Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crafty Creations Challenges - 323

Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of our new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges - 323.  The theme of our challenge is Use a Number. Well the first thing that came to my mind was a birthday card and I decided to make one for a young child.

I thought the number 2 was perfect for the balloons. 

The sponsor for our current challenge is 

And they have the Cutest digital images and a great selection.
Hope you check them out

Let me show you how this card was assembled

I started out with designer paper that I cut to be the panel on the purple card base.
I loved the flowers and the swirls and that became my inspiration, 
but I wanted to add a little more purple.

So I hand cut some curved pieces out of purple card stock that I had in my saved papers. 
So there was some of the extra purple I wanted

And I attached those curved pieces to the card front.

Next I wanted to have 3-D  flowers on the card. 
I had just picked up some white flowers in the bargain bin at Michael's,
however and they were just one size and they were white.

I sponged orange ink on the flowers and cut the petals on some of the flowers
 to make some of the flowers smaller, 
After looking at this card for a while I decided there was just too much orange, 
so I used a small flower die and made some purple flowers to tone down all that orange. 

All of the flowers have been placed over the flower images on the paper. 

Next I colored my Cute As A Button image and fussy cut him out. 
I added some feathers to the edges of Huey. (Not sure if you can see them.)
I also gave the balloons some dimension and added the number 2 on them.
Added the Happy Birthday sentiment to the top - and that finished the card.

Here is a closer view of this cute digi. 
I colored him with colored pencils and blended it out with gamsol.

Stamps:  Digital image - Cute AS A Button - IMG00271Baby Huey Buttons
Paper/Card Stock: Purple CS, DP, White CS
Ink: Memento - Tangelo
Dies Used: Sizzix -Tim Holtz - Mixed Media #3 (used the #2 on the balloons),Sizzix Sizzlets Flowers Branches and Leaves set (using the flowers in this 3 pc set)
Accessoriesdimensional foam, Dimensional Pop Dots, Gamsol, Colored Pencils, Feathers

You have until Sept 13 to enter the current challenge. 
Cute As A Button will be awarding the prize - 
3 digital black & white images, going to the winner. 
And you could be out next winner. 
We will be looking for your submission.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart - #125 - Always Anything Goes (#68)
  • Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes (#79)
  • Critters and Creatures - Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature (#85)
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog Anything goes with option of Handmade Flowers(#4)
  • Deep Ocean Challenge Things with Wings (week 2) (#71)
  • Die Cuttin' Divas  #281 - Anything Goes (#23)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge - #35 - Anything Goes (#9)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#25)

  • Thanks for stopping by I will be seeing you soon.

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    What Cancer Cannot Do

    Hello everyone
    Cancer is a disease that is so prevalent today and I think everyone has a family member or knows of someone that has been affected by cancer in some way.

    Verses Rubber Stamps sent me this stamp that speaks of cancer. After reading it, I had to leave it sit for a while so that I could get a design idea. Well it finally came to me, I wanted to use some cut out/lacy dies, a doily type die and a label type shape. Layering all these cut out pieces is exactly what I had in mind.

    Let me show an even closer view of the sentiment. 

    I love this sentiment because it lists what cancer cannot do. 

    I love this stamp and its perfect to use on a card and send to someone battling this disease.

    You can order this online and have it shipped to you if you can't find this stamp at your local stamp store. Click here to order.

    Stamps:  Verses Rubber Stamps - What Cancer Cannot Do - GW0628F
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, Creanm and Pink Shimmer CS
    Ink: India Ink-Black, Memento - Angel Pink
    Dies Used: Lacy Tiers Dies, Filigree Bracket Label Dies, Filigree Corner Dies (All of these dies are from Amazing Paper Grace from 2012/2013
    Accessories: Hug Snug Seam Binding 
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Mini Ink Blending Tool

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
  • 4 Crafty Chicks  #313 Sentiment  (#31)
  • Southern Girls  141 Anything Goes  (#66)
  • Crafting With An Attitude  Always Anything Goes (#172)
  • Artbymiran Challenge -  No.65 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#46)
  • Jo's Scrap Shack -  No.153 - Cut It Up (use dies) (#8)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 35 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes (#10)

  • I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you soon.

    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 40

    Hi there,
    It's time for Challenge #40  at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    As always the theme is Anything Goes.

    Let me share my project with you.

    The sponsors for the challenge are


    I am using the image Freehand Butterfly 1  from A Day For Daisies. 
    This butterfly choice comes with 2 images -
    With this purchase you will receive two Digital Stamps of a lovely butterfly; 
    one image is impressed with music notes and one without. 
    I used the one without. 

     I decided to print the image out onto designer paper and 
    I also decided to copy a dictionary page out onto card stock 
    and then printed another butterfly image out onto that dictionary CS.

     Since the butterfly is a really open image it lends itself to mixed media of sorts. I decided that some stencil designs would be a perfect addition to the butterflies and to the background of the card, too. White paint worked well on the pink butterfly and alcohol markers was a perfect choice for the circles on the black & white butterfly.

    Over the weekend I bought a new Tim Holtz Sizzix  Alterations die set. It is called Mixed Media #3. and I used the letters in the alphabet portion to add the sentiment.

    The font on this alphabet set is really interesting and 
    some letters are quite different and are a little hard to decipher.

    I love this sentiment - "Hope is never lost." 

    Stamps:  Digi image - A Day For Daisies - Freehand Butterfly 1
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Pink CS, Purple CS, White CS, DP
    Ink: Memento Marker
    Dies Used: Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations - Mixed Media #3
    Accessories: White Paint, Stencils, Dictionary page, 
    dimensional foam
    I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

  • Creative Artiste Challenge August - Anything Goes  (#62)
  • Jo's Scrap Shack -  No.152 - Anything Goes (#42)
  • Polkadoodles - No.33 - Anything Goes (#66)
  • Scrappers Delights   August -  Anything Goes (#65)
  • Crafty Girls Creations  Always Anything Goes (JFF) (#83)
  • Southern Girls   141 Anything Goes  (#28)
  • Through the Purple Haze #106 Anything Goes  (#89)

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Use Words or Letters on Background - Crafty Creations Challenges

    Hello everyone.

    The next challenge (no.322)  has started
    over at Crafty Creations Challenges.

    The theme - Use Words or Letters on Your Background
    Let me share my card with you.

    The sponsor for this challenge is 

    The winner of our challenge will be awarded 3 single digital images.

    I used those cool looking pumpkins in front of the larger pumpkin
    and that image I chose is called Pumpkin Patch 
    I actually printed out 2 of the images and colored them with colored pencils and
    used some gamsol to blend my colors.

    My words background is something I made myself and 
    I used the words Bountiful Blessings Pumpkin Patch and Autumn.
    I then chose a orange-ish color and printed it out and used it as the words for my background.

    The Crafty Creations  challenge will end on Tuesday August 30 at 10:00 p.m.
    You have plenty of time to get your project finished and submitted.... you could be the next winner.

    Stamps:  Digital - A Creative Need- Pumpkin Patch
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Orange CS, White CS, Brown CS, DP
    Ink/Markers: Spectrum Noir
    Dies Used: Accucut - Pumpkin #5
    Accessories: Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Blender Stumps,
     dimensional foam

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#55)
  • Craft Your Passion -Always Anything Goes (#77)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#52)
  • Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes (#23)
  • Tuesday Throwdown  - #307 -  Anything Goes (#24)
  • A Bit More Time to Craft    Always Anything Goes (#41)
  • Classic Design Team Open Challenge #5 Anything Goes (#134)
  • Crafts Galore Encore - August - Use a Stamp or Digi(#132)

  • Thanks for stopping by today. I will see you soon.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    On The Beach - Crafty Creations Challenges

    Hello and gee it's great to see you!

    Today is the start of challenge #321 over at Crafty Creations Challenges 
    and the theme is - On The Beach.

    Let me share my project with you. 

    She is adorable, isn't she!!

    I used dried Arborvitae for my seaweed and I used a designer paper to make my doily. Dew drops make the best bubbles and had some small sea shells in my stash for added embellishment.

    The sponsor for this challenge is Cute As A Button
    The  winner of the challenge will receive 2 single images.

    Please take a few minutes to visit the Crafty Creations Challenges blog to look at the other designers projects, they all did a fabulous job.

    Stamps: (Digital) Cute as a Button - Sailor Mermaid 
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Blue CS, White CS, DP's
    Ink: Copic markers, Memento Markers
    Dies/Punches  Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm, Martha Stewart Doily Punch Maker
    Accessories: Dew Drops, sea shells, 
     dimensional foam, Glue, Glitter, Arborvitae Dried greenery,

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
    Thanks much for stopping in today. I will be back soon (After Stampaway)

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Having a Ducky Day

    Welcome back everyone!!!
    Today is the 1st Tuesday on the month. The Craft-Dee BowZ designers post on Tuesdays and I usually post on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

    This month the sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. They have a great selection of digital images to choose from so I think there is something for everyone. Click here to browse her store

    Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

    Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
    owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

    Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

    Seems I am into animals this month so I chose a darling duck to use on my project.

    I decided to show a momma and her babies. That's the great thing with digi stamps, you can enlarge or decrease the size to get the look you want. I had a cattails die in my stash and also a die to cut grass, so I was off to make this adorable card.

    The bow on todays card is another layered stacked bow. but this one is just 2 layers (loops) but the tails from the band around the card and the tails from the two layers make the bow look bigger.
    Lets take a closer look

    See, just two loops, but lots of tails, that makes this bow look fluffy and bigger than it really is.

    Stamps:  Digi - Robyn's Fetish
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White, Yellow CS, Medium Blue
    Ink: Copic - various, Memento - Summer Sky
    Dies Used: Spellbinders - Cattails,Elizabeth Crafts -Outdoor Edges ( Grass),
    Ribbon,  Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam
    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • One Stitch At A Time - #267 Anything Goes with Dies  (#68)
  • Animal Friends Challenge #41 - Summer (#6)
  • Crafts and Me (M, P1, SIO) August - Anything Goes (#10)
  • Creative Craft Cottage Challenges #68 Anything Goes (#101)
  • Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  #54 Anything Goes (#12)
  • Doodle Pantry  #20 - Anything Goes (#4)
  • The Sisters of Craft August - Always Anything Goes (#11)
  • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Always Anything Goes ((#96)
  • Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with one more post, hope you can stop in.

    Monday, August 1, 2016


    Welcome back everyone,

    I have been quiet lately, been getting ready for Stampaway. I will be teaching classes on Wed. and Thurs. and doing a M&T at the booth of  Simply Said Rubber Stamps on Friday evening. Busy busy. LOL

    I have 3 posts all in a row  for you this week, and this is the first one.

    And since this is August 1, and that means it's time for the new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Their challenges are 1 month long and the theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
    . I love that theme- it leaves that creative door wide open (so to speak)

    Another thing I love is cats and I have had cats in my life since I was 3 years old. 
    So when I spied this sweet image I just had to have it!!!

    Have you checked out that bow?? 
    Its what I call a triple layered stacked bow.
    Here is a closer view of the bow. 

    The card is a 5"X7" size and I wanted the bow to be prominent but not overpowering. 
    So I thought the layered bow was perfect. It is about 5" long on that bottom ribbon layer and then the next two layers are a little shorter on each layer,
     and you know this bow is so easy to make with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

    Don't have one - you can order your very own here

    Stamps:  Digi - Gracielle Designs -Kitty / Clear Stamps (Sentiments and mouse and paw prints ) Dare2B ArtZy - Meow
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Green, DP & White
    Ink: India Ink, Memento Markers, Copic Markers
    AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam
    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

    Thank you so much for dropping by today. I will be back tomorrow with another card for 
    Crafty-BowZ and I will be using an image from the sponsor Robyn's Fetish. 
    I hope to see you tomorrow.