30 November, 2011

Dilly Bean Challenge Blog is Open For Business

I'm a little late with this but...Better Late Than Never, right? The Dilly Bean Challenge Blog is officially open for Business and to start it off Megan has a special deal for you. A free image and a chance to win some Free Stamps. Now who doesn't love that.
So here's the deal: run over to the Dilly Bean Challenge Blog and pick up your FREE Snow Family Image. Check out the great projects by the Design Team while you are there, this is a fantastic talented group of ladies.  Then create a card with the Family and submit it by the 19th of December for a chance to win. Go to the Blog for all the details. this is a great way to kick things off. Don't forget to tell your friends.
So for my Snow Family  image I used some new papers from Echo Park that I picked up yesterday. How cool is this stuff. I so need to stay out of stores right now. Like I need more Christmas Paper.  What the heck...Yes I do.  So isn't the Snow Family great?
 I used my Copics to color the image, Distress inks on the background followed with some goosebumps and then more ink after that dried. Great effect. Used the Snow Pen on the hat trim and stickels, Glossy Glaze on the heart and buttons and Liquitex bead gel for the snow.
I hope you like it and this inspires you to get creating. And I really hope you run over to The Dilly Bean Digi Stamp Store to see what Great Images Megan has for sale.
Now don't forget Friday the second of December is the very First Challenge for the Dilly Bean Challenge Blog so come and join us.
Please Come Here tomorrow for the Special Fun that starts for DECEMBER 2011.

29 November, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

It is time for a new release over at Bugaboo today and these are pretty darn cute. How about some angels. It is the perfect time of year for them. Head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what all the Designers have to share with you. Then run to the Bugaboo Store and grab some for yourself.
For my card today I colored the image with Copics and used papers by Bo Bunny. Love all the glitter.
 Here is a better look at the image.I used that Snow Pen gor the hat and trim on the shirt. The trim above the angel is little tiny felt squares with a bead sewn on each. Picked it up at the last scrapbook Convention that I went to.
I hope you all have a great day and don't forget be here on the First for some fun.
Be on the look out its heading yoru way!

28 November, 2011

Anything But A Card over At Bugaboo

It is Anything But A Card Day at Bugaboo and today it is my turn to share something with you. This project is so quick an fun. Especially when you use Jodie's great Images. These come from the series
Winter Circle Sentiments. Run over to the Bugaboo Store and grab a few for all your Holiday need. Tags, cards and projects.
These were made using a sheet of Bo Bunny paper cut into 6"X6" squares and then scored at 2" and 4", both directions. To see the full instructions check out With A Stamp and a Song. She has a great template to look at for the score lines.
These little favors will be going to my Tuesday night class. I think they will like them

You can see how they go together a little better here.

I hope you all have a great day and don't forget to come back on the first for some big time fun over at Bugaboo. And Here.

Be on the look out its heading yoru way!

27 November, 2011

A Sweet Challenge at Pile It On

This week at Pile It On we have the wonderful Sponsor Whoopsi Daisy and we want to see some Sugar and Spice. Were talking Girly, Baking, solors of Sugar and Spice, pretty much however you interpret Sugar and Spice.

For my card today I used this adorable image from Whoopsi Daisy and Papers from a Pad I bought at Hobby Lobby when I was in Mobile in August. I went with a sweet Christmas Theme and Sugary sweet textures and colors. That is Tinsel Glitter around the edge there, and some wonderful glitter paper under the image. I cilored the image with my Copics and added a few buttons and ribbon and pearls as well as a beautiful piece of pearl studded lace. Love all the little details.
 How cute is that little Teddy Bear? And what an adorable little girl.  So head over to Whoopsie and grab up some cutie images yourself and don't forget to head over to the Pile It On Challenge Blog and see all the great projects that the Design team put together for you.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
I will be entering this card in the following Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away: Buttons or Bows
Our Daily Bread: Ribbon, Lace and Glitter
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Holiday Cards for Kids
The Poodles Parlor: Christmas Creations
Simply Create Too: All About Christmas
Stampin with The Dragon: Anything Goes Christmas
Delightful Challenges: Red and Green
Dutch Dare Challenge Blog: recipe(ribbons, images, pattern papers, layers,rhinestones, buttons...)
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Samuel Taylors:Anything Goes 
Hiding In My Craft Room: Mix It Up- Holiday

26 November, 2011

A Million Little Things and A Big One.

I have a million things that I want to do today and I just don't know how to fit them all in. Card making, Mini Scrap booking, Anything But A Card project, New Images to color On and On. And then there is the Christmas Tree that is sitting in a box in the hall waiting to see the light of day. There are some cute candy cane and ice cube snowmen to go on the walkway out front. I want to take my sister up to the Hobby Lobby to get her Birthday Present and I have errands to run for my Mom. How much will get don? Who Knows.

One thing I do Know for sure is that I have some Great News to Share. I know I have mentioned Dilly Bean Stamps before and shared a few cards that I have made using Megan's Images, here and here and here and here. well Dilly Bean Stamps has a new Designers and Friday Challenge Blog and guess who one of the Designers is going to be? ME! ME! ME! Yea! along with some very talented ladies. You can go check out the Designers and Friday Challenge Blog now but we have our official Kick Off on the 2nd of December with our very First Challenge. Just think how much fun it will be to participate in the FIRST Challenge? I sure hope you do. So look for more projects soon and be sure and check out all the Designers. There is a list over on my side bar and also be sure to Check Out Megan's Dilly Bean Images and grab some for yourself.

I wanted to share this card that I made yesterday morning. I used some Bo Bunny papers from last year and some snowflakes I punched out with one of my MS punches. The image is colored with Copics and decorated with Glossy Glaze.
You can see the details a little better here.

Have a Great Day Everyone. Hope to see you back here soon.

A New Challenge At Bugaboo Get Out The Bling

You got it, we want to see some Bling. But that's not all...We want Black and Silver and Bling! How much fun is that? So if you want a chance to win some fantastic Bugaboo Images get those thinking caps on. Head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check out the projects by the Design Team.

For my card today I chose to use the Scarlette: Presents.  The papers are from a paper pad from DCWV and the silver is from my new favorite,,wrapping paper. I colored the image with Copics and used a glitter pen for some shimmer here and there.
 You can see the wrapping paper really well here and how about those rhinestones?  Love the shiny stuff.
I hope you all have a really great day and a great weekend.

25 November, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Happy Black Friday to all. I made this card for last years Black Friday and wanted to bring it back. Should have added opens at 12 AM They keep pushing it up earlier every year. You can pick up this adorable Stella Image Here.I think Stella is one of my Favorites.

But now for the real reason we are here and not out shopping.  FREEBIE FRIDAY at BUGABOO! So today we have a super cute image from our wonderful Jodie and you can get yours in the Bugaboo Store right now. While you are there check out the other new Birthday Penguins, they are all adorable.
Don't forget to head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team members have to share with you today. Great Stuff as Always.

For my card today I used some papers by My Minds Eye and I colored the image with Copics and added some Stickels and Glossy Glaze. Love those colors.
 You can see the layers of the Penguin a little better here I think.
Well I hope you all have a great weekend and stop by tomorrow for a New Challenge At Bugaboo.

22 November, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo.

Can you believe it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving already. I can't. The Holiday Season has just started and I'm tired. But then that could be because I have been getting up earlier and earlier each day. 3:00am today. It is because there are so many things I want to do.....
 One of which is to make new cards and layouts and when you see The New Release over at Bugaboo today you will too. The Design Team has done an amazing job as always on the examples so head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check them out before you do anything.
For my card today I used the papers from Stampin Up' from a couple of years back. Love the glitter on the paper and for the red glitter paper behind the angel.....glitter wrapping from WallMart. I colored the image with Copics.

 The snowflakes are MS punches.
I hope you all have a great day. I'm shopping for Thanksgiving dinner today.

20 November, 2011

Button Eyes at Dilly Bean

Last week Megan added some Christmas Images to the shop over at Dilly Bean Digis and I love them. I posted another card the other day made with one of the new images.  I really like these little Button Eyes and I got caught up last night with a bunch of stuff and got to get this adorable card finished.
I used the Ruby Sitting and the Christmas Tree Images for this card and I colored them with Copics and added some glitter pen and Glossy Glaze for some sparkle and shine. The paper I used is some old SU papers.
 I used some Stickles in her hair and the Doily she is sitting on is sprayed with Perfect Pearls. I used embroidery thread on the buttons and then covered them with Glossy Glaze.
 When I was grocery shopping the other day at Wall Mart I came across these really cute em bellies. there are a ton of different styles so check it out if you get a chance. $1.50 for a pkg. And there are a lot of pieces on each.The red glitter paper behind the stripe paper is wrapping paper from WallMart also.
Well I'm off to get some more cards finished up so I hope you all have a great day.

18 November, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

It is Friday again and Jodie over at Bugaboo has some wonderful new Old World Santa's for you. And best of all YOU GET THIS ONE FREE.

