Friday, April 19, 2019

Stop & Smell the Flowers -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's Saturday, and every other Saturday, a new challenge begins on the Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. For the next 2 weeks, the challenge theme is 'Spring Flowers'.  You will find many wonderful images, including many with spring flowers in the Di's Digistamps Shop

Springtime Bear seemed like the perfect digi for this challenge:



I colored Springtime Bear with Copic markers.  The papers are digital, and I found them at Pixel Scrapper.  All the embellishments were in a kit from Spellbinders Paper Arts. 

Springtime Bear --  you could win him or many other wonderful digis if you enter the spring flowers challenge this next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you create, so link up!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Anything Spring
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Polkadoodles -- Spring colors
Brown Sugar Challenge -- Spring
Outlawz Sundays Songs & Rhymes -- May Flowers 
Crafty Catz -- All Creatures Great and Small

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I'm Glad You're My Friend -- For Scrapyland Challenge Blog

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Scrapyland Challenge Blog. The challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a die sold in the Scrapyland Store.  There are 2 winners every challenge.  Each wins a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapyland Store!

Here's my card for this challenge, using a Sue Wilson die set:


This uses the craft dies by Sue Wilson, Ornate Oval, My Friend.  It is a 4 die set.   I was worried about the words and gluing them down, but since they are all one piece, they are very easy to work with.
Papers used on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I used papers from several different digital collections.  The background paper is from the Peonies Ballet paper collection.  The ornate part of the oval (teal color) is part of the Sunny Days paper collection, and the light pink circle is from the Pinkalicious papers.

Do you have a project where you used dies?  See if it's in the Scrapyland Store, then link it to the Scrapyland challenge.  You might just win a $10 gift certificate, and I'd love to see your creation! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
The Crafty Addicts -- optional pink
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Die Cuts

Monday, April 15, 2019

Happiness is a Wet Nose -- for Path of Positivity

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, and that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The optional theme this month is "Happiness".

Few things make me as happy as my dog, so it should come as no surprise that I went with a dog theme on my card!

I used a digital image from one of our sponsors, Limited Runs Stamps called Puppy Love:



I colored Puppy Love with Copic markers and computer generated my happiness sentiment.

I used the sketch from this month's Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog.  Here it is:
The fun dog themed papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Dog Love papers. 

Happiness -- it's the optional theme this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Enter a project with that theme to be eligible to win the prizes from our awesome sponsors.  Or, enter any positive themed project you'd like!  I look forward to seeing what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog -- April
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Blog -- anything goes with a critter
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Friday -- ATG

You're Some Bunny Special -- for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's the 15th of the month, and that's Oldie but Goodie day on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog.  This month, bunnies are being featured.  Cute, cute, cute!


I used Bunny Be Mine, and colored the digital stamp with Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of an acrylic stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. The butterflies were cut out with dies by Cheery Lynn.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The background daisy paper is part of the Miss Daisy paper collection.  The blue butterflies are a new April release.  It is one of the Spring Butterflies Too papers. 

I used the current sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch:
I hope you have time to check out all the cute bunny projects over at the Sasayaki Glitter blog.  Then, do some shopping at the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Shop!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- ends April 16
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- use an embossing folder or diet (several die cuts here)
Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog -- Easter

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Happy Ewe-ster -- Stella Says Sketch

Happy Sunday to you, and Palm Sunday, if you are religious.  I am spending this morning at church on the organ bench, while the kids process and wave those palm branches.  Meanwhile, in the crafting world, Stella Says Sketch over on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  I don't know about you, but I find Stella a bit intimidating.  If Stella says sketch, I sketch!

First the card, then I'll share the sketch:

This card uses Bugaboo Stamps digital image, Easter Ewe.  I colored Easter Ewe with Copic markers.

Here's the Stella Says Sketch for the next 2 weeks (April 14-27):

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are rom the April New Release.  The background paper is one of the Color Burst papers.  No need to create the color burst effect, just print it!  Amazingly easy!  The circles are from the Spring Butterflies collection & Spring Butterflies Too. 

The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp acrylic stamp set.  candy dots are from my stash. 

I hope you can join us at Catch the Bug Challenges the next 2 weeks for Stella Says Sketch!  There are great prizes to win, and it was a fun sketch to use.  I'd love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday -- Easter
AUD Sentiments -- Easter/Spring
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- no twist 
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Anything Spring

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Emilee the Elephant & Ladybug for Kitty Bee Designs

It doesn't feel too much like spring where I live, but I am hopeful!  I am posting today for Kitty Bee Designs, where it's my day for the designer spotlight.  Emilee the Elephant & Ladybug are making me think Spring is possible! 


Emilee the Elephant and Ladybug is an acrylic stamp.  It is the perfect size for making shaker cards!  It would also be a nice size for treat bags and candy bars -- small, without too much coloring.

I colored Emilee the Elephant and Ladybug with Copic markers.  Here's a close up:


You can find many cute Kitty Bee Designs in the Etsy Store in both acrylic and digi stamps.  Join us, also, for the Aloha Friday Challenges! Each challenge lasts for 2 weeks, and we have wonderful sponsors!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- Easter/Spring
Creative Knockouts -- Spring is on the Way
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Spring is in the Air
2 Craft Critter Crazies Blog -- Anything Goes with a Critter


Flower Vase of Sympathy -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug Challenges.  This week's theme is "Back to Nature".  That can be interpreted many different ways, and there are lots and lots of digis that would be great for this theme at the Bugaboo Stamps Store!

I attended 3 funeral/memorial services last week.  One was an elderly lady from my church who I had known for years.  One was one of my best friend's mothers, and one was one of my best friends.  It was a rough week.  I also spent time during the week making sympathy cards for each service. This is what I created for one of them, using Flower Butterfly Vase:


I colored Flower Butterfly Vase with Copic markers.  The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The violet flower background paper is one of the Spring Flowers Collection.  The butterfly paper behind the sentiment is a new April release.  It is one of many beautiful butterfly papers from the Spring Butterflies Collection.

Ready to enter the challenge at Catch the Bug? You have all week for the 'Back to Nature' theme!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Polkadoodle -- ATG
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- Flowers that Bloom in May