Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thanks for Noticing...

My husband is the body of a man. I even bought him a little Eeyore for his nightstand. So, when I needed to make a Disney project for Red Carpet Studio's Challenge, this is what I came up with:

Red Carpet Studio's Challenge details are:

I used the sketch from Come and Get It's Challenge:

I got this image from Free Disney Coloring pages. The sentiment and weed stamps are by See D's.
I used some CTMH card stock and ribbon, which I have had for YEARS. The image is colored with Prismacolor markers, and the clouds were made with my CTMH cloud stencil and chalks. The black gems are from Hobby Lobby. The Stickles on the weeds are by Ranger.

I am entering this card in some challenges:
digi designs - animals acting like people
craft us crazy -Halloween/Anything goes
divas by design - fairies and fantasy
inky impressions - animals
the paper shelter - anything goes
simon says - anything goes
whimsy stamps - anything goes

Hope you have a fabulous time with the Red Carpet Studios and Come and Get It challenges,


Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Kind of Breakfast!

A Buttery Croissant and Coffee!

My Time Made Easy has a challenge going on...and this is the layout. I am on the Pretty Patterns Design Team at MTME, and this is my inspiration for you when you take the challenge. Check the other DT members' work here.

Here's the layout:

I used a digital image from the Sweet Treats digital stamp set.
Sweet Treats © 21 Images - Digital 
The sentiment is from the Sweet Sentiments set.
Sweet Sentiments © 24 Images - Digital
I used some beautiful old CTMH cs to build this card. The Sunflower band is also CTMH. The patterned paper is from Colorbox, at Walmart. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image, and smattered it with some Stickles by Ranger. I used CTMH ribbon, and wire by Darice to make the curls of steam. I used my singer to sew, sew,  sew...

I am entering this card in some challenges...

Enjoy the Sweet Treats and other digital stamps and other amazing products by My Time Made Easy. Try something new...and 

Have fun,

The White Wizard

Toby is so cute. He is one of Wendy's cuties over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo (alias Wendy)!
Right now there's a big SALE going on, so the already amazing prices are even MORE amazing!
Also...The CHALLENGE this week is Halloween Colors. Enter to win a $10 voucher for the DD store!
As a design team member, I get to play with all these adorable digis. This is my second card with this one.
Wizard Toby

I used the sentiment to make my background paper. It's a circular sentiment. Love that I can resize digital stamps. I used the same stamp on my last Toby card, in a completely different way. 
Halloween Sentiments Set
 I used my ever favorite CTMH cloud stencil with chalks for the background and colored the image with Prismacolor markers.
 The paper is from CTMH. The ribbon is from Walmart.

 Pearls from Hobby Lobby, Stickles from Ranger, and my singer to sew, sew, sew!

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Inky Impressions - Animals
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stars
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspired
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
Corrosive Challenges -  Animal Companions
That Craft Place - Bling

Enjoy your Halloween's part of the fun!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown Autumn Colors Challenge

I love acorns...and this digital image is from My Graffico, for my DT sample for the 
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! Get out your "Fall Colors".

Our sponsor is:

I printed 3 digi acorns in a row and then printed them on designer paper, which is actually old B&T paper from CTMH. (Does anyone know if they even call it that anymore?)
I then paper pieced my acorns. I used tiny gems on the acorns, and sewed with my Singer. The CS is CTMH also.

I used my Vagabond and an embossing folder by Darice for the background. The eyelets are from my stash, and the ribbon is CTMH also. (Does anyone know if they still sell this? I am almost out!)

I am entering this in some challenges:
papermakeupstamps - anything goes 10/2
kaboodle doodles - stitching 10/2
love to create - anything goes 10/2
my graffico - autumn 10/1

Enjoy the beautiful Autumn's finally getting cooler here, and the humidity has broken...


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sweet Tweets

How do you like my vintage tin? I got this tin at a yard sale when I was able to fill a bag for $1!
 I re-purposed this tin as my sample for the
Come And Get It Challenge this week...Anything but a Card.

Wow I LOVE Fred She Said! Adorable images! Amazing and creative ideas for projects of all kinds...I had so much fun with this digital stamp set.

I printed the images on white card stock, then colored them with Prismacolor markers. the background is done in chalks with my old favorite cloud stencil from CTMH. 
The blue designer paper is also by them. 

