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Friday, July 12, 2013

FFC #8 "Photo Inspiration" & Our August GD Winner!

Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
This week's Challenge:
"Photo Inspiration"
Create a card, layout or project from the photo above
We also have a special sponsor this week
Karen and Your Next Stamp will be giving away 1 stamp set to one lucky winner!  So if you have any YNS stamps, please use them! We wanna see them!
Starts: Friday, July 12th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, July 19th 6:00PM
(central time)
We have now changed the challenge rules to 3 entries per person per challenge except for the Anything Goes challenges which will be unlimited.
 Here is what I created this week for the challenge

I decided to use my cricut expression to make my card. I loaded up my artiste cartridge and cut this card at 6" from some deep plum CS from Recollections. I cut out the stars from the same cartridge on teal and light blue papers also from Recollections, at 3/4", 1",  1 3/4" and 2". I then cut out the teal and light blue shape from the elegant edges cartridge at 2 1/2" and 3".
I ran the card base through my ebosser using the "Smitten" folder by Anna Griffin. I layered all my stars together and layered my main shapes together. I used the Kudos Stamp Set from CTMH to stamp the star that says "super" and the sentiments, "You're the best" and "Congrats". This stamp set comes with the Artiste bundle and made stamping it onto my cut out star a snap! I stamped these images in versafine and used my Ranger's white embossing powder and heat embossed each one. I then stamped my sentiment, "Follow your dreams" from Cardz TV Stamp's set called "More Encouraging Thoughts" in soft lilac by Hero Arts. I ran this sentiment piece through my ebosser using my swiss dots embossing folder to give it some texture. To finish off my card I added some purple sequins and used my white sakura pen to add some white dots.
Now let's see what our amazing design team have created for us......

Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 19th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, July 22nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
I also have a winner to announce from last week. A random winner from last week's challenge had the chance to win a Guest designer spot for August! So without further ado... Let's see who our August Guest Designer is!!

Please email me at
joann6274 at gmail dot com to discuss dates!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!
  I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp & Show "A Little Stamping"
Catch the Bug Challenge "Anything Goes"


  1. Great projects from the DT. Congratulations Gail, Looking forward to you joining us as a Guest designer.

  2. Congrats to the winner!!!

    The DT's cares are wonderful...great eye candy to start my morning off right!

    I can't wait to play with this inspiration photo...I already have an idea in mind :)

  3. Congrats Gail! The DT did a great job on their creations-thanks for a FUN challenge! I hope to be back:)
    Sherrie K

  4. Your card is gorgeous, Jo!! I love the design and embossing!! All of the DT did a fabulous job!! Congrats to Gail!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Beautiful card! Great embossing and stamping. Love the stars! Thank you for stamping a little with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

  6. Beautiful, Jo. I love the colors and the gorgeous embossing. Lovely sentiments on those fabulous stars.
    Congrats, Gail.

  7. Love, love your swing card Jo!!! The embossing looks amazing, love the stars and love the colors you used!! Hugs!

  8. WOW awesome DT projects what a fun challenge
    DIANA L.

  9. TOO CUTE!!
    Thanks for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to visit The Bug Blog tomorrow for the kick off of the Christmas in July Celebration!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  10. You card is so pretty!! I love any and all embossing!!!

  11. Such a great inspiration piece and fun cards! :)

  12. Great card ... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  13. I like how you embossed the card. I like the stars and the shapes for the sentiment. Cool color combination.


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