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Thursday, June 30, 2011

RAINBOW LADY - 4th of JULY

It's time to Celebrate the 4th of July over at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE, so get out your fireworks and red, white and blue and let's party!! 

You have until Wednesday, July 6 to enter our challenge, just make a project that corresponds to our 4th Of July theme - it doesn't have to be American 4th of July, just whatever this day means to you.  Most of all, have fun! 

My image from WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO by Mabelle R.O. is colored with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura glaze pens.  Cuts done with Cheery Lynn dies, Papers are Basic Grey, SU and from my stash,  Martha Stewart border punch used.  Button from Doodlebug Designs, flower from Prima and daubed with Staz-on.  Ribbon from SU.


Hope you will come play along:)

Other challenges entered:

FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE - America (the red, white and blue)
AMBER'S CRAFTS AND STUFF - red, white and blue
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - colors of your flag and something your country is known for (cupcakes/dessert)
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - red, white and blue
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - red, white, blue
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY - red, white and blue
LIL RED WAGON - Patriotic
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY - red, white, blue
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION - red, white and blue
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - red, white, blue
USE IT TUESDAY - red, white, blue
TUESDAY TRIO - sketch

IT'S A CELEBRATION - DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG HOP!!

It's a Celebration Blog Hop! 30June-1July




Hello everyone and welcome to the Digital Delights It's a Celebration Blog Hop 30June-1July 2011. This is a 2 day hop to help you get through all 30 of our talented designers, collect letters for our game and enter to win the grand prize!   Also, when you visit LESLIE's blog, please give her lots of love for organizing this FABULOUS hop!!

If you came here from ANITA H.'s BLOG then you are in the right spot! If you have just come across this post while browsing around in blog land then start at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG so you don't miss any of the amazing projects!

The theme of our hop today is CELEBRATIONS!! We are celebrating the GRAND OPENING of DIGITAL DELIGHTS NEW SHOP!.   Wendy (aka Louby Loo) just completed the move to a new and improved store!   In honor of this, each designer will be given away the primary image used on their creation.   There are wonderful sponsors for the grand prize at the end so make sure you get to all the blogs along the hop route.

This hop has a twist - along the hop there are leTters to find in the some of the DT posTs - not all blogs have letters, but you will gather all the letters you find and then at the end of the hop on day 2 you will assemble the collected letters to create a DigiTal DelighTs related word.  (Have you figured out my letter yet?!?;))  You are then to return to DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and enter your name using the Inlinkz Tool at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop you will be contacted if you are selected at random--at which point you will be asked to reveal the correct word.

I have used DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Floating Scrubbie Sue" for my project today.   I love this sweet image - makes me think of my family's upcoming trip to the ocean.  I colored my DIGITAL DELIGHTS image with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  I used DP from Wild Rose Studio and CS from SU.  Sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS circle sentiment set, I cut it out with a punch and colored with Copics.  Scalloped flower also cut using punch.  Hope you like it!!  If you are chosen as the winner from my blog, you will be getting "Floating Scrubbie Sue" image.


In order to be eligible to receive this digital stamp, please leave a comment below - I'd love for you to become a follower, but it is not required to win my hop image.   In your comment please provide an email address so that you can be contacted when I draw the prize.

Also, remember to collect all the letters to make a DIGITAL DELIGHTS related word then go and enter your name on DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG using our Inlinkz Tool.  (If you haven't figured it out yet, my letter is "T").

Your next stop along the hop will be BETTY'S BLOG.  Have fun!!!

Additional challenges entered:

DIVAS BY DESIGN - die cuts/punches
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - birthday/party
LITTLE DARLINGS - 2 fav. colors - purple and pink
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - something old, something new (punches, papers)
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - summer fun
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE - summer birthday
FOREVER FRIENDS - animal plus birthday
POLLYCRAFT - water themed
THERE SHE GOES - 2 different punches

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just doing some random creating with STRETCH N' BUBBLES IMAGE:)


Happy Wednesday.  Wow, it's so hard to keep track of days in the summer!  I keep thinking today is Thursday, but oh well.  I have been trying some different digi images and companies as well as different color combos and coloring styles with my Copics and it's just so fun and relaxing.  Wish I could just color all day and never have to worry about cleaning or anything!  Oh well, I digress....

So, here's my latest creation and I have used "Saraphena" from STRETCH N' BUBBLES SHOP.  I have colored her with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Stickles for the wings, cut her out with Nestie and daubed with CTMH ink.
I added Recollections pearls and bling and Petaloo flowers plus sentiment from Darcie's Heart and Home stamp which I cut with Nestie.  Papers are SU textured CS and Basic Grey DP plus doily from random craft store.  I hope you like it!!

Challenges entered:

CRAFTS AND ME - birthdays
DIVAS BY DESIGN - die cuts/punches
FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY - fairy and open challenge
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - birthday/party
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - something old, something new (doily, image)
THE PAPER SHELTER - anything goes
RUBY'S RAINBOW - flowers
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - things with wings
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE - summer birthday
DEEP OCEAN - flowers
DIGITAL TUESDAY - digi plus flowers

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's Christmas in June this week at WHOOPSI DAISY


It's time for Christmas in June at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE, so head on over and play along!   You have until 1pm EST on Sunday, July 3 to join us for Christmas in June.  You will also definitely want to see all the glorious work by the Daisy Divas DT!  If you get a chance, please visit their individual blogs - their work is always stunning!!

BIG TREAT as well - for ONE WEEK ONLY, Linnie is offering BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE FREE at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP - that's 8 images for the price of 4 and Linnie's prices are already so generous, so you'll definitely want to head on over and pick up some images!  Although WHOOPSI DAISY images are not required to enter our challenges, we'd sure LOVE to see one!


I have colored my WHOOPSI DAISY images (I have used 2 - the birds one and the girl with her doll - both from same sheet) with Copics and then cut out using Nesties.  All DP is My Mind's Eye.  Sentiment is from Fiskars and is stamped in Staz-On and cut with Nestie then daubed with Staz-On.  Ribbon is Offray.  Bird images daubed with Tim Holtz distress ink.

Other challenges entered:

PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - anything goes
CRAFTY ANNS - Christmas in June
DELICIOUS DOODLES - cute and cuddly
PHINDY'S PLACE - use circles
SIMPLY CREATE - wings
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - red, white, blue and Christmas
OUR CREATIVE CORNER - My style - Copics and die cuts
DREAM VALLEY - ribbon

POLLYCRAFT FREEBIES - WOO HOO!!

Hello everyone and happy day!  It is sunny and not horribly warm here, just a nice day to look out the window and smile and be happy.  Hope you are all having this kind of day too:)

I just want to share an image from POLLYCRAFT DESIGNS BLOG that they are giving for FREE as part of their DT call which ends soon - so pick them up while you can!!  You should also visit POLLYCRAFT SHOP and check out all their fun images!!

I decided to use the POLLYCRAFT Image "Sonny Honeycloud - Sonny's Party" for my card.  I love this adorable image and had such fun coloring her with my Copics and Atyou Spicas plus stickles on the balloon.  I cut her out with scissors and added her to my side stair step card.  Papers are Basic Grey and I made my own flowers using Bo Bunny DP and some buttons from JoAnn "green" line.  Butterfly is Recollections and cupcake is from K and Co.  Base paper is SU textured and sentiment is from Whimsy Rubber stamps.  Hope you like it, let me know!!

                                                                         Closed view

                                                                     Open View

Additional challenges entered:
ART IMPRESSIONS - homemade flowers
THE RUBBER CAFE - summer
DIGI'S WITH ATTITUDE! - anything goes
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE - die cut/punch and lilac/pink
PHINDY'S PLACE - use circles
BEE CRAFY - digi and kids birthday
CRAFTY EMMA - anything but square

Friday, June 24, 2011

A NEW AWARD - THANKS ARDILLA and ELIZABETH!!

A sweet blog award!

Happy Friday everyone!

My friends Ardilla and Elizabeth gave me the Irresistible Sweet Blog Award! thank you very much girls!!! it´s so sweet of you :)

These are the rules about this award,

1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.

2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.

3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies

So here I go with the 7 random facts about myself...!

1.  I am a very loyal person, whether as a friend, customer, patient, etc., as long as you treat me nicely, I will stay loyal to you forever.

2.  I am a firm believer in the GOLDEN RULE - Treat others as you wish to be treated.  I try to follow this rule in EVERYTHING that I do.

3.  I love to dance like no one is watching.

4.  I wish there was PEACE ON EARTH and I strive to help find peaceful solutions for any problems that may arise in my life, my childrens' or friends'.

5.  I LOVE being part of DTs and promoting the companies that I DT for.  Coloring with my Copics is so wonderful and relaxing for me - I wish I could spend ALL my time coloring!!

6.  I am so thankful for all my friends and followers that I have met through blogging and crafting.  I am happy I have been able to meet or chat with many of you in person.

