Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sunshine Smiles -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, so that can only mean one thing:  it's time for a new challenge over on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!  The challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die that is sold in the Scrapy Land Store (there are over 55 brands for sale, so this is easy!).  There is 1 winner each challenge for a $15 gift certificate. Design team members choose their top 3 favorites.  Phew!  Got all the technical stuff out of way, so on to my card!

Summer is going fast.  Already the days are much shorter and the nights are cooler.  So, I thought I better celebrate summer while it's here with this fun shaker card:



The sunglasses shaker was made with a kit from Queen and Company.  It comes with 3 dies, the adhesive foam, and matching acetate shapes.  The label die behind it and the sun and circle die are from Spellbinders.

The 'smile' sentiment sticker, papers, and paper rose are all from my stash. 

I hope you can join us at Scrapy Land Challenges.  Each challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you've got plenty of time! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges;
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Craft Rocket Challenge -- ATG
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG

Monday, August 19, 2019

To the Beach -- 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 on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  The optional twist this month is: relaxation.  You can make a project using this optional theme, or link up any positive themed project you'd like.

One of our ongoing sponsors is Scribbles Designs.  I used the very fun digi image, To the Beach to create my "relaxation" card:



I colored up the To the Beach sign with Copic markers, then cut it out.  The sentiment is my own, and was computer generated.  Papers on this card are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and are part of her Taste of Summer kit. 

I find being at the lake one of the most relaxing places to be.  If I have a choice, take me to the beach!  

I hope you will join us this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional Relaxation themed challenge.  You have until September 1st to link up.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Crafty Calendar -- ATG
Brown Sugar Challenge -- ATG

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Summer Flip Flops

I'm posting today for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I love the days I post on the Dies R Us Blog.  I usually color all my projects, so it's a great break to create with dies.  

Summer is fast losing it's heat here in the Northland where I live, so I am clinging to every day that remains!  That is what made me create this summertime card -- summer flip flops!

The Dies R Us Store has many cute flip flops that would work on this card.  Just put in flip flops in the search engine and see what comes up.  I liked these from Cheapo Dies.  I think they would be great for a patriotic themed project, so I know I'll be using them again. 

Here's a picture of the supplies I used on this card:


I had the idea in my head, but it took a lot of playing to get the shades of paper that were either bright enough of dark enough to show up the way I wanted them.  I backed everything with Stick It Adhesive Sheets. If you haven't tried Stick It, I highly recommend it.  It works great on small things, like words, and intricate things, like the Flip Flops. Just peel off the sticky layer, place it on the back of your paper, die cut your project, then peel off a second time to reveal the glue.  It's very easy to use and you can cut it to the exact size you need!

The sentiment was created with the Impression Obsession die, Hello Summer.  This has been my go-to die for summertime projects.  The words are a great size!  I love this die! 

I used 2 dies from the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles to mat and back the Flip Flops

Here are photos and links of the products used in the Dies R Us Store:






The flip flop paper and textured paper on this card are both digital.  They were made by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and are part of her Taste of Summer kit. 
Have you heard about the Design Team call for the Dies R Us Inspiration team?  This is a wonderful team to be on!  You can find all the details here


Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy what's left of summer!





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I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Time Out Challenges -- fashionable
The Sisterhood of Crafters -- use dies as the focus
Arty Divas -- ATG
D.l. Art -- August Linky Party


Love You to the Stars & Back -- Outlawz Progressive Freebie

I try to participate in the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge each month.  I enjoy the variety of images we are given to work with, and the fact that we have a whole month to color them up and design something with them.

This month, the sponsor is All Dressed Up.  Wendy Burns has the cutest art, so I was very excited for this one!  I enjoyed creating with Stars & Back!



I colored Stars & Back with Copic markers, and added some touches with Wink of Stella pens. 

Papers on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Outer Space Collection.  Bonnie has a paper for every card! 

I cut the stars panel out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The light blue glitter stars are from Close To My Heart.  They are part of a kit that is retired. 

It's time to find some challenges for this card:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -- August
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Anniversary
Craft Rocket Challenge -- ATG
Crafting With an Attitude -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Allsorts Challenge -- Sun, Moon, &/or Stars

Friday, August 16, 2019

Party Girl -- for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's Friday, and that means there's a new challenge starting at the Color Crazy Challenge Blog.  Every Friday, a new challenge starts.  The challenges are anything goes, as long as you color the image (any coloring medium is fine).

This week's sponsor is Polkadoodles. You'll find some darling digital images in the Polkadoodles shop!

I used Ruby Birthday Cake for this card: 



I colored Ruby Birthday Cake with Copic markers.  I used the current sketch at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to jump start my card construction. Here's the sketch I used:



Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The pink paper to the left of the image is from the Party Celebration papers. The background confetti paper is from the Celebrate papers. The stars are cut from the Cupcake Toppers paper pack.  I added some silver foil trim, then some twine from Timeless Twine finishes off the card.

Join us this week for a chance to win the gift certificate from Polkadoodles!  Color up your favorite image, and link it up at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- through August 20
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Birthday
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthday
Polkadoodles -- ATG


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Once Upon a Fairy Dream -- for Lavinia World Challenges

It's the 3rd Thursday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at the Lavinia World Challenge Blog.  This is challenge #7 already!  Time flies when you are having so much fun! Challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use an acrylic or rubber stamp.  Lavinia Stamps are not a requirement, however, if you do use a Lavinia Stamp in your project, your chances are doubled or winning a prize of a gift certificate to the Lavinia World store, based in the US.

I love to hang clothes on the line.  I think I am in the very small minority with this rather old-fashioned habit of mine, but I think it saves electricity, and I like the way they smell coming in from the line.  This quaint yet quirky habit of mine may be what drew me to the Fairy Washing Line stamp.  It's the focal point of today's card:



I stamped the Fairy Washing Line with Versafine Clair ink - Rain Forest, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the Once Upon a Dream sentiment with a watermark ink pad and heat set it with white embossing powder.  Next, I stamped the Stars 2 Mini repeatedly on the top 3rd of the card.  I used watermark ink again, this time, heat embossing with Pearl Blue embossing powder.

Lavinia World has a great selection of Distress Oxide Inks, and I love to blend with them!  On this card, I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, and Stormy Sky.

I backed my stamped and inked piece with black card stock, then a designer paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  You'll find many pretty papers there.

Do some shopping at the Lavinia World Store, then join us at Lavinia World Challenges!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- Embossing Powders
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Monday, August 12, 2019

Don't Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I'm posting today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I have a darling new release digi to show you today.  It was SO much fun to color up!

This is rooster



I colored Rooster with Copic markers.  I Googled photos of roosters, and there's lots of options for how to color up roosters.  They are very colorful birds!  

The sentiment on this card is from Technique Tuesday and is an acrylic stamp.  The papers were found at Pixel Scrapper.  They are part of the Petting Zoo collection.

The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge is having a photo corners challenge this month.  I don't own any photo corners, so I added my "homemade" one in the corner of this picture.   I will enter this in that challenge.

The Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez Shop has many wonderful images for you to check out!  Stop by and do some shopping!  If you sign up for the newsletter, there is a discount coupon for you. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- photo corners
Sweet Stampin' -- Things With Wings
AUD Sentiments -- Animal + a Sentiment

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ukulele Panda - for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm posting today on the Kitty Bee Designs blog, where it's my day to leave some inspiration.  I love it when I have a chance to color up the adorable pandas and other cute animals in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop.  Today, I had the pleasure of using the clear stamp, Ukulele Panda. I am a musician, so anything having to do with music strikes a chord with me (pun intended!).  That's why the Ukulele Panda is rings just the right note with me!


This uses the clear stamp, Ukulele Panda, colored with Copic markers.  It colors up very fast, and looks so cute, doesn't it?

Check this blog often for more great inspiration from the Kitty Bee Design team, and check out all of the clear stamps available in the Kitty Bee Design Etsy Shop

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colourific Challenge Corner -- ATG
Crafty Animals -- ATG
D.L. Art, Thankful Thursday -- Birthday
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Birthdaty

Chillaxin' with Sketch Saturday

It's Saturday, and I'm starting today on the Sketch Saturday design team.  I often use their past sketches when I need ideas to jump start a card, and I like to participate in their challenges.  So, it seemed like a good fit!

There's a new challenge every week at Sketch Saturday. There are 2 teams, so I'll be posting every other Saturday.  Today's challenge is sponsored by Scribbles Designs.  They are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to their store.

First, my creation, and then, this week's sketch:

The image I used from Scribbles Designs is #F163 Summer Treats. It is a freebie that I found on their Challenge Blog here

Here is this week's Sketch Saturday sketch:
As you can see, I followed the sketch very closely, except I tied some twine around the top of the image, and a bow where the twine is tied on the sketch.  Other than that, I'm exactly with the sketch. 

