Friday, January 18, 2019


Hello -

Well there are several challenges calling for flowers, so I am going to play along for a bit then it really is on to the Valentines.

The card concept has a lovely mostly pink inspiration photo, cas on friday challenge is flowers, and the flower challenge has pink and gray.

All the challenges contributed to inspiration for this clean and simple card.

The flower and sentiment come from Altenew. The leaf outline is from SSS, and the faint dots come from MFT. The bloom was colored with copics.

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Waiving HI

Hello -

I must be in a blue phase or I'm just too lazy to get out any other colors...or maybe its my last gasp before all those reds and pinks for Valentines that are in my future.

I'm playing at the new CAS - Stencil Challenge where the challenge is to use sponging with your stencil.  I found a fun Clarity stencil with lots of bubbles on it and I liked that my first reaction to seeing it was a smile.   Hope it brings the same reaction to my card recipient.

I used my two favorite blues - Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass to give gradient to my bubbles.  One last polar bear before that set goes back into storage, until next winter.  Or maybe fall he could become a black or brown bear too.

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CAS Watercolor and Christmas

Hi there,

I am having fun making cards today.  I have one card for two challenges.  CAS Watercolor - Winter and CAS Christmas Card - Blue & Silver.

The panel was watercolored with salty ocean and faded jeans distress inks, left to dry naturally.  Then I added the image and sentiment from SU's Happy Seasons stamp set heat embossed in silver.  A bit of silver glitter tape was used to frame the panel and finish off the card.


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Pastel CAS

Hello -

Nothing but two loads of laundry left and a change of sheets.  That means I will be spending the majority of my day upstairs in my crafty space. YAY.  Its been a few days since I had time to sit and create in my space.  So beware, several posts are likely today.

Playing over at AAA Cards:



I'm going with the sketch and the colors.  A very simple card.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge Organization

Hi Everyone-

I'm trying to play in challenges more consistently and to stop missing deadlines.  I used to save the challenge links in a tool bar on my browser. I had to change the title of the link to get in the due date and sometimes I was just to lazy to do that.  As a result I missed challenge deadlines.

In December I tried a slightly different approach.  I added sub-folders to my toolbar Challenge folder.  Each of the sub folders corresponds to a date in any given month.  As I find challenges I am likely to want to play in, I drag that challenge and drop it into the appropriate date challenge. 

As I sit down to create, I just open the next closest challenge due date and with one click can open tabs for each challenge on my browser. (I use mozilla's firefox - and the option to open all is at the bottom of the list.  In Edge, a right click will give the option to open all.)  I have a few links at the top for challenges that don't really work in my date folders.  I also have a "played" folder where I move the completed challenges to.  Just incase I miss seeing the results on a busy day/week. I can go back and check on them.

Here is what it looks like for the next batch of cards; the are all due after the 18th and before the 24th:

I am loving this new approach.  How do you decide which challenges to play in or organize your DT duties?

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