7.  I feel blessed that God has given me the talent to create with paper and markers and to meet so many wonderful people through my crafting.

Now, I need to pass this along to 8 people, which is REALLY difficult, but I choose:

1.  Linnie and the girls from WHOOPSI DAISY DT (ok I know that's more than 8, but I'm doing it anyway:))
2.  Chris P.
3.  Angela from Sew Many Cards
4.  Jehanne from Just Some Lines
5.  Jenn
6.  Glennis
7.  Wendy aka Louby Loo from Digital Delights
8.  Lisa F.

DIGI DAYS WITH CARDMADFAIRY - TASTE OF ASIA

Hello and here I am with the NEW CHALLENGE from DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY.  Our challenge this week is TASTE OF ASIA, so anything with an Asian theme or image will work perfectly.  Remember, our challenge will go until Thurs., July 7 and you are allowed 1 entry with no CARDMADFAIRY image and unlimited entries using CARDMADFAIRY images.   I hope you will come play along!  We are sponsored by LITTLE CLAIRE'S this time and they are giving our winner a FABULOUS prize, so I hope you will go check out their AWESOME shop!!

Jenni has created some AMAZING NEW IMAGES that should work perfectly for this challenge, so you will definitely want to check those out go to DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY and click on the shop link at the top to see all the images available.

I chose CARDMADFAIRY image "Geisha" for my card.  I love this gorgeous image.

Colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas, Fabric button from Heidi Grace, CS from CTMH textured.  Found DP in my stash and thought it was perfect.  Image and yellow piece cut with Cheery Lynn dies.  Used Tim Holtz distress ink to daub around edges of image.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Other challenges entered:
 PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - anything goes

IT'S ALL ABOUT DRY EMBOSSING WITH SEW MANY CARDS

Hey everyone!  We have an AWESOME NEW CHALLENGE this week over at SEW MANY CHALLENGES BLOG as well as a NEW FRIDAY FREEBIE that you can find at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I hope you will stop by and pick it up.

You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, June 30 to enter your DRY EMBOSSED project at SEW MANY CHALLENGES BLOG and although a SEW MANY CARDS image is not required, we'd sure LOVE to see one!!


For my challenge card, I used SEW MANY CARDS image Cammi the Caterpillar and colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas.   I used Cheery Lynn dies for cutting the image and the Bo Bunny pink paper.  Other DP also Bo Bunny and purple piece embossed with Cuttlebug folder is CTMH textured paper as is base of card.  Sentiment computer generated and cut with Nesties.

Additional challenges:
CCEE STAMPERS - pink
STAMPIN' B's - friendship sentiment
DELICIOUS DOODLES - cute and cuddly
FAIRY KNOLL - sparkle
MAMI DOODLES - heavy metal (brad)
PHINDY'S PLACE - use circles



Here's the FREEBIE for this week - I LOVE this fun image!!  I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and used Lifestyle Crafts dies for image and background and Nestie for sentiment which is from Clear $ Stamps ("udder" quote) and my stash.  All DP is Basic Grey and all other is SU textured.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Challenges entered:
C.R.A.F.T. - 1 tag, 2 circles, 3 squares or rectangles
FOREVER FRIENDS - animal and at least 3 DPs
MELJENS DESIGNS - plaid or stripes
CRAFTY CATZ - charm (butterfly)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

STAMP INSANITY'S STARS AND STRIPES Challenge

I hope you will come play along in our STARS AND STRIPES Challenge at STAMP INSANITY.  We have lots of fun DT samples for you to see this week and you will definitely want to check out the SHOP, also located at STAMP INSANITY BLOG.

I chose to use STAMPINSANITY'S "Angelika" for my card this week and I had grear fun coloring her with Copics and added Stickles for her wings.  Papers are all from my stash, buttons are bag o' buttons and American crafts.  Also used a Cuttlebug EF, EK Success corner rounder and Cheery Lynn and Nesties dies.  Sentiment is from Inky Antics.  Hope you enjoy and will come play in our challenge.  You have until Weds., June 29 to enter at STAMP INSANITY BLOG.  Good luck and have fun!!

Additional challenges:

CRAFTY CREATIONS - let it shine
BELLI CHALLENGE - the letter "g" - glitter, glamour, girly
THREE MUSES - whimsical, quirky, humorous
MAGICAL MONDAY - mythical/fantasy plus punch and embossing
STAMPING SCRAPPING CENTRAL - red, white, blue


DIGITAL DELIGHTS - THURSDAY SHOWCASE - Peyton with Bucket and Spade

Today for you the DT has some amazing cards on display at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG, so I hope you will take the time to go over and check them out.  Also, if you have some extra time, I'm sure the DT girls would love for you to come visit their personal blogs.

