Wednesday, August 15, 2018

working on Christmas Cards over at All Dressed Up-just in time for the Challenge!

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! 
You can 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 chose their top 3 creations. These will be announced on the 29th.

I'm using the image called "Tra La La" and it's so perfect for Christmas cards!!  Doesn't Wendy, our resident artist, make the neatest knit scarves (mittens too)-they look so realistic!  I added some White chunky Frantage and some white pearl liquid pearls when my heat gun got overheated!!  A sparkly ribbon down the side- and on the inside, design paper, a sentiment cut-out and some snowflake stickers finish off the card.  Come over and take part in our Challenge-we'd love to see your beautiful projects!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Release time at All Dressed Up! I went to the French Quarter, come along!

 Wendy Burns, the artist in residence at All Dressed Up Stamps, has been at it again with some delightful new release images!  The one that I decided to use is Summer Blooms.  This image makes me think of the French Quarter residences with the balconys and the decorative iron scroll work on them.  And always, always flowers wherever you look!  Think the New Orleans atmosphere made me haul out some brick design paper for the "apartment". 
I decided to try a little different effect with the shutters-instead of solid, I gave them an open-air look.  Imagine the smells from the bakeries or the wind from the canal or waterway.
I'm always needing Thank You cards so used a complimenting floral paper with a "French Script" stamp for the sentiment.  Hope you like and make sure you check out the other new Release images that Wendy created and check out the current Challenge that's still going on--we start a new one next week!  See you there~

Friday, August 3, 2018

Avery with Pointsettia from Paper Nest Dolls-Starting my Christmas List!

 I don't always get a chance to start my Christmas cards this early but was so inspired by the images at Paper Nest Dolls that I'm getting ready!
This image is called Avery with Poinsettia and, what luck!, I had the perfect paper!  After coloring her with copics, I put clear Wink of Stella on the poinsettia pot for a shimmer, some great ribbon I found discounted which is mesh-like with sparkles all over it, and some chunky white Frantage for snow.  Attaching a tag stamped with a KKS stamp, I accented it with little bling diamonds.  On the inside I used more design paper and stamped with another stamp from the same stamp set from KKS.
I hope you like it and that you'll join in our Challenge, found here.  It's not too late to get started on your list!
Entering this card in the following Challenges:
SheepSki Designs Challenge-Favorite things (flowers, pink, poinsettias)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tree Dress Avery from Paper Nest Dolls

 I've thought that maybe by making some winter/Christmas cards that this Heat will leave Illinois and take the humidity with it!  Thank goodness for FANS!
This image is from Paper Nest Dolls and is called Tree Dress Avery.  I don't know about you ladies out there but I find Purple a very hard color to show in photos?  The background of this card has Winter/Christmas sentiments all over it in a soft lavender color.  Then a shimmery pink cardstock as a mat behind the image.  Then the snowy scene--I used white chunky Frantage- love it for snow!  For the inside, I finished it with some gorgeous design paper, done in unusual colors for Christmas - love these ornaments!  Found a sentiment from my stash and added a white sheer ribbon for a bow and I'm done -ready to send it off!  Come join in on our Challenges-we'd love to see your work!!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

It's popcorn and Movie time at Sherri Baldy's

This image from Sherri Baldy shares a similar LOVE OF POPCORN!!!  yummy!  My Grandpa in NY grew acres of popcorn and had big feed sacks of it in the barn.  We always ate popcorn every night!
This image can be found in Sherri's Shop here and her Etsy Shop here. She's all set with her movie tickets, Soda, and yummy buttered popcorn-my favorite!  I don't color in purples very often but had this gorgeous purple flowered design paper and Had to use it!  On the inside of the card it's finished with a coordinating paper and
a Friendship Stamped sentiment from KKS.  The sentiment on the front flap is a clear sticker-can never have enough of them!
There are so many of Sherri's images available, as well as freebies that you should have plenty to use in the MANY My Bestie Challenges from all over the World.  We would love to see your creations so help us to get inspired!

Emma with Camera -from Paper Nest Dolls

This was such a fun image to work with from The Paper Nest Dolls sight!  There's always great opportunities for highlights and folds in Christine's images!  On this Birthday card, I used a torn complimentary color paper to accent the stamped sentiment.  On the inside, I used a creamy tan polka - dot paper with a stamped sentiment that could either be colored in or just left b&w as I did.  Love these wooden cutouts that are so popular in the craft shops-I think I'm addicted to them!
Make sure you visit the PND Challenge site to get your latest card entered--there are lots of opportunities to win images!  We can't wait to see yours there!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Here Comes the Sun Summer Set --A New Release Party with Sherri Baldy

   This adorable image is the Star of another one of   Sherri's New Release Summer SETS called "Here Comes the Sun" .
I Love being able to use various sentiments and accessory stamps that all go together-and you have that in Sherri's sets.
On this card, I used a series of papers that were all curves and swirls like the ocean and then some Beachy striped papers.  I decided to take advantage of the little cutie leaning to the right and make the card front follow the same curve.  You can see when I open the card and have it back-lit that the edge is inked for some definition.
Now you can see the impact of the paper's nautical feel with all the curves and angles.  These sentiments were ones that were on the double sided water paper as I didn't have access to the ones that came with the set.  But what a great idea this is of Sherri's--One Stop Shopping!

Hope you're enjoying this New Release Party!  Check out all the new goodies in the shop to get your card stash growing!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sherri Baldy's Summer New Release Party!! Come play with us and win prizes!

This little cutie is from one of Sherri's new SETS called "Life's A Beach". There are several SETS with a similar theme with lots of accessory digital stamps to round out your creation. 
I used this wavy printed paper with some button brad accents.  A little White Chunky Frantage on the waves and you have some Surf!
On the inside, while I could've used one of the adorable sentiments, I chose to a complimentary sentiment/color combination.
We hope you will check out our New Release-there are so many Summertime digital Images and SETS -they can be found at Sherri's Store under the category New July 2018 section..Come over and play with us!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Prom Princess-It's that time at All Dressed Up where Anything Goes with New Releases!

 Wendy the resident artist at All Dressed Up has done it again with 4 new images ready for their new release!  I got to play with "Prom Princess"-all dolled up with one of my favorite color combinations Lime and Purple!  I used Ice Stickles for all the BLING on her outfit.  Love how it really stands out on the images.  Because she was tall and slender, I did a 3/4 cut on the card front-that way you get to see the designer paper behind the paper lace edging.  I also used purple "goosebumps" faceted accents both in the front and inside.
On the inside, I finished it off with some very pretty floral paper and also a phrase that was printed on the edge of the purple polka-dot paper.  Great way to have a color coordinated sentiment for your project to use this edging on the paper!  Be sure to check out our blog Challenge that happens on the 15th of each month-it can be found here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Have you ever seen a heart shaped flower? Check out Paper Nest Dolls!

 Hello Ladies!
Wanted to share my latest creation for
Paper Nest Dolls!

 I made a 3/4 card front, which gave me a chance to used the decorative crocheted lace and to show the pretty bird paper peeking out from underneath!  Then I used purple sequins for the flower in the front as well as a vine ribbon for the stems-great find!  On the inside liner, I used the bird paper and used a stamped Sentiment from my stash.  You can find Christines' store here where there are tons of cute images for you to use!  Check it our and come join our Challenge!  
This image is called Ellie with Heart Flower.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Having a Barefoot Day Out with a Sherri Baldy Image!

Good morning everyone!
I want to share an image that just makes me smile-she's called
I wanted 2 different looks on this scene: One was I wanted her to 
be standing on some pebbles then Two, I was going for a different
background so I worked with doing random dots in different
strength dots.  Hope you like the effects! 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Walking the Dog at All Dressed Up! She's so Styling!

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.
Here's my image called Playday

 I had such fun coloring her up and using patterned paper with it's creation!  I mostly colored in copics but the sheer skirt I wanted to be soft so I used some Prismacolor pencils.  I just love using buttons as some dimensional accents!  On the inside, I continued the Chevron paper and a great Friendship sentiment-could be used in so many ways!
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. 

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Img 663 from Sherri Baldy--I call her Twinkle Toes

 I'm fascinated with some of the "dancers" that Sherri Baldy's created through the years.  This one is Img 663, but I like to think of her as "Twinkle Toes".
The Hibiscus flower in her hair led me to think of the ones I've seen lately this summer in the nurseries--hot pinks and oranges. Perfect for this little dancer.  Used some of the copics that I don't get out that often!
Found this fun mini tassel ribbon in a coral color and striking black/colors in the paper and then added a hot pink paper flower for the corner.  On the inside is an amazing stripe in complimentary colors with a dimensional Birthday greeting. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Moonlight and Love over at Sherri Baldy's Gnomeville

I count myself so lucky in that I often am coloring up Sherri Baldy Images and getting such pleasure and relaxation from this!  As part of Sherri's Coloring Team, I get so excited when I see a new line of "Cuties" that she's created and can't wait to get my hands on them!
You can find this Great group of Gnomes in her latest category, "Gnomeville" found here.
I had started working on this detailed coloring when a dear friend was looking for a Wedding Anniversary Card.  Aha!  I had just the card and you are now looking at it.
The Moon set the tone for an evening sky, the Love theme made me think of the saying on the little sign (not part of the image) which I attached so the rope looked like it went over the limb.  With some Chestnut Road Cat's Eye Chalk, I made the edges Vintage like.
On the inside, I found some peach vintage like paper and used a stamp from KKS which says it all!  Please check out Sherri's store-You will definitely find something you will love!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

New Digital Images over at All Dressed Up!

 It's time for new releases over at All Dressed Up and Wendy's been busy creating so many cute images for us!

This one is called Butterfly Wings and perfect for this time of year- I know I'm seeing them all over the flowers in our yard!  After coloring her with Copics, I matted her with dark purple design paper and then used some glitter embossed patterned heavy paper.  It sure is hard to capture the sparkle in the light!  The prettiest accent is the double layer glittered butterfly in the corner.
On the inside, I used the same glittery embossed for a liner, then coloring up one of a unique  set of printed sentiments on watercolor paper, I added it to finish the card off.  Hope you like it and will visit the ADU site so see all the gorgeous images that are available for your coloring fun!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Great summertime images at Paper Nest Dolls new Release!

 Over at Paper Nest Dolls we are celebrating Summer and Christine Young's Newest Releases for June!  This image is called Avery with Summer Drink -one thing that you find with her images is that they are so versatile!  For instance, the b&w image you receive has a dress and headband that are blank.  I decided to make stripes and polkadots an option for this fun coloring and here we are!  I love working in her images hairdo's --the waves always come out so luxurious!
So I found in my paper stashes (hoard) some very colorful, Spring/Summer papers to use.  The good thing about these double-sided papers is that one of the sentiments I used in the inside, comes from the back!  So on the front, I split the card in half and used some paper lace to tie them together, trimmed with some beautiful satin ribbon.  The final touch "for the beach look" was adding some beige Flower Soft glued at the bottom to replicate Sand.  These type of "in the moment" cards are great for SO many occasions!  I'm sure you can think of lots of ways!  Please check out all her other images and new releases-Come join the fun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It's Raining Hearts on Sherri Baldy's Blog with Img 235

My latest creation for Sherri Baldy's Blog today is called Img 235  Raining Hearts.  It just cheered me up working on her in this oppressive HEAT we've had in Illinois!
I used a blue glaze on her for the glasses, a wooden LOVE Embellie,
3 orange "Twinkle Goosebumps" , and a section of paper lace.
On the inside a simple but meaningful sentiment.  This card will be going to a dear friend that will be leaving the office shortly.  She will be missed !!!
Check out Sherri's Store and find your own special image that conveys all your feelings.  She's got hundreds of them!
Entering in Challenge: