Monday, June 29, 2015

Challenge #189 Anything goes!

Hi Everyone!  

Welcome to this week's challenge which is an anything goes challenge!  We will be keeping this challenge open for the summer, while the DT has some time off to enjoy with their families.  Our next challenge will be September 7th!
You may enter this challenge as often as you want.  At the end of the summer I will pick 3 names to win a small prize pack from me! 

Have a wonderful summer everyone and see you back in the fall!

--Tammy and the UYS DT! 

** Update** Hello everyone!  The DT is getting the new season of challenges ready for you! It was brought to our attention that we had the wrong challenge # for this one previously! THANK YOU!  That was my error (tammy) and it has been corrected.  We will absolutely be doing something special for our #200th challenge which will actually come up in November!

Thanks to all of you that have been participating in our challenge.  We haven't been able to comment on all your entries, but we do appreciate them and we will be posting the 3 winners in a few weeks!

Thank you!

I made this album for my cousin's baby shower gift.  (click my name link to see the rest!)
 Simple Stories Baby Steps is my all time favourite baby line and yes,  I have tons of it hoarded. 
My plan for summer is to get out other hoarded things and make gifts.

With Independence Day coming up here in the states, I decided to make a patriotic card.


I have been working on my coloring skills.  I used one of my colored images to make this note card that can be used for a number of situations.

I realized that I don't have any pictures of my son in the leaves, but oh so much stash of autumn stuff so I purposely took pictures this last fall to scrap.  Here is a simple layout that I did!

Summer time this year is full of weddings for us to attend! I made this simple wedding card for to give to one of the newlyweds!

I have decided to go with a "summery" theme and created an ATB with a Sizzix die, designed by Eileen Hull. I used Rubber Dance Stamps and Rub Ons and Stickers designed by Tim Holz.



... and last but not least the bottom of my ATB .......

Happy Crafting and Happy Summer ♥

I have so many special birthdays coming up I choose to make a split fold easel card for a special friend.  Being in Australia it is winter here so I choose to use a combination of a winter Anya stamped image from The Greeting Farm along with some lovely flowers (like the ones in real life I see each day from my garden).

Happy Crafting <3

Monday, June 22, 2015

Challenge Highlights #188 Colour Me Happy

Firstly thank you all for taking part in my Colour Me Happy challenge.  I was so touched to see so many gorgeous entries.  Each and every one so unique and different and highlighting so much creativity. This is truly the hardest part for me, trying to choose only a few to highlight.  In my eyes you are ALL winners! I have loved seeing each and everyone of your great creations,  So thank you again for joining in my challenge.  My choices were made to highlight just a few of the many different elements that were added to your submissions:

Thank you all again so much and please ladies don't forget to grab your pin from the sidebar.  Have a wonderful day :)



June 22 - Wood

My Turn!   
I have chosen wood - it's so fun to play with, adds great dimension and comes in adorable shapes!
 It also makes a great base for  -or addition to-   off the page projects.
My LO features my hubby and I relaxing on a beach, with a wood title
 (dollar store score - a package of 42 large travel pieces and titles!)
and little spilling wood hearts by Studio Calico.
Show us how you use it!

The other DT members did it like this:

I created a card with a Dinosaur theme using the wood as background. "The Pteradactyl and T-Relax" my vampire and dino are from So Suzy Stamps. The Background, die cuts and sentiment are from Stampin Up.

Wood veneer pieces are one of my favorite embellishments to add to any project.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Challenge Highlights #187 Sentiment

Thank you to all who took the time to enter our challenge last week.  This was an amazing week and your creations were gorgeous!  I was so glad to see so many entries.  For all the participant are the winners but here are a few highlights from the challenge.

Thanks for playing along.  Don't forget to grab your button!

Challenge #188 - Colour Me Happy

Hello Everyone

Shirley here this week with a very simple challenge for you all "Colour Me Happy".  So let your imagination run wild and create a card, layout or anything you please using my theme.  Pick your favourite colours that make you happy, use your fave colour combo's or think outside the box - inspire us all.  

For my layout this week I created a background for a b&w photo of my middle DS.  The best thing about b&w is not only do the photos look stunning but you can use any colour or combinations of colours that your heart desires.  I firstly coated my cs with gesso before adding gelatos.

I used a tag and inked it up with Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Broken China. I also used these colors on the Crazy Birds.

For more texture on the background I worked with the Alphabet stencil designed by Tim Holtz with Ranger Distress ink Walnut stain.

I added some googly eyes, a tiny hart and a sentiment from the Dylusions Set "The right words"!


Fall colors are my favorite color combination - there is something about them that I find so relaxing!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Challenge #187 Sentiment

Hi everyone, this is Martha Lucia  and it's my turn for our weekly Challenge and I have chosen Sentiments. It's very simple, you have to create your project using any kind of sentiment. You can stamp it, die cut it, paint it or write it. As I always say, the possibilities are endless. Just tell us what you use and add the direct link to your post.  Let's see all the creations of the Design Team made just for you...

I created my card using a beautiful stamp from So Suzy Stamps called Palm Tree. I used the embossing and watercolor technique with this stamp. My sentiments are from the stamp set Super Scrip from Altenew and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

 I made this tag with a Prima flower package, cutout from an Authentique sheet and scraps.  
Red plastic moon and dots were part of a Christmas garland.

This is my favorite birthday stamp right now. I just love that big and bold sentiment!


I made this card using one of my favorite stamped sentiments.