Saturday, January 21, 2023

Masculine Happy Birthday Card

  Happy Saturday everyone!  Wanted to share with you a Masculine Happy Birthday card that I made from some new papers and stamps from the 2023 SU catalog.  The series is called "Ready to Ride" and has some fantastic shiny embossed papers, Flames, road/tire marks, and much more.  

This is actually a "sort-of" cased card from their online shop, although there are several different ways that I chose to compose the card.  I used not only the papers but the stamp set also.


I hope you will be encouraged to check out the manly "goods" and start creating--I'm ALWAYS looking for some ideas for the men in the family! 

Entering this in the following Challenges:
All Sorts- Spots or stripes 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS--Think Love...

It won't be long before it's VALENTINE'S DAY so I'm using this perfect ADU stamp "Be My Valentine" for the ADU's January Challenge.

Using Copics to color and shade the flowers and bird, I also Blinged the card up with lots of iridescent sequins.  In order to accent the flower feature, I cut around the group, showing off the intense blue dotted paper inside. 

I crafted a pink heart to hide under the front cover and then used a stamp from my stash for the sentiment. 

This is a month long challenge and there are ADU images for the winners, so get creating and inspire us with your creations!  We can't wait to see them before February the 14th!  

I'm entering this card in the Following Challenge:

Digi Choosday Challenge-ATG

                                              Stamps & Fun = Creativity 

                                              Lil Patch of Crafty -ATG 

                                              Stamping Sensations- Sparkle (sequins,stones)


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Cookie Girl digital image from All Dressed Up Stamps-NEW RELEASE

This is one of the 3 New Release images offered for December over at All Dressed Up Stamps!  She is called "Cookie Girl" and was a lot of fun to color and create with!  I really wish I could show you a better photo that shows the rich purple that is on both the design paper and cardstock but I can't seem to get my camera or editing program to cooperate!

I used a gingerbread cookie design paper for the top paper, cardstock for the bottom section, and used the backside of the DP to create a "ribbon" look across the middle.  I used 3D dimensional foam dots to highlight the image.  I always like to finish the inside of my cards, with lots of room for personal messages.  Sentiments are from clear stamps from my stash. 

Be sure and also check out the ADU Challenge that runs for a month, from the 14th to the 14th.  We'd love to see your creations and it's a great way to add to your digital library!  Can't wait to see you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Winter Weather and Christmas Pets at All Dressed Up

Looks like this young man is getting in the Christmas Spirit, using "Christmas Pet" digital image from All Dressed Up Stamp company.  He's giving his dog an early Holiday bone and he's got his Reindeer wooly cap on. The chilly weather must be coming even though he's got his coveralls and sweatshirt on-even the dog's got a Santa hat on.  I also cut out mittens and used a chipboard sentiment to complete the card.
I love using copic markers for my coloring; also using distress inks and blending brushes for the backgrounds.  I have a cobblestone stencil that I love to use from a company called "Clearlybesotted"-it's great!  The inside of the 6x6 card is also finished with a festive paper and a note from a sentiment page.
We hope that you will visit our happy home at ADU--There are so many digital images for the Seasons and Occasions.  All unique and beautiful. 


Thursday, September 22, 2022

New Release time at All Dressed Up Stamps-using Christmas Theme

 It won't be long before Christmas is right around the corner!  Oh My!  Thank goodness for All Dressed Up Stamps and their digital images such as the one I used for this card.  I'm using "Sledging Time", a cute little boy and his dogs pulling his sled.
 I used multiple copic markers for their coloring and a water-based white Sharpie marker for the snow.  Matted with a cranberry curvy mat, red berry branched background paper and stamped with a winter sentiment.
I always like to finish the inside of my cards so on this one I used the same cranberry background and used one of sentiment "postcard" size that are so popular now~ you know there are usually 6/8 or more on a 12 x 12 textured paper.  I accented it with 2 wooden trees.  All it needs is your personal note and it's ready.
Hope you have a chance to see all the new releases and come and create with us at All Dressed Up Stamps!





Friday, July 15, 2022

A Tag for All Dressed Up Stamps Monthly Challenge

 A GIFT TAG for your gifts!!

 Using the great image from our resident artist, Wendy Burns, called For You , I send you an invitation to participate in our Monthly Challenge found here:  We would LOVE to see your inspirationđź’—
As I pointed out, this image is great attached to any kind of present!  I printed her out digitally, used a label die for the shape and proceeded to color her with my favorite medium, Copics.  After masking her off, I used a greenery sprig stencil for the background.  The Stampin' Up ink pad, Pear Pizzazz, and a blending brush made the perfect setting.  I hot glued assorted flowers onto the cardstock, punched a hope in the top of the Tag and then threaded 3 complimentary colored rayon ribbons at the top.

Thursday, July 7, 2022


   Hello All you lovers of All Dressed Up Stamp Images!!!  Hope you're not melting out there like we are in Illinois -- I'm trying to think of cooler times and places like the FALL Festivals coming up!


You see my husband and I have a Guitar Shop on our property, and we are starting to get organized for the Festivals and the Holidays.  That makes this ADU image called FESTIVAL BOY perfect to use for the New Release card post.  This quirky image is perfect to use for that "Hippie" relative or the youngster that's lovin' the 60's.  Colored with copics, I used a couple of metal dies for his framework and an accent showcasing his head.  And you KNOW that I would have some guitar cardstock in my craft room!  The inside features more of THAT paper and I used some cardstock accents for added interest.

Come on over to All Dressed Up and join in our New Release event with your creation--We would love to be inspired by your talent.  Can't wait to see you there!

Carolyn, DT