Friday, July 25, 2014

It's your day, Celebrate - Happy Birthday!

The seahorse is my favorite sea creature!  I colored this cute one with the balloons from Birthday Seahorse by Imagine That digis by Kris.  The sentiment came from TLC, Create.  I embossed the backgrounds and added some blue chalk ink to the them to give them a little water- like texture.  I also have some blue gems/bling for some extra dimension and sparkle.  I'm excited to display this one today since it is my birthday, hehe.  My daughter came home and was so sweet to have a carrot cake waiting for me when I came home from work tonight.  And muffins for breakfast.  My son is going to cut my grass tomorrow morning so I couldn't ask for a better day :) And to top it off we have plans to have dinner together and my sister-in-law and her family want to join.  I'm truly blessed.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's Your Day
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug & Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle
Bling:  Michael's
Ink:  Versa Magic

Challenges
Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 74
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 94 Happy Birthday
613 Avenue Create - Ch. 81 Anything Goes with a party theme
Crafty Sentiments - Hand colored image

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

You'd better not pout

I colored the image last time so now I am using the pre-colored image of Meowy Christmas from Imagine that digis by Kris.  The patterned paper and sentiment are from TLC.  I added Ice Stickles to the hats. 

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Meowy Christmas (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Christmas Near
Button:  LeButton
Twine:  May Arts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinders:  Label Twenty Six; Small and Large Petite Ovals
Pearls:  Recollections
Ice Stickles

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 186 Layer it Up
CHNC Extra - July
Craft Your Passions -Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - It's a Jolly Holiday
Melonheadz - Things with wings or tails

I get so crabby

It's hard to think of something with claws/pinchers to be cute or adorable; however, that is what the image from Imagine That digis by Kris is. It also has coordinating paper.  The sentiment comes from TLC.  It makes a great summer card.


Patterned Paper:  Bella's Beauties (see above for direct link) - Beach
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Who Me Crabby
Spellbinders:  Pennant; Small and Large Circles
Pearls:  Recollections

Challenges
Brown Sugar - Ch. 103 Sea and Sand
Dream Valley - Summer
QKR- Ch. 97 Vacation

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer down by the Seashore

This week on Monday I had a minor surgery to have a biopsy of a nodule removed on my right chest/shoulder area.  It was a 3cm area so it was rather large and the area is now rather tender so that is why I haven't been coloring.  I have a nice bruise.  Luckily, it isn't cancer so I have nothing to complain about.  For my card, I used a gorgeous image from Imagine That Lighthouse.  The sentiment is from TLC.  It reminds me of the beautiful view I just had in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Image:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Summer down by the seashore
Spellbinder:  Label twenty three
Ribbon:  May Arts
Bling:  Recollection
Ink:  Versa Magic

Challenges
Digi Sketch - In the Garden/or a sketch (S)
Dream Valley - Ch. 86 Summer
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 204 Take us on vacation
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 203 The Great Outdoors
Inky Impressions - Ch. 168 Summer Brights
Creative Corner - Love of Ribbon




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hold the sprinkles

Last week I was on a wonderful vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We left just before the start of the cherry festival which was being advertised in Traverse City, MI.  For my card, I was able to use the Bella's Beauties papers Tooty Fruity.  The image is called Parfait Delight.  And the sentiment comes from a great set at TLC, Create.  We have had a lot of humidity the past few days so I could go for a wonderful sundae like this.  I added the soda cap to give it a vintage look.

Patterned Paper:  Bella's Beauties (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Parfait Delight (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Eyelet Circle, Grand Circle
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Bottlecap:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Scribble and Scrap - Ch. 22 Anything Goes
Love to Create - Ch. 123 Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Layered
Brown Sugar - Ch. 101 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 85 Inspired by a song "Banana Splits" theme song

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Imagine That July Challenge

I was so excited to find out that I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for July and August for Imagine That...digis by Kris.  For my first card is the July Challenge which happens to be Christmas in July which uses a wonderful set called "Meowy Mousemas".  Since I have three Siamese cats...I couldn't help coloring the cat just like one of my own.  I added some liquid applique to the hats and some liquid pearl to the cup.  It's hard to believe it's less than six months away to Christmas.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create -
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Meowy Mousemas
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Naughty or Nice, decisions
Liquid Applique
Liquid Pearls
Lace: Wrights
Pearls:  Recollections
Spellbinders:  Pennant; Label Twenty Three
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon; Michael's

Challenges
Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 72

Friday, June 27, 2014

Your superpower is your kindness, thank you

I just love the image this month From the Heart with the superhero bird.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added Glossy accents to the buckle on the belt and the outer cape.  I also added some black pearls to the eyes to make them pop.

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  From the Heart - Super Birdbrain
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Grand Circle; Heart; Scalloped Heart
Pearls: Recollection

Challenges
From the Heart - Stamp of the Month June
From the Heart - Sketch 72
CRAFT - Ch. 265 Thank you

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 327 Circles
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 200 Stripes