Saturday, August 17, 2019

Summer Flip Flops

I'm posting today for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I love the days I post on the Dies R Us Blog.  I usually color all my projects, so it's a great break to create with dies.  

Summer is fast losing it's heat here in the Northland where I live, so I am clinging to every day that remains!  That is what made me create this summertime card -- summer flip flops!

The Dies R Us Store has many cute flip flops that would work on this card.  Just put in flip flops in the search engine and see what comes up.  I liked these from Cheapo Dies.  I think they would be great for a patriotic themed project, so I know I'll be using them again. 

Here's a picture of the supplies I used on this card:


I had the idea in my head, but it took a lot of playing to get the shades of paper that were either bright enough of dark enough to show up the way I wanted them.  I backed everything with Stick It Adhesive Sheets. If you haven't tried Stick It, I highly recommend it.  It works great on small things, like words, and intricate things, like the Flip Flops. Just peel off the sticky layer, place it on the back of your paper, die cut your project, then peel off a second time to reveal the glue.  It's very easy to use and you can cut it to the exact size you need!

The sentiment was created with the Impression Obsession die, Hello Summer.  This has been my go-to die for summertime projects.  The words are a great size!  I love this die! 

I used 2 dies from the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles to mat and back the Flip Flops

Here are photos and links of the products used in the Dies R Us Store:






The flip flop paper and textured paper on this card are both digital.  They were made by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and are part of her Taste of Summer kit. 
Have you heard about the Design Team call for the Dies R Us Inspiration team?  This is a wonderful team to be on!  You can find all the details here


Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy what's left of summer!





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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Time Out Challenges -- fashionable
The Sisterhood of Crafters -- use dies as the focus
Arty Divas -- ATG
D.l. Art -- August Linky Party


Love You to the Stars & Back -- Outlawz Progressive Freebie

I try to participate in the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge each month.  I enjoy the variety of images we are given to work with, and the fact that we have a whole month to color them up and design something with them.

This month, the sponsor is All Dressed Up.  Wendy Burns has the cutest art, so I was very excited for this one!  I enjoyed creating with Stars & Back!



I colored Stars & Back with Copic markers, and added some touches with Wink of Stella pens. 

Papers on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Outer Space Collection.  Bonnie has a paper for every card! 

I cut the stars panel out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The light blue glitter stars are from Close To My Heart.  They are part of a kit that is retired. 

It's time to find some challenges for this card:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- August
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Anniversary
Craft Rocket Challenge -- ATG
Crafting With an Attitude -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Allsorts Challenge -- Sun, Moon, &/or Stars

Friday, August 16, 2019

Party Girl -- for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's Friday, and that means there's a new challenge starting at the Color Crazy Challenge Blog.  Every Friday, a new challenge starts.  The challenges are anything goes, as long as you color the image (any coloring medium is fine).

This week's sponsor is Polkadoodles. You'll find some darling digital images in the Polkadoodles shop!

I used Ruby Birthday Cake for this card: 



I colored Ruby Birthday Cake with Copic markers.  I used the current sketch at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to jump start my card construction. Here's the sketch I used:



Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The pink paper to the left of the image is from the Party Celebration papers. The background confetti paper is from the Celebrate papers. The stars are cut from the Cupcake Toppers paper pack.  I added some silver foil trim, then some twine from Timeless Twine finishes off the card.

Join us this week for a chance to win the gift certificate from Polkadoodles!  Color up your favorite image, and link it up at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- through August 20
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Birthday
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthday
Polkadoodles -- ATG


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Once Upon a Fairy Dream -- for Lavinia World Challenges

It's the 3rd Thursday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at the Lavinia World Challenge Blog.  This is challenge #7 already!  Time flies when you are having so much fun! Challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use an acrylic or rubber stamp.  Lavinia Stamps are not a requirement, however, if you do use a Lavinia Stamp in your project, your chances are doubled or winning a prize of a gift certificate to the Lavinia World store, based in the US.

I love to hang clothes on the line.  I think I am in the very small minority with this rather old-fashioned habit of mine, but I think it saves electricity, and I like the way they smell coming in from the line.  This quaint yet quirky habit of mine may be what drew me to the Fairy Washing Line stamp.  It's the focal point of today's card:



I stamped the Fairy Washing Line with Versafine Clair ink - Rain Forest, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the Once Upon a Dream sentiment with a watermark ink pad and heat set it with white embossing powder.  Next, I stamped the Stars 2 Mini repeatedly on the top 3rd of the card.  I used watermark ink again, this time, heat embossing with Pearl Blue embossing powder.

Lavinia World has a great selection of Distress Oxide Inks, and I love to blend with them!  On this card, I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, and Stormy Sky.

I backed my stamped and inked piece with black card stock, then a designer paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  You'll find many pretty papers there.

Do some shopping at the Lavinia World Store, then join us at Lavinia World Challenges!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- Embossing Powders
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Monday, August 12, 2019

Don't Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I'm posting today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I have a darling new release digi to show you today.  It was SO much fun to color up!

This is rooster



I colored Rooster with Copic markers.  I Googled photos of roosters, and there's lots of options for how to color up roosters.  They are very colorful birds!  

The sentiment on this card is from Technique Tuesday and is an acrylic stamp.  The papers were found at Pixel Scrapper.  They are part of the Petting Zoo collection.

The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge is having a photo corners challenge this month.  I don't own any photo corners, so I added my "homemade" one in the corner of this picture.   I will enter this in that challenge.

The Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez Shop has many wonderful images for you to check out!  Stop by and do some shopping!  If you sign up for the newsletter, there is a discount coupon for you. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- photo corners
Sweet Stampin' -- Things With Wings
AUD Sentiments -- Animal + a Sentiment

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ukulele Panda - for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm posting today on the Kitty Bee Designs blog, where it's my day to leave some inspiration.  I love it when I have a chance to color up the adorable pandas and other cute animals in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.  Today, I had the pleasure of using the clear stamp, Ukulele Panda. I am a musician, so anything having to do with music strikes a chord with me (pun intended!).  That's why the Ukulele Panda is rings just the right note with me!


This uses the clear stamp, Ukulele Panda, colored with Copic markers.  It colors up very fast, and looks so cute, doesn't it?

Check this blog often for more great inspiration from the Kitty Bee Design team, and check out all of the clear stamps available in the Kitty Bee Design Etsy Shop

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colourific Challenge Corner -- ATG
Crafty Animals -- ATG
D.L. Art, Thankful Thursday -- Birthday
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthdaty

Chillaxin' with Sketch Saturday

It's Saturday, and I'm starting today on the Sketch Saturday design team.  I often use their past sketches when I need ideas to jump start a card, and I like to participate in their challenges.  So, it seemed like a good fit!

There's a new challenge every week at Sketch Saturday. There are 2 teams, so I'll be posting every other Saturday.  Today's challenge is sponsored by Scribbles Designs.  They are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to their store.

First, my creation, and then, this week's sketch:

The image I used from Scribbles Designs is #F163 Summer Treats. It is a freebie that I found on their Challenge Blog here

Here is this week's Sketch Saturday sketch:
As you can see, I followed the sketch very closely, except I tied some twine around the top of the image, and a bow where the twine is tied on the sketch.  Other than that, I'm exactly with the sketch. 

Papers on this card are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  They are from her Taste of Summer kit

I hope you enjoy this sketch as much as I did, and join us this week at Sketch Saturday.   I'd love to see how you use it!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- 4 Seasons (Summer -- Carefree Days)
Brown Sugar Challenge -- ATG
Polkadoodle Challenge -- ATG

D.L. Art -- August Linky Party