Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playing in the garden.

I have been lazy this summer and pretty much ignored my garden.  Thank goodness granny has kept up with it all!

Doesn't she rock!  Granny in her crocs and pedal pushers, bringing in the garden harvest!
This is the second granny image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  She was just released last week
and I couldn't wait to play with her and the wonderful sentiments that go along with her. 
 I previously played with Sun-bathing granny and this one
is just as good!  Heather really has out done herself with this design!
The card base is from SU.  The daisy paper is a digi.  The lime cardstock is dry embossed with a
CB folder and the brown cut out with an EK success border punch.
The orange background was some glossy white paper that I used Ranger alcohol inks on.
Granny is colored with copic markers and the sponging is with Memento inks.
The pearls are actually Liquid Pearls and both ribbons from Michaels.

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
The Crafty pad #131:  Heat or Dry embossing
Paper Playtime #51:  Summer
Everybody Art #152:  Garden
CYDA #25:  Summer
Divas by Design #7:  Summer
The Pink Elephant #107:  Fun in the Sun
2 Sisters #49:  Anything goes
Fab n' Funky #83:  Clash of the Colors

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bubble bath - soap extra

It's time for a shaped card over on Fresh Brewed Designs.  Hopefully my easel card will fit the bill!
The image is 'Angel Cake Bubble Bath' from Fresh Brewed Designs.  Heather has a wonderful selection of both digi and rubber stamps to chose from.  The Angel Cake image used is from the recent new release.
Also, FBD has a sale going this month with savings on both there summer digis and their summer rubber!

Both sentiments are from Create with TLC.  Paulette cranks out amazing sentiments day in and day out.  Her site has multiple freebies every day!  She also has some great sets in her store.

The paper is from DCWV luxury stack, the coloring is copics and the sponging was done with Memento ink.
The flowers are homemade and the leaves are both Marianne  and Magnolia do-hickey die cuts.
There is lots of glossy accents on the bubbles.  The ribbon is from Michaels.  The bling is from my stash.

This card may be entered into the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Shaped cards - DT entry
HLSC Challenge:  Shaped card or fancy fold
The Shabby Tea Room #72:  Relax and enjoy plus photo inspiration
Tip Top Tuesday:  Make it Girlie
Shelly's Images:  Anything Goes
Emeral Faerie:  All things Nice (girlie)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frantic Friday (not really, LOL)

Hopefully Mr. Blogger is cooperating and this is posting first thing Friday AM!
While you poor folks are out there slaving away, I am relaxing along side the Chewaucan River,
just outside Paisley, OR on a camping trip.  I am seriously working on my tan and reading my kindle.

Now, for the reason I am posting,  Stephanie is pregnant!
She is one of  the nurses in our ER and this is her first.  She walked into the ER and stated "I have
a bun in the oven"!  I immediately (well, maybe not quite immediately) thought of the wonderful
digi that Heather from FBD sent me last month.

It's perfect!
The inside sentiment says 'A bun in the oven'
The inside sentiment and the main image are both from Fresh Brewed Designs
The outside sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge stamp set "Say it Big"
It is colored with copic markers.
The die cut is a Spellbinder.
The sponging is done with Memento Ink
The papers are PinkPaisley, the glitter dots are Recollections. 
The ribbon is from my stash.  The oven handle is colored with Gelly Roll clear star,
and the dials have glossy accents on them.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly:  Lets get cute
The Pixie Cottage:  Fun with Food
Card Makin Mama's:  Food and Drink

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Get Wild!

It's time to 'Get Wild' over at Fresh Brewed Designs!  Use an animal/animal print digi or stamp and
get creating!  Heathers has lots of animal images in her Fresh Brewed Designs store.  Check them out and make a project.

My get wild project is
Aren't they cute!  LOL
Inside says "I do"

The image and sentiment is from Fresh Brewed Designs
Coloeing is don with copic markers.
The sponging is with Memento Inks.
I used a swirl clip from Staples, some liquid pearls and a Spellbinders die cut.
the background paper and the ribbon are from my stash.

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Get Wild (animal or animal print) DT card

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Magical Day....

Going to be off line this week.  Hopefully Mr. Blogger will cooperate and there will be postings on Wednesday and Friday (fingers crossed).

I have had this card finished for a bit.  It went to my friend Mindy for her birthday.  This
'pleasantly plump' fairy just made me think of her!

