Monday, November 30, 2015

Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday - #61: Thanks

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #61: Thanks, and this is week #2 (I'm late! This long weekend really got me...). The second week is our mid-inspiration, so get the energy flowing again coming in to the weekend, and let's see some more great projects!! Get our your stamps and play along! Our challenge this week is sponsored by All Dressed Up

My card uses an image from Kitty Bee. I love this sweet kitty! The sentiment is from InkaDinkaDoo. I chose bright colors for this happy thank you card, which is very unlike me! But I thought I'd give the yellow a shot today. Happy Monday! hehe.


I used a sketch for this card, it's Viva la Verve November #1

 
Challenges:

Viva la Verve - November #1 (unlimited)
Inspiration Destination - #61: AG (unlimited)
Word Art Wednesday - #211: AG (3 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: AG (3 of 5)
Just Keep on Crafting - November: AG (unlimited)
Lemon Shortbread - #3: AG (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #255: Stash Items [Ribbon? Buttons? Paper? Yea, I'm a hoarder] (3 of 3)
Crafty Gals Corner - #47: AG (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #88: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #290: AG (1 of 3)
Crazy Challenge - #211: AG (3 of 4)
613 Avenue - #151: AG/no twist (A2, Christmas, White) (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #98: AG (3 of 3)
Left of Center - #106: Nothing Square (1 of 3)
Digistamps4Joy - #118: AG (3 of 3)
Petal Lu - AG (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #146: AG (unlimited)
Come and Get It - AG with Sentiment (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Journeys - #33: Thank You (2 of 5)
Cuttlebug Manina - Embossing (2 of 3)
Suzy Bee - #108: Die Cut (1 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Friday, November 27, 2015

JessicaLynnOriginal.com - Herding Dogs Release HOP and a SALE

TGIF STAMPING FRIENDS!! We've been waiting for today for awhile...WELCOME to the JessicaLynnOriginal.com "Herding Dogs" release hop!  If you have arrived here from Vickie's blog, you are in the right place. 

I hope you've been inspired by the projects you've seen so far along the hop. You're halfway through, so let's finish strong! Here is my project:



What do you think? Colored with Copics, of course, using PaperTreyInk white cardstock. Dies are from MFT.I used a sketch today, Viva la Verve November #3:



Your next stop on this amazing project showcase is Amanda. I hope you're having a fantastic time sharing in our blog hop.
Remember your coupon code of "SAVE10" now through Monday for 10% off your order at the web store. You can "like" JessicaLynnOriginal.com on Facebook here. We'd love to see what you make with our stamps!

Challenges:


Viva la Verve - November Sketch #3

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Creative Knockouts #117: Festive Fun!

This is my second post today. Scroll down for Aud Sentiments current challenge inspiration!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's Thanksgiving Thursday is off to a fantastic start!  For my post today, I want to share a super fun card for this week's Creative Knockouts (#117) where the challenge is....Festive Fun! This week's sponsor is A Day for Daisies, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring "Dressed Up For Christmas" from A Day For Daisies. Isn't it sweet!? Perfect for this week's theme...and the looming holiday season!







I kept this pretty simple to show off the image. The sentiment I stamped on after I colored it, and it's from Stampin' Up!. I hand-pierced the edge of the card. A felt snowflake and some jute twine to go with the "rustic" feel of these sweet birds decorating the tree for Christmas, and we were all set! I added pearls to the tree for dimension.

