Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dilly Beans Girl

Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at Stella Says Sketch

Good evening folks.  I've had a very lazy Sunday and boy.... did I need it!!  I did take some time and put together a card I made with one of the new Dilly Beans image I won a few weeks ago.  Megan has created some fascinating images so if you're not familiar with them, go check them out.  The image I've used today is called Girl & Butterfly

 I just had to have one of Dilly Bean's big-eyed girls... they're so fabulous!  She was a joy to work up except for that danged butterfly!  Why?  I don't know but everything I did was just too boring for such a lovely creature!!  So I ended up going with two colors and added lines and dots.  I kinda like how it turned out.  What do you think?  Maybe a darker blue???  I added a couple of punch butterflies with white dots added to them as well.

Anywhoo... that was my Sunday.  Quiet and enjoying making a card for my daughter-in-law's birthday.  I think I'm actually ready for Monday!!  I know... how weird!!  {smile}

this card fit two separate sketch challenges!!
Stella Says Sketch  - SKETCH

The Paper Players - 100th challenge - choose your favorite challenge of the last 99 and create a new project.  I chose the SKETCH from challenge #40

Lollipop Crafts - flowers in bloom
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Lexi's Creations  - happy birthday
Wild Orchid Challenge - anything goes (I'm not eligible, but wanted to promote their challenge)
Digital Tuesday - butterflies
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps Challenge  - birthday celebrations
Inky Impressions - celebrations
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - flower power (their LAST challenge)
Cute Card Thursday  - punch drunk (I used punches)
Southern Girls Challenge - things with wings
For Your Inspiration - photo inspiration
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - create any type of project with yellow as the main color (hope mine's yellow enough!!)
Emergency Crafters - anything with wings
Creatalicious - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - feeling punchy

That's it for today ladies and gents.  Thanks for coming to visit.  You always make my day!!  Have a great week!!

Stamps:  Dilly Beans girl & butterfly digi, The Cat's Pajamas Smells Like Cake clear set (sentiment)
Papers:  MME Lost & Found Sunshine
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (sentiment)
Supplies:  WOC white poppies, MS butterfly punch, black gems, tiny pearls, EK border punch
Techniques:  copic markers, don't remember what it's called but it's feathering two different colors together.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Hi folks!  Hope your Thursday has gone well.  I wanted to start out by thanking all those who have sent best wishes for my mom.  Such sweet, sweet people out there in stamping blogland!  It means a LOT!  And by the way, she is doing much better and we're very hopeful for a full recovery!  {big smile}

Now to the fun stuff... a new card.  Yep... I'm stuck on these sweet Saturated Canary images and have now worked up this darlin' called Beach Baby.  She's just a smile waitin' to happen isn't she?  And so fun to color up.

I know... I know... the DPs I've chosen don't make anyone think of the beach or sun fun.  But, I decided that wasn't necessary or anything to worry about. I've seen some terrifically cute 'beach' cards with the whole beachy theme, but this is OK too, right?  : )  Oh... and please, no tough comments on the sand, 'K?  It's my first try and I came up a little short.  I was just dotting my little copic heart out and that's the best it got!  haha!

iSpy Sketches - SKETCH (cute, right??)
Raise the Bar - hello summer
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge - back to nature
fun with shapes and more - summer
Catch the Bug - photo inspiration
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - black, white and a splash of color
Totally Gorjuss - sunshine
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Pile it On - let's get outdoors
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Stamp with Fun - holidays
The Crazy Challenge - recipe, use 1 of each:  ribbon/twine, gems/pearls, dies/punches
Fashionista Challenge - simply summer
Papertake Weekly - 3,2,1 - use 3 of one item, 2 of another and 1 of another.  3 DPs, 2 edge punches, 1 image
Divas by Design - summer theme
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - school's out for summer
Paper Crafting Journey - colour it up (hand color)
Saturated Canary - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - do you like to go to the beach?
Willow Sketchie Challenge  - SKETCH or favorite color combo (black, white, red... one of my top three combos)

I think that's it my friends.  Time to go visit Mom.  Have a great Friday and as always, thanks for popping into my little world.


Stamps:  Saturated Canary beach baby digi, AmyR Stamps beach sentiments
Papers:  Canvas Corp red & white mini dot reverse, MME Lost & Found sunshine (tapestry and stripes)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black for sentiment
Supplies:  Nestibilities, edge punch, twine, black gems, gold stickles, black diamond stickles, pink stickles
Techniques:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SC Windy Day

Happy Saturday my stamping friends.  Hope this post finds you well and enjoying some healthy creative time.  At least I find it to be healing and calming.  I'm really getting back to enjoying creating my cards again.  Soooo... I've just popped in to share another with you.  It's another Saturated Canary image... Windy Day.

I finished this a few days ago and am just now getting around to posting.  Unfortunately, my mom's currently in the hospital so my days have been busy visiting her and worrying when I'm not there.  She's doing better, so the stress is somewhat lessened and I'm grateful for that!!  I haven't colored for a few days, but think getting some 'color time' will help me stay calm and sane!!

Thank heavens for such cute images like this little gal that help me and so many of us get our minds off our busy lives or our troubles.  These are my fave colors and was soooo fun to put together.  For the 'matting' I took three Prima Bright flowers, glued them together and attached my sentiment to them.  I missed dead center, but I like the result.  Gives extra texture and just looks cute (I think).

Saturated Canary Challenge - anything goes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz  - pearls
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Sentimental Sundays  - show us your spots
Gingerloft Challenge - circles, circles and more circles
Quirky Crafts  - up, up and away OR the sky's the limit
Paper Smooches  - photo inspiration

The Shabby Tea Room  - photo using teal or aqua, pink and brown

Simon Says Stamp and Show  - show some texure
The Crazy Challenge-childhood memories
Fashionista Challenge - simply summer
Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything shiny
Oldie But a Goodie - anything goes (pearls, Prima flowers and WOC flowers are ages old)
Top Tip Tuesday - sparkle galore
Tuesday Taggers  - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - let's play bingo (flowers - pearls - die cuts)
The Paper Shelter - going dotty
Simon Say Stamp Challenge - diamond jubilee... crowns and/or gems
Truly Scrumptious - flower power (their last challenge)  : (
Copic Oz - create a birthday challenge
Paper Crafting Journey - color it up - hand coloring
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - blingage
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - summer time
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Just Add Ink - just add pearls
Polka Doodles - lots of flowers
Raise the Bar - summer
Crafty Ann's Challenge - it's a girl thing
Fun with Shapes and More - summer
Catch the Bug Challenge - photo - kites, swimwear, swim water

Crazy 4 Challenges  - circles... add lots of circles
Crafty Calendar Challenge - flowers in bloom w/option for swirls and flourishes
Scraphouse Inspiration and Challenge - bingo (glitter, flowers, pink/brown)
Creative Friday - pearls
The Squirrel and the Fox  - winter or summer (summer for me)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge  - use your favorite color combo (pink/green/blue)

Thanks soooo much for popping in today.  Visitors are always a special thing.  You all make my day!!  I'll be back as soon as I can.

Stamps:  Saturated Canary windy day, Rainbow Echo Designs congrats sentiments 3 digi
Papers:  MME Follow Your Heart Be Happy
Ink:  None
Supplies:  WOC flowers, Prima flowers, pearls, white glitter, green gems
Technique:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils