Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Birthday Wishes -- Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

I'm trying to play along with the Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge.  I really like this month's image called Wild Rose from Beccy's Place.  

I colored the Wild Rose image with Copic markers.  I didn't plan to fussy cut it, but a blop if ink made me do it, LOL.  

The sentiment is from Power Poppy.  The digital background paper is from MHKDesigns. The stitched oval die is from Die-namics. 

See you at The Outlawz!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Outlawz Progressive Freebie -- February
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog -- ATG (optional twist real stamp - Birthday Wish is acrylic)
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- pink or red
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party

Monday, February 19, 2018

I Woof You! for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's time for some mid-month inspiration over at the Path of Positivity Challenge blog.  This month's optional theme is the color red.  Our guest sponsors this month are Ike's Art and Pattie's Creations

I had the great fun of working with this image from Ike's Art, Puppy Love:

I colored Puppy Love with Copic markers, computer generating the sentiment in the middle of the heart.  This was my husband's Valentine's Day card from our Golden Retriever, Gracie.  She is very blonde, so I made this a light colored Golden. Here she is, sending you valentine wishes.

The red background paper on this is a digital paper from Imagine That! Digistamp.  I created the heart shaped card using dies from Top Dog Dies (no longer in business).  The paw print brad is from Paper Wishes.

Red.  It's such a good color for Valentine's day, but it's also a great color for our cold, white and gray winter months.  I like bright, happy colors this time of year!

I hope you find time to join us yet this month at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This challenge goes until March 4.  You can enter the optional 'red' challenge, or anything positive or inspirational that you'd like. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Pink or red
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party

Friday, February 16, 2018

Downhill Olympic Dog -- for QKR Stampede

Have you been watching the Olympics?  This card, for today's QKR Stampede challenge, is in honor of the Winter Olympics. 

This card uses QKR Stampede digital image, Cross country Skiing (Q-digi9208), colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  The snow background was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  I created the snow banks by cutting white paper into "hills".   The sentiment was computer generated for my brother's birthday.  He's been a ski patrol and ski instructor for over 30 years, so I thought he'd appreciate this hard working skier!

The challenges at QKR Stampede are always Anything Goes, and start each Friday.  I hope you can join us!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Inspiration Desitnation -- ATG
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- optional theme, fur
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
D.L. Art -- February Linky Party

Thursday, February 15, 2018

You Fill My Heart with Joy -- for DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog

Did you have a good Valentine's Day?  I hope so!  We've been celebrating all week at the nursing home, with festivities continuing today with the Sweetheart dinner and entertainment.

It's the 15th of the month, and it's time for some mid-month inspiration at the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog.  The Theme is 'Anything Goes with optional "I Love You"'.  

Since I'm posting the day AFTER Valentine's Day, I went for a card that could be used as a friendship or Valentine card:

This card uses Vase of Hearts (MP050).  I colored Vase of Hearts with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  The designer papers are digital.  The card base was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo 3, with a file by Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. Speaking of ribbon, that pretty pink ribbon is from Really Reasonable ribbon and ties like a dream. The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a die from Paper Wishes. 

I loved coloring Vase of Hearts. It could be colored in so many different color combinations and used for many different occasions.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- pink or red 
Inspiration Destination -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Celebrate Wine Bottle Box -- for Simply Crafty SVG's

Happy Valentine's Day!  The day to celebrate love and friendship and relationships is upon us.

Today is also the first time I am posting for Simply Crafty SVG's.  I recently discovered the Simply Crafty SVG store and fell in love with Sandy's designs -- easy to construct, look great, easy to follow tutorials, plenty of freebies -- what's not to love, right?  If you haven't discovered Simply Crafty SVG's yet, check it out for yourself!  

I thought today, being Valentine's Day, would be a great day to showcase this Wine Bottle Box:

I cut out all the pieces for this Wine Bottle Box, then glued the panels of the box (flowered paper) to the sea foam card stock.  Not all wine bottles are created equal.  I believe the neck on this bottle is particularly short.  I needed to do some altering of the original pattern, cutting down the width of both the card stock and the designer paper, but adding a 1/2 inch to the length of both of them.

The tags come with some print and cut options.  I chose to stamp my own and add a die cut wine glass that I thought fit the theme to perfection.  A champagne colored ribbon woven through the Wine Bottle Box, tied in a bow, and my project is complete. 

You'll be seeing more awesome Simply Crafty SVG's projects from me as time goes on.  In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Simply Crafty SVG's store for yourself. If your hurry, all Valentine's Day files are 20% off! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday  -- pink or red challenge
Inspiration Desitnation -- ATG, optional twist, real stamp ("celebrate" is a real, clear stamp)
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

Friday, February 9, 2018

I'm Itching to be your Valentine! for QKR Stampede

It's Fri-yay!  And it's very close to Valentine's Day!  Since this is the last challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge blog before Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post one last card for the occasion today using a QKR Stampede image. 

This card uses Itching Valentine (ES-digi1201)and Itching Valentine Sentiment (ES-digi1107):

I colored Itching Valentine (well, actually, shaded it) with Copic markers. The designer paper, cut in a banner shape, is from Paper Whimsies.  The gold heart stickers are from Paper Wishes. 

QKR Stampede is a weekly challenge blog, and the challenges are Anything Goes, so I hope you can join us!  We have wonderful digis you can win (like these!!)

Monday, February 5, 2018

We're in this Together -- for Path of Positivity Challenge blog

It's the first Monday of February, so we're starting a new challenge at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This month, the optional theme is 'Shades of Red'.  We'd like 51% of your project to be red to qualify for the prizes.  Our guest sponsors this month are Ike's Art and Pattie's Creations

This card uses a darling image, Watering Can with Cosmos Flowers:

I colored Watering Can with Cosmos with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  The heart border die on the left of the card is from Technique Tuesday.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart, cut out with a die from Paper Wishes, as is the gold heart sticker. 

The optional 'red' challenge goes on until March 4 at Path of Positivity, or you can link up any positive themed project you'd like.