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Saturday, July 31, 2010

SSDS - Clean and Simple

This week at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays (SSDS), we are looking for clean and simple projects. Our sponsor this week is Craft Brulee who is offering this great prize package!

So come on over to SSDS and show us your clean and simple projects.

Other Challenges:
Get Sketchy - sketch
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - black, white, and one other color (pink)
Artful Inkables - own background paper (using scorpal, scored boxes and then
                          stamped with pink dots; embossed other paper using Cuttlebug)
Stampin' Royalty - keep it simple
Simon Says - going dotty
The Creative Cottage - touchy feely
Paperplay - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - pink and black (with Stampinsanity)
Stampinsanity - pink and black for a cure

Monday, July 26, 2010

Vintage Carousel Horse

I remember a carousel horse like this from when I was a little girl. How I would love to ride it and pretend that I was riding a real horse as I went around and around. This beautiful digi image is by Digi Doodle Shop. The detail is amazing! I colored it with my Copics. I used pastel blues and pinks and followed the sketch from Moving Along with the Times, although I rotated the sketch. I used my new Tim Holtz paper and Coordinations. I love the new Tim Holtz paper. Note the music notes on it to correspond to the music of a carousel. I distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz distresser and tore around my image to distress and added lots of lace and pearls and flowers to give it an overall vintage feel and look. I hope you like it.
Here are the Challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - vintage pastel and sketch (rotated)
Creative Cottage - touchy feely
The Wild Flower Patch - lace and sparkle (glitter chunks on flowers)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - layer main image (top of umbrella)
Raise the Bar - distressed, torn
Stamp Something - something flowery
Prairie Fairy - lace it up
Create 4 Fun - flowers
Corrosive Challenge - pink and blue
Crafty Pad - vintage
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - vintage
Little Paper Shop - pink, light blue, celery (a little on the image and center of flower)
Pile it On - plastic or something stretchy (plastic buttons and stretch lace)
Practical Scrappers - 7 or more items
Craft Your Passion - 3 differrent ribbons
Wild Orchid - lace
Moxie Fab World - Let's do shabby chic and vintage

Incy Wincy - Sketch

This week at Incy Wincy we have a sketch challenge sponsored by our own Nikki of Limited Runs.  Nikki supplied my image of "Pearl." Isn't she awesome?? Please use the sketch above and then go to the Incy Wincy Blog and submit your project. You could win 4 digis from Limited Runs!! *** Limited Runs will also be having a Digi Sale this week...4 digi's for only $5.00 Canadian***
Other Challenges
Bunny Zoe's - summer days
Stampin Royalty - splish splash
The Creative Cottage - touchy feely
Kraftin Kimmie - mostly monochromatic
Secret Crafter - fairy tales ("The Little Mermaid")
Digital Tuesday, Craftalicious, - Birthday (Sentiment is "Splish Splash Birthday")
Bee Crafty - at the beach and digi
Aly's Sunday - under or by the sea
Rosie D's - all creatures great and small
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SSDS - Use a Digi Image

Hi, everyone! It's time to join in a new challenge at SSDS. This week our challenge is to use a digital image on your project. Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs who gave me this wonderful digital image called "Sunflower Buggies." Pop on over to Whimsey Stamps and check out all of the wonderful Meljen's images. I colored "Sunflower Buggies" with my copics and also used Copic's Atyou Spica glitter pen, although my glittered areas did not show up in the photo, unfortunately. Anyway, we hope to see you at SSDS with your digital images. Thanks for stopping by....

Other Challenges for this card:
Shabby Tea Room - from the garden
Crafty Angels - shabby chic
Bunny Zoe's - summer days
Wild Orchid - say it with flowers
Lexis Creations - faux stitching
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - in the garden
Crafty Creations - happy
The Creative Cottage - touchy feely
The Wild Flower Patch - lace and sparkle (fabric lace and MS lace border punch)
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Stamp Something - something flowery
Friday Sketchers - sketch (rotated it)
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Prairie Fairy - lace it up (fabric lace and MS lace border punch)
Crafty Catz - summertime
Fussy and Fancy - stitches, scallops, sparkle
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen - banana and chocolate ice cream colors

Monday, July 19, 2010

Incy Wincy - Alter It!

This week at Incy Wincy we are challenging you to alter something. I chose to use an old plain notebook that I found in a drawer in my desk and alter it into a Christmas notebook. I used this wonderful birds and holly image from the ATTCC shop. If you win this week's "alter it" project at Incy Wincy, you can win a $10 voucher to the ATTCC shop!
Other Challenges:
Papertake - in the garden
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas in July
Fab 'n Funky - Christmas in July
Pixie Cottage - sketch and 3 of something (buttons)
The Creative Cottage - no cards allowed
Creative Belli - altered
Pixie Dust - forst green, cranberry, ivory
Digi Doodle Shop - use those scraps
Stamp Something - go digital
Townscrappers - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything but a card
Magical Crafts - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SSDS - Animals

Phew! Wow! Another week has flown by, and we are ready for a new challenge at SSDS. This week our challenge is to use animals in your project. Easy peasy, right? For our sponsor we have the wonderful Meljen's Designs.

"Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

And the prize for this week is FOUR digis of the winner's choice from Meljen's Designs!

Meljen's Designs gave the DT images to work with and I chose this adorable turtle. I followed the sketch at A Pocket Full of Posies and added floss, flowers, and lots of bling. So, your turn, let's see you over at SSDS with your animal creation.

Other Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - turtle on cupcake
Ann's Creative Nook - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors
Pollycraft - bold and bright
Critter Challenge - thank you
There She Goes Color Challenge - green and orange from photo
Wild Orchid - say it with flowers
A Pocket Full of Posies - sketch and flowers
Moxie Fab World - fun and  cute
Papertake - in the garden
Creative Card Crew - die cuts (ovals)
Creative Craft - summer lovin
Flutter by Wednesday - layers and butterfly
Gingersnap Creations - markers (copics)
Partner in Crime - summertime
C.R.A.F.T. - children

Monday, July 12, 2010

Incy Wincy - Distress It!

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to use distressing on your projects. Our sponsor this week is InStyle Stamps. This is what InStyle has to say..."InStyle stamps has a variety of unique rubber and digital stamps, perfect for every craft project. Our Retro and Anime stamps are nothing like you have seen yet. We offer quality stamps at affordable prices. Stylish designs for Today's Stamper!" The prize is 4 digi images, so come on over to Incy Wincy and show us your distressed projects today!

For my project I used this cute image provided by InStyle called "Ava Combing Hair." I wanted to create a Christmas card, so I perused my Christmas stacks for some elegant Christmas paper, as I wanted this to appear as Ava getting ready for a Christmas party. I colored her with copcis and used gold stickles on her wings. I distressed the edge and image using the Tim Holtz distressing tool as well as TH distress inks. I embossed the bottom panel using the Cuttlebug textile folder. This card is being entered in the following challenges:

Flourishes Timeless - Christmas in July
Flutter by Wednesday - anything with a fairy
Wild Flower Patch - grunge
Digi Doodle Shop - texture
Aud Sentiments - no sentiment
Get Sketchy - sketch
Simple Doodles - holidays
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas
Craftalicious Challenges - cute
KL Stampin N Scrappin - dry emboss
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - ice cream and sherbert colors (mint and chocolate)
Ann's Creative Nook - anything goes
Magical Crafts - Christmas in July
The Craft Garden - fairy
Stamp with Fun - fairy
Shabby Tea Room - Christmas in July

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Lovin' Cardinal

Hi. Geesh, it is so hot here! Too hot to go outside, so good time to stay inside and explore some more with my new copics. Today I decided I really wanted to be able to enter the Copic Creations challenge, so I took down my wood-mounted cardinal stamp by Carolyn Shores Wright. I have tried to use this stamp before but I was overwhelmed with how to color it. No medium seemed to do the stamp justice...that's because I didn't know about copics yet! I have so much to learn with how to use the copics. I really want to take the certification class and am hoping it will come to Arizona soon and that I will hear about it! Anyway, I don't have too many colors yet in copics, but I tried to use what I have to color this stamp. I have a loooong way to go, but I am pleased with my first attempt at coloring this cardinal. I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Pile it On - Holiday twist - green and red in a non-Christmas project
City Crafter - some like it hot - use RED!
Creative Craft - summer lovin
Fresh Brewed Designs - summertime
Your Next Stamp - flower power
Charisma - watch the birdie
Digi Doodle Shop - texture
Copic Creations - birds
Easy Craft Projects - summer
Aud Sentiments - no sentiment
Frosted Designs - use felt (flowers)
Polka Doodles - summer
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - colors of ice cream and sherbert (cherry and strawberry)
Ann's Creative Nook - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors

Saturday, July 10, 2010

SSDS - Make a Scene

Sugar Creek Hollow
Hi, everyone! This week at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays we are challenging you to make a scene. Our sponsor this week is Sugar Creek Hollow, who gave us the adorable picnic basket to work with, which I have incorporated into my summer scene. See how others on the DT have creatively used the picnic basket and other images. The prize this week is from Sugar Creek Hollow .  Please come over to SSDS and join us in making a scene!

For this card I combined using a rubber stamp (the little girl playing with the butterflies...don't know designer), a digi stamp (the picnic basket from Sugar Creek Hollow), a punch (little butterfly on flower), and die cuts (2 butterflies from Cricut Paper Pups and sun from Cricut Graphically Speaking). I colored with copics and added glitter with copics glitter pen and stickles.

Other Challenges for my Scene:

Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors
Pile it On - favorite things to play with (stamps)
The Crazy Challenge - up in the air
Tuesday Taggers - make a scene
Creative Card Crew - die cuts
Creative Craft - summer lovin
Fresh Brewed Designs - summertime
Flutter by Wednesday - anything goes
Partner in Crime - summertime
Penny's Paper - 7 of something (7 butterflies)
ABC Challenge - you and me (2 stamps on a card)
Cute Card Thursday - school's out for summer
Easy Craft Projects - summer
Dutch Dare - inspiration photo
Aud Sentiments - can't use any sentiment
Polka Doodles - summer
Craftalicious Challenges - cute
Digi Doodle Shop - texture
Gingersnap Creations - heat
If the Shoe Fits - Vacation

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Punches!

Hi! Another week has flown by, and it is time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy.  This week our challenge is to use punches to create your project. Any kind of punch...border, flower, name it! Time to get those punches out of your drawers and put them to use! Our sponsor again is Aspire To Thrive Shop which is the home of our Charity which Incy Wincy Designs is a part of. The lucky winner of the punch challenge will win a $10 voucher to the shop!

For my card, I used Martha Stewart's doily lace border punch on two of my layers. I also used a piece of real lace for a layer. My milkshake image is one you can find in the Aspire to Thrive shop. My apple was cut using Cricut Plaintin Schoolbook. The other fun challenges that inspired this card are:
Flourishes Timeless - fruit
Digital Tuesday - summertime
Crafty Creations - ice cream and cakes
The Creative Cottage - summer surprise
Delightful Challenges - summer
Cute Card Thursday - let's get fruity
Etsy Inspired - Kimmieprout - Picue-nique (fruit buttons)
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Crafty Catz, One Stop Craft - distressing
Bee Crafty - 3D plus digi
Ellephanistic - It's up to you
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen - scallops and embellishments
One Stitch at a Time - lace, ribbon , or bow
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (4) - summer theme, something you would eat, red cardstock, border punch
Kaboodle Doodles - celebrate summer
Lexis Creations - 3D, layers
Basic Grey - photo inspiration (cherries)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

SSDS - Shaped Card

Prize Package!
This week at SSDS we are challenging you to create a card in a shape other than a square or rectangle. Our sponsor this week is Paper Craftin' with Erica. This is our very own DT member, Erica, who is an independent demonstrator for The Angel Company. Erica is giving away the great Angel Company prize package shown above! For my card, I decided to create a heart shaped card cut using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. I then stamped it with leaves using white pigment ink. After that I stamped this adorable stamp by The Angel Company, which I then colored with my copics. I cut it out, and I separately colored, cut, and layered the banner separately for a little added dimension. After adding the flowers, I decided to add the fiber to border the perimeter of the heart. I hope this gives you some inspiration to create your own shaped card. See you at SSDS! Hugs, Kim

Other Challenges:
Pile it On - fold it, bake it, do something with it
The Crazy Challenge - make it in an hour
Creative Craft - stamp it up
ABC Challenge - xtra dimension
Pixie Dust, Meljen's Designs, AiFactory - red, white, and blue
Cupcake Inspirations - colors
Aly's Sunday Sketch - flower power
Magical Crafts - flower power
Raise the Bar, Stamp Something - colors of your flag