Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to use some kind of embossing.  The challenge sponsor is Toadstool Printables.

For my card I used the Giraffe digital image from Toadstool Printables.  The background panel is an animal print glittered embossed cardstock.  The border die cut and the sentiment are from Frantic Stamper.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects featuring some embossing...wet or dry.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Lace!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to use lace on your card or project.

For my card, I used white, gray, and pink cardtock.  The lace is from my stash, I tucked a small Martha Stewart Doily behind the lace then added a Prima Flower, a leaf, a stick pin, and stamped the sentiment to finish my card.  A very quick and easy card, yet a little bit elegant, too!

We hope you'll share your cards or projects using some lace with us at The Sisterhood of Craters Challenge; you can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Circles!


The CWWC Challenge is to add circles!

The challenge sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy.  I'm using Happy Mouse digital image from the sponsor.

This cute little mouse makes me smile!  I colored the image using an aquabrush and zig clean color real brush pens and die cut it using a spellbinders circle die.  Other "circles" on my card -- the strip of dotted patterned paper!  I created a multi-loop gingham ribbon bow; the double fishtail banner die is from Frantic Stamper.

We hope you'll create a card and/or project and add some circles to it and enter the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge #69 - Use Border and.or Edges Dies


I love creating cards and/or projects using dies and that's what the Dies R Us Challenge Blog is about...using dies!  I'm entering my card in the Dies R Us Challenge #69 to use border and/or edges dies.

For my card, I used the Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers die, the Yvonne Creations Dandelion Border die, and the rabbit die is from the CheeryLynn Design Spring Basket 1 die set.  I die cut the rabbit from an embossed piece of cardstock (EF:  Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves).  I then colored the rabbit using a dauber and lavendar ink.  I created a double loop bow to embellish the lower corner of the card.

Here is the link to the Dies R Us Challenge #69

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Ribbon


Friends of Flourishes design team member Toni challenged us to use ribbon on our cards.

For my card, I used an image from the Endearing Rose stamp set.  I stamped onto watercolor paper and colored using an aqua brush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The white and red cardstock is from Flourishes l.c Color Made Easy collections; the ribbon is from the Color Made Easy Neutral collection.  The lace and stick pin from my stash.

Follow these links to see what the Friends of Flourishes Design Team created: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie 

Friday, March 17, 2017

More Tiki Party!


Another Tiki Party project!  Our party wouldn't be complete without a table favor for each party-goer to take home!  I used a large binder clip to create this easy favor.

I'm guest designing for JessicaLynnOriginal.com this week and will be posting my Tiki Party projects on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day!

Monday through Saturday of this week the JessicaLynnOriginal Design Team will share their creative cards and projects using the new Tiki Hawaiian Vacation stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  You can currently purchase this stamp set and get free shipping this week!

Check out the projects created by the design team (each team member will be posting on different days and times Monday through Saturday, so check back often!):

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tiki Hawaiian Vacation New Stamp Set Release


It's Tiki Time!  I created a table centerpiece for the Tiki Party!

I'm guest designing for JessicaLynnOriginal.com this week and will be posting my Tiki Party projects on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day!

Monday through Saturday of this week the JessicaLynnOriginal Design Team will share their creative cards and projects using the new Tiki Hawaiian Vacation stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  You can currently purchase this stamp set and get free shipping this week!

Check out the projects created by the design team (each team member will be posting on different days and times Monday through Saturday, so check back often!):

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Stamp Set Release - Tiki Hawaiian Vacation featuring Brentwood Owl



It's Tiki Party Time!  

I'm guest designing for JessicaLynnOriginal.com this week and will be posting my Tiki Party projects on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day!

Monday through Saturday of this week the JessicaLynnOriginal Design Team will share their creative cards and projects using the new Tiki Hawaiian Vacation stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  You can currently purchase this stamp set and get free shipping this week!

Check out the projects created by the design team (each team member will be posting on different days and times Monday through Saturday, so check back often!):

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Let's Go Green!


This month's Sparkles Monthly challenge is to use the color green on your card or project.

For my card, I used the tulip image from Flourishes l.c Year of Flowers stamp set.  I watercolored the image using a waterbrush and zig clean color real brush pens.  Added a few small gems to embellish.

We hope you'll share your "Let's Go Green" cards and/or projects with us this month at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

I will be offering the Year of Flowers Stamp set as the prize this month.

Monday, March 13, 2017

PIP Challenge #1711



This week's PIP Challenge #1711 is sponsored by Digital Delights.

Sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.blogspot.com/



For my card, I used Kite Flying Ewan digi image from the sponsor.  I like creating shaped cards and this sweet image fit perfectly in the Spellbinders Die cuts.  I colored the image using a waterbrush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The sentiment is from MFP Fairies stamp set.

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Tear it Up!


For this week's Paper A La Mode Challenge we are doing some paper tearing!

Our sponsor is

For my card, I used the Cute Little Fox digi stamp from the sponsor.   Used some woodgrain cardstock on my card for a quick and easy creation!

We hope you'll do some paper tearing and share your cards with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Make it Masculine


The Friends of Flourishes design team member Shirley challenged us to create a masculine card using Flourishes lc stamps.

For my card, I used the word group from the Florentine Frame stamp set.  I LOVE this sentiment and how it presents itself for most any kind of card you want to create!  I will use my card as my anniversary card for my husband.

Follow these links to see what the Friends of Flourishes Design Team created: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni

Vickie (you are here)


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Frantic Stamper, Inc. March Sweet Baby Die and Stamp Release


Be sure to check out the new March Sweet Baby Die and Stamp Release at Frantic Stamper, Inc.

For my card, I used the Frantic Stamper, Inc. Precision Die Colorblock #2, FRA-Die-10103.

I knew right away I wanted to create a multi-compartment shaker card!  Here's a quick step by step:
1.  Die cut the colorblock #2 die using a piece of craft foam
2.  Die cut the die using cardstock
3. Create cardbase
4.  Cut a layering panel and adhere to cardbase
5.  Adhere the die cut foam on top of the layering panel
6.  place sequins inside each compartment
7.  Cut a piece of transparency sheet to size to fit over the die cut foam and adhere
8.  Adhere die cut cardstock over the transparency sheet.
9.  Embellish card front as desired.

Be sure to watch the Sweet Baby Die and Stamp Release Video found HERE.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Celebrating Women


Agata is the hostess for challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  She chose Celebrating Women as the theme.

For my card, I used the Stampin' Up Beautiful You stamp set.  I colored the image using Chameleon Pens.  The die cut is Elementals #12 - Ovals and Filigree Frame from Frantic Stamper, Inc.

We hope you'll share a card or project in celebration of women.  You can find The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge HERE.

Entering my card:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #19

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge #68 - Use Something New


I'm entering my card in the Dies R Us Challenge #68 to use something new; must use dies on your card.

Supplies I used are:
Dies R Us Tulip Basket Die (new & first time to use)
Impression Obsession Fence Die
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Dies
Sizzix Leaves and Branches Die
Frantic Stamper Double Fishtail Labels die
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
flowers in basket colored using Chameleon Pens
Created a mult-loop bow using twine to embellish the basket
Cardstock:  Peach textured for card base, Green textured for leaves, UltraSmooth White for basket and fence

The Dies R Us Challenge #68 can be found HERE

Sunday, March 5, 2017

CWWC Challenge #139 - Mixed Media


We are doing mixed media projects for the CWWC Challenge #139.

Our sponsor is Odd Ball Art Co.  For my card I'm using the Bedtime Hudson digital image provided by the sponsor.

My mixed Media is Pearl Modeling Cream mixed with Gelato and stenciled for the star background; the image was colored using a waterbrush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spring!


We are celebrating Spring at the Paper A La Mode challenge this week.

Our sponsors are

For my card I used  Toadstool House #1 from Odd Ball Art.  I printed the image onto Bristol cardstock and watercolored it using an aquabrush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The cardstock and designer papers are from my stash.

We hope you'll celebrate spring with us and share your projects at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Vellum Challenge


Kren has challenged the Friends of Flourishes design team to create a project to include vellum.  For my card I used the  My Cup Runneth Over stamp set.  I stamped the coffee beans on Bristol cardstock and watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens; once dry I cut a vellum overlay to go on top of the coffee beans and used Flourishes Color Made Easy Walnut collection cardstock for the layering panel along with a strip of the cardstock over the vellum.  The sentiment was stamped onto the Bristol cardstock and die cut using a Frantic Stamper double fishtail banner.

Follow these links to see what the Friends of Flourishes Design Team created: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni
Vickie (you are here)

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

JessicaLynnOriginal.com - Daisy and Ladybug!


I'm happy to have re-joined the JessicaLynnOriginal.com design team as a guest designer this month!  I missed Jessica's Brentwood Owl stamp designs and her digi stamps ... I am so pleased to be back!

For my card I used the newly released spring digi called Daisy and Ladybug; the image can be found HERE in the JLO online store.  There are so many fun digital stamps and clear mount stamps that will be perfect for any project you have in mind.

My card is what I consider CAS (clean and simple)!  After printing the image using Ultra Smooth White cardstock I colored it with Chameleon pens.  Die cuts are from PTI (including the cardbase).

I'll be posting a few more card designs using this digi in the next few weeks and an upcoming new Brentwood stamp set that I can't wait to create some fun projects later this month.  There are several new stamp sets being released this month so be sure to check it out!  The JessicaLynnOriginal.com online store can be found HERE.