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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Winners and Rolling Out The Red Midway Post at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

Good morning!And a very happy Saturday!! The kids are in Atlanta with my sister. They went to stay with her yesterday for Midtown Atlanta. It's a big music festival in Atlanta. They are very excited! It started on Friday and goes through Saturday. This morning I am up at the crack of dawn to head to Atlanta to grab Bailey though. She has her first Lacrosse game today and it is an hour away! That is the furthest game though and the majority of them are at the high school here or close by. So, that will be my day; getting her to her game and then getting her back to my sisters! It is gorgeous in the mornings though so it will be a great ride!! Other than that... Thursday the boys both had eye appointments... and on Friday it was the girl's turn. I did go with Kevin and Michael on Thursday and then Bailey and I headed back Friday morning. Now it is the weekend.. time to relax and create!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!

This morning you will find the Winners and DT Picks at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Then at noon you will find the midway post with additional inspiration from the team!! Our sponsors for Challenge #19: Roll Out The Red are:



We are so blessed with amazing sponsors! And I can't thank them enough!!  Be sure to visit them to show your support!  Where would be without our amazing artists who create amazing images so we can in turn create our crafts!!

Okay.. on to my creation for our Roll Out The Red Midway:








For this one I created a little gift card holder box using my Cameo!  Have I told you how much fun I'm having with it? LOL!!!  For the top I used a Stitchy Bears image - Apple Pie and I colored it my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I did a little bit of decoupage on it. I cute the apple with the Cameo and used all scrap papers from my fall papers from last year. The die cut used to cut the image is a Spellbinders die. I added some red chalk around the edge of that die. I used two different stamps to stamp inside the apple and I stitched around the edge of that top paper. I added the patterned papers around the edge and you can see the inside holds a card.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

First Post for Cuddly Buddly

Good morning everyone!! I hope you all are having a great week! The boss is out this week so it has been so peaceful for the most part! I'm actually working from home today...  I don't get to do that very often. Nothing much going on this week... I've been able to get a bit of coloring done this week which is fantastic!  Some weeks it just seems to flow so much better than others! Now this weekend I can concentrate on getting some cards done. I have two finished that I need to take a photo of for next week too. Although, one of them I can't decide if I'm finished or not LOL I'll have to ask Vicky... she is my go to person LOL  Do you have one of those? She always gives me the best advice when I'm stuck!  And I'm ALWAYS stuck! LOL .. Alright... on to my creation for today!

Today is my very first post for Cuddly Buddly. I'm so excited :) Be sure to hop over to the Cuddly Buddly website! There are tons to see and the images and stamps are just WONDERFUL!!! There are several artists and they each have their own unique style! I just love them!! Here is what I've come up with for my first post:







For this card I am showcasing Christine Grove DS Superdog which you can find in the Cuddly Buddly Shop. Isn't he ADORABLE!!!  I'm not really super happy with this card.. I had the idea in my head, but it just didn't go down like it was in my head LOL!!  Not one of my favorites ... I'll have to use him again and see if I can come up with something better! The skyline was Cameo cut. I also added the different superhero images. I printed the sentiment and colored it to match the super outfit! The circle die is a My Favorite Things die. And he is of course colored with my handy dandy Copic markers which I love so much!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Yellow Circle: Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
  • Dog: E40, E42, E43, E44; C00, C1, C3
  • Nose: C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Outfit: YG06, G14, G17, G29
  • Tongue: R20, R22
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Good morning!

Today is my Design Team Day at Meljen's Designs. And I am loving working with the little dragons, so for this inspiration I have used Sleep Little Dragon and created an ATC with it:







I colored this little cutie up with my Copic Markers. I used the Colorless Blender to add some texture to him. I did a bit of decoupage on him.. his belly is rounded and popped and then his hands and feet are popped as well. I stamped the white paper with a couple of different stamps. I added the green and orange gems. I wrapped the twine in the middle and that is it!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Orange: YR02, YR04, YR09
  • Green: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Mouth: R39, R59, RV69
  • Tongue: R22
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Feeling The Fall at The East Wind

Good morning everyone! Can you believe the weekend is over??  UGghhhh  .. It goes by way too quickly!! Time for work again *cry* I would love a nice long vacation! LOL  What did you guys do this weekend?  Kevin and I rode the bikes down to see my sister in Atlanta Friday evening. She had to have surgery on her shoulder/arm to repair a break that she has had for 11 months and it never healed. She kept telling the doctor something wasn't right; she finally went and got a second opinion and that is how the surgery came about. Other than that.. we watched motorsports. We had the MotoGP motorcycle race yesterday morning and then we watched the 1st Aussie V8 Enduro race this year and then Nascar. Full day of motorsports LOL That was it! Okay.. enough of me :)