I used some Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the tin...making the wrinkles is easy...just smooth down the bubbling paper after it is dry to the touch. Then, I distressed with Distress Ink by Ranger, and gave it another coat of MP...the word, "tweets" is hand drawn by me!

I am entering the following challenges with this tin...
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Things with Wings 9/30
Craftymess - Distressed, Aged 10/8
Secret Crafter - Distress 9/30
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Animals 9/30
Anything But A Card - Challenge 2 10/1
Heck of A Challenge - Anything Goes- 10/1
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes 10/1

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Join in the fun at Come And Get It...and visit Fred, She Said!

Happy Fall,

A Cute "Hottie"

The Red Carpet Studios card challenge this week has a SCI-FI theme...actually I think my card is more fantasy than sci-fi, but it is in all it's cuteness!

I love the RCS challenges! Every other week is a layout then a card challenge. And the ideas are so thought provoking...try them out...really fun!

Our sponsor this week is, Stamp N Doodle

The randomly chosen winner of this challenge will receive 2 digital images!

Now back to my card...

I used this adorable Bugaboo image. Perfect for a birthday, boy or girl! The sentiment is from Kitten Cuties by Crafty Secrets.

I colored my dragon with Prismacolor markers, and used the "out of the box" technique. I love black (in case you haven't noticed on all my blog entries!) so a tiny frame around the box accentuates my focal point. I used CTMH cs and paper, and a Martha Stewart punch on the black corners. Glittery brads from my stash, and hand drawn stitching embellish this layout, along with ribbon from Walmart, and Stickles from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card in some challenges...
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Things with Wings 9/30
Challenge Up Your Life-  Fantasy 9/29
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes for Kids 10/6
The Crafter's Cafe - Stitching real or faux 10/1

Well, Happy Fall it All, and get over to Red Carpet Studios to join in the fun with your aliens, dragons, monsters, and other spacey stamp images...have fun,


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Flying A-Round

A bit of a spin on orange or purple or lime green! (When did lime green become a Halloween color anyway?)

This is an image called, Wizard Toby by Digital Delights. The sentiment is also DD's. 

I am entering this card in some challenges because I can!
Shelly's Images - A Shaped Card
Little Miss Muffet - Anything but Square
Inky Impressions - For a Child
Avadares - Make It Sparkle
ATC's and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper, Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes

Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This must be Peter's House!

You know, the "pumpkin shell" where he kept her "very well"? 
This looks like an amazing place to live"very well" indeed!

Digital Delights is having a Fall Sale...20% off a purchase of $10 or more! This pumpkin house is one of Wendy's newest images...and it's about time we recognized a house other than gingerbread...
why not pumpkin I ask you!
Halloween House accessories set

Happy Halloween Sentiment by Digital Delights as well...

Happy Halloween Sentiment

I used Prismacolor Pencils to color this house. Doesn't the purple make it look spooky? 

Oh! And another question...When did purple become a Halloween color? I mean I am glad to have it along with  O&B, just not sure when or how it came to be...think I'll research that...

The background paper is from Colorbox. the gems are from Hobby Lobby, and the purple, orange  and gold papers are CTMH. I got the eyelets at Home Goods, believe it or that never know what you will find there...

CTMH ribbon, Stickles by Ranger, star stencil from an old Martha mag...and chalks by SU!. 

That's it.

I am entering this card in some challenges...why not?
Creative Belli Blog - Autumn 9/26
The Paper Shelter - Fall Colors 9/25
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes 10/11
Bearly Mine - Fall Colors 9/25
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Fall 9/24
Papertake Weekly - Shades of Autumn 9/26
Ribbon Carousel - Fall into Fall (w/spooled item)9/29
SweetStamps Blog - Shades of Autumn 9/25
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Purple 10/1

Go get over to Digital Delights and grab some cute-as-can-be spooky digis...she has digi paper and paper piecings, too!

Have a spooky time,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One, Two, Three...

Time for another LEJ Designs Challenge! This one is called, Sparkle and Shine. 
The digital image I used is from Digi's called, Owl Has Flowers.

DigiDarlas Owl Have Flowers

I think the owl is counting her "blessings"! So, I used a sentiment from Digital Delights.
 It's from the Dream Sentiments Set.

