Dragonfly Dreams: In the Pink

Hello and Welcome. Today is our challenge on the Dragonfly Dreams blog. Our theme is Pink! Let’s create a project that focuses on pink.

Now Pink is not really my forte but I did create this fun doodlebug card using the spring garden collection.

This is just a simple layered card but lots of pink in it.

We hope you will swing by the blog and play along with us!

Little Gingerbread

Good Morning!  Our new challenge is up and rearing to go on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog!  Our November theme is a cute one – GINGERBREAD!  To be entered to win this month’s prize, your project will need to have gingerbread in some fashion on it!  Maybe your DP, or perhaps your image or a die cut!  Get creative and then we want to see it!

Here’s mine for you!

My DP is from recollections and I paired it with a cute image that I had in my stash and colored it with copics.  The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment are some fun stickers from Pink Paislee’s Merry & Bright Collection.

 

I added just a few sequins and snowflakes for my stash and a bit of wink of stella for some sparkle.

I hope you will play along with us this month!

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Hey again!

Our new monthly challenge is up at Brown Sugar Challenges.  Our theme is Breast Cancer Awareness.  I know last month was the actual month for this, but we are extending it one more month because it is such an important issue.

Our sponsor is Di’s Digis

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For my card I just chose to create a Christmas card but kept the pink theme for BCA.

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I colored the image with my copics.  The DP is from Snow Day by Crate Paper and the PEACE sentiment is from Stampin Up.,  I added a few sequins and a few little pearl dots from Nuvo.  I hope you like it and please play along with us this month!  Remember you can use anything that makes you think of BCA – the color pink, the ribbon symbol, perhaps it is an image that you found to help a friend or loved one as they battle this terrible disease.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Seeing Red

We are back at Creative Corner Challenges!  We took some time off and are now ready to get going with new challenges for the new year.

Our first one of this year in honor of Valentine’s Day and the month of February, is SEEING RED.  We want to see red on your project.  A nice easy challenge to start us off.

I created this card just using some bits and bobs from my scraps box and my Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes stamp.

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I just wanted to make a simple any occasion card that I could use and send in the mail at the spur of the moment.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week.  We’d love to see what you create!

Pretty in Pink

Happy Friday! So glad for the weekend.  It’s a long weekend here in Canada but since I’m working and DH is on call, it’s not really a celebration for us.

It does mean that we are celebrating a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our challenge for you~ Inspired by a Song~.  This is one of my favorite challenges…..I chose a song that is also one of my favorite movies as well PRETTY IN PINK

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I’m such a sucker for 80’s flicks!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week.

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DP-stash (no idea who it is by as I’ve been trying to use up stray pieces)

Image: our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo! 

Ink & Stickles: Tim Holtz (both are spun sugar)

Die: spellbinders

Ribbon: from my stash

Eyelets: from my stash

Make sure you stop by the blog and play along as well as check out the other great creations this week.

entered into these challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenge: monochromatic

The Craft Garden (recipe: use 4 of the suggestions…I used ribbon, patterned paper, the color pink and white background)

The Stamp Spot: monthly challenge is Feminine Creations

Crafting for all Seasons: Think Pink

Crafts & Me: use a digi

Cardswaps Time to Shine blog hop

Hey everyone!  I’ve got a bit of a longer post for you today but well worth it!

In case you haven’t heard, there is an awesome crop going on over at Card Swaps this week. Challenges and games will be posted May 16-19, 2012 and you have until May 22, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. Don’t worry if you’ve not participated before, as there are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement. Everything you need to know can be found  in the forum.  At the end of the hop,  you will be taken to the crop and we do hope you’ll join in. As you hop, collect the letter on each participants blog and unscramble them to enter into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! You will be given details at the bottom of my post.

You will be unscrambling a word with a letter received at each blog you visit.. Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on May 23, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. There are just so many chances to enter and win

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Time To Shine”. We were allowed to create any project we wanted as long as it followed the criteria that it has to be able to be used for a day in which someone has their “time to shine”, such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, bridging ceremonies, communions, or whatever. Not only were we asked to create a project but we were also asked to share something about our favorite memory of a day when it was our “time to shine”.

Today I have for you this cute 50th anniversary card that I created for my in-laws anniversary.  I think 50 years together is remarkable and I can only imagine how many time to shine days they have had during those years.

Almost everything used to create this card is from my stash or a swap.  As you know I’m desperately trying to use up all the massive amount of supplies that I already have.  The DP was sent to me in a swap as was the actual image.  I wish I knew who made it because I’d love to make some more cards with it.  The image was colored using copics and then I added some stickles for my ‘shine’.  The 5 0 was cut out using my Don Juan cartridge and then I added some chunky glitter to make it stand out.  The ribbon is American Crafts (I am so into their ribbon right now!) and the pearls are just from my stash.  The sentiment is from my stash as well.

