Saturday, August 24, 2019

RAWR!!!!! for Sketch Saturday

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for a new sketch at Sketch Saturday.  Every Saturday, a new sketch to give your creativity a boost. 

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles.  I used an image and papers from the Sticks & Bones Collection

First the card, then the sketch:



sketch:

You can see I followed the sketch fairly closely, except I moved the arrow to the upper left, and the sentiment is within the inner rectangle. 

I colored the woolly mammoth with Copic markers.  Who really knows what color they were, right?  They've been extinct for so long, they could {possible} have been pink?  I'm the artist, and I say pink!  I cute the letters out with dies from Spellbinders, and the wood arrow is from Close To My Heart (retired).

I hope you like this sketch, and join us this week at Sketch Saturday.  I'd love to see what you do with it!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sorry! for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  Our theme for the next 2 weeks is, Ribbon &/or Bows.   I think many card makers use ribbon on cards, and like bows, so this should be easy!  Di Carubia has the sweetest, cutest images in her store, Di's Digi Stamps.  Snoop around the store, find something you like, color it up, and join our Ribbon &/or Bows challenge. 

My inspiration card for this challenge uses the sweet image, Penny's Bouquet



 I colored Penny's Bouquet with Copic markers, then used several sizes of Spellbinders dies to create the card base and cut out Penny's Bouquet

The blue-on-blue  and pink-on-pink dotted papers are from AMB Illustrations.  The pink dotted ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Ribbon &/or Bows -- the theme for the next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  You have until Sept. 6 to join us.  I'd love to see what you create, and there are great digis for you to win!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG


Back to School -- for Scribbles Designs

It's the 23rd of the month, and it's the day I leave some inspiration on the Scribbles Designs Blog.  School is starting on Monday in the small town where I live, and everywhere I go, the talk is about "back to school."  With that in mind, I created this card:



This is is looooooong.  It fits in a business sized envelope.  It measures 4 x 8.5 inches.

The cute fish were created using the #F88 Bubbles.  It is a free image in the Scribbles Designs Store.  I first placed Bubbles in my photo editing software so I could flip it 180 degrees.  Then, I placed Bubbles in my documents program so I could copy and re-size the fish to make the "school", and adding the sentiment.   Once I got things sized the way I wanted, all that was left was coloring the school of Bubbles with Copic markers.  

I found the orange and green papers I was looking for in the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Orange Retro papers and the Distressed Burlap papers

I cut the card base and the fish elements out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with files I found in the Silhouette Design Store.

I hope you find time to visit the Scribbles Designs Blog.  You'll find more inspiration there, along with fun challenges each month.  Then, visit the Scribbles Designs Store for great digis, including this freebie! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Party Pigs -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday!  It's Friday, it's Friday!  That means there's a freebie up for grabs at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Friday.  Grab that freebie!

Today's Friday Freebie is Party Pig Trio:



I colored up Party Pig Trio with Copic markers.  Just what shade of Copic marker would you use for a pig, anyway?  I went with R01, R02, and R05, if you like the look.  I stamped the sentiment directly below the Party Pig Trio with an acrylic stamp from Close To My Heart.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The background paper is from the Cupcake Toppers paper pack.  The pink paper is from the Party Celebrations collection.  The gems were from my stash. 

Check out what the other talented designers did with today's freebie over at Catch the Bug blog. Then, grab today's freebie.  You'll be ready for tomorrow's challenge!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Seize the Birthday -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Birthday

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Flowers for You -- a Re-release at All Dressed Up Stamps

It's the 22nd of the month -- the day the new releases (or in this case, re-releases) are showcased in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  There are 4 wonderful stamps that had been retired, but were brought back by popular request this month.  You'll find them all, plus many other wonderful All Dressed Up Digital Stamps in Wendy's Etsy Shop

I had the absolute pleasure of working playing with "Flowers For You."  I colored her up and created this:



I colored Flowers for You with Copic markers, then used a variety of dies from Spellbinders to design the card front and card base.  The gems are from my stash.

I'm so excited that this stamp was re-released!  It was one of the first All Dressed Up Stamps I purchased many years ago, and it was so fun to color her up again!

Come join the challenge in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  This month's time is Fantasy/Wings.  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- ATG 
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Kindness
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Crafty Creations Challenges -- ATG

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sunshine Smiles -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, so that can only mean one thing:  it's time for a new challenge over on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!  The challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die that is sold in the Scrapy Land Store (there are over 55 brands for sale, so this is easy!).  There is 1 winner each challenge for a $15 gift certificate. Design team members choose their top 3 favorites.  Phew!  Got all the technical stuff out of way, so on to my card!

Summer is going fast.  Already the days are much shorter and the nights are cooler.  So, I thought I better celebrate summer while it's here with this fun shaker card:



The sunglasses shaker was made with a kit from Queen and Company.  It comes with 3 dies, the adhesive foam, and matching acetate shapes.  The label die behind it and the sun and circle die are from Spellbinders.

The 'smile' sentiment sticker, papers, and paper rose are all from my stash. 

I hope you can join us at Scrapy Land Challenges.  Each challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you've got plenty of time! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges;
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Craft Rocket Challenge -- ATG
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG

Monday, August 19, 2019

To the Beach -- for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, so it's time for some mid-month inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  The optional twist this month is: relaxation.  You can make a project using this optional theme, or link up any positive themed project you'd like.

One of our ongoing sponsors is Scribbles Designs.  I used the very fun digi image, To the Beach to create my "relaxation" card:



I colored up the To the Beach sign with Copic markers, then cut it out.  The sentiment is my own, and was computer generated.  Papers on this card are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and are part of her Taste of Summer kit. 

I find being at the lake one of the most relaxing places to be.  If I have a choice, take me to the beach!  

I hope you will join us this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional Relaxation themed challenge.  You have until September 1st to link up.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Crafty Calendar -- ATG
Brown Sugar Challenge -- ATG