Saturday, August 29, 2020

You Make Life Sweet -- for The Outlawz Paper ala Mode

It's Saturday, and every other Saturday, a new challenge begins at the Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode Challenge. The challenge that begins today has a theme of "Fruit", and it will last for 2 weeks.  I love fruit!  Apples, pineapples, watermelon, how about a strawberry cone?



Bonnie, of We Are 3 Digital Shop, is the sponsor if this challenge and every Paper ala Mode challenge all year. This card uses Fruity papers. Itty Bitty- Sweet Sentiments, and Strawberry Cone.  It comes in both a pre-colored and a black & white version.  I used the pre-colored here, fussy cut it, and used some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard on the strawberries. The die cut strawberries around the tag are by Impression Obsession, purchased from the Dies R Us Store. The oval stitched dies are from the Scrapping Cottage. 

I hope you can join us this next two weeks for the Fruit themed challenge at The Outlawz Paper ala Mode!  I'd love to see your creations! 

Friday, August 28, 2020

New Teacher in Town --for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday!  Fri-Yay! It's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps!  Every Friday, there's a new freebie, that's up for grabs for a week.  You'll find it in the Bugaboo Stamps Store

This week, Stella has taken up the teaching profession, but I'm not sure how popular she's going to be.  I'm not sure I'd want her either as a teacher or teaching my children.  I think it's something about her attitude.....


Ah, Stella!  She does have a way with words, doesn't she? This is Stella Calendar September.  It comes with the image and the sassy sentiment.  I colored Stella Calendar September with Copic markers. I think Stella could use some lessons in fashion myself, but hey, I'm no expert!

Do you like those cute papers on this card?  They're much more coordinated than Stella is! They are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The apple paper is from the Apple Delight Papers.  I also used 2 Dotted Swiss papers. The 2 sets coordinate beautifully.  

Visit the Bugaboo Stamps store to find this darling freebie.  Visit the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other talented Bugaboo designers created using it.  Then, enter the current challenge.  There's a new one starting tomorrow.  It's all happening at Catch the Bug!  


Saturday, August 22, 2020

R-e-a-c-h for the Stars! a New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

Today is the day I get to show you one of the new releases from this month's wonderful selection of 4 beauties from All Dressed Up Stamps. Every month, Wendy draws up 4 wonderful creations, and the design team showcases them.  You'll find inspiration on the 7th and 22nd of each month.

Reach High!   It's a good goal, and an even more adorable digital image!

Isn't she fantastic?!?  I colored Reach High with Copic markers, then fussy cut her.

The background looks like I worked a long time on a mixed media background, but it's a paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It's one of the Fairy Dreams papers. The brick effect is done with a die from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment is computer generated, then cut with a die from Queen & Company.

Check out the 3 other new releases, and what the other talented designer created with all of them in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group, and on the All Dressed Up Stamps blog. You'll find challenges in both places.  If you see something you like, they are for sale in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop. Buy it, color it, and enter it in a challenge!  I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Polkadoodles challenge -- ATG
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thinking Good Thoughts -- For JDS Challenges

It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge Blog.  Challenges run all month, and are always anything goes -- cards, crocheting, gardening, your sand castle at the beach, whatever it is you've created, we'd love to see it linked up at JDS Challenges

Jan Mayhew has many fantastic digital sets in her shop.  Each set has black & white and pre-colored images, and the sets come with several sentiments.  You are sure to find something you'd enjoy creating with.  Stop on by and take a look at her beautiful art work at the Jan's Digi Stamps Shop

One of my new favorite sets is the Wildflower Blossoms.  I love the delicate flowers, and this month, I also colored up the awesome vase!

I colored Wildflower Blossoms with Copic markers, then used one of the sentiments in the Bonnet Bouquet set.

My card base is 5x7.  I cut a piece of black glitter card at 6.75x4.75, then I cut out the mosaic corner die by Crafter's Companion on a piece of blossom card stock the same size.  I glued this to the black glitter card.  All the other dies are from Spellbinders.  The black ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

I hope you can join us at JDS challenges this month! The current challenge runs until Sept. 6.  There will be two gift certificates awarded.  One for a Jan's Digi Stamp image and one random winner.  There will also be 3 designer choice awards.  Come join in the fun! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Born a Princess -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday, and it's New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Tuesday there is a new release, or occasionally a re-release.  This digi is 1/2 price for a week, so grab it while you can! 

Today's Bugaboo Stamps new release is Bobblehead Big Eyes Princess. She is quite adorable, don't you think?


I colored Bobblehead Big Eyes Princess with Copic markers, then used a variety of circle dies and a square die from Crafter's Companion to make this easel card. 

The designer papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Fantasy paper collection

Grab this freebie while you can, color it up, and enter it in one of the challenges at Catch the Bug! While you're there, check out what the other talented designers have created with Bobblehead Big Eyes Princess. 


Saturday, August 15, 2020

It's Hot Outside Challenge -- At Dies R Us Challenges

It's the 15th of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges. Every 1st and 15th, a new challenge starts, with a new theme.  The theme for this challenge is "It's Hot Outside" (use hot colors -- reds, oranges, yellows).

I decided to take a different take on this challenge, and not go with the obvious summertime theme.  I stuck with red, orange, and yellow, but, well, you'll see...




I started out by inking my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, and Squeezed Lemonade.  I let the background get good and dry before I went any further.  I've learned I easily get fingerprints!

The feathers are called Fluffy Feathers by Poppystamps, but this set by Impression Obsession are very similar, or this other set, also by Impression Obsession

The 'With Sympathy' sentiment is by Sue Wilson Designs

Lastly, a piece of twine from Timeless Twine finished off the card.





I hope you can join us for our "It's Hot Outside" challenge (use reds, oranges, and yellows).  It will run through the end of the month.  One gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store will be awarded and 3 Designer Choice awards. 

If you live in Canada, The Didi Crafts Store ships to both Canada and the US.  Check to out for some great products and prices! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Wishing you Sunny Days -- for Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge

Another Saturday, another challenge!  Every other Saturday, you'll find a new challenge with a new theme starting at The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode.  This week, we start a Nautical theme.  I love water, and all things nautical, so this is a great one!  Every challenge all year long is sponsored by Bonnie at We Are 3 Digital Shop.  One of my all-time favorite paper packs in her store is Nautical Love, so of course I used it on my card! 



Not only does this card use 3 papers from the Nautical Love collection, I also used one of the wonderful digital images in the shop -- Waddles Playtime. There is a pre-colored version, but this is the black & white version of Waddles Playtime, colored with Copic markers. I also used the Happiness Sentiments (set of 4). 

I hope you can join us this next two weeks at The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode!  I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
D.L. Art -- August Linky party
Cute Card Thursday -- Bright Colors
My Time to Craft -- Travel (why not an inner tube?)