Thursday, July 31, 2014

Delightful Thursday

Have you met Beach Babe Britt?  She is from Digital Delights.  The sentiment is from the Heatwave Sentiment collection.  Just perfect for Britt.  He hat is so big I thought it would be perfect for paper piecing.  I hope you will hop on over to the Digital Delights blog and see what other creations we have for you.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shimmering Seahorse

I decided to really step out of my comfort box and I had a great time doing it.  I found a new challenge and it challenged me. =)  At 101 Watercolor Challenge they wanted to see "salt technique" with watercolors.  I don't have watercolor paints but I do have some LuminArte Sparkling H2o Paints and you have to use a waterbrush with them so I thought that would work.  I watched the videos that they linked to and below is the end result.  The background of water that is.  I used three different colors to make the water. Ocean Wave, Mystic Blue,  and Moss Green.  I then just used Iridescent Green to paint the Seahorse.
Here is a close up shot of the water and Seahorse.  I used table salt because in the videos I liked that look more than Kosher salt.  I didn't brush off all of the salt on my water because it sparkles pretty. This beautiful seahorse came from a new Doodle Pantry set called Carousel Seahorse.  The set does come with him already colored and on a pole because he is part of her new carousel sets.  He also comes with 7 digital papers and 4 sentiments.  You can see one of the sentiments in the above photo. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
101 Watercolor Challenge - Salt Technique
The Stamping Boutique - 2 DP, circle, and square
Creative Card Crew - Sea or Beach
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenge - More than 1 fold.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Roughin' It

Hehe, I just love puns.  This fun tent and perfect sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  Both belong to a set called "Happy Trails Camper".  This set has a ton of images, fun sentiments, and digital papers that belong with it.  I love to camp but I have to admit I am not a tent camper.  My husband has spoiled me with a fun camper. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
CRAFT - photo - camping
Make My Monday - Vacation
Brown Sugar - Boys
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wanna do some fishing?

Have you met Donnie from Digital Delights?  Isn't he a cutie?  I sure think so.  I cut him out and added him in front of the bucket full of fish.  Do you have a fisherman in your family?  If so, they would really enjoy a card with Donnie, or his fishing dad Donald.  Both of them, the bucket with the fish, an anchor, and a sentiment can all be purchased in the "Gone Fishing Set".  Remember to stop by the Delightful Challenge and just add some ribbon to join in the fun there.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo - I used the colors
Charisma Cards - Charm, Ribbon, and Twine (the charm says wish)
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Just add some fun
Handmade Harbour - Summer Fun
Sisterhood of Crafters - Punch - I used a corner rounder
Deep Ocean - Lots of layers
Just Inkspirational - More than 3 layers
Card Mania - Charm (it says wish)
Crafty Boots - Vacation
My Craft Spot - For Little Boys
Use Your Stuff - Layers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interactive Birthday Card

Do you need some fun interactive cards for kids?  Maybe not only for kids. =)  This fun set from Doodle Pantry called "A-Mazing Words 1" is the set for you.  Laurie has made several different maze sets and they are all so much fun.  I need to use them some more.  If only I had more crafting time - that's the way we all feel. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cards in Envy - Birthday
My Crafty Spot - Little Boys
Sketchy Colors - White and 1 color
Addicted to CAS - Celebrate
Crafty Creations - Let's Party

Monday, July 21, 2014

Snappy Birthday

Have a snappy birthday.  I love pun sentiments and this is a keeper.  This cute crab in from 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps and is called Beach Ball Crab.  It just makes me smile seeing a crab in swimming trunks.  The image comes with him holding a beach ball over over his head.  I wanted him to be holding this banner so I cut him out, then I had to cut his "arms" off to spread them just a little to hold the banner better.  Today at 2 Cute Ink Challenges we are starting a new two week challenge.  This challenge is an "anything goes" one, so everyone can jump on in the fun and play along.  I hope to see you all there!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun
Crafty 4 Eternity - Lots of Laughs
Creative Corner - Love of ribbon
Crafty Creations - Let's Party

Friday, July 18, 2014

Flamingo Fun

I remember it well the first time I saw a Flamingo.  We were on our honeymoon in Florida.  I was so amazed.  You just don't see flamingos in Iowa.  This little cutie is from 2 Cute Ink Images.  She is perfectly called Flamingo Fun.  When I saw this image I knew I had to have it because it brought back so many fun memories.  

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Sand and Sea
Crafty Catz - Hot Summer
Daring Cardmakers - Out of the Water
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Die Cuttin' Diva - Beachy ( Spellbinders Ribbon Banners)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Golf

Golf is not my thing at all but, I do know plenty of people who would love a birthday of golf. =)  This golf ball is from Doodle Pantry.  The set also comes with a ball just sitting on the ground, three sentiments, and two digital papers.  The sentiments I used are from a set called Birthday Accessories.  The Golf Ball set is free, so this is for sure something you need.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Birthday and twine
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch
Crafters Cafe - Birthday
The Male Room - Games
Pile It On - Monochomatic

