Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just Bummin'

Was just over in blogger land and checking out Marlene's site "Disguised as a Grown-up".
If you have a few minutes or just need a laugh, her site is the place to go!
Although I like todays freebie, I had one from earlier this summer that was already printed
and ready to be colored.

The image is colored with copic markers.  The border punch is MS.  The ribbons, buttons,
DP and brad are all from my stash.
The starfish is from a stamp set by 'Our Craft Lounge'.  The feet were
printed a second time and placed on the card with dimensionals.

This card is appropriate for and may have been entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges:  Die cuts and punches
Kelley Kid's Digi Stamps:  Hot summer and bright colors
Shopping our Stash:  Snarky, LOL
Tuesday Throwdown #64:  Pun for a sentiment
Outlines:  Beautiful Borders
PIO:  Girls just wanna have fun
Paper Playtime:  Vacation (The only vacation is one spent on the beach!)
Riley and Co.:  Summer fun

Monday, August 29, 2011

Awesome Blog Candy

Heather's Hobbie Haven is having a wonderful giveaway!

 Check out her blog and her store.  All kinds of wonderful paper arts "stuff"! 

Love those watercolor card sets.  Here's your chance to get your own to play with.


The Crafter's Cafe Best Blog/NING candy evah! (36 Copic Set)

To enter the drawing for this candy, you first leave a comment with your e-mail address and make sure you're a blog follower and member of TCC. Second, you put the blog post and photo on your blog with the link back so others can enter as well. That's it!!! You're in!!!! If you inform a friend of the candy and she enters and posts on her blog, let us know in a comment and you'll be entered twice!!! :D

Come by TCC and check out the candy, enter to win and then take a leisurely sojourn around the site.  You may find there are better reasons than just the candy to come back and visit again.

:)  Gale

Friday, August 26, 2011

Expresso my Thanks

Sorry, Mr. Blogger is letting me down.  I had this set to post (here and on FBD) while I had my new computer installed today.  Oh well........
Needed a thank you card.  What better time to 'expresso' my thanks!
Add that to the challenge on Fresh Brewed Designs this week which is to "Emboss it" and
I ended up with the following card.

The main image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and called 'Lotta Love'.   The little coffee cups are part of the backer stamp from some rubber I won in April.  The cute flower and the embossed brick wall are cut out with spellbinders dies.  I don't know where the sentiment or digital background paper came from. (sorry)  It is colored with copics and edges inked with distress inks.
The coffee cup wrapper is kraft paper run through my paper crimper.
Come on over to FBD and join in on the challenge.  You have until Midnight Tuesday night!

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Emboss it (DT card)
Cuddly Buddy:  Say something nice
Delightful Digis:  Use digital paper
Digistamps 4 Joy:  Handmade flower
Die Cut Dreams:  Pink, green and coffee (literally here!  LOL)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Playing with a freebie!

What can be better than playing with a 'freebie'?!
That's the challenge over at GingerLoft Challenges for this 2 weeks.  We have taken a couple of
much needed weeks off and are back and raring to go.  Check out the beautiful cards the DT have
made (mine is just below), pick up the freebie for yourself and play along with us. 
Don't forget to read what Tami has to say before posting your card, she a another freebie available
just by reading her comments and doing just one little'm not telling!  Go read it!  LOL
One last note, Tami is looking for a few good DT and it could be you!  This is one of the most laid back
DTs you can be on and Tami is amazingly generous with her digis.  If you want it, she gets it to you and
if she doesn't have it, she designs it for you!  Just put DT after your name on your entry if you are interested i
joining our happy crew.
Now, on to my card using this fortnights freebie........................
Not my best pic...sorry.  The cattails are soft and fluffy.  They have brown sparkly fluff on them.  Almost makes them feel real!  The addition of the white gel pen ripples in the water give the illusion of movement.

Image:  GingerLoft Designs
Coloring:  Copics
Ink:  Ranger distress ink (on the embossed background)
Embossing:  Cuttlebug embossing folder
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Cattails fluff:  Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff
Ribbon, twine and dragonfly brads:  From my stash

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
GingerLoft Challenges:  Freebie challenge (DT card)
Color Me Creative #25:  Winged thing-must use copics
Just some lines:  Embossing
Marks Finest #69:  Emboss it
Crafty Sentiment Designs:  No Sentiment

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You warm my heart

Today is my anniversary.  Although it is very feminine, this card says exactly how I feel about my DH!
Of course, he will get a  much more masculine card from me today!  This one will go to my son for him to give to his special girl.


