Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Coffee is Always A Good Idea

It should be no secret that I love coffee. When I find coffee related digis I am beyond excited. I along with my mom, her sister, my sister and my niece love to sit around drink coffee and talk. This image was a Saturated Canary freebie! IKR. I colored her with Copic Markers. I chose this design paper because I wanted the card to have a vintage feel and the blue matched perfectly with her "denim" skirt. A Spellbinders Label die is peeking just outside of the matted image. The flowers are from my stash with the brown ones being cut using the Cricut Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was cut with a Dienamics Fish Tail die. I think I'm incapable of creating a card without adding bling so of course I had to add some. 

Challenges entered
Cuttin and Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Bingo* (Flowers, Die cut, Digi image)
Incy Wincy Designs - Distressing
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Die Cut Divas - Words, Quotes & Sentiments

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paper Piecing

It's time for a new challenge at Paper A La Mode at the Outlawz. Our theme this week is "Paper Piecing" and our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Stop by Paper A La Mode for more inspiration and to enter the challenge.

Word Search Birthday Brat
Copic Markers
Recollection Paper for paper piecing
DCWV Birthday paper pack
Darice embossing folder - Buttons
Liquid Applique for cupcake "icing"
Glitter foam for "cherry"
Frantic Stamper Happy Birthday Script die
LaLa Land Stitched flags banner
Foam dots
Challenges entered
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes + A Month Long Happy Birthday Challenge
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Birthday
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Paper Piecing
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ribbon Die Cut

When I think of the ribbon symbol, I always think of breast cancer. While I am a breast cancer survivor, I also suffer from Sarcoidosis. I realized the ribbon Frantic Stamper Inc Large Support Ribbon die could be used to bring attention to any number of illnesses. The image from Saturated Canary can be used in much the same way!

Saturated Canary image
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles die
Frantic Stamper Inc Large Support Ribbon
Cricut Close To My Heart Art Philosophy flower
Dymo Label maker
Glitter paper
Foam dots
Challenges entered
Crafting for all Seasons - Die and/or Punches"
Crafty Creations - White Plus One 
Cutting and Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: use a Die
Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo* (Die cut & glitter)
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - D is for Diecuts’

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Ode to 50 Shades of Grey

Just in time for the movie release...here's my Ode to 50 shades of Grey. It's also just in time for the Sassy Studio Design Progressive Challenge!

This card also gave me a chance to audition some of the new Frantic Stamper Inc dies. The design paper is from DCWV. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used the Frantic Stamper Inc Arrow Card Sketchers (set of nine dies) and Follow Your Dreams dies. I think both are perfect and make this card come to life. I added both pink and clear rhinestones for just a touch of additional sparkle.

Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Die Cuts
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
Glitter n Sparkle - Gems and Glitter

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

KennyK Sports Challenge

It's time for another KennyK Krafty Krew challenge. I and my Team Biker Girl mates are digging into our crafty arsenal and pulling out all the stops. All the challenges are "Anything Goes" with an optional twist. The twist this time is 


Stop by the blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation for a chance to win clear stamps as well as digis . BTW you must use a KennyK image to enter. Don't have a KennyK image?? Shame on you. Stop by the store and download this month's freebie! Using Happy Hockey Girl, I created this fun card.
Copic Markers
Create w/TLC sentiment
Recollections design paper
DCWV white core paper
Foil paper
Glitter pen
Dienamics Stitched Circle die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die
EK Success "snowflakes" edge punch
Inspiration Obsession "snowflakes" die
Foam squares

Challenges entered
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Valentine's Day

I've made quite a few Valentine's card. I'm getting plenty of practice coloring with the red Copics. 

Sassy Studio Design image
Copic Markers
Misc sentiment
Die namics Pierced Circle die
Martha Stewart heart edge punch
Paper Studios embossing folder
We Are Memory Keepers design paper
Clear and red heart shaped bling
Foam dots
White Gelly Roll pen

Challenges entered
Aliciabel Challenge Blog - February - Anything Goes or Love is in the Air
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Love is in the Air
Jo's Scrap Shack - Valentine's Day
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentines
Sassy Studio Designs - Happy Valentines Day
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Valentines/Love/Romance
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Pink, Hearts or a Valentine
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Embossing

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love Filled Heart

I love hearts and I love Valentine's Day. This card was fast and easy and was an opportunity to use different papers to highlight this fabulous Frantic Stamper Love Filled Heart die set. It was supposed to be Clean and Simple but...I guess that's not quite my style!

Frantic Stamper LoveFilled Heart Die
Paper Studios embossing folder
Glittered foam sheet
Foil paper - silver/red
String 'O Pearls
Foam squares

Challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Hearts
Card Mania - Add some Red
Crafty Cardmakers - Love
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine's Day
House of Cards - Love
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Be My Valentine
Come and Get It - Love Is In the Air
Glitter n Sparkle - Love Is In the Air
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Love Is In The Air

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Paper A La Mode Gate Fold Card

This week at Paper A La Mode we are sponsored by 
the home of the Besties
The challenge theme is 
Gate Fold Cards
Splitcoasters has a wonderful tutorial on how to properly make one.

I glad this theme came up because it helped me resolve a couple of issues I've been having with my card making. First I never knew of the additional element to keep the card closed and second I was able to finally figure out why most of my straight cuts are just a little bit off. After following the directions to the letter three times and each time my card didn't quite meet in the middle I was able to determine that my Martha Stewart paper cutter is 1/8" off! WTH?? I thought I'd been doing something wrong. Now that I know, I can adjust accordingly. Enjoy my card and be sure to stop by Paper A La Mode for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Besties Skylar
Copic Markers
K & Company design paper
Spellbinder Nestabilities Ovals die cut
Spellbinder Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Fiskars Circle punch
Just Rite Stamps sentiment
Tim Holtz "vintage photo" distress ink
Glossy Accents
Glitter pen
Foam squares

Challenges entered
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Punch or Die Cut
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist: CYOC: Color Bingo
A Girl who Crafts - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Coloring Practice

I've colored so many images lately I've decided to actually use some of them. This image is a freebie from Jade Dragoone (sp).  I colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut. I dug into my paper stash and found this wonder paper from A We Are Memory Keepers kit and used bits of foil and glitter paper. I incorporated die cuts from my absolute favorite dies -- Frantic Stamper Elementals #1 (Basic shapes) and Elementals #8 (Arched Labels). The embossing folder is from Paper Studios and the heart shapes are punched with Fiskars and Martha Stewart. To add some additional texture I used foam squares and Tim Holtz "Barn Door" Distress Ink. The sentiment is a $1 wooden stamp from a big box store.

Challenges entered
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Include a Heart
Clear It Out - Challenge Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenge - Valentine's/Love
Cards in Envy -,A2 Cards only (4.25x5.5") no more than ¼" thick, no square cards - 2 or more Hearts
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Hearts & Valentines
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Red, White & Pink as main colors
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine's Day
MarkerPOP Challenge - must use Copic or ShinHan markers - Valentine's Day

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Challenge at KennyK's Krafty Krew

There's a new challenge up at KennyK's Krafty Krew. All of the challenges are "Anything Goes" but with an additional twist if you'd like to challenge yourself more. The twist for this challenge is 
Stop by the blog for more inspiration!
In  the meantime, feast your eyes on my beautiful creation!

Policeman image
Create w/TLC sentiment
Copic Markers
Foil paper
Misc Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1
Paper Studios "hearts" embossing folder
Frantic Stamper Elementals #1 die
Fiskars "heart" punch
Glitter pen
Foam dots
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Challenges entered
My Sheri Crafts - valentine's day
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - stitching, real or faux
Crafty Catz - real or faux
Fairy Tale - Something with a Heart
Kitty Bee Designs - Valentine/Love
Simply Create Too - Happy Valentine's Day (or use hearts)

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