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!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sherri Baldy's Summer New Release Party!! Come play with us and win prizes!

This little cutie is from one of Sherri's new SETS called "Life's A Beach". There are several SETS with a similar theme with lots of accessory digital stamps to round out your creation. 
I used this wavy printed paper with some button brad accents.  A little White Chunky Frantage on the waves and you have some Surf!
On the inside, while I could've used one of the adorable sentiments, I chose to a complimentary sentiment/color combination.
We hope you will check out our New Release-there are so many Summertime digital Images and SETS -they can be found at Sherri's Store under the category New July 2018 section..Come over and play with us!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Prom Princess-It's that time at All Dressed Up where Anything Goes with New Releases!

 Wendy the resident artist at All Dressed Up has done it again with 4 new images ready for their new release!  I got to play with "Prom Princess"-all dolled up with one of my favorite color combinations Lime and Purple!  I used Ice Stickles for all the BLING on her outfit.  Love how it really stands out on the images.  Because she was tall and slender, I did a 3/4 cut on the card front-that way you get to see the designer paper behind the paper lace edging.  I also used purple "goosebumps" faceted accents both in the front and inside.
On the inside, I finished it off with some very pretty floral paper and also a phrase that was printed on the edge of the purple polka-dot paper.  Great way to have a color coordinated sentiment for your project to use this edging on the paper!  Be sure to check out our blog Challenge that happens on the 15th of each month-it can be found here.