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Let’s get our merry on.

** 6/7/17 Top 3 at Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges! **

Hello, crafty friends! Happy June 1st – it’s unreal that May is behind us already! A new challenge is launching this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. You’ll remember that all of our challenges are Anything Goes and there’s always an optional twist there to inspire you. I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #2 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Stamping! If you play the twist with us this month, please use rubber or clear stamps!

I’ve had the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs, Crazy Cats and Crazy Things (all with coordinating dies) for months now and have only used the Crazy Dogs stamps and dies once. So I got out the Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamps and dies to create a fun CAS card for this challenge. The front and inside sentiments and the stars are from the Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set. SO much fun!

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We have five fur babies so I really enjoyed using this set. Picking out the necktie and Santa hat for these guys was a major part of the fun. None of ours would tolerate any clothing or hats so I had to live vicariously through these comical stamped images, lol!

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I decorated the inside with strips of the same paper used on the front, stamped a sentiment, and added a stamped and die cut candy cane with a few stars.

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Would love to enter this fun card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #45 – Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: May Challenge – Anything Christmas
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #15 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #125 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: June Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #88 – Include an Animal
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #319 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘N’ Funky: #353 – Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #164 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1722 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #92 – 4 or More Legs
That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog: Feline Fine Challenge
Winter Wonderland: Hats and/or Scarves
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock scrap, Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer DSP stack
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamp sets, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate ink; SN- IG4, TN4, DR2, LG5, JG1, Crystal Clear Shimmer
Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things dies
Accessories:  Marvy Snow marker

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to enter a project into our challenge this month… anything goes with or without stamping – your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Happy Christmas

** 4/9/17 Winner at Christmas Card Challenges! **

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start and you’re enjoying some nice spring weather! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #4 – Picture Inspiration! Isn’t this photo just gorgeous?!

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I created a CAS Christmas card playing off the red in the photo. I’m working on creating more clean and simple designs. It’s a challenge because I do like my layers but I really enjoyed creating this. I cased one of my own Christmas card designs from this past Christmas because I liked it so much. The simplicity is just so cool! And how about that adorable Santa hat?! :)

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The front sentiment is stamped in gorgeous Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. OMG, everybody should have some of this in their stash! The inside sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink, a Christmas classic. :)

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #343 – Punches or Dies
Aud Sentiments: #176 – Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Brown Sugar: #243 – Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: #104 – Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays: #170 – No Dies Allowed
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes for March
Christmas Card Challenges: #9 – Anything Goes with optional Mittens (no twist)
Crafty Catz: #363 – Anything Goes with optional Buttons (no twist)
Creative Inspirations: #271 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #284 – Any Holiday
Little Miss Muffet: #159 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1713 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: March Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge: #236 – Spring is in the Air or Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: #34 – Anything Goes/Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Real Red cardstock
Stamps: SU Suite Seasons and Versatile Christmas stamp sets
Ink: Real Red ink, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink, SN Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker
Dies/Punches: SU Jolly Hat Builder Punch
Accessories:  MISTI

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Christmas project and will link up one yourself! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Oh, what fun

** 3/4/17 Winner at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge! **
** 3/9/17 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog! **

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic February – can you believe it’s just about over, lol! You’ll remember a few weeks back I announced that I joined the Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge DT. All of our challenges are Anything Goes and there’s always an optional twist there to inspire you. I’m super stoked to share my debut DT inspiration project for Challenge #2 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Color Combo! The twist this time is this neat color combo:

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I created a one-layer card using three of these four colors along with a die and stamp set from my stash. One-layer cards are not easy for me but this one actually just came together like it was meant to be! Just look at these little guys! :D

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This was the perfect opportunity to use the round dies from the new YNS Peek A Boo Trio die set.  I can’t tell you how in love I am with the adorable SU Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set with coordinating punch. The card name ‘Oh, what fun’ hits the nail right on the head, lol! This was a blast to make! The stamped sentiment, the stamped texture just above the circle die cuts, the bow ties on the gingerbread men and the scattered hearts all match the colors in the combo. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment. It felt very strange not having a layered panel to adhere, lol!

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #239 – Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Christmas Goes for February
Christmas Card Challenges: #7 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #359 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #322 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #82 – Tic Tac Toe (Red, Image, Dies/Punches)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #52 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #19 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White; SU Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron cardstock scraps
Stamps: SU Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Touches of Texture and Oh What Fun stamp sets
Ink: SU Baked Brown Sugar, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron ink; SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Cookie Cutter Punch, YNS Peek A Boo Trio die set
Accessories:  Stampin Dimensionals

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project! You know you’d love to knock one or three out of the way! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Seasons Greetings Christmas Challenge DT

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! I have another tidbit of great news to share… I’ve been invited to join the brand new Seasons Greetings Christmas Challenge DT! Woo-hoo! I’m really looking forward to creating with these talented ladies!

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Our challenges will go live on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, with Team Kangaroo showcasing their Christmas creations on the second Tuesday and Team Koala (my team) showcasing theirs on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All challenges are Anything Goes and there will always be an optional twist that you can follow if you want – they are there to inspire to you and are not mandatory to participate in the challenge. With two challenges per month, what an absolutely wonderful way to get all your Christmas cards knocked out of the way before Christmas!

The older I get the more I love Christmas and what it means. I typically love creating cards with lots of layers and my big signature bows. My goal this year is to make Christmas cards with less dimension that are easier to mail and not require additional postage. I’m really looking forward to having all my cards made ahead of time which will definitely minimize holiday stress. I’m also looking forward to using rubber/clear stamps in my stash for my creations.

Our first challenge will launch on February 14th. My first project will showcase on February 28th, so stay tuned! I hope you’re as excited as I am! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig