Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leaf it to Me



   Happy Wednesday!  It's Kate's turn this week and she is saying "leaf it to me".  In LRW speak, that means she wants us to use leaves on your creations this week.  

Oh, which way do you go for this one.  Some places, the beautiful Fall leaves are beginning to show themselves which sounds like fun...but I happened to have this funky little Vera Lane Studios Hula Girl already colored up (30 day coloring challenge is going on and I think I have colored every day in one medium or another!) and it fits, right?  She's wearing a ti leaf skirt, there are palm leaves embossed and the fresh pineapple still has it's leaf crown.  Here she is, hope you like her -


So, I guess I will leaf it up to you (had to say that and the other GF probably will too😉.  You need go stop by the Little Red Wagon and follow their links to see if I am right.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall or Winter Holiday for TCP Tuesday


Just a reminder you can still join us in The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Fall or Winter Holiday.  For all the juicy details click here.  You don't have to use a TCP image, but we would love to see what you can do with them!

I'm really getting into Christmas mode.  Here's my card using Ornaments and Season's Greeting CutUps and the small "splatters" are from Watercolor Basics (can you tell I LOVE this set?).  I'm sorry, these pics were really hard to get because of all the beautiful metallic shine -



Come join us for a chance to win a $50 cat cash voucher! For more inspiration, take a look at what JulieNancyMichele and Alma have made.  Can't wait to see your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sasayaki Glitter Inspiration

Hi friends!  It's Brenda with another card for you using a very sweet Sasayaki Glitter image, Birthday Roo.


This image is just so perfect for a little one's birthday!  Just loved coloring it up it up.  You can find this cutie in the Etsy store here along with all the other wonderful SG images.

I appreciate you popping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Frantic Stamper Modern Cardinal Plus

I have a couple more cards to share using the newest Frantic Stamper stamps and dies.  My first card is another triangle-fold card (my rough tutorial) using Modern Cardinals and the Starry Night background stamp - 


I used Starry Night with Brutus Monroe's Gilded embossing powder on top of design paper.  The tag was created with Stitched Rounded Squares.  The smaller cardinal was used from the set was used and believe it or not, the "branch" was created using the Large Staghorn Coral die from an earlier release.  

My next card features Large Peeking Reindeer and of course he needed the red nose, right?  Here what turned out -


I did a modification of the inlaid die technique by cutting squares and laying Rudy right in the middle.  I backed my white cardstock with a patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs which also served to leave a clean background for the inside of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Triangle Trees stamp set and another easy card. I like making flat cards to post, just so much easier and cost 
efficient.

 

You know the drill for more inspiration.  Here are the links to the Facebook page and the Frantic Stamper blog if you care to see more. 

I'm so grateful for your visits, thanks!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Frantic Stamper

Happy weekend everyone!  I am going to share a couple of cards I made with dies from the latest Frantic Stamper release - Christmas is Here.  The first card was made with Sweet Holly Penguin and Mix and Match Merry Christmas from a previous release -


For this card I did the inlaid die technique for Merry Christmas and cut an extra holly to add a bit more decoration.  Loved making this sweet card!

My second card features Star on a String.  I love, love, love this simple yet elegant die.  The sentiment is from the Triangle Trees clear set and the holly is from Sweet Holly Penguin -


This is another card made fast and easy by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment.  I put a few Stickles dots for holly berries and did the inlaid die technique to hand the stars.

Here are the links to the Facebook page and the Frantic Stamper blog if you care to see more.  I also want to put in my personal two cents about the folks at Frantic Stamper.  I don't remember all the details at this point partly because my order was placed and filled at dizzying speed.  I want to say I got my order on Wednesday after I placed it on a Sunday which is almost unheard of to Hawaii.  To top it all off, they are so sweet.  Suffice it to say, I will be placing more orders to them because of their superior customer service.

OK, that's it.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Release


It's time for a new release over at Sasayaki Glitter!  What a great way to start a weekend!  Here my card featuring Birthday Buns -


I just LOVE this little wide eyed bunnies.  So much fun to color!  For a look at the entire release, head over to the Sasayaki Glitter blog.  If you would like to head to the shop click here and for the Facebook page, take this way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles Challenge


It's Whimsie Doodles Challenge time!  We are all back after a great summer, raring to share some of the darling digis over in the Whimsie Doodles store.  

Our September challenge theme is Anything goes with an Optional Twist of Let's Dress Up.  We would love for you to join use in using the twist and some of the Doodlicious Digis, but it's totally up to you.  As fas as "dress up" goes, that could mean "dress up" as in Halloween or as in wearing your best clothes.


I had fun coloring up Frankie and Frankie's Girlfriend (found under Holiday/Events) with Prismacolor Pencils, which is still fairly new for me and I used some gorgeous sparkley Nuvo Glimmer paste with a Tim Holtz stencil to create the background.  For more inspiration take a look at Kel and Joy's creations here.

I hope you'll have time to join us this month.  For all the detail on the challenge including prize information follow the link above to the Whimsie Doodles blog.

As always, pray you are enjoying your craft!

Aloha,
Brenda