Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Believe

Hello, dear friends!  Today I am sharing a card made with this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine.  In case you haven't heard, Heather has a 'Loyalty Program'; if you use one of her images for the challenge, she very generously offers a free image.  I must admit, I'm somewhat addicted to her images and love collecting them.

I couldn't find any blue paper that fit my image so I used Ranger Faded Jeans distress ink to color my paper.  And then I dug in my scrap box to find some DP for the background.  The sentiment was created in PSE and die cut.  I used my Clear Star pen on her wings and some gold Stickles on the books, which makes the card sparkly, even though it doesn't show in the pics.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  back to school
Clear It Out:  fav color combo (blue, yellow, pink); anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #50 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #36 Fairies or Angels
Come and Get It:  anything goes with a sentiment
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop

Hello dear friends!  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. August 29th at midnight.  

 Today my card features the Raindrops on Roses paper collection.  The flowers and butterflies were stamped, embossed and die cut from vellum.  You will find a complete list of products below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterflies)
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterflies)
SKU 253867 Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die
HCDP1 240 Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection

Other products
white and plum card stock, vellum; Recollections Snow Embossing powder; Ranger Embossing Ink; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen;  Extra fine embossing powder; ATG gun; Glossy Accents; Stickles, gold and Diamonds; pearls; seam binding

Your next stop on this blog hop will be Glenda.

Here is the complete blog hop list
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Selma Stevenson 
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh 
Kerry Urbatch 
Sarah Miller: you are here
Glenda Brooks
Lisa Gregory
Mary Faus 
Vicki Dutcher
Debbie Seyer
 Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hap-Bee Birthday

Hello friends!  Today I'm taking a few liberties with the word 'happy'.  I'm not sure I should have done that; sometimes I worry people won't get what I'm trying to say, LOL.

This is another awesome image from Heather at Lacy Sunshine.  I copied the two bees in Photoshop Elements, enlarged them and added them to the hand stitched border.  I love the ruler I bought from Stampin' Up,  makes it so easy to add the piercing.

challenges I would like to enter
Seize The Birthday:  yellow birthday
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #189 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  #83 summer colors
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #47 anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart:  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges:  #247 Bunting or Banners
Inkspirational: #62 use markers or pencils (image colored with Prismacolor pencils)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  #40 anything goes
Lacy Sunshine:  # 39 summer

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sweet Victorian Lizabeth

Today I'm sharing a card using  Victorian Lizabeth from Lacy Sunshine.

Lately, I've been trying to make cards with less embellishments to make them easier to mail, but this incredibly sweet image just made me go back to my shabby chic roots.  The background is made with the 3 largest dies from the Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 set.  The swirls, sentiment and larger flowers are stamps and die cuts from Heartfelt Creations; the smaller flowers are punched and colored with distress inks.  I added pearl centers and then finished with some Stickles.  I also added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the image, which has been colored with Prismacolor Pencils. 

challenges I would like to enter
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #68 Anything goes
Sweet 7 Challenge:  #1  Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks:  #205  Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz:  #23 Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  #106  Anything goes
Divas by Design:  Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #188  Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Diecuts/Punches
Wonderful Wednesdays:  Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash:  #162 Triple Threat, use 3 from the list on the blog (flowers, pearls, punched/diecut elements)

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Today I 'm sharing a birthday card made for a very special young lady.

I used 'Darla Dogwood', a free image from Heather at Lacy Sunshine.  You can find the details on how you can receive these free images here.

I did a little bit of hand stitching; the sentiment is computer generated. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Lacy Sunshine:  #38 Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas:  #176 Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge: #30 Lots of Layers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #46 Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  #34 Happy Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Favorite Color Combo  (pink and yellow)
The Crazy Challenge:  Die cuts and punches (Spellbinders fleur de lis rectangle; Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On Die, leaves)
613 Avenue Create:  #82 Anything Goes w/optional use a sentiment

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, sweet friends!  Once again it's time for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!   

The winner of this hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations, you just need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of July Alumni Hop" in the subject line.  The hop will close on Friday Aug. 1st at midnight.

Today I'm going to take a break from my calendar and share a Christmas card.

I stamped the flowers, colored with Prismacolor pencils, and then cut out in 2" circles.  The center sentiment was covered with Glossy Accents and then layered onto the decorative circle from the 'Once Upon A Time Die'. 

Tip: I never liked the way my paper buckled when adding Glossy Accents.  I've now learned that covering the back with a repositional dot tape runner and sticking it to my craft mat will keep it flat till dry and prevent buckling.

The scalloped border is created with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One die. 

Heartfelt Products
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3553 Peaceful Night PreCut Set
HCPC 3561 Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
S5-055 Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die
S5-182 Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One Die

And now you will hop to Mary and see her awesome creation!

Here is the complete list of participating designers
Vicki Dutcher 
Lisa Nazario-Gregory 
Candy Slabaugh
Alissa Wells
Glenda Brooks 
Amarilys Doria
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson
Sarah Miller   you are here
Mary Faus
Caroline Duncan
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Lisa Allen

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Crafting Fun

Hello friends!  I can't believe another week has come and gone, where does the time go!?  So it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Theme
Embellish It Up!

Sponsor

For this card, I used Crafting Bear from Coosty Creations, along with the digital papers.  The embellishments are from my stash.  The image was colored in Photoshop Elements.  For most of the image I used the gradient tool.  I used a noise filter on the bear for a textured look.

This will be my last post for Digitally Sweet Challenges which makes me a bit sad.  I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of such an awesome group of designers.  Thanks so much, Karen and Denise, for allowing me to play along.  God bless!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy 'Orange' Birthday

Hello friends!  Today there's another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges

Theme
Orange (different shades of orange)

Sponsor


For this image, BD Smile, I used the gradient tool in PSE which gives a nice variation of color.  I think this card could glow in the dark!

I hope you will join us this week: we would love to see your orange creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Christmas Under the Sea

Last week Heather, at Lacy Sunshine, had offered a choice of 2 images for her 'Loyalty Program' digi.  I chose 'Sheldon C. Turtle', such a cute Christmas image!

I used a snow pen on the furry parts of his hat that is supposed to puff up when heated, but it didn't work.  So, rather than throw the image away and start over, I used Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel over it and now the white parts of his hat are all sparkly.  I've had this paper stack for ages and decided it would be perfect for this image. 
Thank you, Heather, for this cute image.  

paper: dk. blue card stock; patterned paper from my stash
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg.; Lacy Ovals
sentiment stamp: Heartfelt Creations,Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
seam binding, Prismacolor pencils, rhinestones, snowflake brad

challenges
Completely Christmas: #20 anything goes
Cut It Up: #49 under the sea
Jingle Bells: holiday card with something that's at least a year old; design paper, snowflake brad
Left of Center Creative Challenges: #36 add sparkle
Simply Create Too: #65 Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge: #65 anything goes
Charisma Cardz: #15 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: #329 feature patterned papers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: anything Christmas
Lacy Sunshine: #37 Under the Sea Christmas in July

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Memories

Hello friends!  Once again it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Theme
Boys At Play

Sponsor

These sweet victorian images are from LunaGirl Vintage Images.  The frame is a shape in PSE, which I duplicated.  I used the eye dropper to choose colors from the pictures for my background papers, added a text layer and reduced the opacity.  I needed something to define the sentiment so I used a tag, using a blending mode, and erased around the edges to make it fit the sentiment.  The color of the ribbon was changed to match the LO.

So now I hope you will join us with your fun, boy creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!