I used DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Peyton with Bucket and Spade" this week and it can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  We have a brand new web store, so if you haven't visited yet, you'll definitely want to go check it out!!

Additionally, a NEW CHALLENGE begins today at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENEGES so I hope you will go play over there:)


In addition to my image, my sentiment is also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS and I have cut it out with scissors and colored with Copics.  Image is cut with Nesites and Circles are Cheery Lane dies.  Cloud paper is from my stash as is ribbon, all other DPs are Basic Grey and border is cut with Marianne's die.  Hope you like it!!

Additional challenges:

CRAFTY CREATIONS - let it shine
FAB N' FUNKY - summer lovin'
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - for a male
THE PAPER SHELTER - fun in the sun
THE PIXIE COTTAGE - outdoor fun
ANITA B. STAMPIN' - shaped cards
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION - celebrate the summer (must have sun)
TUESDAY TAGGERS - anything goes with sunshine theme
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - male inspired
SWEET STOP SKETCHES - sketch plus circle

IT'S DIGI DAY with RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE!!

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE BLOG and this time it's DIGI DAY!  So, use a digital element or more in your project and come link it up prior to 1pm EST on Wednesday, June 29 at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE BLOG.


For my card today, I used "Garden Mae" from SOME ODD GIRL.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and then cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I also used a Cheery Lynn die for the stiched piece, button from my stash, sentiment from MFT clear stamps.  Papers from Basic Grey and K and Co.  Circles punched with Marvy punch.  Flower leaves from Marianne dies, sentiment cut with Nesties.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Challenges to follow:
 CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES - stitches (faux)
BEARLY MINE - summer
EVERYBODY-ART - anything goes
SHOPPING OUR STASH - Use old/neglected tool (large circle punch)
TUESDAY TAGGERS - anything goes with sunshine theme
USE IT TUESDAY - unused punches, die cuts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

GDT PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE - RED, WHITE and BLUE

Well, this post is way later than I was hoping it to be, but I do have an excuse and it's a good one!!  Where to begin...  I have been trying to lose weight for some time now so I signed up to do training with a friend of mine who is a personal trainer.  She has equipment in her house to workout so I go over there in the morning after the kids are at camp or I have a babysitter here.  This morning, my babysitter took my 3 older kids to camp and my youngest was at a sleepover so it was just me and the dogs, but the dogs were outside.  When I went to call them in, only one came in and then I heard wimpering and realized the other dog was stuck under my deck.  I tried to get him out for 1/2 hr. with no luck and then left because I was 15-20 mins. late.  While working out, I called my hubby, who came home for 10 mins. and then had to leave to go to a work outing - mind you he had to get up at 3:20am today to go to work, so he's not in the greatest mood - and dog still under deck.

My babysitter called her brother to come over and he dug a huge trench on the side of the deck, then we found an opposum sitting underneath the deck, but in the more open part, so I was face to face with that animal.  Another animal with a bushy tale also ran out and then my dog all of a sudden is out and then went back under and it took another 10 mins. to finally get him out and he is filfthy!!



Meanwhile, after I got both dogs in the house, I went to pick up my youngest at sleepover and somehow my dirty dog jimmied open the gate by the kitchen where the dogs stay and got mud all over my stairs and pooped all over my youngest's carpet!!  That was another 1/2 hr. of cleaning up.

Aside from all that, I am pleased to be GDT for the NEW CHALLENGE this week at
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE.  I was fortunate to have my Summer Card chosen as winner of their challenge and get to GDT with the lovely ladies at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE this time.  The challenge is RED, WHITE and BLUE and runs for 2 weeks, so you will have until Tues.., July 5 to enter your project at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE.



The sponsor this week is ROBYN'S FETISH and they are offering an amazing prize, so head on over to PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE to find out what the prize will be and also to check out their DT's AMAZING inspiration.


I colored my ROBYN'S FETISH image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and added Liquid applique, cut using Nesties.  Embossing done with Cuttlebug EFs.  Lace from Hobby Lobby, flower from Prima, sentiment is from Fiskars and Cheery Lynn emboss plate used on 2nd layer.  Hope you like it:)

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES - stitches (faux)
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND - fluffy texture
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES - make your own backing paper
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK - use red
SWEET STAMPS - red, white, blue
OLDIE BUT GOODIE - image 6 mos. or older plus inspired by a country (USA - red, white and blue plus stars and stripes)

Happy Wednesday with JUST SOME LINES:)

Hello everyone and hope your week is going well:) Today I wanted to share 2 cards with you, but one of my images got a piece of tape from a die cut on it and wound up messing my already colored image, so that one will have to wait.

Make sure to check out the JUST SOME LINES BLOG for the latest happenings at JUST SOME LINES and also our CURRENT CHALLENGE of SPOTS AND DOTS can be found there by clicking the challenge button on the upper left hand side of the JUST SOME LINES BLOG.
I  have Bella Ballerina 1 from the JUST SOME LINES Bella Ballerina collection,which can be found at JUST SOME LINES SHOP, to share with you today.   I also used the oval sentiment from Bella Ballerina which is about dancing. I used Microsoft Word and the png files of both the image and sentiment to add the image into the sentiment. I am so thrilled at how it turned out. I cut it out with Nesties and Bo Bunny DP behind it is cut with Cheery Lynn die. Other DP is Basic Grey and ribbon is Offray. Flowers are from Prima and bling is as well. My JUST SOME LINES image is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas.

It is so much fun to use the masking technique (combining of more than 1 image/sentiment) with JUST SOME LINE'S images because the png files are perfect for easy layering. I hope you like my card, let me know what you think!!

Challenges:
BELLI CHALLENGE - the letter "g" - girly, glitz
LITTLE DARLINGS - favorite colors - pink and purple
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
EVERYBODY-ART - anything goes
USE IT TUESDAY - unused punches, die cuts

Monday, June 20, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY PILE ON THOSE FLOWERS!!

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our challenge this time is PILE ON THOSE FLOWERS!!  So, come join us and show us how many flowers you can pile on!!  You have until 1pm EST on Sunday, June 26 to enter our challenge.  You are not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to enter our challenge, but we would LOVE to see one if you have it!  If you haven't checked out WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you'll definitely want to go see all the NEW IMAGES Linnie has created!!


My WHOOPSI DAISY image is from Sheet #258 and is colored with Copics and cut with Cheery Lynn die.  I also added JudiKins glaze for the bubbles.  I hope you like it!  I have used 2 different flowered DPs from Bo Bunny, Flowers from Kaisercraft (blue) and Prima (pink) as well as a flower die from Marianne's dies which is holding my circle sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.  Scalloped die is Nestie and lace from JoAnn.

Other challenges entered:

BOWS 'N BERRIES - thank you/appreciation
HOOKED ON CRAFT - anything goes
KAREN'S DOODLES - flower power
KB CUTE CHALLENGES - favorite embellie (tie between flowers and lace)
ALY'S SUNDAY CHALLENGE - all about children
CARD CUPIDS - summer
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - things with wings (little chicks)
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - summery or sparkly
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - fun in the sun
SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE - things with wings
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - with a child/for a child

Friday, June 17, 2011

SEW MANY CARDS PUNCH IT OUT CHALLENGE PLUS FRIDAY FREEBIE

It's time again for a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGES and our challenge is PUNCH IT OUT!  So, get out your punches - standard, borders, etc. and show us what you've got.  You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, June 23 to enter at SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGES.  I hope you will join in the fun!

You are not required to use a SEW MANY CARDS image on your creation, but if you have one, we'd LOVE to see it!  You can find the whole line of SEW MANY CARDS images at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, you'll definitely want to check out all the amazing images there!

For my card this week, I chose SEW MANY CARDS image "ERIS FISHING."  This is one of the NEW RELEASES for June and I had so much fun coloring Eris and the fish with Copics.  I used a Cuttlebug EF folder on the sparkly Bazzill textured paper plus a bunch of punches for the shapes (circle, sun and scallop border).  Hope you like it and come play along:)


Additional challenges entered:

AI FACTORY - summer fun
AUD SENTIMENTS - summertime
FOREVER FRIENDS - 3 DPs and must include an animal
THE RUBBER CAFE - summer
CRAFTER'S COMPANION MONTHLY - here comes summer
FOR FUN CHALLENGES - summer or bright colors
LITTLE DARLINGS - summer things
ANYTHING GOES - here comes summer
SWEETEST THING - sketch


This week's FRIDAY FREEBIE is available at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I colored mine with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut out with Nesites.  Basic Grey DP and American Crafts textured CS.  Bling from Bazzill and Prima, flowers from Basic Grey, Prima and K and Co.  Hope you like it.

