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Saturday, May 23, 2015

2 or More Designer Papers at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend and next weekend as both boys are playing tournaments both weekends.  Luckily, they are the same tournament and they are both relatively local, so that is good.  Of course, they are still exhausting.  Thank goodness we have Monday off for Memorial Day Holiday.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is 2 or More Designer Papers!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, June 5 (my oldest daughter's b-day - she will be 16!) to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS or any CandiBean stamp, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean stamps line - Set 7 is now available in the UK and other parts of Europe - you can find details at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS.


Closer up view of image


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Mia's Koala Hugs."  This image is so cute, love that little koala!  I have colored it with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and cut with Sue Wilson die.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (little flowers) and Bo Bunny (larger flower).  I used Doodlebug dots on the sentiment and Prima bling flourish on the panel beside the image.  Designer Paper is Doodlebug Designs.  I sure hope you like this variation of the standard tri-fold.  I have been playing around with a few different versions of the tri-fold that you will get to see soon.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along.  Hugs:)

Monday, May 18, 2015

ONE SWEET CHALLENGE (SWEET PEA STAMPS) - THINGS WITH WINGS


Happy Monday!  I am thrilled to announce that I am back as part of the DT at ONE SWEET CHALLENGE where we showcase the brilliant artists from SWEET PEA STAMPS SHOP.


We have our second round of May inspiration projects from our amazing One Sweet Challenge (OSC) Designers.   Our theme is “things with wings,” and your deadline is May 30.  To enter you can click here.

This is the front of my card, I guess it's an off center gate fold - not sure what else to call it LOL.  I used a Fiskars punch for the flowers, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, made bow with Bow Easy and affixed Prima Flower.  DP is from my stash.




My card uses Molly Harrison’s Little Winter Angel.  This is such a beautiful image and I had great fun coloring her with my Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens.  She is cut out with a Sue Wilson die.  Sentiment is from My Creative Time clear stamp and cut with Nestie.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Btw, in our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art. The current FB Progressive challenge started Part 2 today, May 18.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Hope you will pay a visit to Sweet Pea Stamps:)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT KARLEIGH SUE DIGI STAMPS

Happy Saturday to all!  Another weekend of soccer for us, so this will be short and sweet:)

I am excited to announce that we have New Releases this month and the images can all be found at KARLEIGH SUE ETSY SHOPPE.   Hope you will check out what the DT gals have done with the New Releases by visiting Karleigh Sue Inspiration Blog.


The New Release image I have use is called "Cuddie Buddie" and she comes with sentiments!  I have used one of those sentiments for you to see.  I have made a side step card.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Sentiment is also colored with Copics and cut out with Sue Wilson die.  I have added flowers and pearls from Prima.  Sure hope you like it!

We also have a special deal for you along with this release at Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe, so hope you will take advantage of it!!

*Visit the Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe
Use promo code "THANKYOU20" for a 20% discount*

Remember to check out Karleigh Sue Etsy ShoppeKarleigh Sue Facebook Fan Group and Karleigh Sue Challenge blog.  Have a great day!!

Hugs:)

Friday, May 15, 2015

NEW CHALLENGE AT ALL DRESSED UP

Hello and back again today!  I am running on very little sleep, so if my post doesn't make sense, I cannot (and should not) be held responsible!  LOL  I am so glad it's Friday, even though I have a busy weekend ahead, we have nothing tonight.

I am now here to announce our New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES with an image from ALL DRESSED UP - you can find a large variety of our images at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will want to visit there and pick some up!!!  Wendy has also generously offered some freebies and you can find them HERE - please be respectful of the rules regarding the freebies.

You can see all the Challenge samples made by the DT Team B at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.  I also hope you will join us on our ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP page where you can chat about All Dressed Up and join in other fun going on there.  We also have our challenges from the blog being cross posted at the ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP, so take advantage of being able to see all the DT challenge creations there as well, and we'd love to see what you are doing with All Dressed Up images, so feel free to post your latest All Dressed Up projects!!




My creation today features Love Spring Time  digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.    I colored her with Copics and cut out with Sue Wilson die.  Then, I made a mask with vellum and used removable tape runner to attach it to the image parts of the cut out and used my sponge dauber to go over the rest.  You can see the final result in the photo above.

I decided this gorgeous image needed a fun, fancy fold to showcase it, so I used a double shutter (or double display) fold, you can see the tutorial at Beccy's Place Blog - she has tons of awesome tutorials there.  I chose Kaisercraft DP.  This is the closed card, tied with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and butterfly from Prima added.


 This is the card fully opened.  I added a few Prima flowers for some added fun and a Prima flower with Queen and Co. bling center on the image.


Here's a closer view of this adorable image.


I sure hope you like it and will come play at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG!!

New Releases at Inky Impressions!!

Wow, another crazy week.  14 more school days til the kids are out for summer, and yes, I am counting down the days!!  Since November, when we moved, life has seemed to be all driving children to and from things - mainly school.  I was used to all the other driving, but the school stuff has been pretty overwhelming, so I am really looking forward to not having to do that anymore.  Next school year, they will all be back to riding buses.

We have some AMAZING NEW RELEASES from Inky Impressions, so I hope you will check those out  - the DT has done a great job showcasing them and you can find their samples at Inky Impressions Challenge!   Reminder, we also have our MORE THAN 1 FOLD challenge going on - you have until Tues., May 19 at 6pm GMT to come play along in our challenge, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.

The front of my card features Wedding Day Circle digi, which I have placed a piece of marbled vellum over and then cut all out with Leabilities die.  I chose DP from Simple Stories and bling from Queen and Co. to finish off the front of the card.


The inside of my features New Release images


I chose to make the inside pop out/up when you open it by adding a little folded paper piece in between the interior top and bottom 
Here is a closer view of the images so you can see all the wonderful detail of these images and also how nicely they go together to make a scene.  I used GIMP to combine the images to make the scene.


All the images and sentiment I used today can be found at Inky Impressions Shop.   Image is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Sue Wilson die.  Sure hope you like it.  Also, please pay a visit to our Inky Impressions Facebook Group and check out our Inky Impressions Pinterest Gallery.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP WITH FAERY INK!

Hello, hello and welcome to our Faery Ink Birthday Blog Hop!!


Happy Birthday Faery Ink Blog Hop!

You are at Audrey (aka Hippieaud)'s blog right now and I have chosen to use Peace Fairy, which you will be able to find at FAERY INK SHOP on May 22nd.  I absolutely love this image because as most of you know, I love anything which stands for Peace, Love, tie dye, etc.  This image is absolutely stunning and has great details, making it such fun to color.

 I wanted to do something really special to celebrate Faery Ink's birthday, so I used a tutorial from Splitcoast to make an exploding box and of course, I chose birthday papers from Cloud 9 and gcd Studios to decorate it.  Bow is made from ribbon I got from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  After coloring this wonderful image with Copics, I cut her out with scissors so you could really get a nice look at all the beautiful details found on the image.


Box opened - sentiment is from Paper Sweeties and I chose balloon dies from We R Memory Keepers and Taylored Expressions.


Closer view of image


Thanks for celebrating Faery Ink’s 12th birthday with us! If you’re just joining in, make sure you check out the original blog hop post below:

Don’t forget to comment on this post as well for your chance to win…  I will be giving away this Peace Fairy image to one lucky commenter!  Enjoy the rest of your journey, and remember to start at the beginning if you happened upon me before visiting the other stops on the hop.

Rest of the blogs in the hop:
Audrey's Hippieaud's Blog------>  YOU ARE HERE

Hugs!!




Saturday, May 9, 2015

LOAD ON THE FLOWERS AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend, although only 2 games this weekend and they are both local, so I should get a little time to relax and maybe even do some crafting!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is LOAD ON THE FLOWERS!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, May 22 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at one of the sponsor prizes - we have 2 awesome sponsors this time.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased there as well as other online retailers.


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Mia's PuRRfect Friend."    I found this card fold on Pinterest and the tutorial for this 3D pop up can be found at http://stamping.craftgossip.com.  I chose papers from Bella Blvd.   Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I chose sentiment from Taylored Expressions, cut with Xcut die and added Doodlebug bling.  Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT ALL DRESSED UP!

Happy Thursday!   As with every week, the week started out slowly, but as we get toward the weekend, it's rolling along like a barrel picking up speed.

We have New Releases to share with you today from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP!   All together we have 4 new digi stamps which you can find at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will also want to visit there and pick up these beauties!!!

You can see all the New Releases being used by the DT for their gorgeous creations at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.

I have created my card using the New Release "Spring Time" digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.    I sure hope you like it and that it provides you with inspiration:)


I colored this stunning image with Copics and cut out with Couture Creations die.  This image is just stunning with all it's scenery and details and that makes it super fun to color.  I decided to go with another fancier fold - a different version of the traditional gatefold.  I chose DP from Doodlebug Designs and added flowers from and butterfly from Prima.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  I sure hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful new releases today!

Don't forget, we also have an Anything Goes Challenge that you can find at All Dressed Up Challenge.  Make sure to use an All Dressed Up image to come play along.  Hugs!!

We all need Hope with Karleigh Sue Digis

Hello everyone!  I am back with a post that can also be found on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration blog   to share another creation using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.

Today, I am using We Keep Hope image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.  This is a super fun an versatile image.  As we all know, everyone can use HOPE at any point throughout life and this image is great because it can be tailor made to represent any disease, disability, etc. that is honored by a colored ribbon.

As many of you know, my oldest daughter is Autistic and many of the ribbon cards I make are to recognize Autism Awareness, signified by the puzzle piece ribbon in bright colors.  I drew in the puzzle pieces on the ribbon and colored image with Copics.  Image then cut with Nesties and I made a fancy folded card, for which I chose DP from Doodlebug Design.  Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, bling is from my stash.


Copic colors used as follows:

Hair - E50, E31, E35, E25
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Roses - R24, R29, R46 and RV99
Blues - B91, B93, B97, B000, B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, B29, B39
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y17, YR23, E33
Green - YG67, YG63, YG03
Orange - YR04, YR68, YR09

Image is highlighted with B60 and grounded with C2 and C4.

I sure hope you like how this came out and hopefully it has provided some inspiration for you:)  Remember to check out New Karleigh Sue Digi ShoppeKarleigh Sue Etsy ShoppeKarleigh Sue Facebook Fan Group and Karleigh Sue Challenge blog.  Have a great day!!

Hugs:)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS - CANDI, GEMS, PEARLS and/or BUTTONS

Hi everyone!  Sorry for my absence lately and also, if you have e-mailed me and haven't received a response - I am having some issues with my e-mail, so please sit tight.   Weather is so gorgeous today - sunny and 80s - totally unseasonably warm for this type of year, but I want it to stay this way.

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is EMBELLISHMENTS - Candi, Gems, Pearls and/or Buttons.  You have 1 week to come play along in our challenge - it ends 6pm GMT on May 12 - so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


 Open card


My card today features digi Umbrella LiLi from Inky Impressions.   I have been playing around with some new/different folds recently as I start getting to a point where I feel like all my creations look to similar and I want to mix it up a bit:)  So, for today's creation, I chose to do a gatefold easel card.  I got the idea on Pinterest but I am unsure from where it came from - sorry.  I have colored this gorgeous image with Copics and cut out with Tattered Lace die.  DP is Cloud 9 Design.  Sentiment is cut with die from my stash and is from My Creative Time.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Buttons on inside are Queen and Co. and bling flowers on outside are Darice.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RECIPE CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

Second post of the day today, and it won't be my last.   Weather is so gorgeous today - sunny and 60s.  Wow, I sure hope it stays like this and maybe even gets a wee bit warmer.

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is RECIPE - and our recipe is 1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers.   You have 1 week to come play along in our challenge, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


My card today features digi Birthday LiLi from Inky Impressions.   Image is colored with Copics and cut out Tonic die.  Die behind the image is Nestie.  I chose Echo Park DP, flowers are Prima and sentiment from My Creative Time is cut with die from my stash.   I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Best Friends Image from Faery Ink Designs

Hello everyone!!  Back again today, this time to share some inspiration with you.  You can find the image I used, Autumn Rose and Arielle Besties at the Faery Ink Shop.  I absolutely adore this image, these sweet gals are such fun to color - I hope you like the colors I chose.


I have colored this wonderful image with Copics.   I chose colors to match the Kaisercraft DP I used.  Hair combos are YR31, YR21, YR24 and E17 on blond girl and brownish hair combo is E13, E15, E17 and E18.  The pink combo I chose is RV10, RV11, RV21 and RV23.  I chose E97, YR18, E09 and E19 for the orange combo.  Brown combo on shirt and shoes done with E41, E42, E43 and E44.  Blue tights done with B0000, B000, B00 and B41 and yellow dress done with YR30, YR31, Y21 and E43.  Image is cut out with scissors.  I added a doily die cut from Cheery Lynn designs and topped that with Nestie die cuts.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts clear stamp and cut out with Joy Crafts die.  Pearls added are from Prima.

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!!  Also, remember to play in our challenge which you can find at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FAIRY FUN WITH FAERY INK!!

Hello everyone!!  I'm popping in today to share some inspiration with you today.  You can find the image I used, Fairy Princess in Boots at the Faery Ink Shop.  I absolutely adore this her, this gorgeous image was such fun to color - I hope you like the colors I chose.


I have colored this beauty with my trusty Copics.   I chose colors to match the First Edition DP I used.  Hair combo is YR14, E08, E19 and E59.  The pink combo I chose is RV10, RV11, RV21 and RV23 and RV25 plus C4 for shadow.  Gold is Y21, YR24, E33.  I chose C2, C4 and C6 for her fabulous boots and wings are YG11, YG23 and YG25.     

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!!  Also, remember to play in our challenges which you can find at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Friday, April 24, 2015

FUN/FANCY FOLDS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend, seems like that is how I will spend every weekend until end of May.  Don't get me wrong, I love watching my boys, but sometimes it does seem never ending and this weekend they are in 2 different cities, so I only get to see one and hubby gets the other.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is FUN/FANCY Folds, so we are looking for anything other than the traditional folded in half card!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, May 8 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased there as well as other online retailers.


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Butterfly Mia."  I think this fold is called rocking circle fold or something similar.  I chose DP from Penny Black, flowers from Prima and sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!