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Monday, May 31, 2010

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY CHALLENGES AND NEW RELEASE!


HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVERYONE AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED TO PROTECT US!  Sorry my post is a bit late this morning, but I continue to battle some allergy sinus issues and, well let's face it, it's a holiday weekend and I'm just moving at a more relaxed pace.

So, I have a new card to share with you today.  This card introduces the NEW IMAGE RELASE from SHELLY'S IMAGES which is "Hook & Line."  I LOVE this image and had so much fun working with it!!  Make sure you stop by SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG to see what our DT leader, Marion, has in store for you today:)

This card is also my DT entry for the NEW CHALLENGE today at KABOODLE DOODLES.  The challenge is a RECIPE challenge - use 3 papers, 2 embellies and 1 digi image.  I chose 3 DPs from Heidi Grace, my 2 embellis are The Paper Studio gems (hearts) and brads from SEI.  My digi image is "Hook & Line" from SHELLY'S IMAGES.  CS used is SU tempting turquoise.  Image is printed on GP 110 White, colored with Copics and Atyou Spica, cut with nesties and background daubed using Kaleidacolor blues ink pad.  Sentiment is computer generated onto GP and daubed with SU regal rose, cut with nesties.

This card also plays along with the SKETCH CHALLENGE over at DIE CUTS R US CHALLENGE BLOG.  Thanks so much for looking.  Enjoy the day and please let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

CRAFTY HO'S - RECIPE CHALLENGE - BLING, LUSH RIBBON, FLOURISHES

Another AWESOME challenge starts today at CRAFTY HOS' CHALLENGE.  This week we have a recipe challenge - we're using BLING, LUSH RIBBON and FLOURISHES.  Make sure you head over to CRAFTY HOS' to check out the WONDERFUL DT projects and also to enter your own creation!
I used this AMAZING image from BUGABOO.  This is the character JJ and this is from the calendar months collection of JJ.  This is the June image.   My babysitter's former HS teacher got married over the weekend so I made this card for her.  I think it turned out pretty cool.  I used SU basic black and metallic silver for the base and 2nd layer.  Embossed the silver with a Sizzix EF (my flourishes).  I really like this EF!  My bling is pearls from e. by Prima, stickles and Atyou Spicas which I used to decorate JJ.  I also did some coloring with my Copics.  My lush ribbon is something I found loose in my ribbon box.  I really had fun making this card, I hope you like it.  Let me know what you think:)

This card also fit the challenge at PAPER GARDEN PROJECTS which is for a feminine and frilly creation.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

IT'S BLOG-A-DOODLE BINGO PARTY AT STAMP-N-DOODLE!!

Hello Everyone and welcome to our BINGO game and our PUZZLE game, which are party of our BLOG-A-DOODLE PARTY AT STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.  Here's the fun games waiting for you to play.  You are now at AUDREY'S BLOG.  You should have arrived from SAMARA'S BLOG.

BINGO: You will pick up your BINGO card below and then your challenge is to create a card using 5 in a row.  You can choose which way you want to go - up, down, diagonally...  When you have completed your card, please send your project and which elements from the BINGO challenge that you used and submit it to STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.  Make sure you leave a comment on all the DT member blogs and the STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG and let us know which 5 spaces you used on your card.  The PARTY will go from 8am today, Friday, May 28 until 8pm, Sunday, May 30.  You have until MONDAY, MAY 31 to enter your creations on STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.
Here is my sample, I have chosen the "B" row all the way down.  I used this AMAZING STAMP-N-DOODLE Wolf image, it's a bi-fold, a birthday card, has beige, a border and brads.  See how easy and fun it is!!  Can't wait to see your creations on STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.   Papers are SU chocolate chip and Bazzill textured, border punch used is Martha Stewart.  Image colored with Copics, brads are Bo Bunny.

PUZZLE GAME: There are puzzle pieces located throughout the STAMP-N-DOODLE STORE.  Once you have collected all your pieces, you will visit me at danmoose@aol.com and send me your puzzle pieces.  I will then send you the image that you have found and your challenge will be to create a card with it and post it on the STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.  

HINT:  My puzzle piece is hidden in the section of STAMP-N-DOODLE STORE where we would go to find an image we could download that would make someone laugh.

