Sunday, June 23, 2019

You're Amazing -- for Scribbles Designs

It's the 23rd of the month (these months go by so fast!), so this is the day that I have some inspiration on the Scribbles Designs Blog

I've been gravitating towards black and bright pink lately, so I did the same combination again for today's card.  I used a free image from the Scribbles Store called Sunny Flower, and created this:

I colored Sunny Flower (free) with Copic markers, then used a sentiment stamp from Close To My Heart.  It is acrylic.   The black and white flowered background paper is a new release this month from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the Coneflower Love papers.  It, and the raspberry colored banner are cut out with dies from Avery Elle.  I kept this card flat for easy mailing.

That's it for today's DT inspiration on the Scribbles Designs Blog.  Check out what the other designers have to share.  You won't be disappointed!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
A Perfect Time to Craft -- ATG
Simply Create Too -- lots of flowers

Saturday, June 22, 2019

You're Stinkin' Cute -- for Dies R Us

A happy hello, fellow crafters.  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog today.  I love my days on the Dies R Us blog, because it means I get to play with the wonderful dies found in the Dies R Us Store.  There are more than 55 companies available in the Dies R Us store, so that's a lot of dies to play with!

I love Lawn Fawn, and Distress Oxide inks, so I combined 2 of my loves on today's card:

Stinkin' cute, isn't it?

Let me show you how I made it.

First, the supplies I used (they'll be linked at the bottom of this post):

I started out with 2 colors if Distress Oxide ink -- Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade.  I worked roughly on the diagonal.  I used a piece of paper larger than I would need so I'd have some room to play with:

Then, while the ink dried, I stamped my skunk and heart, and used Copic markers to color them up. You'll see my "oops" on the heart stamp, so I stamped it again.

After I got them colored the way I liked them, it was time to use the matching die cuts, and a scallop edge die cut, also from Lawn Fawn:

Below, is everything die cut, and the background paper that I used. 

All that's left is to stamp the sentiment, add some twine, and assemble the card.

Dies R Us Store supplies used:

I hope you have a stinkin' great day!

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

No Goats, No Glory! - an All Dressed Up New Release

Today is a fun day!  I'm playing in a string trio at a wedding today (I'm the pianist).  I've known the young man getting married since he was in grade school.  He's now in med school.  Oh, I feel old at times!

Today's a fun day!  It's the day that this month's New Releases at All Dressed Up Stamps are showcased in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  There are some wonderful ones -- again!

Today's a fun day!  I had so much fun coloring Billy Goat and designing this card:

I colored Billy Goat with Copic markers. The sentiment is part of a Technique Tuesday acrylic stamp set.  Those fun papers, with a bit of a farm-like feel, are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Howdy papers

The other new releases (there are 4 of them) will all be showcased in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group today.  I hope you take a look, and I hope you enter this month's challenge - the theme is "for the boys". 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Gem of a Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday ala Mode -- use your scraps (heart, brown plaid)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Floral Bouquet Congrats -- for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's Friday, and today, it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Aloha Friday Challenge Blog. This time, the theme is "Congratulations".  Our sponsors are Oddball Art and Sparkle N Sprinkle

I used a Sparkle N Sprinkle image I've had in my stash called Daisies Digital Stamp Set to create this:

I colored Daisies (no longer available) with Copic markers, then found a 'congrats' acrylic stamp in my stash to use in the corner.  The light pink card stock and black polka dot designer paper are from Spellbinders.  

I'm going to a wedding tomorrow, and this card will be going with, along with a gift.  It's not a traditional wedding card, but I think they'll like it.

"Congratulations" - it's an easy theme -- graduation, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baby cards, new home, you get the idea.  Make a project, link up at Aloha Friday Challenges, and you could win one of the awesome prizes from our wonderful sponsors.  This challenge goes through Thursday, June 20.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Wedding
Digichoosday -- ATG
Daring Cardmakers -- Midsummer's Day
QKR Stampede -- ATG

Hello Summer -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday!  It's the first day of summer!  The only thing that could make that better is that it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today's freebie is just so. darn. CUTE!

This is Mouse - Big Flower, all ready for the summer:

I colored Mouse - Big Flower with Copic Markers, then used a die set from Avery Elle to create the card.  The papers and sentiment are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The papers are a new release this month.  They are the Coneflower Love papers, and the sentiment, also a new release, is one of the Itty Bitty Summer sentiments.  Speaking of itty bitty -- that itty bitty touch of ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you visit the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other designers did with this adorable freebie.  Then, go to the Bugaboo Stamps store and pick it up for free.  Do some shopping while you are there.  There's so much wonderful goodness in that store!  Visit the Catch the Bug blog again tomorrow for the Catch the Bug challenge.  Fun, fun, fun!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- June Challenge
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Crafty Animals -- ATG with a Critter

Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Wings --bugs

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dream -- for Lavinia World Challenges

Here it is, time for the 3rd challenge at Lavinia World Challenge Blog already!  Time does fly by when you are having fun, and I hope you are having as much fun as I am!  Lavinia Stamps are awesome, and you can purchase them at Lavinia World, the #1 US retailer. 

I recently saw this northern lights technique, and thought it would work perfectly on a card with Lavinia Stamps.  I paired it with Fairy Dust Silhouette and created this:

The Fairy Dust Silhouette looks good against the northern lights, doesn't she?  I used a variety of inks from Close To My Heart to achieve the effect, then added the stars with a white gel pen.

The 'dream' sentiment is part of the Lavinia Stamps sentiment, Once upon a Dream.  I only inked up the last word in the sentiment, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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The Lavinia World Challenges run for 2 weeks.  Entries are Anything Goes, but must use real stamps (no digital images allowed).  Lavinia Stamps are not required, but if you use a Lavinia Stamps in your entry, your chances of winning are doubled!!   The winner of the challenge gets an awesome badge to display, and a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World Store.  Oh yeah!  Ready, set, get creating!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge -- Fairies and Fantasy 
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
AUD Sentiment Challenge -- ATG plus a sentiment
Monday Greeting Challenge -- wings: butterflies, bugs
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Berry Best Wishes -- for Scrapy Land Challenge Blog

It's challenge time!  It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  Challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a die that Scrapy Land sells.  There are over 55 companies carried in the Scrapy Land Store, so that should be easy!

It's almost strawberry season here in Wisconsin where I live.  In preparation for the joy of the season, I created this card, using an Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket die set.

Doesn't that just make your mouth water?  The circle die behind the  strawberry basket is similar to the Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Circles.  The sentiment is stamped on to a banner die, similar to the EK Success Cutter Bee Die Set - Banners.

Each time, there are 2 winners at the Scrapy Land Challenges.  Each one wins a $10 gift certificate to the ScrapyLand Store, so get creating!  I'd love to see what you make! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- twist is berries
Cut it Up Challenge -- Welcome Summer
Craft Rocket Challenge -- summer is coming
D.L Art -- June Linky Party