Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sketch Saturday #312 - 6th Anniversary Blog Hop

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I am out of town for a couple of days, so my post is prescheduled.  I hope it goes off as planned.  Anyway, I am here with my DT post for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.  It's an exciting week at Sketch Saturday!  Today, Sketch Saturday is celebrating 6 years of sketch challenges!  Jo Edwards posted the very first sketch challenge back on May 31, 2008!  We have a new sponsor this week, too!  We are being sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps, who are generously offering a $25 gift certificate to this week's challenge winner!

http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/

Check out the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and Facebook page, too!

To celebrate 6 years of sketches, we are having a BLOG HOP with Jo and the Little Miss Muffet Design Team!  How fun is that?  There are mystery prizes hidden along the way, so you will want to visit every stop and leave a comment to maximize your chances of winning! 
 

It is the 5th Saturday of the month so that means you can choose any sketch from #215-311.  See the past sketches in the Past Sketches tab on the Sketch Saturday blog.
 
Ok, so with all the info out of the way, you should have arrived at my blog from Barbara's fabulous blog.  If not, you should head back to the Sketch Saturday blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss anything.
 
I chose Sketch #275, designed by Debra, for my project:
 
 
Here is my card:
 
 
My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park A Perfect Summer 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Polka Dot Pals Roxie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I gave her a happy face using one of the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces in the store.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I did a bit of doodling around the image panel and added a bit of Stickles to the flower center.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I created a fun little sun using a piece of netting trim from Webster's Pages and a button.  A few gems and a 3D sticker from my stash finished my card.
 
Here is a close-up of the colored image:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is Cathy's wonderful blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!
 
In case you get lost, here is the whole line-up:

An InLinkz Link-up

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #105 (add doodling)
Twisted Tuesday Challenge #77 (challenge: have a sun or lots of yellow; twist: depict play time)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Alcohol Markers Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and you have some fun plans for the weekend!  I'll be away for a couple of days, so my time on the computer will be limited and my posts will all be pre-scheduled.  I am here this morning with my DT card for this week's Alcohol Markers Challenge at The Outlawz site.  This week, the theme is "anything goes" with the optional twist to make a Christmas card for your stash.  You don't have to make it Christmas, but you must have coloring with alcohol markers (any brand) on your project.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Cherry Cobbler and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Christmas 6x6 pad.  The beautiful image is Queen of the Holly from Delicious Doodles.  I printed I on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added some pearl accents to her jewelry with my Viva D├ęcor Ice White Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is stamped.  Some wide crocheted lace and a few pearls finished my card. 

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the fabulous creations by Dawn, Penny and Kathi.  We hope you will play along this week.  It doesn't get any easier than "anything goes"!  It's your last chance to get in the running for the fantastic prizes being offered by our sponsor for May, Ditzie Digi Design.  There are three prizes: 1st place is three digis, 2nd place is two digis and 3rd place is one digi.  Lots of chances to win!


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly (sketchie free-for-all; I used #90 shown)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #218 (Christmas)

Here is the PTW sketch:

Have a great weekend and see you soon!
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Inspiration Post

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  We are over the hump and cruising to the weekend!  I'm here, as always on Thursday, with my DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  This week we have our inspiration posts for you over in the Little Miss Muffet Facebook group.  It's a chance for the Little Misses to share creations with some of our favorite Little Miss Muffet products and it's always a fun place to chat, so head on over!

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Sage Shadow and the cute patterned papers are from the We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Ginger from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I decided to do a little paper-piecing this time.  I colored her skin and hair with my Copics, then paper-pieced her uniform with papers from the same pad.  After coloring, I fussy-cut her and popped her up on foam tape.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few clear gems from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Facebook Group and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Little Misses!  They will be adding their projects throughout the day.  There's still time to play along with our "anything goes" challenge.  You have until Tuesday, June 3rd to enter.  Don't miss out!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #208 (Anne Marie's sketch)
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #20 (anything goes)

Here is the sketch:
 

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Just a Note

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going well so far!  Can't believe it's already Wednesday and the weekend is just around the corner!  I am popping in this afternoon to share a card I made for a couple of challenges going on right now.
 
Here is my card:

 
My card base and mats are SU Bermuda Breeze and the patterned papers are from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Emma from the Celebrate Joyfully digistamp set from Tiddly Inks.  She is also available in a clear stamp set.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Yellow Stickles to the flower centers.  I also added some grass with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A yellow rose and a few pink pearls from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be by to visit as soon as I finish a couple of things around the house.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #134 (pastels)
Digi Sketch Challenge (sketch and use a stamp/digi)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes)

Here is the sketch:

Enjoy the rest of your day!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crimson Illusion

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm all mixed up today because of the long weekend.  I keep thinking it's Monday!  Anyway, I'm here with a quick post this evening to share a card I made for a couple of challenges I enjoy doing. 

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Island Indigo and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Collectable "Unforgettable" 6x6 pad.  The beautiful digi image is Crimson Illusion by ching chou kuik.  You can find it in the Sweet Pea Stamps store.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added some Ice White Pearl Pen accents to the toadstools.  A few Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms, a taffeta bow and a chipboard butterfly from Make it Crafty finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be by to visit later after dinner.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash Challenge #140 (sketch; I flipped it)
Deep Ocean Challenge #78 (wings)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #11 (fairy tale or fantasy)
Sweet Pea Stampers (things with wings)

Here is the sketch:

Have a great evening and see you soon!
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Cheerful Blessings

Hello, there!  Happy Monday and Memorial Day in the US.  Today we remember our loved ones who've left us and especially, we thank all those who have served, or are serving, in defense of our country and the freedoms we enjoy here.  I have a special remembrance today for my father-in-law, Kearney J. Suto, Jr., who we just lost last Thursday.  Rest in peace, Dad.
 
I am popping in briefly now to share a card I made for a couple of challenges I like to do.

Here is my card:



My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park Summer bliss 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Little Garden Sally from Art by Mi Ran.  Mi Ran generously shared her and the background as a freebie to celebrate 300 members in the Facebook Group.  You can find her in the shop now.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a couple of tiny accents with Liquid Pearls.  I colored in the grass and sky with my Copics, too.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few crocheted flowers finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening and see you soon!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Art by Mi Ran Challenge #6 (anything goes)
Little Garden Sally Facebook Contest (creations with the freebie)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #15 (sketch)

Here is the sketch:
 
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World May/June Challenge

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you've been having a good weekend so far!  I'm popping in because it's time for a new challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World.  The theme this month is "pearls and lace".  We are generously sponsored by Elphine House Australia.

Here is my card:


I decided to make a circle easel card.  The card base and mats are SU Primrose Petals and the patterned paper is from the Kaisercraft Tea Break 6.5x6.5 pad.  I used my Spellbinders Grand Circles and Scalloped Circles dies to make the easel card.  The beautiful image is Sophie's Birthday Balloon from Elphine House Australia.  I colored it with my Copics and added a bit of glitter and Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment inside is stamped.  Some pretty lace, lots of flowers and a pearl spray finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Digi Bells, our GDT members, Carol and Karen, and our Guest Designer for the challenge, Marianne.  We hope you will play along!  All you have to do is follow the theme and use an Elisabeth Bell image (any company).  You have until June 22nd to enter your project.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 (May flowers)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #104 (fun with your name: C-cherry blossoms, A-aqua, R-roses, L-lace, A-alcohol markers)
Craftitude (use a die)
Allsorts Challenge #260 (happy birthday)

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Retail Therapy

Hi again!  I'm back with a super quick second post today to share a card I made using some of the fabulous new digis that were just released by Make it Crafty today!  The theme for the collection is Let's Go Shopping and the backgrounds and characters are awesome!  I couldn't wait to color up a scene with them! Check out all the new stuff here!

 
Here is the card I made:


My card base and mats are SU Real Red and the patterned papers are from the Simple Stories Summer Bliss 6x6 pad.  I created the fun shopping scene by merging Shopping Sidewalk with Maddy Shopping and Penny Shopping.  I printed the merged image on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few gems from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the scene:


Copic Colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Light Brown Hair: E50, E53, E57
Red Hair: E50, YR31, YR24, E35
Green: YG01, G21, G94, G99
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97
Reds: R22, R35, R37, R46, R59
Pink clothes: RV10, R81, R83, R85
Yellow clothes: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18
Tans: E41, E42, E43, E44
Orange bag: YG12, YG15, YG18
Sidewalk: C1, C3, C5, C7

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the whole Let's Go Shopping release over in the Make it Crafty Store!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #250 (sketch)
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #70 (let's hear it for the girls)

Here is the sketch:
 

Have a fantastic weekend and see you soon!
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Sketch Saturday #311

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I'm hoping for good weather and the chance to spend some time outside!  Before that, I am here with my DT post for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.  We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, who are offering 7 free digis to the winner!


Here is the fantastic sketch from Cathy:


Here is my card:
 

My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste "Flair" 6x6 pad.  The fun image is Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone from Bugaboo Stamps.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added Glossy Accents to their eyeglasses, wine glasses and the bottles.  The sentiment is from the same set.  A punched border and a wooden flower embellishment finished my card.
 
Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Sketch Saturday blog and check out the fun creations from the rest of the Saturday Girls and our Guest Designer for May, Rachel.  We hope you will join in on the challenge!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance Challenge (girly)
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge (for the girls)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Alcohol Markers Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday and start to the Memorial Day weekend if you are here in the US.  I hope you've had a good week and you have some nice plans for the upcoming weekend.  I am here today with my DT card for this week's Alcohol Markers Challenge at The Outlawz site.  This week we have a recipe challenge for you. We want to see 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments.  You can take it from there, but please remember that you must have coloring with alcohol markers (any brand) on your project.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are GKD Turquoise Sea and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg 6x6 pad.  The fun image is Calli's New Shoes from Ditzie Digi Design. I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Glossy Accents to her belt and shoes and some Silver Stickles to her belt buckle.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Three sparkly gems finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the fab projects from my teammies, Dawn, Penny and Kathi.  We hope you will play along with us this week! The May challenges are sponsored by Ditzie Digi Design.  They are offering 3 prizes this month: 1st prize is 3 digis, 2nd prize is 2 digis and 3rd prize is 1 digi of the winner's choice from the Ditzie Digi Design Etsy shop.  There are lots of awesome digis to choose from!


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge # 19 (anything goes)
Creative Fingers #37 (anything goes)
Left of Center Challenge #32 (girly)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Butterfly Dreams

Hi again!  I'm back with a second quick post today to share another card I made for a couple of challenges I enjoy doing when I can find time.  I managed to finish this one in between other things and one of the challenges is ending today, so here I am.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Island Indigo and the sparkly patterned papers are from the DCWV Mariposa Stack.  The gorgeous image is Girl Flower Butterfly from Aurora Wings.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Gold Stickles to the little "bubbles" to match the gold glitter on the papers.  A bit of lace and a few pearls from my stash finished my card.
 
Here is a close-up of the image:

 
Copic Colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E57
Big flowers: R22, R35, R37, R46, R59
Blue flowers: B60, B91, B95, B97
Big butterflies: BG10, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, BG49
Small butterflies: YR12, YR15, YR18
Tiny leaves: YG01, YG25, YG67

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #3 (butterflies)
Craft Your Passion #214 (pearls and lace)
Creative Fingers Challenge #36 (girly)

Thanks for stopping by again!  Have a wonderful evening and see you soon!
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Little Miss Muffet Challenge #86

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Hope your week is going well!  I've been quite busy, but I have ticked a few things off the list, so I am pleased about that.  I'm here now, as always on Thursdays, with my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  This week we have a brand new challenge for you and the theme is the ever-popular "anything goes".  It doesn't get easier than that, so come join in!

Here is my card:


Look at this!  I've gone CAS again!  I even did some doodling and I so don't do doodling!  I'm not sure what came over me - lol!  Anyway, not much to say about my card.  The adorable image is Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Paprika from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I added her to a card where I'd printed the cute sentiment from Create With TLC.  I colored Paprika with my Copics and added a few polka dots with my Sharpie White Paint Pen.  A bit of doodling with my black multi-liner and a few gems from my stash finished my simple card.
 
Here is a close-up of the colored image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Little Misses and our Guest Designer for May, Emily.  We hope you will play along.  You have until Tuesday, June 3rd to enter your project.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Card Mania Challenge #47 (CAS)
Divas by Design (anything goes)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fireflies

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday!  We're halfway to the weekend already!  How good is that?  I am popping in this morning with a card to share with you.  It's my turn to post some DT inspiration over on the Digi Bells blog and I have chosen to showcase the adorable Fireflies from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.

Here is my card:
 

My card base and mats are SU Bermuda Bay and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 pad.  I printed the cute image on MiC Blending card and colored it with my Copics.  I colored in a twilight sky and some grass with my Copics, too.  The sentiment was computer-generated.  I added some Yellow Stickles to the fireflies and the flame in the lantern and some Glossy Accents to the lantern and jars.  A bit of bling finished my card. 
 
Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit the Digi Bells blog every day for wonderful inspiration from the DT and GDT using the beautiful images from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge #69 (sketch)
Love to Create Challenge #116 sketch)
613 Avenue Create #72 (use three shapes: octagon, triangle and rectangle)
Papertake Weekly (oh so cute)
Card Makin' Mamas #87 (rainbow; I used lots of colors of the rainbow)

Here is FSC-69:
 
 and the very similar LTC sketch:
 

Have a great day and see you soon!
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