Monday, September 24, 2018

Flamingo Couple -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

It's nowhere near Valentine's Day, but anytime is the right time to say, "I love you."  I like to give my sweetie sentimental cards "just because."  I'm a card maker.  My husband should get a few of my creations, right?

Well, this one is for the hubs, for no special occasion at all, besides he's a special guy.




This card uses Flamingo Couple from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, colored with Shinhan markers.   I was trying out some new (for me) alcohol markers, and I don't have too many color choices of Shinhan Touch Twin markers, so my shading on the Flamingo Couple is pretty limited.

I found a lot of digital flamingo paper, but finding some with brown in it to match those cattails proved a challenge.  I found this at Imagine That! Digistamp.  It's from the Tropical Breeze digital paper collection.  The pink ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There are many cute and fabulous stamps in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store.  Check it out and do some shopping for yourself!  Check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group, too, for a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and FUN! 

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

Send a Smile 4 Kids -- ATG Cards 4 Kids
Addicted to CAS -- Tweet

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fabulous Friend -- for Scribbles Designs

September 23 -- that means it's the day I post on the Scribbles Designs blog.  It's my day for a little Scribbles Designs inspiration.

I found this really fun owl in the shop, complete with sentiment and frame, and I decided to color it up and create with it.  I really like how it turned out! 

I used Fab Friend to create this: 



I colored Fab Friend with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils.  I colored the leaves with Caran D'ache Neocolor II artist crayons and Liquid Pearls.  They were cut out with a die from Sizzix.  The papers are from Echo Park.  

There are many wonderful designs in the Scribbles Designs Store, and they are priced VERY reasonably (plus, lots of freebies!).  Check them out!  There's also a monthly challenge to check out on the Scribbles Designs Blog.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Crafter's Castle -- optional Fall 
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Fall Cards 4 Kids

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sleepy Time -- an All Dressed Up New Release

Today, the new releases at All Dressed Up Stamps are being showcased. I had the joy of working with Sleepy Time


I colored Sleepy Time with Copic markers, using Fall colors on that cute floral bouquet. 

The papers, sentiment, and embellishments on this card are by Echo Park.  I used dies by Craftin' Desert Divas to design the card. 

There will be more examples of the new releases this month on the All Dressed Up blog, and in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  I hope you visit both places to see the great work from this awesome design team!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge -- Fall Colors
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
Classic Design Team Challenge -- ATG
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog -- Autumn
Scrap From Your Heart -- Autumn colors

Friday, September 21, 2018

Always Look Fore-ward -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's Saturday, and a new challenge is starting today at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. For the next 2 weeks, the challenge theme is "For the Boys".  

I used the adorable pre-colored image, Fore You from Di's Digi Stamps to create this: 



I computer generated the sentiment.  The designer paper behind the adorable Fore You image with golf clubs and golf bags is from Pixel Scrapper.  There's also a bit of Timeless Twine to finish off the card. 

I hope you find time to join the For the Boys challenge the next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog.  There are the absolute cutest digis you can win!  Like this one! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a Critter
D.L. Art -- September linky party
A Bit More Time to Craft -- ATG

Too Cute to Spook -- for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's Friday, and time for a little mid-challenge inspiration on the Aloha Friday Challenge Blog.  This time, our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and the theme is "Kiddy Cards".

I used the adorable Bewitched Night to create this shaker card:



I used the pre-colored image that comes with the Bewitched Night set, computer generated the sentiment, and used a cutting die from Close To My Heart to make the shaker card.  The papers are and embellishments also from Close To My Heart. 

A great card for a kiddy, don't you think?  I hope you join our challenge at Aloha Fridays.  You have until next Friday to enter.  I'd love to see what you create, and The Paper Shelter has wonderful digis you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- Fall Colors
Digi Choosday -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Hello, Fall -- a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

I continue to have so much fun guest designing on the Bugaboo Stamps Design team.  I'm well into my 2nd month now, and the stamps I get to work with, along with the super talented and friendly team make it such a joy!

