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Sunday, May 27, 2018

 May is the perfect time to showcase Christine's Graduation Series, from Paper Nest Dolls, what with celebrations from kindergarten through College graduations!  As I was planning on three different ones (and customized from hair color to gown colors), I used both Avery and Owen gowned images!   On Owens' blue gown, his tassel is burgundy and I used several silver
embellishments that were dimensional.


Here's Avery's card-I think it's just perfect as her tassel and gown were going to be royal blue/silver and royal blue.  The shiny silver striped cardstock was the perfect background for the image.The nice things about Christine's images is there are tiny tiny details that make it hard to get your copic pens in small spaces, but they still have enough features to make it interesting!  Again I used the dimensional embellishments, although no matter how I tried, I could not get the ultra shiny inside greeting to show up-it says Contrats Grad (text disclaimer is in white under the embellie)
The last Owen card was done in shiny metallic Gold and black gown.  I wanted the graduation sentiments to show from the inside so I cut the front flap in half, triple matted the colored image-hope you can see the lighter folds-then let the image hang over.  The sentiment paper inside has lettering in both black and gold.  I added some more embellie accents.  I loved how all of these card turned out and Christine from Paper Nest Dolls came out with the Graduation Series JUST in time!!!  Yea!  Be sure and check out all of her other great images in the shop!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Soft Pink Little Ballerina- Img 167 from Sherri Baldy Digital Art

Morning Ladies-I'm so excited to show you 
my finished card using Img 167 and lots of soft pinks from Sherri Baldy's digital
store.  Glitter and Pinks,my favorite combos!
I used Copics to color, an applique with silver sequins from my stash, and some pink rose buds.  I can't wait until I can send it to a friend to cheer her up!
You can see more pictures of this creation on my Blog at
http://luvmycards.blogspot.com/ and at Sherri's store here:  https://www.etsy.com/…/instant-download-digi-stamps-big-eye… Hope you like! and there's ALWAYS a Bestie Challenge
around to participate in!!!  Check us out!









Friday, May 18, 2018

IMG780 A Red Hot Summer Image from Sherri Baldy's Store!

Morning Ladies!  Posting a Summer Digi IMG780 for your pleasure~
I colored her in HOT Summer Reds and Yellow Copic colors
Angled the background papers, edged the card in Chestnut Roan, added some
yellow dimensional acrylic flowers and a stamped scrolled banner
 
















Thanks for taking a look at an adorable image from Sherri!  She can be found in the ETSY store https://www.etsy.com/listing/130832617/instant-download-digital-digi-stamps-big?ref=shop_home_active_63 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Anniversary, Thoughts of Love, Special loved Ones- Ideas All found at All Dressed Up!

 
Hello and welcome to our new challenge here at All Dressed Up. 
As usual the theme is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. These will be announced on the 29th.
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 If you wish to be considered for GDT in the future, please put these initials after your name on your entry.
We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have a full month (until the evening of the 14th) to enter your creations using the link below.
And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. This month the theme is  ????? - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?
And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
The image I used on my card is called Love Heart and I did some fancy cutting to make a hinged front and lace as a delicate trim around the heart.
Please join us so we can get inspired by your creations~~

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Perfect time of year to say Thank You to your favorite Teacher at All Dressed Up!

What with this being May and many
schools closing for summer vacation and many students graduating from all different levels of education, our "Artist in Residence" Wendy Burns, has been busy with this month's new All Dressed Up release images!  The one I was privileged to use is named No 1 Teacher.  It's the perfect way to show a little kindness, gratitude for filling your child with lots of knowledge through the years and say Thank You to that special Teacher. 
Using some brick design paper and some mathematical paper, I created the scene.   I fancy cut around the teacher and her desk assortment-whew that was done very carefully!  To give her some more depth, I raised her up on some dimensional foam dots.
On the inside, I used some black chalkboard paper with designs and a Best Wishes stamp I had in my stash.  Along with the teacher image, Wendy created 2 other Father's Day celebration images that are terrific and an adorable girl with butterflies.  Her images are always such fun to color! 
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.



Thursday, May 3, 2018

May is Graduation time -Especially over at Paper Nest Dolls!

This new May release image from Paper Nest Dolls is called Grad Avery 2018.  There's also an image with Glasses and one with Noah celebrating.  Great for all those Special cards for friends and family!
I colored her with copics and matted her on a rich red cardstock.  As I didn't want the focus on DP and more on the Image, I kept the background in just appropriate sentiment paper.  I also added some dimensional embellishments that are everywhere in the craft stores now.  On the inside, there's some more brighter colored graduation paper and lots of room to write those good luck wishes.
This is the start of our May Challenge so please check it out and let us see your talent and give us some inspiration!  We can't wait to see your creations!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Springtime over at The Paper Nest Dolls with Ellie!

This week for Paper Nest Dolls, I'm using Ellie with Flowers--perfect for Springtime that will Hopefully come to Illinois soon!
I love this bright blue and yellow combination for my Get Well card-I'm always needing those.  To me this copic colored image is perfectly framed with a denim looking paper and crisp polka-dotted background.
I used a Stampin' Up stamp and yellow mini buttons for accents.   I repeated the dotted paper as the liner inside the card and a circle stamp for a sentiment.
So, as this is a REMINDER to you, come over to our challenge to enter your creation and maybe win a prize!  We'd love to see your projects!