You can find your next puzzle piece clue at VICKIE'S BLOG.  Hope all the directions are clear.  GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN PARTYING!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

RED, RHINESTONES AND RIBBON AT THE CHARACTER CAFE CHALLENGE

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at THE CHARACTER CAFE BLOG and our challenge is RED, RHINESTONES AND RIBBON!!  When you are uploading your card into SCS, PCP or other stamping community, please be sure to use keywords TCCFF20 for this challenge . Can't wait to see your creations...


The prize this week will be two new release images "Tucker" & "Shadow" + a 20% off discount coupon to be used at The Cafe Store and a winner's blog badge.  WOW!!  Make sure you visit the CHARACTER CAFE STORE to see all the great images from TCC!

I had so much fun with this challenge and I hope you will too!!  The CS on this is SU Pumpkin pie, TCC image printed on GP white 110, colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and shirt and headband paper pieced with DP from K and Company.  Rhinestone flowers are from Paper Studio, DP from K & Company, corner punches done with Martha Stewart punch and rick rack if from SU combo ribbon pack.  Thanks so much for looking, can't wait to hear what you think!!

FREEBIE FRIDAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS


It's another edition of FREEBIE FRIDAY brought to you by BUGABOO STAMPS, where you can get your freebies and also see the new sets that are available - woo hoo!!  Don't forget to visit "BUGABOO BLOG as well to see what some of the other DT members have come up with to show off today's images.  Also, we have a group on PCP that you may want to check out - lots of fun chatter going on there all the time - you can find it by clicking HERE.  Hope to see you there:)


I chose to use Girl in A Flower Pot.  There is also Boy Behind a Log image which is also SUPER ADORABLE!  I printed my image on GP white 110, cut with nesties, colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and daubed with SU Taken with Teal.  CS is SU taken with teal and I made the background by using SU glossy paper, sponging it with different inks, running it through the Big Shot using Cuttlebug EF, then daubing areas with Versamark clear ink and sprinkling perfect pearls in areas where there was Versamark.  Pearls are from Queen & Co.  Sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie is stamped in SU blue bayou on SU taken with teal and cut with nesties.  Hope you like it!  Let me know what you think.  Happy Friday:)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SOFTPENCIL ANNIVERSARY CUSTOMER/DT BLOG HOP!!

Hello and WELCOME TO THE SOFTPENCIL ANNIVERSARY CUSTOMER/DT BLOG HOP!  We are celebrating SOFTPENCIL'S 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - WOO HOO!!  This is AUDREY'S BLOG, you should have arrived here from  ANNE-MARIJE'S AMAZING BLOG.  If you have not, you will want to go back to SOFTPENCIL BLOG so you can start at the beginning.  Also, make sure you visit SOFTPENCIL SHOP and see all the FABULOUS new images Elizabeth has made for you!  Finally, make sure you visit SOFTPENCIL GROUP on PCP where you can always find lots of fun chatter and FREEBIES!!  In fact, there's a new freebie there now, so go and snag it:)  This hop will go until 8pm on Sunday, May 30.  Make sure you visit all the blogs and leave comments for a chance to win!

For our project this week, we got to work with the BRAND NEW image "Michu and Happy Flowers."  I ADORE this image, it's so fun and happy!
I chose to color my image with Copics, I made Michu a multi-colored spotted kitty this time (thanks Cat for inspiration!), Atyou Spicas and Gelly Roll pens.  I printed image on GP white 110 and cut with nesties.  Background is daubed with SU sage shadow, blue bayou and gable green inks.  DP is K & Company.  Sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie and stamped with SU gable green on SEI DP, cut with SU punch.  CS is SU Yoyo yellow and tangerine tango, Bazzill textured pink.  Flower/button is from Sassafras Lass.  I hope you like it, I'm so thrilled to be a part of SOFTPENCIL DT and to be able to work with ELIZABETH and the rest of the FABULOUS DT members and so excited so many customers of SOFTPENCIL are joining us today. 
NOW, it's time to got visit MICHELLE'S MAGNIFICENT BLOG.   HAPPY HOPPING!





OLDY BUT GOODY DAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS


Another BUSY day here at Hippieaud's (My) blog!!  Today is OLDY BUT GOODY day at BUGBABOO BLOG so make sure you head on over and check out what the DT has in store for you!  Also, there's still time to play in our MALE challenge w/ SKETCH, so don't miss out.  Finally, you'll definitely want to check out BUGABOO STORE because there's always AWESOME new digis there:)

I used the ADORABLE sock monkey with flowers for my card.  He's just so cute!!  I colored him with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut him out with nesties.  CS is SU Bravo burgandy and Bazzill textured pink.    DP is K and Company and it's so much fun, I decided no additional embellishment needed:)  Sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmi AND SAYS "Just wanted to say Hello."  It's stamped with SU Blue Bayou on SU bravo burgandy and cut with nesties.  Thanks so much for looking and let me know what you think:)

TTTHURSDAY AT SHELLY'S IMAGES!!!

It's TERRIFICALLY THRILLING THURSDAY at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG.  I hope you have enjoyed the week so far, it has been great fun being DT leader:)  I'm SOO EXCITED about today's challenge.  This is a 2 part challenge.  First part of the challenge is my VERY FIRST sketch.  I hope you like it.  You can flip it, rotate it, whatever you choose as long as you follow the basic sketch.
Now the second part of this challenge (the twist) is that you must use PAPER PIECING somewhere on your image.  I love paper piecing and I think it works GREAT with SHELLY'S IMAGES.  So, here is my project, I hope you like it and I can't wait to see what you create!!  HAVE FUN:)  Remember, that although we'd love to see you use a SHELLY'S IMAGE, it is not required to participate in the challenge.
I colored my image with copics, paper pieced the coat, boots and umbrella with SEI DP and used liquid pearls for the rain.  Lace trim is from WE R Memory Keepers.  CS is Bazzill textured light purple, SU pink pirouette, Core-dinations vintage green.  Nesties were used on CS and quickutz used for cutting image.  Thanks so much for looking!  Now, make sure you head on over to SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG and enter your project!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SHELLY'S IMAGES TTTHURSDAY TEASER

So, tomorrow is TERRIFICALLY THRILLING THURSDAY at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG and that means there will be a NEW CHALLENGE.  I am going to give a little tease by showing you this picture
Hmmm, wonder what the challenge will be?!?  You'll have to come back tomorrow, 5/27/2010 and check it out.  I can't wait to share it with you!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

STAMP-N-DOODLE CARD AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!


Hey Everyone!  Wow, it has been a busy few days/weeks!  I am exhausted b/c my house is SUPER humid and I haven't slept in 3 nights, but I digress...  I want to share some news.  First, I was chosen as a member of the STAMP-N-DOODLE DT a few weeks ago.  The badge has been in my sidebar, but I never made an official announcement, so there you have it.  You can visit STAMP-N-DOODLE at the store HERE and also at STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG.  Plus, we are having a BLOG PAR-TAY starting on May 28 at 8am and going to May 30 at 8pm.  Make sure you attend b/c it's going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!!
Here's a sample of one of Stamp-N-Doodles AWESOME digis.  There are also rubber stamps and accessories in the store.
I created this card following the sketch from Inktegrity Hump Day Challenge, which is a FABLULOUS sketch!  Thanks, had SO MUCH FUN creating with it!!  This card also fits with Digital Tuesday Challenge, which is to use a cute person digi.  I colored my STAMP-N-DOODLE image with Copics, cut with nesties and daubed with SU Brocade blue.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut with SU punch, Making Memories eyelet added and organdy ribbon from JoAnn tied through.  Papers are Bazzill, color mates, Bo Bunny, prism and Best Creations DP.  Hope you like it, please let me know.  Can't wait to see you back here for the PAR-TAY on Friday!

NEW RELEASE DAY AT BUGABOO!!


It's Tuesday, so that means a NEW RELEASE at BUGABOO STAMPS!  This week Jodie has come up with fun block images of Stella wearing her red hat and accompanied by VERY FUNNY sentiments:)  Make sure you visit BUGABOO BLOG so you can check out the work of the other DT members for this week'd New Release.  They always do an AMAZING job!
For my card, I chose to use the pre-colored image that is offered as part of the "Red Hat Mama" set.  I have never used a pre-colored image from BUGABOO before, so it was great fun to try something new.  I did color the hair using Copics C2, C4, but everything else is pre-colored.  I printed out the image in 4 different sizes and then layered them.  Another new technique I'd been wanting to try and I think it came out pretty cool:)   Paper is Core-dinations, Bo Bunny, Prism and Color Mates and DP is basic grey.  Button flowers are Sassafras Lass.  This card also follows sketch #33 from Paper Works Co..  Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to head over to BUGABOO STORE to pick up some new images!!  Also, let me know what you think:) 

WINNERS AND NEW CANDY!!


We did it!!  We have reached (over) 175 followers, WOO HOO!!  I am SO THRILLED to have all of you as my followers, and I have some exciting announcements.

My candy winner is: MOMMA JESS!
BONUS prize winners are: KARIN
& MARIT (MM DESIGNS)
CONGRATS EVERYONE.  Please contact me at danmoose@aol.com so I can get your prizes out to you.  THANKS again for being active followers and commenters:)

I also have some new candy!  This will stay until we hit 200.

Up for grabs this time is:
3 packs Studio 18 Rhinestones (red/yellow, green & blue)
Tricia Santry Studio Garden border clear stamos
Rubber Romace rubber/wood stamp (girl w/ presents)
Nesties scalloped hearts
Inky Antics Sentiment "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping"
Blue Glitter Glue
Shirley's 2 Girls clear stamp ("I'm Knot a Blonde..")
Colorbok mini purple brads
QuicKutz Nesting Label cookie cutter dies
Sizzix Bigz Die - heart w/ flowers

Hope you like it!  In order to win just join as a follower (you will also qualify if already a follower) and please leave me some comments on my projects:)  I LOVE to hear what you think!  HUGS TO ALL!

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY AT SHELLY'S IMAGES!

I have 2 techniques to share with you today and both involve Embossing Folders.  The first folder I used is from Sizzix and the other 2 are from Cuttlebug.  My first technique involves using one piece of paper for both your image and your background.  I printed out the image and trimmed the paper to 4 x 5.25 inches.  Then, I cut out the image using nesties.
Next, I took my Sizzix Embosing folder and ran the rest of the paper through the Big Shot.  Finally, I put the center piece back in, so it looks like the picture on the right.
Then, I colored the SHELLY'S IMAGES image with Copics, daubed the embossed flowers and edges of the image with SU Melon Mambo and mounted it on SU melon mambo CS.  Finally, I stamped an Artful Inkables sentiment using SU Melon mambo on core-dinations vintage green paper and cut out with SU punch.  The result is a card that looks pretty complicated, but as you can see, it's quite simple and fun!!!
Next technique I am going to share with you today uses 2 Cuttlebug folders.  Try for one with a subtle pattern all the way through (the dots) and the other one with a larger, bolder pattern that does not cover the entire folder/paper (the flower one).  So first you run the image that you want to be least prominent through the Big Shot (first image of orange paper).  Next, you run the image that you want to be more prominent.  So you can see on the paper on the left, there is a nice imprint of the flower pattern and the subtle pattern of the dots which adds a bit of extra texture to the paper.
Then, I mounted the paper on CS, in this case core-dinations vintage green.  Embossed impressions are on SU pumpkin pie.  Then you can add your image, etc.  I used this SUPER SHELLY'S IMAGE (decided to stick with the umbrella theme), which I colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  Then I cut the image out with scissors and stamped Hampton Art sentiment on SU more mustard with SU garden green ink.  Again, another very simple and fun technique that looks cool and like it took hours:)  I also realized that I have used no DP so far this week and that my first card fits into SHELLY'S IMAGES current challenge, which is to use a white background for your card!
I hope these techniques have provided some inspiration for you!  Please let us know what you think!  All images can be found at SHELLY'S IMAGES STORE and this tutorial can also be found on SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG.

Monday, May 24, 2010

CRITTER SKETCH CHALLENGE!


Time for another Monday challenge at CRITTER SKETCH CHALLENGE.  Make sure you head on over to the blog to upload your creation for the challenge!  Can't wait to see what you create:)  Our sponsor again this week is the AMAZING Dustin Pike and his DOODLE DRAGON STUDIOS, if you haven't visited Doodle Dragon yet, you'll definitely want to check it out!!

This week, we are working with this EXCELLENT sketch:

I chose to use an image from BUGABOO STAMPS and the sentiment is computer generated.  I colored image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and daubed image with SU Melon Mambo.  All shapes cut using nesties.  Papers are GP white 110, Bo Bunny yellow, DP is Imaginisce and green is Color Mates.  Embellishment is Jolee's Boutique.  I have also played along with the challenge this week at PLAY DATE CAFE which is a color challenge - pale yellow, light green and pink.  As always, please let me know what you think and don't forget to create something for this WONDERFUL challenge!!:)

MARVELOUS MONDAY AT SHELLY'S IMAGES!!

Good Monday morning everyone!  Today is MARVELOUS MONDAY at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG and this is my week to be DT leader - woo hoo!!  Make sure you visit the blog so you can see the work of some of the other DT members.  I'm so excited to introduce the new image this week, it's called "May Flowers" and it's so much fun.  You can find it at SHELLY'S IMAGES STORE and it's on sale this week!!

I made a stair step card to showcase the image and I think it works perfectly.  Please let me know what you think!!  This is the card "closed"
and here it is "open"

I used SU Blue bayou textured cardstock for the base and Prism for the back.  Image and sentiment are printed on GP white 110 and both cut with nesties and edges daubed with SU Brocade blue.  Sentiment is computer generated.  Image is colored with copics and Atyou Spicas.  Flowers are from K & Company and Martha Stewart Crafts and butterflies are Martha Stewart.  Pearls are Prima.  As always, thanks so much for looking!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CRAFTY HOS' INSPIRATION CHALLENGE


Ok, it's even later (or earlier now, depending on your perspective), but I am exhausted so please forgive any spelling errors.  This week at CRAFTY HOs', we are using the following picture for inspiration:

Thanks to our DT member Scrappy for providing this AWESOME inspiration!  For my card, I chose this SUPER CUTE image from BUGABOO STAMPS.  I colored her with copics, Atyou Spicas and stickles.  She is cut out using nesties and printed on GP white 110.  Image is daubed in SU melon mambo.  Papers are Core-dinations and Bo Bunny, don't know brand of white glitter paper.  Sentiment is computer generated and cut with nesties, also daubed in SU melon mambo.  Buttons are Bazzill, pearls are Prima and flower is Flora Doodles.  Had so much fun with this one!  Thanks for looking and make sure you head over to CRAFTY HOs' to enter your project!  Can't wait to see what you create:)
 

SKETCH GIRL CHALLENGE 18 & UPDATES


It's early Sunday morning here, 12:46am to be exact and I need to get to bed, but I have projects to share, so here I am:)  I want to make a quick update re: MY AWESOME FOLLOWERS!!  We only need 2 more to reach 175!!  I will give out the blog candy listed above, as well as some bonus prizes when we reach 175 and will also list some new candy, so tell your friends:)

This week, SOFTPENCIL is sponsoring SKETCH GIRL's bi-weekly challenge, which you can check out HERE.  Also, you'll want to visit the SOFTPENCIL SHOP because there're AWESOME new digis there for you.  And don't forget, this THURSDAY is our SOFTPENCIL Customer/DT hop!!

The Mermaid image that I used for this card is one of my FAVORITES!  Also, it was a special ANNIVERSARY gift from SOFTPENCIL creator, Elizabeth.  THANKS Elizabeth!!

For my card, I colored the image with copics & Atyou Spicas and cut with nesties.  Image printed on GP white 110.  Sentiment, from Artful Inkables, is stamped on core-dinations (back) in SU Brocade Blue and cut with nesties, decorated with Bazzill bling.  DP is Basic Grey and Bo Bunny, CS is core-dinations and prism.  Ribbon is SU.  Hope you like this, please let me know what you think:)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

BUGABOO CHALLENGE - MALE CARD WITH SKETCH

Welcome to another challenge from BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE BLOG.  To view the work of all the DT members, visit the blog HERE.  Also, make sure you stop in the BUGABOO STORE to see all the new images ready for purchases as well as all the other images that are there:)

This week our theme is 2 fold - Card for a male plus following an AMAZING sketch by DT member Scrappy.  Here's the sketch and here's my card.


I just LOVE this BUGABOO IMAGE and thought it made the perfect card for a little boy.  Sentiment is computer generated onto GP white 110, cut with nesties and daubed with SU real red.  Image is also printed on GP, cut with nesties and daubed with SU brocade blue.  Image is colored with copics.   Papers are SU real red, soft suede and kraft, and core-dinations vintage blue and brown.  Bling is from Martha Stewart crafts, edges of SU soft suede cut with EK Success border punch and metal brads are from my stash.  I hope you like this, thanks so much for looking!!  Remember to enter your challenge at BUGABOO CHALLENGE BLOG - can't wait to see all your creations!!

This card is also used in the following challenges:
Creative Cottage Challenge - one for the boys and Dare U 2 Digi - one for the boys.

More challenge entries and another FAIRY KNOLL image


Ok, so here's another card using an image from  FAIRY KNOLL.  I am just LOVING these fun images!  This card is also for the following challenges:
MOJO MONDAY 139 - Sketch
The Secret Crafter - use metal.

I decided to go with bold and fun colors on this one.  I colored the image with Copics, Atyou Spica and Gelly Rolls pens.  Ribbon is SU grosgrain.  Metal brad is from the Little Yellow Bicycle.  Image printed on GP white 110 and edges done with stickles.  Papers are SU bravo burgandy, Bazzill textured purple and all DP is from Bo Bunny.  Thanks so much for looking!  I really need to get to bed!  Let me know what you think:)

Fairy Knoll Image and Challenges


Wow, it's 1am and I know I should be getting to bed b/c DS2 has a 9am soccer game and I need sleep, but I just got home from stamping and was really productive.  I also completed some projects earlier today that I would like to share.  The first one is for the following challenges:
2Sketches4You - sketch
Dare U 2 Digi - anything goes with digi
PIXIE DUST STUDIO - add a pearl

Image for this card is from Fairy Knoll digis.  I just discovered Fairy Knoll and am LOVING their fun images!  For this card, I used SU papers - Baja Breeze, taken with teal, metallic silver, basic grey and night of navy.  I embossed some of the papers with Cuttlebug EFs.  Image is colored with Copics, Gelly Roll metallics and stickles used on wings.  Image printed on GP white 110, cut with nesties and daubed with SU blue bayou ink.  Ribbon is from Michaels and pearls are from Prima.  Really loving how this card turned out, hope you like it too - please let me know!  Thanks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SOFTPENCIL THURSDAY - **NEW IMAGE**



Welcome everyone to another edition of SOFTPENCIL THURSDAY!  I am so excited to share my card with you today because we have a BRAND NEW IMAGE that won't even be in the store until tomorrow!  This is all part of our WONDERFUL ANNIVERSARY month at SOFTPENCIL!!  Make sure you check out the SOFTPENCIL BLOG to keep up with all the fun stuff going on this month.  Also, keep your eye on THE SOFTPENCIL SHOP where you will find the image we got to work with tomorrow, May 21, 2010.  Finally, be sure to stop by our PAPERCRAFT PLANET GROUP where there's chatting and more fun activities going on:)

So, I bet you're wanting to see my card and the NEW IMAGE.  The image is called "Happy Sailor" and it is SUPER ADORABLE!  I colored the kids, water and sidewalk with copics and Atyou Spicas.  The sun is colored with Atyou Spicas and the boat is paper-pieced with glittery paper from My Mind's Eye.   Flag colored with Gelly Roll Stardust pen.  Image printed on GP white 110, cut with nesties and daubed with SU river rock ink.  Flower is from K & Co.  DP from My Mind's Eye, CS is SU baja breeze and Core-dinations textured weathered paper.  Bling is Martha Stewart.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut out SU punch.

This card also fits with the following challenges:
and CRAFTY CREATIONS - encouragement or celebration.

Thanks so much for looking!  Please leave me some love, I really treasure what you write on my blog:)

AI FACTORY CHALLENGE #36 - ANIMALS & BRAD


It's Thursday again and that means, time for another AI FACTORY CHALLENGE - woo hoo!!  Make sure you visit the AI FACTORY CHALLENGE BLOG to see the work of the other DT members and to add your porject to the challenge.  This week is to create a project using an animal and brad.  Although it's not necessary to use an AI FACTORY image for your challenge creation, there're SO MANY AMAZING images at AI FACTORY STORE, you'll definitely want to check it out, plus there's lots of FREEBIES for you there:)  You will also want to visit our AI FACTORY COMMUNITY where there're all sorts of discussions and tutorials.  Stop by today!!

For our DT cards this week, we got this AWESOME fish image to work with.  I am loving this image, so fun!  I decided to paper piece the large fish and colored everything else with Atyou Spicas, Copics and Gelly Roll pens, plus Stickles for the clouds.   I cut our the image with nesties and daubed with SU brocade blue ink.   Background paper behind image is SU real red and card base and tag are SU tempting turquoise.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut with nesties and hole punch and I used a fabric brad from Basic Grey.  All DP is My Mind's Eye from a glitter pack and ribbon is SU kiwi kiss.


This card also fits with the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - card for a child
Belli Challenge - old and hole punch (the ribbon is old)
Thanks so much for looking, would love to know what you think!

Monday, May 17, 2010

ANYTHING BUT A CARD at BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG BLOG



Another event today is ABaC day over at BUGABOO CATCH THE BUG BLOG and I got to do a project for it today!!  I really LOVE making altered items, so I am so glad I got to have mine posted today:) 

Since 2 of my kids and myself have been suffering BIG TIME from allergies since the beginning of April, I thought a Kleenex box was in order.  I got this The Paper Sudio alterable box at Hobby Lobby and couldn't wait to decorate it.  I used DP from K& Company.  The DP on the opposite side of the image is the same and the side DP is a different pattern (see below).  The image is one of my FAVORITES from BUGABOO.  I printed the image on GP white 110, colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  Sentiment is compuer generated onto GP white 110, cut with nesties and daubed with SU pixie pink.  Thanks so much for looking and let me know what you think!  Also, make sure you head over to BUGABOO CHALLENGE BLOG to check out the other DT projects.(Side view)


KABOODLE DOODLES CHALLENGE #31 - MONOCHROMATIC


Good Morning!  It's Monday, and what does that mean?!?  Kids go back to school (only 2 more full weeks, 1 4 day week and a 2 day week - wow!)  It also means a NEW CHALLENGE over at KABOODLE DOODLES!  This week's challenge was chosen by ME:) and it's to create a MONOCHROMATIC project.  So, make sure you head on over to the KABOODLE BLOG and enter your project.  Our AWESOME sponsor for this week is BUGABOO STAMPS and the prize is 7 digi images, woo hoo!!

I used this ADORABLE image from BUGABOO, which you can find HERE.  I chose pink as my monochromatic color and used Bazzill textured (light pink), SU pixie pink, K & Co. DP and the base is a striped textured paper from my local scrapbook store (not sure of brand).  SU paper is embossed with Cuttlebug EF.  Image is printed on GP white 110, cut with nesties and colored with Copics, pom poms covered with JudiKins glaze.  DP also cut with nesties.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut with nesties, daubed with SU pixie pink and an SEI brad is added.  Flowers are prima.  I really had fun with this card and am FINALLY feeling like my mojo is back (it had gone missing).  Please let me know what you think and I look forward to seeing your creations on KABOODLE BLOG.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

NEW BLOG

After messing around with layouts, templates and backgrounds for entirely too much time today, I would FINALLY like to present my new blog design.  I hope you like it, please let me know.  Thanks!!

Also, we only need 7 more people to reach 175!  Tell your friends so that I can give this blog candy away and start some new candy!!:)

CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE - SKETCH

This week, CRAFTY HOs' has another Sketch challenge!!  Woo hoo, I LOVE sketches!  This sketch was done by our very own DT member Michele - thanks Michele!!  Make sure you check out CRAFTY HOs' BLOG so that you can play along with the challenge.  Here's the sketch to help you get started.


For my card, I decided to make a window card using a Movers and Shapers die from Sizzix.  If you've never used one before, you should definitely try them, they're so fun!  I chose this great image from BUGABOO STAMPS to use on the card and the sentiments are computer generated and punched out using EK Success and SU punches.  Edges of round sentiment daubed with SU orchid opulance.  CS is Bazzill textured from monochromatic pack.  Ribbon is from Michael's and DP is SU.

Image is colored with Copics and bling is from Queen & co.  Thanks so much for looking and please let me know what you think!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

THE CHARACTER CAFE FEATURE FRIDAY!



It's time for FEATURE FRIDAY challenge at THE CHARACTER CAFE!  Make sure you head on over to CHARACTER CAFE BLOG so you can check out all the DT projects and also so you can enter this week's challenge!  If you need some images, you can find the CAFE STORE right HERE.

Our challenge this week is reuse/recycle - find an object in your home and use it in your card.  It can be a pop top, a paper clip, belt buckle, you name it!!  Be creative and most importanly, have fun!!

For my project, I found an old refrigerator magnet from my kids' preschool with the 2007-08 school year calendar on it.  I also had set aside this envelope from a Discover card promotion.

I took the envelope and put it through the Xyron to get the entire back of it to be an adhesive.  Then I stuck it onto the magnet and trim to fit.  Next, I punched out all the frogs and reeds from THE CHARACTER CAFE pond frogs image set using SU and EK Success punches.   I printed them in different sizes so they all looked different.  I colored them with Copics and Gelly Roll Stardust pens and used Doodlebug flock on the tops of the reeds.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut with SU punch and daubed with SU gable green ink.  All white CS is GP 110.  I colored some of the edges of the punch outs with Copics for a bit extra color.  Then, I stuck it on my magnetic board outside my room:)

I hope you like it, please let me know:)
This project also fits with the following challenges:
Delightful Sketches - use punches
Crazy4Challenges - Inspiration based on "Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails..."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SOFTPENCIL THURSDAY - FLOWERS FOR MY BUNNY MOM


Hello everyone!!  Hope everyone is doing well today.  It is actually not raining here at the moment, which is nice because it has rained a lot since Monday night.  I think I have FINALLY overcome my lack of mojo issues that have plagued me for the last 2 days, so YAY!!  Btw, only 9 more followers before we get to 175!!

First of all, CONGRATS to MARIE B. who is my SOFTPENCIL BLOG HOP winner.  Marie won the image that I used in the hop - Flowers for my mom:)

Next is my weekly offering for SOFTPENCIL THURSDAY, but before I get to that, I want to remind you to check out the SOFTPENCIL BLOG, and also the SOFTPENCIL SHOP.  Since it's our ANNIVERSARY all month long, there's still LOTS going on this month, including our BIG customer and DT blog hop on the 27th!!  Finally, another SPECIAL happening right now is that our DT Member Melissa is hosting a SOFTPENCIL COLOR CHALLENGE on PCP - you can find it HERE

I decided this week to make a Gift Tag.  I think this image works AWESOME for a gift tag!  I colored the bunnies and grass with Copics.  The butterfly is done with Gelly Roll Stardust pens.  The flowers

are done with Stickles and the trim on Momma bunny's dress is done with liquid pearl.  Sentiment is from SU and stamped in SU pixie pink ink.  White CS is GP 110 and DP is K&Company.  Both image and backing are cut with nesties.  Ribbon is organdy from JoAnn.  Thanks so much for looking1  I hope you like it:)

AI FACTORY CHALLENGE - CELEBRATION & SPARKLE!

This week is our first challenge at AI FACTORY as a new DT!  Our theme this week is Celebration and Sparkle.  So our cards are to celebrate something and have sparkle!!  Before I share my card with you, I want to give you some places to visit:)  Make sure you stop by AI FACTORY CHALLENGES to link your creation for this challenge.  It is not necessary to use AIFactory images, but it would be cool if you did!  You can find our images at AI FACTORY SHOP, you'll also find lots of FREEBIES here:)

For my card, I chose this BEAUTIFUL coffee cup image from AI Factory and colored it with Copics and Gelly Roll Stardust pens.  I used SU white chunky glitter for the latte part.  The sentiment is also from AI Factory, and I printed it in black and then traced over it with Gelly Roll Stardust pen.  Image and sentiment are printed on GP white 110 and cut with nesties.  Sentiment is daubed with SU pixie pink ink.  Ribbon is from Stamping Bella.  Solid CS is SU chocolate chip.  I do not remember what company the DP is from.

I used Sketch 63 from CARD PATTERNS.  Thanks for a GREAT sketch!!  Thanks to everyone for looking and please share your thoughts with me on my project:)


Monday, May 10, 2010

SHELLY'S IMAGE NEW RELEASE MONDAY

It's MARVELOUS MONDAY NEW RELEASE at SHELLY'S BLOG and you are definitely gonna want to head on over and check out the projects the DT has created using the NEW RELEASE today - the AMAZING tulip image that I was lucky to be able to use for my project!  Make sure you head on over to SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP and get your hands on the new release as well as the other images in the store!!
For my card using SHELLY'S IMAGES tulip image, I also entered the following challenges:
GET SKETCHY, which provided an amazing sketch
DARE U 2 DIGI , which is anything goes using a digi stamp, and
JUST US GIRLS, which is to do a pocket card.
I used My Mind's Eye DP, SU garden green and Bazzill textured red for the card.  Buttons are from SEI (flowers) and JoAnn (red).  Image and sentiment are printed on GP white 110 and mounted on bookmark from Creative Imagination.  Image is coulred with copics, cut with nesties and daubed with garden green.  Sentiment is computer generated.  Ribbon is from JoAnn.  Thanks so much for looking!  Please head on over to SHELLY'S IMAGES and check out all the great work on the blog and the great stuff in the store.  As always, let me know what you think:)