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Thursday, July 31, 2014

"The Creative Knockouts" Birthday Challenge - Sassy Studio Designs

Today the "Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog" has posted a"Happy Birthday" Challenge. Our amazing sponsor this week is "Sassy Studios" and they graciously donated two of their amazing images for the design team to use. I couldn't decide which way to go so decided to use them BOTH! I have created a birthday card for my husband. I used "Handy Sassy" on the front and "Birthday Sassy" on the inside of the card. I showed it to my two son's age 15 and 25 and they both got big grins on their faces. I am sure my hubby will love it as well. So get your creative juices flowing everyone and lets see a lot of Birthday cards over at "The Creative Knockout's" Blog this week.

Here is "Handy Sassy" saying "Let's Get To Work" My hubby will give me an eye roll when he reads it because he is NOT a Mr. fix it.

Here is the inside of the card..... This is "Birthday Sassy" and she wants him to 
"Get to work eating CAKE" I think he will like Sassy don't you????

Items used in the making of this card:
My Minds Eye Paper - Moments Collection
Sizzix Dies
Corner rounder and word window punches by Stampin Up!
Copics in the following colors:
Skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair - E13, E15, E17, E18
Other - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E33, E35, Y18, Y21, RV23, B12, B21, B24, B26

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fitztown Fairy for the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog

Hello Friends,

Today I have an EXTRA special card to share with you. This card was a labor of love and could not of been completed it without the help of a dear friend, Julie Price. I was struggling with the Martha Stewart Punch set for the first time, and even You Tube couldn't help me. So I went online to try and find someone who actually used them and luckily Julie was a friend of mine on Facebook and I was able to request her assistance. She is such a gem. Thank You Julie for the wise words of wisdom!

This DT card was created for "Through the Craft Room Door" Challenge blog. It is a "Anything Goes" Challenge so make sure to check them out and enter your current project. Our awesome sponsor this week is "Fitztown" and I adore their Fae Fantasy collection. This stamp is "Fae #2" and you can purchase her HERE.

Joy Craft Die
Martha Stewart Punches
DCWV Paper
Lace from stash
Skin E000,E00,E11,E21, R20
Hair E30, E31, E33, E35
Dress: BG 72, BG75
Wings Bg10, BG11, BG13, Stickles
Flowers R56, R83, R85

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Hand Colored Image

Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges - Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party - 3+ Patterned Papers

Try It On Tuesdays - Things with Wings

a2z Scrapbooking - Anything Goes

A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes

Cards Galore Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes

Digi Galore - Anything Goes

Fairies Challenge Blog - Fairies

Imagination-Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamp Co - Show your Coloring Skills

The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Bastel-Traum - Color Combo

Creative Craft Cottage - Color Combo

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes

The Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls July Release

Hi There,

I have a new card to share today made from one of the NEW RELEASE Stamps over at "The Paper Nest Dolls Website. This stamp is called "Country Apple Ellie" and was so much fun to color. As soon as I saw her I called up my mom and we went hunting for some cordinating paper or embellishments with APPLES on them. It was such a fun evening hunting for Apples. The first two stores didn't have much but then at the last store we found this adorable line of DCWV paper.

 Card Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Rubber Stamp - Country Apple Ellie
DCWV paper
Joy Craft Die
Prima Flowers
Gems from my stash
Copic Markers in the following colors:
Skin: E000,E00,E04,E11,E21,R20
Hair: E50, E53, E55
Dress: YR04, YR07, YR21, B14, R24
Basket with apples: E15, E17, E18, G12, G14, G17

 Here is a close up view of sweet Ellie.
View my design team card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. We would love for you to play along in Challenge 15 which starts today and ends on August 1st. It is a "Anything Goes" Challenge so all projects are welcome.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Open Minded "Proud as a Peacock!" Design Team Card!

Hi Everyone,

Today over at "Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog" We have a super FUN themed challenge starting today. Our challenge theme is "Vacation Related". I traveled a lot as a child since my dad was in the military and when we were stationed in England we got to visit many castles and estates. At each destination we would almost always run into a peacock. That is why I chose this challenging image by Ikes Art. They are just one of the amazing digital artists sponsoring us this week over at the Open-Minded Blog. Make sure to color up your favorite "Vacation Related" image and enter our challenge HERE.

 I had so much fun coloring this peacock. It is a very detailed image and was quite challenging. 

Materials Used:
Image by Ike's Art
Paper by Recollections
Sizzix border die
Prima Flowers
Misc gems and brads from my stash
Copic Markers in the following colors:
B04, B05, and B06 (Peacock Blue ;-)
G02, G05, G21, G24, Y23, Y26

Here is a close up shot of the coloring

 The following are our other amazing sponsors this week and the links where you can purchase their images. Please check out all the Design Team's work over at the challenge blog to see art work using these amazing images.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Creative Knockouts "Friendship" Challenge Design Team Card.