Papers on this card are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  They are from her Taste of Summer kit

I hope you enjoy this sketch as much as I did, and join us this week at Sketch Saturday.   I'd love to see how you use it!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- 4 Seasons (Summer -- Carefree Days)
Brown Sugar Challenge -- ATG
Polkadoodle Challenge -- ATG

D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Friday, August 9, 2019

Relax! & Enjoy -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  Every other Saturday, a new challenge gets underway. For the next 2 weeks, the theme is 'Circles'.  Interpret that any way you want, as long as there are circles somewhere on your project.

Di Carubia has the cutest images!  You can find a great variety in her shop, Di's Digi Stamps.  Pick something out, either color it up or but pre-colored, and join in on our challenge!

I used the adorable Henry's Hazy Days to create this for the circle challenge: 




I colored Henry's Hazy Days with Copic markers, then used a variety of circle dies to create the card.  The circle dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.  The card base is from Tattered Lace dies.

The designer papers on this card are digital.  They are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The outside circle (not card base) is from the Color Burst paper collection. The inner circle (next to the colored image) is from the Tea Time Collection.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

Circles -- it's an easy theme, so I truly hope you join us the next 2 weeks at Di's Digi Designs Challenges.  Di has the cutest images to win as prizes, and I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday -- Circles
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Birthday
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
AUD Sentiment Challenges -- Animals + a Sentiment

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Butterfly Treats -- for Scrapyland Challenges

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that can only mean one thing:  it's time for a new challenge over on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!  The challenges are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die that is sold in the Scrapy Land Store (there are over 55 brands for sale, so this is easy!).  There is 1 winner each challenge for a $15 gift certificate. Design team members choose their top 3 favorites.  Phew!  Got all the technical stuff out of way, so on to my project!

I love making treat boxes & bags!  I like having a little something to take to my friends when we meet for lunch or coffee.  That's why, when I saw this Butterfly Treat Box from Lawn Fawn, I knew I just had to have it and give it a go.  Fortunately for me (and you!), the Scrapy Land Store has tons of Lawn Fawn products!



I have to admit, there's a bit of a learning curve with this die.  I had to curl the four pieces of the box like they were ribbon in order to get the correct shape of the box.  Once I figured that out, my box making went much faster!  I really like that there is no glue required on this cute little box. 


Each one will hold 3 chocolate kisses -- just perfect for a little gift for a friend!

There's also a set of flower dies that comes with this, but I chose not to add them.  I liked the boxes just like this!  I think the stitching around the outside edge is so darn sweet!

Lawn Fawn has a number of treat boxes, and I own several of them.  This Butterfly Treat Box die, though, is my new favorite. Check out the Scrapy Land Store for all sorts of great boxes and bag cutting dies!

Ready to enter the Scrapy Land Challenge?  You have two weeks.  Remember, it's Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Scrapy Land store



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Arty Divas -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG

Monday, August 5, 2019

Relax! It's Summer! for Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the first Monday of August, and the Path of Positivity Challenge  Blog is up and going after taking the month of July off.  Our challenges are a month long, with great sponsors an optional themes.  This month's optional theme is: Relaxation (or you can enter any positive themed project you'd like).  Our sponsor this time is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Lisa Decosse makes really great papers, and you could win some of hers!

I used her Taste of Summer papers to create this:


I used 5 papers from the set.  The fish background paper, the paper that the bikini is cut out of, the papers that the stitched ovals are cut from, and the paper the "Hello" is cut from. 

I find a day at the beach about as relaxing as it gets, so I thought it would fit our "Relaxation" theme very well.  Summer is all about taking some well deserved breaks from the usual routine, and relaxing more than we do the rest of the year (even if it's not in a bikini anymore). 

Join us at the Path of Positivity for our optional Relaxation themed challenge.  You have until Sept. 1!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations Challenge -- Under the Sea/Beach
Sketch Saturday -- week #575
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Bee-utiful -- for Catch the Bug Challenges

It's Saturday -- the first Saturday of the month, and that means it's time for an Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug!  Bugaboo images are not required, but we'd love to see them!

For this Anything Goes Catch the Bug Challenge, I used the Bugaboo Stamps digi, Bugaboo Bee 3 to create this:



I colored Bugaboo Bee 3 with Copic markers.  Papers on this card are from Honey Bee Stamps.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The stitched circle dies are from Lawn Fawn.  The bee die was a freebie from a magazine subscription long ago, and I'm finally remembering to use it!  The cloud die is an oldie, from American Crafts.  I used a past sketch from Sketch Saturday to help me construct the card. 

An Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug!  What could be better?  Come join the fun!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- 4 Seasons (Bees Buzz)
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Polkadoodles -- ATG

Friday, August 2, 2019

Rock On! It's Your Birthday! - for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's my team's turn to post on the Color Crazy Challenge Blog.  There is a new challenge every Friday, but we take turns posting.  Challenges are Anything Goes, as long as your image is hand colored in whatever medium you choose. 

Our sponsor this week is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  If you like humorous, then you have to check out Dr. Digis!

This is Derek Clapton Dundertons.  Look out, he is rockin' it!



I colored Derek Clapton with Copic markers, making him into one rockin' dude with his old fashioned radio and tennis racket!

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are 2 of the papers in the Back To Basics Collection

The sentiment was computer generated, then cut out with a die from Diamond Press.  A few embellishments that were sitting on my craft desk, and the card is done. 

Join us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog each Friday.  Color up a project and link up.  We've got great sponsors and great prizes you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art, Thankful Thursday - Birthday
Seize the Birthday -- no topping
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- birthday

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Merriest Christmas Wishes -- for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

It's the first of August (already!) and it's time for another month of Christmas card link ups over at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. The optional theme this month is Sparkles, Glitter &/or Bling.  Our sponsor is the always awesome Oddball Art Company!  

I made a card with sparkle, bling,  and glitter on it to fit the criteria of Sparkles, Glitter, &/or bling, using the adorable Rudolph Cute Reindeer:



He IS a cute reindeer, isn't he?  I think Rudolph Cute Reindeer is a good name for him, don't you?  I colored Rudolph Cute Reindeer with Copic markers, then found some papers that matched so well by our ongoing sponsor, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp by Creative Expressions, purchased at the Dies R Us Store. 

The snowflakes are dies from Lawn Fawn, and are cut from glitter paper, although they didn't photograph well.  The glimmer trim at least looks sparkly!  It is from Close To My Heart.  Rudolph has a red gem on his nose -- that's the sparkle.  

To be eligible for this month's paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, link up 2 Christmas cards this month, and you'll automatically get one of the papers.  Follow the optional theme to be eligible to win the whole set!  To win the gift certificate from Oddball Art, simply enter a Christmas card in the 12 Months of Christmas link up

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge -- AT Christmas Goes





Thanks So Stinkin' Much -- for SheepSki Designs

It's August 1st, so it's time for a new challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  This month, the theme is one of my favorites - Animal Madness!  I love animals, so when I get to make a card with an animal, it makes me happy!

For today's challenge, I used SheepSki Designs digi, Lil' Skunk, to create this: 


I colored Lil' Skunk with Copic markers, working hard on this shades of black! 

I found this twisted easel card file in the Silhouette Design Store and thought it would be cute for this Lil' Skunk to be displayed on. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut it out.  The sentiment is from an acrylic stamp by Technique Tuesday.   The red diamond paper and the blue card stock are from Close To My Heart. The flower brads are from my stash. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out Lil' Skunk.

You'll find many wonderful designs in the SheepSki Designs Etsy Shop that will work for this month's fun Animal Madness theme.  Check out the shop here, then join in the challenge!  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Brads, Sequins, or Gems (2 brads on this card)
Crafting Happiness Challenge -- Animals
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter



Things Will Bee Okay -- for All Dressed Up Stamps - & a birthday winner!

It's August 1st, and today starts a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group. You'll find an album there with this month's theme - Fantasy &/or Wings. 

I think this Busy Little Bee is the sweetest image, and perfect for the Fantasy &/or Wings theme.  What do you think? 



I colored Busy Little Bee with Copic markers.  She has wings, so fits the theme.  You'll find many adorable images in the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop that work for the theme.  Take a look here!

I embellished Busy Little Bee with papers from Honey Bee Stamps.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and so is the honeycomb die cut.  The bee die is one I've had for a long time and have finally remembered to use.

I hope you join us this month for our Fantasy &/or Wings challenge found in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group

If you're a regular follower of my blog, you know I celebrated my birthday early in July, and had some blog candy I gave away for the month of July.  Today is the day I'm picking my winner.  I used Random.org to pick the winner.  Thirty three people left comments on my post, and #7 was chosen.  Joy Wilson, that is YOU!!!!  Congrats, faithful reader, Joy!   I will be emailing you shortly on how to send you your prize.  



