Monday, August 29, 2016

Feel Better Real Soon! for Oddball Art Stamps

It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration over on the Oddball Art challenge blog.   The theme this month is 'For You, Blue' (use blue on your project).   The challenge runs until September 14, with a new challenge starting on September 15.

Here's what I created for my mid-challenge inspiration:

I used Image #218 - Bella, which includes the awesome word bubble and sentiment on this tag.

I colored Image #218 - Bella, with Copic markers, then used a variety of dies by Hot Off the Press to cut out the tags.  Papers are by My Mind's Eye. The chipboard butterflies are from UmWow Studio.  The fibers are by Close To My Heart. 

Come join the 'For you, Blue' fun at Oddball Art Challenge blog!  You still have plenty of time, and I'd love to see what you make!

Some Useful Links:)
Company Website ♥
Art Blog ♥
Facebook Fan Page ♥
Facebook Friend Page ♥
Twitter ♥
Flickr ♥
Zazzle ♥
Fine Art America ♥
Tumblr ♥

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge starting the 1st of every month.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

D.L. Art -- tags
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Thursday Twist -- ATG

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Little Hello -- for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

I have a little extra something I'm posting this month for Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  I fell in love with this sweet image as soon as I saw it in the shop, I just had to color her up!

This is Emma, and I think she is just the sweetest thing!

I colored Emma with Copic markers, using bright, summery colors.  Then, I used some fun, bright papers from the Imagine That! Digi Stamp shop called Sunshine & Rain to create the card.  The sentiment is also from the Emma set.

The fancy card edges were created with dies from Hot off the Press.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

I think she's just summery enough to enter in the signs ofsummer challenge at the Creative Playground, don't you?

Imagine That! Creative Playground -- signs of Summer
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Art By Miran Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge -- ATG

Friday, August 26, 2016

Follow Your Heart -- for Great Impressions Stamps

Yea!  It's Friday!  And, I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps!  A double win!

I was thinking of back to school, so I put together this bookmark.  Do his even use bookmarks anymore? 

I created the background using Ken Oliver Color Bursts, then used various dies from Paper Wishes to construct the bookmark.  The butterfly diet is from Cheery Lynn.  The fibers are from Close To My Heart.

Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's still a few more days to enter!   I used this picture board for inspiration and thought you might like to, too!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures -- Linky Party 6
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Tags
Craft Rocket Challenge -- Things with Wings
Cards4Galz -- Butterflies or Dragonflies

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wonder Bumpkin -- for Lacy Sunshine

I'm posting today for Lacy Sunshine and Coloring Without Boundaries.   I have a super cute digi, created by Heather Valentin, and a short tutorial, to share with you today.

Meet Wonder Bumpkin, one of the Super Hero characters!

I'd like to share with you today how I colored her hair and braids.

First, though, I'll show you a pic of her with just her skin colored.  
Skin colors used (Copics):
E000, E00, E21, E34, R20
Next I colored lips, eyes, and toenails.
Lips & toenails -- R21, R22
Eyes - G20, YG93, YG95, YG97

Her hair colors (Copics) are E93, E95, E97, and E09.

I generally start with my lightest color first, but with hair, I do just the opposite.  I start with the darkest color, then work towards my lightest color.  With that in mind,  I started with...

E09 first

Next, I added the second darkest color, E97
It's already starting to look like hair, and I have 2 colors left to add.
Here comes the E95:
I left a little white space for the E93 to finish it off:

All that's left is her adorable outfit and the background.

Colors used for 
Cape/shirt/hair ribbon/anke bracelet
B12, B24, B28, B29, B99
Shorts -- B32, B95, B97
Shirt -- R22, R24, R27, R59
Grass -- G000, G00, G20, YG03
Plants -- YG03, YG61, YG65, YG68

One more view of the completed coloring --

Come join the anything goes challenge at the Lacy Sunshine blog.  You have over a week to enter and there's some really great prizes to win!

There's 2 great Facebook groups to check out, too.  There's the Lacy Sunshine Color N Craft Community and the Coloring Without Boundaries Group.   Both groups are wonderful places for inspiration, friendship, and information.  

Check out all of Heather Valentin's Adult Coloring Books, available from!

Guardian Angel -- for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Happy hump day, everyone!  I have a love for lighthouses that has intensified over the years.  Since we've begun kayaking Lake Superior, and have kayaked to some lighthouses of the Apostle Islands, lighthouses have taken on even more significance for me.

SO, when The Outlawz Festive Fridays announced a Lighthouse-themed challenge this week for National Lighthouse Day, AND I found a wonderful lighthouse digi at Imagine That! Digis by Kris, along with some fantastic nautical papers, I had no choice but to enter in the fun!

Here's what I created:

I printed the entire Lighthouse digi, but only colored up the actual lighthouse portion with Copic markers
, then fussy cut that part.

The background paper is from the Nautical Digi paper pack

The sentiment is a rubber stamp mounted on wood. I found it in a small gift shop on one of our kayak trips.  I believe it is from Stampendous. 

I had a super fun time creating this!  The lighthouse was so fun to color and the Nautical papers are beautiful!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- National Lighthouse Day 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shine On! for Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday, and it's time for a new challenge on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is a favorite -- Anything Goes!  Come join the fun!

I used the adorable rubber stamp, Hark the Angel Sing to create this:

I colored Hark the Angel Sing with Copic markers, then created a shaker card.  I love shaker cards, and I think this will be a fun one for someone to get this Christmas!

The dies used to create the shaker are from Lawn Fawn.  Sequins are from Craftin' Desert Divas.  Papers are from Echo Park.  The sentiment came with a Spellbinders card kit. 

Join us this week (and every week) at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  We have great prizes, and I'd love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Not Just Cards -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Let's Color -- Linky party 11
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- Cute, or ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2 -- ATG

With Heartfelt Sympathy -- for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Hello, my crafty friends.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  I can't believe how fast August is going!  I am almost 2 months into my 3 month guest designing stint at Imagine That! Digis by Kris.    I am so grateful to Kristy Breach and her design team for this opportunity!

Today, I am sharing a sympathy card that I made for a very special lady.  She died recently in our nursing home after living there for 8 years.  Her husband came everyday to visit her and help her with her lunch.  She had Alzheimer's Disease, so she slipped away from him and the family little by little.  I had the privilege of playing organ at her funeral and wanted a very special card to take with me to the service.  Here is what I created, using an Imagine That! Digis by Kris digi: 

I used the beautiful Poppy file and colored it with Copic markers.  It also comes in a pre-colored version if you're short on time. The sentiment is from Sentimental Thoughts set, and is thoughtfully (pun intended) included with the Poppy file.

I used 2 sets of papers on this card -- 2 of them are found in the Freda's Flower Basket set (top 2 papers pictured below)

The green polka dot paper is from the Sunshine & Rain Digi Paper Pack.

I cut the center step card out on my Silhouette Cameo using a file from the Silhouette Design Store.  The butterflies are dies from Cheery Lynn. 
Make sure to visit the Imagine That! Digis by Kris blog often for great inspiration. Join in on the Signs of Summer challenge going on now in the Creative Playground! Check out the Imagine That! Digis group on Facebook where there is an Anything Goes (with an Imagine That! Digis by Kris imagine) going on, plus inspiration, freebies and fun!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Playground Challenge -- Signs of Summer
Let's Color -- Linky Party 11
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG