Thursday, January 29, 2015

Warm Winter Witches! For The East Wind

It's Friday, and new release day at The East Wind.   And, I'm happy to say, this is my first official post as part of The East Wind Instagram Design Team!
Today's new release, Unkytoon Bundled Up, was a delight to color!

Don't you wish your hair looked like that?  All shiny and pretty?  I wish I was brave like this little witch.  My hair has never even seen a bottle of dye.  And, those shoes!  Green!  What could be better than green shoes?!?
After I had the fun of coloring Unkytoon Bundled Up with Copic Markers, I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image. The snowflakes are a die from Cheery Lynn.  The designer papers are from Echo Park. There's a bit of silver shimmer trim from Close To My Heart to finish it off.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter -- Lots of Layers

Love! {my 3 Girl JAM}

It's Thursday, and my day to post on the 3 Girl JAM blog.  I love my days to post there and design with 3 Girl JAM products!  Today, I have a card to share with you.

I used 2 different 3 Girl JAM ribbon products on this card. There's Pretty Pink Flower Diecut Ribbon and crinkle ribbon from the Ribbon Candy Bundle
I used an Art by Miran image on this card.  It is part of a progressive challenge.  I got this first image at a discount.  I'll enter it this month, and get next month's free.  What a great way to get a collection of wonderful digis from an artist I admire!
I colored this image with Copic markers.  I used several Spellbinders dies to cut it out.  All the papers are from Close To My Heart. 
The 3 Girl JAM Anything Goes Challenge is almost over, so get your entries in quick! 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Art by Miran Facebook Progressive Challenge

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Aim is True -- for SDS

Happy Hump Day!  The last one in January.  Where has this month gone?  I'm posting today for Snapdragon Snippets.  I love their files -- they are so versatile!  I'll show you a bit of that versatility today with 2 cards.
First, a Valentine's Day card where I used my Silhouette Cameo, a Snapdragon Snippets Valentine card file, and a stamp set, then a card that looks like a quilt -- for those of us that like quilts but can't make them.
The Valentine's Day card:

This card, called the A2 Inward Heart Card, is available at the Silhouette Design Store.  I used different shades of Valentine papers and layered up the hearts.  Then, I got out a Close To My Heart stamp set and did a bit of simple stamping on it.  Poof!  It's done!
Next, I have a card with a quilt feel -- the Nordic Star Long Card. You can find it HERE in the Snapdragon Snippets Store.
This one fits in a business size envelope -- love that!  
I made a quilt once.  I took a class.  It was called "Quilt in a Day."  It took me longer than that just to buy the fabric.  Many months later, my quilt was done.  Now, I stick to quilt themed cards.  I can usually make one of those in a day -- if I stay on task!

Maybe it's my Norwegian heritage, but I find this pattern very appealing.  I used double sided card stock from Echo Park, so this went together very quickly.  It is already distressed, so I didn't even have to do that!
Check out the Snapdragon Snippets Store for lots of great SVG files.  More are being added all the time!  The Snapdragon Snippets blog has tons of inspiration from the talented design team.  Check out the Snapdragon Snippets Facebook Page for more ideas, news, fun, and inspiration.  And, there's the Snapdragon Snippets Creative Garden Fan Page -- a great place to share your creations and be inspired by others. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

You Make My Heart Dance!

I did it, I did it!  I colored my first ever Aurora Wings image.  I love the artwork by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, and I have purchased several of her digis from her Etsy store. Until today, I haven't been brave enough to tackle one.  I had a free afternoon, so I gave it a go.  
Here's my interpretation of Flower Ballerina:

I colored the image with Copic markers.  I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut out the image.  The designer paper is from American Crafts XOXO Collection.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  It is from the Baby Bundle.  I computer generated the sentiment.  The bling gems are from Prima Marketing.  The stickpins are by Petaloo.  I added some glitter accents to the flowers (visible only in real life) with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.
I believe I just made my husband's Valentine's Day card.  That makes me feel like dancing!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog -- Valentine's Theme
AUD Sentiments Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday -- Valentine
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
Kit and Clowder -- January Challenge -- ATG
Craft Dee Bowz -- ATG with a Homemade Bow
MarkerPop! Challenge -- Valentine's Day

I Ruff You

The plans I had made for today were cancelled due to snow and freezing drizzle so I have an unexpected day of crating time.  I'm using it to practice my coloring and enter a couple challenges.  This little cutie, from Gerda Steiner, is part of a progressive challenge.  You buy the first image, then enter the challenge, and the next month is free!   I love her whimsical images, so, here goes!
Meet Oscar!
I have a friend with a weiner dog named Oscar.  He's a long-haired Dachshund.  If you squint your eyes just right, he looks kind of like this.  Kinda.
The original Gerda Steiner digi stamp, Dachshund in Love,looks like this.
I used just the dog portion, colored it with Copi markers, then mounted it on a card front.  The Valentine Window Card Top cutting file is from The Cutting Cafe. I stamped the word "ruff" using a retired Close To My Heart stamp set.  All card stock is also from Close To My Heart. To connect the heart, I used a bit of Aqua Blue Timeless Twine.  I {heart} that color!
That's it!  Off to do some more coloring!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Jan. Challenge -- Dachshund in Love
Creative Cutting Edge -- Valentine 

I Love You -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog. This week's theme is "Hearts".  I embraced the theme with this card! 

I used 3 Eureka Stamps digis on this card: Heart Eighth Notes (digi9005), Heart Note (digi9007), and "I Love You" (digi903).
The heart shaped trio card is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe. The designer papers are from Close To My Heart -- The Snowhaven Paper Pack. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  It is from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle
Come join us this week at Eureka Stamps for our "Hearts" challenge!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bee My Honey -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. This week's theme is one of my favorites -- shaped cards.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up soon, I created a shaped card with that theme in mind:

I used QKR Stampede digi Honey Bear (digi501) on this card. I colored the bear with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  The heart-shaped card is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe, found here.  Papers are from Close To My Heart. The crinkle ribbon and Flair button are both from 3 Girl JAM.
Do you like shaped cards?  I think they add so much punch to a card, and the possibilities are endless!  Join our shaped card challenge this week at QKR Stampede.  I'd love to see what you make!