Friday, August 26, 2016

Next Challenge Theme--a Clue!

Hello friends!
Are you excited about our next upcoming challenge?
I am popping in with a post and perhaps you can guess the theme of the upcoming challenge from this card.....?


 This Butterfly Trio has been HARD to come by and it is now back on stock.
If you are thinking of getting it, it is TIME to get it over Simon Says Stamp

The positive side of white conveys freshness, cleanliness and simplicity. However, it also projects stark, cold and isolated. For  today's card, I utilized the color white and I also apply as many colors as I can in the design. The result? I think you get the best of the color white.

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I started out with white-embossing the largest butterfly from Butterfly Trio (Penny Black). I colored it with Kuretake Watercolors (36).  Then I did the tone on tone stamping with Script Cling Stamp.  (also back in stock).


Here is the close-up of the butterfly.
 In the end, I white-embossed the sentiment and added white splatter. And of course, the white doily provides the perfect backdrop for the butterfly.

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White reminds us the the purity of childhood. It is the prettiest color that can coordinate with any color. Do you use white often? I hope this post inspires you to use white more.
And no, the theme is not "All  About White".... good guess though (wink!).
See you on Sept. 1st!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Top 10 Favorites and Honorable Mentions

Hello friends!
We had a smashing success in our last "All About Colors" Challenge.  
357 entries-Wow!
You can just imagine how long it takes to sift through each entry and to give you some feedback (whenever possible). Thank you for your patience and support.

Without further ado, here are my Top 10 Favorites.

3. #83 Anita in France

4 #106 Jasleen

5. #125 Wei Wei Wang

6 #144 Ardyth 

7 #161 Ashwini

8 #176 Sonja K. 

9 # 314. Lysa Q. 

10 #348.  Heather Hoffman
 The lucky winner from the Top 10 Favorites will receive the $15 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp.

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The winner is

1. #54 Kymona Tracey

Congratulations, Kymona! Please contact me for the prize so you can start shopping!
I have chosen 20 Honorable Mentions and you can click on each photo to see the beautiful work.

I want to thank those who use the affiliate links in this blog to make your purchase over Simon Says Stamp. It is helping me to give away the $15 prize that we raised. Your ongoing support is much appreciated. Please continue to do so to help this challenge sustainable. 


Check out some awesome SALES here.  

You must stop by over Simon Says Stamp ( my one and only shopping source)
 If you like to have a MISTI, now is your chance. Mini MISTI is now $49.99 39.99 (hurry, while supplies last).
We will kick off our next challenge on September 1st.
I hope that you will be ready and we will get messy... (hint hint).

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Guest Designer-Laura Bassen

Hello friends!
I know summer time is the lazy crazy busy time of the year-- working, home with the kids, going on vacation and visiting friends and relatives, camping, stay-cation... etc. It WARMS my heart to see the amazing entries in the gallery. AND it also thrills me that my dear friend Laura Bassen takes the time to share her BIG talent with us! I had the pleasure of meeting Laura nearly 3 years ago (that seems so long ago now). I absolutely love her and her big heart. Laura is as dear and sweet as she is in her many You Tube Channel (see here). I can at least tell you that :)

 Check out the super amazing rainbow ink-blending!!
I must say Laura's design is classy, modern and timeless--all in one!

Laura: I simply made several masks with all the different size hexagon dies ( see suggested dies here and below) and blended in distress inks on watercolor cardstock. Then I flicked the water on using the Mini Mister. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!!!

Well, I don't know about you, but Laura does make everything look easy and gorgeous every single time. Today's card is just one more example. The "All About Colors" challenge is ending in a few days. I hope that you will squeeze in some creative time to enter if you have not done so yet.

Some helpful shopping info:
 The promo code:  10JULYTH7 (get 10% off of your entire purchase)
Ranger product code: CHEM25 ( 25% off). Shop here.  


As you can see,  it will take me some time to sift through the entries to pick the rightful winners and HMs. I will be back in mid August to announce the winners. We are taking the rest of August off and will start a big challenge in September. It is a super exciting one!
Thank for stopping by!