Wednesday, April 8, 2020

As You Like It Challenge #180 - People or Animals


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share which is your favorite to use on your projects, People or Animals.  Then we need you to use your favorite on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:


I love animals and I would much rather colour them than people.  For one thing, I am "hair challenged" in real life and in colouring.  There are plenty of cute people images out there, but the animals just make me smile!  


I have to say, you absolutely must visit the AYLI blog if you haven't already.  My teamies have coloured up the most beautiful cards this week.  These ladies are amazing!  While you are there, we would love for your to link up your project for a chance to win.  Don't forget to tell us what your favorite is and why it is your favorite!

Take good care!

Aloha,
Brenda

CRAFT Challenge #552 - Create Your Own Embellishment


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  This time the challenge will go for 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time.  We would love for you to join us this week in creating your own embellishment, any kind you want.

Our Sponsors this week are -

Morgan's Artworld

and


CuteNCraftyMommy

This week I made a ribbon tassel and Boho Bead for a journal cover I made.  Now all I have to do is take the time to start journaling😏 -



Head on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog to see the cards my teamies made.  Check out all the details and enter an embellishment of your own for a chance to wind a prize.

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon Challenge #544

It's Wednesday again which means it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge.  This week Janice is up and wants us to Mix It Up.  By that, she is challenging us to use products from more than one company/designer.  

Here's what happened for me -





I've started a new junk journal.  I mixed papers beautiful papers by The Paper Boutique with a bunch of wonderful dies by Frantic Stamper.   It's not quite done yet.  If you want to see it when it's finished, please leave a comment and I'll try and get some more and better pictures.  I just love working on these things, it most definitely takes my mind off the things going on in the world.  The cover idea came from ShabbySoul here on YouTube.

Why don't you give our challenge a go this week and head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.

Take good care of yourself!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, April 6, 2020

TCP March Release Blog Hop

AND...


I want to let you know, it's time for a new TCP Challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas.  Our challenge is very timely and very appropriate for the personal challenges we are having to face right now.  The theme is 'Share Hope'.  I think Nancy said it best when announcing this challenge.  Basically she said we all know someone who needs hope and encouragement.  We would love it if you make a card and share it on the blog it.  Tho not required, it would be so nice if you go the next step and literally share that hope with someone.

My card features one of the new stamp/die bundles, 'Still Life' and 'Spring It On', as well as one of my favorite sets, 'Watercolor Basics' -



The swooshes from watercolor basics were stamped on a watercolor paper panel as were the flower, leaf and vase.  The panel was adhered to a card base.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum.  The flower, leaf and vase were die-cut and the flower and leaf were colored with watercolors.  All the elements were placed and adhered to the card panel as shown above.  I think the clear holographic holeless sequins add just the right amount of bling to this card which I hope will bring a smile to my friends face.


Also today were are celebrating the April release with a blog hop.  Hopefully you have come here from Melissa's blog.  I just love the new set 'Super'!  I think these bears are just darling.  This card also features 'Boom CutUps', 'Comic Balloons CutUps', 'Cloud Border CutUps' and  the 'Sun Cutable'.


This card was started with a red card base layered with a navy panel.  The next white panel was stenciled with a stenciled made using the Sun Cutable.  The Boom and Comic Balloons CutUps and as well as the Cloud border die were die-cut and layered as shown above.  The cutie bear from 'Super' was stamped, heat embossed.  The sentiment was stamped on coordinating paper.  The bear was colored with distress inks and fussy cut.  He was popped up as shown above as were the sentiment.


I also have another card put together using 'Liners CutUps' and 'Layer Cake Bundle' -


It started with a white card base.  The cake, candles and cake plate were stamped and die-cut.  The Liners CutUps were cut from 2 colors of pink and in striped background paper.  The cake and liners were placed as shown above.  Pink Holographic Holeless sequins were places randomly and that's all it took!


Here's a quick review of the entire release -













And a reminder, the bundles are available at a special price and the Kitty Kat Pack and the Poochie Pack are now available with special pricing!  Happy shopping!


Now it's time for me to send you over to the sweet Beata's blog.  I want to thank you for joining us this week.  Stay well, stay strong, we are all in this together!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, April 4, 2020

TCP Sneaky Peek Day #6


We are up with sneaky peek day 6 over at The Cat's Pajamas.  The week has been flying by.  Today we are sharing Silly Numbers and the matching dies, Silly Numbers CutUps.  If you buy the bundle, there are extra savings.  
This set reminds me of  a fun set of cake candles I saw awhile back...hmmm, need to remember that. But seriously, think of all the occasions you'll be able to use this fun set for.

This set was perfect for an upcoming 45th birthday celebration.  I also used the new CutUps die, Best Wishes -



I cut the numbers from a design paper scrap and popped them up on foam tape running at a diagonal across a white card blank.  The numbers 1-3 were stamped in different colors while the 4 and the 5 were stamped in gold.  They were die-cut and glued into the negative space.  Best Wishes was die-cut from gold cardstock and glued as shown above.  A few gold sequins were added for an extra touch of gold.






Be sure to visit the other designers featuring today's peek; Nancy, Deborah, Kerry and Melissa. Be sure to comment on each of the blogs and/or Instagram (mine is @brendanh50) so you can have a chance to win a $10 gift voucher. We’ll pick a winner each day from the comments and post them on the TCP blog and on our Facebook page.

Hope you all are having a good weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, April 3, 2020

TCP Sneaky Peek Day #5


Happy Friday and happy sneaky peek day 5 from The Cat's Pajamas.  The Cat Pack is sharing a sneak of another fun stamp set called "Get Your Sparkle On', even the name is fun.  This set comes with the free Cutables you can find here.

All the new sets are available for purchase on the day of their peek, you can get stamp and die bundles at a discounted price. The full release will be available April 7 when the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack will be available with more discounts.  Don't forget, there's a going on sale and free shipping too!


This card was started with a white card blank.  The image was stamped, cut out and colored with copic markers and a gold paint marker.  The frame was die cut with Balloon Frame from a white panel and adhered to the base and Glitz Glitter gel was spread around underneath to show behind the frame.  The stars were die cut with 3x3 Stars CutUps from glitter paper and arranged as above with the largest star being popped up.  The sentiment was stamped on a small rectangle and a I "left a little sparkle" around the edges using the glitter gel again.  


Be sure to visit the other designers featuring today's peek; BeataKerryCristena and Deborah. Be sure to comment on each of the blogs and/or Instagram (mine is @brendanh50) so you can have a chance to win a $10 gift voucher. We’ll pick a winner each day from the comments and post them on the TCP blog and on our Facebook page.

Stay strong, keep safe!

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, April 2, 2020

TCP Sneaky Peek Day #4

Here we are at sneaky peek day 4 of The Cat's Pajamas March/April release.  Today we are sharing a beautiful floral set and it's matching dies.  This set is called 'Still Life', the matching dies are 'Spring It On CutUps'.  As most of you know all the new sets are available for purchase on the day of their peek in this case you can get the bundle at a discounted price. The full release will be available April 7. Don't forget, there's a sale and free shipping going on too!


The large flower image was stamped twice on watercolor paper and heat embossed.  The flowers were watercolored and fussy cut.  An off-white panel was dry embossed with an embossing folder and layered on an off-white card blank using fun foam to pop it up.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on the same off-white card and die cut with 'Framed Up CutUps.'  Several leaves were die-cut from green card using 'Leaves CutUps'.  All the elements were adhered as shown below.  A nervously added a few black splatters to the card and topped things off with some Clear Holographic Holeless Sequins that were tinted with a Copic marker.


As you can see, this set gives you many beautiful options -



Be sure to visit the other designers featuring today's peek; Julee NancyMelissaand Wendy



Just comment on each of the blogs and/or Instagram (mine is @brendanh50) for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher. We’ll pick a winner each day from the comments and post them on the TCP blog and on our Facebook page


You all be safe now and take extra good care!

Aloha,
Brenda