I have this blog as a place to share my creative self -- be it card making, music playing, scrapbooking, altered art, home decor, or whatever direction my art takes me. My dogs are always a part of my home life, so they have to be a part of my blog, too.
It's July 15th (really, already?), so that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration on the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge blog. The themes are always anything goes with an optional twist. This month's optional twist is summer or winter. I went with the optional summer twist. I love the flowers of summer. I used DigiStamps4Joy image Pansy Corsage (JA22) to create this:
I used an SVG cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons for the base of the card. The oval die is from Die-namics. The polka dot ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment is a sticker from Hot Off the Press.
I hope you can join us this month at DigiStamps4Joy for our Anything Goes with an optional "summer or winter" theme. You still have 1/2 of July to link up!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
July -- 1/2 way through the year already, and time to start preparing for Christmas! Right? If you're a card maker, it's never too early to start on those cards! For the next 2 weeks, Di's Digi Designs Challenges is having a Christmas in July theme, so it's the perfect time to get a card made and linked up. Here's my entry:
Fri-Yay!!! today, my husband has taken the day off of work, and it's all about ME! Of course, he says everyday is about me, but certainly, that can't be true?!? My birthday was a week ago, and he couldn't get that day off, so we're celebrating today. We're jumping on the Harley, heading North, and enjoying the day together! Today, being Friday, is also the start of a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Our challenge this week, and every week, is Anything Goes! My best friend's birthday is just around the corner. I mailed her a package of spa-type goodies, and wanted a card to fit that theme. I thought this Bathing Frog (Q-digi15616) fit the theme to perfection:
I colored the Bathing Frog digital stamp with Copic markers. The sentiment is computer generated. Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are Birthday Bouquet Digital Papers.
It was a rainy Thursday, so after meeting a friend at the local coffee shop this morning, I came home and got creating. I used this month's progressive freebie at The Dragon's Lair, and combined it with this Wednesday's Sketch challenge at The Outlawz. Here's what I came up with:
I colored up the dragons with Copic markers, then fussy cut them. Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Nature Blends digital papers. Here's the sketch I used:
As you can see, I followed it pretty closely. The large heart die is from Spellbinders. The small heart die, across the top is from a company that no longer exists -- Top Dog Dies. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a sticker from Hot Off the Press.
I used the pre-printed version of Sea Holly, then added a Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the flowers (sorry, it's hard to photograph). I've also used three of the new At the Beach digital papers (there are 8 in the pack), and the new Wishing You digital sentiments. I used a couple of dies to make this card -- 2 Spellbinders label dies, and 2 Lifestyle crafts circle dies. The card stock base is from Close to My Heart. I hope you enjoy these New Releases and pick them up at the We Are 3 Digital Shop. Take a look around -- there are so many great things to shop for while you are there! There's also a We Are 3 Facebook Group to check out that's jam-packed with great inspiration! I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: D.L. Art -- July Linky Party AUD Sentiments -- flower and a sentiment Always Fun Challenges -- ATG Crafting from the Heart -- ATG