Christy’s Favorite Place! (hint: it’s where the books are!)

Our  Travel Destination/Favorite Place challenge is a 3 week challenge that will be open until Sunday, June 6 at 11:59PM ET! Click HERE to add your entry to the Challenge 101 gallery!

Hello friends! It’s Christy here with another card for our Travel Destination/Favorite Place Challenge! For my first card I did the travel destination part of this challenge, so for today’s card I decided to focus on my favorite place. And for me, that’s the library. Being surrounded by all those books filled with so many writers’ thoughts and emotions is my happy place. When the pandemic first hit, my initial thought was: I’ve got to get to the library before they close! But unfortunately, I was at work, and by the time I got out, it was too late. I spent many months dreaming of the day that the library would be able to open again, and when it finally did, it was such a joyous occasion!

So with today’s card, I decided to capture those days when I was dreaming of the library reopening. I started with the sweet little squirrel from Happy Hugs, since squirrels are one of my most favorite animals, and I definitely hoard books like a squirrel hoards nuts! I added in all the books from Den Sweet Den and colored them in a rainbow with Copic markers, then trimmed the images out with their matching dies.

For my focal panel, I die cut the Stitched Journaling Card out of some Mermaid cardstock, and added in a Simple Stitched Hillside Border in Noble Fir. I stamped the sentiment from Den Sweet Den in Noble Fir Ink and adhered my sweet squirrel with one book, because I would never be caught anywhere without one! Then I took the Outside In Stitched Thought Bubble Stackables and die cut that from white cardstock and placed that above his head. I filled that with all the extra books the little squirrel was dreaming of reading.

To tie in the rainbow theme, I die cut a piece of Really Rainbow 6×6 paper with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and adhered that to my Mermaid card base, then popped the focal panel up with foam tape. I added a bit of Stardust Stickles because books are magic!

I finished off the inside as well, which you can check out in the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. I have been loving everyone’s interpretation of this challenge! Keep those submissions coming!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Christy! Your card is just perfect!


Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Samantha’s Travels to Loch Ness!

Our  Travel Destination/Favorite Place challenge is a 3 week challenge that will be open until Sunday, June 6 at 11:59PM ET! Click HERE to add your entry to the Challenge 101 gallery!

Samantha shares a unique travel memory with her Travel Destination/Favorite Place inspiration today! We will let her tell you about it!

For my card, I kept the current challenge theme going by making it a tribute to Loch Ness! My family and I were so blessed to be able to go to Scotland with my grandpa to see where he was born, and to see some family we had there, for 2 weeks! We took a long trip up to the Isle of Skye (swoon, so gorgeous!) and then on the way back, we stopped at Loch Ness! I had been head over heals with Nessie since I was a girl listening to stories from my grandpa, and couldn’t imagine not stopping by to look for her!

I used the Stitched Mountain Borders to create the backdrop, and then used the Stitched Hillside Borders to die cut the lake shape under the mountains! I used Distress Inks to ink blend everything! The mountains were done with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, and the lake was done with Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina!

I also used the Starry Sky Stencil to ink blend some stars in the sky, then I used it again to add some glittery stars!

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some Black Licorice cardstock and then fussy cut it out! I also colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them out! Nessie is from Lovable Legends (of course!) and the trees are from Yeti, Set, Go!

Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant inspiration today, Samantha! I love your fun travel story!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Challenge 101 post to share your travel-themed projects!

Sea You Soon! Dee’s Ocean Destination Card!

There are still 2 weeks left for our 3 week Travel Destination/Favorite Place challenge! Click HERE to visit the Challenge 101 post!

Today our awesome Guest Designer, Denise has fantastic inspiration to share! To see more of Dee’s creativity, be sure to check out her Instagram account, @deestrilly!

Dee is missing the beach and she’s looking forward to revisiting her favorite beaches are in California, Mexico and Hawaii soon! For this slimline card, she is imagining that the beach is missing her too! Such a clever idea!

I love that she decorated the envelope as well using the pineapple and sunglasses found in Aloha!

Dee used the Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders to make waves for her beach scene! She added beachy elements from On the Beach and the greeting is Oliver’s Stitched ABCs! I love how she sprinkled Prisma Glitter along the water’s edge.

Thank you so much, Dee for sharing your fantastic inspiration for this challenge! We are so happy you joined us as our Guest Designer!