Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Add a Charm!


So glad you are checking out our CRAFT Challenge #309, Add a Charm.  Our wonderful sponsors this week are:




AND


For this challenge I'm using Bugaboo's Flower Vase - Ladybug Vase.  This was such a fun image to color and I teamed it up with my favorites polka dots and gingham.


For more information and inspiration, check out the CRAFT Challenge blog here.  My teamies have absolutely knocked this one out of the park!  Check our their creations and post your own for a chance to win.

Look forward to seeing your fab creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS: I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Dots

Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Ladybug Flower Vase
Paper:  Neenah cardstock, DCWV gingham and cardstock, Pebbles Basics  polka dot
Charm:  KI metal charms
Misc:  Copic Markers, Creative Impressions Ribbon

Yeehaw!

Hi all, I hope you are having a great week!  I am actually off this week, running around with my daughter who is home for the summer.

I had some fun yesterday coloring up these cute little farm critters from Digistamp Boutique.  I decided to create a little barn by putting a "roof" on an center step card I cut with my SU! cutter.  I used the wood grain die to cut the "boards" to make the barn with.  I distressed it a little with white distress stain.


These little images were so much fun to color.  I want to enter this card in the Digistamp Boutique monthly competition.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comments.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Images:  Digistamp Boutique, Cute Farm Animals
Sentiment:  hand lettered
Paper:  Neenah cardstock, Bazzill and DCWV cardstock
Accessories:  MFT Blueprints 17, SU! scalloped border punch, Distress stain picket fence

Monday, April 27, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday-Duos!



Today, our hostess is Deneen, and the challenge theme is Duo.  When you start thinking about Duo, it can have tons of possibilities.  Right off the bat I think of dynamic duo, it could be the duo of black and white or open and shut...I'm sure you have ideas of your own and we can't wait to see them.

Our sponsor for this week is:


I thought this image, Love My Sister, was a perfect example of a duo, and so cute! 



Head on over to the TTT Challenge here and link up your Duo ideas.  You're going to love the DT creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish - Easel Cards
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs - Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle - Easel Card

Supplies:
Image: All Dressed Up Love My Sister
Paper: Neenah Cardstock, SUP! Print Pack, Scraps from stash
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Sizzix dies, Twine from stash, Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Make Your Own at the CRAFT Challenge #308


Hi!  Hope the week is treating you well and that you have time to join in this weeks CRAFT Challenge - Make Your Own.  Our sponsors this week are:


And


My image this week is from Sweet 'N Sassy.  This is Spot the dog and I made my own buttons to match the background paper.  To make these buttons, I just stamped some dots on kraft cardstock,  punched circles (4), glued them together and used a paper piercer to poke the button holes.  I then coated the "button" with glossy accents and let them dry.  I had to go back to pierce the button holes again after the glossy accents were dry.  I will definitely be making more "buttons" in the future.  I'm sure I was inspired by someone else, just not sure who to give the credit to.  



For more information about this weeks challenge and more inspiration from the design team head on over to the CRAFT Challenge Blog.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Design Challenge - Faux Techniques (faux button)
Dream Valley Challenges - Kraft

Supplies:
Image:  Sweet 'N Sassy Spot the Dog
Stamp:  Sentiment ???
Paper:  Neenah Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock, Basic Grey Hey You DP
Miscellaneous:  Coats and Clark crochet thread

Monday, April 20, 2015

For the Birthday Girl!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of all the things you enjoy!  It was beautiful here, we have several different orchids that are blooming right now.  Will post a picture at the end.



I got a few new Tiddly Inks digis this weekend, actually kinda went overboard, but they are so CUTE.   This little Tiddly Inks Birthday Girl was a slam dunk for me, I loved her.  I have a ton of birthdays this month, so I put her right to work.  I colored her with Copic markers. The papers are more of my "vintage" stash.  Not sure who made it but, moving it out and it feels so good.  The roses were made from Bazzill cardstock and the new Tim Holtz rolled flowers wafer dies.  I really like how easy they are to put together. The sentiment stamp is from the Verve set, Doodled Expressions.


I would like to enter this card in:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Springs In (Spring colors)
Use Your Stuff Challenge - ATG
Woopsi Daisy Challenge - Throw On the Flowers

Here are our orchids.  The first one has opened up even more.

     

Thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate your visits.

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Tiddly Inks Birthday Girl
Stamps:  Verve Doodled Expressions
Paper:  Neenah Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock, "Vintage" DP from stash
Accessories:  Copic Markers, McGill leaf punch, Sizzix rolled flower thinlets, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and Scalloped Borders, Stickles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CRAFT Challenge 307 - Christmas


At the rate this year is moving along, it will be Christmas before ya know it.  Perfect segway into our CRAFT Challenge this week, which is Christmas.

Our Sponsors this week are:

Prize is $10.00 gift certificate.

And


Prize is $10.00 voucher.




The image I used this week is from Stitchy Bear and appropriately enough is called Surfing' Santa.  I have to say I am partial to this guy since my hubby is an avid surfer.  I made a watercolor  background and cut the wave on my Silhouette.  

