Friday, October 20, 2017

#TGIFC130 - Sweater Weather

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

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 It's #TGIFC130..and it's all about Sweater Weather!

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Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my Sweater Weather challenge project!


I love my sweaters...and I typically treat myself to a new one each year.  Sometimes it's a gorgeous wool cardigan,,,or sometimes it's something in soft, soft cashmere.    And believe me...they all come in handy living in a drafty old farm house in northern Illinois!   So...when the leaves start changing and a chill hits the air...it's time to bring out the sweaters...old and new.  And so...turning leaves as sweater weather...that was my inspiration for this week's Sweater Weather challenge.  I die cut my fall leaf  in Cajun Craze...and added a pair of wooden leaves and a happy birthday sentiment...all to sit upon a bit of of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  And I just knew the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder would be the perfect background for everything!


How will YOU be inspired by this week's Sweater Weather challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC130 challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Spooky Cat

Welcome...to Sunday...and to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  We're featuring the Spooky Cat Stamp Set...a super fun set that will definitely remind you how much you love getting crafty and creative!


So...here's our set...chock full with a tattooed cat, witch's hat, growling owl, bubbly potions, and even a rat!  What more could you ask for Halloween? 

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As for me...I love this fun set so much I couldn't stop with just one project...so I have three!  First up...I'm showing off our tattooed cat.


And inside?  A fun surprise...an easel fold!


And then...another fold...highlighting our witch's hat in a sweet way.  


Simple...but super fun!  And then...I couldn't resist using our set for a yummy, treat filled pillow box.


If you're hopping in order you've just come from my Crew friend Tanya...and I'm sure you'll want to hop over to see what the talented Mike has for you, too!

 https://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2017/10/src-spooky-cat.html
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Friday, October 13, 2017

#TGIFC129 - Sketch Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

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 It's #TGIFC129, .and it's a sketch challenge!

https://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/10/tgif129-sketch-challenge.html

Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my sketch challenge project!


So...I'm seriously smitten with every element on this card!  The sentiment...from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set...SWOON!  And the Christmas Around the World DSP...goodness me...I couldn't love it more...because what can be better than Christmas plaids and stripes...right?  And then...the little gold embellishment...it's from the Year of Cheer Embellishments...I'm guessing it might be the most overlooked little gem in the Holiday Catalog.  It's it lovely?  

Anyway...that's enough gushing over the amazing products...to make time to gush over the sketch!  Ha!  It's so fun...and versatile...and practically perfect in every way.  In fact..so practically perfect that I didn't change it up.  No skipped or rotated elements...or change ups here...and it's just what I needed for this easy peasy holiday card.  


How will YOU be inspired by this week's sketch challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC129 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

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