Thursday, December 15, 2016

Creative Knockouts #172: Winter Wonderland!

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Winter Wonderland

This week's sponsor is Imagine That - Digis by Kris, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!





Here is my project, featuring the super adorable set Tree With Presents. One of my FAVORITE things about Imagine That digis is that they come with both colored and outline versions in the bundle, and typically contain several images along with coordinating sentiments. SERIOUSLY. They are a great deal and very versatile!


Today I used the pre-colored version of this image. It's SO well done you can even see that the garland and ribbon are "sparkly"! I didn't add glitter - that's how it looks digitally colored from the shop. I love it. I had this wild & crazy vision when I saw this image. I hope I was able to fully bring it to life. That's the night sky with stars twinkling away in the background, and our lovely tree is in someone's beautiful snowy yard, and SANTA has just arrived and dropped off all the goodies! ;) 

I sponged Summer Sun craft ink on the background to create the glowing halo effect. The "stars" were created after I did the dry embossed background by mixing white ink and some water into a mini mister and spraying several times. The snowy hills are a MFT die, and I added Diamond stickles to the edges for extra sparkle. The sentiment comes with the set in the Imagine That shop, I used a Paper Smooches die to cut it out as a flag and had it hang off the edge for fun. The image was color printed, fussy-cut and put onto the finished background with foam tape.

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination - #116: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #140: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #342: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (3 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!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Penny's Challenge #308: Christmas

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! Busy busy busy, I bet! Christmas is coming so fast! My boys have been busy shaking the presents under the tree on a daily basis ;)

The new challenge at Penny's starts today though! Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. My favorite!! Prizes are up for grabs! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today's card features the gorgeous Rory - Christmas Princess:





Colored with Copics, dies from Gina Marie and Spellbinders, glitter dot from Fun Stampers Journey, and paper from my stash. Glitter all over her fuzzy cape and headband are Diamond Stickles.

Challenge Entries:

Inspiration Destination - #116: AG (unlimited)
Lacy Sunshine - AG: November 20 - December 16 (2 of 3)
Crafting From the Heart - #140: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #342: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #12: AG (2 of 2)
Art by MiRan - #73: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (2 of 3)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge 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!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 7 Challenge!

Onward! Post #4 and my LAST POST because that makes 7 completed projects for this awesome, AWESOME Chaotic Party Train! Thanks Bugaboo for all the inspiration and the PUSH to get stamping!

Presenting: my project for TODAY, Day 7, which is BINGO



And here is the Bingo board:

My Bingo is vertical on the right-hand column...Glitter/Bling (plenty!), Snowflakes, and Non-Traditional Holiday Colors.

The details here - pretty easy, actually. Of course took awhile for me to be happy with all the sizes/layout/extra blings, but still. Really fun to create. And get this...No coloring! WHAT?! 

The one tiny sentiment is an old SU set that I really like for discreet Christmas/Winter greetings on cards where the image is the focal point. I made some of the paper I punched the circles from using Brushos paint powders in one of my first experiments using them. Used a bunch of different circle punches that I hung on to (I knew there was a reason!). Felt snowflakes are from Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!. Sequins are from Michael's Stash. Patterned paper from the Angel Company. Glitter balls from Fun Stampers Journey.

THANK YOU BUGABOO!! Shout out to the awesome DT for all that creating, AND leaving so many fabulous comments for all the players. *hugs*

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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 6 Challenge!

Onward! Post #3...

Presenting: my project for Day 6, which was "flash back" - use an OLD image and OLD paper. Well, I printed this image (along with dozens of others) to use for LAST YEAR'S Holiday Chaos party, and it was still sitting in the pile of "printed digis" I am apparently collecting in the corner basket of my stamping counter. So I dusted it off, and here we are! I bought this paper (I'm pretty sure) when we still lived in Cottage Grove, so that makes it 4+ years old as well). Time to get going using it up!


Colored with Copics. Stamp is Bugaboo. Die from Gina Marie Designs. Glitter ball from The Paper Studio. Ribbon also OLD from stash. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!'s u/s Vanilla, and for reference I was a SU demo for the last time in 2002...

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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 5 Challenge!

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! Here's post #2 in the 4 pm blogging train...

Presenting: my project for Day 5, which was to create a funny card. Well, no one in the Bugaboo family is funnier than Stella!!! So here she is with one of my personal favorite sentiments ;)


Colored with Copics. Dies from Gina Marie Designs and Fun Stamper's Journey. Sequins from Michael's stash. Paper is KaiserCraft. Lots of foam tape for dimensional fun!


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Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos - Day 3 Challenge!

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! I have a whole bunch of posts to get up on the blog here, as I spent some AWESOME stamping time today finishing up the challenges for Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos week-long challenge over on the Catch The Bug Blog.

Here is my project for Day 3, which was to create a gift tag with red & white stripes. Light bulb moment....CANDY CANES! I just had to :) 


That's it for this post, if you haven't checked out the challenges, the links are in the text above and there's still time for you to play - even if you get in one day....WHY NOT?! I always love these challenges, Bugaboo has so many awesome images! Most of my projects this year used them, but I had a few deviations with some other ideas I wanted to try. Yay for having some holiday crafting mojo! Last year I played along in all 7 days, and I finished this year too! I'm so excited. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Aud Sentiments #170: Christmas for Your Love

Happy Thursday! We have a new challenge for you at Aud Sentiments this morning!

The current challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter! More details on the prize can be found on the challenge blog post for this challenge. As always, fantastic and generous loots are up for grabs! The challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is "Christmas for Your Love". You can interpret this however you like.

Here is my project, featuring The Most Adorable Snowmen. This is for my DS#2, the sweetest boy... and MOST excited for winter (and Christmas of COURSE)!




I'm playing along with Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos, and this is for Day #4, no patterned paper/Clean as Snow

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 :)


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Penny's Challenge #307: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! Busy busy busy, I bet! December already, I'm in shock...

The new challenge at Penny's starts today though! Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button and Lemon Shortbread. Prizes are up for grabs! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today's card features the happy little Christmas Elements from LBBS:





Aren't these little elements so much fun? Colored with Copics, die and glitter dot from Fun Stampers Journey, paper from my stash.

I played along with the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos for Day #2 with this project, which was the sketch challenge. 



Other challenges:

Inspiration Destination - #115: AG (unlimited)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge 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!

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Creative Knockouts #170: Festive Fun & Christmas Chaos

Good morning stampers! Today I'm sharing my project for the challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the theme is....Festive Fun

This week's sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!


Here is my project, featuring the beautiful Winter Winds Ethereal Enchantress. She is colored up with PRISMACOLOR pencils. I was *very* concerned about trying these, I need a lot more practice with pencils, but I was in the mood for a risk! ;)





Can we please agree that NOTHING is more Festive than a WHOLE LOTTA BLING?? Well it's my blog, so I'm declaring it one way or the other. We've got glitter on all the "fur" parts of her coat, as well as the drippings of the icicles. Also a shimmers spritz spray on the outer border of the card.

Challenges:
Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 1 - Sparkle
Lacy Sunshine - AG: November 20 - December 16
Crafting From the Heart - #139: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #341: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #12: AG (1 of 2)
Art by MiRan - #72: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #47: AG (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!



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Oddball Art Stamps November FB Challenge REMINDER

Good morning all! Today I'm sharing my Oddball Art Stamps Design Team challenge reminder card. We have two challenges per month at Oddball, the first one is the Facebook Challenge, which is always Anything Goes in theme. The challenge takes place on Facebook (obviously) and runs from the 1st through the last day of the month. Just upload your Oddball Art Stamps cards to the album and viola! There is also a themed blog challenge that you can check out and play along in!

Oh...and did you know...if you need this, or any other image (you do), you can receive 10% off your order using coupon code DTJENNIFER10. Perk package!

My second project for our Anything Goes Facebook Challenge this month features this BEAUTIFUL image...Sally's Stars #292. She was colored up with a whole big pile of Copics, and I kept this card pretty soft with the colors and simple with the layout, so her stars truly shine!


The yellow layer is embossed with stars (although you can't really see it in the picture). I used Gold spray from FSJ, and some enamel dots and sequins from Doodlebug. The die on the main layer is from Gina Marie.

That's it for me today. I hope you're all having a fabulous day! Don't forget to check out the Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group for more inspiration. I hope to see you playing along with your Oddball beauties!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Oddball Art Stamps October Release

Hello my dears! I have a HUGE post to share with you today. Last week, Oddball Art Stamps had their October release, and it is AMAZING. Nine....9....yes, NINE new images are available in the Etsy Shop right now! 

I've created projects with 3 of the images, and decided since this release is so big and fun, I'll share them all here in one post. No lines, no waiting! All of my coloring in these projects was done with Copics. 



This card uses Sleeping Fox, Image No. 347. I adore him! So so sweet. He might be my favorite from this release....oh boy....as IF I could pick just one favorite! Nice try ;) Paper and leaf sticker are from Doodlebug, dies are from Spellbinders, embellies are from Basic Grey, Fun Stampers Journey, and Lawn Fawn.


Trick or treat!! She's called Spooks, Image No. 345, and she's a fabulous Halloween fairy, but she could be used for other things too without any trouble! So versatile. Die from Gina Marie. Paper from Doodlebug. Sequins and google eyes from Dollar Tree, if you can believe it!


Here I'm featuring Image No. 343 - Stars and Bubbles. I had a lot of fun....and stress making this card! LOL, I am still learning to get really messy in my crafting...the engineer in me does not like being out of control in regards to some of these funky fun watercolor techniques, using sprays and powders where the placement is often random...it's HARD! But it's also very fun, and it can make SUCH incredible products. I've seen so many with the Brushos paint powders, sprays like the ones Fun Stampers Journey sells (by far the best colors, best designed bottles, best sparkle, and best control), watercolors with various media, etc. So I've been experimenting a bit too ;). For this project I printed the image to encompass the entire space on the card, and used the sentiment from Image No. 207 to round off the front. Then I colored the Stars and Bubbles using Copics. After that was dry I used watercolor crayons to provide a base of background watercoloring, leaving some white space, which I filled with the Pineapple and Blue Lagoon sprays from FSJ while the paper was still wet in most places so it continued to bleed a LITTLE. I finished it off with various colors of the Nuvo Drops from Tonic (glittery red, black, turquoise, white and clear) randomly applied. I distressed the edges of the main image panel and the base of red cardstock before I assembled. SUPER MESSY but a lot of fun and I was so happy with how this card turned out.

Whew! That's all the showcases that I have to share with you today. My DT Sisters made some absolutely amazing projects, so be sure to pay them a visit too, and the fabulous Lizzy Love is sharing everything over the next few days on her blog as well. If you haven't yet, come over and join our Facebook Group, where we have a monthly Anything Goes Challenge, and check out all the new releases in the Oddball Shop!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Oddball Art Stamps November FB Challenge - AG!

Good morning all! Today I'm sharing my Oddball Art Stamps Design Team challenge card for October. We have two challenges per month at Oddball, the first one is the Facebook Challenge, which is always Anything Goes in theme. The challenge takes place on Facebook (obviously) and runs from the 1st through the last day of the month. Just upload your Oddball Art Stamps cards to the album and viola! There is also a themed blog challenge that you can check out and play along in!

Oh...and did you know...if you need this, or any other image (you do), you can receive 10% off your order using coupon code DTJENNIFER10. Perk package!

My first project for our October Anything Goes Facebook Challenge is all about fall. I've used Mr. Sweets the Fox #192 and some fun new Doodlebug paper I got last weekend while browsing the local scrapbook shop. He was colored up with a whole big pile of Copic markers, of course. 


I have used cardstock from Stampin' Up! today. Die is from Gina Marie, leaf stickers are Doodlebug, glitter ribbon from stash. 

That's it for me today. I hope you're all having a fabulous day! Don't forget to check out the Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group for more inspiration. I hope to see you playing along with your Oddball beauties!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Penny's Challenge #301: Anything Goes!

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! I swear I don't know what DAY it even is, I've been doing some traveling for work, my mom is visiting/helping with the kiddos while I do that, plus some major fall cleaning projects around the house. Oh, and yesterday was my older son's birthday! Nothing like a "busy week", right??

The new challenge at Penny's starts today though! Our sponsors this week are Fred She Said and Little Blue Button Stamps. Prizes are up for grabs! You have until Tuesday night to link up with us on the Penny's Challenge blog.

Today's card features the happy little Emma Mermaid:


Isn't she fun? There are some accessories and a background included with the set, but I just kept picturing her against a fun, bright background, so I switched gears on this project and went with my gut.

Colored with Copics, dies from Gina Marie, embellies and paper from Basic Grey, Fun Stamper's Journey.

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge 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!

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oddball Art October FB Challenge Reminder - AG!

Good afternoon all! Today I'm sharing my Oddball Art Stamps Design Team challenge reminder card. We have two challenges per month at Oddball, the first one is the Facebook Challenge, which is always Anything Goes in theme. The challenge takes place on Facebook (obviously) and runs from the 1st through the last day of the month. Just upload your Oddball Art Stamps cards to the album and viola! There is also a themed blog challenge that you can check out and play along in!

Oh...and did you know...if you need this, or any other image (you do), you can receive 10% off your order using coupon code DTJENNIFER10. Perk package!

My second project for our Anything Goes Facebook Challenge this month features this AWESOME Cosplay image...Cosplay Fun #303. She was colored up with a whole big pile of Prismacolor Premier Pencils this time around - I've been slowly testing the waters and trying to improve my pencil skills!


I have used my brand new Brushos color powders on the background today, for the first time ever. I have NO IDEA what I'm doing with them, hehe. But so much fun to make a crafty "mess" sometimes! Also some Tonic Nuvo dots and Stickles thrown on there to help the "stars" shine through this nebulous creation. I couldn't come up with a worthy sentiment for this project, so I just left it off for now. I can always add it before using, or put something on the inside.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart - #131: AG (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #107: AG (unlimited)
Craft Your Passion - #333: AG (1 of 3)
613 Avenue - #190: AG (1 of 3)
Outlawz - CAS: 10/9 (1 of 3)

That's it for me today. I hope you're all having a fabulous day! Don't forget to check out the Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group for more inspiration. I hope to see you playing along with your Oddball beauties!

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Quick Christmas with All Dressed Up

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! TGIF, right? Doing a little catch up blogging this morning. Today's card features this little sweetheart from All Dressed Up




Lots of bling and glitter on this one today. Colored up with Copics, of course, and some Tonic Nuvo drops and Stickles to make the falling snow fun. Dies from Gina Marie Designs.

Challenges:
All Dressed Up - #61: AG (1 of 3)
Crafting From the Heart - #131: AG (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - #107: AG (unlimited)
Craft Your Passion - #333: AG (2 of 3)
613 Avenue - #190: AG (2 of 3)

Outlawz - Paper a la Mode 10/8: Christmas (1 of 3)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge 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!


 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Simply Papercraft #38: Anything Goes

Happy Saturday, 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 Oddball Art Stamps! You know I love my Oddballs! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs.

For my card today I used #320: Nixie Spirit of the SeaI went with pale skin and eyes, light silvery hair (she lives underwater after all!) and tried to direct all the emphasis to that TAIL! She's just gorgeous, I had a lot of fun with this card.





Quick recipe - colored with Copics, of course. Embossing folder from Die'Sire - Clouds. Sequins are from Doodlebug. Inside of Oval Scallop Frame Die, Stitched Pennant Die, Coral Die and Wonky Rectangle Die from Gina Marie. Lots of Tonic Nuvo drops for bubbles and in her hair.

(You might have to click to enlarge and see some of the subtle details).

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:


Inspiration Destination - #106: AG (unlimited)

Crafting From the Heart - #130: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #332: AG (1 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - #319: Die Cuts
Crafting with An Attitude - #20: AG (1 of 3)
Lemon Shortbread - #25: AG (1 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #10: AG (1 of 2)
Color Crazy - #23: AG (2 of 2)
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#159: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #43: AG (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #117: AG (2 of 3)

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


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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Friday, October 7, 2016

Goddess Anthea - Art by Mi Ran September Progressive Challenge

Good morning! Today I'm blogging a just for fun card....last month I played along at the Progressive Challenge for Art by MiRan over on Facebook, so I got the September image to play along with as well. Yesterday was the deadline to participate, and I got my creation in JUST under the wire! Here it is:





I really enjoy these anime-style images, and MiRan always creates such gorgeous characters for us to color and play with! For this beautiful Goddess, I colored her with Copic markers and then fussy cut her out. I chose to use this great sketch from Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog today - SSS415




I used dies from Fun Stampers Journey and Gina Marie Designs to create the layers for my background. All papers from Basic Grey. The heart bauble is also FSJ and the sequins are from my stash.


Challenges:
Inspiration Destination - #106: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #130: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #332: AG (2 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - #319: Die Cuts
Crafting with An Attitude - #20: AG (2 of 3)
Lemon Shortbread - #25: AG (2 of 3)
Paper Nest Dolls - #10: AG (2 of 2)
Color Crazy - #23: AG (1 of 2)
Cardz 4 Galz - #32: Autumn Colors
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank You
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Photo Inspiration/Colors #54
Catch the Bug - October AG (1 of 3)

Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#159: AG (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - #117: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #43: AG (2 of 3)

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Creative Knockouts #162: Thankful Thoughts

Good morning stampers! Hope you're all having a great Thursday!

Today we have a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts where the challenge is....Thankful Thoughts! Thank you cards are always needed, so this is a great theme for fun and practicality!

This week's sponsor is Doodle Pantry, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!


Here is my project, featuring the beautiful Vintage Globe set. I don't have ANY other stamps like this one, so I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it!





CAS and lots of fun! These pre-colored images are great, and the bundles often come with both color and line art so you have so many options! Thanks Doodle Pantry!

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination - #106: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #130: AG (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #332: AG (3 of 3)
Catch the Bug - October AG (2 of 3)
Doodle Pantry - AIMPDC #22: AG (1 of 1)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #43: AG (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!