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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Patriotic Soldier Boy

This card was inspired by all of the stars and stripes/Patriotic challenges this week. The sketch is this week's Paper Craft's challenge. I started with a blank card and stamped it with gold stars using an old Stampendous wood stamp and ColorBox gold pigment ink. I next layered it with navy blue striped designer paper. One piece I also stamped with the gold stars, and the other I punched out in a circle and embossed using my Cuttlebug script folder.  The next layer is a strip of red Colorbok paper followed by the flag which was cut from a piece of Paper Love Designs dp. Next I cut an oval out of gold metallic paper using my nestabilities. I then used Stamping Boutique's soldier digi image and colored him with Copics and then cut him out and popped him up using dimensionals. I finalized it by adding these two cool blue and white buttons.
Fresh Brewed Designs - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - 4th of July
ABC Challenge - Xtra dimension
Charisma - for the boys
S2G - use something new (digi)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - embossing
Paper Cutz - circles, stars, or squares
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Catz - digital image
AllSorts - embossing
Cupcake Inspirations - cupcake photo inspiration
Stampacular Sunday - stars and stripes
Crafty Pad - embossing
One Stitch at a Time - stars and stripes
Stamping Boutique - use one of their images (soldier)
Caardvarks - embossing
Cuttlebug Spot - Independence Day
Cupcake Craft - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - inky fingers
Colour Q - bravo burgundy, real red, brocade blue, night of navy, and white
Creative Craft - stamp it up! (little gold stars)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Anything with Wings

Paper Jewels

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to use anything with wings! Our wonderful sponsor this week is Paper Jewels who is offering a $15 gift certificate to the lucky challenge winner. For my image I chose this awesome eagle created by Mary Helen Simms which I got from the ATTCC shop. So what are you going to use? Come on over to Incy Wincy and share with us your winged creations.
Other Challenges:
Flourishes Timeless - sketch
Created by Hand - songs we sing/embossing "oh beautiful for spacious skies..."
Creative Craft - stamp it up
Fresh Brewed Designs - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon as a border
Charisma - for the boys
S2G - use something new (the stamp)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - embossing
Aud Sentiments - use "love"
Polka Doodles - boys birthday
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Catz - digital image
Fussy and Fancy - monochromatic and wings
Craftalicious Challenges - monotone
All Sorts - embossing
Crafty Pad - embossing
Caardvarks - embossing
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - free for all

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Clara in Blues

This card is for multiple monochromatic challenges, as well as a couple of blue challenges. I have used Clara from Kraftin Kimmie, which is a new stamp I just won!
Aly's Sunday Sketch - flowers
Rosie D's - blue
Creative Inspirations - monochrome
Practical Scrappers - flowers
Crafty Angels - favorite stamp
Crazy Challenge - spotty (ribbon)
Whoopsi Daisy - ribbons and bows
Creative Craft - stamp it up
Fresh Brewed Designs - anything goes
Simon Says - friends
Gingersnap Creations - shades of blue
ABC Challenge - xtra dimension
Pixie Cottage - sketch
S2G - use something new (copics)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's - nice and girly
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - monochromatic with wings
Craftalicious Challenges - monotone
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - free for all
Just a little something - clear blue skies

Summer Bird

This card portrays a stamp I got from ATTCC which I decided to make into a bright summery card. I am just now beginning to explore with my new Copics. I think I may have discovered another addiction! I decided to take on the color challenge at Colour Q and the sketch challenge at Friday Sketchers, and then I let the card take off from there, adding elements from other challenges where I could. Here are the challenges for this card:
Aly's Sunday Sketch - flowers
Little Paper Shop - bright, colorful
Practical Scrappers - flowers
Color Q - riding hood red, pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss, bordering blue, white
Creative Craft - stamp it up
Fresh Brewed Designs - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon as a border
Tellens Place - summer
Your Next Stamp - patterned/printed ribbon
ABC Challenge - xtra dimension
S2G - use something new (stamp)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Catz - digital image
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - free for all

Monday, June 21, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Music

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to use music as the theme of your project. The lucky winner this week will recive an ATTCC $10 voucher to choose fun digi images of your choice. I used ATTCC's piano as the central focus of my music card. I also used Cooredinations black paper with a brown core so that the brown would show through when I embossed it with Cuttlebug's Allegro folder. I distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks and then stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment. So, let's see what music inspires you to do. We hopefully will see you at Incy Wincy this week!
Other Challenges
Flourishes Timeless - embossing
City Crafter - Venice (music score/music notes embossed)
Creative Craft - for man
Stampin' Royalty - masculine
Meljen's Designs - ribbon
AiFactory - distress
Raise the Bar - special guy
Corrosive Challenge - black, white, brown
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - anything goes
Caardvarks - embossing

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Raining Sunshine on Little Boys

I just won this adorable Cuddly Bubbly Baby Fairy stamp  and decided to make a bright and summery card appropriate for little boys. Doesn't this card just ooze sunshine? I cut the flourish using Cricut's Home Decor cartridge and I embossed using the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. The "Happy everything" is an old wood mounted stamp I've had forever. Here are the challenges I am entering this card in to:
Cupcake Craft, A Crafty Little Place, One Stop Craft - for boys
Pollycraft - sing song ("Sunshine on My Shoulders" by John Denver)
Pile it On - summer showers (It's raining sunshine)
Shabby Tea Room - summer fun
Lexis Creations, Paperplay, S2G - use something old (stamp)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - sunshine
Flourishes Timeless, Caardvarks - embossing
Gingersnap Creations - fairies
Cooking it Up with Katie - emboss, green, ribbon
ABC Challenge - weather (sunshine)
One Stitch at a Time - celebrations
Pals Paper Art, Stamp Something - summer
Meljen's Designs - fiber, ribbon, or lace
Colour Create - white card with 2 colors (green and yellow) from photo inspiration plus ribbon and "hat"
Dutch Dare - Bee happy
Simple Doodles - fun in the sun

Monday, June 14, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - For the Guys

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to make something For the Guys. I created this card using this adorable digi image from Aspire To Thrive Children's Charity. This is a father's day card from the dog. I don't know about you, but my pets are my kids! The sponsor this week at Incy Wincy is One Stop Card Crafts who is awarding 10GBP to their shop, plus 10% off during challenge week. So let's see you come out and play at Incy Wincy and make one for the GUYS!
Other Challenges:
Creative Craft - for the man in your life
Tellen's Place - father's day
Partner in Crime - Father's Day
Crafts and Me - For family member or good friend
Your Next Stamp - buttons
Charisma - spots and stripes
CRAFT - Father's Day/Men's
Stampacular Sunday - Father's Day
Paper Cutz - father's day
Magical Crafts - male/father's day
One Stich at a Time - father's day
Stamp Something - happy something
Townscrapper - masculine for father's day
Etsy Inspired - My Zoetrope - father's day
Just Us Girls - use a digital stamp or digital papers
All Sorts - lace and/or buttons
Totally Gorjuss - one for the boys

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SSDS Challenge - A Pocket of Some Sort

This week at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays (SSDS) we challenge you to make a pocket of some sort. It can be a pocket card or a pocket anywhere on your creation. Our sponsor this week is Sweet n' Sassy, who will award the winner a prize. The digi image I used is a fantastic freebie from Creative Cottage. So come on over to SSDS and show us your pockets!
Other Challenges:
Creative Craft - for the man in your life
Shabby Tea Room - just for dad
Tellen's Place - father's day
Charisma - spots and stripes
CRAFT - Father's Day /Men's
Digi Doodle Shop - tie it up

Thursday, June 10, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite...SHOES!

These are a Few of My Favorite Things is having the most awesome challenge right now! There are 28 prizes!!! Really! I am not making this up. You have to go over and check it out! I had to chuckle though when I saw that the challenge was your favorite shoes. Well, I'm a shoe fanatic, and it's impossible for me to pick a favorite pair....I mean....A GIRL CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY SHOES!  Right!!??  So, I've pictured 5 of my favorites and a pair of boots, because of course you have to include the awesome boots out there!  Anyway, here's my layout, which just does not do justice to all of my favorites, but, hopefully I got the point across...the letters are cut from the Cricut All Mixed Up Cartridge, so I am also entering this into Cricut Cardz,  which is also a shoe challenge.
Other challenges:
The ribbon and bling is for the Pollycraft challenge
Die cuts for Corrosive Challenge

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bunny zoe Crafts - New Challenge

Bunny Zoe Crafts is having a NEW monthly challenge. This challenge is open to everyone!!  It starts next Monday, June 14. Hurry on over to the Bunny Zoe Crafts blog and check it out. There is also a chance now to win if you help to spread the word. Details on their blog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Paper Piecing

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a great week. Well, the temperature here broke 100 degrees. It's going to be a hot summer!

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to paper piece a digi image. I paper pieced the body, ears, and nose of this cute bear that you can buy in the ATTCC store! This bear and a wonderful variety of other images are available from ATTCC's store in black and white and colored to save you time. Go to the store and check these images out...If you win our paper piecing challenge at Incy Wincy, you will get a $10 voucher to the Aspire to Thrive Store! So let's see how you paper piece your digi images...
Other Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - celebrations
Tuesday Taggers - texture - sponsor Tanda Stamps
City Crafter - buttons and bows
Whoopsi Daisy - ribbons and bows
Cricut Cardz - paper piecing (ovals were cut with Storybook)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Just for kiids
Little Red Wagon - altered embellishment (added buttons to flowers)
Delightful Sketches - texture
Pixie Cottage - sketch
Creative Craft - ribbons and bows
Charisma - flowers
Play Date Cafe - lemon, pale peach, peach
Pixie Dust - punch it out (border punch)
Meljen's designs - dry embossing (Cuttlebug)
Digi Doodle Shop - buttons
Busy Beauties - anything goes
AiFactory - anything goes with a punch
Frosted Designs - buttons
Stamp Something - use a digi
Etsy Inspired - baby steps at howbeadyful shop and sponsor Pretty Tape
One Stop Craft - make your own dp - embossed the peach
Bee Crafty - bloomin' marvelous
Corrosive Challenge - die cuts (ovals using Cricut Storybook cartridge)
Caardvarks - embossing

Saturday, June 5, 2010

SSDS - Handmade Embellishments


This week at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays we are challenging you to create your own embellishments. Our sponsor this week is Glitz Design who is offering the lucky winner a pack of goodies.

Glitz Design generously gave the design team paper and embellishments to work with. I used Glitz paper for my flowers. The smaller flower was cut using my Cuttlebug. The larger flower was handmade using Cricut's Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The blue bling is Glitz frosting. This fun, sweet image is a freebie from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and is called Jade in the Sun. So let's see your handmade embellishments. Come over and play at SSDS!
Other Challenges:
Stampacular Sunday - Life's a Beach
One Stitch at a Time - use something new (Glitz frosting)
Pink Elephant - "Gotta Wear Shades"
Cupcake Craft - summer delights
Crafty Cardmakers - favorate color (pink) with least favorite color (orange)
Papertake - Fun, fun, fun
Tuesday Taggers texture with sponsor Tanda Stamps
Delightful Sketches - texture
Digital Tuesday - Let's get trendy (wearing pigtails)
Tellen's Place - two patterned papers
Fresh Brewed Designs - just for kids
Crafts and Me - ink distressing
Charisma - flowers
Paperplay - flowers and sparkle
AiFactory - anything goes with a die cut
Busy Beauties - anything goes
Raise the Bar - celebrate summer
Stamp Something - use a digi stamp
Stampin for the Weekend - summer/travel
Etsy Inspired - sunshine bobby pin created by how beadyful (first sponsor) and second sponsor is Pretty Tape
Our Creative Corner - summer inspiration

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Little Birdie Said...

On 6/7/10 This card won Top 3 at KL Stampin N Scrappin. Thank you.

Good Afternoon, everyone! I hope you all are having a fantabulous day. As usual, it is very hot and sunny here today. Good day to enter some challenges. This card is actually only being entered in 10 challenges, as that is the limit for Paper Sundaes, and this card was inspired by their kraft and blue challenge. My layout is the sketch from KL Stampin' N Scrappin'. I wanted to go for a vintagey look (ABC Challenge), so I used these lovely papers from K&Company as well as kraft. The flowers are prima with brads in the center. The metal flower brads and metal swirl are from my stash. I used the Cuttlebug script embossing folder on the one layer. Did lots of layering by stamping my darling Hampton Art bird card stamp 4 times and cutting it out in pieces, so that in the end the bird stands alone on the edge of the bird cage with an extra birdie for the corner. The border punch is EK Success.
Other inspiring challenges:
Delightful Sketches and Challenges - texture
Tuesday Taggers- texture sponsored by Tanda Stamps
Paperplay - "up in the air"
Pixie Dust - anything round
Just Us Girls - dry embossing
Totally Gorjuss - wings
Magical Crafts - metal madness