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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Love Grows Here


Good morning!  I've got a card for the new Crafty Friends challenge; our sponsor is Cedar Chest Designs and we would like to see bling on your card.


I picked the image "Love Grows Here" to use today...thank you to Cedar Chest Designs!  I've colored the image with pencils then spritzed it with chocolate ink to shabby it up a bit.  The papers are distressed and I've added some subtle bling.

Image: Cedar Chest Designs Digital Image
Ink: Printer, SU! Chocolate Chip Marker 
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, PTI Dark Chocolate, Bo Bunny DP
Embellies: Recollections Bling
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT Border Die, SU! Ink Spritzing Tool, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations.  We'd love to have you play along; the prize will be $10 to spend at the Cedar Chest Designs web store!

I have used the sketch from I Heart Sketches today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Things with Wings


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Angelique has chosen our challenge and it is "Things with Wings".

I was tempted to go with a chick, but went with a butterfly instead.  The sketch is from Sparkle and Sprinkle.  The butterfly is paper pieced and I've done a bit if distressing and added pearls for embellishing.

Image: Verve
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate, Prima "Madeline" DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Pearls
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's "winged" creations and maybe play along too!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cabbage Patch Kid


I'm back with this week's challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches....  We have a simple sketch and a fun sponsor...C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps!  I was excited to use one of my Meoples images...love them!

Do you remember the Cabbage Patch Kids craze?  That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this image!  She is colored with pencils and her eyes are dotted with a black gel pen.  I've done a bit of distressing and embellished with some buttons/floss.

Image: C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Jillibean Soup DP
Embellies: Buttons (my stash), DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 3, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations, along with this week's sketch.  There's a prize up for grabs, so why not play along?

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

A Little Bit Crafty: Something Sweet
Craft Your Passion: In the Garden
Ooh La La Creations: Welcome Little One
Sweet Pea Stampers: For the Children
Sweet Stampin': Cute and Cuddly

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

No Designer Paper!


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from Creative Card Crew...for this fortnight we would like to see a card without designer paper.

I don't know about you, but what comes to my mind is a clean and simple card.  I thought I'd go with red/white/blue since the 4th is just around the corner...then I decided to try coloring on Kraft...just for something different!  I've added some glitter to the chick's hatband and sparkler, along with some nice and sparkly glitter CS.  I played around with some sparkly star die cuts, but decided to just leave it super simple.

Image: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Kraft, Doodlebug Glitter CS
Embellie: Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations...I would also love to see your DP-free creations!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: Fur or Feathers
Card Mania Challenges: Kraft Paper
Cupcake Craft: Not for Flowers (CAS, no flowers)
Paper Playtime: Red, White, & Blue

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

4th of July Chickie




Hello there!  I have a simple card to share today...after seeing the CASE Study Challenge #145 I was inspired to play along and combined that sketch with some other challenges.

I used one the DeNami chicks...they are so cute and tiny...love them!  The chick is colored with pencils, die cut, and popped up for dimension.  Sentiment is from MFT and I've used star die cuts, Swarovski flatbacks, and twine for embellishing.

Image: DeNami Deisgns
Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence Lady Liberty
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, SU! Brilliant Blue, Doodlebug DP
Embellies: Devine Twine, Swarovski Flatback Crystals
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Pennants
Craftin Desert Divas: Red, White, Blue
Crafty Calendar: Things With Wings
Cut It Up: Red, White, Blue
Glitter n' Sparkle: Use 3 of Something (3 red stars)
Opus Gluei: Give Me Wings
Pink By Design: Red, White, Blue
Stampin For the Weekend: Cute
Use Your Stuff: Flag It

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Patriotic Monkey



Good morning!  We have another fun challenge for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches...it's a great sketch so I hope you will play along.

I went with a Bugaboo sock monkey...I seem to have a weakness for monkeys!  The image is colored with pencils and I've added some subtle glitter to the stars and stripes.  I've embellished simply with buttons and twine.  I like the twist of the Bermuda Bay with the red/white/blue!

Image: Bugaboo
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, SU! Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug DP
Embellies: PTI Buttons, Devine Twine, Martha Stewart "Cararra Marble" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Corner Chomper, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations...maybe leave a little love for their efforts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 17, 2013

Harrietta Hippo


Good morning!  I have a card made with one of the new free sets available at Clearly Digi Stamps...Harietta Hippo...isn't she a doll?  The set includes line art, pre-colored images, sentiments, and DP...there is something for everyone!  She is available June 16-19, with a purchase.

I went with a pre-colored image and used a coordinating DP.  I added an embossed panel, die cuts, ribbon, and Swarovski Crystals...I like how this turned out, bright and cheery!

Image/Sentiment: Clearly Digi Stamps
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Summer Sunrise
Embellies: PTI Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon, Swarovski Flatback Crystasl in "Topaz"
Extras: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Lil' Inker Designs Sun and Cloud Dies, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will stop on over to Clearly Digi Stamps and check out the new store...while you are there, you can grab the Harrieta Hippo set for yourself.

I am entering my card in the Corrosive Challenge: Animal Antics challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Clearly Digi Stamps June Release


Good morning!  It's Clearly Digi Stamps June Release time.  I have 2 sets to showcase today.  Father's Day Heroes and Summer Fun.  The new store is up and running, so be sure to stop by and check things out!

My first card uses a pre-colored image from Father's Day Heroes.  I paired it with an old MFT sketch and used some fun boy themed papers from my stash.  The image is printed, cut out, and adhered to the main panel.  I've added a banner, die cut stars, and brads for embellishing.  The cool round/star die cut is a Spellbinder's die given to me by my crafty/swapping friend, Heather.  Thank you Heather!  I think this card will go to my son who turns 13 tomorrow...he is my superstar for sure!

Image: Clearly Digi Stamps Father's Day Heroes
Ink: Printer, SU! Black Marker
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Brilliant Blue and Cranberry Crisp, Bella BLVD DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT "Stacking Stars" Die-namics Dies


Next I have a CAS card using Summer Fun.  I used Retro Sketches #65.  I printed, colored, cut out, and popped up the beach ball.  I was lucky enough to find some DP that reminded me of waves.  I used a sentiment from CDS Carnival Kids and added some orange, sparkly Bella Dots.

Image: Clearly Digi Stamps Summer Fun
Sentiment: Clearly Digi Stamps Carnival Kids
Ink: Printer, SU! Black Marker
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Pacific Point, The Paper Studio DP
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the new store; with every purchase on June 16th through the 19th, you will recieve a free set called Harrieta Hippo which I am showcasing tomorrow.  So stay tuned....

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Favorite Color Combo


The ladies at the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog have a fun, new challenge...Use Your Favorite Color Combo.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Rick St. Dennis, and he has generously allowed me to pick the beautiful Eve to work with.  I think Eve is beautiful...a bit different than what I normally work with...thank you, Rick!

Eve is colored with pencils and I have paired her with some elegant Echo Park DP.  I've distressed my papers and embellished with ribbon, leafy swirls and pearls.  I wanted the image to take center stage.  As far as my favorite color combo...it was a bit hard...I knew I would pick pink, but there are so many different great color combos to choose from.  The pink/green combo here is a bit more subdued than what I would normally choose, but I like it for a fun change.

Image: Rick St. Dennis Digital Image
Ink: Computer
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Blushing Bride and Old Olive, Echo Park "Victoria's Garden" DP
Embellies: Kaiser Pearls
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" Die, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the teams' creations and please play along.  I can't wait to see all the beautiful color creations!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz: Let's Go Pink!
Creative Corner Challenges: Girly Girl
Charisma Cardz: Digis Only
Fetch a Sketch: Sketch
Love to Create: Vintage or Shabby
Paper Crafting Journey: Pearls and Swirls

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Inchies


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Jennifer has chosen our challenge theme...inchies!  I have to admit that this was quite the challenge for me...I ended up tearing my card apart and re-working it before I was satisfied.  I guess that's why it is called a "challenge"!

I immediately thought of my DeNami chicks since they are so tiny.  The images are stamped, colored, and die cut with Spellbinder's dies.  I added some distressing and pearls for embellishing.

Image: DeNami
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Aqua Mist, SU! Ruby Red, Simple Stories DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Pearls
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the DT's efforts and play along with our challenge!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

A Little Bit Crafty: Something Sweet
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Wings
Card Mania: Shabby Chic
Deep Ocean Challenge: For a Girl
Love to Create: Vintage or Shabby

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CHILL OUT!


Good morning!  It's time for another fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches; in addition to the sketch, this is a judged challenge and we have a twist...make it masculine.  Our sponsor is Raisin Boat and they sent me a fun set called "It's a Guy Thing Again"...it includes a cool assortment of "manly" stamps/sentiments.  Thank you to Raisin Boat!

I made a "little man" card today...it's all about chilling out with a bottle of ice cold ginger ale!  I've colored the image with pencils...I really wanted to added some glitter to the ice but I didn't go there!  LOL  I did a bit of distressing and added some brads for embellishing.  I used MFT's Grosgrain Texture Board on the green banners...they have a nice,subtle texture.

Image/Sentiment: Raisin Boat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and New Leaf, SU! Sahara Sand, Basic Grey DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT :Grosgrain Texture Board Die-namics, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the masculine creations...why not play along?  We'd love to see your take on the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TMS #201


Good morning!  I've got a card and a new sketch to share with you from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used one of the fun C.C. Designs Meoples and went with a CAS look.  The image is stamped three times, on DP, Kraft, and white CS.  The cupcake wrapper is embossed and adhered to the DP, and the main image is adhered on top of the "confetti" cupcake.  I've added some punched shapes and mini brads for embellishing.

Image: C.C. Designs "I Want Candy" Meoples
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Kraft, SU! Melon Mambo, Basic Grey DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU! Word Window Punch

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations, and play along too!

I am also entering my card in the following challenge:

All That Scraps: Anything Goes (using a C.C. Designs image)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 1, 2013

You're Sun-Sational!


Good morning!  Today is an exciting day as it marks the first challenge of a new challenge blog...
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!  A few changes were made to the former Forever Friends Challenge Blog, hence the new name.  Please stop by to check things out; there will be weekly challenges...we do hope you will play along!

For our first challenge, our sponsor is MilkCoffee.  I am using an adorable image called "Tiffany swimming in the beach wearing bikini"...thank you to MilkCoffee!

Tiffany is colored with pencils...as you can see, she has remembered her sunscreen!  I hope you will too!  I've used some very old papers from my stash...I thought they were a perfect fit for the image...and done a bit of sponging on the edges.  I embellished with a die cut sentiment/ribbon, and a die cut flower embellished with glitter.

Image: MilkCoffee
Sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Chai
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Kraft, SU! Poppy Parade and Old Olive, Making Memories DP
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Kraft Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Ribbon Slide Die, MFT Die-namics Hibiscus Die, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations.

I combined our challenge with a few others...I was going for pink, girly, flowers, ribbon, and a sentiment:

Crafting with Dragonflies: One for the Girls
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Digi Sketch Challenge: Cute (T)
Fab 'n' Funky: For the Girls
MilkCoffe Challenge: Load on the Flowers
Papertake Weekly: Sketchie Free for All (amazing sketch!)
Sassy Studio Designs: Hit the Beach
Sentimental Sundays: Outdoor Fun
The Perfect Sentiment: Make Them Laugh
Use it Tuesdays: Anything Goes---hoarded stash is Making Memories DP

On a serious note....  My Mother was recently diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer; this meant surgery ASAP!  I'm not talking a "little biopsy", I'm talking a "wide excision"...a large, deep incision...and a large scar to go with it.  She was lucky it was caught early, so no lymph nodes are involved.  Her diagnosis also means full body checks every 3 months with the Dermatologist, plus notifying her Optometrist and Gynecologist.  Yep, you read that right...Optometrist and Gynecologist!  I'm a nurse and I didn't know it would involve all that....  It is important that her siblings and children be screened as well.  I have my appointment scheduled....  So, please protect yourself...use your sunscreen!

Thanks for stopping by; have a relaxing weekend!

Angela