Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Saturday, July 31, 2010


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...

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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??   :)
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 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...  

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
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