Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Seal of Approval -- An Imagine That! Digistamp New Release

Hello, friend!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a card to share, using the New Release, Punny Thanks, from Imagine That! Digistamp.  Super fun!



The set, Punny Thanks, comes with pre-colored and black & white images.  I chose a pre-colored image to use on this card.  Papers on this card, also from Imagine That! Digistamp, are Nautical digital papers.  The rocker card is a file from the Silhouette Design Store. 

Imagine That! Digistamp products used on this card:





If you'd like a chance to win this Punny Thanks set, leave a comment on the Creative Playground blog, and the winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6pm, PDT! 
Have you joined the Imagine That! Digistamp monthly challenge yet?  You'll find it in the Creative Playground.  The challenge goes until Nov 3.  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Growing Goodness -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Hello, good friends!  I   I hope you are enjoying this month's New Releases at MHKDesigns as much as I am!  Make sure to start at the MHKDesigns blog, then comment on each designer's blog for your chance to win!  

This is a card I made using the new Growing Goodness Digital Stamp set, available in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.



I used one of the images from the Growing Goodness digital stamp set and colored it with Faber-Castell colored pencils.  MHKDesigns images are so easy to shade!  They take very little coloring.  I LOVE this sentiment, and it is part of the Growing Goodness set.  The papers, also from MHKDesigns, are the Positively Purple Patterned digital papers.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:






Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge?  There's still plenty of time.  They run from the first of the month to the end of the month.  If you use an MHKDesign image, it's Anything Goes!  I hope you link up!  Check out the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group, too, for news, inspiration, and fun!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Take Time to Smell the Pumpkins -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday the 13th!  Yikes!  At the nursing home where I work, we're having all sorts of fun with the lucky day, and I hope you do, too!
It's also time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  Our optional theme this week is "Pumpkins", or you can always enter an Anything Goes project.

Here's my pumpkin-themed inspiration for you:

This card uses QKR Stampede digi stamp, Pumpkin Vine (Q-digi18802) and Smell the Pumpkins (ES-digi22004).  I colored Pumpkin Vine with Copic markers, then used scalloped Lawn Fawn dies to cut it out and back it.  The backing paper is from a DCWV Halloween/Fall stack.  The Smell the Pumpkins sentiment was cut out and backed with a Spellbinders die and gold paper.  The leaf accents are also from Spellbinders Paper Arts. 

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge blog for our optional pumpkin themed challenge.  I'd love to see what you make! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Funky Fall Foliage -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Happy Tuesday, fellow crafters!  Today is the second day that the MHKDesigns team is featuring this month's new releases.  Today, you'll see Funky Fall Foliage.  All the New Releases can be found in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.  

I LOVE coloring flowers.  They are my most favorite thing to color, so this release was a particular pleasure for me.  I tried to make the image into a fall-looking flower, perhaps closely related to a sunflower, but somehow, when I look at it closely, I think I caught the look of a dandelion quite well! Oh well!  It was a joy to color, however you interpret the flower image.



I colored the Funky Fall Foliage image with Faber-Castell colored pencils.  The sentiment is part of the Funky Fall Foliage set.  Papers for this card -- also from MHKDesigns, are the Sunflower Sampler digi paper pack.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:





Makes sure you start on the MHKDesigns blog, then comment on each of the designer's blogs for your chance to win this set (yes!) or even all of this New Release(!)  


Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge?  It's just getting started.  They run from the first of the month to the end of the month.  If you use an MHKDesign image, it's Anything Goes!  I hope you link up!  Check out the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group, too, for news, inspiration, and fun!




Friday, October 6, 2017

In Sympathy -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday!  Yea!  I'm traveling today 3 hours to see my BFF.  She was washing the windows on the second story of her house and the extension ladder collapsed!  She now has 13 screws and a plate in her left heel, and a broken tibia in her other leg.  She's in a wheelchair for at least a month, maybe longer, so several of us are road tripping today to see what we can do to cheer her up and help out around the house.

It's Friday!  That means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  This week, our optional theme is 'Autumn Leaves'.  I found a beautiful digital stamp in the Eureka Stamps store (the sister company to QKR Stampede) that I used for this week's challenge:


This card uses 2 Eureka Stamps digis:  Tree Losing Leaves (ES-digi34502) and In Sympathy (ES-digi4505).

I used a combination of Copic markers and distress inks on the Tree Losing Leaves image, coloring it with markers first so I didn't ruin the nibs, then using distress inks.  I fussy cut it, and backed it with Fall colored papers.  I love the script on the In Sympathy digital stamp! The sequins on this card are from Craftin' Desert Divas.  

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog for our optional "Autumn Leaves" challenge, or link up whatever you'd like.  I'd love to see what you create!  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Shine Bright! An MHKDesigns New Release!

It's New Release month at MHKDesigns!  It seems like these months roll around so fast, but I get so excited for the new releases!  Today is the first of 5 days that all of the designers are participating in the New Release.  You'll find all 5 New Releases ready for you in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.



Today, we're featuring Celestial Elements.  If you start at the MHKDesigns blog, then visit and comment on each designer's blog, you might win this set (or all the new releases!!!)

Here's one of the elements of Celestial Elements, inked with Tim Holtz distress inks, fussy cut, and placed in a panel cut out with a die:



The sentiment, floating in a cloud, is also part of the Celestial Elements digital stamp set.  It was cut out with a die also.  The sequins on the card are from Close To My Heart.  The dies are from Honey Bee Stamps, purchased at Ellen Hutson. 

MHKDesigns products used on this card:



Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge?  It's just getting started.  They run from the first of the month to the end of the month.  If you use an MHKDesign image, it's Anything Goes!  I hope you link up!  Check out the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook group, too, for news, inspiration, and fun!


Monday, October 2, 2017

No Worm for the Early Bird! For Path of Positivity

Happy October, crafty friends!  It's time for a new challenge at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. We're midway through our 3-month theme of exploring how the arts impact our lives and our crafting at the Path of Positivity.  This month, the optional theme is "Surround Yourself with Literature."

Our guest sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used the very fun digital stamp, Wilson Birds to create this:


I printed the Wilson Birds digital stamp on Kraft paper, then colored the mirrored image with Faber-Castell colored pencils.  The sentiment, also part of the Wilson Birds set, is SO darn cute!

I chose this stamp set, and this particular theme because, after perusing my husband's bookshelf, I found 11(!) bird books.  He and I are what you could refer to as diehard "birders".  We even have our own life lists of birds we've seen and identified. 

I hope you can join us this month for our optional "surround yourself with literature" theme.  Tell us how your project connects to the theme in your post -- maybe it's a particular book that speaks to you, a poem, or a quote.  Our challenge will go until Nov 5.