Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red, White and Blue for Teddy Bo

Edit:  Shared top 7 honors at  Tuesday Throwdown
Edit:  Shared runner up honors at Teddy Bo Challenge

Hello my stamping friends!  Did you all have a great Memorial Day weekend?  I know I did!  Just can't beat those three day weekends, right??  : )  Over the weekend, among many other things, I worked up another Teddy Bo image.  Such fun!!  This one will be for my son's birthday which is coming up quickly!!

This image is called Sausages.  Doesn't Teddy Bo look just like a home grill 'chef' getting a little overwhelmed with their brats??  {smile}  I just giggle every time I look at him.  My son is a pretty darn good grill master, so I thought this would be quite appropriate for him.  {smile again}

The Teddy Bo Challenge this time is red, white and blue.  I decided to go half between Memorial Day and Fourth of July.  There are several challenges I've seen using this color combo this week.  Lucky me!!  I added a little speckled affect on the birthday sentiment.  This was simply done by bouncing the image on the Stampin' Up real red stamp pad (old, old, old one).  And another piece of luck... I found a BG glazed brad that matches my bottom DP!  YAY!!

The Teddy Bo Challenge - red, white and blue... oops... and I now see 'and lots of bling'.  (Perhaps I don't qualify now). {sigh}
Digital Tuesday Challenge - just for laughs
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - masculine
A and T Challenge - buttons
My Time to Craft - it takes two (use two of something the same)
Oldie but a Goodie - anything goes - my oldie is those chipboard stars, the buttons and the glazed brad.
Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old (same oldie as for Oldie but a Goodie above)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - father's day/special male
DigiStamps4Joy - cute as a button
PaperPlay Challenge - summer lovin'
The Play Date Cafe - baby blue, denim, cherry
Aud Sentiments - use any sentiment
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - card for a man
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge - animals
Digi Days Challenge - red, white and blue
Fairy tale Challenge - boys & men
Wags 'n Whiskers - summer fun
2 Sisters Challenge - bring on the boys
Allsorts Challenge - happy birthday to someone special
One Stop Craft Challenge - for the boys
Craft Your Days Away - red, white and blue
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge - male theme
The Crafty Pad - flag colors (or SKETCH or both)
Kenny K's Kraft Girl Challenge - ribbon
One Stitch at a Time - red, white and blue
Dream Valley Challenge - humour
Here Come the Boys - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - summertime
Lexi's Creations - for the man in our life

Whew!  Seems like there's always more and more challenges!!  Just let me mention that I appreciate everyone who organizes these things.  I can't imagine how much time that takes!!  It's sure fun entering them all.

Gotta run... supper time.  Have a great evening and will hopefully be back soon.

Stamps:  Teddy Bo Sausages digi, Stampendous cling rubber sentiment
Papers:  BG boxers, (not sure where the red came from but pretty sure it's BG too)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (sentiment)
Supplies:  Nestabilities, chipboard (stars), BG buttons, BG glazed brad, white silk ribbon
Technique:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Monday, May 21, 2012

Smile and say cheeeeese...

Smile... it's Monday!!  LOL!  Well, it's certainly not my favorite day, but I'm going to try to make the most of it.  How 'bout you?

I worked up this wonderful Teddy Bo image for my grandson, Jackson's birthday.  I sure hope he likes it.  I just love these papers.  They work so great for boys (and men).  I so wanted to use the word 'smile' on this card, but I had a heck of a time finding the font I wanted.  My printer's still not working so I had to figure something else out.  I ended up finding these 3-D letters at Hobby Lobby.  They are really too big and kinda overwhelm the card, but I don't think it's too bad.  It did take me quite a while to cute out those silly word mats!!  Now don't look too closely... I had to 'piece' a couple of the letters.  {smile}

Timeless Tuesday - alphabet letter - pick one and use it three time -- "B", buttons, birthday, bling
Crafty Creations - male birthday
The Paper Shelter - birthday and a sentiment
Whimsy Stamps Inspires - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - it's a celebration with buttons
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - two colors -- blue/gold
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - about the boys
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - show us what you got
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - birthday
Just Us Girls - blue, white, yellow  (hope my darker versions are acceptable)
Craft your days away - all creature great and small
Little Claire's Designs - male themed
Joanna Sheen Challenge - happy birthday
The Crazy Challenge - anything 3D
stamps & fun = CREATIVITY - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - buttons galore (is three buttons a 'galore'?)

That's all I got today fellow stampers!  After all... it is Monday!!  Have a great one and hope to see you back here soon.

Stamps:  Teddy Bo Say Cheeeeese digi
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Hattie
Ink:  none
Supplies:  3D letters, BG buttons, small gold gems, nestabilities
Technique:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I heart you Canary Love

Edit:  Shared top 3 honors at Going Grey at Scrap-Creations
Edit:  Shared Artist's Choice Award at Sundays with Chrissy

Good Sunday evening all.  Thought I'd pop in and share a chard I've made for my granddaughter.  Here is Saturated Canary's Canary Love...

This is the first Saturated Canary card I've colored up and it sure was fun!!  The only thing was I had a heck of a time with her hair, at least the over one shoulder part.  Things were moving along swimmingly and then the color from my copics started moving and leaving messy, blech spots.  I tried to do what I could to fix it up, but now it looks pretty dorky.  I've decided I need to try some different coloring paper.  I order a small pack of X-press It and hope it will help keep those icky colored spots from happening.  It's annoying when you've worked on an image for quite some time, then the cardstock messes all your work up!!  But... except for that goofy hair, I'm quite please with her and Madeline will be as well.  Purple is her fave!!

Aren't these little gals so cute!?!?!  It's those eyes I tell ya.  They have that 'wide-eyed and innocent' look, don't ya think?  I have a couple more of these and just can't wait to have some more free time to get to work on one of them.  I'll probably just make some time.  Tee hee!

Saturated Canary Challenge - May flowers
Craft Your Passion - shades of green and purple
The Critter Sketch - flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
The Ribbon Reel - spring colors
Wild Orchid - anything goes (hope you don't still have that 'limited other challenges' rule)
Everybody-Art-Challenge - purple/blue
Going Gray with Scrap-Creations - emotions
Sweet Stamps - My favorite color - green (and my granddaughter's is purple!)
Timeless Tuesday - alphabet letter (pick one and use it 3 times) - "P": purple, pearls, pin
Oldie But a Goodie - things with wings (my oldies are my roses, stick pin, pearls)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - SKETCH
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - May flowers
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - a touch of sparkle
Moving Along with the Times - keep it real
Colour Create Challenge - green, brown, white and a hint of purple (I may have more than a hint!)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - anything goes
Terrifically Thrilling Thursdays - show us what you got!  (anything goes)
Color Inspiration - perfect plum, sahara sand, always artichoke, pink pirouette (not sure I'm totally legal)
Crafts 4 Eternity - wonderful wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - let's hear it for the girls
Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - flowers
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Card Makin' Mamas - May flowers
Fairy Tale Challenge - things with wings
Simply Create Too - feminine
Crafty Calendar Challenge - things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Sundays with Crissy - things with wings
CMC Copic Challenge Group - anything goes

Goodness... lots of challenges for this card.  I think I'll go settle in for the night so I'll say sweet dreams.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!!

Stamps:  Saturated Canary Canary Love, sentiment (unknown)
Papers:  K & Company Susan Winget Botanical Specialty Papers
Ink:  none
Supplies:  lace, pearls, WOC rose and buds, pearl top pin with soft purple beads, white glitter, diamond stickles
Techniques:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Uptown Girl Claudia

Edit:  Won first place honor at Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenge

Hello friends and stampers!!  I hope you've had a great Tuesday.  I did something unusual today.  I finished a card just a bit ago and wanted to share it with you.  It's my first Stamping Bella Uptown Girl... Claudia Has Candy.  I just think these uptown girls are da bomb!!  I'm planning on getting a couple (well... maybe a few more than that!!) more when I have the chance.

Isn't she just fab???  And I also got to use my new (to me) Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two DP.  So fun!!  I have really enjoyed working on Ms. Claudia.  I've really been out of the creating mood for quite a few months now.  I've made a couple cards during this time, but it was such a huge chore and not the pleasure it usually brought me.  But, I felt that pleasure again with this card.  So I'm hopeful I'll be able to get back into the swing of things again.  {crossing fingers!}

Take care all and I hope to have something else new for you very soon.  So glad to have you visit.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - sweet tooth
For Fun Challenge - my favorite girl (it's for my granddaughter)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - May flowers
Sweet Stamps Challenge - my favorite color (pink and I love this green as well)
Charisma Cardz - pink and girlie
Cute Card Thursday - food or drink
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - May flowers
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - c'mon, let's get happy
Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - bling
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Card Makin' Mamas - May flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays - for your inspiration - photo (kewl)
Jellypark Challenge - girlie girl
2 Sisters Challenge - make it girlie
CES Challenge - anything goes -- their LAST challenge
Sweet Stampin' - flower power
Totally Gorjuss - pink and green
One Stitch at a Time - use your favorites (pink, buttons, flowers, glitter, etc....)

Stamps:  Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Claudia Has Candy (includes sentiment)
Papers:  Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  flowers, buttons, twine, green gems white glitter, chalk ink
Techniques:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils