Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Penny's Challenge #369 - Anything Goes (2 of 2)

Hello stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! We have a new challenge at Penny's today! Our sponsors this week are A Day for Daisies and Scrap N Dipity. Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

I love both of these sponsors. I confess. So, I made 2 cards for today. WOOHOO! Second card features Scrap N Dipity with image Let's Be Unicorns. I LOVE this image, it's so stinkin' adorable!! Look at all these guys playing dress up and being AWESOME!



Cardstock from SU. Patterned paper from DCWV and Doodlebug. Acrylic embellishment came from papercrafting rummage sale - if you know who makes it PLEASE let me know!! I got like 3 baggies of these things and they are AMAZING, I love the, fast and easy but add a lot to projects, but I have no idea who manufactures them :(

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!

Penny's Challenge #369 - Anything Goes (1 of 2)

Hello stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's started yesterday, sorry I'm late with my post. Our sponsors this week are A Day for Daisies and Scrap N Dipity. Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

I love both of these sponsors. I confess. So, I made 2 cards for today. WOOHOO! First card features A Day for Daisies with image Flower Maiden 1. Such a classic, pretty image, and lends itself to lots of options for cardmaking. Today I kept it Clean And Simple to really show her off. I used one of my favorite color combos, red and light blue. I think she's just gorgeous!




Cardstock and sentiment from SU. colored with Copics. Sequins are Doodlebug Designs and adhered with Mini Glue Dots.

That's it for this post! Post #2 coming up with Scrap N Dipity! 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!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps - Challenge #28: Make It Shake

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my lovely readers! Today begins a new bi-weekly challenge over at Rubbernecker StampsRubbernecker Challenges are posted bi-weekly, and run from Tuesday through the second Sunday following. Challenges are open to EVERYONE, and always have a theme. I'm part of the challenge team, so I'll have themed inspiration for you every other Tuesday. The rules are posted on the challenge blog.

Challenge #28 - Make It Shake. Let's see those shaker cards! There are SO many ways to add this kind of fun element to your project - foam tape, die-cut foam shapes (pre-made or made by YOU), shaker window envelopes, shaker cups, etc. It's at least 100 times easier now than it was the first time I ever tried to do this (like 15 years ago....WHAT?) using just my eyeballs, Fiskars trimmer, and hexagon dimensionals from Stampin' Up!. Yes, back in the days of stone knives and bear skins, #amiright?

But, onto my inspiration piece. I LOVE making fun "cocktail" cards. It's one of my favorites because they are always so fresh, happy, and bright. The sentiments also make me smile, and if you can't enjoy what you're doing...well, that's just no good. :)


Tell me this card doesn't just make you HAPPY! 

As you can see, the shaker element is the middle of this delicious-looking margarita. I stamped the image once, cut it out with the matching die and my Cuttlebug, then used an Xacto knife to cut out the middle. Then I stamped the image again, die cut it, and colored both images. I used the die again to cut out a piece of acetate, and adhered it to the top panel. Next, I cut foam tape to line the entire bowl of the glass so I could add my glitter, confetti and sequins. Then I sandwiched the glass, sprinkled "sugar" on the rim, adhered the straw to the back, and when the rest of the card was ready, added it in place for a yummy, sparkly card with lots of dimension! Here's another view of the glass, hopefully you can see the shaker element a bit better here:


Come on over and play along with us! We can't wait to see your fabulous shakin' creations. You have until Sunday March 11th to link up HERE on the Rubbernecker Challenge Blog.

Supplies Used:

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!

-Margarita Glass rubber stamp
-Margarita Glass die cut
-Margaritas Make sentiment stamp
-Freehand Border Large rubber stamp
-Miscellaneous supplies: Memento black ink, Pumpkin Pie corduroy button from SU, misc. buttons from my stash, patterned paper from DCWV and Making Memories, green twine from Fun Stampers Journey, paper straw from Target party section, misc. glitters and sequins from my stash, foam tape, and Scor-tape.

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Simply Papercraft #55 and Imagine That! Digistamp!

Good morning, my lovelies!!! The end of February snuck up on me BIGTIME, so I'm late late posting inspiration for Simply Papercraft! Better late than never, and you have until the last Friday in March to play along - so plenty of time! Our monthly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work.

There is no sponsor this time around, so I was excited to pull out some of the Imagine That Digistamp images that I had printed! I love this Gingerbread Scene, what a great Christmas or wintry set. This set is currently on sale for 50% off! Check it out HERE.



ALSO, remember to link up your Imagine That! Digistamp creations at our Customer Link-Up, Kris is giving away lots of free sets to customers this year so don't miss out!

I used a sketch today, Viva la Verve for February, one of my favorites for sketches!




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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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Creative Knockouts #234 - Recipe

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is...Recipe! The recipe is 1 digistamp, 2 embellishments, and 3 different patterned papers.

This week's sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 


Here's my project, featuring Poppy Fairy. Isn't she a darling? I printed her out and hand colored with Copic markers.



That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts 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!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Penny's Challenge #368 - Anything Goes!

Hello stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's started yesterday, sorry I'm late with my post. Our sponsors this week are Maria Medel Illustrations and Little Blue Button. Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

My card today features this AWESOME Summer Fox image from Maria Medel Illustrations. It comes with both the full scene background/coloring page, and just the fox image by itself. I decided to try the coloring page, it printed out great at this size! After I printed it I hand colored it using Copics.



Dies from Gina Marie designs, brads and lime paper from Making Memories, Tempting Turquoise base from SU. 

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, February 17, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - February Spotlight

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card made with some of the awesome new images from Kitty Bee Designs. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Check out this adorable Ewok Panda. I absolutely DIED over these Star Wars themed Pandas - we are all HUGE SciFi nerds over here, these digis are so much fun for my kiddos and I to play with!



Isn't he AWESOME? I think this one is my favorite. Wickettttttt.....

Colored with Copics. Sentiment from Scrappy Moms. Papers form K&Co - Boyscouts paper pad. Glitter Dots from Dress it Up. Dies from Gina Marie. 3M foam tape to pop up my main image and sentiment.

Phew! We have a busy weekend and we're all finally maybe almost over this awful virus that has been lingers and moving back and forth through the house for over 3 weeks. So I'm off, but I hope you have a fabulous day -- stamp happy!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Aud Sentiments #197 - For a Friend

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Aud Sentiments where the theme is....for a friend! 

This week's sponsor is All Dressed Up, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! 


Here's my card, featuring Hippie Chick. She's a cutie! Colored with Copics of course.



I'm entering this into the All Dressed Up blog challenge #78 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Penny's Challenge #367 - Anything Goes

Hello stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's started yesterday, sorry I'm late with my post. Our sponsors this week are All Dressed Up and Di's Digis. Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

My card today features the sweet A Time To Share image from All Dressed Up. I printed it out and hand colored it using Copics.




I'm entering this into the All Dressed Up blog challenge #78 - Anything Goes.

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!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps - Challenge #27: Anything But A Card

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my lovely readers! Today I have some AHHH-MAZING news to share! I am just thrilled to have joined the ranks of the ridiculously talented Rubbernecker Stamps Design Team. Squeeee! Today is the first day of our new challenge, and my first project to share as part of the team.

Rubbernecker Challenges are posted bi-weekly, and run from Tuesday through the second Sunday following. Challenges are open to EVERYONE, and always have a theme. I'm part of the challenge team, so I'll have themed inspiration for you every other Tuesday. The rules are posted on the challenge blog.

Challenge #27 - Anything But A Card. I will admit, after joining up and beginning to learn my way around things, I was SUPER DUPER intimidated by this first challenge. If you've been here before, you know that I'm basically a card maker. So coming up with cool 3D type items (or, really, "anything but a card") always seems to be a major challenge for me. That being said, I really am pleased with how my project turned out today. (PHEW, right?!). :)






This lovely bouquet was very tricky to photograph. Because of the layered blooms, the movement of the wire stems, and 3D nature of the whole she-bang, I took about 50 photos from different angles trying to show off all the fun little details. I hope I caught them all!

