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Monday, August 3, 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL (TRY SOMETHING NEW) CHALLENGE


Happy Monday!  I am thrilled to announce our New Challenge at ONE SWEET CHALLENGE where we showcase the brilliant artists from SWEET PEA STAMPS SHOP.

Our challenge for this month will be BACK TO SCHOOL and we are looking for you to try something new, so it can be a new technique, use a coloring medium that you've never used before, experiment with a new fold or 3D project, etc.

For my Back to School creation, I chose to make a single drawer box easel card.  I have seen these made all the time and have always wanted to make one, but never got around to it before.  There are tons of tutorials online for this box, I looked at a few to make my project.   I used Bazzill cardstock for the main construction of my creation and added DP from Michelle Roos.  Flower is Prima and bling is Zva Creative.  I added this cute sentiment from Your Next Stamp as I think this box makes an excellent birthday card b/c you can put the gift in the drawer!  Sentiment is cut with Frantic Stamper die.


The image I chose for this project is Artist Lemon Shortbread's "On a Mushroom".  I love this image and she was such fun to color with my Copics.  Image is cut out with MFT die.  I sure hope you like the way my easel box card turned out!  Hope you will come play along ONE SWEET CHALLENGE!!

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 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.  Yet another chance to win more SPS goodness.

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

Hugs!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Inspiration Post for My Whimisical Little World

Hello all and happy Monday!   I am here to share my inspiration piece using "Sympathy" from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop.  Before I get to that, I just want to remind you that our challenge is still going on at My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog.  Our theme is Anything Goes and you have til the end of the month to come play along.   While using an image from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop is not required to play along, it will get you entered into our winner's draw twice instead of once!  Make sure you check out all the great images available at the shop!!

We would also love to see your My Whimsical Little World creations as well as have you play along in our Progressive Freebie challenge, all of which takes place on the My Whimsical Little World Facebook Group.


 As stated above, you can find the image I used today "Sympathy" at My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop.



I am not certain the name of this fold or which blog I got the tutorial from, but I did find it on Pinterest.  It's a fun card to make and I think the appearance of it is awesome, I sure hope you like it!  Image has been colored with Copics and cut out with die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  DP is Kaisercraft,  Sentiment is from a wood block rubber stamp from my stash and cut out with Sizzix dies.  Flowers are from Prima.  I sure hope you like it!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hand Colored Image Challenge at Di's Digi Designs challenge

Happy Saturday to everyone!   A relatively laid back week this past week as my kids were with their cousins most of the week and also the boys were at overnight camp for 4 days.  Evenings were much busier however, with lots of family get togethers.  This coming week will be back to "normal" as far as schedules, etc.  I notice I haven't posted here on the blog in a while, please forgive me for that, have been going through a kind of odd time - hoping to be back posting on a daily basis really soon.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Hand Color Your image - you can create whatever you like, but you must color your image by hand!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, July 31 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.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

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 7 has 2 parts to it - Part 1 can be purchased in US and Europe and is rubber, Part 2 are clear stamps and are available in UK only.  Hope you will check them out!


Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - "Izzy's Kite Time."  I have colored this gorgeous image with Copics and Sharpie paint pen and cut out with die from my stash.  I chose to make a variation on the typical tri-fold - found the template on Pinterest.  I used Basic Grey DP and added flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and butterfly from Petaloo.  Sentiment is from Pink By Designs and cut with die from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

CELEBRATIONS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   A less busy week this past week, which was a nice change of pace for me.  I even got to sleep in on Thursday!  This weekend, however, is sure to be busy with our country celebrating Independence Day today and our women's soccer team playing in the final of the World Cup tomorrow night.  We will be having people over for both, so that means I will be making lots of food this weekend!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Celebrations!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, July 17 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.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win 2 images.

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 7 has 2 parts to it - Part 1 can be purchased in US and Europe and is rubber, Part 2 are clear stamps and are available in UK only.  Hope you will check them out!

 
Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - "Izzys Cutie Pie."   A big slogan in the US is "baseball and apple pie" - 2 things which seem to go hand in hand here in the states, so this image reminded me of a 4th of July celebration and I was able to find this great DP from Best Creation.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with MFT die.  Sentiment is from Echo Park and cut with Nestie.  Buttons are from Bag O Buttons.  I have tried another new fold, not sure it has a name, found it on Pinterest.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in the challenge!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW CHALLENGE (and New DT) at MY WHIMSICAL LITTLE WORLD!

Hello all and happy Wednesday!   I am super excited to announce that I am part of the Challenge DT for My Whimsical Little World and we have our New Monthly challenge beginning today.  We will have a New Challenge on the 1st of each month.  Theme is Anything Goes and although we'd love to see an image from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop, it is not required to play along, however, using an image from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop will get you entered into our winner's draw twice instead of once!  Make sure you check out all the great images available at the shop!!

We would also love to see your My Whimsical Little World creations as well as have you play along in our Progressive Freebie challenge, all of which takes place on the My Whimsical Little World Facebook Group.


You can find the image I used today Daddy's Little Girl at My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop.  I have colored this adorable image with Copics and cut out with Frantic Stamper die.  I chose buttons from Bag O Buttons, DP from Crate Papers and stickers from Jolee's Boutique.  The sentiment I used is from Papertrey Ink and is cut with a die from my stash.  I used a multi fold, as has been my M-O recently, I'm not sure if it has a name, but I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DT CALL AT STAR STAMPZ!!

 StarInMyPocket

Time for a DT Call - Please visit http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2015/06/dt-call.html for details!! Don't forget to become a follower of the blog while you're there:)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Be An Original with Karleigh Sue Digi Stamps

Hello everyone!   I am here today to share my post that you can also find on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration blog.  I am of course using using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.  I hope everyone is having a great start to summer!  We had an entire week of rain last week, but I am hoping to have some nicer weather this week.

Today, I am using Zombie Princess image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.  This is a super fun image and as always, so much fun to color!
I have another different kind of fold to share today and this time it's a split easel card.  I hope you like seeing some different folds, they are definitely fun to play around with!
 
 
Another thing about today's creation is that I decided to go completely out of my comfort zone of bright colors and go to a more zombiefied place:)  So, I went with
  
Copic colors as follows:
 
Hair - C3, C5, C7, RV66
Skin - RV000, RV00, RV02, V01, V04
Crown - N3, N5, N7, V04, V06
Dress V01, V04, V06, V09, N3, N5, N7

Image is highlighted with V000
 
My DP is from Prima (cats) and Recollections.  I chose sentiment from Jaded Blossom that is cut with Lil Inker die.  Image cut with Nestie.  Bling flourishes are from Prima.

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

Hugs:)
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

BASEBALL AND APPLE PIE CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is Baseball and Apple Pie - we are looking for anything related to those summer picnics, bbqs and celebrations!  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Cider Apple from the Sticky Wings collection!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!

 
My card today uses the Savannah's Swing digi from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I chose Best Creations DP, which I think is just perfect for this creation.  Chef's hat and tools embellies are from Jolee's Boutique.  Sentiment is a rubber stamp from my stash and it is cut with Nestie.  I went with an easel card with additional folds that I found on Pinterest.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Fun Challenge at Di's Digi Designs!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   A less busy week this past week, which was a nice change of pace for me.  I finally got semi-caught up on a very large number of e-mails and got to sleep in on Thursday!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Summer Fun!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, July 3 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 7 has 2 parts to it - Part 1 can be purchased in US and Europe and is rubber, Part 2 are clear stamps and are available in UK only.  Hope you will check them out!

Close up of image
 
Full view of card
 
Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - "Your So Tweet."  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with MFT die.  I chose Doodlebug Designs DP and sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge, it says "Happy Bird-Day" and is cut with Nestie.  I also added bling/pearl flourishes from Prima and bling from Queen and Co.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LACY SUNSHINE'S ELEANOR AND PICKLES THROUGH THE YEARS BLOG HOP

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to the Eleanor and Pickles Blog Hop presented by the Lacy Sunshine DT gals. Sit back, relax and enjoy your hopping experience:)
 

Late one night in June of 2012, Heather Valentin was on the phone with her best friend and was drawing, like many of us do when talking on the phone, and the result, the first Eleanor and Pickles image – Eleanor and Pickles Book of Spells. The first image of Eleanor by herself, was Eleanor Bookworm.

Now, 3 years later, Eleanor and Pickles make up the largest category of images created by Heather Valentin for Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Eleanor and Pickles along with various other character friends, like Tilly the dinosaur, have had many adventures over the past 3 years and Heather continues to draw new images of these delightful characters.

Over the next 2 days, the Lacy Sunshine DT gals will be celebrating Eleanor and Pickles 3rd Anniversary/Birthday with our Through The Years Blog Hop. Please come hop along with us to win some “Pickletastic” prizes and see some Heather’s favorite Eleanor and Pickles images. You can visit Lacy Sunshine Shoppe to view the entire range of images available for purchase.

The hop begins at Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and then follows the order below. Make sure you stop at every blog on the hop and leave a comment. Don’t forget to leave a comment at Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog too. Our prizes will be announced along with our New Challenge post on June 21st. Hope you enjoy the hop!!  **If for some reason a blog on the hop is missing its hop post, please skip it and continue on with the hop to the next stop so that you don't miss a chance at the fabulous prizes!**

Audrey------->YOU ARE HERE

Next stop is Barb











Return to Lacy Sunshine Blog for final stop.

My project for the hop features a brand new Eleanor and Pickles - "Eleanor and Pickles A Happy World."  This image was made at my request to represent love of mother Earth.  I colored this beauty with Copics and cut out with L'il Inker dies.  Sentiment, from SU, is cut with Lawn Fawn die and I think it fits the image so perfectly.  DP is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I chose to do a flip card for this project.  The flowers are added are from my newest Wild Orchid Crafts purchase and bling is from Queen and Co.  I sure hope you like how it turned out.  Don't forget to leave me a comment and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Card lying flat

When you flip it

Monday, June 15, 2015

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Inky Impressions New Release (and Challenge)

All Dressed Up - New Challenge

INKY IMPRESSIONS has NEW RELEASES!!

Hello again today.  I apologize for my lack of posting recently.  I have been having issues with Blogger on both computers for different reasons and so I am having to use 2 different computers for most of my posts, which is time consuming and annoying, especially because they are on different floors on opposite sides of the house.

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 Something's In The Air challenge going on - you have until Tues., June 16 (that's tomorrow) 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.


My NEW RELEASE creation features "Sad Christopher," a brand new digi stamp.  I think he is so sweet.  Image is colored with Copics and cut with Nestie.  I added a button from Bag O Buttons.  DP is from Bella Blvd. and Pebbles Inc.  I chose CS from Coredinations and Doodlebug.  Sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.  Sure hope you like it and will check out the rest of the new releases!


I am also sharing my Something's In The Air Challenge creation - remember you have til 6pm GMT on June 16 to enter this challenge at Inky Impressions Challenge.  My card features Super Girl LiLi, which is a rubber stamp.  I have stamped her using Memento ink onto Cryogen white paper.  Image is colored with Copics and cut with scissors.  Since I wanted her to be In The Air, I made a slider card and you can slide the image back and forth along the top of the card.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Super Hero set and cut out with die from my stash.  I chose Lawn Fawn dies to cut out circles.  Papers are Bella Blvd. and from my stash.  Buttons are Bag O Buttons.  Sure hope you like it!

All the images I used today can be found at Inky Impressions Shop.   Sure hope you like my creations.  Also, please pay a visit to our Inky Impressions Facebook Group and check out our Inky Impressions Pinterest Gallery.

New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP!!

Hello and happy Monday!  Not sure how it got to be the 15th of June already, but here we are.

I am pleased 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 3 Little Summer Girls  digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.    I colored this gorgeous image with Copics and cut out with Lawn Fawn die cuts.  This fold is something that I found on Pinterest and will try to get the link of where it came from.  DP is Doodlebug Designs and I added buttons from Bag O Buttons.  Sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.  CS is Bo Bunny and SU.  

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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Use Die Cuts Challenge at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Wow, for the first time in as long as I can remember, we actually have no scheduled, organized activities.  Soccer is done for the summer except for practices and camps, but no more games or tournaments til August, and school is also done til about the end of August.  I am just looking forward to being able to sleep in!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is USE DIE CUTS!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, June 19 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 7 has now been released in the UK and will soon be available in the US - you can preorder the set from many sites right now in US.

 
Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - "Your Fairy Sweet."  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  I chose sentiment from My Creative Time and cut out with die from my stash.  DP is My Mind's Eye, flowers are Prima and glitter bling is Queen and Co.  Buttons are from Bag O Buttons.  The fold I chose is a combo center step/easel card and is based on a template I found on Nela's Blog.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!