Friday, May 3, 2013

Something new... CAS

Welcome my friends.  I've tried something I almost never do... Clean and Simple (CAS).  I really am most impressed with the creators who can make a card with little 'extras' and make it look so FABulous!!  I've never had that ability, but I think I'm going to try it a bit more.  I had a lot of fun doing this one.  And I even bough a couple of stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I apologize for the photo, but I didn't quite get the background behind the card right.  I'll try it again, and if I succeed, I'll replace this one.

Ta-da!!  I did kinda like how this turned out which gives me some incentive to try the CAS style again.  And if you're anything like me always thinkin' "I just can't do that", perhaps it'll give you some inspiration too.  I hope so.  But I don't like the totally dark background... do you??  However... I'm never going to give up my copics and coloring.  I love to color!!  : )

Fab Friday - SKETCH

Sweet Stampin' - anything but birthday
Crafty Calendar Challenge - sunshine and showers
My Mum's Craft Shop - spots or stripes
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - the letter B ... black, buttons, blue(ish)
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - April showers
Inky Impressions - spots and/or stripes
7 Kids College Fund - April showers bring May flowers
Twisted Tuesday - free for all
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Sourthern Girls - you can say that again -- use a sentiment
Amusing Challenge - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - beautiful button
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Pile it On -  April showers bring May flowers
Cheerful Stamp Pad - April showers bring May flowers
Crafty Boots Challenge  - use a stamped character
Ooh La La Creations - vintage/nostalgic
Annabelle Stamps  - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Come back soon, 'K??  Until then... CAS away!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Such a sweet angel

Happy Sunday dear visitors.  Look at me... two posts in the last three days!!!  How's that for improvement.  Actually, this is because I made several cards this past month or so and now just need to post them as I can.  I kinda like that.  : )

Isn't this a beautiful image?  When I first saw her I just had to have her.  She's called Charity Angel and can be found at Michelle Perkett's Etsy shop.. Like soooo many times, I purchased her quite some time ago, but am just now getting around to working her up.  And I'm glad I finally got to it.  Great fun!  I might suggest you go take a look at Michelle's shop.  She has lots of wonderful angels, fairies, mermaids and on and on.  I hope you love her work as much as I do.

This is one of those dresses that just had to be glittered up.  Then just some beautiful lace and a few pearls. I didn't want to use too many colors or embellishments.  I wanted this image to shine.  And... I think she does.

Crafty Bloggers Network  - anything goes
LEJ Designs - mystical, magical or mysterious
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - color combo ... red and white
Oldie but a Goodie - make it girly
Divas by Design - inspired by a movie ... Date with an Angel
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - free for all
Milk Coffee - lace and pearls
Stampin' for the Weekend - die cuts and/or punches
Bizzy Bec's - tic-tac-toe ... punch or die cut -- bling -- lace or ribbon
One Crazy Stamper - black, white and 1 more
Spark Your Creativity Now - anything goes
ABC Challenge - L for lovely lace
Dream Valley Challenges - things with wings
Amusing Challenges  - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes

That's it for today kids.  Enjoy your Sunday and I'll see you soon (I hope).

Friday, April 26, 2013

A fun Uptown Girl... Lucille

Hello stamping friends.  I hope your Friday has started out wonderfully.  I'm off work for a couple of days, so mine day is going great!!

A while back I made a card for my granddaughter so she'd know I was thinking of her and loving her.  The perfect image to convey those sentiments was from Stamping Bella and is called Lucille sending her love.  She's one of the fab Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella.  They are really, really fun to color up.  Here's my attempt...

She really loved it. Not surprising as she's my biggest fan.  It's very sweet!  I hope you enjoy it too.  As usual, my pinks aren't as pretty as in 'real life'.  I've been told it's probably my lighting.  I do hope to take care of that some time soon.

Totally Gorguss - embossing
The Emerald Fairies Challenge - recipe ... 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellishments
My Mum's Craft Shop - easter or easter colors
Spark Your Creativity Now! - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo of a cupcakes bouquet in pink, blue, yellow (I didn't use)
Kenny's Krafty Krew - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Great Impressions - pastel colors and/or polka dots
Card Maniac - photo of party table using pastel colors
The Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Die Cut Divas - flowers
Party Time Tuesdays - bingo... glitter : flower : die cuts
Sweet Stamps - use 3 of any item (I hope mine qualifies)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - make it girly ... nearly everything on this card is more than 6 months old. : )
Clear it out Challenge - button it up ... theme: anything goes ... stash: two or more buttons
Crafty Creations - pink + one other color
Divas by Design - inspired by a movie ... PS I Love You ... or ... Love Story
Fab 'n Funky - love is a many splendored thing
Inky Impressions - photo... pink/red rose wallpaper, aqua furniture
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Art Impressions Stamps - layer it up
Paper Crafting Journey - use a sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - button up or show some flair 
Wags 'n Whiskers - may flowers
QKR Stampede  - favorite things ... buttons, flowers, hearts, pink, etc...
Stampin' for the Weekend - die cuts and/or punches
Stamping with the Dragon - spring has sprung

Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Finally... I found my smile

... and it's good to be back stamping and coloring and blogging!  I'm so very sorry to have been absent so long. More on that later.  Right now I'm going to share a new card with you.  It will take me a bit to get my skills back up to snuff, but here's my starting attempt.

This is a sweetie of an image from Stamping Bella named Ramona and her Wagon.  There are several Ramona stamps and they are all a-DOR-able!  What a fun way to get back into creating cards, right?  I colored her up, added white flowers w/ gold buttons (like daisies?), butterflies, gems, the sun, some glitter and some fluff stuff.  Voila.  I even get to enter a recycle challenge or two as the sun is from the packaging of something I bought the week before.  This was the inside of that packaging.  {smile}

Simon Says Stamp - happy birthday
Papertake Weekly - bingo -- glitter...die cuts...blooms
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - recycle -- the sun
Happy Campers - flower power
Bellarific Friday - splendid spring
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - spring
Wags 'n Whiskers - April showers/spring
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - birthdays
Crafty Calendar Challenge - sunshine and showers
Crafty-Emblies - anything goes
Spark Your Creativity Now - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes spring fever
Cupcake Inspirations - polka dots
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Dream Valley - happy birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox - inspired by a song or movie -- "Don't Eat the Daisies" ... both movie and song
Great Impressions - pastel colors and/or polka dots
Stamp with Fun - birthdays
stamps & fun = CREATIVITY - girl
Card Mania - punches and/or die cuts
Lexi's Creations - use your punches and/or dies
The Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Paperminutes - chevron
Sassy Cheryl's - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Just to let you all know, my absence was due to my mom passing away last fall.  I was just not ready for that and it just broke my heart.  It's taken this long for me to find my feet and find the desire to do things I enjoy again.  I still miss her terribly, but most days are much, much better!  I just wanted to give my mom props!!  She was one of a kind and my life has changed a great deal since she's been gone.  Bless you Mom.  You're the best!!

Thanks for popping by.  I hope to have more of a presence here.  I really miss you all.  Take care dear friends.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge... all about the B's

Edit:  Shared top 5 honors at Eureka Stamps

Good morning stamping friends.  Once again I say... YAY, it's Thursday and YAY, it's time for another Saturated Canary Challenge.  But, I'm sad today too.  This is my very last GDT challenge for Saturated Canary.  Yep... pretty sad (wiping random tear from my cheek).  OK... I not crying, but I am very sad.  Now, let's get to it, shall we?  The challenge this time is B's... use at least two items that start with 'B'.

This image is Rollerskating Zombie.  Isn't she.. ummm... "cute"??  Actually, she is a pretty awesome little zombie, IMHO.  She sure was a ton of fun to work into a halloween card.  It's been so long since I've made a card for halloween that I enjoyed it immensely!!  Oh... my B's are... Boo, Bat, Buttons, Brad (glazed skull), Black and Bling.  Not bad, 'eh?  : )  I hope, hope, hope you'll all be able to join in on this challenge.

Blogger Challenge - bring on fall
Cut it Up - anything goes
Pals Paper Arts - elegant eggplant, lucky limeade, pumpkin pie
2 Sisters Challenge - fall
Allsorts - layers
One Stop Craft Challenge - no floral embellishments
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Spark Your Creativity - anything goes
Unique Crafters - anything goes
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - autumn hues
One Stitch at a Time - for under 18
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Eureka Stamps - fall fun
Pile it On - patterned paper
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - fall inspiration
Crafty Boots Challenge - one -- think the number one... 1 image, 1 glazed brown, 1 bat
Lollipop Crafts - fall frolic
Crafty Bloggers Network - purple
Tuesday Throwdown - you're a gem
Divas by Design - for a child
My Mum's Craft Shop - buttons
Creative Belli Challenge  - fall/autumn

I do want to take a moment and thank Kritsa Smith and the most wonderful Saturated Canary Design Team.  You are ALL the bestest and I'll be missing each and every one of you!!  Thanks for the great ride Krista.  As I've told you often, you ARE awesome!!!

