Hello everyone! This week, Waffle Flower Crafts is sponsoring the Runway Inspired Challenge. It is a card making challenge that takes inspiration from the latest runway trends. I used to be on the team and can't help but join the fun again! Here is the inspiration photo for this week: Cynthia_Rowley_RIC Challenge Lots of interesting things going on in there! I thought it would be fun to try stamping many different icons randomly on a card so I went play! And here is what I ended up with. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card It is very different from my usual style but I had a blast making it! It is full of my favorites from our own stamp collection. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-closeup I wasn't sure about using the colors in the inspiration photo on a card so I looked for inspiration on my desk. The enamel dots and markers were on my table so I went with them. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-color-inspiration I first used our "Shoot for the moon..." stamp from Starry Stamp Set. I put it face down on a acrylic block to use the smooth side for the circle. I brushed on orange and yellow with the markers, sprayed with water and stamped on the card base. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-watercolored-circles Then I scribbled the markers on my craft sheet, sprayed with water and used a paint brush to create some splatters. It was done by holding the wet brush about an inch from the card and tapping gently on its end for a few times. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-ink-splatter Then I pulled out our Bowtiful Stamp Set to add some stars, hearts and bows to the card. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-stamp-random-things I decided to use the feathers from Feather More Stamp Set as my focal so I quickly stamped and die cut them out to help me position my stamps for the background. Rabbit, dreamcather are from Tribal Thank You Stamp Set; poppy, stem are from Flower Circles Stamp Set. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-keep-adding The sentiment is a combination of stamps from Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set. The sentiments on these two sets are interchangeable. wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-stamp-sentiment The card looked a little off balance, so I added a thin strip of washi tape to the side as a finish touch. Another one of my favorites! wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-washi-tape I had so much fun making this card! Maybe you can take out some of your favorite stamps and try stamping them in random too? Happy Stamping! wfc-beautiful-life-is-feather-card-closeup

Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner

First of all, I want to thank each and everyone of you for joining us in our Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop. It was my dream to have some planner stamps that can actually help us plan. Before the release day, I kept staring at the stamp sets and thought to myself: "Maybe we need more cute images... It is too basic, nobody's gonna want it...What have I done?..." and a few minutes later I would fall into the positive loop "I love it... who wouldn't?... People will like it..." I was very nervous. I want to thank the following wonderful ladies once again for joining us, bringing the stamp sets to life, giving them meaning, sharing with us a part of their lives along with their skills and their amazing talents. Thank you!

Jennifer McGuire Joni Andaya Patricia Roebuck Katie Gehring Candi Billman Lorena Canto Kristina Werner Suzanne Dahlberg Debby Hughes

I am often greeted with a compliment of how trendy our products are. But to be honest, I have never intended for Waffle Flower Crafts to be trendy. I am actually always trying my best to get back to basics and be practical. I hope every one of our products can be used over and over again for many years to come. Thank you so much for joining us!

And the lucky winner for our Grand Prize is:

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winnerCongratulations, fabulousdani! Please send your snail mail address to the following email to claim your prize!

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Thanks everyone for joining us! There are many more opportunities to win prizes. All the ladies participated in the hop have their own prizes to share so be sure to check back to see whether you have won there. We also have an Instagram thank you giveaway going on right here (enter by next Monday, October 13th). Our design team all have their own giveaways for each release so be sure to check out their blogs too! We will also share their projects and giveaway alerts on our Facebook page. And most importantly, be sure to check out Waffle Flower Challenge and meet the awesome team there too! Share what you make from the inspirations and win too!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!