Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sweet Holly Snowman

Today is my last post as a Frantic Stamper guest designer😞.  I have had such fun creating with these wonderful stamps and dies.  I'm even more impressed with the great designs and quality of their products and customer service.  

I have one more card featuring Sweet Holly Snowman supported by Star on a String -


I used the upside down Stitched Waves again for the snow and the fun sentiment is from Triangle Trees clear stamp set.  

I want you to stay tuned to the Facebook page to check out the October release.  I've taken a peek and I know you are going to find something you can't live without.

Thanks for your visits.

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, September 29, 2017

Kennedy Grace Designs Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!





Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store!


Here is the card I've created for you -



For this card I did a little reverse "smooshing". I started by laying down a little distress ink and then "smooshed" water into the distress in using a small piece of acetate. I dried the watercolor paper between colors to prevent muddying of the colors. Then I added this wonderful hope filled sentiment from Inspirational Verses. The fabulous sequins are from the new Unicorn mix.



We will be giving away a prize package to one lucky winner.



All you have to do is join us for the hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the Stamps and Sequins from our September release.


Your next stop is the lovely and talented:


Just in case you miss someone along the way I have included the entire hop for you!



Thank you for stopping by today! 


Texting Abby


I want to share a card featuring the darling Texting Abby from Whimsie Doodles Designs -


You can find her in the What's New section in the Whimsie Doodles store.  I thought this paper was absolutely perfect for her.  

I'm hoping you'll be able to find some time to enter our current challenge, Let's Dress Up.  For information check the challenge page here

Have a great day!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Out of This World with CRAFT Challenge


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making an Out of this World creation.  

Our Sponsor this week is -


I made several of these distress ink galaxy backgrounds a few weeks ago.   I took one and added these little Space Cadets who are taking an out of this world space walk.  Take a look for yourself -


In real life, it has a nice subtle shine.


Be sure to check out my teamies cards for more out of this work inspiration at the CRAFT Challenge blog.

Thanks so much for check in!

OH! I almost forgot to mention the DT call at CRAFT Challenge -


This is a real no stress, easy going team.  Jo keeps everything well organized.  If you've ever thought of joining a team, why not throw your hat in the ring?


Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Whimsie Doodles Space Cadets
Sentiment and Space Ship:  The Cat's Pajamas
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy
Ink:  Distress Ink, Color Box white ink
Accessories:  Stampendous chunky embossing powder
Coloring medium:  Copic markers, sparkle pens

Heart and Home at LRW



Hey there everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and Sandy it in charge this week.  She wants us to create and include a heart and a home on it.

This week, I went to my LRW and pulled out a couple of dies I had yet to play with and this is what I came up with -


I am looking forward to seeing everyones take on this challenge.  The Girlfriends will definitely be up for the challenge, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll be joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies: 
Sentiment:  Papertray Ink Love Lives Here: Holiday
Paper:  Bazzill
Ink:  SU! Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Mama Elephant Framed Tags Madison Square and Home Collections Creative Cuts

Monday, September 25, 2017

Frantic Stamper Christmas Goodie Holder


My time as a guest designer for Frantic Stamper is beginning to grow short 😞.  I have a couple more creations for you today using stamps and dies from the Frantic Stamper September release.  The first card features Large Modern Cardinal and Star on a String.  The wreath was made using Large Staghorn Coral and the little sprig of holley is from Sweet Holly Snowman, I'm telling you, these dies are so versatile.  Other products used are Triangle Trees stamp set and Fishtail labels.

Here ya go -



This is a little matchbook type holder that would be great for giving a little something to friends or family.  This one holds a small package of candies but, you could also use it as a gift card holder.  


The Frantic Stamper Belly Band die gives it that festive look while holding things together.  The belly band was embellished with holly from Sweet Holly Snowman and a sentiment from Triangle Trees stamp set.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your week is full of blessings!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sweet Holly Snowman


I have another card for you today using Sweet Holly Snowman and the Starry Night background stamp from Frantic Stamper's September release.  Other FS dies used here are Stitched Rounded Squares and Merry Christmas.  As you will be able to tell, I couldn't stop making card/tags with this sweet little snowman.  This time I made him a shaker -


This background was created with Distress Oxide inks and I stamped the blended background with water to get this soft starry effect.  I added a bit of "snow" in the form of embossing powder.  So fun to make!

Thanks for looking today. 

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sketch Saturday


Saturday means a new Sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I think you are going to really like this one.  Joining us this week will give you the opportunity to win a $10 Gift Card from our generous sponsor, Fred She Said.  I didn't realize it until I started clicking around, they have all sorts of goodies including digital cutting files.  Be sure to check them out.

So here's the sketch for this week -


and here's my card featuring a cute digi provided by Fred She Said, Little Fat Santa -



I hope you'll have a chance to join us the week.  Have a great weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Frantic Stamper - Sweet Holly Snowman

HAPPY FRIDAY ( at least here in the US)!!!  I am sooooo happy to be sharing a sweet little tag I made with Sweet Holly Snowman for the September Frantic Stamper Release.  I love this sweet little guy, maybe even more that the Sweet Holly Penguin.  

Here's a little tag I made with him in the spotlight -


The background is stamped with Starry Night background stamp, also from this release.  The snow was created by using Stitched Waves and the banner is one of my all time favs, Double Fishtail Labels

Thanks for taking a peek, I do so appreciate your visits and your comments.  Remember there's plenty more to see on Facebook or over at the Frantic Stamper store!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's Your Favorite Paper Pad?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share with us which is your favorite Paper Pad.  Use the paper on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

My favorite paper pads are usually Doodlebug Designs.  The have such cute seasonal papers available and they always use such bright cheery colors.  Here my card using my favorite Halloween pad, October 31 -



We would love for you to join us this week at the AYLI blog.  And I happen to know the DT has some GORGEOUS makes for you to see.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  MFT Witch Way is the Candy?
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs October 31
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Tim Holtz embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings Twine
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT Challenge 434


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making your choice of an Autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving card. 

Our Sponsor this week is -


I chose to go with Halloween because I have this darling set I got on sale.  It was begging to be inked up.  Here's my card using Taylored Expressions Tag-a-long Halloween -


This was background was made with distress inks and Frantage Embossing powder.  Looks kinda like a starry night, where all sorts of interesting things could happen.

I wonder which card you will choose to create.  For plenty of inspiration and a chance to enter and win, head over to the CRAFT Challenge blog.  All the details are available there.

I also want to remind you we have a DT call going on.  This is a fun, no pressure team to work with.  Jo, our fearless leader, is very organized, which allows you to work ahead if you are of the mind.  There is some flexibility in the images you use for the challenges, the main thing is that you have fun!

Aloha,
Brenda
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Busy September!

Wow, lots going on out in Blogland this month!  The 30 Day Color Challenge has been going on with Kathy Racoosin, last week the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop started and I've decided to try jumping in the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge again.

I am happy to say I have been keeping up with my daily coloring since the challenge began.  Some nights it's only for a few minutes and much of the coloring hasn't been made it to cards yet, but it'll get there.  I did this little Gerda Stiner guy the other day and took the liberty of drawing a handle on his bowl so I could join in on the fun at FCLBH - 


The papers used are from Doodlebug Designs Fall Friends.  I used the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas set, Big Cups and the wreath is a TCP CutUps, Grapevine Wreath.

With September whizzing by I need to get this post up before I miss out on all the fun!

Aloha,
Brenda

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CRAFT Challenge #433


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making a Christmas project.

Our Sponsor this week is -


Here's my creation using the delightful Snowy, Slippy and Furry provided by our wonderful sponsor -


I hope you'll join use this week over at CRAFT Challenge blog.  It's a wonderful way to add to your Christmas card stash.  If it's inspiration you need, be sure to check out the wonderfulness the DT has created this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Digital Delights Snowy, Slippy and Furry
Sentiment:  The Cat's Pajamas Build Your Own Snowman
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frames
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Frantic Stamper Sweet Holly Penguin

Hi all!  I have another card to share using the fab dies from the Frantic Stamper August release.  This card features Sweet Holly Penguin and Starry Night background stamp, Modern Happy is from a previous release -


This made a super sweet shaker, so fun to share for the holidays.  For more great makes using this die and all the others from this release you can head over to the Frantic Stamper Facebook page and join in on all the fun!

 

Thanks for checking in!

Aloha,
Brenda