You can join the LEJ challenge here.
The hosts are LEJ and Digi Darla's

To make this card I used some very old CTMH B&T paper in grey wool, also the matching cs. The ribbon is from Walmart. 

I colored the image with Prismacolor Markers in warm grays. I have a set of just warm grays and I use them a lot.

the brads and buttons, along with the silver cord, are from my cigar box stash. 
I also used give the card it's sparkle!

I am entering this card in some challenges...
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Things with wings 9/25
Loves Rubber Stamps - make your own background  9/25
Oldie But A Goodie - Show Us Your Ribbons/old item, mine is CTMH paper.10/2
Twisted Tuesday - Something that Flies 9/24
Love to Create - Things with Wings 9/24
Paper Pretties - Ribbon 9/25
The Pink Elephant - Monochromatic 9/25

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With a Virtual Hug,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I've Seen A Purple Cow!

Talk about Come and Get It...not only is that where you'll find this challenge, this cow's calling come and get your milk...

The Challenge at Come and Get It is, "Farm Animals". This image I won from Robyn's Fetish is perfect! 

I used:
Robyn's Fetish Image
CTMH b&t paper and cs for the nighty and striped background and banner, and their good ol' cloud stencil
Chalks for the background, SU!
Colorbok paper for the black background
Ribbon from Walmart
Gems from Hobby Lobby
Martha Stewart punch...can you find it? It's kinda hidden...
Prismacolor Pencils and markers
made my own sentiments
Zig marker to make faux stitching

These are the challenges I am entering with this card:
2 Sisters - Black and White Plus One # glitter 9/21
Allsorts - Purple Passion 9/21
Challenge Up Your Life - Fantasy 9/28
Just Some Lines - 2 Coloring Mediums 9/20
Mark's Finest Papers - Favorite Technique - Chalking Clouds
Avadares - Make It Sparkle 9/26
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Down On the Farm 9/20
Pile It On - Stitching, real or faux 9/23
That Craft Place - Bling it On 9/29
Sarah Hurley - Something Magical 10/1

So get on over to Come and Get It have until Saturday!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

What is Steam Punk?

In a few weeks I have to do a Steam Punk card. I have seen Tim Holtz' stuff, and I love it all, but when it comes right down to, I don't get I looked it up!

According to G. D. Falksen, on his site, Keys on the Typewriter, Steam Punk can be defined in three words: Victorian Science Fiction.  Great! That brings to mind that old movie, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. I love that movie! I am not a reader, so even though I realize it was a book first, I don't care...the movie is what I remember. 

Falksen goes on to say...People looking for fashion ideas, character inspirations or scenes to describe can find a wealth of starting points in the countless vintage photographs and film reels left over from the 19th century. 

Now I get it!  Think Victorian Era, and then let your imagination go wild!  You know, create something, only use things from that era to make it. Gears are the most recognizable item when it comes to SP...and if you are in the stamping world, you know you've seen them, among other things.

Now making my card will be interesting and fun. However, first things first. I need to make my card kits for the upcoming Shoe Box Round Table that I am attending in a couple of weeks...

Stay tuned for my Steam Punk card in the meantime check out the site,  


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pretty Grating

This is for the challenge over at My Time Made Easy. I love this digi! This is a MTME digital stamp, and the sketch for the challenge is supplied for you on the MTME blog:

Here's an announcement from MTME:

Wanna Win a Pretty Package of your choice??  All you have to do is participate in the listed four sketches and link them up to the appropriate posts… easy peasy!  We will announce our next monthly winner on October 11th (you’ll want to make sure you play in Pattern Challenges 70, 71, 72 and 73 to qualify).  You have until October 11th @ 11:00 pm EST, to get them all linked up.

I used some pretty background paper from Michael's for this card. The gems are from Hobby Lobby, and the ribbon is vintage is the card stock. The flowers are made using the Vagabond machine and Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals Die.

I am entering this into some challenges:
Scrap Creations - Pick 3 ( i used buttons, diecuts and ribbon)
Papelitos Challenges - Anything goes
Use it Tuesday - Anything goes (must use stash - I used old ribbon and cardstock)
Dream Valley Challenges - old & new (I used new gems & paper, old cardstock and ribbon)
No Matter Which Challenge - Die cuts/punches

I hope you have fun over at My Time Made Easy. Do some shopping! Amazing cutting files, digital and acrylic stamps and digi papers!