.

169Our challenge is open until Friday, September 4th, at 9pm EST, so there’s plenty of time to play along.

Please head on over to the Stampin’ Celebration blog and check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to love all of their creations!

And as with any challenge, there are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your Stash.
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post.
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours.
  • And Have Fun!!!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Stamp Set: Merry Everything

Tools & Embellishments: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Mossy Meadow Thick Baker’s Twine (R), Early Espresso Clothespin (R)