Category Archives: Challenge

Ever use Embossing Paste? I did with PCC247

Happy Friday! Today’s card was a fun card to make. I’m using some of the new products from the annual catalog. Now I must admit when I first saw the Embossing Paste in the catalog it did nothing for me, but once I watched the Stampin’ Up! video it jumped into the top 5 must haves for me, it’s smooth, easy to use and dries really fast. The video is below… Read More »

Make a Wish for PCC246

Hope you had a nice weekend, it was rather rainy for us on Sunday, perfect for a little crafting and some television. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge 246, link the image below to check out the design teams ideas as well as other crafters, who knows you may even decide to play along.   For my card I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer… Read More »

Tic Tac Toe with PCC245

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew 245 Challenge -Tic Tac Toe and features some of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors and new Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from the Annual Catalog that goes live June 1, 2017 at 10am MT. After looking at the board for a few days, I finally settled on diagonal top left to bottom right: Bright Colors Berry Burst (new 2017-2019 In-Color, available June 1) Lemon… Read More »

Hide Tide meets Sunshine Sayings for SIP Challenge 100

Each morning when I get up and while having my coffee I spend time checking out some blogs to see what other crafters are doing and when I saw this challenge, make a card using your favorite stamp set, ink & paper, I just knew the card that has been floating in my head needed to be made. I love the beach, blue and watercoloring so this is perfect, especially… Read More »

Sneak Peek with PCC244

Happy Saturday. Today I thought I would combine a sneak peek of a new stamp set (Crafting Forever) and In-Color (Berry Burst) with the Paper Craft Crew challenge PCC244.  The new stamp set and In-Color will be available for purchase June 1st, when the new Annual Catalog goes live. Click on the image below to check out the Paper Craft Crew Blog for other cool ideas. Here’s how I created… Read More »

PCC243 Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday, last night’s hockey game did not end like I hoped, the Penguins lost, not to worry, it’s a seven game series. On a more positive note, what we thought was a pool liner issue turned out to be a pool cover issue and every time we thought we were draining water off the cover, we drained water out of the pool. Bring on summer, I’ll have a pool!… Read More »

Z Fold card for PCC242 Color Challenge

Happy Sunday, hope you are having a good weekend. It’s rather cool and rainy here, hopefully today will have some sunshine.  Perfect time to make some homemade soup and spaghetti sauce for dinner and the freezer. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge 242, a color challenge. Click the image below for a link to check out their blog.  For my card I’m using a Night of Navy… Read More »

PCC241 Card Sketch with Flower Patch

Hope you are having a great weekend, it’s rather warm here today – mid 80’s, sunny and humid, they say by Wednesday it may be around 60 degrees. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge and I’m featuring one of the retiring stamp sets, Flower Patch, a photopolymer set featuring 19 stamps with a set of matching framelits Flower Fair, which are a separate purchase and… Read More »

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 »