Challenges:


Lacy Sunshine - #72: Sweet Dreams of Christmas (2 of 3) 
Inspiration Destination - #61: AG (unlimited)
Word Art Wednesday - #211: AG (2 of 5)
613 Avenue - #151: Create Your Own (A2, Christmas, White) (3 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: AG (2 of 5)
Just Keep on Crafting - November: AG (unlimited)
Lemon Shortbread - #3: AG (2 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #255: Stash Items [Felt snowflakes and pearls have been around for YEARS] (2 of 3)
Crafting for all Seasons - #115: Brr, it's cold outside (2 of 3)
Crafty Gals Corner - #47: AG (2 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - November: Use a Stamp or Digi (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - November: AG (2 of 3)
A Snowflake's Promise - #10: AG with Winter/Christmas (2 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - #101: Cold Outside (2 of 3)
TTCRD - 11/24 to 11/30: AG (2 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - #87: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #289: AG (2 of 3)
Melonheadz Friends - Use a Digi (2 of 2)
Crazy Challenge - #211: AG (2 of 4)
Christmas Card Challenges - #51: AG with Christmas/Winter (unlimited)
Creative Fingers - #98: AG (2 of 3)
Left of Center - #105: Use a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Addicted to CAS - #77 - Dimension (2 of 3) [Pearls, twine element give depth and dimension here]
Catch the Bug - November Bingo (2 of 3) [Texture, Bling, No Designer Paper]
AAA Cards - #53: AG/CAS (2 of 3)
Crafting by Designs - November: Ready for Christmas (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - #229: Christmas Card (1 of 3)
Whimsy Stamps - #88: Holidays (2 of 3)
Card and Scrap - #107: Christmas (1 of 3)
Great Impressions - November: Bling on the Holidays (3 of 3)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - November: Oh Christmas Tree (unlimited)
Ching-Chou Kuik - November: Christmas (3 of 3)
Emerald Faeries - #73: Oh Christmas Tree (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - November AG (unlimited)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #256: Things with Wings (unlimited) 
Creative Craft Cottage - #52: Christmas (1 of 3)
Creatalicious - #81: Christmas (unlimited)
Digistamps4Joy - #118: AG (2 of 3)
Lia Stampz - #94: Winter Whites (1 of 1)
Natalie and Amy's - #98: Winter Scene (1 of 3)
Petal Lu - AG (2 of 3)
12 Months of Christmas - #11: AG/Sparkle (2 of 3)
Unicorn Challenge - #3: Christmas is Coming (1 of 3)
{PIN}spirational - #154: Photo Inspiration (1 of 3) [Colors]
Cutie Pie Challenge - #93: Simple, Cute and Christmasy (1 of 3)
Craftin' Desert Divas - Linky Party: Christmas (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - #145: AG/Pearls (unlimited)
Always Playing with Paper - #52: Christmas Card (1 of 3)
The Shabby Tea Room - #264: Oh Christmas Tree (unlimited)
Vintage Stamping Challenge - #38: Christmas (unlimited)
Muse Challenge - #143: CASE the Muse/Photo Inspiration (1 of 3) [Colors, layout, CAS design]
CAS on Sunday - #72: Christmas (1 of 1)
Classy Cards n Such - #112: Ornaments (1 of 3) [Ornaments on tree/pearls]
Quirky Crafts - #24: Christmas (unlimited)
The Glory of Christmas - #72: CAS (unlimited)
A Gem of a Challenge - #158: Inspired by a Christmas Song (unlimited) [The 12 Days of Christmas]
The Pencil Cases - #7: G is for Green (1 of 3)
Just Us Girls - #320: Colors (1 of 3)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!



Aud Sentiments #145: Anything Goes!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I can't believe it's that time of year already. It will be Christmas before we know it. Well, it's still a Thursday, so it's  time for a new mid-inspiration post from Aud Sentiments! The challenge this time around is "Anything Goes". Yay, anything your heart desires!

Aud Sentiments is a bi-weekly challenge with a theme. The one special thing to note is you MUST use a sentiment on your card to enter our challenge. It can be on the inside even, just show us the sentiment! This week's challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine! Lacy Sunshine is one of my favorite digital stamp companies, I'm always thrilled to be creating with these lovely images.
As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

Here is my project, featuring Sugi Winter Princess. Isn't she both adorable and beautiful!!? I love her dress...I tried to color it as if it was "dipped", with variations of the same color, lightest to darkest. {I have seen this dipped look on everything from clothing to long hair, and it seemed perfect for this dress}.







I followed a sketch for my card today, from Viva la Verve; November #3. Here it is, and it's a good one




  


Challenges:

Lacy Sunshine - #72: Sweet Dreams of Christmas (1 of 3) 
Viva la Verve - November
Chocolate Baroque - #17: Colors (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe (1 of 3) 
Inspiration Destination - #61: AG (unlimited)
Word Art Wednesday - #211: AG (1 of 5)
613 Avenue - #151: AG/no twist (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday: AG (1 of 5)
Just Keep on Crafting - November: AG (unlimited)
Craft Rocket - #4: Add A sentiment (3 of 3)
Lemon Shortbread - #3: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - #11: AG (3 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #255: Stash Items [SU glitter (I haven't been a Demo since 2008, patterned papers](1 of 3)
Kraftin' Kimmie - #307: Embossing (unlimited)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids (2 of 2)
Crafting for all Seasons - #115: Brr, it's cold outside (1 of 3)
Crafty Gals Corner - #47: AG (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - November: Use a Stamp or Digi (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papers - November: AG with PP (unlimited)
Die Cut Divas - November: Warm and Cozy (1 of 4) [Look at her fur-lined hood and muff and cape, she looks perfect for a winter adventure! Dies used on main image panel and sentiment layers]
Karleigh Sue - #6: One for the Girls (1 of 3)
Sunsational Stamps - November: Glitter (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - November: AG (1 of 3)
A Snowflake's Promise - #10: AG with Winter/Christmas (1 of 3)
City Crafter - #289: Snow Queen Photo Inspiration (1 of 3)
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - #101: Cold Outside (1 of 3)
TTCRD - 11/24 to 11/30: AG (1 of 2)
Cards in Envy - Extra Layers (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #87: AG (1 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Spots or Dots (1 of 3) [Background]
Craft Your Passion - #289: AG (1 of 3)
Melonheadz Friends - Use a Digi (1 of 2)
Ooh La La Creations - #194: Let It Snow (1 of 3)
Crazy Challenge - #211: AG (1 of 4)
Christmas Card Challenges - #51: AG with Christmas/Winter (unlimited)
Allsorts - #338: 3 or more Die Cuts (1 of 3) [2 layers on the sentiment, main image panel]
Crafty Friends - #19: For the Girls (1 of 3)
My Time To Craft - Let It Snow (1 of 3)
Craft for the Craic - November: Glittery (1 of 5)
Creative Fingers - #98: AG (1 of 3)
Left of Center - #105: Use a Sentiment (1 of 3)
Digistamps4Joy - #118: AG (1 of 3)
Petal Lu - AG (1 of 3)
Oddball Art Challenge - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)


Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies over at Aud Sentiments for your chance to win! Remember, you MUST include a sentiment to enter our challenge! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs - November Spotlight

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! It got CHILLY here in Wisconsin, and we had our first snow Friday and Saturday. EEEP!! So far, I'm surviving, and just in time for my monthly spotlight for the FANTASTIC Kitty Bee Designs DT. I am SO in love with all of these little sweeties. If you are new to Kitty Bee, you HAVE to check them out. Seriously. They are adorable and awesome to color; the shapes and designs lend themselves to all kinds of color and sketch combos!

Check out Mr. Penguin here. Isn't he adorable?! My DS#2 adores penguins so I had to play with this image in his honor. He's printed out, and colored with Copics. 

