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 #115 -- Baker's Twine
Not Just Cards -- April challenge
D.L. Art -- April linky party

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
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
Word Art Wednesday-- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
Ellie Belle's paper Crafters Linky party -- #11
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie -- Challenge #92

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Just a Note -- for MHKDesigns

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends!  I'm on the MHKDesigns blog today, featuring one of my favorite springtime flowers. 

I'm totally in love with this month's release, Caring Crocus.  

My favorite color of Crocus are violet, so that's what I used to create today's card:

The sentiment is part of the Caring Crocus digital stamp set. Papers used on this card are from the Rosy Posy Digital Paper Pack.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:

Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge yet this month?  It goes until April 30, so there's still time!  I'd love to see what you create, and they are always Anything Goes if you use an MHKDesigns image. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Spring
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday -- Say it With Flowers
Word Art Wednesday-- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG

Monday, April 16, 2018

I Thank God for You -- and the Path of Positivity Challenge blog

It's time for some mid-month inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge blog, where the optional theme this month is 'Pastel colors'.  This month, we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle

I used the awesome Nasturtium #1 digi stamp to create this for the mid-challenge inspiration:

I'm not all that great with flowers, so I honestly don't know what Nasturtiums usually look like, so that gave me the liberty of coloring Nasturtium #1 any color I wanted.  Since our optional theme is 'pastel', I chose some pastel violets for my nasturtiums, and colored them with Copic markers.   The sentiment is part of the Nasturtium #1 digital stamp set.  I love pastel colors, especially in the spring, and I tend to gravitate towards shades of pink and lavender. 

I hardly ever have a chance to use this long, skinny oval die by Spellbinders, but I used it on both the challenges this month for Path of Positivity.  Awesome!  The sentiment die and backing die are from Spellbinders Paper Arts.  The pretty background die is from Lawn Fawn.   The butterfly die is from Tattered Lace.

I hope you have a chance to link up something at The Path of Positivity yet this month.  Our challenge runs until May 6, so there's still plenty of time! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday -- Say it with Flowers
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party  
Paper Crafter's #11 party at Ellie Belle's -- ATG

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fly High -- All Dressed Up introduction!

Greetings, fellow craft lovers.  Today is a big day for me.  I've known for quite some time now that I made the All Dressed Up Facebook design team, but today, we are officially introduced!  Yea!  I'm very excited about this as I've been an All Dressed Up fan since about 2014!  I've tried out for the team several times before, but this time, luck was with me.  

I pondered my intro card for awhile, then chose an image that had some of my favorite elements, flowers, fairies, faces, and hair.  It also lent itself well to a shaped card -- one of my favorites to make, so here's my first "official" card as a Dressy Girl:

This card uses Little Flower Fairy, colored with Copic markers.   The Little Flower Fairy is delightful, isn't she?  She makes me think of spring, which is taking it's sweet time about arriving here in Northern Wisconsin.

The 'Fly High' sentiment is from a Rubbernecker Stamps.  The card was created using a die from Yvonne dies.  The background paper is from Close To My Heart.  The butterfly die is from Sizzix, and the crinkle ribbon is from a company no longer in business, but I was on her design team and still have a ton of her ribbon -- 3 Girl JAM.  

You'll be seeing more All Dressed Up projects from me -- at least 2 each month.  Look for new releases, and Facebook Challenge inspiration.  I'd love to see your projects in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group!  Check out the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog, also, for the latest in challenges, inspiration, and new releases.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Leaves 
D.L. Art - April Linky Party 
D.L. Art, Thankful Thursday -- Spring
IDCB -- ATG with real stamp option (Fly High is real stamp)
Stamping Sensations -- one for the girls
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- One for the Girls
Ellie Belle's Crafty Wednesday -- Say it with Flowers
Paper Crafter's Linky Party at Ellie Belle's  -- ATG