Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration...


I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing an elegant wedding card that only took minutes to create!  All the info and details found here on the DRU Inspiration Blog!

Monday, July 17, 2017

PIP Challenge 1729


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook.

For my card, I used stamps from my stash to create a CAS watercolored image.  The PIP Challenge is anything goes.  We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week; when you share your project you'll be entered for a random draw gift from the sponsor.

You can find the PIP Challenge HERE.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Inspired by a Song


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge theme this week is to create a card/project inspired by a song!

Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor.

I used an image provided by the sponsor called Surfer Girl!  The song inspiration I chose is Surfer Girl by the Beach Boys!  I created a Z-fold card using ocean papers along with the image colored using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that are inspired by a song with us at The Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Thinking of You or Sympathy


The Sparkles Challenge theme was chosen by Cathy, to create a Thinking of You or Sympathy card/project.

I created a CAS sympathy card by masking the sides of the layering panel with a cutout circle and sponging distress oxide inks before stamping the images.

We hope you'll share your thinking of you or sympathy cards with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Where in the World...


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to create a card or project showing something about the country and/or state in which you live.

By chance, I found this Greetings from Indiana stamp at CreekBank Creations while attending a craft retreat a couple months ago.  There you have it, I live in Indiana, the state bird is the Cardinal, the state flower is the Peony.  The stamp was inked using Memento Black ink, the Cardinal was die cut from a Tim Holtz die and colored using chameleon markers.  The background was stamped using the Penny Black Peony stamp, and the little "peony" was created using circle punches!  (I really like the way my card turned out!)

We hope you'll create and share a little something with us about where you live.  You can find The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge HERE.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog - Country Chickens!





I have two fun cards posted on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today!

You can find the details on the DRU Blog HERE.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1727


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.

For my card I used the Jefferson Digital Stamp provided by the sponsor.

I used a Gina Marie Designs die for the images and sentiment; colored the images using Chameleon markers and made a double loop bow to embellish my easy-peasy card!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenges, anything goes!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Favorite Technique


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is to use your favorite technique.

The challenge is being sponsored by
and 

For my card I used Bunnies In The Boat provided by Sasayaki Glitter.

One of my favorite techniques is watercolor.  The image was printed on Canson 140lb Watercolor paper.  I used a water brush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color the image.  The anchor embellishment is from a string of beads!

We hope you'll share your favorite technique with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 8




For today's Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop entry I created a yellow/lemon yellow background on watercolor paper using Brusho pigment powders.  The coffee cup was die cut from Penny Black Love Cup die set and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The sentiment is from PTI Flipping Out stamp set.  The fishtail banner die is from Frantic Stamper.

Today is the last day of the bloghop and what fun it has been!  You can enter the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop HERE.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7




Entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I used scraps of cardstock to create the background squares; the dies are from the Frantic Stamper Your Cup of Tea and Scallop Border Trio.  The cup embellishment trims were colored using Chameleon markers.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6



Tea, not really my first choice (because coffee is my first love!), but I couldn't pass up this cute pair from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar papers.  Background papers also from that paper pack.

Entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop HERE.

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Buttons!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to use buttons on your project.

To create my card, I used White and Black cardstock, Pebbles Dotted Designer Paper, Pocket Pal Scor-dies Button card, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Dritz Buttons, LaMode Buttons, button shank remover, an embossing folder, and gems.

We hope you'll use some buttons on your project and share with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5


Today's cup of goodness includes a cup of tea!

I'm entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

For my card I used the Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Flora Tea stamp set.


When you submit an entry you are also entered to win a fabulous prize from one of the sponsors!

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


My creation is on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today!  

Details can be found HERE.

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4



Today's coffee card was created using several dies and a fun coffee sentiment!

Frantic Stamper Color Block #2 panel die
Latina Crafter I'm No Quitter die
Latina Crafter One Cup at a Time die
The Ton Coffee die
sentiment from Jillian Vance Coffee sentiment stamp set

I'm entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop found HERE.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3


Created for the 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

For my card I used the Need Coffee stamp and die set from Pink & Main.  The watercolor background was created using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink; the image was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and aqua brush.


CWWC Challenge


The CWWC Challenge is to use an image!  The sponsor is Moonflower Digi Stamps.  I used Kimiko the Phoenix Maiden image from sponsor for my card.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us at the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2




I used Stampin Up Perfect Blend and Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets for my easy peasy, CAS fun card.  The background was stamped and splattered using Distress Oxide inks.

You can enter your summer coffee cards/projects at the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop found HERE.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Different Fold


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to use a different card fold.

The challenge sponsors are

For my card, I used Hippie Flower Power Peace Van from Odd Ball Art and created a pop-out fold card.  The image was colored using Chameleon markers.  The designer paper is from my stash.  The die cut sentiment is from Cheery Lynn Designs Bohemian Words.

We hope you'll share your differnt card folds with us this week at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop



Yay!  It's time for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

For my card, I used Colby's Caffeine from Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc., and a coffee sentiment from Jillian Vance.  Image was colored using Chameleon markers.  Background paper is from Stampin Up.

The bloghop has lots of sponsors; when you enter you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Double D Challenge - Anything Wedding!


I'm entering my card in the Double D Challenge; the theme is Anything Wedding using this mood board:


For my card I used Ornate Hearts die set from Our Daily Bread Designs and a die from the Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die set.  The background designer paper is from a paper pack called Blush Glam from Craft Smith; the heart was die cut from a scrap piece of designer paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


Hello Dies R Us friends!  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this colorful and easy card!  Please visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog for details.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1725


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

For my card I used the Chase Your Dreams digi stamp from the sponsor.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us this week at the PIP Challenge....always anything goes!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - All Tied Up!


A Creative Need is this week's sponsor.

The challenge is to use ribbon or twine.  

For my card I used the  Daffodils digital image from the sponsor.  I die cut the deckled panels using a die from Frantic Stamper.  The image was colored using chalk pastels.

We hope you'll share your ribbon or twine creations with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sparkles Challenge #93 - Embossing (Heat or Dry)


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to use embossing (heat or dry).  I chose to use an embossing folder to create a dry embossed background.  The colorful center was created by masking the sides of the panel and inking with distress inks and rubbing the inked area using Perfect Pearls powder.  The panel was then embossed with the folder.  The die cut hello is from Cheery Lynn Designs Bohemian Words dies.  The butterfly is punched from a Martha Stewart punch.

We hope you'll share your embossed creations with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is Anything Goes - Use Your Imagination!  The challenge hostess is Agata.

For my card, I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks and a water mister.  The die cut image is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.  I embellished using small pearls.

We hope you'll share your anything goes projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters found HERE.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


I'm sharing on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today.

Details can be found on the Dies R Us blog found HERE.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Make it Shabby Chic




The CWWC Challenge is to create a Shabby Chic card/project.

For my card, I used designer papers from Our Daily Bread Designs, lace, and a CheeryLynn Designs die cut flower.  The sentiment is a stampabilities stamp.

We hope you'll share your shabby chic projects with us at the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - One Layer Card


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to create a one layer card.  

Our sponsors are
and

For my card, I used  The Cat's Whiskers from All Dressed Up.

I used a Martha Stewart heart border punch to create the side border.  I colored the image using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your one layer cards with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Monday, June 5, 2017

PIP Challenge #1723


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Digital Stamps.

For my card I used the Scribbled Floral digi stamp.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards / projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1723 found HERE

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - use acetate!


The Paper A La Mode challenge is to use acetate!

The challenge sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.

This is my first time to use something offered by The Cutting Cafe.  Since I'm electronically challenged, I used the PDF version of the jar shaker image and fussy cut it out to create a shaker jar!

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects that you used acetate as part of your creation.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

CWWC Challenge #145 - Black & White with a Splash of Color


The CWWC Challenge is black & white with a splash of color.

Star Stampz is the challenge sponsor.

For my card, I used the Star Stampz Fireflies digital image.  My splash of color is yellow!

We hope you'll share your black & white with a splash of color cards or projects with us at the CWWC Challenge.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Paper Piecing


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is paper piecing.

Our sponsors are  Bugaboo Stamps and  Art Wildflowers Digital Paper

For my card I used the Bugaboo Back Pain  digi stamp set.  I paper pieced the maternity top.  Love that sentiment!

We hope you'll share your paper pieced projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - It's All Black and White


I'm hosting The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme of "It's All Black and White!"

For my card I used my favorite Hero Arts floral stamp of dogwood flowers.  I inked the stamp using black zig clean color real brush pen direct to the stamp, then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using only black and white with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this whimsical, fun whale card!  Details on how I created this card can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog.  When you visit the blog you'll find links to each die I used from the DRU online store.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1721 - Anything Goes



This week's Anything Goes PIP Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said.

For my card, I used the Growing Together digi stamp set from the sponsor.  I colored the image using zig clean color real brush pens and an aqua brush.  The dragonfly was colored using glitter pens.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1721.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spotlight Technique


 Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor for this week's Paper A La Mode challenge.

For my card I used the  Mushroom Land Elf digital image from the sponsor.  I really like the effect of the spotlight using this technique.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us using the spotlight technique at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Use Embossing


It's my turn to host the Friends of Flourishes design team challenge.  The challenge is to use embossing (wet or dry).  

For my card, I used a woodgrain embossed background.  The image is a digital image from Flourisheslc set called Tweeting Friends and the sentiment is from the Flourisheslc Heartfelt Words digi set.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

You can find this stamp set and a lot more at theFlourisheslc online store.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dies R Us Elegant Floral


I have an easy, yet elegant floral card to share with you here and on the Dies R Us Blog.  The saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers and today I'm sharing a card created with that saying in mind.

My card is 5x5 square top fold.  I selected designer papers, ribbon, adhesive half-pearl, and one of my DIY stick pins from my stash and then proceeded to create using Cheery Lynn dies as noted below.

I first die cut using Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily and Judy's Blooms:

I then shaped the flowers and leaves using my favorite stylus tool and glue:

After shaping the blooms I inked the edges of the flower and also inked 
the center of the doily:

Here is a close up of the shaped and inked die cuts:

It's fun to create an elegant card to give to someone special at anytime of the year, just because!

Cheery Lynn dies used from the Dies R Us online store:




Both of these dies are currently out of stock, so be sure to sign up on the waiting list so you will be notified when they are back in the Dies R Us online store.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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