28 February, 2011

Anything But A Card

Today is Anything But A Card Day over at Bugaboo and today it is my turn to share a project with you. Since Easter is just around the corner (Not really) I decided to make these cute little gift bags for my granddaughters.

This is a purse box that I came across over at Mel Stampz and it is just perfect for this. She has templates for all kinds of things but purses are her thing. She is the best. 
 I used some new Designer paper that I bought from Stampin Up' last month for the flap and I used Bugaboo Images Easter Chicks and Easter Bunny for these.


 I colored these with my Copics and used my favorite Nestie to cut them out.



I did two images of each so I could layer the head with pop ups.
The handle is a strip of cardstock with lace attached and then a piece of ribbon to top that off.  I will fill these with Jelly Beans or something.


I hope you all have a great day.

27 February, 2011

Guest Designer For CS Designs

Good Morning Everyone :  I am so happy to announce that I am one of the Guest Designers this month over at CS Designs. I only recently discovered Chris' Images while at Crafters Digital Art Center and I'm so happy that I did. These are very fun images to work with.
This is also a great time to come and check out the CS Designs Blog and Store and join in the first ever Extravaganza!
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Coming March 1st CS Designs is hosting their first Extravaganza Contest,
so gather your CSD digis and get ready to start creating. This will be your chance to win some of your Favorite  Digital Stamps from the CS Designs Shop.

Want to join in the fun? Check it Out !!!

You have almost an entire month for this one. You can create as many wonderful entries as you want so get out those CS Designs digis and inspire us with your art. :)

I wanted to share a few of the projects that I have done using CS Design images.

This first card highlights Cloe with her String of Stars. I used Basic Grey papers for this and I colored Cloe with my Copics and gave her wings a little sparkle with some Stickles. The Rose Spray is a Cut file from Fred She Said.

I haven't made one of my Bead Girlz for a long time and Chris's Expressive Hearts #3 image just screamed out for one. I always love making these and I will be doing some more really soon.

These are hard to photograph but I think you can see the face really well here.
And here is one of the Art Montage Series I have used this along with a second Image to decorate a page in my Mini Album that I am working on. A perfect fit
Just love that flower. It is an SVG Cut File from SVG Cuts .  That little cutie and her dog is me when I was just a tot. We went camping a lot when I was growing up.
Well I hope You come back often this month to see all the fun projects I make for CS Designs and work for My other Design Teams.  
There Is Always something new and fun going on here.
Have a Great Day and Week.

26 February, 2011

Things Are Happening At Chi Chi Memories.

Chi Chi Memories is combining the Challenge Blog Team  with the Chi Chi Design Team so we will all be one Big Happy Family and hopefully you will visit all of us more often since it will be easier. We will still be having two challenges and give aways, you will just see more of us playing along.
To Celebrate we are having a special  CHI CHI Give-A-Way for you. So here is the deal. Between February 27 and March 3,  we would like you to Help Spread The Word.  First:  Make a Little Blurb on Your Blog about Chi Chi Memories and invite everyone to come visit us. Second:  Add a link to the Chi Chi Blog on your post and third e-mail Kerry at kerryischilling@gmail.com and leave her a link back to your blog. She will then send you this adorable "Always By Your Side" Image.
 For my card I used papers by Cosmo Cricket and colored the image with Copics. I then put a nice coat of Crackle Paint (Rock Candy) 
 

Here is a close up of the elephant skin. Pretty cool hu?
Now head on over to the Chi Chi Memories  Blog and see what the rest of the Design team has for you today. And don't for get to stop by the Chi Chi Store and check out all the wonderful images and then go make a post and help us Spread The Word.
Oh Yes and We are sponsoring Aly's Sunday Challenge  which is make a project that Gives Support or is a Get Well card.  I will be entering this in that one for sure.  
Thanks everyone and have a great day.

Lots of Layers

Good Saturday morning. I just had to share this card I made yesterday using Bugaboo's New Ava & Deacon Images that Jodie released last Tuesday and  Ava from earlier. You can find all three Ava and Deacon sets HERE. I just love these two. I decided to make these with a lot of layers and I used the new Once Upon A Springtime paper by Graphic 45. And the Sketch I used is for Wild Orchard Challenge  this week.  
I used some Golden Extra Heavy Gel Medium on the cupcake frosting and then sprinkled on mini beads and some little clear flowers before it dried. Stickels was used on the bows. (There is a tiny one on top of his hat)

You can almost see all the layers from this view.I love the way this looks.

Close-up of the flower. I cut this with an SVG file by Fred She Said, using the Graphic 45 papers and then before I shaped them I sprayed them with Tim Holtz Perfect Perls Mist.
Have a fun weekend.

It is a Challenge Day At Bugaboo.

March is almost upon us so we are having a GREEN Challenge for you over at Bugaboo. St. Patricks Day and or Spring, or just plain Green. And if that were not enough we have a sketch for you too.   
I used one of the Ava Images from the New Release last Tuesday. How about an Irish Coffee. Yummy. I used papers by Colorbok and the flower is from a pad of punch out flowers by Colorbok also. These are so fun. Buttons are Stampin Up'. I colored this with my copics and you can't see it in this photo but I used crystal effects on her bow and the handle and stripe on the cup I finished off with a gel pen.

Here is a close-up of the flower. I have been using the thin jewlery wire for accents lately.
Don't forget to go by the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you.
Have a Great Day Everyone. 

25 February, 2011

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo. Woo Hoo!

It is a new set of Bobbleheads today. This is the Freebie for this Friday and if you head over to the Shop you can pick this up for yourself. And while you are there check out the rest of the images in the set. The Design Team also has some great examples for you over on the Challenge Blog.
For my card today I used copics to color the image and some Crystal Effects on the eyes and nose. The papers are Basic Grey and the flowers have been stamped onto Designer Paper and then cut out and layered up and I added some Liquid Pearls to the tops.
I used the sketch from the Basic Grey Challenge Blog today.


Have a Great Day Everyone.

24 February, 2011

A Challenge At Chi Chi Memories

There are new things going on over at Chi Chi Memories these days and I hope you like like it. This week we have a great new sketch challenge for you over on the Challenge blog and then as of March 1 we will be merging the two Design Teams and everything and everyone will all be together in one spot.We still be offering a sketch challenge twice a month and we will be doing a lot more fun things too, such as blog hops, sneak peeks and games. Here is the sketch for this week and don't forget to use a Chi Chi Image to be eligible for a prize. We have Freebies over in the shop.
For my card today I used one of our Freebies, the flowers from the February Set(Meaning of Love) and the Rainy Days Single.  How cute is this? I colored this with Copics, used some stickles and Crystal Effects and a little chipboard pieces from K&Co and what a great any day card.
Now don't forget to watch the Chi Chi Blog and here starting on March 1st for some fun changes. 


Have a Great Day.

22 February, 2011

How about a Teddy Bo.

I was looking for a sketch the other day and I came across this one by Create 4 Fun.
I really love all the layers. I always think I do good with layers until I see some of these sketches.
I also used some beautiful papers that I have had for quite some time. It is Basic Grey Kioshi. And then there is this adorable image. How cute is this Teddy Bo Image. I just found these on Sat.  This is one of their Color Your Own Decoupage Sheets. It is a lot of fun to put together. I ran the sheet of base paper through one of my Tim Holtz Texture Folders and then sponged the edge with peeled paint distress ink.


Here is a close up so you can see all the layers. I stamped the flowers onto pattern paper and then added some glittery brads and a couple of cute buttons on one of them and I also added little drops of Crystal Effects.  The boots also have a coating of Crystal Effects and Stickels on her wings.
Besides enering this in the Create 4 Fun Challenge I will also enter it in the following Challenges:
Delicious Doodles: Glitz, Glam and Bling
DYSU Challenge Blog: Dots
Drunken Stampers:Use Die Cuts
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use Die Cut
Sugar Creek Hollow:Buttons and Bows
Digi Doodles Blog: Anything Goes
Shellys Images Blog: Show us what you've got
Totally Papercrafts: Do It With Digis
Paper Pretties: Glittery Challenge
Stampin Royalty: Use Markers
Creative Cottage: Florals
Card Makin Mamas: Happy birthday
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #6; Birthday Wishes.
One Stop Craft Challenge Blog: Birthday

Have a Great Day:

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Good Tuesday Morning and Happy Release Day from all of us at Bugaboo. If you are a fan of Ava and Deacon you are gonna love these. This is Jodie's 3rd set of these adorable characters and they are great. You really should get over to the Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today and then head on over to the Bugaboo Shop to grab your own. 
For my card today I did a little paper piecing. I happened to have a paper plate that had a great mixture of green paint from the class I did last Tuesday using the Acrylic Smash technique. I used that for the shamrock shape that Ava is perched on. Isn't that fun. The flowers are cut with an SVGFile that I bought from Fred She Said and the rest of the pattern papers are from Colorbok. Add a couple of buttons, and pearls and some shiny ribbon and I'm ready for St Paddy's day.
Have a great day.

20 February, 2011

Pile It On and Weird Holidays

Good Day everyone. Today the challenge at  Pile It On is Childhood Dreams. I used this  fun image by our  Sponsor "Whimsie Doodle". What kid doesn't dream of the toothfairy comeing and bringing tons of money?  The Challenge for  Whimsey Wednesday this week  is to make a card or project for an upcomeing Weird Holiday. And if your stuck for Ideas you can go to the Brownielocks website and find all kinds of fun ideas. For my card I choose to emphasize February's National Childrens Dental Health Awareness Month. It is also National Pet Dental Health Month ( I know because I keep getting reminders from the vet. ) I used this adorable Mouse Tooth Fairy Image by Whimsey Doodle. Isn't she cute? I colored her with Copics and then added some stickels to her wings and wand.
The sketch I used is from the Basic Grey Challenge Blog this week and I used Basic Grey Papers from "Green At Heart" and "Curio" Collection.

Here is a close up of the mouse.
 

and Here is a close-up of the Flowers that I  cut from an SVG file that I picked up at Fred She Said last week. Fun roses.

I am also entering this into the following challenges.
Pile It On: Dreams
Crafts and Me Challenges; Spread Your Wings
Delightful Challenges: Animals
Simply Create:Bold and Bright
The Creative Cottage Challenge: Flowers
A Gem Of A Challenge: Buttons Brads, Bows and or bling
Little Clair's Challenge Blog: Anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow: Buttons and Bows
Mami Doodles: flowers
Totally Paper Crafts: Do It With A Digi
4 Crafty Chicks: Fairy, Angel, Butterfly
Dutch Dare Card Challenge;sparkel/ glitter/bling
Paper Romance Challenge: Buttons, Ribbons, Lace
Forgotten Scraps: Spring or Flowers
Little Red Wagon: Use Your Mist ( My flowers are sprayed with mist)
Paper Crafting Journey; Anything Goes
Basic Grey Challenge Blog: Sketch
Whimsey Wednesday: Weird Holidays

19 February, 2011

Fun With Dragons.

More Fun With New Dragons.
I just love the new Dragons over at Bugaboo.
Since I had been playing with Dragons I thought I'd share with you. I made this Happy Birthday Card using papers by DCWV, Copics, Crackle Paint over the top of the Dragon body to get that scaly look, glitter on his wings and Crystal Effects on the Balloon.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas: Happy Birthday
Cooking It Up With Katie:Some Blue Blingy Buttons
Crafts And Me Challenge: Spread Your Wings
Flutter By Wednesday: Anything goes

And last but not least.....I did this little sweetie with Basic Grey Papers and colored it with my Copics. The wings have glitter and the little dots on the nose head and tail are glitter pens.

I hope you all have a great weekend.



A New Challenge At Bugaboo

It is Challenge Day over at Bugaboo and today's Challenge is to make a Get Well Project. There are the usual prizes up for grabs...7 free images for 1st prize(must use Bugaboo image to be eligible) 4 images for 2nd place and 2 for third place. How great is that. So don't forget to join in this week. Run on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team members did with the challenge.
Last week Jodie Introduced us to her new Dragon Images and I have been having a ton of fun playing with them. It was so nice to have this one to use for today's challenge. I used Basic Grey papers on this and colored the image with my copics. That is chartreuse glitter around the border and the label is from an SVG file that I bought from "My Time Made Easy"

The sketch I used is this weeks  Sweet Sketch Wednesday
I hope You all have a great weekend.

18 February, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

It is Friday Again and that means that it is Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo. Today Jodie has more Itchie Images for us. This little cutie here and more are in the SHOP. You should go to the Challenge Blog and see what the other Designers have made to share with you today and then get over to the shop to grab your Freebie.For this card I colored the image with my Copics and then I used Basic Grey Papers and some cut embellishments that I have had in my stash for awhile.

Have a great day.

15 February, 2011

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

Today is New Release Day At Bugaboo and Jodie has two new releases today. One is some New Darla Images and the others are by Jodie's Daughter Skye. You need to run on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team did for you today. Because of technical difficulties the images will be up in the SHOP a little late today. So Do Check back later.

I chose to make a card using the Darla Image by Skye. I used some Digital Papers and embelishments that I found in a folder while I was getting ready for my trip on Sunday. and made this a girlie birthday card because today is my Birthday. Thank You everyone for all the wonderful Birthday Wishes.  
Have a Great Day I know I am.

13 February, 2011

The Rest Of Sunday

Because I want to enter this card in Challenges I had to break up the post this morning so I can Isolate just this card for that. This is the  One last card using Chloe on a Mushroom and Doodlebug Papers and Stampin Up' buttons and brads. This is so shiney because I used a lot of Jewel Glitter Ritz extra fine glitter. Love that stuff.
A close-up so you can see the texture of the paper. It is like really nice Arches Watercolor Paper. 130 lb. cold press. LOL I'm just showing off. I do love good watercolor paper and watercolors. I wish there were more hours in a day.
I will be entering this card in the
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday:#88
CES Challenge Blog: #23 Cute and Cuddly
DYSU Challenge Blog: Ribbons
I Did It Creations: Bling It Up ( Glitter, Glitter Brads Pearls on butterflies,)
Have A Nice Day

Good Sunday Morning

First off I just wanted to say that my New Blog Look is still under construction so keep coming back to see what I add. Woo Hoo I love this Header and the Background. You can find more by clicking on the blinkie on the first Blinkie to the right over there.
I have something that I want to share with you today. It is a New to Me, Digital Stamp Company. The name is CS Designs. You can find the Blog here, the Store here and the Crafters Digital Art Center Group Here. It is a small group so far but I hope you all will go by and check it out. I was pleased to see some familiar faces, like JenLee and the other Melissa, Marilyn and Sharon R.
This first card is made with a Freebie ( for joining CDW). I colored with my Copics on textured card stock that I picked up at the Local Scrapbook Store. The papers are by Doodlebug Designs and the flower  center is Stampin Up. Pearl flourishes from somewhere.

Here is a close up. I just love this paper that I have been working on. Perfect for Copics. The purse and shoes and hair piece have Crystal Effects on them.

I have been working on a Mini album on and off for several weeks now. I'm not very far but I love the way it is turning out. I hope you will too. This page has a series of little pages stitched together that will hold some of my little Baby and Toddler photos. This image by Chris at CS is one of my favorites. there are more too.  

Here is a photo of several of the pages of the Mini. I'm using papers by Bo Bunny and Websters, Once Upon a Springtime. All kinds of bling, ribbons,  rub-ons and flowers.

This is another card using Chloe (an Image by CS Design.) Faux Stitching and a wonderful Rose spray cut with an SVG file by Fred She Said makes this a perfect whatever card. I used Basic Grey Papers and Some twisted jewelry wire and a bit of lace ribbon and the sentiment is from a selection of Vellum  add ons that I found in the Dollar section at JoAnns.

One last card using Chloe on a Mushroom and Doodlebug Papers and Stampin Up' buttons and brads. This is so shiney because I used a lot of  Jewel Glitter Ritz extra fine glitter. Love that stuff.

A close-up so you can see the texture of the paper. It is like really nice Arches Watercolor Paper. 130 lb. cold press.  LOL I'm just showing off. I do love good watercolor paper and watercolors. I wish there were more hours in a day.
And on that note I will say.........
Have a Great Day!

12 February, 2011

It is A New Challenge at Bugaboo.

It is a new Challenge at Bugaboo and this one should be fun. The Challenge is "A Different Kind Of Fold Card" there are a lot of different folds out there and we want to see them. All the Details about the Challenge and Prizes are Here. And while you are at Bugaboo Challenge Blog don't forget to check all the great projects by are fantastic Design Team.
I used a Skelekinz Image and then colored it with my copics. I used my Heart shaped nesties to trace the inside shape around the image and sentiment.Then I cut two hearts and mounted the two with pop-ups. The papers I used are Bo Bunny.

The edge of the hearts hold the two front pieces together.

The inside.......Have A Happy Valentines Day.
Have a good weekend.

11 February, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

THIS JUST IN: Our wonderful leader is having Computer problems (Hers seems to have crashed so there won't be a Freebie and new collection today. I am so sorry to have to say that as you will see from my post today. I will let you all know when everything gets fixed.

I am so excited about the Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo today. I just love dragons and today we have a Freebie and Jodie has a whole set to go with. I can't wait for 9:00 A.M. my time. The Design Team has done some great things with this image today so I really hope you run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check it out. Then run to the STORE and grab your Freebie. 
So for my card today I printed the image of the Dragon along with two Bugaboo Watering Cans onto some pastel print paper. Then I colored it with my Copics.  I used the K&Co. papers and embellishments that I bought last week.
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Here is a close up of Clyde.
Have a Great Day Everyone and I hope you come back tomorrow.

10 February, 2011

A New Challenge At Chi Chi Memories

Today is a new Challenge At Chi Chi Memories and this is a fun sketch that Natalie has for us to work with this wee. I hope you all have fun with it. And don't forget there is a prize to be had. You can find all the details Here on the Chi Chi Memories Blog. Look forward to a few changes around Chi Chi next month too.

For my card today I used three of the images from the Feburary Digi Release and some papers I picked up at JoAnns this week. I love these oblong sketches because they do present a real challenge. I'm very happy the way this turned out and I love the colors. What a fun nontraditional colored Valentine hu?
I hope you all give this Challenge a go this week.
Have a Great Day