What’s On My Work Desk This Week?
Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Spring is in the air – can you feel it? While we are still a week and a half away from the official start of spring, I’m feeling the energy of spring burst forth in my creative projects!
Spring is bursting forth in the crafting realm too, as paper crafters around the globe pull out their brightest spring greens, pinks and oranges – their prettiest flowers and blooms – and their sweetest stamps, punches and embellishments to create extraordinary cards and gifts for their friends and families!
Today’s card exemplifies these themes.
This year, I’ve begun working my way through some of the pretty patterned papers I’ve been stashing for no good reason.
I turned to my 6 x 6 SEI Jocelyn paper pad – combined a few of the patterned papers with a backdrop of pretty pink paper from a 6 x 6 TLC Paper Stackz pad – and began creating my own flower garden!
I layered and cut the Jocelyn papers to create a sunburst effect, then added bursts of stamped and layered flowers and a glittery butterfly to bring my garden to life!
I also filled my garden with the pretty flowers found in my Scotch Decorative Tape – you know, the tape I’ve been incorporating into every project I possibly can!
For my sentiment, I created a distressed tag that I popped out of a pretty stitched pink and orange pocket (pulling from some of the colors from the patterned SEI papers) and placing the message of gratitude front and center for the card’s recipient!
Now, it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What have you created this week? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties – and be sure to visit the Art Challenge Blogs at the end of this post!
Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!
What Are The Crafty Cats Up To?
Tsunami is showing us what 50 Shades Of Gray really means (and it’s adorable and G-rated, so bring the kids!)
Magellan has a new gig as a Roving Correspondent for the Feline News Network – which means mega opportunities for your cats to be featured and introduced to the larger cat community at large!
For the full scoop, don’t miss this week’s Wordless Wednesday Party – and be sure to link up your favorite photos during your visit!
Creative Art Challenges
Need to jump-start your creativity? Check out this week’s list of inspiring Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically by under Theme or Anything Goes!
- 2 Cute Ink Challenges #124 – Spring
- Allsorts Challenge #301 – Spring Is In The Air
- Addicted To Stamps – Challenge #135 – Photo Inspiration (Colors)
- Blogger’s Challenge – Girlfriends
- Brown Sugar Challenge #136 – Spring
- Bunny Zoe’s Crafts March Challenge – Spring Colours
- Card Mania Challenge #66 – Spring
- Clear It Out Color Challenge – Orange
- Craft For The Craic Challenge #14 – Bingo (Flowers – More Than 2 Layers – Stitching)
- Crafting Desert Divas Linky Party – Use Lots Of Green
- Crafting For All Seasons #97 – Girly Girls
- Crafty Hazelnut – Anything Goes With Patterned Paper March 2015 Challenge
- Crafty Sentiments – Spring Colors Challenge
- Creative Corner Challenges – Nature Inspired
- Dream Weaver Stencils – Marching Into Spring
- Fashionable Stamping Challenges #93 – Springtime
- Fresh Brewed Designs March 11-17 – Flowers
- Get Creative Challenge #10 – Must Have Green In The Project
- Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Let’s See Some Green
- Inky Chicks #47 – Flowers
- Inky Impressions #200 – For A Special Lady
- Kitty Bee Designs – Aloha Friday Challenge #42 – (Living) Things With Wings (Butterfly)
- Laurel Craft #15 – Add Some Embellishments
- Loves Rubber Stamps #142 – Use 3 Shades Of Green
- Melonheadz Friends – Use Green Challenge
- Monday Mood Board #8 (Inspired By The Flowers & The Colors)
- My Creative Moments – Monday Morning Challenge #4 – Think Spring
- Natalie And Amy’s Challenge #30 – Flowers
- Pile It On #59 – Green
- Pinspirational Challenge #135 – Green
- QKR Stampede Challenge #129 – Bring On The Green
- Quirky Crafts #5 – Inspirational Photo (Pink/Green/White & Flowers)
- Papertake Weekly – Mum’s The Word
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge – March – Spring Blooms
- Penny’s Challenge Blog #217 – One For The Girls / Female Cards
- Pink Saturday
- Retarte #38 – Something To Remember or Anything Goes
- Simon Says Monday Challenge – B Is For… (Bloom!)
- Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Things That Fly
- Stamp And Create March Challenge – Is It Spring Yet?
- Sweet Stampin – Green
- The Paper Shelter Challenge #194 – Girly
- The Shabby Tea Room #247 – Pop Of Pink
- The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Photo/Color Inspiration Challenge
- The Stamping Boutique – More Than One Layer
- Wags N Whiskers #149 – Ready For Spring
- We Do Doobadoo Challenge 4 – Spring Greens
- Whoopsi Daisy – Add A Sentiment Challenge
Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges
- 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes Challenge #114
- 7 Kids Challenge #120 – Anything Goes
- A Girl Who Crafts – March Anything Goes Challenge
- Artistic Inspirations #126 – Anything Goes With A Twist Of Green
- Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge Blog – March Anything Goes Challenge
- Crafting By Designs – March Anything Goes Challenge
- Crafting From The Heart Challenge 50 – Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenges – It’s March – Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion Challenges #252 – Almost Anything Goes
- Creative Every Day – Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #70 – Anything Goes
- Creative Moments #63 – Anything Goes / Spring Greens
- DL Art Thankful Thursday March Linky Challenge – Anything Goes
- Eclectic Ellapu – Anything Goes (March/Pink Team)
- Imagination Crafts March Challenge – Anything Goes
- Inspiration Destination #24 – Anything Goes
- Hiding In My Craftroom #190 – Freestyle
- Kraftin Kimmie – Wonderful Wednesday
- Ladybug Crafts – April Anything Goes Challenge
- Mema’s Crafts March Challenge – Anything Goes
- My Craft Creations – 3/2 to 3/28 – Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards Challenges #14 – Anything Goes
- One Crazy Stamper March Challenge – Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays #196 – Anything Goes Challenge
- Scrapper’s Delight #42 – Almost Anything Goes
- Scribble & Scrap Challenge 39 – Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge #96 – Anything Goes
- Sisters Of Craft – March Anything Goes Challenge
- Sweet Stamps Challenge #212 – Anything Goes
- The Paper Nest Dolls #3 – Anything Goes
- Through The Craftroom Door – March 10 through 16 – Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday 174 – Anything Goes
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