Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pet Sympathy (Hanna #202)

This is my second guest designer post for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you will come and join us in the current 'Animal' challenge

This is an image from Melonheadz Friends. They have such cute images and tons of freebies as well. I hope you will go and check them out.
I colored up my pet (because I think this could be a cat or a dog) with Prismacolor pencils in a very childish way. And I mean that kindly. :) I wanted it to be a very child-like/pet-like card. I used my Shapeabilities to create my shaped card and diecut around my image. The designer paper is DCWV's Sunday Afternoon paper pad.
Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Melonheadz Friends - Anything w/ Wings or Tails
Word Art Wednesday #143 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge #188 - Anything Goes
City Crafter #222 - Animal Magic 
Clear It Out - Yellows
Die Cuttin' Divas #176 - Anything Goes
Cut It Up #50 - Shaped Card w/ an Animal
The Crazy Challenge #176 - Diecuts/Punches
CAS on Sunday #38Sympathy
Eclectic Ellapu : Purple - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Dies or Punches
Scrapbooker PhD #13 - Go Digital w/ an Animal
Great Impressions : July - Animal Friends

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Monochromatic Glamour (CIC271)


Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge!

Sparkle N Shine is sponsoring our challenge this week.

This week our challenge is to use Ribbon
Isn't she just gorgeous? Her name is Vivian Hat Lady. So glamorous.




I colored her up using my Prismacolor pencils and it turned out okay for my first time. I admit it, I had to start over two (three) times. :) I was going to color her flowers the same pink as the ribbon but decided it would likely take away from the monochromatic look I was going for (and all that 'sepia' tone I worked so hard to achieve) so I left them white. I think the white embossed oval doesn't make it seem too weird that they're not colored in. All my ovals were cut using my Nestabilities and the embossing folder is Cuttlebug.

The ribbon is from a birthday present my daughter got in March...I'm such a hoarder but I usually hold on to things longer than that so I must be making some progress. :) I think it is perfect on this very girly card.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Hats
D.L. Art : July - Anything Goes
House of Cards : July - Add a Bow
Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration - Sketch (NOT participating)
MilkCoffee Challenges - Birthday
Eclectic Ellapu : Purple - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #23 - Anything Goes
That Craft PlaceAnything Goes
Ooh La La #160 - Vintage
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #12 - Who's the Boss?
The Paper Girls #60 - Old Time Photos
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #99 - Anything Goes w/ Ribbon
Stampin' Royals July Linky Party - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More teeny tiny hellos...

Another project using Doodle Pantry's Summer Suits. :)

Most of you know by now (if you have followed me any length of time) that I love the color RAINBOW. Yes, to me, rainbow is a color. :)



I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and added the sequins at my FIVE year old's suggestion. (A crafter in the making? For sure.) The rings on the bottoms are colored in with my silver gel pen. The card base and smaller mat are Sahara Sand and the yellow chevron designer paper is from DCWV's Sunday Afternoon paper pad. I cut the sentiment on an angle with my Stampin' Up oval punch. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs: July - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp #14 - Sketch and/or Photo Inspiration
Stampin' Royals Linky Party: July - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy #22 - Summertime
Crafting Station Challenge - Summer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Make-a-Card Monday: A Teeny Tiny Hello

So, I fell in love with this Summer Suits set from Doodle Pantry when I had the opportunity to use it for the latest 'Summertime' Pile It On challenge. (Go check it out and join us.) This is the second card, as of right now anyway. Since I write my posts early, I may have already made a hundred cards with this set. :)  You can see the first card HERE.



I used a Sahara Sand card base and Tempting Turquoise mat. My image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils. The sequins are from an old Simon Says Stamp card kit (small) and Joanns. My image and mat were diecut with my Nestabilities circle dies.


I punched out my sentiment with my Stampin' Up oval punch.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASe This Sketch #85 - Sketch
Inky Impressions #140 - Summer Fun
The Stamping Chef #38 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights #27 - Anything Goes w/ Cute and Girly
Tuesday Throwndown #204 - Vacation
The East Wind #11 - 'Hot'
Your Next Stamp #14 - Sketch and/or Photo Inspiration
A Creative Need #21 - Vacation/Travel
Craft for the Craic #6 - Favorite Color Combo (Rainbow!!!)
Crafting by Designs : July - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #3 - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #22 - Summertime
The Crazy Challenge #176 - Diecuts/Punches
Hobby Cutz #57 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #260 - Summertime
Digi Makeover #150 - Dies/Punches
Love to Scrap #34 - Color Scheme (Ombre Rainbow)
Crafty Boots - Summer Holiday
Make My Monday - Vacations
Crafting From the Heart #28 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #23 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational #61 - 'Splash'
Open-Minded Crafting #15 - Vacation
Eclectic Ellapu : Purple - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Dies/Punches
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenge #28 - Favorite Color Combo (Rainbow!!!)
Crafty Catz #240 - Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Brown Sugar #103 - Sea and Sand
QKR Stampede #97 - Vacation

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dog! (CIC270)


Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge!

Stamp and Create is sponsoring our challenge this week.


They are offering our randomly chosen winner a $25 gift certificate



Wow! Thank you so much, Stamp and Create!

This week our color challenge is to use ROSE, LIME, and POOL

Adorable Balloon Cupcake Toppers by Kara's Party Ideas

I used Wags 'N Whiskers's Buddy's Balloon digi stamp. Isn't he cute? These colors are right up my alley. So perfectly me. :) 


I used the Hip Hip Hooray paper pad that I can't seem to put down. I have been using it on everything. I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. I fussy-cut the words out of the designer paper. I popped up my front panel onto a Sahara Sand card base. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs #7 - Sketch
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes w/ Optional String or Twine
MilkCoffee Challenge - Birthday
Art Impressions #168 - Birthday
Stampavie and More #216 - Animals
Addicted to Stamps #104 - CAS
Crafting by Designs - Use a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #141 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe #72 - Birthday
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes #330 - 3 Colors
Fantastic Tuesday #44 - Anything Goes
Odd Ball Art - Coloring
Crafting From the Heart #27 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #222 - Citrus/Tropical Colors
Wags N Whiskers #133 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #267 - Let's Party
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Sarah Hurley #94 - Celebration
Crafting by Designs: July - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries #57 - Birthday
D.L. Art: July- Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Purple - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #3 - Anything Goes

Nice suit! (PIO29)


This week, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring our 
'SUMMERTIME' challenge over at the Pile It On Challenge Blog!


Doodle Pantry is offering our winner THREE digital products! WOW!

Thank you so much, Doodle Pantry!! 

So, I don't know about you but I have honestly not spent a lot of time on Doodle Pantry not looking at their adorable bird digis. I must have had some serious tunnel vision for their feather-y cuteness to miss this awesome set, Summer Suits. (They have a matching flip-flop set, too.) I was so excited about this set, I made two other cards that I will post in the next couple days. 

I made this card with my husband in mind. He wears a business suit everyday to work and it was fun to see him in a swimsuit during vacation. He looks good in both though. :) 


I used my Nestabilities dies to cut my circle and scalloped mat. I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils. The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder. 

 

The inside was created with left over scraps and another sentiment that came in the set punched out with my Stampin' Up oval punch.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aloha Friday Challenge #28 - Favorite Color Combo (Orange and Blue)
Crafts 4 Eternity #185 - Lots of Laughs
Crafty Catz #240 - Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
Brown Sugar #103 - Sea and Sand
Digitally Sweet Challenge #97 - Monochromatic w/ Orange
Left of Center #37 - Monochromatic
QKR Stampede #97 - Vacation
Cute Card Thursday #330 - Fun in the Sun
Inky Impressions #168 - Summer Fun
Crafting by Designs - Use a Sentiment
The East Wind #11 - 'Hot' 
Fantastic Tuesday #44 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #174 - Just Beachy
Createlicious #65 - Monochromatic
Scribbles #19 - Sea, Sand, Surf
Cardz 4 Guyz #27 - At the Beach
Craft Your Passion #222 - Citrus/Tropical Colors
Dream Valley #86 - Summer
Fab N Funky #223 - Feels Like Summer
Crafting by Designs : July - Anything Goes
Crafting Station - Summer
D.L. Art : July - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry #48 - Make it Christmas or Make a Splash

Friday, July 18, 2014

I know an artist. (GD-FTC)

This is my second post as a guest designer over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.  :)

I hope you'll join me in this 'Super' challenge. There are multiple sponsors and prizes. Lots to win. :)

 Here's my project.


I'm actually related to an artist. My brother-in-law is a fabulous art teacher at the Art Institute in Kansas City. And he's making a name for himself around town as well. We go on a family vacation every summer and he couldn't join because he had to teach a summer semester. I thought we would send him this card to let him know we missed him. :)

I used Artemis by Rick St. Dennis. This is my first Rick St. Dennis experience and I must say that it was quite easy coloring up this image. The shading is already drawn in for you so I just added the color with my Prismacolor pencils and a few Copic markers. I used my Nestabilities circle dies, as usual. :) I printed out my own sentiment that I found on the internet. The paper is from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook paper pad. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm.

I think it looks really cool being all black and white with a colorful focal point.


