Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc038

I love when I can incorporate those crafting “leftovers” that you keep because you swear “I’ll use it for something!”  In the case of this card, I’m so glad I did save those bits and pieces.

The background was a piece of 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ watercolor paper I had been testing faux watercolor backgrounds on.  The polka dots in the challenge board brought me back to that scrap which, on it’s own I didn’t like.  However, stamping some random dots with the Playful Backgrounds set totally changed the scrap into an interesting focal piece!

I used a 3″ x 3″ piece of Old Olive cardstock as my bottom layer and stamped a sentiment from an old Paper Pumpkin kit also in Old Olive.  The sprig is a die from the Petals & More thinlits set.

For this card I drew inspiration from the left column down.  Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!



This week’s featured designer is Claire Broadwater.  Our board has plenty of inspiration for Spring or Saint Patrick’s Day.  (or even something completely different – like my card)

We love seeing what you creat and I hope you will join us for another great week at www.tictactoechallenge.com




Tic, Tac, Toe; Three in a Row: #tttc036

 Simple and serene.  That is my go to for sympathy cards.  This card is so easy to make.  The layout is one of my favorites; it still has layers but econmizes on paper by not covering the entire card.  The srtips make a grat focal point for a little flourish like my dragonfly but leave plenty of blank space for the sentiment.  

I chose Always Artichoke as my base color with the layers measuring 5 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ x 1″.

For this card I drew inspiration from the middle column.  Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!



Welcome to another great week of creative inspiration!  Our new board features designer Shannon Fralish.



Pals Blog Hop “Case the Catty”

Welcome to the Pals Feburary 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Case the Catty”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will copy or remake projects from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs and brochures. After all, who doesn’t CASE (Copy and Share Everything) once in a while. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along

Oh Catty, sweet catty.  I so love your glossy pages with new crafting delights, eye catching photographs and promises of unexplored creative territory. Stampin’ Up has done a phenominal job with their product catalogs.  They are so much more than a list of products to buy; they are inspiration itself.  Which is why this month we are CASEing our favorite projects. I’ll admit with SO MANY amazing products in the catalog, I passed over this gem a few times.  Birthday Wit was an unexpected love for me.  What finally did it was the way the “Happy Birthday” part of the sentement was cut out and popped up. This photograph got me thinking about an old Paper Pumpkin kit that had a similar feel and pattern and so I came up with these….

I swapped the square background for a circle and made the card a 3 1/2″ x 5″ instead of square.  Each sentiment was stamped twice in different colors.  One was cropped with a circle stitched framelit and the other was fussy cut.  (My kind of fussy cutting by the way, straight lines!)  Add a few background layers, pop up the cut out “Happy Birthday” with dimentionals and presto! a quick and cheery card with a slightly sarcastic disposition. I had so much fun making these cards that when I ran out of my leftover Paper Pumpkin bits I had to make another variation.

This time I went a little bigger, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, and added some glitz.  The Foil Frenzy specialty designer series paper is fantastic for adding some wow to your projects.  I mixed circles and squares on this design and set my squares a little off kilter like the catalog photo.  Both the solid and foil layers are 3″ square. A touch of ribbon, a few rinestone accents and a doiley wrap up the design.  My husband pointed out the irony of these cards saying, “These are so much more than ‘a piece of paper’ folded in half!”  I’m a die hard crafter; of course my cards have to be more than a single piece of paper folded in half!  Unlike most  store bought cards……. hmmmm……. well played Stampin’ Up! Well played!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on March 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Corinne Blake Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor [email protected]

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Don’t have a catalog?  Email me at: [email protected] with your address and I will send you one free.
  • Remeber that now through March 31st 2018 every $50 of product you spend gets you a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  (Like that lovely ribbon I used on my cards above) SHOP NOW.

Creatively Yours,


Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc034


For my card this week, I picked the right column down; Celebrate, Floral and Include Ribbon.  The “Celebrate” die is one of the free items you can earn during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration event.  I used the new Stampin’ Blends to color and ombre effect on a piece of  Whisper White cardstock before cutting.  This is a super quick way to add a little punch to your projects!

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!





Here is this week’s board featuring designer Jeanie Stark!  It is a fun and easy way to get inspired creativelly each week.  We love to see and share what you create so come visit us at www.tictactoechallenge.com





Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc032


For this card I drew inspiration from the bottom row, Sparkle, Love and Free.   This card also happened to be one of the make-and-takes for my January class.  It features one of my favorite new bundles  Petal Palette.

I love that this card can work for Valentines, Anniversary or a surprise “Love You” to a friend.  I guess that means this card fills the right diagonal too with Friend, Neutral and Sparkle!

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!



Welcome to my third Tic Tac Toe Challenge board!  The New Year is always so full of promise and potential.  I seem to get renewed inspiration about my creativity too!  I hope this board will inspire you as well with many options for Valentines, Birthdays or just saying hello to a good friend.  Grab your supplies and head over to www.tictactoechallenge.com !