Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Anything Goes at PTT!

It's "Anything Goes" at Party Time Tuesdays this week! We have prizes being offered from Digital Delights, Bunny Zoe's Crafts and The Paper Shelter! So there are many chances to win.

This will be a super short post since my daughter is hanging on me and wants me to play with her. Her playmate (her brother Gavin) just started Early Admission Kindergarten a few weeks ago, so she is bored!

For my card, I used a Tiddly Inks image, which I am really stuck on at the moment!

I was trying for a more CAS look which I am NOT used to!

I hope you all are able to join in this weeks "Anything Goes" challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!
Thanks for looking!

I'd like to join the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks (With wings)
Dream Valley (Girls, girls)
Tuesday Alchemy (Anything Goes)
Fussy and Fancy (Circles)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spots and Stripes

It's "Spots and Stripes" this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Super easy and versatile theme! This weeks sponsors are Stitchy Bear with a $10 Gift Certificate and 7 Kids College Fund with a whopping $20 Gift Certificate!
Since three of my four kids are boys, I need boys birthday cards on hand for when they are invited to birthdays! So this is one of them! I love the image! It is by Kenny K and is called "Dirt Bike Mike". What boy would not like it? 
Colored with Copics of course. I got really colorful with this one, but I love the flames and had to throw in my fave color blue, too! 

Hope you all like my rough and tumble boy card and check out what the other lovely ladies of the DT have come up with here!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts (Masculine)
Fussy and Fancy (Circles)
CMC (Favorite color combo)
Bunny Zoe (Anything Goes)

Sketch Challenge at Kenny K!

This week it is Team B's turn to inspire everyone and the challenge is to use this sketch:

Our first sponsor is Kenny K with the winner's choice of 5 digital images!

and the second sponsor is Susie Little with a bundle of goodies!

Can't wait to see what everyone creates using the sketch! Don't forget, to be in the running for these awesome prizes you need to use a Kenny K stamp! There are so many fun ones and Kenny K also offers a free image every month. Check it out at the store, Kenny K Downloads.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fairy Fever

It's Fairy fever over at the Stamptacular Sunday blog! Your challenge this week is to create a card or project with a fairy on it! Easy, right?

Our sponsors this week are A Day for Daisies, offering up a $12 Gift Certificate, and Delicious Doodles offering four digi images!

I chose to use "Spring Bringer" by Sylvia Zet. I have had her colored up for some time with the intention of using the "Once Upon a Springtime" papers from Graphic 45. I had looked everywhere for them months ago, but since I had just recently found the world of cardmaking long after the papers came out, I fell in love with these papers after seeing projects that had been made several years earlier :( Long story short, I was able to hunt down a pad being sold in a kit for an outrageous price, but I had to have them. It's been over four months, but I finally got up the courage to cut into them and make this card!
The pink silk ribbon was one of the five ribbons that came with the kit. The postcard stamp was stamped  with Vintage Photo and a fairy postage stamp from the paper pad was glued on. I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I lightly colored the pearls with R20 Copic to give it a pinkish hue. On the Martha Stewart punch trim I added some Liquid Pearls, although I am not happy with the dots. How am I supposed to do it to get nice round pearls? I have heard of a pearl pen, are those better and where do I buy them?

Now I just need to make sure I save enough papers to make my daughter's first year scrapbook as was my original intention and rationalization for the price I paid!

So now it's your turn to show us your fairy project! If you need more inspiration, the other DT ladies have all done a fantastic job of sharing their lovely fairies at the Stamptacular blog!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CLP Challenge (Sketch)
Live and Love (Something Old-paper and sentiment)
Divas by Design (Make it Girly)
Bunny Zoe (Anything  Goes)

Frieda Flapper

Good Sunday morning everyone! It's Team A's turn this week at Kenny K's Krafty Krew to inspire you with our take on this weeks challenge:

We have the always generous Kenny K as our first sponsor

and Flonz as our second sponsor this week!

I used Frieda Flapper for my vintage inspired card and Prima's Moulin Rouge paper pad. I love the blue papers from this pad and Frieda seems to like them too! I made a special trip to the store just for this card to to buy the lace and feathers! I felt the lace was so perfect with the pointy edge and the feathers add a soft touch!

