Monday, August 25, 2014

New Artist On The Block and a DT Call!!

I don't know if you have heard, but there are several new artists on the block!! I'm so excited!!  And one of my favorites that I've seen so far is SLSlines Digital Stamps!!

I absolutely LOVE his images!! They have started up a challenge blog at SLSlines Digital Stamps Challenge Blog. I thought I would go ahead and give it a shot on getting on his Design Team!! You should go for it too!!! I've already purchased an image that I plan on coloring and creating with this week! Such a wide variety of dark, humor, cute! Just love them all!! Be sure to check out their Facebook page as well:

So, this is my official post to enter my name into the DT Call. I would love to be a part of the team and have the opportunity to help promote SLSlines Digital Stamps and get their name out there! Thank you for the opportunity to apply :) And Thank you for the amazing images! I am looking forward to creating with them whether I make the team or not :) They are amazing!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Winners and DT Favorites and Midway For Challenge #17 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday!

This morning we have posted the winners and DT Favorites from Challenge #16 and this afternoon you will find the midway post for Challenge #17 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!  Our theme for Challenge #17 is Last Days of Summer. They surely are the last days too aren't they! Summer is pretty much gone! We have some FANTASTIC Sponsors for Challenge #17... but then we have some great sponsors always!! :)  Here they are:

They are fantastic, aren't they! I love our sponsors.. please be sure to share the love! If it wasn't for their generosity, these challenges would not be as great as they are!

For this card I used an image from our wonderful sponsor KennyK. The image is Inner Tube Girl. I colored her up with my copic markers. I did a bit of decoupage.. I popped the inner tube and rounded it to make it really look round. Then I popped her leg and arm over the edge of it to give it that little bit more depth. The inner tube is covered with Diamond Glaze to give it that shiny plastic look. I added the pool line sticker at the bottom and the water drop stickers as well. These are from my stash from forever ago. I couldn't' even tell you how long I've had them. I added one line of stitching ... you can see it next to the ribbon. All of the papers are from scraps from another card I did. These papers are from Club Scrap. I used some negative butterfly cuts that I had in these papers on the outside and inside. I added the crinkle ribbon, the die cut flowers and gems. The  stamp... well... I have no idea where that stamp is from LOL I think it was a Club Scrap stamp. The leaves are die cuts as well. The flowers are My Favorite Things and Spellbinders... the leaves are Spellbinders. The butterflies are spellbinders as well... I think?  LOL And that will do it for this card.

  • Inner Tube: YR61, YR65, YR68
  • Blue Water: B00, B02, B04
  • Purple Headband and Suit: V15, V17, BV08
  • Green Suit and Band:G82, G94, G85
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair:B24, C2, C4, C6, C7, C9
  • Mouth: R59, R89
  • Tongue: R11, R20, R22

Friday, August 22, 2014

Guest Design for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges

 Good morning everyone! It is finally Friday and I've taken the day off. I'm going on a movie date with my husband today LOL! Take a full day off of work to do that! :p  The rest of the day I'll work on some cards! :) It is just a day to relax! It is going to be really hot outside too, so we won't be going out much. I hope you all have a great day and happy almost weekend!!

I am so excited to be able to be a Guest Designer for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges for their Challenge #24. Challenge #24 is a Technique Challenge. Thank you so much to Scrapping 4 Fun for allowing me to join in :)

This is my card for the Technique Challenge. I used a Tiddly Inks Image - Cocoa Wishes. My techniques I guess would be Coloring with Copic Markers, Decoupage and even CAS (Clean and Simple) which I never do because I really stink at it LOL!! For the decoupage I popped the one side of her earmuff, her front leg and foot and the cocoa cup. I love this hair color! I LOVE red hair!! And I think she is adorable with red hair!

