Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gertie Goosey

I am entering the Imagine That Progressive Challenge 13 - Gertie Goose.  I used the Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color the image.  I realized that while the colors matched the theme, I don't like these markers for coloring at all.  I feel like there is no control over the brush tip and the ink comes out at different flows.  They are ok for watercoloring stuff, but overall I don't love these.  Time to go back to my Copics!!  (I also wish I would have put the ribbon over to the left like a fourth of an inch!)




Harvest Medley


The card image is the From the Heart Stamps October Free Stamp of the Month called Harvest Medley.  I used my distress markers to color the image and a little bit of watered down Vintage Paper  for the background color.  I think I used a little bit too much water and the image was having a hard time adhering to the mat, so I had to use some Glossy Accents and heavy glass vases to get it to stick.  I am pleased with how it turned out!



Monday, September 30, 2013

Penguin Cocoa

For the first time, I am entering the Imagine That Progressive Challenge 12 (Free for All).  The image was free this month, so that new people could get started on the Progressive Challenge.


Again, for the first time, I made a 3 x 3 card.  When printing the Penguin Cocoa image, I guesstimated the size on the small side, so had to make a smaller card with him.  I heat embossed the back ground and put a little ribbon across top.  Easy peasy and ready for Christmas!  I didn't get the sentiments when joining this month, but I believe I will going forward.  I am looking forward to participating in this challenge.


Bobbing for Apples


This card was inspired by the From the Heart Stamps September Free Stamp of the Month and I {Heart} Sketches NO. 36 challenges. 

The September Free Stamp of the Month is called Bobbing for Apples.  I really meant to make this more Fall looking, but it came out brightly colored.  I didn't really have a choice - the colors do what they do sometimes.

This is probably the fastest card I have ever put together.  The I {Heart} Sketches NO. 36 sketch is straight forward and since I was running out of time today, I skipped having to think about a sentiment.  I love this sketch and will probably use it multiple times.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Merci Birdie



The image on this card is a Doodle Pantry digi stamp named Peacock Birdie, so I am entering this card in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 38.  This is my second time using this digi because I love it so much!  Doodle Pantry has a Freebies section, if you want to join up with this challenge for a free stamp set.



This layout was inspired by the Delightful Inspiration I {Heart} Sketches NO. 34 challenge.  I am really enjoying participating in the The I {Heart} Sketches challenges.  It took me a few minutes to figure out how to add the circle aspect to the card, but I think I love the way it turned out!


I would also like to enter this card in the Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #29 - Anything Goes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Thoughts


I love bright, beautiful colors!  The Polkadoodles Challenge #34 - All Things Bright and Beautiful challenge is perfect.  This card features a cute little girl from the Hero Arts 'Sweet Wonderful You' clear stamp set, and I LOVE her!  Now, I would tell you who the sentiment stamp is by, but I simply CANNOT find it.  I have no idea where it got to.  Me thinks I need to clean my craft room!  You can't see it very well in the photo, but the blue paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Psst...Happy Birthday Birdie


The image on this card is a Doodle Pantry digi stamp named Peacock Birdie, so I am entering this card in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 37.  I absolutely fell in love with this image when I saw it and HAD to have it.  I love so many of the Doodle Pantry images!  They have a Freebies section, if you want to join up with this challenge for a free stamp set.

This layout was inspired by the Delightful Inspiration I {Heart} Sketches NO. 30 challenge.  I am really enjoying participating in the The I {Heart} Sketches challenges.  It helps me incorporate more layers and embellishments to my cards, as I tend to go very simple when left to my own devices.  These challenges keep me moving forward in my card making skills!

 

I would also like to enter this card in:


Saturday, August 10, 2013

The PURRfect Card



This card was inspired by the Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} August Free Stamp of the Month and I {Heart} Sketches NO. 29 challenges.  I made the sentiment myself, using a great font from Kimberly Geswein called Architect's Daughter.  I have many of her fonts, and best yet, they are FREE!

The August Free Stamp of the Month is called Cat's Out of the Bag and is so super cute!

The I {Heart} Sketches NO. 29 sketch is one right up my alley.  My cards tend to be pretty simple, with only a background, image, sentiment, and one embellishment.  For some reason, that is just the way the cards come out, if I am not following a sketch.  The sketch this week was enough to push me out of my comfort zone, but not completely scare me away.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I Have the Color Bug

This sweet card features the super cute digi stamps from the July Free Stamp of the Month challenge over at Delightful Inspiration.  This challenge ends tonight, but starts up with a new digi next month.  You should play along.  What?  You don't know how?  It's easy.  Just follow the directions here.




  

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Christmas in July

This card is inspired by the i {heart} card sketches Sketch No. 26 challenge.

Here is the sketch:



And here is my card:


I wanted this card to be as flat as possible, so that it could be mailed without additional cost, so the only embellishment was Glossy Accents on all 3 of the ornaments.  Hope you enjoyed the card. =)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Turtley Buckets of Love


This cute little card is inspired by the Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} June Free Stamp of the Month challenges. 


This little turtle beach scene is from their From the Heart digital stamp store.  Isn't it cute?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Is Baby Frog a Tadpole?



Welcome Baby Froggie is a Cricut cutout from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I made the paper strip and flowers on the right with Adirondack paint dabbers.  The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  I hope that the swirly dry embossed background looks like water, because that was the intention.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge on CDAC.

Mousey For You


This cute little card is inspired by the Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} Sketch #17 and May Free Stamp of the Month challenges.

  

This little mouse is from their From the Heart digital stamp store.  Isn't he a cutie?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Hi!

So I haven't posted in a long time and I know this blog is very random.  I always have grand intentions to post, but have a hard time following through.  Today, the i {heart} card sketches Sketch No. 16 challenge has inspired me to post again...hopefully weekly! LOL!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


You can't tell from the picture, but the butterfly is sparkly!  Sparkly butterfly makes this card 10 times better!  Hope you enjoyed the card. =)



I would also like to enter the Bugaboo Stamps May Anything Goes challenge from their blog Catch the Bug.