26 August, 2014

New Release Day At Bugaboo

I can't believe that it is the last week of the month already. Time flies when you are having fun. Today is New Release Day at Bugaboo and this week Jodie has given us this darling little one to work with. You can find her at the Bugaboo Store along with a ton of images for every occasion you can think of.
So recently I bought a Silhouette and I am still finding new shapes to cut. So when I found this one I new it would be perfect for an image like this. It frames the little girl just perfectly.  The image itself is colored with Copics and the papers are from a new paper pad from We Are Memory Keepers.
 You can see the image much better here. Have you ever been bitten by a ladybug? I have and it hurts. As big as this one is it could take your nose off,
 The inside of the card. I think the color combination in this paper pad is going to be perfect for fall.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope I will see you soon. Don't forget to head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share today.

25 August, 2014

Our First Challenge At PPINKY DOLLS

So today is the big day. The first Challenge over at the new PPINKYDOLLS Challenge Blog. The Design Team has been busy making wonderful projects with these Great Images that Chrishanthi has been adding to the PPINKYDOLLS Etsy Shop. Run on over to the store and check out all the wonderful Images and then come and join us for our First Challenge. Just make a card or project using the Anything Goes Theme and share with us. You can find all the Details over on the Challenge Blog.
For my card today I used the Image Circus Elephant. I colored the image with Copics and then added some Crystal Effects for a little shine and some Wink glitter Brush Pen for some sparkle.
 A little close up for you.
 And the flower add ons and that lovely little pin along with the butterfly and rhinestone heart really finishes it off.
 And then the inside. I used a new Spellbinders Die for the frames on the outside as well as the inside. This is the new Card Creator Die Devine Eleoquence.
I just can't wait to see all the wonderful creations you all come up with and I look forward to many more Challenges. Have a Great Day.

I will be entering this into the following Challenges.
My Heart Pieces Challenges; Use A DiGi Stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge; Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: Challenge #7 Use Digi/Charms or Pins

19 August, 2014

New Release Day At Bugaboo

Vacation is over and Bugaboo is back. This is a little late this morning because I am still in Vacation mode. So sorry. this image is perfect for this time of year. A great one to let people know you are enjoying summer for just a while longer.Head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what all the other Designers have to share today and then rush over to the Bugaboo Digi Shop and grab one for yourself.
For my card today, I colored the image with Copics and then added some Glossy Effects here and there. The sand at her feet is done using some Ranger Distress Embossing Powder. It works just perfect for this.
 The papers are Bo Bunny (Lemonade Stand) fron the 6"X6" pad.
 And the inside is bright and fun too.
I hope you all have a great day and come back to visit soon.

18 August, 2014

Anything But A Card At Bugaboo

It's Monday and today is the Anything But A Card Day over at Bugaboo. It is always so much fun to see what everyone comes up with. Today I would like to share this wonderful Gift Tag I made using The Bugaboo Image Flower Bird.
I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it out before mounting it on the tag. the tag was painted with layers of Distress Paint and then I used a Tim Holtz Stencil and some Dreamweavers Embossing Paste in Pearlescent. Love the effect.
Here is a close up for you.

Be sure to head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what all the Designers have to share with you today. Have a great day everyone.

Design Team Announcement At PPINKYDOLLS

Well today is the official announcement of the New Design Team over at The PPINKYDOLLS Challenge Blog and I'm very honored to say I am on that team. I first found Chrishanthi Liaropoulou images a couple of months ago and loved them from the get go. They are fun and creative and perfect for coloring and using on cards, layouts and altered art pieces. You can find the Challenge Blog HERE and the Etsy Shop Here .

 I hope you all head over to the Challenge Blog and see the list of very talented designers that are on the Team. The first Challenge will be up next Monday and runs for two weeks. Challenges will be twice a month. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. There is also a Facebook page HERE.
So this is a card I made this weekend using the image OWL. The papers are My Minds Eye and then there are little bits and pieces from my stash.
 Piccolo Instant UV Resin on the eyes and I used a gold metallic pen for highlights in the hair.
 The inside is pretty nice too.
So I hope you come visit The PPINKYDOLLS Challenge Blog and the Facebook page often and help make this Artist a great success as you have for so many others out there.

15 August, 2014

A new Ppinkydoll Card To Share

Here is another new creation using an image from PPINKYDOLLS. You can join us on the facebook page, grab images at Christhanthi's Etsy Shop and/or visit the Challenge Blog. The first Challenge will be starting soon.
For this card I used the image Gigi with a Bird. The papers are from a pad by DCWV (JoAnn.s). I used Copics to color the image and then added Wink Brush in clear (Zig) for some shimmer and Glossy Glaze for the eyes and bird.
 I just love that little bird.
 And then there is the inside.
So that is what I have been up to along with teaching my various Senior card classes. Next week is the monthly Candlelight Dinners at one of the residences and the theme is Hot August Nights. The students and I will be making table centerpieces. They always do a great job and have fun. I will post some photos this month because these should be great.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and come back Monday for a little surprise.

06 August, 2014

PPinky Dolls New Creepy Girls

So I had time to work on this new image that came out a few days ago in the PPINKY DOLLS Etsy Shop.
If you haven't visited her site yet be sure and do so. You can also find a great group on Facebook and there is a new Challenge blog that will be starting up soon. There is a Design Team Call out now. So now on to the card I made.
I had a hard time with the colors when I edited this. Sorry. The other images turned out okay.
Papers are from My Minds Eye and the image is colored with Copics.
 Mulberry paper flowers galore. The heart is a My Memories Die.
 A little close up for you. Stickles on the flowers and edge of die.
 Her little skeleton pet is pretty cute. I used the Zig, Wink Of Stella Brush in clear on the bows and dress trim and Glossy Glaze on the eyes.
 And then inside. Problems with editing on this photo also. I need new lights. I don't like the way they make things so yellow but when I use the flash it can be too much. I wonder how an Ott Lite would work. I saw a small one at Tuesday morning today that wasn't too expensive. Any ideas. I did okay with my other camera I think, only really started having problems with the new one.
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

02 August, 2014

The Big Surprise For Today Is:

A Baby Shower Blog Hop for our wonderful Min and her husband and their baby girl that is expected really soon.

You should have come here from Mari's Blog. If not you can head back to The Bug Challenge Blog to start and or get a full list of the participants.
So Min I just wanted to say Congratulations to you and your Hubby for this wonderful Blessing. Little Girls are so very special and bring so much joy through the years. (Boys can too. I know) I know you will be fantastic parents and I know your Dad is smiling down on you during this special time. We all love you and wish you the very best. And we want pictures of the nursery and the baby as soon  as she gets here. 
 A fun card I made using a SVG file by Silhouette. Papers are Eco Park.
 Take off the Belly Band and open it up to reveal two of Jodie's great images.
 And then opened up all the way.
And how adorable are the onsies and leggings, every little girl needs a ton of these.

Now you should head on over to Nancy's Blog. And if you want to wish Min well wishes head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and leave a comment there. 
Have a Great Weekend.

01 August, 2014

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Good Friday morning to you all. I have to tell you all that the Bugaboo Design Team will be on vacation for the next 2 weeks but I will still be here doing some fun projects that I hope you will stop in to see.
 For my card today I used some papers from a pad I picked up the other day at Ross.  It is a My Minds Eye called Indie Chic and it was only $5.99. Such a deal. The image is colored with Copics and I had a blast going through my Blue Button Jar to find all these buttons.

 I was so happy to finally find a home for this large button I have in my collection.
 And then inside....
So head over to the Bugaboo Store and pick up your Freebie and Come Tomorrow for a Big Surprise. I am just so excited.