Friday, June 22, 2018

Butterfly Wings -- an All Dressed Up New Release

Today is the second showcase of this month's New Releases for All Dressed Up Stamps.  I don't know how Wendy does it, but she comes up with the cutest designs each month! 

I had the privilege of being able to showcase Butterfly Wings:

I colored Butterfly Wings with Copic markers, then used some digital papers from Prima, purchased at Snap Click Supply to create the card  The frame die cut is from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The gold butterfly is a die cut from Sizzix.  

You can see more of this month's new All Dressed Up Stamps new releases on the All Dressed Up blog,  and in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group. Please join in on the challenges there, too!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- ATG
Cards 4 Gals -- Summer Sunny Days
Creative Knockouts -- for the Girls
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Classic Design Team Challenge -- ATG

Bone Apetit -- for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

Bonjour, mon amie!  It is Friday, and I have exhausted my very limited Francais, so the rest of this post will be in English.  

There is a new challenge starting today at the QKR Stampede challenge blog, where the themes are always Anything Goes. 

If you know me at all, you know I love dogs, and have many friends that do, too.  I made this card and recently sent it to one of my dog-loving friends:

This cute doggie digi from QKR Stampede is Doggie Bone (Q-digi24143, colored with Copic markers.  He's a handsome fella, isn't he?  

The papers are all digital, found at the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is computer generated from my vast knowledge of French (ha!)  There a bit of Close To My Heart glimmer trim on the card and some CTMH card stock.

I hope you can join in on the challenge fun at QKR Stampede Challenges this week.  I love to see what everyone creates, and we have the best digis for prizes -- like this one!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sweet Friend -- Guest Designing for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

I'm pleased to be guest designing again today For Sasayaki Glitter Stamps.  It's the second time for me this month, and it's such an honor.  I was on their design team until full-time work and poor health became too much for me.  I have missed coloring up the beautiful and fun Sasayaki Glitter Stamps.

Today, I have played with Beeutiful (image 161):

I have colored Beeutiful with Copic markers.  I cut out the card base on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  I cut out the Beeutiful image with a Spellbinders die to match the honeycomb theme.

I hope you like my Beeutiful card, and visit the Sasayaki Glitter Stamps Etsy Store for more fantastic images you can purchase.  Once you've done some shopping, there's a challenge here (the current theme is summer fun).  There's also the Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group, with a progressive monthly challenge going on. 

I'd like to thank Naz, Kel, and the rest of the design team for the opportunity to guest design this month.  It's been awesome!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations -- Anything That Flies
D.L. Art - June Linky Party

Monday, June 18, 2018

Grow Old with Me -- and Path of Positivity

It's Monday!  It's also time for some mid-month inspiration at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. This month's alternate color theme "neutrals".  We have 2 sponsors this month:  Mari Digis, and A Day for Daisies.  For today's inspiration, I had the great pleasure of working with a digi from A Day for Daisies called, Mr. Right.

With our neutral theme in mind, I colored Mr Right using shades of gray Copic markers, then added a few pops of blue green color.  I don't know why, but as soon as I saw this digi, the couple looked old to me.  Not just old fashioned, but old.  So that is how I colored them.   

The papers on this card are from Close To My Heart, but are retired.  The dies are from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The ribbon is from my stash.

The challenges at The Path of Positivity run for a month.  You have until July 2 to link up with your optional "neutral" projects, or  link up any positive themed project you'd like.  I'd love to see your creations!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Use Ribbon
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- Black & White

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hey, Beau-tea-ful -- guest designing at The Outlawz Sunday Challenges

Hello, and happy Sunday!  Today and next Sunday, I'm guest designing at the Outlawz Sunday Challenges.  I often play in the Outlawz Challenges, so I love it when I'm given the opportunity to guest design there.  The Sunday challenge group recently changed things up a bit, and started using songs & rhymes for their themes.  This week's theme has to do with cats.  You can see the whole verse over at The Outlawz here:  

With that cat theme in mind, but not really being a cat lover, I went searching for a cute cat image.  I found it at Di's Digi Stamps.  Here's what I made with Kitty in a Teacup:

I colored the Kitty in a Teacup image up with Copic markers, fussy cutting it out.  I found some teacup and tea pot papers, then a tea pot die and stamp, and my original idea of some sort of cat sentiment went by the wayside for this one (like I said, I'm not a cat lover).  The papers, die, and sentiment stamp are from Close To My Heart.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

I had a great time letting my creativity flow with the song verse from this week at The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes challenge.  I hope you join in the challenge.   It's great fun to have a chance to guest design for them! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Polkadoodles Crafting -- ATG
IDCB -- optional twist -- use a real stamp (the teapot and Hey Beau-tea-ful are real acrylic stamps) 
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
Crafting with an Attitude -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sweet Summertime! for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

Sweet Summertime!   I'm already sad that we're so close to the longest day of the year, and we'll be going back the other way.  I love, love, love these long days of summer!  Having all this daylight and warmth just makes me happy!  What also makes me very happy is sharing my first post for Di's Digi Stamps!  I've long admired and purchased Di's adorable creatures and cute kids, so I'm jumping with joy to be on her design team and have a chance to color them up on a regular basis!

Di's Digi Designs Challenges are every fortnight, as they say in England, or every 2 weeks, as we like to say here in the states.

For the next 2 weeks, starting today, the theme is Summer Fun!  Oh yeah!

Here's what I created for the Summer fun challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges:

This digi stamp, called Daisy Trail, is so darn cute, isn't it?  These creatures are certainly celebrating summer!  They are reveling in the sweet, sweet smells and sights of those flowers and ladybugs.  They are having a daisy dance, I believe. They are frolicking and having fun in the summer sun. 

I colored Daisy Trail with Copic markers, then used several sizes of Spellbinders dies to cut it out.  The designer papers are from Close To My Heart.   I computer generated the sentiment on this.  That lovely ladybug charm has been in my stash for a long, long time, just waiting for the right card to use it on.  I believe this was it!

I hope you can join us at Di's Digi Designs Challenges these next 2 weeks for our Summer fun challenge.  You have a great chance of winning if you use a Di's Digi image, and there's top 3, plus a random winner.  Check out the shop for all the awesome digis and stamps, plus some really great bargain digis.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog -- Summer Theme
AUD Sentiments -- ATG plus a sentiment
Sasayaki Glitter -- Summer Fun
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter

29 again? Really? For QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

Friday, Friday, Friday!  I'm doing the Friday dance! (OK, at this stage in life, it's more of a shuffle, but my hips still move!)  

Friday!  It's also time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede challenge blog, where challenges are always Anything Goes -- every. single. week!  Anything goes!!!

I need a lot of birthday cards early in July, so I created this for a friend's birthday coming up very shortly.  She's nowhere near the age of 29, AND she likes chickens,  so I hope she enjoys this:

The expression on this chicken's face just cracks me up!  Such a cackle!!  (oh, aren't I funny?!?)  

I used QKR Stampede digital stamp Chubby Hen (Q-digi24230) to create this card.  I colored Chubby Hen with Copic markers, did a little computer generated printing for the sentiment, and finished the card with papers and embellishments from old papers in my stash (My Mind's Eye, I think?)

I had a great time making this birthday card, and I hope you join in on the fun this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Friday -- birthday
Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhymes -- Old McDonald had a Farm
Pattie's Creations -- anything that flies
4 Crafty Chicks -- optional twist - Birds & Blooms
Craft rocket Challenge -- birthday