January 10, 2016

Pile It On Challenge #99

Hey ya'll!

It's been a chilly, rainy weekend here in East Texas, which made it perfect for staying indoors.  I had to work for a bit yesterday, but afterwards, I cleaned my place up and then got my craft on.  I have to admit, I did have issues trying to figure out what to make.  I've been on hiatus for long enough that my mojo was missing for a bit.  Since I had been itching to make something, I was disappointed that my card didn't come together that easily.  Hopefully, I'll get to make stuff more often, so that I get back into the swing of things.  I'm sure it's just like riding a bike, right? :-)

Since today is Sunday, there is a new Pile It On challenge posted.  There is a slight change this year, as we will now be posting every two weeks, instead of every week.  We're hoping that gives people more time to join us.  The challenge this week is to use something on your card that begins with the first letter of your first name.  I chose sequins.  Here is my card.

I am trying to tap into more of my CAS side this year.  Lots of white space with small pops of color seem to appeal to me more and more these days.  I'm hoping that with practice, I'll be able to get better at it.  I'm sure the recipient of this card will be thrilled, as one of her favorite colors is red.  I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges...

Inkspirational Challenge #99:  Thank you & Use Something New (the thanks die and hearts die are new)
Simon's Monday Challenge: Something New
The ABC Challenge: Y Is For Your Choice (anything goes) 
The Card Concept #46: Inspiration Photo
Fab & Funky Challenge #286: Something New
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Something New
Aud Sentiments Challenge #146: Thank You
CAS(E) This Sketch #154: Sketch
Just Us Girls Challenge #325: Metallics (the silver panel and my red hearts are metallic)

I do hope you'll head over to see the other cards that are posted.  They're fantastic!  Since our challenge is now two weeks, I'm also hopeful you'll be able to join us.

That's all for me.  I'm off to church, then lunch with friends, before I come home to make more stuff.  I hope you have a wonderful day!


What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White Cardstock, DCWV Red Foil Cardstock, DCWV Silver Shimmer Cardstock, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe Patterned Paper
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20 Dies, Memory Box Thanks Word Die, Memory Box Mini Heart Collection Dies, Avery Elle Winter Collection Sequins


Tina said...

this is so pretty, love the thanks sentiment and little cute hearts and sequins

Shauna said...

What a beautiful card! I like the border/frame and the bold die cut sentiment. The hearts and sequin are a great way to finish it off. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational! Glad to have another Texas girl playing. =)
- Shauna

Judith said...

Such a lovely CAS style card thank you so much for sharing it with us at Fab'n'funky Challenges this week hugs Judith x

Ina G said...

Just gorgeous. Lovely layout and nice touch with the metallic hearts and panel. Thanks for joining in this week at Just Us Girls Steph.

sandie said...

I think you have made a CAS beauty. There is lovely flow to your card and lots of white space. Thanks for joining Ink x

Anonymous said...

Hello, A beautiful project!! Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Jade DT

Virginia L. said...

What a gorgeous CAS card! Love the pop of red foil on kraft card stock! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge!

Kerin Sylvester said...

It looks to me like your mojo is just fine;) Your card is SO pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie! I love the way your framed in the panel with the fun red paper and your shiny hearts!! Glad you joined us over at Just Us Girls for Trend Week.

Unknown said...

I LOVE your CAS design! So very pretty and what a sweet thank you card! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love the CAS style of this card. Utterly perfect and the red is so zingy and gorgeous. LOVE it! Thanks for joining in the fun with us for our first challenge of the year at Fab 'n' Funky and showcasing your 'New' stash. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty and perfect! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Love the CAS feel of this beauty. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Patty Sue 2 said...

A great card with so much appeal! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please play with us again!

Patty Sue 2 said...

A great card with so much appeal! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please play with us again!

Chrissy Larson said...

Such a perfect CAS take on the sketch! Love it!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the simplicity of this..and the polka dots:)) Thanks for playing at The Card Concept!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Steph! Your projects are always SO awesome. Since you are on the Design Team at Pile It On, I really hope that you will stop by these two fun challenges where you can ALWAYS Pile It On by linking in these great Anything Goes challenges. Hope you will join us here:
Word Art Wednesday - www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
CropStop Challenge - www.cropstop.com/blog


Unknown said...

What a simply gorgeous thank you card!! Thank you for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Unknown said...

Love your simple card, so elegant..
We also have the first challenge and hope you could join us there.

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