Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Winter song birds - AIMPDC9


Happy Tuesday again!  And Happy September!!  

Since it's the first of the month, Doodle Pantry's Ants in My Pants Digital Challenge 9 begins today at noon.  Be sure to check it out and play along with our challenge... the theme is always "anything digital goes."



My image and sentiment are from Winter Song Birds - Color Wrens.  Also available are Doves, BluebirdsMixed, and a set of all four sets.  My DP is a scrap from Recollections "O Christmas Tree."  The image is cut out with Spellbinders Petite Ovals.  The frame is Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.  I finished it off with some ribbon, adhesive pearls, a button, and baker's twine.  

I've got a tip to share.  If you have just enough of a cardstock to mat your DP but you want to frame your image, too, you can!  Cut the frame from the middle of the piece.  That will be covered by the DP and once you adhere it to the card base, no one will ever know you cheated! :)  I did that with this card.  Here's the underside of my card front...


The "missing" piece of green is framing my image! :)


So print out a digital image -- any company is welcome -- and come play along with our challenge.  **Remember that if you do use a DP image, you could be chosen as the  "Pantry Pick"!  

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Lazy kitty - TMS #316


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! Have we got a great challenge for you today!  The sketch is awesome, but if possible, we'd like to see it made as an easel card!  Before you panic, let me assure you that basic easel cards are, in my opinion, the easiest of any fancy fold to make.  

Here's my card, then I'll give a quick explanation of how I made it.  Easy-peasy, I assure you!  {There are lots of easel card instructions on YouTube}


Here's Melissa's wonderful sketch...


My DP is Basic Grey.  My sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags.  My image is Lazy House Cat from SLS Lines... our sponsor for this week. 



Here are some more views of my card and then some explanation...



Here is what I did to make my card.  I cut 3 circles of the brown.  {I used my CM Circle Cutting System... haven't used this in YEARS!!!}  One circle was the front, one was the base, and one was scored and was the connection between the other 2.  I made parallel score lines... one near the top and the other about halfway down.  The small top section was adhered to the base, then the front of the card was adhered to the bottom half of the middle circle.  The sentiment was popped up so that it holds the front up.  It really is easy and fun to make easel cards!! 



Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #198 - Anything goes/family friendly
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting With Friends #5 - Anything goes
Crafty Friends #13 - Use a sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Li'l Gorilla


Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge!  There is a great sketch, as always, and I've made a card with the sketch using and image from Doodle Pantry - Lil  Gorilla Jungle.


My DP is Prima "Romance Novel."  I embossed the background and 3 squares with a variety of folders... Love is in the Air, Distressed Stripes, Love Language, and Diamonds in the Rough.  The squares are tied with baker's twine.  My image is cut out using Classic Ovals. 

Be sure to play along with SSW2 for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry!! 


Challenges I'm playing along with...
Craft-Dee BowZ August -  CBD28 Anything goes w/ a handmade bow
Crafting From the Heart #74 - Anything goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #34 - use something new (my baker's twine is new)
V's Sweet Ideas #37 - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

More Christmas - TMS #315


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've mentioned that I'm working on Christmas cards... here is my third in a week! :)


 
My image is from Digital Delights.  This little cutie is Candy Wreath Natasha.
My DP is K&Co "Mod Holiday."  I used adhesive bling instead of the stitched element... my sewing machine is a Husqvarna embroidery machine so I don't sew paper on it.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights. You could win some of Wendy's adorable images!!




 Here's our wonderful sketch by Jessi...


 
Challenges I'm entering...
Wags 'n Whiskers #160 - Frame it (2nd entry)
Christmas Card Challenge #38 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #276 - Anything goes 
Through the Craft Room Door Aug 25-31 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A purr-fect friend


It's Friday!!  Yay!  Actually, do you ever wonder why we wish our lives away by always wanting the weekend to arrive or our vacation to come or Christmas or birthday or whatever it is that we look forward to?   I do that often, then I realize that "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."  I will be thankful for my today that the Lord has given me!

I've got a cute kitty card for you.  I love cats and we have 3 of them, but one of them is being a real pain!  However, this kitty will cause me no trouble at all!!



My DP is from the last few pages of a MME "All Dolled Up" 6x6 pack.  The edges are inked with TH tea dye distress ink.  The flowers are Recollections and the ribbon is from my remnant box.  My image and sentiment come from Kitty Bouquet COLOR Plus from Doodle Pantry.

Challenges...
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards #98 - use a sentiment
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #124 - autumn colors + ribbon or trim
Sister Act #120 - anything goes *so sad this is the last challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a purr-fect day!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Christmas!


I usually work on making Christmas cards all throughout the year, but this year I have not done very well.  I even missed all of the "Christmas in July" challenges last month! :/   But as I said in my last post, I am trying!!  So here is a cute one... (IMHO anyway)



Supplies...
K&Co "Mod Holiday" DP
Kraft cardstock
FTHS "Candy Cane for Snowman" image and sentiment
Spectrum Noir markers
Spellbinders Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles, Labels 8

Challenges...
From the Heart Stamps Free Stamp of the Month - August (must use Candy Cane for Snowman)
I {heart} sketches w/ a twist #115 - sketch and/or animals
Pile It On #82 - bright colors
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - August theme challenge "for a child"
Use Your Stuff #189 - anything goes (I've had this paper pack for about 5 yrs!)
Kraft Journal #237 - anything goes w/ birds
Shopping Our Stash #215 - "layer it on me"
Papertake Weekly - "to die for"

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Christmas Blessings - TMS #314


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

I know it is only August, but I've not made many Christmas cards yet this year (so, sadly, too many friends and family will end up with a purchased card!! :-O )!  But I really am trying to get some done!! This one was fun and went together fairly quickly...



My DP is Recollections "O Christmas Tree."  The embossing folder is Sizzix "Snowflakes."  My image is colored using my Spectrum Noir markers, cut out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, and inked with Memento "Rhubarb Stalk.".  My image and sentiment are from DRS Designs... our sponsor for this week. 
* Berry Wreath
* 1 Line Christmas Blessings






 This is a great sketch by Jessi and one that everyone can have a great time playing with...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Need a hug?


Do you need a hug?  I know I often do!!  Sometimes just a hug helps so much more than any words could.  So... I've got a hug for you today...


Since everyone can use a hug now and then, I printed several of this image and will be making more cards just like this one.  My image, sentiment, and digi paper are all from Big Bear Hug from Doodle Pantry.  

Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #196 - anything goes/family friendly
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #97 - Frame It (my frame is inked on)
Sister Act #119 - anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends #4 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sock monkey & a bear hug - TMS #313


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got two cards to show you.  The first one I had to make ahead and then I was just able to make my card with our sponsors image.

I realize this is not the usual graduation season, but I have a grad card this week.  A friend is having his grad party next week, so I needed a card for him.



I think sock monkeys are adorable and this guy is no exception!  He's colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The DP is DCWV Graduation.  The mail panel is embossed with CB Stars. 

Bugaboo is our sponsor for this week -- always a fun sponsor!!  Bugaboo is always very generous, too, providing images for the DT. 


This image is "Bear Hug"

Our sketch is a really beautiful one by Melissa!  You can make it a bit more casual, like I did, or you can really fancy it up!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

First kiss - TMS #312


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  

Ah, the joy of first love!  And a first kiss.  :)   That's what I have in my card today...

  
Isn't this image adorable??!!??  It is Conie Fing's Frist Kiss Digi. from our sponsor for this week --  Sweet Pea Stamps.



I colored these cuties with Spectrum Noir markers.  My paper was all from my scrap pile.  The circles were cut with Spellbinders Cicles.  The banner was embossed with CB Diamonds in the Rough.  

Here's our wonderful sketch by Melissa...

  


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Amazing Grace - AIMPDC8


Wowsers!  It's August already.  !!!!  This has been a very busy summer for me and it has seemed to just fly by, but I'm hoping this month drags... my daughter is going off to college in Sept.  The first one to leave the nest.  I'm exited for her... sad for me.   :(  Now I'll go wipe my eyes and talk about my card.  

Today at noon, Doodle Pantry's Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge 8 begins.  As always, the theme is "anything digital goes" so please come and play along at the DP blog.  There are two winners... if you do use a DP image, you do have a chance to be the "Pantry Pick" and everyone is able to be the overall winner.


My card features an image and sentiment from Daily Devotional.   They are cut out with Spellbinders Petite Oval and Labels 18 and inked with TH tea dye.  The BG panel is embossed with CB Teresa Collins "Timeless" EF.   I absolutely LOVE dry embossing and do it often, but embossing on DP has become my favorite way to do it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...