  • Hair:YR14, YR18, E08, E18
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Purple Pants and Gloves: V000, V20, V25
  • Blue Shirt and Earmuffs: B000, B01, B02
  • White for Cup and Shoes: W00, W1, W3
  • Bird: R14, R35, R46, R59, W7, W9, YR68
  • Foam: E41, E42
  • Marshmallow: E40

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Whiff of Joy August

Can you believe we are over half way through August already! My gosh this year is just flying by! Bailey started Lacrosse practice yesterday and she LOVED it! Everyone told her she did really well for just starting and she seems really excited. She is going to have a busy year this year. She is in 8th grade, which means they are the top dogs at the Middle School LOL  I keep telling her.. Not for long! So, they will have some fun things to do this year. One of them is going to Disney with the orchestra/band/chorus. I'm not sure which one she is going to go with, but I keep pushing her to do orchestra... it will take her further. So, I have to start pulling out money to save for that trip! My oldest went with the chorus when she was in Middle School... she had a blast.  So, between, orchestra, chorus, Lacrosse and clubs... and homework LOL  It's going to be a busy year for my little social bug!

Alright.. enough of that LOL  On to my 2nd post for August with Whiff of Joy.

Isn't he adorable? This is Retired Bee which you can find at the Whiff of Joy Shop. I did a little bit of decoupage on him... I popped his hat, his tie, his front arm, his front leg and his front wing. I colored him up with my Copic Markers. I did a little bit of distressing on the edges of some of the papers. The papers are from a 6x6 stack - . The bottom strip of honey comb is from a My Favorite Thing die cut ad the honeycomb at the top are from a Spellbinders die. I then added the yellow gems from my stash.  The "You're Retiring?" stamp is from Club Scrap. I used the same paper stack to coordinate the inside and a few honeycomb in there as well.

  • Black on Bee: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Yellow On Bee: Y04, Y13, Y15, Y18
  • Blue on Tie and Hat: BG53, BG57
  • Black on Tie: C1, C3, C4
  • Cane: E30, E31, E35
  • Hat: E31, E35, E37, E39
  • Wings: C00, C1, C3, C4

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Good morning everyone! I hope the start of your week is going well.

Today it is my August Design Team Day at Meljen's Designs. My inspiration for today is this little cutie:

I am so happy that I chose to use these colors on this adorable little Cuddle Dragon. You can find him at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I colored him up with my Copic Markers. I decoupaged his little closest leg, his head and the front wing. The Relax and the little flower is an old Rubon from the age of dinosaurs LOL!!  Then I also added some dew drops, flowers and leaves and the ribbon. I used a little of the same ribbon on the inside. I'm all about matching on the inside ;)  And that is about it.. pretty simple card. I love these little dragons! I have the other ones printed just waiting for me to color too! But then.. I love fantasy and all things dragon LOL!!

  • Dragon Blue: B00, B02, B04, B06, 0
  • Dragon Pink: RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13
  • Purple Dots Around Dragon: BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17

Friday, August 15, 2014

The East Wind - For The Kiddies

Good morning everyone and a very Happy Friday!!! Woohoo!! I love the weekend! Now that work is not as happy of a place, I look forward to the weekends that much more! What are the plans for the weekend? Hmmmm... Not sure. Maybe a ride with the husband? Definitely some crafting! I have some coloring that needs to get done so I can get some more cards made. I'm trying to get all of my images picked for the month for the Design Teams, printed out and colored and then once they are all done put them on something! It seemed to work last weekend.. so we will try it again! Not sure I can get eight (8) done again LOL! That was crafting all the time! That is a HUGE amount for me to get done in a weekend LOL! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend no matter what the plans are!

Alright... On to our Challenge #13 at The East Wind. This is our August 15th challenge and the theme is "For The Kiddies.

The image is Baby Aurora Angel which you can find at The East Wind Shop. I colored her up with my Copic markers. I did a little bit of decoupage.. her front arm and bear and then a little bit of her hair. The papers are from a REALLY old pack of Basic Grey papers. I embossed around the edge of the image, added the dew drops and buttons and different fibers on the tag. There is nothing on the tag. I used a My Favorite Things die cut to cut the mini scalloped edge on the green and white paper. I used my Cameo to cut the tag pocket. The stamps are from Paper Smooches. On the inside I used the same papers layered and I used the negative cut from that die on the green and white paper. She looks so peaceful snuggled up with her Teddy Bear :)

  • Pink on Outfit and Pillow Ruffle: RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13
  • Red Hearts and Big Heart and Bears Paws: R14, R36, R46, R59
  • Bear: E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Pink  Bear Cheeks: R20
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, YR20
  • Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y18
  • Black Nose: C5, C7
  • Hair: Y21, Y23, YR21, Y38, E97, E99