Saturday, May 20, 2017

Come and Get It Challenge is ATG ! Our sponsor is Knitty Kitty-how exciting!

This week at Come and Get It Challenge, we are showing off our Embossing Talents!  Of course, it's an Always Anything Goes Challenge so there's no reason you can't just join in the fun!  Our Sponsor is Knitty Kitty and this image is called Deep Sea Diver.  It is such a FUN image with so many options!  I have been saving this fantastic green/blue swirl paper that reminds me of the papers you used to make with the oil floating on top of water.  Perfect for sea water?  After coloring up the diver with Copics, it was on to Embossing.  I'm a Frantage nut so that was my solution.  I think you can
see it along "the sea floor" around his Flippers.  I used Aged Teal Frantage, a mixture of golds and teal embossing enamel.  I continued it up into the water area and mixed it among the seaweed, fish and bubbles.  I put a mask over the diving helmet the kitty's using and eventually coated it with Glossy Accents.  I used a small bubble die cut  next to the triple matted image and then used some gifted branchies in browns, spring green and mint green in a cluster, with a string bow and accented with a pewter sea shell.  On the inside, I used the reverse of the green water paper which was anchors.  The sentiment stamp is from KKS and a great sentiment to give a guy--hummm maybe at Father's Day! 
So I hope we will see you at our Challenge so that you can inspire us with your creations!
Sharing this card with the following challenges:

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's "Sunny Days" at All Dressed Up Challenge! Come out and play!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge.
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 
For this Challenge, I'm using the image "I Love Sunny Days"--you can't help but smile when you look at this cutie!  I love the color combo of oranges and moss greens so, after coloring her so, I added some clouds and grass with some dots for flowers and had a happy little scene created.  I die cut a row of flowers in the moss green and then made a double row out of it, added some flower buttons .  The inside has a great matted stamped sentiment from KKS.

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
We also have a guest DT spot, so if you are the winner, you'll be invited to share a creation as part of our DT for the following month.

 We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th to enter your creation--We hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

REMINDER of our Challenge over at Create It Color It Show It Off!

Over at Color It Create It Show It Off, we still have a Challenge going on for YOU to enter!  Such great Prizes are offered!  One of the few Challenges around that still give our images to the winners.
This digital image is from Sherri Baldy Stamps and is Img 0118- isn't she just too cute!!??  I particularly love the Mushroom in the flower cluster on her hat!  She's colored in copics and seemed to ooze "Country".  So, I used gingham, distressed khaki dots, and a strip of burlap along with a orange dotted mat to make her right at home.  I think the special yellow button is a great accent.  On the card inside, I repeated the khaki dots and used sentiments both outside and inside from KKS. 
We wanted to let you know that it's not too late to join our challenge.  We are always inspired seeing other peoples' creations and can't wait to see YOURS!

Oddball Art Co. is Sponsoring us at Crafting When We Can- BRIGHT & COLORFUL is the Theme

What a great theme we have for this next challenge at Crafting When We Can--BRIGHT & COLORFUL!  Perfect for some Summertime fun and sponsored by Oddball Art Co.   As they say on their site:  Perfect Combo of Sweet & Sour Glittering Up the Grunge-what fun!
This image is called Sallie & Charlie and was such Fun to color up with my copics.  Lots of details but easy to get to all the layers.  Sorry for the washed out effect in the corner-didn't realize that I had the Ott light that close!  I laid out a layer at the bottom of the image of sand colored Flower Soft-so glad I had that close at hand!  Mounted that on top of some green plaid paper after gluing some white bubble die cuts  along the edge.  I really liked the fresh summer printed design paper for that "crisp" look in the background.  The 3 buttons I found were lime green, hot pink, and aqua blue-added some aqua/white baker's Twine in bows and think it's just Sassy!  It could be a card for just about anything-I left the inside of the card pretty basic with a stamped sentiment.  We hope you will join us over at the CWWC Challenge and when you go visit the Oddball Site, we know you will have fun walking through the Store!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Release Time at ALL DRESSED UP ! Wonderful Images

