Sunday, October 28, 2012

Give Thanks

I wanted to share a card I made using an image from Doodle Pantry called Harvest Bounty. I colored it using my Copic markers and the bottom part with the vegetables was a colored image. I merged the two images together and then colored the outlined areas.

My stamped Thanks is from CTMH. The papers are from Stella & Rose. I love the feel of Autumn and all of the colors that nature gives us!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Fall
2 Sisters - Fall or Halloween
HIMCR - Give Thanks
Just Us Girls 160 - photo inspiration

Monday, October 22, 2012

Critter Challenge

This week at Critter Sketch our challenge is to emboss. You may use either wet or dry but show us what you've got! Our sponsor is Soft Pencil once again. I am using one of their sweet images for my card.

I have used dry embossing with my Swirls folder and my Cuttlebug. I colored the image with Copic markers.I also added some shimmer to her hair and fin with some spica glitter pens. I added a pretty ribbon. My image is popped up on pop dots. My sentiment is from CTMH and the sentiment shape was cut using my Expression and the Artiste cartridge.
This will be my last post as a design team member for Critter Sketch. I have had a ball working with the team but feel it is time to "step down" and give other talented artists a chance to be on the team!
Please go to Critter Sketch and check out of the wonderful talent and the challenge.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pickled Toad Anyone?

I wanted to share a card that I created using my Cricut and two different cartridges. I used the Artiste cartridge to make the shape for the sentiment (which is a stamp from CTMH). The stamp set works together with the Artiste Cartridge. I love that! The toads and the cauldron were made using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.

I used an action wobble on the cauldron to make it wobble. I wanted to video it for you but I can't figure out how to use my camera for video taping...duh! So... here are a couple of pics showing that it really has an action wobble.

I used goggle eyes on the toads. The Halloween stamp is from Tim Holtz. My polka dot paper is from DCWV. Solid paper from SU.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cardz TV #17 - Fall-O-Ween
My Sheri Crafts - Halloween
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
Come & Get it - Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
Ginger Loft - Fall 0r Halloween

Friday, October 19, 2012

A B C Pink Challenge

This week at Jellypark Friends the challenge is to make "Anything But A Card" using pink somewhere on it. After all over at Jellypark Friends we have declared that October is now known as "Pinktober" !
I used my Artiste cartridge with my Cricut Expression die cutting machine to make this cute little gift box. The image is from Jellypark Friends.

Here is a side view so you can check out the box...

I made the flower using the Artiste cartridge and then stamped its' base and glittered the flower. I added some pearl seed spray to the bottom of it. My image was colored using Copics. My paper is from my stash.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Let's Create (Anything But a Card) - Anything but a card
Simply Create - Linky #7 Always anything Goes (digital image)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A "Corny" Hello!

I want to share a card I made this morning using a new image set from Doodle Pantry. I also used my Cricut and Country Life cartridge to make the ears of corn as my embellishment. The image was colored with Copic markers. The designer paper is from a paper pack from Cloud Nine. The brown paper was distressed using a folder and my Cuttlebug.

I am simply in love with those adorable little ants from Doodle Pantry! They are always getting into some kind of mischief! Check out all of the darling ant images that Laurie has for sale over at Doodle Pantry.
Here is one more view of my card. I think you can see how I left the corn husks loose so they look more dimensional.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Autumn/Halloween
Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes
CardzTV - Anything Goes (I used Country Life cartridge for the corn)

Ghostly Greetings!

This week at SKdigis the challenge is to make something with a ghost in it. This is the last day of the challenge so I am getting this in "just under the wire". That seems to be how I am living my life lately! lol! is what I did using a free digi from SKdigis.

My image was placed twice in my photoshop program. I sized one smaller and added some neat highlights to it. I then placed it on top of the big ghost. I kind of think it makes him look like a "trick or treater". My sentiment is a retired stamp from SU. I used two different sizes of scalloped punches for it. My paper is from Target's $1 spot (from last year!). My ghost paper is from a pad for Halloween from MM. The arrow stamp is a new one from Close to My Heart and inked with ink from a memento stamp pad. I used some foam tape to elevate my ghost on the card.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
SKdigis -#5 Ghost
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Allsorts - Too Cute to Spook
Di's Digis - Too Cute to Spook
Just Some Lines - Too Cute to Spook
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Wonder...

I love Autumn! It is by far my favorite season. I love the changing of all the seasons but autumn is so beautiful! The colors are magnificent and all around me...The leaves on the trees with those beautiful hues and even the ground foliage seems to join in the fun!

