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Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away

Hello!  Lately, I’ve been trying to use stamps and other products that I’ve had for some time and have neglected to use.  The stamp that I have used here is from Crafty Paws….it was a freebie eons ago, and I thought the little pups in their balloon was so cute…..and that’s as far as it went until now :/  I colored this up with my Prismacolors, then used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches as a guide for putting the card together.

It’s such a versatile sketch, that I’m sure I’ll be using it again and again :)  It’s also a great layout to use scraps up, which I did with my card.  The diagonal strip needed some “oomph”, so I cut arrows in it with my Cricut, then layered it over some red.  The sentiment is made with tiny alpha stickers on a die cut circle.  I doodled some more arrows around the image and added some bright adhesive embellishments to finish this card off :)

In addition to Tuesday Morning Sketches, I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Through the CraftRoom Door – Week of Feb 28 – March 6 ATG

Paper Shelter – Animal Magic

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #318 ATG

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie  with the following inspiration pic:

Retirement Tulips

Spring Retirement

Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s March already!! It came in like a lamb here in Saskatchewan, so I hope this month doesn’t like up to the whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” and vice versa thing!  We have a new challenge over at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog today, and this time it’s a sketch challenge, using a sketch by our fabulous DT member Sheryl :)

It’s a very versatile sketch that can be interpreted quite a few ways, as you can see, if you check out the amazing creations that the DT has made this week!!  We have 2 sponsors for our challenge:

    and   

And, seeing as how we are at the beginning of the month, it’s that time that we will be announcing our “Star of the Month”, which is sponsored by

Retirement TulipsI used a beautiful spring image from Sweet n’ Sassy for my card.  Nothing says spring quite like tulips do!!  I colored the image up with my SN markers.  The diagonal strip is a die cut, cut with a Memory Box die.  I added a little bee and some enamel dots, then stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Done!!  I hope you can stop by and have some fun with us, and try this sketch out!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Week 8/9 ATG

Double D Challenge – Think Spring!

Crafty Sentiments – ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #173 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge – #1709 ATG

 

Over the Moon

Over The Moon

Hey there!! It’s time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.   Our theme is Love/Valentines/Anniversary this time around, and we have

All Dressed Up stamps sponsoring us.  Try to make some time to check out the LOVEly makes of my fellow DT members :)

Over the MoonI used the sweet Over the Moon image from the sponsor. I colored it with my Prismacolors, with touches of Wink of Stella on her dress and veil, then decided to use the background technique from the latest monthly pencil class over at Kit and Clowder. The colors are way different than what’s used in the class, but that’s the nice thing, the techniques can be applied to any project in any color.  The papers are some that I just purchased a while ago, when some of my friends and I went on a road trip to the only scrapbooking store in the area.  I took the metallic bits from the paper pattern, and used some gold mirror cardstock to mat everything and to cut the Mr. and Mrs. with my Cricut.  Some gold ribbon and a rose finish this card off…..the layout was inspired by this sketch:

over at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 400 -Let’s Celebrate!

Tuesday Throwdown – ATG #327

Blue Luck

Dragonfly Luck

Well, I’m back from my somewhat dreadful “break” – that turned out great in the end :)  And it’s just in time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!!!

This week we have a photo inspiration challenge, and it’s sponsored by the wonderful

who has a $10 gift certificate for the lucky winner!!  Be sure to check out the blog, and leave some love for my lovely teammates, and their gorgeous inspiration projects!!

For my card, I got inspiration from the colors and the white text.  I had a bit of a play with some inks and sprays, and, while everything was still wet, I sprinkled some large granules of sea salt on the whole bit, and then let it dry.  Love the effect it gave with the big salt!!!!  I wrapped some white floss around the side of it, then made a swirly out of the same floss, stiffened with glue.  I have this dragonfly image from DRS Designs, and figured it was the perfect time to use it, since they are sponsoring us :)  A sentiment cut with my Cricut, and the card was done :)

I used this sketch from Sunday Stamps as inspiration for the layout:

Warren’s Puppy

Puppy Wishes This card was especially made for my daughter’s boyfriend’s birthday. Warren loves puppies, Warren wants a puppy, Warren gets a puppy……card. Once again, I dove into the stash and found stuff I forgot I had. The puppy stamp is from a WONDERFUL grab bag I received, full of about 15 very detailed dog stamps. Problem is, I can’t find that site again. I colored it with pencil crayons and blended with odorless paint thinner. I found the 2 papers hiding, waiting to be used, too (no idea who made it). The sentiment stamp is from Michaels (I remember SOME stuff!). I matted everything with charcoal card stock and finished it off with red jute twine (Michaels), dog collar and rope bone embellishment (Buttons Galore), and silver studs (picked off a defective top at work ). I used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, for their challenge… I’m also entering it into A Gem of a Challenge, which asks us to use gingham ribbon or paper.  Annnnd, since I’m using stuff that has been sitting around for eons (stamp, paper, embellishments), I will also enter this in the Oldie but a Goodie challenge, which calls for a masculine card. This site challenges us to USE our stuff that’s been sitting around for 6 months or more – what a novel idea!