This week’s theme and monthly prize
My daughter has headed back to college to begin her third year and this week I will be dropping off my son to start his freshman year. Life will be different around here. Does it mean I’ll have more time to craft to fill the void? I hope so (although hubby is secretly thinking that maybe I will be better at housecleaning! tee hee). This week we’ll be relaxing with an Anything Goes theme but again please no digis! Don’t forget that the entire month of August is an Anything Goes Amusing Challenge!
Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize! We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along (and LINKS BACK to the challenge) will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month. A random winner this month will win this package of Amuse Studio creative candy mini dot twinkle stickers.
This Week’s Inspiration
Juliet is back from her vacation and what better way to celebrate a break with a nice beach card? I love her CAS card with its hand torn sand dune and the way she embossed her seashells to make them pop. Juliet used Seashells Remind Us from Amuse Studio (it’s from their July Collection and it’s still available while supplies last). It has some great sentiments in it and you can find Juliet blogging at Ballpoint Bliss.
amuse studio supplies: Seashells Remind Us stamp set, Vellum cardstock, White embossing powder
While I was at Target shopping for dorm room “stuff”, I passed by the dollar section and spotted some Extreme Airhead candies. They looked like they would fit in Amuse Studio’s narrowest cellophane treat bags and they did! Two is a tight but manageable squeeze… I knew immediately that the entire You Are Magical stamp set from Amuse Studio would work perfectly for this little handmade gift wrapping ensemble. I love matchy-matchy! I find paper bags make a great kraft base for stamping my gift wrapping – I did iron this lunch bag but often that’s not necessary.
amuse studio supplies: You Are Magical stamp set, Sweet Summertime stamp set, Sugar, Lime and Bermuda cardstock, Stitched Circle die set, Gift tag trio die set, Pinked edge Circle die set, Seattle Baker’s Cording, 1 x 8 Cellophane treat bags, Copic markers, Sugar ink, Memento ink.
I had to get a quick birthday card out to my Brother in Law. He lives in Singapore right now and I knew it would take some time for the mail to arrive – at least one out of 2 birthday cards might make it on time this week! I had the idea in mind to stamp the background repeatedly and leave it black and white (this is kinda popular on Pinterest right now and I used that same idea here). That little slice of cake is from Amuse Studio’s Birthday Icons and works well for both girl and guy cards! That allowed me to make it a super fast CAS card by only having to color in one small image. My daughter gave me a little grief about how I had to stagger the sentiment from amuse studio’s Meal Plan – it’s one stamp but by stamping it separately I could layer it and squeeze it into place.
amuse studio supplies: Birthday Icon stamp set, Meal Plan stamp set, Stitched Circle dies, Pinked edge circle dies, Ocean, Papaya and Sugar cardstock, White embossing powder. 4 mm onyx sequins
I hope you join us!
Please consider sharing the word of my Amusing Challenge this month with your crafty, stamping friends! I’d love to see a few more players join us – I know I am always thrilled by your creative ideas.
It’s simple to play along:
- 2 entry limit
- no digis please!
- please link back to this Amusing Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!