Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Outlawz Color Challenge

Okay, I know, I am pressing my luck doing two postings in the same day when my blog has not worked for months. Let's seize the moment and take advantage.  

I was lucky enough to get to chose the color challenge for this week, so I went with something that reminded me of spring. 

First, let's talk about our sponsor. Sheepski Designs.  I absolutely love their designs!!!!  Our winner will get 3 digis of their choice from the store! 

We are using this wonderful spring picture as our inspiration this week.  I  chose a pale blue color and added a twist. The designer chooses 2 other colors from the picture and tells us what your twist is.

Here is what I did for this weeks challenge. An exploding popup card. 

The front of the card is a blue with white scripting.  This is one of my favorite papers.  I don't know what I will do when I run out of it.  The card is held closed with a belly band, which should have been enough, right? But no, I was not satisfied, so I had to add flowers.  While you cannot tell, my belly band sentiment is done with a pink and gold foil.  I just was unable to get that sparkle when I took my photo.  the flowers pull from the colors of the flowers on the picture. 

I then tried to pull colors from the flowers in the graphic to add to the inside of my card as well. 

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes Challenge

hey everyone, my blog hasn't worked in months, so I was quite excited to be able to actually access it this morning.  If it continues to work, I will share with you some of my fun projects I have been working on lately.  The first, however, is this card I created for Crafty Gals Corner Design Team.  This weeks challenge is anything goes.  Read more to find out how you too can participate. 

Our current challenge is ...Anything Goes
We have three awesome and generous sponsors for our challenge this fortnight, so be sure to play along for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes sponsored by:
The Paper Nest DollsPrize: $20 gift Certificate

Kitty Bee DesignsPrize ~ 1 Digital Image

Image result for decosse dynamite doodlesDecosse's Dynamite DoodlesPrize ~ 1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsorBio:
Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 200+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, watermarks and digital Scrapbooking Kits. I also sponsor a number of challenge blogs throughout the year and it is my absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog!

If you have the time, I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. Come and take a look -- I hope you have a blast!

This week, I used a super cute file from Kitty Bee Designs called Sleepy Love Bug.  How cute is he?  

Sleepy Love Bug
Sleepy Love Bug

When I first saw this image, all I could think of was "Snug as a bug" but didn't really like how that sounded for a card, so I went with something a little fun.   I turned to my Silhouette to find a fun design to use, and found "Cute as a Bug". I hope you like it, as it was fun to create. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Craft Gals Challenge ~ 3rd Annual Blogiversary

Anything Goes + 3rd Annual Blogiversary 

"Welcome to the 3rd Annual Crafty Gals Corner Blogiversary!! We are so excited for you to join in the fun this week as we celebrate three years of friendship, fun, and of course challenges! To help us celebrate we have NINE amazing sponsors who have blessed us with some amazing images and are offering prizes. We hope you participate in this wonderful event and may you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved one and we will see you in 2018! Thanks for your continued support crafters!"

Be sure to scroll toward the bottom for a list of DT Members! However, first take a look at all of our wonderful sponsors. They have all been very generous with their prizes.  

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 1 digital image

Prize: 3 Digital Images

My Besties
Prize: The following 3 images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Prize: 1 Bundle of your choice - no combo packs

So I am a little late in getting my Melonheadz up for this challenge.  But I think it was worth the wait.  How cute are these creations?  I just love creating with Melonheadz.  Baby, it's cold outside!  This adorable little man just screamed doing something in blue, it is ice cold.  So, using my Cameo 3, I found papers that all matched in shades of blue and created this fun card.  How cute is he? 

Thanks for joining the Craft Gals Challenge blog for our 3rd Annual Blogiversary.  Please make sure you create a great design for your chance to win fabulous prizes as well.   Here is a list of our DT members.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Baby It Is Cold Outside

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to share with you the first ever Createful Heart Digis & Designs Blog Hop November 30th-December 13th, 2017! I'm so glad you decided to drop in! I hope that you'll not only join in on the Blog Hop  but also the current Challenge #7! Just post your entries at the Createful Heart Digis & Designs Challenge Blog! The theme for this challenge/blog hop is CHRISTMAS.

Each Challenge has an Overall Winner and Top 3. But wait! There's more! There's a Blog Hop Door Prize Winner! The winner will receive a 20% Coupon toward any digi purchase of $10 or more in the Createful Heart's Etsy Store.

