Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pearly Sparkles April Theme ~ Flowers or Showers

Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope April 1st didn't fool you!!!
We're celebrating Flowers and Showers (or both) this month at
Pearly Sparkles.

I used this sweet stamp from Jaded Blossom called May Flowers.  I colored with Copic markers and Wink of Stella.  Along with lots of mats and patterned paper layers, I cut leaves from La La Land Crafts dies and added some flowers.
I hope you'll play along with us this month at Pearly Sparkles.

I am entering this card in the Crafty Friends Challenge #106 ~ Use spring colors.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 412 ~ Favorite Color Combination

Hi Crafty Friends,
Our Die Cuttin' Divas' challenge for this week is to show your
FAVORITE COLOR combination.
Well, I have two favorite colors and I especially like to use them together.
Isn't this gnome just too cute.  He's from Stampingbella.  I purchased 3 gnome-themed stamps and I'm excited to start using them.  I wasn't a fan of gnomes until the Scandinavian style gnome got popular.  I think they're adorable.
The papers I used are from Doodlebug Designs.  I love their vibrant colors.  I cut the mat and flags with stitched dies from CC Designs and fussy cut the image before I colored using Copic markers.
I hope you'll share your favorite color with us.  Just follow the link above.
I'd like to enter this card in the Cute N Crafty Challenge - #23 Spring is in the Air.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jo's Scrap Shack ~ Fun-day Friday Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,
I'm so excited to announce that I am now designing for Jo's Scrap Shack!
We sponsor an ANYTHING GOES challenge every Friday. 
I will be posting for Team A so I'll have a challenge project posted every other Friday on my blog, but YOU can play along with a new challenge every Friday.  We have some great sponsors and prizes so you'll want to check in each week.
Here's my first project using the CLOVER FAIRY image from our challenge sponsor,
Imagine That Digi Stamp
I colored using Copic markers and added a touch of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the wings along with a few gems here and there.  The sentiment was a also part of this sweet digi file.
Here's our challenge sponsor and prize 
Make sure to play along this week - 
Challenge runs from March 22 to March 29 (12:00 AM EST)
You'll find all the rules at Jo's Scrap Shack.

I would like to enter this card in the SWEET STAMPIN challenge ~ St. Patrick's Day / Green


My Time to Craft ~ Challenge 393

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's another busy Friday with 3 blog posts coming today.  This is #2.

Our challenge at My Time to Craft is MOTHER'S DAY or FEMALE.

I just love all the fabulous products I used to create this card.

The stamp is the Sew Grateful clear stamp from La La Land Crafts.  The oval dies are from Jaded Blossom and all the other dies I used are La La Land Crafts.  This amazing patterned paper is from Authentique - one of my favorite companies.
I colored using Copic markers and added some buttons for the final embellishments.

Just follow the link above to join in our crafty challenge.


Cut it Up Challenge # 170 ~ Anything with a Flower

Hi Crafty Friends,

Time for another Cut it Up challenge.
For challenge # 170 you can create anything with a flower!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Scrappy Dew.
I used their Garden Girl cut file for my card.

I used patterned papers from Authentique along with Doodlebug Designs card stock for all the paper pieces. Garden girl was cut using the Silhouette.  The grass is a La La Land die which I cut with my Cuttlebug.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas #411 ~ Pink and/or Cherry Blossoms

Hi Crafty Friends,

Can you feel it?  I think spring has finally arrived.
Our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is Pink and/or Cherry Blossoms.

I used both!

I used this sweet Kelsey image from Stamp Annie Thing.  I colored using Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.  The butterflies and sun are from Jaded Blossom.  The grass and cherry blossom border are La La Land Crafts.  Everything was cut using the Gemini Jr.

I'm also entering this card in:
Stamp Anniething's Stampers Facebook challenge 39 - sequins and adornments
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog #105 - Ladies/Girls


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas #410 Green and/or Gold

Hi Crafty Friends,

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to use Green and/or Gold and, of course, a die cut.

I needed to make a sympathy card so I got out my Spectrum Noir Metallic pens and some new stamps from Crafter's Companion and followed one of their kit ideas ideas.

