Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ATG over at All Dressed Up--I used a "Summer Fayre" Image

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th our winner and top three as chosen by our DT!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge 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. 

 I've used the Wonderful ADU image called "Summer Fayre"-perfect for this time of the year.  Love the whole concept of this-sitting out among the trees with banners flying and some goodies ready out on the table.  Colored her soft and feminine and was lucky enough to find a great paper match!  Used a KKS sentiment stamp on the outside and inside of the card.  On the inside was a simple strip of the distressed orange paper with a cupcake stamp!

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th August to enter your creations.   And don't forget there will be more amazing examples from the DT using this month's new releases back here on the 22nd.
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 Girlz Rule - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?
Also, visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 

We can't wait to see what you all make!
See you again soon

ATG w/ Added Theme By The Sea - Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge

This is my DT card for Color It Create It Show it Off ~~Reminder Post~~  We want to "remind" all of you to get your entries/projects entered into the CICISIO Challenge.    It's been going on since the First of the month with the theme ATG / By The Sea and Nautical items are everywhere!
My image is called Sailor Boy and can be found here.  There are so many clever ideas - you must check them out!  I had this awesome "wave-like" paper and even fancy cut out a section to let the cardstock fish pop up from the waves!  I let the sisal rope peak out of the top corner and then trimmed the edges with some cut outs of a rope design paper!  The sentiment is from KKS and makes a great masculine Happy Birthday Card!  Now be sure and get your entries turned in over at the Challenge-you've got a couple of weeks left and a great chance to win some images from Sherri Baldy!
Entering this in the following Challenge:
My Besties International-Theme is Nautical
Simon Says Stamp-Nautical

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sketch Challenge at Come and Get It Challenge! Knitty Kitty is our Sponsor-come out and Play!

I always enjoy making Birthday cards and need several of them -I'm using this adorable image from Knitty Kitty to create my project for the Come and Get It Challenge.  The Theme of this Challenge is to use this Sketch--You will notice that I turned my sketch to accommodate the rectangular shape of my image: called Hanging Around for You. That's the beauty of sketches-they are very versatile!
This is a 6x6 card with multiple layers, an adorable handcolored image and lots of embellies.
On the inside, I used more of the floral paper and a large Birthday Greeting stamp. 
CAGI is excited to see YOUR project--we are always an ATG challenge but are now using THEMES each month.  We have great Sponsors for our challenges and it's a great way to win a prize!

Monday, August 7, 2017

All Dressed Up is Sunning on the Beach with ATG Challenge New Releases!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge.  We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th-our winner and top three as chosen by our DT will be announced!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is-
Anything Goes
but you must use an 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. 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 

For this challenge, I used Summer Fun from the ADU store.  Would so love some time to just sit back in a Sling chair on the beach and soak up the sun-just like this image that the talented Wendy Burns drew up!  A bright orange sundress and a cheery turquoise chair sets the scene on the "sandy" beach--compliments of sand Flower soft.  To Achieve the Frothy waves, I used the chunky white embossing Frantage- it also helped hide the white edge of the sandy outcrop.  It's definitely a layered piece-first started with the cloud paper, then the fancy cut wave paper, then the image.  I colored her with copics and stamped a KKS sentiment on the front.  Then on the inside a great wave paper and another stamp with a Get Well Greeting.    
We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of August 14th to enter your creations using the links.     

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 Over at the Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge this month, we are using the Theme By The Sea!  Perfect for the season what with everyone heading to the Beach or Pool to beat the Heat~I'm using img 086 and she can be found here in Sherri Baldy's Shop.
I LOVE this throw-back to sort of a vintage style bathing suit!  I always color on the heavy side with copics so I wanted to challenge myself to keep it light and airy.  I think I achieved that with the baby blues and taupes- splash of melon in there also.
The best feature on this card is the medium I used for the splashing waves and foam--Frantage with blue & silver glitter and white chunky bits.  It did amazing on getting the ocean action!  First time I'd tried the sand dunes so expanding my horizons!  Tied some khaki Bakers Twine around the matted image and attached a silver sunglasses charm.  On the inside panel, I used some floating bubble paper and a great Sentiment stamp from KKS!  Be sure and enter a card or project yourself into our monthly challenge--great chance to receive a choice of images from Sherri!
I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes for August
Creative Moments- Anything Goes for Summer
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design-Anything Goes
My Besties International- ATG Option Nautical
Scrapbook Stamp Society-ATG option Summer
My Besties French Challenge-ATG

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps sponsors us over at Come and Get It where "flowers" is the Theme!

No automatic alt text available.Just looking at this image from Bugaboo Stamps puts a smile on my face!  She's called Kidz Flower Basket and the theme over at Come and Get It Challenge is "Flowers".  I've got a daughter all grown now with blonde hair that has always shared my love of flowers.  And as Daisies are her favorite flower, I colored this beauty like I remember her.  Love all the details on a Bugaboo Digital Image and the images are so clear-makes it easy to color.  Used a very Spring like paper and complimentary assorted flowers on the front panel. One the inside panel I always like to finish it off so used an oversized polka-dot print and a KKS sentiment which is always perfect!  Hope this puts a smile on YOUR face too!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cherry Blossom Geisha Girl Get Well Card--a Sherri Baldy image!

Having a bit of fun this weekend, mounting a Sherri Baldy  image I colored up with copics a while back--she's a Geisha called Cherry Blossom and can be found in Sherri's Store.  It's wonderful just coloring when you have a moment and then always having an image on hand!
I used Glacial Blue Wink of Stella on her flower beads hanging off of her flower cluster, and added a shiny silver corner accent with gem on the matted image as well as a hanger over the Get Well sentiment.  I've been saving this parasol paper sheet forever for just the right card-was so excited that it worked out for this one!!  On the inside, I used a creamy yellow crackle paper with a great KKS sentiment stamped on the inside. Hope my friend will thoroughly enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge is continuing through the month--new images available!

Hello Dressy Fans :)

It is again time to see what new All Dressed Up beauties Wendy has created for us, and you won't be disappointed.  These new images are just perfect for your Summer cards!
They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here 
I Chose to use the image called Day Dreaming and, as I have  a teenage Granddaughter, I gravitate towards these especially!  Wendy Burns has many of them in her Etsy Store.  Green and Purple is one of my favorite color combos-I needed a contrast color in order for the background treatment to show up properly so chose a warm vintage brown copic color.  In order to achieve this whimsical effect, it's made with using rubbing alcohol and Q-tips!  Mounted on a creamy yellow crackle paper, accented with metal button brads, using a vintage stamp design paper and stamped with a clear sentiment on front,  I love it!
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 Stars and/or Stripes.
I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced another four absolutely gorgeous images this month.  We'd love to have you come over and take part in the Challenge that's still going on through the end of the month-It's a great way to expand your digi library because the prize is an image from the store!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Polkadoodles is the Sponsor at Come and Get It! Theme is to use 2 or More Designer Papers~

No automatic alt text available. Over at Come and Get It, we've got a Challenge going on with the theme "Use 2 or  more Designer Papers" with any image.  The DT is using images by Polkadoodles and I'm so thrilled with her "Darling Bud" series!  The one I used is called Crocus_the Darling Buds. 
I probably should have used several different Crocus colors but I just love the color combination of pinks and greens.  There are so many beautiful images to use at this site-check it out!  After coloring her with copics, I mounted her on foam dots for dimension, found 2 different design papers and then started creating the cluster of flowers.  Before starting hot gluing them on, I placed 2 larger foam dots in the corner so I would have a base to push the stick pins of the green bird and pink enameled heart into.  I used a combination of paper flowers and rose buds in pink & white.  I added some white paper lace on the side of the image and 3 small pink epoxy dots in the bottom right corner.  On the inside, I found a complimentary paper, and stamped a KKS sentiment stamp on a die cut scalloped oval.  Come on over and check out our Challenge and hopefully yours will get picked by the DT to win some images!
Entering in the following:
Making Memories Challenge-ATG/Anything but aquare

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Reminder Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off! Diva Birthday is the Theme!

I must say this is one of the Sherri Baldy's images (Scan 0001) that I love more and more!  It was a breeze to color-I'm sure because I just love it so much! A real modern look that could be used for so many occasions~  Over at Color It Create It Show It Off, we are head over heels reminding everyone that there is still a CICISIO Challenge going on here . It's a great chance to win a choice of these images and share your creative projects!  It's theme this month is Diva Birthday -Anything Goes.I colored this Beauty with Copics and used some great design papers: clouds, geometric patterns, Road map paper and matted her with a complimentary red.  For accents, I made 2 fishtail banners and a twine bow with red heart button.  On the inside I showcased the cloud paper in the background and stamped a KKS sentiment on it.
Hope you will come visit us at our Challenge-we'd love to see your creations!!
Entering this card in the following challenge:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

DIVA Birthday Challenge at Color It Create It Show It Off-**2** ways to win now!

Welcome back everyone. This month things at Color it Create it Show it off are changing slightly.
 We are now going to have themes with our challenges, if you enter with the theme you will have extra chance to win.
Our Challenge this month is:
DIVA BIRTHDAY-Option Anything Goes!

 I've chosen to use the image 978 from Sherri Baldy's fantastic shop.  I love Big Eyed images so this is the perfect shop for me!  I had fun creating this Fairy like creature using some of my favorite color combinations-green and purple!  I also used Diamond Stickles on her wings and added a few touches of bling with the purple flower embellishments.  The sentiment is from a stamp from my stash by KKS. A very whimsical Summer- like card for that friend's Birthday!
The Winner of the Challenge will get to pick from any of these Images:  We've now got a special way for EVERYONE to have a better chance at winning=separate Linky options.  One for those colorists that are so plentiful out there with many talents and a completely separate one for the many Design Team members of Sherri's that are giving this image a try.  So let's see you beautiful entries and inspire us all!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's so Long to Guest Designing at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Challenge is CIRCLES!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
I had such fun making this adorable image.  Throughout this month being a Guest Designer at Kimmie's Kave I've re-acquainted myself with the Stamping world.  Mostly I work in digis for my images but can say I had a lot of fun using the ones from Kimmie.  This week's challenge is to use Circles!  This card was just full of fun features-This is the image Lulu's Wheels from this month's new release and I just had to put her on the road using a free lance road with lane dividers.  I used the green "circles" known as polka dots lol for the grassy land next to the road, used a die cut that had a tree inside a frame (I fancy cut out the frame) for some greenery, added another KKS sentiment and some great cloud paper.  It seemed the perfect stamp to use to wave goodbye/so long to my new friends here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and thank you for all the help learning the posting ropes on your site and the encouragement I received.  You're a great group of ladies.

The winner of last week's challenge, # {{Tangii or Kimmie, enter winner here}}!! Congratulations, be sure to email Kimmie to get your KKS Giftcard!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up!! Check out this weekends sale in the Krafty Store!
Did you see the latest Krafty Komeback?!? LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES! is the newest Kraftin Kimmie set to see itself revived in Clear!!! Every now and again, Kimmie takes one of our old, dear fave rubber stamps/sets and brings it back in CLEAR!!!
Will you be joining Kimmie and some the Krafty Girls for the Canada Day Crop?!? July First let's spend the day stamping together! There will be challenges, giveaways, TONS of chatting & giggling!
How would you like to spend a month hanging with Kimmie & the Krafty Girls?? Well you still have about a week to get your submissions in for the Krafty Guest Contest!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!
Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until June 30th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's time for a Krafty Komeback over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

It's time for a Krafty Komeback!!!
As you know, lots of our rubber stamp sets have long retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, we've decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in CLEAR! And today we're announcing a new one! You all have been loving these, so here we go again!
This super sassy stamp set features TWO fun images from our original A Bit Smart Assy stamp set!
We're calling this one LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES!
How fabulous are these two ladies??
The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed below have created some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around and check it out in action!
Then hop on over to the Krafty Shop because LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES is NOW AVAILABLE!
No automatic alt text available. It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE 40% OFF! But only for the weekend and only while supplies last! So be sure to check them out and make the most of that shipping!
Happy stampin'!