Sunday, July 12, 2020

Poinsettias in July

Hello everyone. 
Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Do you like working with digi images?? I know I sure do.  Why? Well the storage is great, and easier to find. They take up little space compared to c;ear or rubber stamps. Can change the size of the image. Can make a scene (sometimes), can mask depending the software you use. And I am sure you can add to the list. 

Do you like sharing your creations with others? Me too. Who doesn't like to do that. 
Well The Artsystamper has a new facebook page for all you Artsystamper digi lovers. You can share your lovely projects or just browse and get ideas. The new spot is called The Artsystamper Addiction, click here to check it out and join.

And by the way if you like freebies, there is a photo file on the facebook page with freebies in it. Please make sure to check it out.

My card today was made by using the pine sprig in the freebie album. And I also used the poinsettia flower from the Winter Florals set which is available in the store.Check that out here
It turns out that this is the first christmas card for this season (I think)

Here is my card

I used colored pencils to color the poinsettias and I used Staedtler triplus fineliner to add color to the pine sprigs. I fussy cut the poinsettias and popped them up next to the pine sprigs.


Stamps:  Digital - The Artsystamper - Pine Sprig, Sentiment, and Poinsettia Paper/Card Stock:White CS, Green CS, DP  AccessoriesDimensional foam, Colored Pencils, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, Outline Stickers (dots)

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Well that is it for now.  I hope you will try out the freebies over at the Artsystamper Addicts FB page. We'd all love to see how you used it. 

I will be back soon.

Stay Safe

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Flowers Galore

Hello Everyone
Welcome back to my blog. Since it's the first Tuesday of the month, it's time for my Craft-Dee BowZ Tuesday Inspiration post for July.

Believe it or not, my project does not have any stamping (images) this time. But this project definitely calls for a bow (IMHO).

Let me share this cool project with you. 

This is called a Flower Bag Box.

I made this box and gave it to my friend for her birthday, last week.
She was so surprised, and loved it. 
I figured it might look great in her guest bath.

The top was the perfect spot for a bow. 

Here is a closer view of my bow.

My Bow - I used Hug Snug (Yep, by now you know it's my fav bow making material) which is a thinner ribbon (really its a seam binding) and it makes it easy to make a quad loop bow.

Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool is the best tool out there
that will aid you in making your bows.
The tool is small , easy to store, easy to use and so portable.
To order yours, go to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog 
and click on the Buy Now button located on the left sidebar

Paper/Card Stock: Gray CS, Kraft CS
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Grand Oval 
AccessoriesRibbon- Hug Snug, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Silk Flowers, Floral Foam, Glue Gun

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to make a project other than a card for a change.

I will be back soon. In the meantime stay safe and be well.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Red White and Blue

Hello my friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at Artsystamper Digitals!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month 
brings another Artsystamper Challenge and today's theme is:

Red White and Blue


I have used the wreath image from the 
to sit proudly on the front of my Arrow Fold Card

Once again, I can't tell you how quick & easy it is to create a digital card using these beautiful images.  I am just having SO MUCH FUN with them!!  Be sure to check 'em out!
Artsystamper (YouTube)

  I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to use Beverly's images (of course we would love to see them if you have them) ... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.  PRIZE you say . . .

YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the store!!

Hop on over to the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs 
from the other Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!   

Stamps Digital  -The Artsystamper -  Wreath - Seaside Wreath Stamp and Paper set
Paper/Card Stock
Blue CS, Red CS, White CS, Divinity Designs - Patriotic Collection Paper pad DP, Holographic Paper
Dies UsedSpellbinders Circles    
Accessories Dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Scor-Pal

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks  SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 2020 Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

Hello Crafters

Welcome to July and to another new month.
July - WOW oh my gosh, 
we are now half done with 2020.

Hope you all are staying safe and well.

Let me start off sharing my card

July ushers in the start of a new
Craft-Dee BowZ challenge 

The July sponsor is 
The Paper Shelter

The Winner will receive:
3 digital images 
Click here to check out the digi's here

I used the Enchanting Butterflies image
on my card.

For my bow - I used some Hug Snug Seam Binding (definitely my fav).
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and it makes bow making so easy. 
Let me show you a closer view of the bow.

For this bow, I made a triple loop bow using white Hug Snug
 that I've colored with Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Then I took another length of the white Hug Snug 
and made a smaller triple loop bow. 
I stacked the smaller white bow on top of the larger bow, 
tied them together and added to to the card.

The great thing about the Craft-Dee BowZ tool 
is that it makes great smaller bows for cards or gift bags
as well as the larger bows to use on regular size gifts

If you are bow challenged - the CDB tool is for you.
The tool is small and makes great bows. 
It's portable and easy to store.

Order yours over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog

Just click on the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Stamps:  digi - The Paper Shelter - Enchanting Butterflies
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS

Inks Used: Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick  
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ringlet Round
Hug Snug, Outline Stickers - Butterflies,Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Dimensional foam

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge runs July 1  thru July 30
You have about the whole month to get your project submitted.
The theme is always
Anything Goes
(No bow required)

You could be the next winner

I am submitting my card in the following challenges

Creative Fingers - No. 189 -  ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOES  (#123)
A Bit More Time to Craft  #119 - Always Anything Goes (#53)
A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes (#58)
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps July - Die Cuts and/or Punches (#8)
Crafter's Cafe  #246 - Anything Goes +DT Call (#32)
DL.Art Linky Challenge  Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap  #135 - Anything Goes (#28)
The Creative Crafters  #29 - Always Anything Goes (#159)
Creative Moments  Anything Goes/Optional for the Girls (#107)

Thanks for stopping by today
Stay safe and keep well
I will be back soon