Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Fall, Friend -- for Oddball Art

It's time for a little challenge reminder over on the Oddball Art blog.  Our Fall is in the Air challenge goes on for another 2 weeks, so there's plenty of time to enter.

I have a friend who loves owls, so I made this card with her in mind: 


This adorable owl is Image 58 in the Oddball Art Etsy Store.  I colored it with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  

The fall colored paper used on this card is a digi paper found at Pixel Scrapper.   The card was cut out on my Silhouette with a design found in the Silhouette Design Store. The sentiment is a stamp from Unity Stamp Company. 

I hope you join our "Fall is in the Air" challenge at Oddball Art.  Check out the rest of the design team's inspiration, then join us for the fun and prizes!

Plan on doing some shopping at the Oddball Art Etsy Store?  Use discount code DTJULIE10 for 10% off of anything in the store!

Here's some useful links for all you Oddball fans out there:

Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- ATG with a Sentiment
Eureka Stamps -- ATG
Crafting From the Heart -- ATG
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
D.L. Art --Fall Challenge
Make My Monday -- Autumn Colors
Our Crafty Corner -- Color Challenge (Fall)

Friends - New & Old

It's Choosday! I mean Tuesday, and that means time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday. The theme for this next 2 weeks is "New". Isn't new grand?!?  I'm using papers and an image from the newly released Autumn/Halloween collections at Polkadoodles.  The image is from the Autumn/Fall 2015 digi download bundle (mono).  The colored version is available here.  The papers are all from the Halloween/Autumn Paper Heaven 1 & 2 Digital Downloads.  The sentiment is from the Twiggy and Toots Digital Download or CD Rom Paper Crafting Collection.  I'm also using newly purchased dies, and NEW Lyra Rembrandt  Polycolor Pencils.

The dies are from Sue Wilson.  The 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon is part of the Harvest Bundle.

Our 'Ribbon & Lace' challenge goes on for another week yet, so don't forget to enter here.

Check out today's discount code for 33%(!) off of digi downloads.  But hurry, it's only good for 24 hours!

Once you buy all your new goodies, join the challenges, and find us on Facebook at DigiChoosday Crafting at Polkadoodles group.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz -- ATG with a homemade bow
The Pencil Case -- Creepy or Autumn
Cards in Envy -- Colors of Fall
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky Party 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Just for You & Boo

I'm putting a couple cards up quick before the evening gets too busy.  I managed to squeeze these both in at the end of the month for progressive challenges.  First, for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge:


This image is from Nicecrane.  I was given it free because I participate in last month's challenge.  Thanks!  I colored her with Copics, then used a couple Spellbinders dies to cut her out.  The sentiment is part of a stamp set from Hot Off the Press.  All papers, including the DP, are from Close To My Heart. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  It is part of the Celebrations Bundle.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on this, too.

The second card will be entered in the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge.  I enjoy both these challenges very much, and try not to miss them.

This cute digi, Mouse on a Broom, was also a freebie, because I participate in last month's challenge.  I colored it with Copic markers, then used a variety of Lifestyle Crafts circle dies to make the card.  Papers are from Close To My Heart, the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company. 

I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie -- September
Gerda Steiner's Progressive Challenge -- September
TTCRD -- ATG

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Under the Sea Christmas -- for Lacy Sunshine

 Underwater and Christmas.  Do those 2 words go together? That was my thought when I heard that the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog's theme this week was "Under the Sea".  But, these are challenge blogs, and we need to challenge ourselves.  So, I took a deep breath, and dove in...



This most adorable Lacy Sunshine digi is Shelby's Sea Mint.  I colored her with Copic markers, and had a great time mixing sea themes with Christmas colors.  Even a land locked Wisconsinite had a great time with this challenge!  Once I was done with the coloring, I used several Spellbinders dies to cut out the image and back it.  Papers for this card are from Echo Park.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  It's part of the Winter Bundle.

Come join us at Lacy Sunshine for our Under the Sea Christmas Challenge.  There are some wonderful images in the Lacy Sunshine store that work perfectly for this challenge.  Color one up, then link it up!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Stars Stampz Challenge -- Pretty Princess
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Through the Craft Room Door -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- Christmas - with a sentiment
Christmas Stamping All Year Long -- Lots of Layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- ATG as long as it's Christmas

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I {Heart} You

It's the last Saturday of the month, and we're starting a new challenge today at 3 Girl JAM. The challenge is always Anything Goes with Ribbon -- Easy, so join us this month!

Lacy Sunshine Stamps has the cutest images!  I'm in love with them, so I used another one today on this card.  They go with anything.  This is Jillian...



I colored Jillian with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders circle die to cut her out, and another Spellbinders die behind that.  DP is from Basic Grey -- Knee Highs Collection.  I cut a label die in 1/2, and spaced it to fit behind the 2 Spellbinders cuts.

The jute ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  I love the texture it adds to a project! You can find the Jute Ribbon & String pack HERE.

Do you want to do some shopping at the 3 Girl JAM store?  Use discount code JO10 for 10% off of anything!  YES!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Art by Miran Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Simply Papercraft Challenges -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
Lacy Sunshine Color Your World -- ATG

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Frugal Ribbonista -- for 3 Girl JAM

Are you as frugal as I am, saving scraps of paper and ribbon because they're too pretty to throw out? With ribbon, if it's an inch or less, I'm able to trash it, but longer than that, and I feel the need to keep it "just in case."  I have a project today that uses up scraps of ribbon.  I don't know about you, but it makes ME happy to find a home for some of those short ribbon pieces I've been hoarding :)



I found this tote bag cutting file in the Silhouette Design store.  It was perfect for what I was looking for.  I used some double sided paper from Close To My Heart.  To decorate the bag even more than that pretty butterfly, I tied some short pieces of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon to both handles of the tote.  One piece was a bit longer, so I used that one to tie both handles together, and to make a bow.



Scraps of 3 Girl JAM ribbon, prettily decorating this bag.  Ah yes, it makes me very happy!  

Ribbons used:  Sterling from the Celebrations Bundle and Peach and Mint from the Tie Dye 3 Bundle.  

Tired of using your scraps? Need some of this wonderful ribbon, and other great 3 Girl JAM products for yourself? Use discount code JO10 for 10% off your entire order.  Or, take advantage of this month's ribbon special, getting the Bundle of the month for just $1 with purchase.

Don't forget about the current challenge going on on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog:  Anything Goes with Ribbon.  Come link up -- you have a few more days.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks -- for Snapdragon Snippets

Julie here today from Muddy Paws and Inky Fingers. This is my last post for Snapdragon Snippets.  My second term with SDS ends today, and I decided not to stay on.  I've been with SDS and the sister team, SVG Attic for nearly 2 years now.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the ride!  For my final post, I've made 2 cards.  Both of them come straight from the heart:


This thank you card can be found in the Snapdragon Snippets Store.  It's the Acorn Window Elements A6 Card.  I used papers from Close To My Heart to give it an Autumn feel, since this is the first full day of Autumn.

The second card - 

This SDS Heart Card Kit can be found in the Silhouette Design Store. The sentiment is a stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas Simply Said set. Papers are from Close To My Heart.

I want to thank you, my readers, all my team mates at Snapdragon Snippets, my team leader Gaby, and of course the company owners Mike and Kenzie for the wonderful experience I have had while being on this team.  As this card says -- heartfelt thanks!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I Ruff You! -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. This week, our theme is a color combination.  

                                        

Here's what I did with this challenge:


        
This Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp is  "My Best Friend".  I colored the stamp with Copic markers.  Papers are from Close To My Heart.  The ribbon and sentiment stamp have been in my stash for a long time.

I hope you join us this week (and every week) at Crafty Sentiments.  We have great challenges and even better prizes!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a Sentiment
Crafting From the Heart -- ATG
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
Without Words - For the Boys

Festive Christmas -- for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday. Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is ribbon and lace -- two of my favorite embellishments!  I used the Work & Play 5, Festive Hollybobs Digital Craft Download collection.  You can get the Presents image individually here.  The papers and sentiment are from the same collection.  She is colored with Copic markers, and ready to wrap those Christmas presents.  Now, if only I was as organized!


I cut the shaped card out on my Cricut Explore.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut out the darling image.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  The lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Our 'Monochromatic' challenge goes on for another week yet, so don't forget to enter here.

Check out today's discount code, but hurry, it's only good for 24 hours!

Once you buy all your new goodies, join the challenges, and find us on Facebook at DigiChoosday Crafting at Polkadoodles group.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz -- ATG with a Handmade Bow
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a sentiment
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky Party
Crafting From the Heart -- ATG
Stars Stampz -- Pretty Princesses

Monday, September 21, 2015

Friendship Takes Dedication -- for Path of Positivity

It's time for some mid-month inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge blog. Our theme this month is Dedication.  Many things in life take dedication, but to keep a good friendship going for years takes true dedication.  The card I made to show today is in honor of a very good friend.  Our friendship has taken a lot of dedication to keep going, as she moved 3 hours away a few years ago.  We are, however, still BFF's.  Dedication, love, similar interests, and hard work has kept the friendship strong.


Our sponsor this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog is Sparkle N Sprinkle
The image I used is Friendship Flowers digital stamp.  I colored it with Copic markers, then used various dies to cut it out. The sentiment comes as part of the Friendship Flowers set.  All papers are from Close To My Heart.  The sterling crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM

Come join us this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog for our Dedication challenge.  I'd love to see your take on 'dedication', and what you make!  You still have 2 more weeks to enter. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Getting Organized in a 6x6 way

I'm posting today for The Cutting Cafe, where the inspiration post this time is about File Folder Box holders.



I used the larger file folder box holder cutting file.  When made, it holds 6x6 paper pads.  Depending on the thickness of the pads, I got 6-8 of them in one box.

Since I could use a LOT of these to organize all the 6x6 papers I own, I started out making 3 of them.

Here's a close up of the Christmas file folder Box Holder:

Here's the everyday paper one:

Look closely at the sides of the boxes.  There are 4 different options, and I used 3 of them.

Here's the 3rd file folder box holder - for Halloween and Fall papers:

There's more that comes with these files than I used, there's dividers, tabs, pockets, all kinds of organizational things.  Check out the Cutting Cafe blog on Sept. 21 for many more ideas on how to use this versatile and VERY useful file folder box holder template and cutting file.  Leave a comment on that blog, and you could win 3 sets of your choice (choose this one!).

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Sky's the Limit -- for Julia Spiri Stamps

It's time for a new challenge at the Julia Spiri Challenge blog. The  theme for our second challenge is 'Girls, Girls, Girls'.  Since Julia Spiri has some of the cutest girl images in the world, take the opportunity to use of them to increase your chances to win a better prize!

This is Girl on a Swing, and she's colored with Copic markers.  I used 2 sizes of a Spellbinders label die to cut her out and back it.

Backing paper and the sentiment are from Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill Collection.  Paper behind the image is from We R Memory Keepers.  I also used their scalloped corner chopper. The card base is Bazzill card stock.  There's Webster's Pages lace trim, and 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon on here.  Although it's hard to see in the picture, I also used a Spica glitter clear pen on the sun and the clip in her hair.

Please join us at the Julia Spiri Challenge blog for our 'Girls, girls, girls' challenge.  It will last 2 weeks. I'd love to see your creations!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz -- ATG with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart -- Always ATG
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
D.L. Art -- Sept. linky party
Through the Craftroom Door -- ATG

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just for You - and Inspiration Destination

It's Wednesday, and time for a new challenge at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog (IDCB).  Our theme, as always, is "Anything Goes".

One of our sponsors this week is the talented Art by Miran.  I used this delightful image by her, "A Gift of Love".



I colored A Gift of Love with Copic markers, then cut her out with 2 different sizes of a Spellbinders label die.  She is mounted on a Close To My Heart treat bag.  The glimmer trim and sentiment are also from CTMH.

Join us this week, and every week, for our anything goes challenges at IDCB.  We have great sponsors and wonderful prizes!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Sept. linky party
Art by Miran -- ATG

Treemendous Christmas Wishes

September 15th -- 1/2 way through the month already!  That means it's time for a little mid-month inspiration at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. This month's optional theme is "Oh, Christmas Tree".  Our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs.  
To be eligible for the prize from FBD, use a tree somewhere on your project. 


I used Freshed Brewed Design image, Striped Tree, paper piecing it with digital papers by Lisa Decosse of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
 All the designer papers on this card are from the Treemendous mini kit. Link up 2 cards this month to be eligible for one of the papers from this kit.

The sentiment is from Joy's Life Stamps. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. Several Spellbinders dies were used on this card. 

Christmas is creeping ever closer.  Get going on those cards and link up at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Happy Fall -- for Oddball Art Co.

I'm pleased to announce that today is my first day on the Oddball Art Challenge blog team!  Woohoo!  Our challenge theme for the next month is -- Fall is in the air.  It certainly is, here in NW Wisconsin.  It's been getting close to freezing some nights.  It won't be long until our first frost. This lil' gal is snuggled in her sweater, ready to face the cooler weather:


This is Oddball Art digi, Big Eyed Girl - Wanda (image #9). She is colored with Copic markers, and cut out with a die from Paper Wishes.

The falling hearts designer paper behind the image was found on Pixel Scrapper.  It's called, "fall into autumn" by Janet Scott. All other papers and the sentiment are from Close To My Heart.  The scallop dies are from Lawn Fawn.  The leaf confetti is from Umwow Studio. 

Need this great image and sentiment for yourself?  Been eyeing some other great Oddball Art images?  I've got a great way for you to get them at a discount!!  Use code DTJULIE10 at checkout for 10% off anything in the shop!  Not just digis!  Wow! Lizzie is so generous!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart -- Always ATG
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky Party
Dream Valley Challenges - Autumn Colors
Markerpop Challenge -- Autumn/Fall
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Art by Miran -- ATG

Best Witches -- a New Release at Oddball Art Co.

I'm pleased as punch to announce that I'm on the design team for Oddball Art.  It tickles me to no end to be able to say, "I'm an Oddball" because it is to true!  Besides that, Lizzy Loves' images bring out the quirky, fun side of me, and I like that!

Today is a new release day, and you can find several in the Etsy shop.  This great one, just in time for Halloween crafting, comes with the digi image and sentiment:


I colored Best Witches with Copic markers, then fussy cut the witch on her broom, her cat, AND her pet spider (can you see it?).  They are all taking off for a fun night of adventure, but that cat better hang on tight!

The witch hat shaped card SVG file can be found at The Cutting Cafe.  Papers are from Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM-- it's part of the Spooky Bundle. I used a Creative Memories punch in 2 sizes to cut out the sentiment.

Need this great image and sentiment for yourself?  Been eyeing some other great Oddball Art images?  I've got a great way for you to get them at a discount!!  Use code DTJULIE10 at checkout for 10% off anything in the shop!  Not just digis!  Wow! Lizzie is so generous!

Check out the other awesome new releases on the Oddball Art blog today, plus there's a new challenge starting (see my other post).  Have you joined the Oddball Art Facebook group?  There's tons of inspiration, a Facebook contest, chances to chat with Lizzy Love and the DT, plus lots of fun!  You, too, can be an Oddball!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspiration -- ATG with a Twist of Magic
Craft-Dee Bowz -- ATG with a handmade bow
Crafting from the Heart -- Always ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society -- ATG/option - hat
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a sentiment

Have a Magical Day -- for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday -- Digi Choosday!  We're starting a new challenge today.  The theme for the next 2 weeks is 'monochromatic'.  Our shaped card theme is going on for another week, too.

I was in a 'rosy' mood when I made this card!



I used a Polkadoodles digi from the Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle.  The sentiment, rose background paper, and pink frame are also from the Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Collection

I cut out the rose shaped card on my Silhouette.  The rose ribbon is from Close To My heart.  The glitter domes are from my stash. 

Make sure to check the Digi Choosday Challenge blog within 24 hours to see what this week's discount code is.  It's always worth it, and it only lasts 24 hours.  Then, check out our Digi Choosday Facebook group for fun, inspiration, and news.  Don't forget to link up your shaped cards &/or monochromatic makes.  I'd love to see them!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge -- ATG with a twist of Magic
Crafting from the Heart -- Always ATG
Craft it up and Link It Up -- Favorite Color Combo (at the moment)
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
Crafty Boots Challenge -- Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers -- floral embellishments
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Art by Miran -- ATG

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all -- for Lacy Sunshine

This is only my second time to post for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog, but I am so in love with these images!  Our theme for the challenge starting today is "Winds of Change." Fall is definitely in the air where I live!



This adorable Lacy Sunshine image is Gusty Oak Flower Pot Pretty.  I colored her with Copic markers. 

I used dies from Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders, and Craftin' Desert Divas on this card.  The sentiment is from Joy's Life.  The beautiful crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM.  Papers are from Close To My Heart

This Winds of Change challenge will run for 2 weeks on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog.  I so hope you will join us!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a sentiment
D.L. Art -- September Linky party
Crafting with an Attitude -- ATG
Crafty Girls Creations -- ATG
House that Stamps Built -- Falling for Fall
Through the Craftroom Door -- ATG

Friday, September 11, 2015

I am strong. For The East Wind

I have a New Release today for The East Wind.  Last week, I made a card, and I thought it was my all-time favorite TEW image.  Then, I colored up today's image.  Now, I have a new favorite.  It's the eyes!

