Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter's Wizard Shy

Can you believe the month of August is half over?  That means only about 4 1/2 months until Christmas, but more importantly it means you still have time to join us at the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog.  This month we are looking for Male Projects.  

Here's my take on the challenge using Wizard Shy #115 -


You can find all the information on the blog as well as more inspiration from the Glitter Girls over there.  The prize is 3 Sasayaki Glitter images from the Sasayaki Glitter shop.  We hope to see your entries!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Black, White and ?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite.  Use your favorite combination of black, white and one other color on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:


Here is my card, using black, white and patina embossing powder -


I love black and white along with many colors, so this is another hard one. I went with a patina color (mainly because I really wanted to use this new embossing powder). I love the way it works with the black and white!

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and 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

Polka Dot Pals Nash

It's time for a little Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration.  This week I had the pleasure of coloring up Polka Dot Pals Nash, isn't he just too cool?  You can find him in the store here.


Taking a look at this cute digi was inspiration enough for me.  He was such fun to color!  I used Copic markers, a few Nuvo Crystal Drops were added as well as the "You Rock" sentiment.  We sure hope to see you over on the challenge blog!  You still have plenty of time to play along for a chance to win!

Aloha,
Brenda

Lions and Tigers and Bears!

Hi friends!  It's time for another Little Red Wagon challenge and I'm up to bat this week for the topic.  I have chosen Lions and Tigers and Bears!  This quite simply means we want to see some kind of wild animal on your creation.  

Here's what came up for me -


Awhile back Sandra Caldwell had a sale on her digi stamps and I just  fell in love with this cute "little" hippo.  I actually had this challenge in mind when I purchased her.  I put her on an ATC (artist trading card for those of you who are like me and thought it was some kind of fancy vehicle😊).  Even if you don't consider a hippo a wild animal, any animal with nail polish like that should be considered wild, right?

Of course you know, we love any kind of craft project so get those wild animals of all types out and use them.  We would love for you to join us.  I know the Girlfriends are going to rock this challenge, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  Can't wait to see what you do!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sketch Saturday #525


It's time for a new Sketch Saturday sketch.  Sketch #525 this week was designed by Kel and was quite fun to work with.  Here's a look -


Our sponsor this week is -


My tag today took a few liberties with the sketch, but I think you can still see where it came from.  I am using an image from our sponsor called Caite -



Why not join us in using this weeks sketch.  We would love to see your take!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monster Thanks!

I have a couple more cards to share with you that were made with the August Frantic Stamper release. I mentioned yesterday this release has Fall, Fun and Halloween...this first card is an example of fun.

It features the Monster Fun die (FRA-DIE-10497) and Monster Sentiments clear stamp set (FRA-CL-116) from the new release -


A smooched watercolor square provided the background for a rounded square using the Stitched Rounded Squares (FRA-DIE-10232) from a previous release.  The fun balloons carrying the monster were created with Critter Accessories (FRA-DIE-10456).  I had to add a googly eye to this fun little monster😉.


The next card fun and easy to do using the Big Dot Stencil (FRA-STN-012) and Thanks Line die (FRA-DIE-104980).  Sponge daubers were used to stencil the colored circles on to plain white cardstock.  Three Thanks lines were cut and glued together to give a little extra depth to the work.  


Several "jewels" were added for a bit more texture and that's all it took. I can't wait to use this stencil with one of the cute monster dies. I think it would make for a wonderful birthday card especially for child.
I appreciate you stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Frantic Stampers New Release

It's time to share a few cards made with the fabulous new bunch of stamps, dies and stencils available at Frantic Stamper!  This month is all about Fall, FUN and Halloween - officially called Autumn & Halloween.

I'm going to start off with a few Halloween creations, tho I really am not ready for October to be here already.  This little treat bag was made solely with the fab Treat Bag Topper die (FRA-DIE-10496).  You can see all the wonderful extra elements that are included -


Here's the bag as well as some decorated chocolates (of course) because it wouldn't be a treat bag without the treats, right? 

Papers used for this were from Carta Bella

My second creation is a card that was so much fun to make! I started by cutting out the Haunted Hill (FRA-DIE-10502) and used the inlaid die technique to add a little spooky contrast to the windows and trail up the hill. The background was created with Ken Oliver Color Burst and Liquid Metals. The moon was cut with a circle die and last, but my favorite part, the bats from Halloween Icons stencil (FRA-STN-013were added using Black Ash Nuvo Mousse. It's impossible to see but little eyes were added to the bats using Purple Rain Nuvo Glitter Drops. Many of the Nuvo products can be found in the FS store (yeah!).  To finish things off the "creepy" sentiment from Retro Label Maker Halloween Sentiments (FRA-CL-114) set was added.


You can check out the entire release in the video Kathy put together here or you can like us on Facebook to check out all the wonderfulness Frantic Stamper has to share with you.  There are usually daily updates on goodies added to the store!

Thanks for popping by!  Stay tuned for more.

Aloha,
Brenda