Wednesday, October 18, 2017

People or Animals?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to choose your favorite image to work with,  people or animals.  Use either a person or an animal on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:
Prize - 3 images

I've mixed it up this week and made some tiny tags using My Favorite Things Bitty Bears -



  We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  Remember there's a great prize up for grabs.  Be sure to take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps - MFT Bitty Bears 
Paper:  scraps from stash
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  MFT stitched tiny tags and snowflakes dies
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT #438 - Christmas


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a Christmas project.  It's time to build up that Christmas card stash some more. 

Our Sponsors this week are -

Prize - 2 digital stamps

Prize - 3 digital stamps

Here's my card using Christmas Angel provided by our wonderful sponsor, Paper Nest Dolls -


Please consider joining us at the CRAFT Challenge blog by taking a look at what the DT has to show you and then linking up your own creation!  You could be one of our lucky winners.

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image: Paper Nest Dolls Christmas Angel
Paper:  from stash, Neenah Solar White 
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Shape Up!



Gosh, here we are mid October...I'm finding that almost unbelievable. None the less, it's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and I'm asking you to Shape Up. Don't worry, I don't like to sweat and exercise is not on the agenda. What this does mean is we want to see your cards in any shape but a square or a rectangle. Here's my card -


I can't wait to see what you link up, there are so many wonderful shapes to create. If it's inspiration you need, visit the Girlfriends for there take on this challenge. Be sure to check back next week, I'll share my stand out picks! 

I'm going to be entering this in Gerda Steiners monthly progressive challenge.  Love this cute little image.  For more information, check it out here.
Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Gerda Steiner 
Paper:  DCWV Autumn Medley
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  GoKreate XL die, Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Square, colored jute from Target, ribbon from stash
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas October Blog Hop!


I'm so happy to welcome you to The Cat’s Pajamas October Release Hop! We’ve had a bunch of fun showing off the new stamps and CutUps Dies that are now available in the store! It's also TCP Tuesday reminder week.



Today the whole team is going to show off a few more designs that show a little sparkle, and I get to be the top of the lineup.

I chose to use the Card in a Box Cutable to create a snowy scene featuring We Three Snowmen and a sentiment from Reindeer Games -




I die cut a bunch of snowflakes using Snowflake Lace Paper and Double Snowflakes CutUps.  The sparkle doesn't show much, be the snowflakes were all cut from glitter paper.

I'm going to be sending you off the see what wonderful creation Deborah has made.  In case you need it, here’s the whole Hop Lineup -

Brenda (you are here)
Deborah 
Michele 
Nancy 
Wendy 
Jessie  
Lynn Collins 
Julie  
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas 

Thanks so much for hopping by.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Release Day


It's time for the Sasayaki mid October release and I think you are going to love the new images.  I loved using image 119,  Witch Frog image for my card -


To check out all the fun images head on over to the Sasayaki Blog or Facebook Group.

Thanks so much for checking in today. I hope you have a great week ahead!

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles - Thank You

Good morning friends! It's time for another monthly challenge and we would love for you to play along with us over at Whimsie Doodles!

As for October's challenge, our theme is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Give Thanks

Here's what I came up with using Pie Lizzy from the People section -


Now it's your turn and we can wait to see what you create. 

There will be one winner drawn at random from all eligible entries. If the winning entry has followed the 'Anything Goes' theme the prize will be THREE standard Whimsie Doodles images of their choice. However, if the winning entry has followed the twist the prize is FIVE standard Whimsie Doodles images! 

Please make sure you take a look at the Monthly Challenge Details for all the specifics before you link up!

You have until November 13th, 2017 to join in for your chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by - we hope you'll join us!

Aloha,
Brenda


Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek!

We are sneaking you peeks from the October release at The Cat's Pajamas this week.  October 17th is release day, so mark your calendars.  Nancy, Michelle, Lynn and Wendy have already shared their peeks with you.  Today it's my turn and I've got lots for you to look at.

We have 4 new stamp sets (so cute) and 3 new CutUps (wonderfully versatile) to share.  My first 2 cards feature the fabulously funny Fat Cat Christmas stamp set -






The next card features  Reindeer Games, you are going to love the sentiments -





Here's a look at the Christmas Dreams stamp set with Holiday Window Duos CutUps peeking out from behind -





The last 2 cards feature the other 2 Cutups, Presents and Rudolph and a beautiful sentiment from Christmas Dreams -





OK, that's it, except for the fact that you have a chance to win a $10 TCP voucher by leaving a comment here or on Instagram (brendanh50).  Thanks for peeking!



Aloha,
Brenda




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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CRAFT Challenge #437


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us 

Our Sponsor this week is -

Prize - 1 bundle of choice

First of all, I love Melonheadz.  I used pre-colored Kiddlets Monsters they provided for this card.  I had a bunch of fun pulling papers brightly colored papers to use on this card.  I knew I wanted to use one of my favorite dies from GoCreate as the fun base of my card and here's how it all turned out -


Grab yourself some papers and an image and create a unique shape to enter for a chance to win a Melonheadz bundle of your own.  If it's inspiration you need, head on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog.  I happen to know the DT has rocked this challenge with several wonderful unique shapes.  

Thanks for dropping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Melonheadz pre-colored Kiddlets Monster
Sentiment:  hand lettered
Paper:  digital paper - Carta Bella haunted, scraps from stash
Accessories:  Sizzix scalloped circle die, Kennedy Grace sequins Autumn Blessings

Leftovers


Janice is our hostess this week.  I think she has a brilliant challenge for us this time.  She wants us to use our "leftovers" to make a creation.  Knowing that October 9 is Thanksgiving in Canada, it might be a bit confusing, but I'm pretty sure she wants us to use our crafty leftovers not the foodie leftovers😄.  The other way you can enter is to use a card you have previously made and not posted.  Surely you've got this challenge covered.

Here is what I came up with -


Since I was privy to this challenge awhile back, I used leftovers from when I made this card.  I got a bit carried away with stamping and coloring these sweet roses because I even had enough left over to do a planner page too.

I'm looking forward to seeing how you use your leftovers.  To check out the makes from the Girlfriends be sure to visit the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies-
Stamps:  Altenew Bamboo Rose
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy, scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Lovely Loop Edger die, Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Hero Arts white embossing powder
Coloring medium: watercolor

Monday, October 9, 2017

Inspired by Sunflowers

Hi friends!  I'm here with my first post as a Kennedy Grace Designs designer.  What do you think of the gorgeous mood board we've been sharing with you?  I love the cool, crisp weather and the beautiful show that nature puts on during this season.


Though my home is in Hawaii now, I grew up in Kansas and had to take the sunflower and the gorgeous colors as my inspiration. 


I used Beautiful Blooms - Sunflower for my feature image.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper with my MISTI using Smokey Grey VersaFine ink and the heat embossed it with clear powder.    I used Koi watercolors to color the image and ended up fussy cutting them both.  The lovely sentiment is from the set, it was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I stamped the sentiment on a panel with distress ink on the edges.  I added a few sequins, from the Autumn Blessings mix which you may have noticed in the new release.  

I'm hoping you will find some inspiration from the mood board and that you will share your creations with us over on the Kennedy Grace Designs Facebook page.  Have a great week!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles - She Has Wings


Hi friends!  I wanted to share a card I made with this sweet little Whimsie Doodles image.  She is called 'She Has Wings' and can be found in the People Digi section.  She is just too cute and was such fun to color up.


I also want to remind you there are still a couple of days until the September challenge closes.  You can find all of the details here on the Whimsie Doodles blog

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sketch Saturday #484



We have a great sketch for you over at Sketch Saturday this week.  We also have a great sponsor -



Here's the sketch by Louise -


Here's my card featurings Baby Sea Creature from our wonderful sponsor -


It's the time of year when time tends to speed up even more, but I hope you'll be able to find some time to play along with us this week.  If it's more inspiration you need, head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog and take a look at my wonderful teamies creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ribbon or Flowers?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share you favorite.  Pick your favorite, a flower or some ribbon, use it on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:


Here is my tag which uses my favorite, ribbon -


I have loved ribbon for a very long time.  I love the color, the texture, the fun and/or the elegance it can add to a project.  I am really loving shabby ribbon right now that I have created by blasting organza with just a little hit from my heat gun. it's so fun to see how it turns out.  Honestly, I love flowers too but I find them a bit more challenging to work with.

So, what do you think the AYLI girls will pick.  How about joining us over on the blog to find out and then share with use which you prefer and why!  Here's the link - AYLI blog.

Thanks for stopping by, let's all do something today to bring light to replace the darkness of the past few weeks.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamp - Kennedy Grace Creations Inspirational Verses
Paper:  Neenah 
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  ICraft deco foil, Tim Holtz stencil, Kennedy Grace Creations Chantilly Lace sequins, generic organza ribbon, Simon Says Large Tags

CRAFT Challenge #437


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a creation inspired by the picture below.


Our Sponsor this week is -


Here's my creation inspired by the trees and the wonderful woodland creatures that must be living on those gorgeous mountains -
I hope you will be joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge.  Remember, the DT call is still open, we are looking for a couple more creative, supportive people to join our little band of card makers.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies -
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Woodland Winter
Paper:  Canson watercolor paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Simon Says birch tree window die, Frantage shaved ice, SU! sequin mix, Recollections chunky glitter
Coloring medium:  Distress Inks