Monday, February 18, 2019

Loving is Easy -- for Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, so it's time for a bit of mid-challenge inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This month, the optional theme is "Love".  That's an easy one for February!

We have 2 sponsors this month -- Beccy's Place and Scribbles Designs.  I used products from both of them on this card: 



I printed the Nasturtium and Loving More sentiment directly unto the frame.  Then, I colored the Nasturtium with Faber-Castell colored pencils. 

Papers on this card are from Heartfelt Creations.  I added foil to one of the papers to give the card more of a "wow" factor for the recipient.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I'm really enjoying their 3/8 inch ribbons.  They are perfect for cards. 

You can win prizes for both our wonderful sponsors.  Simply link up a project that fits into the optional "Love" category at Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Color Challenge -- ATG (as long as it's colored)
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party
Pattie's Creation -- Love, Love, Love
Beccy's Place Challenge -- ATG

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reach for the Stars! for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's time for some mid-month inspiration on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is 'Hearts  &/or Stars'.  Since I featured a Sasayaki Glitter stamp with a heart on for the first post, today, I'm featuring stars.

This is Reaching Stars:

I colored Reaching Stars with Copic markers.  I cut out the stars accent frame on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment was computer generated. The star paper is from AMB Illustrations. The silver star was on my work desk from a previous project.

'Hearts & Stars' -- Naz has many adorable digis in her Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store that would work great for this challenge.  Do some shopping, color them up, then join us at the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog. I'd love to see what you create, and their are great digis you could win -- like this one!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party
2 Crafty Critters -- ATG with a Critter

You Are So Sweet! Stella Says Sketch and We Are 3

Valentine's Day may be over, but that's no reason to stop sending sweet cards!  We Are 3 Digital Shop had a sweet release this month, and I used a couple of the new releases on this card.  I also used today's sketch from Stella Says Sketch, found at Catch the Bug, and a darling Bugaboo Stamps image:



That darling baking bear from Bugaboo Stamps is Occupation Bear - Cook, colored with Copic markers.

The papers and sentiment on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. I used 4 papers from the Baking Cookies paper collection.  The sentiment is one of the Itty Bitty - Sweet sentiments

I did say this card was designed with Stella Says Sketch in mind.  Well, here's today's sketch over on the Catch the Bug Blog


As you can see, I followed that sketch quite closely.  Thanks, Stella!

Stella's Sketch challenge will be happening for the next 2 weeks, so I hope you find time to join us.  Stop by the Bugaboo Stamps store, do some shopping, then enter the Challenge.  Visit the We Are 3 Store, too, buy some papers, and make your crafting experience that much more enjoyable! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodle -- ATG
Crafting with an Attitude -- ATG
Crafty Chicks Challenge --Sweets
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Cookies

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Love You -- Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge

It's Saturday! Yea!  Even though I've been retired for a few months now, Saturday is still my favorite day of the week.  It's a day to sleep in, make pancakes, and relax a bit more than I have time for during the week.

I've been participating each month in the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  This month, Di Carubia, of Di's Digi Stamps, was the sponsor (thanks, Di)!  She provided the darling image for this card:



This is Ava, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.   I printed her very small, so I could fit her on a heart.  The coloring was a challenge!

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The paper behind Ava is from the Roses Are Red collection. The other 2 designer papers are from the Hearts in Love collection. 

I used the current sketch at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to create this card.  Here's the sketch:


The silver foil trim and the sentiment stamp are both from Close To My Heart, as are the heart dies that I used.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party

Friday, February 15, 2019

Life is all about Balance -- for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's Friday (yay!!), and it's already the 15th of the month.  We're more than 1/2 way through February.  Wow!  Today is "Oldie but Goodie" day on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog.  All of the projects today are featuring Elly, the Elephant, found in the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store

Here's my card, featuring Elly Juggling

I colored Elly Juggling with Copic markers.  I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a rocking card file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The stitched oval frames are from Spellbinders dies.

I hope you check out the other Elly digis featured today on the Sasayaki Glitter blog, and see what the talented Sasayaki Glitter designs have done with them.  You won't be disappointed!  Do some shopping, color them up, and join the challenge.  You have until the end of the month. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Feb. Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack  -- ATG
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG



Thursday, February 14, 2019

I {Heart} You -- an Oldie but Goodie for Bugaboo Stamps

Happy Valentine's Day!  It's a snowy one here in Wisconsin!  We have been very far behind in snow totals all year, and now, in about ten days, we've made up for it, and we're destined to go down in the books as one of the snowiest seasons on records.  Mother Nature never fails to surprise us!

Valentine's Day!  I realized on Tuesday I didn't have anything scheduled on my blog for today, so I quick whipped up this adorable Heart Basket and created a card with it.  It's Oldie but Goodie day today at Bugaboo Stamps, so the Heart Basket image worked out perfectly. 


I colored Heart Basket with Copic markers, then used this week's  sketch from Sketch Saturday to create the card. Here's the sketch I used:


I used papers from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The hearts on the base of the card are from the Happy Birthday Collection.  The paper with the stylized hearts is from the Hearts in Love Collection

I used an eyelet on this card so I could enter it in the Crash Your Stash challenge at The Outlawz.  It turned out to be just that -- a challenge!  I have totally forgotten how to do eyelets!  It took many tries, & many ruined eyelets, but I finally accomplished ONE!

To see some more great Bugaboo Stamps oldie but goodies, please visit the Catch the Bug Blog.  Thanks! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday -- week #550
Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge -- January 15-Feb. 14
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Come Stand Under my Umbrella -- for Bugaboo Stamps

National Umbrella Day -- did you know there was such a thing?  Everything deserves it's day, even umbrellas, I guess.   Sunday was National Umbrella Day, and today I am paying homage to the big event with a card featuring umbrellas for Bugaboo Stamps.  It's Humor Me Wednesday on the Catch the Bug Blog

Today's card features Umbrella Mouse:



I colored Umbrella Mouse with Copic markers.  I computer generated the sentiment.

Papers for this card are from AMB Illustrations.  I used a past sketch from Sketch Saturday.  The umbrella die cut is from a die that has been in my stash for so long, I don't know who's it is anymore.  

I hope you visit the Catch the Bug Blog to see what other design team members have done for other "historic" events of significance this week! Don't forget about the Catch the Bug Challenges, found on Saturdays, and the Stella Says Sketch challenges on every other Sunday. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG