Thursday, April 28, 2011

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images

It's time for Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images! This week we want to see your Buttons, Brads and Bows! (use at least two buttons, brads, and/or bows) 

This image called "At the Beach" is one of my favorites from Shelly's. I had a sample of Cryogen White cardstock and it is a dream to color on. 

ProMarkers: Ivory, Blush, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Cool Aqua, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Meadow Green, Apple

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crafting With Class Blog Candy

I just discovered a great new blog for inspiration. I really love her stuff. She's also offering some sweet candy for her second blogaversary. Pop on over to Crafting With Class and check it out!

There are 3 separate candies to enter:

Candy 1

Candy 2

Candy 3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue and Green Monster & CDAC Stick Pin Swap

Before I get to my card, I want to mention that there is a Beaded Stick Pin Swap going on over at CDAC. This is the last week for sign-ups. If your interested in joining, you can see the post here. It's somewhat of a shameless plug because I just found out about it and I need some more people to sign up to fill in some of the groups! Lol! Hope to see you over there!

This little monster image is back in green and blue. :) Another of my favorite color combos, especially with the brown thrown in. I added some stickles to the edge of my flower this time. You can find the tutorial here. I really loved this sketch from My Time Made Easy. I added green rhinestone brads at the bottom and the sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC. I'm really loving the Neenah cardstock for coloring with my ProMarkers.

ProMarkers: Cool Aqua, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Apple, Tulip Yellow

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

More April Showers

I had a fun time with this Audry image from the Stamping Boutique. I tried out digital papers for the first time with this card. At the moment I can't remember where I picked these up, but I will update when I find it. My brads are from Kaiser.
ProMarkers: Baby Pink, Cerise, Meadow Green, Apple, Cool Aqua

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I used the sketch from the Sugar Bowl and realized later that I did not use the requred image so I cannot enter the challenge. But here it is for inspiration:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Springtime Bike Ride

My card this evening features a freebie image by Sleikje. I've mentioned her before, but you really have to visit her site. She has loads of adorable freebies. I colored this little image with my ProMarkers. I used no patterned papers but did emboss my background paper with a Sizzix Texturz Plate. The red strip is actually a wide satin ribbon backed with pink paper. I hand stitched the edges.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Welcome to another Marvelous Monday! Today we a showcasing this adorable otter image. Shelly's designs are really helpful if you need some guidance with shading. My papers  are Colorbok and my sentiment is from an old DCWV sentiments stack. Our lovely guest designer this week is Debbie Harris. Pop on over to Shelly's to see what Debbie and the rest of the design team has created.

Our "Show us what you got" challenge is still running and you have plenty of time to enter.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Ducks

I hope you all have had a wonderful Easter. I've had a full weekend of crafting! I have several cards to share with you this week. I couldn't let this season pass without coloring up this adorable digi from Prairie Fairy. The "buttons" are actually from a Bath and Body Shop bag that I had saved because it was made of glitter paper and it was gorgeous! I still have plenty left for some other projects. I punched these with a small circle punch. The papers are Colorbok. I have a confession to make... many of my ribbons come from Wal-Mart. I can often find some good clearance as I did for both of the ribbons on my card today. The pink ribbon around the "buttons" was actually white and I colored it with my ProMarkers to match.

My flower today is made of a pipe-cleaner. You can find the tutorial at Scrap a Little. Helen has several easy to follow flower tutorials if you want to try some out.

ProMarkers: Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Meadow Green, Apple, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Baby Pink, Cool Grey 1, Mandarin, Pumpkin

  • Colors – pastels
  • Stamps – go digital and flowers
  • Color Mediums – Copic markers (Alcohol Markers - ProMarkers)
  • Embellishments – buttons & brads
  • Techniques – sewing

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Digi Day
Card Cupids: Use a Punch
Corrosive Challenge: Animals
The Crafty Pad: Circles
Creative Cowgirls: Easter, Spring Mother's day
Pile It On: 2 or More Ribbons
Sparkles Forum: Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday: Pile It On
Bee Crafty: Easter
Craft Your Days Away: Easter
CES Challenges: Spring Colors/Image
Crazy 4 Challenges: Easter
Drunken Stampers: Farm Animals
Little Claire's: Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity: Handmade Buttons
Sugar Creek Hollow: Circles
Alphabet Challenge: Y for Yellow
Card Makin' Mamas: Spring Colors
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Easter
Totally Gorjuss: Bling It On
Crafty Catz: Children's Card
Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes
Frosted Designs: Bird or Butterfly
Fairy Knoll: Easter/Spring
If the Shoe Fits: Recycle
Floweret: Easter
Fun with Shapes & More: Animals
Fussy & Fancy Friday: Springtime
Off the Wall Craftiness: Easter
Stamp Something: Flowers, Buttons & Sparkle
Art Impressions: 3 or more designer papers
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Thinking of you with Sentiment and/or animals
Crafty Purple Frog: Texture and Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments: Easter
Moving Along With the Times: Recycle
Papercrafting Journey: Use a Freebie
The Rubber Cafe: Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew: Recycle
I Love ProMarkers: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop: Glitter
The Paper Shelter: Inspired By Nature
Penny's Challenges: Easter
Scrapbook Sisters: Buttons.
Your Next Stamp: Texture
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Use a Digi
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Spots & Stripes
Top Tip Tuesday: Open Challenge
Tuesday Taggers: Upcycling
Craft Your Passion: Spots
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Lots of Layers
Stamp N Doodle: Easter

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch.

Girly Monster

Isn't this little guy absolutely adorable??!! I found him over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. The flowers are cream with pink chalked on the edges. The color does not show up well in the pictures. You can find the tutorial for these simple paper roses at Dozi Designs. The papers are from my stash.

ProMarkers: Baby Pink, Cerise, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Apple

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday: Open Challenge
Sparkles Forum: Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: Pearls and/or Swirls
One Stop Craft Challenge: Chocolate
Secret Crafter: Pink, Cream & Brown
Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday: Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie: Flowery, Pink, For a Lady
Crafts and Me Challenges: Pink & Sweet
I Love ProMarkers: Anything Goes
Anything Goes: Pink & Brown
Everybody Art: Pearls

Sweet Stop Sketches: Sketch

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images

Hello all! It’s time for Terrifically Thrilling Thursday over at Shelly’s Images! The challenge this week is Show Us What You Got so anything goes! You can enter the challenge HERE and here’s a little inspiration from me using an image from the store called Tulips.

For my flower this time, I used the tutorial listed in an earlier post (Sisters' Stuff, Paper Loves Glue, and Mad Mim) but added some tulle between each layer and some Stickles to the edges. I've had so much fun making these flowers and burning the edges. For my latest flower, my fabric was white so I colored it lavender with my ProMarkers before I burned it.... Well, you definitely want to wait until the ink dries. Did you know that Alcohol is highly flammable... even if it is ink!!! Lol! You definitely want to have a dish of water nearby!

ProMarkers: Lavender, Orchid, Purple, Meadow Green, Apple
Stamps: Sentiment Tulips from Shelly's Images
Embossing: Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates Kit #16: Tween Vines
The rest is from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

DYSU: Easter Blog Hop (Must hop for the theme)
The Outlawz Challenge - must be CAS – Spring
The Outlawz Challenge- Sentiment required- Easter or Spring Colours
Claudia & Co - Clean & Simple
Crazy Challenge - Friendship
There She Goes – Monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Easter
Sparkles Forum - Easter. 
2 Sisters - Use 3 Items from the Bingo Board (Swirls, Pastel Colors, Flowers)
A Gem of a Challenge - Pearls and/or swirls 
Bee Crafty - Easter - Freebie Available.
Catch The Bug - Easter
Sugar Creek Hollow  - Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - No Patterned Paper
Card Makin' Mamas - Spring colours.
Digi's With Attitude! - Challenge #22: Spring has sprung
Floweret - Easter.
Stamp Man - Challenge #20: Embossing.
Tellen's Place - Easter.
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #62: Springtime.
I Love PromarkersMust use Promarkers - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp – embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - Open Challenge
Drunken Stampers - Project without using tools that need electricity
Paper Play Challenges - Easter
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Glitter & Glitz
Whoopsi Daisy - Free & Easy
Cutie Sunday - Easter
Pear Tree - Easter
Willkommen bei Stempel-Magie - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Sassy Studio Designs - Pastels
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
AI Factory - Flowers in Bloom
Pixie Dust Studio - Spring Forward

Catered Crop  Ingredients I used: Colors – pastels; Stamps – go digital, flowers; Embellishments –brads; Theme – Spring
My Recipe:
·         Pattern Paper – none
·         Stamps – go digital, flowers
·         Color Mediums – ProMarkers
·         Embellishments – handmade, brads, flowers, lace, glitter, stickles
·         Tools – candle, trimmer, Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Texturz Texture Plate
·         Techniques – CAS, embossing
·         Theme – Spring, Flowers

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shelly's Images Design Team & Marvelous Monday

I am happy to say that I am now a part of Shelly's Images Design Team!!! I can hardly believe it! This team is a wonderful group of ladies and I am looking forward to working with them. My term does not officially start until May 1st, but I just can't wait to begin! This is my first creation as part of the team. 

This little duckling is perfect for Easter and is on sale today only in the SI Store. Please stop by the SI Blog to check out the creations from the rest of the design team and welcome our Guest Designer Cheryl from She Stamps.