Tubing Fun with Sally

Have you met Tubing Sally yet?  I think she is just so fun.  She is from Digital Delights.  She is floating on some waves in her digital image.  But, I thought the swoshes on my paper could also pass as lazy river waves. So she is cut out and layered with some lazy waves.
Below is the inside of my card.  I always decorate the inside of my cards but rarely show them so today I thought I would do that.  I always use the up scraps from the front of my card.  I usually don't add a sentiment on the inside but this one was perfect.  It is also from Digital Delights and the set is called Heatwave Sentiments
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - The great outdoors
Cute Card Thursday - Fun in the Sun
Fab 'n' Funky - Summer
Handmade Harbour - Summer Fun
Creative Card Crew - Sea/beach
Deep Ocean - Lots of layers
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, bows, and bling (my top bling is also a button)
Try It On Tuesday - Colors of Summer
All Sorts - Splish, splash, splosh

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A sunflower hello

Well, I tried something different this afternoon.  I have no drawing skills by any means so this was completely out of my box.  I drew the clouds behind my darling little girl.  I have a long way to go but I will try them again.  I use Copic markers and I am going to get some softer blue ones and maybe one shade softer in the grey also.  But, I did have a good time so that is what counts.  This little cutie is from 2 Cute Ink Images.  She is called Sunflower Girl.  She is new this month to Heidi's Etsy store.  You better go and check her out.  Also remember to join us at the 2 Cute Ink challenge.  Our theme is "kids" so she would fit in perfectly.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
The Squirrel and The Fox - Ribbon and Lace
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Crafty Ribbon - Sunny Yellow with Ribbon
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hot Pink Friday

Happy Friday!  Hope you are looking forward to the weekend.  It is supposed to rain all weekend here so not too many plans being made in my house.  I thought I would try and make a quick card before the Granddaughter comes for the weekend.  This darling bathing suit is from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Summer Suits.  The sentiment is also from Doodle Pantry and that set is called Summer Song Birdies.  There are a ton of different options for suits and sentiments, they also come colored with digital paper to match.  I paper pieced mine.  The paper I used is from Jillibean- Soup.  The paper was double-sided so I worked out perfectly.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Pink and Pearls
Darling Cardmakers - Vacation
The Stamping Boutique - Fussy Cutting
Time Out - Fun in the Sun
Come and Get It - Cool Things for Summer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Olive You

I just love puns.  This set from Doodle Pantry is full of them and I love it!  The set is called "Olive You".  It is an older set but my mojo was on vacation today so I turned to a set that I didn't have to color much.  This set also comes colored with black or green olives.  The olives also come in a clump of three, but I like them on this toothpick.  Hopefully, my mojo will be back soon.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Anniversary
Deep Ocean - Add any sentiment
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch with blue, green, and black

Treat Box with Watermelon Samantha

This is Watermelon Samantha and I put her on a milk carton box filled with watermelon Jolly Ranchers.  Yum yum!  Not sure who this is going to yet.  Any takers?  I used the tutorial off the of the Clear Dollar Stamps blog.  It is really easy and fun to make.  I also used the Heatwave Sentiments along with Samantha they are both from Digital Delights.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Summer
Ruby's Rainbow - Summer Treats
Just Inkspirations - Anything but a card
Try It On Tuesday - Summer Colors
The Ribbon Girls - Ribbon and Summer

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Challenge at 2 Cute Ink

WooHoo!  It's time for a new challenge over at 2 Cute Ink Challenges.  This challenge we want to see "kids".  How fun and easy right!  To celebrate our new challenge we received two new adorable kids to color up and play with.  I choose the "Boy and Frog" image.  Isn't he just the cutest! See the little frog in his hands.  My boys would have had the frog behind their backs and saying "close your eyes and hold out your hands mom".  Anyone else learn the hard way not to trust little boys with that?  Funny memories now. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Childs Play
Card Mania - Circles
Love to Create - Clean and Layered

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fishing Cat

How funny is a fishing cat?  I love the idea. lol  This is a new image from 2 Cute Ink Images.  This image is more of a sketch than a perfectly drawn image and is perfectly named Fishing Cat.  I really like that because it is different from all the images I use.  I flipped the image in Word to make him face the right direction for the layout of my card.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Creative Corners - Outdoors
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime
4 Crafty Chicks - Nautical
Craft for the Craic - Favorite color (mine is red)
CCEE - Red, White, and Blue
Crafter's Cafe - Red, White, and Blue
Shopping Our Stash - Red, White, and Blue
Crafty Catz - Stars and Stripes

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First post for Digital Delights

Today is my first post on the Digital Delights design team.  WooHoo!  It is new release day and I got Grilling Percy to play around with.  Isn't he just darling.  The grill and fire behind him are from a set called Just Grillin'.  The sentiment is from a set called Heatwave Sentiments.  I folded the card into an easel card.  I cut Percy out and popped him up.  
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Animals
Pile It On - Outdoor Fun
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun

Release day for Doodle Pantry

Today is the new release day at Doodle Pantry.  Laurie is moving and has a ton to do so this month she delayed the release for a couple days.  She has two young ones at home this summer and frankly I don't know how she gets so much done the way it is.  Anyway, I used the set Topped with Class for my card.  I just couldn't resist those top hats.  I enlarged the hat using Word program and copied it three times.  I used Copic markers to color them in.  This set is so much fun.  You will have to check it out to see everything that you receive with this set.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Stampin' Royalty - Keep it Simple
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Deep Ocean - Add a Sentiment