Friday, February 28, 2014

Make it Shine-Totally Papercrafts

Hello Everyone. Today is my turn to host the challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.

 Now, on to this week's challenge I have chosen the theme

Make it Shine.
There is nothing I love more then sparkly and shine on my cards so hope all of you enjoy it too.

This weeks fabulous sponsor is
Here is the DT card I made for this challenge and can you see all the sparkle lol
I went a little Stickle happy with this card but I love it! This is an amazing digi from Aurora Wings that I used. She has some great images at her Etsy shop.
I used my Copics for this and since purple is my favorite color I decided to go Purple happy on it.
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:
Now I am off to finish my packing! I am taking my older Girl Scout troop to an overnight sleepover at the Aquarium tonight so our troop will be "sleeping with the fishes!".  And of course old man Winter is getting ready to hit us again with more snow here on Sunday uuggh. Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TGF-Color/Photo Inspiration

Happy Tuesday.  Sorry for the sporadic posting but life is actually running pretty smoothly but busy over here. I saw the recent challenge over at The Greeting Farm and decided to ink up one of my retired images I have in my collection. This one is 80s Anya....isn't she a cutey.

I used the MME paper from my stash and my MFT dies to make the arch that Anya is in.  The sentiment is from my sticker stash I have. Of course the image is colored with my Copics thought this was the last card I made with my old E11 which I have put to rest since it keep globbing up on me. I tried to clean them but to no avail so had a Hobby Lobby trip with a coupon to get a E11. I also used the lovely and sparkly paper, Cryogen White, that I won via the CMC challenge from Paper this paper I am liking.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sketch and Dies-based on their sketch
Divas by Design-Rubber Stamps Only
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown-Anything Goes
Card Mania-Use a Sentiment
Marker Pop Challenge-Anything Goes
Farm Fresh Friday-Photo Inspiration

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whimsy Stamps-DT Call

Another one of my favorite stamping companies is also having a open DT Call so figured I would give it shot. Like the saying goes "You got to be in it to win it".

I adore all of the lines that Whimsy Stamps produces so here is a showcase of three of my favorite cards I have created with their images.

First one up is  Bella Sole Special Delivery.

Cottage Cuties-Cinnamon Sugar

Wee Collection-Amy

Good Luck to everyone who applies and be sure to be in it!!

Sweet Pea Stamps-DT Call

Some of you may have seen that Sweet Pea Stamps is having a DT call.  I have decided to enter as I do love many of their images and would be super excited to be part of their DT.

As you know here are two recent cards I made from Sweet Pea Stamp images. The first is from a rubber stamps and the second is from a recent digi I won on the SPS Facebook page (come join in the fun).

Here are the details if you wish to enter as well.

Applicants must be willing to work with digi stamps.
  • Design team members are expected to create projects featuring Sweet Pea Stamps images for both the SPS blog, posting on your personal blog, facebook page and on other public venues on a weekly basis. 
  • Additional creations for the occasional new release, blog hops and for submitting for publication will also be needed. 
  • Entries must be linked by February 28 @ 11:59 pm to be considered.
  • Design Team terms are 6 months.

    Good luck to all who enter!

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    My kiddos Valentines'-Card in a Box

    So many of you may know, my princesses are all in elementary school and still enjoy when I do a craft project for them.  Now this one involves NO Coloring and gasp not a traditional card lol.

    Considering my girls are still young they still love the cutesy stuff so this was the perfect time to whip out the Cricut. All you need is for this project is a trusty Scor-Pal and what embellishments you want.

    Last night I decided to the try a new technique I have been seen on the internet which is a Card in a box. I saw this on Youtube via Serene Stamper but actually prefer the written instructions for doing this which is really pretty simple. Here is the link if you want to try it yourself.

    The paper pad I used was Lucky Love. I used my Create a Critter 2 cart to make the cuts that you see popping up in the middle. The stamps is from my stash of clear stamps.  My girls loved it (along with the candy they got lol)

    Hope you all have a great Valentines Day.

    Docerela Creations-Pink/Red and at least one heart
    Crafty Calendar-Love is All Around
    Jo Scrap Shack-Valentines
    Fantabulous Cricut-I heart you
    Cardz-TV-3-D Valentines
    Cut it Up Challenge-Valentines
    Decorate to Celebrate-Valentines boxes

    Totally PaperCrafts-Valentines/Love

    Time for another fantastic challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts.
    Considering it is Valentines Day here, our lovely Chitra has chosen the theme

    This weeks fabulous sponsor is

    Milk N Coffee Stamps
    I have decided to color up this cutie called Lisbeth on a Swing
    Sorry for the less then steller the middle of a blizzard here right now. Another 10 inches or more of snow we are getting here. UUUGGH.
    The paper is from Authentique Lovely Collection and used a rubon from my stash for the Sentiment. Colored the image with my Copics.
    I will also be entering this on into the following challenges:

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Yumi and Fumi-Birthday Celebration for Renate

    Surprise Renate!
    Today all of the former Yumi & Fumi DT team and a few other friends decided to have reunion to bring this birthday banner to our lovely Renate.
    Each of us has a letter of the banner we have done.
    I got the letter B
    Used my handy dandy Cricut for all the banner cuts.  The paper is from Simple Stories paper pad.  Colored the stamp with my Copics and add a place of paper piecing into this one.
    All the banners have been sent out to Renate so I hope she gets to hang it with pride.
    Hope you all enjoy the banner hop.
    I will also be entering this lovely creation into the following challenges

    Some Odd Girl-Valentines Love

    Hello everyone. I managed to get some cards done since I am snowed in again. Uggh a nasty winter storm, kids are running around and I finished up some cards.

    Today I wanted to showcase one I had before the big Vday tomorrow from Some Odd Girl.

    This beauty is called Love Letters and is a digital stamp from Some Odd Girl.  It is actually on sale for V-day if you want to go and snag yourself one (yes I know I am an enabler lol)
    Again trying to finish up and use my stash so got out my Authentique Lovely Paper Pad for the background.  The filigree are from the La La Land dies and sentiment is from my rub-on stash. I misted the doily with some spray as well as the paper behind it too. Colored the image with my Copics...I really love coloring red personally though I know it is a challenge for many.
    I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Sweet Pea Stamps

    Since I was digging though my stamps the other day, I found this one and decided to ink it up and color away.

    The paper is from my stash and a mix of companies (Authentique and Echo Park I think). Used my Spellbinders to make the frame around the image. So I bought this new Copic paper from Hobby Lobby.  It is super thin and though it is very bright and does not bleed I am not happy with how thin it is so that the pattern papers can been seen through it. Ok done venting but since I bought I am going to use it and figure out the best way to use it next time.

    Also pulled out some of my bling from my stash.

    I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

    FairyTale Challenge-More than two colors
    Sister Act-Anything Goes
    Southern Girls-Bling Bling Bling
    Creative Moments-Add Some Sparkle
    The Paper Shelter-At least 3 Designer Papers
    I Heart Sketches-based on their sketch

    i {heart} sketches Sketch052

    Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Sweet Pea Stamps-Shades of Grey

    Hello Everyone! Decided to try something new to keep my creative juices flowing. I made this card with a Sweet Pea Stamp image by Helena Reis's Joy is...A Basket Full of Cats
    Decided to see if I can pull off a card in just shades of Grey with a touch of Blue in the hair! Well how did I do?  I did the pattern of the dress myself and the sentiment is from my sticker collection. Used half a doily I had too.
    I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CC Designs Bday Card

    Welcome another winter storm has come our way here in Jersey and kids have another snow day. We are expecting about 8-10 inches and it is still falling.

    Well one this day I figured I would get a card done to starve off the cabin fever.

    Today I decided to use one of my CC Design stamps and this lovely Fancy Pants paper I got at Hobby Lobby with my Christmas Gift Card.

    Stamped the image with my Memento Ink, Colored it with my Copics and added some embellishments from my stash. The sentiment is actually from another stamp set I have.

    I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

    CC Designs-Sketch Challenge
    Challenges 4 Everyone-Anything Goes
    The Squirrel and Fox-Use Embellishments ( Rosette, Balloon 3D Resin, and Stickles)
    Paper Creators Challenge-Anything Goes