Sunday, June 26, 2011

CUC DT Teddy Bea has strawberries for you

Teddy Bea has been into the strawberry patch & just had to share some with you. They are delish!!! This is in keeping with our Summer theme at our Craft Us Crazy challenge blog. Come on over & play with us!

Card Recipe:
Copics used:
Teddy Bea: E50, E53, R11
Pants: B91, B93, B95
Blouse & Hat: R81, R83, RV10
Basket: E50, E53, YR24
Strawberries: G21, G40, G99, YR20, R21, R22, R24
Grass: G21, G40
Outline: W0
Bearly Mine Designs DP: Delicious Delights (I love, love, love their digi papers)
Flower stickers by Jolee'
Recollections green bling
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Nesties: Oval & Scalloped Oval
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch
Background around Teddy Bea was created with "Judith" sprinkle & flower stamps with Distress Ink "spun sugar"

Challenges I'm entering:
Color Me Creative challenge group: Color folds, pleats and/or ruffles
Teddy Bo: Bling It
Sundays with Crissy: #18 Here comes the sun (no sun = no
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Here Comes the Sun
Bearly Mine Challenges: Summer Time
The Pixie Cottage: Outdoor Fun
Crop Stop: Summer inspiration
Stampin' for the Weekend: My Favorite Things which are my stamps, my beautiful DP's & my bling!
Alota Rubber Stamps: #61Summertime
Paper Sundaes: #75 I used Gems & Wings (butterfly)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: I followed this Sketch ~~
As always I appreciate every single comment & sweet word you all leave me. It is such a blessing to have such sweet friends!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CUC DT Summer theme card

Can you believe it's already Summer? Wow! We at Craft Us Crazy are into our 11th challenge. We would love to see your "Summer Theme and/or Red, White & Blue" creations. The colors in my card reminded me of summer. Bright & colorful sunny days! This card is for my daughter's BFF Shannon for her birthday (she loves cupcakes).

I have to let you in on a little secret...........Tilda has been feeling neglected these days. She's a bit miffed that I've been spending so much time with Teddy Bo & Bea lately. LOL But she should know that we'll always be friends. Just look at how cute she is sitting on top of that yummy cupcake. Do you think Teddy Bo is hiding behind her ready to grab a bite out of that cupcake. LOL

Our sponsor for the first half of this challenge is Limited Runs. The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 digital images.

My card recipe:
Copics used to color Tilda:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E31, E35, E37, E41
Dress: R81, R83, R85

Ribbon from Michael's
Bow created with my FABulous Bow Easy
MS "Vintage Acrylic" flowers from my LSS
DP from pcCrafter: Franchelle Contreras' "Sweet Things"
Sentiment from Create with TLC: Linear Sentiments

Challenges I'm entering:
CMC: Brunette
Mad for Markers: Brown hair creations ~~ I won 2 Copics
Stamp Something: Pretty papers
Crafts 4 Eternity: #24 'R' - ribbon, rhinestones
My Partner in Crafting Crime: #29 Tutti Fruitti -- cherries in background mat
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #157 Ribbon & Bow (all in one.....a ribbon made into a bow)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog: Color & use ribbon or anything that comes on a spool
Crafty Creations Challenges: #124 Let It Shine ~ Anything sparkly
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog: Color challenge ~ pink (& of course must use a Magnolia stamp)
Sentimental Sundays: Summery or Sparkly plus a sentiment

Thank you so much for dropping by & leaving your lovely comments. It truly brightens my day to read what you think of my work.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teddy Bea goes swinging

I had so much fun making this card. This is my very first attempt to make an easel card. I wanted to enter the Teddy Bo challenge calling for a "shaped card" so I thought I'd go for a circle easel. (There are a lot of really good tuts online if you just Google "circle easel cards". )

This is Teddy Bea Swing & she's a "pencil sketch". Easy peasy to color. I put a little brad on the top of the rope swing so that she could actually swing back & forth. LOL Too much fun! Wish I had one of these IRL. LOL

This sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps set I recently won from Stampin' Mindy called "Party Mini Letter Seals" (Thanks Mindy).

Teddy Bea & I would like to thank you for visiting us today. May your day be filled with "Moments to Cherish". As always..........thank you for your lovely comments. You are so sweet to take the time to leave me some love along the way.

Card Recipe:
Copics used: E31, E50. E53, R00, R11, R20
Nesties: Circles, Scalloped Circles & Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles
Martha Stewart '3-in-1' Butterfly punch
Magnolia Doohickey's 'Leaf & Swirl' & 'Romantic Lace Border'
Ranger's Distress Ink 'Old Paper'
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Hand dyed crinkle ribbon from my friend Nora (thanks Sis)
Bearly Mine Designs DP (love, love, love their beautiful papers)

Challenges I am entering:
Teddy Bo: Shaped Cards
The Pixie Cottage: #73 Shape It Up
Creative Card Crew: Wings
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Summer (summer on a swing doesn't get much better than that)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge: #114 In the garden/outdoors
Tuesday Throwdown: #52 Animal (sshh....don't tell Teddy Bea.....she doesn't know she's an
Creative Craft Challenges: Movable parts (the swing moves back & forth)
Crafts and Me: #38 Stamp Something
My Mum's Craft Shop: #9 Punch It (butterflies)
Crafty Sentiments Designs: #9 Sparkle
Do It with Digi's: #12 Animal Magic (gasp!....don't tell Teddy Bea...LOL)
Stamp Something: Something punched (butterflies)
Prairie Fairy Fridays: #54 Summer Fun
Totally Paper Crafts: #70 Summer
Sundays with Crissy: Here comes the sun (Teddy Bea is swinging outside in the sun)
Stamp & Create: June challenge 'Summer'
Crafty Calendar: June challenge "Things with Wings'
Paper Sundaes: #73 Girlie Girl (& don't we know what a Girlie Girl Teddy Bea is....LOL...just ask her...LOL)
Bearly Mine Designs: Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CUC DT Masculine colors card

It's time for our next challenge at Craft Us Crazy. We have had such amazing entries for our challenges. Thank you for making our challenge blog such a HUGE SUCCESS! I can't believe that this is our 10th challenge. Where has this year gone? For this challenge we would love to see your "Father's Day and/or Masculine Colors/Theme".

Today is my oldest son's 36th birthday & since blue is his FAVorite had to be blue (hey that sounds like a song..........It had to be you.......LOL). He's almost finished with his ER residency at a New York hospital so when I found this cute Teddy Bo doctor image I just had to use it for his card.

Notice the New York skyline? I wanted to put a little bit of New York city into the card without making it look too cheesie. I found the skyline image online & then changed it to blue & used a "rock" effect to blend in with the DP. My son & DIL will be coming back to southern California in one more year! YAY! I can't believe how fast their time in New York as gone. I've missed them both so much. They're here visiting for his birthday & it's been such a JOY to see them. We've laughed & laughed til my sides ache. LOL

Our sponsor for the first week of this challenge is Lauretta's Digital Stamps. The prize is 4 images of the winner's choice. Now that's a cool prize. So I hope you'll head on over to our Craft Us Crazy challenge blog & join in the fun.

This is the rest of my card recipe:
Bearly Mine DP: Simply Dots & freebies (I love love love their papers & they print up beautifully)
Buttons & Bling from my stash
Baker's Twine from my LSS (Local Scrapbook Store)
Sentiment is computer generated (Asia Extended font)

Copics used:
Teddy Bo: E31, E50, E53
Lab Coat: C0, C1 & C3
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B0000

Challenges I'm entering:
Bearly Mine Challenges: #12 Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: #92 Something New (New York skyline technique)
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Things with a Tail (ssshhhh.....TeddyBo is very shy about showing his tail.....LOL)
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT: #31 All About Males
Tuesday Throwdown: Use an animal (gasp.......yes TeddyBo actually is an "animal"....LOL) ~~ I won!
Crafts and Me: #38 Stamp Something (digi stamp)
Creative Inspirations: For a Man in your life (my son)
The ABC Challenge: W is for Wish (wishing my son a Happy Birthday)~~ I won top 5!
DYSU Challenge Blog: #23 Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Add some sparkle (bling on buttons)
Do It With Digi's: #12 Animal Magic
Paper Play Challenges: #23 Man's card

Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving some love. It truly blesses me.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~