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Thursday, August 21, 2014

LILLY MAE CHERRY PICKING FROM TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS

Hi everyone!  Today is my day to share my newest creation using one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  You can also find my post by visiting Treasured Times Blog, where you can also find tons of inspiration from the other DT gals.

This is Lilly Mae Cherry Picking clear stamp designed by Jody Stacy and illustrated by  Tracey Malnofski.


Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using VersaFine black ink.  I chose a simple color scheme this time sticking with browns, greens, reds and purples.  This image was great fun to color - I love coloring images with backgrounds/scenary.

For the grass and ground, I chose G28, YG17, YG13, YG03 and G20.
E35, E33 and E53
YR24 and YR21

For the basket E37, E35, E33 and E53

For the tree, I chose E89, E87, E84 amd E81.  I have never really used this combo at all before and think it looks really good for tree bark.

For the leaves on the tree I used a variety of greens G28, G24, G21, G20, G09 and G05; YG17, YG13, YG11, YG09, YG06, YG03 in various combinations.

I also used a variety of reds for the cherries in various combinations R39, R29, R24, R22, R39, R37,R35; RV99 and RV69.

For Lilly Mae's outfit and shoes, I chose purples RV99, RV95, RV93 and RV91 as well as R39, R29 and R24.  I added Staedler pens for the polka dots.

Her hair is YR14, E15 and E18 and skin is my standard skin choices - E04, E11, BV20 and R21 for cheeks.


I found this awesome cherry DP in a 6x6 paper pad in my stash and combined with Bazzill CS.  I cut the image with Nesties as well as the background on which the image is mounted.  I have added buttons from Bag 'o Buttons and sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I sure do hope you like it!!

Hugs!

INSPIRATION FROM LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   The week before school starts, always a busy one and it doesn't help we were gone for soccer tournament all last weekend and will be away all this weekend as well.  Calgon, take me away!!  LOL

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES!!   You have until August 26 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Coriander as Goldilocks.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Other die cut shapes done with Tonic dies.  DP is brand new Doodlebug Designs, which I absolutely love!  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut with Jaded Blossoms die.  Enamel dots are My Mind's Eye.  I sure hope you like it and thanks for visiting me today:)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CIRCLES CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

Happy Wednesday everyone!   Crazy week here again - the week before school!  Today 2 of my kids find out who their teachers will be this year and tomorrow the other 2 have orientation and find out their teachers.  Lots going on!!

I'm pleased to announce we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and the theme is CIRCLES!  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  Plus, DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY has so many amazing images for sale, I hope you will go visit the shop:)  You have until September 2 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.


I have used this gorgeous image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY Barbeque Barbz.  This is image is so much fun and was a joy to color with my Copics and Staedler pens.  Image cut with Sizzix die as is frame on image.  Circle dies are Nesties and sentiment from Crafting Desert Divas is cut with Nestie as well.  My Mind's Eye candy dots added.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SUMMERTIME FUN WITH WHIMSY STAMPS!

Hello everyone!!  I'm here with you today to share my latest creation using one of the fabulous August Digi New Releases found at the Whimsy Stamps Store.   Remember that all Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.   To find all of the digital images available, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Also, don't forget to enter our Current Challenge - BACK TO SCHOOL you have until September 2 to come play along!!


My creation today uses Maggie from the StampArt Design by Kathryne Collection found at Whimsy Stamps Store.   I had a wonderful time coloring this fabulous image with my Copics and Staedler pens.  I decided to go with a fun shape this week and used Nesties for all the oval cuts.  I chose DP from Doodlebug Design, sentiment from Jaded Blossom cut with Nestie and twine added.  Image is cut with Sizzix die.  Flowers from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and you can also see it on Whimsy Challenge Blog, hope you will pay a visit there as well:)

BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and it is BACK TO SCHOOL.  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Have you been to the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS store recently?  Hope you will pop in to see all the WONDERFUL products available, including NEW CDs and our NEW RELEASE stamps will be available August 23!!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp, digi image or die from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. Also, a if you are or become a follower of our Inspiration Blog CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, add a 3 after your name.  That means if you used an image or die from our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS shop and follow CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, you can add 6 after your name, which gives you 6x entries!!  You have until Monday, August 25 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp School Book, which I have colored with Copics and cut out with Wild Rose Studio die.  DP is from Imaginiesce and CS is Bazzill and American Crafts.  Ribbon is from my stash, sentiment is Taylored Expressions and cut with die from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   Was at soccer fields from 8am-8pm yesterday and will be back again from 7am today until whenever the last game my boys qualify for is held - could be as late as 5pm.

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is BACK TO SCHOOL!   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 Chrissy Crystalwhisk Fairy!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!


This image can be yours for free if you used a Lacy Sunshine image in Challenge #39.  All you need to do is email Audrey (that's me) at danmoose@aol.com putting "Challenge Digi" in the subject line.  You can also purchase  in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe for only $2 during this challenge (scroll down to the bottom of the Shoppe's main page).

We also have our Selfie Contest going on each Saturday at LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP - Selfie Saturday, so I hope you will check that out.  If you haven't joined our LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP, I hope you will head over and join the fun.  We have reached 600 followers so watch out for our next milestone!

Don't forget to get a copy of our BRAND NEW Lacy Sunshine Crafting Magazine - over 130 colorful pages of projects, tutorials and more!  Plus, we are having a big CONTEST with lots of prizes up for grabs.  You can pick up your magazine HERE.


My card today uses Jenni Boo Off to School from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  I have colored this fabulous image with Copics and cut out with L'il Inkers dies.  I used DP from my stash, ribbon from Taylored Expressions, sentiment from Cardz TV, cut with die from my stash and bling from My Mind's Eye.  CS is Bazzill and Bo Bunny.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.  Today is the official return of soccer as we start a new season with our first tournament of the year and both boys' teams are playing so it's going to be busy!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is BACK TO SCHOOL.  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, August 29, 2014 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 – a Brand New die cut from FRANTIC STAMPER!! (winner pays shipping if any).

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 available at many online retailers - SET 4 has just been released!!


My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS image Back To School Pals.  I have colored this sweet image with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Sentiment, from Jaded Blossom, is also cut with Nestie.  DP is from my stash and CS is American Crafts.  Buttons are Basic Grey and ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Sure hope you like it and will come join the fun!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAMI STAMPS!!

Happy Friday everyone!   I have spent the past 10 minutes trying to dodge a yellow jacket that came in my kitchen when hubby let the dogs out and kept the door wide open.  I am allergic to yellow jackets, so I am of course flipping out and it took 10 minutes just to get my mug of coffee - ugh!  Maybe it's a sign I should just go back to bed LOL!

We have New Releases from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP to show off today at SAMI STAMPS and it is Back to School - just perfect for this time of year!!   I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!  You can also find the whole collection of Sami's Stamps at SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.




Our Current Challenge is Anything Goes!
Don't forget to check out our $2 deal and Freebie:)


My card features "Back to School" image from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.  I have colored this image with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I chose Best Creations DP and Bazzill, Bo Bunny and American Crafts CS.  Circles down left side all cut out with SU punches.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions cut out with Nestie.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, pearls from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FIRST POST FOR TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS - WHO LOVES ICE CREAM??

Hi everyone!  I am back with you today to share my very first creation for Treasured Times Inspirational Blog using one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  This is Audrey and AJ with Ice Cream and Sparkles by the super talented Tracey Malnofski.


Image is colored with Copics and then I added Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens for sparkle on the buttons and the background.  I used 2 of my favorite hair color combos in this image 
For AJ's brown hair - E53, E34 and E57
For Audrey's Red Hair - E08, E19, E59 and then a dash of YR24 added at the end

I tried to keep my color pattern pretty consistent throughout the image, so I also used the brown combo for Audrey's shoes and AJ's shorts, although I did also added E59 for the darkest color on AJ's shorts.   AJ's shoes use the same color combo I used on Audrey's hair.

Other colors I chose include:
Audrey's shorts and bandana - BG78, BG49, BG57 and BG53, also used for AJ's bottom ice cream scoop.

AJ's shirt and socks - YR18, YR16 and YR14
Ice cream cones - YR28, YR24, YR21
Yellow ice cream Y17, Y18
Audrey's t-shirt and socks RV17, RV14, RV13
Pink ice cream RV66, RV19


I cut the image our with MFT die and added a tag from Nesties.  Sentiment used is Pink Cat Studios.  DP is Doodlebug Designs and CS is Bazzill.  You will notice when I color, I typically try to take all the colors I use on the image from the colors on my papers.  I made the bow using my Bow Easy with ribbon from my stash and then added a button from Papertrey Ink and some bling from Prima on the tag.  Sure hope you like it and hope it has provided you some inspiration.  Until next time...

Hugs!

ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  Busy, busy day today - lots of appointments for kids as I try and get everything out of the way before they go back to school.  Gearing up for a busy weekend as well.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES  - hope you will come play along:)   You have until August 26 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Jr. Hatter Georgetta.  I have colored this adorable image with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  I combined DP from Doodlebug Designs and CS from Bazzill.  Sentiment from Gina K. Designs is cut with MFT die and I added crystal bling from Prima.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge!  Hugs:)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ANIMAL FRIENDS CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

Another post from me today and it won't be the last one of the day either.   I have been so swamped as of late, but am so grateful for the time I do get to craft and working on my coloring.  I have really been trying to play around with my shading and using my light source(s) more effectively.

Anyway, I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is Animal Friends.  You have 1 week to come play along, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


My card today features digi Teddy Teaparty from Inky Impressions.  I have colored this wonderful image with my Copics and Sakura pen.  Image and frame cut with Crafter's Companion dies, sentiment cut with Joy! Crafts die.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  DP is SU and CS is Bazzill and Coredinations.  Bling is from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

NEW SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES W/ TWIST OF USE DIE CUTS!!

Happy Wednesday to everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  My week has been busy, kids head back to school in less than 2 weeks now.  Seems like I was just counting down the days til summer break!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today Scrapper's Delight Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES w/ a twist to USE DIE CUTS!

Anyone can come play along in our challenge, but we'd sure love to see you use an image from Scrapper's Delights Store or any Scrapper's Delight image found at Stitchy Bear Shop.  Janice's images are adorable and I know you will have as much fun as I did creating with one!

Lastly before I show off my creation, we would love to have you come join our Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Group!  Hope you will come join our fun chats and show off your Scrapper's Delights creations:)

For my card today, I have chosen Honey 2 Digi Stamp from Scrapper's Delights Store.   I decided this image would make a great teacher card.  I colored her with Copics, all dies used are Crafter's Companion.  DP is Little Yellow Bicycle and pearls are Prima.  CS is Bazzill and American Crafts.   Sure hope you like it and will come join along at Scrapper's Delight Challenge.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

INSPIRATION THURSDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   This week has been hectic and I have been completed exhausted and there has been more stress than usual, but hoping that's done for a while at least.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is BABY, BABY!!   You have until August 12 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS rubber stamp Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Sage.  I have colored this cutie with Copics and cute out with L'il Inkers die.  DP is DCWV and CS is American Crafts.  Notebook sticker is Jolee's Boutique, sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Sure hope you like it!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT WHIMSY STAMPS - BACK TO SCHOOL!

I'm pleased to announce that we have a NEW CHALLENGE today at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG and it is BACK TO SCHOOL!  Hope you will come play along at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG as well as check out all the gorgeous creations from the DT.

Please remember to mention our challenge with a link to WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG on your blog post.  Anyone can enter using any image, but you are limited to 3 entries per person.   Sure hope you will come join the fun!

Don't forget to check out our NEW Digital Releases from


this month at Whimsy Stamps Store.  All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.



My creation uses Whimsy Stamps Store digi image News Girl from the Lia Stampz Vintage Girls Collection.  She is colored with Copics and Sakura pen, cut out with Cheery Lynn die.  DP is from Echo Park and CS is American Crafts, CTMH and Bazzill.  Sentimet from Jaded Blossom is cut with Crafter's Companion die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!