If you did't come from the CRAFT blog, head on over for inspiration and more information about this weeks challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS  I would like to enter this card in Simon Monday Challenge - In the Middle (Santa is)

Supplies:
Image: Stitchy Bear Surfin' Santa
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas sentiment
Paper:  Neenah cardstock, SU! Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack, Strathmore watercolor paper
Accessories:  Koi Watercolors, Copic Markers, SU! baker's twine, Stickles, Sizzix tag die (altered)




Flutterbys

I hope y'all are in the middle of a great week!  I am very happy to say my MISTI arrived today.  This is amazing since I ordered it on Sunday.  Usually shipping to the middle of the Pacific Ocean takes longer than most other places.  I took it for a quick test drive and have to say I am very impressed!  I stamped over the same image 4 times and it remained crisp and clean.  I even took the stamped paper out, showed my hubs and stamped a 5th time with a perfect image.   Typical guy, impressed by how well the new tool works, wonders how it can do that.

Enough about MISTI.  The real reason for this post is to show this card:


and another version


This is one of my new Altenew sets, Painted Butterflies.  It is another multistep stamp set.  These cards went together very quickly.  I can't wait to try these images again using the MISTI.  By the way, I made the enamel dots from Perler beads inspired by this House of Cards blog post.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
The House of Cards:  
To add a butterfly or use these colors

Thanks for taking the time to stop and look.

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Card 1
Stamps:  Altenew Painted Butterflies, Stamps by Judith Dots
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Home made enamel dots, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Die and sequins

Card 2
Stamps:  Altenew Painted Butterflies, Stamps by Judith Dots
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy
Ink:  SU! Sky Blue, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Home made enamel dots, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Die

Monday, April 13, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge-Three of...

Hi everyone!  Hope your week is going well.  

We want to introduce you to a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!    This week Samantha is hostessing and we would like you to use 3 of something on your creation.  This leaves things wide open, right?  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. 
  
Our Sponsor is:
With an awesome prize:


 I made a card with 3 vintage roses.  Love this set from Altenew (one of my new favorite stamp companies!).  This is a multistep stamp set called Vintage Roses.  I actually used the "stamping off " method and only used 2 colors of ink for the flowers.  I think that would be my tip for this week.  I was surprised at all the variations of color this provided without a lot of $$$.




I haven't done a grungy card for awhile so I got out my beloved kraft cardstock, distress inks and vintage sheet music and put this together.  I added a few SU! pearls and a SU! sentiment to finish this card off.  Unfortunately, I will be using it as a sympathy card for a dear friend.

If you didn't come here from the blog, you're going to want to head here to check out what my teamies have created, such a bunch of talented women!  You can also find further details about the challenges and how to become a guest designer.

Thanks for stopping in.  I love that you take the time to look.  

Aloha,
Brenda


Sunday, April 12, 2015

You're My Type of Chick

I am a chicken person, not sure why, but always have been.  As a child I was fascinated by a chicken butter/candy dish my grandmother had and it just grew from there.  Now that you've heard my confession, it won't come as a surprise when you see my card for the ADFD Challenge - Anything Goes.


I used the new Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut the chicken wire design in kraft cardstock that was distressed with DI.  I loved that I found this sentiment in an older MFT set, Own Your Own Story.  All the DP is scraps (yea!). I colored her with Copics.

Other challenges I would like to enter:

I hope you have a great week ahead.  Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha, 
Brenda

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Craft 306-White Out


That's right, it's time for the next CRAFT Challenge. This week we want you to keep all but your image white.




Our sponsors for this weeks challenge are:

and 


Here's my card using Spyder's Other Corner's Merry Christmas Owl.  I turned him into a bluebird for my purposes and put him on front of a shaker card.  This card was inspired by a True Stamp online workshop I recently "attended".  


As usual, we would love if you join us this week.  Be sure to pop by the blog for peeks at the DT makes and to get all the details.  Look forward to seeing what you do with white.

I would also like to enter:


ABC Christmas Challenge-G is for Glitter
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Feature a Creature

Thanks for dropping by!
Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Spyder's Other Corner Merry Christmas Owl
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy
Accessories:  Sequins from SU! and The Sequined Bunny, Mama Elephant Tags A Lot Dies, Sizzix Hello Life Die, Ribbon from stash

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ADFD + Glitter = Yummy

I love the images at A Day For Daisies.  What's even better is their current challenge is to use sequins, which are presently my favorite accessory!  As if all that isn't good enough, this image was the freebie offered on their blog.  This is the card I came up with, such a sweet little image.  I purchased a couple of the new chicken digis, can't wait to get them colored up.


Loved making this card!

Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  ADFD Bunny Ears
Stamps:  Verve Sentiment from Wings of Love
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Neenah Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Copic Markers, Washi Tape, MFT Dienamics Pierced Circle Dies, Spellbinders Circle dies 






Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CRAFT 305: Inspired By a Picture

This week our Craft Challenge Team wants to see how this lovely Spring Flower photo inspires you.  


Our sponsors this week are:

The prize is winners choice of 3 digital stamps from their shop

And

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Sweet Pea Store for any digital products.


My card was made using a Sweet Pea Digi called Bella Sending You Smiles by Connie Fong.  Bella did make me smile, she's so cute!


We would love to have you play along.  Can't wait to see your inspired creations.  Be sure to head to the blog to see my teamies wonderful creations.

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Sweet Pea Stamps Bella Sending You Smiles
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamps Best Mom Ever
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV Vellum and cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Pretty Pink Posh Tag Die, paperclip, 
Ribbon, Couture Creations Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder