Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturated Canary Bookmark

A few weeks ago we lost power. My cell phone was nearly dead and I didn't want to drain the last of the battery listening to an audio book. I'd just gotten a paperback from my mother and it was an opportune time to read it. For the life of me I couldn't find a bookmark! The power came back on about six hours later but the landline, cable, and internet were off for 24 hours. I'd finished the book by the time everything was back to normal but I need to have a bookmark on hand for future use. 

I colored up this cute Saturated Canary image with Copic markers to make one. Using a Dienamics tag, an eyelet and ribbon it was an easy task. I highlighted the image with Glossy Accents, a Spica glitter pen and colored "pearl" earrings. I would have loved to add flowers and bling, but for a bookmark it's just not practical. Try as I might I couldn't find a stamp, either actual or digital, that caught my fancy. I decided instead to use the Frantic Stamper Inc Mattie Thin Lowercase Alphabet and some red foil paper for a simple "read."

Challenges entered
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - No Design Paper
Fussy and Fancy - Girly
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Gift, Tag or Card For Special Lady/Mum
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Don't Worry Be Happy

The latest Frantic Stamper Inc dies have been released and this card is my very first effort using them. How cute is this?

The sunflower design paper is from my stash. Using a Die-namics "Pierced Rectangle" die and solid white paper, I cut and inked clouds usings Close To My Heart Heavenly Blue ink. Next I used the Lady Bug and Bee die set along with a sentiment from a soon to be released Frantic Stamper Inc stamp set. The bee was cut from papers also from my stash while the wings are cut from Vellum. I coated the wings with glue and Martha Stewart "sugar cube" colored fine glitter. Finely I added foam squares for added dimension.

Be sure to stop by Frantic Stamper Inc to view all the new dies and stay tuned for the stamps. The stamps are made from a high quality polymer and are top notch. You won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered
Scrappers' Delights - Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
Die Cuttin' Divas - Welcome Spring
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenge - Glitter
Card Mania - (March) Spring
Cards in Envy - Spring
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge - Spring

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Batter Up!

It's time for another KennyK Krafty Krew challenge. Team Biker Girl has the awesome opportunity to show you the images from the latest release. As always our challenge is "Anything Goes" but with the added twist of "Fancy Folds." This is a great opportunity for a chance to win free digis and to show us yoru fancy folds. Just a reminder you must use a KennyK image to enter. Don't have a Kenny K image, well shame of you. A free image is offered at the first of each month and is available for the entire month. So what are you waiting for??

Batter Up - KennyK image
Copic Markers
Close To My Heart "Heavenly Blue" ink
Papers from my stash
Cricut cut sun
Peachy Keen "face stamp"
Baseball brad
Frantic stamper 1" stitched die

Challenges entered
Challenge Up Your Life - masculine
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Ready for Spring
Southern Girls - Boys Boys Boys
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything goes with Patterned Paper Spring / Children

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Keep High Standards

I had an idea in mind and when I actually sat at my craft table this card came together in less than ten minutes! I love it when an idea works out just as I planned, don't you? I started by using Frantic Stamper Inc's Elemental #7 - Coved labels die set. Next I used the Carmen die punching her out of foil paper. 

I dug through my embossing folders and came up with the "Carmen" lace embossing folder from Anna Griffin. Finally I used a sentiment from My Creative Time to finish it off.

Challenges entered
All Dressed Up - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes with a Stamp or Digi
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges - Include a sentiment
Digistamps 4 Joy - Embossing and Red
Lost Coast Design Challenge - Use Some Red
Mema's Challenge -Anything Goes
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Emboss it!
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Easel with Green

It's time for another Paper A La Mode challenge at the Outlawz. Our sponsor this week is Fitztown with a theme of 
Easel card w/twist Green
I have a confession to make. I don't normally like making easel cards. It's not because I don't like the easels themselves, it's because I often wonder if the recipient will know how to put it together! But I'm always up to the challenge of flexing my creative muscle and this challenge was no different.

I started out by coloring Cameo 11 with Copic markers and cutting and embossing the image with a Spellbinders Nestabilities oval die. The design paper is from the DCWV Magnolia Way stack. I added a Dienamites "Cattails" die along with the Elizabeth craft designs "Thinking Of You Stand Up Helper" die. I also used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and green foil paper and bling for added dimension. Finally I added the swirl bling, which I colored with a Copic marker, to give the printed butterfly "movement!"

Be sure to stop by Paper A La Mode for more inspiration and to enter the challenge with your own creation!

Challenges entered
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - To Die For
Southern Girls - Get Your Girly On
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs March Progressive Challenge

The image on this card is the one offered for the Sassy Studio Designs Progressive challenge this month. I colored the image with Copics and inked sky/clouds around the image using Close To My Heart "heavenly blue" ink. The design paper is Recollections from Michaels. I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangle die to cut the image. The sentiment was cut with a Dienamics square pierced die. The sentiment is from Fiskars. I made the "triple bow" with organza ribbon and a Bowmaker and  finished the design with foam tape buttons and bling from my stash.

Challenges entered
Inky Impressions - Dots or Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - One for the Girls/Female Cards
Scrappers' Delights - Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Sentiment
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: Add a Ribbon
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Buttons & Bling
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

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