Friday, April 24, 2015

Simply Papercraft #3 with Sassy Studio

TGIF! And today, the "goodness" is in the form of a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft! This is Challenge #3, and our theme is "Lots of Layers". As always, you can also submit Anything Goes cards to our challenge as well. The challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio and A Day For Daisies this time around. You can visit the Simply Papercraft blog for the challenge link up and prize details! My card features a lovely image from Sassy Studio called Snow Queen Portrait!

Isn't she lovely? What a fun image to color. And yes, we saw Frozen no less than 5 times (as my kids can confirm). ;) 

The sketch for this card comes from the current Sketch Saturday Challenge (Sketch Saturday #357). Here's the sketch:

Love it! Great inspiration by the Design Team over there as well.

That's all for me for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful day AND a fun-filled weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Creative Knockouts #86 with SNSS

Good Thursday morning, world! Today I get to make another fun announcement - I have joined the crew over at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog - a new challenge every Thursday! I've played along in some of their challenges recently so I thought it would be fun to help inspire too! I hope you will join me in playing along, plus you have a chance each week to win amazing prized from the generous sponsor companies!

This week's challenge theme is Make a Tag or Use a Tag, and our sponsor is Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps! Here is my project for today (I used a tag on my card), featuring Milton's Good Book

Here are a couple of other views of the card to show the coloring and other details:

.I used one of this month's Viva La Verve sketches for this card - April, week 3. Here is the sketch:

I had fun with this one. I was not sure when I first started putting this card together if the sketch was going to work out, but after a lot of changed elements and tweaking layers, I'm quite pleased with it. :)

Inspiration Destination - #30: Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - #206: Punch It (the tag is made of 2 layered tag punches from Stampin' Up!)
Crafty Cardmakers - #37: Dots (embossed dot background)
Crafting From The Heart - #56: Anything Goes

That's all for me for now, I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge from Simply Papercraft! Have a great day and stamp happy!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wags 'n Whiskers: Flower Power!

Hello and Happy Friday! Wow, another week has just flown by around here. But all good things, the kids are staying busy, the weather is GORGEOUS and of course got in some stamping time!

Today we are bringing you a new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers. In the true vein of springtime, we want to see FLOWERS! Don't forget, there are FREE STAMPS up for grabs! Bring on the floral fantasy with your lovely creations, and link up on the W'nW blog post!

Here is my card, using the image "Fairy: Lacey". She's my favorite of the fairies, but they are all quite lovely. You can find all of them in the Wags 'n Whiskers shop.

I had a hard time pulling this card together initially. I had a different sketch and layout in mind, but it just wasn't working. I ended up changing it around and I'm much much happier with the end result! I did use a sketch for this project today, Digi Sketch Challenge for this week, which included the sketch, with an optional twist of flowers. I also chose the inspiration photo piece from Creative Colors (#33) for my color palette. I actually searched around for a color challenge specifically for this image. I LOVE it (I think I mentioned that....) but when I'm doing fairies, I tend to gravitate toward pink/green/white as my color combo. Not that there is anything wrong with that! I love that one. I have a whole bunch of them in my stash, and they are so pretty and girlie and fun. But I wanted to branch out a little bit today, and this bright, springy, happy photo really caught my eye! So here are my inspirations:


This is a 5.5" x 5.5" square card. I gave it 1/4" margins all around (the 1/8" didn't allow enough of the layers through for my taste). The Orchid layer is stamped with the outline Mosaic Background Stamp from Starving Artistamps in Versamark and heat embossed using "Bridal" embossing powder from a local stamping shop - a clear EP with a purpleish glitter tone to it (how's THAT for a description?!). Of course Lacey is done in black on Papertrey white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I cut around her to use the circle Nestabilities and the entire main image layer is adhered with dimensional foam tape. The patterned paper pieces are from Die Cuts With A View, Basic Grey, and Stampin' Up! All flowers are from Prima and the pearls are Kaisercraft (they are yellow). I paper pierced the edge using my SU piercing template and did the faux stitching effect using a gold metallic paint marker. The sentiment is actual wooden Scrabble tiles I pilfered from a Scrabble board game to further the cause of extreme stamp supply {hoarding} needs. :)


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cardabilities #120

Good morning everyone! Happy Sunday to all you lovely stampers around the world! Today I have a wonderful card to share with you using the current sketch from Cardabilities. Karan has some of the most BEAUTIFUL out there, and she always has such AMAZING entries. I love the push I feel when working with her sketches to really up my game and doll up my creations - lace and flowers and BLING - everything! :) A girl needs a lot of bling in her world, am I right?

Here's what I came up with, using Time For Tea Designs "Hugs" image (oh yes, I printed SHEETS of digis from all different companies last week - time to PLAY!!!). I love this image! This sweetie is so easy to color with her clean lines, and her beautiful hair of course. Truthfully, all of the Time For Tea digis are adorable. 

As I said, I used the current Cardabilities Sketch for this card, Cardabilities #120. Here it is:

So lovely, as always. Thanks to Karan and her DT for the inspiration! I'm linking up a couple of other challenges:

MarkerPop - #66: Anything Goes (the image is colored with Copic Markers)
Crafty Calendar - April: Add A Sentiment
Graph'it Colouring Crazy Challenge - wk#15: Flower Power
Polkadoodles - wk#15: Pink and Pretty
Sister Act Card Challenge - #101: Anything Goes