Is this fun or what?So Head on over to the Bugaboo Store and pick yours up and get coloring but before you do that run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the design team has to share with you today.  

For my card today I pulled out some beautiful Basic Grey papers from last Christmas and some fun snowflakes that I cut with an SVG File by Lettering Delights. I backed each layer with one of my new great finds from WallMart. I got a roll of this red glitter paper for wrapping in the Christmas decorations department(garden center) and it is a great weight and the glitter stays on the paper pretty darn good.

 In the close-up you can see the glitter paper a bit better. I used a Snow Marker on his hair and beard for a puffy effect as well as some Stickels .

The sketch I used for this card is for the November challenge over at Kathy's Waffel Sketch File
Have a great day everyone and a wonderful weekend..

15 November, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo.

It is a new release day over at Bugaboo and I think you are gonna love these. Jodie has created some wonderful Christmas Words and they look great as the focal point or you could combine them with some little Bugaboo images to make a bigger statement. Don't forget to run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today. 
For my card today I used the new Martha Stewart paper pad that I bought the other day. Love the red shimmer snowflake paper. That comes in the mat pack that goes along with this line.

 I colored this with my Copics and then added some Stickels and some puff up snow. The layers of the oval are a SVG file and I can't for the life of me find who it is by right now.
So before I go today I just want to let you know that Bugaboo has some great plans for December. Were talking lots of fun projects by the Design Team, lots of prizes, and tons of Fun. Everything you have come to expect from Bugaboo these past two years. I can't wait. Woo Hoo!

I hope you have a great day.

Bugaboo Sponsors ABC Challenge

So this week Bugaboo is sponsoring the ABC Challenge and this week they are at the letter  D! D as in dazzle. How fun could that be. So Bugaboo is offering the usual 7 images to the winner this week. You can head over to the ABC Blog to get all the details and rules and don't forget to check all the amazing work by the Design Team.
For my card today I used the Bugaboo Image Little Penguin Winter-Winter Bench. I used Martha Stewart Papers and some beautiful glitter paper I found at Michael's.

 The background piece is made using Elmer's glue and Pearl X powders.The snowflakes are plastic buttons.
So I hope you run over to the ABC Challenge Blog and join in the fun this week.

14 November, 2011

A New Challenge at Art With No Boundries

Well things are a little late this month over at Art With No Boundaries but you know the old saying "Better Late Than Never" So here we are into November and the Challenge this month is about Angels and Wings. "Since Christmas is just around the corner, our first challenge is inspired by Christmas with a sub-theme of Angels and/or Wings, which means your projects do not have to be Christmas projects but must contain either and Angel or something that has wings on it or be about wings whatever that may be."

The design team all had the same image to work with this time and it is so much fun to see how different all the projects are. You can find this darling Angeline Image Here. And then don't forget to head over to Art With No Boundaries to see the DT projects.

For my card I colored the image with Copics and then used a plastic piece from some packaging I saved from something to make a snow globe. Fun hu? For the background piece I used one of Chris' Text Ornament Stamps.  The papers are from a pad by We Are Memory Keepers.
 You can see the details for the centerpiece best here. I used puff paint on her golden locks and Stickels on the wings. I used alcohol ink on the outer edges of the plastic piece.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this week.
Have a great day.

A new Dilly Bean Digi

Megan over at Dilly Bean Stamps added some new images the other day and I just had to have this. There are a few more that you should check out at the Dilly Bean Blog.
For this image I colored her with my Copics and used some gel pens to add a little shine to the stripes on her shirt and socks.  These papers are from My Minds Eye from a couple of years ago. Love them.
The flowers are a cut file by La. La. Studios as is the butterfly.

 I even did a little stitching on the button eyes.
Hope you all have a great day. Now I have more images to color.

13 November, 2011

Traditional Christmas at Pile It On

Well this week at Pile It On we want you to show us some traditional Christmas projects. So what is traditional? I'm thinking using Santa's or manger scenes, angels or snowmen. Traditional color, to me, means that deep dark forest green (so wouldn't you know the old olive shows the most on mine) and burgundy shade of red as well as the Santa Suit Red. Gold is good too.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights and you can always find the perfect image at their Store. I used Santa and Poppet from the new release and this great lamppost. I used papers by Colorbok and the flower is an SVG Cut by La La Studio.
 You can see the glitter better in this shot.

I will be entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Use a Digital Image
Floweret Stamplar: Christmas
Mami Doodles: Christmas
Stempelsonne: stamp as main focus- Santa Clause
Wags And Whiskers: Christmas
Art Impressions Stamps: Use at least 2 ribbons
I Brake For Challenges: No White
Digital Tuesday: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: 1st Christmas or Christmas
Sweet Stamp Challenge Blog: Red Green and Gold
Top Tip Thursday: Anything Goes; Christmas

12 November, 2011

New Challenge at Bugaboo

It is Challenge Day at Bugaboo again. Last week was the anything goes challenge and there were a bunch of entries, like 162. Wow how cool. So lets help keep it going. This weeks Challenge is a FUN one. We want to see some pockets. Make a pocket Card, make a card with a pocket on it, make a .....
                                                                     Pocket Book.
I had a lot of fun with this file from My Time Made Easy. The image by Jodie works really great here and I think my Granddaughter will love getting this at Christmas. Maybe with a few Copics in it or a gift card and a few little goodies. I used papers by Colorbok and the images are Bugaboo Rudolf Tree and  Christmas Tags- Rudolf.
 A close up of the images.
 side view. Thats some really nice glittery ribbon.
So now head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check out what the Design Team has to share with you and then go get busy with those pockets. Have a great weekend.

11 November, 2011

A Dilly Bean Christmas Card

 I bought this image last week from Dilly Bean Stamps  and it was sitting atop my desk yesterday when I got home from Michaels with some new Martha Stewart Christmas paper pad and border strips. The two were meant for each other. Don't you think?  It is hard to see that the base cardstock is shiney red and the dots on the second layer has the shiney red foil dots.
 The ribbon is eyelash ribbon with beads threaded on and the ornaments are cut from one of the sheets of designer paper. I colored the image with Copics and used Glossy Glaze on the eyes. love the angel wings too.

Hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend.

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo. Woo Hoo!

Here it is Friday again and it is time for another Freebie over at Bugaboo. Jodie just amazes me with all the wonderful creations that she comes up with and today is no exception.  These Little Penguins are the cutest. You must run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see the great creations by the Design Team and then head over to the Bugaboo Store and grab this FREEBIE for yourself . While you are there check out the other little Penguins that go along with the release today.
For my card today I used papers from DCWV and I made this wonderful flower from pieces cut with a Sizzix Die, from acrylic and then and glued on chunky glitter. I layered those with pattern paper. So fun.
You can see the details a little better here. Just love the Stickels on his belly and the snow.

I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to come by tomorrow to check out the new Challenge  at Bugaboo Challenge Blog.

08 November, 2011

New to Me Digital Image Again

It seems every time I turn around these days I'm coming across wonderful artists and fantastic digital images. And you all know we can never have too many of those. My husband would disagree I'm sure but.....what the heck. It makes me happy. So anyway I found Dilly Beans Stamps by Megan K. Suarez. They are very cute and I'm sure you will agree. So head on OVER and check out all the funtastic images right now. 

So for this first card I used the Framed Freda. The papers I used are from We Are Memory Keepers and I colored the image with my Copics. For the flower I cut layers with Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die and Sprayed them with Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls before I wadded them up and then shaped them to this wonderful ragged looking flower.
 See those neat metal leaves? From earrings that I got for a dollar. There were 18 leaves in all.
 This second image is Rosie Framed #2. This is colored with Copics and then I used a glitter pen on her eye lids and lips. The papers are by Authentique. Have you seen these yet? Beautiful weight and texture, colors and patterns. 
 I really like this image.
 Like the flowers? You guessed it Earrings again. We have this local market place and you can find a lot of these little stalls that carry necklaces and earrings for just a dollar. They are perfect for cards and layouts.  The butterfly was cut with a die I picked up at the Scrapbook convention last month. Beautiful.
Well I hope you enjoyed the new found images today and I hope you all have a great week and I hope to see you back soon. 

A Little Saturated Canary

Last month I found a new to me Digi Image company called Saturated Canary and bought some of the images and made a couple of cards. You can go to that Post Here. I finally had a little time this weekend and got to play again so I wanted to share this lovely little Princess and her Prince? I used my Copics to color the image and used glitter pens to make highlights in her hair and a glitter pen for trim on the dress. Glossy Glaze makes those little eyeballs shine. The beautiful papers are My Minds Eye Lost and Found Line.
 I cut the flowers and butterflies with an SVG file by La.La. Studio and the swirl is also a SVG file but I can't remember where I got it.
So now go and check out The Saturated Canary today and have some fun with the great images you will find there.  Have a good evening.