Friday, December 1, 2023

My Little Elf -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Dec. 1--How did we get here so fast!  I'm NOT ready for this busy Christmas season!

Dec 1 -- it's time for a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group.  The challenge is the whole month of December.  Our theme this month is Layer It.  

I used a fairly new release on my project, My Little Elf, found in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop. Here's my creation for the challenge: 

I colored My Little Elf with Copic markers. I tried for some not-so-traditional Christmas colors.

Here's how I layered up the card to fit the challenge criteria:  I cut My Little Elf out using a stitched arch die by Pink & Main.  I layered this unto another (bright green) arch layer.  These are both layered unto a piece of burgundy snowflake designer paper.  This was all glued unto a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch top folding card base. To add another layer, and a holiday embellishment, I added a candy cane die cut by Hero Arts. It is a 2-layer die.  The sentiment was 2 parts.  Both words are layered up 3 times and glued together to add some dimension.  

I hope you like My Little Elf.  Color up your own All Dressed Up Stamps image. Add some layers and enter the challenge.  I'd love to see what you create! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Snowman Hugs -- A NR at All Dressed Up Stamps

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog!  Today, I'm sharing a project using one of the new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps.  There are 3 new ones each month.  They, and all the others, are in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop.

My card today uses the darling Snowman Hugs image.  Maybe it's because I live in Wisconsin where snow is plentiful, But I love to color snow and snow shadows break out the blue violets!).  This Snowman Hugs digital stamp was so fun for me!

I colored Snowman Hugs with comic markers.  I used a die set called Christmas Cloche to simulate a snow globe for my image.  The dies are from Concord & Ninth.  The snowflake dies are by Lawn Fawn.  The silver and white glitter papers are from my stash.  

I hope you enjoy Snowman Hugs, and I hope you check out the rest of the ADU design team creations. You will find them in the ADU FB group and on the blog.  There's still time to enter the November FB challenge.  The theme is Gems, Sparkle, and/or Shine.  

I'd like to enter this in this challenge:

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Bushy Tail -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Welcome to November, and welcome to my blog!  Since it's a new month, there is a new challenge beginning today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. The theme this month is Gems, Sparkle, and Shine. 

November is the month of thankfulness for me.  I don't like to skip right over the Thanksgiving holiday.  With that in mind, I created this card for the challenge using Bushy Tail:

I colored Bushy Tail with Copic markers and Olo markers. I fussy cut it and mounted it on a piece of woodgrain cardstock from Crafter's Companion.  The paper with tress and a forest scene on it is from Brutus Monroe. 

It is hard to see in this photo, but there are orange gems all over the Bushy Tail.  They, and the clear gems, are from Taylored Epressions. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder.  The sentiment is from a Pink & Main stamp set. 

I hope you can join us this month for the All Dressed Up Facebook group challenge.  The theme of Gems, Sparkle, and Shine is a fun one!

I'd like to enter this in:
Passion for Markers Challenge -- Embellish It (lots of rhinestones on his tail)

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Halloween Dress Up-- a New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's new release day at All Dressed Up Stamps! There are 3 new releases, all available in the ADU Etsy Shop.  You'll find inspiration for all 3 new releases in the ADU Facebook group and on the ADU Challenge blog

I had the pleasure of being able to create with the Halloween Dress new release.

Isn't this image darling?  I love Halloween Dress!   I colored her with a combination of Copic and Olo markers. I think Halloween Dress is all ready for the spooky holiday!

The spiderweb papers in orange and purple on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Spider Webs papers, printable in 8 colors. 

The scalloped edge die and stitched rectangle are from Pink & Main.  The cute witch hat and Boo! sentiment are from Crafter's Companion.  The purple gems are from Taylored Expressions. 

I hope you enjoy this new release as much as I do!  Remember, she's available in the ADU Etsy shop.

Entering this in:
Passion for Markers-- Dies &/or punches (dies)

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Little Squeak -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, and happy October!  I so love this time of year. The geese are gathering on the lakes by my house, the leaves are at their Autumn peak color, and the days are cool and crisp.  So lovely!

Today is the start of our new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  This month's theme is "use orange and/or Purple".  Oooo, fun!

I used the adorable ADU image Little Squeak  for my project this month.  You will find it, and many wonderful images that will fit this theme in the ADU Store

I colored Little Squeak with Copic markers, then set out to find orange & purple papers to fit the challenge theme.  I found the patterned papers in a stash from Crafter's Companion.  The shaped dies to make this mini slim card are from LDRS Creative.  The sentiment and card base are from Taylored Expressions. The purple and orange flowers are from Prima Marketing.  Little Squeak -- so adorable!

I hope you can join us this month for our 'purple orange' challenge in the ADU Facebook group. There's also another challenge each month on the ADU challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 22, 2023

Tractor Boy -- a New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello friends, and happy harvest season!  Today is one of the days each month when design team members feature this month's new releases.  I was privileged to be able to create with Tractor Boy, found in the All Dressed Up Shop.

I used Copic markers to color Tractor Boy:

The crops are being harvested here in the county I live in.  Yesterday, I saw lots of soy beans coming in.  The corn will be soon, too.  Tractor Boy and his animals look ready for the job.

After coloring Tractor Boy, I went searching for the perfect paper.  I found this at Pixel Scrapper.

I cut the image and paper with stitched square dies from my stash.  The sentiment was computer generated. The buttons were from my button jar. 

I hope you check out the other inspiration today (and everyday), that can be found in the ADU Facebook group or on the blog. 

Thanks for visiting!

I'm entering this is:

Passion for Markers -- Fall colors

Friday, September 1, 2023

Daisy Fairy -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 September 1 -- can you believe it?  Fall will soon be upon us, and I'm ready for the beautiful leaves turning, blue sky days, and cooler temperatures.

September 1 -- time for a new challenge in the Facebook All Dressed Up Stamps group.  The challenge runs all month, and this month's theme is 'Make it Feminine'.  The hardest part of the whole challenge for me was picking the feminine All Dressed Up image I wanted to color.  There are so, so many darling ones in the ADU Shop!!

After much deliberation, I chose Daisy Fairy as my girly image to create with:

Isn't Daisy Fairy darling? She seems so happy! I colored her with Copic markers, then cut her out with a stitched oval die in my collection. 

I cut the card base and background paper with my Silhouette.  I haven't turned it on in ages, so it needed to be used.  The pretty pink floral background paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop. You'll find wonderful papers, printables, and sentiments in the We Are 3 Digital Shop

I hope you can join us this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge. I'd love to see what you create using the 'Make it Feminine' theme!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles challenge -- ATG