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- 4 Seasons
Arty Divas -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG

Once Upon a Dream -- for Lavinia World Challenges

It's the first Thursday of the month, and that means it's challenge time on the Lavinia World Challenge Blog! This is challenge #6 already!  Challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use an acrylic or rubber stamp.  Lavinia Stamps are not a requirement, however, if you do use a Lavinia Stamp in your project, your chances are doubled or winning a prize of a gift certificate to the Lavinia World store, based in the US. 

My DT project for today's challenge uses several fairy stamps, a sentiment stamp, and one of the papers found in the Lavinia World Store. This was the first I had used the papers, and I really liked them!

Here is Once Upon a Dream!



I stamped Rory, then Darcy (using the Rory & Darcy set) with Versafine Clair ink - Nocturne. I stamped the Once Upon a Dream sentiment, also using Versafine Clair ink.  The paper is the Starbright paper.  It is originally 7.5 x 5, but I cut it down to 6.25 x 5 to fit into an existing envelope I have.  This left me room to mat it  with 2 different colors on my card base.  There were 4 sheets of paper in the Starbright package.   Look for it on future cards, too!

That's it for me for this challenge.  I hope to see something from you!  These Lavinia stamps are so gorgeous, and so fun to play with! Visit the Lavinia World store, do some shopping, and join in on our Lavinia World challenges.  I'd love to see your magical creations!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Digichoosday -- ATG
Arty Divas -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bee Okay Bear -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday, and that's New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every Tuesday, there's a new release, and it's always 50% off for the week, so it's a good time to grab it!

Today's new release is Butterfly Bear Ice Cream.  I recently got a bee stamp set with a bunch of bee sentiments on it (from Simon Says Stamp) so I decided to make my Butterfly Bear into a Bee Bear.  Here's the bee themed Butterfly Bear Ice Cream card using today's New Release:



He looked a little sad, like perhaps his ice cream is melting too fast, so I thought the sentiment fit well.  

I colored Butterfly Bear - Ice Cream with Copic markers, then fussy cut him.  I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday to construct the card. Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The aqua paper on the top of the card is from the Honeycomb paper collection.  The other 2 papers are from the Bumble Bee Collection

The sentiment and the octagon shaped die cut are from Simon Says Stamp.  The bee die is from Anna Griffin.  The glimmer trim and solid card stock are from Close To My Heart.

I hope you visit the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the other talented Bugaboo designers did with today's new release.  Check back each day for tons of great inspiration! There's also the Bugaboo Stamps Fan Club on Facebook to check out!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday -- challenge #574
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Angie's Digital Stamps -- ATG
Crafting Happiness Challenge -- Animals
Dragonfly Dreams -- things with wings

Monday, July 29, 2019

I Love Crafting -- the Outlawz July Progressive Freebie

Phew!  I wasn't sure I was going to get this month's progressive freebie done at The Outlawz.  It's getting down to the wire, but it is finally complete.  The month has gotten away from me!

The free image this month is from Little Blue Button (thank you!).  I used the current sketch (loosely) from The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge. 



Isn't she cute?  Both she and her kitty are getting into a bit of crafting.  

Here's the sketch I used:


Papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  The die I used, the foil tape, and the acrylic stamp are also from Close To My Heart. 

That's it for this card.  Now, to find some challenges.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie -- July
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- through Aug. 6
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Summer, Watermelon, and Ants -- for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm posting today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  The Dies R Us Store is one of my favorite places to shop, with their great selection of dies (over 55 brands!), and special pre-orders, fun special order items, plus lots of supplies.  It's a crafter's dream, but tough on the budget, LOL!

Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite stamp companies.  They have such cute stamps and matching dies.  The one I used on today's card proves how fun they can be!



The Dies R Us Store has a great selection of Lawn Fawn products.  This uses the Happy Summer stamp set and matching Happy Summer die cuts

Here's a photo of all the supplies I used, including 6x6 papers.

I stamped the watermelon, and colored it with Copic markers.  I stamped the ants with black ink and then used the matching die cuts to cut all the pieces out.

I wanted the sentiment to run across the red gingham paper.  I could have done this by masking the "Happy Summer" stamp, but I decided to cut it apart instead.  It was easier to line it up that way, and easily cut into two words.

Here are the products I used with links to the Dies R Us Store:





Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The green background paper is from the Fruity paper collection.  The red gingham paper is from the Rainbow Gingham collection.

That's it!  The picnic is over.  I'll leave you with one last look at the card...

I hope you visit the Dies R Us inspiration blog often to see the great inspiration from the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  They are a talented group of ladies!  Then, create a project of your own and enter it in the Dies R Us Challenges.  I'd love to see your creations. 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Digichoosday -- ATG
Fabrika Fantasy -- Summer