Sunday, July 12, 2015

Birthday Violets -- a New Release at DS4J

It's Sunday, and New Release Day at DigiStamps4Joy. I was so excited to get a chance to work with one of today's new releases, 'African Violets'.

I love coloring flowers.  They are my favorite thing to color.  I colored these Violets with Copic markers, then used several colors of Tim Holtz distress inks around the edges of the die cut heart (Die-namics).  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart

I have long admired Graphic 45 papers, but have been afraid to use them.  They seem so "busy" to me.  I decided to bite the bullet while at a crop at the LSS, and bought some.  This is my first attempt using Graphic 45.  The crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM

Don't forget the DigiStamps4Joy challenge that is underway.  It is an Anything Goes challenge, and you can find it HERE. Also, check out the other new release project on the DigiStamps4Joy blog.  They'll be wonderful!

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Importance of Fishing -- for QKR Stampede

Hello, crafty friends!  It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  This week, our theme is "fishing".  While no one in my family does, we are rare.  Most people in this city of 6 lakes LIVE to fish.  The card I made for today is a motto many live by:
I used 2 QKR Stampede digis on this card -- Gone Fishing (digi12406) and Fishing Is (digi12401).

I colored 'Gone Fishing' with Copic markers, then used a stitched circle die by Lawn Fawn to cut out the turtle.  All other dies on the card are from Craftin' Desert Divas (Banner Dies Set).  Designer paper is Pebbles Americana 6x6 paper pad.  The card base is Close To My Heart card stock. The rhinestone bling has been in my stash for ages (as my 5 year old neighbor would say).

 I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede for our Fishing challenge.  It's going to be a big one ;)

Berry Sweet chance to GD for Scrappin' Madge!

Awhile ago, my good friend Madge asked some of her scrappy friends if anyone wanted to guest design on her blog.  I, of course, said, "sure!". Then, a week or so ago, a sign up document showed up -- very official looking -- I signed up, and suddenly, my day is here!  Thanks, Madge, for the chance to be featured on your lovely blog, Madge's Scrappin Lounge with you and your uber talented friends!  I am honored!

It is berry season here where I live.  In Northwest Wisconsin, few things get us as excited as fresh strawberries.  Well, maybe a Packer win, catching fish, and a good beer, but strawberries rate right up there, too.  The season is short, but when they're ripe, we're picking, cleaning, jamming, jellying, baking, and anything else we can think to do with berries.  In this case, I'm crafting berries.  After all, it's berry season!

These berries in their berry carton are treat boxes.  I tucked my favorite year-round treat inside (chocolate), and gave them to a friend celebrating a birthday.  I found this cutting file at My Scrap Chick, and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo. 

Here's a couple close ups of the strawberry treat boxes. All the card stock on these projects is from Close To My Heart.  The designer paper is Echo Park Dots & Stripes 12x12. 

No gift is complete without a card, so I made a Strawberry Shaped card to match the carton of strawberries:

I found this in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart.  There's also a bit of Timeless Twine on there.  Madge and I first met through 3 Girl JAM, so I just HAD to throw a pretty crinkle ribbon bow of 3 Girl JAM Sterling ribbon, from the Celebrations Bundle on here. 

I'll leave you with one more view of those yummy strawberry treat boxes...

Again, I want to thank Scrappin' Madge for the opportunity to guest design for her.  If you are ever in need of inspiration, head to  Madge's Scrappin' Lounge.  She never runs short of scrapping mojo!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hacked, But Back! Welcome to the New Blog! Candy Alert!

***This post will be pinned to the top of my blog for the next few weeks. For newer posts, please scroll down.*** 

Bad things happen to good people.  We've all heard that saying.  On  June 11, 2015, my Google and Facebook accounts got hacked.  I was able to reset my FB account without a snag.  The Google account has proven more complicated.  The next day, my blog disappeared.  I had just written my 900th blog post.  That's lots of hours of blogging, & even more hours of work to create over 900 projects for those posts.  To make it even more painful, every blog post I've written on any other blog is also gone.  I've been on some companies design teams for several years now, writing many posts for them.  All gone.  It feels like such a loss. I feel like I have lost a piece of myself.

