Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rose Fairy - for Crafty Sentiments

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog.  This week, our theme is Anything Goes. Yeah!  I love Anything Goes challenges!

I used a New Release -- Isobel - Rose Fairy, to create this:

I colored Isobel - Rose Fairy with Copic markers.  Papers are digital, from the Echo Park Spring kit, purchased at Snap Click Supply.  I used various sizes of a Spellbinders die set to create the card.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  The card stock base is from Close To My Heart.

Today is first day of New Releases.  To see more, visit the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog each day, today-Friday.  The new releases will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store on Saturday, May 7.

I hope you can join in on our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Small Things, Big Hearts -- for Path of Positivity

It's the first Monday of May, and time for a new challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This month, our theme is 'Empathy'.  

Our sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I have a fantastic image and sentiment combo I worked with for this challenge.  I adore it!

I used Hummingbird 1 digital stamp set on this card.  It includes the hibiscus, the hummingbird, and the sentiment.  The hummingbird is fussy cut.  The hibiscus is cut out with a die from Craftin' Desert Divas.  I love this sentiment.  I think it fits this tiny hummingbird so well. 

All the papers, glimmer trim, and the embossing folder used on this card are from Close To My Heart.

Empathy -- I see it everyday in the nursing home where I work.  It takes a big heart to work there, but I also see some incredibly big hearts in the people who live there.  I'm surrounded by acts of kindness.  Empathy abounds, and for that I am blessed!

I hope you can join us this month at the Path of Positivity blog for our Empathy challenge.  I'd love to see how you interpret it, and I'd love to see what you make!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blowing Birthday Wishes -- for Great Impressions Stamps

May 1st!  Happy May Day to you!  We're starting a new challenge today over on the Great Impressions Stamps Blog.   All our challenges are a month long, so lots of time to enter.  This month, our theme is 'Birthday with Bling'.  I can never have too many birthday cards, so I love this theme!  Come join us! 

I used one of the many adorable Harry the Hedgehog stamps, with a matching sentiment, both found in the Great Impressions Stamps store, to create this:

This is F587, Harry Blowing Seeds, colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is D473, Come True.

I used a sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday sketches for this card.  Papers are from Photo Play - Party Girl.  The stitched oval dies are from Die-namics.  The bling and card stock base are from Close To My Heart.

I hope you can join us this month for our Birthday With Bling challenge.  If you use a Great Impressions Stamp, please place it in the customer gallery.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG
Let's Color Linky Party-- ATG

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Birthday Mouse -- for Great Impressions Stamps

It's the weekend!  Happy Saturday, everyone!  I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps.

I have a birthday card to share today, with an adorable mouse, spreading birthday cheer....

This card uses E838 Mouse With Flower and Tags rubber stamp.  I colored the Mouse With Flower with Copic markers.  The G483 Tags rubber stamp is a set of 4 tags.  I cut them apart, using just one of them on this card. 

Papers on this card are from Photo Play -- Party Girl 12x12 papers.  I used some Die-namics cross stitched oval dies and some Close To My Heart Silver Foil tape.  The enamel dots are from my stash. 

There'll be a new challenge starting tomorrow on the Great Impressions blog -- come join the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures linky party -- ATG

Friday, April 29, 2016

Magical Birthday Wishes! for Oddball Art

It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration at the Oddball Art Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is 'Birthday'.  I don't know about you, but I can never have enough birthday cards on hand!  

There are an abundance of fantastic Oddball Art images in the Etsy Store that are perfect for this challenge.  You'll find them here.

I used Image 207 - Josie with the Butterflies - to create this birthday card --

I colored Image #207 with Copic markers, and printed the sentiment that comes with the digi on a patterned paper (also digital) from Prima -- Indeed papers.

I cut the card base out on my Silhouette with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The 3 larger butterflies are Cheery Lynn dies.

This card is perfect for a birthday, but with this sentiment, could be used for any number of happy occasions.  Josie's such a sweet thing and I love the sentiment!

I hope you can join us this month for our Birthday challenge at Oddball Art Challenge Blog.   You have until May 14 to enter!  Don't forget about the Oddball Art Facebook Challenge going on, too.  There'll be a new challenge starting there on May 1.  Facebook challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use an Oddball Art image. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Challenges -- Female Birthday
Pattie's Creations -- Easter or spring
Simply Create Too -- For Ladies Only
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Birthday -- for Julia Spiri

It's time for a new challenge at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog.  As always, our challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist.  This time, the twist is  -- For a Child.  I took advantage of the twist to make an always needed birthday card.

I used 'The Bunny and Cake' on this card, colored with Copic markers.

After I got done coloring 'The Bunny & Cake', I constructed the card using papers from Photo Play - Birthday Boy Collection.  The dies used to cut out the image are from Lawn Fawn.  The Kraft paper is by Carta Bella.  The card stock, sentiment, and shimmer trim are by Close To My Heart.  The enamel dots are from my stash. 

I hope you can join in the next 2 weeks at Julia Spiri Challenge blog, where challenges are always Anything Goes.  This time, the optional twist is - For a Child.  You have a chance to win some great Julia Spiri images of your own, and I'd love to see what you make! Join the Stamps by Julia Spiri Facebook group, too, for more fun, inspiration, and news. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG with a Critter
D.L. Art -- April linky party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What's Up, Mom?

I have 2 monthly progressive challenges that I like to enter each month. Here are my entries into both the challenges -- Gerda Steiner's Monthly Challenge and The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.

I'll start first with my entry for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge.   The image this month is provided by my talented friend, Andrea Norris, of Sheepski Designs.   She has 2 versions, depending on what you call your mother in your neck of the woods.

Here's what I created for my Mother-in-law for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday:

I printed the Mom digi on Copic X-press It Blending card, then colored it with Copic markers.  I have some new dies from JustRite Dies that I used on this.  The Ribbon is from D.L. Art's Etsy Store.  It is part of the Valentine Bundle.

On to the entry for the Gerda Steiner Challenge:

This tag uses 'Hang In There Monkey,' a digi found in the Gerda Steiner Store.  I colored the Monkey with Copic markers, then used a variety of dies by Paper Wishes to create the tag.  The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn, as is the sentiment and the word bubble die. The card stock and fibers are from Close To My Heart.  Love that hanging monkey!

That's all for me today.  Off to find some challenges to enter these in:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge -- April
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- April
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- ATG
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG with a Critter
D.L. Art -- April linky party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG