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Monday, August 22, 2016

Always Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion! Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments this week! Ya'll Come!

I have a real cutie for you this week and her name is Emmi Lou-Poppy for You from Crafty Sentiments .
 If you're lucky enough to win the Challenge on Craft Your Passion, You will win 3 digi images of your choice from Crafty Sentiments!
After coloring this cutie with Copics, I used Aged Rose Frantage embossing enamel from Stampendous around her, heated it up and ooo'd and awww'd! I mounted a deep pink polkadot embossed cardstock as a mat, added a blinged out Butterfly to her flower and gems to her vintage inspired design paper.  I used a paper lace strip combined with a perky striped paper at the bottom-will have to use this again 'cause I just love it!!
On the inside liner it's the beautiful stripes again, joined with a die cut frame and a KKK stamp-I love how complete these these sentiments make the cards!
I know you crafters must have some great stamps handy from this wonderful company so why don't you join us in our challenge!  No worries though is you don't, our challenges are Always Anything Goes and NOW, you have the link!  See you over there!



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Use Die Cuts at Crafting When We Can--Sponsored by MelonHeadz!

 You Crafters will know what I mean when I say I was just in "the groove" when I put this card together for Crafting When We Can!  Our Sponsor this week is Melonheadz and let me tell you, when you get one of their sets to work with-they are stuffed with SO many images!!  I love this one called Pumpkin Patch 2 and it was so much fun!  Our theme was use die cuts and mine would be the autumn leaves. 
I double matted the square image of the Boy in the corn field.  Now, since these images are png's, I was able to overlay the sign post OVER the boy's scene before I printed it.  The little girl is colored & cut separately and then I fancy cut her so I could pop her out with a dimensional pop dot.  I accented the distressed autumn color design paper with the fall leaves and then used a clear sticker with the sentiment.  On the inside liner, I picked a printed Fall orange paper and then used a stamp from KKK- perfect for Autumn.
Come on over and enter your creation to our challenge!  We'd love to see all your craftiness!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

New DT Opportunity at My Besties UK Team! It's time for SAME BUT DIFFERENT!

I'm so honored to be asked to join the Design Team of My Besties UK Group!  This is my first card with them and I can't tell you how I agonized over every Copic Stroke that I made~I just wanted it to be perfect you see!
The 15th of every month we post our creations, each of us using the same image but with our own Flair added!  Thus the title "Same But Different".  The Winner of that My Besties UK Challenge will get the Image we use FREE!  I decided to work with red and tried to get the depth into the flower. For me, it's a difficult color to truly get accurate. After working for hours on the coloring, I double matted Img 933 Valentine.  mounted it on a cut-back card front-hoping you can see on the insert picture. Added a brushed silver dragonfly brad in the corner and faceted jet black bling in the corner.  The inside has a complimentary liner of patterned tone on tone design paper, a flourish sticker to accent the white ink stamped sentiment.
I think it will make a great card for a friend of mine-she will Love the Big eyed Girl image from Sherri Baldy!  Make sure you come back for the main My Besties UK Challenge on the 1st of every month, and watch for the theme, where
our winners will receive the following
1st prize 4 images of choice
2 prize 2 images of choice
3rd prize 1 image of choice

Monday, August 8, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Using Lacy Sunshine Image AND DT call!

 We always get so many creative images at Craft Your Passion to use in our DT posts!  This week is no exception with one from Lacy Sunshine called "Charlie's Flower".  Such a cutie! 
My daughter's favorite flower is a daisy, no matter what color!  So I had such fun coloring this one up and even put Lemon Ice Stickles on the center for a bit of Sparkle, even put some stickles on her wings!  Lacy Sunshine images are often intricate but the final effect is awesome.  After finding some papers that coordinated, I added some Pebbles Candy Dots in a sparkly glitter down in the corner.  Love the effect of the intersecting circle die cut! On the inside liner I used a mat that I stamped with a KKS sentiment.  Always great to have some uplifting messages to send your friends. 
We always get some great sponsors over at Craft Your Passion so if you think you may be interested in joining us come and visit!  There's a DT call out right now that lasts until the end of August-we'd love to see you there!




Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sami Stamps is sponsoring our Challenge at Crafting When We Can.."Things with Wings"


Well, I fell head over heals in love with this image from Sami Stamps!  This image is called "Bird on my Toes" and is one I used for the CWWC Challenge.  It's so modern and fresh and really reminds me of my daughter and her love of Gardening and Animals.
I used Copics for the coloring-sorry for the photo fading the effect of the sky-it's full of fluffy white clouds!  I used a strip of wide burlap ribbon with the edges frayed out to run behind the image.  I distressed the edge of patterned paper with my Tim Holtz tool and added a stamped sentiment from KKS on the front as well as the inside.  The field of grass looked a bit bare so I added sprigs of grass and "flower stems" around her and then added some flower Bling!  We are so blessed to be able to use fine sponsors such as Sami Stamps.We'd love to see your entry so come over for a visit!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps- Wonderful Wednesday Challenge

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Summertime image from Sherri Baldy-Butterflies and Hearts!


It's a great time to try something new and this big-eyed beauty is just the ticket!  This is an Image(img510) from Sherri Baldy that I decided to color in some yummy summertime colors.  I tried a different effect on her bonnet, using a cross-hatch stroke on the top and brim so that it would make it look like it was woven. 
A favorite color combination for this time of year is Pink and green-so fresh!  I used a wood grain background that brought out the yellows in the card.   It even had flecks of green in it.  Micro dot mat in green with stitched ribbon on the corners helped to bring out the green in her huge big eyes! The image is accented with a butterfly on her hat, clustered mulberry flowers and branches in the corner and a whimsical butterfly die cut on the front edge.
On the inside liner, more accents and a Happy Birthday stamp!  You can never have enough of those cards right?!
Thanks for visiting and while you're at it take a look at the latest Sherri Baldy Challenge !  See you there!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion! This week we feature Little Blue Buttons!

What a fun time I had coloring up this little cutie from Little Blue Buttons called Miss Lilly on a Bike.  This is for our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. 
I took a 6.25" square card blank and "chopped" out a part of the front-I wanted the picket fence to stand out in the design.  Covered the front with a spring-like yellow floral paper and mounted the image.  I love the combination of blues and yellows!!  Stuck down 2 sections of fence die cuts, mounted some small Gypsophila flowers from Wild Orchard, and stamped it for a friendship card.  I used some yellow embossed cardstock for the whole back panel and stamped an additional sentiment on the inside.  I can never get enough friendship cards made to send off!  Thanks for looking and we hope to see your creation on the website!