Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sami Stamps Design Team Call

Sami Stamps is having a design team call and I decided I'd give it a try.  I enjoy being on design teams as it is an opportunity to flex my creative muscle in ways I sometimes don't even know I can!

Sami Stamps image
Copic Markers
Create w/TLC sentiment
Close to My Heart Ink
Cuttlebug embossing folder (James Set)
Dienamics Stitched Circle die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die
Recollections bling

Challenges entered
Make My Monday - Die cuts and/or Punches
Stamp and Create -  Circles or Dots
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional Use a Heart
Allsorts -  'A Stitch Up!'
Outlawz Challenges - Add a Sentiment

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halloween Colors Corrosive Challenge #209

I don't know what's going on in your neck of the woods but here is Michigan we are having the most perfect weather EVER. The trees are turning colors and losing their leaves and everything is beyond beautiful. The temperatures are in the upper 70's and we haven't had rain for days. I've been in a super crafty mood lately and have tons of images colored and ready for use.
At the Corrosive Challenge we have another wonderful challenge in store for you. We have two sponsors for this image and they are

Offering a $15 GC

Offering a $10 GC

Our theme for this challenge is
Halloween Colors
Create a project containing any combination of the following colors: black, orange, purple, green (white/cream and kraft are also allowed)
Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration from the other design team members and to enter your own creation!

Simply Betty image
Copic Markers
Misc paper from my stash
Misc flowers from my stash
Martha Stewart Spider Web edge punch
Frantic Stamper Bat die cuts
Clear rhinestone bling
Foam dots

Challenges entered
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Halloween/Fall

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Birthday

Believe it or not this card is not for any of my design teams. It's a card I made "just because." More and more I'm using sketches and loved the sketch I used for this one. It's from The Pink Elephant and I'm getting my card entered just under the wire!

Sassy Studio Designs image
Copic Markers
White Gelly Roll Pen
Pink/Navy Paper Pack from the Paper Studio
Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangle die
EK Success edge punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Silver Foil Paper
Flowers from my stash
Dienamics Fishtail Stax die
Clear Rhinestone bling
Pink "pearl" bling
Foam squares

Challenges entered
Di's Digis Designs - GIRLY
My Sheri Crafts - Birthday Celebrations!
Outlawz Challenges  - Must belong to enter Add a Sentiment
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Birthday Celebration
Graph'It Colour Challenge - Pink / Light Direction
Moving along with the Times - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 colors

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another Fitztown Challenge

A new challenge started at Fitztown on Monday and I have been tasked with providing some inspiration today. The challenge is 

I chose to use "Fish 4" as my inspiration. I colored it with Copics and highlighted it with Stickles "Diamond Ice" glitter glue. I cut the image with a My Favorite Things "Pierced Circle" die. Using a paper from my stash, I highlighted it too with Stickles and added a couple of Jolees stickers to finish off my underwater delight. The sentiment is from my favorite online sentiment shop Create with TLC. The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities pennant die. I added a spritz of "Perfect Pearls Mist" that is extremely impressive in person and used my 1/2" Crop A Dile "Corner Chomper" as a final touch. Be sure to visit the Fitztown blog for more inspiration and to enter your creation!

Challenges entered
Cardz 4 Guyz - Water
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Come and Get It and Fitztown

I'm still having a coloring frenzy and was delighted to be asked to create a card for Fitztown designs sponsorship of Come and Get It challenges. The challenge theme is
Use 3 of something
I've used this as an opportunity to get an early start on Christmas cards! Using Fitztown's Winter 10 image, I colored it with Copic markers and die cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval. I highlighted the image with 3 bling stars. Next I used a small cut of Recollections Christmas from my stash and embossed it with a Sizzix Christmas ornaments embossing folder. I also cut a small pennant out of glitter paper with a Dienamics Fishtail Flags Stax die. I used Stickles glitter glue to highlight the "berries" on the background paper. For the final finishing touch I used Frantic Stamper's new Petite Poinsettia die to cut and assemble the three gorgeous flowers and highlight the centers with round bling. I just love this card but am also thrilled that it gave me an opportunity to get the early start on Christmas cards that I've never been able to do in the past! 

Be sure to visit and Fitztown designs and Come and Get It challenges for more inspiration and be sure to enter the Come and Get It Challenge's "Use 3 of something" challenge! BTW all dies used on this card are available at Frantic Stamper Inc. It's a one stop shop for all your crafting needs!
Challenges entered
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Speedy TV Swap - Cards only Winter
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Come Early

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prada Bags

I've been having one great crafty time. I've colored so many images lately just to practice my technique and to have images that are ready to go. I'm also having a great time with sketches. In the past I've struggled with sketches but now I get it. I love sentiments. Once I find one I like I then try to imagine an image that will work well with it. Next I choose sketch and a 6 x 6 paper pack, and voila'!

I love, love, love this card. When I saw this sentiment I immediately knew this image and no other would work. The image is from Jackson Expressions. I colored it with Copic markers and cut with a Dienamics Round Stitched die. I started with the sketch from the Digi Sketch Challenge. The base is Kraft cardstock. To keep with the "stitched theme," using my sewing machine, I stitched around each of the base elements. The papers American Crafts Dots and Strips and My Mind's Eye "In Bloom" paper pad. The sentiment was cut with Frantic Stampers "ticket" die set. The flowers are from my stash two of which I cut using the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I used Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink to add a vintage feel. Finally I added foam dots and bling but in my world, no card is complete without it!

Challenges entered
Digi Sketch Challenge -  Sketch* and/or Get Well
I {heart} Sketches Challenges - Sketch* and/or Twist: Humorous Card
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Stitching - real or faux
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore -  MAKE A CARD!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
The Crafting Cafe - Shades of one
ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (Stitching, sentiment, dies)

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fitztown "Fall Colors" Challenge

I hope everyone is having super crafty days and nights because I know I am. I'm here today to invite to the Fitztown design challenge for the next fortnight. It's that time again and what better way to celebrate than by encouraging you all to design a project using the colors of Fall. That's right. Our theme is
"Fall Colors"
Here in Michigan the change in the trees and shrubbery is already happening and is as beautiful as always. Inspiration is everywhere. Be sure to visit the Fitztown blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation.

I started my creation with a Kraft cardstock base. I chose the Fitztown town image Cameo 14. I colored it with Copics and added highlights with a glitter pen and a miniature piece of bling on here hair butterfly. I used papers from my stash along with a Wilton gold doily, an Anna Griffin embossing folder and Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities and pennant die cuts. The sentiment is from the Unity Stamp  Company. Finally I added rhinestone bling in a Fall orange color and foam dots. I used the "Inspired by Stamping" sketch below as inspiration.

You have until September 28th to link your creation at Fitztown Design challenge #53!

Challenges entered
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Mema's Challenge -winners every week Fall colors*
Seemacrafts - Autumn
Stemplegarten -  Autumn time
The East Wind Challenge - Feel the Fall
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Embossing
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #208 - Fall/Autumn

Whether we like it or not, Fall is on the way. It seems Summer was just a few weeks ago but it's now long gone. At the Corrosive Challenge, trailblazers that we are, we're embracing Fall and all it has to offer. Think of how gorgeous everything is with the beautiful color changes of foliage. Here in Michigan it's a big deal. It's a big deal to ride around and enjoy the colors. With all that said, 
our challenge theme for this fortnight is
Our sponsor for this challenge is 
The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate
Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Autumn Attitude image
Kraft cardstock base
Copic Markers
Bo Bunny "Apple Cider" paper pack
Unity Stamp Co. sentiment
Creative Impressions "maple leaf" brads
Crop A Dile "corner chomper"
Diemanics Pierced Square die
Cherry Lynn Designs "fanciful flourish" die
Dienamics "Fishtail Flags STAX" die
Rhinestone bling
Glitter pen
White Gelly Roll pen

Challenges entered

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use a Digi with An Autumn Theme
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Die
Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  Fall/ Autumn
Outlawz Challenges - Hats
MilkCoffee Challenge - Color of Autumn

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Friday, September 5, 2014

You Hold the Key

I saw this Die Cuttin Divas sketch and immediately wanted to use it. There is something about it that really appealed to me and I don't often use sketches. I was digging through my crafty stuff today, looking for something else, when I ran across this stamp. I'd totally forgotten I had it. Immediately the crafty juices started flowing and I knew what I wanted to do with it.

After deciding on the sketch, I chose a paper pack from my stash--Glitz Paper Pack "Yours Truly."

The image is "Home Sweet Home" from My Favorite Things. After coloring it with Copic Markers I die cut and embossed it with Spellbinder Nestabilities "Labels 18." I think I followed the sketch pretty closely except for rounding the corners with my favorite Crop A Dile 1/2" Corner Chomper. I popped the image up with foam dots and added the super cute "Keys to My Heart" die set from Frantic Stamper. I've never had a need to use shims or scissors. Even the most intricate designs cut perfectly. Believe me when I tell you Frantic Stamper has some wonderful dies. Click on the link above to see the large selection of dies they have to choose from. Aren't the keys just the perfect complement to the image and the sentiment? The sentiment was cut with the My Favorite Things Dienamics "Fishtail Flags Layers Stax", also available from Frantic Stamper.

Finally I added rhinestone bling because...it's who I am! LOL. No card is complete without it!

Challenges entered
Scrapbooker PhD - Three die cut + add a little sparkle
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Any Sentiment Other than Birthday
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Keys
Scrapy Land Challenges - dies
Card and Scrap - Everything is allowed.
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fitztown Fantasy

Today I am showcasing a card made as inspiration for 
Fitztown challenge #51 

The image is from the Last Enchanter collection and colored with Copic Markers. The paper is from the DCWV Stardust stack. After fussy cutting the image I applied it to die cuts made with Dienamics Pierced Circle and Sizzix star dies.

Using a Close to My Heart stamp, American Celebration, I heat embossed the shooting stars image with Stampendous Antique Gold embossing powder. I highlighted the center of the starts with bling

Finally I added a sentiment from Create w/TLC to bring my vision all together. Hope you enjoy it.

Challenges entered
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD!
Creatalicious Challenges - UP TO THE SKY
Die Cut Divas- New Things (pierced circle die)
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams -  Fairyland
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 or more Dies
Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

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