In order to win, here are some simple rules to follow to be eligible for the Blog Hop Door Prize:

You MUST leave a comment on each of the Design Team’s blog, including the Createful Heart Blog.

You MUST follow the CHDD blog

Winner will be announced on the next Challenge, #8 and also on our Facebook Page: Createful Heart Digis & Designs 

If you’re a winner, please contact Mary Smith, owner/creator

The Date of this Blog Hop will run with the duration of the current Challenge, November 30th through December 13th, 2017. 

Now here is the list of our Design Team Members for you to “hop on over to”!

Mary Smith - Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Designs
Jeanie Ellis
Kimberly Pate < - - -  You are here
Judy Markowitz
Gail Hutchinson
Geneva Ellis
Jana Forrest

Now let me show you what I created for Challenge #7/Blog Hop!

Today I worked with the Snow Family.  Isn't this the most adorable image. And so much fun to color

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November Celebrations ~ Through The Craft Room Door

Through The Craft Room Door, November Challenge

Thank you for joining us for our Through The Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop.  We have some great prizes throughout this blog hop.  Below you will find a list of those prizes.  More importantly, one winner will win a free years subscription to the magazine from our TTCRD Facebook page

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)
MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set) 
SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)

With all of the fun stuff out of the way, let's get to my own card for this celebration.  I have these great looking old-fashioned candy kabobs.  Who doesn't remember the fabulous old-fashioned candy as a kid? Even today we can still get that replicated candy.  Just working on this fun digi made my mouth water.  

I had so many ideas when I first started working with these candy kabobs. However, some were greater than my talent.  So, I thought, old-fashioned candy, how about an old-fashioned window display?

I used colored pencils to color my candy.  Plans were to use liquid glass to make the candy glossy and add some glitter for sugar. That is until I realized, my liquid glass was no longer liquid. I had not used it for a while, and when I did, I found it dried up. Bummer!!! 

I used Recollections paper for this card. The Sugar Plum stack was the perfect choice. A nice Damask with some added candy print helps to accent my candy kabobs.  I needed a little bit of sparkle, so it looked like lights shining down on it, so I added random sparkles.   What store front is complete without a facing? So, I trimmed down a sheet of paper, using just the candy covered cupcakes and added that to look like a shelf facing.  I finished the set off by adding the sentiment, "You are so Sweet" to attract window shoppers. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and the rest of the blog hop..  Below is the list of other designers. Please make sure you visit each blog to earn your opportunity to win one of our fabulous prizes.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Outlawz Tic Tac Toe Challenge

The October sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. 

Our challenge winner will get 3 digis from the store!

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for October (check out the Outlawz sidebar) 

This week I have a Tic Tac Toe for you with some delicious colours and fun twists! Don't forget to tell us which row you used when you post your challenge - have fun!

Oh what a fun Tic Tac Toe board we had to use this week.  The combinations and the ideas flowed like crazy.  I do not really do spooky, but thought, I could do a cute spooky. So using the far left-hand column, I created a fun print and cut card.   The cat looks a little scared, and who wouldn't' with a spider crawling on his head. 

Through The Craft Room Door ~ Wiz Doodles Halloween

Hi Everyone and welcome to the new "Anything Goes" challenge here at Through the Craft Room Door.  This week we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  

Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps with a sense of humour. You could be the lucky winner of  2 digital images from the store.

I made this fun Halloween Card using the Wiz Doodles. Of course, I love most anything from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  They are all fun and make great cards.  

I made my paper using my Cameo Silhouette using their custom patterns.  Sure makes it easy to cutomize your coloring and your paper.   Every wizard needs a black raven, so I added a couple of black ravens to help with his spells. 

I hope you like it and please make sure you join us in our anything goes challenge. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Createful Heart Digis ~ Victoria

Happy Monday Morning!!!   It is a beautiful fall day in the valley, with Halloween quickly approaching.   Today, I want you to see a beautiful vintage card I  create for Victoria from Createful Heart Digis.   I love making twisted easel cards, and Victoria seemed to fit the need for a nice vintage card.  You will often see, I do not put sentiments on my cards, al.owing a customer to choose the sentiment he or she would like.  This would be a great birthday card or a nice anniversary card.