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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

{Special Post} STAMPlorations at Time Out Challenges - Reminder + Comment to Win!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrated it. I'm back with another card for Time Out Challenges, as STAMPlorations is sponsoring. There is still a week left to link up if you want to play. Make sure you read through to the end and answer a simple question for a chance at an extra prize I'm offering just for those who leave a comment on this post.

You can use one or some of the words as the basis for your project. I went with another one layer card and focused on the word "life".

Took out my 5x7 gel press plate and brayered yellow and orange paints. I placed my die-cut sentiment (Life is Good phrase die) on the plate and stamped the large daffodils and butterflies to lift the paint. I placed my card base over the plate and pulled the first print. The second print usually comes out much better and more artsy than the first and this is what I used for my card. I selectively stamped over some of the images, as well as added faux texture with grunge/texture stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge and Mixed Media Elements sets.

Check out the reminder cards that the TO team made here and then come play with us by linking your creations here! The winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend on the STAMPlorations store and another winner (randomly drawn) will receive a goodie bag containing at least $20 worth of STAMPlorations products.

And now here's that simple question: What makes your life good? Comment below by Tuesday, January 8, and I will randomly pick one winner of a $15 gift certificate to the store. The winner will be announced on January 10 in the December winners post.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)

PS: Only a few days left in our December storewide sale! You can snag stamps, stencils, and dies (excluding products in the New Release section) at 30% off -- but it all ends on December 31! Use coupon code DECEMBER2018 on checkout. Shop here.


  1. This looks amazing, Shery! I love the bright, happy colors -perfect for the sentiment. The white images really pop. So artsy and fun! For me... Work and friends make life good! :)

  2. Thats amazing, Shery..so bright and cheerful,love the sentiment.family,friends and crafting make my life good.

  3. What a vibrant and wonderful card Shery. What makes my life good is that my family, offspring and their families, live locally and I see a lot of them, especially my grand children

  4. My family always makes my life good! I love seeing my two girls grow and enjoy life, and my husband does everything he can to keep us safe and happy. We have an extra blessing this year, with the birth of our third child (a boy this time) and my heart is just so full of appreciation for everything that we have.

  5. I need to go check out the Time Out challenge, because I love making uplifting cards that celebrate friendship, family, holidays and birthdays! Crafting and reading make my life good because they allow me to relax and leave my minor stresses behind. Crafting is fulfilling in so many ways, and has introduced me to so many wonderful people in real life and online. Happy 2019 everyone!

  6. I have no immediate family but my life is good! I have a wonderful amazing husband and terrific friends who surround me with love and happiness. They support me through bad times and celebrate with me when times are good! I am truly blessed.
    (Oh - and lots of cake also makes life good!!!)

  7. Beautiful bright colors on your card.
    My salvation through Jesus Christ is what makes my life good.

  8. Love the bold color combo on your pretty card!
    What makes my life good.... my family!

  9. Gorgeous card, Sherry!! My awesome and loving family make my life VERY good! We all live within 10 minutes of each other so see each other often.

  10. I like the background of the card very much and the die cut [which I am happy to own] - Life is truly Good ~ as I am married to an amazing man that rocks my world - a son who has given me 3 fabulous grand~kids - each day is truly a blessings and a gift. Have a wonderful day!

  11. Beautiful card and wonderful colors and design. The Lord makes my life good with all the blessings he gives me which includes salvation, my family, my friends and a home with all my needs met.

  12. super card - my family make my life good and bring meaning to my happiness:)

  13. I like the cheery colors and the texture. I have never used a gel press before. My life is good because of my Savior and my family.

  14. Beautiful Mixed Media Card Shery! What makes my life good? My computer, coffee, audio books, doing crafts and all my crafty blogging friends!

  15. its super nice!
    love it!
    my life is good beacause of crafting.
    Im in much pain and crafting makes me relax.
    and my life is good beacausse my family,friends and my furry friends.

  16. CHEERY card - it makes me SMILE :)

    My family and friends make life good ... sadly most are far, far, away, so having a phone makes keeping in touch easy. The icing-on-my-cake is being able to create cards to share with them all :)

  17. Lovely gel press
    card and being
    retired and having
    my husband retired
    with me makes us
    Carla from Utah

  18. I just love the bright warm colors! Makes me feel so happy!

  19. Such a bright and lively
    card. My life is good because
    I am pretty healthy (in spite of
    a broken ankle right now) and
    two of my daughters, their
    husband/boyfriend and our
    grandson live nearby.

  20. Fabulous card! Love the bright colors of the background! What makes my life good? My family and my relationship with Jesus Christ!

  21. What a great way to stretch the use of a die! And I love the bright colours! Hugs, Gerrina

  22. Wow, what an awesome card front, I thought at first it was a canvas to hang! Love how you used the die on the gelli plate. Well, my life is very good because I'm not crippled yet from my 5 arthritis's (15 years with it and counting!), I have a loving family and caring friends, our finances are good and my recently retired husband and I have not killed each yet and I just knew one of us would be on death row by now, lol. In fact, we are happily adjusting well to being together 24/7 - who knew? Oh, and I get to do my art which is my therapy as well as my hobby. I just wish I could lose some weight. ;-) xoxo

  23. Oh I love your Gelli Plate background! My husband got me a bigger one for Christmas and I'm anxious to break it in and try some mixed media cards!

  24. What a wonderful artsy card and so colourful and happy.
    Life is so good my end and it really would take up a huge amount of space to tell you why x.

  25. Gorgeous bright colors and stamped images, Shery. You do Gelli Plate backgrounds so beautifully:-) Easy question..my Life is Very Good because of my DH of 53 years...Denny:-) Hugs..Nancy

  26. Bold and deliciously vibrant, Shery ... and what a great sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

  27. So pretty! I love the vibrant color combo...just what we need this time of the year to cheer! My family and art is what makes my life great!

  28. What makes my life good is spending time with family and my beloved pets.

  29. Gorgeous card with those lovely hot colours. Friends and family make my life great. Hugz

  30. Your card is gorgeous, Shery! Love the bright, cheery colours and sentiment! My life is good because my hubby survived a stroke this summer and is still around! Also very happy to have my 3 furbabies still alive and well even though they are seniors! Life is always good and I like to count my blessings every day!

  31. Love your card Shery! Life's good after we moved closer to our family and I can still indulge in making cards.

  32. Some of what makes my life good is the joy from crafting--a hobby that has given me many friends I treasure. Beautiful use of the geli plate, Shery!

  33. This is just gorgeous, Shery. You have such a way with color and design. I have twin boys who went off to college this past September. Life is so good when they are asleep, awake or whatever... in my house. Happy New Year!

  34. Shery, love how you used your Gelli plate to create this fun card! What makes my life good is my decision to put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation over 22 years ago! Hugs and I hope you have a blessed 2019!

  35. A cheerful sunny card Shery, great technique with the geli plate and the sentiment says it all - here's hoping 2019 is all good

  36. What an awesome project. I wish I knew how to mix media