Saturday, September 23, 2017

Come and Get It Challenge is ATG!! Come see my Sherri Baldy Harvest Girl Thanksgiving card!

Oh I do so love this time of year when the leaves are turning beautiful colors, there's a crispness in the air and you are just Thankful for seeing all the Season's Beauty.
Over at Come and Get It we have a Challenge going on and would love to see whatever creation you'd like to share with us!  Di's Digis is our sponsor this week and it's an ATG Challenge-we all love those don't we!
The Image I chose to use is called Img654 Lil Harvest Indian Girl by Sherri Baldy.  I just adore her and love all the intricate details that Sherri's drawn into this image.  From her leather wrapped hair, the beading on her dress and boots, then to the feathers in her hair or the
buckskin she's wearing--It was all so much fun to color. 
I'm still trying to learn more and more about Prismacolor pencils when I've been hooked on Copics forever.  So I find that I tend to use a blend of both.  The pencils for the fine detail and tight spaces and the copics for a more broad application.  The Best of both Worlds in my opinion.  On this card, I used a dark brown heavily creased handmade paper in the background.  Then I used a leafy cream print that really brings out the buckskin color.  I added a touch of raffia wrap and then 2 thick accents in the corner that were actually found in the party aisle--they were Picks that you might insert in a cupcake perhaps.  I'm always looking in unusual places for embellishments-not just in the scrapbook area of a store.  Think outside the box.  On the inside, an acorn design paper, stamped sentiment from KKS and then I glued the tiny leaf(s) on the mat and down the falling leaves!  Hope you like-come on over and join us!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

A reminder to Come over to All Dressed Up and Play with us!!

When I chose the "3 Little Autumn Girls " to use I wanted to try and use as many of them as I could.  For this 6x6 card, I folded the front face of the card back and that was the staging for the girl with the blue cap.  The girl with the highlights in her hair is actually laying flat on the inside right panel.   I lined up the "burlap" mats and added Fall Flower Soft with glue to the ground under their feet.
When you pull open the left panel, you can see that there is more burlap paper filling the whole inside of the card.  I used a large fishtail die cut from a friend and then stamped it with a great KKS stamp with a yummy chocolate Colorbox ink.
This is basically a reminder to come over and check out the challenge that's still going over on our blog.
There are so many talented artists on the DT-come on over and meet us--this is a great challenge!  I love this time of year when the air is getting crisper and cooler.  Happy Fall Y'all!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Reminder to come on over and play with us at Color It Create It Show It Off!

I created another card for Color It Create It Show It Off  as a REMINDER of the great Challenge we currently have going on!  Doesn't this cutie sitting on a Strawberry Jam jar make you hungry for that sweet treat?  Yummy!  She's Img671 from Sherri Baldy's shop.  Trying to keep everything rosy and pinkish-red I used 2 different design papers and then some Petal Lu flowers.
I just love this KKS Sweetness stamp I used for the inside sentiment!
Come on over and play with us at CICISIO and hopefully you will win some images for your efforts!  We'd love to see your creations!
Entering this card in the following:
My Besties Aussie Challenge-Spring/Flowers

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Help us Celebrate National Grandparent's Day over at Come and Get It!

 It's Grandparents Day around the world, so it's a perfect time to let them know just how much they're loved.  Here at Come and Get It Challenges, we are fortunate to be Sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls for this Special Day.
Because of my Mom's love of "critters", we've always loved Owls.  So when offered a choice of images, I was thrilled to use this one "Owl Always Love You".  I colored her up with Copics and used this reversible paper from Echo Park and Bella Blvd.  Using a small oval die cut from a friend, I stamped the most appropriate sentiment from KKS!  On the inside I used scraps to give it some interest and used one of my rubber stamps for a special person.
We'd love to see your creations in our challenge-we get SO inspired by your creations!  Great chance to win images also!
Entering in PND Anyhing Goes Challenge

Friday, September 1, 2017

Recipe cards make us Hungry over at Color It Create It Show It Off with Sherri Baldy's Images!

