Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Christmas Badger -- for Lavinia Challenge Blog

It's Christmas in July -- or at least I'm celebrating it.  I'm also celebrating the fun challenges at Lavinia World Challenge Blog.  Challenges run for 2 weeks, are Anything Goes, but you must use an acrylic or rubber stamp.  You don't have to use a Lavinia Stamp, but if you do, you double your chance of winning the awesome $15 gift certificate. 

On this Christmas card, I used the beautiful Badger (LAV443):



I stamped the Badger with Cocoa Brown Memento ink, then used some Copic markers to shade him.  I cut his awesome Santa Hat out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a die, purchased from Dies R Us. Papers are digital, and are from We Are 3 -- they are the Peppermint papers. 

The Lavinia World Challenge Blog -- I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks.  I so love seeing what everyone creates with these awesome stamps, and we've got a great gift certificate you can win!

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

An Amazing Hummer -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  Challenges go for 2 weeks, and are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a die sold in the Scrapy Land Store.  Scrapy Land sells over 55 brands of dies (that equates to hundreds of dies) so you have plenty to choose from!

I love hummingbirds!  They are beautiful, incredible flyers, very spunky, and great fun to watch at a bird feeder.  If you've ever been lucky enough to see a hummingbird nest, it's a sight you'll not soon forget.  So, when I saw this Creative Expressions Triple Layer Collection Hummingbird die, I had to have it! 


This particular die has sold out, but there are other Creative Expressions Triple Layer dies in the Scrapy Land Store.  I really like the Triple Layer dies.  They are very easy to work with, and you can use 1, 2, or all 3 layers like I did here.  

The outside frame is also from Creative Expressions.  It is no longer available, but is the Poppy Frames & Tags dies set.  I used the outside layers to create this card. 

The patterned papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The metallic paper used with the hummingbird was purchased from Crafters Companion.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Close To My Heart, and the crinkle ribbon is from D.L. Art.

Here's another view where the metallic shine shows a little differently:
I found the hummer a bit difficult to photograph with the reflection of the metallic paper.

Anything Goes with a die from the Scrapy Land Store -- easy, right?  I hope you join us this next 2 weeks!  I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party 
Always Fun Challenges -- Paper Piecing (dragonfly)
Crafty Cardmakers -- Here Comes Summer
Dragonfly Dreams -- Things with Wings
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- first bird singing

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Get Well Panda -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm posting today for Kitty Bee Designs.  It's my turn to post a little inspiration there.  I just adore the cute pandas and other animals you will find in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.  

I used the adorable stamp Get Well Panda to create this Get Well Card:

I colored the Get Well Panda with Copic markers.  I used a sentiment stamp from Paper Wishes, and papers from Close To My Heart. 

Check out the Kitty Bee Designs blog to see more great inspiration from the Kitty Bee Designs DT! 

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animal Challenge -- ATG with an animal
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party 
Creative Fingers Challenge -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Get Well

Just a Note Angel -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Saturday, and that means there's a challenge starting at Catch the Bug.  The theme that gets underway today is "Your Favorite Movie."  The 1st movie that popped into my head was one from childhood -- "The Sound of Music" -- so, I went with it!

Using one of the many 'Just a Note' digis found in the Bugaboo Store, (this is Just a Note 7), I created this for today's challenge at Catch the Bug:

I colored Just a Note 7 with Copic markers.   There wasn't a lot to color, so it went pretty fast.  Isn't that angel dangling from the end of the note adorable?  Maybe my favorite movie should have been "The Littlest Angel"!  That would have worked, too!

Designer papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The pin/purple linen looking paper with the scalloped edge is from the Coneflower Love papers.  The music note paper is from the Just a Song paper collection.  The gold music score die cut is a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment is a stamp from Paper Wishes. 

Your favorite movie.  If you're a movie goer, this should be easy for you.  Create a project around that movie, then enter it in the challenge this week at Catch the Bug.  I'd love to see your creation!

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it. 

And, to let you know about the upcoming fun at Bugaboo!  Take a look at this:
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
Brown Sugar -- ATG

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jingle All the Way -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  Our theme for the next 2 weeks is "Christmas in July".  Here's a chance to get a jump on those Christmas cards, while using one of Di Carubia's wonderful digi images.  You'll find them in the Di's Digi Stamps Store.

Di has wonderful Christmas images, as I mentioned above.  I treasure this Christmas Holly Parade image:



I colored up Christmas Holly Parade with Copic markers.  Is there anything cuter than those creatures?  Such a treasure this image is!  I wish I could color 50 of these for all my Christmas cards this year!

I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the adorable Christmas Holly Parade image.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Close To My Heart.  The papers are digital.  I found them at Pixel Scrapper.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  They are no longer in business. 

Christmas in July -- see what fun you can have with this theme and enter the challenge at Di's Digi Design Challenges.  I'd love to see what you make, and you could win the cutest digis ever -- like this one! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Chicks Challenge -- Christmas in July
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Christmas with Sweet Stampin' -- ATG
Watercolor Wednesday Challenge -- Occasions
CRAFT Rocket Challenge -- Animals
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an Animal
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- Christmas in July


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Cherries -- for We Are 3 and Bugaboo Stamps

I'm doubling up on my post today, featuring beautiful papers that are a New Release from We Are 3 Digital Shop, and coloring up an Oldie But Goodie from Bugaboo Stamps.  Old and new -- a great combo, right?

I used the beautiful Cherries digi from Bugaboo Stamps and paired it with the new Fruity papers from We Are 3 Digital Shop, along with one of the Itty Bitty Summer sentiments to create this:



I colored the Cherries digi with Copic markers, working on getting those Cherries ripe and shiny, just like I picked them.  Then, I picked out my papers from the Fruity collection.  There's also a strawberry paper, one with seeds, a basket weave, and others you have to see to appreciate.   I thought the sentiment went well with those juicy ripe, summertime Cherries

The cherries printed ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I've had it for a couple years, waiting for the right card to use it on.  I finally found it!



There are other Oldie but Goodie images and the projects made with them on the Catch the Bug Blog today.  I hope you take time to check them out see the awesome inspiration from the Bugaboo Design Team. 

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it.  
Take a look at this fun event, coming soon:
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
D.L. Art -- Thankful Thursday -- Summer
Creative Knockouts -- Summer Fun
Crafty Gals Corner -- Summer Fun
EllieBelle's Crafty Corner -- Summer Scenes, Treats, or Colors
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Summer Fruit or Veggies

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

You're O-fish-ally Awesome! for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

It's O-fish-all!  Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez has some really cute stamps!  You need to check them out here in her store! She has some clear stamps, digital stamps, a Zazzle store, she sells some of her cards, she has sine digital papers, and a few other treasures you can discover. 

I really love her animal stamps.  This Happy Fish just makes me smile! 

I colored the Happy Fish digital stamp with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  I made the background with distress oxide inks.  The sentiment is from a set I got at Technique Tuesday.  The background paper with the fins is a mermaid paper from the Silhouette Design Store. 

I can think of many people to send this card to, and you, my blog reader, should get it send to YOU!  Thanks for visiting today.

Please check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group for more inspiration and a monthly  Anything Goes challenge. 

I'd also like to give you a chance to win some blog candy I have.  I turned 60 on July 6th, and I have over $60 of crafty supplies I'm giving away to a lucky winner.  See this post for details on how you can win it. 

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

D.L. Art -- July Linky Party 
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Happy Birthday to Me -- Blog Candy for YOU!

It's July 6, and today is my 60th birthday.  When I was diagnosed with stage 4B non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 57, and given about a 15% chance of surviving, I never thought I'd see 58.  Now, I'm celebrating 60!  Every day is a gift, every year a cause for great celebration.   I have more than enough crafty supplies, so I want to share the wealth with you, my blog followers.  More on that in a bit.

