Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #87 - Anything Goes

This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

QKR Stampede

Prize: 3 Digital Images

SLS Lines

Prize: 3 Digital Images

My card today is showcasing an image from SLS Lines called book lover. We are giving this fun card to the college student that has run a summer reading program at our public library. She has been such a blessing to our family, helping my 7 year old and 5 year old get excited to read books, sing songs, create art on the topic of the week and share stories of what we read together during the week. We are ready to kit grade 2 and kindergarten tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge 367

Good Morning TMS friends!  Thank you so much for joining us this week.  We have a really fun sketch for you that is a bit challenging but I'm sure you're going to create fabulous cards with it!

Today's sketch is by Patti.

Our sponsor this week is actually two sponsors and not only is there 1 prize, there are 3!  First up we have a very nice lady that we all know and love.... Yes, former TMS DT member Grandma Bonnie has her own digital paper shop!  WE ARE 3© SHOP.

Bonnie's store is within the Miss Daisy Stamps shop, who is also sponsoring our challenge.

Hi! Please visit Miss Daisy Stamps for fun and creativity featuring exclusive digital stamp collections, exclusive digital paper collections from We Are 3© and custom watermarks. The papers sponsored in this challenge are from We Are 3©, with the images from Miss Daisy's collection, all available at Miss Daisy Stamps. We welcome the opportunity to create with you. Happy Stamping! Love, Miss Daisy
SHOP Miss Daisy Stamps                                                                                                                            WE ARE 3© SHOP We Are 3 Shop 
LIKE Miss Daisy Stamps Facebook Page for a free Thank You gift  


First prize - 1 FREE digi of winner's choice from Miss Daisy's Collection PLUS 1 FREE
product from We Are 3© Shop
Second - 1 FREE digi of winner's choice from Miss Daisy's Collection
Third - 1 FREE digi of winner's choice from Miss Daisy's Collection

Here's the sketch...

 my project featuring digital stamp Autumn Wagon and the beautiful paper is the Just Autumn Collection


Now it's your turn to play along.  Remember there are 3 prizes, so there are 3 chances to win!  Have fun.

I would love to share this card in the following challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge  (Sunflower cut is from stretch your imagination cartridge)
Pixie's Snippet Playground week 244
kraftin kimmie stamps vintage/distressed challenge

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #86 ~ Emboss IT

Challenge #86 ~ Emboss IT

This week the challenge is Emboss IT!

Our sponsors this week are:

Nikki Burnette
Prize: 3 digital images

The Paper Shelter
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate 

I love this fairy from Nikki Burnette that I received to play with. Her name is Candence. The lines are just stunning, I almost didn't want to add color to her. 

I used cotton candy cardstock from Close to my heart, embossed with folder named Victoria, sponged the edges of the image. Added the beautiful butterfly die cut and some pearls to finish off the card.

My second project to show you today is a Christmas Card. 
I used a pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter called Cirque. When I pulled the paper off the printer tray I saw a magical, red and green Christmas image. I used my cricut explore to cut out the image and to cut out the green ticket and write the sentiment "Wishing you a MAGICAL Christmas". I used some treasured Holly vellum on the background, shimmery red paper cut with a Tim Holtz picture wheel die. Added embellishments, red and kraft ribbons from Micheals, feather and sparkly holly leaf and topped the card off with two sparkly gems.

I hope you like this card as much as my little girl (true story she squealed when she saw the finished card!)

Now it's your turn to emboss it. Have fun and don't forget to link up your card for a chance to win these great prizes. You have until August 30th to enter.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TMS #366

Tuesday Morning Sketches #366

Good Morning friends,
Today's sketch is up and ready for you to join us! I love the banners on this sketch. I have always had my eye on a die cut like this but since I haven't purchased it yet I used one from my cricut collection.

Sponsor: Digital Delights

My card featuring Acorn Mouse (currently on sale!) perfect for a Thanksgiving Card.

Thanks for visiting today and I would love to hear what you think of this card. I love to read each and every comment left on my blog.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Playground week 243
613 Avenue Create challenge 188 anything goes

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #84 & #85

Crafty Gals Corner is doing something super fun this week! We are combining two challenges into one week. 

The first challenge is Bingo Challenge #3!

Using: Jasmine Unicorn *Pegasus* Pony
my bingo row includes ribbon on the tail, colored image and background and bling on the birds eye and flowers

Our sponsor this week is:
Prize: 3 Digital Images

The 2nd challenge this week is Any Holiday!

I wanted to get ahead of the game this year so I decided to create a Christmas card using Lil Peanuts Christmas Tree from Lacy Sunshine.

Our sponsors this week are:

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Here's a bit about our sponsor: 
"Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 

the globe. "

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

TMS #365

Good Morning Tuesday Morning Sketches friends,

Here's our sketch for the week, created by Melissa

Our fantastic sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. I absolutely love Lacy Sunshine images and choose to create with this beautiful butterfly! You can purchase Emily Monarch Butterfly Umbrella here

Sunday, August 14, 2016

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #13

DT Project for the
15th August 2016

The digi that I have used on this card is call The Secret of Venice and you can purchase her right here.

As you can see a bit better in this second photo, there's quite a bit of added stickles to add shimmer to the fan, feathers and mask.

Come along and join in this fabulous Design Team Challenge. If you are on any DT in the World then you are eligible to enter this challenge.
You can enter the World Wide Open DT Challenge 
Sponsored by our exclusive sponsor:
Julia Spiri Stamps
Please support our wonderful sponsor and visit Julia's Shop 
right HERE!
Please come along and join Julia Spiri's friendly Facebook Group ~ you can join right HERE! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TMS #364

Good Morning friends,

Today's sketch is by Melissa who is also graciously offered to sponsor this week as well.

I made this card for my dad's birthday. Growing up he always had dark blue shirts for work and various blue plaid shirts for his off days. This paper took me back to those days of plaid and I thought it would be perfect for him.

 Now it's your turn. I would love to see what you create with this sketch! You have until Sunday night to link up your card.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #83 Birthday's/Celebrate

Challenge #83 ~ Birthday's/Celebrate!

My card is featuring Little Talks by Ching Chou Kuik and you can find this digital stamp here. I've sent this one to our dear friends who recently celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary. 

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize:1 Digital Image
Ching-Chou Kuik was born in 1979 at Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia . She lived in Malaysia, and moved to Taiwan at age of 19, to pursuit her fine art education at National Taiwan Normal University.

In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (painting). 
While in Taipei, Ching-Chou enjoyed being an art teacher for young children from age three to twelve. The originality of the youngsters' pieces inspires her and brings enthusiasm and creativity to her works.
Ching-Chou moved to Seattle with her husband in 2005, and a mother to a boy.
Ching-Chou became a full-time artist and share her art with others since Mar 2006.

Now it's your turn!!! You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, to link your project to our challenge #83, "Birthday's/Celebrate", at Crafty Gals Corner.  

I can't wait to see your wonderful creations!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

TMS #363

Good morning friends,

The sketch is up at Tuesday morning sketches. This week our sketch is by Jessi. So much potential with this layout.


Our sponsor this week is Craftin Desert Divas!  Such adorable images!  Tara is offering a couple of digi stamps to the randomly drawn winner.

Here's my card, I hope you find some inspiration from it and join us with a card of your own this week.
The digi used here is called Birthday Girl with cake and you can find her here. After coloring her up with my copics I added a little bit of Liquid Applique. I love this product so much, it's wet to start and when you hit it with the heat gun it just poofs right up. The base layer is embossed with SU bubbles folder. The flower paper and #3 are from Sassafras (nerdy bird paper line) I added some teal twine and a paper flower to finish it off.