Monday, July 21, 2014

Let's get aROUND to entering Squigglefly's latest Challenge!

 Yep that's right~ This week's Squigglefly challenge for Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals is to make a round card!  Some people, like I've been in the past, are a little intimidated by making circle cards-that it's a little harder to get items spaced around it.  But we'd love to see anything that you come up with!!
The image that I've using this week is called Bird Watcher by James Horvath.  I'm having such fun using his wild and sometimes wacky images!  I thought of this cute bluebird paper by Frances Meyer and used it on a scalloped circle scored card blank by The Paper Cut.  That's the company that I also got my shaker large circle pouch for my seed beads from.  They have a lot of different sizes.  The butterfly and pearl accent are from my stash.  The set also includes some binoculars which I used on the inside along with a sentiment from my computer.  Come on and join in the fun-the winner gets a free image from the vast group of artists!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'm OVER THE EDGE at Squigglefly this week-Great Challenge!

This week's Squigglefly challenge is called "Over the Edge."  Something on your card must extend over the edge of your card.  That could include your image, and embellishment, or even some lace.  Check out all the wonderful examples below.  We'd love for you to use a Squigglefly image, to be prize eligible it's required, but everyone is welcome to play along.
I used this adorable image called Hungry Dog by James Horvath .  This reminds me so much of OUR dogs waiting around last week when we had a cook-out for my husband's birthday!  He is so cute!  There are a lot of new artists at the Squigglefly shop and James is one with a lot of cute images.  I've extended the card by placing the Grill off the top corner and by making some "smoke vapors" coming off the hot coals that I'm sure are in the grill!  Come on over and play along with Holley's Hobbists as they show you their creations.  Have fun!

Monday, July 14, 2014

New DT team announced for Southern Girls Challenge--Welcome aboard Gals!

I'd like to welcome all the new DT team members to our little home away from home.  This term there were so many great entries that Lou, our leader from NZ, couldn't pass up the talent sooooo she just expanded our 2 teams!  What fun~we're an eclectic group of artists with ones that like page layouts, creations with LOTS of texture and materials, cardmakers, framed pieces--so many options we now have.  Our 2 Teams take turns every 3 weeks and we've had some great sponsors and prizes.  Please if you have time, check out the blogs listed on the side bar for some great ideas from around the world.  It's amazing how everyone has a different interpretation of Scrapbooking in different countries.  So Glad to Have you All on the SGC Team!

A Little "Cookie" for me at Seems a Little Sketchy's Challenge this week!

Our sponsor this week at Seems a Little Sketchy is Robyn's Fetish.  They have been so tremendous to us throughout the year!  This is the sketch we're to use on this 2-week challenge and as you can see, I've turned mine for a different look.  I've got a granddaughter that loves to cook, as does her Dad, so this might be a "whatcha doin'" card heading her way.

This image is called My Little Cook and I colored her with copics, the circle accents are mounted on mini b&w dot paper and are actually clip art images from the internet. I used internet font and a cooking set of stickers for the inside interest.
We'd love for you to come and visit and JOIN in our challenge--the winner will get 3 digital images from Robyn's great site!  So well worth the effort!  See you there!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Baby Boy Congratulations Card using Doodle Pantry!!

Friends of our sent the cutest Baby Boy birth announcement-he was sitting up in a fishing creel basket with a pole and a crocheted fish.  So adorable!!  The perfect chance to use one of the digital bundles at Doodle Pantry called Baby Shoes for my congratulations card~I fancy cut the shoes out and used pop dots on them.  All the patterned papers come with the set.  I used a Kraft cardstock from The Paper Cut as a mat-the color was perfect! 

As accents, I used pastel blue dew drops and rayon seam binding.  This seam binding was originally in a dusty blue but I like to make it vintage looking sooo to do that, I cut a long length, place in a plastic bag, I spritz it with walnut ink, wad it up into a ball and seal up the bag. Later I take out the very kinked up "ribbon" and let it air dry, still in the loose pile.  You get a very variegated ribbon and it looks very vintage.  The inside shows another paper, one of the included sentiments and a cute pewter dragonfly brad.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Digi Sketch Sponsorship for Doodle Pantry~Playing along

I don't know where my head was this week!  I made this entry as Doodle Pantry DT Support for the latest challenge at Digi Sketch Challenge which started on Monday the 7th and runs through Sunday--and then I forgot to post it!  We were to follow the sketch shown with an "in the Garden" theme.  I was thrilled to join my fellow DT in the Doodle Pantry sponsorship using Bird Mothers, the background paper, image, mat, even the "ribbon" from a piece of solid paper. The great sentiments from the set were used on the front ribbon AND on the tag that slips in the side pocket of the image.  I put some eyelash fiber in the tag's eyelet and the inside has a cream liner for some thoughts of your own.
Join in the fun-the sketch makes it easier to come up with a creation!
I'm entering this card in the Digi Sketch Challenge

Monday, July 7, 2014

Squigglefly New Releases are Here!!! Come join our Challenge-USE SCRAPS!

This weekend is the official launch for new artists and their fantastic digital designs at Squigglefly!  Tam Hess provided the one I'm working with today, Fred-Miss You, and he comes with a couple of sentiments also.
The theme this week is to USE SCRAPS!!  We all have those don't we!  While the tiger patterned paper isn't a scrap, the black was-I chose to cut it into strips to use like ribbons!  And then I used the small scrap of orange cardstock as a mat for Fred's sentiment.  Inside there's a scrap of brown kraft paper that I stamped with colorbox chalk ink using one of my stash stamps!  I think this will be perfect for one of my Grandkids in NJ!
Be sure to check out the Squigglefly Shop and all the new creations from all those talented artists!  We have so many unique digis offered there and if you enter the challenge this week, you could win a FREE digital from the shop!