Saturday, August 1, 2015

I Love Summer -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's the first of August, a new month, so a new challenge at DigiStamps4Joy.  Our theme is Anything Goes, but there's a twist you can participate in if you'd like.  This month's twist -- 'Things With Wings'.  It was the perfect chance to color up this fun digi!



This image is called "Flamingo Pair."  I colored the flamingos using Copic markers, then used the banner die set from Craftin' Desert Divas to construct the card.  

The flamingo designer paper is a digi paper from Pixel Scrapper.  The card base is from Close To My Heart. The sentiment is one of my favorites for this time of year.  It's from Great Impressions Stamps. I finished off the card with some Skittles

Join us this month of August at DigiStamps4Joy for our Anything Goes, with option Things with Wings twist challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations Designs -- Make a Splash
Fussy and Fancy Challenge -- Things with Wings
Brown Sugar Challenge --Animals
A Gem of a Challenge -- Animal or Birds
Suzy Bee Challenge Blog -- Add feathers or wings
Addicted to CAS -- Banners


Friday, July 31, 2015

It's a Dog's Life -- for QKR Stampede

Today is my final project for QKR Stampede Challenge blog.  I've been on the team for a year now, and it's time for a break.  However, I will miss the delightfully quirky images and the wonderful bunch of ladies I've grown to enjoy so much!  This week's challenge this is 'Washi tape'.  Love the stuff!


This super fun image, from QKR Stampede, of course, is "Walking the Dog"(digi17102).  The sentiment, also from QKR Stampede, is "Dog's Life"(digi14619).  I colored 'Walking the Dog' with Copic markers. I've had the Washi tape for so long, I don't remember the brand name.  The Dog designer paper is digital, and is from Pixel Scrapper.

Come join us this week at QKR Stampede.  Use a bit of your Washi tape, and enter it in the challenge!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fireflies in a Jar -- for 3 Girl JAM & WINNERS!

I have 2 winners to tell you about today.  I recently participated in the Digis for Debbie blog hop to raise funds to help a sister in need pay for medical expenses.  I said I'd reward a $15 gift certificate to the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and today is the day to pick the winner.   I also promised blog candy when my original blog was hacked and I had to start a new one.  I said I'd give it away when I got to 50 followers.  Well, I have 46 followers on the new blog, but now I'm back to my original blog, but still want to award the candy.  So, 2 lucky winners today!

$15 FBD Gift certificate (chosen by Random.org) -- Rhonda Zmikly of Bumblebee Creations!

Blog candy (6x6 paper pad, Close To My Heart stamp set, Unity Stamp Company grab bag, embossing folder, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Timeless Twine, and MORE!) WINNER (again, chosen by random.org from the 46 followers of my new blog) -- Chriss America Real!
I'm posting today for 3 Girl JAM.  It seems that I can always find another use for 3 Girl JAM products.  The possibilities are truly endless!  Today, my favorite ribbon is mimicking a rusty canning lid.



Summer and fireflies go hand-in-hand for me.  Seeing fireflies makes me happy!  When I was young, my grandma wouldn't let us go barefoot until we had seen a firefly, so we looked diligently for them.  She knew they didn't come out until the hot summer nights.  Then, we'd run around with youthful abandon and try to catch them in a jar.  They were magical! (Until morning, anyway, when they were just another flying insect).

This card is a cutting file from the Silhouette Design Store.  The tag   is a die from Paper Wishes.  The sentiment is a Joy's Life "Pun in the Sun" stamp.  Best of all, though, is that new crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM! This is Barn Door from the *new* Rustic Country Bundle.

There's only a day left to get another new bundle at a discount. The Summer Harvest Bundle is only $1 if you use coupon code JULY, along with your purchase.  Or, purchase anything you like, use coupon code JO10, and save 10% on everything! All the time! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oh, Baby -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  For the next 2 weeks, the theme is "Baby".  We all need baby cards at some point, so it's a good chance to get ahead in the card-making!

Here's mine:

I used Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, "Lucy & Tiddles" on this card.  I colored the stamped image with Copic markers.  The sentiment is a stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas -- "Simply Said" set. The rocking card is a cutting file, found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The card base is from Close To My heart.  The designer papers are from Echo Park.  The tie dye crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM

Please join us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog for our Baby challenge.  We have great prizes, and I'd so love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
MWLW Challenge blog -- ATG
Love to Scrap Challenge blog -- ATG
D.L. Art -- July Linky Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
Card Mania Challenge -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG (1 of 2)
Eureka Stamps -- ATG
Moving Along with the Times - Baby, Baby

Friday, July 24, 2015

Oh So Pretty! for The East Wind

There's another New Release today at The East Wind. I probably say this every time, but I just LOVE today's digi!  She's just so. much. FUN!



This image is called, 'Double Eyelashes'.  She was, of course, a delight to color! I colored 'Double Eyelashes' with Copic markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut the image.  I placed her on a center step card by Stephanie Bernhard/Sizzix.  The papers are from Simple Stories.  the baker's twine is Timeless Twine.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

Visit The East Wind's Facebook group to see what other design team member's have done with this FUN image!

Splash! for QKR Stampede

This week, for the QKR Stampede challenge, we're going swimming.  Some, more than others, like to make a statement in their bathing suits.  This "little" cutie by QKR Stampede would make a statement on ANY beach, I think!


Maybe it's those painted red toenails, but I certainly think you'd see this beauty coming.  She'd make quite a splash, don't you think?  Can you say "cannonball"?  This sweet image is QKR Stampede digi, Hippo (digi602).  I colored the little darling with Copic markers.  Designer papers are from Echo Park, as is the sentiment. 

Join us this week at QKR Stampede with your version of "Swimming".  I'd love to see what you make!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's all Aboat the Good Times -- for Crafty Sentiments

I'm excited!  It's another new release day today at Crafty Sentiments Designs, and today's rubber stamp was soooo much FUN!!   This month, the new releases are all about Josh.  Today, I'm debuting 'Josh in his Boat':
This rubber stamp is big, and fun to color!  I colored Josh in his Boat with Copic markers, then used a Banner Die cut Set from Craftin' Desert Divas to construct the rest of the card.  The papers are from Authentique.  They have a definite nautical flair to them.  The compass charm is from Tim Holtz. The sentiment is from Joy's Life Pun in the Sun.

Check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog this week to see all the New Releases.  They are so delightful!  I can't wait to get my hands on ALL of them!  The rubber stamps will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store on August 23.