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Picking Friends

Hello, hello, hello! Happy Wednesday!  You know what that means! Penny’s has their new weekly challenge up!  As always, the theme is anything goes….this week our generous sponsors are

Sasayaki Glitter 

One uncolored image to one lucky winner

 

and also

Bugaboo Stamps 

4 digi images of winner’s choice

These week I am highlighting a Bugaboo Image.  It’s one of their angels..It comes with a cute little sentiment as well.

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So for this card, I found some Stampin Up paper I received in a swap and used that for my DP.  I colored the image with my copics and also a bit of wink of stella in white and blue to add a bit of shine. The flowers and blig were from a swap and the resin flowers are just from my stash.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has been up to and to play along to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Scrappy Fun

Happy weekend all!  It’s a long weekend here in Canada, but unfortunately, I have to work so no camping for me. BOO!  I have been hard at work clearing off my scrap space as I am preparing to make a schwack of cards for Ronald McDonald House in BC as part of a group in Splitcoaststampers.  Anyway..I’ve had this pile of scraps and bits and bobs on my desk FOREVER because I didn’t want to throw them out until I tried to use them up a bit.

I wanted to share with you a few of the card I made with the scraps & die cuts and some inspiration from Pinterest.

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Entered into these challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer fun

Sweet Stampin Challenge: Summer fun

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude: anything goes

Through the Purple Haze: anything goes

CraftaholicsRus– Die Cuts

I hope you like them! Feel free to leave me any comments 🙂 I have a couple more that I will share with you tomorrow!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Plant Smiles

Happy Wednesday! It has been gorgeous weather here in Calgary…warm and we are gearing up for Stampede which starts on Friday! Cannot wait. 🙂  YEEEHAW!

Penny’s Paper Crafty has a new challenge up this week! As always it’s anything goes and this week’s sponsor is

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

The winner gets $10 to spend at the store!

Here is my card today using some images from the garden collection.  There are a lot of different images in this collection and you should stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created as some of the other girls have used some of the other images!

I decided to use the two planters and the gloves for my card.  dav

 

The background floral paper is from my stash, that I got in a swap.  I printed out the planters on some DP and then cut them out but you could just as easily print it out on white an color it.  I added just a variety of different flowers from my stash .  The gloves I printed out on some textured Sizzix paper that I have had forever…I wanted it to look like old worn leather gardening gloves.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Perky Plants). I hope you like it and hope to see you play along!

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

Wow! Friday already!  That means we have a new challenge for you at Brown Sugar! 

Our sponsor this week is Morgan’s Artwork who will be giving the winner 3 digi images of their choice!

What is this week’s theme you ask?? Why MOTHER’S DAY!  An easy challenge and I bet many of you are already working on projects for mom!

Using an image called Cameo 8 for my card this week. (sorry I don’t have a watermarked image for you on this one!)

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I tried to give it a bit of a vintage feel…I used water color pencils and some water color paper for the image. I then went over the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink .  The DP is just from my stash and I distressed it a little bit as well.  To frame the image I just used a die cut that I received in a swap and some little flowers that I have had forever in my stash.  A few little pearls around and we are done.  The sentiment with the little hearts is from Hero Arts – Celebrate Everyday set.  I hope you like it, and please stop by the blog this week and let us know what you are creating!

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For Mom

Ok, so I have to get used to doing weekly challenges for my DT!  I almost missed this week’s challenge at Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge blog!  It’s an anything goes challenge and we have these ADORABLE images from PAPER CREATOR to use this week! OMG!

Paper Creator is offering a £10 credit to the store for this week’s winner! There are some really fabulous images in there, that you are going to want to play along this week for your chance to grab some!

 

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I chose this really cute button flower bouquet because I thought it would be a fabulous versatile image…

 

Button Flowers Bag Preview

I used mine for Mother’s Day, but you could use it for a Just Because card, sympathy, a friend..pretty much anything…

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I used some Stampin Up paper that I had on my desk from another project.  I wanted to use it up and it was perfect for some simple layers.  The sentiment is from the Greatest Greetings stamp set also from SU.  I added a touch of bling from my stash and a little bit of glossy accents to make those cute buttons stand out more.  I die cut the images using a CC Designs die.

I hope you enjoy the card and remember to play along on the blog with this week’s Anything Goes challenge!  Remember, there is also a DT call out, so if you think you might like to join, don’t forget to add DT to your entry when you link up!

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes

Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: Spring

Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes

Stinkin Inkers: Showers of flowers

Unicorn Challenge: Petal Power

 

 

 

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UYS Challenge #257 Spring is in the Air!

Morning all!  I am fresh-ly back from an amazing weekend spent with the uber-talented ladies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine and their 2nd annual Crop & Create Calgary.  What an amazing time and the love and inspiration these ladies share with us is just incredible, not to mention their AMAZING sponsors!

Today for our Spring is in the Air Challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog I want to share a layout that I created over the weekend in Vicki Boutin’s Cluster’s, Bubbles and Layers, Oh My! Class.  In this class, Vicki walked us through some fun techniques for creating little clusters and adding dimension with layers and (your friend) foam dots!  We used an amazing kit of papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection.  This collection is not normally colors that I work with but after creating some amazing layouts I really do love it!

This is the single layout that we created and I thought that those beautiful fussy cut flowers are a perfect indicator of spring.  We used an awesome technique with black paint and dishsoap – blowing bubbles (so much fun!) that you can see on the white cardstock layer.

” more like a snow cone than a volcano”– Vicki Boutin

” Blossom to Awesome” – Vicki Boutin

This layout also used a bunch of rub ons from the collection (I had forgotten how much fun rub ons can be) as well as some of the ephemera pack!

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I hope you like the layout, and I hope you will play along with our challenge.  Be sure to click on the link attached to Vicki’s name above so that you can check out her artist page on FB where she will be highlighting some techniques, tutorials and just fun with her new Vicki Boutin Line with American Crafts! Woohoo! We got to see and play with some of  these at C&C and they are freaking fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Some Paper Pumpkin Alternatives inspired by Pinterest

So I get the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up.  I’m not 100% sold on it yet (it’s been since September) but can’t quite bring myself to cancel.  It’s been hit and miss for me.

The December kit was a desk calendar kit.  Ya, not my thing.  So with the help of Pinterest, I found some great card ideas instead!

We have a challenge at Use Your Stuff this week which is Flowers!  Perfect.  The kit has some great flowery bits that I could use!  Take a look!

 

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December Paper Pumpkin cards

 

They actually turned out great! Thank you to those totally creative individuals on Pinterest!

These are the rest of the cards I made with the kit!

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All the sequins and butterflies (using the Butterflies thinlits from Stampin’ Up) were from my stash as were some of the sentiments but much of the cards were from the kit.

 

I think they turned out well!  Now, make sure you stop by the Use Your Stuff blog this week and join in our challenge.  The DT has created some fabulous projects and a lot of our new team has joined in the fun!