 The Theme this week over at Color It Create It Show It Off is a recipe card.  Instead of a scrapbook Recipe Challenge where you pick 1 item from each column of a table to make your card with, it's an actual recipe card!
Mine is a favorite recipe of my Mom's-Olive Cheese Snacks.  I'm telling you I could make myself **sick** on these, they are so good!  Since one of my favorite color combo's is purple and green, I found some design paper that reminded me of the shape of an olive, used a kraft die cut and some green pearl accents.  I used img 051 from Sherri Baldy's shop-just perfect little chef  for my card.  On the inside, I used the gorgeous purple polka-dot and a friendship stamp--this could even be given as a gift along with the finished yummy snack!  Well share one of your delicious treats with us and play along with our challenge!  It doesn't take too much for us to create a snack while we are creating cards!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

It's Batter Up! at Come and Get It Challenge- Theme is use 2 different Embellishments!

 Well I'm sure we've all spent time at the ball diamonds this summer with our kids so I find that this set of 4 boys playing at the summer sports is perfect for the Challenge at Come and Get It!  The Twist on this Challenge is to use 2 different embellishments--Mine are Baker's Twine and a Bat/glove charm. Our Sponsor for this Challenge is Pickled Potpouri and my image is called the Boys of Summer
I was so happy that I'd saved this baseball stitched paper for just the right card!  Makes a great background for this type of card.  This is on a 4.75" sq. card so I matted the design paper with red cardstock as well as the copic colored image.  You can see the r&w twine and then the waxed cord bow holding the charm.
On the inside I used a brightly colored paper with baseball caps.  This is unusual for me, but I left no sentiment on the inside.  That way I could use it as a Birthday card, or even a Thinking of You card.
Be sure and join us in our Challenge and have a chance to get a prize from our Sponsor!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ATG over at All Dressed Up--I used a "Summer Fayre" Image

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th our winner and top three as chosen by our DT!
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. 

 I've used the Wonderful ADU image called "Summer Fayre"-perfect for this time of the year.  Love the whole concept of this-sitting out among the trees with banners flying and some goodies ready out on the table.  Colored her soft and feminine and was lucky enough to find a great paper match!  Used a KKS sentiment stamp on the outside and inside of the card.  On the inside was a simple strip of the distressed orange paper with a cupcake stamp!

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th August to enter your creations.   And don't forget there will be more amazing examples from the DT using this month's new releases back here on the 22nd.
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. This month the theme is Girlz Rule - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?
Also, visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 

We can't wait to see what you all make!
See you again soon
Entering this card in the following challenge:

ATG w/ Added Theme By The Sea - Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge

This is my DT card for Color It Create It Show it Off ~~Reminder Post~~  We want to "remind" all of you to get your entries/projects entered into the CICISIO Challenge.    It's been going on since the First of the month with the theme ATG / By The Sea and Nautical items are everywhere!
My image is called Sailor Boy and can be found here.  There are so many clever ideas - you must check them out!  I had this awesome "wave-like" paper and even fancy cut out a section to let the cardstock fish pop up from the waves!  I let the sisal rope peak out of the top corner and then trimmed the edges with some cut outs of a rope design paper!  The sentiment is from KKS and makes a great masculine Happy Birthday Card!  Now be sure and get your entries turned in over at the Challenge-you've got a couple of weeks left and a great chance to win some images from Sherri Baldy!
Entering this in the following Challenge:
My Besties International-Theme is Nautical
Simon Says Stamp-Nautical

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sketch Challenge at Come and Get It Challenge! Knitty Kitty is our Sponsor-come out and Play!

I always enjoy making Birthday cards and need several of them -I'm using this adorable image from Knitty Kitty to create my project for the Come and Get It Challenge.  The Theme of this Challenge is to use this Sketch--You will notice that I turned my sketch to accommodate the rectangular shape of my image: called Hanging Around for You. That's the beauty of sketches-they are very versatile!
This is a 6x6 card with multiple layers, an adorable handcolored image and lots of embellies.
On the inside, I used more of the floral paper and a large Birthday Greeting stamp.
CAGI is excited to see YOUR project--we are always an ATG challenge but are now using THEMES each month.  We have great Sponsors for our challenges and it's a great way to win a prize!
Entering this in the following challenge:
Southern Girls Challenge-use stamps

Monday, August 7, 2017

All Dressed Up is Sunning on the Beach with ATG Challenge New Releases!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge.  We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th-our winner and top three as chosen by our DT will be announced!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is-
Anything Goes
but you must use an 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. 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 

