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Monday, June 27, 2016

Glitter and purple birthday

This sketch and other challenges gave me a chance to use  a small piece of glittery DP (for he three strips) that I have had in my scrap pile for a while.  I also added glitter to the Cheery Lynn die cut branches as well as to the purple brad - which kind of blends in at the base of the branches.  I added shiny gems, then bits from a Fiskar punch.  The sentiments are from Verve.  The inside verse says Happy Birthday.
Sketch #2:   VLV Sketches
Purple (week 1):   Cheery Lynn
All that Glitters:   Mod Squad
Shimmer:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Sparkle and shine:   Crafty Gals Corner
Tic Tac Toe (Diagonal - gems, DP, Brad):    Imagine That Digi Stamp
Birthday Girl:    Paper Shelter
Any:    Pennys Challenges
              Great Impressions

Friday, June 24, 2016

QKR Guest Designer - Paper Piecing #197

Today I changed hats, and will join the QKR design team for a few weeks.  This week the challenge at  QKR Stampede  is Paper Piecing.  You may enter as many as 3 times, and you have a chance to win 2 digital images - the prize is 3 images if you use a QKR image.
I have been wanting to use this cute image for a while, and I think it worked well to paper piece the cactus and also the lazy turtle. (I think he is trying to keep cool in our 110+ temps in AZ!)  This  Relaxin Turtle is by QKR, and the sentiment is Eureka.  I used the same pattern paper for the Spellbinder border style die cuts, and backed it with black.  The sun is from a Cuttlebug Die.  I used scraps for all the paper piecing and the strips.  The image is new to me; all the papers are old, including the blue sky.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Layer it up:    One Stitch at a Time
                         Corrosive Challenges
Bingo - column 3:   Get Creative 
Stuck on you (cactus):  Dragonfly Journey
Pattern Paper:    Simon Says Stamp - Monday
Bring on Summer:   Cute Daisy
Summer:   Starstampz 
Old, new and blue:   Pile it on 
Animal:    C.R.A.F.T.
Scraps:    Paper Girls
 Any:    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Love to Scrap
               Crafting with an Attitude

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer birthday

Fussy cut image (precolored)  - Imagine That Digis by Kris; bird die cut by Cheery Lynn; Argyle embossing folder by Cuttlebug;  twine; unknown sentiment; DP - Beau Papier.
Sketch - Crafting when we can -(not entered - 5 challenge limit)

Summer colors:   Cheery Lynn
                              Dream Valley  (10 challenge limit)

Colors (shades of teal, orange):   DRS
 Tic tac toe (center column - sentiment, DP, twine) :   Imagine That Digistamps
Pattern Paper :  Simon Says Stampblog.Monday
Create a scene:   Littlec Claires
Celebration:    Stamplorations
Twine:   Digichoosday
Any:  Die-cut-divas

Monday, June 20, 2016

Eureka Stamps DT card for challenge #198 - "Here comes the Bride:

This is a timely challenge as many of you will have weddings to attend in the next few weeks.  I chose this verse and Blessings sentiment - both are digital versions - for the challenge this week at Eureka Stamps . You may enter up to three times before 3pm EDT on Sunday, June 26.  There are 2 digis for the winner - 3 if you win using an image by Eureka.
 Using white embossed layers with a contrasting color has become a favorite style of mine.  I used Swiss Dots and Textile by Cuttlebug.  The circle die is from Spellbinders.  I added ribbon and a bow using a shiny sheer ribbon from the Dollar Tree.
Sketch:    Live and love Crafts
Wedding:    Cuttlebug Mania
                     Mod Squad
                     The Stamping Boutique 
Love:     Pink Gem Challenge
Die cut:     Chocolate Coffee Cards
Dots:   Crafty Catz
Any:   Classic Design Team 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Card for hubby

Image by AI, colored with chalk pencils;  herringbone embossing folder, lightly sanded; teal washi tape; unknown sentiment.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Masculine/ father's Day:   Double Click Connections 
                                             Craftin Desert Divas
                                             Jo's Scrapshack 
                                             Dragonfly Journeys
Colors (orange, sand, shades of teal):  DRS
Any:     Inspiration Destination

