Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hoppy Easter (shake, shake, shake) -- for Scribbles Designs

It's the 23rd of the month, and that means I'm up for some inspiration over on the Scribbles Designs blog.  Every 23rd, it's my turn to leave a bit of inspiration.  Since Easter isn't too far away, I decided to make an Easter card for my inspiration.

Here it is!

This card uses Scribbles Designs image, #440 Bunny Bum, colored with Copic markers. 

Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations.  I computer generated the sentiment.  The bunny die cut is from Impression Obsession, and can be found in the Dies R Us Store.  I used dies and supplies from Close To My Heart to make the shaker. 

You can find the #440 Bunny Bum image,  and many more wonderful digis, in the Scribbles Designs Store.  You can find more inspiration, challenges, and even some free images on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.  Check it all out! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- no twist
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Sympathy Rose - Color Challenge for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Today, we start a color challenge.  They are always a bit intimidating for me.  I love a sketch challenge -- I find they are a great stepping stone for my creativity.  A color challenge, though, stifles me.  I spend way too much time wondering if I'm staying within the guidelines, and not enough time enjoying the creative process.  So, perhaps color challenges are good for me?

I recently needed a sympathy card, so I decided today's theme would work well for making the card.  Using Rose Circle from the Mini Rose Set and the March Color Challenge (see below), I created this:



I colored the Rose Circle with Copic markers, then use a couple of circle dies to cut it out and back it.

Here's the color challenge mood board I used:

I probably spent as long looking for the right papers as I did coloring up the Rose Circle.  I found this flower paper in my stash.  I've had it forever, and I don't know where I got it.  I think it's part of a card kit from Spellbinders (both patterned papers).  The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The gold shimmer trim is from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our color challenge at Catch the Bug.   I bet you are way better at these than I am!  I'd love to see your creations so I can better learn the process! 

I'd love to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- Any sentiment but 'Happy Birthday'
Jo's Scrap Shack -- #274
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring Flowers


Friday, March 22, 2019

Love Bug -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  For the next 2 weeks, the challenge theme is, "Make it Girly".  You'll find many wonderful stamps in the Di's DigiStamps shop you can use for this theme! 

Here's my "Make it Girly" themed card using Love Bug:

I colored Love Bug with Copic markers, then went on the hunt for the right papers.  I found this paper with ladybugs on it in the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is part of the Ladybug Lace Collection.  (There's now a Ladybug Lace Too to check out also!)  The blue paper behind the image is from the Bird Songs paper pack.  The pretty crinkle ribbon is from D.L. Art.  It is peacock colored.  The stitched dies and the 'hello' sentiment are from Avery Elle. 

'Make it Girly' -- I think it's a theme that comes easy for most of us, so I hope you can join us this next two weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  Di has the absolute cutest digis that you could win -- like this one!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Digichoosday -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- Any sentiment but Happy Birthday
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- Spring is Flowery

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Birthday to the Outlawz!

I often play at The Outlawz, and the site is 8 years old.  They are having a big party.  There's a blog hop with prizes, a challenge, with prizes, and prizes, and prizes.  One of the prizes being awarded to everyone that participates is a digital paper pack from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It just so happens that I have the paper already, so I created a card with it.  Lucky me!

Another of the sponsors of The Outlawz 8th birthday celebration is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used one of their adorable images to make a card for the party.  Since I'm on the Bugaboo design team, I'm going to use this card as part of the Oldie but Goodie Thursday event on the Catch the Bug blog today. 



This card uses Mouse - Candle, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.  Papers for this card are the special papers made just for the party by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Party Celebration papers. 

I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Here it is:
Everyone that enters the special birthday challenge at The Outlawz will get the beautiful Party Celebration paper pack.  Getting busy! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz 8th birthday celebration --special event
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
Tuesday Morning Sketches -- #495
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- March

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You Are Egg-ceptional -- The Outlawz Progressive Freebie (March)

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  I had a chance to color up the Eggs image from Sandra Van Blaricum that was the freebie this month (thank you so much, Sandra!) at the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  And, I found time to make it into a card.  I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge to create it.  Here's the card:

I used all the colors of the rainbow in those eggs -- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.  I did this intentionally so I could enter it in The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (rainbows), and I added a piece of rainbow paper for good measure!

Here's the Sketch Saturday sketch I used:


Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The 2 circles and the banner papers are all from the Fantasy paper collection. The sentiment is printed on a piece of Pinkalious paper

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- March
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Rainbows
Createful Heart Designs Challenges -- Easter/Spring
Sketch Saturday -- week #555
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Monday, March 18, 2019

Friendship Never Goes Out of Style -- 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 in March is 'Friendship'.  That's an easy one!

One of our sponsors this month (and every month this year) is Scribbles Designs.  I used several Scribbles Designs digital stamps and an SDD paper to create this friendship themed card: 



I thought this sentiment was so much fun, I decided to make it the focal point.  It's #005 Friendships.  The flip flops are #848 Flip Flops, and the pretty flower paper is a freebie from Scribble Doodle Designs, and can be found here

I hope you can join us this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog for our optional Friendship themed challenge.  Or, you can link up any positive themed project you make.  Our other awesome sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Challenge Up Our Life -- Bye, Bye, Winter
Outlawz Thursday -- not twist, ATG
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog -- ATG

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Luck O' the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My husband is Irish.  I realized yesterday, that even though I make cards every week, sometimes every day, I did not have a St. Patrick's Day card made for him.  So, I whipped this up quick:



I cut this out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The pretty orange ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The heart was a die cut I found lying on my craft desk.  

I plan to enter this in the following lucky challenges:
Outlawz Festive Friday -- St. Patrick's Day
Addicted to CAS -- Green
Let's Craft & Create -- Green
Krafty Chicks Challenge -- Green
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party