Today I want to share a card I made using one of the new images from Doodle Pantry. The image is called Autumn Star. I have used the color version from the set along with one of the sentiments. I sized the star and copied it for a total of 3 images and then arranged them with the sentiment. I then faux stitched around them all as well as the border of my white card stock then mounted to brown card stock. This was then popped up on two thicknesses of foam tape to give it depth.Then I mounted it all to the designer paper. I believe the paper is from Recollections. A button with some baker's twine from Darice and 3 brads with washers from Tim Holtz completes the card.
Here it is...

One more look from an angle...

Have a wonderful Autumn week wherever you are and may God bless you and keep you safe!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Indian Summer
Milk Coffee Challenges - Welcome Fall
There's Magic in The Air -Anything Fall

Monday, October 8, 2012

World Card Making Day...a little Late!

I know I am late for World Card Making Day which was Saturday but I was away and didn't remember to post it to my bad!
I went to New York City this past weekend to see the commissioning of a naval destroyer the Michael Murphy. This was by invitation only and my husband, SIL, BIL and myself were very honored to be invited! Here is a picture of the destroyer...

Michael Murphy was a Medal of Honor recipient posthumously after he gave his life to save other men in his outfit in Afghanistan. If you google his name you can find out more about this brave young man.
Anywho... onto my card...

My image is from Jellypark Friends colored with Copic markers. My papers are from DCWV. The wonderful flower that is on my card was made following a tutorial by Desire Fourie at Doing Life. She is one very talented lady and I have learned a lot from her! Make sure to check out her blog! Here is a close up of the flower...

Desire's tutorial is wonderful and easy to follow...
Here is one more look at my card

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #79 - Always Anything Goes


Haha! Did that title grab you? I wanted to get your attention to tell you about the new challenge at Critter Sketch this week.
We have a sketch(I love it when they are sketches) for you.
Our sketch for this time around was created by Colleen Spangler from our DT.

This month we are sponsored by Soft Pencil.
Their digital stamps are absolutely ADORABLE!!

Please make sure you click on their name and check them out! They will have a wonderful prize at the end of the month so make sure you come back each week and enter your creation for a chance to win!

Now onto my card...

I love this sweet image that I have used by Soft Pencil. I colored it using my Copic markers. The solid papers are from my stash and the designer papers are from DCWV. I used a new die that I bought for both the leaf and the acorn which I distressed with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. The button is from my collection. I flipped all of the edges on the bottom right side to give it more depth. The sentiment is from SU and I added a little border around it with another SU stamp.
I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch. Make sure to check out all of the other creations made by the DT at Critter Sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #4 Always Anything Goes
NMWC - Halloween creations or colors

Friday, October 5, 2012

Think Pink!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the challenge at Jellypark Friends is to
add pink to your project.We have issued 2 brand new digi stamps to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a lovely simple ribbon with hearts and a special friend image and sentiment. Please think about buying one to use on your cards and help us to raise a little bit for this great cause... We hope you all join us with this challenge.The challenge runs for two weeks.
Here is my card

I have used two of the new images that are being released today at Jellypark Friends. The sentiment is my own.
I hope you all have a chance to pop over to the Jellypark Friends blog and check out all of the beautiful creations by my fellow DT members. We sure have a lot of talented women and I am honored to be on the same team as them!
I used a square scalloped punch for the ribbon image and sentiment.The little hearts are from another punch from Studio G. Papers are from my stash. I colored with Copics and used a Martha Stewart edge punch alongside the right side of the card.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Penny's Papercrafting Challenge #96 - Punches and die cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Use their sentiment or one based in love
Sentimental Sundays - Recipe 3-2-1. I used 3 hearts, 2 friends and kisses(x's), and 1 butterfly.
Celebrate the Occasion - Breast Cancer Awareness
Flourishes Papercrafting - Think Pink
Link Up For Pink - pink for breast cancer awareness

Monday, October 1, 2012

Doodle Up!

Here it is October 1st already...can you believe it? But with the 1st of the month comes a new wonderful batch of images from Doodle Pantry! Laurie has outdone herself once again! I love all of the new sets that she has created and I bet you will too.
I worked with the new set called "Tractor Sheep". What a great set. Here is the card I have created...

I used one of the digital papers that comes with the set and the lined image which I colored myself.The sentiment that I have used comes with the set also.I used my trusty Copic markers to color. A couple of different colored cardstock pieces and some twine finish up the card.
Check out the new images at the store and also check out what my fellow design team members have created using the different sets. I bet you will be adding one or more of these sets to your collection soon!

This is the inside of the card...

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Harvest Time
Di's Digis - Animals Acting Like Humans
Delicious Doodles - Autumn Colors/Autumn Scenes

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