Thursday, May 5, 2016

Be You

Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope you have something special planned for Mother's Day.  My daughters are taking me to dinner and a musical on Friday and then fixing brunch on Sunday.  And, I get to "play" with my Jaded Blossom Scrap Night Girls on Saturday - it can't get much better than that.
Today is my design team day at Paper Crafting World.

My 5 x 7 card features the Piggy with Bow cut file.


I love the colors in this patterned paper by Bo Bunny.  It really seemed to compliment the Piggy.
The sentiment was punched out with a 1.25" circle punch and then layered with Jaded Blossom Stitched Circle and Scalloped Circle dies.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the piggy and my Cuttlebug for the dies.   I tried shading the pieces using CTMH watercolor pencils but decided to add a little of Copic markers as well.

Be sure to head over to Paper Crafting World to see the latest in cut files available for instant download.  Melin's files work with a variety of cutting machines.  I love that she added a jpeg and png file.  I drag it onto my Silhouette virtual mat so I have a ready reference to assemble the file AND you can also use the image as a print and cut if you don't want to paper piece.

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Cut it Up Challenge #95


Hi Crafty Friends,

In honor of Teacher Appreciation our challenge is to make an ALTERED NOTEBOOK.
These are always so much to make and give.  You must also include a die cut.

My mini notebook cover was created using Jaded Blossom's new School Dies.  I also used the Alphabet Dies.


There are so many more fun parts to this set,  Be sure to take a look.

Come on over to the design team blog so see more clever altered notebook creations and link your own project.

This challenge is sponsored by
www.ascuteasabutton.com


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tipsy Mouse


Hi Crafty Friends,

Delightful Challenge #9 is now open.  It's always ANYTHING GOES using a stamped image.

I've used Tipsy Mouse from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.



I colored Tipsy Mouse using Copic markers.  I printed the image and then cut it out on the
 Scan n Cut.  All of the papers and embellishments are from my stash.

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  We always pick our Top 3, a random winner, and a Guest Designer invitation.  You have three weeks to link up your entry.

Digital Delights Challenge

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Day


Hi Crafty Friends,

I love my Copic markers but I've really wanted to try different mediums on my stamped and digital images.  Years ago I purchased Prismacolor pencils but rarely used them.   More recently I've added different water colors to my toolbox and keep telling myself that I need to take the time to try these different things.  Well, today I sat down and gave my Prismacolor pencils a try.   I'm really happy with the results.  My early attempts involved using Gamsol to blend.  Today I used the Prismacolor blender pencil.  It's gives a different effect but I like it.  I did not blend the hair at all.  I wanted to see the strands.  I basically used my Copic techniques, thinking about color families and highlight, mid tones, and shadows.  I also applied the color with small circles or flicks.  
My stamped image is Abigail from Stamp Annie Thing. The sentiment is from the SAT Trudy set.



I've also used Jaded Blossom's Scalloped Square dies and Stitched Square dies.
The twine, patterned paper, and sequins are from Doodlebug Designs.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Love Hearing From You


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my design team day at Paper Crafting World.

 I'm sharing one of PCW's digital images called Bear-Love Hearing From You.
I love this set because the sentiment comes with the file along with a print and cut/paper piecing version.



I used Distress Crayons to create the water color background before adding the Copic colored image which I cut out on my Scan N Cut.  The shell was in my stash.

I love Paper Crafting World's cut files, but my crafty heart is really in digital images that I can color.  I'm just beginning to play with water colors.  I decided to try backgrounds first and then I'll venture into using water colors on images - stay tuned.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Clear It Out Challenge #109

Hi Crafty Friends,
Challenge #109 at Clear it Out Challenges Blog is all about NATURE - flowers, birds, trees, etc.
Our stash item is GREENERY so you can add anything green.
This adorable little Garden Angel is from Robyn's Fetish, our challenge sponsor.
I colored the image using Copic markers with some Wink of Stella on the wings.  The patterned papers are DCWV Chateau Lavender - so pretty.  I also used Jaded Blossom's stitched squares dies for the image and mat.
Be sure to click the link above to join in the fun.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Cut It Up Challenge #94

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for another Cut it Up Challenge.  Our theme is spring flowers.  Be sure to include a die cut as well.  I designed a tag using Rose Circle from Bugaboo, our challenge sponsor.


The tag is from Jaded Blossom - Fancy Topper Die.  I colored it with Copic markers and added a little bit of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen,  a tulle bow, and a few gems.  The patterned paper is from an older K&Company stack.

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  Just follow the link above.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What's Your Sign?


Hi Crafty Friends,

Digital Delights by Louby Loo has a new release and it's fabulous.  Wendy has created images for each sign of the Zodiac!  There are digital papers and sentiments to go with the release as well.

My card features Aquarius.

I've used Jaded Blossom Tropical dies for the waves and added a few Doodlebug Designs candies.  I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the Copic colored image.

Please visit the design team blog to see each Zodiac character.
And don't forget our Delightful Monthly Challenge.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Puddles of Fun

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my design team day for Paper Crafting World.

My project is a reminder that Paper Crafting World sells more than cut files.  You can also find some adorable digital stamp images and print and cut images - perfect for a handmade card that you don't feel like coloring or don't have time to assemble the parts.

I've used the Bear in Rain Gear D Sb set.  I printed the image and title and then scanned into my Scan n Cut2 and watched the magic happen as my image was cut out.


I hope you'll visit often as our fabulous designers are here to share a variety of crafty goodness.
Be sure to visit the PCW store for lots of DT samples along with fabulous files for your own creations.



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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Clear it Out Challenge #108

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's a springtime challenge at Clear it Out Challenge Blog.  Our stash item for this challenge is FLOWERS!  One of our sponsors is Bugaboo Stamps who provided this adorable 
TUPLIP HEDGIE for me to use.


Everything on this card is from my stash, papers, flowers, and pearls.  The leaves are a Martha Stewart large punch.  I used Copic markers to colors the image.

Come on over to Cut it Up and play along with Challenge #108.


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