Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Delightful Challenge #21

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to share Digital Delights by Louby Loo Monthly Challenge.

It's always ANYTHING GOES so it's a great challenge to show off your creative projects.  Our only rule, you must use a stamped image and there is only ONE entry per person allowed.

I used Flower Power Daisy Graduates for my card.

I also used Jaded Blossom's School Dies and colored the image using Copic markers.  
I've had this paper in my stash for a really long time so I'm glad I got a chancy to use it.

Follow the link above to enter our challenge.  You have THREE weeks to link up your entry.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Always Fun #3 CAS

Hi Crafty Friends,

Are you ready for our 3rd Always Fun challenge?

This week we're sharing Clean And Simple cards.  The CAS style is one of my favorite styles.  I love using mat layers with a sentiment and a simple, perfect embellishment.

Here's my card.

Sympathy cards are always a challenge for me, especially for a man. 
 I thought these Bohemian Feather dies from the  La La Land March Craft Club set were perfect.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Wild and Free Stamp set.  I also used JB's Rectangle dies to cut the mats.  I love using these beautiful Classic Linen-White and Linen-Gold Pearl papers.  They are just so elegant.

I hope you're enjoying our Always Fun Challenges and will continue to share your projects with us.


Friday, April 21, 2017

You Make My Heart Sing!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today is Challenge #120 at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.  Our theme is MUSIC.
The team was given some great musical dies provided by our sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.
Here's my card.
The heart note (from our sponsor) is popped up on chipboard which the die cut through quite easily.  I used the Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder for the background and cut the stitched heart window using one of the Jaded Blossom Heart dies.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Follow the link above to join in the fun!
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Monday, April 17, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's my second post for today!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that your plans for the day didn't get rained out.
We've had so much rain in northern California.  We actually reached a record high for annual rainfall!
I'm really ready for more than two sunny days in a row LOL.

It's my day at Paper Crafting World.

 I used the Birthday Wishes cut file to make this card for a special friend.
The file would be great for a page title but I just sized it down to make this 5 x 7 card.

I cut everything using my Silhouette then added some sequins, twine, and a little glitter to the flame.

  Be sure to head over to the store to take advantage of this great sale.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #2

Hi Crafty Friends,

Wow!  What an amazing response to our first-ever Always Fun Challenge.  Thank you so much for making our launch so successful.

Challenge #2 is Easter.  
I used several Jaded Blossom Die sets to make these cute treat bags.

I started with the new Ric Rack Topper Die and added bunnies from the Spring Dies set, butterflies from the Spring Dies 2 set, and also used the Bow Dies set and Flower Dies set.  

I hope you'll continue to visit the Team Blog and join in our weekly challenges.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Challenge Reminder

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's the 15th of the month so it's time to remind you that there is still time to join in the
My Besties International Challenge.

Our theme for April is Flowers are Blooming.
Here's my reminder project using SCAN0010 Bestie Boys.

I thought the sentiment was perfect - it's OK to be a flower-loving pirate, right?

I hope you'll find the time to join our challenge if you haven't already.  Just follow the link above.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

You Go Together Like . . .

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for a new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Wendy had a little fun with a well known nursery rhyme - Hey Diddle Diddle.

I took a little artistic license with my image, Dish and Spoon, to make a play on the idea of
 " You go together like . . . "

So, here's my card - 

The sentiments are from Jaded Blossom's We Go Together sets 1, 2 and the Add On.  I also used Jaded Blossom's Stitched Squares and Flag dies.  The patterned papers are from Doodlebug designs along with the glittered sprinkles.

Here is the entire release - so much fun!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

A New Challenge Blog!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is the debut of a new challenge blog,
Always Fun Challenges

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The design team will share their projects EVERY Monday and you'll have the week to add your project to the link.  All types of crafty goodness is encouraged!

Our first challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

For my debut project I decided to work with (for me) a different medium.  I used Zig Clean Color pens (watercolor) to color this Stampendous Cling Rose Cluster.

I stamped the image using Versafine black ink onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
Even though these are watercolors, I still created the blends using  light, midtone, and shadow colors for each section (still a Copic colorist at heart.)  I did use a wate rbrush pen to enhance the blending and then added a water brushed background.  I really enjoyed using these pens but know I still have to practice and there's a lot more technique to learn!

The papers are pearls are from my craft stash, not sure of the brands.

I hope you'll visit the design team blog following the link above and then join in the fun with us.

Remember, we'll be sharing a new challenge EVERY Monday!!!


Friday, April 7, 2017

A CASE Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a fun new challenge on the Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

For Challenge #119, we each CASED a fellow design team member.
So, what does CASE mean?  For some it means "Copy and Steal Everything", but it sounds nicer to say "Share."  It's a great way to use another person's idea while also giving credit to the original design.  We decided that we would use a fellow teammate's design for inspiration rather than copying it exactly.  We're asking our challenge participants to do the same (be sure to include a die cut.)
You may CASE one of us or anyone you wish, - just have fun with it and be sure to credit the original creation!!!

Here's my project, CASED from my DT partner, Evelyn.

I was able to stamp and restamp the sentiment using my MISTI.
The musical notes are die cute from Taylored Expressions and the Celebrate is one of Jaded Blossom's Word Dies, cut from LaLa Land's new foil adhesive paper (LOVE it!!).

Here's Evelyn's original card:
She was so clever.  Her sentiments are computer generated!

I hope you'll play along with this new challenge.
We are being sponsored by


Monday, April 3, 2017

Taking a Look Back

Hi Crafty Friends,
Happy April!!

Today is my day to post on the Paper Crafting World blog.  
I've been designing for Melin for many years so I decided to take a look back at some of the many files from Paper Crafting World that I've used.

Here's Bunny Girl with Flowers.
Isn't she cute?  I love Melin's cute animal files.  And, this file is still available.  It would be perfect for Easter or Mother's Day.

And now for some news!
A new challenge blog is beginning on April 10.  It's called
 Always Fun Challenges

You'll find us posting every Monday so be on the look out next week and plan on joining in the fun.

Image may contain: bicycle and text


Saturday, April 1, 2017

My Besties International ~ April Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for a new My Besties International Challenge.
This month's theme is "Flowers are Blooming."
Here's my design team project using Giggle Box Bestie Image 220.
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I colored the image using Copic markers.  All of the papers are from my stash.  To embellish the card I used Jaded Blossom Flower Dies, Martha Stewart border punch, and LaLa Land love bird die.

I hope you'll join in the fun.  Just add your project by following the link above.  You don't have to follow the theme - it's just to help with inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 24, 2017

You've Got Me in Stitches

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a fun new challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.
Along with using a die cut, we are also using stitching (faux or real.)

My project is this adorable Tiger Lily Gift Bag.  The file was provided by our challenge sponsor,
Fluerette Bloom.

I cut all the pieces on my Silhouette.  A little bit of rolling and inking was all that was needed to create this pretty flower with its leaves and bud.  I found the lily designer paper in my stash - love the colors!.  I used Jaded Blossom Rectangle dies 1 and 2 for the mats which provided the required stitching and also found the "stitched" ribbon in my stash.

Be sure to visit the Cut it Up Challenge blog to see more projects from Fluerette Bloom - she has some amazing cut files!!!!  And be sure to join us in the challenge for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Fluerette Bloom store.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Delightful Challenge #20

Hi Delightful Friends,

Challenge #20 on the Delightful Challenge Blog is now open.
It's always ANYTHING GOES using a stamped (digital or rubber) image.

I made a guy card using Tool Time Donald from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

I also used the Tools Rule sentiment from Digital Delights.
I colored using Copic Markers.  The papers are from the DCWV The Guy Stack.  I also used one of the border dies from Jaded Blossom and some screw head brads I had in my stash.

Our challenge is open for 3 weeks.  Follow the link above and join in the fun!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Love and Sunflowers

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my design team day on the Paper Crafting World blog.

 I'm sharing a card that I made for a country wedding.  The bride loves red, white and blue, checkered plaid, bandanna print, and sunflowers.  This cut file from Paper Crafting World let me fill the bill!

I used American Craft and Paper Studio Yee Haw patterned papers and plain card stock from my stash.  The cut file is Card Daisies Sundflowers N Pennants.  I cut everything using my Silhouette.  The stamp is a Crafter's Companion cling set called Words of Wonder set 2.  I used Powder Puff chalk ink to stamp and also to shade the flowers, leaves, and mats.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Good News to Share!!!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm so excited to announce that

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I was invited to be a guest designer this month and then become a member of the team.
This is a Challenge blog with a new challenge on the 1st of every month.

My post today (as a team member - woohoo!) is for the REMINDER post - that is, we want to remind you to join in our challenge HERE.

Here's my project.
Our March (optional) theme is "Think Green."
I used Twinkle Toes Troll Scan 0044

I colored with Copic Markers.  The heart border is an older Martha Stewart punch.  The corner are from LaLa Land and the frame is a chippie from Make it Crafty.

Please visit the design team blog to see more wonderful creations.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Shades of Green

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for challenge # 117 "Think Green" at Cut It Up Challenge Blog.
Along with a die cut, we're asking you to use 3 shades of green.
I was lucky enough to be a comment winner at The Cutting Cafe and received this darling cut file as one of my images of choice.  

I used my Silhouette to cut the file and just added some twine, doodling, and epoxy dots -easy peasy and I love the way it turned out.

This challenge is sponsored by
Heartfelt Creations


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Release at Digital Delights

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
You can find cards made using each of new images on the design team blog HERE.

My release set is called Hungry Bun.  It comes with the image AND the sentiment.

I colored using Copic markers and added some twine and a filigree flower from La La Land.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Love Me, Love Me Not

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my day to post on the Paper Crafting World blog.

I am so ready for spring, how about you?

Today I'm sharing a cute little digi file that can be for spring, Easter, or just to say, "I love you."

This file is Bunny, He Loves Me DS which can be found in the
Paper Crafting World store.  Just click the link to go directly to the file.

Everything used on this card is from my craft stash.  The pattern paper is a scrap from Authentique.  The "love" is a chippie from Make It Crafty.  I love these because you can color them so easily with Copic markers so that they match your design.  The filigree flower is a LaLa Land die.  And, of course, I colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Please visit the PCW store for your spring and Easter cut file and digi projects.  There are so many to choose from.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Guest Designer for My Besties!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I have the privilege of being the Guest Designer for the
My Besties International Challenge Blog.
I was honored to be asked to share a design and thrilled to try my hand with one of
Sherri Baldy's adorable images.
For this project I used Image 115 Bestie Little Cow-Boy.

I used Copic Markers to color the image  and the following dies:
Jaded Blossom:  Star Dies, Border Dies 2, Halloween Scenic Dies, and Word Dies (inside)
Little B:  Word Dies
LaLaLand:  Postage Stamp dies
I also added and button and twine and some inking with Powder Puff Chalk Ink.  The pattern papers are from the Yee Haw Stack by Paper Studio and the Kraft is Neenah Desert Sand.
I'll have some exciting news to share with on March 15th!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge - #44 Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop, Color Inspiration Monday - Link Up 14
Cards in Envy - Red and Blue Challenge
Come and Get It Challenges - It's in the Male
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Week 8 Anything Goes

Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

We're making Birthday cards for challenge #116 at
Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

Who doesn't need a stash of birthday cards?  Just remember that you must use a die cut.

Here's my card.

I used Jaded Blossom Birthday Dies (balloon), Card Mat Dies, and Border Dies 2.  The Happy Birthday die was in a Crafter's Companion HSN set.  

The Cut it Up challenge is being sponsored by
Pink and Main.

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