Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

27 September 2016

Hello and thanks for dropping by!
I'm playing along in the current inspiration challenge by Altenew using the colors pictured below.
yellow blue red

Here is what I came up with using a couple of Altenew's minis, 2016 and Pine Tree. I love the 2016 stamp and wanted to get more use out of it before the year was up so I made a non traditional Christmas card. I'll be making a few more of these cards using different colors. It was so quick and easy to make.
Have a super day!

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Merry & Bright

25 September 2016

Good morning!
It's Anything Goes this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

My card today features PTI's What The Doodle Ornament and coordinating dies. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors for my background.
 Have you started  making your cards yet? If not, stop by and play along.  Christmas is only three months away!
Thanks for dropping by and have a super day.

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You Rock

21 September 2016

Morning all!
Well, I have to say I was stumped on this MIM challenge by Betsy. I wanted to make something quick and easy but everything I made was too feminine. In the end I chose to enter this one.
 Stamped images are from the following sets:
Grunge Me
Rock On
Tag Its #5
Background was smooshed using Gansai Tambi Water Colors. 

 Have a super day!

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ATSM Challenge #212 - Make Your Mark

20 September 2016

Hey there friends!
There's a new challenge up at ATSM.

For my card today I did a little sponging using my distress inks. The stamped sentiment was taken from the set Give Thanks by PTI. I added die cut leaves from Fancy Foliage also by PTI.

Now it's your turn. We would like to see your take on the challenge! Stop by and see what the rest of the team came up with. There's an awesome prize up for grabs. You can find the details below.
Thanks for dropping by and have a super day!

We are sponsored this week by

Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from everyday to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

Prize: $15 gift certificate



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Have A Beary Special Day

Hello and thanks for dropping by!
I created my third and final card for MFT's

BB Birthday Bears and coordinating die
I only colored in the areas that were die cut and left the rest of the card color free. I added an extra black die cut balloon behind the colored one just to outline it a bit. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and sections of the panel colored in with Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers .
This background stamp reminds me of the adult coloring books that have been so popular lately. It's one of my favorite background stamps.
Have a super day!


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18 September 2016

Good evening and thanks for dropping by!

I dabbled a bit in watercolors today and created this card featuring Hennah Elements by Altenew and a die cut sentiment by PTI. It was linked  up to several current challenges includind a DT call to Happy Little Stampers new Watercoloring challenge that will be starting up soon.

After the images were heat embossed I sprinkled a bit of Pthalo Green Color Burst on my panel and spritzed it with a bit of water. When completely dried, I added splatters of white acrylic paint and the die cut sentiment.


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Christmas Card Challenges #41

Good morning!
We have a color challenge this week at 

 For my card today I used a retired set by Gina K. Designs called Heirloom Ornaments. It was stamped on a die cut panel using PTI's Double Ups die.
 We would love to see your take on the challenge. Stop by and see what the rest of the team created!
Have a super day!
Hugs ~ Rema

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Peace & Joy

16 September 2016

Good morning all!
This month I'm casing Kay's fabulous card pictured below.
Here is my entry featuring Peaceful Pinecones and an image from Ombre Builders.
Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend! 

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New York Skyline

13 September 2016

Good morning!
I 've entered a second card into MFT's Card Design Superstar Contest.
For this one I chose the Die-namics New York Skyline as the focal point. I cut two out and stamped both with an image from Distressed Patterns.I cut one end of the first one and the opposite end of the second and layered one over the other with foam tape after I stamped a sentiment from Sweet Forest Friends. The top one was cut shorter on both ends.
I sponged the background with distress inks and added water splatters.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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Memories Are Made When Friends Gather

11 September 2016

Hello and welcome!
I'm super excited about the huge contest currently going on over at the MFT blog. It's their second annual Card Design Superstar Contest.

Here is the first card I made featuring the Sweet Forest Friends stamp set and coordinating dies, the Stitched Cloud dies and the Stitched Valley dies. The background was lightly sponged with tumbled glass distress ink and I added a bit of spun sugar distress ink to the edges of the clouds. I threw in several clear star sequins as a finishing touch.
Thanks so much for dropping by. I will be posting two more cards that I will also enter into the contest later this week. 
Hugs ~ Rema

also entered into the following challenge
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Christmas Card Challenges #40

Hello and welcome to week #40 at Christmas Card Challenges!
This week, although it is optional, we would like to see some Christmas lights on your cards.

Here is my card with a cute image and sentiment from Fleece Navibaa by Gina K. Designs. I added Glossy Accents to the lights and a bit of twine to finish off my card.
Now it's your turn. We would like to see your take on the challenge. Hope you can find the time to play along. Stop by and see the rest of the DT's projects!
Have a super day!

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Happy Birthday

08 September 2016

Hello and thanks for dropping by!
  Danielle is hosting this week at Papertrey's MIM Challenge and she has a few tips on a fun technique which allows you to pop your black and white stamped backgrounds with a colorful focal point, that lines up with your original background images!

I've chosen Doodlie-Do to create my card today. After stamping my image I die cut it with a Simon Says stitched rectangle wafer die then die cut it again in the center with a smaller sized die. The smaller one was colored in with my Zig Real Brush Markers. A stamped sentiment from Uncorked was adhered to the center of the card.
 I hope I have inspired you!.

Have a super day!

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Peace Joy Love

07 September 2016

Hello and good morning!
I'm back again with my second card for Challenge #65 over at
It's their Inspired by Words Challenge.

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 

Again I was inspired by the word trees and this time I also included the word Love. I used images from a couple of mini sets by Altenew called Winter Cottage and Pine Tree. I was aiming for a peaceful winter scene with a colorful blended background using distress inks. I did quite a bit of masking to achieve this look.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope you find time to play along and see all the beautiful cards created by the DT.
Their sponsor for this challenge is

 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 
$25.00 Voucher

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ATSM Challenge #210 - Photo Inspiration

06 September 2016

Hello and thanks for dropping by!
It's time for a new challenge at ATSM. This week we have a photo to inspire you.
Here is my take featuring the butterfly image from Beautiful Butterflies and it's coordinating die by PTI. I added a second layer of stamping from Butterfly Additions. The sentiment is from a mini set by Gina K. Designs called Dreams Take Flight. I did a little smooshing using Peacock Feathers distress ink by Tim Holtz.
Come see what the rest of the team has created and play along. We would love to see you in our gallery.
Take care and have a super day!


QKR Stampede and Eureka Stamps was purchased by Stamp On It in 2013 from the state of Colorado and moved to its new home in Michigan! We(Stamp On It) had its humble beginnings over 25 years ago and is now a mobile(on-the-road) family owned and operated business. We travel coast to coast and attend as a vendor over 25 retail stamping and scrapping shows each year. 
Prize: 3 digital images 
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Christmas Card Challenges #39

04 September 2016

Good morning!
We have a photo challenge for you this week at Christmas Card Challenges.
The theme is music.

 For my card this week I have combined goodies from several different companies that include Papertrey Ink, MFT, Winnie & Walter and Simon Says Stamp.
I hope you find the time to play along with us. We would love to see your take on this challenge.
Happy stamping!

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Time Out Challenges #65

01 September 2016

Hey there and welcome!
I am thrilled to be the guest designer yet once again at

This will be my third time and I would like to thank Nonni and the rest of the talented ladies there for asking me back!
This fortnight we are to gather inspiration from the following phrase.
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 
Here's my take on the challenge. I was inspired by the word trees.
Thanks for dropping by!
Hugs ~ Rema
The Northwoods - Gina K.Designs
Spring Hills - PTI
Double Ups die - PTI
Stitched Rectangle Wafer die - Simon Says Stamp
distress inks - TimHoltz
Also Entered Into the Following Challenges
NBUS #7   

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