Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm so sorry that my post is late!! Being out of town over the weekend and end of last week, has really disrupted my schedule plus getting Brittany ready for school to start next week (yes, next week). I thought today was Wednesday!! Anyway, today is Softpencil Designs day and I have this adorable digi for you to see. It's called "Welcome to my Home". Our design element at Softpencil this week is to distress, tear, ink, sand or crumble some part of our card. I decided to ink and tear my papers and image. I love to distress but rarely take the time to do it anymore. I usually concentrate more on embellishments and my image instead. If you haven't tried distressing, you should. It's a fun and effective technique for making an eye catching design.
I colored my design with my copics and actually drew a few spots on my puppy. I just think he turned out so cute!! I tore and inked the edges of my image. I tore the edges of my Prima DP and my cardstock. I attached the ladybug ribbon across the corners of the card. I popped my image up on pop dots. This is a sweet image perfect for lots of different projects and because he's a digi, you can make it any size you want.
Elizabeth has some new images in her store and if you would like to get this image for your collection, please visit her at Softpencil Designs. Be sure to visit my Softpencil DT sisters to see what they have created with this adorable stamp. Their links are in my sidebar. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate you coming by and leaving your sweet comments. I look forward to them everyday and I love visiting your blogs as well. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is the out of focus pic that shows the dimension from the pop dots.
My pics aren't the greatest but I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love reading your comments and look forward to visiting your blogs as well. You inspire me and make me want to keep blogging, no matter how crazy life gets and I appreciate you. Have a wonderful day!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
My blurry, look at my diamond glaze photo. LOL
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Look what I have to share with you today! She is adorable!! What a great image for any occasion. This is a sweet little Nutshells called Hazel with Apples. I just love her!! You can pick her up at Nutcrafters. Think of all the little school projects that she would be perfect for!!
I colored her with my Copics and paper pieced her dress and hairbow. I love paper piecing, it gives such a cute dimensional look. I used my DCWV School stack for the sweet papers. I used a Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment and a grass stamp by Our Craft Lounge. I also used the Pollycraft Sketch Challenge #20, what a great sketch to work with! Along with the sketch, you had to incorporate food or drink into your creation. My food are the apples that are everywhere on my card!! I'll be using this sketch again. I love how she turned out!! What do you think??
Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate and love the great comments that you leave me!! Some days they really, really help me get through the day!! I also love visiting your blogs and leaving comments for you as well. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what I have for you. Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Today's challenge over at Maria's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog is Maria's Sketch challenge. We know that Maria makes the best sketches!! I thought this looked kind of like a gate fold card so I made my card a gate fold card. I used My Mind's Eye papers and the tree, joy, snowman and journaling spot are also My Mind's Eye. I used the lovely Snow Anya from the Rain, Snow, Shine set from The Greeting Farm. She is so cute!! I colored her with my copics and used a glitter pen on her muff and her coat and boot fluff. IRL it is super sparkly. I cut her out with my nesties and popped her and the little tree and Joy up on pop dots. For the inside of my card, I used a punch out snowman and journaling spot as my focal point and cut the green and pink cardstock out with my nesties. I put my snowman on pop dots as well. Simple, but I like how it turned out. I hope you do too!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Today I have an adorable InStyle Stamps Anime Digital image for you today. Her name is Janice and she is going back to school!! She is so adorable in her little houndstooth skirt!! Perfect for teacher's gifts, cards and really any other thing you can think of. She is very versatile. I've left the sentiment off because I'm not sure yet what I will use her for.
For my card today, I cut an apple shape and used DCWV school stack papers and ribbon to decorate it. I colored her with my copics and used some Glossy Accents on her shoes so they would look like black patent leather. I cut her out and mounted her on pop dots. I cut the yellow cardstock with my nesties and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. So cute!! I like how she turned out. IRL she looks much cuter. My camera didn't want to pick up her hair color and highlights or the shine of her little shoes.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thank you for visiting my blog and be sure to leave a comment for me so I can return the favor. I love reading your blogs and seeing your wonderful work. I really appreciate you so much!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Be sure to visit Danni's blog and link your project (not your blog) to Mr. Linky. We want to see what you make for the challenge. Be sure the check out my Flutterby Sistahs to see what they made this week. Their links are on my sidebar. Don't be shy, link that project and show us what you got!! I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what I have to show you. I love reading your sweet comments. They mean so much! If you are following my blog I appreciate you so much and value you more than you know.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Inside - top
Inside - bottom
Be sure to visit the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see what the other challenge divas have created. I also have them listed on my sidebar. We'd love for you to play along, just leave a comment and a link to your creation on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog or if you upload to SCS or PCP, use the keyword CSAYL. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Be sure to come by tomorrow to see what I have to show you.
Friday, July 10, 2009
If you are not familiar with Softpencil Digital Stamps, you have to check them out! They are super cute and easy to use. Besides the digi stamps, Elizabeth has templates for the cutest little boxes ever. Take a minute when you can and visit the Softpencil shop here. Elizabeth is a sweetheart and remember the great thing about digi images, is the instant gratification and the freedom to size them to any size you need them. It doesn't get much better than that!
For my card today I used this adorable image from Softpencil called I will keep you safe bunny. How cute is this little bunny and flower?? My sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado. I used the Sketch Saturday #58 for my card. I used Imaginisce paper and Prima flowers. I colored my image with my copics and added Stickles to the flower top around the face and a white gel pen for detail. I used dew drops in the corners and a button in the center of my flower. My ribbon came from my stash and the pink cardstock is embossed with my Sizzix folder. I think it turned out pretty well, don't you? Of course, my stickles refused to show up and the face of my flower is not quite that pink. Technology sometimes, ughhhhh!!
I'll be adding the names of my DT sisters to my sidebar later today. Thanks for visiting my blog. You are so important to me. I look forward to reading your kind words and visiting your blogs as well. Be sure you come back tomorrow. I'll have something else for you to check out!! Have a wonderful day!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This week we are welcoming the super talented Taylor to our little Flutterby DT family!! She is so wonderful. If you haven't been to her blog take a few minutes to browse through her beautiful creations. Welcome to the team Taylor! Also this week, we bid farewell to Kimmie and we wish her all the best!!
This week Michelle hosted our challenge and challenged us to use buttons and bows/ribbon. Well, I did both!! I made Brittany a Tinkerbell card and used buttons as my polka dots and pretty purple ribbon to tie my bow! She will love it!! I used Disney dimensional stickers, ribbon, and ribbon slide. Very simple, but perfect for a sweet 9 year old!! This is the slightly blurred photo that shows her pretty wings! Sparkly!
This was a really great challenge. We'd love to see you play along this week! The challenge is to use buttons and bows/ribbon. Remember, it must include a butterfly or fairy. If you post to SCS or PCP be sure to use the keyword FBW so that we can find your beautiful creations. Be sure to visit Danni's blog to see any other details. Be sure to check my sidebar and visit the other Flutterby divas to see their wonderful creations.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love reading your comments, they mean so much to me!! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I have made to show you!! I will also have some exciting news to share with you!! You won't want to miss it!! Have a wonderful day!
Monday, July 6, 2009
I'm so excited!!! It's release day for our Nutshells Boys and to celebrate we are having a challenge!!!
We would love to see you create a card for a man/boy using the colors blue and green.
Any stamp can be used, but if you have a Nutshells Boy we would love to see it on your card!
What do I win you ask? Your choice of any 3 Nutshells stamps from our web shop. WOO-HOOOOO!
These stamps are sooo cute and fun to color. On my card I have used a Stamps and Smiles sketch 21. I just reduced the size of the card. I used copics to color Al, accented with a white gel pen and I cut him out with my nesties. I ran my red strip through the cuttlebug with my swiss dots folder. My DP is by Bo Bunny. I stamped my sentiment with a Stampendous stamp. I used buttons and dew drops to accent the sentiment strip. I popped Al up on pop dots to add dimension.
To join in for a chance to win these fabulous stamps, leave a comment and link to your card under the post on the Nutshells Blog. The challenge will close next Sunday (12th July) at 8pm.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We would love to see your creations, so come play around with us!! If you upload to SCS or PCP please use the keyword CSAYL so we can find your take on our challenge. I hope you like my card. I appreciate you coming to visit. Please be sure to leave a comment so I know you were here and so I can visit your blogs. I love seeing everyone's beautiful work. Have a wonderful day!! Please make sure you come back later, I will have an important post about Nutshells stamps new releases and a challenge!!! It will be exciting!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I hope you like my multi challenge card for today!! Please leave me a comment so I knew you were here. I enjoy visiting your blogs as well. Come back tomorrow for two posts!! I know, I'm just going nuts!! Don't forget, we are releasing the Nutshells boys on Monday so be sure to stop by and see my card or cards for that day's festivities. I know that we are having a challenge on the Nutshells blog so be sure and go by there to participate as well. I'll have all the deets for you tomorrow!!! Tomorrow is also my 18th wedding anniversary. See ya then!! Have a wonderful day.