Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's an ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off---theme is "Thanks, Thankful

This is the perfect month for our "theme" over at Color It Create It Show It Off--"Thanks, Thankful".  There's so many opportunities to enter a Thank You card or project OR one that shows how thankful you are on this Thanksgiving, into our Blog Challenge.
I'm using the beautiful image by Sherri Baldy called Little White Dove and Running Bear and she can be found here, in Sherri's store.
After Coloring her up with my Copics, I used some dark metal brads to mount her, added a silk Fall leaf and placed a sentiment perfect for Thanksgiving.  I tried to give her a back to Nature feel with the leaf paper.
On the inside of the card, I used a tree like paper and a Thanksgiving Day Sentiment.  This will be going to a family member for that special Day.
I encourage you to join in the fun with the ATG Challenge and show us what YOU are Thankful for!
Entering in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pilgrim Girl from Paper Nest Dolls--my first Inspiration post for Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone!  This is my first card for Paper Nest Dolls and I'm thrilled to death to be joining you Ladies for the Nov. 1st post.  Until then, I'd like to share an inspiration card for you for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, using Pilgrim Girl!  She was an absolute dream to color up using copics.  I found some "heritage-like" design papers and added some hand-crocheted (HMBM) small flowers in the colors of the card for the corner.  I've been waiting for just the right creation to share them!  With the pearl centers, they are nestled in among the paper flowers and buds.  On the inside, I finished it with the same paper and a stamped Thanksgiving sentiment.  I can't wait to join you in November and am looking forward to using all of Christines' gorgeous images!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bugaboo Sponsors us over at Come and Get it Challenge-ADD A PUMPKIN

What with Halloween coming soon to everyone's neighborhood, this image from Bugaboo called Autumn Owl is GREAT to use!  The "recipe" was to Add A Pumpkin, which I did on the front left corner with a foam dot! So sparkly with that orange glitter!
I used some special design paper, hoping that the circles would remind you of fireflies?  Some of them are embossed with glitter.  I just love the Fall coloring that the fence inspires me to color, what with the owl, pumpkins, sunflowers, and multi-colored leaves.  I'm hoping that you can see the black wired branches behind the glittered pumpkin with the black balls on the ends-they were so interesting!  I often wander the bridal aisle at HL and look for crystals..balls that can be used on a card-very unique.  You should try it too!  
On the inside I used the reverse side of the nighttime paper and stamped it with a special KKS clear acrylic stamp.  Sure is getting me in the spirit for Fall events!  Come on over and join or challenge-we'd love to see what you make!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Dressed Up reminds you Of their CHALLENGE Going on--I'm using SNOW DAYS!

I'm so excited that over at All Dressed Up Images there are some Winter/Christmas digis in with the New Releases that debuted on the 7th!!
I love Christmas-one of my FAVORITE Holidays ever.  So my choice for this card is called Snow Days!  I colored this bundle of icy crystals with Prismacolor pencils-think I'm getting a little better with practice.  Now the background is done with copics so I could get that smooth blend of light blues to deep ones.
Then using some metallic cardstock from TPC (white shimmery and blue with shimmery flecks in it) as mats, I then used 2 different design papers.  The sentiment is already on the print BUT I enhanced the image with half domed white snowballs-they shimmer also, and some blue and silver metallic snowflakes.
The inside is also finished and a Christmas greeting is stamped onto a special circle mat.  Hope you like and hope you remember that there is still a Challenge going on over at All Dressed Up!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

REMINDER of a Color It Create It Show It Off CHALLENGE! It's time for FALL

I always like this time of year when I can bring out my Black Sparkly cardstock to use as a background when I take my October images! It makes them so special!
This special card is to REMIND each and every one of you that we have a Challenge going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off and you still have time to join us!  There are some adorable Sherri Baldy images to choose from if you're a winner! 
I chose to use  Scan0011 (or as I call her Fall Girl hehe) and I really went full out FALL COLORS on this one!!  The real reason there's so many patterns on the that I liked ALL of them and couldn't make up my mind!  The one with the leaves has shiny embossed sections on it-swoon!  Love adding buttons (THAT comes from my Mom), I accented the bottom edge with mini yellow pompom fringe to give different texture and topped it off with a tag stamped with a KKS stamp and orange epoxy dot.  I always finish the inside of the cards I make and this time used a kraft and pumpkin paper with yet another KKS stamp and dots.
Hope this got your creative juices going and you're chomping at the bit to join our Challenge over at CICISIO! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Paper Nest Dolls Sponsors "Too Cute Too Spook" at Come And Get It!

This week at Come and Get It October Challenge, We are celebrating our THEME-Too Cute to Spook!!!  EEEK be watching for those FUN scary cards/projects coming your way.  Our Sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls and boy does Christine have some great Digital Halloween images **That's right you heard me!  Not only does she have those wonderful rubber stamps but ALSO great digital images as well.  I just love the versatility of those!** 
This one is called Witch Ellie riding broom and she was a dream to color up!  Copics were my coloring choice and I added some random roof tops underneath her-they aren't part of this image.  I matted her with this Amazing thick, wrinkly, neon green paper that has sparkle to it.  I got it at HL in black, green and purple-awesome for this time of year. Added some accent buttons and then used a design paper that had green bats flying around.
On the inside, I used the reverse side of the bat paper and then stamped it with a great Halloween sentiment from KKS.
Come on over and play with us at Come and Get It Challenge!  We'd love to see your inspiring creations!!

New Release from All Dress Up! Great images for the seasons!

October 2017 New Release!

Hello Dressy Fans :)

It is again time to see what new beauties Wendy has created for us, and you won't be disappointed.  We teased you about some Christmas images... well just look at these...
They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here

I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced another four absolutely gorgeous 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. 

Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be right here on the 22nd.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

HALLOWEEN/Anything Goes at Color It Create It Show It Off--Come Join our Challenge!

And the Spooky Fun begins with our October 1st Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off--You can use whatever image you'd like and any medium that peaks your fancy -we have started using "themes" every month and this month it's HALLOWEEN!
I had such fun using one of Sherri Baldy's Fun Halloween images which is Lil Rascals Img 533 --Love the Lil Rascals cute facial expressions!!  I colored her in a combination of prismacolor pencils and copics.  I'm just getting used to the pencils and they are fantastic to use-hopefully I will soon do a complete image with them when I get brave enough!  I double matted the image and used sheer black ribbon for an accent.  Then I found this dimensional Halloween banner "Haunted" and attached it with brads and adhesive.  I will be so excited to send this to a long lost friend!

On the inside I used some batty background design paper, a great sentiment stamp from KKS and an accent of a felt pumpkin.
We hope that we see your creations for our challenge--it's well worth the effort to have a chance to win Sherri's images--If you use the Theme of the Challenge, here are the images that you could choose from if you are the winner:
I'm entering this in the following:
My Besties International Challenge