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Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's time to go to the Beach at Crafting When We Can!!

 What a FUN image this was to color-Thank you Doodle Digistamps!  This image is one-half of the Bea & Tea stamp and made me think of my granddaughter who is on Spring Break now!  The card was created for Crafting When We Can Challenge which can be found here.
After coloring her up with a tan and sunburn (looks kind of pale in the picture tho) I added some water paper, beach themed design paper and fancy cut an embossed sunshine and elevated it with dimensional pop dots.  The stamp on the front and the inside is from KKS.
The inside liner has the design paper reversed-looks like water waves and has glittered bubbles in waves also.  Just love how it all came together.  Come over and play with us at the Challenge-we would LOVE to see your projects!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-not a square card

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Anything Goes at All Dressed Up~ Using a Summertime Image For me!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so keep checking back for our winner and top three!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
The image that I'm using is called Dreams of Summer and features an adorable little girl with so many butterflies around her!  I used some hot colors that made me think of Summertime and attached a butterfly die cut and epoxy dots.  On the inside, I used a complimentary orange dotted paper, a stamp from KKS and a paper flower with a felt "button" in the center.  

And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. Why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images. 
And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
We can't wait to see what you all make so come join in on the Challenge!



Friday, April 14, 2017

Reminder~ there's a ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!!

 This was such an awesome image to color and create a card with for the unique group:  Color It Create It Show It Off.  We love using Sherri Baldy images and this one is officially called Img 957  and I used Tim Holtzs' Peeled Paint Distress Ink to edge it. 
I just love this hot pink color I used for the daisy and the image gave me a chance to work with this curly hair that is such fun!!  I was so lucky that in my stash, I found the perfect glitter embossed paper in kind-of a 60's/70's style vibe.  Thought the combination of flowers helped to soften it a bit.  On the inside (I always make them complete), I used more of the retro paper and then matched the label die cut color to that paper and used a sentiment stamp from KKS to finish it.
This is a reminder that we still have a Challenge going on til the end of the month over at Color It Create It Show It Off.  Come over and join us and let us see your creations-we LOVE to be inspired!  It's always ATG at our challenges- just use your imagination!
Entering in the following challenges:
QKR Stampede-flowers
Digi design Challenge blog-Spring or Easter
                                                      My Besties International Challenge Blog-Flowers are Bloomin
                                                      My Besties France Challenge-ATG



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chasing Butterflies over at Come and Get It! IN THE GARDEN is our Theme~ATG


 Well Spring is really in the air with temps in the 60's and lower 70's--I hope where ever you are that you're finally feeling some warmth in the air!
This week at Come and Get It our Theme is "In the Garden" which is always where I want to be!  The image I'm using , from Cute As a Button, is called Chasing Butterflies and reminds me so much of my daughter!  We love our flowers in this family and always chasing butterflies for her 4H project!
I colored her up in my favorite medium, Copics.  I like splitting the background papers-sort of balances the scene.  You can see the dimensional effects I added, the cloud and the fence-both of which are shaded but the lighting makes it a little hard to see and some purple "goosebumps" in the bottom right corner. 
I used paper lace under the matted picture but on top of the accent strip.
On the inside, I finished with with the dark purple design paper and a double matted sentiment--What a great card to get as a Thank You!
So now it's your turn-come over to Come and Get It and show us your latest project.  It will be an inspiration to us and love to get new ideas!

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Release Day at All Dressed Up- Come see the beautiful new designs!





