Friday, September 30, 2016

My Besties UK Challenge for October 1st has a Theme of Halloween! Wooooooo Will join us??

When I think of Halloween, the colors of purple, green, and orange come to mind!  This week at the My Besties UK Challenge site it's Anything Goes with a theme of Halloween!  I'm sure we will see some BOO-tiful creations!  I'm using the image Daisy "img104" from Sherri Baldy's Store here, and it's a versatile one in that you could really use her for a whole host of seasons.  When I saw her, I instantly thought of black hat and pants, wild purple hair, and orange flowers.
Well I have yet to figure out my problem with the inability to pick up the rich purples on my card by my camera-imagine that all the blues you are seeing are really purple!  I put orange dots on her pants and then put Stickles on top of those.  The image is triple matted with a black glitter cardstock and orange on the back layer.  The card is wrapped with baker's twine with some embellishments of a felt pumpkin and black scary cat.  I am lovin' the multi-colored chevron paper!
On the inside liner, I had some great spooky house paper  that was a recent purchase-so cool!  I used a sentiment from KKS that was matted in orange and purple and this great button that has a black cat in it!  I know several deserving friends that I could send this too--woooooooo will it be?  This Challenge at My Besties UK lasts all month and we'd love to see your creations--Spooky or Fun we love it all and can't wait to see all of you there!
I'd like to enter this in Challenges:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Single Layer Card Challenge over at Come and Get It ! Eureka! Stamps is the sponsor~

This is a great challenge over at Come And Get It~ the twist is to make a single layer card!  I'm using this wonderful image called Autumn Scarecrow from Eureka! Stamps  and it came in a png format.  That's so handy when you need to make one of these cards.
Digitally on my printing program I cropped some great vintage paper, made to "ribbon" strips with another paper and crossed them in the corner.  Then I found some great fall foliage sprays free online and placed them on top of the ribbon.  It was time for the b&w Eureka! Stamp image and I slid it over onto the layered images.  I've never been so nervous coloring an image before-was so afraid to go outside the lines!!  I tried for rich colors on the shelf and added some shadowing to try for get some dimension.  I stamped the sentiment in the corner and used an "Autumn" sticker in the opposite corner.  I'll get off easy at the Post Office with this winner!  On the inside liner I used a complimentary design paper and used a stamp from KKS in my stash.  That cardstock sticker really sets it off!
Come and Get It Always has such interesting challenges and Sponsors!  If you are a winner for this challenge, the prize is 5 images! 
We can't wait to see your creations!

Monday, September 19, 2016

ATG over at Craft Your Passion Challenge-Sponsored by Julia Spiri! THIS Card just WON as "most commented on" & free digis!

 This week on Craft Your Passion where it's Always Anything Goes, we are proud to use images from Julia Spiri!  Mine is called Fashion from Paris and comes with many individual images.  So using them, I've created a collage.
I've cut back the front edge about 2 inches so that the inside liner shows.  I wanted to make her dress flow over the edge and the Stickles on her bows, upper edge of her dress and the "extra" Magenta necklace really makes her image pop!  Then I just layered her clothes around her dress form-like you might find in any ladies bedroom.  I added a strip of paper lace along the front edge.  On the inside liner I used a vintage music sheet thinking of French romantic music.  I added a lovely sentiment also.
We'd love to have you join us at our challenge and give us a chance to be inspired with your creations!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenge #128- Use your Favorite Medium

This week at Crafting When We Can, we are using stamps from Star Stampz and the theme is to use your favorite medium in your creation.  This image is called Spring Rain and she doesn't look too happy to be stuck out in the rain! 
The umbrella design paper in the background is embossed and has glitter accents.  I colored the image with Copics and love the "tude" she has!  Besides the denim fishtail banners at the top, I used some gorgeous crystal teardrops for raindrops.  Placed them along the edge of the umbrellas.  I used a very compact sentiment perfect for a Rain Card by KKS.  For the liner on the inside, I used this great rain "verse"-Rain Rain go paper, then I used a white label diecut, stamped with another sentiment from the KKS series and added an enamel dot for some color!  Crafting When We Can is a great Challenge that runs for 2 weeks and we would LOVE to see your creations!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Celebrating Alyce Keegan's Upcoming Wedding- Sasayaki Glitter DT joining Kit & Clowder DT--Congrats!

We are here today in honor of Alyce Keegan's wedding this weekend and we ALL wanted to participate even though we are spread far and wide.  Alyce is the creator of the Design Site, Kit & Clowder.  I'm on the Inspiration Design Team for Sasayaki Glitter and the owner, Naz Smith, created an image called "Bride" that had this gorgeous Bride and 2 different Bridesmaids  (which I opted not to use this time).  Our theme was to use Black & White as our base but, we could add hints of a color here and there.
On the dress I used a coat of Sugar coatings by Doodlebug, lily white glitter.  On top of the silver foil striped paper, I added a row of chiffon roses w/ pearls with a row of heart shaped pearls on an open weave ribbon.  On the inside, I used a complimenting design paper in gray.
Even after 46 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart, I can still remember the excitement of the wedding day!  We wish you nothing but the best on your future with Jon and hope you  both have many years together in wedded bliss!  Congrats!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Same But Different" for the My Besties UK Design Team--Hope you are inspired!

 It's half-way through the month and, at My Besties UK, we like to have an event called "Same But Different" on the 15th.  Each of the DT members take the same image and put our own Flair on it!  This month's image is called Hollyhock Fairy and she's a cutie!  You can find her on the My Besties Shop here.
After coloring her with copics, I added Diamond Dust Stickles to her wings and Diamond Glaze to her gorgeous brown eyes so that they would look wet.  She is double matted, with a heavy lace accent on the side.  I used a double sided paper that had the whitewashed on one side and the terracotta colored patterned paper on the other.  The bonus is that on the edge of the 12 x 12 paper, as many companies are doing now, there was a sentiment on the very edge in Kraft color.  As you can see I used it on the front along with some flat based pearls. I finished my project in the inside liner by using the patterned paper and a rubber stamped Friends sentiment.
I hope as you look through the images, you will get inspired by our creations and go to Sherri Baldy's Store and pick out a cutie to use yourself!
I'd Love to enter my card in the following Challenges:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Christmas Release and Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! New "SANTA PAWS"

Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of the Christmas Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!
We're thrilled to be sharing this super sized release featuring NINE joyful new clear stamp sets and you'll be seeing new designs all week long at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with the release going live on Saturday night!
We're kicking things off with this cutie patootie stamp set by artist, Emilie Goulet for all you animal lovers! We certainly can't forget them at Christmastime!  This set features two ADORABLE images plus three coordinating stamp sets at it's called SANTA PAWS!
 And because I have a dear friend that likes cats, I chose the image with the kitty.  I randomly tore 2 layers of white cardstock so that it would look like snow hills and added "Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter" to them. I colored this adorable image with copics and added some flower soft to the ruffles on her dress.  Using a gorgeous pink paper from "Sugar Plum pad by My Minds' Eye" I created a winter scene behind her and added rows of snowflake garland to make it look like snow was falling.  On the inside is a paper from my stash that has a wonderful Christmas verse on it.

All the krafty kustomers who purchased the kit were invited to help out with the peeks today so you'll see lots of extra guest designers as you hop around the blogs today! Bonus!
I know you'll agree that this set is just perfect for the
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday night at 6pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL the NINE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of merry fun!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of cheerful designs to share with you today featuring the SANTA PAWS stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the shop so don't miss it!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Come and Get It Challenge-POLKA DOTS is the Theme! Bugaboo is our sponsor!

When I saw this adorable image called High Heels by Bugaboo, I knew that I had several "Divas" that would love to get cards such as the one I have today!  The Wonderful Come and Get It Challenge (CAGI) has a challenge every week and this week's theme is "POLKA DOTS"-what fun!
As you can see, I love that theme!  It's my first attempt at a "window card" so be easy on me!! 
I never want to hide the great images inside the cards so had to figure out how to show it through the front.  Even the raspberry frame is raised with dots!  I colored it with copics and used a silver metallic pen for the clasp and the shimmer on the pearls.  That's a felt button flower on top of the big bow and I put a pink bling flower in the center of that bow and accented on the image!
Now it's your turn to show us your creations!  We'd love to see them so come our and play!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

DT Call at All Dressed Up for their Blog Challenge DT AND the Facebook DT!

 There's currently a DT Call over at All Dressed Up and that's so exciting for several people!!  There are actually 2 Teams: Blog Challenge DT (what I'm looking for) but also the Facebook DT!  I'd wanted to share 3 cards that I previously made using an All Dressed Up Images: One image is called "I Love My Puppy" , "Mirror Mirror", and "Amore" is the last one.  They have such adorable digis to choose from and if you need an image, several freebies to color up and join in!  Can you tell I like using the images they have? I'm planning on submitting one of the cards for consideration for the monthly post that's required and hope that you will do the same. Good Luck!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion--The East Wind is sponsoring us!

What a fun Image from The East Wind called Lisa Diva 'hmmm Cupcake'  and I think it's SO CUTE to use in our Always Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion!  Whew I might have typed that all in one breath!
After coloring her in Copics, I used some star dust Stickles on her cupcake icing.  I think the black oval mat makes the image pop against the floral background.  I ran a sheer ribbon through the top of the card to make a bow.  After stamping a Birthday greeting from KKS and adding some mini rosebuds and assorted mulberry flowers from Wild Orchard, it was all ready to send to a deserving and dear friend!  The inside liner is finished with a red & white polkadot and stamped with a large sentiment.
We want you to come over to Craft Your Passion for our ATG Challenge with your creation.  The winner of this latest challenge could win 3 images of choice from The East Wind.  Come out and play!
Entering this card in this Challenge: