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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

All Dressed Up Challenge~ Anything Goes with an ADU image

Over at All Dressed Up Stamps, we are currently running our April 15th Challenge and we want you to join in!  It runs to May 14th and is AG with using an ADU image.

The one I chose for this event is called Strawberry Girl and can be found in the Shop here   Lol this card has had 2 revisions much to my frustration but I'm happy with the end results.  I had to fancy cut the image as the background I was creating got ruined.  So originally, her blanket would have showed up much better had I not done that.*** It just goes to show that you have to be flexible with your creations 'cause you never know when things are going to go down the tubes!  You just laugh and go on!  As I was running out of time, I used some zigzag papers chipped at the top to form "grass" and had some emergency cloud paper that was used in the background.

In the inside, I used a smaller graphic paper and a white label die cut to frame the friendship sentiment that I stamped.  Both of the sentiments were from KKS and really come in handy! 
We hope to see what YOU create for the challenge-the winner gets free images from ADU and there's tons to choose from!  Hurry on over!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hang In There

I'm sure your home is affected, as is mine, with this Covid 19 virus that is spreading across our wonderful Country.  At the digital stamp company All Dressed Up, our artist in residence, Wendy Burns, decided to give us some uplifting images to work with for the New Release this month.  I think we all needed them!
The image I used is call "Hang in There" and can be found in the ADU Shop.  Cute little elephant floating away into the clouds, leaving all his cares behind him.  I added some cloud die cuts for dimension and added a sheer white ribbon.
On the inside, I used a
design paper with lots of birds on it--thinking
he surely is going to meet up with birds on his
journey .  I used a sentiment straight from one of my 6x6 paper pads from Carta Bella-love them!

Please check out all the other new releases on our home page-they are inspiring for sure!  We have a new Challenge that starts on the 15th and we'd love to see your creations!  You could possibly win some images from the Shop.  If you would like to see more of the projects that I create, I would be thrilled if you would follow my Blog!


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
 https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/ 



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!