Dragonfly Dreams – Summer Fun

Happy August my Dragonfly Dream fans! I’m here with this month’s fun challenge. It’s all about Summer!

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Here is my card for you!

Yes, Yes, I know! We are looking at some more Doodlebug! We are almost done though! I used up a lot of scraps with this one. I love challenging myself to use scraps. I have such a hard time getting rid of anything, but I am doing better!

Be sure to stop by the Dragonfly Dreams blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has for you and to play along with us!

UYS #427 Summer Fun

Hello one and all! Summer is in full swing right now and so is our new challenge at Use Your Stuff...our theme is Summer Fun!! Create a project that screams summer fun to you!

I created this fun card to celebrate a Summer birthday!~

I love pairing the Echo Park plaids and the Doodlebug stickers together as you can see and I also used a fun new die from Craft Addicts for all the squares. I replaced some of the missing black ones with the plaid paper to add some color.

So be sure to head to the blog and play along with us for our challenge!

Use Your Stuff # 427- Summer Fun

Hey there! So it’s been a very long time since I’ve joined in on a challenge for Use Your Stuff but I hope to be doing more of them!

This week’s challenge is Summer fun….anything really to do with summer! I’m sure many of us are enjoying the sunny days right now.

I created a fun card for a summer birthday!

I got this fun new die from Crafty Addicts and I really wanted to use it! I cut it out just in black cardstock and then placed some of the squares back in. I then added some fun Doodlebug stickers. The plaid paper is my go to from Lawn Fawn! The sentiment is from one of my SCT stamp sets. I really like this die and I think I will be using it a lot.

Come on over to the UYS blog, see what the DT has created and please play along with us!

TMS #614

Hello Friends! Here we are in mid-July and I am getting ready to head to my farm for 10 days! Super excited to relax and do nothing but scrap or read! Maybe even catch up on some of my scrappy YouTube videos on my Save to Watch Later list!

Ok, on to this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I really liked this one!

Now I’ve still been playing with some bits and bobs of Doodlebug Designs that I have because it just makes me feel all summery and happy!

Now I really love pairing my Doodlebug with my Lawn Fawn! I think that both companies blend so well together as you can see here! I used some Doodlebug stickers as well as some Lawn Fawn & Doodlebug papers. The enamel hearts are from my stash but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were from one of these 2 companies.

I also used a sentiment stamp that is a favorite of mine and I received in a SCT sampler. I’ve used those stamps sooo many times.

I hope you enjoyed my card and the DT has really outdone themselves this time so be sure to stop by to see what they have to show you!

You Are Simply Fabulous

Hello my peeps!  I’m sharing a card that I created for the Festive Friday Challenge this week.

So you take a minimum of 3 items from the list and use it on your project!  I love stuff like this!

Here’s what I’ve got.

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I really love how this turned out.  I’m trying to incorporate more mixed media into my projects so I thought this was a great start.

The three I picked were: ice cream, watercolor and pattern (polka dots).  I used some distress oxide inks for the water colored background and then I cut the ice cream cones out of some left over Dear Lizzy paper that I have had for AGES!  The polka dot piece is just a scrap and then I finished it off with some enamel dots from my stash and a Taylored Expressions sentiment strip that I cut in half.  I hope you like it!

 

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

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Good Life

Are you ready for another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge?  This week, it’s all about the R&R…our theme is RELAX!

I was a bit challenged for this one, as I didn’t really have much for guys relaxing…..until I remembered that I have a Cricut Explore Air!~  Blowing the dust off, I found some fun images to cut out…

I’m using this cute one from the Fun in the Sun cartridge…I did a bit of finagling as I added some chalk to sort of define his shorts and his sunglasses!  I paired it with the Lakeside DP from Pebbles (yikes 2012!) and the sentiment I found online at deesdesigns as a freebie (thanks Dee!).

 

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A few little bling from Stampin Up and voila!  Enjoying the day!  I hope you like the card and please stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with and to play along with us…can’t wait to see what you create this week!

Happy Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

I LOVE creating cards for obscure holidays!  I find it fun to challenge myself to create a card that fits with the day….

Well, today is Vanilla Ice Cream Day and well guess what!  It’s an ice cream card for you!

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I was at the farm for the last week on vacation so I brought a few supplies with me, including the bits and bobs I had left over from this huge American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan kit that I won years ago….yes, I’m still trying to use it up and I’m almost there..

I really just took some of the DP and then some of the rub ons to make the card.  Nothing fancy.  The ice cream was actually on the back side of one of the papers …it had a bunch of cut aparts and so it was perfect for this card!

I hope you enjoy it, and go have an ice cream!

Entered into these challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams: Summer

Crafty Friends: Food & Drink

Alphabet Challenge Blog: I is for Ice Cream

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

Daring Cardmakers:  The Great Outdoors (go outside! It’s summer)

Cardz 4 Galz: Food & Drink

Craft Rocket Challenges: Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Celebrate Everyday….

So just thought you might like to know…today is my first project for the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge!  Yep, I am now on the Design Team…yay!!  I am very excited to be working with these great group of ladies…

Today’s challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS who are giving away 4 digi imagesof the winner’s choice!

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and also another great sponsor DI’S DIGISTAMPS who will be giving the winner a $12 Gift Certificate for the store to do some shopping!

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Here is the card I created using a fun summer image from Bugaboo!

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How fun is this guy!  I paired him up with the Summer Fun collection from Fancy pants that I have been trying to use up, so it worked perfectly!  I colored him with my copics and then cut him out.  It’s really hard to tell from the picture but his cool shades and his floaty both have some glossy accents!

I hope you will come play along with our Anything Goes challenge on the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog.  The other DT members have some more fun projects to inspire you!

DP- Fancy Pants

Punches- EK Success & Martha Stewart

Ink- Susan K. Weckesser, Copics

Sequins- Dollar Store, Stampin up

Sentiment- Hero Arts

Glossy Accents- Ranger

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations: anything goes.

Lemon Shortbread: anything goes

Simply Papercrafts: anything goes.

Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: anythign goes with a critter

Digistamps4joy: anything goes; (optional inspired by a song: Summertime – KennyChesney)