Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

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This week’s theme and monthly prize

Both kids are now officially in college and hubby and I are empty nesters.  We took an impromptu trip to the beach this weekend so we’ll just be continuing last week’s Anything Goes  Amusing Challenge!  Please remember no digis for the prize or Top 3 slots.  I will announce a TOP 3 as usual tomorrow!  PS.  I do have some really great projects ready to share this week so be sure to check back – you won’t be disappointed, I promise!

Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along (and LINKS BACK to the challenge) will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.  A random winner this month will win this package of Amuse Studio creative candy mini dot twinkle stickers.


This Week’s Inspiration

Juliet is back from her vacation and what better way to celebrate a break with a nice beach card?  I love her CAS card with its hand torn sand dune and the way she embossed her seashells to make them pop.  Juliet used Seashells Remind Us from Amuse Studio (it’s from their July Collection and it’s still available while supplies last).  It has some great sentiments in it and you can find Juliet blogging at Ballpoint Bliss.

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amuse studio supplies:  Seashells Remind Us stamp set, Vellum cardstock, White embossing powder


While I was at Target shopping for dorm room “stuff”, I passed by the dollar section and spotted some Extreme Airhead candies.  They looked like they would fit in Amuse Studio’s narrowest cellophane treat bags and they did!  Two is a tight but manageable squeeze…  I knew immediately that the entire You Are Magical stamp set from Amuse Studio would work perfectly for this little handmade gift wrapping ensemble.  I love matchy-matchy!  I find paper bags make a great kraft base for stamping my gift wrapping – I did iron this lunch bag but often that’s not necessary.

amuse studio, rubberstamped gift wrapping

amuse studio supplies:  You Are Magical stamp set, Sweet Summertime stamp set, Sugar, Lime and Bermuda cardstock, Stitched Circle die set, Gift tag trio die set, Pinked edge Circle die set, Seattle Baker’s Cording, 1 x 8 Cellophane treat bags, Copic markers, Sugar ink, Memento ink.


I had to get a quick birthday card out to my Brother in Law.  He lives in Singapore right now and I knew it would take some time for the mail to arrive – at least one out of 2 birthday cards might make it on time this week!  I had the idea in mind to stamp the background repeatedly and leave it black and white (this is kinda popular on Pinterest right now and I used that same idea here).  That little slice of cake is from Amuse Studio’s Birthday Icons and works well for both girl and guy cards!  That allowed me to make it a super fast CAS card by only having to color in one small image.  My daughter gave me a little grief about how I had to stagger the sentiment from amuse studio’s Meal Plan – it’s one stamp but by stamping it separately I could layer it and squeeze it into place.

amuse studio, masculine birthday card

amuse studio supplies:  Birthday Icon stamp set, Meal Plan stamp set,  Stitched Circle dies, Pinked edge circle dies, Ocean, Papaya and Sugar cardstock, White embossing powder. 4 mm onyx sequins

I hope you join us!

Please consider sharing the word of my Amusing Challenge this month with your crafty, stamping friends!  I’d love to see a few more players join us – I know I am always thrilled by your creative ideas.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit  4 this time since challenge is extended!
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this Amusing Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

3 thoughts on “Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

    1. Extended challenge and adjusted number of entries – it’s still by the week and I’ll announce Top 3 for previous week tomorrow. Just didn’t have DT work for a new challenge and noticed too that Paper Playful is listing it as an ongoing challenge. Edited your comment and please feel free to enter the challenge.


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