Monday, July 17, 2017

Dance Like EVERYONE Is Watching

This Fortnight over at Incy Wincy Design Challenges we are being sponsored by Cute As A Button.  The challenge theme is 1 Paper Layer Only.  I used the image called Belly Dancer.   added more than one layer, but only one was paper.  One layer was glitter tulle.  I added gems, string beads and flowers too.  I colored the belly dancer with pencil and ink then topped her off with some Stickles.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – one layer
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes

CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes (Stickles

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Happy Birthday to Hoo

This is the new freebie for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge.  This cute owl.  Because it is for Limited Runs I decided to use a couple other Limited Runs images I have already.  So, this card has three different images from Limited Runs.  I turned the owls and the cake into balloons.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo

Shabby chic Dragonfly

This week over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic.  So for this challenge I decided I wanted to play with some of my new dies I got from Wish.com...ohhh how dangerously addictive that site it!!  The only new die set is the flower die, I cut out a lot of pink flowers, bent and played with them a bit then glued some beads in the center.  I already had the dragonfly and leaf dies.   To give this that 'shabby chic' look I used a paint brush and some paint and dabbed it onto the edges of the flowers, leaves and DPs.  I did rough up the edges of the papers too.  I added some heart pins, pearls, lace and made a burlap string bow, the burlap string can be found here.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any type of card
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – STAMPING W/MONOCHROME
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Bling, Lace and Ribbon
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  thanks bunches
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  punches and/or dies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – ribbons/bows
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – special occasion
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes - burlap string

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Releases At Cute As A Button

Today is the day we get to start saving over at Cute As A Button and enjoy some new summer releases!


I played with "Ice Tea".  I colored her using Chalk and ink.  I used a couple small doilies cut in half, a few dies, gems, flowers, ribbon and a sentiment from Create With TLC.



Thanks for looking!
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Little Red Wagon –  wet and wild
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Summer Sunshine
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Monster Sized

Limited Runs is having another progressive challenge, the image this time is just too funny!  He is a "Smiling Monster".  One of my favorite things about digital images is that you can make them any size you want, you can crop certain parts as you wish and once the image is colored, if you have a scanner you can scan it in and then play with the color.  That is what I did here...all of the above!  First I printed the plain image, then I colored it and scanned it into the computer.  Then I laid it out how I wanted the monsters to be.  For the bigger one I changed it to a more red hue, for the green one I changed it to the greener hue.  The blue monster is the same as what I colored.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and lips and some Stickles to the antanea.  I cropped out one of the balls from the blue monster and used it in place of gems.  I added some twine and punched some orange paper for the bottom.  Here is what I came up with...


Thanks for looking!
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  going digital
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Magical & Mythical
Just Us Girls Challenge –  blending (blending the colors in the monster using chalk)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Musical Birthday

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is Friends Forever.  We have two sponsors for this challenge.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps and Oddball Art.

For this challenge I used a fun image from Oddball Art called Norah's Dance w/Cooper and Cruz..  I colored this image using gel pen, pencil and ink.  I also added some Stickles.  For my card I stuck with the musical theme.  I added some two sided paper from a DCWV paper pack called Preserved Paper.  I used two different musical dies, the birthday one and the musical notes themselves.  I also used a butterfly punch and some round scalloped dies.  I added some ribbon and lace plus some flowers and pink pearls.  Even the leaves were made using a leaf die that I added some texture to using a pair of needle nosed pliers.


Thanks for looking!

Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Lots of layers  
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – AnyTHING goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add Ribbon and Sparkle
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – special occasion
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – include something you’d see in a park (dog, cat, flowers, butterfly, kid)
Just Us Girls Challenge –  celebrate
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenges (up to 3 entries ) – anything goes

Friends and Wine

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is Friends Forever.  We have two sponsors for this challenge.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps and Oddball Art.

For this card I used an image from Bugaboo called Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone.  I colored this image using ink, pencil, chalk, and gel pen.  I covered the glasses and bottle with Glossy Accents.  I added some fun stickers and some twine.  I kept this all pretty simple.


Thanks for looking!
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – anything goes

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Holy Cow

Today seems to be a totally dull day, I feel dull and just flat out haven't felt like doing much of anything.  So, I just sat down to make a card.  I decided to follow the sketch from Swet Sketch Wednesday.  I used some fun sunflowers, sunflower paper, gems, an edge punch, some lace, and some dies.