Come on over and play along with us! We can't wait to see your fabulous "Anything But A Card" creations. You have until Sunday February 18th to link up HERE on the Rubbernecker Challenge Blog.

Supplies Used:

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support!

-Daisy rubber stamp set
-Daisy coordinating metal die
-Best Friends Etc. clear stamp set
-Freehand Border Mini rubber stamp set
-Small Frame die set
-Watercolor Butterfly rubber stamp set
-Rubbernecker Water Color Paper
-Miscellaneous supplies: Colored inks and water-based markers, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, adhesive rhinestone clusters from Fun Stamper's Journey, ribbon, picks, beads, and leaves from my stash, 26 gauge gold wire, 22 gauge green wire, foam tape, hot glue gun, and Scor-tape.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Aloha Friday #111 - Safari Animals

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #111: Food or Drink, and this is week #2Our challenge this week is sponsored by The Paper Shelter.


I love this adorable new image! This is one of the newer releases from Kitty Bee Designs, Emilee #2. After she was colored (Copics), I used a plain cirlce to die cut the image and mat, and added some funky patterned papers (Doodlebug) with border (punch), embellies (glitter dots, making memories) and dimension.




I have to apologize for my bad photo. I just yesterday got the newest version of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements (by the way, it's on sale through the Adobe Website HERE until February 18th if you're looking to upgrade). I was using an embarrassingly old version of Photoshop Elements, and while it didn't always want to work right with my computer, it got the job done enough to straighten, crop, and watermark my photos. I was able to get this one cropped and watermarked with the new version, but that's about it. (Because silly me uninstalled PSE4 before installing 2018 because I didn't want to worry about conflicts or any junk with the new program. Except it's all brand new and I don't know how to use it all yet! Derp...) It looks like a great and powerful program, and I'm excited about it, but the toolbars and such are all in different places. I need to run some tutorials so I can learn all the new secrets! In the meantime, behold my crooked, un-vignetted, barely presentable photo. At least Emilee is carrying me by being so incredibly adorable!

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to link up your school creations over at Aloha Friday, and I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Creative Knockouts #232 - Birthday

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is...Birthday! Good deal, I am always in need of birthday cards!

This week's sponsor is Doctor Digi's House of Stamps, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! I'm so excited that Tammy is sponsoring challenges again this year - A Day for Daisies is one of my favorites.


Here's my project, featuring Birthday Cheese. I love this image! It makes me smile. Yes, way way back in the day when I was teeny tiny, we had one of these cameras. It was the MOST AMAZING thing ever!



Since this is a camera, I wanted to add a little "glass" look to the lens and flash area. I used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze in clear and let it dry. I took another photo at an angle to try to show the shine.




I uses a sketch today, Viva la Verve for February, one of my favorites for sketches!



That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts 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!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Penny's Challenge #366

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! The new challenge at Penny's starts today! Our sponsors this week are Sasayaki Glitter and Imagine That! Digistamp! Always a so fabulous to have our amazing sponsors help us out with showcasing images! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

The first one features the sweet Valentine Elly image from Sasayaki Glitter. I printed it out and hand colored it using Copics.



I'm entering this into Sasayaki Glitter's February "Love" Challenge. 

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!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Creative Knockouts #231 - Flower Power

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Flower Power! Yay for girlie and spring-y cards!

This week's sponsor is A Day For Daisies, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! I'm so excited that Tammy is sponsoring challenges again this year - A Day for Daisies is one of my favorites.


Here's my project, featuring Fancy Hair Fairy. She's GORGEOUS!!




That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts 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!


Aud Sentiments #196 - Valentine Sentiment

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Aud Sentiments where the theme is....Anything Goes! Woohoo, my favorite

This week's sponsor is Aud Sentiments, and Julie is offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player! Since we were able to use any images of our choice, I have chosen this adorable Cowgirl from Imagine That! Digistamp.



Here's the promo for the set. Cuteness! You can also find this lil' darlin', along with a boy version and a TON of extras, in the Lil' Cowpokes kit.


Oh, and those are EYELETS in the upper corner, you guys. Kickin' it OLD SCHOOL over here! They matched so well, I just had to use them. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


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