Hello Friends,

Today over at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog we are teaming up with Crafty Sentiments Digital Stamps. Our theme is "Friendship" so as soon as I saw this image I knew this little girl was going to be such fun to color. She looks a bit sad though so I thought I would turn her into a "Missing You" Friendship card. I have many friends back in Chattanooga that I miss a great deal and this card may just show up on one of their doorsteps in the upcoming weeks :-) 

 For this card I used Colorbok paper, spellbinder dies, Stampin Up! ticket punch and corner punch. I also colored the image with Copic Markers in the following colors:

BG 10,11,13

Here is a close up of this adorable image
 Isn't she just adorable? Check out all the images over at Crafty Sentiments!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Through the Craft Room Door ~ Pretty as a Princess!

Hello Blogland,

I hope this new post finds you well. Today over at Through the Craft Room Door challenge blog I have posted this adorable card I made while away on a scrapbook retreat in Hiawassii GA. I played with the Cricut machine while there and made this adorable castle card. I imagined it with brick or cobble stone front pieces but didn't have the paper. One of the other ladies there had her scraps with her and gave me just enough to be able to cut out this beauty! She also gave me the cloud paper for a backdrop. It is amazing what scraps can do! Thank you Kris!

The image I have used here is a Magnolia stamp named "Princess Tilda Curl" from the Once Upon A Time Collection. I have used all scraps in the making of this card and colored the image using Copic markers which are available over at OOZAK, this week's sponsor. Oozak has lots of stamps and supplies and they always have wonderful customer service. Check them out of you get a chance.

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Dreams Do Come True!" My first Design Team card for the Paper Nest Dolls!!! (Just a little excited)

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my very first DT card as part of the Paper Nest Doll's Design Team. When I began coloring stamps I fell in love with PND's because of the Artist and her husband. They work as a team and put their heart and soul's into their stamp business. This reminded me much of Randy and myself building and working our AVON business together. It is amazing when you can work side by side the one you love. Once you look at the Paper Nest Doll's  stamps you will also want to become part of the MAGIC.

This weeks challenge over at PND's Challenge blog is "Anything Goes" For my card I have used one of the new release rubber stamps named "Princess Ellie" She is 3.75" tall and is available on the website. Click HERE to order her or shop the entire Paper Nest Dolls Online Store.

My card is  6"x6" and is titled "Dreams Do Come True" because when I met Christine about a year ago I knew I wanted to practice until I was good enough to be a part of her Paper Nest Doll's team. With many hours of practice and hard work I have MADE IT!

Supplies Used:

Paper Nest Doll's "Princess Ellie" Stamp
Jaded Blossom Sentiment Stamp from "100% Princess" Stamp Set
Recollections Designer Paper
Flowers and brads from my stash
Spellbinders Dies
Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Other - RV11, Rv13, RV 14, RV17, Y15, Y17

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Exciting News! I'm the newest member of the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Design Team!

Hi Everyone,

I have some EXCITING NEWS to announce. I have been selected to be a part of the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Design Team. This is an amazing opportunity to show off even more of my work. I am excited to work with this talented group of ladies!

Today's challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun is "Water Water Everywhere".  We are teaming up with four awesome sponsors this week. Check out the challenge blog for all the DT's inspirational projects using Crafty Sentiments, Delicious Doodles, Paper Pretties, and Scribbles Designs digital images. I promise you that you will find a lot of new lovely images to color if you do ;-)

  I was given this adorable teddy bear image to work with by Crafty Sentiments . Make sure to check out all of their amazing images this week and if you get a chance, play along with us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! 

For this card I used paper in my stash along with Prima Flowers and Stickles to give the bubbles and shinny effect. I also used Spellbinder dies. I colored this little guy with the following Copic Markers:

E15, 17,18,27,29,70,71,74 
B000, 12,14

Here is a close up of my coloring:

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Creative Knockouts "Child's Play" Challenge

HI Everyone,

Today I want to share a super FUN card with you. This weeks challenge over at Creative Knockouts is "Child's Play" and we are teaming up with Inky Impressions Digital Images. For anyone who knows me, I do not make many masculine or children's cards. So this was quite the challenge for me in more ways than one ;-). While shopping at Hobby Lobby this week though, I spotted these awesome theme specific papers which totally pulled the theme all together for me. My husband suggested the sentiment which I also knocks this card out of the park. 

Papers from Paper Studio,Su! ticket Punch used in sentiment along with corner shape punch to create the red background for the sentiment. Copic Markers Used:  
R20, 27,29

  This card is being entered into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - Colors of your flag (Red/White/Blue)

CAS-ual Fridays - Summer Lovin (Baseball)

Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards - Summer Days

Creative Corner Challenges - Out Doors (Baseball)

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Summer Time (Baseball)

Quick Quotes - Stars (Sentiment says "Stars")

Savvy Handmade Cards - Stars (Sentiment says "Stars")

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Pea Stampers - For Men/Boys

Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps - Summer Fun (baseball)

Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun (Baseball)

Cute Card Thursday - Reaching for the Stars - (Sentiment says "Stars")

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog - Will be sending this card to you KAREN.