This is a sentiment from the store at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I did this as a DT card for the current challenge which is "White on White with one other color".  You can play along until the next challenge gets posted on Wednesday.
The cardstock is Neenah solar white.  The ink is Memento tuxedo black and angel pink.
The diecuts are Spellbinders, Mariannes and Fiskars.  Liquid pearls a snippit of ribbon and a
brick wall cuttlebug embossing folder finish it off.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  White on White with one other color (DT card)
One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends #31:  Handmade Background
Paper Playtime #53:  Anything Goes
Paper and Such:  Sentiment Only
Tuesday Throwdown #62:  Non-stamped sentiment
SisterHood of Crafters:  Anniversary
Sassy Studio Designs #86:  Use your die cuts
Southern Girls Challenge #25:  Black, White and  a pop of one other color
Card Makin' Mamas #27:  Pink
Challenge up your Life #50:  No pattermed paper
Crazy for Challenges:  Bingo (Embossing, die cuts and ribbon)
Allsorts Challenge:  Frame it
Fussy and Fancy #43:  Favorite embellishment-use at least 3 (liquid pearls!!!!!)
Fussy and Fancy Monthlong Challenge:  Celebrate something

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sunbathing beach babe

Mr. Blogger has a job again this week.  Hopefully this is Friday as you are reading this!

This sweet little gift bag is even sweeter with this image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  She is called
'Sunbathing Beach Babe' and is from the summer release earlier this year.  The best part is, she is another stamp from FBD that I won in April!

She is stamped with Mememto ink on Neenah solar crest (x2), colored with copics and cut out.  The swimsuit is paper pieced and the front leg is cut out of the second print and put on with  a dimensional at the knee and ankle but directly on the paper at the hip. It is a great way to give depth to your image.
No idea where the sentiment came from and the ribbon is just from my stash.
The border punch is from EK Success.

See ya all when I get back from camping.....

:)  Gale
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad #134:  Cute N' Girly
Kaboodle Doodles #80:  Bag it or Tag it.
My Mum's Craft Shop #19:  Summertime
The Stamp Man Challenge #29:  Anything goes with Summer Colors

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cooling off with some Ice Cream!

Finally warmed up a little (70's) and it's time to be outside playing and eating ice cream.  Best way to enjoy some ice cream.................Banana Split!

This is a wonderful image from Fresh Brewed Designs called.......Banana Split!  LOL

It is colored with copics, sponging around the sentiments is Tim Holts distress inks.
The sentiments (outside and inside) are from Pauline at Create with TLC.
She also made the background paper!  Talk about some talent!
Some liquid embroidery stuff that puffs with heat for the whipped cream and some ribbon and bling from my stash finished it off.   Too cute!
Going to be camping for a while, see ya when we get back.

This card may be entered in the following challenges:

Hooked on Craft:  Sweet Treats
Totally Paper Crafts:  Food and Drink
Send a Smile 4 Kids:  Anything goes for a child
KB Cute Monday:  Anything goes using a digi

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday Beach Bums

Wishing I was getting some of that hot weather that the Central US is sweltering under!
The FBD rubber stamp that I won in May is a great go-to for a summer card.  'Beach Bums' is a wonderful and sassy image that just screams "Summer!""
I tried to play with some different, cooler, 'summer' colors with this card.
The papers and ribbon are all from my stash.  "Beach Bums" is stamped on Neenah solar crest using Memento tuxedo black ink.  She is colored with copic markers.
The sentiment is from Paulette at TLC.  Check her site out, it will quickly become your go to site for sentiments, papers and vintage images.  Most are free and lots in her store to chose from.
The die cuts are all Spellbinders dies and the bling is liquid pearls.  The card base is dry
embossed using a CuttleBug embossing folder.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Pile it on:  Stay Cool
Creative Inspirations:  Summertime
Crafty Ann's Challenge:  Summertime.....and the living is easy!
Stamp Something:  Summer fun
There She Goes Stamps:  Celebrate Summer
Clear it Out Challenge:  Summer
Drunken Stampers:   Summer with an adult beverage
CES Challenge:  Feeling the Blues - blue as main color

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hot, hot, hot!

It's August and apparently, it is really, really hot - everywhere but here on the Oregon coast!  It is overcast and about 60 here.  My son called earlier today (from Oklahoma) and said it was 117 degrees!
Holy crap!
At Fresh Brewed Designs, our month-long challenge for August is "Hot, hot hot!"
This is a FBD rubber stamp image called "Cordelia in the sand".  Isn't she hot (and just a little sexy!)
She is stamped with memento tuxedo black ink & colored with copics.  The background page is brayered with memento inks, some copic shading and a white gel pen on the water for texture.  The DP is DCWV photo stack.  The sun, crab and clam shell are from Our Craft Lounge.  The birds are a stampscape stamp.  The ribbon and brads ar from my stash.
I wish some cooler weather for everyone else and some warmer for me!  LOL

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Hot, hot, hot - DT card
Order of the Opus Gluei:  A picture is worth a thousand words  (no sentiment)
The Crazy Challenge:  The sun it out!
Critter Challenge :  Summer Fun
There She Goes Stamps:  Celebrate Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Sea
Try it on Tuesday:  The Beach
Crafting for all Seasons:  Beach, ocean
For Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes
Shelly's Images:  Summertime
Stamp Something:  Summer Fun
Paper Playtime:  Summer