Saturday, August 7, 2010

Have you been watching Flower Soft TV?

You know, every Friday, there is a new episode of Flower Soft TV - and this week is just so fun! It's also a Special Offer week - so you can get this very cute digital download for a great price!
I made a telephone numbers magnet for the side of the refrigerator- all of the papers and images come with the download - so I just printed them, cut them out, popped some dimensional tape between them and inked the papers a little bit. I added some Russet Red Flower Soft on my dotted lines. Very easy and very fun! I do hope you will go check out our new episode!

There must be some Hocus Pocus going on here!

Ahhh, Saturday - the weekend! And so it must be time for me to share this week's Beary Scrap creation with you. The Beary Scrappy Gals have been sharing CAS projects based on this sketch. This is also our challenge to you for another week, so please join us.


So, I got out my Spellcaster Tilda, and told her, "Look, Miss Susan said this was to be a clean and simple card - so no flowers, no layers, no distressing, no glitz, no frou-frou." Well, I don't think she was very happy with this - I mean, after all I was using the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane - How could I not embellish that? I held strong and made this very CAS card.


I should have known better than to leave Spellcaster Tilda alone in my studio with her magic wand! I came back and found that suddenly there were layers, and ribbons, and flowers, and butterflies and stickles - All the things that we had agreed would not be on this card! I think Tilda even got into my Glimmer Mist and sprayed that clear butterfly! This certainly was no longer clean and simple.

So, if you are looking for a little magic, drop by the Beary Scrap and see what we have in store for you!

Challenges:
Just Magnolia: acetate (butterfly made from Cricut packaging - cut with Spellbinders)
Crafty Pad: Ribbons and Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers: punches
Alota: Distress
Stamp and Create: Flowers
Pixie Cottage: Feeling Blue
Simon Says: Sing it Baby - Magic - Olivia Newton John

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Release at Digital Delights!

Are you excited about this month's new release from Digital Delights? I know I am! I've always loved anything to do with the Medieval period - knights, dragons, Camelot... you get the picture. I am really glad to share with you today my card made using Sparky the Knight. Our challenge was to use distressing (Yay! you know that makes me happy!) So besides using my CTMH edge distressor on all of my card stock, I cut a circle using my Kreaxions circle cutter out of an old book. I crumpled it up and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Chalkboard (Hot Chocolate). I added stickles all around, cause you know I love the contrast of the sparkle right by my distressed layers. Then I decided my flower embellishment needed to fit the theme, so I made a flower from an old pair of Levi's.

For my ribbon treatment, I decided this could not be girly either - so I layered 2 crocheted ribbons, 5/8" Ivory Crocheted Ribbon and 1.5" Brown crocheted ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to achieve the look I was going for.

Challenges:
Sketch and Stash: sketch
Crafty Pad: ribbons and Flowers
Wild Orchid Challenge: lace
Alota: Distress
Craftilicious: make your own flowers

Monday, August 2, 2010

Some changes at Karen's Doodles


Welcome to another Monday Challenge at Karen's Doodles! Notice, I did not say her US team challenge? That's because we have joined our US, UK and Scandinavian blogs along with newcomer Peri Hill, into one fantastic team! Our challenges will be on Mondays, and I'm sure you will see tons more inspiration each week.

So to get this party started, we have a super easy challenge for you - Anything Goes. Just remember you must use one of Karen's images to qualify to win. For my card, I used Bovine Beauty. She is just so sassy!

We are also going to be awarding prizes a little differently....

* 1st Place Winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The DT members will vote on their favorite entry. The winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog

* 2nd Place Winner of 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and

* 3rd Place Winner of 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be chosen by Random.org

I know you are going to make it really tough for us to choose our favorites, but we really look forward to seeing the fantastic things you will make!

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch

Simon Says - Going Dotty




Fun in the Sun!


Where is the summer going? My husband is a teacher, and he will soon have to go back to school! At Belles n Whistles, we want to keep that summer feeling going by seeing a little Fun in the Sun!

For my card, I used Little Eden. I decided that she would have fun watching the penguins hula dance for her!

I hope you will get a chance to play this week! You could win a BnW stamp of your choice!