Thank you for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesday #141 - Anything Goes
Colour Q #250 - Black, White, and 'Spot' of Color (or all 5)
Casology #104 - Pet
Crafting From the Heart #27 - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers #133 - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #96 - For the Boys
The Cutie Pie Challenge #73 - Use a Cute Digi
Great Impressions Challenge : July - Animal Friends
Crafting by Designs : July - Anything Goes

A Snow Bird in July (SACC66)



This week Meljen's Designs is generously sponsoring our challenge.



Thank you so much for your support, Meljen!


I colored my Chubby Snow Bird with my Prismacolor pencils and added sequins from an old Simon Says Stamp card kit to some of the floating snowflakes. I cut him out with my Nestabilities Label 8 dies. I wish now that I had made a card base with the same shape...oh, well. Maybe later. :) 


This is a Michaels dollar spot stamp (from ages ago) stamped with Night of Navy Stampin' Up ink. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dazzling Divas #34 - Anything Goes w/ Snowflakes
Divas by Design - Christmas in July
Scrap Creations #15 - Christmas in July
Sparkles #58 - Christmas in July
Merry Monday #117 - Sequins
Baffies Kreativladen - Christmas in July
Whoopsie Daisy - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish #220 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #69 - For the Birds
Hobby Book - Christmas in July
Fitztown #43 - Pick a Holiday (winter holidays)
A Gem of a Challenge #123 - Animals
Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July
Crafting by Designs: July - Anything Goes
Sugar and Spice #8 - Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu: Pink - Furry Friends

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My First Blog Hop!! (GD Gig #5)

I have been asked to join the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog as a guest designer for the next couple months, and I couldn't be more excited. :) Thank you for having me, Hanna and Friends. 
Woohoo!! Our Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog is already five years old. 
We are going crazy!!! 
Happy Birthday to us !!!
  
So we want to celebrate this day with our 201st challenge and a blog hop party. 
And you can win so many prizes.
  
First of course the regular prize from Hanna and Friends, when you take part at our challenge called:
We celebrate!
  
But in addition to that every DT has a little candy on their blog. 
 
 So, all you have
to do is play the challenge and leave a comment under the post of the
candy, and you could win. :) It's really easy, isn't it?
 
Have a good time at our blog-hop and good luck.
 
 Now hop over to
Hanna and Friends for the end.
 
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Blog Hop Order 
 
  
  
  
 
 Stine
 
 Meli - GDT
  
 
Alycia - GDT <--- YOU ARE HERE!
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I am celebrating the birth of a new baby girl. There are so many baby girls coming or that have recently arrived. My blue Copics are getting jealous. 
 
I created this card using Saturated Canary's Close to my Heart digi stamp. I colored her up with my Copic markers. The papers are DCWV's Nana's Nursery 'Baby Girl' and the card base is Stampin' Up's Sahara Sand. This card measures 3 5/8 by 9 inches and fits in a business envelope. I like shaking things up a bit with the dimensions of my cards.  
I have blog candy I am offering as well but I guess it's going to be a surprise as I didn't grab any pictures. Oops. It's good, I promise. :)
Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.
  
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch (I stretched it vertically a bit.)
 The Stamping Chef #38 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge - Spots and Dots
The Crafter's Cafe #72 - Birthday
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #27 - Anything Goes w/ Cute and Girly
Word Art Wednesday #141 - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz #69 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sunshine Mail - Anything Goes
Odd Ball Art - Coloring
Curtain Call - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - K.I.S.S. w/ Anything in your Stash (DP)
Fantastic Tuesday #44 - Anything Goes
The East Wind #11 - 'Hot' (One hot momma)
Deep Ocean #82 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge - About Face
Artistic Impressions #100 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #27 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #149 - Girly Girl
Incy Wincy - Strings and Things 
Art by MiRan #10 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice #78 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
The Cupboard Trilogy #24 - Birthday
The Cutie Pie #73 - Use a Digi

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hit like a girl. (CIC269)


Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge!

Kenny K is sponsoring our challenge this week.


They are offering THREE digital images to our randomly chosen winner. Wow!

Thank you so much, Kenny K!

This week our challenge is to SPORTS!

Sports Ball Cupcakes by Sugar Rush Wonderland

One of the things I love about Kenny K designs (besides that they're just super fun) is the 'girl' images. Not only do they have sexy girls of all differing kinds but girls playing sports and just generally kicking @$$. I am a mom that is trying to teach my girls they can do anything, for real, ANYTHING. So I think it's great that Kenny K offers such a variety of girls doing just that...anything. :) 


I am trying to use up the last of my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for May and I think it's lends itself well to the look I was hoping to achieve. I colored my girl up with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her out. I let the papers do a lot of the work on this card. I cut out vellum stars and used the hearts from the kits. The Thickers are Amy Tangerine 'Wink' and the blue matches perfectly. I love it when that happens. I haven't added a sentiment to the inside yet because this would make a great thank you or birthday card. 




Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #176 - Sports