Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Springtime over at The Paper Nest Dolls with Ellie!

This week for Paper Nest Dolls, I'm using Ellie with Flowers--perfect for Springtime that will Hopefully come to Illinois soon!
I love this bright blue and yellow combination for my Get Well card-I'm always needing those.  To me this copic colored image is perfectly framed with a denim looking paper and crisp polka-dotted background.
I used a Stampin' Up stamp and yellow mini buttons for accents.   I repeated the dotted paper as the liner inside the card and a circle stamp for a sentiment.
So, as this is a REMINDER to you, come over to our challenge to enter your creation and maybe win a prize!  We'd love to see your projects!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring is coming to All Dressed Up!! Introducing some New Design Team members!

 I know here in Illinois, we are still having some chilly weather-How about you?  Well this adorable image from All Dressed Up sure does warm me up-it's named Pretty as a Picture.  And, this is usually the way I am in Spring & Summer, out among the multitude of flowers.  I took a few liberties with her, adding some grass and dirt in the foreground, polka-dots on her dress.  But, she really is an image that could be a CAS card also.
I used a 6.25 square card because I wanted to have room for some extra flowers-but, being digital, you could size her to work with whatever base you wanted. I added some gingham ribbon for a side accent. On the inside I repeated the soft background, added a color close butterfly and a sentiment with an epoxy dot.
If this doesn't make you think of Springtime instead of the cold winterish weather many of us have been having, I don't know what will!
Today on the All Dressed Up site, we are reminding you that we have a challenge going on and we'd love to see all of your creations!  But in addition, We are introducing some wonderfully talented gals to you-they will be joining the Design Team and we are so happy to have them here.  They are very inspiring and I hope that you will check out the blogs of all the DT! 
Entering my project in the following Challenges:
Crafter's Castle--ATG w/ option Dimensional
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-favorite color

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurse Bonnie from Sherri Baldy--perfect for Get Well Cards!

Hey everyone!  It's my turn on Sherri Baldy's Blog and I'm forever needing Get Well Cards so, I found Nurse Bonnie in Sherri's Store.  She's so modern looking-I felt that everyone could relate to her.  I found some awesome Band-aid paper in my stash-the perfect background for her!  I added some mini-buttons for dimension and a digital sentiment I found online.

The Copics I used:
Hair: E42,43,44,47
Uniform: BG32, BG11, R46
Face: R000, 00, 01,02, RV00

Hope you like and get some inspiration!   There's so many digitals in Sherri's store to choose from!
Entering this card in the following Challenge:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge-ATG--WINNER!!
Crafting With Friends- ATG
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-add a sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG 
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge-ATG 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Using a Springtime Oriental Girl digital image from All Dressed Up!

I was so happy to get this new release from All Dressed Up -I love how graceful and dainty this Oriental Girl was drawn by Wendy Burns, our artist in residence!  I instantly started thinking about every little bit of scrap in my embellishment stash that would go with her~
I absolutely love the shine and glossy look that Asian women's' hair has and tried to duplicate it with this image.  I wanted her finished look to softly stand out from the flowered paper so I edged the paper with some Tim Holtz Distressed ink.  Then I used a laser cut bird house along with some additional bird cut outs to accent the Cherry Blossom branches that I hot glued on the card.  And how appropriate that the Cherry Blossoms are blooming this week in Washington DC!

On the inside, I repeated with the flower paper and also used the extra wording that paper manufacturers often add to the sheets-there were bonus ones on this paper-front and back, bonus!!  We hope that you will stop by our All Dressed Up site and start following it!  There's always a new release every month of 4 images and of course, our Challenge.  We'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Using "Welcome Baby" image for the April Challenge at Paper Nest Dolls!

Well after a brief hiatus, I'm able to return to Paper Nest Dolls for the April Challenge, which we have every month on the 3rd.  So excited to be using one of the new March Releases called Welcome Baby.  It seems people are always wanting baby cards and I never have enough.  So it was a great chance to start building these up with these cute animals.
After coloring with Copics, I kept the background white-sort of Fresh looking!  Put brown, gray, blue and yellow epoxy dots as accents.  This mini dot design paper already had the heart edge so I used it as an accent also.  There's a brown & white check as a mat for the image-I decided to give them a gray paver street to walk on.  On the inside, I used a boyish style print that I thought match really well and stamped it with a sentiment from my stash.
I hope you will join us at the Challenge-we'd love to see your creations!