You can always count on beautiful images being launched for the New Release day at All Dressed Up!  I comes around on the 7th and 22nd of every month and the DT has such fun showcasing them for you!
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 These are all the new releases that were launched today--So versatile and beautiful!  Be sure to visit the ADU Store to get your newest image to work on!!  And watch for our Challenge that begins on the 15th!  We'd love to see you creations!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Birthday Boy Card at the Crafting When We Can Challenge

Working on something different for Crafting When We Can this week, a Birthday Card for a young tyke!  It gave me a chance to use some great pre-colored images from Doodle Pantry from a group called Toy Truck Ants.  BECAUSE, the theme is animals....I may be stretching it with Ants but I will try to make it work!  The great thing about her sets is not only do you get images but also accent solids and patterned papers.  And because they are pngs, you can digitally alter them and layer them on your base.
The sentiment in the set I matted it with the yellow solid included.  Created a "ribbon" of yellow by narrowing down the sides.  I used the brown patterned paper to create a "dirt road" at the bottom of the card.  For the inside of the card, I matted yet another sentiment with the blue solid "paper" and layed that over this great toy truck overloaded design paper!  This is the beauty of digital sets and Doodle Pantry has produced many sets in their history.  At Crafting When We Can, they like to showcase many different methods and styles so we get to have lots of fun!  Come join in our Challenge with your favorite animal card!





Friday, March 31, 2017

Always Anything Goes at Color It Create It Show It Off!

 Wow It's already April!!  While I'm looking forward to Spring, I wonder where did the past few months go!  It's a late Easter this year, so this month at Color It Create It Show It Off we're celebrating with Spring images.  This image from Sherri Baldy is called Bunny Love or Img098 and I just love her!
From the Furry ears to her droopy socks and bandaid, all colored with Copics.  I edged the image with Distress ink in green to make her stand out. 
I added a sticker that actually has a rolled flower on it-great set!  Using a softly colored pastel background paper, I added a strip of accent blue with a paper lace overlay. I kept the inside of the card ('cause I always finish them off) very simple with strips of accent colors/design.  Then inked a sentiment on it.  It's all ready to go for whatever occasion you need-very versatile.  Please come over and play at our challenge-it's always Anything Goes so please join us with any image, any project!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ATG at Come and Get It with a "Springtime Theme" Paper Nest Dolls is sponsoring us!

 What a great time to have a Challenge at Come and Get It with the "theme" of Springtime!  Paper Nest Dolls has graciously sponsored us with some beautiful images.  This one is called Flower Cart Avery and it's so fun!
I colored Avery with copics and kept the image area pretty clean and simple-just some epoxy dots.  I love this kite paper!  Paired it with a bright colorful spring plaid paper. On the inside I used a bigger sheet of the kite paper so you could really see the pattern.  Put a bright pink/raspberry label die cut on the opposite side with a sentiment.  This image from Paper Nest Dolls was very clean lines, easy to color and well defined so that it made the coloring go pretty quick!  Come on over to Come and Get It Challenge- we always like Anything Goes Challenges and LOVE to see your creations!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spots & Dots Everywhere at Crafting When We Can-Fabrika Fantasy is our Sponsor!

 At Crafting When We Can, we are celebrating "DOTS-SPOTS"!  And our thoughtful Sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy.  The beauty of images from this site is that with some of them, you can also get a pre-colored image.  That's what I've used on this card and he is called "Easter Bunny" of course.  These options make it a great way to get cards done that you need for the last minute!
I cut the image and then inked it around the edges with distressed orange ink.  I lucked out with my design paper-one side was this great carrot paper and the other the green dot paper.  That fit the bill for this challenge!  I kept it very simple with just a stamp from KKS.
On the inside, I used a decorative Easter egg paper and an orange textured label die cut.  I used another wonderful sentiment stamp from a clear stamp set from KKS.  Easy Peasy!
Come and play with us at Crafting When We Can-We'd love to see your creations and be inspired!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge is ATG! Come join us with Your ADU image!!


Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so keep checking back for our winner and top three!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendys fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 

For this Challenge, I decided to make a Tag so that I could use it for a special Birthday com
ing up!  I need to do more of them 'cause it was so much fun to make!  I used the image called appropriately "Flowers for You".  After coloring her with copics, I found 3 coordinating design papers for her mats.  Then used a large mat green eyelet and 2 mini purple eyelets in the corners for some eye candy.  Loved being able to use some decorative ribbon and fibers!

 We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations so it's a great chance for you to add to your digital library!  We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th to enter your creations. And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. Why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images. 

And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
We can't wait to see what you all make!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Remember We're celebrating a Birthday over at Color It Create It Show It Off! Come join us!


Just wanted to remind you all that we are celebrating a Birthday Bash for Color It Create It Show It Off using images created by Sherri Baldy All Month Long!  Through out the month, we have several special colored creations that we want to share with you.  AND we want you to join us and share what are YOUR favorite images from Sherri.
This image I used half way through our celebration is just called Bestie In A Frame.  I love all the flowers that surround the frame and look at all the curls in her hair!  For the Pearls in her hair, I used white liquid pearls.  I wanted to call attention to the CIRCLE shape of the image so I glued it to the front of an A5 card blank and fancy cut around the circle, leaving a hinge.  So the kraft heart printed paper is actually on the inside of the card, with a paper ribbon in pale yellow running through a ribbon glide.  When you lift the flat, you see the Get Well sentiment underneath.  This sweet image will make a great card to perk up your spirits when you're under the weather.  Make sure you come over to the Challenge and place your entry into the mix and Celebrate with the rest of us!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Day for Daisies is sponsoring "Things With Wings" at Come and Get It Challenge!

 I had such fun with this Come And Get It challenge and the image I used from A Day for Daisies is titled "Birds for Bree".  The images at this site are so whimsical and "clean/elegant" that it makes them very easy to color!  The THEME for this Challenge is Things With Wings!
I kept the coloring simple, Summery.  I love blue birds and gave their wings a coating of blue Wink of Stella.  I matted the image with kraft and then peach dp.  The Stamp is from a great set at KKS and says "You Lift Me Up". I had this Great paper with bird houses, birds, nests, and tree limbs all over it and placed her matted image on a branch so to speak.  I used this unique Vine "ribbon" from my local SBS- it's made from woven material with veined leaves-glued down with Zig 2-way glue.  On that ribbon, I placed several nature embellies: Owl, dragonfly and ladybug--see if you spot them!  On the inside liner, I used the peach speckled paper and then a draft label die cut from my stash.  The stamp on the inside page is a friendship stamp from my collection.  We hope that you will want to stop in and play with us for this Challenge.  We can't wait to see your creations!
Entering this card in the following challenge:





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

All Dressed Up has it's NEW RELEASE for March! 4 new images!

Welcome to the first new release images for 2017 at All Dressed Up! And Wendy has done us proud again with more gorgeous images.  They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here and they are named Feeling Spoilt, Flowers for Mum, Clunk Clunk, and Easter Bonnet.  
As you can see, I've used the Easter Bonnet cutie-I just love these images she creates!  I used beautiful Spring colors and tried to keep them soft--always a challenge for me that likes dark shading!  A simple cloud background and she was ready to go.  I split the design paper to ground the image, added white paper lace and some epoxy dots.  Used a Birthday Stamp from my stash and already know what lovely sweet person is going to get this for her Birthday!  On the inside, I used a complimentary floral print and stamped a KKS stamp that is so meaningful! 

      

I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced 4 absolutely gorgeous images this month (As always!) 
Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now 

Our Blog Challenge
ending on the eve of the 14th 

and our Facebook Challenge 
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is 1-2-3
  Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be right here on the 22nd.
Posting in the following challenge: 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

MIXED MEDIA Time at Crafting When We Can Challenge! Our Wonderful Sponsor is Oddball Art!

 Don't we all need Birthday cards?  That's why it's a perfect Challenge on Crafting When We Can where we're being sponsored by Oddball Art Company this week!  We are all working with MIXED MEDIA this challenge and I'm using Birthday Jaz.
After using copic markers on her, I used Glossy Accents on her glasses for that shiny effect.  Added a mat, raised the image with foam dots that straddled the purple and white  Baker's Twine that criss-crossed the card.  Thought it would bring out he beautiful lavender sentiments on the design paper.  A trio of purple paper flowers in the corner was a great accent I think!  On the inside liner, I used both of the dp's and then used a lavender accent die cut for the Birthday Sentiment.  We can't wait to see your wonderful entries in our Challenge!!  Come out and play and hopefully win some prizes!
Posting in the following challenge: