Friday, August 28, 2015

I Like U -- for The East Wind

It's Friday, and New Release Day at The East Wind.  LOVE my Fridays! Today's new release features the character, Lucy Loo.  She always has attitude, and today is no exception.  Here is Lucy Loo 'Hair'.  Oh yeah!



I colored Lucy Loo 'Hair' with Copic markers.  She's so sassy, it just had to have some wild highlights in it.  

I cut the card out on my Cricut Explore.  The sentiment, card stock, and glimmer trim are from Close To My Heart.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Polkadoodles digi paper, and cut it out with a die cut tag from Paper Wishes.  The twine is from Timeless Twine. The Snow Palace Sequins are from Craftin' Desert Divas. 

Check out the East Wind Facebook Group for some other great examples using this digi stamp.  Or, just buy it yourself in the East Wind Etsy Shop.  It's so fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks -- Funky Colored Hair
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Kit and Clowder FB challenge-- monthly technique class challenge 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthday Wishes

I have the good fortune of posting today for 3 Girl JAM.  It's always great fun to make something where I can showcase my favorite ribbons, lace, or jute products.  Today, it's all about crinkle ribbon.

I've been participating in The Outlawz Progressive Challenge each month this year.  I used the delightful free image sent me for today's card. This image is by Make It Crafty. If you haven't discovered Make It Crafty yet, you should.  I LOVE their images and tutorials.  Great stuff!



She's called "Wishful Asha," and I colored her with Copic markers. The card and sentiment tag were cut out on my Cricut Explore, using papers from Close To My Heart.  I wanted the image to really pop.  That's where the 3 Girl JAM ribbon came into play.  I used the blue from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle and, with 2-sided tape behind my image, pleated the ribbon all the way around the square to frame  it.  Last, but not least, there are 3 enamel dots from my stash.

There will be a new challenge starting Saturday on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.  Stop by to check it out.

Do you want to buy some fantastic ribbon for yourself?  Use discount code JO10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order. Use code AUGUST to get the Caribbean Splash bundle for $1 with any purchase for a few more days. There will be a new special of the month starting September 1.  Check the 3 Girl JAM blog for details!  Whoop!

I'd like to enter this in the following Challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- August
D.L. Art -- August Linky party
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

So Very Blessed -- for Snapdragon Snippets

Crafty greeting, friends!  I am posting today for Snapdragon Snippets.  I recently had lunch with 2 of my best friends, and made a couple of these gift bags for a "little something" to share with them.  

This heart window tall tote, found in the Silhouette Design Store, and in the Snapdragon Snippets Store is the perfect size for a few goodies.  I filled this one with chocolates - and love. 



Papers for this bag are from My Mind's Eye - the Nostalgia Collection. The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

A reminder that I have an SVG Attic gift certificate I am giving away.  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  To increase your chances, also comment on my post from the blog hop with 3 Girl JAM, and my last guest design post on August 12.  Please become a follower.  Thanks, and good luck!

Check out the Snapdragon Snippets blog for lots of inspiration. For even more inspiration, join the Snapdragon Snippets Creative Garden Fan Page

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just so Cool -- for IDCB

Another week has gone by, so that means it's time for another challenge at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog (IDCB), where our theme is always Anything Goes!

We have great sponsors, week after week!  This week, All Dressed Up is one of our sponsors.  I had so much fun with this!



This image is "Just so Cool", and can be found in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Store. She is rockin' to her iPod!  I colored her with Copic markers.

All those great dies I used are new, from Craftin' Desert Divas. They are the Fancy Frames Dies.  The papers used on this card are from Close To My Heart.  The buttons are from my stash.  I used a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on this also.

Join us this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.  Link up anything and everything.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
All Dressed Up -- ATG with a Dressy Image
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
Crafting From The Heart -- ATG
Eureka Stamps -- Button, Button

Run, Skip, Jump - for Crafty Sentiments Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. This week, our theme is "bookmark".  We're going outside the typical card theme.  I used a back-to-school theme on this one.


This Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamps is "School Book." 

I colored School Book with Copic markers, then cut her out with a Craftin Desert Divas Tag Essentials Cutting Die

Papers, washi tape stamps, ribbon, and sentiment stamp for this bookmark are from Close To My Heart. The other tag dies are from Paper Wishes.  Feathers are from my stash. 

I had a great time making this bookmark.  I hope you join us for our Crafty Sentiments Bookmark challenge. You'll have 2 weeks to enter.  Have fun!

Best Friends are Magic! for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday, it's Tuesday! It's Digi Choosday!  This is turning into my favorite day of the week.  I am having so much fun with Polkadoodle images, papers, and embellishments!

This week, our Digi Choosday challenge theme is "Two Patterned Papers". The rules are to use 2, but I snuck in 3, printing my sentiment on a patterned paper, also.



This image is Polkadoodle's Serenity Stardust.  Isn't she beautiful?  She's available as an individual download or as part of the wonderful Serenity Fairy Wishes Digital Craft Download.  All the papers, and the wonderful sentiment are from the same Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection.

The Pop out card can be found in the Silhouette Design Store.  Here's another angle of it.


The flowers, from Wild Orchid Crafts, were purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

You can still join the All About Men challenge for another week.  The Two Patterned Papers challenge will run for 2 weeks.  Please join us!  And, don't forget to check out the code, available for 24 hours only, on the Digi Choosday site.  Great discounts every week!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge -- Make It Girlie
Stamp and Create -- For the Girls
MarkerPop - ATG with Copic Markers
Cutie Pie Challenge -- must be cute
D.L. art -- August Linky party
Crafting from the Heart -- ATG
Craftin' Desert Divas -- Photo Inspiration
AUD Sentiments -- Fairy and a sentiment

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bell Ringer -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

This is New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs. This month, it is all Christmas releases, and every single one of them is a "have-to-have".  You can view them all at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog.  


Today, I had the pleasure of working with this cute "Josh - Bell Ringer" rubber stamp.



I colored the "Josh -Bell Ringer" image with Copic markers, then fussy cut him out.  He was mounted on an ornament shape that I designed using Spellbinders dies.  The small, ornate ornament is a die from Paper Wishes. The twine is from Timeless Twine.



There's a little too much green grass showing for this to look like it's hanging from a Christmas tree, but you get the idea.

Check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog for more great creations.  Merry Christmas, everyone! LOL!