Friday, June 29, 2012

Guylou's Inimitability - Swirls & Pearls

Good morning! It's finally Friday!  If Mr. Blogger cooperates with me, I am still sleeping when this post kicks off.  I am here to share my DT card for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.  Guylou is our hostess this time and the theme's she's chosen is "swirls & pearls".

Here are the challenge details:
Challenge Deadline:
You have until 10:00 PM (EDT) on July 12th to link your project to the Inlinkz at the end of the challenge post.
How to participate:
You may enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries.  If you don't have one of Guylou's digistamps, you can check the online store where several freebies are available.  Also see below for a special freebie offer.
Challenge Prizes:
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. An invitation to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges


48h Freebie:
Guylou is offering Princess Tara At The Ball as a freebie for 48 hours starting June 29th. Please visit Guylou's on-line store, add Princess Tara At The Ball to your cart and apply the code 201206-FREEBIE-PRINCESS at check out to get it free!


Here is my card for the challenge:



I started with a card base of SU Soft Sky and layered with shimmery patterned papers from the American Crafts I Do collection.  My elegant image is Lotus is a Bride from Guylou's Inimitability.  She is one of the beautiful new girly-girl images in Guylou's store here.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Star Dust Stickles to her tiara and the bodice of her gown.  I also added Liquid Pearls to the flowers, her jewelry and her tiara.

Here is a close-up of Lotus:


The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added two pearly swirls, a tulle bow and a Vintage Sparkler from Webster's Pages to finish my card.

I almost forgot to mention I used the sketch from the Addicted To Stamps Challenge #33 for my card.

Be sure to visit Guylou's Inimitability blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT!We hope you will be inspired to play along with our swirls & pearls challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mo's DP2 Challenge - Straight From The Heart

Good morning!  It's Thursday and you know that means it's time for another fun Mo's Challenge.  Today is bittersweet for me as this is my last post as a member of Mo's Challenge DT.  It's hard to believe that six months flew by so quickly!  I feel like it was just yesterday that I joined the DT.  I sure will miss working with the wonderful ladies on the team and I am grateful for the opportunity to have designed alongside these super-talented designers for the past six months.   You all know I love Mo's images, so you will definitely still be seeing lots of Mo's creations here on my blog.

OK.  On to this week's challenge.  The theme is "straight from the heart".   Whatever this means to you, as long as you use a Mo's image, you are good to go.

Here is my card for the challenge:


I started with a card base of SU Soft Sky and layered patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 pad.   My sweet image is Jack and Ginger from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can find it in Mo's store here.  I printed it on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with my Copic markers.  

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I thought it was perfect for the theme.  I added some trims from a couple of Webster's Pages Trim Cards (sorry, I forget which ones).  A few Wild Orchid Crafts roses finished my card.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #213 for my layout:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit Mo's Challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you'll join in this week!  Don't forget, Mo gives away a $5 GC to her store for every 25 entries in each week's challenge!  You can't win if you don't enter!

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coming Soon - Create With TLC Blog Hop




Hi there!  Just popping in again to let you know about something fun you won't want to miss!  Paulette and the Create With TLC Design Team are having another blog hop on July 8!  You will get to meet the new Design Team and they will have lots of fantastic projects to share with you! As always, there will be fabulous freebies all along the way!  Be sure to mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Hope to see you then!

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Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni Blog Hop

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  It's the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni blog hop!  Each month, several former Heartfelt Creations designers get together and share projects made with some of our favorite Heartfelt Creations products.  If you arrived here from Olga's fantastic blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to go and hop from there since Olga is the first stop on the hop and you definitely won't want to miss her gorgeous creation!


Here is my card for the hop:




I started with a card base of GKD Green Apple and layered with patterned papers from the Kaisercraft The Lake House 6.5x6.5 pad.  I went back to one of my older favorite Heartfelt Creations stamp sets for my creation.  The images are from the HCPC 3362 Angel Trumpet Flower PreCut Set.  I think that set may be retired now, but you can check out all the gorgeous new collections at the Heartfelt Creations site here.  I stamped the flowers on Cryogen White and colored them with my Copics.  I stamped two hummingbirds and colored them both with Copics also.  I matted the image with a Spellbinders Lacey Squares die.  I cut out the hummers and layered them on Pop-dots over the flowers.  I added a little sparkle to the flower centers with a Spica pen.  A bow of May Arts silk ribbon finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Lisa's wonderful blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog as you hop because one comment will be chosen at random from one of the blogs and the lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate for the Heartfelt Creations store!  You have until Friday, June 29 at midnight EDT to add your comment.  The winner will be announced on our blogs by noon on Saturday, June 30.


If you get lost along the way, here is the whole line-up for the hop:
Olga  
Carla  (you are here)
Lisa 
Selma 
Marsha 
Kerry 
Linda

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweet Taste of Summer

Good Morning!  Happy Monday!  Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a great start!  Have you been partying with The Outlawz?  Be sure to check out the 2,000 Member Party going on now through June 30!  There are lots of games, challenges and of course, fabulous prizes from our awesome sponsors!

I have a busy day today, so I'm popping in early to share a card I made for a couple of challenges.  It is for the Friday Sketch Challenge #20, The Corrosive Challenge #152 (summertime girls), Love to Create Challenge #21 (anything goes) and the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge (anything goes).

Here is the FSC sketch:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Yo-Yo Yellow and layered with patterned papers from the K & Co. Citronella 12x12 pad.  My adorable image is Lemon Lucy from Mayzy Art.  She was generously provided by Mayzy as a freebie for subscribers of Through the Craft Room Door magazine (the May/June issue).  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Yellow Stickles to all the lemon slices and Glossy Accents to the pitcher and glass of lemonade.

Here is a close-up of Lucy:


My sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It is from the BBQ Chillin' set in Paulette's store here.  Some sparkly punched photo corners and a few gems finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

2,000 Member Party - The Outlawz

Hi there!  Are you ready to party?  The date we've all been waiting for is finally here!  It's time for the 2,000 Member Party at The Outlawz site!  It seems like just yesterday that we had our 1,000 member party! We are thrilled to have added another 1,000 members so soon!  You all inspire us with your support and with your creative designs!  To mark this milesone, we are having a huge celebration with lots of fun, games and challenges!  And, as always, we have some awesome prizes from our amazingly generous sponsors!  Be sure to visit The Outlawz site and check out all the exciting events lined up for the party!

I am here to share my DT card for the Copic/Promarker Party Challenge.  Our theme is "where in the world".  We want to see creations that represent where you live now or where you are from originally.  Either one, it's up to you!  Of course, you need to include an image that has been colored with Copics, Promarkers or some other alcohol-based marker.

Here is my card:


Although I live in Alabama now, I was born and raised in Massachusetts, home to historic New Bedford (whaling), Cape Cod (beaches and lighthouses and yummy lobster) and of course, the New England Patriots (who play in my home town of Foxborough).  I have depicted a few of those things on my card.  I started with a card base of GKD Lipstick Red and layered with patterned papers from the Webster's Pages Spring Market, Yacht Club & Country Estate Petite Papers pack.  My fun image is To The Lake from Saturated Canary.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  

Here is a close-up of the the cute image:


The great summer sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A double-loop red gingham ribbon bow and a button from my stash finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit The Outlawz site where the 2,000 Member Party is now in full swing!  Check out all the amazing prizes from our awesome sponsors and find out all the ways you can play along with the games, challenges and blog hop to be eligible to win!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge #20 (red, white and blue)
Love to Create Challenge #20 (summertime fun)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #24 (summer)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #222 (here comes summer)

See you soon!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #37 - Loads of Layers

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  Looks like it will be another hot one here.  Before I venture out for the day, I am here to share the card I made for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge #37 - load of layers!  I tend to use a lot of layers so this wasn't too much of a struggle!

Here is my card:


I started with a square card base of SU Pool Party and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Six by Six Dwell pad.  I managed to get up to 8 layers before I even added my image and sentiment!  The adorable image is Nutmeg from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I got her when she was a digi, but she is available now as a rubber stamp.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored with my Copics.

Here is a close-up of Nutmeg:


The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  Some Buttercup Liquid Pearls around the scalloped frame and a few pink buttons from my stash finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a terrific weekend whatever you've got in store for the next couple of days!  Be sure to pop back first thing tomorrow morning as we are starting the 2,000 Member Party at The Outlawz and you won't won't to miss a thing!  All the festivities kick off at 12:01 AM June 24 (that's one minute after midnight tonight EDT).  All the details will be available on the main page of The Outlawz under the 2,000 Member Party Tab!    Hope to see you there!
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Still Hot

Hi there!  This is my second post today so if you are looking for my DT card for the Copic/Promarker Challenge (The Outlawz), please scroll down one post.  I am popping in for just a moment to post the card I made for Joan's Gardens Challenge #23.  The requirements were to have an "oldies but goodies" theme, use blue, add a corner embellishment and  make a card for a friend.  I knew right away I wanted to make a birthday card for a good friend of mine whose birthday is just around the corner.

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of GKD Turquoise Sea and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing 6x6 pad.  My fun "oldies but goodies" image is Stella - Still Hot from Bugaboo Stamps.  I think Stella is just a hoot and unfortunately, I can relate to this particular image and sentiment!  I'm pretty sure my friend will enjoy it, too!  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Glossy Accents to her glasses.  The corner embellishments were made   by trimming up a Cheery Lynn Dutch Square Doily die cut and adding a turquoise gem to each corner and that was it.

Thanks for stopping by again!  Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!
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Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week!  It's been a long one for me and I sure am glad it's Friday at last!  I'm here to post my DT card for the new Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  This week's theme is "picnic/barbecue/summer food".  Fun, huh?  The theme couldn't be more perfect for this time of year!  Don't forget our CPC Challenges are being sponsored this month by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.  Krista's images are super adorable and a blast to color!  One lucky participant in our challenges will win 2 digis of their choice from new Krista's on-line shop here.

On to my card:



I started with a card base of SU So Saffron and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing 6x6 pad.  My fun image is Big Guy Grilling from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I printed him on Cryogen White and colored him with my Copics.

Here is a close-up of the big guy:


My fun sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It is from the BBQ Chillin' Set.  I believe it is now in Paulette's new store here.  I punched a few stars with my Marvy star punches.  Some tiny buttons from my stash finished my card.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges: Tuesday Morning Sketches #151, Papertake Weekly Challenge #71 (BINGO) and Oozak Challenge #3 (2 papers and embellies).

Here is TMS #151:

And here is the Papertake Weekly BINGO card (I chose buttons, free, punches):


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from my DT sistahs and our wonderful Guest Designer for June, Deonna!  Hope you'll play along this time!  It's your last chance to be eligible to win the prize from Saturated Canary since Sunday at midnight The Outlawz 2,000 Member Party kicks off with a bang!  You definitely won't want to miss out on the fun and excitement!  Check out the main page for more information about the celebration and all the prizes up for grabs from our awesome sponsors!

Have a great weekend and see you soon!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mo's DP2 Challenge #140 - Masculine

Good morning! Happy Thursday!  Are you ready for another fun Mo's Challenge?  It's always a highlight of Thursdays for me! I hope it is for you, too!  This week's theme is "masculine".  I know those masculine cards can sometimes be tough to make, but Mo makes it easy with her awesome images!

Here is my DT card for the challenge:


I started with a card base of GKD Green Apple and layered with patterned papers from the Authentique Loyal 6x6 paper pad.  My Mo's image is Introducing Oskar.  You can find him in Mo's store here.  I printed him on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with my Copics.

Here is a close-up of Oskar:


My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A few buttons from my stash finished off my masculine card.

My card is also for Sketch Saturday #212:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit Mo's Challenge blog and check out the awesome masculine creations from the rest of the DT.  We hope you'll be inspired to play along!  Just grab your favorite Mo's guy image and join in on the fun!

Have a great day and hope to see you soon!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kick Up Your Heels

Good morning!  How's your week going so far!  Hope it's been a good one!  I've been pretty tied up, so I haven't had much time for crafting or blogging, but I did manage to finish up a card I made for Mayzy Art Challenge #003.  The theme is black.  Yikes!  This sure was a challenge for me!  I rarely color in black except for accents, but I gave it a go.

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Basic Black and layered with black patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush 6x6 pad.  My Mayzy Art images was a freebie that Mayzy generously offered on The Outlawz site here awhile back.  I've been waiting for just the right chance to use her!  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics (all the Cool Grays).  I did add a tiny bit of color by adding Red Stickles to her head phones and MP3 player.  I added some silver accents to her belt and boots with a Letraset Silver Metallic Marker, which I was lucky enough to have won on Jak Heath's blog.  I also added a bit of Diamond Stickles to her collar, cuffs and skirt.


Here is a close-up of the image:



My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A triple-loop bow of stitched ribbon finished off my card.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Hi again!  I'm up now and back to share my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  The theme this week is "favorite color combo".  We want you use your favorite colors, then tell us the Copic (or other alchohol markers) colors you used to achieve them.  I'm sure we can all learn something from knowing the marker combos that work for others.  Don't forget that for the month of June, our challenge is being sponsored by Krista from Saturated Canary.  Krista's images are awesome and so much fun to color!  One lucky participant in the CPC challenges this month will win two free digis from Krista's shop!

OK, on to my card:


I started with a card base of GKD Turquoise Sea and layered all the sketch panels with patterened paper from the Prima Alla-Prima 8x8 pad.   My sweet image is Pricilla Pie from Saturated Canary.  Krista generously provided the DT with an image of their choice and I picked this one.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending card and colored her with my Copics.  For the turquoise/aqua, I went with one of my fave Copic combos (BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG000).  I added some tiny pearls to her hair and jewelry.  I also added Yellow Stickles to the flower in her hair and Diamond Stickles to her ring.

Here is a close-up of Pricilla Pie:


A double loop bow and some pretty Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (White/Cream Carnations and Earth Tone Roses 15mm).  A few more adhesive pearls finished up my card.

My card is alo for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #158 and Wild Orchid Challenge #52 (anything goes).

Here is the SSW sketch:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from my DT sistahs and our wonderful June Guest Designer, Deonna. We hope you play along and share your favorite color combo with us!  There are lots of fab prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

And one final note: don't forget to mark your calendars for the big 2,000 Member celebration at The Outlawz starting June 24.  Check out the main page for more information!  You'll definitely want to be part of the fun and games and chance to win some awesome prizes!

OK, that's it for me.  Have a great day and a great weekend and I hope to see you soon
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Guylou's Inimitability - CAS with Kraft

Hi there!  It's super early AM and I hope I am still sleeping when this kicks off.  Please, Mr. Blogger, do as you are supposed to and post this on time for me!  I am here to share my DT card for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.  Kim is our hostess this time and she is challenging us to make a clean and simple card using Kraft paper.

Here are the challenge details:

Challenge Deadline:
You have until 10:00 PM (EDT) on June 28th to link your project to the Inlinkz at the end of the challenge post.
How to participate:
You may enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries.  If you don't have one of Guylou's digistamps, you can check the online store where several freebies are available.
Challenge Prizes:
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. An invitation to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges


Here is my CAS with Kraft card:


I started with a square card base of Kraft cardstock.  I added a center panel that was punched on both sides with a Fiskars border punch then layered with patterned paper from the Basic Grey What's Up 6x6 pad.  I machine-stitched across both borders.  My fun image is Angela from Guylou's Inimitability.  You can find her in Guylou's on-line store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I sponged a few clouds in the background, then stitched around the image panel.

Here is a close-up of Angela:


The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A Kraft twill bow and a button from my stash finished off my card.


Be sure to visit Guylou's Inimitability blog and check out the fantastic creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you will be inspired to play along with the challenge!

I'll be back later with my DT card for the Copic/Promarker Challenge at The Outlawz.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mo's DP2 Challenge #139 - At The Park

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Hope you've had a great week so far!  Being that it's Thursday, it's time for another fun Mo's Challenge!  Everyone rocked the "anything goes" challenge last week!  This week, Elaine is our hostess and the theme is "at the park".  A great theme and perfect for this time of year!

Here is my DT card for the challenge:


I started with a  card base of GKD Green Apple and layered with patterned papers from the Authentique Loyal 6x6 pad.  My adorable Mo's image is Kite.  You can find him in Mo's store here.  I printed him on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with my Copics.

Here is a close-up of the little cutie:


The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  Perfect for a summer day out flying your kite!  Some striped ribbon and three buttons from my stash finished off my card.

I am also entering my card in Sketch Saturday #211, Papertake Weekly #70 (3-2-1: 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers and 1 bow) and Divas by Design Challenge #39 (summer theme).

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit Mo's Challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from my amazingly talented teammates!  We hope you will be inspired to play along this week!  You have the chance to win a GC to Mo's store if you do!  Mo gives away a $5 GC to her on-line store for every 25 participants in the challenge! So what are you waiting for?

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You Are F.I.N.E.

Good morning!  Happy Hump Day!  Have you had a good week so far?  Hope so!  I've got another busy afternoon, but before I head out, I'm here to share a card I made for two challenges: Jackson's Digital Expressions #8 (anything goes - inks and such) and Tuesday Morning Sketches #150 (use sketch and black, Kraft and one other color).

Here is TMS #150:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Basic Black and layered with patterned paper from the Basic Grey Olivia collection.  I flipped the sketch to vertical for my card.  The elegant image is Evening Gown from Fine Arts by Robert Jackson.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics. It's a little hard to see, but I added some Stickles to the rose in her hair and used my Sand Spica pen to give her shoes and bag a little shimmer.
Here is a close-up of just the image:


The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I added Kraft-colored pearls to the scallops around the image.  A Kraft taffeta bow and a single Wild Orchid Crafts rose finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
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