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Saturday, January 31, 2015

INCLUDE A HEART CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   We are supposed to have a big snow storm coming through on Sunday, but I will believe it when I see it.  Just to be on the safe side, I have no plans this weekend except a work thing for my hubby tonight that is pretty close to our house.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is INCLUDE A HEART(S)!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, February 13 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available and Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased from there at a special price!!!!


Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Hearts for Ted."  I colored this sweet image with Copics and Sharpie paint pen.  Image cut with Nestie.  Sentiment from Papertrey Ink also cut with Nestie.  DP is Doodlebug, banner cut with Simon Says Stamp die set.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!

Friday, January 30, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT SAMI STAMPS!!

Happy Friday everyone!    I have to admit I am a wee bit "off my game" this week as I had an e-mail that rather upset me, and sadly, I have had trouble focusing as a result.  I am really trying to move forward, but sometimes it is hard to do when someone has said something that you found to be very hurtful.

Happy news is that we have New Releases from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP to show off today at SAMI STAMPS.  I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!  You can also find the whole collection of Sami's Stamps at SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.  

Our Current Challenge for January is Add a Touch of Glitter!  It ends soon, so come join us before it closes.

Our New Release is POODLE FOR YOU and wow, you are going to love all the fun images!


I have made a card using "Poodle For You."  I colored this cutie with Copics and Sharpie paint pen and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I chose DP from Doodlebug and CS from Taylored Expressions and Bazzill.  Oval cut outs are from Tonic die cut.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut out wiht Nestie.  Heart bling is from my stash.  Sure hope you like it!!


INSPIRATION WITH FAERY INK!

Hello everyone!!  I just want to say thank you to all my wonderful followers/friends for sticking around over these past few months when my posting has been few and far between.  We are almost officially moved out of our old house and I have started earnestly setting up the new one.

Today I am sharing some Faery Ink creations, I have shared them on the Faery Ink Blog as well, so hope you will go leave me some love.  I adore Faery Ink images and I hope you will like how I have colored and showcased them.  You can find at the images I used at the Faery Ink Shop.  


First up today is Gabbie Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from the January release.  This is image is colored with Copics and cut with Taylored Expressions die.  I chose colors from Copic E70 family for her hair - E71, E74 and E79.  Dress is done with V09, V17, V15 and V12 and I used V01 and V000 for her sleeves and the ground below.  I think this image is absolutely stunning and she was such fun to color.  The DP I used is Doodlebug and Bo Bunny.  I added the hanging stars which is a Simon Says Stamps die.  Bling dots are from Your Next Stamp.  Sentiment is also from Your Next Stamp and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.


Next is another of my favorite images Arielle and Ian Puppy Love, which is perfect for a Valentine's card.  This image is also colored with Copics and I have added some Sakura glaze pen to bring some sparkle to the dots on Arielle's dress.  I went with a monochromatic color scheme this time around, I really like how the colors turned out.  I sometimes have trouble matching Copic pinks, but I think the colors I chose blended out really nicely.  I hope you think so too.  I added an embossed piece using a Sizzix die as well as a die cut from Leabilities for the base of the card.  DP is new but don't remember what company it's from, pearl hearts are Co Bunny.  Sentiment is from Your Next Stamp and cut with die from my stash.  Ribbon is also from my stash.

Don't forget, you have til February 1 to come play in our Faery Ink Challenge!

Sure hope you like my creations and hopefully they have given you some inspiration.  Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!!

Hugs:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FANCY FOLDS CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Second post of the day today.  Blogger is giving me fits - at least I hope it's Blogger and not my computer, which has been making some very unwelcome noises and sounds recently.

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is FOLDS, so we are looking for some Fancy Folds.   You have 1 week to come play along in our challenge, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


Closer view of image

My card today features digi Sent with Love Girl from Inky Impressions.   Image is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I had seen this fold on the internet somewhere and thought it was cool, so I CASEd it.  I chose DP from Taylored Expressions, senitment from Penny Black, hearts cut with Simon Says Stamp dies, flower is Prima.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

NEW CHALLENGE AT SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT - ANYTHING GOES W/ TWIST OF FAVORITE COLOR

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today Scrapper's Delight Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES w/ a twist of FAVORITE COLOR!

Anyone can come play along in our challenge, but we'd sure love to see you use an image from Scrapper's Delights Store or any Scrapper's Delight image found at Stitchy Bear Shop.  Janice's images are adorable and I know you will have as much fun as I did creating with one!

Scrapper's Delights is a proud Sponsor at Kit and Clowder


Lastly before I show off my creation, we would love to have you come join our Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Group!  Hope you will come join our fun chats and show off your Scrapper's Delights creations:)

For my card today, I have chosen the fabulous image Love Fairy 1 from Scrapper's Delights Store.  Image is colored with Copics, in my favorite color - Purple - and cut out with Sizzix die.  Sentiment is from MFT and cut out with die from my stash.  DP is Taylored Expressions and flowers are Prima.   Sure hope you like it and will come join along at Scrapper's Delight Challenge.

Monday, January 19, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT DIGI MY WORLD - BE MINE COLLECTION!


Hello everyone andwelcome to the Digi My World BE MINE digital stamp release!

All week long we will have some wonderful inspirational projects to share with you! This is my first post for Digi My World and I am just thrilled to be part of the fun and being able to work with Ann's amazing digis.

My Project today uses Valentine's Day Giraffe from the BE MINE Collection. Such a fun image and just perfect for all different sorts of projects. I went with a Valentine card this time around. Colored the image with Copics and added Stickles for the lace edge of the heart. Image cut with Tonic die. I added flowers from Recollections. Background also cut with Tonic dies. DP is My Mind's Eye and CS is Bazzill and American Crafts. I sure hope you like it!

Remember the release will be in the Digi My World Shop on Friday, but the DT will be previewing images all week, on the Digi My World Blog, on our own personal blogs and on Digi My World BE MINE Release Facebook Event. Hope you will come check out everything we have going on and see all the wonderful releases!!


Also, you can win some of these new digital images by playing in our:

***BLOG CANDY***
Its easy and fun to do!
Each day we will pick one random winner from the comments made on the blog!
To enter all you need to do is:
1- Follow  Digi My World Blog
2- Follow the DT's blogs (see listing in side bar)
3- Leave a note in the comment section

You may enter EVERYDAY you wish.  We will randomly select names and which digital stamp set each day.  Thank you!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

WINTER BLISS CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   Yesterday was gorgeous, the sun was shining and temperature close to 50!  Finally most of the ice has melted and we can see the ground and the grass again.

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is WINTER BLISS!  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We have a new category for our challenges - you may now enter with a colored image only in addition to card/project entries.  Colored images only are limited to one per person per challenge and a prize will be given for the colored image category.

We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Winter "Angel Food"  - part of the Sticky Wings collection!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!

My card today uses the Winter Winds Ethereal Enchantress digi from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.   I have colored her with Copics and Sakura gel pen and added Stickles after cutting her out with Tattered Lace die.  I used DP from Bo Bunny and CS from Bazzill and American Crafts.  Butterfly die is Wild Rose Studio and bling is from Your Next Stamp.  This is probably the least amount of colors I have ever used on an image and I'm really please with how she turned out - I hope you like it too.  Hugs:)


Saturday, January 17, 2015

ADD SPARKLE CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.    I was so tired all day yesterday, I am hoping to have more energy today!  My hubby's birthday is today, so I am taking him out for dinner:)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is ADD SPARKLE!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, January 30 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available!!


Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Penny's Winter Pals."  I adore the cute animals in this image and they were so much fun to color with my Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens.  Image cut with Lawn Fawn dies, other shapes cut with Lin and Lene dies.  After cutting out image, I added Stickles for snow on the ground and pn Penny's ear muffs.  Sentiment from Inky Antics cut with Whimsy die.  DP is Doodlebug and CS is Doodlebug and Bazzill.  Bling is from Doodlebug.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!

Friday, January 16, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT SAMI STAMPS!!

**EDITED TO ADD**  This was scheduled for this morning but did not post:(  I guess better late than never...

Happy Friday everyone!    I am super tired this morning, which is a bummer - usually I have more energy at the end of the week, but not today:(

We have New Releases from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP to show off today at SAMI STAMPS.  I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!  You can also find the whole collection of Sami's Stamps at SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.  

Our Current Challenge for January is Add a Touch of Glitter!

Our New Release is FLORAL BRIDES and wow, you are going to love all the great images!

I have made 2 creations for this release.  I would have loved to create with every image in this release as they are all so gorgeous!!

My first creation uses "Lily Bride".  This image is stunning.  I decided to make it larger than I normally make my images so that I could make a longer, skinny card for a change of pace.  I colored the image with Copics.  Image is cut out with Cheery Lynn die and I added a sentiment from Whimsy rubber stamps cut out with Whimsy die.  Buttons are from Papertrey Ink, Sp is Basix Grey and CS is Core-dinations and Bazzill.


