Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prada Bags

I've been having one great crafty time. I've colored so many images lately just to practice my technique and to have images that are ready to go. I'm also having a great time with sketches. In the past I've struggled with sketches but now I get it. I love sentiments. Once I find one I like I then try to imagine an image that will work well with it. Next I choose sketch and a 6 x 6 paper pack, and voila'!

I love, love, love this card. When I saw this sentiment I immediately knew this image and no other would work. The image is from Jackson Expressions. I colored it with Copic markers and cut with a Dienamics Round Stitched die. I started with the sketch from the Digi Sketch Challenge. The base is Kraft cardstock. To keep with the "stitched theme," using my sewing machine, I stitched around each of the base elements. The papers American Crafts Dots and Strips and My Mind's Eye "In Bloom" paper pad. The sentiment was cut with Frantic Stampers "ticket" die set. The flowers are from my stash two of which I cut using the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I used Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink to add a vintage feel. Finally I added foam dots and bling but in my world, no card is complete without it!

Challenges entered
Digi Sketch Challenge -  Sketch* and/or Get Well
I {heart} Sketches Challenges - Sketch* and/or Twist: Humorous Card
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Stitching - real or faux
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore -  MAKE A CARD!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
The Crafting Cafe - Shades of one
ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (Stitching, sentiment, dies)

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fitztown "Fall Colors" Challenge

I hope everyone is having super crafty days and nights because I know I am. I'm here today to invite to the Fitztown design challenge for the next fortnight. It's that time again and what better way to celebrate than by encouraging you all to design a project using the colors of Fall. That's right. Our theme is
"Fall Colors"
Here in Michigan the change in the trees and shrubbery is already happening and is as beautiful as always. Inspiration is everywhere. Be sure to visit the Fitztown blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation.

I started my creation with a Kraft cardstock base. I chose the Fitztown town image Cameo 14. I colored it with Copics and added highlights with a glitter pen and a miniature piece of bling on here hair butterfly. I used papers from my stash along with a Wilton gold doily, an Anna Griffin embossing folder and Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities and pennant die cuts. The sentiment is from the Unity Stamp  Company. Finally I added rhinestone bling in a Fall orange color and foam dots. I used the "Inspired by Stamping" sketch below as inspiration.

You have until September 28th to link your creation at Fitztown Design challenge #53!

Challenges entered
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Mema's Challenge -winners every week Fall colors*
Seemacrafts - Autumn
Stemplegarten -  Autumn time
The East Wind Challenge - Feel the Fall
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Embossing
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #208 - Fall/Autumn

Whether we like it or not, Fall is on the way. It seems Summer was just a few weeks ago but it's now long gone. At the Corrosive Challenge, trailblazers that we are, we're embracing Fall and all it has to offer. Think of how gorgeous everything is with the beautiful color changes of foliage. Here in Michigan it's a big deal. It's a big deal to ride around and enjoy the colors. With all that said, 
our challenge theme for this fortnight is
Our sponsor for this challenge is 
The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate
Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Autumn Attitude image
Kraft cardstock base
Copic Markers
Bo Bunny "Apple Cider" paper pack
Unity Stamp Co. sentiment
Creative Impressions "maple leaf" brads
Crop A Dile "corner chomper"
Diemanics Pierced Square die
Cherry Lynn Designs "fanciful flourish" die
Dienamics "Fishtail Flags STAX" die
Rhinestone bling
Glitter pen
White Gelly Roll pen

Challenges entered

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use a Digi with An Autumn Theme
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Die
Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  Fall/ Autumn
Outlawz Challenges - Hats
MilkCoffee Challenge - Color of Autumn

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Friday, September 5, 2014

You Hold the Key

I saw this Die Cuttin Divas sketch and immediately wanted to use it. There is something about it that really appealed to me and I don't often use sketches. I was digging through my crafty stuff today, looking for something else, when I ran across this stamp. I'd totally forgotten I had it. Immediately the crafty juices started flowing and I knew what I wanted to do with it.

After deciding on the sketch, I chose a paper pack from my stash--Glitz Paper Pack "Yours Truly."

The image is "Home Sweet Home" from My Favorite Things. After coloring it with Copic Markers I die cut and embossed it with Spellbinder Nestabilities "Labels 18." I think I followed the sketch pretty closely except for rounding the corners with my favorite Crop A Dile 1/2" Corner Chomper. I popped the image up with foam dots and added the super cute "Keys to My Heart" die set from Frantic Stamper. I've never had a need to use shims or scissors. Even the most intricate designs cut perfectly. Believe me when I tell you Frantic Stamper has some wonderful dies. Click on the link above to see the large selection of dies they have to choose from. Aren't the keys just the perfect complement to the image and the sentiment? The sentiment was cut with the My Favorite Things Dienamics "Fishtail Flags Layers Stax", also available from Frantic Stamper.

Finally I added rhinestone bling's who I am! LOL. No card is complete without it!

Challenges entered
Scrapbooker PhD - Three die cut + add a little sparkle
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Any Sentiment Other than Birthday
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Keys
Scrapy Land Challenges - dies
Card and Scrap - Everything is allowed.
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fitztown Fantasy

Today I am showcasing a card made as inspiration for 
Fitztown challenge #51 

The image is from the Last Enchanter collection and colored with Copic Markers. The paper is from the DCWV Stardust stack. After fussy cutting the image I applied it to die cuts made with Dienamics Pierced Circle and Sizzix star dies.

Using a Close to My Heart stamp, American Celebration, I heat embossed the shooting stars image with Stampendous Antique Gold embossing powder. I highlighted the center of the starts with bling

Finally I added a sentiment from Create w/TLC to bring my vision all together. Hope you enjoy it.

Challenges entered
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD!
Creatalicious Challenges - UP TO THE SKY
Die Cut Divas- New Things (pierced circle die)
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams -  Fairyland
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 or more Dies
Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

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