Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Egg Painting -- an All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

Hello, crafty friends!  Today is a New Release day at All Dressed Up Stamps  You can find all the New Release inspiration on the All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog, and in the ADU Facebook group. Today, I have the pleasure of designing with the awesome Easter image  called, Egg Painting.  Isn't it the sweetest?

I colored the darling girl and her bunny (Egg Painting) with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from an old Close To My Heart acrylic stand.

I cut out the Egg Painting image and backed her with dies from Pink & Main. The floral background paper is from Crafter's Companion.

Check out all the new release inspiration, and don't forget to enter the challenges!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Jam Jars, Embellished -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's March 1, and that means it's time for a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Facebook group. This month's theme is Embellish It.  The challenge runs all month. You must use an All Dressed Up Stamps image on your project.  There are so many wonderful images found here

For the embellish it challenge, I used a portion of the image, Jam Jars.  I am very fond of this image, and usually color up all 3 of the Jam Jars.   However, I wanted to make a mini slim card, so chose to use only 1 of the Jam Jars. Here's my card for the challenge:

I colored Jam Jars with Copic markers, then fussy cut it out.  The mini slimline sized die is from Pinkfresh Studios, as is the sentiment.  The circle die (cut in 1/2), is from Crafter's Compansion. I used a couple of dewdrops from my stash in the center of the flowers. 

I hope you can join our Embellish It challenge this month! I'd love to see what you create! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Valentine's Girl -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Twice a  month, All Dressed Up Stamps DT members feature the new releases.  Today is one of those days.  Fun!! This month's new releases have a Valentine's feel for them, but definitely can be used for other occasions.  I made a "just because" type card with the New Releases, Valentine's Girl. Here she is!!

I colored Valentine's Girl with Copic markers, then used a set of large heart dies I have to construct the card and layer up Valentine's Girl.  The background paper is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is the Romantic Hearts paper. I heat embossed the sentiment, used a die from Pink & Main to cut it out, cut out another old heart die for the embellishment, and the card was done.

Visit the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group and the ADU blog for even more inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Let's Party -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Here we are!  It's February, the month of love.  I've been making Valentine's Cards and have most of them that I need done. 

It's February, and that means there is a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group.  The challenge starts today, February first, and goes all month.  The theme this month is Celebrations.  There are many, many images in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop that would work for this theme.  Treat yourself to something new, color it up, and join our challenge!

I used one of the images in the Dogs in Shades set to create this:

I love that adorable pooch!  And, as you can see, it doesn't take much to color her up. I colored her with Copic markers.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Muddy Paws papers.

I hope you can join us this month for the Celebrations challenge at ADU Facebook group.  I'd love to see what you create! 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Pretty as a Picture --for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Welcome to 2023!  I'm hoping for a great year of crafting, among other things. My husband retired on Dec. 30.  We'll have to adjust to each other being home all the time.  I'll enjoy having him around, as long as he stays out of my craft room!

January 1 -- that means it's time for a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. Each month, there is a theme, and an All Dressed Up Stamps image must be used. For the month of January, the theme is "Make it Cute".  I think all of Wendy Burns' images are adorable, so this is an easy challenge!

I colored up the very cute Pretty as a Picture image and created this card:

Pretty as a Picture is colored with Copic markers.  The embellishments, sentiment, and paint tube background paper are by Spellbinders. 

I hope you can join us this month for our "Make it Cute" challenge.  It will run all month, and you have chance to win some adorable images of your choosing!  I hope to see your project!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Winter Pups-- a New Release for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, my craft friends!  It's almost Christmas.  Are you ready?

Today the Dressy Girls are featuring this month's new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps.  You'll find inspiration both in the ADU Facebook Group, and on the challenge blog

As you may know, or suspect from the name of my blog, I am a huge dog lover.  When Wendy released Winter Pups, I was absolutely thrilled, and knew I had to create with it. 

Here's my interpretation of Winter Pups:

I colored Winter Pups with Copic markers.  It was so fun to color! Then I die cut the image with a Spellbinders dotted rectangle die.  The papers are from Crafter's Companion. The snowflake embellishments are from Hero Arts.

I hope you check out the rest of the inspiration, and don't forget that All Dressed Up Stamps has 2 challenges each month.  I'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

It's Snowing -- a new challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps

 Happy December, crafty friends!  Here we go -- the busiest month of the year.  Do you have your Christmas cards done?  I'm going to send mine out the next few days.

December -- that means there is a new challenge starting in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  The theme for this month is 'Clean & Simple'.  Plus, you must use an All Dressed Up Stamps image.

Is CAS easy for you, or a challenge?  I think most of the cards I make are CAS, since I like to make the image front and center.  But then, when it's a CAS challenge, I am unsure of the definition and am never sure if the card I made actually fits the theme or not.  Such insecurity!

Here's my interpretation of a CAS card using the darling image, It's Snowing

I kept it simple, just backing the image with a snowflake paper (from Crafter's Companion), colored yardstick, and an inked 6x6 card base. 

I colored It's Snowing with Copic markers, adding in a few snowdrifts.  I love to use blue violet colors when coloring snow.  Living in Wisconsin, I have plenty of time to observe snow and it's shadows every winter.  In fact, we've had snow on the ground for a couple weeks now.

I used dies from Queen & Company to cut out the image and the backing layers. The snowflake sequins are by Hero Arts. I heat embossed the Warm Wishes sentiment -- also by Hero Arts. 

I hope you find time to join us this month for our Clean & Simple challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. I'd love to see your interpretation of CAS!