Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You're such a Pansy

Did that get your attention?  hahaha  I couldn't resist since this card has pansies all over it.  This is my second card for the Clear It Out challenge blog.  We are in the midst of our current challenge where we want to see what inspires you in your creation.  This can be anything or anyone who inspires you.  Just tell us what or who it is.  The "stash" item we would like to see is "something glittery".  Easy Peasy....right. 

My card features the adorable 'Ava Flower Patch'.  You can find her here at Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Ava is one of my very favorite Bugaboo characters.  Must be her long hair.  I've had long hair as 'long' as I can remember.  (pun intended......LOL)

Here is my inspiration picture.  I know you were probably expecting a picture of pansies but I just couldn't resist these scrumptious cupcakes.

The randomly selected winner of our challenge will receive.............

Bugaboo has so many cute digis to choose from.  So hurry on over to Clear It Out and show us your inspiration.  You have one more week to enter.

While designing my card I found this cute sketch from The Sweetest Thing which gave me a chance to use my Whimsy pennant dies.  This was my first time using one of their Sweet Sunday Sketches & I must say I'll be using their sketches again & again.  You can go here to see all of their sketches in one place.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew:  #108 ~ Anything Goes
Pile It On:  #35 I Spy Something with P ~ Purple, Pansies, Pretty Paper
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges:  #154 Use Punches, Dies or Shapes
Bearly Mine Challenges:  #50 ~ Anything that Glitters
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Let's Sparkle
Everybody Art Challenge:  #202 Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design Blog:  Wings n Things (butterfly)
Party Time Tuesdays:  #83 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door:  Diva or Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenges:  Cool colors & inked edges
Creative Belli Blog:  #150 Winged Things (butterfly)
Nutcrafters:  Challenge #25 Favourite Color Combo (purple & yellow)
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper:  Inspire Me Fridays #73 Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour:  Winged Things (butterfly)
QKR Stampede:  #2 Anything Goes
Catered Crop:  Distress

Thanks a bunch for visiting with me today.  I always look forward to reading your sweet comments.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Supplies used: 
  • Copic markers:  Skin:  E000, E00, R20  ~  Hair:  E31, E41, E50  ~  Dress: Y00, Y11, Y13  ~   Shoes: W0, W1, W3  ~  Flowers: R81, R83, R85, Y11   ~  Butterfly: V12, V15, V17 ~  Background: B0000  ~  Grass:  G21, G40
  • DP:  Nitwits “Time for Tea”, Bearly Mine “Simply Dots”  
  • Dies:  Nesties “Standard Circles Small”, “Classic Scalloped Circles Large”  
  • Distress Inks:  Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord  
  • Whimsy Stamps:  "Banner Pennants Die Set"
  • Stash Misc:  the Paper Studio Spare Parts’rosette stickers’, glitter, DMC embroidery floss #727,"Wish" epoxy sticker

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Clear It Out ~ DT card

    This is my very first Design Team card for Clear It Out challenges. Yippee Skippee! (If you didn't hear the news about my new DT position then you can read all about it here.)

    We were challenged to make a card using our own inspiration (a photo, person, colour palette, etc).  And since Clear It Out is all about helping us use up our craft stash we're asking that you use "something glittery".  Finding something glittery in my stash was not a problem at all since I'm a hoarder  uh I mean collector of all things glittery.  LOL  I've used that cute little birdie sitting on the fence.  He's a part of some K&Co. grand adhesions that I've had forever and a day.  Sound familiar?  LOL
    I chose the picture below for my inspiration. I found it while googling "color inspiration boards".  I thought the colors were so pretty & fresh. I originally hadn't planned on using the grass, sky & fence for my card.  That just happened as I was designing the card.  Sort of a  "happy accident" I guess you could call it. 

    Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I used the adorable digital image called "Ava and Deacon Love Word".  You can find it HERE.  Bugaboo is offering the randomly chosen winner of the challenge 7 free Bugaboo digis.  How cool is that!
    This Anniversary card is for a special couple but I can't tell you who it's for yet until after they have received it.  Sssshhhhh.......mum's the word.  ('course if you live across the pond 'mum' has a totally different meaning.  LOL)

    You'll notice that I've made another little stick pin & used an envelope punch that I've had a long time.  I made a little note for the happy couple with a Nestie die & added a little ribbon 'pull' so they can see their names below the "Happy Anniversary" (no fair peeking.......I hid it pretty well.....lol).

    So please head on over to the Clear It Out challenge blog & use your own inspiration to create a card.  And don't forget to add 'something glittery' from your craft stash.   If you're like me you have a TON of glittery things to choose from.

    Challenges I would like to enter:
    Delightful Challenges:  Punches & dies (I've used both)
    Joyful Stamper ~  Inspire Me Fridays:  #72 Anything Goes
    Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog:  Weddings & Anniversaries
    Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  BINGO (sentiment, ribbon, flower)
    The Crafty Pad:  #184 To Die For (use Dies/Punches)
    Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #50 Lots of Layers
    Creative Belli Blog:  #150 Winged Things (my little birdie on the fence)
    Just Some Lines:  Layer It Up challenge
    The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:  #13 Add some Bling or Sparkle
    Mad for Markers Monthly Challenges:  Anything Goes (must use Copics)
    Desert Islands Crafts Challenge:  #36 must use at least 3 items from list.  I used "blue, green, make it sparkle, swirls & flowers".
    Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
    The Crazy Challenge:  #127 Anything Goes
    Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #24 Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp & Show:  No Rules! Anything Goes
    Hookedoncraft Challenges:  #23 Let's Celebrate! (I'm celebrating an anniversary)
    Jackson's Digital Expressions:  Anything Goes #19 with "Inks & Such" (I used Copics)
    Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Flowers
    Bearly Mine Challenges:  #49 Anything Goes
    A and T Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog:  #30 Punches/Dies
    Created with Love Challenges:  #3 ~ 3 of a Kind (3 little flowers and 3 "diamonds")
    Crafty Boots Challenges:  Tweet Tweet (my little birdie)
    Craft Your Passion Challenges:  #124 Power of 3 (3 flowers and 3 "diamonds")

    Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  You'll be seeing a lot more crafting from me.  YAY!  I think I found where my craft mojo was hiding.  LOL

    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

    Supplies used:
    • Copic markers:  E000, E00, R11, R20, E31, E41, E50, B12, B00, B000, B0000, YR20, YR21, Y21, RV21, RV 10, RV000, W00, W0, W1, W3 
    •  DP:  TAC 'Country Cottage', Echo Park 'Hello Summer' and Creative Imaginations Signature Collection 'Gingham'
    • Dies:  Nesties 'Labels One' and 'Classic Squares Large', Taylored Expressions 'Picket Fence Border' die, CB 'Vintage' die (corner)
    • Punches:  EK scallop border, Marvy Uchida envelope punch 
    • Stick pin made using my stash beads and adhered with Glossy Accents
    • Stash Misc:  Heart Doily, forget-me-not flowers, glitter, ribbon, bling, K&Co. Susan Winget Grand Adhesions 'birdie'

      Tuesday, August 7, 2012

      Clear It Out challenge time

      It's time for another challenge at the Clear It Out Challenge blog.  Our Challenge theme this week is ONE FOR THE BOYS ~ make a "manly" card. In addition we would like you to add a Stash item of "2 or more patterned papers".  I know we all have tons & tons of patterned paper in our crafting stash just lying around waiting to be used.  My crafting philosophy is that you can never have too much paper.  LOL  Right!?!  After all........it's the base where we begin our creating.  I usually choose my patterned paper before starting my project.  How about you?

      Our sponsor this time is Dude Time Doodles. The randomly chosen winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the Dude Time Doodles store.

      So pop on over to Clear It Out and check out what the DT has made and we'll help you clear out your stash.

      Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

      Sunday, August 5, 2012

      Clear It Out news

      See my new badge?  Well..........let me tell you about it.  I really missed being on a Design Team & missed the little "push" I need sometimes to get crafting & creating.  (To be honest sometimes I need a BIG push.  LOL)  As I was linking up my Christmas tag to some challenges last week I noticed the Clear It Out DT call so I submitted some cards & crossed my fingers, toes & eyes.  (Of course first I said a little prayer cuz I always want the Lord involved in my decisions.)  Sooooo lo & behold I got an email from Laura inviting me to join their DT.  Of course I said YES & YAY & Yippee Skippee!  LOL

      I've already met the super nice ladies & have been chatting with Laura........who is the sweetest, nicest person......& I can't wait to get started creating.

      Let me tell you a little bit about the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.  There is a new challenge every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.  There will be a new Theme each challenge but we also want to help you clear out that stash.  So a stash item will be included along with the theme.  We all have tons of stash items just laying around waiting to be used.  Almost as if they're saying....."hey......pick me, pick me.....I'm over here.....don't walk away.....pick me"........LOL 

      You still have time to enter our "Christmas in July" challenge with the Stash item being "something red or green or both" so pop on over to the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. You have a chance to win 5 digis of your choice from our sponsor Digi Darla Designs. Our DT will also choose the Top 3 entries.  We look forward to seeing your creations.

      Thanks so much for sharing in my excitement!

      Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~