Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #24


The time has come for our final Pinspired challenge!  For this challenge we are working with this pin featuring iced snowflake cookies!
The sponsor for this challenge is Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  The winner of this challenge will receive a stamp set of their chose from Fresh Squeezed Stamps!


Since the pin we are working with features cookies, I decided to repurpose a few of my stamps to make a tray of cookies.  The tray is actually supposed to be a frame and the cookies are, of course, made out of snowflakes!   If you are interested in playing along, head on over to the Pinspired blog!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #23

Pinspired Challenge #23 begins today, but before we get into the details, we at Pinspired have an announcement to make.  We as a team have decided after much thought and consideration to close down the Pinspired challenge site at the end of the year.  Our last challenge will be posted on Dec. 24, 2013.  We have enjoyed this opportunity and want to thank everyone who has participated.  We would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and support! 

Now, for our next last challenge, we have this lovely teal and red pin to work with:

Our sponsor for this challenge is Some Odd Girl.  The prize for this challenge will be three free digital stamps from Some Odd Girl's online store.

For my card I made a Christmas city scene inspired by the colors in the pin.

We would love to have you play along with us!






Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #22

It's time for another Pinspired Challenge!  Check out the fun pin we are working with this week: 

The sponsor for this challenge is Xyron!

They are offering the winner of this challenge a 2.5 create-a-sticker maker!  I have two sizes of Xyron's sticker makers and they are awesome!

Now for my card, I wanted to go with a hand written quote, but mine didn't turn out so well.  It's imperfect, uneven and half the words go uphill!  However, when I printed the quote out and went to change my card, both my kids told me to leave like it was.  So I did and now I'm  okay with the imperfection.  It just means I need to practice some more!   

I hope you will join us for this challenge!  Head on over to the Pinspired blog and link up!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #21

 Pinspired Challenge #21 begins today and here is the pin we are working with:

I made a gift tag using Papertrey Ink's Cupcake Collection.  This tag is large enough that it could be used as a gift tag and a small card in one!  I think this tag would go perfectly with a sweet cupcake treat for someone's birthday.

The prize for this challenge is being offered by our DT member Lalo Ik! The winner will receive a prize package (pictured below) that includes a Christmas stamp set, twine and snowflake ribbon by May Arts Ribbon and 3 Versamagic dew drop inks!  

Head on over to the Pinspired blog and play along with us!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #20

It is time for another Pinspired Challenge and this time we are working with a Halloween/Fall theme!

 Our sponsor for this challenge is Snake Tape from Scrapp'n Supplies!  They are offering the winner of this challenge a tape bundle!




I love to craft and decorate for Halloween, so I have a lot of (old and new) Halloween themed supplies!  Most of the supplies  (Heidi Grace, Stampin' Up and My Mind's Eye) I used for this card have probably been discontinued since they are from previous seasons, but I still love them.  

Be sure to stop by the Pinspired Challenge blog to link up and while you're there, check out what the rest of the design team made!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #19

 Pinspired Challenge #19 is now live!  Check out the cool pin we are working with for this challenge:

Our sponsor for this challenge is Authentique.  They are offering the winner of this challenge a Halloween themed prize pack!

For my card, I used some fun patterned paper from the Wild and Free line by Glitz. The die used for the word you and the sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.
We would love to have you play along with us!  Head on over to the Pinspired blog to link up your creation and while you're there, check out what the rest of the design team made!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #18

Pinspired Challenge #18 begins today! For this challenge, we are working with this cute and colorful pin.  I love the animals on this print!


Our sponsor for this challenge is a brand new company called Pink Hippo!

The winner of the challenge will receive the Witchy Woman stamp set pictured below.

And here is my card inspired by the pin above!  Be sure to stop by the Pinspired blog to see what the rest of the design team made!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #16

The 16th Pinspired Challenge is now underway and this is the pin we are using as inspiration:


And here is the card I made using some lovely Amy Tangerine products.

This is a challenge you are definitely going to want to participate in because the prize is a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson's online store!  Head on over there and take a look around.  I know you will find something you like!  Then, head on over to the Pinspired blog and link up your project!

Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge

One more entry for the Simon Says Stamp Kid's Summer Challenge.  For this entry my daughter made a set of  monochromatic cards with some puffy stickers.



Pinspired Challenge #16

Be sure to stop by today and check out the newest Pinspired Challenge.  My card for this challenge will be

up later this evening!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge

For this card my daughter used a Penny Black stamp and my copic markers to color in the image.

Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge


This card uses more of my daughter's American Girl stickers.  
I like the color scheme she went with here!



Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge

Another one of my daughter's cards for the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #15

It's time for another Pinspired Challenge, and for this challenge we are working with the fun pin below.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Kiwi Lane Designs.  They are offering the winner of this challenge a $25 gift certificate to their online store. 



I chose to go with the bird and alphabet theme, but changed up the color scheme a bit by adding some pink.  The patterned papers and the alphabet card are both by October Afternoon.


If  you would like to play along with us, head on over to the Pinspired blog and link up a project!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Summer Children's Challenge

For this card, my daughter used some of her American Girl scrapbook supplies.


Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge

My daughter was super excited about entering the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge.  So when I read that she could enter as many times as she likes, she got right to work!  The next few blog posts will be more of the cards she is submitting for this challenge.  Also, thanks so much for all the sweet comments left for her on the last blog post!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge



Simon Says Stamp is having their Annual Summer Children's Challenge and it is open to entrants between the ages of 2 and 16.  My daughter is 9, and is very excited to participate in this challenge. Below is the card she made.  Wish her luck!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #14

 It's time for another Pinspired Challenge.  Here is the pin we are working with for this challenge:

Our sponsor for this challenge is My Time Made Easy! The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the My Time Made Easy online store!

For my card, I used the Camper's Campsite Package from My Time Made Easy.  Both the patterned papers and the sentiment are digital elements from the Camper's Campsite Package.  

We hope you will play along with us!  Head on over the Pinspired blog to link up your project!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #13

Pinspired Challenge #13 is now live and we have a fun red, white, and green pin for you to work with.

Our sponsor for this challenge is My Time Made Easy, and owner Lauren Meader is offering the winner of this challenge a free template (winner's choice)!

Be sure to check out all that My Time Made Easy has to offer.  You can purchase products individually or in sets.  My Time Made Easy offers templates, digital and acrylic stamps, digital papers,and cut files. I have not worked much with digital stamps, but all of Lauren's products come with full instructions, making it very easy to try something new!  
For my project, I used the Happy Camper template and the Happy Camping digital stamp set.  

Be sure to head on over to the Pinspired blog and play along with us!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #12


Pinspired Challenge #12 starts today and here is the pin we are working with:

I love this aqua and red color scheme, and since we are so close to July 4th, I decided to make a patriotic card. We attend a large family party every July 4th, so I thought this would be a good card to thank the hosts.  

SP & Company is returning as our sponsor for this challenge and they are offering the winner TWO free (in stock) stamp sets-winner's choice!  

Head on over to the Pinspired blog to see what the rest of the design team made and to enter this challenge.   We can't wait to be "pinspired" by you!