Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday Release DS4J Oct. 19

Happy Sunday peeps.  It's Team B's turn to post the Sunday Release at DS4J.  We had some interesting images to work with this week.  I chose to use the Vintage Geek Girl.   You can find the  new images here.

I had made this card base several months ago waiting for just the right image to show up.  I no longer have to push the base from side of my desk to the other.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the double layer background.  I used the print and cut feature to cut the image.  Copics were used to color the image.  The butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  The bling us from Want2Scrap.

Challenges entered:  AG AG


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Puppy Love

Morning Peeps!  I design for four teams and they all post on either Tuesday or Wednesday.  It keeps me busy on Monday and Tuesday.  :)  My biggest problem is keeping them straight.  This challenge is for The Outlawz.  We are sponsored this month by Polkadoodles.  They have some really cute stamps.  Why not click on the link and see what they have to offer.  Anyway, for this sketch, I used "Puppy Love" from Polkadoodles.

I rummaged through  my stash of pet paper and found this unidentified scrap with paw prints and thought it would make a nice panel.  I used Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip for the center of the panel and flourish.  I have no idea where the paw buttons came from.  I have had them for more years that I'd want to admit to.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I had a hard time trying to decide if she was wearing a hat or just a flower in her hair.  I decided to go with the hat while other teamies just used a flower.  That's what's so much fun with stamps.  You can interpret them any way you want.  I used the flourish from the Silhouette store.   I have no idea any more what the yellow card base is from.  I guess I should keep track of the manufacturers, but it is not easy for me to do.  I'm too disorganized.

My card:

Challenges entered:  AG AG AG AG AG


The Crafters Challenge with Isabelle

It's time for my second card at The Crafter's Challenge.   I am on a kick using different shapes for my cards.  This shape is from the Silhouette store called Center Step Card.  Our Sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and the theme is Image With a Hat. 

The card base, as I said, is cut with my Cameo on Recollections cardstock using the Center Step Card.  The DP is Recollections Blue Christmas 6x6 paper pad.  The big snowflake in the back is also a Silhouette file, Snowflake Layering Set.  I used American Crafts 12x12 Winter Collection cardstock.  The blue snowflakes on the front are Darice adhesive backed craft foam.  To keep the exposed parts from sticking to the under layers, I put a little baby powder on them.  Or as my friend says, I "destickfied" them.  The little white snowflakes are cut with Cheery Lynn Snowflakes die.  I used the Cameo for Isabella.  First I opened the digi in the program and traced the outline.  Then I added an .0625" offset and cut it out.  I used Copic markers to color her.  The fur on her outfit is Pearl Pen Ice White.

I would love it if you would leave a comment and then go look at the other great DT inspiration.  Then why now make a card with an Image With A Hat and show us your work.  You can win a nice prize.
Challenges entered: Christmas Snowflakes Christmas  AG AG

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Release DS4J October 12

Good Sunday Morning, Peeps.  Glad to see you here.  The new releases at Digistamp4Joy are fantastic this week.  Hop on over to the blog to see the new digis and get some inspiration.  Then go to the online store and get some.  I fell in love with this Mosaic Cross, so I used it for my card this week.  I colored the mosaic part with Copic markers.  The cross was colored with Wink of Stella glitter pens.  Paper is from my stash.  Bling is Want2Scrap.  The leaf flourish is part of a Silhouette file.  I also used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image.  The design started out with sketch that I liked.  However, I can't enter it in the challenge because it morphed into something totally different.  I think the only thing recognizable from the sketch is the paper clip.  LOL!

Challenges entered:


Friday, October 10, 2014

Simply Create Too Guest Designer - Challenge #72

Hi Peeps.  I am happy and honored to be the guest designer today on Simply Create Too.  Their challenges begin on Fridays every two weeks and end on Thursday night before the new challenge starts.  Their entries can be anything creative, not just cards.  I decided to take a leap and do something other than a card or scrapbook page.  Gasp!  I put my Cameo to work overtime on  this project.  I saw a tissue box cover on another site and it sparked my interest.  I checked out Silhouette and luckily they had a file for a tissue box cover.  So, with the theme of Halloween or Mostly Orange, I looked at all my Silhouette Halloween files and Miss Kate Cuttables files to see what I could come up with.  My end product is a combination of those two company's files (Silhouette - spider web, print 'n cut witch image; Miss Kate - October, spider, cat) and Dearie Dolls - the pre-colored witch image.  The box base is Recollections black cardstock.  I used up a lot of scraps to cut the images.  The print cardstock is from Bo Bunny 6x6 Apple Cider Collection.  Spider's eyes have been in my stash for so long, I have no idea who makes them.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 8

Hi peeps!  Still battling the bronchitis although it is much better.  The cough hangs on forever it seems.  I'm glad you found my again today.  It's time for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.   The DT have created some really unique cards for this week.  All you need to do is to follow this sketch.  You can turn it and modify it.  All we need to do is to be able to see the original sketch in you finished project.  Our sponsor for October is PolkaDoodles.  Check them out.  They have some fabulous digis, ranging from cutsey to gorgeous.


My card:


Recollections red and white cardstock
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock
Copic markers
Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch
Silhouette file for die cut
Snowflakes from dies (cut a long time ago so I don't remember whose they are)
Wink of Stella glitter pen (gold)

DS4J Challenge 101 - Anniversary

Welcome back Peeps.  I hope you are not too worn out from the month-long challenge 100th anniversary celebration to do another project for DS4J.  Wasn't challenge and blog hop fun?   I hope some of you were able to win prizes the various DT were giving.  If so, you can start using them for DS4J projects.  Anyway, time to start on the second 100.

Julie Ann is hosting this challenge with the theme of "Anniversary."  It can be any anniversary - wedding, the day you met your BFF, the date you got your first car, etc.  Use your imagination and come up with something cute.  I'd like to see it on the challenge page.

For my card, I decided to do one that simply says "Happy Anniversary."  You all know by now that I am deeply in love with my Cameo.  I used Lori Whitlock's card base "Lace" for my base.  I cut it with American Crafts cardstock.  The image is from the DigiStamps4Joy online store and is called "Owl Always Love You."  You can find it here.  After you leave me some love, hop on over to the online store and browse through the digis available.  Then when you find one that would fit the challenge, purchase it and enter the challenge.  While you don't have to use a DS4J digi, you have a great chance of winning the design team's pick for $10 worth of digis if you do.

My card:
I popped the image circle with foam tape.  I cut two images using my Cameo  and added some of the same flowers to the two corners inside the card.
Materials used:
American Crafts cardstock
Want2Scrap bling
Copic markers
Scrap of green cardstock
Stormy Sky distress ink
Mark's Finest Papers sentiment stamp (which I cut to fit the space)
Martha Stewart leaf punch