Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de los Muertos SDS Blog Hop

I'm participating today in the Snapdragon Snippets Dia de los Muertos blog hop.  In case you just stumbled on my blog, here's the hop order:
Hello, crafty friends, and happy November!  If you live in the U.S, or a country that celebrates Halloween, I hope you survived yesterday's sugar high!  Today is another holiday -- Dia de los Muertos.  This is a first for me, but I had a great time learning about this holiday, and making a project for today's blog hop.  I always love working with Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic files!
Any celebration requires gifts, and gifts require gift bags, so that's what I made for today's hop:
Hola amigas creativas! feliz noviembre! Si ustedes viven en los estados unidos o en un país que celebra el día de las brujas espero ayan sobrevivido la sobre dosis de azucar!  Hoy se celebra el día de los muertos.  Esta es la primera vez que yo lo celebro pero me he divertido mucho aprendiendo sobre este festejo y creando mi proyecto para este hop.  Me encanta trabajar con diseños de Snapdradon Snippets y SVGAttic!
Toda celebración requiere regalos, y los regalos requieren de una bolsita para el regalo por eso yo cree esta linda bolsita para el hop de hoy:

The gift bag is from SVG Attic. It's one of the Basic Gift Bag collection.  When I did some research on Dia de los Muertos, I learned marigolds are significant to the day.  I used the Snapdragon Snippets Layered Flower to portray my marigolds.  
Here's a close up of the flowers...
La bolsita es un diseño de SVGAttic de el set Basic Gift Bag.
Cuando investigue sobre el festejo del día de muertos aprendí que los Zempasuchitl son significativos de este festejo. Utilice el diseño de Snapdragon Snippets llamado Layered Flowers para crear mis flores.  Aqui ven de cerca mis flores.

Do they look like marigolds to you?  I inked the edges in black, to keep with the theme of the day.  You can find this file in the Silhouette Design Store.
The image is a digi stamp from Amy Doodle Stamp Co
Que les parece? se asimilan a los Zempasuchitl? les añadi tinta negra en las orillas para mantener el tema del día. Ustedes pueden encontrar este diseño en la tienda de Silhouette.
La imagen digital es de Amy Doodle Stamp Co.

I colored it with Copic markers. I used several sizes of Lifestyle Crafts dies to layer circles of color behind the image.
Some Close To My Heart silver glitter tape and various ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon finish off this treat box.
I'll leave you with one more view of the treat box, before I send you off to the next stop on the hop.
Colore mi imagen con marcadores Copic. Utilice varios suajes de Lifestyle Crafts para crear los círculos que ven detras de la imagen.

This image from Amy Doodle Stamp Co. is being offered for 1/2 price for the 2 days of this blog hop.  Grab it while you can!
Snapdragon Snippets is offering 2 gift certificates to the SDS online store for $15 each.  There are also some stamp sets to be won! There are 3 mini stamp sets shipping anywhere in the world, and 3 shipping to the US. Please follow each hop participant and leave a comment on their blogs.
Now, off you go to the talented Gaby's blog.  Have fun!
Esta imagen de Amy Doodle Stamp Co. estara a mitad de precio durante los días de este hop o durante noviembre 1ro y 2ndo.
Snapdragon Snippets esta ofreciendo dos certificados de $15 dlls cada uno (dos ganadoras).  Tambien Dilo En Español estara regalando 6 mini sets de sellos! 3 para ganadoras de todas partes del mundo y 3 para ganadoras que radican en los EU, Puerto Rico o Hawaii.  
Por favor comenten y sigan a todas las participantes de este hop.
Ahora a brincar a el blog de la talentosa Gaby. Que se diviertan!

Friday, October 31, 2014

A True Friend -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede. This week's challenge is "3's a crowd" (use three of anything on your project).  Woohoo!  Fun theme!

I used QKR Stampede sentiment digi12010 as the focal point of this card.  
I used:
3 patterned papers (by Close To My Heart)
a cluster of 3 flowers (Oriental Trading Co.)
3 brass colored brads (CTMH)
The Outdoor Denim card base is also CTMH.
I think this challenge is a great one, and I hope you will join us at QKR Stampede!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Oct Linky Challenge

It's Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
It's Friday, and I'm posting today for 3 Girl JAM.  Since it's Halloween, and the last day of our Halloween Challenge, I thought I would post one last "spooky" project.

