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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #295 with Digital Delights

This week Design Team B at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is working with delightful images from Digital Delights using the theme For a Child.  I've chosen Farmer Mitzi because the digi reminds me of my red haired cousin who still keeps a chicken coop of chickens and has some little peeps of whom she is especially fond - her granddaughters.
The Tuesday Throwdown DT has some awesome inspiration cards to share with you this week... Monkeys, Pirates, Pam's Farmer Mitzi at sunrise has some great coloring, and there's the cutest pup on a park bench.  You really should head over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog and the DT blogs to see them all and leave my teamies some love.  We look forward to  seeing your cards For a Child and visiting you, too.

Wouldn't it be fun to win a prize from our sponsor,
Digital Delights?  
You have until Monday, 5/30 to link up your project. 


I am entering this card in....
Cutie Pie Challenge # 99 - Escape to the Country
Digi Choosday Challenge - Birthday Celebrations

Monday, May 23, 2016

More Mojo

Sometimes the best remedy for a stressful day is a bit of crafting.  Luckily, I had just enough time before starting dinner, to make a second Mojo Monday card.   Once again using a Stampers Anonymous Crazy Bird stamp, Graduation sentiment from DRS Designs, "Bravo" CTMH stamp, this card features more greens and browns, the forest colors requested in the current DRS Challenge.

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #227 - Inspired by Color
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #449 -

Crafting From The Heart Challenge #113 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #313 - Always Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - For the Boys

That's the last post for today.  But be sure to come back tomorrow for some Tuesday Throwdown Challenge inspiration.

Early Bird Mojo Monday Card

Using a combination of stamps from Taylored Expressions, DRS Designs*, CTMH, and Stampers Anonymous, papers from CTMH, punches, an ODBD die, and some CTMH shimmer trim, my Mojo Monday card is ready for posting.  

*(The Graduation sentiment is from DRS and you can find it  here.)

Think this would be suitable for my son who is receiving a Doctorate in Education?

Challenges I am entering this morning are: 
613 Avenue Create Challenge #177 - Anything Goes w/ Make Your Own Challenge twist (A2 card; Graduation; Gold)

Well, I'm happy I got my Mojo finished early.  Lots on the agenda today.  At least the sun is shining.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

One Layer Catch the Bug Card

What a craze the new adult coloring books have become!
You see them everywhere.  The variety of designs is endless.  
Today I thought I'd make a coloring page card featuring a spotlight technique.  I love all the owls.

The new digital coloring pages at Bugaboo Stamps are fabulous.  I send most of my cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids to be distributed to patients in Children's Hospitals.  I'm hoping these will be a hit with the older girls.  And, I'm hoping Bugaboo adds a few more coloring page designs to their store.
This is my entry in the current Catch the Bug May Bingo Challenge, following the top row - One layer, Bugaboo Image, Player's Choice - washi tape.
I used a La La Land stitched circle die, colored just that section with markers, and inlaid it back into the page to keep it one layer.  At the bottom I added a strip of glitter trim, washi tape and a few gems.

Here are a few more challenges I am entering:

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Puzzling Challenge at The Stamping Boutique

Challenge themes are interesting.  They seem to run in spurts.  When there is an upcoming holiday many of the challenges reflect that in their theme.  The same goes with seasons e.g. April Showers; May Flowers; June Weddings....  Then you have the technique challenges, highlighting new items in the stamping market, dies, watercolors....  It's fun to play the embellishment challenges, loading up a card with flowers, ribbon, lace, sequins, wood, metal, gems, glitter... There are the sketch challenges, color challenges, bingo, tic tac toe, sentiments.... Everyone enjoys the Anything Goes challenges.  The large number of entries proves that.  Personally, I like to be able to combine challenges, which can be a challenge itself.  
You might be wondering where I am going with all this?  
Here's the thing - 
I am totally puzzled as to why no one is entering the current challenge at The Stamping Boutique.  I figure I am sure to be the winner.  It's the second week and my card is the only entry.  And just for good measure, I made another card for their challenge.  
 The digi image is Word Search Brat Birthday Boy from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I colored the images with ProMarkers; printed a couple extra balloons, fussy cut, gave them a coat of glitter glaze and popped them.  The card is a bit larger than I usually make, but it will make doing the puzzle easier.  Plus, my friend collected a pile of unused envelopes, in great colors and sizes, from the lady changing the card display at the grocery store.  

Challenges I am entering: 
Brown Sugar Challenge #199 - Anything Goes 
Polka Doodles Challenge Week #20 - Birthday Celebrations
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday + optional  Add Dimension
Digi Choosday Challenge Weeks 20/21 - Birthday Celebrations
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Bright Colors 4 Kids


Friday, May 20, 2016

Grad card for TE Share the Joy Challenge

It's hard to believe that my friend's son just graduated from college.  This super easy card is for Chip.  

 Pre-colored digi image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.
TE Share Joy Challenge #36 - Sketch & Clean and Simple
Beccy's Place May Challenge - Anything Goes with one of Beccy's images (freebie available)
Alphabet Challenge - F for Furry Friends
Creative Corner Challenges - Clean and Simple
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #120 - Man's Best Friend 



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Special delivery

The current theme for Challenge # 266 at Die Cuttin Divas is Bike Week.  

Other than a few digi stamps, this is the only bike stamp I could remember owning.  It's colored with Pro-markers, with a touch of clear Wink of Stella on the gray part of the bike frame.  I used 3 different sizes of La La Land stitched circle dies, two are inlaid and the third is popped.  The bike and 'for you' sentiment are CTMH stamps.  The 'special delivery' stamp is from Taylored Expressions.
The bottom black border is punched and the top black and white gingham border is adhesive backed fabric ribbon. 
This card will be going in my next box for Send a Smile 4 Kids, as it is suitable for one of the older girls for any occasion.  
I thought about sending it to Carol for her birthday, but then I couldn't post before the challenge deadline without Carol seeing it.  So, I'm headed back to the craft room to make her card.  

Challenges I am entering today include:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #112 - Always Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #312 - Always Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girls May Challenge - Any Image + ribbon
I Love Promarkers Challenge #309 - Anything Goes 
Scrapy Land Challenge #402 - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge #245 - Circles

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!  We actually have sun here in Pennsylvania!