Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's Hit The Beach! -Paper Playtime Challenge #54 -Vacation Projects w/Bugaboo Stamps!


Happy Monday everyone! I'm finally back with a new card to share with you all! 

Welcome to another great challenge at PAPER PLAYTIME! We are so glad you are joining us for our AUGUST STAMPING MONDAY CHALLENGE! Our theme for this challenge is VACATION!
How to play along: Make a project with the theme of VACATION using a Stamped or Digi Image/Sentiment. Easy Peasy! So for all you Cricut Lovers out there – you can still play along by adding a STAMPED sentiment. And for all you DIGI Lovers out there – use any Digi image or sentiment on your project.

You can enter as many times as you'd like as long as all your entries are NEW projects and NO backlinks to previous blog posts.

Sadly today will be the last day I will be posting as a DT member for Paper Playtime. I've been going through some personal issues and decided to step down from the team. But no worries you will still see me around in blogland...just trying to make my life a little less busy.

Now onto the card and a little inspiration to get you started...


The adorable image I used is called "Isabella Beach" and is from the Bugaboo Stamps Brats collection! Isn't she just the cutest and she sure is ready to hit the beach!

I used some glossy accents on her beach ball and bucket to make them look plastic...not sure if I liked the way it turned out though. And of course there is sparkle! She also looks kinda sunburned...lol! Ah well...


And the inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS: Bugaboo Stamps -"Bugaboo Brats -Isabella Beach" and digi Sentiment is my own
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: i{heart}2Stamp -"August Sketch"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Rhinestone brads, buttons, twine and dew drops
TOOLS: Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles and Glossy Accents
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This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

i{heart}2stamp -"August Sketch"
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges -"Anything Goes"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Heart Song Inspirations -"Anything Goes"
My Craft Spot -"Sew Much Fun (Stitching)"
Stamps R Us -"Anything Goes"
Victorine Originals -"Summer"
Card Cupids -"Stitching"
Creative Inspirations Paint -"Lots of Layers"
My Sheri Crafts -"Vacation"
Wags n' Whiskers -"Outdoor Fun"
Card Makin Mamas -"Pink"
Digis With Attitude -"Anything Goes"
Art Impressions Stamps -"Summertime"
Craft us Crazy -"Anything Goes August"

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Have a Swingin' Good Summer! "Fairy Fun Fridays" Sketch Challenge #59!

OMGosh I feel absolutely awful!! So very sorry for the late, late post!! I have never forgot to write up my post for the "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge and this week I had the pleasure of choosing the challenge!! So I will make this quick...have had lots of things on my mind to say the least! Those of you who are close to me know and I will leave it at that.

On a more positive note and back to being the fun side of me!
This week I decided to make up a sketch for the challenge since my favorite challenges are sketches! So hopefully you all like the change up!!


I had a ton of fun creating this sketch and hope to get to do it again! And I hope you enjoy playing along with it too!!


Roberta's got some new images in the shop and they are super adorable too!! For this card I have used "Swingin' Summer Gilly" I just love this image and was inspired to create the fun summer sentiment to go with it too!

Some closeups...


I did up both the inside panels...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Swingin' Summer Gilly" and digi Sentiment is my design inspired by Roberta's adorable image!
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Prairie Fairy Designs -"Challenge #59 Sketch"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic dew drops, satin ribbon and all flowers are from "WOC"
TOOLS: Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, Sewing machine and Easy Bow maker
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:

AiFactory -"Anything Goes"
Art Impressions Stamps -"Anything Goes"
Craft Us Crazy -"Anything Goes"
Paper Crafting Journey -"Anything goes"
Stamp Insanity -"Anything Goes"
Try it On Tuesday -"Anything Goes"

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Available in the shop soon! Sneak Peeks!!


Just wanted to let everyone know that yes I'm still here...lol! And the reason why I haven't had any cards to share lately is because I've been working on stocking my Etsy shop back up! I wish I had 2 or 3 of me...lol!

Anyways hopefully I will have all the new items in the shop by the end of the week, but until then I will give you all sneak peeks of just some of the items that will soon be available! This is not everything...I have been a busy busy bee!!

Here are a couple new bracelets I have worked on, some earrings and even some new bookmarks too...I know everyone has been asking me to make more!

"Bohemian Oasis"
Hand wire wrapped and knotted antiqued brass bracelet with gorgeous Czech glass beads and faceted gemstones!


With earrings to match!


"Lucky Sparrow"
Hand wire wrapped antiqued silver bracelet with an adorable sparrow charm and Czech glass beads!


With earrings to match!


One more bracelet sneak peek!

"Mermaid Treasures"
Beautiful multi-strand hand wire wrapped bracelet with shiny bright silver plating and Czech glass beads with gorgeous silver Tibet charms!


With a fun zipper pull charm to match!


"Beach Comber"
Fun sea themed bookmark with gorgeous Tibet silver shell charms and Czech glass beads!


I also have a bunch of new fun charms made up...I'm still taking pics! I've been taking pics and editing for the last couple weeks...lol! That's why I said I wish I had 2 or 3 of me!

Until next time!
ENJOY!