Wednesday, April 29, 2015

**Photo Inspiration** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and this fortnight we've got a Photo Inspiration theme!  Our lovely sponsor is Deedee's Digis and I'm working with Darling Doggies.  This is the fun photo we worked off of:


And here's what I created:


Isn't he so precious??

I'm of course entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**PHOTO INSPIRATION** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and we're doing something new this time, photo inspiration!!  Our lovely sponsor is a popular favorite, Stitchy Bear Stamps!  I chose to work with I Believe...

This is the photo we pulled inspiration from:


I instantly thought of Tinkerbell when I saw this, so I went with a fairy theme for my card.


I'm of course entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Need A Break?

Lately I've needed to decompress, and there just hasn't been enough time for that!  I've felt so rushed and just overly exhausted.  I did manage to throw a cute card together, using this week's sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This is the sample I worked from:


And here's what I made. I wanted this done for FWF last week, but it didn't happen.


I'm of course entering a few challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GO GREEN!!!!

It's so easy to start living green.  Recycle!!  Shop local!  Read the labels before you buy a product and stick with responsible companies.  Don't throw something useful out!  The two most important things you can do to help our planet is recycle and avoid using harmful pesticides outside your home.  There are natural alternatives to everything!  It's worth the extra steps to preserve our world for the future.

Okay rant over!!  Now, my card!  This was made entirely with scraps outside of the card base.  I recently designed a bunch of decorations for a baby shower and I made this card with the scraps.  I loooove green projects!


Thanks so much for looking and listening!  Love the earth, she will love you back.  Laters!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

**APRIL SHOWERS** New Challenge with Crafty Girlz!

Hi everyone!  It's our first challenge back at Crafty Girlz and our super fun theme is April Showers!  Of course you can always play the optional theme of Anything Goes if you'd like.  You can enter our challenge up to three times, why not play both ways??

We've got a couple of lovely sponsors, first up is A Day for Daisies.  I'm a Barbie fanatic, so I couldn't resist using both images included with Doll Face 1.  I chose to play Anything Goes for these cards.



I'm choosing to enter the first card in some challenges:
Our other sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, and I chose Lil Agnes' Umbrella to go with the April Showers theme.


The acrylic "rain" is so hard to photograph, throws the rest of the photo off focus :/

Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created. Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chase Your Dreams

Another Friday with Flair and this week I've got a simple, semi mixed media card to share with you. I do LOVE experiments and especially to use things leftover from one project for another.  While I used a printed card for this, the layering pieces are actually scraps from other projects.  The first layer and the butterfly are from acrylic paint paper with watercolors cleaned off a brush on it, and the middle bright blue layer is from when I had too much paint on my brush. I save everything.


I wanted a few other colors on the butterfly, so I added some ink and then went over a bit of it with a gold marker.  I wanna donate this card to OWH so no glitter, but I love how the gold accented the wings.

Just a few challenges today:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Enjoy your weekend.  Laters!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

**EASTER or SPRING** New Challenge with Creative Moments!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is Spring or Easter!  As always you can play the optional Anything Goes theme if you'd like.  Our lovely sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and I've chosen to work with Whack A Doo Easter Bunny.


Of course I'm entering a few challenges:



Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**SEEING SPOTS** New Challenge at Crafty Creations!!

Happy hump day!!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme is Seeing Spots!!  You know me, I love polka dots so this was a fun one for me.  Our lovely sponsor is Robyn's Fetish!



I'm of course entering a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created. Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

**SPRING** Challenge Reminder with Crafts2Celebrate!

It's our reminder post at Crafts2Celebrate and we're creating Spring cards!  You can play with either an Easter or a Spring themed card.

I was really excited to use quilling on this card.  I know, I know, quilling is old.  Really old.  And it's really slow-going so that's why I hadn't done it in like two years.  So I got a battery operated quilling tool, and boom.  Card finished.



Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

One Last Bunny

You know me, I'm always making holiday cards after the holiday ends cause I never have time to actually make them before the holiday.  (Usually cause I'm catching up from the previous holiday!)  This is (hopefully) my last Easter card of 2015.  It's also my (last minute!) entry for the Unity Stamps Be Inspired Challenge.  I decided to follow the sketch this month:


I didn't have room for the sentiment on top but I really like how mine came out.


Okay I have NO natural light here so the sentiment is coming out a little dark.  But I promise it says "Happy Easter" :D

Oh and this really is a pointless piece of info but this card has no dies.  I ALWAYS use dies.  I did use a punch but that's it.  It wasn't even intentional.

I'm entering a few challenges of course:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Birthday Balloons

Happy Hump Day!  (Also known as, happy sad Wednesday with no new Arrow ep!)  I've got an awesome birthday card to share with you today that I made for the progressive challenge on the Art By Miran Facebook Group.  It's such a fun group and the monthly digi challenge keeps me creating.

I knew the minute I looked at this image that I wanted to make a shaker card.  The balloons literally came to me during a catnap.  I love how it turned out and the bright, summery colors.


This is an oversized card, and of course the shimmery cardstock didn't really photograph well.


In this one you can kind of see that the balloons are glittery.

I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Gatefold Bunnies

Most of you probably know, the card I make for my mom is always a special one.  This is the Easter card I made for her.

Oh and I forgot to take photos before I gave it to her, so I blurred out the text inside to give her privacy :D


This is what she saw when she took the card out of the envelope.


Close-up of the main imagery.  I really love mixing textures and embellishments to create my cards.

One side opened.  Note how the bunnies are in different poses to give the impression they might be looking at each other in some areas.


Here I wanted the bunnies to look like they were all running and jumping across the card.


The other size open, so you can see the different designs.


And the back of the card, 'cause I didn't think the label fit on the inside after I made it so I just put it on the back.  You of course can't tell but the word "Easter" was colored with my Wink of Stella pens.

Lots of challenges today :D:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Hope you and your family had a lovely holiday.  Laters!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

**Dies or Punches** New Challenge with Mema's Crafts!

It's a new month and a new challenge at Mema's Crafts!  A super fun theme this time, Dies and/or Punches!  We've got two lovely sponsors this month in Stitchy Bear and Rick St. Dennis!  First up is Stitchy Bear, I was fortunate enough to be able to use two images!  I chose Edward's Song and Twilight Pack.


I've entered this card in only one challenge, the Stitchy Bear FB Group Anything Goes challenge for April :D


With Rick, I've chosen Stand on Your Head Cat.  You all know I love Alice in Wonderland!



I'm choosing to enter only the Cheshire Cat card in challenges today:


Be sure and visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

What's Up, Sugar??

Happy Fridays with Flair!!  This week's post is of course Easter themed!  I've been wanting to make a card with Vivianne and I finally had time last night.


I hate that glitter cardstock doesn't show up in the photos.  Both background papers are glittery and so is the bunny.  I also added glittery highlights, like a shadow, but Wink of Stella doesn't photograph well.

Challenges, of course :D

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

**ANYTHING But A Card/Anything Goes** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is ANYTHING But A Card!  You can always play the optional Anything Goes, but the challenge is more fun, isn't it?  I made a tag, I really love how you can add them to packages and things as an accent.  Our lovely sponsor is Art by Miran and I'm working with Chloe.


I'm of course entering a few challenges with this tag:


Be sure to visit the blog and see all the rest of the DT's lovely creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!



**PHOTO INSPIRATION** New Challenge with The Craft Garden!!

We're back!!  It's the first of the month and that means a new challenge at The Craft Garden!!  After a month off we're back with a new challenge and new inspiration!  We wanna see what you do with this photo:


Here's what I created:


Just a couple of challenges today:


Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge with Crafty Creations and our theme is truly ANYTHING GOES!!  Our lovely sponsor is San's Designs, and the random winner of this challenge will get a collection of their digital stamps!  I'm using one of their adorable Easter images for my CAS card.  I know I had any and all opportunities, but sometimes the simplest direction is best.



I'm entering just a few challenges:

Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT have created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

First Post of April

I'm back already!!  My new goal for 2015 is to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Let's see how long I can keep this up!  This is my (last minute!) card for the March Tim Holtz Tag of 2015.  Inspired by the colors Tim used, I decided to do an Easter tag.


I like turning my tags into cards.

Just a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!