Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Some Winter Fun over at All Dressed Up Stamps!

We've started our 101th Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps and are so excited to start 2020 surrounded by so many friends on our website and on Facebook.  I hope you will be a follower of my blog to see all the new and exciting images from several designers and my "take" on the themes.
Since we're in-between Christmas and Valentine's Day, what a perfect time to use Penguins....on anything!!  The image I used is called Sharing at Christmas.  I used some great papers from Echo Park called "My Favorite Winter" that is double sided, as many are these days.  A light dusting of "Sugar Coating" from doodlebug design gave the snowy hills their sparkle.  I used copics to color my images-love how they blend.
On the inside, I used the penguin paper again and, in this series, there are some "cut-a-ways" which are sentiments that can be used anywhere on your cards-that special touch!
Be sure and check out the other Challenge cards from our DT team.  We do hope you will find the time to play along--You have a full month (until the evening of Feb, 14th) to enter your creations  using the link below. 
Remember it's Always Anything Goes with a ADU Image 

Friday, November 22, 2019

We're skating towards Christmas over at All Dressed Up!

Swish...Swish...I can just hear this Christmas Skater dancing all over the ice, throwing up sprays of snow.  That's why I used a white feather to illustrate that movement!  This image from All Dressed Up is one of the latest digital creations of their resident artist, Wendy Burns.  This is one of four images that she has released for the month of November.
Here you can see a close-up of the embellishments I used on this card.  The background paper is actually silver foil snowflakes on a light pink paper.  I added a sentiment from a Christmas paper pack and then the white frosted poinsettia, pink roses with glitter touches and small pink rosebuds.

On the inside, there is frosted Christmas ornament paper with a perfect stamped sentiment wishing the recipient the best of Christmases.

Here's hoping you have the Merriest of Christmases and that you will come back often!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Monthly Challenge over at All Dressed Up !

It's time for the monthly All Dressed Up Challenge and we'd like you to join in the FUN!  You must use one of the many digital images in the ADU shop or one of several Freebies that you will also find onsite.
For my Design Team card, I've used an image called "A Cuddle Makes it all Better" which can be found here.  I used design paper that was in a "dog paper" series (that's grass on the bottom of the front) and also accented it with a paper fold butterfly and some epoxy dots.  On the inside, I continued the plaid paper and added a cardstock sentiment that was in the same paper series by Photoplay.
We'd love to see your creations and get more inspired.  Remember you have until the 14th of October to submit it for consideration to win some free images from ADU!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

September's New Release from All Dressed Up-Featuring a Baby Card!

It's time to see the New Releases over at All Dressed Up for September!  We launch these on the 7th of every month but some technical issues caused me to be late, so my apologies!  This cute image is called "Little One" and is perfect for New Baby cards!  I decided to keep the colors soft and neutral so that it could be appropriate for either gender.  I wanted both design paper patterns to show so decided to shorten the front and make the Image hang over.  
I added the checkerboard floor to the image just for some added interest.  Was so easy to do because the artist for ADU, Wendy Burns, makes everything angled correctly and in perspective so you can put your personal touch to your design.  On the inside, I used a cardstock sentiment that carried on the theme. I wanted to bring out more of the yellows in the card so I added a cluster of assorted flowers down in the corner. 
Thank you for looking and I hope you will be back soon!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

New Challenge over at All Dressed Up--ATG

Hello and welcome to the August challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps where our theme, as always, is 
Anything Goes with ADU image 
***Please remember your creations must use an  All Dressed Up Image*** 
If you don't have any of our images yet, we have provided some  gorgeous freebies which you can find-} here so no one has any crafty excuse at least to not join in our challenges but please respect the rules by not sharing these images … simply tell your friends to come here so they can join in the fun too! 

The Image I used today is called Christmas Baubles and includes the main large ornament and also 2 smaller ornaments.  Because I wanted to enlarge the main bauble, I fancy cut all three ornaments and then hand drew the cords holding them.  I colored them using Stickles, Liquid Pearl White, copics and silver Hint of Stella.  I used a cardstock sentiment for the front and then heaped "snow" all over the place!  I added a different design paper inside and some sentiments from the same cardstock series.

You can also buy any of Wendy's amazing 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 choose their top 3 creations. 
 We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have a full month (until the evening of the 14th of September) to enter your creations using the link below. 
We can't wait to see your creations!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

An Encouragement Card Using All Dressed Up August New Releases

This week we have the August New Release images to show you from All Dressed Up-these are actually images that were pulled out of the store in order to be made into rubber stamps--then reintroduced as digital images!

I used just *1* of the group of 3 lady images from the Love To Shop digital stamp.  There are so many ways to use this stamp because you not only get them individually in the set, but also as a group!

I wanted to make her purse something special so I used her as a fancy cut image for the inside, aligning the purse to accent the front of the card through the circle I cut. I had to reinforce the arm with a piece of cardstock-I knew it would be opened and closed often so I didn't want it to tear.  I wanted to make this an encouraging card as I plan to donate it to the chemo Infusion Center that I use.  When
you have to go through this struggle, you still get real pleasure of seeing something beautiful.  You can see by using clear acrylic stamps from KKS, it helped with that theme.
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the rest of the "repurposed stamps" on the ADU Shop site.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Christmas Elves from Sherri Baldy!!

 This is one of my latest Christmas cards
using one of Sherri Baldy's latest releases:
Nixie Pixie Img 9, a darling, festive elf in some beautiful Holiday colors.
Colored with copics, I also used some white Flower Soft for the fur pompoms, and iridescent sequins for snow where the image indicated.  I used a Metallic ribbon along with a variety of white toned flowers as an accent in the corner.  It made a great display on top of the lavender and silver scripted Christmas phrases.
On the inside of the card, there's a complimentary Christmas paper and a cardstock sentiment for the Holidays.  I put a silver bling accent on it's corner.

Check out Sherri's shop site and browse through the categories-  you will find so many adorable images for all your card needs!  Thanks for looking!

Entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers-ATG with Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude -ATG
Cute Card Thursday- ATG
ITD Creative Playground- ATG
Cute N' Crafty Christmas- Christmas/Winter
Mod Squad Challenge- All That Sparkles