Friday, May 29, 2015

Oddball Art Stamps: Add a Dragonfly or Butterfly

Happy Friday!  My house is a mess but it's going to be so nice out tomorrow, I don't even care.  We're spending the day enjoying the sunshine and then heading over a friend's house to hang out with our daughter & her boyfriend and his family.  I'm looking forward to it.  It's supposed to rain on Sunday, so the cleaning can wait.  Life is just too damn short not to enjoy it when you can.

Today we have a reminder post for you at:



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

DRS Designs: Easy as 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 metal charm, 2 ribbon tags, and 3 text stickers)

I used image #205, Sorry Sally, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, some markers and Stickles.  Papers are from Authentique. I added some pearl stickers, alpha & text stickers, and a dragonfly paperclip that I've had in my stash forever, just ripped the paperclip off of him and turned him into an embellishment.  :)  Peace.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beautiful Soul

Good morning!  Today we have a new challenge for you at:



Our sponsor this week is The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette, and I used this gorgeous image called Portrait of Morrigane.  I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Open Minded Crafting: Inspired by a Song (Black Crow by Joni Mitchell)

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, then added some Stickles to the moon and her headpiece.  Added a little ribbon tag and the sentiment stickers to finish it off.  Peace.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Digi My World New Release: Keep Your Cool!

Today is new release day at:




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

I love this image - we always called these "freeze pops" when I was a kid, and I could eat about 10 of them.  LOL  I printed the image on white cardstock and then again on different patterned papers and paper-pieced it.  I used doodlebug designs paper called sunkissed.  The little text stickers are from colorbok.  Peace.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Alicia Bel - Hello Friend

Happy Friday!  And it's a LONG weekend... yay!  So it's also the 5-year anniversary of the motorcycle accident that Jeremy's dad got into and lost his wife.  It's definitely a tough anniversary.  Jeremy's birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend, so we have had a party that weekend ever since the kids were babies.  It happened to be the day of our party when the accident happened  - we were at the liquor store getting beer when we got the phone call, and our lives changed.  We stopped having our parties after that - but we decided that it's time to party again.  So I'm really looking forward to this weekend, to remembering those we've lost and to enjoy spending time with the loved ones I'm still lucky enough to have with me.

One card to share today, I love these gothic images from Alicia Bel:


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alicia Bel: Anything Goes or Add Some Flowers
Creative Knockouts: Sentimentally Yours
Naughty or Nice: Friends
Corrosive Challenge: Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

I colored Primavera Terrorifica with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique - finished it off with some black pearl stickers, a little hot pink clay skull, and a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Digi My World: Little Chef Pizza Man

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post over on the Digi My World blog, and I made a card using the adorable Little Chef Pizza Man set:




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends: Dots & Circles
Crafting When We Can: One for the Kids
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

I colored the little chef holding the pizza box & his Menu board with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and a bit of markers.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye - I used my Dymo Caption Maker to write "pizza" on the Menu board and finished it off with a piece of rick rack and a little fork brad.  Peace.

Whimsy Stamps Lizzy Love New Release (Nurse Jenny Has the Cure)

Hello friends!  Lizzy Love has some new rubber images available today through Whimsy Stamps!  This is Nurse Jenny Has the Cure:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap! Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes

I colored Jenny with Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, and markers.  I kept it pretty clean and simple by using one piece of designer paper with a strip of roughed-up red cardstock going across it.  I added the little "Red Cross" and button, and finished it off with a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Merry Ppinky's Doll Art Outlawz Freebie Challenge

Happy Sunday!  :)
Today I actually have a Christmas card to share - I don't make a lot of Christmas cards and I definitely don't usually make them in the "off" season, but this one was for The Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge and I just couldn't pass her up.  And when you get a freebie, you should create with it - so that's what I did, and here she is:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas: Card for a Child
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: Add Pink
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Cute Christmas

I love the Ppinky Dolls images, this one is just adorable.  I colored Another Gift with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique.  Alpha stickers are from Heidi Grace. I knew when I saw her that I wanted to go with soft, non-traditional Christmas colors and I just love how she came out!  Peace.