Also entered in:

CRAFT US CRAZY - father's day/masculine
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - father's day
CUPCAKE CRAFTROOM - flowers or leaves
EMERALD FAERIES - petals
CRAFTS AND ME - bling it on
LIL RED WAGON - for dad

THE PIXIE COTTAGE - yellow
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - splish splash (watering can)
MIDNIGHT MADNESS - sketch

Thursday, June 16, 2011

COME SAIL AWAY with RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE!!

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and our theme this week is "Come Sail Away."  We are sponsored this week by TIME TO SOW CRAFTS, so if you get a chance, please go and check out their shop:)

You have until Weds., June 22 to enter into our challenge at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE, I can't wait to see what you create:) 



I chose an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you can find it on sheet #268.  I colored the image with Copics and Sakura glaze pen and then cut with Nesties.  DP is from my stash, button is Sassafrass Lass, sentiment is clear stamp from Hero Arts and ribbon is from Michaels.  Hope you like it!!

Challenges entered:

ART IMPRESSIONS - buttons (or bows)
DUTCH DARE - for the boys
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - inspired by a song (Come Sail Away by Styx)
PAPERPLAY - at the beach
SHELLY'S IMAGES - masculine
PAPER CREATIONS INK - ribbon or lace
FRESH BREWED - song (Come Sail Away)
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - seeing spots
THE SWEET STOP - sketch

SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

I can't decide if I am surprised it's already Thursday of the first week of my kids' summer break or if it seems like it took a long time to become Thursday?!?  LOL.  The week has been pretty busy.  As always, some things have gone well and others have not, but that's life.

Anyhow, we have NEW DT projects to share at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG today, so make sure you check those out!  If you get a chance, please visit the DT girls personal blogs, they all have such amazing work to share.  Also, we are having a DT call right now, so if you are interested in being part of the DIGITAL DELIGHTS DT, you can check out all the details.

If you have not been to the NEW DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP yet, you will definitely want to stop by there and check it out - MORE products are available than ever before and there are a lot of cool new features, so you will want to stop in a browse around.

Don't forget there's also a NEW CHALLENGE going on at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so be sure to check that out!!  Hope you will come play along.


For my card this week, I chose DIGITAL DELIGHTS Image "Briley with Balloons" as well as Kids' Birthday digi paper (red layer) and DIGITAL DELIGHTS ticket sentiment.  Other DP is Basic Grey.  Image is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nesties.  Flowers are Prima.  Hope you like it:)

Additional challenges entered:
BY THE CUTE AND GIRLY - in the garden
CUPCAKE CRAFTROOM - flowers or leaves
EMERALD FAERIES - petals
FOR FUN CHALLENGES - summer or bright colors
LITTLE DARLINGS - summer things
BEARLY MINE - anything goes
FLOURISHES - at least 1 circle and 1 square
TOP TIP TUESDAY - open challenge

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BOOKMARK OR TAG IT for DAD WITH DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY:)

Where to begin....  Well, my kids have been home for 2 whole days on summer break and I am already looking forward to them going back to school, LOL.  Seriously, it is very nice being able to stay up later and not have to get up at 6am - I don't do mornings well! 

I love to make projects with fancy folds or 3D elements and I feel like I need to do more of those!  This week, our challenge at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY gave me that opportunity:)  Our challenge this week is a BOOKMARK OR TAG FOR DAD.

In order to enter our challenge, you are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY SHOP, however, if you have one, go ahead and use it or pick up some of the newest images in the shop to create something!!  You have until Tues., June 28 to enter our challenge.  The top DT pick requires use of a DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY image, but you can win the random drawing or the 2nd or 3rd pick with any image.  Can't wait to see your creations! 


I have used a Beate Johns tutorial from Splitcoast to create my corner bookmark.  I have never made one of these and I really think they look cool - this will definitely not be the last one I make!  I colored my DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY image with Copics.  I chose this image because both my boys play select soccer and my husband is a former player and currently a coach of my older son's team, so it's great for father's day.  Sentiment is from Verve Clear stamps, paper and ribbon from my stash, SU and Coredinations, button from SU, Martha Stewart punch used for border.  Hope you like it!!


Additional challenges :

DUTCH DARE - for the boys
SHELLY'S IMAGES - masculine
STAMPIN' B's - use a border punch
DIVAS BY DESIGN - anything but a card
LIL RED WAGON - for dad

MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - seeing spots

SCRAP-CREATIONS - anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - dads and lads
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS - Father's day
USE IT TUESDAY - unused punches, etc.

