Friday, October 28, 2016

Celebrate your Birthday.


Hi Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenges. This time the theme was Happy Birthday. The design team was given some awesome images from Lucy Sunshine. I chose this adorable Rory Image. I chose to color her with some Prismacolor Pencils and kept it pretty simple.


The sentiments are from Altenew.

Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Challenges:

1. Colour Create Challenges: Anything Goes (with a hand colored image)
2. Polkadoodles: Anything Goes
3.Simply Papercraft: Anything goes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

PCC Challenge 4: Anything Goes

Hi Everyone!

Time once again for another challenge! Thank you to those who entered the last challenge: "All About 3" Unfortunately, there weren't quite enough entries to do a Top 3. I've decided from now on, I will only pick a top 3 when we have at least 15 entries; and I'll pick 3 more for 30 etc.

So this week's challenge is super easy: Anything Goes! Let your creativity shine. 

 Please note also, that I will do my best to get around to comment on all the entries; but depending on how many there are, it might take me a little while!

Here is a little something I made to help get you inspired a bit. Have a great day and I will see you all again soon!



Also entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
2. Little Red Wagon: Let's Party (Birthday)
3. Craft Rocket Challenge: Anything Goes
4. Crafty Girls Anything Goes





Saturday, October 15, 2016

Spooky Nights Happy Halloween

Hi Everyone.

Just here really quickly this morning to share my last card as the Guest Designer for Great Impressions. I had so much fun creating these projects and sharing them. For my final project, I used Batty Trees and the Happy Halloween sentiment. I created the background by blending some distress inks onto a piece of Neenah solar white card stock. I forgot to write down which colors I used though! I know it's a bit of Tumbled Glass, some Seedless Preserves and Chipped sapphire. I can't remember what's at the bottom!
Anyhow, I finished the background and then stamped the trees in black ink and the sentiment in the bottom corner using Seedless Preserves.



Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Challenges:

1. Hiding in my Craft Room: Spooky

2. Crafty Calendar: Halloween

3. PDE Linky Party: Any Cards

4. Simply Create Too: Halloween

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friends Don't Wine Alone

Hi Everyone!

TGIF! I hope you all had a fabulous week. It's time for another challenge over at Brown Sugar! This week's theme is handmade flowers. I chose this fun digital image from Bugaboo "Friends don't let friends Wine alone" For my flowers, I used a set of die-cuts from Stampin Up that I've had for a very long time! I colored the image with Copic markers.



Challenges:

--Anything Goes:
1. Color Crazy Craft Challenges
2. Crafting with Friends: (2nd Entry)
3. Simply Papercraft: (2nd Entry)


Enjoy your Friday, and I'll see you tomorrow for my last post as Guest Designer for Great Impressions.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nice Thoughts and Taking a Break

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the sporadic posting this week. Just been a bit busy with other things lately. This, however, would be a great opportunity for me to let you know that I will actually be taking a bit of a creative/blogging break for a little while. A couple of reasons for this: 1. I'm running a little low on creative mojo, honestly! When that happens, I know it's time to step back and take a break for a while. Second, I need to start working on holiday cards so they will be ready to mail out by Dec 1.  The last couple of years, I have done a 25 days of Christmas Cards Series of posts here on the blog, starting the day after Thanksgiving and continuing for 25 days in a row! Well, I can't blog 25 Christmas Cards if I don't make 25 Christmas Cards!! Sometimes, it's nice to just create for while without having to worry about the blogging aspect of it as well.

So, with the exception of Design Team obligations, and PCC Challenges here on the blog, this will be  my last post until after Thanksgiving.  Speaking of the PCC Challenge, there is still plenty of time to link up your creation in the current challenge: All About 3  Quick Note: I will only choose top 3 winners if there are at least 15 entries.


Ok, let's talk about today's card. Really CAS card today. This card was created as a result of leftovers from a card that I will be posting Friday. I thought the cuttlebug embossing folder matched the flower perfectly, and was a good way to add just a little something to the base of the card without detracting from the simplicity I was trying to maintain. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps. The flower is from a set of old dies I have which, I think are from Stampin Up. (?!) (Hint...you'll see more of these flowers on Friday!)

So that is all for me today. Have a great day, and I'll be back on Friday!

Challenges:

1. Crafting by Designs: Add a Sentiment
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes
3. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
4. Sunny Day Crafting: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kitty Kat Kaboodle Great Impressions Guest Designer


Hi Everyone!

I'm so happy to back again for another week as guest designer for Great Impressions Stamps!

For my card this week, I used Kitties in Pumpkins along with the Fall Kaboodle sentiment. I stamped the image with archival black ink by Ranger and used a variety of Copics to color it in.  I stamped the sentiment and then separated it, in order to make it work better with my design. 




Super quick post for me today. Weekends, especially during fall baseball season, tend to be rather busy, so I gotta run! Have a great weekend and I will be back again next week!


Challenges:

1. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes 
2 Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
3. PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes
4. Polkadoodles: Anything Goes 
5. Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes 




Thursday, October 6, 2016

PCC Challenge 3: All about 3

Good Morning!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Thank you for visiting me again for another challenge! A couple of things to take care of before we get to the challenge:

1. Make sure you read this post from yesterday to and  see if you were chosen as a top 3 winner from challenges 1 & 2. Right now, I just have a cute little badge for you to display on your blog. I hope to perhaps eventually get to a point where I can offer a little more for winning.

2. I will be making contacts regarding the Design Team at the end of this challenge. If you are interested in being on a DT for me, please put DT next to your name with your submission. If you have already done this with challenges 1 & 2, then I've already made a note of it and will be in touch with you soon.

Ok! Ready for a new challenge?! Since this is challenge #3 and I happen to love the number 3 since I have 3 beautiful children, I thought we would focus on that for this challenge: Put 3 of something...anything on your creation this week: 3 flowers, 3 brads, 3 buttons, 3 patterned papers, 3 images...you get the idea. 




I decided to just be simple with my card today; and I chose to use 3 flowers along the bottom of my card and a simple sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I don't really have a lot to say about this card. It all came together pretty much the way it looks!

A few other challenges for this card as well:

1. Addicted to Stamps and More  Clean and Simple
2. Crafting by Design: Anything Goes
3. The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)
5. Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes







Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Let's Announce Some Winners!

Hi Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for participating in my first two challenges! I have had so much fun looking at all the entries and I hope to see all of you again in the upcoming new challenge which will be posted tomorrow!

I wasn't sure if I was going to do a "Top 3" winners announcement for the first two challenges. It's really hard to choose 3 because I loved them all so much and it's also difficult when there aren't a lot of entries. I feel like I'm really letting people down! Still, I also think that it's important to help people shine as well. So, without further ado...here are my top picks from Challenges 1 & 2.

From Challenge 1:




From Pauline at Crafting with Cotnob



For Challenge 2:




From Autumn at Sew Paper Paint

From Patty



Congratulations! Grab your badge and display it proudly!



That is all for me today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new challenge!









Sunday, October 2, 2016

Great Impressions Guest Designer


Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be the guest designing over at the Great Impressions challenge blog for the whole month of October! It’s always fun to be able to play with new stamps and I was tickled pink with the awesome selections I received to use this month.
For my first card this month, I chose the “Wicked Pair” sentiment along with the “Double Trouble” image.



All of the card stock I used is from Papertrey ink. I started with a side folded A2 card  Smoky Shadow card base. I added the layers of Winter Wisteria and Vintage Crème next. Next,  I colored some white card stock using a “direct ink to paper” technique with Orange Peel ink from Simon Says Stamp and Dusty Concord Distress ink and then used two different Fiskars edge punches to create the two scalloped edges.
For the image panel, I stamped the “Double Trouble” image with Ranger Archival ink in black and then colored the image in with Copic markers. The witch on the left was colored using C5, 100, BV11, BV13, YR04, YG03. The witch on the right was colored with C5, 100, YG03, YG17, YG25, BV11, YR04. I colored the broom with E33, E25 and Y13. I inked the edges with Orange Peel ink and then added the image panel to a piece of Simply Chartreuse. I drew a simple black line border around the edges just for a bit of added interest.
I stamped the sentiment on the right side of the card with some black ink and then added some random stickles in green, orange and black around the sentiment. Finally I tied some gold cord around the scalloped edges to finish the card.
This was so much fun! I can’t wait to share more great cards with you this month!

A few extra challenges for this card as well.

1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes with optional twist use Green and Gold
2. Little Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
3. Paper Players: Halloween

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