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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Have a wonderful Holiday...I'm starting to think of Christmas with Sherri Baldy!

 Hope you all are enjoying Thanksgiving today!  If you are from a country that doesn't celebrate this Holiday, find reasons to be thankful for the joy of life.

This is usually my internal "switch" to be thinking ahead for Christmas and all the magic that it brings.  One of my favorite collections of Sherri Baldy's are her Christmas images.  I see so much joy in the adorable characters with the squished up eyes and chubby cheeks-love to color them!  This one is called Night Before Christmas.   
Because I thought it had been printed slightly off kilter, I fancy cut the image.  But at least I was able then to create a scene with flooring and wallpaper--can you imagine living in a home with this wild plaid on the walls?  I also added a hanging sign on the wall using a chipboard sentiment and I made a wooden planter with a poinsettia plant in it to fill the space.  Love how it turned out and hope that you will go exploring Sherri's shop with soooo many images in it.  If you need some help in the shop, you can always use my discount code CAROLYN20 to get 20% off your total purchase.  What a deal!  Thanks for visiting and come back real soon!
Carolyn


Thursday, September 27, 2018

It's Fun Halloween using Sherri Baldy's Image 620- Bahahahahaha

Hello Besties!
Sharing with you a cutie Halloween card using Img 620.
I used some Batty paper on top of the black card blank, angled
some orange polkadot paper--accented that with a silver spider
web dangling from the corner.  The image is colored with
Copics, using Diamond Dust Stickles in the Moon Craters, and 
on the stars and dots on her outfit!
 I enjoy using Sherri's images for Halloween because I don't 
go in for the reallllll spooky characters you see around-
These are fun ones!
Hope you like and visit again!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Falling Leaves using a Sherri Baldy image called Leaf Bestie Girl

What a great image for Thanksgiving, Fall gatherings, or just to celebrate cooler weather!!  She's called Leaf Bestie Girl and be found at the Bestie Shop by using the Link.  I colored her with Copics and had just a fun time blending multiple colors to get the Fall leaves just right.  My favorites are the burgundy ones! I was lucky to have several reverse papers that all seemed to blend well with each other so have lots of patterns on this card.  On the inside, I continued the polka dotted patterned paper with a dimensional embellishment.  There's one on the card front also.  I'm so happy to be a Bestie Girl on several of Sherri's Design Teams-what great images we get to use!!  Hope you like her!
Challenges to enter this card into:
          My Besties International-Any thing Goes--Steampunk Twist
          Color It Create It Show It Off- Anything goes

Saturday, September 15, 2018

It's always Christmas time at All Dressed Up!

Another Christmas Card from the wonderful digital world of Wendy Burns, resident artist at All Dressed Up.  I love this image called Christmas Penguins, and they come with the sentiment.  I had fun putting these layers together to make my card!  First covered the card in a nighttime snowy sky paper-wrapped a candy cane grosgrain ribbon across the middle.  Then I cut a wavy white cardstock paper, put down ribbon glue on it and covered the curves with Sugar Coating lily white glitter by Doodlebug.  Really sparkles.  I fancy cut the bottom part of the images and placed them on the wavy paper like they were walking across the snow.  On the inside, I used a section of the snowflake paper that had Santa's sleigh on it, using a die cut stamped a sentiment on it.  To cover up a little black smudge, I used 2 silver corner stickers on either side and loved the effect.  Come on over to the ADU Challenge where it's always Anything goes with an ADU image--there's even freebies available!  We want to be inspired by you!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ellie w/ Scarecrow from Paper Nest Dolls! Do you feel the Crispy Fall air?

I'm sharing with you Ellie w/ Scarecrow and it has really put me in the mood for these COOL mornings, on my way to work!  I love the combination of blue & brown so that's what I chose for Ellie-did the Scarecrow in 
Complimentary Copic colors.  THEN, what a wonderful find when I pulled out some Fall paper I recently purchased to find a Perfect Match!! I edged the background in a colorbox Blue and Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan, extended the brown mat behind the image and used raffia** for the "ribbon". One of my other papers had these adorable pumpkins on it (see inside) so I cut them out and elevated the one in the front.
What Fun this was!!  You need this image for your collection!  ** My trick with the Raffia:  You know how "bundled Raffia" from craft stores always has kinks in it and is hard to get to lay flat?  My crafty daughter gave me this hint--buy a child's size HULA SKIRT from a Party store!  You can just hang it up by the waistband string near your craft area, it hangs straight, cut off from the waist or whatever length you want. ** Yea! no more kinks!


Friday, September 7, 2018

New Release Images over at All Dressed Up!

Are you ready for more gorgeous images from Wendy-This months new release images will possibly be your fav yet!! 
They are now available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store -}here

Little Scottie Dog
And the Image that I'm using called Tweet Time.  I tried to make it look like Robins and used some muted design papers to make the colors pop a bit more.  There are some faceted flat beads in the image corner and I thoroughly enjoyed clustering some paper flowers that matched the card colors perfectly.  On the inside of the card, I again used the gray printed paper and a KKS stamp that says "Love you with all my Heart"  So many ways to use this card!  I hope you will come visit the ADU Store-the images are amazing.  And inspire us at our monthly Challenges!
I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced another four absolutely stunning images this month
Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now - 
ending on the eve of the 14th 
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is xxxx
***Please remember your creations must use an
 All Dressed Up Image***
Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and there will be more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases right here on the 22nd.
 


Monday, September 3, 2018

Christmas Fairy Ellie Time over at Paper Nest Dolls

 Using a New Release from August over at Paper Nest Dolls called "Christmas Fairy Ellie" , I'm asking that you all join in our monthly challenge!  You too could win a prize from the extensive digital library that our resident artist, Christine, brings to us each month! 
I haven't made a 5x7 card in a long time but I didn't want to make her smaller-she's so gorgeous I wanted to show her all off.  I usually use card blanks for my base, but this time it was a shimmery cardstock for the base.  Picturing a golden angel, I used plum for an accent color. The plum berries have a "frost" of clear Wink of Stella" as does her wings.  after coloring her coat and dress ruffle, I used some gold WOS for that highlight and for the bells on her toes.  I also added some "fur" around her coat collar and edges by using some white flower soft.  The snowfall she is standing in is flower soft but I added some Shaved Ice to it from Frantage/Stampendous.  Hope the mini fringe I put on the side looks like snowballs!  On the inside, I used the Ornament Background paper along with a KKS Christmas stamp.  I'm so happy that designers are all putting out their Christmas goodies-helps a working gal get her cards done early!
Please come and participate in our Challenge and get inspired like we all do when we see your creations!  Come back real soon!