Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sketch Saturday #568


Do you remember the quote "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get" from Alice in Wonderland?  Even if you haven't, just know that's what I feel like right about now.  Here's my very late post for Sketch Saturday which I totally forgot to share.  Here's the fun  sketch from Tania -

Sponsored by -



And here's my take on the sketch using a darling image, Unique Unicorn, from our fab sponsor, MMendel Illustrations -


Here's the link to the Sketch Saturday blog where you cans see the other designer's creations and learn all about playing along with us!  Thanks for checking in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer or Winter Colors?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite summer colors or winter colors.  Use your favorite colors on your creation and tell us why they are your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

Lee Holland Digis

Here's my card using summer colors.  I like them best because they make me smile -


We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Aloha,
Brenda

CRAFT Challenge #518


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a creation that reflects a Summer theme.  

Our Sponsors this week are -

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps

and 

All Dressed Up

Here's my card using Cocoa's Latte from our generous sponsor, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps -



We hope to see your creation over on the CRAFT Challenge blog this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon #502 - Summer Fun



I'm happy to let you know about our Little Red Wagon Challenge this week.  Doni is our hostess and she wants to see our Summer Fun creations.  To me, summer is swimming, cold drinks, shave ice, standup paddling and watermelons.  

Here's my little creation using a Melonheadz image and a small gift bag cut with my Silhouette Cameo -



If it's more inspiration you would like, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then head back to the Little Red Wagon to link up your project. I hope you'll join us this week we can wait to see your summery creations!

Aloha,
Brenda


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

More Chocolate!

I have some more fun dies to share with you from the June Frantic Stamper release, Coffee and Chocolate Lovers.  This easel card features Box of Chocolates (FRA-DIE-10655) which will be perfect for Valentine's Day as well as many other occasions.  I will send this card to one of my friends that understands just how true the sentiment from You Need Help (FRA-CL-131) is for me.


This easel card was created with the help of a Brother Scan 'N Cut.  I drew the heart image using the outline of the heart die for my pattern.  This was cut 3 times using the Scan 'N Cut and they were glued together and to the 5 x 5 inch card base.  The top heart was die cut from foil paper.  The candies were cut from cardstock scraps and decorated with Scribbles 3-D paint.  Once the candies were dried, they were adhered to the foil heart, which was adhered to the white heart bases and a ribbon was tied around it.  The sentiment was stamped and backed with black cardstock and glued to the card base.


This next card  is for chocolate lover's also.  It features my favorite Stitched Sweet Swirls (FRA-DIE-10654),  Let's Make S'mores (FRA-DIE-10656), Inverted Scalloped Circles (FRA-DIE-10650) and Chocolate stamp set (FRA-DIE-132).


This card started with a 4.25" X 5.5" card base and a 4" x 5.25" panel.  Die cutting was done to cut the marshmallow, sticks, graham crackers and stitched background.  The stitched background was then cut into the inverted scalloped circle.  The marshmallows were shaded using craft chalk.  The sentiment was stamped on 4 marshmallows that were joined together.  The elements were placed with the sentiment being popped up on some foam tape.

If you are a chocolate or coffee lover, this is the release for you you.  Head on over to Frantic Stamper to take a look at this release as well as all the other wonderful products they have available.

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, June 17, 2019

TCP Tuesday Reminder - Summer

Swimming, sailing, sand castles, ice cream, fishing, surfing and picnics are all great ways to spend your summer time.  Another great way is to join in The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge:  Summer.  You still have plenty of time to link up.  

Here's my card featuring Oh, Buoy and Hey Girlfriend -


Here are the details for the challenge -

-Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
-If you would like to play along,  just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button.
-You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die, but if you have them we would love to see them.
-On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50. 


We would really love to see your Summery creations.  Just think about how you could use that cash voucher!  For more Kat Pack creations, visit the blog here!

Aloha,
Brenda

Chocolate and Coffee!

Today I am sharing more of my favorite things from the Frantic Stamper.  Today it's chocolate and coffee.   The first card feature's chocolate alone.  This card features dies from the June release, Chocolate and Coffee Lovers -


This card was created by die cutting the chocolate using Chocolate Bar Panel (FRA-DIE-10653) from brown cardstock, the "bite" was cut using Scalloped Circle (FRA-DIE-10649).  The sentiment was die cut from pink cardstock using I Love Chocolate & Coffee (FRA-DIE-10657) and Cascading Hearts from a previous release.  The design paper panel was cut to 4 x 5.25 and glued to the pink cardstock base.  The chocolate bar was glued to the base and the sentiment was centered on top with a few homeless sequins added.  The finishing touch was the pink twine bow.


I absolutely love the Stitched Sweet Swirls used on the next card and would have used it on every card I made if I could have.  This sentiment is also a favorite and one of my mantras.


This card started off with a white card base. A stack of plain cardstock panel (with corners rounded) and a white panel was cut using Stitched Sweet Swirls (FRA-DIE-10654). The Irish Coffee (FRA-DIE-106540) cup was cut from cardstock and shaded with chalk and adhered. The candies were cut using Box of Chocolates (FRA-DIE-10655).  Details were added to the candies and irish coffee using Scribbles 3-D paint.  The sentiment was stamped using the Chocolate stamp set (FRA-CL-132).  Once the paint was dry, the candies and irish coffee as well as a few gems were glued to the front of the card.  The sentiment tag was added to a twine bow and ties around the panels just prior to hem being adhered to the card base.  

So, that's sit for today, but stay tuned for a couple more cards tomorrow.  This is such a great release.  Be sure to check it out along with all the other new crafty goodness that arrives almost daily over at Frantic Stamper!

Aloha,
Brenda