Thursday, January 31, 2019

Valentine's Day Puppy Series #4: Puppy Love with Clearly Besotted

Hi Crafty Friends!
I have one more in my Puppy Valentine Series! This is #4! If you missed the first three, you have to check out the cuteness! Here is #1, Here is #2, and Here is #3. This card I decided to try some new techniques. I blended oxide inks (Candy Apple and Pick Raspberry) then I took my Newton's Nook heart stencil and tried to put the heart on top with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, it didn't turn out as bright as I wanted but subtle hearts works too! Then I splattered with water. I cut the scalloped hearts out to frame each puppy. I used my NEW Altenew Watercolor Brushes to brush red watercolor in the middle of the hearts. Next, I popped the cute little puppies in the hearts with foam tape and stamped the sentiments.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have any pets? How many? What kind?
A: Me? Just my cute little maltipoo, Maddie (pic below)


Supplies:
Clearly Besotted Puppy Love
Distress Oxide Candy Apple Red
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Spun Sugar
Copic Markers
Newton's Nook Tumbling Heart Stencil

Challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1904 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #499: Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge #128: Home Sweet Home
The Paper Shelter #368: Dies or Punches

Papercraft Business February Challenge & More: Nuts & Bolts About You

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am hoping you will join me in the Papercraft Business February Challenge#15: Love and/or Valentines Day. It's a perfect challenge to get your mojo going for creating a LOVE card for that special someone. The challenge runs from February 1st to February 25th! There is A GREAT PRIZE from Lawn Fawn! See below for more information!
Here is some inspiration! My "special" someone is my puppy Maddie so I made this darling CAS card using Paper Smooches Boom Bots Stamp set!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What were the FIRST Valentine's cards you gave out in school?
A: Me? RAINBOW Brite!



I even made an envelope to go along with it! It's always a nice touch to add a matching envelope.
Supplies:
Paper Smooches Boom Bots Stamp
Copic Markers
Sparkle Ribbon
Gingham Ribbon

Ready to join the challenge? Don't forget there will be an ULTIMATE Designer choosen and the Top 5 Nominations. Here is the fun Lawn Fawn Prize "Love You Tons"

Enter Here! https://papercraftchallenge.wordpress.com/

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: Tuesday #424 Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesday Weeks #372-373
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love Is In the Air
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #86: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes 
Kat Scrappiness January Challenge 
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #499: Anything Goes

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Annie & Thomas Sharing Hot Cocoa

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Winter here in Chicago.The temperature is -5 degrees Fahrenheit and -20 degree wind chill today so I was inspired to make a cozy card with these two darling kids with their warm mugs of cocoa. I colored them to look like my darling niece and nephew (see below).

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the coldest temperature you have ever been in?
A: Me? It got to -15 here with -40 windchill during the Polar Vortex in 2014




Supplies:
C.C Designers Digi Stamp
Stamplorations Cutplorations Hug In A Mug
CAS Fridays Coffee Cup Fri-Dies
Patterned Paper
Copics

Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Use Multiple Images
MFT Color Challenge #110 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #98: Anything Goes


https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/hey-love-hop-linky-party-free-love-spring-digis.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StamplorationsBlog+%28STAMPlorations%E2%84%A2+Blog%29
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/01/cic462-your-next-stamp.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FgHOLS+%28%7BCupcake+Inspirations%7D%29


Ewe Are Amazing

Hi Crafty Friends,
I was inspired by Cupcake Creations Challenge this week use the colors pink and white. Why not make a PINK lamb? I am thinking this is a perfect card for a little girl to boost her self confidence with the sentiment "EWE ARE AMAZING". I accented it with buttons because I LOVE buttons especially PINK ones!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What boosts your self confidence?
A: Me? I'm an endurance athlete so finishing a 50K or 50 miler makes me feel invincible!