I think that'll wrap it up today.  It's getting late (for me) so it's time to sign off and get some sleep.  Take care my sweeties... until next time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness with lots of pink!

Good morning dear friends.  Hope your week is going well so far.  I'm having one of those kinda good/kinda sucky weeks, so I just sigh and say 'oh well...'.  It always helps to be able to color up one of Krista Smith's little beauties!  I just loved this little gal and wanted to work her up and send to a friends who's on the winning side of her fight.  For all those ladies currently in the midst of their fight, God bless you.  I'm wishing you all the best.  Soooooo... here's my Boobie Love...

This adorable image was a freebie I'd downloaded some time earlier this year.  What a great freebie, eh?  She really was great fun to color up and went fast too.  She sure looks like a sassy little thing, doesn't she.

Ya think I got a tad carried away with the pink??  Yeah... I know {nodding head}.  But, if you can't go crazy with pink on a Breast Cancer Awareness card/image, where can you??  haha!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge  - da SKETCH (last week's)
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - anything goes (their 1st challenge)
Forever Friends Challenge - ribbon
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - show us what you got (anything goes)
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
ATCs and Card with Attitude - anything goes/buttons & bows
Cut It Up - anything goes (their 1st challenge)
Fairy Tale Challenge - anything metal
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - anything goes/buttons & bows
The Poodles Parlour - here comes the girls
Allsorts - layers
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - embossing (the pennants)
Totally Gorjuss - pink and green
Heck of a Challenge  - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Spark Your Creativity Now - anything goes (their 1st challenge)
Unique Crafters Challenge - anything goes
A Blog Named Hero - who's the (em)boss?
Come and Get it Challenge - bingo ... die cuts, buttons, ribbon... pearls, free, ribbon... twine, free, buttons
Challenges 4 Everybody -  anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
No Matter Which Challenge - die cuts and/or punches
Love to Create - show us your ribbon or twine
Pile it On - patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp and Show - hero (this little gal is a hero)
Totally Stampalicious - ribbon challenge
Crafty Boots Challenge - one (1 image, 1 button, 1 bow, 1 brad (the Love word)
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - pick 3 (ribbon, pearls, die cut/punches
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes

Now remember... there's still time to enter our current Saturated Canary Challenge.  For every entry, Saturated Canary will donate $1 to Susan G. Kolman for the Cure.  I'll be back Thursday for our next, my last : ( ,  Saturated Canary Challenge. As always, thanks for visiting today dearies.  You're always such a welcome surprise!!  Come back often, 'K? 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Saturated Canary Smash Book Memories

Edit:  Won "One Big Grand Prize"  at Unique Crafters Challenge

Hello my friends!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I'm off today so I'm feelin' fine and doin' a bit of crafting!!  Love, love, LOVE a holiday Monday!!!  Today I've worked up another fantabulous Saturated Canary image called Smashy Bob.  There's another image much like this one called Smashy Curls so you can see that the Bob part is hair-related.  Cute, eh?

I'd originally gotten this image to use with my Teddy Bo images.  But I thought it just went perfectly with a smash book image.  

I am going to repeat the plea (probably several times until the current SC challenge is over) I made in my last post regarding a wonderful charitable cause in which Krista is participating.  Here it is copied and pasted...

PLEASE, visit the Saturated Canary Challenge blog as Krista is generously contributing $1 for every entry into this challenge (up to 500) for a fabulous cause.  So check it out, have some fun participating and get all your friends and family to join in too, 'K?

Saturated Canary - dotty
The Paper Shelter - layers on layers
The Perfect Sentiment - anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
Designers Choice Challenge - flowers
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - floral fantasy
Southern Girls Challenge - all about the flora
Polka Doodles - flowers
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
The Sweet Stop - da SKETCH
Heck of a Challenge - anything goes
Amusing Challenges - markers
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Addicted to Stamps - lots of bling
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge - something old, something new (old = buttoms, new = image)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - going dotty
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - create a square card
Stamp with Fun - button
The Crazy Challenge - seeing spots
Spark Your Creativity Now  - anything goes -- their1st challenge!
Unique Crafters Challenge  - anything goes
Natalie and Any Challenge  - anything goes

As for me, I think I'm going to blow this whole day on coloring and having fun.  If you see my messy house, you could see why I should do everything BUT that, but after all... it's a holiday!!  Come back again as soon as you can, 'K?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's Saturated Canary Challenge time

Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Hello all.  It's time for another Saturated Canary Challenge.  That's always a fun day in my books.  For this challenge our theme is Going Dotty.  Let's see them dots folks.  For my GDT card, I've used Washi Tape Kinda Girl at the Saturated Canary On-line Shop.  Like so many of us, she is soooooo in love with her washi tape!!  Too cute, right??

She was so fun to work up and went fast too!  For me, that's saying a LOT as I'm not exactly a speed demon when it comes to coloring.  LOL!  Oh, and BTW... she comes with her own sentiments too... three of 'em!!  Can't beat that with a stick now, can ya?  I do hope you'll be able to join us for this challenge.  The worst that could happen is you might have some fun!!!  {smile}

And... PLEASE, visit the Saturated Canary Challenge blog as Krista is generously contributing $1 for every entry into this challenge (up to 500) for a fabulous cause.  So check it out, have some fun participating and get all your friends and family to join in too, 'K?

Say It With... - spots, dots and anything round
Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - hearts
Come and Get It Challenge - show them your flowers
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge  - cute as a button
Cupcake Craft Challenges - flowers
Eureka Stamps - anything goes
Pile it on - I spy something with a 'P'... pink, polka dots... I guess that's it, just 2!
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Take Time for You - all allowed/anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - pink and black ... hope I'm legit.
Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - bingo ... pink, flowers, polka dota
The Perfect Sentiment - anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes
Designers Choice Challenge - flowers

I guess that's it for today my friends.  Thanks for stoppin' in and I hope you'll hurry back soon.  Have a great day!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Home... where the story begins...

Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at Do You Stack Up
Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at Inky Impressions Challenges

Good morning friends!  Welcome to my little blog today.  I just have a quick post to share another of Krista's wonderful images from Saturated Canary.  This little lady is called no bites.  I know... you're saying 'odd name for such a sweetie!', but she has an alter ego named my bite is worse than his bark and she's a bit of a vampire.  Ahhhh... now it makes sense, right??  Anyhoo... on to Miss "No Bites".

I think I say this with every Saturated Canary image I share, but isn't she simply sa-wheet!?!  Krista can just work magic with that drawing pencil of hers.  And lucky for all of us that she can.  IMHO.  I do feel bad for her little dog friend.  I have colored him up pretty poorly.  I tried to make him out like a pug but, it's a bit lacking, if you ask me.  Also, I don't think I've seen a pug with cropped ears... only floppy ones.  But they are so danged cute that I thought I'd give it a shot.  Oh well... try and try again.

Pals Paper Arts - da SKETCH -- I had to skew my image a bit as she was just too tall.
Inky Impressions - pearls and/or bling
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - furry friends
DYSU - buttons
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo Bingo -- bold and bright... pearl... sentiment
Dilly Beans Designers Challenge - bright colors
Totally Gorjuss - string's the thing
Stamptacular Sunday - let's hear it for the girls
Corrosive Challenge - cute as a button
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Take Time for You - all allowed/anything goes

That's all today folks.  Have a great week and we'll see you back here soon, I hope.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Queen... more Saturated Canary

Morning gals and guys!!  I am soooo relaxed right now.  It's Saturday morning and I'm coloring an image and decided to post the latest image I've colored up which is The Queen from Saturated Canary.

I think she's awesome!!  Don't you??  Krista's SC images are just so fun to color up... I just can't get enough.  And I have quite a few more images that I'll be throwing out there as time allows.  This was my first card where I used some washi tape.  Yeah... I'm always about a step or two behind.  haha!   I tried to make this a clean and simple (CAS) card, but this is the best I could do.  I probably isn't actually CAS, but for me... it is.

Freshly Made Sketches  - SKETCH (can't enter, too many challenges, but wanted to credit them)
CMC Copic Challenge - use blacks/dark grays
Sentimental Sundays - clean and simple (I hope)
No Matter Which Challenge - anything goes
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - add some flowers
Card Mania - anything goes -- 1st challenge!!
Cards and More - anything goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - square cards
The Paper Shelter - clean and simple
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - flower power
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - feeling fruity
Craft Punked - flower power
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes

Now... I'm off to do a bit more coloring.  Have a great, great weekend my friends.  Come back soon, 'K?