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!