We are on our mid month challenge at The East Wind. Our theme for Challenge #15 is Feel The Fall. I can't wait until Fall and Winter! I LOVE the colder weather.. I hate the heat! LOL  So here is what I came up for this challenge:








I used Lucy Loo Morning Coffee which you can find at The East Wind Shop. Okay... I know the eyes are really distracting LOL  They are such a light green. I just LOVE green eyes! And hey.. they match the paper and the stitching LOL!!  When I chose Lucy Loo Morning Coffee I was just thinking what a more perfect way to show fall than to be sipping some coffee or hot chocolate! Not to mention I LOVE Lucy Loo LOL!!  The card cut was done with the Cameo.. I LOVED this card with the fall leaves edge. The papers are all scraps from my Fall papers last year. The sentiment is stamped and the label was also cut from the Cameo. I added the two black pearls on the sides. I used several different stamps for this one. I used the little acorn and the coffee beans along with that sentiment.I inked all around her with brown and I distressed the edges of the paper. I did add the stitching around the edge with a light green thread to match the green in the paper.. and her eyes of course! LOL She is all colored up with my Copic markers and decoupaged a bit. I popped her legs, that front arm and coffee mug and her head. I try to get photos of my decoupage.. sometimes it just doesn't turn out that great. I used the same papers on the inside and inked the top paper like I did around Lucy Loo. I added the bean stamp on the inside as well to get it all matching! And I think that is it!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, E13
  • Pants, Head Band, Bow: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E18
  • Uggs: E95, E97, E99
  • Hair: E41, E43, E33, E25, E27
  • Eyes: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Coffee/Hot Chocolate: E71, E74, E79, E40, E41, E42
  • Steam: E40, E41, E42
  • Shirt and Sock:C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Lips: R20, R22, R24
Challenges:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Open-Minded Crafting Fun is Rolling Out The Red!

Good morning!

So, today we are starting Challenge #19 over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Our challenge theme for this fortnight is going to be Roll Out The Red. We want to see lots of red! It doesn't matter what kind of theme.. autumn, fall, birthday, Christmas.. that is entirely up to you.. We just want to see it all dressed up in Red!! :)  Our wonderful sponsors for Challenge #19 are:




Here is what I have come up with:







As you can see I decided to go the Christmas route on this one. And I made a little bag! The image I used is Holiday Truck from the wonderful Scribbles Designs. I cut the bag with my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board. I had the most fun decoupaging this beauty!! I wanted it all layered.. with the different layers of gifts all stepped.. I love it!! I tried to take some photos to show it, but it doesn't really show you that well. I added the sparkle fiber to it. The papers are all scraps from last years Christmas papers. I added the little charm to top it off and the ribbon as the handle for the bag. The image was colored up with my Copic Markers and the ornaments on the tree were colored with my glittery Spicas.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Truck Red: R37, R39, RV99
  • Christmas Bag and Ribbons: R14, R35, R46, R59
  • Truck Green and Gifts: YG03, YG05, YG07, G19
  • Tree: G12, G14, G17
  • Tires: C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Wheel Hubs and Springs: C1, C3, C5
  • Undercarriage, Seat, Steering Wheel: C3, C5, C7
  • Blue Gifts: BG01, BG04, BG07
  • Purple Gifts: V12, V15, V17
  • Pink Gifts: R20, R22, R24
  • Yellow Gifts, Star and Truck Light: Y11, Y13, Y18
Challenges:


Friday, September 12, 2014

Challenge #1 at SLS Lines Digital Stamps

Have you heard? Have you seen the amazing stamps? Well... Today we starting Challenge #1 at SLS Lines Digital Stamps!!! You HAVE to go check it out! Amazing Stamps, New Challenges and Good fun!!

Our first challenge is Ladies.. and here is what I have done for this challenge:








This is Elf Girl With Staff from SLS Lines Digital Stamps. She is colored with my Copic Markers. I cut the image with the Spellbinders die.. her feet are hanging off. I did pop her up above her cape and staff and that back arm. The sentiment is a stamp and I used a Spellbinders label die to cut the brown under it. I added a little bit of brown Distress Stickles. I added the three dew drops in the corner, the ribbon down the side and the stitching. The papers are strips and then distressed at one side and layered like that down the card. I layered the same way on the inside and stitched as well.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Staff Wood: E33, E34, E35, E37
  • Wraps: BG72, BG75, BG78
  • Shirt: YG95, YG99, G99
  • Pants and Boots: E23, E25, E27
  • Knife Case, Belt and Cape: T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
  • Headband and Bag: R56, R59, RV69
  • Hair and Feathers: E21, E97, E99, E39, E59
  • Staff Gem: B0000, B000, B00
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