Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fairy Tale Dreams Blog Hop



Hello!  You have just come across a totally magical blog hop that Cre8tive Hands is having with the help of Paulette from Create With TLC!  You should have arrived here from Karen's blog.  If not please head to the main Cre8tive Hands Challenge blog to find out where to start! 

The theme of this hop is Fairy Tale Dreams.  There will be a winner at every stop PLUS, we will have one GRAND PRIZE winner who will get all of the new releases AND all of the sentiments Create With TLC has created for these adorable new images!

All you need to do to be in it to win is comment at each stop making sure they know you are hopping and not just leaving a comment from a challenge blog!

Here is what I created for the blog hop, this image is also the prize for this stop along the hop!

I colored this darling castle with my copics and added Wink of Stella to the rainbow and flag banners, I used the sentiment to ground my image.  If you notice, I only used paper, no other embellishments, the sun and clouds are all paper as is the mat and background papers.  I love using digi images on a little bigger scale to really highlight and show off those amazing images.

Now, head on over to Desire's blog to see what she has created for your viewing pleasures!

Start HERE at the Main Cre8tive Hands Challenge Blog and move on from there:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Oh Snap

I finally am getting back into scrapbooking, this is where my love of playing with paper started.  After many years I started with card making and LOVE that, but scrapping is something that will always hold my passion.  I love taking pictures and creating with paper, fun embellishments, stamps, paint, ink, ribbon, twine and anything that will just make a layout special.  
I found this picture of my daughter on her social media and snagged it for myself, its such a cute picture and she captured her self perfectly!  She is always taking pictures, mostly with her phone, but she does have a nice camera as well. 

I love using sketches for cards and layouts and found one over at Scrap our Stash that I used for this layout. 

For the layout I used the sketch, gold, hearts and Heidi Swapp, and Ink.  What a fun challenge!  I really am happy that I found such a great blog with fun challenges and a great sketch!

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:
+Scrap our Stash-sketch +3 Gold, Heidi Swapp/hearts, Ink
Creative Corner Challenge:Anything but a card

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Spring

Hey and Happy Spring to ya! I'm sharing a couple cards that fit that spring theme and are just plain fun with these adorable images from Cre8tive Hands.  Cre8tive Hands has a challenge blog and also a FB challenge with the chance to win digis and I think a freebie now and then as well.  

The leprechaun could be used for any theme with Treasure, Gold, Lucky, etc.  I used it for a card I will give to my husband saying that I'm "So Lucky" to have him in my life.

The cute little Teddybunny and Duckling Bunny (that's not really the technical name for them, just what I started calling them) ;)   are so cute in their little costumes and are perfect for spring/Easter.  

I hope you like them and will go check out the challenges at Cre8tive Hands and share your projects with us!!  

I have to note that the clover tag on the Lucky card is a die cut from Taylored Expressions, it came with an order I won and I used an embossing pen to go around the edge and top and embossed with gold powder, I placed several strips of green striped washi tape onto paper and cut it out as well and placed it inside the tag.  Totally fun tag and perfect for my card!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

For the Happy Easter card.
+Craftin Desert Divas-Linky Party

+Give a Crafter a Cookie-Bunnies (bunny costume)
Whimsie Doodle-Calling all Critters

I would like to enter the following challenges for the LUCKY card
+Glitter 'N' Sparkle-#180 ATG
+Craft for the Craic-Luck of the Irish/St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 11, 2016

Little Princess

So I'm on a roll with birthday cards lately and have this adorable digi image from Some Odd Girl that I just had to use.  I used elements from different companies and colored her up with copics, added silver liquid pearls to her crown and button on her dress.  I inked some clouds onto the already blue background, the banner is skinny mini banners from Taylored Expressions that I just received yesterday and was perfect to add to my card. The card itself is a card base from My Scrap Chick the card essentials pack, I've used this base before and really love it, the Happy Birthday stamp is a sentiment from Seaside Wishes/Sugar Pea Designs and the Little Princess is a rub-on from my stash that has been there for probaby 10+ years.

I just adore this image and have colored her up before and I'm sure she will be used over and over again! You can find her HERE!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Simon Says Stamp-add a little green
+Sugar Pea Designs-Birthday Bash
Some Odd Girl-Linky Party
+Crafty Time-Birthdays
+Crafty Gals Corner-All About the Girls
Craftin Desert Divas-lots of layers at least 3

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fairy Wings

I'm back today to share another card using this super cute fairy from Cre8tive Hands and the sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC from a long time ago.  I kept to a contrasting color theme, I just love purple and yellow together and think it really makes the image stand out.  I did an Out of the Box die cutting technique with the wand, part of it is outside the die, I colored with copics, used wink of stella on the wand and her wings, the sparkle stamps are accessory stamps from the Fairy Sweet set from Sugar Pea Designs. 

I hope you stop over at Cre8tive Hands and join the challenge, it's FAIRIES how fun! 
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love anything to do with fantasy.  I love magical, mythical, fantastical beings/stories/books and movies.  So I love playing with these adorable winged mystical beings and anything that fits in that genre! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
                                                            +  Through the Craft Room Door-ATG
                                                             + Crafting From the Heart-ATG
                                                                    +Craft Your Passion-ATG
                                                                   Just Keep on Creating-ATG
                                                           +  Crafty Gals Corner-All about the girls

Sending bday wishes

You can never have too many birthday cards and I definitely don't have enough male cards...this adorable penguin from Sugar Pea Designs is perfect for those masculine cards and comes with a bunch of different sentiments.  I used the sketch from SPD as well to create this card.  
I used my copics, a couple pattern papers and then a C.C Designs star stencil with texture paste on the blue panel.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sugar Pea Designs-Sketch SPDSS44
+Sugar Pea Designs-Birthday Bash
+ABC Challenge-C is for Cute
Crafty Time-Birthdays
Just Keep On Creating-ATG
+Little Red Wagon-Mainly Manly-FEATURED
+Simon Says Stamp-A Touch of Green

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Seaside Wishes for a Happy Birthday

I'm sharing a birthday card I made for...well, a birthday, you really can't have too many birthday cards on hand and I made this one for the link up over at Sugar Pea Designs 2nd Birthday bash!  This set is called Seaside Wishes and is one of my favorite, she is just so cute and fun!  

I colored her with copics, the rectangle and zaggy edged dies are from C.C Designs and the palm tree is from Miss Kate Cuttables.   
I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sweet Pea Designs- Birthday Bash
+Craftin Desert Divas-Lots of Layers at least 3
+Seize the Birthday-ATG with Birthday
Crafting with Dragonflies-Girly Cards
+Crafting with friends-ATG
+JO's Scrap Shack-ATG
+Little Miss Muffet-ATG
Crafty Time-Birthdays

Monday, February 29, 2016

HB Gamer Boy!

I just had to use this adorable little gamer boy from 2 Cute Ink, it just totally reminds me of my son, who has been a gamer since he was a toddler.  He would play with his dad when he was two years old, at that point and what he didn't know was that his paddle wasn't plugged into the console, but of course he didn't know and played and celebrated when they won.  He's now 24 years old and is more of a serious gamer but he still enjoys a throwback to the old school games now and then!  

I would like to enter the following challenges
2 Cute Ink-FB indoor activity image
My Favorite Things-sketch and the little flag banner is a die from BP13