Saturday, April 17, 2010

My first video!

I don't know about you, but I sure am glad that the weekend is here! And since it's Saturday, it's my turn to post my Things with Wings project for The Beary Scrap. I think the entire design team was inspired by butterflies this week. All of the DT projects have been gorgeous! I chose to make a Gable box decorated in Monarch butterflies. I promised you a tutorial this week - so be prepared for my first video! If you ever doubted that I was a Southern girl, you won't after you watch my video! I will be showing you some techniques, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, that I used while making my box. (For the template for the Gable box, please go to the Dutch Dare Challenge Blog - they have a link, as well as another week to enter their challenge)

There are so many cool things that you can do with Glimmer Mist and we would love to see your favorite techniques. Next week promises to be another fun week at The Beary Scrap, so please come back and visit us!

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Black gold, Tiger Lily, Daffodil, Spring Mint
Assorted Tattered Angels Glimmer screens
Martha Stewart punches - Classic butterfly, Large Monarch butterfly
Bazzill paper, Kaiser pearls

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Gable Box
Corrosive challenges - texture
ABC - "s" Sparkle
Belli Challenge - die cuts
Wild Flower Wednesday - Punch it up/bold
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Practical Scrappers - Glitter and bling
Crafty Angels - My Favorite Things

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Digis, New Design Team and a New Challenge Blog!

If any of you know the work of Shawne Arnold (who has been designing stamps for Clear Dollar Stamps for quite awhile), then you will be thrilled to know that she has launched a new line of digis! Studio 313 Exclusive Creations is a wonderful collection of digital images as well as digital papers, and a new concept of a Card on a Sheet Template - a quick and ingenious way to pull together an easy, coordinated card in minutes.

Did I mention that I was asked to be on this DT? Woo Hoo! There is some great talent on this DT! So please check out the Design Team's Gallery blog. I've never worked with digital papers before, and I have to tell you, it saves a bunch of time hunting through stacks of paper.

For our first challenge, case a page from our new store. Be inspired by the layout, the colors,etc. Shawne is giving a very generous prize to the winner, so you need to jump in and play!

For my card, I used the 3 Wishes in Pink, and my inspiration was the page where that image can be found - under So Girly. I made this card using the Card on a sheet template, and put it together in a snap.

Have fun looking at the new designs. And keep checking back - Shawne will be adding more cuties!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 new cards for Karen's Doodles

I made these cards earlier in the week, and kept meaning to get them on the blog, and forgot. So now, I am having to go back and figure out what sketch I used for each one! The top card is made with First Kiss. I love these two little kids. After looking through a ton of challenges, I realized this sketch is from Fussy and Fancy. (note to self - make notes of where sketches come from!)

For Princess Kitty, I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash. Although my cat (Monkey Man) is a boy, he still seems to act rather regal - or at least that we should be serving him. So, I can completely relate to this image. I added a bunch of metallic gold stitching around the edge, although, it doesn't show up so great in the photo. The papers are from CTMH.

If you love Karen's Doodles like I do, you will want to hurry and take advantage of her sale. It ends tomorrow, so you better get shoppin!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ribbon Alice

I love ribbon and finding different ways to use it, so when I saw little ribbon characters, I knew I had to give it a try. Alice is made entirely of ribbon! I'm sure I will be trying my had at a few more of these cuties!

The paper is a new pack from CTMH - that I just fell in love with! All those dots- yum! The acrylic frame is from Tattered Angels, but was the wrong color, so I used my copic airbrush to yellow it down some. That comes in so handy when an embellishment is just not quite the right color.

Here are my challenges for Alice:
CPS- sketch
Alota - 1,2,3 (1 Alice, 2 colors of cardstock, 3 stripes)
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Childhood memory
Sophisticat - So Distressing
Simon Says Stamp - card for a child
Oh, Alice - flowers
Papertake - Cutie Pie

Pick a sketch, any sketch!

It's time for the Tuesday challenge from DZ Doodles, and today it's a sketch. But, you get to choose which sketch you would like to use. There are so many fabulous sketch challenges out there, and you are welcome to use any of them! Just be sure to use a DZ Doodle image to be in the running for the free digis. If you don't have any, you can watch for freebies from the DZ Doodle Store. Diane normally posts a new one every Friday night. While you're there, check out all of the cute images in the store!

For my card, I used the Mum Blossoms image. I chose the sketch from Sketch Saturday (they always have awesome sketches with fabulous prizes!) Did you notice the ribbon on my card? I'm sure you did! It is some wonderful vintage seam binding that I won from Deb's Simple Pleasures. She hand dyes this yummy ribbon in the most shabby of colors. She also runs a great challenge, The Shabby Tea Room. I added glitter to my flower and sentiment (the sentiment was a freebie from Shirley's 2 Girls). Oh, and I used a fancy stitch from my sewing machine to add the scalloped border. The paper is Veranda from CTMH.

So here are all of my challenges for this card:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Delightful Sketches- Buttons and bling
Copics Colour Challenge - YR16, BG 49, E18
Charisma Cardz - Thank you
Shirley's 2 Girls - "Merci"
Sew Many Challenges - Stitching
Stamp Something - stitching
Oh, Alice - Flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Corrosive Challenges - texture
Sophisticat - So Distressing
Shabby Tea Room - It's Hip to be Square
Alota - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 colors of cardstock, 3 DP)
Copic Creations - Flowers
Tuesday Morning Sketches - soft colors, flowers, ribbon

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a Sketch Challenge!

Have you seen the adorable new images Karen has added at Karen's Doodles? Wouldn't you like to win some of them? Then get busy and enter this weeks sketch challenge! Each week, Karen awards prizes to 3 random winners - how great is that?

Here's the sketch - easy, breezy!

For my card, I used the Love at First Sight design. Isn't she so cute? She is colored with copics. My paper is from CTMH.

Here are the challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp- card for a child
Quixotic- Joys of spring
Sew Many Challenges - stitching
Stamp Something - stitching
Oh Alice- Flowers
Cupcake Crafts - Childhood Memories
Kaboodle Doodles - digi girl

Remember, you can't win unless you play!