This new release, called 'Untitled', was colored with Copic markers.  I used Die-namics oval cutting dies to cut out 'Untitled' and the sentiment.  The sentiment was found at Pixel Scrapper.  It's word art by Marisa Lerin.  Designer papers are from My Mind's Eye -- I think (they were in my scraps).  Glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart.

For inspiration, contests, fun, and chances to talk with the artist, Unky, herself, plus see videos of her amazing talent, join The East Wind Facebook group.

I'd love it if you'd follow me on Instagram.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD sentiment -- ATG (with a sentiment)
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

You're Awesome! A Tutorial

It's Friday, and that's awesome!  So are you, and so is the opportunity to post on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog.  
I have a short tutorial there today on one of my favorite techniques -- pleating ribbon. 

First, the completed card:


This rubber stamp is part of the Warm Summer Days A6 Stamp Set.  I colored her with Copic markers and Lyra Rembrandt Polycore pencils. 

For the ribbon technique -- below is everything I used -- card base, patterned paper, image, and sentiment.  There's double sided tape across the top of the card, and the ribbon that I'm going to pleat.

Maybe it's because I'm left-handed, but I found it easier to turn the card upside down and have the edge I was pleating closest to me.  I started at the outside edge (either one), and gather the ribbon, pinching it every 1/2 inch or so, sticking it the double sided tape as I go.  Be careful to keep it straight along the top.  It's easy to get going crooked if you're not paying attention.  Trust me, I've done this!

This is what it looks like after I've gotten started....
Once the ribbon get all the way across, cut it straight across the card edge with a sharp scissors.  Assemble your card, tie a bow, embellish as desired, and your card is complete! Awesome!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
In the Pink -- Ribbons and Bows


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ribbon Weaving for 3 Girl JAM

It's Thursday, and I'm posting today on the 3 Girl JAM blog.  I'm trying a technique today that I've been wanting to try for a long time -- ribbon weaving.  What do you think?



I cut the paper border that the ribbon is woven through out on my Silhouette.  The design is found in the Silhouette Design Store.  

Since school recently started here where I live, I made this card for a young girl who spent her summer volunteering at the nursing home where I work.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine. She's Sarah Jane and Nibbles - Off To Study.  Her skin and hair was colored with Copic markers.  Everything else is colored with Lyra Rembrandt Polycore pencils. 

The rustic colored crinkle ribbon, from 3 Girl JAM, is Barn Door, from the Rustic Country Bundle

If you want some scrumptious 3 Girl JAM products for yourself, use discount code JO10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order!  Or, take advantage of this month's ribbon special, getting the Bundle of the month for just $1 with purchase.

Don't forget about the current challenge going on on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog:  Anything Goes with Ribbon.  Come link up -- you have all month!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine Color Your World -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Fresh Brewed Designs -- Back to school
Stampin' Royalty -- Back to School
Paper minutes challenge -- all about children
Moving Along with the Times -- Cute Animal

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What do Fishing and Christmas have in Common?

I'm starting today's post out with a riddle.  What do fishing and Christmas have in common?  Snapdragon Snippets!  I have two cards today, both from Snapdragon Snippets, both with a trio theme.

The first one I made with my BFF in mind.  I'm going to give it to her to give to her husband, the fisherman -- he'll like it!


This is the Goldfish Trio A6 Card found in the Snapdragon Snippets Store.  You can find it here in the Silhouette Design Store. The papers are all from Close To My Heart.

The second card is a trio Christmas card:


This is the Trees Trio A7 Card, found in the Snapdragon Snippets Store.   Papers from this card are also from Close to My Heart.

Come back often to check out the inspiration on the Snapdragon Snippets blog.  This is a very talented team!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Summer Hat -- for Crafty Sentiments

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I'm the hostess this time around.  For the next 2 weeks, I want to see your projects with a theme of "box".  You can make a box, decorate a box, make a box card -- anything to do with a box. 
Here's my inspiration for you:


This adorably sweet image from Crafty Sentiments Designs is 'My Summer Hat'.  I colored her with Copic markers, then used 2 sizes of a Spellbinders label die to cut her out.  