Thanks so much to Shelly and the team for having me and making me feel so welcome!

Image: Duckling from Shelly's Images
Papers: From my Stash
Flower: Polyester fabric colored with a Tulip Yellow ProMarker, Gold Tulle and K & Co. Brad. Flower Tutorial: Crafty Sisters.
ProMarkers: Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Mandarin, Tan
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Little Claires: Animals
Creative Craft Challenge: Embossing
2 Sisters: Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon)
Top Tip Tuesday: Spring Has Sprung
Fresh Brewed: Flowers
Card Cupids: Pastels
The Crafty Pad: Easter
Creative Inspirations: Easter
Dream Valley: Easter
I Did It Creations: Easter
Scrappy Frogs: Easter
Sparkles Forum: Easter
Bee Crafty: Easter
Bugaboo: Easter
Craft Your Days Away: Easter
Easy Craft Projects: Easter
Floweret: Easter
Stampin' For the Weekend: Easter
C.R.A.F.T.: Easter
Digital Delights: Easter
Little Red Wagon: Easter
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Easter
Passion for Promarkers: Make Your Own Embellishments
Nettie G: Favorites
My Time Made Easy: Sketch

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainy Day Hedgehogs

Hello again! Another week has gone by... they go so quick! We are finally having some beautiful weather here. We're still not completely unpacked from our move yet, but I'm unpacked enough to craft! My new crafting area looks right the second story window. There's not much to see but farmland, but that's enough for me.

As you can see, I'm still playing around with handmade flowers. I used the tutorial at Craft Snob to make this flower out of felt. I also did more hand stitching. I must say, I'm getting a little quicker already.  The image is a freebie from Sliekje. I've probably mentioned her before. All of her digis are freebies and they are absolutely adorable!

I've just started using Neenah Solar White papers for my digis. What a huge difference it makes with my ProMarker blending!!!

Once again, I did not have the right color of ribbon, so I colored a white ribbon with my ProMarkers to match.

Last week, I forgot to mention the tutorial I used to create the flower (yellow flower below) on my card . I actually found it in three different places: Sisters' Stuff, Paper Loves Glue, and Mad Mim.

Thanks for stopping by!

ProMarkers: Vanilla, Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Lavender, Orchid, Tulip Yellow, Meadow Green

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Violets & Lilacs & Plums
Secret Crafter: Stitching
Send a Smile 4 Kids: April Showers
Crafty Catz: Furry Friends
Delicious Doodles: All Stitched Up
Digis with Attitude: Spring Has Sprung
Frosted Designs: Handmade Embellishment
Guylous Inimitability: Include at least 1 umbrella
Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes
Stamp Something: April Showers
Totally Papercrafts: Springtime
AI Factory: Party Animal
Art Impressions: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
DYSU: Scallops
Pals Paper Arts: Flowers
Stamp Insanity: Flower Power
Crafts & Me: Ribbon
Creative Card Crew: Spring
The Paper Variety: Flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar: All Creatures Great and Small
Anita Be Stampin: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: April Showers
Top Tip Tuesday: Spring Has Sprung
Digi Design House: Stitches
Kaboodle Doodles: Cute & Cuddly Animals
Paper Playtime: Weather
Squigglefly: Fabric/Stitching
Stamping Scrapping Central: Rain/Water
Paper Cupcakes: Fabric and Stitching
Woodware USA: Anything Goes
Sliekje's Card Challenge: Spring
Fresh Brewed: Flowers
Little Claire's: Animals
2 Sisters: Bingo: Ribbon/Pearls/Flowers
Creative Cowgirls: Springtime & Rainy Days
Paper Crafting Journey: Use a Freebie

Catered Crop: Recipe

  • Colors – pastels
  • Techniques – sewing
  • Theme – Spring

Mojo Monday: Sketch

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pay It Forward 2011

I came across this while I was browsing over at Littlesnippets Blog (she has some really beautiful handmade items). I thought it sounded like fun and a great way to share our creations. So I signed up there and am offering it to you here. 

In addition, I entered Corry's blog candy at Fancy Free 4 Ever by creating a card for her sketch. I didn't win the candy, but Corry decided to send out a package to all who submitted a card! She asked us to Pay It Forward.

"Pay It Forward" is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

"I promise to send an original creation to the 1st 5 people who leave a comment here.  They must, in turn, post this, and send something they make to the 1st 5 people who comment on their status."

Here's what you need to do:

1.  Leave a comment on this post. I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 commenters.

2. Create a post on your blog offering the same.

3. Send a handmade item to your first 5 commenters.

4. It must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

Please do not sign up unless you are fully committed to making your 5 items!

Thanks for stopping by!

Update 5/08/11
Look what Little Snippets sent me!!!!! It is simply darling! Thank you so much Geraldine!!!