Thursday, April 26, 2018

Just Smile -- Guest Designing at The Outlawz

Woohoo!  It's Thursday!  The week is moving right along.  I'm super excited today to be guest designing at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday.  I play along whenever I can with the Outlawz challenges, and the Twisted Thursday challenges are super fun, with their 'twists', or, if you prefer, it can be anything goes.  The last Thursday of the month (that would be today), the challenges are always Anything Goes.  Yes!

The sponsor this month at Twisted Thursday is Dragon's Lair Designs.  I had great fun coloring up one of the fun dragon images to make this card:



This card uses the digital stamp, Flutter Byes, colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from a Power Poppy acrylic stamp set.  The papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  The gold butterfly was cut out from a die from Sizzix. 

Have you checked out The Outlawz?  They have challenges every single day of the week?  Try keeping up with that!  They have a monthly link up, with monthly prizes to win, plus each daily challenges has prizes awarded at the end of the month.  Lots of sponsors and lots of prizes!  I'm often lucky enough to win something, so it keeps me coming back and joining in the fun.  I hope you can join in to, especially join in the Twisted Thursday Anything Goes challenge this week!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
Crafting with Friends -- ATG

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sassy Cell Phone -- for the Scrapbook Stamp Society

Greetings, fellow crafters! I'm on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog today with a timely image.  Are you as addicted to your cell phone as I am to mine?  When I saw this delightful Fancy Pants Cell Phone digi, I just had to color it up!

I colored Fancy Pants Cell Phone with Copic markers and used a die cut for the "hello".  Isn't she adorable?  I had so much fun with this!

The card base was made with Spellbinders dies.  The papers are digital, purchased at Snap Click Supply.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. 

Check out all the awesome digis in the Sherri Baldy My Bestie Shop! You won't be disappointed!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
IDCB -- ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society -- ATG (option, not square -- this isn't!)
My Besties Dutch Girls -- ATG (optional Fancy Pants -- this is!)
My Besties 3D Art -- ATG with a Bestie
Brazil My Besties -- Open Theme

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Simple Joys -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Hello, fellow crafters!  Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I am posting for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  Patricia has a great mix of clear acrylic stamps, digital stamps, digital papers, Zazzle files, some freebies, and some printable stamps and cards.  There's something for everyone in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store

I have an adorable butterfly with Flower to share with you today:



I colored the Butterfly with Flower with Copic markers.  I think that flower is working like an umbrella, keeping the sun an rain off of the butterfly.  Smart! 

The card base, with it's spray of butterflies across it, was found in the Silhouette Design Store, and cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3.  The Simple Joys sentiment is a sticker from Paper Wishes.   The circle dies behind the Butterfly with Flower are from Lifestyle Crafts and Craftin' Desert Divas.

Here's a close up of the Butterfly with Flower image: 



I hope you check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez store, where you'll find all those goodies I talked about earlier.   It's worth a snoop around for sure!  Check out her Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez blog, where many of her images are featured by herself and the design team.  You won't be disappointed! You'll find the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group here, and there's a monthly Anything Goes challenge we'd love to have you participate in! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
IDCB -- ATG

Monday, April 23, 2018

Life is Sweet -- for Scribbles Designs

Hey, hey crafty friends.  Happy Monday to you all!  This month is cruising right along, although spring is taking it's time at arriving here in the Northwoods.  We still have lots of snow to melt, but we made a bit of progress this weekend, with temperatures a little bit warmer than they've been.  Yes!

I'm posting today for Scribbles Designs, where I have the honor of being a part-time team member, posting every 23rd of the month. That's today!  I have 2 projects for my inspiration post on the Scribbles Designs blog today.  Here they are: 

This first card uses flower pot 2 and the 'Life is Sweet' sentiment from Words 3...


I sized the flower pot 2 image large enough to fit the sentiment, then colored it with Copic markers.   I found the blue dotted background paper in my stash.  I thought the twine went well with the twine around the pot in the image.  

The second project, the tag, uses Farrah Flamingo:



Farrah Flamingo is a hottie, isn't she?  You know where she stand in the flock!  She is also colored with Copic markers.  Papers on this tag are from Imagine That Digistamp.  The sentiment is computer generated, and just seems to fit.  The fibers are long retired from Close To My Heart.  I've had them for years, but keep reaching for them.  

I'm enjoying my chance to play with Scribbles Designs images.  I'm finding so many fun ones in the Scribbles Designs store.  You really  owe it to yourself to explore the store

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #116 -- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Not Just Cards -- April challenge
D.L. Art -- April linky party
IDCB -- ATG

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sweet, Sweet Summer -- A DigiStamps4Joy New Release

It's Sunday, there's finally some signs of spring here, and it's New Release Sunday at DigiStamps4Joy.  I have a card that makes me think of summer!


This card uses Jen's Secret and Jen's Secret 4, colored with Copic markers.  

I hope you check out the beautiful artwork from the rest of the DigiStamps4Joy team and the wonderful new releases this week!  They are worth a peek!  Then, join us for our optional bright colors challenge (or anything goes).  I'd love to see your entry!

Friday, April 20, 2018

You are My Home -- for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

It's Friday!  Yea!  This month is going fast!  It's also the start of a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  The challenge goes from Friday - Thursday, and is always Anything Goes.

It's the time of year where the birds are looking for houses and building nests.  The bluebirds in a field near us were the inspiration for today's card:



This card uses QKR Stampede image Birdhouse and Vines (Q-digi24003), colored with Copic markers.  

I cut out the card base on my Silhouette Cameo 3, with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The designer paper was from my scrap pile, and I don't remember who's it is?  Does anyone recognize it?  The butterfly sticker and and sentiment sticker were part of a card kit I got from Spellbinders Paper Arts. 

I hope you find time to join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.  We've got great digis you can win (like this one!), and I'd love to see what you create.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L.Art -- April Linky Party
IDCB -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
Crafting With an Attitude -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Spring
Moving Along With the Times -- Springtime



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bee Loved -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Happy Thursday, crafty friends.  Thursday -- almost as great a day as Friday, isn't it?!?  I guess that's because Friday is just just around the corner!

I'm posting today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I've been having so much fun with her digital stamps!  The one I colored up today was such a joy!



This card uses digital stamp, Honey Bee.  The stamp comes with the bee, the hearts, and the Bee Loved sentiment.  (I added the bee flying pattern to the sentiment). You can use the bee separately, the hearts separately, or combine them, like I did here with this Honey Bee card.  I colored the Honey Bee with Copic markers and printed the sentiment on my computer.

The card base is an SVG file from My Scrap Chick.  I thought the honeycomb pattern worked so well with this card, and the colors went together perfectly!  I used a couple of circle cutting dies from Lifestyle crafts and Craftin' Desert Divas to cut out the Honey Bee.

I hope you check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez store.  She has darling stamps -- both clear acrylic and digital.  She also has some digital papers, printable cards, Zazzle files, and freebies.  It's worth a snoop around for sure!  Check out her Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez blog, where many of her images are featured by herself and the design team.  You won't be disappointed! You'll find the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group here, and there's a monthly Anything Goes challenge we'd love to have you participate in! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L.Art -- April Linky Party
IDCB -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday-- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
Ellie Belle's paper Crafters Linky party -- #11
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie -- Challenge #92