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summer birthday fun

Image - pre-colored from Beccy's Place; AI sentiment; washi (bicycle) tape; flourish die cut; tiny flowers by Cheery Lynn dies
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Aging with an attitude:    Art Impressions
Beccy's Image:   Beccys Place
Bright summer colors:   Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourishes:    Creative Knockouts 
Birthday:   DRS Designs  

Monday, June 13, 2016

Eureka Stamps DT entry - Challenge #197 - For a Guy

I appreciate being able to do a card for any guy, since my father passed away many years ago.  Actually, I think I will send this to my brother whose birthday is this week.  This is challenge #197 at Eureka Stamps.  You may enter  up to 3 times by 3 pm EDT, Sunday, June 19.  If your entry is randomly selected you will win 2 digi images - if you use an image by Eureka you win an extra digi!
Here I used the image "frog on side" and the digital sentiment is also by Eureka.  The coloring is with  Prismas.  I used a couple of scraps of DP from my stash.  The edges of the white cs are sponged with Marigold ink, and I distressed all the paper edges.  The mats are a dark olive green.  I added 3 sequins - part of a prize from Craftin Desert Divas.  I put some tiny gems in the centers.  A twine bow completes the card.
For a guy:  Cardz4guyz
                    Craftin Desert Divas
                    Dragonfly Journeys
                    Stamping With Dragon
                    Jo's Scrapshack
                    Love to Scrap
                    Aloha Friday
                    Patties Creations
                     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Animal Magic:   Crafty Catz  
Critter:      Live Laugh Stamp
Add a sentiment:   Digi Choosday
                                 The Paper Shelter 
Shabby:    Creative Corner
3 or more layers:  Sweet Stampin
Any:    Classic Design Team
             Crafty Sentiments
             Inspiration Destination
             Lemon Shortbread 
             Through the Craft Room Door
Sketch (rotated) :  Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Isaiah 40:8

This sentiment from Word Art reminds us of such an important truth.  I used DP and a butterfly circle from a Kanban kit for background, as well as a part of a Joanna Sheen die.  It seems hard to tell on the screen - the main color is a sage green, and the bg mats are a dark green.
Sketch:    Mojo Monday
Sentiment:     The Paper Shelter
Summer Garden:     Simon Says Monday
Any:     Lemon Shortbread
              Lil Patch of crafty Friends
              Through the Craft Room Door
               Word Art Wednesday 
Inspired by a song:   

Thursday, June 9, 2016

For JoAnn

This is a card I did not want to make.  We have known JoAnn for over 50 years, though distance has separated us for several years.  She was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, and now her condition is worsening.  Please keep JoAnn, her husband and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Update:  We just learned of her passing on June 16.
Stamps by Verve, SU turquoise ink; DP by DCWV (garden Party) - in one of my favorite color combos.  I placed the DP under the solid turquoise frame.  The DP was a left over piece from another project - just barely the right size.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Inspiration (colors):   Cupcake Inspirations
"I" for important (friendship):   ABC-challenge
Scraps:   Jo's Scrapshack
Birds:   Dies R Us
Flowers:    Addicted-to-Stamps

Happy Birthday, DH

Happy 84th!  Unfortunately, this fits for hubby this year - he is recovering very slowly from recent back surgery and is getting kind of discouraged.  I hope this AI image gives him a lift!
Colored with chalk pencils; sentiment by The Rubber Cafe.  I added some twine and brads for a more masculine feel.  The blue CS is very textured.
Sketch (and some colors):   Your Next Stamp
Aging with attitude:   Art Impressions
Two or more stamps:    The House that Stamps Built
Special Man:  Sweet Stampin'
Masculine:   Love to Scrap
                      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:    Inspiration Destination

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blessings for a friend

Thanks to the DT at Mojo, especially Julee, for the inspiration.
Recipe:  Butterfly embossing folder by Darice, Blessings die by Cheery Lynn, and a "friend" sticker; layers of shimmery silver cs.
Sketch:    Mojo Monday
Any Sketch:   Cut It Up
Friendship:    Creative Knockouts
Layers:    Cheery Lynn
Butterflies:    Crafty Catz
Opposites (black and white):   Ikes World