Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Card

Made this for a friend's birthday.

Card details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, E53, R81, R83, R85, B00
Spellbinders dies
Card Shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #70 Monochromatic

Our Dare To Be Sassy theme this week at Sassy Studio Designs is MONOCHROMATIC. I chose white as my color and of course couldn't resist making a wedding card. Sassy Studio Designs is also sponsoring the challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is Royal Wedding.

I added lots of shimmer and sparkle to my card but the picture just doesn't do it justice. The entire wedding dress was painted with Extreme Glitter paint and then I used diamond dust in her bouquet and flowers adorning the dress. The glitter paint is so easy to use and dries so quickly. I painted on a very light layer and it was dry in less than 10 minutes! No more waiting forever for stickles to dry!

Card Details:
Image: Bella Bride from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics: E00, E21, E35, e37, E43, E40, E41, r20, R22, B41
Spellbinders Scalloped hearts dies
Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder
Fiskars Elegant embossing plate

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts: Weddings
Pixie Cottage: Sketch and/or Royal Wedding

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #56 Anything Goes

It's Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week! I decided to take a break from all of the ultra feminine cards I have been making lately and do something more masculine. I chose to use Cousin Dooly from the Digi Doodle Shop. I just love this little guy. I used the current sketch from Mojo Monday for this card. We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Remember the theme is Anything Goes so let your creativity run wild this week. Link up your projects to the Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop.

Card Details:

Image: Cousin Dooly from the Body Tots hillbilly collection at The Digi Doodle Shop

Sketch: Mojo Monday #188

Copics: E50, E51, E53, E31, E33, E35, E43, E25, E27, E00, E21, G21, G85, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5, C7

Wagon Wheel: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 3.5 inches

Barbed wire border: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #27 Happy Mother's Day

We had an amazing turn out for Aud Sentiment's Birthday Celebration. Thank you so much to everyone who made a project and hopped along with us to celebrate. Thank you also to all of the talented crafters who applied for the Design Team positions. Each one of you is truly talented and deserves a spot on the Design Team. Please check out the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog to see who was selected to join our team and also to find out who won the prizes from each of our sponsors for our Blog Hop.

Congrats to Mrs. K who won the drawing on my blog sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs!! Please go to the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog to find out how to redeem your prize.

This week our theme is "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" We would like to see projects made for your mom.

Here is my DT project.

I decided to do something a little different this time. I made a small circular tag. I have ordered a plant for my Mother-in-law in her favorite color, Salmon. This tag actually opens up like a card but I plan to use it as a plant stake for her flowers. This week we are being sponsored by the Paper Garden Projects and they provided several floral images for the DT to use for our projects. I chose to use the Tree Peony image for my tag. We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Simple make a project following the Happy Mother's Day theme and link it up at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win a prize from the Paper Garden Projects.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aud Sentiments Birthday Blog Hop and Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Birthday to Aud Sentiments!

We are celebrating Aud Sentiments first birthday in style with a blog hop, anything goes challenge and lots of fabulous prizes from some amazing stamp companies. You defintely do not want to miss this party.

Birthday Blog Hop

The hop starts at Aud Sentiments. If you arrived here from Ruthie's blog, you are on the right track.

Each DT member has picked an image from one of our sponsors. I chose Sassy Skater from Sassy Studio Designs. She is part of the April 2011 release and will be available in the store on April 16th.

If you would like to win some fabulous images from Sassy Studio Designs or any of our other Birthday Blog Hop Sponsors, all you need to do is:

1. Visit each of the blogs and leave a comment on each of the blogs

(winners will be selected by drawing from all of the comments)

2. Become a follower of Aud Sentiments

3. Leave a comment at Aud Sentiments on the Birthday Blog Hop post about what you like about our challenges or any ideas for future challenges.

Your next stop along the hop is Audrey's

Here is my card featuring Bunny Chit Chat from Sassy Cheryl's. Sassy Cheryl's is sponsoring our Anything Goes challenge for the next two weeks.

Project Details for Sassy Skater:

Image: Sassy Skater from Sassy Studio Designs

Copics: E00, E21, E33, E35, E37, E43, E53, C1, C3, C7, BV02, R20,R32, R81, R83, R85, Goo, Gold and Silver Spica pens

Cross: Indie Art Cricut cartridge cut at 3 inches. I layered 3 of the outline cuts for added dimension

Wings: Indie Art Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches.

Project Details for Bunny Chit Chat

Image: Bunny Chit Chat from Sassy Cheryl's

Copics: E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, Y00, Y21, G 21, G85, B93, B95, B97, R000, R20, E40, E41,

Carrots: Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches

Frame: A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge cut at 4.25 inches

Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Spellbinders scalloped circle die

Friend to Friend stamp from CTMH

Ink: Outdoor Denim from CTMH

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

I just love this Snow White stamp from Magnolia Stamps. I have been wanting to make a project with her for the longest time. I wanted to show the contrast between sweet Snow White and her wicked Step Mother so this is what I came up with for the card. I cut the mirror frame from the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge and then put a picture of the Wicked Step Mother inside. I used crackle accents to make it look like the mirror shattered. The image of the Wicked Step Mother is from a coloring book page I found on the internet.

Card Details:
Snow White: Magnolia Stamps
Mirror Frame: Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 3.25 inches
Apple Basket: Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Copics: E00, E21, E43, E40, E41, B23, B34, B41, C5, C7, V12, V17, YR31, G07
Martha Stewart border punch

I am entering this in to the cracked glass challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #55 Glitter and Glitz

The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is "Glitter and Glitz" How fun is that! For my DT card I decided to use one of the newer stamps in the Digi Doodle shop. The image is Fairy and Daisy and it is one of my favorites. I used lots of glitter and glitz on my card. The pattern paper has lots of glitter and the silver cardstock is also glittery. I added stickles to the fairy wings and the flowers. All the stitching was done by hand using metallic silver embossing thread for some extra glitter.

We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Simply create a project following the theme and link it up the the Challenge Blog

Card Details:
Image: Fairy and Daisy from the Digi Doodle Shop
Copics: E00, e21, e50, E51, E53, E40, E41, R20, R22, R32, G21, G85, G99, YR31, Booo, Boo
Sketch: The Sweet Stop #104 Their challenge was use the sketch with the added twist to use something with wings
Circle Sentiment: Netty's Stamps
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Release Day at Sassy Studio Designs

It's release day at Sassy Studio Designs which means that Lindsay has been hard at work creating some new and sassy images. My card features the Pregnant Sassy. Doesn't she look pretty?

Each member of the DT has created a project using different images from the new release.

Here is the order of the hop:






Julie (You are here)

Sassy Studio Blog

If you want a chance to win the images from the April release, you must leave a comment on the Sassy Studio blog. The winner will be announced tonight on the Release Day Party Blog. You can find all the details out about the party at the Sassy Studio Blog.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #6

Today is a bittersweet day for me. Today marks the start of another fun challenge at Craft Us Crazy and this challenge will be my last as part of the Craft Us Crazy DT. I have decided to step down from the DT due to time constraints. This spring and summer will be very busy for me with gardening and I would hate to not be able to devote as much quality time to my crafting projects for the DT team. The theme for this challenge is "Thinking Of You" You can make any type of craft project, using any crafting medium as long as you follow the theme. For my DT project, I used the image Penelope Puppy from Robin's Fetish.

The braided ribbon around the image is one long piece of ribbon that is braided using loops. A friend told me this type of braiding is called "Monkey Braiding" One of these days, I will try and have a picture tutorial on how to braid using this method. I learned how to braid using this technique about 25 years ago and it really is fairly easy to do. It is just getting started that can be challenging.

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #54 Stripes

It's time for another fun challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. This week we are welcoming our new DT members. Please take some time and visit their blogs to give them a warm welcome. You will love all of their creations!! Our challenge for this week is Stripes. You can make anything you want as long as you include stripes in your project. For my project, I decided to make a shaped card featuring Birdie Birdie which is one of the new images in the Digi Doodle Shop. Inside of card:
We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Simply link up your project using Stripes over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop.

Project Details:

Card Shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Spellbinders scalloped circle die

Copics: Roooo, Rooo, B21, E27, YR23, E35, E37, E50, G21

Stamp Sentiment is from Stampin Up

Monday, April 11, 2011

April showers

Love this sweet little girl playing in the rain. The Stamp Fairy is the monthly sponsor for Craft Us Crazy. One lucky winner will receive a $12 gift certificate to their shop.

Here is a little info about them:
Stamp Fairy officially launched in 2010. Gerda, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has up to 40 new releases per month along with a free image every Friday, a weekly challenge on Mondays and Guest Designers each month on their challenge blog. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images to inspire YOUR creativity.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yellow Is For Hope

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the current chalenge at Do You Stack Up. The theme for the challenge is "Follow The Yellow Brick Road." Card Details: Image: Support A Cause by Sassy Studio Designs Copics: E00, E21, E33, E35, E37, Y11, Y21, R20, R32 Spellbinders scalloped circle die Martha Stewart heart border punch and branch punch Sketch: Mojo monday sketch 185

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #67 April Showers

I am sure you are wondering if I have lost my mind because what does this card have to do with April Showers, am I right? The theme for this week at Sassy Studio Designs is April Showers. You can make a card with something wet or watery on it. You can use a rainy image, crystal effects, stickles or whatever else works. For my card, I decided to use stickles and Glossy Accents. I used silver ice stickles on her dress and shoes and glossy accents in the martini glass. We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Simply create a project following the theme and link it up to Sassy Studio Designs for your chance to win! Card Details: Image: Martini Girl from Sassy Studio Designs Sketch: The Sweet Shop #54 Copics: E00, e21, E33, E35, E37, C1, c3, C7, G85, G99, R46, r37 Silver Ice Stickles Glossy Accents