Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Sunflower Thanks


I'm hoping the 'power of positive' thinking will help boost fall into action with this Copic colored 'Thanks'....

Thanks to you for stopping by!
~Challenges~
Bunny Zoe - sketch
A Crafty Little Place - autumn daze
Flourishes Timeless - fall harvest
Creative Card Crew - bloomin' marvelous
Simon Says Challenge - Autumn
Copic Creations- shading
Crafty Creations- fall/leaves
Stamp Something- fall colors
Stamptacular Sunday- season's change (only fall colors)
Sentimental Sunday - dimension
Stamptacular Sunday- anything goes
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Little Paper Shop - orange, yellow, brown
Wild Orchid - ribbon or bows
Flutter By Wednesday - sparkle/shimmer to winged things (butterfly)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Harvest Homestead



While it most certainly does not in any way.. shape or form feel like fall where I'm at...(supposed to be 100 degrees today and 101 tomorrow) it makes my heart happy to make a scene such as this one using an image from Digital Two for Tuesday and Copics to bring it to life...

Thanks for dropping by...and I hope leaves are falling wherever you are...  :)
~Challenges~
Create 4 Fun - sketch
A Crafty Little Place - autumn daze
Flourishes Timeless - fall harvest
I Copic Lover Color Challenge - fall
Charisma - anything goes
Meljens Designs - autumn colors
Craft Your Days Away - autumn
Moving Along w/the Times - pick 3 (button, glitter, leaves)
Copic Creations - shading
Crafty Creations - falling leaves 
Digi Doodle Shop - emboss it
Stamp Something - fall colors
Stamptacular Sunday - season's change (fall colors)
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Wild Orchid - ribbon or bows

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Bird


Fall is my most favorite time of the year without doubt...I love decorating... papercrafting..everything... it's all about the colors... they're just so inviting! I had so much fun coloring this image.. using new techniques I picked up at the Copic Certification class but the best part was finding a sheet of paper that matched perfectly.... Thanks for stopping by...

Challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday - winged things
Meljen's Designs - autumn colors


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank You

Inspired by The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC43... I used Wild Card Cricut Cart for card cut DP by K and Co and copics to color my stamped sentiment image...

Challenges
Cupcake Craft - blue and green

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bloom

Colored image w/ Copics, background mat done by using technique of painting emb folder w/sponge...

Challenges:
Copic Oz - colour flowers
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - add a little metal (metal flower)
Creative Belli - round and metal
Fab - n- Funky - flower power
Stamp Something - use digi

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fountain

It's all about the Copics and coloring... it's just plain fun and relaxing....and I am eligible to enter the following challenges: 
Simon Stamp and Show - things w/ wings
Digital Tuesday Challenge - butterfles or lace
Crafty Creations - winged things
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes
Crafty Your Days Away - favorite things (copics)
Bunny Zoe's - vintage

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dream

Inspired by The Play Date Cafe Challenge 41 and sketch 41 at Sketch and Stash Challenge  ... I used 'Summer in Paris' Cricut cart for balloons and Storybook for corners..some fab K and Co dp w/some Core'dinations and in inside sentiment
"life is either a daring adventure or nothing.."

~Challenges~
Pink Elephant - summer fun
Digital Tuesday - butterflies or lace
City Crafter - use a heart
Cute Card Thursday - whateva
Crafty Ann's - lazy hazy days of summer
One Stop Craft - summer fun

Thank you!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cat Tales

Cat Tales was inspired by Copic Creation's Challenge 32 - 'A Summer Reading'... I was sort of at a loss as to what to use as an image.. had tinkered with this or that..and then turned to this quite large (4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in) Stamp Happens stamp that has been sitting peacefully on the shelf collecting dust  for a number of years now... it seemed perfect for the challenge and gave me quite the Copics coloring opportunity.. because of it's size I wasn't sure what to do with it.. and then I saw Unscripted Sketches # 67 and thought perhaps I could make that work... used the CB to add a little embossing texture, a couple of buttons, and a snippet of ribbon and here you have it... and here are the other challenges I'm excited to enter:
Penny's Paper - anything goes

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Friend

Inspired by The Crazy Challenge (olive, fuschia and teal) and SSDS no image challenge.. I followed a sketch by Stamp With Fun and used the Home Accent Cricut Cart for my flourishes/flowers and scalloped circle, also used CB for little embossed texture and a really old stamp from Michael's dollar bin years ago... Thanks much friends for stopping by!

Penny's Paper - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - whatever
Fab - n- Funky - spotty dotty stripes
Simon Says - song in your head (James Taylor - You've Got a Friend)
Dutch Dare - anything goes
Craftilicious - make own flowers
Craft Your Days Away - favourite things (friends)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just for You

For this birthday blessing I used a sketch by Meljen's Designs... I colored using Copics and while at times I wasn't exactly sure of whether I was coloring a flower or something else.. I think the end result worked out ok??  At any rate..I had fun doing it! 


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Celebrate


Following a sketch by Incy Wincy (challenge 52) and iCopic's Color Challenge #1Test Challenge - Ivory, Gold, & Chocolate... my image is thanks to The Graphics Fairy and I used copics for coloring/shading and cuttlebug for embossing...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Birthday


I used one of my favorite wood mount rubber stamps that I found years ago in a local community crafting garage sale along with a beautiful summery sheet of designer paper by K and Co.... not finding the exact flowers to match.. I made my own coloring with Copics (also used to color in stamped image) and added a little Diamond Dust ....I followed a sketch by Friday Sketchers and am entering into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's - summer days
Kah-wink-a-dink - in the garden
Creative Cottage - touchy feely
Crafty Catz - summertime
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Craftilicious - birthdays
Create 4 Fun - flowers
Cowgirl Sunday - anything goes
Creative Insprirations - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vacation Claus

Well, it's like this... I had this piece of scrap paper that had a big boat on it...but I really wanted to do a xmas card... and I like the challenge of making a scene... and so...that's how it happened... I ended up with a 'Vacation Clause'...  it's kinda funny..right??   :)
Challenges:
Shabby Tea Room - let's make an impression
Magical Crafts - xmas in July
Tuesday Taggers - make a scene
Flourishes Timeless - xmas in July
If the Shoe Fits - vacation
Polka Doodles - summer
SSDS - make a scene
Penny's Paper - use 7 of something (die cuts)
Aud Sentiments - no sentiments
Simple Doodles - holidays 
Ann's Creative Nook - anything goes

oh..and the tools I used to create this scene were Joys of the Season and Life's a Beach cricut carts and CB 'Clockworks' folder... Thanks for sailing by...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Simply Patriotic


Although there is just over an hour left of this 4th of July... I had to post this simple patriotic card I made using a scrap sheet of paper that I picked up as a freebie in our local scrapbooking store...I hadn't planned on this card...the pieces just sort of jumped at me ...so I followed sketch 109 at Friday Sketchers and the pieces came together...I did a little trimming by hand and  a little 'Script' CB embossing and that's about it...oh, except for the stars in the corners...I used an unused cricut cut out of a star as a stencil using a parint brush with a little versa mark and some gold perfect pearls... hope you had a safe and happy one...  

~Challenges~ 
Frosted Designs - stars/stripes and red, white and blue
Stamp Something - use colors of your flag

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Made In USA

This is my very first time using Copics...(love 'em!) I adored the image by Digi Doodle Shop..reminds me of a car that my and brother and I used to play with way back when we were that size... after coloring the image the rest of the card just came together really quickly ..using Wild Card (rockets) and Graphically Speaking Cricut Carts (made in USA) and it can go into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - extra dimension
Pals Paper Arts - 4th July
PaperPlay - for child/teen
Pixie Dust - red,white,blue
AIFactory - red,white,blue
All Sorts - emboss
Stamptacular Sunday - stars/stripes
One Stitch At A Time - stars/stripes
Caardvarks - emboss
Fantabulous Cricut - 4th of July (with a star)
Cuttlebug Spot - Independence Day
Cricut Cardz - 4th of July
Stampin' Royalty - seeing double
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stars and Stripes

Keeping it simple and done in under an hour for The Crazy Challenge, I followed a sketch by Pals Paper Arts (PPA48) and used Graphically Speaking cricut cartridge for the flag and star strip, I made the initial strip cut too small but was able to use the left-over cut out stars to pop up against my white CB Swiss Dot embossed (embossing challenges this week by All Sorts, The Crafty Pad and Caardvarks) background which gave me an extra dimension to use for the ABC Challenge and I went with a patriotic theme for our upcoming Independence Day which is challenged by The Cuttlebug Spot , Fantabulous Cricut 4th of July (using a star),Cupcake Inspirations 4th of July,  One Stitch At A Time Stars and Stripes, Stamptacular Sunday Stars and Stripes Challenge and  Little Red Wagon, I used a new 12x12 pad of red, white and blue paper and that goes into S2G's 'Something New' Challenge, and  for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge Digi Doodle Shop, Sew Many Challenges and Fresh Brewed Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Piano

I did this simple music piece for my first run at using the piano cut off of Summer In Paris cartridge..keeping it simple..I added some CB 'swiss dots' embossing and a little ribbon and called it good..now...it's off to enter into the following challenges...

Incy Wincy - music

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Enjoy the Ride


I made this Father's Day card following this weeks color challenge at The Play Date Cafe and sketch by Corrosive Challenge.  I used CB Candy Cane folder, Graphically Speaking (car and enjoy the ride) and Beyond Birthdays (Dad) cricut carts. 
~Challenges~
One Stop Craft - for boys
Stamptacular Sunday's - tribute to father's
Raise the Bar - special guy
Magical Crafts - Father's Day
Incy Wincy - for guys
Cupcake Craft - for boys
Creative Craft - for man
Stampin Royalty - masculine
One Stitch At A Time - celebrations
Caardvarks - embossing
Fab -n- Funky - Father's Day

I do appreciate you stopping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wisdom

I used Summer In Paris cart along with DCWV patterned paper, embossed w/CB Herring Bone foler, scallop border punch by Martha Stewart and a touch of Glossy Accents to dress up his suit for this Father's Day "Wisdom" card.  I followed Sketch Saturday's Week #107 sketch and The Play Date Cafe PDCC33 Challenge (raspberry, aqua, kraft and white).  Inside sentiment 'Happy Father's Day' wood mount stamp.  Given that this card is for a man and specifically for Father's Day... it appears that their are quite a number of challenges to submit this one... I had better get to it... Thanks for looking!
Incy Wincy - one for the guys
Cupcake Craft - one for the boys
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 23 for men
Double Dutch - dad's treat
A Crafty Little Place - for the boys
Creative Craft - for a man
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Father's Day
Crafts and Me - friends/family
Totally Gorjuss - for the boys
Stamptacular Sunday - tribute to all Father's
Caardvarks - wet or dry embossing

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vegas Anniversary

When I saw the Polka Doodles Week 22 Challenge Mod/Retro Anniversary...I was all over it!  Gave me the perfect opportunity to use my wood mount Vegas sign stamp and some fabulously fun K and Co patterned paper... 
Polly Craft - ribbon/bling
Crafty Angels - favorite stamp
Cooking it up w/Katie - green, embossing, ribbon
Charisma Cardz - spots and stripes
Stampacular Sunday - I do, I do, I do
Magical Crafts - metal madness
Caardvaarks - embossing
One Stitch at a Time - boys to men
Creative Craft - for the man in your life
C.R.A.F.T - mens


Monday, June 7, 2010

Play Date PostCard

This card was inspired by
The Play Date Cafe - pale peach, peach, lemon challenge and Unscripted Sketches #58 and as a result of using Home Accents cart (Inspire and photo corners), some torn K and Co designer paper ink distressed with ColorBox Chalk Ink (peach pastel) and dry embossed using CB I am able to enter the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - dazzle us
Crazy Challenge - distress it
Tuesday Taggers - texture
Crafts and Me - distressed
ABC Challenge- vintage
Charisma Cardz - flowers
Paper Play - flowers and sparkle
Meljens Designs - dry embossing
Busy Beauties - anything goes
AIFactory - anything goes w/a die cut
Frosted Designs - buttons
Stamping for the Weekend - summer/travel
One Stop Craft - make own design paper
Caardvarks - embossing

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tropical Bouquet

Used Life's A Beach cart for waves, sun, Bird of Paradise and Plumeria and EDPD for fishbowl...  (I just love using that fish bowl for flowers..) 1 sheet of K and Co PP, embossed w/CB Frills Border Folder and Tiny Bubbles folder, a couple of Recollections eyelets, some BasicGrey Bling and a touch of Glossy Accents for this warm summery greeting which follows a sketch by BasicGrey Challenges  and incorporates the following characteristics which fall in with these challenges:

