Monday, July 16, 2018

Patriotic Thank You Pup -- Stella Says Sketch

It's another warm summer day.  I spent the morning running some errands, met a friend for lunch, then this afternoon I was in the craft room.  One of the cards I made was this thank you card for a friend.   I found this darling dog stamp at Bugaboo Stamps called Flower Puppy and he was calling my name to color up.  I just love Bugaboo Stamps!  They were the first digis I ever bought, quite a few years ago now, and I still love them.




Bugaboo Stamps has a Patriotic colors challenge going on right now, so I colored this Flower Puppy using red and blue to fit the theme.  I also used the sketch from this month's Stella Says Sketch challenge so I can enter it there too.  I just love it when I can double up on my challenges!

I colored the Flower Puppy digi with Copic markers.  The paw print card base was cut out on my Silhouette Came 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The bones and sentiment are stickers from Hot Off the Press.  The stitched dies are from Die-namics.  I intentionally kept embellishments to a minimum on this card for easy mailing purposes.

That's it for this card.  Off to find some challenges for it:

Stella Says Sketch Challenge -- #612
Catch the Bug Challenge -- Patriotic Colors
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Summer colors
Dragonfly Dreams -- summer
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Thank You -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's July 15th (really, already?), so that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration on the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge blog.  The themes are always anything goes with an optional twist.  This month's optional twist is summer or winter.  I went with the optional summer twist.  I love the flowers of summer.  I used DigiStamps4Joy image Pansy Corsage (JA22) to create this:



I colored Pansy Corsage with Copic markers, then fussy cut it. 

Papers for this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  This is Nature Blends.



I used an SVG cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons for the base of the card.  The oval die is from Die-namics.  The polka dot ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The sentiment is a sticker from Hot Off the Press. 

I hope you can join us this month at DigiStamps4Joy for our Anything Goes with an optional "summer or winter" theme.  You still have 1/2 of July to link up!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- Flowers plus a sentiment
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Wedding (substitute Thank you)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cuter Than a Panda Butt -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm the Designer Spotlight over on the Kitty Bee Designs blog today, and I've been so excited to share today's card.  It's so. darn. cute!  

 I absolutely love this Kitty Bee Designs Panda!


You can find many cute panda digis and acrylic stamps in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.

Here's another view so you can see his cute panda tail:


Seriously cute, huh?  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  The embossing folder is from Darice.  

Thanks for looking, and join us for the Aloha Friday Challenges!  I'd love to see your lovely creations! 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts -- all about pets (challenge #50)
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Simply Create Too -- No Patterned Paper
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Wags and Whiskers
Pink Gem Challenge -- Teddy Bears

Friday, July 13, 2018

Christmas in July -- for Dee's Digi Designs Challenges

July -- 1/2 way through the year already, and time to start preparing for Christmas!  Right?  If you're a card maker, it's never too early to start on those cards!

For the next 2 weeks, Di's Digi Designs Challenges is having a Christmas in July theme, so it's the perfect time to get a card made and linked up.  Here's my entry:


This card uses Di's Digi Design's Poinsettia Mouse.  It is available in both a colored and a black and white version.  This is the black and white version of Poinsettia Mouse, colored with Copic markers.  

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Kerst Christmas Collection


The dies I used to cut out and back Poinsettia Mouse are from Die-namics dies.  The edger dies are from Hot Off the Press. The ribbon on the card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Di's Digi Stamps has the absolute cutest digis and stamps.  Join in at Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog and you may win some for yourself! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
Outlawz Thursday Challenge -- Twist is Wags and whiskers 
As You like it Challenge -- Favorite Celebration and Why (I love Christmas.  I think it's the baking)
Starz Stamps -- Christmas in July
Sweet Stamping Challenge -- ATG Christmas
Watercolor Wednesdays -- Occasions

Peace on Earth -- Aloha Friday Challenges

It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration over on the Aloha Friday challenge blog.  The theme this challenge is Christmas in July.  One of our lovely sponsors is A Day for Daisies.  I used Christmas Tree Time to create this:


I colored Christmas Tree Time with Copic markers.  I used papers from We Are 3 Digital Shop for the card. These are Holly Berries digital papers


The Aloha Fridays challenges run for 2 weeks.  That means you have until next Friday, July 20, to link up with a Christmas themed project.  Please join us!  I'd love to see what you make!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazy Challenges -- Anything critter goes
Brown Sugar Challenges -- 2 or more patterned papers
Stars Stampz -- Christmas in July
Polkadoodles Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Christmas

Pamper Yourself -- for QKR Stampede

Fri-Yay!!!  today, my husband has taken the day off of work, and it's all about ME!  Of course, he says everyday is about me, but certainly, that can't be true?!?  My birthday was a week ago, and he couldn't get that day off, so we're celebrating today.  We're jumping on the Harley, heading North, and enjoying the day together!

Today, being Friday, is also the start of a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Our challenge this week, and every week, is Anything Goes!

My best friend's birthday is just around the corner.  I mailed her a package of spa-type goodies, and wanted a card to fit that theme.  I thought this Bathing Frog (Q-digi15616) fit the theme to perfection: 



I colored the Bathing Frog digital stamp with Copic markers.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are Birthday Bouquet Digital Papers. 



I hope you enjoyed my pampering card for this week, and I hope you find time to enter the challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog this week.  I'd love to see your creations!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Outlawz Challenges -- Sunday Song and Rhyme
Addicted to Stamps -- Happy Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday -- All About Occasions

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday Dragons Coming Your Way -- Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge

It was a rainy Thursday, so after meeting a friend at the local coffee shop this morning, I came home and got creating.  I used this month's progressive freebie at The Dragon's Lair, and combined it with this Wednesday's Sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  Here's what I came up with:



I colored up the dragons with Copic markers, then fussy cut them.  Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Nature Blends digital papers.

Here's the sketch I used:



As you can see, I followed it pretty closely.

The large heart die is from Spellbinders.  The small heart die, across the top is from a company that no longer exists -- Top Dog Dies.   The Happy Birthday sentiment is a sticker from Hot Off the Press. 

That's it for this one.  It's almost the weekend!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Dragon's Lair Facebook Challenge -- July Progressive Freebie
Outlawz Wednesday Challenge -- sketch
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party