Monday, September 24, 2018

Flamingo Couple -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

It's nowhere near Valentine's Day, but anytime is the right time to say, "I love you."  I like to give my sweetie sentimental cards "just because."  I'm a card maker.  My husband should get a few of my creations, right?

Well, this one is for the hubs, for no special occasion at all, besides he's a special guy.




This card uses Flamingo Couple from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, colored with Shinhan markers.   I was trying out some new (for me) alcohol markers, and I don't have too many color choices of Shinhan Touch Twin markers, so my shading on the Flamingo Couple is pretty limited.

I found a lot of digital flamingo paper, but finding some with brown in it to match those cattails proved a challenge.  I found this at Imagine That! Digistamp.  It's from the Tropical Breeze digital paper collection.  The pink ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There are many cute and fabulous stamps in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store.  Check it out and do some shopping for yourself!  Check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group, too, for a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and FUN! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party

Send a Smile 4 Kids -- ATG Cards 4 Kids
Addicted to CAS -- Tweet

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fabulous Friend -- for Scribbles Designs

September 23 -- that means it's the day I post on the Scribbles Designs blog.  It's my day for a little Scribbles Designs inspiration.

I found this really fun owl in the shop, complete with sentiment and frame, and I decided to color it up and create with it.  I really like how it turned out! 

I used Fab Friend to create this: 



I colored Fab Friend with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils.  I colored the leaves with Caran D'ache Neocolor II artist crayons and Liquid Pearls.  They were cut out with a die from Sizzix.  The papers are from Echo Park.  

There are many wonderful designs in the Scribbles Designs Store, and they are priced VERY reasonably (plus, lots of freebies!).  Check them out!  There's also a monthly challenge to check out on the Scribbles Designs Blog.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Crafter's Castle -- optional Fall 
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Fall Cards 4 Kids

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sleepy Time -- an All Dressed Up New Release

Today, the new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps are being showcased. I had the joy of working with Sleepy Time


I colored Sleepy Time with Copic markers, using Fall colors on that cute floral bouquet. 

The papers, sentiment, and embellishments on this card are by Echo Park.  I used dies by Craftin' Desert Divas to design the card. 

There will be more examples of the new releases this month on the All Dressed Up blog, and in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  I hope you visit both places to see the great work from this awesome design team!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge -- Fall Colors
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
Classic Design Team Challenge -- ATG
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog -- Autumn
Scrap From Your Heart -- Autumn colors

Friday, September 21, 2018

Always Look Fore-ward -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and a new challenge is starting today at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. For the next 2 weeks, the challenge theme is "For the Boys".  

I used the adorable pre-colored image, Fore You from Di's Digi Stamps to create this: 



I computer generated the sentiment.  The designer paper behind the adorable Fore You image with golf clubs and golf bags is from Pixel Scrapper.  There's also a bit of Timeless Twine to finish off the card. 

I hope you find time to join the For the Boys challenge the next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog.  There are the absolute cutest digis you can win!  Like this one! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
D.L. Art -- September linky party
A Bit More Time to Craft -- ATG

Too Cute to Spook -- for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's Friday, and time for a little mid-challenge inspiration on the Aloha Friday Challenge Blog.  This time, our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and the theme is "Kiddy Cards".

I used the adorable Bewitched Night to create this shaker card:



I used the pre-colored image that comes with the Bewitched Night set, computer generated the sentiment, and used a cutting die from Close To My Heart to make the shaker card.  The papers are and embellishments also from Close To My Heart. 

A great card for a kiddy, don't you think?  I hope you join our challenge at Aloha Fridays.  You have until next Friday to enter.  I'd love to see what you create, and The Paper Shelter has wonderful digis you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- Fall Colors
Digi Choosday -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Hello, Fall -- a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

I continue to have so much fun guest designing on the Bugaboo Stamps Design team.  I'm well into my 2nd month now, and the stamps I get to work with, along with the super talented and friendly team make it such a joy!

Freebies -- every Friday!  Have you grabbed today's yet?  I love sunflowers, and I really like to color them, so today's card was such a joy for me to create, plus I got to use some of my favorite We Are 3 papers!  Wow!



This card uses Sunflower Vase, colored with Copic markers.  It's very easy to color -- took a matter of minutes.

The designer paper behind the sunflowers is from the Sunflower Collection at We Are 3 Digital Shop

The sentiment was cut out with dies, purchased at Peachy Cheap.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM (no longer in business).

I hope you check out the Catch the Bug blog today to see what the rest of the talented Bugaboo Stamps team did with this wonderful Friday Freebie.  Pick it up for yourself, then enter the Saturday challenges, the monthly Stella Says Sketch challenge, and try to win some more digis for yourself!  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- Fall plus a sentiment
Cards 4 Galz -- Thoughts of Fall
D.L. Art -- September Linky party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- In the Garden

Happy Fall, Y'all! for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

Yea! It's Friday!  That means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog, where the challenges are always Anything Goes. Since Fall starts tomorrow, I thought I'd showcase an Autumn card for this week's challenge:


This card uses Cornstalk & Pumpkin (ES-digi29802), colored with Copic markers, and Happy Fall, Y'all! Mosaic (ES-digi38904) 

The designer papers are digital.  They are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Thankful Paper Collection.

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes Challenge.  We have great prizes you can win, and I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Crafting with An Attitude -- ATG
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday -- signs of Autumn