Magical Crafts - metal madness
One Stitch at a Time - something new
The Pink Elephant - gotta wear shades
Cupcake Craft - summer delights
Crafty Cardmakers - fave and least fave color (least = yellow and fave = pink)
Papertake - fun fun fun
Tuesday Taggers - touchy feely texture
Charisma - flowers
PaperPlay - flowers and sparkle galore
Meljens Designs - dry embossing
Busy Beauties - anything goes
AIFactory - anything goes w/a diecut

Thank you so much for taking a look and I do hope to hear what you think...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let's Dress Up

Used cuts from Summer In Paris (dress form) and EDPD (hangers) and PDDU (hanging dresses), ribbon off of a Coldwater Creek shopping bag, Recollections brad, CB textile folder, K and Co pp.... little bit of lace, chalk ink, bling and buttons...and here is my Play Date Cafe Challenge 31 and Sketch Saturday entry.

~ additional challenges ~
Paper Garden - girlie
Cricut Cardz - brads
ABC Challenge - vintage
Creative Craft - ribbons/bows
Pixie Dust - anything round
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Just Us Girls - dry embossing
Sweet Stampin - pimp your card
Magical Crafts - metal madness
One Stitch at a Time - something new

Thanks for allowing me to play!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bicycle Birthday

Dying to use my new cart 'Summer in Paris'... I put this birthday greeting together with a little help from CB Textile folder and border punch by EKSuccess...

Challenges
Incy Wincy - button up
Creative Card Crew - pink/green
Cricut Cardz - brad (green pearl brad on front of bicycle)
Simon Says - pink/green/brown
ABC Challenge - vintage
The Secret Crafter - buttons/blooms

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beautiful Friend

Do you ever set out to do something..have it in your head what you want to do... feel excited...confident...ahead of the game...etc... and then several days later and several 'other' failed attempts (not planned) you find yourself back at the beginning...back to the card you started...only now..you're not ahead of the game anymore..you are going to be doing good to get it done in time.....  well.... that's my story.. all said and done (hopefully) this is my post for The Play Date Cafe (PDCC30 -pale yellow, light green and pink) color challenge and Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Week 41Challenge (sketch)...

~additional challenges~
Papertake Weekly Challenge - say it with flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs - favorite beverage
Pixie Dust Studio - add a pearl

Thanks for taking a peek...and I always love hearing what you have to say!  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mirror Mirror..

Following Colour Create Challenge and DT Call - khaki, aqua, brown and cream and a sketch by Simon Says I put this card together using K and Co DP, Storybook cart for my mirror and a little embossing help from CB..
additionally I am entering in the following fabulous challenges:

Stamp with Fun - stripes
Sophisticat - blue, brown, cream
Pollycraft - summer blooms
Practical Scrappers - designer paper
Papertake - flowers
Creative Craft - blue, brown
C.R.A.F.T - brown and anything
Pixie Dust - cut it out


Friday, May 14, 2010

Mint Chocolate Frame


Challenging myself to do 'Anything But A Card' for SSDS Week 39 Challenge and Crafts and Me Challenge 4 and following Colour Challenge 41/Photo Inspiration (mint, chocolate, cream) for Incy Wincy , I altered this photo frame using some KandCo DP, flowers cut on GS cart and embossed w/CB Textile folder.... My Mother gave this glossy pine photo frame to me as it didn't match with her 'look' anymore...so I decided to change it up and gift it back to her... I'll be curious to see whether or not she realizes it's the same frame...and while it is a photo frame, I opted to put a mirror in the center instead..but when that gets old...change it out!
..I am so happy to also be entering into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft - buttons
Die Cut Dreams - shabby chic
Tuesday Taggers - step out of comfort zone
Created by Hand - mirror mirror
Quixotic Challenge - let your garden grow
Cute Card Thursday - someone special
Crafty Ann's - anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - cut it out

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ColourQ Buddies Meet Get Sketchy

This week at Colour Q you are challenged to use these colors...but with a twist.


You must enter with a buddy. Well, that's easy, as my best friend, Kim E., from Kim's Kraft-e-Korner, is also my crafting buddy. We took on this challenge with an additional challenge...the sketch 36 at Get Sketchy.
It never ceases to amaze Kim and I how totally different our cards turn out to be. We had a lot of fun on this because we put a time limit on it, too...so these were kind of rush cards...


