Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunshine & YOU! for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Sunday, which means there are new releases at DigiStamps4Joy. Again this week, there are great new digis to have fun with, and incredible inspiration for the talented design team!
Here's my card for this new release:

I used Sunshine Set on this card.  It comes with 4 suns and 3 sentiments -- lots of possibilities!
I used My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6 designer papers and Close To My Heart card stock for the base.  The bling gems are also from Close To My Heart.  I used are CTMH Cricut cartridge to cut the label shape (Artfully Sent).  The doodles around the label are a stamp that comes with the cartridge. 
This card was so much fun to create, with this wonderful new release.  I've got other ideas bouncing around -- gotta get going!
Don't forget to check out the other great inspiration on the DigiStamps4Joy blog today.  You won't be disappointed!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- ATG, but must use patterned paper
Mema's Challenge -- ATG 
The Sisters of Craft -- ATG

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blinged Up Leaf

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our theme this week is "Bling it On" (add some bling). I made a CAS card this week:

I used the QKR Stampede digi called, simply, LEAF (digi3901).  I colored it with Copic markers, and used a couple Spellbinders dies to cut it out.  The background paper is retired Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  I added rhinestone bling here and there around the card.  It is from Close To My Heart.
Use your bling, and enter our challenge this week at QKR Stampede. 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Craft and Smash -- Autumn
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- ATG, but must use patterned paper

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snowflake Sweeney -- for Delightful Challenges

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's theme is "You're a Gem" (add bling).
I have a particularly adorable image to work with this week!

I used Snowflake Sweeney, a digi stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Loo -- such a cute skunk, isn't he?  The image is available in both colored and uncolored versions. I colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.
I also used a sentiment from the Magical Winter Sentiment Set.
All papers and bling are from Close To My Heart.
Our sponsor this week is:

the prize is a $15 - $20 surprise package

Come join our "You're a Gem" challenge at Delightful Challenges.  You have all week!

No Peeking!

Each month since I joined the DigiStamps4Joy design team, I've been entering the progressive Christmas challenge.  It has definitely helped my stash of Christmas cards grow!  This month's free image is a set of tags.  Here's what I created:

I printed both tags on Kraft card stock (from Carta Bella).  I highlighted the snowflakes with a gel pen.  On the other tag, I used Close To My Heart inks and a water brush for a distressed look. The sentiments are stamps from Close To My Heart, as are the fibers. 
And, just like that, I have a couple tags ready for gifts!  Yeehaw!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Give Thanks! for The Cutting Cafe

It's getting close to Thanksgiving, so this week's post for The Cutting Cafe is a Thanksgiving themed post. 
I chose to work with the delightful Turkey shaped card cutting file, from, of course, The Cutting Cafe.

Didn't I say he was delightful?  This turkey shaped card cutting file comes complete with his own envelope, which is great, as he's quite a large turkey, strutting those wonderful, colorful feathers of his!
All papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  The designer papers are from the Path Finder paper pack
I stamped the "Give Thanks" sentiment, using the It's All Fall Puns stamp set from Joy's Life. A Viva Decor pearl pen added the finishing touches.
This holiday, and all year, I'm giving thanks for my many blessings. 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion -- Pumpkins or Turkeys
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATC
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
D.L Art -- Nov Linky Party
PDE Linky Party - Pilgrims, Indians, Turkeys, or scarecrows
Die Cuttin' Divas -- Thanksgiving
Loves Rubber Stamps -- Things With Wings

Just Sayin' Hi! for Amy Doodle's Stamp Co.

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  I'm posting today for Amy Doodle's Stamp Company. This week, we're showcasing some adorable, just released Fall images.  Yes, it's all about "Fall Fun".

I used the digi "Rocky Raccoon." The sentiment is part of the stamp set. 

I colored the image with Copic markers.  Recently, while on a walk, I came across a raccoon that had been killed by a car.  I was surprised by how much red was in the fur.  I decided to use that red fur and run with it, and make a red raccoon.  He's eating lots of red, red apples.  
The background paper on this card and the chipboard apple are from Imaginisce. I used a Spellbinder label die on this card, and some burlap ribbon from Close To My Heart.
Here's the Copic colors I used on this raccoon:
eyes -- YR24
tongue -- R20
fur -- E07, E09, E19, E21, E30
Apples -- R22, R24, R27, R29
Apple core -- E50, YG01, YR01
Barrel - E70, E71, E74, E77
metal rim on barrel -- N05, N03, W07, W04, R02

That's it for this little guy.  I gotta go make sure he's not stealing my apples!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Card Mania Monday -- Use a Digi
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Festive Furry Friends

Monday, November 17, 2014

Give Thanks -- Guest Designing for PoP

I have the privilege of representing DigiStamps4Joy today while guest designing on the Path of Positivity challenge blog.  DigiStamps4Joy is sponsoring the PoP challenge this month.  The theme, appropriately, is "Gratitude".  Here's my card...

I used the DigiStamps4Joy image, "Diamond Beauties" on this card.  I colored it with Copic markers and inked the edges with distress inks.

The sentiment was computer generated.  I fussy cut the image out and mounted it on designer paper by Close To My Heart. The burlap ribbon and bling are also from CTMH.
Gratitude -- I have so much to be thankful for.  Every day of my life, I try to remember to thank God for the gifts He has given me.  I try to use those gifts to His glory.  Each day that I am at work at the nursing home, I am thankful for a job where I feel fulfilled and needed.  I am thankful for a husband who loves me and supports this crazy hobby of mine.  I thank God for medicine that is helping with the pain and stiffness from RA. I am thankful for my lovely Golden Retriever, Sophie, that brings so much joy to so many people. I could go on and on.  I am thankful for many incredible friends. Yes, I give thanks with a grateful heart.  I am also thankful to Lisa and her design team for the opportunity, once again to guest design for the Path of Positivity Challenge blog.
Come join the Grateful Challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge blog.  There are many great images at DigiStamps4Joy if you need some inspiration.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz -- Monday Greetings -- Thanksgiving
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- Nov. Linky party