Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A Time to Celebrate -- for The Paper Shelter

I'm back on The Paper Shelter's design team!  I am so excited to be back! There are weekly challenges I'm hoping you'll participate in, and I'll be posting for The Paper Shelter's challenge every 2nd week. 

There are often great sales and special offers at The Paper Shelter.  It's always a great time to check out the store.

The challenge that starts today and runs for a week is "A Time to Celebrate".  There are lots of great occasions to celebrate!

Did you know that The Paper Shelter now has coloring books and papers?  I used a page from the Flowers PDF Coloring Book.  There are 24 pages in this book! Here's what I created: 


I colored the Flowers coloring page with a combination of Copic and Olo markers.  It was so fun to color this beauty!  I then fussy cut the Flower image and placed it on a couple of die cuts, and used a die cut Celebrate for the sentiment.  A few jewels finished the card.

I hope you can join us for The Paper Shelter's 'Time to Celebrate' challenge. Use a Paper Shelter digi and win 6 products of your choice!  Use any other image and win 3 TPS products! Get coloring and enter! 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge -- Summertime colors
Make My Monday -- B is for "Bright"
Beautiful Blossoms -- ATG floral

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Butterfly Hairdo -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

  Hello, and happy June!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

June first starts a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. The theme for June is 'wings/tails/paws'. This does include fairies. There are many, many ADU images that fit this theme.  You will find them in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop

My card for the challenge uses the digital stamp, 'Butterfly Hair'. 

I colored Butterfly Hair with a combination of Copic and Olo markers.

I designed the card using dies from Memory Box to cut out the image and back her.  The papers on this card are from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  The butterfly die cuts are from Cheery Lynn, with foil paper from Anna Griffin. 

I hope you can enter the ADU FB challenge.  I'd love to see what you create! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Life is Short -- For All Dressed Up Stamps

 Greetings, fellow stamp lovers!  Thanks for visiting my blog.  I've been recovering from surgery on my big toe, so most of life is spent elevating and icing my foot.  It's healing though, and I am making progress. 

It's a new month!  May is my favorite month of the year.  I love all the bird nesting and spring flowers blooming.  Plus, the warm weather is nice too!  It's also the start of a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  The theme this month is "One for the Boys".  Wendy has many images that fit this theme is the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop. I used a freebie found on the All Dressed Up Challenge blog called "Cute Just Got Cuter".


I colored Cute Just Got Cuter with Copic markers, then fussy cut the dog.  I used a cloud stencil for the background (Taylored Expressions), and cloud dies (Crafter's Companion and Lawn Fawn).  The sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  Join us for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge.  It runs the whole month!


Monday, April 1, 2024

Country Girl -- For All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, crafty cardmakers, and happy April!  I hope spring is well underway where you live.

Today is a new month, and a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. It was from today to April 30.  This month, the theme is"Florals".  The florals can be in the image or added to the project.

I love the All Dressed Up Stamps image, Country Girl. Since she has flowers on and around her, I thought it would fit the 'Florals' theme very well.

Here's my version of Country Girl:


Flowers and more flowers.  Isn't Country Girl so very cute?!?

I colored Country Girl with Copic markers. I found the pink floral paper in a 6x6 pad by Newton's Nook. All the dies used on this card are by Taylored Expressions. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions also. 

I hope you can join us this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge!  I'd love to see what you create! 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Garden Wheelbarrow -- A New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, crafty friends!   I hope you are enjoying March.  

Today is New Release day at All Dressed Up Stamps.  There are 3 new releases this month, and the talented design team has inspiration for you in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group and on the ADU Challenge blog

I had the pleasure of designing with the digital stamp, Garden Wheelbarrow.   I couldn't help myself.  I love to color rusty things:

I colored Garden Wheelbarrow with Copic markers.  I love  all the pretty flowers in this wheelbarrow! 

I stamped the sentiment with a stamp set from Hero Arts.  The pretty spring papers are from Newton's Nook.  I cut the Garden Wheelbarrow image out with double stitched dies from The Scrappimg Cottage.  The watering can die is by Crafter's Companion.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, March 1, 2024

Always Time for a Cuddle

 Hello blog friends, and happy March!  On the first day of the month, a new challenge starts in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group.  That's today!  The theme this month is "for a child".  There are lots of great All Dressed Up images that will fit this theme.  Create with one anyway you want, and join the challenge!

For this month's "for a child" challenge, I used the darling image, 'Always Time for a Cuddle':


 I used Copic markers and Olo markers to color up this image.  Then I used wide oval dies from Spellbinders to cut out the image and back it.  I stenciled the paw prints on the backing oval.  The Love sentiment is a die from Kat Scrappiness.  I did a little paper piecing on it,  And, that's my simple 'For a Child' card.  

I hope to see you entered in the challenge!


Thursday, February 22, 2024

Love Heart -- An All Dressed Up Stamps new release

 Hello, and thanks for visiting my blog!  Today, the All Dressed Up Stamps design team member are showcasing this month's New Releases.  There are 3 of them.  They are all found in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop

I had the delightful experience of being able to design with new release image, Love Heart:


Isn't she a super sweet image?  I colored Love Heart with a combination of Copic and Olo markers. This is a mini slim sized card.  The pink hearts paper is from AMB Illustrations.  I used a set of mini slim dies from Trinity Stamps to frame the Love Heart image and add the hearts paper layer.  The small stitched hearts are part of a die set from Close To My Heart. The sentiment is from my stash.

Thanks for the visit!  Stop by the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group and the ADU Blog for more inspiration and challenges to enter!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
Passion for Markers -- die or punches (used a few dies on this)

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Paws Down -- All Dressed Up Stamps

 Hello, and happy February!  It's been brutally cold for parts of January, so February makes me feel like we're closer to spring.

February 1st, that also means a new challenge is starting in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. The theme this month is Cuteness Overload, and the challenge runs the month of February.  You even get an extra day this month!

When searching for an image to color up for this challenge, I remembered Winter Pups.  I took one of the 3 images in the Winter Pups set, colored him up with Copic markers, and created this:

After coloring up the Winter Pup, I fussy cut him.  Looking through my heart shaped cutting dies, I found several that I thought I could combine to make a heart-shaped card.  The heart dies are from Spellbinders. 

I hope you can join this month's Facebook challenge.  There are many, many images in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop that will work wonderfully for the challenge.  I'll be looking for your cute entries!