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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!!

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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!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

FUN IN THE SUN WITH KARLEIGH SUE DIGI DESIGNS!!

Hello everyone!  Wow, my weekend was so busy - 8 soccer games between my 2 boys - 4 Saturday, 3 Sunday and 1 yesterday as it was a holiday here in US.  I was barely home all weekend and got nothing done on my house!

I am sharing today on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration blog with another creation to share using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.

Today, I am using Sassy Summer (Curly) image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.  This is a super fun image and as always, so much fun to color!

As anyone who has seen many of my recent projects, you may have noticed that I have been doing a lot more fancy folds.  I was at the point where I was starting to think all my cards were looking very similar, and that took away a bit of my mojo.  So, I decided to get on Pinterest and any other website I could find and get some inspiration!  This particular fold was found at Joanna Sheen shop.  It is called a zig zag 4 panel card.  I chose papers from Jillie Bean.  Image and sentiment cut with Marianne dies.  Stickers are Jolee's Boutique and sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.


Closer up view of image


Copic colors used as follows:

Hair - E55, E25, E29
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Skirt and headband B41, B32, B34, B37, B39
Pinks RV23, RV25, RV09
Yellow YR21, YR23, YR24

Image is highlighted with Y32 and grounded with E31, E33, E35, C2

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:)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

SHOW OFF THOSE MUSCLES WITH FAERY INK

Hello everyone!!   Weirdest thing happened, I had this post all ready to post today and somehow, it completely disappeared from my blog!  It was supposed to post earlier today, but I wasn't home from soccer and then dinner until after 9pm from 8:30am this morning, so please accept my apologies.

I want to share some inspiration with you today. You can find the image I used, “Girls Lift Too” at the Faery Ink Shop.  I absolutely adore this image, she is stunning and was a joy to color.  I love the sentiment I found from Jaded Blossom – in case you can’t read it, it says “Wear Your Muscles with Pride” and I think it fits this image perfectly!


I chose to make a twisted easel card to showcase this beauty. I used DP from Doodblebug Designs and buttons from Queen and Co. Image is cut out with Nestie and die behind it is also Nestie. Image colored with Copics. I chose hair colors E53, E34, E57, E49. Skin is the same skin colors I pretty much always use E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R21. Lips are RV23 and RV25. Shirt is E02, E04, E07 and E09, heart is RV23, RV25 and RV09. Dumbbells are YG03, YG13, YG17 and G28. Shorts are B000, B01, B02, B05 and B07.

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:)

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:)