One of my favorite TIME TO SHINE days was my 30th birthday.  I was living in Red Deer away from my family and friends as I had been transferred for work.  I didn’t know anyone and I was really missing my friends.  You can’t imagine how surprised I was when a bunch of my friends came up from Calgary to visit me to help celebrate.  They spent the whole day with me and that evening they planned a surprise birthday party for me at a favorite club that I went to.  For that whole day I was a queen.  Everyone paid attention to me and my friends made it the best birthday party ever!  I have never had another birthday like it, and honestly, I doubt that I ever will again. Although it was my day to shine, I think my friends shared in the spotlight.

Now, you should have arrived here from Laura’s blog.  If not, go back and check out her blog and collect your letter. Then collect my letter and hop on.  I’ve posted the blog hop list at the bottom of this post, just in case you get lost!

NOW THE LETTER YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FROM ME IS “L”

thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN ON THE REST OF THE HOP!  You are heading over to Carolyn’s blog next.

The list of hoppers, in case you get lost.

Brooke Smith -CardMaker blog

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Tammy—you are here!

AIF Celebrations Blog Hop!

Welcome to theAifgraphics Celebration blog hop!  We want to introduce you to our new site and all the great fun that you can find there. The hop runs from Friday September 2nd until Sunday September 4th.  The winners will be announced on the new site on September 6th.  Our new site has challenges, tutorials, a gallery, freebies and more.  We are excited to have you participate and join us! Each DT member will showcase a different AIF image, one that is a favorite to work with.  Complete the blog hop and leave a comment on the DT blogs and the new site for a chance to win one of 5 great prizes!  We have digital images, GC to our store and yummy scrapping product to give away!  Here is your blog hop order:
                                Petra: http://pscreations-sa.blogspot.com/
                                Ika:    http://www.createdbyika.blogspot.com/
                                Shelley:  http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/
                                Tammy https://tampatha.wordpress.com
                                Anne:     http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com/
                                Aifgraphics site: http://www.aifgraphics.com/blog/
Make sure that you leave a comment on each DT blog as one of the 5 prizes will be a random winner from one of the blogs.  Even the DT members don’t know which one it will be! Once you have completed the hop, leave us a comment on the new site letting us know what you think of the new site and anything you might like to see in the future, images, tutorials etc.
This is one of my favorite images to use.  It’s an older  one and honestly I am not even sure that you can get it anymore in the store, (but who knows it could turn up as a freebie posted by me;) ).
I wanted a simple thank you card.  Now normally I am not a pink person, but I wanted to use some pink scraps I had found and so I decided to give it a whirl.
Almost everything on this card is from my stash.  I did emboss the one panel using my hearts Cuttlebug folder.  The ribbon is SavvynSassy.  I just colored the image with my copics, did a bit of a doodle border and the added a bit of bling in the corners.   The stamped sentiment was sent to me in a swap.   (I apologize for the bad picture..)
I’ve entered into the following challenges:
Charizma Cards: Anything goes
Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Rocked up Pink (use mostly pink)
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
I also wanted to share with you just for fun, some other older AIF projects that I did with the same image
and this one
Enjoy! and don’t forget to hop!

If Friends Were Flowers

I had thought that I had autoposted this yesterday but looks like I had only saved it as a draft. Yikes

It’s a new challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week, and yay! it’s my turn to host. It’s a monochromatic challenge this week. We’re looking for white and one other color on your projects. You can find all the challenge details listed here on the blog.    We are being sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads this week.  The lucky winner will win 5 (five) of Di’s great images.Here is my card this week.

The DP was part of a swap that I did.  My c/s is Bazill.  I colored with my copics of course.  The bling is from the $$ store and the sentiment was sent to me as part of a swap for one of the facebook groups I’m in.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see your challenge project this week!  The ribbon is savvynsassy (the light pink) and my stash (dark pink) and the button was sent to me in a swap as well.

2 New Challenges

Happy Monday everyone! Here are two new challenges for you this week.
First, at Lollipop Crafts,

Robin’s Fetish is sponsoring this week’s challenge and our theme is a thank you for that special teacher/educator/babysitter out there.  Here is the card that I created

and secondly at the Crazy Challenge, we have a color challenge for you, pink and green this week. It’s sponsored by the Digi Doodle Shop.  This is my card this week.

Just add Flowers

That’s our theme this week for the Crazy Challenge! Flowers are everywhere, DP, embellishments, brads, etc so this should be a really easy challenge. Make sure you check out all the details as well as the Design Team inspiration pieces for you this week here.

And here’s my card for this week’s challenge.

I’ve had this image FOREVER so I finally decided to use it. I just colored with my copics, added some DP from my stash and a border I cut out using one of my fun punches. The big flower was from Walmart in the wedding section and I just spritzed it with a little glimmer mist. The smaller ones just from my stash. A few brads and a bit of bling and we are done! I hope you like it.

Entered into the following Challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Pastel Colors

Crafty Pad: Flowers

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

Allsorts: Blooming Blossoms

Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Frosted Designs: Bling

Sparkles Challenge: Spring

Creative Stamp Friends: Swirls (My bling in the flowers is a swirl)

Tuesday Throwdown: Florals