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.

Embellish It Up!


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

Orange (different shades of orange)


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

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.

Boys At Play


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!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello friends!  I was watching a video on making a telescopic card and decided I needed to try that.

Now, there are a few things about my card that I don't like.  For one, I added the circle while it was open and didn't notice that the sentiment was a bit wonky.  And IRL those hearts look O.K. but in the pic, not so much!  But I did enjoy the process of making the telescopic card; I think there will be some more in my future.  Thanks Barb for a great video!

Penny's Paper Crafty; #185 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #81 Add A Setiment
Digi Choosday Challenge: #27 Punches and/or Die Cuts (snowflake punch, Spellbinders scallop circles, hearts)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #43 anything goes
Inky Chicks; #33 Christmas in July
Card Mania; circles
Sparkle N Sprinkle: July_anything goes with glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking; I used glitter on the candy canes, snowflake border, and flowers, Frantage on the sentiment panel
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge: must fit to YouTube videos: telescopic cards
Sentimental Sundays: #214 Red, White and Blue; must include sentiment
The Glory of Christmas: #37 anything goes/Christmas

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Iris Flower Pot Pretty

Lacy Sunshine has a fun challenge called 'Save The Flowerpot Pretties'.  You'll find the info here.

She's been colored with Prisma color Pencils and then I created a frame with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  The blue paper is from the DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack.  Some lace, ribbon and a pearl completed the card.

Brown Sugar: No. 101  anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge No. 64; anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz No. 21;  anything goes
Little Red Wagon No. 244; summer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper; M, P1; anything goes with patterned paper
Fan-Tastic Tuesday; No. 42 anything goes
Papertake Weekly; anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door; anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown No.202; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart; anything goes

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Time Fun

Hello friends and happy July 4th!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

A Day At The Beach


I used Eleanor_Tubing Fun, such a sweet image for summer.  I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and then scanned her back into Photoshop Elements to complete.

So now show us your fun, summer time creations.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!