I love feather stamps, they are so simple and classic.  For this card, I inked the stamp using the metallic pen and then stamped the card stock.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold.  It's from the Jaded Blossom Wishing  You Comfort set.  I cut the window using JB Stitched squares, popped up the large squared and then recessed the window cut out.  I like the effect.

I hope you'll join this week's challenge.  Just follow the link above.


Friday, March 8, 2019

My Time to Craft ~ Challenge #392 Raining Cats and Dogs

Hi Crafty Friends,
What a fun theme for our My Time to Craft challenge.
There are so many fun dog and/or cat stamps and files to choose from.  I used Woof Pack by Newton's Nook to create this card.
I've had this stamp for awhile and wanted to make a birthday card for my son-in-law.
I colored the dogs using Copic Markers and die cut the flags then stamped a sentiment from Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays set.  The papers are from Doodlebug Designs.
Follow the link above to join in our challenge.

Cut it Up Challenge #169 ~ Hello Spring

Hello Crafty Friends,

As I sit here writing this post it is definitely NOT spring in northern California.
Some of our trees are trying to bloom and my roses are shooting new leaves but it is rainy and dreary and we haven't had a day reach 70 degrees in months!  Well I guess our cards will have to reflect the season since our weather isn't.

This Tulip card was made using the Silhouette and a file from our sponsor, 
The Cutting Cafe.  The papers are from Authentique and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's 
Springtime Greetings set.

I hope you'll play along with us.  Just follow the theme and be sure to include a die cut.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

You are My Fairy-tale

Hi Crafty Friends,

In celebration of St. David's Day, the theme at Sweet Stampin  is
La La Land Crafts has some adorable dragons in their Dream Come True clear stamp set so I got a chance to color up this adorable little guy.  The dies are from LLLC as well.

I colored using Copic markers and then added gold accents using a Spectrum Noir gold metallic pen.

Thanks for taking a look.  


Challenge Cards

Hi Crafty Friends,
I'm back sharing two more cards make specifically for card challenges.
It's fun designing cards to meet the requirements of challenges other than my own design teams.  I'm getting new ideas and meeting new crafty friends in the process.
This first card is for Jaded Blossom's March Challenge.  
It's a color challenge along with using Jaded Blossom products.

I've used the Peacock stamp which is their spotlight stamp for this month.  I needed a sympathy card and this idea just sort of evolved.  I used Distress Oxides to create the background and then stamped and heat embossed the peacock using Gold Detail embossing powder.  I did add some Copic markers to the feathers.  The sentiment is from JB's Wishing You Comfort set.

My second card is for the Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week is a sketch challenge.

I used papers and die cuts from my stash although I know the die cuts are from La La Land Crafts.
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Holiday Pampering set.
I think I share every week how excited I am to see my holiday card stash grow!


D is for Diet

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a fun project today that I made for the 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (I'm in love with that name!)

Challenge #129 is D is for Diet, so here's my entry.

This perfect sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Wine O'Clock set and I found the image on Etsy.
I hope you get a chuckle out of this.  


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sweet Dreams

Hi Crafty Friends,
I made this card for the Stamp Anniething's Stampers Facebook Group Challenge Week #38.
The theme is Pretty in Pink.  I used the Holly - Sweet Dreams stamp from SAT.
The patterned papers are from American Crafts.  I colored Holly using Copic Markers and cut her out on my Scan N Cut2.
Stamp Anniething's Stampers sponsors monthly challenges are the Facebook group.
You must use a SAT product and follow the theme.

I'm also entering this card in A Gem of  a Challenge - Week 4 Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #409 Sketch

Hi Crafty Friends,

Wow!  It's March already so time for our Die Cuttin' Divas SKETCH challenge.

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I really had fun with this sketch because I took a lot of creative license!!!

As I was going through my La La Land Crafts die binder I got inspired by the clouds border die and the shells border die.  So, I thought, "Why not?"  I decided on on the palm tree island die cut for the center but thought the trees needed a little more background so I added the cloud dies.  For the sentiment in the circle I chose one of Jaded Blossom's Friends Candies stamps - sentiment AND circle!  LOL.  I created the background using a blending tool and Distress Oxide Inks.

I hope you'll play along with our sketch challenge.
Share your entry at Die Cuttin' Divas.


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