Monday, July 25, 2011

Have a Beary Sweet Summer! -Paper Playtime Summer Challenge #51 w/Bugaboo Stamps! -DT Card!


Okay, onto the second post for today and a little more inspiration to share with you all! As I said earlier I was fortunate to be able to play with 2 of our sponsors images this week for "Paper Playtime" and our theme is Summer! So for my second card I used the cutest little bear stamp from "Bugaboo Stamps" that's just dripping with juicy summer bliss! He is called "Summer Butterfly Bear -Watermelon" and can be found in the shop HERE!


I of course had to sparkle up his wings with Stickles and I also added some some glossy accents to the watermelon seeds to add a little more juicyness! Looks like he definitely doesn't want to share his watermelon...lol!


I created the sentiment especially for this adorable image! And I just love to use buttons every chance I get!


The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 x 5 1/2
STAMPS: Bugaboo Stamps "Summer Butterfly Bear -Watermelon" digi stamp and sentiment is my own.
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: i{heart}2stamp -"July Sketch Challenge"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons and faux rhinestones
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine w/embossing folders, Spellbinders dies, EKsuccess border punch and sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles glitter and Glossy Accents

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This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

i{heart}2stamp -"July Sketch Challenge"
Corrosive Challenges -"All About Kids"
Gingerloft -"Make it Sparkle"
Lollipop Crafts -"Anything Goes"
2 Sisters Challenge -"Anything Goes"
All Sorts Challenge -"Free and Easy"
Craft Your Days Away -"Summertime"
ECP Challenges -"Summer"
Our Creative Corner -"Black, Bling, Button and Bows"
Make It Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy -"Summer"
Craft Us Crazy -"Anything Goes"
Kaboodle Doodles -"Stitching"
Simon Says Stamp and Show -"Anything Goes"
Digis With Attitude -"Anything Goes"
Fabulous Friday -"Buttons"
Fairy Tale Challenge -"Summer Sun and Sunshine"
Stamp Something -"Use Embellishments"
Charisma Cardz -"Sunshine Colors"
Moving Along With The Times -"Cute and Cuddly With a Punch"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Happy Day -Paper Playtime Summer Theme Challenge #51 w/Gilli Rubber Stamps! -DT Card!


I'm back again to share with you all a little inspiration for "Paper Playtime" Challenges! I actually have 2 projects to share with you today as I was fortunate to be asked to sponsor 2 companies this week! But I will split them up into 2 different posts as my posts tend to be a bit long...lol.

Our theme at "Paper Playtime" this Monday is Summer! And first up I have an adorable stamp to show off from "Anary Designs (Gilli Stamps)". She is called "Florist Gilli" and just the cutest stamp!


As you can see I had a lot of fun breaking out my sponges again and tried out this masking technique that I've been seeing all over blogland! I don't have the proper cloud dies or grass die that are usually used for this technique...so I got a little creative and cut out clouds and grass with my Cricut machine and Paper Dolls cartridge. I used them as stencils and they worked perfectly! I love it...lol!


I also got a little creative and made my own blingy flourish! I used a Sizzix flourish die and cut out a piece of acetate, then glued rhinestones to it. I really like the way it turned out! And I used my Cuttlebug quilled flower kit dies for the very first time...it's going to take a bit of practice to get the flowers perfect but I think they look adorable and match the cards theme and image perfectly! Not sure if you can tell but I embossed all the background DP too!


The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS:Gilli Stamps "Florist Gilli" digi stamp and sentiment is is from Inkadinkado.
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink and Versamark
LAYOUT: Cardabilities -"Sketch #35"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, handmade rhinestone flourish, handmade quilled flowers, rhinestones and Lush brad.
TOOLS: Cricut machine w/Paper Dolls Cart, Cuttlebug machine w/Sizzix die and embossing folders, Spellbinders dies, EKsuccess Border punch and sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles glitter
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This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Cardabilities -"Sketch #35"
Color Lab -"Color Challenge #49"
Come and Get it Challenges -"Make Your Own Flowers"
Corrosive Challenges -"All About Kids"
The Crafty Pad -"Embossing"
Ginger Loft -"Make it Sparkle"
Lollipop Crafts -"Anything Goes"
2 Sisters Challenge -"Anything Goes"
All Sorts Challenge -"Free and Easy"
Craft Your Days Away -"Summertime"
ECP Challenges -"Summer"
Our Creative Corner -"Black, Bling, Button and Bows"
Make It Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy -"Summer"
Crafty Ann -"Embossing"
Craft Us Crazy -"Anything Goes"
7 Kids Challenge -"Texture"
Emerald Fairie Garden -"All Things Girly"
House of Gilli -"Anything Goes"
Kaboodle Doodles -"Stitching"
Simon Says Stamp and Show -"Anything Goes"


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun in the Sun With Prairie Fairy Designs Gilly!!



Hope everyone's week is off to a good start?! My 9 year old has Summer school this year and this is his second week...so both him and I are trying to get back into the early morning routine...lol. But other than that I'm motivated and ready to get my week started! I've got lots of new stuff coming up that I'm hoping to be ready and done by the end of the month including lots of NEW items I'll be adding to my Etsy shop and my new digi sentiment shop (opening soon)!! So be sure to keep an eye out for that!

Now onto what I have to share with you today! Since it's summer, I've been in the mood to create summery cards so I just had to play with Roberta's "Gillian at the Beach" image which can be found in the Prairie Fairy Designs shop HERE! Plus I made some brand new summery themed ticket sentiments that I wanted to try out!

Isn't she just the cutest in her beach attire?!!


Some closeups...


The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Gillian at the Beach" and digi Sentiments are my own design
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Create 4 Fun Challenge -"July Sketch"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic dew drops, faux rhinestones, ribbon, buttons and all flowers are from "WOC"
TOOLS: Spellbinders Dies, Sissix Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sewing machine and EKsucces border punch
OTHER: Stickles and Glossy Accents

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I would like to add that I made this card just in time too because Roberta is having an amazing Summer Sale which includes this "Super Summer Fun Pack"!! Plus she just released a bunch of fun new images to drool over...they are the cutest ever!!


Can you believe that?!! 45 images for just $25 after the discount...that is an outstanding deal!! Snag this pack up while you can...you don't want to miss out!! :D
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Card will be entered into the following challenges:

Create 4 Fun Challenge -"July Sketch"
KB Challenges -"Use A Digi Stamp"
Kaboodle Doodles -"Embossing"
Make It Monday -"Anything Goes"
Pollycraft -"Summer Fun"
Dream Valley Challenges -"Summer Theme"
Lollipop Crafts -"Summer"
Scrappy Frogs -"Summer Flowers"
Designed 2 Delight -"Let's Go To The Beach"
Bling It On -"Anything Goes"
Stamp Insanity -"Summer Colors"
Crafts and Me -"Summertime"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Enjoy Your Journey -Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #57 -On Holiday -DT Card!!


Happy Friday all! 
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far?! We got us a new pool for the backyard and we had a chance to enjoy it last weekend...it was very nice but I forgot to use sunscreen and got a mad sunburn. So I've been miserable all week. Hoping to heal up enough to get back in this weekend!

Anyways, I finally have a card to share with you all today for "Fairy Fun Friday" challenge! And our theme this time is "On Holiday!" I thought 'Geisha Gilly' would be perfect for this challenge as she clearly looks like she is enjoying her travels!


Gilly looks gorgeous in her geisha attire and I think I have managed nicely to follow the theme throughout the entire card! I have recently fallen in love with the 'Picturesque' cart for the Cricut as it has lots of lovely cuts including the border and corner cuts I've used on this card...they're called 'Far-East'!

Some close-ups...


I continued the theme inside on both panels with a side pocket on top...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Geisha Gillian" and Sentiment stamp is my own design
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink
LAYOUT: CLP Sketch Challenge -"Sketch #38"
PAPERS: DCWV and Prisma
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic half pearls, Lush brads, faux rhinestones, ribbon, gem tree and all flowers are from "WOC"
TOOLS: Cricut machine w/Picturesque Cart, Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, Sewing machine and hole punch
OTHER: Stickles and Glossy Accents


I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

Card will be entered into the following challenges:

CLP Sketch Challenge -"Sketch #38"
Aud Sentiments Challenge -"Sentiment w/At Least 2 Words"
Crafty Sentiments -"Use Stitching"
Do You Stack Up? -"Faux or Real Stitching"
Moving Along With The Times -"Favorite Things (Stickles, Gem Trees, Flowers, Distress Ink, Half Pearls, Spellbinders Dies and Cricut Machine)"
Rainbow Lady Challenge -"Real or Faux Stitching"
The Rubber Cafe -"Spellbound By Spellbinders"
Fresh Brewed Designs -"3 of Anything"
Creative Craft Challenges -"Pretty Blossoms"
Digital Tuesdays -"Spellbound (Use 1 or more Dies)"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Anything Goes"
Crafts 4 Eternity -"3-2-1 Recipe (3+ Half Pearls, 2+ Flowers and 1 Gem Tree)"

Thanks for Stopping By!!
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Splish Splash -Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #56 -Swirls and Pearls! -DT Card!


Happy Friday everyone! 
I'm back again with another "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge!! The whole DT has been taking turns with breaks for the summer to give us all a little vacation. So technically I didn't need to participate in this challenge but I couldn't pass up playing along with this bi-weekly's fun challenge which is "Swirls and Pearls"!! Plus Roberta has recently released some awesome new images for us all to play with...so I couldn't wait to use them!!

So here is a little inspiration to get you started and I have used "Mermaid Gilly"...she can be found in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE!


I had lots of fun using my "Cricut" machine with this one! I used my "Paper Dolls" cartridge which has accessories that come with the dolls and one of them was this cool wave border! And for the swirls I used the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the pics but I used some glittery blue and pink cardstock along with some shimmery purple cardstock. Here are some closeups...


And for the inside I did up both panels with the top panel holding the sentiment I created for this card. I continued with the swirly theme on the lower message panel.


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Mermaid Gilly
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink
LAYOUT: Creatalicious Challenges -"Sketch #23"
PAPERS: DCWV and K&Company
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic half pearls and acrylic dew drops
TOOLS: Cricut machine w/Paper Dolls & Stretch Your Imagination Carts, Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles and Glossy Accents


I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

Card will be entered into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks -"Stitching"
AiFactory -"Use Your Favorite Embellishment (Dew Drops & Pearls)"
CCEEStampers -"Use Your Electronic Die Cutting Machine"
Crafty Purple Frog -"Swirls and Pearls"
JFF Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Digi Doodle Shop Best -"Anything Goes"
Crafts and Me -"Birthdays"
Divas By Design -"Die Cuts and Punches"
The Paper Shelter -"Anything Goes"
Delicious Doodles -"Flourishes and Bling"
Stamp Challenges -"July Digi Day"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Clearly Inspired -"Punches, Die Cuts or Cut Outs"

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!