Frieda was colored with Copics and the papers were distressed and inked with Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo DI. The seam binding was dyed with Chipped Sapphire and it totally matches the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, love it!

I so need to get some charms and pins for that added something- soon..to heck with budgets, it's a 'need'., right? Not a 'want'!

Well, I hope you all find some inspiration from this card! I am pretty tickled with it.
Don't forget to see what other vintage creations the Krafty Krew has created and join in this super fun challenge!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters (Blue, White, brown-Walnut stain is brown right?)
Addicted to Stamps (Texture/material)
Divas by Design (Make it Girly)
Bunny Zoes (Anything Goes)
Allsorts (Flower Power)
Sparkles (Die Cuts and Flowers)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Color Challenge at PTT

Party Time Tuesdays is having a color challenge this week:

And, here is my take on the challenge:

I had a heck of a time settling on design paper! I didn't seem to have any paper I felt appropriate for the image and that were in the right colors, but I found an "old" 12x12 pad of DCWV Tradewinds for the blue paper and MME Breeze for the yellow. The sentiment came with the adorable Wryn digi stamp. I added some stitching to all the corners, burlap and some Wild Orchid Craft flowers to finish it off! The sketch I used is Sandy's sketch for The Sketchy Challenge. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but I really like how it turned out! Goes to show you can't knock it till you try it!

Here's my girl close up! Copics B32, 34, 37 and Y11, 15 and E11; hair-E51, 53, 57, 59; skin-E000, 00, 11 and R20 were used. I distressed the paper and inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink!
See what the DT members have created here and join the fun!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks (Anything Goes)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Girl with a Sign

It's a sketch challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday!

It's a super fun sketch and I tend to do many variations of this as my go to design!
Our sponsors for this weeks challenge are Bugaboo with the winner's choice of seven digis and a prize from Marianne's Design!!

Here's my take on the sketch! I have used another Mo Manning image. This one is called "Girl with a Sign". I wanted to leave the sign blank so that I could use this card for whatever occasion came up that a card was needed!

The papers are MME Indie Saffron and Wild Orchid Craft for my flowers. 

She is so adorable peeking from behind the sign! I used Copics for coloring: E000, 00, 11 for skin; E57, 53, 51 for hair; R81, 83, 85, and RV000 for clothing, and E11, 13, 15, 18 for shoes.

Thanks for checking out my card, hope it inspires you in some way! Please don't forget to check out what the other creative ladies have done over at the Stamptacular blog and please join in the challenge this week!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil (Something New-image)
Wild Orchid Crafts (Anything Goes)
Oozak (Anything Goes with Pink and Bling)

Going Gothic at Kenny K and Candy Winner!!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew! This week if you haven't guessed it from my post title is "Going Gothic". 

The first sponsor is the fabulous
with 5 digis of the winners choice

and the second sponsor for this weeks challenge is

It is Team B's turn to inspire you this week with their gothic creations, so jump on over to the Kenny K blog to see what they have done! Can't wait for you all to join and show us what you can come up with!

And now for some the exciting news about the candy! First, I would like to thank all of you who entered the giveaway, but only one can win and the person chosen at random is


Congrats, you are the winner of a Kenny K rubber stamp!

Please email me at danielle_selby(at)yahoo.com with your address, so you can receive your stamp!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Braeden's Bookmark

Hello everybody! I am doing a non-DT post, yay! I made my second eldest son a bookmark, since he has graduated to chapter books. My son loved it when I showed him which made me really happy as I had colored the image, "Ryder Cole" by Kenny K, all in grays for a different look.

I used C0, 3,5,7,9 for the clothes and W1, 3, 5, 7 for the skin.
I hope you all like the bookmark and I'll see you back here tomorrow for my DT post for Stamptacular Sunday and my Kenny K stamp candy winner post!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Marker Pop (Gray Monochromatic)
Simon Says Stamps (Black and White plus splash of color)

Kenny K Candy!

*** This will remain at the top until the candy ends****

I am so excited that my first job for Kenny K's Krafty Krew is to offer some blog candy to my wonderful followers! Woot, woot!! 

The winner from my blog will get a Kenny K Rubber Stamp! Also, each of the other DT members will be offering up a prize, too! So there are many chances to win!

I do have a few rules for you all to follow to be in the running for this awesome candy:

                                        1. You must be a follower of my blog
                                        2. You must leave a comment below (Only one per person please)
                                        3. Put the Kenny K badge in your side bar linking back to my candy!

Easy peasy! The candy is to end midnight U.K. time on the 12th, which, for my own scatter brain, would be 4pm Pacific on the 12th of January, with the winner to be announced the 13th! Whew, I hope I have that right!
Good luck!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Make a Wish

****Scroll to the next post to see my debut post for Kenny K's Krafty Krew*****

It is time again for another wonderful challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

This week's challenge is a…
“Don’t Be SQUARE!”

For this week's challenge you will create a card that is NOT square!  Be creative!  Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!  After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 12th, 2013 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  Winner’s Choice of TWO SHEETS of Digis!

I always struggle with shaped cards. I figure it is because I am very traditionalist, I really like the look of a square card! I looked all over the internet for inspiration and had a hard time finding a shape I could grow to like and want to spend time on decorating. Finally, I came across a few and the flower shaped ones caught my eye as being perfect for the image I had colored and ready to go! So, without anymore complaining, here is my card:

I can't get enough of Mo Manning images lately! This is "Make a Wish". She is just so, so cute!! The paper pad in MME Indie Saffron. I got a really good deal on it as it probably is an older pad, but to me it is new, fresh and I am loving it! I have a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a doily as my only real embellies. I did add some glitter glue to the Dandelions. I distressed the edges of the paper with my scissors and inked the yellow papers with Wild Honey and the sentiment stamp with Tumbled Glass. The sentiment is   
from Whimsy Stamps and I just realized I have the die to cut it out! Duh!! I just used my scissors this time! Geez, I guess I didn't need the die like I thought I did!

Look at how sweet she is! 

So that's my non-square card, now show me yours! Stop by the blog to get some more inspiration and join in the fun this week! And, please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge (Anything Goes with a Mo image)
Wild Orchid Crafts (Anything Goes)
Simon Says Stamps (New Something-image)

Extreme Kenny K!

Today marks my official debut as a Kenny K's Krafty Krew member! Today's challenge is everyone's favorite: Anything Goes! Any Kenny K image and any style craft and your gold! 

Our first sponsor is Kenny K downloads with the winners choice of 5 digital images!

And our second sponsor is Loves Rubber Stamps.

The prize from Laura is a stamp to the value of $10.00 from her store!

I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and make a boy's birthday card for my son's good friend. I used Extreme, one of the newer skateboarder images! They are so perfect for young boys and teens! I would have to say Kenny K images are the only images I like to use for boys as they are edgy and not cutesy like most others. So, here is my card! 

Colored with Copics and the papers are Heidi Swapp's No Limits paper pad. I embossed some paper and cut out a star, then put some eyelets through it and some twine through them. Then to balance the card out, I added some more eyelets to the top left corner. I distressed the papers and added a computer generated sentiment.

Hope you all like it and don't forget to stop by the Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge blog to see what the other fabulously talented members of Team A have created! It's Anything Goes, so there is lots of inspiration!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a Celebration over at Party Time Tuesdays!

Happy New Year, everyone! I have a new position over at Party Time Tuesdays: Co-Sponsor Coordinator!! I have been working behind the scenes for a month or so, but today is my debut! I wanted to make a card for my debut on the Party team and to go along with the theme for this weeks challenge of Celebration I created this birthday card. Our sponsor is Stampotique Originals.

The image is by Mo Manning, "Angelina's Balloons". Isn't she adorable?! I colored her up with Copics and used some Wild Orchid Craft flowers and pearls to embellish.

If you haven't joined any challenges with us before, you should stop by and check us out. We always have fantastic sponsors and usually several prizes a week up for grabs! I would love for you to join us this week in our Celebration challenge. Hope to see you at the Party!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid (Anything Goes)
Whimsy Stamps (Anything Festive)
Simon Says Stamps (Anything Goes)