But, I am picking up the pieces and moving forward.  Today is an important step in that direction, my first post on my NEW blog!

I want to thank you for taking the time to find my new blog.  I'm hoping to build up followers again.  I was nearing 600 before the disappearance of my first blog.  Please follow this blog, leave a comment on this post, and I will give away blog candy at every 50 new followers.  That's better odds by far than ANY lottery!

Blog candy includes, but not limited to:  Close To My Heart stamp sets, Unity Stamp Company Grab Bags, Unity 4x6 stamp sets, 6x6 paper pads, embossing folders, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Timeless Twine and more!  Every 50 followers -- more goodies!  

Birthday Cards x 2 -- for Snapdragon Snippets

I have the pleasure of posting today for Snapdragon Snippets. I love the variety of projects available both in the SDS Store, and in the Silhouette Design Store.  Today, I have 2 Snapdragon Snippets birthday cards to showcase. 

This first card is an A2-sized Candle Card (Design ID #58775).

I used paper and a Stamp set from Close To My Heart.  It was straightforward to assemble.

The second card was designed as a Patriotic card, but I modified it  to make it into a birthday card.  It's called the Stars & Bands Trio A6 card (Design ID #78958):

I used the same Close To My Heart papers and stamp set on this card.

There are many July birthdays among my friends and family, so these 2 cards will be out the door shortly.  I love it when I'm ready with bright, happy cards!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

You're Pretty Awesome! -- for The East Wind

I am very conservative.  I think that's why I love The East Wind images so much.  Today's new release is no exception.  This girl's got attitude!  And purple hair!  And, a partially shaved head!  I bet she's got a tat, also!  

This image, from The East Wind, is Lucy Loo 'DIY Punk'.  I colored Lucy Loo 'DIY Punk' with Copic markers, then cut her out with a tag die from Paper Wishes.  The tag behind it, also from Paper Wishes, was stamped with a matching stamp set.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.  It's cut out with yet another tag die from Paper Wishes.  The brads are from my stash, and I've had them forever.  The chipboard hearts are from UmWow Studio. 

You'll find this digi, and many others, at the Etsy shop.  Check out The East Wind's Facebook group for challenges, inspiration, and great chats.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sharing is Caring - for Path of Positivity

I'm so excited!  Today is a big day for me!  It's my birthday (woohoo!) AND it's my first official post as a design team member of the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. I love this challenge blog. I have participated whenever I can since I first discovered it over a year ago, and the time was right to join it.  Let the journey begin...

At PoP this month, our theme is "sharing".  I used an image from our wonderful sponsor this month, Fresh Brewed Designs.  

This image is called, "Puppy Love".  I colored the 2 pups with Copic markers, and used a Spellbinders die to cut them out.  The sentiment is computer generated, and cut out using a die from Paper Wishes. 

The side step card is a Sizzix die.  Papers for this card can be found at Scribbles Designs.  They are designed by Lisa Decosse, of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. The baker's twine is from Timeless Twine. 

Just For You -- and Not Just Cards

It's the first Monday of the month, and time for a new challenge at Not Just Cards.  I have 2 projects today to share for you, using images from 2 of our great sponsors!
First, using an All Dressed Up image:

I used the dog portion of "I Love My Puppy," and colored it with Copic markers, then fussy cut it out.  I used some Lifestyle Crafts circle dies to mount it on. 

I have a friend who's a real dog lover who has a birthday soon.  I made this into a gift bag for her.  I think a little gift in it from my dog, Sophie, will be the perfect gift!

My second project is a treat bag, using a Stars Stampz image. I love sunflowers, so this one was a real joy for me!

This image is "My Sweet Sunflower". I colored her with Copic markers, and used some Close To My Heart card stock and sequins to dress up the treat bag.  The treat bag is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog challenges are now monthly, and they are always Anything Goes.  Please join us!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas in July

Yesterday, we celebrated Independence Day here in the U.S.A., today, I'm bringing on Christmas.  It'll be here before we know it!  Eek!

