Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beach Babe! for Imagine That! Digistamp

Greetings, fellow crafters!  I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer.  And, I hope you are enjoying the weekend!  

It's time for some mid-month inspiration at the Imagine That! Digistamp Creative Playground.  Challenges are Anything Goes.  If you use an Imagine That! Digistamp image, you get a free set!  This month's set is Flamingo Dress Up!  It is so much fun!  Here's what I created with it!

I colored the beach-themed flamingo from the Flamingo Dress Up set with Copic markers, then made her into a tag.  Doesn't she make you smile? Papers on this tag, also from Imagine That! Digi Stamp,  are the Tropical Breeze Digital Paper Pack
Flamingo Dress-Up (free this month!)

The challenge this month goes until Sept. 1, so you still have lots of  time to link up and win this adorable set.  Join us at the Creative Playground!

Friday, August 18, 2017

I'm Praying for You -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday again!  These weeks keep on rolling, rolling, rolling!  When it's Friday, it's time for another challenge at QKR Stampede challenge blog. This week's optional theme is "shaped cards (anything but square or rectangle)", but you can always enter Anything Goes.   I love shaped cards!  They are one of my favorite things to make!  Combine them with a flower image -- my favorite thing to color, and I'm a very happy card maker!

This card uses 2 digi stamps from QKR Stampede's sister company, Eureka Stamps, Pansies (ES-digi9304), and I'm Praying for You (ES-digi13107).

I colored Pansies (ES-digi9304) with Copic markers.  The shaped card was created with a set of cutting dies from Stampendous.  They made the construction of this shaped card, including the sentiment (ES-digi13107) very easy.   The yellow background paper was found at Pixel Scrapper.

I hope you join the challenge this week at QKR Stampede.  I'd love to see your shaped card, and we've got great prizes you might win!

Hello Friend -- for Pickled Potpourri

Skunks, flowers, and a dragonfly.  This one digital stamp has it all! I found this super cute stamp set in the Pickled Potpourri Online Store, along with a wonderful sentiment, found in another great set.

The digital stamp set is Shy Skunks, colored with Copic markers. 

Here's the image, when I got it colored:

I used some metallic gel pens on the dragonfly and decided not to color the skunk.  I though she was perfect just the way she was!

Here's the Shy Skunk made into a card, with the addition of one of the sentiments from the Forever Friends digital stamp set...

Pickled Potpourri Products used on this card:

I hope you enjoyed today's Shy Skunk!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Swallowtail on Coneflower -- for Bloom Arts Stamps

Hello fellow crafters!  I have a gorgeous digi to share with you today from Bloom Arts Stamps.  It's titled simply, Swallowtail on Coneflower.  

I colored up Swallowtail on Coneflower with Copic markers, then used a die from Top Dog dies to cut it out.  The background paper is from MHKDesigns.  The card base is an SVG file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. 

I'm not a huge violet person, but I really like how this turned out.  Maybe it's the orange and purple together that makes for a striking combination.

Bloom Arts Stamps has many great digital and clear stamps that are wonderful for whatever your favorite coloring medium it.  Make sure and check them out! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You Are Marvelous -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Today, the MHKDesigners are showcasing another fantastic New Release!  Start on the MHKDesigns blog
for inspiration and a chance to win the set for yourself!

Flowers are my favorite thing to color. I love to experiment with different color combinations.  

I'm featuring the New Release, 'Marvelous' Digital stamp set on today's card, along with one paper from the MHKDesigns Radiant Rainbow digital paper pack...

I colored the flower from the Marvelous stamp set with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  The sentiment is also from the Marvelous Stamp Set.  The card base is a cut file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. The lace and crinkle ribbon are by 3 Girl JAM. 

MHKDesigns Products used on this card:

Have you entered the MHKDesigns challenge yet?  You still have plenty of time, as it runs all month.  Use an MHKDesigns image, and it's Anything Goes!  

Back to School -- with Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday, and there's a Back To School theme at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog this week.  It's perfect timing, and kids are getting ready for school just about everywhere!  

I have created a card with Isobel, and she is Hitting the Books.  This is Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Isobel - Hitting the Books.

I colored Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Isobel - Hitting the Books with Copic markers.  It was so fun to color this design!  

I found the designer paper of book covers at Pixel Scrapper.  The silver glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart, and so is the sentiment.  The tag that the sentiment is stamped on is from Paper  Wishes.

I hope you join in on the Back to School challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you make!

Shy Skunks Sneak Peek -- for Pickled Potpourri

Hello, crafty friends!  I'm posting today on the Pickled Potpourri blog.  You'll find my full post here on Friday, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek today.  Here it is 😀