Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #133 - Roses

Summer brings a lot of wonderful things to mind: sunshine, beaches, pools, playgrounds. Michele here, and for me, summertime means my rose bushes are blooming like crazy! Well, most years they are. My roses have had a hard time this year, unfortunately. First, deer were eating the blooms and I had to cut the bushes way back. Then, aphids and thrips attacked, and the blooms I got at the beginning of the season were not very pretty at all. Well, after addressing those problems, I'm finally getting some gorgeous flowers, and so I am honoring roses everywhere with this week's challenge:

Challenge #133 - Roses

I waited so long and worked so hard for this bloom:

Anyways, I did some multi-step stamping with Altenew's "Vintage Roses" to create my card:

We are so lucky this week to have not one, but TWO guest designers!

First, Heather Conklin returns:

My name is Heather Conklin. I am a native to Washington State, and have lived my entire life in the Pacific Northwest. I am married to my college sweetheart, have two wonderful daughters and an adorable not-so-miniature Schnauzer. My day job is teaching Visual Arts at an urban high school. I have been crafting and creating my entire life, but only have been papercrafting since 2004. I love creating things with mixed patterns, using my Silhouette Cameo, and trying new mediums. One of my favorite things to do is to take a kit and use every single piece on as many projects as I can. When I'm bored, I have also browsed my own personal stash and built kits of random things that I already own.

I have a blog, but I haven't been blogging too much recently, but my favorite (and current go to) social media is Instagram. 

Heather's gorgeous cards:

Second, Maja Rijkers returns as well:

Hello my name is Maja Rijkers. I live in the Netherlands, in a town called Breda, together with my partner Jack, two dogs and two cats. I have two grownup children who already live on their own. I'm creative all my life, but I started scrapbooking in 2004 when I bought a scrapbook magazine at the local store. I fell in love with it and haven't stop since! I also love to art journal and occasionally I make a card. I'm so happy to be a guest designer here on the blog. Thanks for having me!

Maja is sharing her amazing art journaling page with us:

For even more inspiration, let's see what the Paper Girls have created with this theme:



 Our beautiful granddaughter holding a bouquet of them.


And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #132: 

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to to receive Guest Designer details and be entered into the prize drawing.

New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here:

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