28 June, 2011

A New Challenge At CS Designs.

This week at CS Designs, Chris has introduced some new images "The Summer Garden Designs"

Aren't these wonderful?
There is also a Design Team Call going on right now. If you love CS Designs Images and would like to join the team follow this LINK for all the details. We also have spaces for Guest Designers.
The Challenge this week, which has been extended until July 9th, is to create a project that is about Gardening or Flowers
.Please have a look at the General Challenge Rules before joining any of our Challenges.

For my project to showcase the new Images and for the Challenge I used all of the new images to make one big flower on the front of the card and the sentiment for the center. The papers are Basic Grey and the embellishment is from the floral dept in the local craft store.
And here is a close up
Run on over to the Paper Craft Planet Group and have a look see at what the Design Team has to share with you. Wonderful creations this week.
To purchase some or all of these great images and the sentiment follow THIS LINK. Check out the projects that Chris did with the new images while you are there. 

Have a great day everyone and I can't wait to see what you all have top share .

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Today is a New Release Day At Bugaboo and wait till you see these. I love Gus and all the wittie little sayings that come out of his mouth but this one is a dozy.  You really have to run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check out all the wonderful creations that the Design Team has put together today and then run to the Bugaboo Store and grab some new Images for yourself. They will make you giggle!
     For my sample today I used some New Basic Grey Papers that I picked up on Saturday.
I colored the image with my Copics and I thought the bottle caps would be a nice embellie. I couldn't find the right words to put into the bottom of the caps so I filled them up with some various glitters and added Judi Kins 3D Gel. Pretty Fun Hu?
Here is a close up of the bottle caps. I also used Crystal Effects on the bottles and eyeglasses.

The Sketch
I will be entering this into the following Challenges:
Sweet Sketch Sunday
 Melgen's Designs: Plaids and/or Stripes

Have A Great Day

26 June, 2011

Pile On The Circles At PIO

You guessed it. The challenge this week at Pile It On is to use as many circles that you can on your project. Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps and if you run over to the Pile It On Blog you can check out all the details and check out the fantastic work by the PIO Design Team. Good Stuff.

For my card this week I used the Meljen Image "Lovy Puppy"  I used some Basic Grey Papers and colored the image with my Copics.
I made a round card.....
 I made a round Easel card and used a lot of circles on it.
 And here's a close up.

I will be entering the following Challenges this week:
Crafty Emma's Challenges: Anything but a square
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Use Teddy Bears or Other Animals.
Bloggers Challenge: Things With Wings
Art Impressions Stamps: Handmade Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes and they are havng a Blog Hop
Rainbow Ladies Craft Blog: Use a Digi
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow Challenge:Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters: Anything Goes
Spoonful Of Sugar Challenge:Ribbon and Bows
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge:Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life: Circles
Digis with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Circles
OCC - Your Style (Anything Goes)

25 June, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

It's a Challenge Day At Bugaboo again and because July 4th is fast approaching we want to see the good ole Red, White and Blue and some Ribbon too. I wanted to focus on family so I used the recent release Fruit Fly; Scene It image (Here) . No I don't live with a bunch of fruits or flys but I do have a family that like to get together for celebrations, Picnics and all that good stuff. And 4th of July is always a good Get together.
I used some papers that I picked up last year by DCWV and I also had a bunch of embellishments that went with the paper pads. The piece behind the image is cut from a gift bag that I picked up at the Dollar Store. The ribbon is one of the bag handles. How clever and resourceful am I?
Now you should run on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the other Designers have to share today and check out all the Details on the Challenge and prizes this week.
 A fun little close up. I colored this with my Copics and used Stickles on the wings.
Don't for get to head over to our Face Book page and become a follower. We are in the midst of a Drive to increase our membership there and two $25.00 gift Certificates are up for grabs as well as a really cute freebie. So go HERE for details.

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this:
I will also enter this in the following challenges:
Wags and Wiskers: Summertime
Craft Us Crazy: Red White & Blue or Summertime
Delightful Challenges:Fun I The Sun
The Paper Shelter: Fun In THe Sun
Have a great weekend everyone.

24 June, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

It is Freebie Day again over at Bugaboo. Yea, you have something new to play with this weekend. Thanks Jodie.
Before I share the Friday Freebie I want to let you know about a special thing we have going on.
Bugaboo is having a FB Rally for one week! We are trying to see if we can bump our following up over 1000! Our goal is 1200! We hope you will help us and in return we will be giving away two $25 gift certificates to the Bugaboo Store. Did you know that you can "suggest" us to your all your Crafty friends? Go to Bugaboo FB Page , just click on the link to the right and tell them! There's a $25 GC for a lucky new fan who "likes" our page and another $25 for the person who sent them!For your efforts we are also adding a brand new freebie for all our FB friends!! The freebie will stay up for 1 whole week so there is plenty of time to tell all your friends!Below is the freebie up for grabs so be sure and head on over to the Bugaboo FB Page to yours.
Now on to this weeks Friday Freebie. I think these are so darn cute. And I had so much fun decorating this easel card.  You really want to head over to the Challenge Blog and see what the other Design Team Members have to share with you today and then go and grab your Freebie and check out the rest of the images in the set at the Bugaboo Store. So Much to do.
I used some papers that I had gotten in a dollar bin at Target or JoAnn's a long time ago and some fantastic lace that a friend gave me and the butterfly was given to me by a friend the other day that she had picked up at the local Dollar Store.
 I cut the flowers from the pattern paper and topped a couple with a small plastic rosette from Stampin' Up.The strip of butterflies on the base piece is punched with my new MS punch.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Spoonful of Sugar: Ribbons and Bows.
(NEW)Little Darlings Challenge: Favorite Color combo

Have a great weekend everyone.

21 June, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

It is New Release Day at Bugaboo and you should head over to the Challenge blog to see what the Design Team has to share.

Here comes Stella. I just love Stella and her whit and I really like this one because that is how I feel about my coffee. I colored Stella with Copics and did a little faux stitching around the border. The papers,flower and ivy are by Design House Digitals.

I cut an extra Stella and used dimensionals to pop her us.

I used the sketch from Crafting Lifes Pieces for June
I hope you all have a great day.

20 June, 2011

A New Alphabet Challenge at CS Designs

I just love Alphabet Challenges and this week at CS Designs we move on to the Letter  B  which fit in perfectly with something I've been wanting to make for my Granddaughters. I'm going to add a gift card for Borders and they will be all set for some summer reading fun. So come join us at Paper Craft Planet or Simply Scrappin Crafts for our weekly Challenges for a Chance to win some totally fantastic CS Design Images.

So here are the two bookmarks together. I have used some glitter card stock for the base as well as some Mulberry paper from my misc paper pack and some really pretty ribbons and fibers and some bead work.
 I used one of the new Solitare/ Behind the Mask Images for this bookmark for my granddaughter KayLynn. She just graduated from kindergarten. Isn't the sentiment for a six year old.  The piece behind the image is made using one of the Templates from the Spirelli Templates Manual Kit that you can find in the CSDesigns Store.  The little piece on the end of the beaded portion is made by printing two small images and using dimensionals to hold it on the beading wire.
 And a close up for detail.
 For this bookmark for Claudette I used the Art Montage/ Celestial Goddess Image and colored it with my Copics and did the same Spirelli Design that I did for the Bookmark above. The sentiment is from CS Designs too. Perfect for a 12 and a half year old girl.
 Again the detail. I just love those mulberry papers
 On the backs I used a Tim Holt's mask, stamps and Distress Ink and flicked on some water drops
I will be entering these in the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: use floss, twine or string
Crafts 4 Eternity: Recipie Challenge objects starting with R (ribbon)( round)
Have a great day everyone.

18 June, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

There is a new Challenge up at Bugaboo and because tomorrow is Fathers Day we would like to see Masculine Cards. It doesn't have to be Fathers Day but it should be for a guy. I don't know about you but I make mostly girlie cards and I really need to focus on the guys for a bit.
So head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what all the designers have to share with you today and then get busy and enter our challenge this week.
For my card I used a Gus image that you can find in the Bugaboo Store and papers from Basic Grey.

 A bit more detail. I love my vintage buttons.
Have A Great Weekend Everyone.

17 June, 2011

Friday Freebie

It is Friday already. Yea the weekend is going to be here. And maybe you will have some crafting time for yourself and you can pick up this cutie by Jodie and make a card or something. That would be cool. You should run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today. Then run over to the Bugaboo Shop and pick up your Freebie and see what the other numbers look like.
For my card today I used some old Stampin Up papers and some of my vintage buttons. I colored the image with my Copics.
 I have a nephew that will be turning 9 this year, I think. Or I can save this for 5 years and give it to my grandson.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

16 June, 2011

A New Challenge At Chi Chi Memories

I can't believe that two weeks just went by so fast. WOW! Well it is time for a Sketch Challenge at Chi Chi again and I hope you will come along and play with us.SKETCH #34
So does this sketch look like fun to you? It does to me and you can make it as clean and simple as you like or pile on the stuff if you'd like.
For my card today I used papers by My Minds Eye and then I used Chi Chi Images from the set
 I used dimensionals to pop up just about everything.  And Glitter, woo hoo Love sparkley stuff.
So please come and play along with us at Chi Chi this week.

14 June, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo.

Today is New Release Day At Bugaboo and wait till you see the cuties that Jodie has for you today.

There are two new Card Kits for you to try. Everything you need to make a card or two or three. Background papers, Borders, Sentiment and Images. And...And ...you get both colored version and Black and white jpeg and png. You must run over to the Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share for you and the run to the STORE and pick your Set /s now.