Freebies -- every Friday!  Have you grabbed today's yet?  I love sunflowers, and I really like to color them, so today's card was such a joy for me to create, plus I got to use some of my favorite We Are 3 papers!  Wow!



This card uses Sunflower Vase, colored with Copic markers.  It's very easy to color -- took a matter of minutes.

The designer paper behind the sunflowers is from the Sunflower Collection at We Are 3 Digital Shop

The sentiment was cut out with dies, purchased at Peachy Cheap.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM (no longer in business).

I hope you check out the Catch the Bug blog today to see what the rest of the talented Bugaboo Stamps team did with this wonderful Friday Freebie.  Pick it up for yourself, then enter the Saturday challenges, the monthly Stella Says Sketch challenge, and try to win some more digis for yourself!  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- Fall plus a sentiment
Cards 4 Galz -- Thoughts of Fall
D.L. Art -- September Linky party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- In the Garden

Happy Fall, Y'all! for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

Yea! It's Friday!  That means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog, where the challenges are always Anything Goes. Since Fall starts tomorrow, I thought I'd showcase an Autumn card for this week's challenge:


This card uses Cornstalk & Pumpkin (ES-digi29802), colored with Copic markers, and Happy Fall, Y'all! Mosaic (ES-digi38904) 

The designer papers are digital.  They are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Thankful Paper Collection.

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes Challenge.  We have great prizes you can win, and I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Crafting with An Attitude -- ATG
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday -- signs of Autumn

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

What Does PC Stand For? A New Release at Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday, and that's new release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  I whipped up this card in a hurry yesterday, in-between packing, errands, and cooking -- all getting ready for a trip to Mayo in Rochester, hoping to find some relief for the peripheral neuropathy I've experienced from chemo.  I'm leaving early this morning.

OK.  So, the sentiment on this card just cracks me up.  I've felt like this more than once!


This digi is called Crabby Cathy - PC, and I colored her very simply with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils on Kraft paper.  

The designer papers are long retired, from Close To My Heart.  The glittered stars are from my stash.  The glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart.

Check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see the other cute creations that the design team made with Crabby Cathy - PC, then grab her for yourself.  There must be someone in your circle of friends and family that would enjoy this!  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Autumn -- for Path of Positivity

It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Challenges are Anything Inspirational Goes, with an optional color theme.  This month's color is 'Orange'.   At least 51% of your project should be orange to qualify for the prizes from our awesome sponsors!

Speaking of sponsors, I had the fun of working with a collage sheet from Luna Girl


I used the rose from the Orange Digital Collage sheet on this card. 

I created this center step card with a Sizzix die.  The papers and sentiment on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Fall Sentiment Set.  papers are from the Pumpkin Delight Paper Collection.  There's also a bit of Timeless Twine to finish off the card.

I hope you find time to join us this month at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional Orange Challenge.  It runs until September 2, and I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys -- Fall Festival of Colors
Always Fun Challenges -- Fall Colors
Crafty Cardmakers -- Autumn Colors
Make My Monday -- Fall Colors

Books -- How I Love Them! for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration over on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  This month, there is a school theme going on.

I love books!  I love to read many kinds of books, and I think these Library Ants (image #26) do, too!



I colored Library Ants with Copic markers.  I found the quote online and really liked it.  The background paper is digital, and is from Pixel Scrapper.  

I hope you find time to join in on our School-themed challenge at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  It run until October 2, so there's still lots of time to create and link!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
IntAAS -- Nature
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Friday -- ATG

Sunday, September 16, 2018

You Float My Boat -- Guest Designing at The Outlawz

It's Sunday, and I have the pleasure of guest designing today at the Outlawz Sunday Challenges.  Sunday is the day for the Songs & Rhymes challenge.  I love today's theme!  It's using the song "Row Your Boat."  Remember that one?

Here's what I created for the challenge:


Here's how the song goes:

Row, row, row your boat,
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.

When I thought about the song, I decided to use the rowboat portion of the song for my card.  I found the 2 lovers in the rowboat in the Silhouette Design Store and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo 3.   I created the inky background behind the lovers with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  The sentiment was computer generated.   

The designer papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Back to Basics Collection.


The Outlawz have a different challenge everyday of the week to check out.  Join us for the Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge this week, and have fun with the Row Your Boat theme! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes -- a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

Friiiidaaaayyyyyyy!  That means FRREEEEEEE-day at Bugaboo Stamps

I love to read, closing in on 50 books so far this year.  My goal was 25, but I'd met that goal by March, so I've upped it to 52.  I'll have that met in a week or two.  Like I said, I love to read!  That's why today's Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is particularly fun for me! 



This is Big Books Girl.  It comes with a different sentiment, but this is one of my favorite quote about books, so I used it instead.

I colored Big Books Girl with Copic markers.  I used cutting dies from Paper Wishes to make the bookmark.  The papers and the fibers are from Close To My Heart, and have been retired for quite some time.

The Catch The Bug blog has some other great examples of what can be done with this Big Books Girl on it today, so check it out.  Then, pick up the freebie, and enter the Catch the Bug Challenges.  Join the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Crafting with Attitude -- ATG
Southern Girls Challenge -- Tag, You're It

I love Autumn -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and that means it's the start of a new challenge on the QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  Our challenges start every Friday, go for a week, and are always Anything Goes!  Come join the fun!

This week, in honor of my love of sunflowers, I colored up a pretty one.  It's part of a Fall Set of 4 (digi stamps) at QKR Stampede



I colored up this Fall sunflower from the Fall Set of 4 with Copic markers, then cut out around the block shape.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Sunflower Collection and the Pastel Burlap Collection.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Fall Sentiment Set.  A bit of Timeless Twine finishes off the card. 

I hope you join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  We have great digis you can win for prizes (like this one!) and I'd love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
CAS on Friday -- Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
AUD Sentiment Challenge -- Fall plus a sentiment
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG
Cards4Galz -- Thought of Fall

Monday, September 10, 2018

Live, Laugh, Bark -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I just love dogs, so I also love all things dog, including images of dogs.  So, when I saw this dog and girl stamp in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store, I knew I HAD to color it up!

This is Happy Puppy...


I colored Happy Puppy with Copic markers, then used a couple of oval stitched dies from Lawn Fawn to cut out the Happy Puppy image and back it. 

I cut out the paw print spray card front on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a clear acrylic stamp from Stampendous.

There are many cute and fabulous stamps in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store.  Check it out and do some shopping for yourself!  Check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group, too, for a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and FUN!

I'd like to  enter this in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge -- All Creatures Great & Small
2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge -- ATG with a critter
D.L. Art -- September linky party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG
SendASmile4Kids Challenge -- ATG

Saturday, September 8, 2018

So Sweet -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm the featured designer today at Kitty Bee Designs. I'm still trying to hang on to summer, even though it's feeling very much like Fall where I live.  In attempt to "think summer thoughts", I created with this super cute Watermelon Panda, and made this:


Copic markers, bright fruity papers from Imagine That! Digistamp, and I have a card.

I hope you enjoyed today's Designer Spotlight, and take time to shop the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Store for many wonderful digi and acrylic stamps. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Allsorts Challenge -- Bears
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

Friday, September 7, 2018

Slumber Sunflowertime -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog

It's time for a new challenge over on the Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  The theme for the next 2 weeks is "Happy Fall, Y'all".  I love this time of year!  I love the chill in the air at night, and the cool, crisp days.  This weather suits me perfectly!  I think these little slumbering mice know exactly how to celebrate Autumn!



This image is called Slumber Sunflowertime. I colored Slumber Sunflowertime with Copic markers. then inked the edged with distress ink.  

The sentiment and the papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Fall set.  Papers are the Crisp Autumn Collection.

I used a Spellbinders die set to create the card base and the layers of the card.  The ribbon on this card is from 3 Girl JAM. 

I hope you find time over the next 2 weeks to join us at Di's Digi Designs for our "Happy Fall Y'all" Challenge.  I'd absolutely love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle -- ATG/Optional Fall
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Fall
Brown Sugar Challenge -- All Creatures Great & Small

Little Puppy Love -- for Aloha Friday Challenges

It's Friday, and it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Aloha Friday Challenge Blog.  The challenges are always Anything Goes, with an optional twist.  This time, the optional twist is "Animals".  I, of course, found something with a dog!  Our wonderful sponsor, Limited Runs Stamps, gave me this great image to create with:



Isn't he adorable?  He is called Little Puppy Love, and I colored him with Copic markers. 

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The Dog Love Collection and the Nautical Love Collection were used. 

The red bone in the middle of the envelope is a stamp from Close To My Heart (retired). 

I hope this card has inspired you to join in the Aloha Friday Anything Goes Challenge.  The optional twist is "animals".  I'd love to see what you create, and we've got awesome sponsors, with wonderful prizes you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
2 Crafty Crazies Critters -- ATG with a critter
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG

Marriage and cards -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday!  Fridays are such good days!  Not only do they mark the start of the weekends, but they also mean it's time for a freebie at Bugaboo Stamps!  Woohoo!  

Stella and Gus are such fun, and they are featured in today's freebie.  Their wisdom just can't be improved upon!

I just love that sentiment! "Marriage is like a deck of cards...In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond.  By the end, you wis you had a club and a spade."    Oh my, how that makes me chuckle!  Even as much as I love my husband, there's some truth to this wisdom!  Some days!

I colored up Stella and Gus Deck of Cards with Copic markers. Their expressions are priceless!

I found the deck or card ephemera at Pixel Scrapper.

I hope you check out what the rest of the talented design team did with this fantastic freebie over at Catch The Bug blog.  Then, grab the freebie and color it up yourself! Join in on the Saturday challenges, the Stella Says Sketch challenge, and you could win even more freebies for yourself!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge -- ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft -- ATG

In Sympathy -- for QKR Stampede

As church organist, I often get asked to play for funerals.  When it's someone I know personally, I feel a sympathy card is in order.  So, I need lots of sympathy cards throughout the year.  For the QKR Stampede Challenge this week (they are always Anything Goes), I created this:



I printed the Tree digital stamp (ES-digi15302) and the In Sympathy sentiment (ES-digi4505), then got busy with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  I used several different orange/yellow colors, and a couple different blues, and blended them together.  The sequins are from Close To My Heart.

I hope this card inspires you to enter the QKR Stampede challenge this week.  They are always anything goes.  You have all week!  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- 3 of any one item (or ATG)
D.L. Art -- September Linky party
Alphabet Challenge -- 'L' is for leafs

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Believe -- The Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Another Christmas card?  Yes!  I love having yet another card made and ready for the 2018 season!  This one is a bit different style for me as I used a die for the focal point instead of coloring up an image.  It was fun to challenge myself a bit!

I used this week's sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to create this:



Here's the sketch that I used:

As you can see, other than turning the sketch 90 degrees, I followed it very closely.

Papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  These are the Happy Christmas Collection.



The "Believe" die is from Cottage Cutz, and I think it is perfect for my dog loving friends.  I may have to create more like this before the season hits!  I used washi tape to make the horizontal accents, and the star brad is from Hot Off the Press. 

That's it for this card.  It's a wrap!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- September 5
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Christmas at Sweet Stamping' -- ATG Christmas
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Leaf Girl! for Scrapbook Stamp Society

Greetings, fellow stampers!  I'm on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog today.  I love coloring up My Besties images!  They always challenge and push me to be a better colorist. 

Now that Labor Day is over, and most schools are back in session, my thoughts are turning to Autumn.  

This adorable Leaf Girl digital image by Sherri Baldy, found in the My Besties Shop, was a joy to color up and create with!



I colored Leaf Girl with Copic markers, working hard to create dimension in all those leaves!



This little Leaf Girl is ready to celebrate the season of Fall, isn't she? 

There is a sale going on until September 18! 

Visit the My Besties Shop!

Papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Pumpkin Delights paper collection. 

The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM, and the dies are used are from Stampendous.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
My Besties 3D -- ATG with a Bestie

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Flower Hi... A Bugaboo Stamps New Release

The Bugaboo Stamps team is back from their August break, and Jodie is on a roll with New Releases in the Bugaboo Stamps Store.   This is the second week in a row with some super cute new releases to share with everyone.  This awesome Flower Hi was super easy to create with.  Just my style!



This Flower Hi block was colored with some new markers for me -- ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers.  I purchased them from Close To My Heart.  I love the fine point on them, but there are not a lot of color choices for blending.  I used Distress Oxide inks in the background.

I used the sketch from this week's Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge:  


The designer papers on this card are from We Are 3.  They are from the Ladybug Lace collection. The lemon twine is from Timeless Twine, and the buttons have long since been retired, from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you visit the Catch the Bug blog often for inspiration, Oldies but Goodies, the Friday Freebie, Anything But a Card, challenges, and so much more! Check out the Bugaboo Stamps Fan Group on Facebook, too! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- August 29
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- ATG

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Fall! for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

After taking a break for a couple months this summer, the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog is up and running again.  We are continuing with our optional color themes.  In keeping with autumn, the September optional color is "orange".  To qualify for the prizes from this month's sponsors, please have your project be at least 51% orange. 

Our sponsors this month are Imagine That! Digistamp and Lunagirl.  

For this first post of the Path of Positivity Challenge, I had the pleasure of playing with this Humphrey's Sunflower digi from Imagine That! Digistamp


I used the pre-colored image that came with the Humphrey's Sunflower set, so it made creating the card very easy!  The sentiment came with the set, too. Papers on this card, also from Imagine That! Digistamp, are the Fabulous Fall digi papers.  I made the card into a twisted easel, just for fun!

Speaking of fun, you can link up any positive themed project you want at the Path of Positivity, but to win the great prizes from our 2 wonderful sponsors this month, please make your project primarily orange! I'd love to see your creations, and you have all month!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
ITD Creative Playground -- year round linky party 
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Crafty Cardmakers -- All Creatures Great and Small

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Big Books -- for Sasayaki Glitter

I like books -- big books, little books, fiction, non-fiction -- it really doesn't matter, so I had a great time with my project today!  It's for Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog, where a new challenge, and a school theme, is starting today.  The challenge will run until October 2, giving you a whole month to participate!

Here's my school themed project, using Amy Loves Books (image #30):



I colored Amy Loves Books with Copic markers.  The dies I used to make the bookmark are from Tattered Lace.  The papers are old ones from my stash (maybe Echo Park?).  The fibers are from Close To My Heart, but have been retired for years.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps. 

Amy is so cute, isn't she?  She is definitely ready for the school year!  She will go far and get lost in many adventures!

I hope you can join our School themed challenge at Sasayaki Glitter.  I'd love to see what you create, and there are great prizes to win!  Check out the Sasayaki Stamps by Naz Facebook Group, too, where you'll find a monthly progressive challenge and more!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps -- bookmarks and tags
As You Like it Challenges -- favorite non-card project (I often make bookmarks because I LOVE to read and give books for gifts!)
C.R.A.F.T. challenge -- back to school 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Thank Pink! for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Sept 1 -- Christmas gets closer and closer!  It's a good thing I keep whittling away on those Christmas cards I need to make.