Supplies:
Kraftin Kimmie Ewe Are Amazing Stamp Set
Pink Buttons
Patterned Paper
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #465: Layers
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Buttons
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #98: Anything Goes
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/01/cic462-your-next-stamp.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FgHOLS+%28%7BCupcake+Inspirations%7D%29
 

Crafty Mistakes Just Like Life Mistakes Are OK-Patch It Up and Keep Going

Hi Crafty Friends,
Sharing a quick Birthday Card I made to show that your cards don't always have to be PERFECT! I spilled something on this after everything was glued down. I love the image, love the colors, and I was tempted to just throw it out but I didn't! I "patched" it up and I am sure the receiver won't even notice and if they do, oh well, we all make mistakes! I also am joining the As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Buttons or Pearls? I'm definitely a button girl! I even had a company where I sold button earrings for awhile called Button Bumpkin!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the worst crafty mistake you have ever made?
A: Me? Had a glitter shaker top not on tight enough and GLITTER everywhere for a year!

Supplies:
Whimsy Stamps Birthday Girl
Patterned Paper
Blue Buttons

Challenges:
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Buttons or Pearls?
Your Next Stamp #106: Colors of Winter
My Favorite Things Birthday Project: May We Present
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #98: Anything Goes

Friday, January 25, 2019

Tiddly Inks Valentine Puppy Series: #3

Hi Crafty Friends,
If you missed the first in this series go back and check it out HERE. If you missed the second in the series, check it out HERE.
I just love Valentine images, papers, colors, and hearts! So first series is PUPPIES! This little puppy image from Tiddly Inks is one of my FAVORITES! It is so simple and sweet and looks just like my puppy Maddie (see picture below). For this series I used all patterned papers for backgrounds and added ribbons and sparkle for accents. Here is Puppy Valentine Series #3.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Who is your musician/singer crush?
A: Me? Justin Bieber (the untattooed  version)



Supplies:
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper
Paw Ribbon
Red Gems
Red Heart Sparkle Epoxy Sticker
Tiddly Inks Dog Days Stamp 

Challenges:
https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-and-share-every-9th-day-of-month.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwnWYx+%28Yes%2C+Virginia....%29
The Paper Girls Challenge #168: Sparkle And Shine (With Love is In the Air)
Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love Is In the Air" Love Peace and Kindness (Thing 1,2,3)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge # 498 Love/Valentines
Crafty Catz #446: Anything Goes with Optional Twist RIBBON
 Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog #21: Anything Tiddly Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #487
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/hey-love-hop-linky-party-free-love-spring-digis.html


Tiddly Inks Valentine Puppy Series: #2

Hi Crafty Friends!
If you missed the first in this series go back and check it out HERE.
I just love Valentine images, papers, colors, and hearts! So first series is PUPPIES! This little puppy image from Tiddly Inks is one of my FAVORITES! It is so simple and sweet and looks just like my puppy Maddie (see picture below). For this series I used all patterned papers for backgrounds and added ribbons and sparkle for accents. Here is Puppy Valentine Series #2.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Who is your TV Celebrity Crush?
A: Me? For personality, Jim from the Office ;) or for looks, Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights


Supplies:
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper
Red Ribbon
Red Gems
Red Heart Sparkle Epoxy Sticker
Tiddly Inks Dog Days Stamp 

Challenges:
 Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog #21: Anything Tiddly Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog #168: Sparkle and Shine
Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love Is In the Air" Love Peace and Kindness (Thing 1,2,3)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #498 Love/Valentine
Crafty Catz #446: Anything Goes with Optional Twist RIBBON
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/hey-love-hop-linky-party-free-love-spring-digis.html

Tiddly Inks Valentine Puppy Series: #1

Hi Crafty Friends!
Time for My Valentines Series! I have been making SOOOOO many Valentine's and I'm SINGLE :) I just love Valentine images, papers, colors, and hearts! So first series is PUPPIES! This little puppy image from Tiddly Inks is one of my FAVORITES! It is so simple and sweet and looks just like my puppy Maddie (see picture below). For this series I used all patterned papers for backgrounds and added ribbons and sparkle for accents. Here is Puppy Valentine Series #1.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Who is your Movie Celebrity Crush?
A: Me? Brad Pitt from Legends of the Fall or Keanu Reeves in Speed

Supplies:
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper
Purple Ribbon
Red Gems
Tiddly Inks Dog Days Stamp 

Challenges: 
Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog #21: Anything Tiddly Goes
ModSquad Challenge Use Multiple Images
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #370-371
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog #168: Sparkle And Shine
Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love Is In the Air" Love Peace and Kindness (Thing 1,2,3)
 Crafty Catz #446: Anything Goes with Optional Twist RIBBON
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/hey-love-hop-linky-party-free-love-spring-digis.html

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Coffee + Friends = Perfect Blend

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am loving these new papers I got from Graciellie Designs. I have never used digi papers before but I am LOVING THEM! I was inspired by the White Rose Crafts Sketch Challenge (see below) and Your Next Stamp Let's See Some Smiles Challenge! This is just such a cute little coffee cup!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What image or saying is on your coffee mug?
A: Me? Mine says "Exercise Is My Drug" and I have another one that is kettlebells and another "runner girl" are you sensing a theme?


Supplies:
Your Next Stamp Thanks A Latte
Graciellie Designs Coffee Lovers Paper Pack
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #105: Let's See Smiles
A Gem of A Challenge: Wk1 Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesday Weeks: #370-371
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Time Out Challenges #127: Inspired By Words 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.590567904735833&type=3
https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-and-share-every-9th-day-of-month.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwnWYx+%28Yes%2C+Virginia....%29

Feeling Slothy? Drink Coffee

Hi Crafty Friends,
Feeling Slothy? DRINK COFFEE! I love this sloth from Newtons Nook! I colored him to match some NEW coffee themed digi papers I got from Gracille Designs. I used SNIPPETS of a few different paper designs. The card design was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #89: It's a Sketch Challenge! See below for the sketch.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What brand coffee do you mainly buy?
A: Me? Trader Joes Organic Dark Sumatra



Supplies:
Newton's Nook Slothy Coffee
Graciellie Designs Coffee Lovers Digital Paper Pack
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Pixie's Snippets Playground #344
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #370-371
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge Wk1 Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenge #197: Inspired By Words "Strong Drinks You Mix" 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.inkypawschallenge.com/2019/01/inky-paws-challenge-89.html
https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2019/01/color-throwdown-countdown-526.html
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more


Whoooo.... is Having A Birthday?

Hi Crafty Friends,
Whoooo loves these CUTE OWLS? I do! I love their little expressions! I had fun mixing up different Bo Bunny patterned papers I found from 15 years ago to create this birthday card! I was inspired by the Scrapping For Less Sketch Challenge for January "You Make Me Wing Flapping Happy"

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the oldest craft product or embellishment you have used this year?
A: Me? Definitely these Bo Bunny Papers I found when reorganizing my craft room.


Supplies:
Gerda Designs Owl Rather Be With You Stamp
Bo Bunny Pattern Paper
Various Copic Markers

Challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge Wk 1: Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes
Fun Friday Challenge #105: Let's See Smiles
Scrapping For Less January Sketch Challenge: You Make Me Wing Flapping Happy
Gerda Designs January Share Your Design Challenge 
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #99 Happy Birthday 
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #370-371
D.L ART January 2019 Linky Challenge
Time Out Challenge #127: Inspired By Words "Party" 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pink Birthday Party

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is my ideal Birthday Party... everything PINK and SPARKLY! I made this card with my favorite color, colored the image to look like me, and added a pink PRESENT and Princess wand. So yes, this one was all about me! You have to make yourself a card sometimes too right?

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your ideal birthday day?
A: Me? Wake up with my puppy Maddie and cuddle, and CRAFT ALL DAY!


Supplies:
C.C Designers Spring Pinkies Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Die Cut
C.C Designers Banner Die Cut (discountinued)
Copic Markers
Various Pattern Papers

Challenges:
My Favorite Things Birthday Project: May We Present
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #370-#371
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #99: Happy Birthday
C.C. Designers January Challenge: PINK, Red and Black
DL ART January Linky Challenge