Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cupcake Anyone?


It's Tuesday... time for a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge.


http://www.pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/





September 2 - 8


Here's the photo to {PIN}Spire us:






The sponsors for this challenge are:




https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/artbymiran


and


http://www.bugaboostamps.com/



THANK YOU to our Sponsors!


I used a Bugaboo image for my card:








Here's the inside of my card:




I hope you'll play along with this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Bugaboo Girl Cupcake Tower
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Monday, September 1, 2014

2 Die (Cut) or Not to Die (Cut)


It's all about DIES with the MelonHeadz Friends' newest challenge...

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/





September 1 - 14

Theme: Use  2 or more Dies


I used the MelonHeadz Illustrating Singing Kidlettes Bundle to make my card...



The dies I used were the spiral edging die from Taylored Expressions and the Circle Nestabilities die.


Here's the inside of my card:



I hope you'll dig out your dies and participate in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: MelonHeadz Friends Singing Kidlettes Bundle
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones






Sunday, August 31, 2014

ATC #3


If you recall, I've not been in the ATC craze that so many others enjoy. However, one of the DTs that I'm on decided to exchange ATCs with each other once a month. We make/send one and get one in return. If you missed my first two, click HERE to see the first, and HERE to see the second.

Well, this is the third one I made... still pretty simple, but it's my ATC style, I guess...



The theme was to make your own embellishment... so I attempted to make a flower out of organdy ribbon with a big sparkly brad for the center.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Quote: from my scrapfile
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP Metallic Copper
Designer Papers: from my scrap filee
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Organdy Ribbon, and a brad and satin ribbon from unknown vendors

Friday, August 29, 2014

I {heart} Brentwood


Hoot! Hoot! Did you see this? Oh! Isn't that just too exciting!

I'm on the JessicaLynnOriginal design team, which means I get to play with - ummmmmmmm...I mean, PROMOTE... the cutest stamps! I love Brentwood the owl. So I grabbed up this freebie image and made a card to celebrate.




I paper-pieced his shirt, but there really are so many fun things you can do with Brentwood's shirt. I've envisioned "custom" shirts that promoted Brentwood's favorite sports team, band, etc. Or perhaps a Christian-themed t-shirt. Or a t-shirt that came from somewhere Brentwood traveled. The ideas are endless!


Here's the inside of my card:



If you want to grab this "free!!!" Brentwood image, you better hurry. My understanding is that the freebie is only available for the month of August - and as you know, August is almost history. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Free Digital Brentwood Owl
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! More Mustard
Designer Papers: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Sky Is the Limit!


Today is going to be a punchy day... because it's the 28th and the Calendar Girls have been given a "punchy" theme for our monthly challenge.

Paola is Miss August and here are her instructions to the Calendar Girls:



For the month of August, I would like to challenge everyone to embrace the PUNCH ART technique...yup, dust off your punches Ladies! Please feel free to use a stamped sentiment of your choice, but the main focus is being creative, using punches .



THANK YOU for a great theme, Paola!!!


What did I decide to make? 
A punch art airplane!




I actually like this little plane because it reminds me of my daughter who moved to Alaska about a month ago and has had the opportunity to fly in little bush planes a couple of times. She is quite the adventurer!


Here's the inside of my card:



I hope you'll check out the other Calendar Girl blogs to see what they made with punches. You'll find the links to their blogs in my left sidebar.


Oh, and look at these cards that we made at a card class I attended a week ago (all three used punches)...





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Keep Climbing
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Gray and Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue
Designer Paper: A Muse Studio Clouds
Embellishments: Spare Parts Sunburst Brads

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Yee Haw, Cowgirl!


I used my favorite There She Goes stamp set for today's card - Giddy Up! (Alas, the company has gone out of business, but I do have a few TSG stamp sets to play with).




Isn't she just adorable? 
(BTW, there's an equally adorable cowboy in the stamp set)


I made this card for the Sweet Stampin Challenge...

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/


August 23 - 29

Theme: Cowboys/Girls

Sponsor: Crafts U Love


I hope  you'll participate in the Sweet Stampin' Cowboys/Girls Challenge this week!


Here's the inside of my card:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image/Sentiment: There She Goes Giddy Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Buckaroo Blue
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thank You, Melina!


NOTE: there's a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge today, too... if you're here to see my card for it, please click HERE (or keep scrolling to the next blog post).


I wish I didn't have to say what I have to say today.


However, I must...


If you love Twisted Tuesday Challenges (and I'm sure you do!) you'll want to participate with this challenge, because it is going to be the last.

I know, pretty sad, huh?


I have had the privilege of serving on the Twisted Tuesday Challenge from the very beginning. THANK YOU, Melina for giving  me that honor!




http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/







August 19 - September 1


Theme: Chevrons

Twist: Add Ribbon to your project, too







Thank you, Melina, for hosting this awesome challenge blog!

Thank you, fellow DT members, for inspiring me with your creativity!

Thank you, participants, for all your creative projects!




Here's your chance....... please participate in this last Twisted Tuesday Challenge!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Sentiment: Rubber Stampede Elegant Thank You
Ink: Brilliance Rocket Red
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: A Muse Studio
Embellishments: A Muse Studio Ribbon and a heart from an unknown vendor