Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heart & Home Challenge #413

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week!  The theme is Heart & Home, simply put you need to have a heart and a home on your creation.  I love fall and living in Arizona we don't really have four seasons. I have to get creative and transform the inside of my home.  I add pumpkins, fall decorations, cinnamon spice candles and pinecones.  I love my house during the fall season! Here is my card creation, please join us this week with your Heart & Home creation.  Just add your link below.  Please visit the LRW girlfriend's blogs to see what they've created.  I'll be back next Tuesday to select my favorites.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Challenge #412 - Featured Projects

Thanks so much to all who joined last week's "Leaf it to me" challenge. It was fun to see lots of fall cards - but some other seasons included too! Here are a few projects that especially caught my eye.

Congratulations, ladies!! Please remember to grab your Featured badge from the sidebar of the blog!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #412 - "Leaf" It to Me

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's Kate here and I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's challenge. Our fall leaves are a bit behind schedule this year but colours are starting to come. I thought that I would name this challenge "Leaf" It to Me - and I'd like to see leaves on your projects this week!

This little mouse image is one of the very first clear stamps that I ever purchased. I just fell in love with the characters on the "Harvest Mouse" set from My Favorite Things and thought this little guy playing in his pile of leaves would be perfect for the challenge.

Please check out the projects created by the rest of the Girlfriends and then link up your own leafy project below! I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Featured Distress It Projects

My oh my, you all sure like your Distress Inks and distressing!  I saw so many wonderful makes that I had a really hard time narrowing down my favourites.  But here they are.....

So fabulous!  Feel free to grab the Featured badge for your blog.  

Hope to see every back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge # 411 - Distress It!

Happy Wednesday, all! This week the challenge is "Distress It" which mean we want to see distressing on your project. It could be that you used Distress (or other) inks, you could distress you paper....lots of possibilities! And remember, it doesn't have to be a card, any paper project is welcome!

This is what I did...

As you can see I used some Distress ink as well as roughed up the edges of my papers. Went for a grungy colouring look too.

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Featured Backgrounds

Well, I am almost it possible to have 38 featured designs (didn't count the Girlfriends, but they were beyond fabulous too)?  You all rocked this challenge!  I had so much fun visiting everyones blog and was so inspired to try new techniques as well as ones I haven't used for a while.  I am going to used a bit of restraint and limit my choices to...4...


Ladies, please grab your "featured" badge for your blog. Thanks so much to everyone for joining us last week at LRW.  I hope you had as much fun making as I had looking.  Stay tuned for this weeks challenge, it's going to be another fun one.  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge 410 - Give Us Your Background

Well, another week has flown by and it's my turn to challenge you.  This time around we want you to give us your background.  Translated, we are asking you to make your own background paper.  You could do this with stamps, a gelli plate or watercolor for example.

I decided to use a technique from an online class I recently did -

For this background I used a stencil,  some transparent matte gel and glitter and this added the rainbow colors with distress oxide inks.

I really can't wait to see how you create your backgrounds.  If it's inspiration you need, the Girlfriends will be here to inspire you for sure!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Featured Hybrid Makes

Whoops, I'm a little late with my Featured post.  But I did see lots of great makes for our challenge last week!  Here are my faves....


Such wonderful cards!  Congrats, ladies. Feel free to grab our Featured badge for your blog.  Hope everyone joins us for this week's challenge!