My card is layered with a turquoise/white polka dot...with a little curry on top of that and topped off with a sentiment out of Life's A Beach cart, couple of really big bling and some celery ribbon...
 Thanks for stopping by and as always, your comments are appreciated.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Play Date Cafe Mother's Day


I did this Mother's Day card for The Play Date Cafe -PDCC27 (light green, light blue, off white) using a Fiskars punch for vase along with a little Glossy Accents, WC cart for flowers, SB cart for swirly overlay, MS border punch , CB Victoria folder for embossing and followed sketch by Moving Along With The Times -challenge-44-heidis-sketch

~Other Challenges~
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Paper Play - week 17 pretty pastels
Charisma Cardz - week 17 girlie w/flowers
Tellens Place - Mothers Day
Stampin B's -Mothers Day
My Partner In Crime - anything goes
Creative Craft - flowers
S2G - words 'mom' or 'mother'
Crafts and Me - sparkle
Cooking It Up With Katie - punch mom brad challenge 16
My Grafico - use a punch

Have a Fantabulous Day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot "Favorite Flowers"

Created this for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge for 'Favorite Flowers" ...cut flower from GS cart , sentiment from Wild Card (although not listed in book..it is the 'shift phrase' option on pg. 39) embossed w/CB Victoria and Tiny Bubbles folder.
Other challenges:
Cricut Cardz - challenge 22
Friday Sketchers - sketch 100
Paper Play - week 17 pretty pastels
Charisma Cardz - week 17 girlie w/flowers
Tellens Place - Mothers Day
Stampin B's -Mothers Day
Creative Card Crew -
My Partner In Crime - anything goes
Creative Craft - flowers
S2G - words 'mom' or 'mother'
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hope


Embossed using CB candy cane folder, photo corners from SB cart, flower from GS cart... Thanks for looking!
~Challenges~

Sketch Saturday Week #100
The Play Date Cafe - challenge 26 (PDCC26)
Die Cut Dreams - make own flowers
The Cuttlebug Spot - favorite flower
The Crazy Challenge - buttons, brads, eyelets
A Spoon Full of Sugar - challenge 101 3D
Pollycraft Monday - challenge 41 make own flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - challenge 29 embossing
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
One Stop Craft - challenge 77 metallic
Crafty Angels - summer or bright colors
Creative Card Crew - April showers bring May flowers
Creative Belli - die cut shapes

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Style

I found a sheet of paper that I had picked up as a freebie that struck me as very cute and girlie..patterned with various perfumes..and from there I went to EDPD and cut out my own perfume bottle and dug into a stack of metallics for the coordinating papers..I embossed using CB 'Tiny Bubbles' and 'D'vine Swirls' folders, used GS cart for wording and added some shimmer using a paint brush, versa mark and perfect pearls

~Challenges~
Friday Sketchers - sketch 99
One Stop Craft Challenge - challenge 77 metallics
Practical Scrappers - floss, fibers and ribbons
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - challenge 89 'die cut shapes'
Daring Cardmakers - die cut crazy
Magical Crafts - something for the girls
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - embossing

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Congratulations Bouquet


I used a fishbowl out of  EDPD cart and a variety of flowers that I picked out of some already made ones and some that I made myself with a sheet of KandCo pp for this congratulatory bouquet..

Challenges:
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday's - bows, buttons and bling

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hole In One Birthday

Following a sketch  for C.R.A.F.T challenge 46 - sketch.  I used MME 'Boy Stack'  patterned papers and EDPD cart for cuts along with CB Herring Bone and Spots and Dots embossing folders for this birthday card which I am happy is additionally eligible for the following challenges:

Stamp Something - something layered
Secret Crafter - a day out
Kraftin' Kimmie - one for the boys
Raise the Bar - movie(Tin Cup)
Paper Sundaes - card w/no people
Cuttlebug Spot - at the movies (Tin Cup)
Ooh-la-la - vintage man

Thanks for stopping by..

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Beautiful Day...

I used EDPD, PDDU and 50 States carts, couple pieces of patterened paper out of scrap bin and a couple pieces of scrap solid paper and I can almost hear the birds singing in this Beautiful Day scene..Thanks for looking!  Hope U Have a Beautiful Day!

~Challenges~
Paper Sundaes - make a scene
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - die cut shapes
Cute Card Thursday - touchy feely
Meljen's Designs - add 3D elements
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in

Just Add Ink

Used SB cart and CB Victoria folder to enter Just Add Ink challenge using a sketch  by Pals Paper Arts.  Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flamingo by the Sea


Used Life's A Beach and Everyday Paper Dolls along with 3 patterned papers (DCWV) and a couple of scraps, embossed w/CB Diamond Plate folder to create this fun summer birthday...oh..and topped off with a little stickles and a dab of  Glossy Accents
Pixie Dust - wings
Paper Cutz - 3 patterened papers
Lot To Do -  embossing
SSDS -Bday
Totally Gorjuss - texture
Paper Sundaes - make a scene
Magical Crafts - animal antics
Sir Stamp Alot - fantasy
Stamping Vacation - leaf, dry emboss, use die cut, make something glitter
Incy Wincy - magical
Cuttlebug Spot - bling,bling,bling
Sophisticat - distressing
One Stitch At a Time - distressing
Practical Scrappers - glitter/bling
Crafty Angels- my favorite things (flamingo's)
CraftyCard Makers - a challenging challenge
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - die cut shapes
ABC Challenge - sparkle

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Birthday Bloom

Made flower using GS cart and a patterned paper by Prima and topped off with a little dab of glossy accents..did some tearing and some distressing and followed a sketch by 365 Cards and incorporated a few other elements off the following challenges:
Sophisticat - distressing
Practical Scrappers - glitter and bling
Crafty Angels - my favorite things (glossy accents)
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in
Pals Paper Arts - flowers
Totally Gorjuss - texture
Simple Doodles - inspire others

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wings

This is for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Challenge 'Wings' and follows sketch by BasicGrey Challenge and includes color challenge from Color Throwdown..

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mojo Monday meets Color Chef

Excited for Mojo Monday's first sketch of the month and intrigued by Color Chef Challenge 46 I put this masculine 'Thank You' together...
Keeping it simple... I used 1 DCWV patterned paper and the rest solid scraps.  Flourish images stamped w/ Versa Mark.. cut and embossed ovals using CB...
Thanks very much for the challenge and the inspiration!
But wait !!!!...there's more!!!!....
as an added bonus... I was also able to enter into the following challenges:
Polly Craft - Challenge 38 'Anything Goes'
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 98 'One for the boys'
Simple Doodles - Challenge 'Add some layers'
S2G Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Just Add Ink - Challenge 'Open'

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Egg-celent Easter

Used Wild Card cart for frame and  basket out of Storybook...I was looking for something to act as a handle on a basket and cut out the letter 'S' accent/frame and discovered if you take the inside piece that cuts out and turn it around a bit...you end up with a lovely easter basket equipped with flourishes..I made the upper right grassy egg flourish using SB letter 'A' fancy/corner feature and a wood stamp.  Eggs were cut out using Nestibilities and embossed with CB... I also ran a stiff paint brush over VersaMark ink pad and then across a couple different Perfect Pearls colors and  brushed over eggs to add a very pretty shimmery look... additionally used some stickles and a little glitter pen... Thanks for looking!

This is for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays sketch challenge and just so happens to also fall into a few other challenges...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Using one sheet of paper by K and Co, a little snip-it of yarn for the worm, some stickles and some color box chalk inks to distress a bit .. and here is my take on this weeks sketch by Taylored Expressions additionally I found the following challenges in which to submit this colorful spring feed..

Your Next Stamp - distressing
Daring Cardmakers - tweetie pie
Lots To Do - springtime
All Sorts - spring is in the air
Crazy 4 - spring
Our Creative Corner - spring/easter
The Secret Crafter - spring has sprung
Incy Wincy - spring/easter
Crafty Catz - spring

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gratitude

I only used one sheet of patterned paper by DCWV..added some CB Swiss Dot embossing and am now sending out to enter into these challenges:

Polly Craft - sparkly
Ooh-La-La - anything goes
Pile It On - pastels
Creative Card Crew - going dotty
Crafty Creations - spots and dots
Your Next Stamp - distressing
ABC Challenge - Q is for quotation
Paper Play - good luck/thank you
The Play Date Cafe - med pink, pale pink, pale yellow
Crafty Catz - spring

Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for any comments!