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Saturday, September 29, 2012

ANIMALS ACTING LIKE HUMANS AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and it’s ANIMALS ACTING LIKE HUMANS.  So, we are looking for things that would normally be done by humans done by animals – for example, painting, playing sports, reading, etc.  You have until Friday, October 12 at 11:59pm EST to come join us.

You are not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but if you do, you will get a chance to win 2 images of choices from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, in addition to a chance to win the sponsor prize.  Also, DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS has tons of awesome images that depict animals acting as humansWinking smile


For my creation this time, I have chosen DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “DIY PUPPY” and have colored him with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  Background circles also cut with Nesties as is sentiment from Cardz TV.   Papers are Bazzill and Coredinations and DP is SU as is ribbon.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!!

Additional challenges:
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes
CRAFTY CATZ WEEKLY – lace and ribbon (lacey die)
SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE – square card (5.5 x 5.5 inches)
CRAFT US CRAZY – anything goes (or Halloween)
FOREVER FRIENDS – ribbon
HAPPY CAMPERS – pink and brown
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE -  favorite things (dogs, flowers and die cuts on cards)
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES – flowers and lace (lacey die)
SHOPPING OUR STASH – fur or feathers
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – sketch

SKETCH CHALLENGE AT WAGS N WHISKERS

Please excuse the lateness of today’s post.  My last 2 days have been overly crazy.  Thursday, hubby was out of town til late in the evening and so I had all 4 kids to run around – youngest daughter had Brownies, oldest son had soccer, all had homework plus it was trash night, shower night…  You get the idea.  I was so tired and so busy, I didn’t even have a chance to shower.  So today, I was psyched for some much needed “me” time and while on my morning walk, I got a call from elementary school that my 8 yr. old daughter has lice!  Ugh.  So, had to pick her up, but not before a quick stop home after workout only to discover oldest daughter (13) had missed the bus!  So, drive her to school, pick up youngest at different school and then off to drugstore to buy lice rid shampoo.  Took about 2 hrs. to do the shampoo and after gel treatment plus wash all her bedding, towels, blankies, etc.  Checked other kids – no signs so far, but I am a complete stress case that me or oldest daughter will get it and the treatment takes forever for long hair.

Okay, not that I got that off my chest - we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at WAGS N WHISKERS this week and it is a SKETCH by the very talented Lyndsey.   You are not required to use an image from WAGS N WHISKERS, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing to win a WAGS N WHISKERS digi in addition to the main prize of a rubber stamp from WAGS N WHISKERS. Challenge runs until 7pm EST on Thursday, October 11.  Can’t wait to see your entries!

For my creation, I have chosen WAGS N WHISKERS image “Snuzzle Love.”  This image is just adorable - I have colored it with Copics and cut all shapes with Nesties.  I embossed the back circles with Cuttlebug folder.  Papers are from Bazzill and Coredinations, no DP for a change!  Ribbon and velvet trim from Taylored Expressions, sentiment from Unity and stamped on pre-cut tag that was in my stash.  Gorgeous flowers with beaded centers are Petaloo.  Brad is also from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come join us!!


Additional Challenges:
CRAFT PUNKED – cozy evening
FROSTED DESIGNS – embossing
DO YOU STACK UP – scallops (on felt trim)
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – favorite things (die cuts, flowers, stuffed animals and purple)
CRAFTS AND ME – favorite color (purple)
365 CARDS – color me purple
EMERALD FAERIES – use a tag
CREATIVE CARD CREW – purple
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE  - childhood memories
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – die cut plus Tic Tac Toe (flowers, brad, ribbon)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MILKCOFFEE IS ONE YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!

Hello everyone, we have some exciting news for you today, MILKCOFFEE  will be the big No. 1 on the 30th September 2012 and to celebrate our fantastic design team have decided to have a Birthday Blog Hop.

Over the next few days we will be showcasing some of our DT's favorite birthday creations here on our Main Blog and we will also be giving away some fabulous freebie images for you to enjoy. Our DT will also be showcasing creations today on their blog's using either a previous favorite or if your lucky a new creation.

The rules of the hop are as follows :-
1. Visit each of our DT members blogs in turn and leave a comment on their Birthday Blog Hop post.
2. Return back here to the main blog & add your name into the linky.
Simples!!!

The winner of the blog hop will receive 3 Digi images of their choice from our store, and will be drawn at random on 1st October

* please note - we will be checking that the randomly drawn winner has left a comment on each of our DT's post *

In case you get lost along the way here is the Blog Hop order
Audrey----->  YOU ARE HERE
Carrie
Lyndsey
Mary
Ria
Shirl
Yoshira

Here are my past BIRTHDAY creations using some of my MILKCOFFEE images.  Enjoy the hop!!





COLOR CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is a COLOR CHALLENGE using the following color palette

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., Oct. 3 to come play along.  We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge. Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!


I have colored this adorable PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Poppy.”  I think she is so sweetSmile  I have colored her with Copics and cut with Nesties.  I have added papers from Bazzill and DP from Bo Bunny and Cloud 9 Design.  Flowers are from Prima, dew drops from Robin’s Nest and bling from Zva Creative.  I decided to leave the card with no sentiment so it could be used for fall, Halloween or anything else that may fit.  Hope you like it and will come play in our challenge!

Additional Challenges:
PAPER PRETTIES – fall inspired
STAMP-N-DOODLE  – anything goes
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
CITY CRAFTER CHALLENGE – an early BOO (Halloween colors)
CLEAR IT OUT – child image and old stash (flowers and dew drops)
CRITTER CHALLENGE – sketch
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digital element and say it with flowers
SCRAP CREATIONS – food
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR  - anything goes
TOP TIP TUESDAY – good with food

MONSTER MASH OF NEW IMAGES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS!


Happy Thursday!  Hope everyone is having a great day so far.  I am actually still sleeping as you read this, but hoping it’s going to be a great day!  Lots to get caught up on today around the house and hopefully will be able to squeeze in some crafting.

We have a NEW RELEASES for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS
and they are Monster Parts so you can Build Your OWN Monster!  How fun is that?!?  Make sure you stop by LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog to see all the fabulous DT creations using the new images.  Also, you still have time to enter our ANYTHING BUT SQUARE OR RECTANGLE Challenge, so we hope you will come join us for that!

Reminder, we now have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – FACEBOOK - Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my creation, I have created my own monster using various monster parts images from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS.
  I put everything together using GIMP – I am by far not a master at doing this, so if I can do it, anyone can and GIMP is a free download.  I have colored my monster with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens and cut with Nesties.  I have chosen Bazzill CS and SU DP for my card as well as Wild Orchid flowers and crystals/bling from Prima.  Sentiment is from Inky Antics rubber stamp and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional challenges:
FAB 'N FUNKY – starts with “F” (furry, flowers, funny)
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – anything goes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – anything goes
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – anything goes
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – use more than 2 colors
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digital elements (image) and say it with flowers
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – pink
SKETCH N STASH – sketch
HOUSE OF GILLI – use 2 of favorite things (flowers, die cuts)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WELCOME FALL CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and this week it is WELCOME FALL – so anything that makes you think of fall – your image, papers, leaves, colors, etc.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Make sure you check out MILKCOFFEE SHOP for all the latest images – 4 super adorable NEW Fall images arrived this week!!  You do not need to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP to play along, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!   You have until Weds., Oct. 10 at 8pm EST to join us.

Also, stay tuned for our 1 YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Hop starting on Friday, September 28 at MILKCOFFEE BLOG!!

For today’s creation I used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Michelle Playing with Fallen Leaves.”  I absolutely adore this cute image – her hat and scarf are especially sweet!!  I have colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with my new Nesties.  I added lace mesh from my stash, ribbon from Taylored Expressions, sentiment cut with MFT die from clear stamp set, papers from Bazzill and DP from Bo Bunny.  I use hope you like it and come play along!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Autumn leaves
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – leaves
PAPER PRETTIES – fall inspired
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – anything goes
A & T EMERALD FAERIES – use a tag
CAN YOU DIGI IT – Indian Summer (Fall)
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Autumn colors
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – Autumn
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY – Fall theme
A DIE FOR A SKETCH – sketch and at least 1 die

ANIMAL FUN AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is ANIMALS, so make something that has an animal on it – the animal does not need to be your main focal point, but there needs to be an animal on your creation.  You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. 

We are sponsored this week by CRAFTY RIBBONS


For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS stamp “Nicholas Firefly Frenzy.”  I stamped him with Brilliance ink and colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pen, cut with Nesties.  I have added SU ribbon and buttons, paper from Bazzill and my stash and sentiment from a clear stamps set that came with my Simply Papercrafts magazine and is cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!



Additional Challenges:
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – add a sentiment
CLEAR IT OUT – child image and use old supplies (SU ribbon and buttons)
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE  – childhood memories
OLDIE BUT GOODIE CHALLENGE – ribbons and show us something 6 mos. old or more (SU ribbon and buttons)
CARDS FOR MEN – masculine and animals
EUREKA STAMPS – animals
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS  - 2 different punches/dies
TAMMY SCRAPIN CORNER -  kiddie card
THE CRAZY CHALLENGE – spots or stripes

Sunday, September 23, 2012

ANYTHING BUT SQUARE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET

Ok, so when I should be sleeping, I’m awake and vice-versa, ugh!!  I think it is all related to my stupid allergies b/c it’s so hard to be up when I can’t breathe and the allergies seem to be worse during the day.  Wow, I am on a roll with my babbling today, huh?!?

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG and it is ANYTHING BUT SQUARE (so no squares or rectangles) or anything goes with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP.   You have until Tuesday, Oct. 2 to come link up at LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG.  Hope you will come play along!

My creation this week features “Flower girl” from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP.  I absolutely adore this image and had such fun coloring her with my Copics.  I then cut her out with scissors.  Sentiment is from Sizzix and cut with Sizzix dies.  Bling and flower are from Prima and ribbon is from Michael’s and SU (white).  The purse die cut is a Big Shot Pro die and I used Bazzill cardstock as base and decorated with DP from my stash.  I added the white ribbon to make a strap so it would be easy to carry.  Hope you like itSmile

Additional Challenges:
MY CRAFTING CHANNEL – 3D project using cut file no Cricut
SEND A SMILE FOR KIDS – anything goes for kids
ANYTHING BUT A CARD CHALLENGE – anything but a card
CARD AND SCRAP – use flowers
LADYBUG CRAFTS – anything goes
OOZAK – sparkle
UNIQUE CRAFTERS – anything goes
BROWN SUGAR – anything goes
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND – feeling floral
FOREVER FRIENDS – ribbon

Saturday, September 22, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE & NEW DT!!

Hey everyone!  It has been another busy weekend and fall is here!  I actually don’t love fall because that means winter is right around the corner, but it’s nice to finally have temperatures under 90 degrees, although with allergies being worse each year for me, I still can’t spend too much time outside.  Oh well, nobody can have it all right?!?  LOL.

Anyhow, I am SUPER THRILLED to announce that I have joined the DT of BROKEN BOX STOCK!!  Have you seen this amazing digi art company yet?  In addition to her FABULOUS collection of digi stamps and clip art, talented artist Wendy Sefcik is also an accomplished writer and illustrator of children’s books and so much more!  You can join the digi stamp club – 1 new image a week for 52 weeks and the Toodles Club – 2 new Toodles each month – wow!  Make sure to check out BROKEN BOX STOCK BLOG to see more of Wendy’s great offers and accomplishments!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at BROKEN BOX STOCK BLOG and it is to make a creation based on the colors of FALL FOLIAGE.  The prize is a 1 year membership to BROKEN BOX STOCK digi stamp club – 1 image a week for 52 weeks!!!   You have until Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5pm EST to come link up at BROKEN BOX STOCK BLOG.  You do not need to use an image from BROKEN BOX STOCK, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!  3 entries max. per person and creations must be new.   Hope you will become a follower of BROKEN BOX STOCK BLOG too to keep up to date on everything that’s going on with BROKEN BOX and also to see if you win the challengeSmile

My creation this week using BROKEN BOX STOCK image “Happy Harvest.”  Had such fun coloring this sweet image with my Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens then cutting out with MFT die.  I added papers from my newest Bo Bunny DP and cut leaves with new Nesties as well as sentiment base.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  CS is from Bazzill.

Additional Challenges:
CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS – sketch
COLOR ME CREATIVE CHALLENGE – fall colors
DESERT ISLAND CRAFTERS – choose 3 (red, die cuts, texture – used textured papers for the leaves)
HECK OF A CHALLENGE – anything goes
LIA STAMPZ – 3 of something (3 stripes, 3 sets of leaves)
MAD FOR MARKERS – use YG and G Copics  (YG0000, YG01, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG11, YG13, YG17, G21, G24, G28, YG61, YG63, YG67)
CLEARLY INSPIRED – fall
CRAFTY ANN’S – sketch or Autumnal colors
DILLY BEANS – Autumn colors
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – fall

Sunday, September 16, 2012

MAKE IT GIRLY WITH WHOOPSI DAISY

Happy Sunday everyone and hope you had a great weekend!  While we had soccer most of the weekend, it was not quite as busy as some others and I got to do some crafting and some cleaning, bill paying, etc., so all in all, a successful, productive weekendSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it’s MAKE IT GIRLY!!   So let’s see how GIRLY you can get on your creations this week!!  You have until Sunday, September 23 at 12pm EST to come join us.   You are not required to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP on your project, but if you do, you can enter whatever you want – it’s anything goes – not need to follow the theme.  However, if you do not use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, be sure to MAKE IT GIRLY!
 
For my creation, I have used an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 354.  I love this gorgeous image and have colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas then cut with Nellie’s die, frame cut with Marianne Creatables die and sentiment, from Pink By Design, cut with Nestie.  Papers are Bazzill and DP is Jillibean Design and Prima,  pearls are from Zva Creative and bling from Michael’s.  Hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Additional Challenges:
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – inspired by a sketch
(sketch from OUR CREATIVE CORNER)

JOANNA SHEEN CHALLENGES – oh so sweet
NO MATTER WHICH CHALLENGES – die cuts/punches
THAT CRAFT PLACE – bling
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – anything goes
SPEEDY AND FRIENDS – favorite technique (coloring with Copics)
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW – shabby chic and pretty in pink
AVADARES – make it sparkle
CRAFTS AND ME – pink
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – pink and brown

Saturday, September 15, 2012

NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP WITH INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

WOO HOO, it’s time for NEW RELEASES at INKY IMPRESSIONS and what better way to show them off than with a blog hop!!

We are so excited that you are joining us for the Inky Impressions New Release Blog Hop! We have six new ADORABLE stamps to share with you. If you arrived here from Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog, you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at some amazing Inky prizes.

I am showcasing the fabulous new stamp “Super Lili.”  I have colored her with my trusty Copics and cut using Nestie.  I have used paper from Echo Park and Bazzill, embossing folder from Spellbinders, pearls from My Mind’s Eye, sentiment from Pink By Design, also cut with Nestie and ribbon from my stash.  I had so much fun with this adorable new image!!

In case you get lost here is the blog hop list.
Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog
Audrey E
Babette
Dilyana
Domi
Fabiola
Karen G
Kerry
Margreet
Nanette
Tonya H
Vicky
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance at an Inky prize. All comments must be posted by Wednesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. EST. Now hop on over to Babette’s blog and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Additional Challenges:
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES – all about children
PATTIE’S CREATIONS – embossing
SASSY CHERYL'S – sketch
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – use a sentiment
DIVAS BY DESIGN – for a child
SCRAP CREATIONS – pick 3 – embossing, pearls, ribbon
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – incorporate gems
CRAFTY BOOTS CHALLENGE – “One” – 1 ribbon, 1 embossed piece, 1 tag, 1 image, 1 sentiment
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – ribbon
CRAZY CHALLENGE – seeing spots

MORE THAN 1 DIE CUT OR PUNCH AT DI’S DIGIS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and it’s USE MORE THAN 1 DIE CUT OR PUNCH – pretty self-explanatory, right?!?  You have until Friday, September 28 at 11:59pm EST to come join us.

You are not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but if you do, you will get a chance to win 2 images of choices from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, in addition to a chance to win the sponsor prize.

For my creation this time, I have chosen DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “Birthday Carly” and have colored her with Copics and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I added a sentiment cut with Nestie, organdy ribbon from JoAnn, pearl from Prima.  Papers are Bazzill and Coredinations and DP is from my stash as is paper clippy thing.  I hope you like it and will come join us!

Additional Challenges:
QKR STAMPEDE – birthday celebration
FOREVER FRIENDS – ribbon
MY HEART PIECES – anything goes
SHELLY’S IMAGES – anything goes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – anything goes
CITY CRAFTER CHALLENGE – polka dot palooza
SHOPPING OUR STASH – 3,2,1 (3 die cuts, 2 rectangles with DP, 1 pearl)
CRAFTY BOOTS CHALLENGE – “One” – 1 image, 1 clip, 1 tag,  1 pearl, 1 ribbon
CREATED WITH LOVE – birthday
PAPER PRETTIES – birthday card

CIRCLES CHALLENGE AT WAGS N WHISKERS!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at WAGS N WHISKERS this week and it is CIRCLES!  So show us circles whether it’s circles on your creation, a circular project, it’s up to you, just need to see those circlesSmile  You are not required to use an image from WAGS N WHISKERS, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing to win a WAGS N WHISKERS digi.  Challenge runs until 7pm EST on Thursday, Sept. 27.  Can’t wait to see your entries!

For my creation, I have chosen WAGS N WHISKERS rubber stamp “Puppy Love.”  I love this cute image and have colored it with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I added sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Nestie.  I used Nesties to cut circle/flowers at top of card as well as base of where image sits.  I also used Cheery Lynn Designs inverted scallop circle and banner dies from Memory Box.  Flower is from Prima, buttons are Basic Grey, paper is Bazzill and DP is from my stash.  Hope you like it and will join our challenge!

Additional Challenges:
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes/buttons or bows
CRAFT PUNKED – pets
FAT PAGES AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes/buttons or bows
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE – die cut/punch plus include an animal
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – buttons
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – things that make you go “Aww”
MOJO MONDAY – sketch
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – peace, love and happiness
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – use old challenge – “Button Up” – use buttons

PHOTO INSPIRATION AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is a PHOTO INSPIRATION Challenge based on this photo below, so anything that inspires you based on this photo will do.   Can’t wait to see your projects!

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., Sept. 19 to come play along. We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge.
 Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!


I have colored this adorable PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Belle of the Ball” with Copics and Sakura glaze pen.  CS from Bazzill, black paper is embossed with Nestabilities folder, ribbon from Michael’s, DP from Prima, shapes cut with Nesties, bling from Zva Creative, sentiment from My Craft Spot.  Hope you like it and that you’ll come join us!

Additional Challenges:
AVADARES – make it sparkle
PATTIE’S CREATIONS – embossing
POODLES PARLOUR – here come the girls
CRAFTY RIBBONS – vintage
FOREVER FRIENDS – ribbon
MY HEART PIECES – anything goes
SOUTHERN GIRLS – bling
CRAFTS AND ME – pink
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – anything goes
I HEART 2 STAMP – sketch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PINK AND BROWN AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is PINK AND BROWN – for those of you that check in with me regularly, you know this is one of my very favorite color combos.   You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner.
Our awesome sponsor this week is

We are excited to be sponsoring Inky Impressions Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice.....Good Luck!




For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS stamp “Angelica's New Puppy” which I stamped with Brilliance ink, colored with Copics and Fiskars gel pens and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Papers are Bazzill and My Mind’s Eye DP.  Ribbon is from my stash, pearls from Prima, sentiment from Papertrey Ink and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


Additional Challenges:
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – pink and brown
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS – pick 3 – ribbon, pearls, die cut
SHOPPING OUR STASH – 3,2,1, – 3 pearls, 2 DPs, 1 image
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – anything goes
USE IT TUESDAY – anything goes plus hoarded supply (pearls, die cuts)
LOVE TO CREATE – ribbon or twine
SQUIGGLEFLY – polka dots
SONGBIRD CHALLENGE – string of pearls
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – no flowers

Monday, September 10, 2012

WANT TO LEARN TO MAKE THIS?

Hey everyone!  Very quick post this morning just to tell you to head on over to INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG to see my instructions on how to make this fun Halloween inspired project.



Image and sentiment can both be found at INKY IMPRESSIONS SHOP.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is HALLOWEEN, so anything that makes you think of HALLOWEEN will do the trick (or treat) LOL.  Can’t wait to see your projects!

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., Sept. 12 to come play along. We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge. Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!

I have colored this adorable PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Harvest Mouse” with Copics and cut with MFT die.  Papers are Bazzill and Core-dinations and DP is Authentique.  Sentiment is from MFT, candy corn and spider stickers from Jolee’s Boutique.  I used a Sizziz/Tim Holtz folder to emboss the spider webs.  Hope you like it and will come play alongSmile

Additional Challenges:
FAB 'N FUNKY – Autumn colors
STAMP-N-DOODLE – embossing
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front, any occasion plus animal
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
LEJ DESIGNS – Autumnal
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
CRAFTY BLOGGERS NETWORK – purple
FOREVER FRIENDS – embossing plus animal
STAMP AND CREATE – anything goes
THE CRAZY CHALLENGE – seeing spots

USE WRITING AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET CHALLENGE!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time it is WRITING – we are looking for a page from a book, a dictionary, some text design paper, or an equivalent stamp, to add writing, text, or script to your projects.   You will have until Tuesday, September 18 to come enter your projects. Please remember, if you do not use a LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image, you get 1 entry and must follow our theme of WRITING.  However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS,
you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!

Reminder, we now have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – FACEBOOK - Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers, so tell your friends too!!


As you can see, I’m still fixated on back to school creations – am I that thrilled my kids are back at school?!?  LOL  For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image “Licorice” from the Spice Doll collection.   I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Sizzix die.  I used the slip cover template from My Time Made Easy using CS from Taylored Expressions and embellished with letter DP from My Mind’s Eye, ribbon from my stash, button from Basic Grey, twine from My Craft Spot, sentiment from Taylored Expressions cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and bling from Zva Creative.  I have added a pad of note paper to the inside thinking this would make a great teacher gift.  Hope you like it and will come join our challenge!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – school days/for a child
CRAFTY CREATIONS – back to school
BELLI CHALLENGE – back to school
LITTLE RED WAGON – back to school
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – anything goes
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS  - anything but a card
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – anything but a card
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – teacher inspired cards and gifts
RIBBON CAROUSEL – beautiful bows
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – button up

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ANYTHING GOES AT INKY IMPRESSIONS AND I AM ON THE DT!!

Well, first of all, I am thrilled to announce that I am on the DT for one of my favorite shops INKY IMPRESSIONS!!  Have to ever used INKY IMPRESSIONS stamps?!?  They are awesome – fabulous deeply etched red rubber gives crisp, clear image the first time – no re-stamping over and over to get all the lines.  Plus, the characters are adorable, so you are definitely going to want to swing by and check out the shop!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is ANYTHING GOES, so a nice and easy one for the first week of our new DT term.  You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner.
This week, we are sponsored by Kenny K and they are offering some digis to our winner!!

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS stamp “LiLi’s First Day of School.”  I have colored her with my trusty Copics, added some Aytou Spica glitter pens and cut out with Nesties.  CS is Bazzill, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, tape measure charm is from INKY IMPRESSIONS (you will want to check out the fabulous selection of charms in the shop!!), sentiment from Taylored Expressions and is stamped on Verve die.  DP is from SU and My Mind’s Eye, ribbon from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – back to school
PAPELITOS – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – teacher inspired card/gift
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes
LEXI'S CREATIONS – autumn colors

INCY WINCY DESIGNS – back to school
MARKER POP – use some yellow markers (Copic Y21, Y28, YR21, YR24)
PAPER PRETTIES – square card
CRAFTY RIBBONS – sketch

Monday, September 3, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!

Well, I am a wee bit late this week posting our new challenge for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE.   My end of week was pretty busy and the weekend was crazy busy with both boys playing in a soccer tournament and then having today off for Labor Day Holiday here in the US.  My younger son had 2 additional games today – semifinals and finals.  They came in runner up, but they played a great tournament and the final was very hard fought match and super exciting!    I can’t believe tomorrow is Tuesday – eek – today feels like Sunday!

Anyway, we do have a NEW CHALLENGE at PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is BACK TO SCHOOL (seems to be a very popular theme these past few weeks) and you have until Weds., September 5 at 7pm EST to come join us.  You are not required to use an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!

Hope you will come join us on our PIXIE DUST STUDIO FACEBOOK GROUP, always lots of fun chatter going on there and FREEBIES and other fun stuff to see!!
 
For this week’s challenge, I chose PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Royal Teacher” (also available in the School’s Out Pixie Pack).   She is colored with Copics and Fiskars gel pens then cut with Nesties.   I have used Nestie with sentiment from Taylored Expressions, flowers from Petaloo, button from stash, scalloped pieces cut with Nesties, ribbon from Taylored Expressions, papers from Bazzill and DP from stash.  Bling flowers from Darice.  Hope you like it and will come join us!


Additional Challenges:
THE PAPER SHELTER – layers on layers (9)
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – sparkle and shine
BEARLY MINE – anything that glitters (flowers)
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – let’s sparkle
SASSY CHERYL – back to school
SHOPPING OUR STASH – use your favorite things (die cuts and flowers)
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY –  past sketch
CUPCAKE CRAFT – flowers
CRITTER SKETCH – back to school is cool
INCY WINCY – back to school
STAMP WITH FUN – button