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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!