Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sweet Friend

 
I'm so glad you stopped by.  It's my turn for Hostess Monday at
Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
 
My card is a new design for me.  It's called a C-fold and I watched a video by Lizzy at
That Craft Place Inspiration Blog to learn how to create it.  Lizzy created a much larger card but it works well for an A2 as well.
Here's my card using Cappuccino Pippin.  Pippin Mouse is one of my favorite characters in the
Digital Delights by Louby Loo line.  He's colored with Copic Markers.
 
I used my own hand died crinkle ribbon, Crafter's Floss, and a Spellbinders butterfly for the bow embellishment.

A Spellbinders scalloped circle created the "C" and smaller Spellbinders dies for the mats.
 
Here you can see how the "C" fold was created.  I used an Martha Stewart deep border punch for the inside mat and created the flower with several Martha Stewart flower and leaves punches.
 
The sentiment is from the Ice Cream Sentiment Set.  I cut the frame from a Spellbinders card maker die set.  Finally, VersaMagic Chalk ink on most of the layers,  bling and Stickles finished the card. 
 
 
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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Final Digi Desserts Fridaze

 
Today is a bittersweet day.  This will be my final Digi Desserts Fridaze post for
My Paper Crafting.  I have been creating the DDF posts since September.  I was so honored to be asked by Melin to coordinate the weekly post. I have such deep respect for the talented gals who shared their projects along with mine.  I looked forward each week to going to our team album to see what digi goodness I would find to share with all of you.
 
Even though the Design Team term is officially finished, stay tuned as some of us will STILL BE HERE, designing for Paper Crafting World, and providing you with some great crafty inspiration, ideas, tips and tutorials!
We are looking forward to a Sizzlin’ Summer of Paper Crafting!
 
Here's my final project.  I had these papers picked out while I was still in Texas and never got around to creating the card.  I must have been waiting on this Butterfly with Flower image to bring it all together.
 
I colored the butterfly with Copics.  The flower and leaves are Martha Stewart punches.  The light blue paper came embossed with the flowers.  All I did was sand it a little bit.
 
I would appreciate it if you would visit My Paper Crafting to take a look at the other DT cards and maybe leave the team members a little love.
 
And be sure to keep checking in at Paper Crafting World to see our new format for the summer.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Red, White, and Blue

It's a color challenge at Delightful Challenges.  With Independence Day a week away of course we chose Red, White, and Blue.
 
I'm using Liberty Daisy for my card.  She comes with the sentiment and also a flag image.
You can purchase Daisy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo by clicking
HERE.
 
I colored Daisy with Copics and inked the mat with VersaMagic Chalk Ink.  The mats are Spellbinders Labels 17.
 
 
You can join in our Red, White, and Blue fun by linking your project to Delightful Sketches.
Our prize sponsor this week is
$25.00 Store Certificate.
 
I would like to enter this card in Created with Love Challenges "4th of July".
 
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Monday, June 24, 2013

And even more challenges . . .

 
Like I said yesterday, it was so much fun taking the time to design some cards specifically for card challenges.  I love sketches, recipes, and challenge themes.  They all help to get my creative mojo going.  So, here are a few more cards and the challenges for which they were designed.
 
This first card is for CASEstudy.  We were asked to create something that was inspired by the "muse's" project featured on the post.  I love the simplicity of the design and chose to use my Neena patterned cardstock that I buy at a darling boutique called Paper Garden (yes, I hoard this paper!).  I thought this design was the perfect platform for the 4 Crafty Chicks "sentiment only" challenge. The sentiment frame and mat is a Spellbinders die cut on my eBosser.  After spending so many hours with coloring images (which I love!), it was nice to create a CAS card since I think that best describes my personal style.
 
 
This next card was created for the A.R.T. challenge which was to use this CAS sketch.  I love this patterned paper and the flourish is one of my new Spellbinders dies which I cut with my new eBosser.
 
 
 
Finally, the Pazzles Craft room offered 4 delightful Independence Day card projects.  Since I'm still learning to use my Pazzles, I'm loving the already created cut files.  The is the flag cut file and I thought it would be perfect for the Cut It Up "Red, White, and Blue" challenge.

 
Well, my friends, that's it for today.  I hope you enjoyed my projects.  I loved creating them to enter in the challenges and sharing them with you.
 
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Time to join some Challenges!

 
I spent all day yesterday at a crop at my LSS.  After preparing my Copic Class kits, I had time to create a nice stack of cards specifically for some challenges I wanted to enter - woohoo!  I haven't be able to do this for quite awhile.
So, here are two of the cards I made:
 
I made this first card for the My Craft Spot "Cute as a Bug" challenge.  I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch for the layout.  I love this little hedgehog image - so sweet.  I cut the Spellbinders circles on my new eBosser,  I know, am I too lazy to crank the Cuttlebug or Grand Calibur?  Well, the answer is YES.  This machine makes die cutting so easy and I love the 8.5x11 platform.  I'm also entering this card in the Fun-day Friday Challenge "Critters and  One Stop Craft Challenge "for a Friend."
 
 
The next card I made is for my new grand nephew who was born on June 5. 
I found this image while searching for a fairy image for the
Tuesday Throwdown "Fantasy" challenge.  I just had to make this card to welcome Parker to the family.
 I also want to enter this card in the Sister Act "Anything Goes" challenge.
 
I hope you'll visit tomorrow for a few more challenge cards I made while at the crop.
 
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Little Bit of This and That

 
Good Morning, Blogging Friends.
 
Please be sure to read the final note at the end for a link to an amazing site if you love entering your designs in challenges.
 
Hubby and I had a nice anniversary.  We went out to dinner without going off our food plan and received anniversary phone calls from both of our daughters, so it was a good day!
 
Here's the CAS card I made for the hubs.  I used my eBosser (anniversary gift to myself LOL) to cut the mats and flourish using some of my Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment is a My Creative Time stamp (love the quality of Emma's stamps!).  The paper is DCWV Bella Armoire.
 
 
 
 
I have been cruising around bloggie world to update my Challenge notebook.
 
CHALLENGE NOTEBOOK? you ask.
 
Yes, I'm a little binder crazy and I made a binder with weekday dividers.  On the cover sheet of each divider I list some of the challenge sites and their blog addresses.  Then behind each divider I have printed 9-box charts, one for each week.  I can write what each challenge is in the boxes and include any notes, recipes, sketches, etc. needed to follow the challenge guidelines.   This way, I can go through my book and see which challenges might coordinate and design projects accordingly. I also mark which ones I want to make projects for and then the ones I actually entered.  I can also add ideas for die cuts, digis, stamps, layouts, etc. that I want to use - the charts are great for planning
 (I AM a planner!!)
 
THEN
 I met a blogger who led me to the most amazing site. 
FELINE PLAYFUL
The name is misleading but if you love challenges, you really must visit.
Chris has a team of volunteers who list all the challenges and winners everyday!!!
It's unbelievable - you'll find all the information you need for almost every challenge out there and it's updated every day.  And, if you enter challenges, you can check back for the list of winners.
 
Have a lovely weekend!  I'm heading for a twelve-hour crop so I'd better finish packing my crafty goodies!
 
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome Summer!

 
It's a new post for Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.
I wanted to make a center step card and this image from Paper Crafting World was a great choice.
 
The image I used is Happy Spring.  It can be found HERE.
Other goodies I used for this project include:
MS butterfly punch
Elizabeth Crafts die (leaves)
DieNamics die (grass edge)
Stickles
Copic Markers
Paper Studio Ribbon Lace
I've been sorting my scraps so all of the papers are from my scrap stash.
 
Please visit My Paper Crafting to see more delightful digital projects and pick up your free digital download.
 
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #67 Things with Wings
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Show Your Season  (summer - I got married on the 1st day of summer)
Die Cuttin Divas - #120 Refreshing Summer
 (I love having fresh summer plants around and in the house)
 
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Raise the Banner

 
The "Delightful" gals at Delightful Challenges are adding flags or banners to their design team projects this week. 
I used the Patchy Bear image and one of the sentiments from the Luau Sentiments Set for my card.
They can be found at Digital Delights by Louby Loo or you can click on the name and be taken straight to the images.
 
I wanted to enter some challenges this week so I designed my card accordingly.
 
 
I hope you'll think about joining us this week.  Come on over to
Delightful Challenges and show us your project - we'll be looking to see how you use flags and banners.   This week's challenge is sponsored by
www.discountcardstock.com
The prize is a $25 store certificate
 
Challenges I'm entering:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles - Summer
Marker Pop - #25 Summer Fun
Created with Love Challenges - #46 Favorite Things (ribbon, digi images, Stickles)
Stamp-n-Doodle - Favorite Embellishment (ribbon!  can't have too much ribbon on hand)
Paper Pretties - #263 Summer 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So Sweet

 
I'm sharing a card that I made for Terrific Tuesday/SVG Cuts at My Paper Crafting.
I'm enjoying using my Pazzles with .wpc and svg cut files.  I still love my Cricut, but there are so many fabulous files available for the other cutters and Paper Crafting World has quite a selection.
 
This card uses the So Sweet Title cut file.  I also used the
Sweet as Cherries digital printable file and the Sweet as Cherries Designer Digital Paper,
all from Paper Crafting World.
 
I used my hand died crinkle ribbon, Crafter's Floss, and Washi tape for embellishment.
 
Here's the inside:
I used Word to insert the digi paper and then place the digi in front- used the jpeg format so the digi wouldn't be transparent.   When I printed it out, the digi was ready to color right on the patterned paper.
 
You'll find more SVG projects when you visit My Paper Crafting.
 
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Freeda and Fred Frog

 
 
It's Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting
 Time to share another terrific digital stamp from
Paper Crafting World.
 
This week I'm using Freeda and Fred Frog.
 
 Other goodies I used for this card:
DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies Stack
MS butterfly punch
Memory Box cloud dies
Handmade flower from Jani at Paper Compulsions
DieNamics grass edge die
VersaMagic Chalk Inks
Sakura 3-D Glaze Pens
Copic Markers
My Creative Time-Gift Card Sentiments
 
Please visit MPC to see more digi goodness from my fellow designers.
 
Have a lovely Father's Day weekend!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weddings and Anniversaries

 
Well it is, after all, June!
Hubby and I will be celebrating our 44th anniversary on June 21!!!  Wow, that seems like a lot of years.  I must say, though, they've been good ones.
 
Today's theme for Delightful Challenges is Wedding and Anniversary.
 
Pasquali is toasting  all of you who may be celebrating a special time this month!
I used Copics to color the image and Distress Ink on the edges.  I added cream seam binding for the crinkle ribbon effect then added some twine and  gems.  Simple layout, but I wanted your eye to focus on this adorable image.
 
Please visit Delightful Challenges to see more wedding and anniversary images and enter your own project for a chance to win a $15 store gift certificate from
 
 
 
 

Dear Ol' Dad

 
Good Morning!
It's Crafts with Cartridges day at My Paper Crafting.  I hope you'll visit MPC for some great ideas celebrating Dear Ol' Dad or any special man in your life.
 
I used these Carta Bella papers and the Billionaire cartridge to create this card.  Who knew that this cartridge would be a forerunner to the mustache craze!
 
 
 
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Digi Desserts Fridaze

 
 
I have a cute summer image for you today.
For my Digi Desserts Fridaze project, I used Bear with Sand Bucket from
Paper Crafting World.
 
I cut the sandcastle from the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge. 
The papers are Love Me Do by My Mind's Eye.
I used my Copic Markers to color the bear.
 
Please visit My Paper Crafting to see more DDF projects made with digis from
Paper Crafting World.  Don't forget to pick up your free digi while you're there.
 
I'd like to enter this card in
 Kaboodle Doodles #174 "For the Kids" ,
The Pink Elephant "Summer Time Theme"
 Crazy 4 Challenges "Summer Inspiration"
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Linky Challenge "Anything Goes"
Digi Haven "Anything Goes"
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

 
This week at Delightful Challenges we are introducing the latest release from
Digital Delights by Louby Loo along with offering you another challenge.
 
The challenge theme is Here Comes the Sun.  We were asked to include a sun on our project or create something with a summer theme.
I'm featuring Hot Dog Ant, one of our new summer images.
The sentiment is from the new set, Summer of Smiles Sentiment Set.
The entire release can be viewed and purchased HERE.
 
 
For this half gatefold card I used:
Copic Markers
American Crafts paper
Baker's Twine
Cricut Create a Critter cartridge
Spellbinders Labels 3
VersaMagic Chalk Ink
Distress Stickles
Sakura 3-D glaze pen
Doodle Time button
 
You can join in our challenge by visiting Delightful Challenges.
Our sponsor this week is our own
 
 I'm entering this card in Robyn's Fetish "Use a Digi" challenge.
Also Crafting by Designs "Anything Goes with a Summer twist" challenge and
The Pink Elephant "Summer Time" challenge.
My Craft Spot #100 "Dad"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

 
and time for a project created for My Paper Crafting's "Crafts with Cutters."
 
I used my Cricut Circle Sophie cartridge to make this card.  It's the one suggested in the handbook.
If you find you loose your crafting mojo now and then, the handbooks have some great ideas.
 
I love that the border cut card is part of this cartridge along with some great base features.
 
Hope on over to My Paper Crafting for more Cricut ideas.
 
See you tomorrow for a brand new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
The Delightful Challenge gals will be featuring each new character.
HINT:  Just in time for summer!
 
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Terrific Tuesday

 
I hope it will be a Terrific Tuesday for you too :)
 
Each Tuesday at My Paper Crafting, we feature projects made using SVG files from
Paper Crafting World
 
I've made this card to send to the
I FEEL THE LOVE project.  You can read about the June recipient HERE.
 
The cut file I used (.wpc format for my Pazzles) is the Wavy Edge Card Set.
The card, all of its layers, and the stem and flowers are all included in the file.
 
I hope you'll read about the IFTL project and join in the effort to honor a special child.
 
I'll be back tomorrow for Wonderful Wednesday (Crafts with Cutters) at
My Paper Crafting.
 
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