Dragonfly Dreams: June

Happy Sunday one and all! Our new monthly challenge is underway over on the Dragonfly Dreams blog!

This month we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Digital Stamps

Our theme is OUTSIDE! So let’s see the projects with an outdoor theme to them.

I’m using a digital stamp called Sight Seeing In Paris! I have been lucky enough to go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower about 20 years ago. It was an event that was on my bucket list since I was about 6 and it was everything I thought it would be. I would love to be able to go back there again one day.

I used some DP from Crate Paper called Style Board. The image was colored with copics and my sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I hope you like the card and don’t forget to head on over to the blog to see the rest of the DT creations.

Celebrate — A Card and a new DT spot

Hey there!

I am so very excited to share that I have been asked to join the  Cardz 4 Guyz Design Team.  This is a great challenge site if you really want to work on those masculine cards that you never seem to have enough of!  Or maybe that’s just me…….. 🙂

Our challenge this week is Fashion….this is a fun one, and not a challenge that I have ever done on a card before!  Luckily, I have the Stampin Up Guy Greetings which I don’t use enough but has some great hats and shoes!

This is the card I created for you today!

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Along with the stamp set, I used the DP from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes 6×6 pack.  I really love the colors in this.  I stamped the shoes and hats onto some DP in the Island Indigo and then I stamped and cut out one of each in a black, just to set it off a bit.  I had some washi in a co-ordinating color that I think added a bit of pop to that one panel and then the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I added just a few bling dots from Stampin Up.

I hope you like it, and please play along with us on the blog..we can’t wait to see what you create!

Thank you Teacher

Well, today is Riley’s last day of Grade 3.  I can’t believe it!  He’s just getting so big!  I know all moms say that, probably because it’s true!

Here is the card that I made for his teacher gift, inspired by Pinterest!

The DP is a sheet from my box that I’ve had forever.  I cut out an image using my cricut and some scraps.  The sentiment is stamped from a Paper Smooches stamp set.  I just added half a doily because I just didn’t quite like the way the die cut sat against the DP.

Enjoy!

dav

Coffee

Hello again! What?  Two posts in a row..can it really be?? Yep, this is me trying to be more creative this year (my one word for the year if you must know) and trying to do a lot more stuff in my craft room than I did last year, and that is including layouts as well as cards.

My big crafty resolution for this year, is to start doing all those online classes that I have paid for and not attempted yet….I think I have 5 or 6 just from Scrapbook & Cards Today (who by the way launched their 365 Class for 2018!  Here are the deets! )  This double-page, sketch-based class features exclusive PageMaps sketches, trendy techniques (all spelled out in photos), a monthly bonus card, cutting files, complete instructions and so much more.  All taught by some of the biggest names in the biz…really fun and new this year, there is a monthly sponsored prize for doing the challenge! How fun is that????

Anyway, here are a couple of cards that I made for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme was Caffeine.

 

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I finally broke open my Stampin Up Coffee Suite Designer papers and used the SU The Perfect Blend stamp set as well as the Kraftin Kimmie – One Cup at a Time.  The sentiments are from Stampin up and Paper Smooches.  I added in some small embellising on the first one, with some Nuvo drops.  Since I was mailing these out, I wanted to keep them as flat and simple as possible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Entered into these challenges:

A Bit More Time to CraftA Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

The Crazy Challenge: Happy New Year (I chose to use a new stamp set that I hadn’t opened before from Kraftin’ Kimmie)

Hiding in my Craft Room:  Anything Goes

Create & Inspire: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: NEW (used a new stamp set)

 

Just a Note

Morning all….I’m getting pretty excited! Only 4 more days until we head to Disneyland! It’s going to be such an awesome surprise for our little guy.

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to keep busy with cards and I’m starting to work with the fall color palette.  I love the fall colors and you can expect a lot of DT projects with a variety of papers and embellishments with a fall theme to them!

This week, head on over to Penny’s for our anything goes challenge sponsored by Lemon Shortbread!

Prize – 3 Digi images from the store

 

Here’s my card.  I know strawberries are usually associated with summer, but I thought the red and green would fit in great with my fall palette.

I colored the image with my copics and then (although it is hard to see) I added a wink of stella to the berries and some glossy accents to the leaves.  The DP are just bits and bobs from my stash and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches!

I hope you like it!

dav

 

Floral Happy Birthday

Hi all! Back for another Wednesday challenge at Penny’s for this week. As always our theme is anything goes.  We have 2 really great sponsors this week –  All Dressed Up –
Prize – 2 Digi images from their store

 

 

and Delicious Doodles

Prize – 4 Individual images of winners choice

I am using an image from Delicious Doodles for my card this week.

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The image is just colored simply with my copics.  The DP is from Stampin up and the sentiment is from my new favorite pack by Paper Smooches!  I added just a few sequins to finish it off.  I hope you enjoy the card and don’t forget to play along with us!

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!

 

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Paper Smooches

 

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog…they are hopping around their Design Team, highlighting their NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.

They are offering up a prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store. (they are giving it to 4 lucky winners!)

Head over to their blog and play along!