Here are a couple graphics for challenges I played in (listed below):


Challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations - #9: AG (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #60: AG (unlimited)
Word Art Wednesday - #210: AG (3 of 5)
613 Avenue - #151: 3 Columns - A2, Thank You, White (1 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday: Thanks (2 of 5)
Just Keep on Crafting - November: AG (unlimited)
Sassy Studio Designs - #308: Give Thanks (2 of 3)
Crafty Creations - #302: Give Thanks (2 of 3)
DoubleClick Skittles - #35: Thanks (2 of 3) 
Craft Rocket - #4: Add A sentiment (2 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - 11/18-11/24: So Thankful (2 of 5)
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank You (2 of 3) 
Digi Chooseday - #46: With Thanks (2 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - #2: AG (3 of 3)
One Stitch at a Time - #250: Giving Thanks (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #115: Gratitude (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #173: AG (2 of 2)
Crafting With Friends - #11: AG (2 of 3)
Crafty Catz - #302: Shades of Blue (2 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - #152: Thankful (2 of 3)
Penny's Papercrafty - #254: AG (3 of 3)
Addicted to CAS - #77 - Dimension (1 of 3) [The shaker box and the embossing add dimension to this simple card]
Catch the Bug - November Bingo (1 of 3) [Texture, Bling, No Designer Paper]
Di's Digi Designs - Cute and Cuddly (1 of 3)
Kraftin' Kimmie - #307: Embossing (unlimited)
My Time To Craft - #309: Let it Snow [Shaker card of snow, snowflake background embossed, etc.]
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids (1 of 2)
AAA Cards - #53: AG/CAS (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Journeys - #33: Thank You (1 of 5)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Simply Papercraft #18: Always Anything Goes!

Happy FRIDAY, my lovelies!!! I'm so happy the weekend is here! Today I'm sharing my latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies! One of my TOP favorite sponsors, so many amazing, beautiful images to choose from. As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

For my card today I used the "Freehand Bird 1" image. It is absolutely FABULOUS. Growing up as the child of bird lovers and avid birders, I definitely gravitate towards bird images, and this is an exceptionally versatile one.





I used the current sketch from the Catch the Bug challenge blog for this project (again) and I rotated 90 degrees to accommodate the shape of this image (again). Because it's a good one! Thanks Stella! ;)



That's it for me today! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Other Challenges:

Catch the Bug - SSS318: Sketch (2 of 3) [I flipped it on it's side]

Crafty Girls Creations - #9: AG (2 of 3)
Kraftin' Kimmie - November AG (unlimited)
Inspiration Destination - #60: AG (unlimited)
Art by MiRan - #45: AG (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - #210: AG (2 of 5)
613 Avenue - #150: AG (no twist) (3 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - #86: AG (3 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - #167: AG (3 of 3) 
Craft Your Passion - #288: AG (3 of 3)
Incy Wincy - Critters (3 of 5)
Love to Scrap - #66: AG (3 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Color Your World 11/15-11/28 (3 of 3) 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #22: AG (3 of 3) 
Crafty Gals Corner - #46: Use Scraps (3 of 3) [Scraps of PP...we won't talk about how many of those I have...]
Crop Stop Linky Party - #10: AG (3 of 5) 
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday: Thanks (1 of 5)
TTCRD - AG: 11/17-11/23 (2 of 2)
Just Keep on Crafting - November: AG (unlimited)
Little Miss Muffet - #125: Thanks (1 of 1) 
Sassy Studio Designs - #308: Give Thanks (1 of 3)
Crafty Creations - #302: Give Thanks (1 of 3)
DoubleClick Skittles - #35: Thanks (1 of 3) 
Mod Squad - Patterned Paper (unlimited) 
Craft Rocket - #4: Add A sentiment (1 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - 11/18-11/24: So Thankful (1 of 5)
Crafty Sentiments - AG (1 of 1)
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank You (1 of 3) 
Digi Chooseday - #46: With Thanks (1 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - #2: AG (2 of 3)
Classy Cards N Such - #111: Thankful (1 of 3)
One Stitch at a Time - #250: Giving Thanks (1 of 3)
Catch the Bug - Give Thanks (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #115: Gratitude (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #173: AG (1 of 2)
Crafting With Friends - #11: AG (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - #302: Shades of Blue (1 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - #152: Thankful (1 of 3)

Penny's Papercrafty - #254: AG (2 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)

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