I thought these black bats looked pretty wicked with a pop of orange trim.  The 3 Girl JAM store has some new 1/8 " diagonal striped ribbon.  I LOVE all the colors!  Want some of this ribbon for yourself?  Eyeing some other goodies in the store?  Use code JO10 for 10% off anything in the 3 Girl JAM store.
This shaped card is from Snapdragon Snippets. You can find it HERE in the Silhouette Design Store.

I've been working hard, trying to get enough cards made for the residents in my nursing home, so I often made 2 of the same design.  Today is the day I get to distribute all the cards I've made.  Can't wait!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Let's Talk Turkey!

I'm guest designing today for Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station, and am very pleased to have the opportunity to do so! Thanks to Anne and Thia for this chance to use these great digis!I was on the Get Inky! design team last year, and enjoyed working with Anne and Thia very much! 
It's not quite Halloween, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Today, I'm talking turkey....

Now, this is a colorful, spoiled turkey!  You gotta love that sentiment!  I used a digi set from BMMC.  You can find this in the Digi Digi Doodle Etsy Shop HERE.
I colored the turkey with Copic markers, concentrating on the fantastic tail, because, after all, he IS a spoiled turkey, so he HAS to look GOOD! 
I used 2 sizes of the Spellbinders die #38 on this card, wrapping it in Tuxedo Black Timeless Twine. The designer papers are from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather 6x6 pad (available through the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station!)  The card base is Kraft card stock from Close To My Heart.
This cute little digi was very fun to work with -- simple to color, and loaded with possibilities!  Again, thanks to BMCCS for the chance to guest design today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Penguins on the North Pole? for Digital Delights

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's theme is "Swirls & Curls."  Fun, Huh?
Here's what I did for the challenge:

This cute image is 'Pickles the Penguin', available in the Digital Delights by Louby Loo store. It is available in colored and uncolored versions.  I chose the uncolored version, and colored it myself with Copic markers.
The die cut card, papers, rhinestone swirl, and glitter tape are all from Close To My Heart.
Our sponsor this week is Your or Mine Paper Crafts.

Did you know there are no penguins on the North Pole?  This penguin is very lost!

Christmas cards with Zing! for DigiStamps4Joy

Hello, and happy Wednesday.  It's time for a new challenge at DigiStamps4Joy. We're starting everyone's favorite today -- Anything goes.  
In my quest to get plenty of Christmas cards made before the season arrives, I made 2 very similar cards using the same DigiStamps4Joy digi for today's challenge.  I also went a bit overboard with patterned papers.  These cards are VERY busy!

The digi I used is called Christmas Paper.  It also works very well as background paper.  
The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye, and I used many of them on here.  I got some new stitched snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn and I tried them out on this card.  The card base is Kraft card stock from Close To My Heart.  I inked the edges of all the papers with CTMH Desert Sand ink.
Here's card # 2 -- it is just a little different:

Come join our Anything Goes challenge at DigiStamps4Joy.  You have 2 weeks to link up anything!
I'd like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenges -- Layer it Up (Papers are several years old)
Crafty Bloggers Network -- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- ATG as long as it's Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- October Linky Challenge
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles -- 12 months of Christmas link up

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fight Like a Girl! for Amy Doodle Stamp Co.

It's Tuesday, and this is turning into my day to post for the new Amy Doodle Stamp Company.  I have a more serious card to share today.  Amy made a set of 2 digis, and a portion of the sales will go the MPN Research Foundation.  
Cancer has affected many people.  My mother died of a malignant brain tumor 9 years ago.  She struggled for 1 1/2 years with it.  I learned about courage, and hope, and letting go without loving less.  This card is for HER.

At one point in her treatment, all her hair fell out, and she wore a scarf just like this one -- same color, matching her blue eyes.  Later, her hair grew back, and it was super curly.  She loved it that way! It was about the only 'nice' thing that happened -- fun hair!
Here are the 2 Brave Chick stamps (1 set)...

The ribbon-shaped card is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe.
Brave Chick was colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.
Designer papers are from Basic Grey. The sentiment is part of the Brave Chick stamp set.
Here's the Copic colors I used:

I miss you, Mom.
Please visit the Amy Doodle Facebook page each day this week to see what this talented design team has done with this thought-provoking stamp set.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Path of Positivity -- Courage
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party