Love me some Snowmen!!

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I was soooo excited when the free image from Faith at Designed2Delight was a CUTE snowman – Catching Flakes!! I’m so glad she brought back the Free Stamp of the Month Challenge….I love her stamps. I would try out for her DT except they are crazy talented and can color her images so beautifully….so I will stick to playing along each month. Coloring is not my thing but I try. And I have fun…. which is what matters most.

So tonight I just got to play to play…no agenda… except getting it done before midnight so I can get next months stamp! Nothing like waiting till the last minute!! So here it is….

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #172 as my inspiration. Thanks for taking a peek!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Catching Flakes by Designed2Delight

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Carolees Creations – (Teal Scratch), PinkPaislee.com – (Bow & Arrow)

Inks: Tombow

Accents: stickles

Techniques: Water coloring with markers

 

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Happy Halloween! Hoot Hoot!!

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I was sooooo excited when I saw that Designed 2 Delight brought back the FREE stamp of the Month Challenge! Plus this digital stamp is super cute so I just had to play. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a chance but I decided to make time. I’m glad I did because I love how it came out.

Sketch – 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #112

CHALLENGES:

1) Designed 2 Delight September Free Stamp Challenge – Use the image provided by Oct 19th and get a free stamp in October.

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #238 – Paper Piecing

3) October Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category

4) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #113 – Anything Goes!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Owl and Pumpkins @ Design 2 Delight

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle (Morticia – Addams Family)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, buttons, twine, googly eyes

Halloween Cat

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Designed2Delight - Falloween Cat

CHALLENGES:

1) Day 181 @ 365Cards.blogspot.com – Use the sketch provided.

2) The Pink Elephant – Paper piecing. I paper pieced the cat. I printed him on grey, white, pink and green. Cut out the pieces I needed in each color and assembled them on the grey.

3) Design2Delight – Free stamp of the month challenge. Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in my digital stamps shop and play along to receive the next freebies.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Falloween Cat from Designed 2 Delight

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – BoBunny, Cardstock – Bazzill

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: black eyelets, jewel, xyron x sticker maker

Techniques: Paper piecing, eyelets

Fun in the Sun

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Fun in the Sun

When I was at the scrapbook store I saw this paper and thought it would work perfect for this image. So I had to find a sketch that would allow me to have lots of the paper showing. I printed the image a little larger then I planned but it works. My coloring is no where near some that are amazing at it but I’m getting better and I’m happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking. The purple and brown is WAY different combo for me but I think it works to bring the colors out of the image. This card was inspired by Sketch 74 @ 365 Cards.

CHALLENGES:

1) Designed 2 Delight – Anything Designed 2 Delight!! I haven’t had a chance to play in a long time but I got this free stamp awhile back and have wanted to play with it. So I figured this would be the perfect time with their challenge to use any of their stamps. The next challenge will be a free stamp and if you keep playing every week you keep getting FREE stamps!

2) For Fun Challenge – Aahh the Sun of it All!!  This week our challenge is about Sand/beach- Show us the fun of summer by showing us the sand/beach.

3) Paper Playtime – Ch# 51 – Digi or Stamped Summer Creation.

4) The Pink Elephant – Challenge 109:  This week is a “Fun in the Sun” theme Challenge!!  We can’t wait to see all your FUN summertime inspired creations!!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Flip Flops by Designed2Delight

Papers/Cardstock: Patterned Paper – Creative Imaginations, Bazzill Cardstock

Inks/Markers: Tombow: blue (452, 515), brown (992), purple (603, 636), orange (925)

Accents/Tools: Coluzzle circle cutter

Techniques: Water coloring with markers

Bucket of flowers

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Design2Delight and Clear Dollar Stamps

CHALLENGES:

1) Design2Delight – Free Stamp of the month Challenge – Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this week with Design2Delight and you will get a new freebie next week via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in her digital stamps shop and play along to receive the next freebies.

I paper pieced part of this. I printed the digital stamp out on the turquoise polka dot paper and cut it out. Then printed the image on watercolor paper as the base of my paper piecing. I painted several flowers till I was able to cut out the ones to pop dot them over the original stamp. I love how this turned out and has paper and water coloring elements.

2) GAB Challenge #14 – Use the color combo below. It says Turquoise and that is what I used but I have such a hard time with this color because I tend to go more blue then green. But the name of the paper had turquoise in it!

I didn’t have that exact green for my leaves and grass but I tried to mix different greens together. Hope it counts!

3) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff – Challenge #8 Special Lady – Make anything you want with a Special Lady in mind. This could be a Mother’s day card, a gift for a special lady in your life,

a layout that reminds you of someone you’ve lost – its up to you, just make sure its for a Special Lady!
– I will end up giving this card to a friend or selling it so someone else can give it to a special lady in their life!
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned Paper for bucket -American Crafts – Heat wave “Kahuna Kiwi”
Digital Image – Designed2Delight – Pail of Flowers
Markers – Tombow (pink 725, green 098 and 177)
Sentiment – Clear Dollar Stamps -CDSLWNewButterfly Digital Stamp
black brads and Ribbon – misc from stash
Scalloped square dies –  Nestabilites® (I traced around it)

Designed2Delight – Bullfrog and Butterflies

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Designed2Delight @ Delightful Inspiration

CHALLENGES:

1) Designed2Delight –

This week’s new image is “Bullfrogs and Butterflies”.
(The whole set!!)
  1. Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo.
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to Designed2Delight Digital Stamps. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Thursday, April 29th, at 11:59pm EST.
Well, three months ago I didn’t even know what a digital stamp was! But now I play with them weekly so this was an easy challenge for me. I got it done the day the challenge was posted but was hoping to get another one done but that didn’t happen (I like to push myself and do different cards for each challenge….the goal of a challenge  is to inspire you and help you get more crafty things done….well, that is my take anyway.)
The two big flowers, blue butterfly and bullfrog are all pop dotted to give it some dimension. Thanks for looking.
SUPPLIES:
Design inspiration – PaperCrafts – Color Inspiration magazine -Pg 15 Designer: Lea Lawson (Damask Just Because)
Markers – Marvy LePlumeII (No. 83 butterscotch, No. 96 jungle green, No. 5 yellow, No. 46 Crimson lake). Tombo (#177, #443)
Patterned Paper – Echo Park – Merry Go Round
Cardstock – Bazzill
Buttons – from stash
Raffia – off a package I received a couple years ago
Punch – EK success (bracket)

Giraffe – Happy Birthday to you!

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Inside: May all your dreams reach the sky! Happy Birthday

CHALLENGES:
Well, it ends up not being for any challenge cause I’m a day late! I don’t know why it always happens with the challenge on Card Ideas from the Designed2Delight Designers.

But the challenge was to make a card for a man/boy. This is a birthday card for a male friend of ours that turns 23 tomorrow. He is like 6’7″ so when I saw this giraffe image I thought of him!

SUPPLIES:

Markers – Tombow

Sentiment – printed on computer

Giraffe Stamp – Designed2Delight (Laughing Giraffe too)

Cardstock – Bazzill

Brads – Misc from stash

Patterned Paper – Die Cuts with a View (Safari Chic Collection)

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