For this challenge, I used Summer Fun from the ADU store.  Would so love some time to just sit back in a Sling chair on the beach and soak up the sun-just like this image that the talented Wendy Burns drew up!  A bright orange sundress and a cheery turquoise chair sets the scene on the "sandy" beach--compliments of sand Flower soft.  To Achieve the Frothy waves, I used the chunky white embossing Frantage- it also helped hide the white edge of the sandy outcrop.  It's definitely a layered piece-first started with the cloud paper, then the fancy cut wave paper, then the image.  I colored her with copics and stamped a KKS sentiment on the front.  Then on the inside a great wave paper and another stamp with a Get Well Greeting.    
We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of August 14th to enter your creations using the links.     

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 Over at the Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge this month, we are using the Theme By The Sea!  Perfect for the season what with everyone heading to the Beach or Pool to beat the Heat~I'm using img 086 and she can be found here in Sherri Baldy's Shop.
I LOVE this throw-back to sort of a vintage style bathing suit!  I always color on the heavy side with copics so I wanted to challenge myself to keep it light and airy.  I think I achieved that with the baby blues and taupes- splash of melon in there also.
The best feature on this card is the medium I used for the splashing waves and foam--Frantage with blue & silver glitter and white chunky bits.  It did amazing on getting the ocean action!  First time I'd tried the sand dunes so expanding my horizons!  Tied some khaki Bakers Twine around the matted image and attached a silver sunglasses charm.  On the inside panel, I used some floating bubble paper and a great Sentiment stamp from KKS!  Be sure and enter a card or project yourself into our monthly challenge--great chance to receive a choice of images from Sherri!
I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes for August
Creative Moments- Anything Goes for Summer
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design-Anything Goes
My Besties International- ATG Option Nautical
Scrapbook Stamp Society-ATG option Summer
My Besties French Challenge-ATG

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps sponsors us over at Come and Get It where "flowers" is the Theme!

No automatic alt text available.Just looking at this image from Bugaboo Stamps puts a smile on my face!  She's called Kidz Flower Basket and the theme over at Come and Get It Challenge is "Flowers".  I've got a daughter all grown now with blonde hair that has always shared my love of flowers.  And as Daisies are her favorite flower, I colored this beauty like I remember her.  Love all the details on a Bugaboo Digital Image and the images are so clear-makes it easy to color.  Used a very Spring like paper and complimentary assorted flowers on the front panel. One the inside panel I always like to finish it off so used an oversized polka-dot print and a KKS sentiment which is always perfect!  Hope this puts a smile on YOUR face too!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cherry Blossom Geisha Girl Get Well Card--a Sherri Baldy image!

Having a bit of fun this weekend, mounting a Sherri Baldy  image I colored up with copics a while back--she's a Geisha called Cherry Blossom and can be found in Sherri's Store.  It's wonderful just coloring when you have a moment and then always having an image on hand!
I used Glacial Blue Wink of Stella on her flower beads hanging off of her flower cluster, and added a shiny silver corner accent with gem on the matted image as well as a hanger over the Get Well sentiment.  I've been saving this parasol paper sheet forever for just the right card-was so excited that it worked out for this one!!  On the inside, I used a creamy yellow crackle paper with a great KKS sentiment stamped on the inside. Hope my friend will thoroughly enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge is continuing through the month--new images available!

Hello Dressy Fans :)

It is again time to see what new All Dressed Up beauties Wendy has created for us, and you won't be disappointed.  These new images are just perfect for your Summer cards!
They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here 
I Chose to use the image called Day Dreaming and, as I have  a teenage Granddaughter, I gravitate towards these especially!  Wendy Burns has many of them in her Etsy Store.  Green and Purple is one of my favorite color combos-I needed a contrast color in order for the background treatment to show up properly so chose a warm vintage brown copic color.  In order to achieve this whimsical effect, it's made with using rubbing alcohol and Q-tips!  Mounted on a creamy yellow crackle paper, accented with metal button brads, using a vintage stamp design paper and stamped with a clear sentiment on front,  I love it!
Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now - 
ending on the eve of the 14th 
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is Stars and/or Stripes.
I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced another four absolutely gorgeous images this month.  We'd love to have you come over and take part in the Challenge that's still going on through the end of the month-It's a great way to expand your digi library because the prize is an image from the store!