Today, there is a new challenge starting at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  It's an Anything Goes challenge, so you can link up absolutely anything you want this week.  Bugaboo Stamps has such a wonderful variety of images that you're bound to find something you can color up.  There's always yesterday's freebie.  Have you grabbed it yet?  Or Tuesday's wonderful New Release?  She's 1/2 off this week.  

Since today is my birthday, I made a birthday card for today's Anything Goes Catch the Bug Challenge.  I used this Happy Birthday Chickie image to create this:



I colored the Happy Birthday Chickie with Copic markers, then used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to create the card.  Here's the sketch:

I used scalloped and stitched dies from Spellbinders to cut out the image and the papers.  Papers have been in my stash forever.  They are the Soiree collection from Pink Paislee.  Are they even still in business? The twine is from the same collection.  The balloon is a die from Paper Wishes.  The sentiment is a stamp from them, too.

Now, for the blog candy.  Please follow my blog.  For the month of July, if you comment on this post, you will be eligible.  Leave me a way to contact you.  I have over $60 of crafty goodies to send to a US winner.  I will use random.org to choose my winner.  If the winner is from elsewhere in the world, they will be able to pick a $15 gift certificate from an online store of their choice. 

 Blog candy -- Spellbinders dies, a Memory Box die, Close To My Heart stamps, Cricut vinyl and iron-on, Basic Grey 12x12 papers, 3 6x6 paper pads, bling and ribbons

So, that's it for this post!  Follow my blog, leave a comment, then head over to the Catch the Bug blog for the Anything Goes Challenge.  Ready, Set, party!

Take a look at this fun event, coming up in a couple weeks:

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Tuesday morning Sketches -- Week #510
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an Animal
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- birthday
Seize the Birthday -- cover the card
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- bright colors
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Yarn or string

Friday, July 5, 2019

Never Forget to Dance -- for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's Friday, and a long weekend for many people here in the US.  With yesterday being Independence Day, many are off now, all the way through until Monday.  Our small, little tourist town is one big party this weekend.  We're hosting the Liberty Fest, and we party hardy -- there's something for everyone and every age!

But, I digress.  I should be talking about the wonderful challenge blog, Colour Crazy Challenge Blog, originating in the UK.  Hopefully, things are a bit quieter there! The Colour Crazy Challenge Blog has a new challenge every Friday.  They are always Anything Goes, as long as your image is hand colored, with whatever medium you desire.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is SheepSki Designs.  Since I'm on Andrea North's design team, I love to color up her images!  Today, I had the great fun of using Perfect Pointe:

I colored Perfect Pointe with Copic markers, then used various digital papers on the card.  I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  I also cut the various music symbols out on my Silhouette. The sentiment was computer generated. 

I hope you can join us this week, and every week, at Colour Crazy Challenge Blog for our Anything that's Hand Colored Goes!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party 
AUD Sentiment -- ATG with a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges -- Inspired by a film (Fame)
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Thursday, July 4, 2019

USA -- for Lavinia World Challenge Blog

It's time for another challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  I hope you are having as much fun with these challenges as I am!  Challenges start on Thursday and last for 2 weeks. You don't have to use Lavinia Stamps, but it doubles your chance at winning a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World Store if you do.  You must use an acrylic or rubber stamp -- no digital stamps allowed. 

Since it's July 4th today, and it's a very patriotic day here in the US, I thought I'd go with a patriotic themed card for today's challenge.  Using the Whimsical Hares stamp, I created this:



I created the card using a star shaped card file I found in the Silhouette Design Store, a stacked star file, and the  circle and stars file, also in the Silhouette Design Store.  I stamped one of the hares from the Whimsical Hares stamp set directly on the patriotic paper, using StazOn ink.   The patriotic papers are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from 2 different paper packs -- Nautical Love and Roses Are Red.  The USA was cut out with dies from Spellbinders. 

Happy Independence Day to all of you in the USA, and join us in the next 2 weeks at Lavinia World Challenge Blog



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
International Art & Soul -- Stars &/or stripes 
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- your national flag
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer Flamingo -- for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

I love Sasayaki Glitter images.   Over on at The Outlawz, the Twisted Thursday group is having a Beach Babe challenge, and I knew I had just the perfect "babe" to color up for the challenge!

I used the darling digi, Flamingo on the Beach to create this: 



I colored Flamingo on the Beach with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the Itty Bitty Summer Sentiments.  Papers on the card are from Imagine That Digistamp. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Beach Babe

God Bless America -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Wednesday, and it's usually a Humor Me Wednesday post on the Catch the Bug Blog, but since tomorrow is Independence Day here in the US, I'm posting a patriotic card instead.  I haven't gotten more and more patriotic as I've aged, finding more and more reasons to love my country, and more specifically, the people that make up this country.  So, in honor of the land I love:



God Bless America!

In my small town, we have a huge celebration on the 4th of July.  It's the annual Liberty Fest.  I'll be helping the nursing home get the residents outdoors to see the parade.  Our town of less than 2000 people draws a crowd of over 10,000 to watch the parade.  There's a beach party, bands throughout the day, a softball tournament, a horse pull, a tractor pull, an arts & crafts fair, and of course, fireworks in the evening.

I used USA Flag Puppy on this card, colored with Copic markers. Isn't he the cutest?  I love that expression on his face!

The background of stars was created with a die from Avery Elle. The sentiment was computer generated.

There will be other Humor Me Wednesday ideas on the Catch the Bug Blog, and I'm sure some of them will be humorous.  I hope you hop on over to the Catch the Bug Blog and check out all the talent there.  

And, to let you know about the upcoming fun at Bugaboo!  Take a look at this:
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Papercraft Challenge -- stars
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- your national flag
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party

USA Pup - for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for a new challenge at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  It's also the day before Independence Day here in the US, so I'm going with a Patriotic Theme for today's challenge project. 

First, though, some information about Scrapy Land Challenges: Challenges run for 2 weeks, and are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a die that the Scrapy Land Store sells.  Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so you have plenty to choose from!  There are 2 winners each challenge for a $10 gift certificate.

In honor of July 4th, here's my Patriotic Pup:



I started by cutting out the 3 stitched stars.  They are from Avery Elle. If you used the search engine in the Scrapy Land Store, you will find many similar star dies that would work.  Then, using an alphabet die set from Spellbinders, I die cut the USA.  Scrapy Land doesn't carry this exact alphabet, but has many that would work just the same as this one did.  Again, use the search function to find them.

I colored up the cute, patriotic pup from Bugaboo Stamps, fussy cut him, and glued him to the front of the card.  I found the blue/stars background paper at Pixel Scrapper.  It is digital.  I wanted the stars to be very small, so instead of printing it on a full sheet of paper, I brought it into a Pages software and shrunk it to a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 size to make the stars nice and small.

The cute patriotic flair button and pretty crinkle ribbon are from D.L. Art. 

Anything Goes with a die Scrapy Land Store sells -- easy, right?  I do hope you join us in the next 2 weeks! 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- your national flag
Cut It Up Challenges -- Red, White, and Blue
Papercraft Challenge -- stars
Digichoosday -- ATG


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Take Me to the Beach! a Bugaboo Stamps New Release

It's Tuesday, it's July, and it very well may be HOT where you live. That's why today's New Release at Bugaboo Stamps is perfect!  You'll want to grab it at 1/2 price and get it colored up ASAP, then enter it in a Catch the Bug challenge.  Then, you can win more Bugaboo Stamps digis.  How fun would that be?  But, I digress.... Today's New Release is AKV Beach Girl:



I colored AKV Beach Girl with Copic markers.  She colored up very quickly.  It wasn't long, and I was making the card.

Speaking of card construction, I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday to make this card.  It's an Anything Goes week, so I used the sketch from week #568.  

I found the goggles and snorkel paper, plus the mini hearts paper at Pixel Scrapper.  They were part of the Summer Lovin' mini kit.  The sequins are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The border was cut with a die from Diamond Press.  The sentiment was cut out with a die from my stash. 

New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps -- it's a great chance to pick up this cute AKV Beach Girl for 1/2 price (all week).  Check out the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other talented Bugaboo Stamps designers made with this super cute beach girl! 



And, to let you know about the upcoming fun at Bugaboo!  Take a look at this:

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge -- ATG
Sketch Saturday -- any past sketch (week #568)
My Time to Craft -- Oh, to be by the Seaside
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- seaside
Crafty Friends Challenge -- things beginning with 'B' -- beach, bathing suit
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Beach Babe

Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy Howlidays! for the 12 Months of Christmas

It's a new month, so there's a new link up over at the 12 Months of Christmas. This month, the optional theme is Christmas Plaids.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Ike's Art.  Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is again sponsoring a wonderful plaid paper for those that use a plaid paper on their card.  

I used the darling digi, Xmas Jack Russell, to create this:



I colored up Xmas Jack Russell with Copic markers.  The Christmas plaid background paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  It is from her Holiday Hoopla collection.  The dog paw border was purchased at Dies R Us.  It is from Frantic Stamper.  The sentiment is a retired stamp I've had in my possession forever.  Or is that fur-ever?  The glimmer trim is from CTMH, and the tiny bit of twine is from Timeless Twine.

Christmas plaids-- I love the look, and I hope you do, too! It's the optional theme this month at The 12 Months of Christmas.  Come link up your Christmas cards and be eligible to win the gift certificate from Ike's Art!  Link up a plaid card and get the paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
The Holly & the Ivy -- Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stamping -- ATChristmas Goes
Crafting By Designs -- Christmas

Peace on Earth -- for SheepSki Designs

July 1 -- the 1/2 point of the year.  It's also the month that has lots of Christmas challenges.  You'll see Christmas cards popping up all over blog land and Facebook.  With that in mind, SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog is using the theme Early Christmas/Winter for the challenge this month.  That gives you the option of going with either a Christmas or a winter themed project, whichever you prefer.  Andrea Norris has plenty of wonderful digis that will fit either theme in her SheepSki Designs Etsy Shop.

I went with a Christmas themed card, but went with non-traditional colors.  This is Rachel


I colored Rachel with Copic markers.  She had such a peaceful look on her face, that the sentiment seemed a logical one to use.  

The sentiment and papers are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are New Releases in July.   The papers are from the new Snow Globe collection, and the sentiment is one of the new Snow Globe sentiments. 

I cut the card base and layers out with a Spellbinders label die set.  The crinkle ribbon is from a retired company, 3 Girl JAM. 

Early Christmas/Winter -- get a Christmas card made, enter it in some Christmas challenges during July, and you'll be glad you did come December.  Make sure you link up at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you make, and we've got GREAT prizes for you to win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Jingle Belles -- Snow
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge -- Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stamping -- non-traditional colors
Crafting by Designs -- Christmas

You're the Best! for All Dressed Up Stamps

July 1.  July 1?  Where did June go?  July 1 -- that means it's the start of a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group.  The theme for July is Gems &/or Pearls.  Easy, right?  So many of Wendy Burns beautiful girlie images will work wonderfully with gems and pearls.  Start coloring them up!  You'll find them in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop

For my design team inspiration, I colored up the darling Pretty Lashes, adding pearls to the card: 



My original plan had been to add a pearl necklace, but I didn't have any seed beads that looked pearl-like to make it work.  This was plan B.  I colored Pretty Lashes with Copic markers.  I just love this image!  Isn't she beautiful?  I don't know if it's the upswept hair, or the flowers in her hair, or maybe it's those Pretty Lashes, but I think she's just awesome!   Do you like the papers on this card?  They are also from All Dressed Up Stamps.  The pretty pink background paper is from the All Dressed Up Pink papers.  The pretty blue border is from the Wedding papers

I used a sketch from a couple weeks ago at Sketch Saturday to help me construct this card.  They have a plethora of great sketches if you're stuck!  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Close To My Heart.  The pearls, also from Close To My Heart, were all white, but I used a Copic marker and colored them to match my Pretty Lashes girl.  I love this technique!  I works great with gems and ribbon, too.  The border was made with a Diamond Press die. 

