Monday, November 28, 2016

Imagine Crafts and Flourishes l.c Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together.

We are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer's unique style.  

For my card I used an image and sentiment from the Flourishes lc Coastal Christmas stamp set.  I watercolored the image and used stickles glitter glue around the boat and pier to give the effect of moving water.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenge #133 - Use the Bingo Board!

The CWWC Challenge uses this Bingo Board:
I chose to go across using monochrome, snowflake, and pearl for my creation.

The sponsor is Devil Cait Designs.  I was provided the image "Tracy" by the sponsor.

We hope you'll use the bingo board and share your creation with us at CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Anything Goes

This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is Anything Goes!

The challenge sponsor is Eureka stamps.  I was provided the Cool Cat with Shades image for my card.  (I love this adorable image!)  I went with a black and white color scheme.  The sentiment is from Dylusions Clearly The Right Words stamp set.

We hope you'll join in the fun at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pearls

For my card I used an image from a retired MFP stamp set.  I stamped the image using Memento Black ink and shaded using a gray copic marker.  The flower is from a Prima floral set, the lace is from my stash, and I added two pearl head stick pins behind the flower; three small pearls embellish the image panel.  Dies used are Lil Inker Rectangle Stitched dies.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us and show us your pearls!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Giving Thanks

This week's Paper a La Mode challenge is to create a card or project that shows us something you are thankful for or use a thank you sentiment.

Our sponsor is  A Day For Daisies. 
The sponsor provided the image Bird Family on a Branch that I used for my card. 

For my card, I am thankful for family!  I printed the image onto Bristol Mixed Media cardstock and then used Distress inks to give it a watercolor effect.  To get the watercolor effect I used the corner of a distress ink cube to color directly to the printed image and then give a spritz of water  to get the ink to spread a bit and dry it using my heat tool.  I really like the look!

We hope you'll show us something you are thankful for (or use a thank you sentiment on your card or project) this week.  You can find this week's Paper A La Mode Challenge HERE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sparkles Monthly Challenge

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to create a Christmas themed project/card.

For my card, I used Gina Marie Designs dies to create the shaped card.  The stamp is Inkadinkado Seasons Greetings.  I created a multi-looped bow to embellish my shaped card.

We hope you'll share your Christmas themed projects/cards with us this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Echoes of Kindness

I posted this CAS card to my SCS gallery a few weeks ago and wanted to share it on my blog today.  The image and sentiment are from a retired Stampin' Up set Echoes of Kindness.  I colored the image using Chameleon pens.  The angled die is from MFT.

I received so many kind words and cards for my birthday from SCS friends, blogger friends, facebook friends, and family from everywhere!  Thank you for thinking of me.  :)

CWWC - Circles!

The CWWC Challenge is to use circles on your creation!

The sponsor is Devil Cait Designs.  I was provided the image J-Ling by the sponsor.

After printing the digital image I colored it using Chameleon pens.  I embellished my card using lace and ribbon.  The background circles were embossed using an embossing folder.

We hope you'll share your creations that show circles.  The CWWC circle challenge can be found HERE

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Outlawz Challenges - Paper A La Mode Anything with Frost or Snow!

This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to add some snow or frost to your creations!

This week's sponsor is  Digi Stamp Boutique.  I used the Christmas Tweets digi image provided by the sponsor.

I colored the image using Chameleon Pens and die cut using MFT Pierced Square Stax die.  The snowflake die is from Memory Box.  The background designer paper is by Me & My Big ideas.  I embellished using adhesive pearls.

We hope you'll share your snow and/or frost cards with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Up, Up and Away!

I am excited to host The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme, Up, Up and Away (things that fly)!

For my card, I used the Sizzix Owl & Feathers stamp set.  I love the whimsical images in that set!  The card base and image layer are die cut from the PTI Noted Scallop A2 die.  I colored the image using Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll go Up, Up and Away with us and share your things that fly cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Outlawz Challenge - Saturday Paper A La Mode Things with Wings!

I'm excited!  This is my first post for The Outlawz Challenges Saturday Paper A La Mode as a member of the Design Team!

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps Shop.  I was provided the digi image Butterfly Kisses by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Chameleon Pens.

Join in the Paper A La Mode challenge this week at The Outlawz Challenges and share your things with wings cards/projects with us!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Use a bow and ribbon!

The Eclectic Ellapu Challenge this month is to use ribbon and a bow on your card or project.
For my card, I created a die cut wreath and used gingham ribbon and attached a multi-looped bow for a CAS Christmas card.
You can enter the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge HERE.

Altered Eclectics Challenge

My gift box was created by recycling a cardboard tissue paper tube.  I flattened the tube and then pushed the ends to create flaps.  Now I have a small gift box!  I decorated the  box using a scrap piece of paper, some ribbon, a multi-loop bow and a piece of vintage jewelry acquired from an estate sale. 
The possibilities are unlimited when it comes to recycling these tubes (see tube below)!
The Altered Eclectics challenge is always anything goes as long as you use something recycled, upcycled, altered art, mixed media.  No cards, ATG cards, or scrapbook pages!
You can enter the Altered Eclectics Challenge HERE.