The box is a cutting file found on the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I cut it out on my Cricut Expression 2. The designer paper is also from Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbons on top are from 3 Girl JAM

I hope you join us the next two weeks for our 'box' challenge at Crafty Sentiments challenges

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:

Cheerful Stamp pad -- Remembering Summer

You Are Amazingly Amazing -- for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday, and a new challenge at Digi Choosday. As always, this one will go for two weeks.  The theme? Shaped cards!  Yea!  I love this theme!  Shaped cards are my favorite!



This image, from Polkadoodles,  is 'Seashore Shannon'.  I colored her with Copic marker.  The papers are from the 'Kath Walking The Dog' collection. The sentiment is from the Twiggy and Toots Digital Download Collection.  The card is an SVG cutting file from Polkadoodles.  It is Elegant Card 2.  

To finish the card off, I used some lace and crinkle ribbon 3 Girl JAM, and used a starfish embellishment from Close To My Heart.

Our 'In the Pink' challenge is going on for another week, and the shaped card challenge is just getting underway.  Make sure and check out the Digi Choosday blog TODAY to see what the discount is -- it's always a great way to get some shopping in, but it's only good for 24 hours.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Craft challenge -- shaped cards
Craft-Dee BowZ -- ATG with a handmade bow
613 Avenue Create -- ATG,optional CYOC (image, shaped card, solid colored paper, flowers, ribbon)
Cheerful Stamp Pad -- remembering summer
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky party
TTCRD -- ATG

Monday, September 7, 2015

Just for You -- and Path of Positivity

It's the first Monday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. Our theme this month is "Dedication."  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle


Dedication -- the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose.  "his dedication to his duties"

When I think of Dedication, this comes to mind:



Few things are as dedicated and determined as a butterfly.  How can they migrate hundreds of miles when they are so delicate without being very dedicated to survival?  To me, a butterfly is the very definition of dedication.

This Sparkle N Sprinkle image is called "Nature's Butterfly." I colored it with Copic markers.  I used a Lifestyle Crafts circle die near the top of the card, and a Craftin' Desert Divas die for the sentiment.

I hope you join us this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog for our Dedication theme.  I'd love to see your interpretation, and your creation. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs: Aloha Friday Challenges -- In the Sky

Not Just Cards Blog Hop! -- LOTS of Prizes!



BLOG HOP TIME



Its Not Just Cards
1st Birthday 
so to celebrate we are having a challenge and a 
BLOG HOP


If you have come to my blog without doing the hop you can


I am using an image from

I used an adorable image and made a card.  Here it is:


This Crafty Sentiments Designs image is a digi called "Little Friends".  I colored the digi with Copic markers.

The papers are from Graphic 45.  Dies used are from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

One lucky person who comments on my blog will win the image I have used. 
Good Luck.
Complete the hop to win lots of wonderful digis along the way!

You Rock! for Not Just Cards

It's time for a new challenge at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog -- where our theme is always anything goes.  Link up anything, as many times as you want, and enter as many other challenges as you want.  Just be creative and have FUN!

Our sponsor this month is Alicia Bel.  Check out her store for some really fun digi images!



I used the image called "Harley Davidson."



I colored "Harley Davidson" with Copic markers.  Designer papers and sentiment sticker are from My Mind's Eye.  Other card stock and bling dots are from Close To My Heart.

We're presently having a blog hop at Not Just Cards to celebrate our  1-year birthday. There are LOTS of prizes to win, so please come hop with us.  You have all month!  Then, make something -- or lots of things -- and link up with us at Not Just Cards Challenge blog.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky challenge

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Follow Your Dream -- for DigiStamps4Joy

There are new releases today at DigiStamps4Joy!  I'm always excited to see what's new in the shop -- the talented artists there are creatively coming up with new ideas all the time.  Today's releases are great fun!  



I used the new release, "Spotlight" and merged it with "Ballerina." I colored both images with Copic markers. 

I made the card using Lifestyle Crafts circle dies, Close To My Heart card stock, and My Mind's Eye designer papers.  The silver sequins and sentiment are from Close To My Heart. 

Check out the DigiStamps4Joy blog today to see the other fantastic new releases and creations with them from the talented design team. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
613 Avenue Create-- CYOC -- shaped, encouragement, sequins
Allsorts Challenge -- lots of layers
Art by Miran Challenge -- ATG