Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Pumpkins for SVG Attic

September 1st?  How did that happen?  I'm still waiting for summer! We still haven't hit 90 degrees where I live, and we might not now.  We went from winter to a little warmer and we're heading back into winter.
September 1st starts a new contest at SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets.  Any Fall themed item will do -- Autumn, Halloween, even School will work. You have all month, and there are gift certificates to be won!
Here's what I made, with a fall theme --

3D Pumpkin Boxes!  
These are part of the JGW "Sam the Scarecrow" kit, found in the SVG Attic store.  The boxes are perfect for home decor or for storing a small gift.
This is the tallest of the boxes:

Here's the smaller one:

These were very fun to make, and they look very Fall-like and festive sitting in my living room. Bring on Fall!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beautiful -- for DS4J

It's Sunday, and there are once again fabulous new releases at DigiStamps4Joy.  The design team was given a choice of 3 to work with this week.  I wish I would have had time to make projects with all 3.  Each digi is FABuLouS!  Today, I chose to work with 'My Ballgown'.

Isn't this a great digi?
You will find it in the DigiStamps4Joy store.  New today!

I sized the digi to just over 4 inches, and colored it with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  I used 2 Spellbinders Gold dies to frame it with, and CTMH Pear and Hollyhock cardstock.  The sentiment is a Close To My Heart retired stamp, and the designer paper is also retired from CTMH.  There's a bit of crocheted lace behind the die cut labels, and some 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon in lemon-lime from the new LG Bundle. The flowers are from Recollections.  They are white, daubed with CTMH Hollyhock ink.
Here's a closeup of the colored image:

I can see this image colored in so many possible combinations.  So fun!
Speaking of fun, have you heard about the celebration at DigiStamps4Joy?

The 100th challenge starts Sept. 3 and so does the month-long celebration.  Join us that day for the start of it all with a blog hop.  This design team is uber talented, so the hop is going to be an event!  And, of course, there are lots of prizes.  I'll be giving away a $10 gift certificate to the DigiStamps4Joy store to one lucky commenter. See you at the celebration!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Art by Miran -- ATG
Stamplorations -- Stamps & Diecuts
D.L. Art -- Thursday Linky party -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiment -- other than birthday
Crafting at the Weekend -- ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -- ATG

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Party Pooches! It's a Blog Hop!

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone!  I'm hopping today with the Eureka Stamps and QKR Stampede design teams. 
Here's the line up:
Julie Odil - -- YOU are HERE!
Emily Thubbron - -- go here NEXT!
Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer -
Kristie Maynard -

If you've come from the Eureka Stamps blog, you saw this sneak peek:

And, you probably figured out that my card had something to do with dogs. Yes, the dogs are throwing a party this week on my card for the Eureka Stamps Anything Goes Challenge:

I haven't had this much fun coloring an image in a long time! I'm quite sure it will turn out differently every time I color it.  
Here's a closup of the cute pooches:

I love this sentiment, too.  It's so true!
I used the Eureka Stamps digi Party Poopers on this card (digi14303). The sentiment is digi24206, also from Eureka Stamps.
Other Supplies used:
Basic Grey Knee High 6x6 paper
American Crafts Glitter paper
Copic markers
Close To My Heart card stock and ribbon
Spellbinders Wonky Squares dies
I have some blog candy to give away for all of you hopping with us. I have a 6x6 pad of paper, a stamp set, some ribbon, and various embellishments. To be eligible to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will announce the winner on Sept. 15 -- the next Eureka Stamps challenge.
Now, hop on to the talented and lovely Emily's blog!  You'll love what she has for you!  Then, enter our Anything Goes Challenge with either a Eureka Stamps or QKR Stampede image.  You'll have a chance to win some great prizes! There's also prizes for commenting on the blog hop.  Win QKR Stampede and Eureka digi stamps.  Hop on and have FUN!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs -- Break out the stamps!
Crafty Sentiments -- Animal Crazy
Art by Miran -- ATG
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday -- August linky party
Fussy and Fancy Challenge -- Pets
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiment -- other than birthday
Di's Digi Designs -- All About Animals

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You're One in a Melon!

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  Our theme this week is "Layer It".  I had fun with this one!

I made a tri-fold step card, using the following Digital Delights by Louby Loo products:  Watermelon Time Set and Wicked Watermelon Digital Paper Pack.

I added some layers to this by adding a rhinestone flourish, and by making a flower from the paper pack using a heart-shaped punch.  There's a Pinque Peacock 3/4 inch fabric covered button in the middle of the flower for yet another layer.
Here's what the card looks like closed up:

And here's a view of that adorable Watermelon Time image up close, colored with Copic markers:

Our sponsor this week is:
Come play along at Delightful Challenges "Layer It" challenge for your chance at the $10 voucher!
Summer's almost over -- I'm off to enjoy the last of the watermelon!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pinque Peacock Challenges -- sparkle and bling
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- Anything but a birthday
My Heart Pieces -- Use a Digi Stamp

Birthday Roses for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Wednesday, and time for some mid-challenge inspiration at DigiStamps4Joy.  The current challenge is "Circles", and it goes through Sept 2. 
I love to color flowers, and choose them every chance I get.  For this card, I chose roses:

See why I like to color flowers?  Aren't those pretty?  This digi stamp, found in the DigiStamps4Joy store, is called Rose Trio.
I colored the image with Copic markers, then used 2 different sized Lifestyle Crafts circle dies to cut out the image and the layer behind it.  The designer papers are by My Mind's Eye. I used some 3 Girl JAM Aqua Splash crinkle ribbon from the Caribbean Bundle.  Cardstock and sentiment are from Close To My Heart. Some Aqua Skittles finish off the card.

There's a month-long party happening at DigiStamps4Joy, starting Sept 3.  Join us for our blog hop, and random prizes throughout the month.  It's the 100th blog challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
Aloha Friday Challenges -- In the Garden
Paper Creators Crafts -- Bows, Bling, and Blooms
A Random Fan Challenge # 13 -- ATG with a hand colored image
Loves rubber Stamps Challenge -- Two or More Patterned Papers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Joy to the World

Yea! Another Christmas card done!  This one uses the free digi image provided this month from DigiStamps4Joy.  Since I used this month's freebie, I will get next month's free also.  Score!

I usually stick with traditional Christmas images, so this was a bit of a stretch for me.  I also forget to use embossing folders, so I broke out this pretty snowflake design for the background by Darice..  I used a Spellbinder ornament die and a Spellbinder tag die, some Timeless Twine in Cherry Red, and some Icicle Stickles. She is colored with Copic markers, and the edges are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar because it sounds like a Christmas color! The sentiment is a Close To My Heart retired stamp.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Beauty

Although it's still summer, there are signs of Fall in the air.  But, I'm not ready to let it go yet!  I have a summer card to share with you today, that I'm posting for Timeless Twine.  It uses some of my favorite products and favorite things -- twine, doilies, stamps, and butterflies.  Oh yeah!

Here are the Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine products I used on this card:

Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I got the butterfly in a scrapbook kit long ago.  I'm sorry, I don't know who made it. A We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper finished some of the edges.
Enjoy summer -- it won't be here much longer!