You are my sunshine

Hello all!

Just a fun card today…I am in a swap on a FB group called Canadians Crafting with Paper.  Our theme is BEACH.

So, here’s the card I created for my partner.  I did a little bit of mixed media for the background using some of the Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then cut a circle out with my sizzix die and added some sequins, pearls and glitter to create a shaker.  I put a little bit of the turquoise cardstock behind the shakers so it blended a bit better.   I colored my image from CC Designs (DUDE – I actually cracked this one open for the first time although I think I’ve had it for at least 2 or 3 years in my stash!) with my copics and stamped the sentiment from Hello Bluebird.  A few enamel dots from Michael’s and voila!  I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I hope my partner likes it!

 

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See you soon!

ENTERED INTO THESE CHALLENGES:

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Creates and Makes: Anything Goes

Unicorn Challenge Blog: At the Beach

Cute N Crafty: Anything Goes

Pile it On:  New Technique and/or Oldest Stash (smoosh background and an old CC Designs stamp I’ve had forever ).

Creative Craft Cottage: No patterned paper

 

 

 

 

Vaycay fun!

Happy Sunday and the first day of March if you can believe it!   Wow, it feels like February flew by!    We have a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio today! Yay!

Our inspiration this week is from Public Enemies (I must admit, this is one of the few movies I’ve not seen yet…surprisingly)

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Synopsis:

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

THE CHALLENGE:  The Good Old Days….Use a distress technique on your project.

(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)

So I have a fun vacation layout for you today….

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I hoard paper like you wouldn’t believe.  I always find it is so hard to use the cute stuff because you don’t want to cut it apart!  So I hunkered down and got too it.  I used the On the Boardwalk Collection from Graphic 45 which I thought would go great for this beach photo.  The orange dinghy I just cut out with my cricut and for some fun I added some burlap!  I distressed the edges of my pages and inked them up with my distress ink.  All the bits and bobs are just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and see the rest of the great projects we have for you, as well as to enter to win a fabulous prize for this week’s challenge.  I look forward to stopping by your blogs to check out what you create!

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Hello and Happy Summer!  We at Digi Haven have a great challenge for you this week.  It’s all about Summer!

Use any FREE digital Summer/Beach/Surf image you wish. The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday and the winners will be posted on Sunday.

I went to a scrapbook garage sale recently and in one of my grab bags I got this great set entitled A Drink a Day by There She Goes Stamps.  It went perfectly with the digi I found for this challenge.

Here is my card for you this week.

The digi can be found here.  I colored it with my copics. The DP is pretty old.  I am using more from the pack that I think  is called Grandma’s Attic but I have no idea who it is by.  Look familiar to anyone?? I kept the embellishments pretty simple, just the paper piercing and the little ribbon and just one bling.  I really wanted to focus on the image and the fun sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I do and please stop by the blog to see what the other DT has created for you!

Entered into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Here Comes Summer

Delightful Challenges: anything goes

Do you stack up: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Crafty Sentiments: use bright colors

paperminutes: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Creative Mondays: Summer

Tammy’s Scrappin Corner: Ribbons or Bows

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Robyn’s Fetish: Anything Goes

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So today Sarah Hurley is releasing a new set of digi stamps…and it’s all about the Pirates! These stamps are colored and plain for those that like to feel like a kid again and color your own. So the Design Team was asked to come up with some projects highlighting the new line (which by the way you can find here).  Now normally, I’m not really the type of person to create something digitally and then just print it off.  I usually like to get my hands dirty, so I thought I would blend the two.  I took some of the images and put a scene together that I would then make into an invitation.  All the images on this are found in the new collection.  I then printed it out onto some Kraft cardstock and then just proceeded to distress it…I ripped first then went over it with the distressing tool, and then I inked it with my ever loving Tim Holtz distress inks in Old Paper and Walnut Stain.  I love how it turned out!!  All the printing I did using a font on my computer.    I hope you like it too and make sure you stop by the blog and check out what the rest of the DT came up with ….fabulous!

I entered this into the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks: Kraft with me

Oh La La Creations: It’s a man thing…Okay a 6yr old is a little man;)

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes with a Digi

Stamping Vacation: Very Vintage Torn Edges ( I know it’s not a card but I thought I’d give it a shot)

There She Goes: Get Krafty

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Creative Cowgirls: The beach/tropical/Hawaii