Category Archives: Challenge

PCC240 a Sketch Challenge

So how are you today?  I’m not bad, it’s Friday and I took a vacation day!  Last night we were with friends watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win round 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. I was hoping to sleep in today and I did, a whole 45 minutes. For some reason the dogs just don’t understand “sleep in” and need to go outside at the scheduled time each morning, oh well,… Read More »

PCC239 – Metallic Embellishments

Happy Monday, welcome to another week. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Metallic Embellishment Theme challenge, PCC239. Click on the image below for a link to their blog to check out their designs and play along if you like. For my card I decided to feature the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder with Silver Foil Sheet and the Urban Underground Embellishments.  The stamp set is Suite Sayings… Read More »

PCC238 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge #238. Click on the image below to see the cards made by their design team and other crafters, you may just want to play along yourself. For my card I am featuring the Happy Celebrations stamp set and Cupcakes & Carousels products. To create my card I started with a mat of Pool… Read More »

PCC237 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend. Saturday it was cold and rainy then Sunday was sunny and much warmer. We spent sometime Sunday working on the “mud bowl”, better known as the back yard. With all the rain we’ve had the last couple months and the dogs running around we needed to put down some grass seed and cover it with hay, with any luck new grass will… Read More »

PCC236 Square Sketch with Confetti Celebrations

Hope you are having a good weekend, the weather was beautiful here on Saturday, high of 73 and mostly sunny. I decided it wa a good day to get the car washed and boy does it look nice, unfortunately with thunderstorms expected today I’m sure it will get dirty quickly. Now you would think with the weather this nice we would have cooked on the grill, not us, my husband… Read More »

PCC235 Card sketch with Sale-A-Bration items

Happy Sunday, hope you are having a great weekend. The card and St. Patrick’s Day treat bags were really enjoyed by the kids at the party, I’m already thinking about next year! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235. Click on the image for a link to their blog to check out their design teams cards and play along if you like. To make my card… Read More »

PCC234 – Card Sketch with Fresh Fruit

Hope you all had a great weekend. Did you remember to set your clocks ahead one hour?  I’ve spent mine doing some chores around the house and attending my cousin Shari’s wedding. Later this week I will share her card and thank you cards I made as a gift to the happy couple. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew PCC234 card sketch. Don’t forget to check out their… Read More »

Tic-Tac-Toe with PCC233

Hope you are having a great weekend, it’s cold here but the sun is shing. Before I get started with today’s card, I want to take time to thank the design team over at the Paper Craft Crew Blog for picking my cards as Top Picks for challenge 229 and 231, click on the numbers to see those cards.  I am truly honored to be picked! Today’s card is for… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew 231

Happy Saturday, hope the weather is nice were you are – it’s going to be in the upper 50/low 60’s this weekend, really looking forward to that! Today I thought I would post a card I completed for the Paper Craft Crew weekly challenge. Below is the banner for this sketch challenge, after some thought the past couple days, I finally came up with the card I would like to… Read More »

Share Love with PCC230

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve, are you prepared with something sweet for your sweetie? What do you prefer? Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge . . . LOVE . . . Love is so much more than Valentines Day… It is a reflection of individuals we love or events that represent LOVE in out lives!  There are many different ways you express love for someone in your life, today’s card is… Read More »

Card inspired by candy hearts . . .

While doing a little internet surfing I came across the SUO Challenges blog (SUO = Stampin’ Up! Only) and thought I would join the fun. It’s February,  which means it’s time for Valentines! Cards, gifts or treats and treats helped me come up with the idea for my card. How many of you like the little candy hearts with the words on them, I know you are raising your hand right… Read More »

Hey Chick! Stop and see PCC229 challenge

I’ve officially jumped on the “Hey Chick” bandwagon!  I’ve sIf een so many cards made with this stamp set I just had to place a qualifying order to get one, as it’s a Sale-a-Bration item, free with a $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! While I am doing more traveling for work than I have in the past, I’ve decided that when I’m in town I will try to participate in 1… Read More »

PCC228 – a Color Challenge – Love You!

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you have a fun filled weekend planned. Last weekend we brought home our new puppy Diesel, thought you might like to see a picture of  him, he is a 8 week old German Shepard. Here he is with my nephew Jake who was in town visiting his girlfriend and stopped by to drop off some birthday cookies for me and meet the new little guy, aren’t… Read More »

PCC212 Color Challenge with Paisleys & Posies

Hope you all had a good Saturday, we went to our only concert of the ‘summer’ Jason Aldean and had a great time. Opening acts were One Thousand Horse and Thomas Rhett, they all put on great shows.  Since the weather was so nice yesterday we even went earlier and tailgated! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, a Color Challenge.  When I saw their post it was the same… Read More »

Stamp Ink Paper #64

We sure have had a strange week of weather, the last few days mid afternoon while the sun was brightly shining the rain came pouring down for no more than about five minutes, with rainbows following. For some reasons rainbows always make me think of family and friends who have passed away and puts a smile on my face. It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any blog challenges, but… Read More »

SIP # 49 = Flowers

It’s been awhile since I participated in a blog design challenge, but when I saw the new Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge this week, I knew I need to play along.  I’ve had some flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits sitting around looking for a home and today’s card is it! Here is the banner for the challenge, please remember to check out the blog to see all the other designs… Read More »

CYCI #114 Botanical Blooms

Hope all is well with you this week, it’s a busy week for me with work as its a quarter end close and when you are in finance is means some late nights. After a rather stressful day nothing is more relaxing for me than design and put together a card. Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge. I’ve not participated in a challenge for quite… Read More »

CYCI#106 Happy Birthday

Happy Monday, welcome to another week, any special plans?  Don’t forget this coming Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a great time to show some love to the special people in our lives! Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge, this week it’s a sketch by Elizabeth. When I first saw this sketch I though of the two sheets of paper from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration item,… Read More »

CYCI#105 – Heart for Phil

Happy Ground Hog Day! It’s a big day here is Pennsylvania, hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow and winter will be ending, I’m ready for warmer temperatures, how about you? Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge, this week it’s a color challenge, you can see the banner below. I would like to take the time to thank Elizabeth for picking my card from the week #104… Read More »

Wildflower Birthday FMS221

Happy Sunday, hope the weather is as nice for you today as it is here, it’s in the low 60’s and the sun is out. I’m just sitting her relaxing on the sun porch  enjoying the beautiful weather watching the planes high in the sky go by wondering just were the people are going, hopefully somewhere fun! While checking out a few blogs I saw the banner for the Freshly Made… Read More »