Friday, September 22, 2023

Tractor Boy -- a New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello friends, and happy harvest season!  Today is one of the days each month when design team members feature this month's new releases.  I was privileged to be able to create with Tractor Boy, found in the All Dressed Up Shop.

I used Copic markers to color Tractor Boy:

The crops are being harvested here in the county I live in.  Yesterday, I saw lots of soy beans coming in.  The corn will be soon, too.  Tractor Boy and his animals look ready for the job.

After coloring Tractor Boy, I went searching for the perfect paper.  I found this at Pixel Scrapper.

I cut the image and paper with stitched square dies from my stash.  The sentiment was computer generated. The buttons were from my button jar. 

I hope you check out the other inspiration today (and everyday), that can be found in the ADU Facebook group or on the blog. 

Thanks for visiting!

I'm entering this is:

Passion for Markers -- Fall colors

Friday, September 1, 2023

Daisy Fairy -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 September 1 -- can you believe it?  Fall will soon be upon us, and I'm ready for the beautiful leaves turning, blue sky days, and cooler temperatures.

September 1 -- time for a new challenge in the Facebook All Dressed Up Stamps group.  The challenge runs all month, and this month's theme is 'Make it Feminine'.  The hardest part of the whole challenge for me was picking the feminine All Dressed Up image I wanted to color.  There are so, so many darling ones in the ADU Shop!!

After much deliberation, I chose Daisy Fairy as my girly image to create with:

Isn't Daisy Fairy darling? She seems so happy! I colored her with Copic markers, then cut her out with a stitched oval die in my collection. 

I cut the card base and background paper with my Silhouette.  I haven't turned it on in ages, so it needed to be used.  The pretty pink floral background paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop. You'll find wonderful papers, printables, and sentiments in the We Are 3 Digital Shop

I hope you can join us this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge. I'd love to see what you create using the 'Make it Feminine' theme!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles challenge -- ATG

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

My Favorite Things -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, August!  Summer is going so fast, but it is August.  That means that a new challenge is starting today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. The challenge will run all month.  This month's theme is "My Favorite Things". Such a fun theme!  Remember, you have to use an All Dressed Up Stamps image. You'll find them here.

I thought the image Summer Ice Cream portrayed many of my favorite things: summer, dogs, denim, and ice cream!

Here's what I created with Summer Ice Cream.  

I colored Summer Ice Cream with Copic markers. It doesn't show up in the pictures, but the light blue paper is embossed with clouds.  It is an embossing folder from Pink & Main. The kraft paper frame is by Taylored Expressions, as is the sentiment and strip. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you can join us for the 'My Favorite Things' challenge!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Passion for Markers challenge -- Your favorite color combo (red and blue)

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Summer -- An All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

 Summer!  I love this season!  I also love that I get to share one of the new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps with you today. There are 3 new releases this month (all available in the ADU Etsy Shop), and they are all darling.  I'm sharing the NR entitled Summer.  Isn't she darling?

I like to rainbow all the things, so when I saw the "summer" letters, I saw rainbow.

I colored Summer with Copic markers, then fussy cut her out. All the dies &  patterned papers used are from Brutus Monroe. 

The talented ADU design team has plenty of inspiration to share about the July releases.  You can see them in the All Dressed Up Stamps challenge blog, and in the ADU Facebook Group. You'll also find challenges at both of these links.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Perfect Day for a Walk -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Any day is the perfect day for a walk!  It's also the perfect day for a new challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group. The challenge starts today, July 1 and runs through July 31.  The theme this month is Anything You Want.  Woohoo!  Go for it! 

I have long wanted to color up this Perfect Walk image.  This challenge theme seemed like the perfect time to create with Perfect Walk!

I colored Perfect Walk with Copic markers.  I used some new dies I purchased from The Stamp Market.  They cut out and backed the image with an arch shape.  The arched shape stamp is also from The Stamp Market.  The fancy umbrella is a Spellbinders die, and the clouds are part of a Crafter's Companion set.  The background paper is from my stash, but is probably from Crafter's Companion. 

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge -- Summertime
Crafty Catz Challenge -- ATG (embossed the words on the arch)

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Wellie Boots -- A New Release for All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's New Release day at All Dressed Up Stamps!  You can find great inspiration from the design team on Facebook, and on the ADU challenge blog. You'll find inspiration for 3 incredible new releases!

I had the joy of being able to create with Wellie Boots.  What could be cuter than a creation with this Wellie Boots digital stamp? 

I colored Wellie Boots with Copic markers. I then used a new set of stacking dies from Spellbinders to cut her out and layer her on the shaped card.  The papers are from AMB Illustrations and the watering can is from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment is from a Pink & Main stamp set. 

I hope you check out the other great inspiration from the talented DT, and join us in our challenges.  I'd love to see what you create with this, or any other ADU image.

Happy crafting!

I'm entering this in the:
Passion For Markers challenge -- dies & or punches (dies)
The Paper Funday -- ATG/optional twist -- no squares 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

For the Boys -- New challenge starting at All Dressed Up Stamps

 June 1! I hope it's happy for you.  It must be summer, as we had our first 90 degree day yesterday.

June 1 -- the start of a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  It runs all month, and has the theme of "For the Boys". You must use an All Dressed Up image on your creation.

Since the challenge theme is 'For the Boys', and this is gardening season, I thought Garden Boy would be perfect for this challenge. Since Flag Day and Independence Day aren't far off, I used red & blue as my theme:

I colored Garden Boy with Copic markers. I used a stitched oval and scalloped stitched oval die to cut him out and frame him.  This is a gatefold card, although it's hard to see in this picture. I cut an 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 pieces cardstock and scored each end at 2 1/4 inches.  The colorful background papers are by Taylored Expressions.

This is a darling digital stamp, with the many details, including a worm, a snail, a bird, and the cute plants.  I hope you like Garden Boy.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll look for you in the challenge!