Makes me smitle every time that I look at her.  So much fun to color.
She is an image from Mo Manning.  The sentiment came from Create with TLC.
The die cut farthest under the sentiment is a Marianne.  The image and the immediate die cut under the sentiment is from Spellbinders. 
The coloring is with copic markers.  The flower, the embossed DP and flat back pearls
are all from my stash.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
KBChallenges:  Something cute
Magical Monday Challenge:  Texture
Clear it Out Challenge:  Wings (and use some old stuff) see list of stuff used from my stash
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  Spellbound - use multiple dies (I used 3)
The Crazy Amigo Challenge:  Flying objects
Ruby's Rainbow:  Happy Birthday
Stampavie:  Happy Birthday
Hannah and Friends:  Happy Birthday
PaperPlay Challenges:  Things with Wings
Southern Girls:  Birthday

Friday, July 15, 2011

I've been published!

I have just been notified that 2 (yeah, 2) of my cards are going to be published in the July 17 edition of the online magazine  'SNR'.   Yes, I am very excited!

The  cards are 'Maui Dreaming' and 'Pretty Petals' .  Both have been removed from my blog until the required 30 days from publication has passed.

Both cards feature stamp sets from 'Our Craft Lounge'.  (Yeah Cammie!)

Isn't it cool!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just another Frantic Friday!

(For those who notice, yes-I posted on the wrong date.  Oh well, early is better than late!  LOL)
It's Friday again and here I am,  posting my card for Fresh Brewed Designs.  This is going up as a pre-scheduled post through blogger (crossing my fingers that it works this week) since I have to work an extra 12 in the ER today.  (How exciting for me - read sarcasm here!  LOL)
Anyway, the image I used on my card here is one of my favorite from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs.  She has an amazing assortment of digital images and rubber stamps.  Lots of them directly related to caffeine, like this one!
This card is posted on The Latte Lounge for a challenge.  Isn't is wonderful!
It is called 'Fresh Brewed Flowers' and you can find it here.
I printed and coloried the image several times, cut the flower box and the coffee blooms
out.  Using dimensionals, put on the flower box and flowers at a raised level.

I scored some white cardstock and rubbed it with my memento cocoa ink pad for the house siding. 
I colored everything with copic markers. 
Then, I added some stickles to the dots on the curtains and on the window box.
The ribbon is from Michaels.  I pleated it and then cut the sentiment out using a Spellbinder and
again used dimensionals to raise it also.
Whole thing was attached to a teal colored card and it's ready to go!
Go visit the FBD challenge blog and check out whats happening now.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad:  Lots of Texture
The Crazy Challenge:  Summertime
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge:  Use those scissors
Tuesday Throwdown:  Fun in the Sum
Paper Minutes:  Paper Houses
Playing with Paper:  Summertime

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs New Digi Blog Hop for July!!!

If you are just arriving, please go back to the start of the hop at Kelly's blog.

If you are arriving here from Kelly's blog then you are right on track!

What is this hop all about you ask???

Sweet Talking!!!

Rich, creamy, chocolaty, fruity, thick, airy, light, sweet and delicious! Desert. Something we all LOVE and crave. Summer time is the perfect time to try new ice cream flavors, add fresh fruits to our favorite cakes, pies and cold drinks. You know what I am talking about... and I know your mouth is watering already :).

Fresh Brewed Designs has their own special recipe for SWEET things and added a few new ingredients to their already darling Angel Cakes for this image release. Angel Cake loves summer and ice cream and hanging out with her new best friend Huckleberry Pie.

Along this hop you will see Angel, Huck, and some too sweet for words images that have been added to the Fresh Brewed Designs shop.

For my cards I am featuring the images Huckleberry Pie fishing

Image:  Fresh Brewed Designs
Coloring:  Copic markers, Memento Inks
DP:  Create with TLC
Sentiment:  Wink, Wink, Ink
Twine:  Jillibean
All else from my stash.

and So Sweet Waffle Cone

Image:  Fresh Brewed Designs
Coloring:  Copic markers
DP:  Create with TLC
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
BorderPunch:  EK Success
Whipped Cream:  Liquid Applique by Marvy (Isn't it cool!)

Want a chance to win these images plus more? You will want to hop in full leaving comments on ALL of the blogs in the hop. There is ONE special secret hop stop that is giving away 5 digis of choice.

This hop ends tonight at Midnight, so don't wait!!! HOP NOW!!

Thank you for your visit. It is time for you to move on to the next sweet stop.
Please hop on over to Linda's blog and see what delightfully delicious creations she has to share with you today.

Sending you HUGS and SMILES and lots of FRESH BREWED CREATIVITY!

If you get lost, here is the complete hop order:





Sheryl: (Guest)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's all about the sparkle!

GingerLoft Challenges wants to see you shine!  Or, at least your project. 
"Make it Sparkle"
This is a  nice, long, easy challenge so get your craft on.  Then add some glitter, some stickles or anything else that you have that sparkles and join on in.
We are taking a summer hiatus here at GingerLoft and won't be back until August 20th!  That means you can take your time and really put all the sparkle and shine you want into this project!

I did a center step card using Tami's image 'Star Gazer'
She is printed on copic express blend paper (love this stuff!) and colored with copic markers.
The card base is kraft covered in a pale blue mirror paper.  There is glitter on the star, moon and some of the background swoops (or whatever they are called!  LOL)
The fine line glittering in the hair andon the hat are done with a Gelly Roll clear star pen.  There are
Glossy Accents on the eyes and tears of the mask.
The fabric ribbon and the really cool paper ribbon (music strip) are a Kanban product.  I won a bunch of their products from 'Moving Along with the Times' in a challenge a couple weeks ago.
The bling along the right side is from Recollections and the die cut was made with a Spellbinders.

This card may be entered in  the following challenges:
GingerLoft Challenges:: Make it Sparkle (DT card)
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Make a card
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  Bling it up with a Digi
Frosted Designs:  Recipe- I used ribbon and a pearl
OSAAT:  Anything goes
Bearly Mine:  Anything goes

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunbathing Granny - No, it's not me!

Sunbathing Granny has definitely got style!
Freshly Brewed Designs has their month long challenge up and running!

2 Patterned Papers
2 Embellishments
2 Shapes

Grab an image/stamp and get busy!

Isn't she awesome!  The papers are all from my scrap drawer, including the polka dot that I paper pieced on granny (my first attempt at paper piecing!)  The flourish (shape 1) is a Marianne die and the ovals (shape 2) are Spellbinders.  The flowers are handmade using fiskar punches.  The image is colored with copic markers and the sponging is done with memento inks.  Finished off with some ribbon and liquid pearls on the sentiment and in the centers of the flowers. 
I hope I can pull this off, this well, when I become a 'granny'.  LOL
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Freshly Brewed Designs:  2PP, 2 shapes, 2 embellishments (DT card)
Pile it On:  Time to Relax
The Crazy Challenge:  On the Beach
Creative Belli:  Make your own Embellishments
Stamp Insanity:  Anything Goes

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cowboy Up!

Cowboy Up girlfriend!
Playing with a new digi and, well, it went country on me!  LOL

Isn't this too cool!  Just love the image, the papers, even the colors! 
The card is 6x6.  Really big for me, fun to have all that room!

The main image is from GingerLoft Designs.  The sentiment is a John Wayne quote.  Fits perfectly with the image, doesn't it?! 
The DPs are from Color Blok (pink paisley) and Creative Imaginations (cowboy boots).
The coloring is done with copic markers, the sponging around the sentiments is Memento inks.
The twine is from Jillibean.  The borders are done with an EK success punch and the die
cut is Spellbinders.  The saddle and the cactus are both up on dimensionals.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays:  Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs:  Pink and Brown
Card and Scrap:  Die cut and punch
Divas by Design:  Die cut and punch

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mocha Manic Monday

It's the first Monday of the month and it's Mocha Manic Monday time!  Go to the store at Fresh Brewed Designs and pick up Heather's freebie (only available today) and play with us!

Today she had a beautiful fairy out for a stroll.........
Isn't she beautiful!  She is colored with copics.  Glittered up with Stickles and a gelly roll clear star pen.  Perfect pearls for a necklace, some MS butterflies and ribbon from my stash.  The background paper is a digi that I printed in watermark to lighten it up. (If anyone knows who made it let me know in comments).
The ribbon came from a garage sale.  I scrunched it up on the wires and pulled the wire in the part I made into a bow.  Some sticky back rhinestones finished it off.

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  MMM freebie challenge (DT card)
Dream Valley Challenges:  Ribbon
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  Colors of Summer