Thursday, April 25, 2019

Have a Sweet & Sassy Day!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Happy Spring!  Yes, there are actual signs of spring where I live, including ice out!  This is HUGE!  People are getting the boats ready to launch all over town.  It's also time to get those rakes out to prepare the gardens and clean up the yards.  It's so nice to be outside after a long winter trapped indoors!

I made a card to enter in a couple challenges at The Outlawz.  The image is this month's progressive freebie.  She is from Oddball Art, and she is sassy!  

This is Oddball Art Sassy Big Eye Girl Sorry Sally image #205, and I am most appreciative of Lizzy Love for sponsoring The Outlawz this month!

Sorry Sally was a joy to color with Copic markers, and she seemed just sassy enough to me to need  a sassy saying to go with her.  I computer generated that sentiment. 

The blue background brick paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is from the Brick Wall paper pack.

Another challenge this month at the Outlawz, sponsored by We Are 3 Digital Shop, is the Crash Your Stash.  The challenge is to use glitter.  This is a huge challenge for me.  I do NOT like glitter!!!  It is way too messy for me!  But, I broke some out, mixed it with texture paste, and used it on a brick wall stencil.  I also used some glitter paints to add more dimension. 

Lastly on this card, I used the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch for this time to help me complete the card.  Here's the sketch:

I do believe that's a wrap for this card!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- Loose Glitter
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Oddball Stamps -- April Challenge


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hey Bird Friend! for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I'm posting today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  Patricia draws the cutest, most whimsical art, and I love to color it up and create cards with it.  She has animals, fairies, dragons, monsters, snowmen, all kinds of adorable characters.  It's definitely worth a trip to the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store to see it all. 

Today, I'm showcasing a digi image called Magpie Thief.  Magpies are black and white -- a very striking bird -- but since I'm in spring mode, and I'm waiting anxiously to see the first bluebird where I live, I colored my Magpie Thief to look more like a bluebird:



He looks like a thief, with his mask on and his bag to hold all his treasures, doesn't he?

I colored Magpie Thief with Copic markers, then used a frame die from Craftin' Desert Divas to frame him with.  I found a challenge at The Outlawz for using damask, so I used this fleur de lis, or damask paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles as a background paper.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and is an acrylic stamp.

You can find my Kinda Cute inspiration in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group and on Instagram.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Thursday Twist -- Fleur de Lis (damask)
Dare 2 Be Artsy -- Animals
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Dragonfly Dreams -- add an animal

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Trotting by to say Hi... for Scribbles Designs

It's the 23rd of the month, so I'm on the Scribbles Designs Blog with some inspiration. Once a month, the 23rd is my day. 

Today, a used a darling Badger digi to create with. 



I colored the Badger digi with Copic markers, and computer generated the sentiment.  The papers on this card can also be purchased in the Scribbles Designs Store.  You can find the Puppy Power papers here.

You'll find many wonderful digis in the Scribbles Designs Store (including many free ones).  There are great challenges for you to join in on at the Scribbles Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Dragonfly Dreams -- Include an Animal
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party

Happy May! -- for Bugaboo Stamps

OK, it's not May yet, in fact we're still trying to get the snow to melt here where I live, but it's New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps, and today's new release is this May Word digi.  I colored it up, decorated it up a bit, and here's what I created:



I colored the May Word digi with Copic markers.  I used a Lawn Fawn fancy lattice background card front, a wooden "happy" from my stash, and some mulberry paper flowers I picked up at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think it makes a cheerful spring card.

There are a thousand different ways you could color this May Word digi. It's 1/2 price for the week, so pick yours up, color it up, and enter it in the challenges at Catch the Bug.  Win some more digis!  You'll also want to check out what the other talented designers made with this digi on the Catch the Bug Blog.  It'll give you great ideas on how to use it. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Spring
Stamping Sensations -- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Allsorts -- Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs

Monday, April 22, 2019

Hello, Spring! An All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

It's a day to showcase New Releases at All Dressed Up Stamps.  There are 4 new releases in the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop this month, and they are being showcased in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group today.

For my card, I am showcasing Little Butterfly Girl:



Little Butterfly Girl is looking like she is ushering in spring, isn't she?  I colored Little Butterfly Girl with Copic markers.  The card was constructed with a die from Yvonnes Creations, purchased in the Dies R Us Store.  The papers and embellishments all came in a Spellbinders Papers Arts kit I purchased. 

Check out the All Dressed Up Facebook Group to see what the other designers made with New Release images.  All check out this month's Animal-themed Challenge. Then, so some shopping in the All Dressed Up Shop, and join in the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz  -- ATG
DigiChoosday -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- no twist
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG


Friday, April 19, 2019

Stop & Smell the Flowers -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's Saturday, and every other Saturday, a new challenge begins on the Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. For the next 2 weeks, the challenge theme is 'Spring Flowers'.  You will find many wonderful images, including many with spring flowers in the Di's Digistamps Shop

Springtime Bear seemed like the perfect digi for this challenge:



I colored Springtime Bear with Copic markers.  The papers are digital, and I found them at Pixel Scrapper.  All the embellishments were in a kit from Spellbinders Paper Arts. 

Springtime Bear --  you could win him or many other wonderful digis if you enter the spring flowers challenge this next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you create, so link up!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Anything Spring
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Polkadoodles -- Spring colors
Brown Sugar Challenge -- Spring
Outlawz Sundays Songs & Rhymes -- May Flowers 
Crafty Catz -- All Creatures Great and Small

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I'm Glad You're My Friend -- For Scrapyland Challenge Blog

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Scrapyland Challenge Blog. The challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a die sold in the Scrapyland Store.  There are 2 winners every challenge.  Each wins a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapyland Store!

Here's my card for this challenge, using a Sue Wilson die set:


This uses the craft dies by Sue Wilson, Ornate Oval, My Friend.  It is a 4 die set.   I was worried about the words and gluing them down, but since they are all one piece, they are very easy to work with.
Papers used on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I used papers from several different digital collections.  The background paper is from the Peonies Ballet paper collection.  The ornate part of the oval (teal color) is part of the Sunny Days paper collection, and the light pink circle is from the Pinkalicious papers.

Do you have a project where you used dies?  See if it's in the Scrapyland Store, then link it to the Scrapyland challenge.  You might just win a $10 gift certificate, and I'd love to see your creation! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
The Crafty Addicts -- optional pink
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Die Cuts