The sketch I followed
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Thanks for looking!
Little Red Wagon –  3 of a kind
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  summer birthday
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Summer Colors

New Baby

This month's challenge theme over at Cute As A Button is "Summer Fun".  I used Dolphin Mermaid to make this fun card.  I turned this into a new baby card because the dolphin looks like it's a new baby.  I added a fun ocean background, a bow and some hand drawn stitching.  The image was colored with chalks and inks.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any type of card
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add Ribbon and Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Summer Colors

Saturday, July 1, 2017

So Sorry

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme is "Punches or Dies".  So, I used one punch and the rest of my card was done with dies (not counting the gems and pearls.  I've been way over shopping at Wish.Com finding so many awesome dies for super duper great prices!!  The windows, cat, and flower planter were all from one set.  The bow (it came in three sizes) was in another set, and the flower (four different sizes) came in another set.  I already had the words and the leaf dies.  The pretty edging on the bottom was done using an edge punch.  That window is so cool, the windows open, so the cat could slink out onto the flowers.  LOL



Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Creative Borders
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – AnyTHING goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – include something you’d see in a park (FLOWERS AND THE CAT)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mermaid Wishes

When I should be sleeping I've been crafting.  I pulled out this fun Mermaid image from Aurora Wings.  I added shells, lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers, gems, glossy accents, stickles and fun DP.  I colored the image using chalk.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Summer Love
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (one image unless using an AW image/then 3) – Under The Sea
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– bingo (DP, Digi, Color)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Use Patterned Paper
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – FEISTY FEMALES W/FLOWERS
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Seaside/Beach
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Crazy 4 Challenges – include some form of water

Dream

Sometimes I love papers that already have the sentiment on them...like this one that says 'Dream'!  So, I've mentioned on previous posts that I've been getting new dies in the mail that I've ordered from Wish.com.  Fare warning, this site is extremely addicting!!  This shoe is one of my new dies, as are the bow and the flower dies.  I also added some wood butterflies, lace doilies and some pearls.


Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Use Patterned Paper
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  anything goes, but try thinking outside the box
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dreams Come True

This week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog the challenge theme is 'Sparkle and Shine'.  We have two fun sponsors Sasayaki Glitter and Melonheadz.  This was made using the "Fairy Land set".  The awesome thing about these sets is that you can create an entire scene with these.  I added the flowers, lady bug, grass, frog, butterfly and fairy.  For the glitter and sparkle part, I added some fun glittery paper, glittery tulle, glittery lace, and added some Stickles to the image.



Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  square cards only
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches    
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Royally Crappy

It's been a while since I have pulled out a Rick St. Dennis image, and that is sad, because I love his images!  This is one of his Outhouse images, the 2016 Outhouse Ye Olde Privy.  I added some gems, glossy accents, stickles, flower, leaves and a bow.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  anything goes, but try thinking outside the box
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

25th Anniversary

One of my co-workers asked me to make her a 25th anniversary card for some friends of hers.  She asked that I make it to be "victorian".  I found this fun digi image and used a sentiment from Netty's Cards, added some fun silver accents and a lace-looking butterfly sticker, some ribbon, some pearls and some gems.




I love how the silver and pink look together!  I hope she likes it too!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  square cards only
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches    
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  tie a bow
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Vintage
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes

A Gem of A Challenge – Wedding/anniversary

A New Design Team

I have been invited to join a new design team and I accepted!  This team is Crafting With Dragonflies!  I'm excited to join a new team where I will get to play with any image I choose.  This will give me the chance to use up some of the thousands of digial images I already have!  Yay!!

This week's challenge theme is "Sentiment as your main focus".  I found this packet of fun golden sentiments at Micheals Craft store and had to get them.  I added some fun double sided papers, hemp twine bow, flowers, leaf dies and some lace and pearls.  This is my first card on my new Design Team!


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Use Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches    
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– bingo (Pattern Paper, 3D item, ribbon)
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Vintage
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

One Good Fart...

This hilarious image from Limited Runs Digi Stamps was the freebie for the progressive challenge on their Facebook page.  You can get more info HERE.  Gotta love a Steampunk Bug!  :)

For this card I used some steampunk gears, a sentiment I created and will share here, some gems, a book mark die and some other fun dies.  I chose to go with bright colors and make it a Father's day card.

Here is the sentiment - enjoy it!




Thanks for looking!
Tuesday Throwdown – FOR THE MEN
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches    
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Masculine
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Marvelous men
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/     Tag, you’re it
Cute Card Thursday – Boys/Men
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes/for the guys
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – At Least 2 dies
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Fast & Furious
Great Impressions (up to 3 entries per month) –  masculine

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tinker Bell

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text

These two images, and every other image in the shop are on sale for 50% off right now through the 14th!!  Check them out HERE now!

