Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hip to be Square




Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Helen has chosen our challenge and it is..."Hip to be Square"!  I've combined it with Catch the Bug's Humor Me Wednesday; humor holidays for this week are:

June 19th: Family Awareness Day and Father's Day
June 21st: Go Skateboarding Day, National Selfie Day, Tall Girl Appreciation Day, and World Music Day
June 22nd: Stupid Guy Thing Day
June 23rd: Let It Go Day
June 24th: International Fairy Day or Fairie Day and Take Your Dog to Work Day

I went with "International Fairy Day", in a square format of course!  The image is colored with pencils and I've accented her wings with glitter.  I used my new Gina Marie dies and matted them with Spellbinders dies...it's nice to let the dies do all the work instead of painstakingly measuring and cutting!  I've embellished simply with a button.

Image: Bugaboo "Fairy Rose" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Summer Sun CS, Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Button (stash)/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Gina Marie Dies, Spellbinders Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Ruby's Rainbow DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.

Please check out the rest of the Bugaboo DT's creations here, they are sure to tickle your funny bone!

Challenges entered:

Corrosive Challenge: Lots of Layers
Crafting When We Can: #121 Sketch


Make My Monday: Fairies
Try it on Tuesday: I Believe I Can Fly

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sketch Saturday #417



Good morning!  The Saturday Girls have a fun, new sketch for you to try...I really like it, you can go clean and simple or dress it up a bit...the options are endless!  Here it is:


It's also Catch the Bug's monthly BINGO challenge; I played a diagonal line with Charm-Animal-Bright and Bold, here's the BINGO card:


The 4th of July is right around the corner, so I thought I better get busy and get some cards made!  I went with Bugaboo's "BBQ Sock Monkey" and some adorable Doodlebug paper from my stash.  (I love Doodlebug...their whimsical goodness makes me happy!)  I've colored the monkey with pencils and used a black gel pen for his eyes.  I've embellished simply with stars and a charm.  Here's my full card:


Image: Bugaboo "BBQ Sock Monkey" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Blueberry Sky and Pure Poppy CS, SU! Brilliant Blue CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellie: Karen Foster Charm
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (stars), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls' creations here, along with the challenge details...we do hope you will play along!

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

Challenges entered:

Crafty Boots: Masculine
Crafty Gals Corner: Summer Fun
Creative Knockouts: Summer Fun
Dragonfly Journeys: Daddy Day Care
Dragon's Lair: One for the Guys
Inky Chicks: Father's Day or Male
Scrap Creations: Father's Day/Masculine
Try it on Tuesday: It's All About Him

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sending sandy hugs & salty kisses.



Good morning!  The start of the new week brings a new sketch from From the Heart Stamps; along with the sketch there is a twist..."Gratitude Card".  Here's the sketch:


Yep, I bet you are thinking that I didn't follow the sketch...or the twist....  I tried to follow the sketch; I had banners cut of all shapes, colors, and sizes but I just couldn't get the 3 vertical elements to look good.  I ended up rotating my card base and changing the layout.  Do you notice the graph paper background on the sketch?  I even used graph paper!  I loved the way it pulled in the blue from the color challenge I was incorporating.  (Before I decided to rotate the card base, the background lined up perfectly with the graph paper used on the image panel.  Even though my OCD kicked into overdrive when I changed it, I just went with it anyway...yes, it was tough!  LOL)  I've embellished simply with some blue crystals.  Here's the full card:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Sea Turtle Beach" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, Graph Paper, PTI New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, and Raspberry Fizz CS
Embellies: MAMBI Bling
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Gina Marie Designs Dies (banner, heart), Foam Tape

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

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: Photo Inspiration


Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Fun
Chocolate Baroque: Challenge #23 Color


Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes/Summertime
Cut It Up: Sun and Surf
Pile It On: Old, New, Blue (old=graph paper, new=Gina Marie Designs dies, blue=bling)
Sisterhood of Crafters: Summer Fun
Stamping Sensations: Feature a Creature
Sweet Stampin': 3 or More Layers

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Gus Tidbits: Consciousness....



Good morning!  Catch the Bug's Saturday challenge is a fun one this week...Masculine!  I immediately thought of Gus...love him!  I've colored him with pencils and added Glossy Accents to his glasses.  The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches; I've added a sentiment and Bella Dots for embellishing.  Here's a close-up:


Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo "Gus Tidbits Consciousness" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, and Dark Chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, PTI Dies, 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:

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: Use a Die Cut
Crafty Boots: Masculine
Craft Rocket Challenges: For a Man/Boy
Digi Choosday: Add a Sentiment
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Father's Day/Masculine
Inky Chicks: Father's Day or Masculine
Ooh La La Creations: One For the Boys
Polkadoodles: For the Boys
Try it on Tuesday: It's All About Him
Tuesday Throwdown: Man's World
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #355


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow...Anything Goes



Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Helen P. has chosen our challenge and it is Anything But a Card...sounds fun!

Instead of papercrafts, I took a different route...beading!  A friend of mine used to own a bead shop and I really became interested in creating jewelry...bracelets, necklaces, earrings.  Such fun to play with/arrange the beads until you create something you like.  This piece is made of oxidized silver, seed beads and stone beads.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 6, 2016

FTHS June Blog Hop



Good morning; it's time for From the Heart Stamps June Blog Hop!  We have a fun and unique hop for you this month; every image is new and each designer was able to request a theme for Faith to design.  How fun is that?!?! 

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win the featured image on that blog!

In addition to the images offered on each blog, one very lucky hopper will be able to work with Faith to create an image!  When you comment here, please include what kind of image you would like if you win.

If you have arrived from the From the Heart Stamps blog you are in the right place, if not why don't you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so that you don't miss anything?

Have courage and be kind...Cinderella  Wise words to live by!  When I saw the set(s) that Faith designed for me, I wasn't sure what route I would go with my "Glamour Birdbrain", but when I saw this sentiment I knew I had to use it and the shoes to match!  I Googled "Cinderella" for reference and decided to use her dress colors on my card...it's a bit "Tiffany-esque"!  On point with the "Glamour Girl" theme!

The image is colored with pencils; her bow is black in reference to the black choker Cinderella wears.  Of course, I've added some glittery "eye shadow".  (I had asked for lashes on my image, not only did I get them but I got eye liner too!  Love!)  I've done some simple layering and embellished with Swarovski flatbacks.  Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Glamour Birdbrain" Digital Set
***Check out the companion set "Glamour Girl Accessories"!
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and True Black CS, Bazill Bling CS
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter, Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Crystal"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to check out her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Sunday, June 12th at 6:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, June 15th.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge: G for Girly
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes (+ a sentiment)
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons: Make it Girly
Deep Ocean Challenge: Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Pile It On: Tic-Tac-Toe (stripes, die cut, bird)


The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes/Bling it On
Try Stampin' -Or Not- On Tuesday: Sketch


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sending Love



Good morning!  We have a new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday, along with a new sponsor...A Day for Daisies; here's the sketch:


The lovely image is colored with pencils and the wings are accented with glitter.  I've done some distressing and simple layering, finishing with some leafy vine die cuts and a sentiment.

Image: A Day for Daisies
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, and Simply Chartreuse CS, Patterned Paper (scrap from stash)
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Cheery Lynn Deigns "Fanciful Flourish" Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls' creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along for the chance to win a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies shop.

Challenges entered:

Cardz 4 Galz: Vintage or Shabby Chic
Crafting for all Seasons: Make it Girly
Cut It Up: Any Sketch (+die cuts)
Fab 'n' Funky: Enchanted I'm Sure
Through the Purple Haze: Use a Die and/or a Punch

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela