Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You Are Egg-ceptional -- The Outlawz Progressive Freebie (March)

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  I had a chance to color up the Eggs image from Sandra Van Blaricum that was the freebie this month (thank you so much, Sandra!) at the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  And, I found time to make it into a card.  I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge to create it.  Here's the card:

I used all the colors of the rainbow in those eggs -- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.  I did this intentionally so I could enter it in The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (rainbows), and I added a piece of rainbow paper for good measure!

Here's the Sketch Saturday sketch I used:


Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The 2 circles and the banner papers are all from the Fantasy paper collection. The sentiment is printed on a piece of Pinkalious paper

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- March
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Rainbows
Createful Heart Designs Challenges -- Easter/Spring
Sketch Saturday -- week #555
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Monday, March 18, 2019

Friendship Never Goes Out of Style -- for Path of Positivity

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, and that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The optional theme in March is 'Friendship'.  That's an easy one!

One of our sponsors this month (and every month this year) is Scribbles Designs.  I used several Scribbles Designs digital stamps and an SDD paper to create this friendship themed card: 



I thought this sentiment was so much fun, I decided to make it the focal point.  It's #005 Friendships.  The flip flops are #848 Flip Flops, and the pretty flower paper is a freebie from Scribble Doodle Designs, and can be found here

I hope you can join us this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog for our optional Friendship themed challenge.  Or, you can link up any positive themed project you make.  Our other awesome sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Challenge Up Our Life -- Bye, Bye, Winter
Outlawz Thursday -- not twist, ATG
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog -- ATG

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Luck O' the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My husband is Irish.  I realized yesterday, that even though I make cards every week, sometimes every day, I did not have a St. Patrick's Day card made for him.  So, I whipped this up quick:



I cut this out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The pretty orange ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The heart was a die cut I found lying on my craft desk.  

I plan to enter this in the following lucky challenges:
Outlawz Festive Friday -- St. Patrick's Day
Addicted to CAS -- Green
Let's Craft & Create -- Green
Krafty Chicks Challenge -- Green
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Friday, March 15, 2019

Surprise! for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps by Naz

Today, it's Oldie but Goodie day on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog. It's a day to showcase some of the older, but well loved favorites from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store.  Today, all the Oldies have a birthday theme to them.

I have had a thing for blue bunnies lately.  I've colored quite a few when I look back through my blog.  I colored another today, with this Surprise Bunny:
I colored up Surprise Bunny with Copic markers, then used a sketch from this month's sketch challenge at Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog. Here's the sketch I used:
Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The rainbow paper is from the Cupcake Toppers paper collection.  The stars are part of the Little Star paper pack.  The purple paper in the very back is from the ever-so-pretty Watercolor Batik Collection.  

Here's one last view of Surprise Bunny:
Please take time to check out the other Oldie but Goodies on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog today, too! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog -- March
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthday
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Rainbows
Polkadoodle -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Thursday, and not too far from St. Patrick's Day.  It's also Oldie but Goodie day on the Catch the Bug blog.  In honor of these 2 days, I've created this card:

This uses Bugaboo Stamps digi, Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe, colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of the Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe set

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The kites background paper is from the Little Star paper pack. The fun houndstooth papers is one of the Houndstooth Holiday paper pack.

I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

I hope you check out all the great inspiration on the Catch the Bug Blog for Oldie but Goodie Thursday!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday -- week #554
The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Kites (background paper)
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- St. Patrick's Day
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- St. Patrick's Day
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog -- hand colored project

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I Don't Like Morning! for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Wednesday, and every Wednesday on the Catch the Bug blog, Bugaboo Stamps are showcased with Humor Me Wednesday.  

Monday was National Napping Day, and that is certainly a day worth celebrating!  I made this card for the occasion:



This card uses Crabby Cathy Morning.  I colored Crabby Cathy Morning with Copic markers, and used the sentiment that comes with the set.  

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The confetti background paper is from the Celebrate paper collection. The tie dye purple stripe is from the Watercolor Batik paper pack.  The silver foil trim is from Close To My Heart. I found the fun puffy stickers in my stash and thought they fit this card well. 

I used a sketch from the current Outlawz Sketch Challenge for this card.  Here's the sketch:


Check out what the other talented Bugaboo Stamps designer created today for Humor Me Wednesday, then come back tomorrow for Oldie but Goodie Thursday.  



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- funny sentiment
Challenge Up Your Life -- a little bit crazy
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- until March 19

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Flower Shaped Spring Card -- for Dies R Us

Greetings, fellow crafters! I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today, with a springtime card.  Is it seeming like spring at all where you live?  We have had 3 feet of snow in a week where I live as I write this post, so spring seems far away, but I'm confident it will get here!

If you follow my blog at all, you know I like to create shaped cards.  I made another one today.  This one, using a fun springtime die from Precious Marieke:


There, that will get your attention, won't it?  Fun, eye catching, bright!  It's just the effect I like when creating a card.  Let me tell you how I did it:


I started with supplies from Precious Marieke, and Impression Obsession (links below), and coordinating 6x6 papers.  The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Birthday Party Collection (the posy prints), Peonies Ballet, and Watercolor Batik.

Here's everything laid out, ready to run through my die cutting machine.  You'll notice it's held in place with Washi tape.  I find this comes off without damaging the paper.

Here's everything after I die cut it:


I made the card base using the largest flower die, leaving a portion of the die outside of the paper.  You can see the fold of the pink paper on the far left of the above picture.  I attached the largest flower die cut piece to the pink base.  Then, you no longer see the card fold, just the flower petals.

Dies R Us supplies used on this card:





Here's one more look at that bright, bold, flowery shaped Springtime card:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Scrapyland Challenge -- ATG with a Scrapyland die 

Is it a Chick or a Bunny? for Kitty Bee Designs

Hi, fellow stamp lovers!  I'm posting today for Kitty Bee Designs, where I have a darling stamp to share with you. 



What do you think?  Is is a chick or a bunny? Isn't it the sweetest?

Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations.

I added some chipboard so I can add it in the Outlawz Crash Your Stash Feb/March Challenge, where the theme is 'use some chipboard.'  I found a piece of chipboard in my stash, found an acrylic stamp with the 'Happy Easter' sentiment, then inked the edges of the chipboard. 

You can find many cute Kitty Bee Designs in the Etsy Store in both acrylic and digi stamps.  Join us, also, for the Aloha Friday Challenges! Each challenge lasts for 2 weeks, and we have wonderful sponsors! 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- Chipboard
Digichoosday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy Spring! Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  For the next 2 weeks, we have a Tic Tac Toe theme, and I'll include the board later in this post.  First, though, my card, with the super cute image I colored up:

This is Parosol Mice, colored with Copic markers.   I always have fun coloring Di's sweet, sweet images!  You can find all of them in her online store here!

Here's the Tic Tac Toe board for the challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges:

I used the row: Sentiment, Digi image, Gems/Pearls;  or the row: Hand colored image, at least 2 patterned papers, gems/pearls.

Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations.  I used a sketch from this month's Cheerful Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch: 
Remember, the challenges at Di's Digi Designs Challenges run for 2 weeks, so you have lots of time!  Come join in the fun!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cheerful Sketch Challenge -- March
TTCRD -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG
Dream Valley Challenges -- 4-legged Friends
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog -- hand colored projects

Thursday, March 7, 2019

You're My Cup of Tea -- an All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

Today is New Release showcase day at All Dressed Up Stamps.  There are several new releases in the store this month, and you'll find wonderful projects from the design team in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group and on the All Dressed Up blog throughout the month. 

I am showcasing Time For Tea --

I colored Time for Tea with Copic markers.  I had several tea cups sitting right in front of me, so maybe I got my shading right?  

The pretty tablecloth paper behind the tea cups is from We Are 3 digital Shop.  It is part of the Tea Time Collection.   The blue background paper behind the tablecloth is also part of the Tea Time collection.  The sentiment was computer generated.  That pretty pink bow was made from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you check both the All Dressed Up Facebook Group and the All Dressed Up blog throughout the month for more inspiration on the new releases!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- Bingo + Sentiment (Patterned paper, sentiment,  favorite color {teal})
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I'm Yours -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but it's never too late to tell someone special that you love them.

My husband has been working very long hours lately, then coming home and shoveling storm after storm of snow that has moved through.  I made him this card to let him know he's appreciated and loved.  It uses a digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez called Hamster.



I placed the Hamster digi in my photo editing software so I could duplicate, then flip one of them. Then, I made a JPG of the 2 hamsters, placed it in a Word document to size, and printed it.  I colored the 2 Hamsters with Copic markers.

I used several different heart shaped dies from Spellbinders to create this shaped card, and used a heart paper left over from a Valentine's Day project that was on my desk.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Hot Off the Press. 

Have you visited the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store? There, you will find acrylic stamps, digital stamps, digital papers, a Zazzle shop, and more.  It is worth a trip!  There's also a Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group, with a monthly challenge, and for even more inspiration, visit the Kinda Cute blog.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG 
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
D.L. Art -- March linky party
Scrapyland Challenge -- dies they sell (Spellbinders)



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday, and that means its New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Tuesday, a new release.  Today, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, there's an Irish themed New Release for you.  And, for the next week, it will be 1/2 price!

This is TheodoreStPat circle, colored with Copic markers:



Because it's a perfect circle, I was able to cut Theodore St. Pat's Circle out with a circle die.

I used a card sketch for the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to construct the card, and papers from Pixel Scrapper.   There's some Timeless Twine on the card, too.

Here's the sketch:


Every Tuesday, look for New Releases in the Bugaboo Stamp Store, then check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the other talented designer created with them!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge  -- ends March 5
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
Crafty Animals -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Challenges -- Happy St. Patrick's Day

Lil' Miss Muffet - for Scrapbook Stamp Society

I'm posting today for Scrapbook Stamp Society, with a fairytale themed card. Do you remember Lil' Miss Muffet?  I've colored her up for you today.  

Sherri Baldy has brought Lil' Miss Muffet to life, and I have added some color to the art work to bring you this:


There's Lil' Miss Muffet, not looking too terribly scared by that spider sitting down beside her!

I colored up Lil' Miss Muffet with Copic markers, but of course, you can use whatever coloring medium you prefer!  

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from 3 different paper collections, all from the March New Release -- Brick Wall, Spring Flowers, and Written Word

I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday, and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Check out the My Besties Shop for digital images, digital papers, and much, much more!  
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society -- Not Square, ATG
Dragonfly Journeys -- one word (smile)


Monday, March 4, 2019

Some of my Best Friends Have FUR! for Path of Positivity and Bugaboo!

I love people, and I love dogs, so when I heard that the optional theme this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog was Friendship, and that Bugaboo Stamps was one of our awesome sponsors, I knew JUST what I wanted to do!

One of my best friend's mother recently had her leg amputated above the knee, and she's more than likely going to lose her hand soon.  She's been bombarded with get well cards, so I wanted to brighten her day, but with a twist.  She's a dog lover, much like me, so I made her this Treat bag for the next time I visit her:



I used the darling Bugaboo digi, Izzie Brat and Charlie, colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

I bought a bunch of treat bags several years ago from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I don't think they carry them anymore, but I sure do enjoy having them on hand for projects just like this one. 

The Path of Positivity Challenges go for a month.  The optional theme this month is Friendship, but you can enter any positive theme challenge you'd like.  Please join us!  I'd love to see your creations, and you could win awesome prizes from our sponsors -- like this darling digi from Bugaboo Stamps

You'll also find this project at Catch the Bug Blog today, for the Anything But a Card feature.  Check out what the other talented Bugaboo Stamps designers created today at Catch the Bug



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- How Much is that Doggy in the Window?
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art-- March Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Say it With Flowers -- for Sasayaki Glitter by Naz

It's March 3, and there's a new challenge starting today at the Sasayaki Glitter Blog. The theme this month is 'Flowers', and you can find many wonderful digi stamps in the Sasayaki Glitter Stamps by Naz Etsy Shop that will fit the theme! 

I used Flower Bunny to create this flower shaped card:



I colored up Flower Bunny with Copic markers, using bright, springtime colors.  We've had over 4 feet of snow in the past 2 weeks, so I am thinking spring!

I used stacked flower cutting dies, found in the Dies R Us store, by Precious Marieke.  The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are part of the Birthday Party paper collection.

The challenges at Sasayaki Glitter Blog run for a month, so you have until April 2 to link up your flower project, and you can use any digi you want! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
The Paper Players -- Spring Fever
Allsorts Challenge -- What's Your Favorite Season?(Spring!!!!)
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Hoppy Easter -- Stella Says Sketch

It's Sunday, and Stella and laid down the gauntlet to sketch again.  When Stella says sketch, I do!  You can find the sketch and challenge on the Catch the Bug Blog for Bugaboo Stamps

Easter is still a ways away, but I'm starting on a few cards.  This is my first:


This card uses Simple Cute Bunny 01, colored with Copic markers. 

Here's Stella's Sketch for the next 2 weeks:
As you can see, I followed the sketch pretty closely.  I put the sentiment at the top instead of the bottom, and used some CTMH glimmer trim instead of the scallop border.  

Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  The candy dots were part of my stash. 

Have you picked up the Friday Freebie?  Use it to join in on the challenge.  I'd love to see what you create, and you could win even more incredible Bugaboo Stamps


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Cards 4 Boys (or ATG)
Animal Friends Challenge -- Rabbits
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Easter Treats Bags -- for Dies R Us

It won't be long and we'll be saying, "Happy Easter", so I made some Easter treat bags for my project on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today. 

Somehow Easter and candy go hand in hand, so I have a treat bag idea to share with you today:

OK, now that you've seen the bags, let's hop to the construction of them!

Here's the supplies -- a Lawn Fawn treat bag die, Impression Obsession bunnies, and rectangle dies from Jeannine's Art, plus Lawn Fawn papers, and Best Glue Ever:


I started by cutting the Lawn Fawn scalloped treat bag cutting die twice.

Below, you can see how I use Washi tape to secure my dies before I insert them in my machine so they don't move.

Below is a picture of all the shapes cut out, before I assembled the bags. 

The iris colored bag:
The daffodil colored bag:

The Lawn Fawn treat bag is no longer available, but I did find an Elizabeth Craft Treat Bag that is similar and would work for this project.

Supplies used on this project available in the Dies R Us Store:





I'll leave you with one more picture of both of these treat bags, topped with ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Scrapyland Challenge Blog -- ATG
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Corners, Borders, Framing (framing)
Animal Friends Challenge -- Rabbits
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG