House of Cards November Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards November Challenge! We have a winter holiday inspiration for you this month that you are going to love!  Create a card inspired by the Holiday photo, use the color palette, or combine the two for your own gorgeous winter creation! You can get all the details, link up your creation, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at the House of Cards Blog right here:

Holiday and/or Colors

To be honest, I really had a hard time with this month’s challenge! My first attempt was much to literal of an interpretation – -I had coffee mugs and pine needles, and it just looked way too dark and clunky. But then I tried something completely different, creating a wreath of beautiful stitched leaves in shades of green, gray, and purplish red, a bit of a variation of the color palette. I finally achieved what I wanted originally, lots of texture and a feeling of the wintry outdoors!

Take a look at how our design team felt inspired too!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

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House of Cards October Challenge

CAS Halloween and /or Colors

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the House of Cards October Challenge! We have a great inspiration photo for you to play along with this month! Isn’t that little pumpkin the cutest? I always have a little pumpkin gourd like that somewhere in my house every October, so this challenge is perfect timing for me too! You can get all the details on how to enter your October creation, and find more great inspiration and ideas over on the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you this month!

I used a few brand new Poppystamps dies from our newest release, Leafy Wreath Collage, and Doodle Jack o Lanterns. I LOVE Doodle Jack o Lanterns because they just look so cute and a little wacky!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you this spooky October!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Be sure to link up your creation over at House of Cards!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

House of Cards September Challenge: Group 3

Hello Everybody!

Have you seen the exciting challenge over at House of Cards this month? Today, the talented designers from Group 3 are sharing their inspiration for September’s Challenge. You can see great inspiration and ideas, and play along over at the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add text and/or colors

There’s plenty of time to play along! We would love to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

House of Cards August Challenge

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to our new August Challenge over at House of Cards! We have got a gorgeous inspiration photo for you this month, filled with rich jewel tone florals and a fresh color palette. You can get all the details and link up your creations over at the House of Cards blog right here:

Take a look at this month’s challenge!

Floral Images and/or Colors

This is how I was inspired!

I used the Beautiful Day layered stamp set from Altenew, and stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves. Then I glued them on to a card panel and let it dry overnight. I then cut Winnie & Walter’s  In A Word: hello, right in the center of the image, holding my breath that the cut would come out perfect! I then cut out “hello” about 5 more times, then adhered everything in place, giving the hello a beautiful, raised dimension on the card. It turned out great!

Take a look at what our Design Team has created for you today!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you will create! Please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards July Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Have you seen this month’s July challenge over at House of Cards? We’ve got some bright summer inspiration for you! You can get all the details, link up your bright and beachy card, and see more great inspiration and ideas from our Group 3 design team right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

This month,  you can add stripes, use the color palette,  be inspired by the photo, or combine all three! It’s up to you and we’d love to see what you create! Here’s my take on the challenge!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards July Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards July Challenge! We have got a summery inspiration photo for you this month! You can get all the details, and see the gorgeous ideas from our Design Team over at the House of Cards blog right here:  http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add stripes, use the color palette, be inspired by the photo, or mix and match! You decide!

I love this bright and beachy inspiration, so I created an easy breezy summer tag! This will be perfect to attach to the gifts I’ll be sending from our upcoming Florida vacation! I can’t wait to feel the soft sugary sands of the Gulf under my feet!

Take a look at all the terrific inspiration and ideas from our brand new House of Cards Design Team!

 Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

House of Cards June Blog Hop

 

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for joining us for the House of Cards June Blog Hop! This month, we are celebrating the end of another term at House at Cards, and saying goodbye to a few of our favorite designers. You can get all the details and link up your June project over at the House of cards blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Our June challenge will run from June 1st at 6:00am through June 15th at noon CST. Any and every card style is welcome too! Take a look at our gorgeous inspiration photo this month!

We can’t wait to see what you will create! Prize winners from the blog hop will be announced on June 20th! Card winners will be announced next month on July 15th!

Take a look at what I’ve created for you this month!

I started with a pretty CAS card using Meirenyu, from Digistamps4Joy, and combined it with Serene Seaside from MHKDesigns. It turned out so cute I thought I’d make one more in a different color palette.

To make the pretty mermaid in green, I enlarged the image just a little, and omitted the seashell sentiment. The images for both cards were printed onto white card stock and colored with copic markers. Originally, I was going to do one mermaid in a CAS style, and the other in a mixed media. I had all sorts of little doo dads and nautical images I cut and ready to go. But this image is really striking and a little haunting too, and I like the CAS look to showcase the design.

Take a look at the sponsors for this month’s hop!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

All Dressed Up

Prize: 2 Images

Prize: $10 to use in store

Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

So, are you ready to get hopping?!

You can always find more great inspiration and ideas from our fabulous design team!

 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 

Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! 🙂 After you’re done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!

But before you go, here’s one more card I created for our special hop! I was thinking outside the box for this!

This darling bird in the round cage is from Birdcage Silhouettes from MHKDesigns! The digital black silhouette of the bird in the cage was manipulated to capture the grey and blue of the glass sea floats. It’s something a little different!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!