It is again time to see what new beauties Wendy at All Dressed Up has created for us, and you won't be disappointed.  These images are getting us ready for Summery days and Holidays!
They are now available in the Etsy Store   here 
Where you'll find all of the New Releases.
The one I got to use is called Sea View and is so exquisite!  It reminds me of Villa over in Europe with the quaint village homes on the Seaside.  I even colored in the moss along the stones.  I added a vintage Postcard paper after matting the image on a buttercream yellow crackled paper and adding black "photo" corners.  Yep, I think of this as being in a vacation photo album of all the adventurous travels.  On the inside, using the post card paper again, I also added a great sentiment from KKS- they have so many appropriate ones! 
And don't forget we have two challenges running right now :
ending on the eve of the 14th 
ending on the last day on the month.
  Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be right there on the 22nd.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

pPinky is Sponsoring us over at Come and Get It Challenges! Always ATG!

What an adorable image I'm using this week at Come And Get It Challenge!  She's called Candy Circus Lily by pPinky Doll  Art and the theme this week is "Happy Birthday" .  These images are so easy to color-much of the shading is already in the image!
She was actually (I think) sitting on this branch and I originally had the blue sky come down to her toes.  I decided to cut a curve into the bottom edge "dangling" her toes.  When I matched up the rusty red design paper to her dress, I extended it past the curve and now it makes it look like hilly ground!  Used the distressed dotty paper to match her neutral hat and pinafore.  I used a KKS sentiment stamp for a Birthday stamp both on the inside and outside.  It's such an adorable image that it doesn't need any additional embellishments!  Please come over to Come and Get It to show us your project and have a chance at some prizes!  Not very many Challenge Sites that give away prizes anymore so come check us out!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Always Anything Goes @ Color It Create It Show It Off - Sherri Baldy style! Fluffy's!

 We're so lucky over at Color It Create It Show It Off that we get to work/Play with the wonderful images of Sherri Baldy-they are so much fun!  She has a line of beauties called Fluffy's and I must say I sure feel a kinship with them, ahhh as I assimilate with them!
This is image 044 Fluffy and she combines a tad bit of sexiness and a love for shoes all in one!  I've had this crazy animal print paper in my stash forever and now I know that I was just waiting for this image to come along!  I used Teal based copics to color her up and of course, put her on the perfect "throne" -Clouds!  Under the sheer ribbon/bow is a cluster of flowers from Petal Lu.  On the inside liner I used a complimentary design paper along with a Friends rubber stamp.  This ATG Challenge is just waiting for your project!  We can't wait to get inspired!
I'd like to enter this in the following Challenge:

Clean and Simple CAS over at Crafting When We Can--Come Play with us!

 Over at Crafting When We Can, the theme this week is CAS--Clean and Simple.  This has got to be the most challenging theme for me because I tend to pile it on a card.  But I must say I really found that I like that "freshness" of using the image that way!  This week over at CWWC, our sponsor is Doodle Digis and this image is 1 of 2 images on the stamp Bea & Tea.
After coloring her up with copics, I fancy cut her and glazed the sunglasses.  I scattered Kraftin' Kimmie's Sparkles in a deep blue and gorgeous turquoise across the page.  Then I put 1 strip of water waves paper across the paper.   On the inside, I used the whole wave paper and used  Happy Birthday stamp-I can always use those!
Come over and play in our Challenge and let us get inspiration from your beautiful projects!
Entering this card in the following Challenge:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bugaboo sponsors Challenge at Come and Get It! Theme Circles-Always ATG!

 I'm posting this a little late due to a back issue but am so excited to get my contribution posted to the Come and Get It Challenge site.  We have such wonderful sponsors and this image I used is called KidzDaisy from Bugaboo Stamps!  Our theme this week is to use CIRCLES.  I'm sure it's something you can find in your scrapbooking stash!
After coloring my image with copics, I mounted some black paper lace along one side.  In order to continue the black accent, I just used a strip of black cardstock and stamped a sentiment from KKS in white ink.  Now not only are there black dots on the red "ladybug" sections on the image but of course you see the black dots against the vivid green cardstock.  Was planning on using this for a Halloween card-but can see it's really versatile in other ways. Then to finish the card, I placed some black paper on the liner and stamped again a friendship verse in white ink.  There are so many uses for this card!  Come show us your creation and join us over at Come and Get It!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's time to go to the Beach at Crafting When We Can!!

 What a FUN image this was to color-Thank you Doodle Digistamps!  This image is one-half of the Bea & Tea stamp and made me think of my granddaughter who is on Spring Break now!  The card was created for Crafting When We Can Challenge which can be found here.
After coloring her up with a tan and sunburn (looks kind of pale in the picture tho) I added some water paper, beach themed design paper and fancy cut an embossed sunshine and elevated it with dimensional pop dots.  The stamp on the front and the inside is from KKS.
The inside liner has the design paper reversed-looks like water waves and has glittered bubbles in waves also.  Just love how it all came together.  Come over and play with us at the Challenge-we would LOVE to see your projects!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-not a square card

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Anything Goes at All Dressed Up~ Using a Summertime Image For me!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so keep checking back for our winner and top three!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
The image that I'm using is called Dreams of Summer and features an adorable little girl with so many butterflies around her!  I used some hot colors that made me think of Summertime and attached a butterfly die cut and epoxy dots.  On the inside, I used a complimentary orange dotted paper, a stamp from KKS and a paper flower with a felt "button" in the center.  

And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. Why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images. 
And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
We can't wait to see what you all make so come join in on the Challenge!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Reminder~ there's a ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!!

 This was such an awesome image to color and create a card with for the unique group:  Color It Create It Show It Off.  We love using Sherri Baldy images and this one is officially called Img 957  and I used Tim Holtzs' Peeled Paint Distress Ink to edge it. 
I just love this hot pink color I used for the daisy and the image gave me a chance to work with this curly hair that is such fun!!  I was so lucky that in my stash, I found the perfect glitter embossed paper in kind-of a 60's/70's style vibe.  Thought the combination of flowers helped to soften it a bit.  On the inside (I always make them complete), I used more of the retro paper and then matched the label die cut color to that paper and used a sentiment stamp from KKS to finish it.
This is a reminder that we still have a Challenge going on til the end of the month over at Color It Create It Show It Off.  Come over and join us and let us see your creations-we LOVE to be inspired!  It's always ATG at our challenges- just use your imagination!
Entering in the following challenges:
QKR Stampede-flowers
Digi design Challenge blog-Spring or Easter
                                                      My Besties International Challenge Blog-Flowers are Bloomin
                                                      My Besties France Challenge-ATG

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chasing Butterflies over at Come and Get It! IN THE GARDEN is our Theme~ATG

 Well Spring is really in the air with temps in the 60's and lower 70's--I hope where ever you are that you're finally feeling some warmth in the air!
This week at Come and Get It our Theme is "In the Garden" which is always where I want to be!  The image I'm using , from Cute As a Button, is called Chasing Butterflies and reminds me so much of my daughter!  We love our flowers in this family and always chasing butterflies for her 4H project!
I colored her up in my favorite medium, Copics.  I like splitting the background papers-sort of balances the scene.  You can see the dimensional effects I added, the cloud and the fence-both of which are shaded but the lighting makes it a little hard to see and some purple "goosebumps" in the bottom right corner. 
I used paper lace under the matted picture but on top of the accent strip.
On the inside, I finished with with the dark purple design paper and a double matted sentiment--What a great card to get as a Thank You!
So now it's your turn-come over to Come and Get It and show us your latest project.  It will be an inspiration to us and love to get new ideas!

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Release Day at All Dressed Up- Come see the beautiful new designs!

You can always count on beautiful images being launched for the New Release day at All Dressed Up!  I comes around on the 7th and 22nd of every month and the DT has such fun showcasing them for you!, I'm using the image called Pretty in Plaits and I just love her!  I colored her in copics, extending it all the way out to the background.  To break up the busy but gorgeous design paper (gina k. designs) I used a strip of micro dot paper.  Then attached a cluster of assorted flowers. On the inside, I finished with complimentary orange micro dots and a sentiment stamp from KKS.  Voila, it's already to go and cheer up anyone that's special to you!
 These are all the new releases that were launched today--So versatile and beautiful!  Be sure to visit the ADU Store to get your newest image to work on!!  And watch for our Challenge that begins on the 15th!  We'd love to see you creations!