Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Don't Worry Be Hippie!



Good morning!  I have a card to share using one of Faith's newer Birdbrains...isn't she groovy?  I've used one of my favorite color palettes...yellow and pink with a bit of blue, green, and orange added to coordinate with the patterned paper.  The image is colored with pencils and I've added some glitter "shadow" to her eyelids.  The sketch is an old one from Paper Craft Crew; I've done some simple layering and added buttons/floss for embellishing.  Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Hippie Chick" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Passion CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter, Doodlebug Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Oval Punch, Gina Marie Designs Dies (circles), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the From the Heart Stamps DT's creations here.  Also, you still have time to play along with the current sketch challenge...check it out here.

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
A Gem of a Challenge: Animals
Craft Your Passion: Always Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe: CAS
Simon Says Stamp: Things With Wings (showcasing Doodlebug, patterned paper and buttons)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, July 22, 2016

Freebie Friday



Good morning!  It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...that's right, you can pick up this adorable image for free!  I love the expressions on the kids' faces...enjoying life's simple pleasures.

I went clean and simple with today's card...letting the image take center stage.  The image panel is colored with pencils, layered onto a Kraft base, and embellished simply with a die cut sun and clouds and matte enamel dots.

Image: Bugaboo "AKV Carnival-Jumping Trio" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, and Stamper's Select, SU! YoYo Yellow
Embellies: The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (clouds, sun), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations at Catch the Bug and remember to get your freebie at Bugaboo in the Friday Freebies section.

Challenges entered:

A Gem of a Challenge: Let's Get Krafty
Cardz 4 Galz: No Patterned Paper
The Crazy Challenge: Summer Fun

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Fun + A Recipe



Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight I chose the challenge and it is...Summer Fun + A Recipe...1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments.  Sound Fun?  Good, I hope you will play along!

I combined this challenge with some others at Paper Playful...sometimes it's fun to see how many challenges you can incorporate!  I used one of Faith's adorable Birdbrains and colored her up in a bright, cheery summer palette.  Of course, I've used some glitter to enhance the image!  I've embellished with a sparkly sun and some clouds, plus the 3 buttons.  Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Inner Tube Birdbrain" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold CS, SU! Pacific Point CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Echo Park Patterned Papers
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Doodlebug Glitter (yellow), PTI Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Paper Smooches Dies (clouds), The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (waves), Spellbinders Nestabilities, EK Success Punches (sun, circle), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Ruby's Rainbow DT creations here, along with the challenge details.  We hope you will play along!

Also, here is a bit of midweek inspiration from From the Heart Stamps!  There is still time to play along with this week's Sketch Challenge:


Challenges entered:

A Snowflake's Promise: Summer Time
Come and Get It: Checks or Stripes
Crafting With Dragonflies: Summer Fun
Crafty Friends: #36 Use Your Dies
Just Add Ink: Sketch #320


Pile It On: Use Your Favorite Colors (brights)
The Crazy Challenge: Summer Fun
Use Your Stuff: Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sketch Saturday #421



Good morning!  We have a fun new sketch for you to try...here it is:


I pulled one of the Fluffles images from my stash and went clean and simple.  The image is colored with pencils and the ladybugs were enhanced with a black gel pen.  The image panel is popped up and I've embellished with some enamel dots.  Sometimes clean and simple is fun!

Image: Stampendous
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, SU! Daffodil Delight
Embellies: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls' creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along for the chance to win a free Club Membership for 1 month from Happy Print Club!  In addition, they are offering a set of FREE downloadables for this challenge!  You will want to check them out...they offer some really cute stuff!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations: CAS
Moving Along With the Times: No Designer Papers
Sisterhood of Crafters: Animals 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, July 15, 2016

Color Challenge (+Freebie Friday!)



Good morning!  It's Day 7 (and the final day) of Catch the Bug's Christmas in July celebration!  Today we have a color challenge for you; I don't know about you, but a color challenge really is a challenge for me!  Here's the color palette:


Thankfully the colors are really pretty!  The presents in today's Freebie Friday image made it pretty simple to implement the colors...whew!  Rudolph is colored with pencils and I turned the image panel into a tag.  (Yes, that is an eyelet on the tag!  When is the last time you used an eyelet?  It has been so many years for me that I had to search for my tools!  I do have a great assortment of eyelets though...this one is Doodlebug.)  I used a fun die with Santa's reindeer names and added ribbon and buttons for embellishing.  (Just in case you noticed....  The green ribbon really does coordinate with the paper...and Rudolph's green shirt and the button!  It is frustrating when the camera doesn't capture the true color; why does it look grayish?  If anyone know how to remedy this, I would love to hear your tips!)  Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Rudolph Presents" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Pink Passion CS, PTI Dark Chocolate CS
Embellies: PTI Buttons/DMC Floss, SU! Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Doodlebug Eyelet, Twine (saved from a Christmas present!)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Sissix Thinlits Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along for the chance to win Bugaboo images!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Animal Friends: Animal + Dies/Punches
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: Fancy, Plus Use Pink
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Christmas
Inky Chicks: Christmas in Summer 
Moving Along With the Times: No Design Papers

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bugaboo BINGO



Good morning!  It's Day 4 of Catch the Bug's Christmas in July and we have a BINGO card for you along with a new release image!  Here's the BINGO card:


I went with the middle row, vertically: Shiny-Bugaboo Image-Texture!  I've colored the hedgehog with pencils and added some glitter to his hat.  I've done some simple layering and embellished with sequins.  The sketch is from Pals Paper Arts.  Here's a close-up:


Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Marino Mist, PTI Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bunny Bytes Sequins, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestablities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  Are you playing along?  Get busy!  There are Bugaboo images up for grabs!

Challenges entered:

Creative Knockouts: Animal Antics
Pals Paper Arts: Sketch #308


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tag, You're It!



Good morning!  It's Day 3 of Catch the Bug's Christmas in July and today's challenge is to make a tag!


I went with JJ!  She's colored with pencils and I've added some glitter to her furry trim and embellished with an assortment of ribbons.  I love the look on her face and her stance; the coordinating sentiment says "Me naughty? Pu-leeze!"  Not sure if I'll put this one on my sister's package or make it into a card for her!  LOL  Here's the whole tag:


Image: Bugaboo "JJ Christmas Cheer-Me Naughty?" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI New Leaf CS
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Assorted Ribbons/Twine (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success Punch

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  Remember, images are 50% off at Bugaboo for the month of July!  That's right, it's time to fill your virtual cart!

Challenges entered:

AAA Cards: Tags
Crafty Creations: Clean and Simple
Creative Moments: Ribbons and/or Bows
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Add a Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela