Monday, October 21, 2019

You are Strong! for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, so it's time for some mid-month inspiration over at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  The optional twist this month is "courage", or you can link up anything you create with a positive theme.

Every month, our ongoing sponsor is Scribbles Designs.  I found an awesome, free sentiment in the Scribbles Designs Store that I used as the focal point of my card:



I printed the sentiment large and bold onto white card stock, then began inking.  I used a few pink shades of ink from my Spectrum Noir Harmony ink pads. I love the way they blend!   I found the wonderful pink ribbon designer paper in the Imagine That Digistamp Store. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the very old brad is from Close To My Heart.

We are also sponsored this month from Beccy's Place.  Link up your projects to be eligible to win a gift certificate from her store!  You have until Nov. 3. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Pink Ribbon
CAS on Friday -- Big sentiment or word
Craft Rocket Challenge -- Pink
Unicorn Challenge -- Pretty in Pink

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Spooooky! for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Saturday, and there is a bingo challenge happening at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog that starts today and runs for a week.  I've been working hard on getting Halloween cards made for the nursing home residents where I volunteer. I took advantage of today's challenge and post to make another one.  I'll show you the card first, then the bingo card and what I used, and of course, link up the awesome image from the Bugaboo Stamps Store.



This card uses Halloween Peeker Ghost, colored with Copic markers. 

Here's the bingo challenge going on this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

I used the bottom row:  3 layers, orange, and ribbon.

Papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  The Spooky sentiment is a die from Tonic Studios. I just got it, and I think it is so cute!  The spider web ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used a past sketch from Sketch Saturday to jump start my creativity on this one. 

I hope you join us this week at Catch the Bug Challenges.  There are lots of possibilities with the October Bugaboo Bingo challenge!  Come link up!!

I'm honored to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Fall/Halloween
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Fall
Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Fall/Halloween
AUD Sentiments -- For a Child

Friday, October 18, 2019

You are Boo-tiful -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. Challenges go for 2 weeks, and the theme for this challenge is Halloween or Harvest.  

I found this darling Halloween image in the Di's Digi Stamps Store, so decided to go with the Halloween portion of the challenge theme:



This card uses the image Bat Bear.  It is available in both black & white and colored versions.  This is the black and white version of Bat Bear, colored with Copic markers. 

The papers are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are 4 papers from the Cute Halloween paper collection.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp, and the bats are vinyl stickers. 

Halloween or harvest -- both good themes for this time of year!  I hope you are able to join us this next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  I'd love to see what you create, and you could win the cutest digi stamps -- like this one! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Dream or Nightmare (nightmare)
Crafty Animals -- ATG
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party

It's a Jeep Kind of Day! for We Are 3 Digital Shop

Hello, crafty friends!  Today is my husband's birthday, and I'm sharing the card I made for his big day.  He bought a new Jeep a couple months ago, and he is enthralled with it.  He doesn't love it more than he loves our dog, Winter, but he may love it more than he does his wife!

Bonnie, the owner of We Are 3 Digital Shop, recently designed this Jeep, with many different views and options for coloring or partially colored, and I decided it would be perfect for my husband's birthday card.

Here's what I created with one of the Jeep images:



I used the partially colored Jeep image, added orange (the color of my husband's Jeep), and also colored the windshield and lights. Once I got done coloring the Jeep,  I fussy cut it.  Then, I used papers from the Cute Halloween papers in the We Are 3 Digital Shop. These papers are definitely not just for Halloween!   I stamped the sentiment, cut out both the stitched ovals with dies from Cottage Cutz, added the bronze studs (retired from Close To My Heart), and my husband's birthday card is ready for his special day!

Check out the We Are 3 Digital Shop for papers, sentiments, and darling images, too.  You'll find something for whatever you're looking for (and maybe a few things you didn't even realize you needed!!)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthday
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Seize the Birthday -- ATG

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Best Witches -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Thursday, and that's Oldie but Goodie day on the Catch the Bug Blog, featuring Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Thursday, some older, but well loved digis are featured. 

I've been looking for "cute, not spooky" Halloween themed digis to make into cards for the nursing home residents where I volunteer.  I found just what I was looking for in the Bugaboo Stamps Store!



This card uses one of the tags in the Halloween Tag Set 01.  There are 3 tags altogether in this set.  

I colored up the cute cat tag with a bit of Copic marker coloring.  It didn't take much!  Then, I used 2 different sized Lifestyle Crafts circle dies to cut out the circle and back it with the orange patterned paper.   The black glitter paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is from the Halloween paper set

The fun Halloween garland is a die from Cottage Cutz.  I cut it out with some purple foil paper I found in my stash.

I hope you check out to see what other Bugaboo Stamps designers made for Oldie but Goodie Thursday over at Catch the Bug

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Halloween
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Frenchie Joy -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  The theme is Anything Goes as long as you use a die or brand that Scrapy Land sells. Easy!

I recently saw this Spellbinders die, and just had to have it.  I'm so dog obsessed, that I knew I needed it for some of my dog loving friends for their Christmas cards. I know I'll be replicating this card a few times:



I cut out the 2 sizes of banners with a die set from Lawn Fawn, called Stitched Party Banner Dies.   The Ornate Joy is from Frantic Stamper.  The blue eyes were achieved with dots of a Viva Decor Turquoise Pearl Pen. 

The designer papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The handsome dog's bow tie came from the Peppermint Collection. Houndstooth Holiday is the other paper. 

I hope you can join us in the next 2 weeks at Scrapy Land Challenges.  You could win a $15 gift certificate!  Remember, it's anything goes, as long as you use a die or brand of die sold in the Scrapy Land Store

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge -- ATG
Winter Wonderland -- Merry and Bright
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Best Witches -- the Outlawz Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge

Hello, and happy Tuesday. I've been entering the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenges each month.  This month I got it done with 1/2 the month to spare.  Hurray for me! This month's progressive freebie image was provided to the participants by Polkadoodles.  She's a real sweetie! She is part of a collection from Winnie Wednesday. 



I colored the Winnie Wednesday image with Copic markers.  I cut out the spider web background with a cutting die from Queen & Company.  The Best Wishes sentiment is a die from Tonic Studios. The wonky stitched oval die is by The Scrapping Cottage.

Winnie Wednesday is looking fairly intense.  I'm not sure if she's going to wish you a Happy Halloween or cast a spell.  Better beware!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- October
Polkadoodles Challenge -- ATG
Digi Choosday -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Fall