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Monday, August 30, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Back to School


Hi, again! I'm back with another challenge from Incy Wincy. Can you believe another week has flown by? I'm actually in New Mexico now, having just finished the Copics Certification Class...so I'm now Certified....Woo Hoo!!!!   So anyway, on to the challenge....this week it is "Back to School."  We are being sponsored by Blackleaf Studios, who is offering the winner a pack of digital paper. I have used some of their paper in my card above. Pretty nice, huh? So, let's see your Back to School projects over at Incy Wincy, and maybe you can win some of this awesome paper!
Other Challenges:
Papertake - 3, 2,1 (3 papers, 2 stars, 1 digi image)
City Crafter - I see stars
Cricut Cardz - back to school
Little Red Wagon - back to school
Pixie Cottage - back to school
CRAFT - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Stamp Something - back to school
Simple Doodles - back to school
Paper Garden - back to school
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - for the guys
Copic Oz - male

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cowgirl Up Blog Hop and Challenge

WOW! Do I have alot to tell you!! Can you believe I am now a part of the Cowgirl Up Posse for the Cowgirl-Up Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!?  Yee-Haw!!!!  Yep!! I am truly honored to have been selected to be on the Design Team...and how much fun....my first challenge also includes a Blog Hop......so, let's see what else is happening...

Our Challenge this week is to make your own flowers and apply them to your project. For my flowers, I punched out the 4 smallest ones, colored them with Copics so that they would match my card, and then added platinum stickles to the center. For the medium size flower I cut out various sizes using Cricut's Graphically Speaking cartridge, also colored with Copics, layered them using dimensionals, and again added stickles...large flower also cut using Cricut.

My image is one of CJ's new releases called "Butterfly Ride."  You can get her at Cowgirl Up Designs. Isn't she fantastic!? Of course, she is colored with Copics! Which, by the way, I am in the class today to become Copic Certified....Yee-Haw!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't forget...CJ'S new releases are out and there is a 25% off sale currently in progress at Cowgirl-Up Designs!!! CJ's designs are fantabulous!!!!!!! This is a not-to-be-missed sale!!
Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons, and the winner of the challenge will be awarded these gorgeous FLOWER RIBBONS, PLUS 4 images from CJ and the Winner's Badge to display on their blog.


The "Top 3" will each receive 2 images from CJ and the "Top 3" Winner's Badge!

This week to win the challenge you also have to hop from beginning to end.  During the HOP there will be CANDY to win as well. To win the candy, you must hop along the DT list in order and look for the letters to spell out the sentence. Leave a comment on each blog beginning at our challenge blog and ending with another comment also at our challenge blog. Once you collect all the letters to spell out the sentence, you must e-mail your answer to raesweb@yahoo.com . We will be picking the candy winner by a random number generator.

If you came from the lovely Gina's Blog, you are on the right track. If you didn't come from Gina's, please go and start at the beginning. After you leave here, you will go to the talented Kleeblatt's blog. Remember, it is Very important to go in order so that you can pick up the letters of the sentence in the correct sequence.

So go ahead and find my hidden letter and then keep on hopping.  I wish you the best of luck in the draws!! Have fun!!!!!!!!

Hugs,

Kim

Other Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - create your own flowers
Scrap it with a Song - summertime
Stamp with Fun - for a girl
Wild Orchid - sparkle
A Pocket Full of Posies - winged
Fresh Brewed Designs - thank you
Fab n Funky - 3 papers, 2 embellishments (flowers and ribbon), 1 image
Flutter by Wednesday - open and fairy
Charisma - hot, hot, hot
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - winged
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes
Bee Crafty - anything goes

Saturday, August 28, 2010

SSDS - Good Luck or Get Well

Good morning, friends! Well yesterday my best friend and I drove from my home in Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico because tomorrow we are taking the Copics Certification Class.  Yahoo! I just can't wait!

So...on to the challenge. This week at SSDS we challenge you to create something with the theme of Good Luck or Get Well. Our fantastic sponsor this week is the Digi Doodle Shop who gave us the most awesome digis to work with. I chose to work with "Ill Puppy" who I colored with my Copics. Isn't this digi just too cute for words? Well you, too, could own him, as the lucky winner of this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to Digi Doodle Shop.  WOW!! How generous is that!?  So come on over to Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays and play along with us this week!

Other Challenges:
Little Paper Shop - cocoa, light blue, red
Critter Challenge - some red and striped paper
Papertake - 3 papers (2 dp & 1 solid); 2 stickers (pawprints); 1 ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - no die cuts or punches
C.R.A.F.T.. - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - so distressing
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
I Copic Lover Challenge - blue, red, and yellow
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tim Holtz inspired (used his distressing tool and inks for distressing)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Buttons and Bows!



This week Incy Wincy challenges you to use buttons and bows in your gorgeous creations. We are being  sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, a division of I Did It Creations. Make sure you go to their store and check out their incredible designs. I used "A Little Birdie told Me" for my card, one of several the design team got to choose from. Robyn's is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 3 Robyn's Fetish digital stamps of their choice. So let's see you over at Incy Wincy with your buttons and bows on!
Challenges:
Copic Oz - color flowers
Fab n Funky - flower power
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Stamp Something -  use a digi
Bee Crafty - bows
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peek-A-Boo...I See You!

Hi, Everyone! This is just a quick, fun card I put together in order to enter some specific challenges. First, I was only allowed to use red, yellow, and blue (except for skin) for the I Copic Lover Color Challenge. Next, I followed the sketch at Creative Inspirations. I finally made sure I did some faux stitching and used glitter, Glossy Accents on the water (hard to see in the picture), my Cuttlebug to make polka dots, and metal flower brads. This sweet image is Summer Peek Water Can by Bugaboo. Here are the rest of the challenges:
Corrosive Challenge  - faux technique ( stitching)
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter
Aly's Sunday Sketch - get dotty
Pollycraft - in stitches
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
Created by Hand - stitching
City Crafter - isn't she lovely
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
Fab n Funky - flower power
Your Next Stamp - bold, bright summery colors
Creative Belli - round and metal
Wild flower Patch - polka dots
Pixie Dust - polka dots
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
The Character Cafe - dimensional glaze - glossy accents
Paper Cutz  anything goes
Stamp Something - use a digi
Bee Crafty - ribbon

SSDS - Use Kraft Paper

This week at SSDS the challenge is to use kraft colored paper in your creation. Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, who is offering the lucky winner four digi's of the winner's choice!  So come on over to the SSDS blog and enter your project for a chance to win! You can also check out all the awesome creations the DT made using Sassy Studio Designs  fabulous images. See you there!!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter
Creative Inspirations Challenge - recycle element (lace)
Cupcake Craft - 2 papers, 2 ribbons, 2 flowers
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
A Pocket Full of Posies - all that glitters
City Crafter - isn't she lovely
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
Crafts and Me - petals and pearls
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Fab n Funky - flower power
Moving Along With the Times - glitter
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Polka Doodles - vintage
Stamp Something - use a digi
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Simple Doodles - let's celebrate
Easy Craft Projects - girly
Craftalicious Challenges - pearls and swirls

Monday, August 16, 2010

I've Been Published!!!!


Wow! The above card was published in the August edition of Scrapstreet. You can find the article here.




All of the wonderful team of Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday (SSDS) had the fantastic opportunity to be published. We have been keeping this a secret for months! So...we are now officially published. I used a rubber stamp and heat embossed with glitter embossing powder and then paper pieced the main image. I cut out the Heat Wave and sun using the Cricut. I am going to enter this card in to the following challenges:

Pile it On - more than 5 cutout shapes
Fantabulous Cricut - great outdoors (hiking in the desert)
A Pocket Full of Posies - all that glitters
Lexis Creations - yellow and orange
Papertake - old rubber stamp
Tuesday Taggers - sunshine
Created by Hand - yellow
Little Red Wagon - summer theme
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - flowers
If the Shoe Fits - die cuts
The Character Cafe - bright and sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - favorite things (the desert)
Just Us Girls - wild west
All Sorts - paper piecing
Sweet Stampin - favorite stamp (favorite southwest stamp)
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter

Incy Wincy Challenge - YELLOW!!






This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to use the color yellow in your projects. We are being sponsored by Digital Delights who is offering the lucky winner a $10 gift certificate. So hurry up and hunt down your yellow papers and embellishments and enter your project today!  See you at Incy Wincy!!
I used "Dilly Duck and Lady Bug" which was so kindly supplied by Digital Delights for my card. This image really lent itself to a yellow, sunshiny creation, don't you think?

Other Challenges:

Papertake - old, new, borrowed, or blue - new digi for me
Tuesday Taggers - sunshine
Created by Hand - yellow
Creative Craft - animal antics
Crafty Creations - winged things
Little Red Wagon - summer theme
Penny's Paper - anything goes
CRAFT - Insects (ladybug)
Moving Along with the Times - sketch
Digi Doodle shop - flowers
Delightful Challenges - animals and insects and dots and stripes
The Character Cafe - bright and sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - favorite things (bling!)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Guest Designer at Digital Delights

Today I had the honor of being the Guest Designer at Digital Delights. I was given "Briley and Balloons" by Digital Delights to work with, so I created this pastel colored birthday card using the following Copics:

Balloons - RV32, 34; Y11, 13; B00, 02
Grass - G02,05
Hair - Y11, 13, 15, E17
Skin - E0000, E00, E21, R20
Outfit - V12, 15, 17

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Wild Orchid - for girls
Crafty Cardmakers - birthday
Papertake - new digi for me - thank you Digital Delights!
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - favorite digi (new favorite for birthdays)
Creative Card Crew - cute and girlie
Little Red Wagon - summer theme
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Your Next Stamp - birthday
ABC Challenge - August (her birthday is in August)
Digi Doodle Shop - flowers
If the Shoe Fits - die cuts (nesties)
Crafts 4 Eternity - pastels
Simple doodles - Let's celebrate!
Easy Craft Projects - girly theme
Craft Your Days Away - favorite things (flowers!)
Secret Crafter - what are little girls made of?
Sweet Stampin - favorite digi (new birthday favorite)
Bee Crafty - ribbons or bows
Sentimental Sunday - ribbons or lace (bow and lace border punch)
Aly's Sunday Sketch - get dotty (BIG polka dots)
One Stitch at a Time - pack a punch (border punch)
A Pocket Full of Posies - all that glitters (bling, stickles, and glossy accents)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SSDS - Sketch Challenge





This week at SSDS we have a sketch challenge for you, pictured above. As you can see, I rotated the sketch when I did it. Our sponsor this week is Whimsey Stamps, who sells fantastic stamps, including Meljen's Designs. They are awarding the winner some free digis. The image I used for my card is "Meljen's Designs Dragon's Little Friend."
So give the sketch a try, and post your entry at SSDS.

Other Challenges
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes
Stampacular Sunday -- for boys
Papertake - new, old, borrowed, blue - new digi
Digital Tuesday - butterflies
Creative Craft - animal antics
Crafty Creations - winged things
Flutterby Wednesday - open plus butterflies
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - animals and insects using dots and stripes
Stamp Something - Fairy Tales
Crafty Catz - animals
If the Shoe Fits - die cuts (squiggly lines cut using Cricut Wild Card cartridge)
Fantabulous Cricut -"smile" and Cricut (squiggly lines cut using Wild Card)

Friday, August 13, 2010

CowGirl Up - BLOG HOP ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

BLOG HOP ANNOUNCMENT!!!!!!!   CANDY!!!!!!! IMAGE RELEASE AND SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CRAFTY RIBBONS SPONSOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On August 29 CowGirl Up will be having a Blog Hop!

They want you all to be there!


There will be a blog hop, candy, image release, a challenge, and Crafty Ribbons as their sponsor as well as Images from CJ!!

Winner will be receiving a FAB stash of Crafty Ribbons and 4 images of choice from CJ!

Top 3 will each recive 2 images of choice from CJ!

THEY WILL BE HAVING AN IMAGE RELEASE WITH 25% OFF SALE!

CANDY    CANDY    CANDY!

AND

If you make a post about their hop and add the Blog Hop badge above (and on my side bar) to your side bar, then leave a comment on their post here, they will be hopping around to check and someone will win a special prize!!

They want you to take a ride with them here on the ranch!

Mark you crafty calendars!!

AUGUST 29!!

See you all at the ranch!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Incy Wincy - A Bug's Life

This week's challenge at Incy Wincy is "A Bug's Life."  That's right....we want to see bugs!! Our sponsor is Digi Doodle Shop who gave us this adorable image to create with. The prize this week is a $10 Gift Certificate towards anything in the store except custom blog work. So, come on out and show us your bugs!

Copics Used:
Ladybug - E21, R20, R29, C3, C9
Mushrooms - E31, E35, E37
Leaves - YG63, G94
Earth - E57

Challenges
Just Us Girls - sketch
Creative Craft - animal antics
Penny's Paper - anything goes
ABC Challenge - A for August (lots of ladybugs about)
Cute Card Thursday - whateva!
Crafty Ann's - lazy, hazy days of summer
Dutch Dare - anything goes
One Stop Craft - summer fun
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge - recyle (strip of ladybugs)
Craft Your Days Away - a favorite thing (I love mushrooms!  Yummy!!)
Simon Says - Song in Your Head ("Whenever I See Your Smiling Face" by James Taylor)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer Reading

This fortnight at Copic Creations the challenge is reading. This image was created by Elizabeth O Dulemba, and I decided to use it to create a fun card for a little boy in the hopes that it will inspire him to read more this summer...that reading is fun! I personally love to read, and I thought this was a fabulous theme for a challenge. Here are the Copics that I used:

BG11, G05, G09, E29, E35, Y26, Y28, C3, R20

The other challenges for this card are:
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Days
Creative Craft - animal antics
Simon Says - song in your head "The Lion Sleeps Tonight..."
Penny's Paper - anything goes
ABC Challenge - August (a good summer month to read in; also some kids are back in school)
S2G - Back to School
Crafty Ann's - lazy, hazy days of summer
Dutch Dare - anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Back to School
Simple Doodles - get out of the box (using Cricut with my stamped image)
Rosie D's - all creatures
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Card Patterns - sketch
One Stop Craft - summer fun
Secret Crafter - It's a man's world (male lion reading)
Kraftin' Kimmie - boy/guy card
Craft Your Days Away - a favorite thing (reading!)

SSDS - No images


This week at SSDS the challenge is to NOT use any images. You can use sentiments, die cuts, and embellishments, but none of our beloved stamps and digi images. So...can you meet the challenge?

I chose to just use a sentiment and do another rather clean and simple card in blues and greens, using only designer paper, cardstock, and my own created stamped background paper.

Other challenges:

Get sketchy - sketch (rotated)
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - blue and green
Crafty Cardmakers - punches (EK Success border punch)
Flourishes Timeless - no embellishments
Fab 'n Funky - spotty, dotty, stripes
Stampin Royalty - own DP
Simon Says - song in your head "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - whateva!
Meljen's Designs - clean and simple
Dutch Dare - anything goes
Frosted Designs - celebrate life (the gist of the sentiment)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dressing Up



I created this card for the I Copic Lover Color Challenge of ivory, chocolate, and gold. This adorable digi is from Phindy's, and I, of course, colored her with my Copics. Copic colors used:
Hair - Y11, Y28
Skin - E0000, E00, E11
Hat, Cat, Socks, Trim on Dress - E41, E43
Dress and Ribbon - E25, E57
Flowers - Y26, Y28
Leaves - G02, G12


Other Challenges:
All Sorts - Dressing Up
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Practical Scrappers - use #1 favorite project - copics
Creative Card Crew - cute and girly
Stampin Royalty - own design paper (embossed the gold paper)
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - whateva!
Dutch Dare - anything goes
Easy Craft Projects - chocolate brown
Meljen's Designs - clean and simple

Monday, August 2, 2010

Incy Wincy - Summer Fun

Hi, Everyone! This week at Incy Wincy our challenge revolves around summer fun. Think creatively and show us your summer fun projects. Our sponsor this week is Aspire to Thrive Children's Charities (ATTCC), and they are awarding the winner a $10 voucher to the ATTCC store! See you at Incy Wincy with your sunmer fun creations!!

Hey...not just people have summer fun! Doesn't this kitty just look like he's having a ball fishing for those tasty little fishes, or do you think he is just teasing them and will throw them back in the water after he catches them? Hmmm... This adorable image is available from Meljen's Designs. My card layout is also based on their sketch this week.

Other Challenges:
Meljen's Designs - sketch
Created by Hand - use green
Creative Inspirations (1)- animals
Artful Inkables - own background paper (embossed)
Crafty Creations - summer lovin'
The Creative Cottage - touchy feely
Charisma - with a tail
Practical Scrappers - use #1 favorite product (copics)
Paperplay - anything goes
CRAFT - hot and spicy colors
S2G - add a summer accessory (the 2 fish at top)
Digi doodle Shop - punch (the circle)
Delightful Challenges  the great outdoors, 2 dp's, 3 embellishments (ribbon and 2 fish stickers)
If the Shoe Fits - vacation (for the kitty)
Raise the Bar - use a sticker (the 2 fish at top)]
Bunny Zoe's - summer days
Prairie Fairy - 3D
Cowgirls Sunday - Animals/bugs
Rosie D's - all creatures great and small
Creative Inspirations (2)- anything goes
Pink Elephant - something yummy (well the fish is certainly yummy to the cat...look at his tongue hanging out! hee hee)
Crafty Cardmakers - punches (the circle) and recipe challenge: 1) stickers (2 fish on top) and punches (circle); 2) include orange or yellow; and 3) include animal (cat) and fish (3 of them) - entered this card in to both challenges :)