People often ask, “What jumpstarts your creativity?”. Now people usually reply with answers like an inspiration photo, or a challenge sketch, but not me. I am motivated by the desire to feel less guilty about my stash, by using something that has never come out of the package. Such is the case with today’s card. I had to have that die of a toaster and toast, but really, it lacks the versatility of the dies I usually gravitate toward (thank you, Captain Obvious!). I found it in my stash, and decided it had to be used…… today. I paired it up with a coffee cup from some Stampin Up paper that was sitting on my desk. The hunt was then on to find a sentiment that captured the feel of the little breakfast scene. I like the look of the metallic toaster and it just might show up again paired with a metallic looking expresso maker or a French press coffee pot. Look at that, that little toaster is versatile after all.
JAVA NICE DAY, EVERYONE!
Today is the last day of the blog hop. I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life. The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!
Supplies: Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.
Today’s card was based on a die set from My Favorite Things. I tried a number of things and nothing seemed to work. In fact, I tried one thing twice and nope it didn’t work. That is the definition of insanity isn’t it?……………………………….doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Finally, I came up with something I liked. Now if I hadn’t been impatient and stuck my finger in the wet Pico Embellisher, it would have been better but, …Oh well.
Here it is:
Supplies: My Favorite Things Tea Party dies, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up Die, Paper House Colorways patterned paper, Pico Embellisher, Stampendous embossing powder, Neenah card base, Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo), Hemptique twine, Simon Says Stamp sentiment from Coffee and Tea stamp set and Scor tape.
Sandra has found a few minutes between hockey games to make a card for this challenge.
The challenge is to use the suggested colours on the card entry. Here is the chart of colours to be used:
Now here is how Sandra took those colours and created a “delightful” and yet “frightful” card:
Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Ink, Pattern Paper (Recollection), Cardstock (Xpress It and Bazzill), Stamp Set (Lucky Dog and My Minds Eye) and 1” punch.
Sandra has a made a super cute card using the sketch from the Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things. There is a problem though……………….have you heard the expression …………a day late and a dollar short? Well we are all a dollar short, I think, but Sandra is also a day late with her entry. Entries closed yesterday at noon. She sent me this to post at 11:34 PM yesterday. So I can’t enter it into the challenge, but at least we can take a look at how cute it is.
Cardstock – Stampin Up
Pattern Paper – Authentique
Stamp Set – MFT Lucky Dog
Ink – Memento & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Markers – Copic & At You Spica
Here is Sandra’s last entry into the Superstar Challenge at MFT:
Cardstock – Neenah and Bazzill
Pattern Paper – Bobunny
Memento Black Ink Pad
Here is Sandra’s second entry to the 2016 MFT Superstar Challenge:
Pattern Paper – Bobunny
Cardstock – Neenah, Recollection & Bazzill
Memento Black Ink Pad
MFT – Penguins in Paradise Stamp Set
Sandra wanted to enter the My Favorite Things Challenge but as usual her breakneck speed lifestyle did not allow for much crafting time. She managed to send me all three allowable entries for posting on the deadline day.
Today is a busy day for me as well. I am filling in at the super fantastic Scrapendipity store all day, so that the super fantastic owner and sidekick, Selena and Holly can take the fully loaded super fantastic Little Green Truck (Scrapmobile) out to the Scrapbook Carnival site at Spruce Meadows and get set up. The Scrapbook Carnival starts tomorrow and the theme is Super Heroes. The Scrapbook Carnival is a lot of fun, and Creative Scrapbooker who sponsers the Carnival give away a swag bag that rivals the one at the Oscars!!! Ok maybe I exaggerate just a little, but IT IS a gooder!
But I digress……………..Here is Sandra’s first entry:
Pattern Paper – Home Cooking The Paper Loft
Memento Black Ink
MFT – Recipe for Happiness Stamps
Die-namics Die Cut – Place Setting
This is my last entry into the Superstar Challenge. This card uses a bit older but still available stamp set and die set. As I mentioned in the last post, I was at a Scrapbook retreat last weekend, and noted that a friend of mine picked out the same retired My Favorite Things stamp set that I used in that post and used it on the album she was working on. Same thing happened for the die I used in this entry. Another friend used the same die set to decorate a layout about our visit to the Coca Cola museum and store in Las Vegas. These two examples show the versatility and staying power of the My Favorite Things and Dienamics products.
My Favorite Things Dienamics Soda Pop Bottles dies, My Favorite Things Soda Pop stamp set, My Favorite Things Dienamics Stitched Banner dies, My Favorite Things Abstract Art stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts dye inks, Pico Embellisher, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
I realized with a start today, that I had not posted my other two challenge entries to the Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things.
The first card that I wanted to post is from a retired stamp set called The Beach. That stamp set was out on my desk from making this challenge entry and so it went with me out to a scrapbook retreat I was on this weekend. A friend of mine who is new to scrapbooking, picked it out of my huge pile of stamps and used it repeatedly on a Scrapbook album she was working on. Just shows that great images have staying power and that you don’t always have to be using only the newest stamps.
Here is the card:
My Favorite Things The Beach stamp set, My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Circle die, Kaisercraft Mermaid Tails embossed cardstock, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts die inks, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bronze, Copic Markers and Xpressit cardstock, Pico Embellisher in Clear, Simon says Stamp card base and Scor tape