Gems &/or pearls -- it's the theme all this month for the All Dressed Up Facebook Group Challenge.  I do hope you join us and try to win some of these darling digis for yourself!

D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
Sketch Saturday -- any past sketch (week #568)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Howdy! for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

Howdy, fellow crafters!  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today, which means I've been playing with awesome dies! 

When Dies R Us ran a special a while back on some Cheery Lynn dies, I grabbed a Clarabell the Cow die.  I live in Wisconsin, the dairy state, so it was a must have!  The die is no longer in stock, but Dies R Us carries many other wonderful Cheery Lynn dies.
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Here are the supplies I used:

I cut out Clarabell the Cow (here's a link to a similar Cheery Lynn die, Thomas the Turtle).  Next, I cut out a Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.
 Here's everything cut out, needing to be assembled:

The cow needed some eyes, so I used a Viva Decor Turquoise Pearl Pen.
Everything got glued down with the Best Glue Ever.

The fun cow print paper is from Imagine That Digistamp, and the checked ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

When you drink some milk or eat some ice cream, think of me here in the Dairy State, and say, Howdy!

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 -- June Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- ATG plus a Sentiment
Moo-mania -- animals

Friday, June 28, 2019

So Good -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and it's so good!  It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  For the next 2 weeks, the theme is "sweet summertime."  Fun, fun, fun!   Di has many great images in the Di's Digistamp store that will work for that theme!

I used Drinky Mice for 2 ( the black & white version) to create this:



I colored Drinky Mice for 2 with Copic markers.  It was much fun to color!

I found these great lemonade papers at AMB Illustrations.   I cut out the fruit and glass embellishments on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with files I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is part of a set from Close To My Heart.  I used this month's sketch from Cheerful Sketches, so I will link up there. 

"Sweet Summertime" -- it's a great theme for the next 2 weeks, isn't it?  Color up any image that means summer to you, and link it up at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  We've got great prizes you can win -- like this one!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Cheerful Sketches -- June
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

You Simply Sparkle - for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's Friday, and it's time for a new challenge at Aloha Friday Challenges.  For the next 2 weeks, we are being sponsored by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  Bonnie has been kind enough to make a set of papers just for this challenge.  You can get them for free if you make a Christmas project and link up at Aloha Friday Challenges, or she is selling these paper in the We Are 3 Shop for only $1.  Aren't they beautiful?  I think they are perfect for any summertime project!  The papers are called Honeycomb, and I created this card with them:



This adorable bumble bee image is from QKR Stampede.  I colored up the bumble bee with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from a stamp company, Market Street Stamps, that is no longer in business.  

I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday to create this card.  Here's the sketch:
I included a couple of stick pins on this card so I can enter it in this month's Crash Your Stash challenge at The Outlawz. 

I hope you join us at The Aloha Friday Challenges the next 2 weeks.  There's a Christmas in July theme going on.  Join us and get  these beautiful papers for free!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday -- challenge #569
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- stick pins
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- ATG

Sunday, June 23, 2019

You're Amazing -- for Scribbles Designs

It's the 23rd of the month (these months go by so fast!), so this is the day that I have some inspiration on the Scribbles Designs Blog

I've been gravitating towards black and bright pink lately, so I did the same combination again for today's card.  I used a free image from the Scribbles Store called Sunny Flower, and created this:



I colored Sunny Flower (free) with Copic markers, then used a sentiment stamp from Close To My Heart.  It is acrylic.   The black and white flowered background paper is a new release this month from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the Coneflower Love papers.  It, and the raspberry colored banner are cut out with dies from Avery Elle.  I kept this card flat for easy mailing.

That's it for today's DT inspiration on the Scribbles Designs Blog.  Check out what the other designers have to share.  You won't be disappointed!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
A Perfect Time to Craft -- ATG
Simply Create Too -- lots of flowers