This week, at The Cutting Cafe, we're celebrating Christmas in July. I want to increase my stash of Christmas cards, so here's what I did:

Both these cards are from the Christmas Card Fun cutting files. There are 12 different card designs in this one set alone. There are also 17 sentiments included.  Tons of possibilities!  The snowflake card uses the Christmas Mini Words printable set.

Supplies used:
Close To My Heart card stock, Echo Park card stock, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Lawn Fawn "Joy" die, Creative Memories tiny tag punch, rhinestones from my stash

If you check out The Cutting Cafe blog on July 7, you'll see lots of fantastic Christmas projects. Leave a comment on the blog, and you could win any 3 sets of your choice.  This is a great one!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Blog Hop!!!

Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;

Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

 I thought long and hard about my favorite Alice in Wonderland character and kept coming back to the Mad Hatter.  The older I get, the more I can relate!

This image is from The East Wind. The image is Lucy Loo 'Mad Hatter'.  I colored her with Copic markers and fussy cut her. Here's a close up of the image and the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company. It seemed very appropriate for The Mad Hatter!

The teacup-shaped easel card is a cutting file that I found in the Silhouette Design Store. The papers are retired from Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is my favorite -- 3 Girl JAM!  No Mad Hatter card would be complete without a hat pin.  This one is from Pinque Peacock.

Blog Hop List
Julie  you are HERE!

I'll leave you with my favorite Lewis Carroll quote:

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense." 

 I hope you are enjoying this Alice in Wonderland hop as much as I am! Off you go to Katie's blog!  Don't get lost in all this mad talent!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Swimming by to say Hi -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our theme this week is "for a child".  Since it's summer, I went with a water -- swimming -- theme on this card:

I used QKR Stampede digi, Floating Gator (digi5602) on this card. I colored Floating Gator with Copic markers.  The background was created using washi tape.  The sentiment is computer generated.  A simple card, perfect for a child, or a child at heart!

Please join us this week at QKR Stampede for our "For a Child" Challenge.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bring Your Own Sunshine!

I'm posting today for 3 Girl JAM, my favorite ribbon company, and also for Morgan's Art World (formerly Fitztown).  There's a new challenge starting at Morgan's Art World, with an optional theme of Red, White, and Blue. Since it's so near Independence Day here in the U.S.A., I wanted a patriotic feel to my card.

The butterfly is a digi image , Garden 17.  Morgan Fitzsimons' digis can be found in the Fae Entertainment Store.  I colored the digi with Copic markers, and fussy cut it.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.  I found the card kit in the Silhouette Online Store here.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey.  Card stock is CTMH.

The pretty crinkle ribbon?  The stuff that ties the whole card together?  That's 3 Girl JAM, of course!  It's from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle.  

You can use discount code JO10 to get 10% off of anything you order from the 3 Girl JAM Store. 10%!  That's huge!  Or, use code JULY to receive the new Summer Harvest bundle for just $1 with the purchase of any other item from the store. 

Enter Morgan's Art World's challenge -- it's Anything Goes, with an optional Red, White, and Blue twist.  Enter 3 Girl JAM's Anything Goes with ribbon challenge! Fun, fun, fun!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Trim the Tree -- for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

It's July 1st, a new month, and a new theme at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  We're having a DT call.  This is a great team to be on.  What better way to keep up with Christmas cards than to have them assigned each month as part of a design team?  We also get great images to work with, and fantastic digital papers!  It's a win-win-win situation!  Check out the DT Call details here.

Our theme this month is "Ornaments".  Many of us have the tradition of exchanging ornaments at Christmas, so why not incorporate them in a Christmas card?

The image on this card is from Robyn's Fetish, the sponsor this month at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

I colored the "Christmas Ornaments" image with Copic markers, then stamped a sentiment from Joy's Life Stamps.  I used a couple Spellbinders dies on this -- a circle die and an ornament shaped die.  

Designer papers on this card are all digital, and were designed by Lisa Decosse, of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. The papers are from the 12 Days of Christmas Set -- Baubles, Sweater, and Flake Trees. The Silver Shimmer Trim is from Close To My Heart. The Dress White crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM -- the Navy Bundle

Join us this month at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  You can link up any Christmas cards you like.  To be eligible for the prizes, you need to follow the ornament theme. Link up 2 Christmas cards each month to be eligible for the monthly digital paper.  Get busy!  Christmas is coming!

Flowers from Ellie -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's July 1st, so that means it's time for a new challenge at DigiStamps4Joy.  This month's theme is always a favorite -- Anything Goes!

I've had this adorable image in my collection for a long time, and I found the perfect reason to use it:
This is DigiStamps4Joy image, Ellie's Flowers.  I colored Ellie with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut her out.  

The box was cut out on my Cricut Explore, using the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. The flowered ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Join us this month at DigiStamps4Joy for our Anything Goes Challenge.  You have all month!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Enjoy the Summer -- for Crafty Sentiments

Great news!  Yesterday, as if by magic, Google chose to give me access to my account again, and therefore my original blog.  Woohoo!  Soon, I plan to move these posts over and use that one again.  It's where most people look for me and expect to find me.

Today, there is a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments blog.  The theme is 'summer'. Summer, to me, is spending time on the water, swimming, sailing, kayaking.  Just like this adorable girl, Primrose:
This Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp is Primrose - Sailing Boat.  I colored her with Copic markers.

It's almost Independence Day here in the U.S., so I went with a patriotic theme with this card.  The star-shaped card can be found at the Silhouette Design Store. Papers for this card are from Pebbles - Americana 6x6 pad.  The blue crinkle ribbon is 3 Girl JAM -- from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle. The star confetti chipboard is from UmWow Studio. The sentiment is from Hot Off the Press. 

Join us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog for our Summer Challenge.  I'd love to see what you make! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dance Like There's No Tomorrow

I am a really bad dancer.  Maybe that's why I admire the ability so much in others.  I also love images  of dancers and gymnasts -- they're so graceful, unlike me.

When I saw this image in the Polkadoodles store, I just knew I had to color her!
She's called Gymnast/Twirling girl/Acrobat.  I wanted her to fit on a tag, so I modified her a bit from the original, below.
I colored the Gymnast image with Copic markers, then fussy cut her.  The tag is a die from Paper wishes.  I cut it out with a background paper from Webster's Pages, Everyday Poetry, 6x6 pad.  The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die.  The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.
I created this tag today to enter in:
Digi choosday -- Tag Challenge and GD Call

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Enjoy! - a new challenge at 3 Girl JAM

It's time for this month's challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Again this month, it's "Anything Goes with Ribbon."

I've been trying to enter Gerda Steiner's progressive challenge each month.  I find her images so delightful!  I used her image and combined it with some of my favorite 3 Girl JAM!

I used the lilac color from the Diagonal Striped Ribbon Bundle on this box.  The box was cut out on my Cricut Explore, using the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge

This Gerda Steiner digi is called "Watermelon Kid."  I colored him with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinder die to cut him out.  The sentiment was cut out with another die. The sentiment is from Hot Off the Press -- Tiny Words and Phrases.

The 3 Girl JAM Challenge goes from today until July 31.  Link up your "Anything Goes With Ribbon" projects all month long.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'm entering this in:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Patriotic Hearts -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  With Independence Day just around the corner here in the U.S., and Canada Day happening even sooner, this week we're going with a patriotic theme.  Show us your country's colors!

I love the U.S.A., and I'm showing my patriotism with this card:

QKR Stampede has rubber stamps and digis for any occasion, including July 4.  I used Patriotic Heart (digi23006) on this card, changing the color of the stamp using Picmonkey, printing it 3 times, and using a heart-shaped punch from Creative Memories to cut them out.  The chevron background was cut out on my Cricut Explore and mounted on an A2 size card base.  All papers are from Close To My Heart. 

Please join us this week at QKR Stampede for our Patriotic challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


I'm sharing a card today that I made for a friend that recently had surgery.  I wanted a card that would let her know I was thinking of her.  I'd received a beautiful poppy image, designed by Anne's Digital Art, and this month's progressive challenge freebie at The Outlawz Challenge.  I thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

I colored the poppy image with Close To My Heart watercolor pencils, then used a Close To My Heart Blending Pen

The card base is from Bazzill, the designer paper is from Basic Grey, and the ribbon is from my stash.  The banner stamp and sentiment are from Close To My Heart -- Finding the Words.

This is such a versatile image. I know I will use it again and again.  Thanks to Anne's Digital Art for participating in The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge -- June
D.L. Art -- June Linky Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two Cards -- for Snapdragon Snippets

I'm posting today for Snapdragon Snippets.  I had a couple of cards a wanted to make, and you can always find what you need from Snapdragon Snippets -- there's so much variety!

I have a co-worker and friend who recently had back surgery.  I wanted to make a pretty get well card for her, and I wanted it to be a bit more original than the others she's been receiving.

This Get Well Easel Card, from Snapdragon Snippets, is available in the Silhouette Design Store, and will shortly be available in the SDS Store

With Independence Day just around the corner here in the U.S.A., I wanted to make a patriotic card. Once again, I found the perfect cutting file from Snapdragon Snippets

This is the A2 Inward Star Card cutting file from Snapdragon Snippets. 

Papers for both cards are from my stash.  Ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Visit the Snapdragon Snippets blog each day for fantastic inspiration from the design team. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craftin' Desert Divas -- Show us Your Red, White, and Blue
D.L. Art -- June Linky Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Piano Girl -- for Inspiration Destination

I am posting today for Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.  It somehow seems fitting that the image I'm using is a little version of myself, a glimpse of me that many in the craft world don't know about.

This precious image is from Polkadoodles.  Isn't she sweet?  The digi is called "Piano Girl".

 I actually play piano for a living (well, that and many other things.  I am a music therapist).  This image takes me back to piano recitals and childhood.  I loved playing on that grand piano at my teacher's house!  It was so close to heaven for me.
I colored Piano Girl with Copic markers.  Ever tried to make a black piano look shiny?  It was quite a challenge!  
The music background paper and the note embellishments are from Echo Park -- the Melody of Life Collection.  The floral embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, found at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The Purple Passion crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM
Please join us this week at Inspiration Destination for our Always Anything Goes challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

You Are On My Mind -- for The East Wind

It's Tuesday, and that means there's a new release today at The East Wind Etsy Shop.  It's Aurora today, Aurora - Bloom:

I colored Aurora - Bloom with Copic markers, then mounted the image on some Close To My Heart card stock in colors found in the colored image.  The Designer paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart.  The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

Aurora - Bloom is a beautiful image to color and design with.  Check her out at The East Wind Etsy Shop today!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Follow Me With Bloglovin'

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Hey everyone.  It is Lisa D. here.  I am busy helping Julie get things re-established here on the new blog.  One of those things is getting her set up with Bloglovin'.

Bloglovin' is a great tool for keeping up with the blogs that you love.  When you create an account over on Bloglovin', you can follow any blogger on any platform (i.e. Blogger, Wordpress, etc.).  That person doesn't even need to be signed up!  When you log in, you can easily see all the latest posts from all the blogs you follow in one spot.

So now you'll have another great way to follow Julie and keep up with all of her great posts!  You can now even follow by email through Bloglovin'.  

If you can't see the new Follow Me Bloglovin' widgets in the right sidebar just yet, they will be there shortly!  

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Little Polly's Collecting Flowers AND Treats -- for Crafty Sentiments

Today is day 4 of five days of New Releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs. You can see each day's releases, on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog, beginning with Day 1, here.  All 5 days feature "Little Polly".  Today, I introduce rubber stamp, "Little Polly -- Collecting Flowers".

I stamped Little Polly - Collecting Flowers on Copic Blending Card, and colored her with Copic markers.  Then, I cut her out with 2 sizes of a Spellbinders die.  I adhered this to a treat bag from Close To My Heart.  The shimmer ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Little Polly - Collecting Flowers, is a joy to color and design with.  She is so sweet, and a simple image, so she doesn't take too long before she takes shape and looks great!
Please visit the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog for more ideas on how to use this sweet rubber stamp, and come back tomorrow for the last day of June's New Releases. Wow!  What a great month!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wish! -- for The Cutting Cafe

Cupcakes.  Who doesn't love cupcakes?!?  This week, at The Cutting Cafe, we were given the opportunity to work with any Cupcake-type file in The Cutting Cafe store.  There are lots and lots to choose from!
I adore making shaker cards, and will jump at any opportunity to do so.  So, it's no surprise that I have  a Cupcake Shaker card to share with you today:

This cupcake shaker card is part of the "13 Shaker Cards Cutting File Set".  You can also buy each of them individually, but why would you? 
I made the cupcake as large as I could to fit on a standard A2 card front (4 1/4 x 5 1/2), then cut out all the pieces on my Silhouette Cameo. Designer papers are from Lawn Fawn -- Bright Side 12x12 Collection. The sequins and Timeless Twine Lemonade baker's twine can be found in the Bella Creationz Etsy Shop.  The sentiment is a die from Echo Park. 
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sweet Like You -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Today is day 2 of the New Little Polly releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Today's little sweetheart, Little Polly -- I Love Cupcakes, seemed perfect for a birthday themed project:

I colored Little Polly -- I love Cupcakes with Copic markers.  Here's a close look...

I cut her out with 2 different sizes of Spellbinders circle dies.  The birthday sentiment is from Get Inky! Stamps.  The cupcake box was cut out on my Cricut Explore, using the Sweet Treat Boxes cartridge. 

Please visit the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog to see more great ideas of how to use this awesome new rubber stamp!

Friday, June 19, 2015

You Really Mooove Me! for QKR Stampede

It was a week ago today my blog disappeared.  I've still heard nothing from Google, so I guess it's gone forever.  I'm mooooooving forward.   At QKR Stampede Challenge blog this week, our theme is cows.

A cow with a pink tutu.  Isn't she moovelous?!?  This QKR Stampede digital image is 'Dancing Cow' (digi15612). The sentiment, also from QKR Stampede, is 'Mooove Me' (digi15518).  I colored the Dancing Cow with Copic markers. I used some American Crafts metallic markers to highlight the letters in the sentiment. 

Papers for this card are all from Close To My Heart.  The designer papers are from a retired paper pack.  I used a number of Lifestyle Crafts circe dies to create this card, and a Die-namics stitched circle die, too.

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede for our Cows themed challenge.  It's going to be FUN!

Little Polly -- a New Release for Crafty Sentiments

Crafty Sentiments Designs is having a big New Release the next few days.  I'll have 3 different project to share over the next several days.  You'll love these adorable rubber stamps!  They are all from the "Little Polly" release. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Little Polly -- Dear Friend.
Sweet Little Polly -- Dear Friend is colored with Copic markers, then mounted on a decorative treat box. The treat box was cut out on my Cricut Explore, using the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge.  

All papers and sequins are also from Close To My Heart.  The tie dye ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM

My first blog got hacked a week ago.  It took a few days to get up and going again, and this one is still obviously very much under construction.  One of the posts I missed was for the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog. The theme of the challenge this week is "Anything Goes."  Here's my card...
This card uses the Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Annabel -- Mermaid's Hair.   She was colored with Copic markers. Every mermaid should have 2-toned hair! The ocean creature embellishments are from Close To My Heart.  The tag is a die cut, and the sentiment is computer generated.  I used a Close To My Heart scalloped edge border punch, and some luscious Timeless Twine.  I hope you join us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.  You have until Monday evening!

Please check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog for more great ideas of how to use today's new release -- Little Polly - Dear Friend! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Elephants Always Remember Gifts -- and Timeless Twine

I'm posting today for Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz.  I love any excuse to play with the gorgeous goodies found in the Bella Creationz Etsy Shop!

I chose this cute image from Gerda Steiner, and colored it with Copic markers, then ink the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I used a Die-namics Stitched Circle Die to cut it out.  Once that was done, the Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz products took over!
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There are so many great products in the Bella Creationz shop that make great little goodies.  Do some shopping and see for yourself!