Second card uses "Floral Bride" image and is aslo colored with Copics.  Image cut out with Nesties.  Sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's and cut with die from my stash.  DP is also from my stash as are flowers.  I hope you like it:)


Thursday, January 15, 2015

NEW CHALLENGE AT ALL DRESSED UP!!

I told you I would be back again today!  I am now here to announce our New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES with an image from ALL DRESSED UP - you can find a large variety of our images at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will want to visit there and pick some up!!!  Wendy has also generously offered some freebies and you can find them HERE - please be respectful of the rules regarding the freebies.

You can see all the Challenge samples made by the DT Team B at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.  I also hope you will join us on our ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP page where you can chat about All Dressed Up and share your creations as well.  We also have challenges at the ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP, so another opportunity to win more All Dressed Up images!!


My creation today features A Cuddle Makes It All Better digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.  This adorable image comes with the sentiment.  As most of you know, I love dogs, so naturally I had to have this image.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and a touch of Sakura glaze pen.  Image then cut out with Nestie and I chose DP from my stash - other die cuts used are also Nesties.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

NEW RELEASES AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

Another post from me today!  Busy day here on the blog as it seems the middle of the month always is.   Hint, I will have one more post today, so stay tuned...

We have some AMAZING NEW RELEASES from Inky Impressions., so I hope you will check those out  - the DT has done a great job showcasing them and you can find their samples at Inky Impressions Challenge!   Reimder, we also have our MONOCHROME challenge going on - you have until Tues., Jan 20 to come play along in our challenge, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


My card today features New Release digi Mamaw's Teatime and Keep Calm Teatime Ticket sentiment from Inky Impressions.  This image is great fun to color - as most of you know, I love coloring images where there is scenary, so I had such fun with this one.  Image colored wit Copics and Sakura gel pen.  Image and backing paper cut with Frantic Stamper die, snowflake done with Tattered Lace die.  DP is Bo Bunny as are buttons.  CS is Core-dinations and Doodlebug.  Sentiment cut with scissors.  Sure hope you like it!!

ANYTHING GOES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  I am trying to get back to regular school schedule since my kids haven't had a full week after being off for 2 straight and it's been tough getting back on a solid schedule.

It's Thursday and that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES hope you will come play along:)   You have until Tues., January 20 to play along so come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Our challenge rules can be found in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS  digi stamp SONNY HONEYCLOUD COCOA, such a fun image to color using Copics and Shinhan markers and cutting out with Joy! Crafts die.  Snowflake die is from Tattered Lace, button is Bo Bunny, sentiment from Gina K. and cut with Lawn Fawn die.  DP is Bo Bunny and CS is Bazzill and Doodlebug.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

INSPIRATION THURSDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   My kids had a whole 1 day of school so far this week - they are off again tomorrow!  I love my children, but they just had 2 weeks off prior to this week and it's very difficult to get much done when they are home.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is SOMETHING BLUE!!   You have until January 13 (my birthday!) at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Please make sure to follow our rules, you can check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi imageDEXTER NEW YEAR.  I love this cute image and had such fun coloring him with my Copics and Atyou Spicas.  As you can see, I chose a mostly monochromatic theme for this card.  I am really please with how it turned out, I hope you like it too.   Thanks so much for looking!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT ALL DRESSED UP!!

Happy Wednesday!  Another day of no school due to weather for my kids.  They were off for 2 weeks then back to school 1 day and have had the last 2 days off due to weather, so it has been hard for them to get back into their school routine.

We have New Releases to share with you today from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP!   All together we have 4 new digi stamps which you can find at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will also want to visit there and pick up these beauties!!!

You can see all the New Releases being used by the DT for their gorgeous creations at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.

I have created a memory book using Happy Valentines digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.  This is such a great image and has so many possibilities!  I thought it would be great for a book to put Valentine memories - photos, notes, poems, etc.  I have colored this wonderful image with Copics and it is great fun to color as there is a lot of opportunity to use many colors and do lots of shading, hightlighting, etc.  Image is then cut out with scissors and mounted on Bazzill CS and DP from my stash then attached to a Moleskin notebook.  Number stickers from Echo Park.  I sure hope you like it and that it provides you with inspiration:)


Close up of this stunning image


Don't forget, we also have an Anything Goes Challenge that you can find at All Dressed Up Challenge.  Make sure to use an All Dressed Up image to come play along.  Hugs!!