Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sketch week at the Beary Scrap

I love the sketch this week at the Beary Scrap! Just awesome - and guess what? Our challenge until July 31st is to use this great sketch and share your project. You could win a fabulous prize package from the Beary Scrap!

For my card I used Kraftin Kimmie Angry Ballerina. I think this image is so funny! Did you notice those gorgeous roses? Those are the new mulberry roses that Kimm is carrying. You will love these! Also, you know I really am addicted to MME Laundry Line papers. I think I could use them on every card!

I hope you have a chance to play with us on this gorgeous sketch challenge!

Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
The Pixie Cottage - triple play
Charisma Cardz -pink

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Multi-tasking Evening

I know I am going to have a really busy day tomorrow, so I had to finish my recipe card for a challenge at Flourishes tonight! Besides that, I actually am supposed to be making a big dish of this cherry yum-yum for a dinner tomorrow night! At least I won't have to hunt for my recipe.

Flourishes - Favorite Recipe
Simon Says - Fruity
Pile it On - Holiday Colors, but not holiday

Surf's Up Dude!

Alright, after putting you in the Christmas spirit for the past few days, let's snap back to reality! It's still hot, still summer, and I will be going to the beach in a couple of weeks.

We have a new challenge at Delightful Challenges - It's a beach theme using the colors in this picture for inspiration.We would love to have you play along!

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Make a Scene
By the Cute and Girly - Warm summer days
Sir Stampalot - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi! I am really excited about today's challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, because I chose it! When I was a little girl, I had a collection of antique Ribbon Doll pictures in my room, and I thought how fun it would be to use some of these as the inspiration for today's challenge. Here you can see some examples.

My card is more modern, but with a vintage flair.

I used an image from Karen's Doodles, Beautiful Queen, and printed her twice, and colored her. Then I added my Old Gold Satin ribbon to the bottom layer and "ruched" it using Scor-tape. I added some Lemon Kaiser Craft pearls on my ruffles, to give it more interest. Then I attached my top image (with the center portion cut out) over the other layer using dimensional tape. This was such a fun card to make! I really hope you will be inspired by this challenge. You don't have to make a ribbon doll, just take some inspiration from the pictures.

Pile It On - Holiday colors (but not holiday)
Totally Papercrafts - Swirls and Pearls
Stamp Something - 1 DP, 1 Ribbon, 1 image

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monthly Blog Hop Really Reasonable Ribbon

It's the 13th of the month, so it is time for the Design Team from Really Reasonable Ribbon to host a blog hop. We will be highlighting different ribbons from the store - and every month, you will have the chance to win our Ribbon of the Month kit! How awesome is that? If you have been following the ribbon path to get here, you should have arrived from Kym's blog. If you just stumbled upon this hop, then you will want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings to start. Be sure to leave a little love at each team member's post to be eligible to win this month's kit.

So, I guess I am continuing with the Christmas theme on my blog! We've got to break up this heat somehow. My wreath image is a new downloadable topper from Flower Soft that coordinates with Spellbinders dies. I added bits of Christmas Green, Russet Red and Ultra Fine Sage to add dimension to the image. It's really quick and fun!

For my ribbon, I realized that this awesome Ivory Crocheted lace is perfect for weaving a thinner ribbon through it. So I can have customized crocheted ribbon in a matter of seconds. How cool is that? Plus, just pull it a little tighter like I did, and you've got instant ruffles. For my accent ribbon, I used 3/8" Red Satin Edged ribbon.

So, I guess it's time to get hopping to the next eye candy at Amber's Blog. I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

OK, you caught me. It's July and it has been really hot here in North Carolina, but why don't we cool things down a bit with some wonderful Christmas inspiration from Karen's Doodles. This week the US team is challenging you to get started with your Christmas cards.

For my card, I used Bigsby Swinging Lights. I colored him with copics, and cut and colored two sets of the lights - and added Liquid Glass to make them shiny. Then, I decided it just would not look Christmasy without glitter. So, I colored my entire background with a Zig glue pen, and added Martha Stewart ultrafine glitter.

If I keep working on my Christmas cards, maybe I will have enough finished in time for Christmas!

Karen's Doodles - Christmas
Basic Grey - Gingham
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Creative Card Crew - diecuts
Flourishes - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - On the Move
Simon Says - Picture inspiration (color)
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas Challenge - N Noel