Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stand Under My Umbrella -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Woo hoo!  Today is the first day of Spring!  Spring is my favorite season, and I've already been enjoying some of the early signs of spring here in NW Wisconsin, including s couple of robin sightings!

I'm also enjoying my time on the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez design team.  Her stamps and digi stamps are so darn cute!  I am having a blast coloring them up!  Today, I have an awesome Little Duck that I made into a springtime card, just for the first day of spring:

I colored Little Duck with Copic markers.  The designer papers on this card, also by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, are the Easter Pastel digital papers

Easter Pastel

The stitched clouds on this card are cutting dies by Honey Bee Stamps.  The umbrella is a cutting die that has been in my stash for so long, I don't know the brand name anymore.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Etsy Shop to see all the wonderful clear and digital stamps and papers for yourself.  In the US, check out this Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Shop!  The Kinda Cute by Patricia blog is here, with inspiration found almost daily.  There's also a Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Face Book group, with a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and news here

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

D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring Brds (entry 2)
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Cute and Cuddly
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday -- All Creatures Great & Small
The Sisterhood of Crafters -- Birds

Monday, March 19, 2018

Create Your Own Sunshine -- for the Path of Positivity

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, so that means it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This month's optional theme is "yellow", and the project needs to be positive.  We are the Path of Positivity, after all. 

Our sponsors this month are Imagine That Digistamp and Limited Runs.   For this challenge, I worked with a chalkboard art design from Imagine That Digistamp

This is Imagine That Digistamp's Create Your Own Sunshine.  It prints off looking just like a chalkboard, and of course, being digital, can be re-sized however you like it.  Awesome!  

The sunshine die cut on the card base is from Honey Bee Stamps.  The sun in the middle of the die cut was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file from the Silhouette Design Store.  

I love the color yellow!  It makes me think of sunshine, and I am definitely happier and more filled with energy on days when the sun is shining.  

I hope you can join us at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional Yellow themed challenge.  Or, enter any positive themed challenge you'd like.  The challenge goes until April 7.

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

D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Imagine That Digistamp -- Year Round Link Up

Friday, March 16, 2018

Think Spring! for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

Think Friday!  Think Spring!  Think QKR Stampede Challenge Blog!  (Ok, that's all the advice I have for you today, LOL). 

There's a new challenge starting today at QKR Stampede Challenge blog, and it's Anything Goes.  Come join us this week!

I'm definitely thinking spring, and so is Chicken Little (Q-digi24296):

I colored Chicken Little with Copic markers.  She really doesn't look happy at all, does she?  Such an expression on her face!

The awesome designer papers that worked so well for my theme are from Imagine That Digistamp.  The umbrella die cut has been in my stash for years, and I can no longer tell you who it's by.  Sorry!  It's one of my favorites for spring.  I computer generated the sentiment.   The ribbon on the card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   The square dies used to create the card are from Lawn Fawn. 

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede for our Anything Goes Challenge.  I'd love to see what you create, and we've got awesome digis you can win (like this cutie!)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Tic Tac Toe (pink, ribbon, free space)
D.L. Art -- ATG
The Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring Birds

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Choose Joy -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration over on the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog.  March's theme is Anything Goes with an optional "Being Young" twist.  Nothing says being young to me like spring and new plant growth.  Some of the first flowers to grow in the spring are tulips, so, for the challenge, I colored up these whimsical tulips, found here in the DigStamps4Joy store.

I colored Fantasty Tulips (rg052) with Copic markers,  then cut out with a stitched oval die from Die-namics. 

The card base was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3, with a lattice cutting file found at My Scrap Chick.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart, cut out with dies from Paper Wishes, as is the butterfly die. 

There's still plenty of time to join in the Anything Goes challenge at DigiStamps4Joy!  I hope you can join us, as I'd love to see your awesome creations, and we have wonderful digis you can win (like this one!)

I'm entering this handsome guy in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Monthly Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- bingo with a Sentiment (3D item, digi, markers)
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hey There, Hop Stuff! For Bloobel Stamps

Hey, hey, Hop stuff!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Easter is fast approaching.  With it falling on April 1, I think it's really going to sneak up on me this year.  

Lisa Bloobel, of Bloobel Stamps, has the funnest, quirkiest, most recognizable style that I just love.  Today, I created a card using Bunneh 2.  This guy is h-o-t!

Isn't he the greatest?  There's a bundle of these bunnies, (Bunneh Pack) and all 3 of them are just a hoot!  You seriously need them ALL in your digital collection!

I colored Bunneh 2 with Copic markers, then fussy cut him out.  The sentiment, which fits his expression perfectly, doesn't it?!? is from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set.  

The papers on this card are retired Close To My Heart.  I cut the bunny border out on my Silhouette Cameo 3, with a file I found at the Silhouette Design Store.  The oval die is from Die-namics. I used this week's sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge as my starting point for the card. 

Don't forget to check out the Bloobel store.   You owe it to yourself!  

I'm entering this handsome guy in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Monthly Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- ATG with a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge -- Sketch (2nd entry)

Enjoy Your Special Day!

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  Are there signs of spring where you live?  The sun is getting more intense here, and slowly reducing our snow piles.  Yes!

I've been trying to participate in the Outlawz Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge this year, and I've managed to get this month's done before the month is even 1/2 over.  Wow!  This month's free image was kindly provided by Anne's Digital Art.  The image is called, appropriately, "Catch of the Day":

I colored up Catch of the Day with Copic markers.  I found some rustic designer papers in my stash of old Close To My Heart papers, and thought they worked well.  The sentiment is also a Close To My Heart stamp.  The dies used on this card are all from Paper Wishes. 

Off to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Progressive Monthly Freebie -- March
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Friday -- use a diecut

Monday, March 12, 2018

I Woof You -- Ike's Art Progress Freebie Challenge

Hello, and happy Monday!  I spent the day today trying to recuperate from this nasty upper respiratory infection that I've been fighting for 3 weeks, AND making cards!  The card making was the fun part!  Ike's Art is starting a progressive challenge in her Facebook group.  This month's image is free, and it's a d-o-g, so there was no hesitation for me to play along!  I love ALL THINGS DOG!!!

Here's my card, and thanks so much to Ike for the lovely freebie!

I colored this cute dog with Copic markers, then fussy cut him.  I used the sketch in this week's challenge at Outlawz, modifying it only slightly to fit in my paw print brad.    Designer papers are from the Silhouette Design Store, printed on my printer.  The sentiment is from Stampendous.  The speech bubble die is from Spellbinders. The lovely heart border die is from Close To My Heart.

That's it for this little cutie!  Enjoy the rest of your week!  I'm off to walk my own darling, Gracie.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Ike's Art Progressive Challenge -- Facebook Group
Ike's Art Challenge -- ATG with optional Movie theme
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Wednesday Challenge -- Sketch
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Favorite Animal