Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CCC DT Challenge Backgrounds

I am still very sick and am just posting my cards for Creative Craft Challenge "Backgrounds". I will be back later in the day with a full discription...sorry. Also Blogger is acting odd, my format keeps going cattywompish...LOL...owwww that hurt my my post will look normal.

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My card was made with image from Some Odd Girl...I love their digis!
and the background is made with one of the Rainbow Studio's stamps and an unknown stamp.

My second card is made with Rainbow Studio's background stamps...very cool and versatile
and A Day for Daisies digi...she is a cutie.

Thank you for visiting and be sure and visit my teamie's blogs.
We can't wait to see your creations on Creative Craft Challenge.

Have a terrific day!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

SAS4KIDS Bears and Other Animals

Good Morning! I have been sick all week and this morning I am going to just post the cards I made for Send A Smile 4 Kids  DT Challenge.  I will be back later today with all the details.

Our Wonderful Sponsor is

The winner will receive a
$10 gift certificate to Digi Doodle Shop

We are also honored to have a very Special Guest Designer Jacque Joie De VivreJacque designs for Just Magnolia, LOTV, Wild Orchid, and others. She makes gorgeous creations and you just have to see her blog. ALSO Jacque has a SPECIAL SURPRISE, what she always refers to as "Sweet Stuff" on her Blog, so don't miss out, go see what she is up to.

Here is what I created for the Bears and Other Animals Challenge....

and my second card.

Be sure  and enter our Send A Smile for Kids Challenge and donate your cards to our cause.

Thank you for coming by. I'll see you later in the day with more details.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DT CCC "Movable Parts"

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a spectacular day! Time sure is flying; Can you believe we are in June already?!? Course maybe I feel this way cause I turned 60 yesterday; it sure does not seem that long. Yikes! Lol...

We have some Wonderful  sponsors for our "Movable Parts" challenge. And here they are...

Stitchy Bear is offering digi stamps

Crafty Individuals is offering stamps and papers

Kim Sutton is offering card template packs

For this fortnight's Challenge we were asked to create movable parts on our project, made with Stitchy Bear Stamps. I love all the artists at that store but this sweet image is created by Stitchy herself and I adore it!.
 I chose not to use a sentiment on the card so when I actually use it, it would be could for any occasion like, a new baby,or a new sibling, or love, the possibilites are endless.

The little ones are colored with copics and have been pop dotted on the over lapping paper doilies I got at Joanne Fabrics. And the doilies are mounted on a blue and cream stripe DP by K&Company
and that inturn is mounted on white then blue Bazzill cardstocks, respectively. 

The dual colored 1-1/2 " ribbon I purchased out of the $1 bin at Michael's; it looks like raw and refined silk and it is yummy. I should have bought The narrow organza ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I used it to string the baby bottle charm on to and attached it to a small bow (this is my movable part). All of the pearls are also from Hobby Lobby [they have 50%sales off a lot in the's called the "Bridal Event"] in the floral/bridal dept. That's were I also get a lot of my flower rhinestones and sheets of singles as well.

Here is my second card. "Scarlette" is also from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and is by Beary Dust Stamps.
I usually don't do goth but this was fun.

The digi was already black with a hint of purple, my favorite color btw so I chose Black Bazzil  and an unknown Purple Pearlized Swirl cardstock. It looks gorgeous in person, I wish my lighting was better.
Thebase of the card is the Spellbinder Grand Cailbur Label One die and the focal image and other mattings are Label

I made the focal image hinged and it swings open to reveal a hinden message "what's up?". the handle was punched with the Stampin' Up word punch.
The swirl flourishes are from Want2Scrap and the purple rhinestonesare  "Recollections" from Michael's.

Since I had so much fun creating these cards now it's Your sure and go to the  Creative Craft Challenge Blog and enter your creations to randomly win some terrific Prizes! 

I am so old and ...I mean jazzed.... that you came by to visit. Be sure and leave some loving, it is ALWAYS appreciated. The best to each and everyone of you.
God's Blessings and Hugs.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

SAS4KIDS DT Challenge Cats & Dogs

Good Morning! I can not believe two weeks has past and it's time for another Challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids Woo hoo!!

I would like to welcome aboard our new DTs.... Hilde, Aly, and Lisa....Yeah!!
I can not wait to see all the beautiful creations they will be making for the Kids.

Of course I want to remind everyone that we do this for the children who are in the hospital. The more entries the more exposure and hopefully the more cards donated to Children's Hospitals. I know everyone wants to bring Smiles of joy to those kids, so tell your friends to join in the fun and come play with us! We have many wonderful sponsors lined up for the year and you don't want to miss the chance to win some great prizes

 I would like to thank all those crafty people who participated in our last challenge; we had terrific entries and we are hoping to see even more 4 this challenge. But first I want to thank our Fabulous Sponsor...

                                           Digi Doodle  who is offering
                                            a $10.00 Gift Certificate. YIPPEE!

Digi Doodle also gave the DTs Digi images to play with and I just loved coloring these cute kitties with copics.

I used blue and cream Bazzill cardstock and the stripe DP is from Making Memories.
The base is 5-1/2"  square, matted 5-1/4"  square, and DP is 5" square.
I trimmed approximately two thirds down with Making Memories cream paper lace.
The images is so sweet and I printed a second copy of it so that both the valance and the kitty were colored and pop-dotted to give dimension
I added Lt. blue dew drops to each corner and also to the lacy trim to create the look of railing running along the "wall"
The sentiment was created in MicroWord and cut into a freehanded banner.

My Second card is all about Victory!

I used a 5-1/2" Bazzill cardstock as the base and matted with white 5-1/4" Bazzill cardstock and then  a 5" Sky DP by Paper Pazzaz. I forgot to measure the next group of matting, but it is the same paper; the DP I embossed with the Cuddlebug branch folder and it shows better in the next picture.
The digi once again is from Digi Doodle Shop and was colored with copics. I used Glossy accents on the flowers and the kitties eyes to add some shine to them. I used my Spellbinders Label No.
     to die cut the image and mounted it at an angle.
I die cut the sentiment, which was created in MicroWord, with my Spellbinder Circle dies.
Before removing it from the die I distressed the edges with Stampin' Up Buckaroo Blue ink. The matting is blue Bazzill cardstock diecut with the next size Spellbinder circle die.
To create a better balance I put pearl white dewdrops at the two left corners and one on the sentiment circle.

This view shows the embossed panel much better

I certainly hope you enjoyed my Kitty cards and that you also visit my teamies blogs to see the deets for their creations too. And Remember JOIN in the fun at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog "Cats and Dogs" 4 Kids!

As always God Bless and Hugs to you all!