Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wags 'n Whiskers Sketch Challenge

Wags 'n Whiskers has a new challenge!  It's a sketch.
I've come to really like sketches.  Especially when my mojo is not working.  Sketches provide a decent amount of inspiration to get your creative spices going.
Have you come across any sketches that you use over and over?  Do you like creating your own sketches?
Here is W&W's sketch challenge to follow:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Now onto my cards using the fabulous W&W digi - Chillin' Out (also available as a rubber stamp) printed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os:

I made two cards to use up the paper that I had.  These are Stampin Up DP called Gingham Garden.  They are very pretty.  All four DP papers are just two papers.  Stampin Up papers are double sided.  I like their papers a lot except when you have a favorite of one paper in the pack, you only get two sheets.  I wish they actually sold one sheet as an option.  Kind of like when you get the single sheets from Joann's or Michael's. 
This first card's base is SU Daffodil Delight.
Flowers: Primas
Brads: my stash
 The "sand" is Frantage.  I still have some practice using it, but it's pretty cool. 
 I made my own envelope because the card is 5 1/2 squared.  I can't find any envelopes to fit perfectly.  I cut the paper 9x9 and scored at an angle at 3 3/8.  It slides in perfectly.

 The base of this card is PTI Hibiscus Burst.
 I am linking to the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girls Challenges: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Use any sentiment
Bearly Mine: Color Inspiration
One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Gracias for hanging out with me!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wags 'n Whiskers Anything Goes Challenge

It's time for another Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.  I was supposed to post this on Friday and forgot that I hadn't done it!
The theme is Anything Goes!  So super easy!  I can always do Anything Goes Challenges.  Those are always the most popular on any challenge blog site.
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
Yes I am using Say a Prayer again.  And yes I still think she is adorable.
  Isn't that design paper fabulous?  I really liked some of the page sets that Stampin Up released in their last catalog.  I received a 6x6 sheet from every set as a share.  I wish I had all the money and space in the world so I could buy all the goods, but I don' I can't.  Booooooooo!
Other card details:
Base: SU Kiwi Kiss
Other solid color: SU Lavender Lace
Ribbon and Buttons: My Stash
In honor of our "Anything Goes" challenge - I am linking into other Anything Goes challenges!
Challenges I am linking onto:
Cards Galore: Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes
Yumi and Fumi: Anything Goes

Gracias for hanging out with me!

Monday, January 13, 2014

My First Christmas Challenge - On Purpose!!!

Hey there, my dears!  How are you this fine day?
So Christmas 2013 is over.  I made some pretty cool Christmas cards and gifts - but being true to form - I waited until last minute to make my Christmas cards.  So I spent HOURS trying to finish so that I could mail them out BEFORE December 25.  They were mailed before the 25th but that didn't mean that people received them before the 25th.  :-) 
So I vowed to keep up and make cards throughout the year so that I can be ready and relaxed next Christmas season.  
I want to enter the ABC Christmas Challenge for every challenge.  That is my goal...not my goal.  Of course my ADD will kick in - and I may forget but I am going to try my hardest! :-)
Their challenge this time is super easy - Anything Christmas here I go:
 Isn't this cute little guy just precious?  He is so stinkin' cute!  I adore him!!! This little reindeer is a free digi from Sliejke.  She called him Funny Rudolph.  She has so really awesome digis and they are ALL FREE!! Go check her out please!  
I printed him out onto watercolor paper and colored it in with Twinkling H2Os.  He is soooo cute!
 Card Details:
Base - SU Riding Hood Red
DP - DCWV Christmas Cardstock Stack
Buttons - They are wooden buttons from SU called Designer Naturals that I bought over a year ago.
Twine - Divine Twine Red Solid
Sentiment Stamp - Studio G
The "snow" is something new that I just purchased last week from Stamp and Create.  It is the Liquid Applique.  That stuff is so cool!  It is so puffy and perfect and easy to use.  You just kind of dot it around.  It comes out like glue.  Then you heat set it and see it turn puffy.  I was impressed!

I am adding my cards to these other challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas Goes
Jingle Belles - Something Old, Something New - old: buttons; new: Liquid Applique
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge  - Winter Weather
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge Anything Goes
Seize the Sketch - Sketch #11
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Cute Card Thursday - Cold and Frosty
Digi Haven - Baby It's Cold Outside

Gracias for hanging out with me!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Birthday Butterfly Card and Notebook

My friend's daughter had a birthday and my niece, Alana, was invited.  She wanted to make her a card and she wanted me to make a card and a gift as well.  She wanted to pick out the papers for it.  We started with the notebook - which is a simple composition book.
 Alana insisted on picking out the paper.  We scrolled through her stash of scrapbook paper that I had given her.  She ended up picking the one above.  I apologize but I do not know what brand name the paper.
 I covered the notebook and then we tried to figure out how we were going to decorated the front.  We decided on that fancy "L" you see on the front that I cut with my Silhouette.
 We added some flowers and a butterfly made from Modge Podge Melts.  I hand-stitched the bookmark from some ribbon, a PTI button, and a small rubber band.
Next is the card:
This is Flutter Anya from The Greeting Farm.  She is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
 Other card details:
Card Base:  SU Elegant Eggplant
DP: I cannot remember the company.  I believe it might be My Mind's Eye.
Jewels: Queen & Co.
Ribbon:  I bought that awesome ribbon at a yard sale.  It's a super huge roll!
Birthday Wishes stamp: Studio G.
 You can't really tell from the pics but I added Stickles to the wings.

Linking up to these challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use ribbon or twine
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Wings
Milk Coffee Challenge - Celebrations
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging out with me!