Monday, May 25, 2015

Whimsie Doodle Guest DT!

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be sharing a card I made as my Guest DT spot for June over at
Whimsie Doodles!  I used this cute penguin to create a beach scene card, I won this image for a challenge a few months back and I'm not sure if it's been retired or not,  but there are tons of super cute images over at Whimsie Doodles to choose from, and lots of summer/beachy ones or cute ones for Father's Day that is coming up soon!

I colored the penguin and scene with copics, used the My Scrap Chick Card Essentials 2 for the card base and elements and the palm tree is from Miss Kate Cuttables beach scene.  I hope you like it, I had so much fun coloring up this cute image!






I would  like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments challenge-Cute +sentiment

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Books-Art Journal

 Hi everyone, I'd like to share my art journal page....I'm so excited with the whole art journaling concept and this is really my first attemp at something more than just a little stenciling and words.  I actually bought a moleskin journal, gel medium, and some other mixed media supplies.  It was a little hit and miss and I actually had to start completely over with my background but in the end I really love how it turned out.

I LOVE reading and I have quite a few reading/book images and quotes that will end up in this book, along with some other favorite images, now I just can't wait to do more pages!

I used a mix of gesso and tissue paper, washi tape, gelatos, distress ink (which I learned will smear...don't use these for this type of project) the distress paint daubers worked well though and then I glued and coated everything with gel medium.  The library cards are a stamp I've had for awhile and was happy to be able to use it for the first time, the ticket stamps are from a couple different Tim Holtz sets and the gorgeous digi stamp is from Ching-Chou Kuik called Lil Bookworm Fairy, she is such a gorgeous image and perfect for my journal!


  

                                                     


I would like to enter the following challenges: 
+Just Us Girls-Color challenge
Altered Eclectics-ATG, no card or ATC
Make My Monday-Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar-Things With Wings
+Polka Doodles-Things With Wings

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Hey blogland, hope you are having a great Thursday...it's my Friday this week and 5:30 can't come soon enough!!  I wish my work week was 2-3 days and my weekend 4-5....now wouldn't THAT be awesome!!  (sigh....in my dreams!)


I'm sharing a card using this sweet Fairy image from Whimsie Doodles called HEART FAIRY and she is in the What's New Section , I just think she is adorable, I also used the color swatch for the challenge at Whimsie Doodles.  I colored her with copics and used my MFT dies for the banner and background piece, C.C. designs die for the banner and the heart die is from Lawn Fawn and a little twine to add interest to the heart.  

                                               Here is the color palette for the challenge, how spring/summery are those colors, I love the mint/orange combo!

                                                      

I would like to also enter the following challenges:

+Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
Kraftin Kimmie-Wonderful Wednesdays ATG
+MarkerPop-ATG
+Cupcake Inspirations-color  SWEET 6

+Little Miss Muffet Stamps-Lots of Layers
+Pile It On-Mother's Day/ For a Lady   TOP 3




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Leave a Little Sparkle

Happy Sunday, I hope today finds you happy and well. I for one am going to go crawl into bed and take a lovely nap, it's a little overcast today and threatening rain, (I'm hoping for a downpour!)  I don't think there are many things that are better than a Sunday afternoon nap....at least at this point in my life, maybe that's just cuz I'm getting older, but hey, I guess that's one of the perks!

 I want to share a card I made for a few challenges and really wanted to play with this darling stamp from Sugar Pea Designs called Fairy Sweet.  I totally love fairies and anything in the fantasy world and this one is just so sweet!

For my card I used a circle base, the I colored the image with copics and cut it out with a stitched circle die, stamped one of the sentiments and punched that out, added some stars from the stamp set and paper stars as well.  I also used Wink of Stella on her wand and wings!




I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
+Your Next Stamp-Color inspiration (blue, green, pink)


+Little Miss Muffets-Circles
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps-Wonderful Wednesday ATG
+Come and Get it Challenge-Female
+Crafty Gals Corner-Polka dots and stripes
+Cute Card Thursday-Use a sentiment
+Polkadoodles-Anything but Square
+Paper Issues-Stars and Sugar Pea image

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sending Birthday Wishes and some real life stuff..

I haven't done much lately with card making....I've been kind of taking a break and doing more reading, more coloring classes and spending time with my family.

My family has really been going through some challenges, as all families do, but this is where I know my time is needed.  I will craft, scrap and card make as I have time, some times I will have more time and at others....less time.  My daughter just recently moved out and over to my mom and dads, which leaves me with at least half of her room to convert into a scrappy space, I've got most of it done and set up and I LOVE it!  Ash being over at my mom and dads is a nice safe baby step for her to being more independent and also she can be there to help my mom.  My mom was diagnosed last Oct 2014 with ALS and we have been dealing with and trying to accept what that means.

But for today, I do have a card to share, I've had this cutie penguin colored up for awhile and used the sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs to get him on a card!

Here is my card


                                                                      and the sketch!
                                                                   

I colored with copics, used a big chevron stamp for the background and the arrow image from the
Happy Mail stamp set

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Sugar Pea Designs-Sketch
+Simon Says Stamp-CAS
Sieze the Birthday-ATG or make background
+Crafty Catz-Things with Wings
+Sentimental Sundays-Animal Love
Crazy 4 Challenges-penguin/bird
Paper Issues-Sugar Pea image

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birthday Wishes

I hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday....I have a card to share today using this darling mailbox from the Happy Mail set from Sugar Pea Designs.  I used the mailbox, some letters to put in the mailbox ( I cut a slit in the mailbox and slipped in two letters) a package and the sentiment.  I colored with copics, the clouds are dies from Lawn Fawn and the card is from a packaged set of card and envelope blanks I picked up for %75 off at Michaels.

                           I just love this stamp set and will definitely be using this a lot in the future.



                                          I would like to enter the following challenges:
                                                       +Sugar Pea Designs-sketch
                                                           
                                                             
                                                        +Loves Rubberstamps-ATG
                                                       + MarkerPop-ATG
                                                            Paper Issues- Sugar Pea image-Featured!



Thursday, April 9, 2015

You are the MAN!!

Hey all, I'm sharing a card made with this cute little super hero from A RANDOM FAN, I'm thinking this will be perfect for my nephews birthday, he'll be 11 and will get a kick out of this image!  It reminds me of Captain Underpants!!LOL

I only used cardstock and the sentiment is stamped and then I inked around the edges.  Really simple & really easy, I think it's hard (at least for me) to make elaborate male cards.  I don't think many would appreciate all the embellishments anyway..!  The stars are part of the MFT Blueprints 13 as is the pinked circle, and I colored with copics.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Cards 4 Guys-Superhero
+MarkerPop-ATG



Friday, April 3, 2015

Bee Grateful

I'm sharing my cover page for my gratitude journal which is part of a challenge that my friend
Leslie Ackman is having on her blog and FB page.  I am hoping to get in all 30 days and not start strong and then fizz out half way through....which is my usual pattern.

I love the idea of writing down a few things each day that I find I'm grateful for, they can be very simple, one word, a sentence or paragraph, but keeping it simple will probably help me stick with this every day.  I bought a ATC size sketchbook from Michaels and got my cover page done.  I have written down my day 1 and 2 gratitudes and will have to get caught up with my pages today.

For my cover  I used pattern paper to cover the sketchbook page and then used this stunning image from Simply B Stamps...it was the image used in one of Alyce's (Kit N Clowder) color alongs that she used to do, I'm not sure it's still available.  I used Lawn Fawn hearts die cuts and some letter stickers for my title.  I also watered down some gesso and spattered it all over.

I hope you like it and will check out Leslie's challenge and join us on the FB page Mind.Body.Soul-Art Journaling



I would like to enter the following challenges:

+CRAFT challenge-Inspiration Photo
+The Pink Elephant-ATG
+Pile It On-Spring/Easter
Sentimental Sundays-Spring Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges-Think Spring
+Brown Sugar-Use Glitter (hearts)