Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Penny's #287: Christmas in July

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! So many Christmas in July challenges going on, and it is going to be a heat index of 100F here today! LOL, not feeling super Christmassy, I gotta say....

But that's ok, because we love our crafting, and if it means sitting in the AC and thinking Christmas thoughts, hey...whatever works! ;) So let's get on with the new challenge this week over at Penny's Challenge!  This week's sponsors are Star Stampz and The Stamping Boutique. As always, they are offering a wonderful prize to lucky stampers!

Here is my project, featuring "Mail Girl" from TSB! I really like this sweetie, that bold oval border is excellent, and I love a chance to add sparkly snow to things!!


My little one is colored up with Copics, and all the furry parts were done with white Sparkly Fluff and a Quickie Glue Pen. I added Stardust Stickles to the snowflakes and the edge of the snow, along with the edge of my "cloud" snow border at the base. Dies from Lawn Fawn and Gina Marie. Paper from DCVW box 'o scraps, lol. 

Here's where I tried to give a better view of the fluff and sparkle:



That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Simply Papercraft #33: Always Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday, my lovelies!!! I'm so happy the weekend is here! Today I'm sharing my latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by Melonheadz! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

For my card today I used the Super Kidlette Boys bundleI went with awesome bright boy colors, because....SUPERHEROS!




Quick recipe - colored with Copics, of course. Embossing folder from Die'Sire - Clouds. Sequins are from Doodlebug. Cross Stitch dies from Gina Marie.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #94: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #120: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #320: AG (1 of 3)

That's it for me! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)



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Friday, July 15, 2016

Aloha Friday #76: Christmas in July

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #76: Christmas in July, and this is week #1.  Get our your stamps and play along! Our challenge this week is sponsored by both The East Wind and The Stamping Boutique! Double your pleasure!


My card features Christmas Sexy Girl from The East Wind. Isn't she the BEST?? I want to BE her! Seriously...




I added glitter to the trim of her adorable outfit using a Quickie Glue pen and Art Institute glitter. Today I chose to incorporate the color challenge from Bugaboo's Christmas in July celebration - this is the challenge for Day 7. I thought it was funky and fresh and perfect for this edgy sweetie and some of my favorite Basic Grey Christmas paper! I wanted the red and green to jump out, but I love the pinks and blues in there for added pop-ability!



I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7: Color (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - #94: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #120: AG (2 of 3)

Craft Your Passion - #320: AG (2 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Penny's Challenge #286: Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! I have been the World's WORST Blogger lately, creating all my DT cards, but not sharing them on here! LIFE has kinda gotten away from me, but I have resolved to do a better job going forward! Also, I will be back posting all my beauties from the last weeks. I'll fill in the days I don't otherwise have DT commitments, to share these cards with you all!

But in the meantime, there is a new challenge this morning over at Penny's Challenge! Must be Wednesday!

I want to share my card for this current challenge where the theme is - ANYTHING GOES! Well that's an easy one. This week's sponsors are Oddball Art Stamps and Di's Digis. As always, they are offering a wonderful prize to lucky stampers!

Here is my project, featuring "Astrid the Fairy" from Oddball Art Stamps! This is such a great image, I can't get enough of books AND fairies, it's the perfect "just because" card. I really enjoy these sweet stamps that include a poignant but non-specific sentiment. I think it makes the cards that much more versatile, you can hand write a personalized note or greeting on the inside of the card and voila! Your card is a birthday, or thank you, or thinking of you, or congratulations card....JUST like that! So perfect.



My Astrid is colored up with Copics, and glittered on the stars, wings and hair bow with Stardust Stickles. I really like white space with some of these Oddball images because they are SO delicate and detailed, they really do speak for themselves. After she was colored I had the BEST idea for the upper background, and used my Gina Marie Designs Starry Sky Background die to add some dimension and interest. Decided against any more elements or bling because I didn't want to overpower the rest of the design. I'm very pleased with how she came out!

As a double bonus, I'm sharing a second Oddball Art Stamps card in this post. As you can see, I've been a bad blogger lately. I'm still making 4 to 6 cards per week, believe it or not! I just haven't been getting them shared HERE like I should. All of you lovelies see them on their respective challenge and store blogs of course, but I'm getting back into the swing of things finally, work has calmed down, vacation travel is over, and the boys have settled into their summer routines. I've got posts scheduled out for days already! YAY for happy crafting time and PRIORITIES that make me smile instead of cringe. ;) ANYWAY, here's a little bonus inspiration from our beautiful sponsor this week using Nixie the Pixie...I adore this image.



This beauty is colored with Copics, and sparkled up with several types and colors of Art Institute ultrafine glitter. I hand-doodled the border. The embellies are from my Fun Stampers Journey stash - I'm telling you, if you don't know this great company, and even if you NEVER buy a stamp or die set from them - they have the best paper, color palette, and EMBELLISHMENTS. Well-priced, high-quality gorgeousness.

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!