I chose to make a card with the Chameleon Set today. I love how bright and cheerful this is.I used my Copics to color these images and then I punched some circles from double sided tape and sprinkled glitter and flocking on those. I cut one of the chameleon's from the background paper and popped him up on the bottom part of the card and then of course the main Image is hiding a secret.

So when you swing the Chameleon up you see the Sentiment.
And here is the image for the Inside.
How Cute Are These?

I hope you all have a great Day.

13 June, 2011

A New Challenge At CS Designs.

There is a new challenge up at the CS Design Groups at Paper Craft Planet and Simply Scrappin Designs. I really hope you can come by and join us soon.
    " Last week CS Designs released a new series of Digital Stamps called Darlings of the Orient. These little Asian Squares are expressive and versatile and suitable for all kinds of Altered art, collage, art tags, ATCs, Inchies, Twinchies, Paper Art Dolls and Mixed Media Art".
    " In celebration of the new release, this weeks challenge is another anything goes but the main focal point of your project must be Asian and be in the shape of a Perfect Square."

    For my card I used the Image Cherry Blossom.  The papers are from a pack that I bought a long time ago at a Craft Store and it is so nice to have these great images to use with the papers.

 The acrylic piece that I used over the top of the Square main image is colored with alcohol ink and then I used Stickles and Rhinestones. These overlays are so easy to make using your Nesties or SVG cut files. You can stamp on them with staz-on too.
I hope you all have a great day.

12 June, 2011

Just Some Lines At Pile It On

The sponsor this week for Pile It On is Just Some Lines. So what we want you to do for the Challenge this week we want to see Crooked angles - your matting or your card need to be not squared or rectangle but wide or narrow angles. I can't wait to see what you all do.
For my card I chose to use a square base but all the papers on the top of the card are different angles.
I couldnt figure out how to make the flowers angles so I just wnt ahead of these little cuties.
The Image is Emo Amber in Umbrella Huddle and I colored it with my Copics.

 These papers are from one of those paper packs that you can buy at Michaels and it has a bunch of different patterns and textures and sizes in it. They have some great things in there.
I will be entering this in the following Challenges this week.
Pink Gems Challenge Blog: use flowers and charm
Card Makin Mamas: With A Child/For A Child
Cooking It Up With Katie:blue, splashy, circle 
Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog: In the Garden or Outdoors
Make It Colorful: Color it Blue
4 Crafty Chicks: Handmade Flowers
Dutch Dare Card Challenge Blog: recipie; 3 pattern papers, 2 embelishments and 1image
Shelly's Images Blog: Anything Goes


10 June, 2011

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo. Woo Hoo!

It is Friday Again. The days seem to fly by these days. Well since it is Friday that means it is a Freebie Day over at Bugaboo. And check out this cute little clown Jodie has come up with.  Remember to run by the Bugaboo Blog and see what the Design Team came up with for you and then head to the Shop and grab this guy for yourself.
For my card I used papers by We Are Memories and colored the image with my Copics.
 This is what you get when you swing the Sun.
 And a close up for fun.
Have a great day everyone.

07 June, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Want some new lingerie but don't have a Victories Secret near you. Well we have some mighty cute things this week at Bugaboo.  Before you run off to the Shop though head over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you.

You can see the layers of the flowers better in this shot. These are from a Cut File by Lettering Delights called Yours Truly. I just love my Cut Files and Cricut.

I hope you all have a Great Day!

06 June, 2011

A New Challenge At CS Designs.

It is time for another Challenge over at CS Designs. This week it is all about Mysterious. Make something that evokes the air Of Mystery. Be it an image, a sentiment, a hidden pocket.

If you head over to the CS Design Group at Paper Craft Planet or Simply Scrappin Crafts you can find all the details and see the creations by our Design Team.

Chris has some New Images and Sentiments In the Shop this week that would make for the perfect project for this challenge.

For my project I made a wonderful Bead Girl using the new Swirl and Monocle and the True Beauty Sentiment.

And here is a close up. You can see the tiny little rhinestones on the monocle and the great flourish on her skirt.

So I really hope you can come and play this week.

A Fun Little Layout and Card

A Couple weeks ago I bought these wonderful new images from Tiddly Inks and I knew I had the perfect papers and subject matter for a fantastic Layout. My Granddaughters a few years ago. I think this was one of Claudettes Birthdays.
I had bought this paper from Bo Bunny a couple of months ago and I'm so happy I finally had time to use it.

Here is a a shot of the stitching (yes by hand) that I did on the background paper.

And here is a detail shot of the adorable Little Claire "Make A Wish" I love those shoes.

I used some of the embellishment's that I had bought that go with the papers  for decorations and the center of one of the flowers.

Love the Ribbon and those sweet little faces.

One of the other images I bought is this Little Claire "Boom Little Lily" for a sweet little card.
I used my Nesties to cut the frame.
 The gems are taken off a Dollar Store Christmas ornament. You never know what your going to find out there. I got a lot of gems off that one ornament. Can't beat the price.

I hope you all have a great day.