I took the time to play with the new Tinkerbell image.  I used some fun gel pens to color her, then added some Stickles to make her shine bright!  I added some dies, gems, hemp twine, a flower and some glittery flowers.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Use Flowers
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Inspired by a film (Peter Pan)
Crazy 4 Challenges – Have a rose for rose month


Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Sympathy Card

A friend's Mom passed away yesterday.  I made this for her.  I chose to do the triple mat technique for this one.  I added an angel stick pin I made, flowers, butterflies w/pearls, a bow and I used some fun dies and a fun punch.  The paper is from a new set I recently purchased by DCWV.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Use Flowers
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Moving Along With The Times – embossing wet or dry
4 Crafty Chicks – sympathy w/triple mat technique
Crazy 4 Challenges – Have a rose for rose month
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of add a butterfly
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenges (up to 3 entries ) – anything goes

Friday, June 9, 2017

Doing A Friend's Wedding Today

One of my co-worker friends is getting married today at 2pm at the Boise Train Depot (no longer in use for trains).  Originally she was going to have the pastor of her fiance's church do it, but as punishment for her not being a member of his congregation he wanted to charge them $2000+.  What preacher would teach "don't fool around until you are married", but then wants to make it near impossible to do by "Christian" means?  Because I've done a few other weddings for family members of other co-workers who raved about how awesome of a job I do (I'm not bragging...) she called me and asked if I would do their ceremony.  I made this card for them.  They were high school sweethearts.  They're both in their late 50's.  They lost touch with each other and since have both been widowed and/or divorced.  I'm so excited for them!

Since they are a special couple, super sweet and very kind, I wanted to make them something more...unique, for their card.  Their weddings colors will be pinks and cream.  I used a sheet of double sided DP from the Preserved Paper pack by DCWV and a sentiment from Create With TLC.  I added some dies, ribbon flowers, a bow, cheese cloth, pearls, string pearls and pop dots.  I really love how this turned out.  I hope the pictures do it justice!



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Use Flowers
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – blooming beautiful (Spring flowers)
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – anything goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  flower power
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes optional twist (Shaker Card)
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Inspired by a film (Wedding Planner)
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry-winners announced on tue)– ANYTHING GOES
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of add a butterfly
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes
Imagine That! Creative Playground – anything goes
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC element

Monday, June 5, 2017

Two Fun Sponsors

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog the challenge theme is 'Anything  Goes'.  We have two great sponsors Digistamp Atelier and Knitty Kitty.  The images we were given to play with by these two sponsors I played with!  :)  One thing I enjoy about anything goes is that you can litterally do ANYTHING...So, I ended up with two totally different creations.,

This was done using the Knitty Kitty image and a sentiment I came up with.  I added some polka dots and stripes papers, a button & a scrap of ribbon, I used an embossing folder on one layer and an edge puncher on the bottom of the card.  I traced the edges of all of the layers with "stitching" marks.


The card I made using the Digi Stamp Atlier image I fluffed up by using some extra layers, a paper doily, gems, a flower, a stick pin, a charm, some leafy dies, a butterfly die and some ribbon.


Thanks to the sponsors!  I hope you have been inspired!  :)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

For You

This sweet girl from Tiddly Inks must be discontinued?  I can't seem to find her anyplace in the store.  I'm pretty sure she is from Tiddly Inks, she is in my Tiddly Inks folder anyway...LOL

For this card I added a layer of DP, some lace, hearts, flowers, butterflies, stickles and gems.  I cut the image out using my fun stitched ovals.



Thanks for looking!
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – blooming beautiful (Spring flowers)

Crazy 4 Challenges – Repeat some part of your card 3 times (3 of something)

Celebrate

I told my Mom that while she was here for my daughter's graduation she could pick out her Mother's Day gifts...My handmade cards.  Needless to say, she took A LOT of them.  Now I need to restock.  LOL  Since Birthday cards seem to be a big need/want from the ladies at work, I decided I should make more generic celebration and some more birthday cards.  I pulled out this fun little Tiddly Inks image and one other that I need to finish up (waiting for the glitter to dry).  For this card I used this adorable "Flutterying By To Say Hi" image.  I used several dies for this card, some flowers, lace and gems.  I added Stickles to the butterflies, her wings and her dress.



Thanks for looking!
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – blooming beautiful (Spring flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  bingo board (stripes, lace and pearls)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   Anything Goes
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Cute Card Thursday – bugs and butterflies
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – embossing (on the butterflies)
4 Crafty Chicks – Birthday
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Celebrations
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Summer Fun