Monday, June 13, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY FREE and EASY CHALLENGE:)

Ok, I am REALLY going off to bed after this card.  We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our challenge this week is FREE and EASY (aka ANYTHING GOES).   You will have until 1pm EST on Sunday, June 19 to enter your NEW CREATION at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  I hope you will come join us.

You are not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image for our challenge, but we always LOVE seeing them and they're so awesome, why would you not want to use one?!?  You can find all the WHOOPSI DAISY images at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP including the current FREEBIE Linnie is offering.  When the shop gets to 1000 followers, Linnie will offer up a WHOLE SHEET - that's 4 IMAGES for FREE!!  So, make sure you join our sidebar as a follower and tell your friends:)


For my card I chose another WHOOPSI DAISY image from Sheet 246.  This time, I colored with Copics and used Stickles for the wings.  Image cut with Nesties and brushed with Tim Holtz distress ink.  DPs are Heidi Grace, flowers are Prima, pearls from my stash, textured CS from SU.  Charm is from Tim Holtz and stitched ribbon run through is from my stash.  I hope you like it and will come play along:)


Additional challenges entered:

AUD SENTIMENTS - summertime
JUST FOR FUN - any Tim Holtz product (charm, distress ink)
PAPER PAL ARTS - your signature style (bright colors, lots of embellies
SASSY STUDIOS - stitching (on ribbon)
FROSTED DESIGNS - stitching (on ribbon)
POODLES PARLOR - anything goes
THE CRAFTY PAD - just because
PINK GEM CHALLENGE - flowers and charms

Sunday, June 12, 2011

IT'S SUMMER AT CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE w/ BLUE, GREEN AND YELLOW!!

Hello all and hope you had a great weekend.  It's almost time for me to turn in for the night, but I wanted to share a couple new challenge cards with you first.  We have a NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY HOs' and this week we have a COLOR CHALLENGE and we want to see those bright and bold summer colors - BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW!  I had great fun creating this card. 

You have until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 18 to enter our challenge.  Just head on over to CRAFTY HOs' and link up your NEW creation.


For my card, I chose this amazing image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP from Sheet #246.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with scissors and Nesties, then daubed cut out with Staz-On mustard ink.  DPs are from K and Co. and Heidi Grace, SU CS is used as is Cuttlebug EF on the blue CS.  Pearls and stitched ribbon from my stash.  Satin ribbon is Offray, sentiment from Northwoods rubber stamp is stamped on SU tempting turquoise and is cut with Nesties.  Buttons are from DeNami designs and my stash.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Other challenges entered:

FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAYS - fairy and dots
THE PAPER SHELTER - celebrate
TRULY SCRUMTIOUS - summer sparkle
INKSPIRATIONS - sketch
AUD SENTIMENTS - summertime
DO YOU STACK UP - birthday
PAPER PAL ARTS - your signature style (bright colors, lots of embellies
PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - summer fun
FAIRY TALE - 3 papers (designer papers), 3 pearls, ribbon
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - lemon and lime

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I HAVE NEW CANDY!!

Make sure you check the header section of my blog to see my NEW CANDY:)  Hope you will come play along!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY WITH STAMPINSANITY

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at STAMP INSANITY.  I am a wee bit late in posting due to computer issues - was without internet several times over the past 2 days due to weather and then wound up having to re-route my home network and re-introduce the printer to the network.   Good times LOL.


I colored my STAMPINSANITY image with Copics and did her dress in Atyou Spicas.   Outer and inner hearts cut with Cheery Lane designs dies.  Papers are Could 9 Designs, image edges daubed with Distress ink.  Sentiment from Verve stamped in Versa Fine white and cut with Nesties.  Flowers from Stamping Scrapping and pearls from my stash.

Other challenges entered:

CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - Father's Day
 CRAFTS and ME - Stamp Something (sentiment)
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - florals
THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - Father's Day plus texture
THE PAPER SHELTER - celebrate
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - dad/special man
THE PAPER VARIETY - father/special man
ANITA B. STAMPIN' - lots of layers (6)
FLOURISHES - father's day

MID WEEK CHALLENGE REMINDER AT JUST SOME LINES

Happy Day to everyone!! I just want to remind everyone that you have until Friday, June 17 to enter our MONOCHROMATIC CHALLENGE at JUST SOME LINES BLOG, so we hope you will join us! You can find the challenge quickly by clicking the link just above this text or by clicking the challenge link on the left sidebar of  JUST SOME LINES BLOG.