Today, I have a card for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up, where our optional theme is "Have a Tweet Christmas"(use one or more bird images on your card). As long as you have a beak, feathers, even some wings, it'll count towards winning the prizes this month.

Our sponsors this month are Sparkle N Sprinkle and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  There is a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, and Lisa provides papers to those who link up 2 Christmas cards each month. 

Using Winter Flamingos 2, I created this:



I used the pre-colored images that come with the Winter Flamingos 2 set, and a paper from the Glitterati Set 1 papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The card is 9 X 3 1/2, and will fit in a business size envelope. 

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up goes all month, so you have the whole month of September to link up your Christmas cards.  Remember, to win the gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, please make a bird themed Christmas card and link it up! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles -- Shape up for the Holidays (other than square or rectangle)
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Winter Wonderland -- Christmas Joy
Crimbo Crackers -- ATG as long as it's Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle -- Creative challenge on Facebook (ATG)

Smile! for SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog

It's September 1st, and that means it's the start of a new challenge at Sheep Ski Designs Challenge Blog. This month, the theme is "For the Kidz"

Andrea has more and more images all the time, and some of them lend themselves beautifully to this kids theme, so do some shopping in her Etsy Store, then color up a digi, and join the challenge! 

I used Fuzzy (image #9) to create this:



I colored Fuzzy with Copic markers, then used some tear edged dies to cut it out.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Shabby Glam Collection. The pink ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The "smile" sentiment was stamped on the paper, and is from Paper Wishes. 

The SheepSki Designs Challenge will run the whole month of September, so you have all month to design your "For the Kidz" entry.  Please join us!  Check out the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group, too.  There's another challenge there you won't want to miss! 

We Are 3 is having a sale this Labor Day weekend.  Check it out!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Special Occasion 
Jo's Scrap Shack -- ATG

You Rock! for All Dressed Up Stamps

September 1 -- it's the start of all sorts of challenges, and September is the start of the new school year for many children, so at All Dressed Up Stamps, we're sticking with that theme, and have a For The Kidz challenge in the Facebook Group this month.  Wendy has so many great kid images -- boy, girl,  (young and older), so this is an amazingly easy challenge to participate in!  Check out the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop, pick out your new favorite image, and get busy creating!

I used the Rock My World digital stamp to create this:



I hang out with many musicians, young and old, so I think I can use this card for many different friends and many different occasions!

I colored Rock My World with Copic markers, adding in a computer generated sentiment.  The papers are some old Fancy Pants Designs scrapbook papers I've had, and the embellishments were with the papers.  I didn't want to over-embellish, as it's a masculine card.

I hope you find time to join either the Facebook Group "For the Kidz" Challenge this month, or check out the challenge happening on the All Dressed Up Blog.  You'll be glad you did! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Fingers Challenge - ATG
Polkadoodle -- ATG
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG

With Love -- for DigiStamps4Joy Challenge

September 1, and my blog is a busy place! I'm the hostess this month at DigiStamps4Joy's challenge, so instead of posting on the 15th like I usually do, I'm posting at the start of the challenge (today).  I got to pick the optional theme, and since I'm such a lover of flowers, and find them such a delight to color, the optional theme this month at DigiStamps4Joy challenge is 'Flowers'.  The challenges run for a month, are always Anything Goes, but there is the optional theme, with this month being 'Flowers'.

There are lots of great flower images in the DigiStamps4Joy shop, which is another reason why I chose this theme.  Here's one I particularly like because it can be colored so many different ways:



This is Flower Spray jl885, colored with Copic markers. Flower Spray is also available in a pre-colored version.

Papers for this card are the Summer Butterflies collection from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The sentiment is a sticker from Paper Wishes.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

I so hope you can join us this month at DigiStamps4Joy, where the Anything Goes Challenge has the optional theme of Flowers.  I'd really like to see your fantastic creations, and we've got great digis you can win -- like this one! 

We Are 3 is having a sale this Labor Day.  Check it out!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September linky party
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG 
TTCRD -- ATG