Here is my MONOCHROMATIC card using JUST RELEASED image "Cat in the Hat 1." You can find him along with NEW JUNE RELEASES by visiting JUST SOME LINES SHOP. I know you will be delighted with all the NEW IMAGES Jehanne has created for us:)
I chose blue as my monochromatic color and found papers from Basic Grey and K and Co. that I felt suited this image perfectly. I used scissors to cut my JUST SOME LINES image, which is colored with Copics and a touch of Atyou Spica in the eyes for some sparkle. Sentiment is trimmed with Paper trimmer, ribbon from the Paper Studio, buttons form JoAnn and Cuttlebug EF used for 3rd layer. I hope you like it and will join the challenge!! Hugs:)

Other challenges entered:
AI FACTORY - use something new - (Designer papers and buttons)
ART IMPRESSIONS - monochromatic
CRAFT US CRAZY - father's day/masculine
PAPER PLAY - father's day/masculine
SASSY STUDIOS - stitching (on ribbon)
SHELLY'S IMAGES - anything goes
SOME ODD GIRL - masculine
FROSTED DESIGNS - stitching (on ribbon)
FUSSY 'N FANCY - masculine
GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY - monochromatic
MAMI DOODLES - card for male
 WAGS 'N WHISKERS - masculine

Friday, June 10, 2011

CARDMADFAIRY'S UNDER THE SEA CHALLENGE

Hello and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DAYS WITH CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE and our theme this time is "Under the Sea."  You have until Thurs., June 23 to share your project with us at DIGI DAYS WITH CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE.  I can't wait to see what you will create:)

This week we are sponsored by STITCHY BEAR STAMPS and they will be offering our winner an amazing prize:)  Remember, you can enter 1 time per person unless you use a CARDMADFAIRY IMAGE (all images can be found by clicking the "Shop" link at the top of the page of DIGI DAYS WITH CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE. )

I got to color the beautiful NEW MOLLY MERMAID image from CARDMADFAIRY.

I used Copics, Papers from K and Co. and Cloud 9 Design, bling from recollections, flower/buttons from Sassafras Lass, shapes cut with Nesties, organdy ribbon from JoAnn.

Other challenges entered:

COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - blue, splash, circle
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - add some sparkle
DO YOU STACK UP - birthday
DUTCH DARE - 3 designer papers, 2 embellies (ribbon and buttons), 1 image
PAPER PAL ARTS - your signature style (bright colors, lots of embellies
SHELLY'S IMAGES - anything goes
FROSTED DESIGNS - stitching (on flowers)

 

SEW MANY CARDS FATHER'S DAY CHALLENGE and NEW CANDY!!

Well, I had hoped to have my new candy posted by the time I went to bed, but given the fact that I am going to bed very soon and my new candy is not yet posted, it will wait until tomorrow.

My SEW MANY CARDS HOP Winner is Carri (abusybee)!  Carri, you have won the image I used last week - Miki Sleeping Banana.  Congrats:)

I will also announce our NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CHALLENGES and I sure hope you join us.  Our theme this week is "Father's Day" and you have until 10pm EST on Thursday, June 16 to come play along.  We can't wait to see what you create - SEW MANY CARDS images are not required, but we LOVE seeing them.  Don't forget to stop by SEW MANY CARDS SHOP to pick up your FRIDAY FREEBIE and to see all the fun NEW STUFF Angela has going on in the shop!!


For my challenge card the week, I chose Jovi the Jackrabbit Flower Shower and colored the image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and used Sakura Metallic glaze in white for furry tummy.  Flowers are Prima.  Dies used are Nellie's (Circle), Marianne's (Scalloped circle) and Whimsy (sentiment from Clear and Simple).  Ribbon from my stash, DPs from K and Co., Cuttlebug EF used.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - Father's Day
THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - father's day plus texture
AUD SENTIMENTS - summertime
C.R.A.F.T. - father's day
CRAFT US CRAZY - father's day/masculine
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES - father's day/masculine
DELICIOUS DOODLES - father's day
DIGIS WITH ATTITUDE - father's day
MAMI DOODLES - card for male
SIMPLY CREATE - father's day



Angela also released a special pack of GRADUATION images and I chose "Graduation Grace" b/c my 12 yr. old is "graduating" from elementary and moving to middle school.  I used "Many Thanks" sentiment from Clear and Simple stamps b/c I am going to have her give this to her teacher.  The kids' school colors are green and white.

Coloring of image done with Copics, pearls from my stash, flowers from Stamping Scrapping.  Ribbon from JoAnn.  Ticket die from Whimsy for sentiment, all other dies used are Nesties.  Paper is K and Co.  Thanks for looking:)